Friday, August 05, 2011

Police Report: July 31 - August 4

July 31st:

Nothing significant to report.

August 1st:

3200 block of Arundel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 12:30 am. Officers patrolling the area with a mobile license plate reader identified a 2000 Jeep Cherokee that had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Hit and run collision – 11:10 am. The owner of a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe reported that sometime prior to calling police his legally parked vehicle was struck by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Hit and run collision – 11:35 am. The owner of a 2002 Nissan Altima ported that sometime prior to calling police her legally parked vehicle was struck by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

2700 block of Allison Street: Theft from auto – 12:35 pm. The owner of a 2008 Jeep Liberty reported that sometime prior to calling police her calling police someone stole several items of her personal property and change from inside her vehicle. The officers found no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and no additional evidence.

4000 block of 36th Street: Vehicle impound – 3:40 pm. Officers responded for a citizen complaint of an illegally parked vehicle. The officers located a 1998 Toyota Avalon which was illegally parked, unregistered and displaying illegal tags. The vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 29th Street: Commercial armed robbery – 10:20 pm. The victim told officers that while he was outside locking the business’s security gates a blue older model Jeep pulled into the parking lot and stopped beside him. Suspect # 1, described as a thin build light skinned black male wearing a full face mask got out of the Jeep and produced a silver handgun. Suspect #2, no further description, remained inside the vehicle. Suspect #1 forced the victim back inside the business and forced him to open the cash register. Suspect #1 removed a quantity of US Currency from the register. The suspect then walked the victim to a back room where he also stole a bank bag containing additional money. The suspect then struck the victim in the head with the handgun, fled the store and got back into the Jeep. The Jeep was last seen pulling out onto Eastern Avenue towards Russell Avenue/Queens Chapel Road. The Jeep then pulled out onto Eastern Avenue towards Russell Avenue/Queens Chapel Road. The victim was not hurt during the robbery and refused any medical treatment. Officers were able to obtain video surveillance of the Jeep and its description was broadcast to all surrounding law enforcement agencies. PGPD evidence technicians along with robbery detectives responded to gather physical evidence and assume a follow-up investigation.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft – 10:30 pm. Officers took a report of the theft of clothing. The victim told the officers that she placed a load of wash into a dryer in the laundry room and when she returned she discovered that some of her clothes had been stolen. The victim and the officers were able to determine a suspect in the theft and the investigation is continuing.

August 2nd:

Nothing significant to report.

August 3rd:

2900 Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 2:02 pm. The owner of a 1998 Chevy Malibu reported that sometime prior to his notifying police someone smashed his front windshield and slashed his right front tire.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Attempted commercial burglary – 4:20 pm. The owner of the business told officers that one of his employees observed pry marks on the rear entrance door. The marks were indicative of someone’s attempt to burglarize the store. The owner was able to retrieve pictures of the suspect from the store’s video surveillance system that showed him at the back door and subsequently jumping the rear fence and fleeing the same way when he could not get into the building. It also pinpointed the time of the crime as 11:20 pm on July 31st. Pictures of the suspect have been circulated amongst neighboring police jurisdictions for possible identification.

1 Municipal Place: Citizen robbery – 2:30 pm. Officers met with three victims who said that on August 2nd at about 10:30 pm they were approached by two black males one of whom was described as having blond dreadlocks and armed with a small caliber handgun. The two suspects proceeded to pat down the victims taking money and cell phones from each of them. The armed suspect struck one of the victims on the head with the butt of the gun before both suspects fled the area in a green Saturn. The victim that was struck did not request medical attention.

August 4th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 2:20 pm. Officers took a man into custody and transported him to Prince George’s Hospital for an emergency psychological examination after the man threatened to commit suicide.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Assault – 6:15 pm. The victim told officers that as she was walking in the hallway of her apartment building she was approached by a man, described only as Hispanic, who tried to assault her with a stun gun. A brief struggle ensued during which the man abandoned the assault and fled the area on foot. The victim refused medical treatment.

Arundel Road and 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 6:50 pm. The owner of a 1998 Honda Accord reported the sometime prior to his call to police a second vehicle struck his vehicle and fled the scene without stopping.

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