Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Police Report: March 25-27

March 25th:

4000 block of 37th Street: Attempt stolen auto – 10 am. The victim/owner of a Dodge Caravan told officers that when he returned to his vehicle he discovered that someone had damaged the ignition in an attempt to steal the van. No evidence as to those responsible for the damage could be found.

4100 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto - 5:20 pm. The victim told officers that when he returned to his vehicle this evening he discovered the trunk open and the vehicle ransacked. The victim said that only some loose change had been stolen. No evidence as to those responsible could be found.

3300 block of Chillum Road: CDS arrest - 10:15pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As they approached the vehicle they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that a passenger was in possession of marijuana. The passenger was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 26th:

34th and Shepherd Streets: Traffic - 12:40 am. Officers stopped a passenger car after observing that it was displaying tags normally issued to a multipurpose vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver had switched plates because the car was unregistered. He was issued several state traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest - 1:15 am. Officers observed a man sleeping on a bench at the bus terminal. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for violation of probation. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft - 3:35 pm. The store clerk told officers that two black males described only as 20-25 years old came into the store and stole various items totaling just over $13.00. They were last seen fleeing the area in an unknown make and model car.

3400 block of 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision - 3:50 pm. Officers took a report of a two-car hit and run collision. The officers learned that the at fault driver failed to pay full time and attention while driving and struck another vehicle from behind. The striking vehicle then fled the scene. There were no injuries. The suspect vehicle was described only as 2002 Chevy Truck.

March 27th:

3800 block of 31st Street: Loud music - 2:00 am. Officers responded to a second call for loud music at a private residence. Officers had originally warned the residents to turn down their music at about 11:55 pm. They did not comply with the officers’ original request and were issued a municipal infraction for the noise violation.

29th Street and Arundel Road: Theft from auto - 11:50 am. The victim/owner of a 1996 Ford truck told officers that he returned to his vehicle and discovered that someone had stolen the rear license plate.

4300 block of 31st Street: Missing person - 4:50 pm. Officers took a report of a juvenile who had run away from home two days earlier. The officers filed the appropriate missing person report and entered the juvenile’s information into the NCIC missing persons database. Several hours later the juvenile returned home unharmed and in good physical condition. The officers took a follow-up report and removed the juvenile’s information from NCIC.

Queenstown Drive at Buchanan Street: Motor vehicle collision - 6:55 pm. The victim told officers that she parked her vehicle by her residence on March 26, 2011 at about 7:00 pm. When she returned for her vehicle today she discovered that it had been hit by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

2900 block of Allison Street: Residential burglary - 7:35 pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that had just occurred. When they arrived they discovered the apartment door unsecure. Further investigation revealed that those responsible broke a rear window to the apartment to gain entry. Officers discovered evidence that this was not a random burglary and that the suspect(s) removed a large quantity of narcotics from the apartment before fleeing on foot. Officers recovered drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of US currency from the apartment. Additional evidence leads officers to believe that the residence is connected to the distribution of narcotics. This investigation is ongoing.

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