Monday, September 26, 2011

Police Report: September 18-24

September 18th:

3600 block of Otis Street: Warrant service – 10:35 pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Honda Accord for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while suspended. The vehicle’s registration was suspended with an MSP pickup order on the tags. The driver was arrested on the warrant, issued four traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.

September 19th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Hit and run collision – 12:05 am. Officers responded for the report of a traffic collision involving a motorcyclist. Their investigation revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Chillum Road when he was struck by a BMW Z3. The BMW failed to remain at the scene of the collision. The motorcyclist sustained head injuries in the collision and was transported by fire/rescue personnel to Prince George’s Hospital Center for medical treatment. A witness to the collision assisted officers in locating the BMW parked and unoccupied in the 3300 block of Chauncey Place. The driver was identified but officers were not able to locate him. The investigation is continuing. The motorcycle was towed for safekeeping and the BMW was impounded for evidence.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:55 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 9 am. Officers stopped a man for drinking in public. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for forgery. He was arrested on the warrant, issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 37th Street: Roommate dispute – 3:15 pm. Officers took a report of an ongoing dispute between roommates. The complainant was advised on how to pursue possible criminal charges and how to obtain a protection order.

September 20th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto (x3) – 7:05 am. Officers took three reports of vandalism to auto that occurred sometime during the overnight hours. One tire was cut on each of three vehicles.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 10:10 am. Officers responded for the report of an abandoned auto. They found a 2008 Dodge Charger with no tags displayed, however a check through MVA revealed that the tags that were supposed to be on the car were suspended. Officers impounded the vehicle for safekeeping.

3400 block of Newton Street: Narcotics arrest – 4:10 pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they checked the rear of the house and noticed four individuals sitting on the back porch and a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that two of the individuals were in possession of marijuana, one of whom had a sufficient quantity to warrant a charge of possession with intent to distribute the drug. Both individuals were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The other two were sent on their way after being cautioned about future trespassing by the home’s custodian.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 6:30 pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a man down. Upon arrival EMS and police personnel located a highly agitated individual who stated that he wanted to die. The man became combative towards EMS personnel and officers took him into custody for his safety and the safety of the EMS personnel. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital and released to medical personnel for a psychiatric evaluation.

September 21st:

4000 block of 37th Street: Property damage – 10:30 am. The reporting person told officers that she left the house where she was renting a room leaving her room’s door locked. When she returned she found her door lock broken and the door dented and open.  Nothing was reported missing/stolen. The other residents of the house all denied any knowledge of the incident.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Narcotics arrest – 1:45 pm. Officers on patrol stopped to interview a group of individuals who were acting in a suspicious manner. During the interview one member of the group (a juvenile) was found in possession of six small baggies of marijuana weighing approximately 3.5 grams. The juvenile was arrested and brought to MRPD Headquarters for processing. The juvenile’s mother was contacted to respond and take custody of her child but she refused. The juvenile was later released to the custody of Juvenile Services in Cheltenham.

September 22nd:

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 10:25 am. The owner of a 1999 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 9:30 and the time she called police someone broke into her vehicle by shattering the rear passenger side window and, once inside, stole an iPod and a pair of Oakley sunglasses.

34th and Upshur Streets: 2nd degree assault – 5:10 pm. The father of a 7 year old boy reported that two other juveniles assaulted his son while they were at a local playground. The victim received minor scratches and bruises to both his arms and left side of his face. The victim refused to be treated at the scene by fire/rescue personnel.

4500 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 6:45 pm. The owner of a 2010 Hyundai Sonata reported that sometime between 5 pm on the 21st and the time he called police someone broke into his car by smashing out the front passenger door window and stole a purse from inside.

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

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 11:40 pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Audi A6 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with an MSP pick-up order on the tags and the driver’s license was suspended. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA. The driver was issued four State traffic citations and released.

September 23rd:

28th and Taylor Streets: Attempted carjacking – 12:50 am. The victim told officers that he was accosted by a man armed with a chrome handgun who demanded the keys to his vehicle. Instead of surrendering the keys the victim ran to his residence and called police. The victims said that he saw the suspect get into an older model green Dodge caravan and flee the area towards Eastern Avenue. About 10 minutes after this incident a second attempted carjacking involving the same lookout occurred in the 5700 block of Cypress Creek Road. PGPD robbery detectives responded to begin a follow-up investigation.

3315 Chauncey Place: Vandalism to auto – 6 am. The owner of a 1998 Nissan Maxima reported that sometime between September 22nd at 5 pm and the time he called police someone scratched his car and slashed his tires. The victim believes that it was a female named Jasmine that he met at a club and took home with him. When the victim refused to give the female money she got mad and advised him that, “She would take care of it”.

3800 block of 37th Street: Theft – 4 pm. The resident told officers that two bicycles belonging to her grandchildren were stolen from in front of her residence sometime between 8 pm on the 22nd and the time she reported the incident to police. The bikes were described as a Mongoose Bike and a mountain bike with a green seat.

34th Street and Arundel Road: DWI arrest – 8:30 pm. Officers stopped a 1991 Toyota Camry because they suspected that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test which he failed. He was arrested, charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

September 24th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 5 pm. The owner of a 2003 Honda Odyssey told officers that he parked his van by his residence at about 8 pm on September 16th. When he returned to the van on the 17th at about 12:30 am he discovered that someone had gained entry and stole a purse and his immigration documents.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Domestic dispute – 6:50 pm. Officers responded to the report of a domestic dispute. The male half was extremely intoxicated and had made threats towards the female half. Officers assisted the female half with transportation to the Court Commissioners office to seek charges and a protection order.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal Citation – 11:30 pm. Officers issues a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

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