3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 12:15 am. Officers observed an individual with whom they have had repeated contacts in the past. The officers checked the man for warrants and learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. The officers stopped and arrested and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4300 block of Newton Place: Hit and run motor vehicle collision/narcotics arrest – 1:34 am. Officers responded for the report of a man down. Upon arrival they discovered a man lying on the ground complaining of injuries from being struck by a vehicle. The officers also found a parked Nissan Xterra with damage consistent with a hit and run collision. The officers’ investigation revealed that the incident resulted from a drug deal gone awry. The “victim” (the man struck by a vehicle) was trying to sell PCP dipped cigarettes and collect funds from the driver of a Nissan Titan pick-up truck. The driver of the Titan elected not to pay for the cigarettes and drove off at a high rate of speed with the victim (seller) hanging on to the passenger door. As the truck passed the aforementioned Nissan Xterra the victim crashed into the Xterra’s driver’s side mirror and was thrown to the ground approximately where the officers found him when they arrived. The victim was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of his non life threatening injuries. A short time later, officers observed and stopped the Nissan Titan on 34th Street near Eastern Avenue. A passenger in the Titan was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and arrested. The driver was arrested for hit and run. The Titan was impounded.
April 20th (early morning):
Rhode Island Avenue and Eastern Avenue: Warrant arrest – 1:35 am. Officers stopped an individual for a field interview. They discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.