Friday, January 28, 2011

Police Report: January 26-27

January 26th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Vehicle fire - 8:15 pm. A City owned pickup truck plowing snow suddenly caught fire. By the time fire/rescue personnel arrived to extinguish the blaze the truck was fully engulfed in flame. By the time the fire department extinguished the fire the vehicle had been totally destroyed. The Public Works employee driving the truck escaped without injury. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

January 27th:

4000 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle/recovered – 7:50 am. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord told officers that he parked his car outside his residence the night before and when he returned for it this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. Officers canvassed the area for the vehicle and located it parked in the Cedar Lane alley. The vehicle had ignition damage and no arrests were made. The owner made arrangements to have the vehicle towed for repairs.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 12:10 pm. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime during the previous night/morning someone broke into her car and stole a GPS unit.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic stop/vehicle impound – 8:15 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags on the vehicle had been issued to another vehicle. The driver was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 8:45 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 34th Street: DUI arrest – 11:40 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and led them to believe that the driver had been drinking. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test which he failed. He was arrested for DUI/DWI and transported to MSP in College Park for a breath test. The test revealed he had a BAC of .08. The officers also discovered that his driver’s license was suspended. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

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