Monday, February 28, 2011

Police Report: February 25-27

February 25th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Burglary - 1:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary at a vacant house. The officers learned that the residents had voluntarily moved out of the house after being served with an eviction notice on February 23rd. When they returned to gather more of their personal items they discovered that the back door had been forced open and the window air conditioners and an upright freezer had been stolen from inside. The victim’s told the officers that they suspected several of their former guests were involved in the theft. An investigation is ongoing.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism - 11:30 pm. Officers spoke with a resident who told them that he left his apartment around 6 pm and returned at 11:15 pm. When he got home he discovered that someone had entered the apartment and destroyed his blinds, some drywall and stained his sink. He said that he believes his former girlfriend came back to the apartment and did the damage.

Arundel Road & 25th Street: Narcotics arrest - 11:45 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When the officers approached to speak with the driver they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

February 26th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto - 2:45 pm. The owner of a 2000 Dodge reported that sometime between February 22nd at 8:30 am and the time of the report someone stole the front license plate (MD 4FZK82) off his vehicle.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Alcohol violation – 9 pm. Officers were called to the scene for the report of several subjects loitering and consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place. The officers located the group in question and issued several of them criminal citations for the violation. All were sent on their way without further incident.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Attempt armed robbery – 9 pm. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that she had just arrived home and was walking to her apartment when she was accosted by two black males about 17-20 years of age. One of the men displayed a handgun and demanded her money. When she told them that she didn’t have any money they demanded her credit cards. When she told them that she didn’t have credit cards either, one of the men told her that she had a “pass’ and the two fled the scene. They were last seen getting into a silver colored vehicle with tinted windows – possibly an older model Acura two door. A search of the area for the suspects and their vehicle proved negative.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest - 11:30 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 on a charge of misdemeanor theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

February 27th:

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Narcotics arrest - 12:30 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled an odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of the narcotic known as ecstasy. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Chillum Road: Assault - 12:50 pm. Officers responded for the report of a cutting. When the officers arrived, fire/rescue personnel were treating a young man for a laceration to his forehead. An older gentleman was seated on the curb awaiting the officers’ arrival. Further investigation revealed that the older gentleman had been walking to Giant to pick up food for his grandchildren. He was approached by the younger man who began taunting him for reasons yet unknown. The older man ignored him until the young man grabbed him. At that point the older man took him to the ground and a fight ensued. The fight ended with the younger man sustaining the laceration to his forehead. The older man was not injured. No charges were placed.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Customer dispute - 7:40 pm. Officers responded for the report of a customer dispute. When the officers arrived they determined that the dispute arose over the customer’s attempt to pay with a counterfeit $100 bill. The customer was very cooperative and it was determined that he had no idea that the bill was counterfeit. The dispute was settled and the bill was seized for evidence.

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