4100 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto - 9:10 am. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between 5 pm on the 16th and the time of the report someone smashed out one of the windows to her vehicle. The interior was ransacked but nothing was found missing.
2900 block of Arundel Road: Warrant arrest - 9:15 am. Officers investigating a broken down vehicle learned that the registered owner had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay child support. A short time later the owner arrived on the scene and was arrested on the warrant. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4400 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto - 9:15 am. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between 8 pm on the 16th and 9:15 this morning someone broke into his vehicle and stole a GPS unit and a stereo radio.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Suspicious persons - 3:15 pm. Officers were called to investigate a report of suspicious subjects loitering and threatening the maintenance staff at Kaywood Apartments. The maintenance supervisor told the officers that he observed three black males, 17-20 years of age, who he asked to leave the property. They complied with the supervisor’s request, but returned a short time later. When he confronted the men a second time they again fled the property but not before threatening to shoot the maintenance staff. No weapons were displayed. A search of the area for the three was negative.
4000 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto - 3:25 pm. The victim/owner told officers that sometime between 4 pm and 11 pm on February 16th someone broke into her car and stole several personal items including an unknown amount of loose change.
2300 block of Arundel Road: CDS violation – 8 pm. Officers on Segway patrol observed several individuals drinking in public. When they approached the group one of the men placed a small baggie containing a white powder in his mouth. Believing the powder to be cocaine officers attempted to stop him from ingesting it and destroying evidence. The man immediately became aggressive, violent and physically assaulted two officers. After a brief struggle the officers were able to get the man under control, but by that time he had swallowed the suspected cocaine. He was placed under arrest and transported to the hospital for treatment. After medical personnel pumped his stomach he was released from the hospital. He was charged with CDS possession and assault on the officers and remanded to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3700 block of 34th Street: Alcohol violation – 9 pm. Officers issued criminal citations to two men who were drinking alcoholic beverages in a public place.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Stolen license plate - 11:35 pm. Officers were flagged down by Queenstown Security personnel who said that someone had stolen the front license plate off of one of their vehicles. No evidence/witnesses to the theft could be located.
February 18 (early morning):
Russell Avenue & Upshur Street: Suspicious vehicle - 4:30 am. Officers on patrol stopped to investigate an occupied suspicious vehicle. They later learned that the driver had a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for the violation and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.