Monday, November 28, 2011

Police Report: November 13-19

November 13th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 5:25 am. The owner of a 1991 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 8:20 pm on November 12th and the time she called police someone broke out the driver’s side and rear passenger windows of her vehicle.

3700 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 11:40 am. The owner of a 1999 GMC Denali told officers that sometime between 10 pm on November 12th and the time he called police someone stole the passenger side rear view mirror off his vehicle. The suspect(s) tried unsuccessfully to steal the driver’s side mirror.

November 14th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Located runaway – 10:40 am. At the request of Virginia police MRPD officers responded to check for the presence of a runaway juvenile. The juvenile was located at the home of her aunt. The juvenile’s mother was contacted and advised that her daughter was safe. The mother said that she would make arrangements to pick up her daughter at a later time/date.

November 15th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 1:20 am. Store employees told officers that a black male described as bald, 5’9” tall, 190 lbs. and wearing a long brown jacket came into the store and stole approximately $44 worth of merchandise. The suspect fled the area in a white SUV on Arundel Road towards Russell Avenue. A search of the area failed to locate either the vehicle or the suspect.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Fraud – 6:25 pm. An unknown individual called into the store and told the clerk that he was the Family Dollar regional manager. The suspect told the clerk to cash a $200 Western Union gift card and provide him with the card number so that he could pay a tow company for towing the company’s truck. He said he would be by later to sign the receipts. When the suspect did not come into the store the clerk called the regional office and spoke with the real regional manager who advised that he never called and authorized any such transaction.

November 16th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Suspicious situation – 5:55 pm. Officers responded for the report of an attempted carjacking. The victim told officers that he was sitting in his 2010 Toyota Rav4 parked in his driveway when a man described as a black male, 5’ 8” tall, 120 lbs, wearing a blue sweater vest over a white shirt and a black ski mask opened his driver’s side door, pointed a finger at him like it was a gun and ordered him to get out of the car. The victim said that he and the suspect just stared at each other for about 5 seconds and no other words were exchanged. The suspect then closed the door and ran to a dark colored full size van parked in the street behind the victim’s car, jumped into the passenger side and the van fled north on 31st Street.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 8 pm. Officers interviewed a man who told them that he was at the Urban Eats Cafe on November 11th and had placed his bag containing his Apple iPad on a chair. He said that when he returned home he noticed that the iPad was missing from his bag. He was able to track the iPad using his own software to a location in Arlington County, Virginia and contacted the police in that jurisdiction to investigate the theft. He was advised that he needed a local police report to continue the investigation.

November 17th:

Kaywood Place at Kaywood Drive: Warrant arrest – 3:30 am. Officers issued a vehicle a parking citation and while placing the citation on the windshield noticed a man in the driver’s seat. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving an uninsured vehicle. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Domestic dispute – 12:10 pm. Officers responded for the report of a man violating a court protection order. Once on the scene the officers observed the man running from the apartment building. After a short foot chase they were able to catch and detain him. Once the protection order was verified the man was arrested for violating the order and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 10:20 pm. Officers stopped a 2008 Cadillac for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a violation of probation charge and for theft under $100. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released at the scene. The passenger was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 18th:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Disorderly person – 12:15 am. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly intoxicated man harassing customers as they entered and exited the store. Officers escorted the man out of the store and warned him not to return or he would be arrested for trespassing. Officers were called back to the store at 1 am because the man had returned and was opening various items prior to paying for them. Officers advised the man he was under arrest and a brief struggle ensued as he resisted arrest. During the struggle the man sustained a small cut over his left eye and was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment. Doctors at the hospital refused to release the defendant from their care because they discovered he had a blood alcohol content of .4 (5 times the legal limit).

3700 block of 37th Street: 1st degree assault – 11:45 pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute involving a knife. Once on the scene they encountered an intoxicated man armed with a knife. Once the man was in custody they learned that he became upset over money missing from his room. He armed himself with the knife and attempted to cut the victim. He was arrested without further incident, charged with first degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The victim was uninjured.

November 19th:

4600 block of 25th Street: 4th degree burglary – 11:40 am. Officers received a report from the leasing office for returned trespassers. Officers were able to detain two of the individuals and further investigation revealed that they broke into a vacant unit, causing damage to the apartment. One of the two was also found to be in possession of four master keys that opened the building’s exterior doors. Both were arrested, charged with 4th degree burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 6:50 pm. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Tundra reported that she came out to her vehicle and discovered damage to her vehicle’s passenger side door. The damage was consistent with key marks.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest – 11:25 pm. Officers on patrol observed an individual known to have an open warrant obtained by MRPD for trespassing. A field interview was conducted and it was confirmed the suspect detained was the wanted subject. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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