Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Police Report: October 2-8

October 2nd:

3800 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 10 pm. The owner of a 1992 Mercury Sable reported that sometime between 4 pm and the time she called police someone stole the rear tag (Maryland 6FVM87) off her vehicle.

October 3rd:

4300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 2:10 am. Officers stopped a 2001 Mercedes for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had two open warrants through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license and for theft over $1,000. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The officers also learned that the driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle’s registration was suspended for an emissions violation. The driver was issued several State traffic citations and released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Arrest warrant obtained – 5:40 am. MRPD officers concluded the investigation of a hit and run motor vehicle collision that took place on September 19th. The officers were able to identify the driver of the striking vehicle and obtain a warrant for his arrest. The warrant charges him with seven (7) State traffic violations related to his failure to remain at the scene of the collision. The suspect does not live in the City and officers are working with PGPD to locate and arrest him.

October 4th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Robbery apprehension – 12:05 pm. Park Police officers gave MRPD officers a lookout for four individuals who had robbed an individual on the foot bridge leading from the Queenstown Apartments and Queens Chapel Road. MRPD officers searched the area for the suspects and detained four individuals who fit the victim’s description. The victim responded to the scene and positively identified all four individuals as those who robbed him. They were arrested by Park Police detectives and transported to their station for processing.

3900 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Suspicious person – 5 pm. MRPD officers were alerted to a suspicious person by an officer from the Brentwood PD. The individual, a resident of Mount Rainier, entered a Brentwood print shop and demanded the shop print a letter containing written defamatory remarks about several ethnic groups and the President of the United States. MRPD officers were able to obtain a copy of the letter. Officers contacted agents from the FBI’s Baltimore Field office who responded and obtained a copy of the letter for further investigation.

October 5th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:50 pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4000 block of 34th Street: Disorderly conduct – 2:35 pm. Officers responded for the report of a man screaming obscenities at a ZZ Pizza customer. Once on the scene the officers confronted the man and asked the man repeatedly to lower his voice and leave the area. He refused to comply with the officers’ commands and was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

October 6th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Thrifty Rental car): Theft of tags – 10:35 am. The owner of the business reported that sometime between October 5th at 6 pm and the time he called police someone stole the front and rear tags off of a 2008 Ford E350 van that was parked on the lot.

October 7th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Warrant service – 1:30 am. Officers stopped a 1998 Chrysler Sebring 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 without a license. The driver was arrested on the warrant and issued six traffic citations. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Domestic – 2:45 am. Officers responded for the report of a possible domestic assault. Neighbors reported hearing the sound of a woman screaming from a second floor apartment. MRPD officers assisted by officers from Hyattsville PD and fire/rescue personnel forced entry into the apartment and discovered the male and female occupants in the shower. Neither individual was injured. Both individuals said that they had had a verbal argument earlier. Officers left the apartment after verifying that no assault had occurred.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 9:50 am. The victim told officers that while she was pumping gas at the BP station she saw a silver Nissan Maxima occupied by four black males circling the area. She said the Nissan pulled up on the opposite side of the pumps from her and she turned around to finish pumping gas. When she turned back around she noticed her passenger door open and her purse missing from the front seat. She then saw the Nissan flee from the parking lot at a high rate of speed east on Eastern Avenue.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 3:30 pm. The owner of a 2004 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between October 6th at 8 pm and 9 am today someone got into her car, ransacked the interior and stole $1 that had been left inside.

28th Place and Upshur Street: Motor vehicle collision – 10:15 pm. A Metro bus struck a parked 2001 Buick. The Buick sustained minor damage and there were no injuries.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 11:45 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

October 8th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Loud party – 12:35 am. Officers on patrol heard loud music coming from inside a vacant store front. They also saw strobe and colored lights coming from the second floor. When officers entered the building to check for a noise permit they encountered approximately 50-60 people as well as a DJ. Many of the patrons were consuming alcoholic beverages and the lease of the establishment was not on scene and no permit had been issued. The party was shut down and officers stayed on the scene until the patrons left the building.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 2:20 am. Store employees told officers that they observed a black male enter the store while talking on his cell phone. The man then walked around the store once, entered the area behind the cash register and removed a large unknown quantity of cigarettes. The subject then fled out of the store on foot in an unknown direction. The store employees were not able to give a good description of the thief but did say that the subject was the same one who stole from them in the past.

Arundel Road and 31st Street: Hit and run collision – 5 am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Civic tol officers that sometime prior to his call to police his vehicle was struck by a second, unidentified vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. The damage to the struck vehicle was minimal.

3100 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 6:40 pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft that had just occurred. Upon arrival they spoke to a witness who stated that she saw two black males taking equipment out of the back of a Ford pickup truck and loading it into a green Jeep. When she yelled at the two they finished loading what they had taken from the truck, jumped into the Jeep and fled down Arundel Road towards 31st Street. The witness obtained the Jeep’s license plate which revealed that it had been reported stolen from an address outside the City.

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