Monday, December 05, 2011

Police Report: November 27 - December 3

November 27th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 1:30 am. The store’s night clerk told officers that three black males entered the store, removed three sandwiches valued at $14.37 from the refrigerated display and left the store without paying for them.  

3800 block of 37th Street: Suspicious situation – 1:25 pm. A resident called police to report that on November 25th he noticed what appeared to be human remains on his front porch. Representatives from the Prince George’s County Police homicide unit and the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore responded to examine the remains. It was determined that the remains were not human and most probably belonged to a large animal possibly a deer.   The medical examiner recovered the remains for further testing. 

3500 block of Otis Street: Vandalism to auto – 2:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of shots fired. The reporting person told officers that he had heard something whizzing past him and assumed it was a gun shot. Officers searched the area for evidence of shots fired and found none. They did however locate a 2005 Dodge Caravan with a broken rear window. The van was searched for a possible projectile with negative results. 

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 1 pm. The owner of a 1997 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between November 26th at 7 pm and November 27th at 1 pm someone broke the right door mirror off his vehicle.  

4100 block of 29th Street: Miscellaneous incident report – 5:15 pm. The complainant told officers that she noticed the words “no way” spray painted on her basement floor. One of her roommates said that he saw the words on the basement floor on the 24th and was going to remove them. The complainant said that there didn’t appear to be any forced entry into the residence. There were two cans of spray paint on a counter but the complainant did not know if they belonged to another roommate that was not home at the time. 

November 28th: 

3000 block of Buchanan Street: CDS arrest – 4 pm. Officers responded for the report of three suspicious subjects possibly involved in CDS activity. When the officers arrived they detained two of the individuals but the third fled the scene on foot. After a brief foot chase he was apprehended. Officers discovered that he was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was charged with possession of a CDS and released to his legal guardian. 

3401 Bunker Hill Road: Trespassing – 9:20 pm. Officers were called to investigate two individuals who forced their way into a vacant apartment. When the officers arrived they met with the building manager who said that the two were possibly in an apartment that had been shut down by Prince George’s County for code violations. The manager authorized the officers to force entry into the apartment where they found the two individuals hiding. The manager elected not to press charges against either man but both were warned not to return to the property or they would be arrested for trespassing.  

November 29th: 

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft – 9:50 am. The victim reported that she became aware of the theft of over $600 from her personal bank account. The bank has been contacted for documentation of the charges so that further investigation can take place. 

November 30th: 

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Motor vehicle collision – 7 am. A vehicle driving south on Rhode Island Avenue collided with a vehicle going northbound. Investigation revealed that the S/B driver failed to yield the right of way to the N/B vehicle in the traffic circle. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and there were no injuries. 

4500 block of eastern Avenue (BP station): Found property – 8:30 am. Officers retrieved a black wallet found at the BP station. The owner of the wallet was contacted, returned to the BP station and officers returned his wallet to him. The owner said that his credit cars, cash and driver’s  license were still in his wallet. 

2200 block of Varnum Street: Lost property – 12 pm. A woman came into the police station to report that she lost her wallet containing personal items of identification and cash. She could not remember where or when she lost her wallet. 

December 1st: 

4100 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound -8:30 am. Officers were called to investigate the report of a vehicle blocking a private driveway. The officers determined that the tags issued to the vehicle belonged to another vehicle and the vehicle itself was unregistered. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA. 

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 9:30 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. 

2400 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 11 am. Officers stopped a 2001 Lexus GS430 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Prior to his release to DOC he was issued three State traffic citations for the original traffic violation. 

December 2nd: 

2310 Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 9:40 am. Officers spoke with the store manager who reported that a black male entered the store and stole two 9.9 oz bottles of Starbucks Coffee drinks. The suspect fled store in an unknown type of vehicle possibly displaying Virginia tags. 

3300 block of Perry Street: Warrant arrest – 10:30 am. Officers observed a man loitering on the property of a closed business consuming an alcoholic beverage. Further investigation revealed that he had an open warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for trespassing. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. 

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:10 pm. Officers stopped a 1991 Toyota for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and was in possession of an open alcoholic container. He was issued several State traffic citations as well as a criminal citation for the alcohol violation. His vehicle was also impounded.  

4500 block of 34th Street: Child custody dispute – 7 pm. The complainant told officers that she had legal custody of her sister’s two juvenile children. The paperwork she presented to officers indicated that the children’s mother voluntarily granted temporary custody of her children to her sister. Social Services was contacted and it was determined the dispute was a civil issue and would be followed up by Social Services.  

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle theft – 10 pm. The driver of a delivery vehicle told officers that he left his vehicle running while he retrieved a food delivery. While he was away from the vehicle three undescribed Hispanic males stole it. 

December 3rd: 

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft of/from auto – 6:45 am. Officers responded for the report of a tampering in progress. The complainant stayed on the phone with the dispatcher and described two men were trying to steal her vehicle. When the officers arrived they stopped one of the men immediately and the complainant, still on the phone, directed the officers to the second individual who was still inside her vehicle. When the officers took the second man into custody they discovered that he was sitting on a sawed off shotgun. Further investigation revealed that the subjects had stolen one vehicle from an address in the City and broken into at least four other vehicles. Officers were able to recover most of the stolen property as well as the stolen auto. Both subjects arrested, charged with multiple theft and firearm offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville where they were jailed on a no bond status.  

3800 block of 31st Street: Death investigation – 3 pm. Officers responded for the report of a natural death. Upon arrival they were met by family members who said that their mother had passed away. They said that the woman suffered from several medical problems prior to her death. Officers along with the state medical examiner’s office conducted an investigation and found no signs of foul play. The decedent’s remains were released to the family and the funeral home.  

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Tobacco sales violation – 9:45 pm. Officers received several complaints that a business was selling individual cigarettes in violation of State tobacco laws. Officers spoke to management about the complaint and were assured that the business was in full compliance with the law and had a valid tobacco sales license.

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