Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Police Report: August 5-13

August 5th:

4000 block of Cedar Lane: Criminal citation – 11:20 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of alcohol in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 6:10 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

4200 block of 34th Street: Domestic assault/CDS possession – 8 pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault. The female resident and her boyfriend got into a physical altercation that resulted in minor injury to the woman. The officers verified the woman’s injury and also discovered a quantity of marijuana in a bedroom closet that belonged to her assailant. He was arrested and charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 6th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 11 pm. Officers stopped a 2008 Toyota for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle 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. The driver was issued two State traffic citations and sent on his way.

August 7th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 3:25 am. The resident told officers that when she returned home she discovered several items, including a laptop computer missing from her apartment. No signs of forced entry were discovered. She identified a possible suspect as a man against whom she had a restraining order and who still had a key to the apartment. She said that the laptop that was missing belonged to the suspect. The investigation is continuing and charges are possible against the suspect.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Strong arm robbery – 9 am. The victim told officers that as she was walking she noticed that she was being followed by a man.  When she stopped walking, the man walked up to her and, without saying anything, pushed her to the ground, took her pack of cigarettes and $20 in cash and fled the area. Officers canvassed the area and detained a man fitting the suspect’s description. The victim was able to positively identify his as her assailant. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto (x2) – 10 am. The victim told officers that when she came out to her vehicles (a Ford truck and a Cadillac) she observed that both vehicles had been broken into. Officers determined that the thief (thieves) used a screwdriver or similar tool to break into both vehicles. An iPod and a speaker were taken from inside the truck and a second iPod was taken from inside the Cadillac. Officers processed both vehicles for latent prints but were unable to lift any viable prints due to the morning rain and smudging.

2700 block of Allison Street: Theft from auto – 11 am. The owner of a 2000 Buick Century reported that someone broke into her vehicle through the driver’s door window and stole an iPod Touch from inside. The vehicle was processed for prints and one was lifted from the upper outside driver’s door frame.  Elimination prints were also taken from the victim for comparison. The print evidence was submitted to RAFIS for identification.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 2:30 pm. The owner of a 1998 Nissan Maxima reported that sometime between 10 pm on August 6th and his call to police someone broke into his vehicle and stole several personal items from inside.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt burglary – 3 pm. A resident flagged down officers and, through an interpreter that someone tried to get into his apartment the night before. He said that he was away at work and his wife and children were at home. Officers spoke with the man’s wife who said that at about 10:30 last night she heard someone outside their apartment door with keys trying to unlock the door. She walked to the door and asked who was there and when she looked out the pep hole she saw a black male with a back pack step away from the door and flee the stairway. Officers contacted the apartment complex’s assistant manager and arranged to have the victims’ locks changed.

3800 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 5:50 pm. The owner of a 2003 Honda Civic told officers that she came out the back of her house to find her car door window broken and approximately $10.00 in cash and coin stolen from inside. The officers determined that the thieves broke the driver’s door window using a small piece of brick which they found on the floor of the passenger side of the vehicle. 

August 8th:

3100 block of Varnum Street: Attempt auto theft – 7:50 am. The owner of a 1998 Honda Civic that sometime between 6 pm on August 7th and her call to police someone damaged the vehicle’s door lock and ignition in an attempt to steal the vehicle. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and no evidence was identified.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Critical missing person – 2:10 pm. Officers responded to the Mount Rainier Police Station to take a missing person’s report. A woman told officers that she hadn’t heard from her mother since August 3rd. The woman could not provide an exact address to her mother’s residence only stating that she lives in a boarding house and frequents the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road. The woman said that her mother suffers from several medical issues including dementia, strokes, and diabetes. Officers entered the mother’s information into NCIC critical missing persons files.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic arrest – 11:05 pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Infinity L30 for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed the vehicle’s registration plates were expired since May of 2011 and suspended for emissions since November of 2010. In addition the driver was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended driver’s license and issued the appropriate State traffic citations. The vehicle was impounded and the tags were seized pursuant to an MSP pick up order.

August 9th:

34th and Tilden Streets: Theft from auto – 9:20 am. The owner of a 2000 GMC Yukon reported that sometime between 4 pm on August 6th and his call to police someone broke into his vehicle and stole a pair of 12” subwoofer speakers, a Kicker amp, and a Power Acoustics TV.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 3:30 pm. The owner of a 1997 Dodge caravan reported that he discovered a small scratch on his vehicle that was not there previously. Officers were unable to determine a possible cause for the scratch.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Residential burglary – 8:45 pm. The victim/resident reported when he returned home he discovered his Sony Play Station, 4 Blue Ray DVDs and two Play Station joysticks missing from inside his apartment. Officers observed no signs of forced entry.

August 10th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Theft from auto – 8:15 am. The owner of a 2010 Ford Fusion reported that sometime prior to his call to police someone broke into his vehicle through the front passenger window and stole his wallet and GPS.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Stolen auto – 12:50 am. The owner of a 1994 Buick Century told officers that his vehicle had been stolen back on August 7th. He said that he attempted to report it then but had no vehicle information since the vehicle was just purchased and all documents were in the vehicle when it was stolen.

August 11th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 4:55 am. Officers stopped a 2000 Mercury Sable for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Charles County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving an uninsured vehicle. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 9:10 am. The owner of a 2009 Ford Focus reported that sometime overnight someone stole the Maryland temporary tag off her vehicle.

2700 block of Allison Street: Hit and run collision – 9:50 am. The owner of a 2002 Toyota Tundra reported that her vehicle had been struck by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene of the collision. The vehicle sustained moderate damage to the right front.

3400 block Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:40 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

4200 block of 34th Street: Traffic arrest – 9:15 pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Nissan Quest for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was unlicensed. She was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 12th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x3) – 7:35 am.  Officers issued three men criminal citations for drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

4500 block of 31st Street: Residential burglary – 8:15 pm. The resident told officers that when he returned home he discovered an open window. When he went inside he discovered a second window open and a laptop and a quantity of US currency missing. The investigating officers determined that the suspect(s) entered through a porch window and left through a side window.

August 13th:

Bunker Hill Road and 33rd Street: Hit and run collision – 11:50 am. The owner of a 2006 Honda Accord reported that her vehicle had been struck by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene of the collision. Her vehicle sustained minor damage.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 3:40 pm. Officers learned that two men got into a physical altercation. During the altercation one of them struck the other with a brick. Officers were able to locate and arrest the assailant. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. 

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 10:05 pm. Officers arrested an intoxicated man for disorderly conduct for blocking the entrance to Party Time Liquors and refusing to leave. The man had been previously refused service and entry to the store due to his intoxication.

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