Thursday, July 14, 2011

Police Report: July 3-9

July 3rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Pedestrian struck – 7:10 pm. The driver of a 2010 Ford Fusion told officers that on July 2nd at about 8:40 am he struck a pedestrian as he was backing out of a parking space. The pedestrian was not injured and refused the driver’s request to notify police. However, the driver’s insurance company required a police report to document the incident.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 11:55 am. The reporting person told officers that someone flattened three tires on to her mother’s 1999 Honda Accord and possibly poured sugar into the gas tank. Further investigation revealed that the incident might be domestic related. A possible suspect was identified but there was no probable cause for arrest.

4000 block of 36th Street: Stolen auto – 3:45 pm. The owner of a 1994 Dodge truck reported that while he was taking tools from his truck to a back yard job someone stole the vehicle. The owner said that the truck was left unattended for about 30 minutes while he was working and that he had left his keys on the driver’s seat and the passenger door open.

July 4th:

Nothing significant to report.

July 5th:

29th and Shepherd Streets: Criminal citation – 1 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of alcohol inside a motor vehicle.

4400 block of 34th Street: Traffic arrest – 3:40 am. Officers stopped a 2006 Nissan Sentra for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was a 15 year old female without a driver’s license. The juvenile was arrested, issued several traffic citations and later released to the custody of her mother. The vehicle was impounded.

4400 block of Windom Road: Property damage – 11:35 am. A 5 year old juvenile was riding a scooter when he lost control and struck a parked 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The parents of the juvenile and the owner of the vehicle settled the matter privately.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic dispute – 9:40 am. Officers settled a domestic dispute between two individuals who had been arguing. The female half of the argument alleged that the male half hit her, but there was no evidence warranting arrest of the man. The two individuals were sent on their separate ways.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt theft – 5:30 pm. The owner of a 2001 Buick Century told officers that sometime between 10:20 this morning and the time of the report someone entered and ransacked her car. The owner said that although her belongings were thrown about the vehicle, she could not determine if anything had been stolen.

July 6th:

3500 block of 35th Street: Theft from auto – 4 am. The owner of a 2001 Lincoln told officers that someone stole three wheels and tires off his vehicle. He said that he saw two white Hispanic males get into a white minivan and drive away from his vehicle. Neither the van nor the suspects could be located.

4200 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 4:15 am. The owner of a 1999 Cadillac Deville told officers that someone stole the left front wheel/tire off her car and left it sitting on a block. Further investigation revealed that the thieves also tried to steal the right front wheel/tire but were scared off when the vehicle’s alarm went off.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 7 am. The owner of a 2004 Honda Accord reported that someone had entered and ransacked the interior of the vehicle and stole $2.00 in coins and chairs worth approximately $50.00.

4100 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 8:20 am. The owner of a 2011 Kia reported that someone had entered and ransacked the interior of the vehicle and stole two rings worth approximately $800.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 1 pm. The owner of a 1999 Lincoln Town car reported that sometime between June 24th and the time of the report someone stole a handgun, an iPod and several music CDs from inside the vehicle.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 1:30 pm. Code Enforcement officers impounded a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer for displaying expired tags.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 1:50 pm. Code Enforcement officers impounded a 2010 Ford Excursion for displaying expired tags.

July 7th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Stolen auto – 8 am. The owner of a 1997 Honda Civic reported that sometime between 7 pm on July 6th and the time of the report someone stole his vehicle.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt stolen auto – 9:30 am. The owner of a 1997 Honda Civic reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone tried to steal his vehicle by tampering with the ignition.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 1:05 pm. The owner of a 2002 Nissan Maxima reported that someone stole the front tag off his vehicle.

3700 block of 37th Street: Storehouse burglary – 1:15 pm. The resident reported that sometime between July 4th and July 5th someone broke into his garage and stole a mountain bike worth $275 dollars.

Arundel Road and 30th Street: Hit and run collision – 10:30 pm. The owner of a 2000 Nissan Altima told officers that when she went out to her vehicle she discovered damage to the driver’s side that was not there when she parked it.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Towing dispute – 11 pm. Officers were flagged down by a tow truck driver attempting to impound a vehicle for double parking on private property. After hooking up the violator’s vehicle the owner of the impounded vehicle drove his vehicle off the tow truck before it could be secured. There was no damaged to the tow truck and the violator’s vehicle sustained minor damage.

July 8th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Theft from auto – 4:40 pm. The owner of a 1990 Honda Accord reported that when he went to work this morning at about 6:20 am he noticed that the window to his vehicle was off its track. Upon closer inspection he realized that the ignition was damaged and someone went through the glove box and stole 10 music CDs.  

2900 block of Allison Street: Criminal citation – 8:15 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of alcohol in public.

July 9th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 12:30 am. Officers stopped a 2002 Acura MDX after it was seen fleeing the scene of a fight. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for 1st degree assault. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 35th Street: Stolen auto – 12:20 pm. The owner of a 1999 Dodge Dakota reported that someone had just stolen his truck. The victim told officers that the truck was parked in front of his residence and he was loading up to go to work. He started the truck and went back into the house to get some other property when he heard his neighbor yell and the sound of a vehicle leaving.  When he looked he saw his truck going down 35th Street toward Bunker Hill Road. A witness described the suspect as a dark skin black male, about 5’10” tall, regular build with three inch long black hair; and wearing black pants and a white t-shirt with black print on it. The suspect held the front of the t-shirt over the lower half of his face during the theft. 

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – Officers issued two men criminal citations for drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: DUI arrest – 9:05 pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria 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.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism – 10 pm. An apartment resident returning home discovered damage to his front door lock. Queenstown maintenance personnel responded to help the resident get into his apartment and repair the lock. No unauthorized entry was made into the apartment and nothing was stolen from inside.

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