Monday, August 29, 2011

Police Report: August 21-27

August 21st:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Armed robbery – 1:05 am. The victim told officers that as he was walking to his apartment he noticed two black males in a white or silver compact vehicle parked in a handicapped space. As he got to his building the two approached him and one of them displayed a black handgun and demanded his property. The suspects stole the victim’s wallet and cell phone. Both suspects ran back to the car and fled the area on Chauncey Place towards Queenstown Drive. The victim was not injured during the robbery. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation.

2900 block of Allison Street: Stolen auto – 1:50 am. The owner of a 2002 Honda Accord reported that sometime prior to his reporting the incident to police someone stole his vehicle.

4600 block of 29th Street: Criminal citation – 2:40 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

August 22nd:

4600 block of 27th Street: Stolen auto – 8:30 am. The owner of a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero told officers that sometime between 6 pm on the 21st and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

4000 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto/recovered – 10:10 am. The owner of a 1999 Acura reported that sometime between 9:30 pm on the 21st and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. At about 12:30 pm officers were notified that the vehicle had actually been impounded for a parking violation in the 6300 block of 24th Avenue.

August 23rd:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 3:35 am. The store clerk told officers that while he was away from the sales counter a black male came into the store, went behind the counter, stole approximately $350 worth of cigarettes and fled the store in an unknown direction. The clerk could not provide a good description of the thief.

August 24th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen auto – 2 pm. The owner of a 1988 Plymouth Acclaim reported that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole his car. The officers’ investigation revealed that there was broken glass where the vehicle was parked which indicated that a passenger side window was broken in order for the thieves to gain access to the vehicle.

August 25th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Theft – 7:45 pm. The victim came into the police station to report that his credit card had been lost/stolen. He told officers that he when he checked his account online he discovered several unauthorized charges since August 18th. He immediately contacted his credit card company to report the card stolen and dispute the charges.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: 1st degree assault – 5:20 pm. The female victim in this case came to the police station to report that an individual had just fired shots at her vehicle. She told officers that as she and a male companion were pulling into a parking space they were approached by the suspect who displayed a small handgun and ordered both victims out of the car.  The victims refused and drove out of the parking lot. As they were driving away the suspect fired several shots at the vehicle striking it three times. The male victim refused to cooperate in the investigation; however the female victim told officers that she knew their assailant. PGPD detectives responded to interview the victims and are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for the assailant.

August 26th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 12:20 am. Officers stopped a 1993 Ford Aerostar van for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued five State traffic citations and the van was impounded.

3100 block of Queen Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 1:10 pm. The owner of a 1998 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 12:30 am and the time he called police someone slashed his front passenger tire.

3100 block of Queen Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 1:25 pm. The owner of a 1998 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 12:30 am and the time she called police someone slashed her front passenger tire.

3100 block of Queen Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 2 pm. The owner of a 1995 BMW reported that sometime between 8:15 pm on August 25th and the time she called police someone slashed her front driver’s side tire.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 3 pm. A representative from Thrifty Rental Car reported that an individual who rented a car on August 2nd has failed to return the vehicle to Thrifty. The representative obtained a criminal summons for the individual for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Residential burglary – 6:45 pm. The resident told officers that he left home at about 11 pm on August 25th and upon returning he discovered that someone made entry to his apartment through the front door with no force used. Once inside the suspect(s) ransacked the apartment and stole a quantity of U.S. Currency.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 11:35 pm. Store security at party Time Liquors told officers that a man removed a bottle of Vodka and placed it down the front of his pants. He then left the store without attempting to pay for the. Security detained the man and contacted police. Officers issued the man a criminal citation for theft and returned the merchandise to the store.

August 27th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Stolen vehicle – 9:30 pm. The owner of a 1996 Dodge caravan reported that sometime between 9 am and the time he called police someone stole his van.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:50 pm. The owner of a 2000 Ford Expedition told officers that as she was watching the effects of Hurricane Irene out of her window she saw a gold minivan, possibly a Toyota Sienna, pull up next to her Expedition and stop. She then saw a man get out of the van and smash out the driver’s window of her vehicle. When she started screaming at the man he got back into the van and fled the area towards Eastern Avenue.

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