Monday, August 01, 2011

Police Report: Week of July 24-30

July 24th:

3000 block of Shepherd Street: Vandalism to auto – 10:20 am. The owner of a 1996 Mercury told officers that sometime between 7 pm on July 22nd and 8 am on July 23rd someone slashed two of the vehicle’s tires.

3000 block of Chillum Road: Traffic - 8:10 pm. Officers operating a mobile license plate reader (LPR) received a hit on a vehicle that had a suspended registration and an MVA pick up order on the tags. The officers stopped the vehicle and issued the driver several state citations. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

July 25th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:25 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for defecating in public.

4500 block of 32nd Street: 2nd degree assault – 12:50 pm. Officers responded for the report of a neighbor dispute. The victim told officers that while exchanging words with her neighbor the neighbor sprayed her with a water hose. Since the incident did not occur in the presence of the officers the victim was advised to seek charges at the District Court Commissioner’s Office.

July 26th:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue (Alley 1): Recovered stolen auto – 12:20 pm. Officers recovered a 2001 Lexus ES that had been reported stolen from an address in DC. PGPD detectives responded to take possession of the vehicle as part of their investigation into a series of robberies in the County.

3200 block of Otis Street (Alley 3): Recovered stolen auto – 12:20 pm. Officers recovered a 2006 Toyota minivan that was taken in a robbery of a liquor store in the 3100 block of Rhode Island Avenue about one hour earlier. DC police detectives responded and too possession of the van for their investigation.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism to auto - 1 pm. The owner of a 2004 Cadillac CTS reported that sometime between 1 pm on the 25th and the time of the report someone put a large scratch down the driver’s side of her car.

July 27th:

3100 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:05 am. The owner of a 1999 Honda Civic reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone broke out the driver’s door window. Nothing was missing from inside and no evidence of theft was discovered.

3100 block of Taylor Street: Theft from auto – 10:45 am. The owner of a 1996 Ford Taurus reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone forced open the vehicle’s driver’s side door and stole approximately $2 in US Currency from inside. Officers were able to recover several good fingerprints from the driver’s door glass and the prints were forwarded to RAFIS for identification.

3800 block of 34th Street: Armed robbery – 4 pm. The victim, through his interpreter, told officers that he had been robbed of his wallet the night before at about 10:30 pm. The victim told officers that he was approached by three men, one of whom produced a black semiautomatic handgun. The three suspected ordered the victim to empty his pockets, and when he did they stole his wallet and fled the area. The victim described suspect #1 as a dark skinned male approximately 16-24 years of age wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts, and covered his face with a ski mask; suspect #2 was described as a dark skinned black male approximately 16-24 years of age; suspect #3 was described as a dark skinned black male, black dreads just past the shoulders, approximately 16-24 years of age, wearing black pants and an orange t-shirt. The victim said that he may be able to recognize suspect #3 if he sees him again but did not see the faces of the other suspects. The victim was transported to PGPD District I to be interviewed by robbery detectives who have assumed the follow-up investigation.

4600 block of 27th Street: CDS possession – 6:35 pm. Officers received a citizen complaint of two individuals engaged in smoking marijuana. The officers were able to locate the two individuals, one of whom was found in possession of two blue plastic baggies containing 3.7 grams of marijuana having a street value of $60.00. The man was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 28th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 9:55 am. A woman reported that while she was inside the BP station someone entered her 2000 Jeep Cherokee and stole her purse from the front seat.

July 29th:

2310 Varnum Street: Disorderly conduct – 1:50 am. Officers arrested a woman for disorderly conduct after she became loud and abusive in the parking lot of the 7-11. She was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.

3408 Rhode Island Avenue: Strong armed robbery – 3:05 pm. The victim told officers that while he was attempting to complete a wire transfer he took his money out of his wallet whereupon the suspect snatched the victim’s money and fled the store. MRPD officers were later able to identify the suspect and charges are now pending.

July 30th:

Queens Chapel Road at Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision – 12:05 pm. The owner of a 2002 Ford Explorer told officers that his vehicle was struck by another vehicle as it was backing out of the adjacent parking space. The victim’s vehicle sustained minor damage.

3800 block of 31st Street: Emergency petition – 3:20 pm. MRPD officers responded to check the welfare of a man who was delusional and stating that he wanted to die. Officers discovered that the man was probably under the influence of PCP so he was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency physical and psychological treatment.

4200 block 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 7:35 pm. The owner of a 2005 Toyota told officers that he parked his van at about 2 pm and when he returned to it this evening he discovered that it had been struck by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. The van sustained only minor damage.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Death report – 11:50 pm. At the request of relatives officers responded to check the welfare of a man with whom the relatives had not had contact for several days. The officers checked the man’s apartment and discovered him deceased. The decedent had a history of diabetes and it appeared he had a diabetic seizure. Officers made the death notification to the family members on scene and contacted the PG Crisis Unit who responded to provide grief counseling. The decedent’s remains were released to Gasch’s Funeral Home.  

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Attempted auto theft – 4:45 pm. The owner of a 1997 Dodge caravan told officers that sometime during the previous night someone broke into his van through the driver’s door. Officers discovered damage to the van’s ignition consistent with an attempted theft.

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