3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DUI arrest – 12:10 am. Officers stopped a 1994 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. While speaking to the driver the officers suspected he was under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to standard field sobriety testing and failed the tests. He was arrested, charged with DUI/DWI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: Warrant service – 3 am. Officers stopped a 1999 Volvo for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the drive had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4200 block of 28th Street: Residential burglary – 11:05 am. Officers received a call that an individual was climbing into an apartment through a bathroom window. The officers later learned that this suspect, one into the apartment opened the front door to allow a second suspect to get inside. Once on the scene the officers saw both suspects fleeing the apartment on foot and engaged in a foot pursuit. Both suspects were able to avoid apprehension. The resident responded to the scene and, after inspecting his apartment, told the officers that the suspects had put a game console and a laptop into a book bag, however they did not succeed in stealing the items in their haste to evade the officers. One of the suspects lost his shoes during his flight and officers recovered them for evidence. The officers were also able to recover several latent fingerprints from the scene.
2700 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 5 pm. The owner of a 2004 Mercury reported that sometime between 8 am on July 8th and 3 pm today someone vandalized the car’s driver’s side door. The damage was apparently done by a sharp object and was not consistent with that of a collision with another vehicle.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 1:45 am. Officers stopped a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license and there was an open container of an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle. The driver was issued a traffic citation for driving without a license and a criminal citation for having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle. The vehicle was impounded.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:50 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:30 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 1:20 pm. The victim told officers that she was driving north on Chillum Road just prior to the intersection of Buchanan Street when she heard a loud crash and realized her windshield was smashed and a small rock was stuck in the glass. The rock was a piece of quartz approximately 2-3 inches in diameter, and it appears that the rock was thrown at the victim’s vehicle by someone from the driver’s side.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 2:20 pm. Officers arrested a man on an open warrant issued through Prince George’s County for possession of CDS paraphernalia.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt stolen auto – 2:30 pm. The owner of a 1992 Honda Civic reported that sometime between 3 am and 7 am this morning someone pried open the right front door and tried to steal the car by damaging the ignition.
3200 block of Buchannan Street: Stolen auto – 12:25 pm. The owner of a 2002 Volkswagen Golf reported that his vehicle was stolen from in front of his residence sometime between July 11th and July 12th.
3100 block of Buchannan Street: Shooting – 12:13 am. Officers responded to the area for the report of shots fired. Once on the scene they identified a victim and several of her friends/witnesses who had been shot at by a known individual. They reported that they had been at a party on Sargent Road when another group of individuals including the suspect, known only as “George,” came in uninvited. The victim and her friends left the party and were followed by the suspect and several of his associates. The victim/friends stopped to drop off one of their group at an address in the 3100 block of Buchanan Street where they were confronted by the suspect and his associates. After a verbal dispute the suspect and his associates became involved in a physical altercation with another group of males. The victim said that while the fight was going on she saw the suspect pull out a silver revolver. When she saw the gun she ran across the street to an open field in fear for her safety. The victim said that while she was running away she looked back and saw the suspect “George” fire two shots into the air and then point the gun in her direction and fire three more times. After firing a total of 5 shots the suspect got into either a green Lincoln or a Gold Ford Explorer and both vehicles fled the scene with all of the individuals who started the altercation. No one was injured from the shooting. PGPD detectives responded to the scene and interviewed the victim and the witnesses. The area was canvassed for additional victims and witnesses with negative results. The victim and her friends are cooperating with PGPD in the follow-up investigation.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft – 7:45 pm. The victim told officers that he bought a new iPhone and then placed an ad on Craig’s List to sell the phone. As a result of the ad he made arraignments to sell the phone to an unknown individual. The victim met the individual in the parking lot of his apartment and the individual asked to see the phone. When the victim handed the phone to the individual he drove off the phone without paying for it.
2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen auto – 11:45 am. The owner of a 2004 Toyota Camry reported that sometime between 8:30 am on July 5th and the time of the report someone stole her car.
3200 block of Otis Street: Possible drug activity – 4:25 pm. Officers received a complaint about possible drug activity at a house on the block. Officers conducted surveillance on the property at various times in an attempt to confirm or dispel the complaint’s suspicions. After a period of time officers did not observed any suspected drug activity. They then spoke to the home owner and his son and informed them of the complaints. They were informed that the police department will continue to monitor the residence for possible drug activity. The owners of the residence insured officers that there would be no further activity and that they understood the legal ramifications that can be taken if they were found to be selling or using drugs or allowing others to use or sell drugs on their property.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 10:40 pm. The owner of a 1994 Nissan Altima reported that sometime between July 14th at 7 am and the time of the report someone entered his vehicle and stole the in-dash radio. Officers were unable to determine how the thieves got into the car to accomplish the theft.