2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 4:50 am. Officers on patrol observed a highly intoxicated man walking through on-coming traffic carrying two 14” long kitchen knives. When the officers stopped the man and ordered him to drop the knives he refused and said that he wanted to die and was going to kill himself. The officers also observed that the man was bleeding from his mouth and had blood on the back of his shirt. A member of the man’s family arrived on the scene and convinced the man to drop the knives and, after a brief struggle officers were able to get him under control. Fire/rescue personnel arrived to transport the man to the hospital and during their on-scene evaluation officers observed that he had a large amount of shattered glass in his hair and on his face along with several long cut/scratch markings on his back just above his waist line. Medics took him to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was committed to medical personnel for an emergency psychological examination.
2500 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism – 5:15 am. The resident told officers that she was awakened by the sound of glass breaking. When she investigated she found her kitchen window broken out. Officers believe that the man they committed for an emergency psychological evaluation may have been responsible for the damage to the victim’s window and a follow-up investigation is underway to determine if he was involved.
Russell Avenue and 28th Place: Theft from auto – 12:35 pm. The owner of a Ford E-350 truck told officers that he parked his work truck secure and intact on September 3rd at about 6 pm. When he returned from the long weekend he discovered that someone had stolen both tags off his truck. No other items were taken.
35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Warrant arrest – 11:50 pm. Officers stopped a 1998 Dodge caravan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant issued by DNR for fishing without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. He was also issued a traffic citation for driving without a license.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:20 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.
3200 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 1:30 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
September 8th (early morning):
3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 12:35 am. The store clerk at the 7-11 told officers that a black male about 40 years of age entered the store, stole a quantity of scratch off lottery tickets and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Officers canvassed the area for the thief with negative results.