Friday, July 01, 2011

Police Report: June 26-30

June 26th:

3400 block of Otis Street: Vehicle impound – 8 pm. Officers impounded a Honda 107cc dirt bike that was being ridden illegally by an individual who did not have a driver’s license.

June 27th:

4500 block of 29th Street: Strong arm robbery – 8:40 pm. Officers learned that the victim, a hearing impaired man, was approached by a black male on a black bicycle. The man pushed the victim down, went through his pockets and stole his cell phone. He then took the victim’s hearing aids and fled on the bike northbound on Arundel Road. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s wearing a black shirt and gray shorts riding a black bicycle.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Recovered stolen license plates – 7:50 pm. Officers patrolling the area with a mobile license plate reader (LPR) received a hit on a vehicle displaying stolen tags. The officers stopped the vehicle and determined that the license plated attached to it had been reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. They also discovered that the driver did not have a driver’s license. The driver was arrested and charged with theft and traffic charges and the vehicle was impounded.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Possession of CDS – 11:10 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation led officers to discover a small quantity of crack cocaine in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

June 28th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Attempt theft from auto – 7:20 am. The owner of a 2005 Honda Accord told officers that she parked and locked her vehicle June 27th at about 7:30 pm. When she returned to her vehicle this morning she discovered that someone had entered the vehicle and ransacked the interior. Nothing was reported missing.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 11 am. The owner of a 2008 Honda Accord reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone stole the rear license plate (NC tag ZYZ8771) off her vehicle.

June 29th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Theft – 10:15 am. The resident reported that sometime between 8 am on June 23rd and 7:30 am on the 24th someone stole a push mower that she had stored on her porch. During the conversation the victim gave officers the name of a possible suspect in the theft. The investigation is continuing.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Harassment – 12:30 pm. Officers were called to assist an employee of Optotraffic, Inc. The employee reported that over the course of the past two months he has been harassed by a man who has repeatedly talked to him and taken photos and video of him as he worked to maintain the City’s speed camera trailers. The employee told officers that on occasion the man has come with a few feet of him, harassing him verbally to the point where the employee now fears for his personal safety. Officers also spoke with the City’s parking enforcement officer who verified that he has witnessed these incidents in the past. Officers stopped the man to question him and he told officers that he had a legal right to photograph and video tape anyone at any time in a public place. Officers advised him that he indeed had those rights so long as they did not infringe on the employee’s personal safety. The employee was advised of his options with a District Court Commissioner.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft – 4:20 pm. The resident told officers that she returned home to discover her front door ajar, her apartment in disarray and a large quantity of US Currency missing from her bedroom. Officers spoke with the leasing manager of the complex who said that contractors installing new HVAC units were in and out of the victim’s apartment, as well as other units in the building, between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm today. The manager also said that all tenants were advised of the contractor’s schedule ahead of time. The officers got the names of the companies doing the HVAC work along with the Kaywood Apartments employee supervising the contractors for follow-up investigation purposes.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant Service/vehicle impound – 10:15 pm. Officers stopped a VIP motor scooter for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the rider had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for driving without a license. The man was arrested on the warrant, issued four State traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The scooter was impounded.

June 30th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/warrant service – 12:20 pm. Officers working a laser speed enforcement detail stopped a vehicle for exceeding the speed limit. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant 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. The driver was issued a State traffic violation for speeding and sent on his way.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 4:15 pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress. Once on the scene the officers were met by a Metro Transit police officer who advised that he witnessed two men fighting. During the fight one of the men pulled out a knife and threatened to cut the other man. When the man with the knife saw the Metro officer approaching he dropped the knife. Both men surrendered without incident and were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Runaway juvenile apprehended – 9 pm. Officers on patrol observed an unattended juvenile about 10 years of age walking along Rhode Island Avenue. The stopped to check the boy’s welfare and learned that he had been reported as a runaway from an address in Hyattsville. The boy’s parents were notified and responded to take custody of him.

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