Monday, October 03, 2011

Police Report: September 29 - October 1

September 25th:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 12:30 am. Officers responded for the report of a theft of cigarettes that had just occurred. When the officers arrived the store clerk told them that a black male about 40-45 years of age wearing a blue jacket and a black hat came into the store, went behind the sales counter and stole 15 packs of Newport cigarettes. The man then fled the store in an unknown direction.

4200 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 4:40 am. Officers stopped a 2010 Dodge Charger for driving without headlights. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. The driver was charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:15 pm. Officers responded for the report of juveniles throwing rocks at passing cars. During their investigation they were flagged down by a man who said that his 2002 GMC Yukon was hit by a thrown object causing a dent to the passenger side. He said he saw several juvenile males running from the area. A search of the area for the juveniles proved negative.

2500 block of Allison Street: Criminal citation – 11:55 pm. Officers responded for the report of several individuals loitering, consuming alcoholic beverages and using drugs. When the officers arrived they detained four individuals for consuming open alcoholic beverages. All four were issued criminal citations and sent on their way.

September 26th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 9 am. Officers impounded a Chevy Impala for being unregistered and not displaying any registration plates.

3400 block of Newton Street: Vandalism to auto – 5:30 pm. The owner of a 2002 Nissan Altima reported that sometime between September 25th at 9:30 pm and September 26th at 7:45 am someone broke off the vehicle’s left-side door mirror and threw it on the sidewalk.

3400 block of Otis Street: Vandalism to auto – 5:30 pm. The owner of a 2007 Honda Pilot reported that sometime between 6:30 pm on the 25th and 8:15 am this morning someone scratched the vehicle’s right front fender and bumper.

4500 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 7:30 pm. Officers responded for a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. The officers located the suspect vehicle, a 1992 Honda Civic, and further investigation revealed that it had been reported stolen from an address in Takoma Park. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and Takoma Park PD was notified of the recovery.

September 27th:

3500 block of Perry Street: DWI/DUI arrest – 12:20 am. Officers on patrol using a mobile license plate reader (LPR) received a hit on a vehicle whose owner had a suspended license. Officers stopped the vehicle and upon speaking with the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver’s person and also noticed that his speech was slurred. He submitted to field sobriety testing which he failed. He was arrested for DWI/DUI and taken to the MSP Barrack in College Park for a breathalyzer test. The test revealed his BAC to be .22, almost three times the legal limit. He was charged accordingly for the DWI/DUI and issued a citation for driving on a suspended license. A passenger in the vehicle at the time of the stop was issued a criminal citation for unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 6:15 am. The owner of a 2005 Nissan Altima reported that sometime between 11 pm on the 26th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

3400 block of Newton Street: Vehicle impound – 8:10 am. Officers on patrol discovered a parked 1999 BMW with expired registration plates. The owner of the vehicle was inside the vehicle at the time of discovery. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was sent on his way and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Stolen auto – 10:20 am. The custodian of a 2000 Dodge Durango reported that sometime between 1:30 am and 6:30 am this morning someone stole the vehicle. The custodian

Said that the owner of the vehicle is currently serving in Afghanistan and left the vehicle in his care and custody.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Emergency petition – 7:10 pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman walking incoherently in traffic. Officers were able to get her safely out of the flow of traffic; however she was incoherent and unable to communicate with the officers. Fire/rescue personnel responded and determined that she needed to be examined by medical personnel in a hospital. She was taken by ambulance to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was admitted for evaluation.

September 28th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Criminal citation – 1:30 am. Officers responded for the report of a trespasser. Officers discovered the man sleeping in a stairwell. The man initially failed to identify himself by giving the officers several false names, but the officers eventually obtained his real name and identification. He did not have any open warrants so he was advised against further trespassing on the property, issued a criminal citation for giving false information to a police officer and sent on his way.

35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Motor vehicle collision – 1:15 pm. A Public Works trash truck struck an illegally parked 2010 Toyota Prius. Officers documented the collision but were unable to contact the Toyota’s owner.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: DWI/DUI arrest – 10:25 pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Honda Civic for driving without its headlights on. When the officers approached the driver they determined that he was possibly under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to a field sobriety test which he failed, however he refused to submit blood alcohol testing. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 11:15 pm. Store employees told officers that a black male described as 18 to 20 years of age came into the store and stole several items including soda, candy and chips.  The suspect was last seen leaving the parking lot in a small red four door vehicle.

September 29th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle collision – 12:35 am. Witnesses told MRPD officers that a small silver colored four door vehicle struck a wall to a boiler room causing some structural damage. The striking vehicle fled the scene and witnesses were unable to provide any further description of the vehicle or its driver. Fire/rescue personnel responded to conduct a building inspection and deemed the structure temporally safe. An apartment complex maintenance crew was able to secure the structure. The striking vehicle sustained major front end damage; however a search for the vehicle proved negative. Surrounding police agencies were given the lookout information.

4200 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 6:10 am. The owner of a 2008 Honda Civic reported that sometime between 4 am and the time she called police someone broke into her car and stole a navigation system and several music CDs.

3100 block of Upshur Street: Burglary – 8:45 pm. Officers received a call for a man entering the residence using a ladder. When they arrived they were able to gain entry into the garage and found the man hiding under a table. He was arrested, charged with 4th degree burglary and trespassing, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 30th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 8:40 am. Officers impounded a 2001 Oldsmobile for being parked in violation of a yellow curb and for displaying expired Maryland license plates.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 3:55 pm. The owner of a 2002 Honda CRV told officers that sometime between September 29th at 9 pm and the time he contacted police someone broke into his vehicle and stole several items of his personal property.

4400 block of 32nd Street: Vandalism to auto – 5 pm. The victim reported that someone cut three tires on the 2010 Hyundai Sonata she had rented due to her personal vehicle being valdalized. She said that she suspects that her former boyfriend cut the tires because he has been following her. The victim applied for a protective order with the District Court by her application was denied because she did not witness the boyfriend commit the vandalism.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Possible assault – 5:25 pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that occurred earlier. The victim told officers that about an hour prior to his call to police a man assaulted him with pepper spray after the two bumped into each other. A witness told officers that the victim became aggressive towards the man and that’s why he was pepper sprayed. Officers did not observe any evidence that the victim had been pepper sprayed nor was the alleged assailant still on the scene.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 7:15 pm. Officers responded for several reports of a man walking through traffic yelling and screaming. When the officers arrived they located the man in question that was disoriented and obviously under the influence of PCP. When officers attempted to take him into custody he became violent and a struggle ensued. Officers were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and under arrest. Fire/rescue personnel were called to the scene and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for evaluation and treatment.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation (x2) – 10:50 pm. Officers issued two men criminal citations for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

October 1st:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:40 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 11:40 pm. Store employees told officers that a man came into the store and stole several containers of soup, a sub and a dessert cup. The man was last seen by employees getting into a red Toyota-style vehicle which drove off up 22nd Street towards Queens Chapel Road.

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