Monday, October 17, 2011

Police Report: October 9-15

October 9th:

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 9:10 am. The owner of a 2004 Jeep Liberty reported that someone entered his unsecured vehicle and stole his registration card and $5.00.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI/DUI arrest – 8:05 pm. Officers stopped a 1992 Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Further investigation led to the driver taking a field sobriety test which he failed. He was arrested and transported to the Maryland State Police Barrack in College Park for a breathalyzer test. The test revealed his BAC well exceeded the legal limit. He was charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

October 10th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

October 11th:

2300 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 5:20 pm. Officers responded for the report of loud music coming from inside a parked vehicle. When the officers arrived they located the vehicle in question and requested that the driver turn down the music. While talking to the driver the officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol about his person and he then failed a field sobriety test. Officers also learned that he did not have a valid license. The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted but was unable to respond to take possession. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the driver sent on his way.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:20 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

October 12th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 10:30 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

October 13th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: - Warrant service – 8:10 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for driving without its headlights illuminated. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two (2) open arrest warrants through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations, arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

October 14th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:05 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3200 block of Otis Street: Lost property – 12:15 pm. Officers took a report of a lost wallet that occurred on October 7th.

3500 block of Otis Street: Theft from auto – 3 pm. The owner of a 2011 Chevy Express Van told officers that sometime earlier today someone broke the driver’s side door handle to the van, gained entry and stole a silver canon camera and a Magellan GPS unit from inside the glove compartment. The suspects also broke the door handle on the left side door, gained entry to the van, and stole a black nylon DELL computer bag and a Husky tool bag containing hand tools and specialty tools used for cable and telephone installations and repairs. All items taken were the property of Cox Communications.

3800 block of 35th Street: Theft from auto – 3:15 pm. The owner of a 2006 Pontiac GTO told officers that sometime between 12 pm on October 10th and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle by unknown means and stole several items of his personal property including an XM radio from inside.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 4:40 pm. Officers impounded a 2007 Lexus for displaying expired registration plates. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and removed her personal property from the vehicle prior to it being towed.

October 15th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Attempted burglary – 12:15 am. The resident was awakened by the activation of her home alarm and immediately called police. Further investigation revealed that an unknown individual opened the back door to the home which caused the alarm to activate. The suspect, hearing the alarm fled the scene. There was no damage to the door and the suspect did not get inside.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI arrest – 3 am. Officers working a laser speed enforcement detail stopped a 2004 Toyota Sienna for speeding. When the officers interviewed the driver they developed a reasonable suspicion that he had been drinking. He submitted to a field sobriety test which he failed. He was taken into custody and transported to the Greenbelt Police department for a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that he had a BAC of .06. He was charged with DUI and released.

3700 block of 36th Street: Indecent exposure – 10 am. The victim told officers that a 26 year old male neighbor called her over to his front porch and twice exposed himself to her. When the victim went inside the house to report the incident to the man’s mother he assaulted her by pinning her against a wall. She was able to free herself without being injured. Officers located the man hiding in a basement closet. The victim was not sure if she wanted to file charges against the man. Officers provided her with his full identification so that she could file charges against him with a District Court Commissioner if she chose to do so at a later time.

3800 block of 34th Street: Suspicious situation/vehicle impound – 10:05 pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Hummer H2 for failing to display a front tag. Officers recognized the vehicle from a previous encounter on August 21st when it fled into DC when officers tried to stop it for the same violation. Prior to approaching the vehicle the officers observed the driver acting suspiciously and possibly trying to conceal something under the front passenger seat. Prior to questioning the driver they removed him from the vehicle for officer safety. A search of the interior of the vehicle that was within the driver’s reach revealed several bundles of counterfeit US Currency. The officers also learned that the driver’s license was suspended. Officers seized the counterfeit currency for further investigation by the US Secret Service. After issuing the driver several traffic citations he was released at the scene and the vehicle was impounded.

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