Monday, April 04, 2011

Police Report: April 1-3

April 1st:

3800 block of 34th Street: Alcohol violation – 9:30 am. Officers issued two individuals criminal citations for drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

3800 block of 34th Street: Suspicious person – 10:15 am. Officers responded for the report of an armed individual. The officers arrived and located the individual described by the complainant and found him in possession of an unloaded BB gun. The gun was unloaded and was non-functional. The gun was seized and the individual released. Criminal charges are pending consultation with the State’s Attorney’s Office.

4700 block of 27th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:25 am. The owner of a 1995 Nissan Maxima told officers that sometime during the previous evening/morning hours someone broke the right front passenger window of his vehicle.

4200 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 1 pm. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Sienna told officers that sometime prior to her reporting the incident someone broke into her vehicle and stole a Garmin GPS unit.

3500 block of Otis Street: Hit and run collision – 9 pm. The owner of a 1993 Saturn LS reported that an unknown vehicle crashed into his vehicle and fled the scene without reporting the collision. The victim’s vehicle suffered minor damage to the right rear.

3600 block of Perry Street: Narcotics possession – 9:45 pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Lincoln Town Car for a traffic violation. While initiating the traffic stop the officers observed a passenger throw an unknown object out of the window. The item thrown by passenger was located and identified as a plastic bag containing marijuana. The passenger was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. A check of the driver’s record through MVA revealed that he had a learners permit only. He was issued several traffic citations and released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

April 2nd:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 12:05 am. Officers stopped a 2004 Jaguar for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving an uninsured vehicle. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Alcohol violation – 10 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.

3700 block of 35th Street: 1st degree assault – 1:40 pm. Officers responded for the report of shots fired inside a boarding house. The victims/witnesses told the officers that a man known to them only by the name “Cook” came to the house asking to speak with the property manager. Once inside the house he produced a handgun and began threatening residents. A dog belonging to one of the residents became aggressive towards “Cook” and chased him out of the house. “Cook” fired one shot at the dog striking him in the mouth and fled the area. PC County Animal Control officers responded and took custody of the dog for treatment. PGPD CID detectives responded to assume a follow-up investigation. None of the residents of the boarding house was injured.

3700 block of 35th Street: Warrant arrest – 1:40 pm. While investigating the 1st degree assault incident described above officers learned that one of the residents had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. The warrant was for failing to appear in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen vehicle – 3:20 pm. The owner of a white 1996 Dodge Intrepid (Maryland tag 4AD2502) reported that sometime prior to her call to police someone stole her vehicle. No evidence/witnesses could be found.

4000 block of 35th Street: Alleged child sex offense – 2:20 pm. Officers responded for the report of a possible child sex offense. The reporting person told officers that one juvenile family member committed a sexual assault on another juvenile family member. PGPD Child Abuse detectives were contacted along with Child Protective Services. Both agencies are assisting in the investigation and any charges are pending the results of their investigation.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 9:45 pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Plymouth for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was released to a licensed family member at the scene.

4500 block of 34th Street: Departmental motor vehicle collision – 9:50 pm. An MRPD officer was responding to assist other officers with a wanted subject when his cruiser was struck by a 1999 Toyota Rav4. The Toyota failed to yield the right of way to the officer’s vehicle which had its emergency lights and siren activated. The officer was taken by ambulance to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of his non life threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota refused medical treatment at the scene and was arrested for DUI/DWI and driving without a license. The officer was treated and released from the hospital. The police cruiser was totaled in the collision.

April 3rd:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Emergency petition – 8:55 pm. A juvenile called police to report that his father had smoked PCP and was now behaving irrationally. The child told officers that he was afraid for his safety. The officers located the father and found him to be incoherent and refusing to communicate with them. Officers summoned fire/rescue personnel to evaluate the father’s condition. When the medics began to treat the man he became violent and combative with them and the MRPD officers. The officers were forced to deploy a Taser weapon in order to get the man under control and under arrest. He was finally subdued, placed in handcuffs and leg shackles, and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for medical treatment and an emergency psychological examination.

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