Monday, January 31, 2011

Police Report: January 28-31

January 28th:

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Disorderly conduct arrest - 10:26 pm. While officers were involved with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation they were accosted by an hostile man who proceeded to interfere with the officers and disturb surrounding residents. When the officers’ attempts to get the man to calm down failed he was arrested for disorderly conduct. A search of the man incident to his arrest revealed that he was carrying a concealed weapon. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic stop/vehicle impound - 11:35 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation and learned that the driver did not possess a valid license. He was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

January 29th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic stop/vehicle impound - 1:45 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation and learned that the driver did not possess a valid license. He was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto - 3:10 pm. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between 1:15 pm and 3:00 pm someone broke the side window on his vehicle and stole a laptop computer and an external hard drive.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vehicle impound - 5:30 pm. Officers on patrol conducted a registration check on a Honda Accord. A short time later they received a response indicating that the attached license plates were supposed to be on a Dodge and not on the Honda. The license plates were removed for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound - 9:30 pm. Officers impounded a vehicle that had been double parked and blocking traffic for over an hour.

Queenstown Drive and Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision - 10:50 pm. Officers responded to investigate the report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The description of the striking vehicle matched that of a vehicle that had been involved in a separate hit and run on Chillum Road outside the City. During their investigation they were able to locate both the striking vehicle and the man who was driving it. He was issued numerous traffic citations before being sent on his way.

January 30th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Warrant arrest - 12:45 am. Officers responded for the report of loud music emanating from an apartment. When they arrived they spoke with the resident who was intoxicated and very confrontational. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Arundel Road and 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision - 2:45 pm. Officers initially responded for the report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. When the officers arrived they discovered that it was actually a bicyclist who had been struck. Their investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the traffic signal and struck the bicyclist who sustained only minor injuries. The driver was issued two traffic citations.

January 31st (early morning):

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Warrant arrest - 12:50 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for possession of marijuana. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Police Report: January 26-27

January 26th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Vehicle fire - 8:15 pm. A City owned pickup truck plowing snow suddenly caught fire. By the time fire/rescue personnel arrived to extinguish the blaze the truck was fully engulfed in flame. By the time the fire department extinguished the fire the vehicle had been totally destroyed. The Public Works employee driving the truck escaped without injury. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

January 27th:

4000 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle/recovered – 7:50 am. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord told officers that he parked his car outside his residence the night before and when he returned for it this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. Officers canvassed the area for the vehicle and located it parked in the Cedar Lane alley. The vehicle had ignition damage and no arrests were made. The owner made arrangements to have the vehicle towed for repairs.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 12:10 pm. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime during the previous night/morning someone broke into her car and stole a GPS unit.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic stop/vehicle impound – 8:15 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags on the vehicle had been issued to another vehicle. The driver was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 8:45 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 34th Street: DUI arrest – 11:40 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and led them to believe that the driver had been drinking. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test which he failed. He was arrested for DUI/DWI and transported to MSP in College Park for a breath test. The test revealed he had a BAC of .08. The officers also discovered that his driver’s license was suspended. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Police Report: January 24-26

January 24th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto - 8:50 am. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between 3:00 pm and 11:00 pm on January 23rd someone stole the two side mirrors off his 2002 Chevrolet Van.

Upshur Street & Russell Avenue: Motor vehicle collision - 10:25 am. Officers stood by while the drivers of two vehicles involved in a minor collision exchanged personal and insurance information. Officers also completed a Maryland state collision report.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic stop/protective order arrest - 8:20 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that there was an MVA pick up order on the license plates and the man driving had a suspended license. The officers also learned that the driver and his female passenger had an active protection order against one other. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and both individuals were arrested for violation of the protective order. The two were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and the vehicle was impounded.

January 25th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Urinating in public - 2:30 am. Officers on patrol issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound - 10:30 am. Code enforcement officers impounded a vehicle displaying expired license plates.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic stop/vehicle impound - 9:45 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for minor traffic violations. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

January 26th (early morning):

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Arson – 3 am. Officers responded for the report of a fire on the porch of a private residence. When the officers arrived the fire had already been extinguished by the homeowner. Investigators from the Prince Georges County Fire Marshall’s office responded to the scene and determined that the fire was intentionally set. Fire investigators are investigating this incident to determine if there is any connection to the arson fire in the 4000 block of 32nd Street on January 23rd.

