4000 block of 34th Street: Assault on a police officer – 12:20 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When the vehicle came to a stop the driver immediately got out of the vehicle and began to urinate in public. When he finished urinating officers told him to get back into his vehicle whereupon he ran at the officers with a closed fist yelling profanity. A brief struggle ensued before officers were able to get the man under control and under arrest. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital by fire/rescue personnel, treated for minor injuries and released. He was charged with assaulting a police officer and released to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 7:30 am. The owners of a 2000 Ford Explorer and a 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone used a large piece of concrete to break the rear window of the truck and an unknown object to break the windshield on the Explorer.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Animal bite – 2:25 pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with the report of a 9 year old child bitten by a dog. A relative of the child told officers that several children were playing outside in front of the apartment building when 2 dogs approached. One was described as a black pit bull and the other as a small white fluffy dog. The pit bull ran to the victim and bit her on the upper thigh leaving four puncture wounds. She was taken to Children’s Hospital by Medic 855 for medical attention. MRPD officers, assisted by PGPD officers and Animal Control searched the surrounding area for the pit bull. The dog was located on Chauncey Place and attempted to attack an MRPD officer. The officer deployed a Taser weapon to stop the dog and the dog ran off down the bike path towards Brentwood. A further search of the area failed to locate the dog. The dog had not been captured or the owner identified at the time of the report.
2400 block of Arundel Road: Trespassing (x2) – 6:50 pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals trespassing and using drugs in the basement of the apartment building. Upon arrival the officers located and detained the two and learned that neither one lived in the building or knew anyone that did. They did however have keys to the front entrance door and officers confiscated those keys. Officers confirmed with management that neither individual had permission to be on the property so both were issued criminal citations for trespassing. They were escorted from the property and admonished not to return.
3800 block of 34th Street: Assault – 2:10 pm. The victim told officers that as he was walking along 34th Street he was approached by four (4) black male juveniles who began punching him in the face. He was able to get away from his assailants, flee the area and call police. He said that he last saw the four running down 34th Street towards Eastern Avenue. He was treated at the scene by fire/rescue personnel and transported to Prince George’s Hospital for further treatment of his minor injuries. A canvass of the area failed to locate the suspects.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 7:20 pm. The owner of a 1997 Ford Escort reported that sometime between 2 pm October 15th and 9 am October 16th someone damaged her driver’s side mirror. She told officers that she delayed contacting police because of an insurance issue.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:25 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen auto – 11:45 am. The owner of a 2001 Volvo S80 reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone stole his vehicle.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Trespassing – 7 pm. Officers responded for the report of an intoxicated male loitering and disturbing customers. When the officers arrived they interviewed store employees who said that they had banned the man from the store numerous times and advised him not to return. The man was issued a criminal citation for trespassing and banned from the store once again.
1 Municipal Place: Warrant service – 7:45 pm. Officers assisted the victim of an indecent exposure in obtaining an arrest warrant charging him with that crime. Once the District Court Commissioner issued the warrant officers located the individual and arrested him. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3200 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 9:20 pm. Officers impounded an unregistered 1999 Ford van.
4200 block of 31st Street: Tampering – The owner of a 2003 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 10 pm on the 18th and the time she called police someone entered her vehicle and rummaged through the glove box. Nothing was reported stolen and no point of entry into the vehicle could be determined.
4300 block of 28th Street: Theft/fraud – 10:20 pm. The victim told officers that someone had made four unauthorized charges on his credit union debit card to Sprint Wireless. The credit union’s fraud investigators instructed the victim to file an official police report to assist them in their investigation of the crime.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): Warrant service – 1 pm. A man walked into the police station and told officers he wanted to surrender on an open arrest warrant. The warrant was confirmed and he was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Fraud – 4:25 pm. Officers responded for the report of a man trying to cash a fraudulent check. When officers arrived they contacted the man and upon further investigation determined that the $581 check he was trying to cash was indeed fraudulent. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4600 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen auto/stolen tags – 6:35 pm. Officers patrolling using a mobile license plate reader received a hit on a vehicle for stolen tags. The tags were checked and conformed stolen from Thrifty Car Rental on Rhode Island Avenue. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had also been reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County on October 5th. The tags were seized and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
Nothing significant to report.
2200 block of Varnum Street: DWI/DUI arrest – 12:35 am. Officers stopped a 1999 Ford van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 6:40 am. The store clerk told officers that two black males entered the store and removed two bags of chips and four tuna salad sandwiches. The suspects then passed all points of sale without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The suspects fled the store on foot towards the Kaywood Apartments complex.
29th and Shepherd Streets: Recovered stolen auto – 5:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of an abandoned vehicle. Upon arrival the officers they discovered the vehicle in question, a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria with ignition damage, parked an unoccupied. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen from an address in Greenbelt on October 21st. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 9:15 pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Ford Focus for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued a safety equipment repair order and sent on his way.
4000 block of 32nd Street: Criminal citation – 9:20 pm. Officers observed individuals drinking alcoholic beverages in the gazebo park. Each was issued a criminal citation for drinking in public.