Monday, November 14, 2011

Police Report: November 6-12

November 6th:

3200 block of Perry Street: House fire – 1:25 am. Officers on patrol observed smoke coming from a private home. Upon arrival the officers saw that all occupants had exited the residence and the upstairs portion of the house was fully engulfed in flames as Fire Rescue arrived on the scene. The fire was extinguished without any further damage to the surrounding homes. The home has been boarded up and secured.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 6:50 am. The owner of a 1998 Ford Ranger told officers that sometime between 11 pm on November 5th and this morning around 6:30 am someone had broken the side passenger window to gain entry into his vehicle and stole an aftermarket car stereo.

Arundel Road and 30th Street: Hit and run collision – 9:10 am. The owner of a 2010 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime during the overnight hours a second unidentified vehicle struck his car and fled the scene.

4000 block of 36th Street: Disorderly conduct/vandalism to auto – 9:25 am. Officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. Upon arrival they encountered the victim who advised that sometime overnight someone slashed all four tires on his 2000 Ford Focus. The victim was very upset and hostile. As the officers were speaking with him he became very vulgar and started to cause such a scene that many people were coming outside of their residences. Officer’s attempts to calm the man failed. He was subsequently arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 10:30 am. Officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that at 5:49 am a black male and black female entered the victim’s unlocked Toyota Camry and rummaged through it. The suspects were not successful in removing anything from the vehicle because there was nothing of value left inside. The subjects then fled on foot. 

Varnum and 34th Streets: Hit and run collision – 2:30 pm. The owner of a 2008 Honda Civic told officers that a black in color full size SUV made a left turn onto Varnum Street from 34th Street striking her legally parked vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction.

2900 block of Upshur Street: DWI/DUI arrest – 8:20 pm. Officers on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed fail to stop at a stop sign. As officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle the vehicle failed to stop at several more stop signs and was driving erratically. Officers were able to get the vehicle stopped and further investigation revealed that the driver was highly intoxicated. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. A passenger was also highly intoxicated and was consuming an open alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation and released. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping.

November 7th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 5:15 am. Officers on patrol observed a 1992 Honda Accord unoccupied and running in the parking lot of the 7-11. Attempts to locate the owner/operator were negative. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. 

4400 block of 31st Street: Theft - 8:20 am. The victim told officers that sometime during the previous night her boyfriend stole a credit card from her purse. She discovered the theft when she tried to use the card for a gasoline purchase this morning.

3500 block of Newton Place: Theft from auto – 9 am. The owner of a 2000 Chevy Venture reported that sometime between 7:30 pm on November 6th and the time of the report someone smashed out the driver’s side window and stole the in-dash stereo system from the vehicle.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 11:10 am. The owner of a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo reported that sometime between 4:30 pm on November 6th and the time of the report someone used an unknown tool to put scratches on virtually the entire vehicle.

4200 block of 30th Street: Warrant service – 2:45 pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Infinity G35 for running a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and had an open arrest warrant through Prince William County, Virginia charging him with three counts of burglary and three counts of grand larceny. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville to await extradition to Virginia.

November 8th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 9:30 am. Officers stopped a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license; and, he was not authorized to drive the vehicle because it was rented to another person through Enterprise Car Rental in Hyattsville. The driver was issued several State traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 1:15 pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

2700 block of Webster Street: Burglary – 6:30 pm. The victim/resident told officers that sometime between 7 am this morning and the time she called police someone entered her apartment and stole forty dollars in U.S. Currency. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 7:15 pm. The owner of a 1994 Ford Escort reported that sometime between 10:30 pm on October 24th and 9 am on October 25th someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole several items of his personal property. The owner said that he didn’t report the incident at the time it occurred because he thought the theft happened in another jurisdiction.

November 9th:

2310 Varnum Street: Destruction of property – 6:35 am. Officers met with a Red Box technician who advised that sometime during the overnight hours someone damaged the touch screen to the DVD machine. The machine remained intact and nothing was stolen.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Theft from auto – 6:35 am. The owner of a 1996 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 11 pm on November 8th and the time she called police someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle and stole $20 in US Currency. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Found property – 6:45 am. A concerned citizen turned in a wallet containing various medical cards and a driver’s license. The wallet was submitted to property for return to its owner.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 7 pm. The owner of a 2007 GMC Yukon told officers that sometime between 6:20 pm and the time he called police someone broke out the rear passenger window of his vehicle.

3700 block of 37th Street: Welfare check – 7:40 pm. Officers were called to the home of an elderly resident who they found to be in a weak and frail condition. The man’s residence also had no electricity. He was taken by fire/rescue personnel to Providence Hospital for a medical evaluation. Prince George’s County Adult Protective Services was notified and will follow up.

November 10th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Citizen robbery – 9:20 pm. The victim told officers that he was walking down the foot path towards the Metro when he was accosted by two suspects. They threw him to the ground, stole his cell phone and key ring and fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim, who was highly intoxicated at the time the officers interviewed him, said that he did not get a good look at either of his assailants. 

November 11th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 11:40 am. Officers investigated a report from several citizens and a metro bus driver that a man was swearing and yelling at them for no reason and that he was head towards 35th Street. Officers located the man and found him to be intoxicated and had slurred speech. He began to yell at the officers and refused to calm down and control himself. After several warnings the officers arrested him for disorderly conduct and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 12th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 8:15 am. The owner of a 2003 Cadillac Deville reported that sometime between 9 pm on November 11th and the time he called police someone stole all four wheels and tires off his vehicle.

3300 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 4:40 pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Chrysler Sebring that was abandoned after a collision with a Pepco pole. 

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Fraud – 8:20 am. The victim told officers that he responded to an ad on Craig’s List from the Red Bull Company. He contacted a person named Toni Parks about the ad which involved placing a Red Bull advertising sign on his vehicle for which he would be paid $400 per month. He was further told that he would be receiving a monthly check for $2,650. He was instructed to cash the check, retain his compensation of $400.00 dollars and send the remaining funds to a Michelle Garner at 120 West Main Mesquite, Texas 75150 via Western Union. The victim deposited the funds into his bank account on November 2nd and withdrew $2,250 on November 8th.  On November 9th he received a phone call from his bank that his account had been overdrawn due to the fraudulent check that was run through his account.

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