Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Police Report: August 28 - September 3

August 28th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Hit and run collision – 11:50 am. The owner of a 2009 Nissan Cube told officers that an unknown second vehicle struck her vehicle and fled the scene. The owner’s vehicle sustained only minor damage.

August 29th:

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Possession of a handgun/CDS – 12:55 am. Officers stopped a Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Officers noticed that one of the passengers was very nervous and there was a strong odor of CDS was wafting from the vehicle. Upon further investigation the officers discovered that the passenger was in possession of a Ruger GP 100 .357 Magnum revolver that had previously been reported stolen from an address in Montgomery County. He also had an open arrest warrant out of Prince George’s County for various traffic charges. The officers also learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant out of Montgomery County for burglary and theft; and that he also was in possession of marijuana and did not have a driver’s license. Both individuals were arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Attempt stolen auto – 7:30 am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 10 pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle and damaged the ignition in an attempt to steal the car.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Vehicle impound – 9:40 am. Officers observed a 2001 Cadillac DHS that was parked in the Kay Management gravel lot. The vehicle had damages that led the officers to believe the vehicle had been stolen. Attempts to contact the vehicle’s owner were negative. The vehicle was displaying DC tags which, according to MPD officers, were listed to an address of an abandoned building in DC. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Warrant service – 10:45 pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Chevrolet van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license and also had an open attest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was issued four State traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 30th:

3300 block of Otis Street: House fire – 5:30 am. Officers on patrol observed a heavy concentration of smoke in the area. When they got on the scene they discovered one house on fire and called for fire/rescue personnel to respond. Once fire/rescue was on the scene and began to fight the fire they noticed that the fire was spreading to the two adjacent homes. MRPD officers and firefighters were able to get everyone out of all three houses without injury. One resident was transported to an area hospital for a precautionary check up. Preliminary investigation revealed the probable cause of the fire was electrical. One home was completely destroyed before the fire could be extinguished and the two adjacent homes sustained significant fire damage.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto (x2) – 1:30 pm. The owner of a 2000 Mercedes C230 reported that sometime prior to her call to police someone punctured three of her vehicle’s tires. A second victim, the owner of a 2011 Ford Escape, reported that someone punctured two of her vehicle’s tires.

3700 block of 35th Street: Warrant service – 10:40 pm. Officers stopped several individuals for a field interview. During their interviews officers learned that one of them had an open arrest warrant for violation of probation issued by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:20 pm. Officers stopped to investigate a Toyota stake body truck that was double parked with its emergency flashers on. The officers interviewed the driver and found that he did not possess a valid driver’s license. They also learned that he had two open arrest warrants, one through Florida for driving while intoxicated, and a second for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while intoxicated through Pennsylvania. The Florida warrant was not extraditable but the Pennsylvania warrant was. He was arrested on that warrant, issued four State traffic citations, one parking ticket and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

August 31st:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Recovered stolen auto – 9:25 pm. Officers received notification that the 1996 Plymouth Voyager minivan reported stolen from the 2200 block of Varnum Street at 9:30 pm on August 27th had been recovered by Montgomery County Police officers. The van was found abandoned 1500 block of Ballard Street in Silver Spring. No arrests were made and both tags were still attached to the vehicle. The vehicle was initially reported as a Dodge Caravan and the reports were changed to reflect the correct make and model of the vehicle.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: CDS arrest – Officers stopped a man who they saw walking down the sidewalk and smoking a marijuana cigarette. Further investigation revealed that the man was also in possession of 16.4 grams of fresh marijuana along with a digital scale. He was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS, possession of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 1st:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 11:35 am. Officers on patrol checked the registration of a parked and unoccupied 1996 Chevy Yukon truck. The check revealed that both the license plates and the vehicle had previously been reported stolen from separate addresses in DC. Officers seized the tags, impounded the vehicle and notified MPD of the recovery.

September 2nd:

4000 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 3:45 pm. The owner of a 1997 Chevy Tahoe reported that sometime between September 1st at 10 pm and September 2nd at 5:15 am someone broke the rear door lock on his vehicle.

September 3rd:

4100 block of 33rd Street: Recovered stolen auto – 12:10 am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader got a hit on a parked 1998 Honda Civic. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and PGPD was notified of the recovery.

4100 block of 32nd Street: Assault – 8:30 am. The victim told officers that she and a friend accepted a ride home from a male stranger who they had met in the Adam’s Morgan neighborhood in DC. Once back at the victim’s residence the three were relaxing and drinking alcoholic beverages when the man became angry and struck the victim in the face with a closed fist. An altercation between the three ensued and was broken up by a second man who came and picked up the suspect. The two left the area in a black Jeep Cherokee.  The victim sustained injuries to her right eye and had a swollen lip. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital with minor injuries.

2200 block of Arundel Road: Assault – 11 am. The victim and a female acquaintance became involved in an argument over money inside Kay Liquors. The owner of the store ordered the two out of the store for creating a disturbance. Once outside an unknown black male approached the victim and assaulted him demanding his money. The victim sustained injuries to the left side of his face and was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for minor injuries.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 3:30 pm. The victim told officers that she was walking through a parking area she was approached by a man who she knew. The man had a metal pole in his hand. As he approached her he hit her with the pole on her left and right arms and in the stomach. After the assault the man fled the area and was last seen in the 2400 block of Queens Chapel Road. A search of the area for the man proved negative. The victim refused treatment for her minor injuries.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 3:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of an attempt suicide. Once on the scene they found a 17 year old female who had cut her left wrist with a straight razor. Officers learned that she was upset over a recent breakup with her boyfriend. Fire/rescue personnel responded to the scene and treated her for the non- life threatening wound. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where officers committed her to medical personnel for an emergency psychological evaluation.

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