3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle collision – 8:25 pm. The driver of a 2001 Infinity struck a parked vehicle while backing out of a parking space. Conflicting reports of exactly what transpired also alleged that the driver also ran over a pedestrian’s foot while backing out of the space. Minor damage was sustained by the vehicles involved and the pedestrian was not sufficiently injured to require medical attention. No charges were placed against the driver.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: DWI arrest – 10:25 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for driving the wrong way on Queens Chapel Road. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the MSP barrack in College Park for a breathalyzer test which he refused. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 1:40 am. Officers on patrol impounded a 2006 Ford Mustang abandoned in the road with two flat tires.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Disorderly conduct – 2:10 am. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly male having a dispute with a store clerk. When the officers arrived they saw the man yelling and screaming at the clerk. Officers separated the two so they could be interviewed. The clerk told the officers that the man came into the store, went into the employees only back room and urinated into a sink. Officers escorted the man out of the store to interview him and found he was highly intoxicated. As the officers were speaking to him he grabbed one officer and assaulted him. The officer was forced to physically take the man to the ground to get him under control and under arrest. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for minor medical treatment. When he was released from the hospital he was charged with assaulting a police officer and disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4000 block of 34th Street: Found property – 10:30 am. Officers recovered a black padded nylon bag with large yellow letters UMUC on the front that was found by a business owner. UMUC security personnel were contacted so that they could begin inquiries as to the bag’s owner.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.
2900 block of Arundel Road: Burglary – 6:45 pm. The resident told officers that she left her apartment at about 8 am this morning and when she returned home she discovered that her bedroom has been ransacked. She said that nothing had been stolen and officers found no evidence of forced entry into the apartment.
4200 block of 34th Street: Assault – 7:45 pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived they spoke with the victim and a witness who said they had been involved in a struggle with their 15 year old son who had been reported as a runaway. The struggle resulted when the son was confronted about his whereabouts. During the struggle the juvenile displayed a folding knife which the victim was able to take from him during the struggle. The officers charged the juvenile with assault via a juvenile petition and removed his information from the NCIC missing persons database. All parties were advised of their options with Juvenile Services and the District Court Commissioner.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 3 am. Officers responded to a business for the report of multiple alarms sounding. When the officers arrived they found the building secure and no sign of forced entry. A representative responded and checked the interior and discovered the cash register tray was lying on the floor with approximately $100 missing. She told the officers that the store had video recording capabilities but she did not know how to retrieve the images. She said she would have her husband look at the video and get back to officers later in the day.
3300 block of Otis Street: Theft from auto - The owner of a 2007 Hyundai Sonata told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone entered his vehicle and stole approximately $20.00 in mixed currency after ransacking the vehicle. No forced entry or damage was observed.
3600 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 12:25 pm. The owner of a 2007 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone entered his vehicle and stole his driver’s license and social security card after ransacking the vehicle. No forced entry or damage was observed.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Stolen vehicle – 9:40 am. The owner of a 2005 BMW parked his vehicle outside the building and went inside leaving the vehicle unlocked and the keys in the ignition. While the victim was inside a man described only as African American jumped into the driver’s seat and stole the vehicle fleeing onto Eastern Avenue towards Queens Chapel Road.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Warrant arrest – 2:30 am. Officers responded for the report of three suspicious individuals possibly smoking CDS outside the Family Dollar store. When the officers arrived they located and detained the individuals for questioning. None of the three were in possession of CDS however one of them had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on traffic related charges. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: DWI arrest – 2:10 am. Officers on patrol stopped to investigate a 1998 Cadillac Deville stopped in the roadway. When they approached the vehicle they saw that the driver was passed out behind the wheel and the keys still in the ignition. When they awakened the driver they observed that he was seriously intoxicated. The driver refused to submit to field sobriety testing or a breathalyzer test. He was arrested, charged with DUI/DWI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen auto – 7:15 am. The lessee of a 2011 Dodge Challenger told officers that sometime between 11:30 pm on December 8th and the time she called police someone stole her rented vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been recovered by MPDC officers at an address in DC. Hertz Rental Company was contacted by MPDC and advised how to take possession of the vehicle.
3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 5:45 pm. Officers patrolling using a mobile license plate reader received a hit that a 2006 Ford van was a stolen vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and learned that the driver was an employee of GEICO, was authorized to operate the vehicle and that the vehicle was not stolen. The vehicle’s information was removed from NCIC stolen vehicle files and the driver was released.
3400 block of Newton Street: Home invasion robbery – 1:20 am. The victim told officers that three black males dressed in all black clothing kicked open the rear door and accosted her with a knife. The man with the knife held the victim while his accomplices ransacked her grandson’s bedroom. The three stole a 32’ flat screen television and fled out the rear door in an unknown direction. A US Park Police K-9 unit assisted with a search for the men but lost the tracked some distance away. PGPD robbery detectives were notified of the incident and will assume a follow-up investigation.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 2:15 pm. The victim told officers that her purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle while she was pumping gas. The purse contained personal effects such as license and small amount of cash. The suspect(s) fled in unknown direction and a case number was provided.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: CDS arrest – 8:15 pm. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man in a 1995 Honda Civic. When the officers began to interview the man they observed that his eyes appeared glassy and there was an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and he was in possession of marijuana. Due to the fact that he was under the influence of CDS he was issued a State citation and released. Officers will obtain an arrest warrant for the CDS charge at a later date.