Police Report: January 21-23

January 21st:

3200 block of Upshur Street: Warrant arrest – 9 pm. Officers responded to a private residence in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant on an individual for DWI. The officers found the man at home and arrested him on the warrant without incident. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 22nd:

Rhode Island Avenue @ 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 2:25 pm. Investigation revealed that two vehicles were traveling north on Rhode Island Avenue and both vehicle entered the traffic circle at the same time. The vehicle closest to the inner curb steered left to avoid colliding with the second vehicle and in so doing struck the curb and punctured the two left side tires. The second vehicle did not stop and left the scene continuing north on Rhode Island Avenue. The driver of the disabled vehicle could not provide any description of the second vehicle.

January 23rd:

4000 block of 32nd Street: Arson – 4:45 am. Officers responded for the report of a fire on the front porch of a private residence. Once fire/rescue personnel extinguished the fire investigators from the Prince George’s County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to investigate the incident. Fire investigators determined that the fire, which caused significant damage to the home, was intentionally set. The investigation is continuing.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 4:10 pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic argument. The female half of the argument told the officers that she just wanted the male half to leave the house before their argument escalated. While talking to the male half officers learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for misdemeanor theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 4:50 pm. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone broke into his car and stole several items of his personal property.

Police Report: January 20

3100 block of Taylor Street: Attempted residential burglary – 9 pm. The homeowner told the officers that she returned home to discover her front door ajar. Further investigation revealed that someone tried to break into the home but was unable to make entry because the dead bolt prevented the door from being opened. The frame of the door was completely destroyed but the dead bolt kept the perpetrators at bay. Nothing was taken from inside and no physical evidence was obtained.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest – 9:10 pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Dodge Neon for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for driving on a revoked license. He was arrested on the warrant, issued several traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3300 block of Arundel Road: Traffic stop – 9:50 pm. Officers stopped a late model Ford Explorer for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags displayed on the vehicle were issued to another vehicle. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Police Report: January 19

4200 block of 33rd Street: Search warrant - 7:00 pm. MRPD officers assisted detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department in executing a search warrant in reference to locating weapons used in an attempt 1st degree murder case that occurred in their jurisdiction.

1 Municipal Place: Disorderly conduct/assault - 7:40 38pm. Officers stopped to conduct field interviews with several individuals loitering at the bus terminal. The individuals told the officers that they were waiting on the bus. The officers left after advising the group to either take the bus or move along. The officers observed several busses arrive and depart however the group continued to loiter at the bus stop. The officers returned to further investigate and when they began speaking with the group two of them became very loud and disorderly causing a scene. One of the subjects also attempted to physically assault one of the officers. At that time officers arrested two subjects for disorderly conduct and assault. They were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Police Report: January 17-18

January 17th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Assault – 12:05 am. The investigation revealed that a woman had left her two children with a man and woman with whom she was acquainted. When the woman failed to contact the couple or her children after several days the couple notified Child Protective Services. CPS contacted the mother about the incident and began an investigation. The mother angered that the couple contacted CPS, came to their home, produced a knife and tried to stab the woman. When the man intervened he sustained a 4” laceration to his bicep. The assailant fled the scene before police arrived. The man was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of his wound. MRPD officers and PGPD detectives responded to the hospital to interview the victim. Based on that interview a warrant was obtained for the woman’s arrest charging her with 1st degree assault. She remains at large at the time of this report.

4200 block of 31st Street: Recovered stolen auto – 5 pm. A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper contacted MRPD officers and reported that he had recovered a 1997 Honda Civic that was reported stolen from the 4200 block of 31st Street on October 5th, 2010. The vehicle was recovered near Mansfield, PA and impounded for safekeeping by PSP.

4000 block of 34th Street: Traffic stop/vehicle impound – 11:30 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the vehicle’s registration was suspended. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

January 18th:

29th Street at Bunker Hill Road: Assault – 10:40 am. The victim told the officers that she was approached by black four door car driven by an Hispanic male. She said that the man harassed her when she responded by showing him her middle finger he drove off. A short time later the man drove by the victim again this time pointing a silver handgun at her. He announced that should the victim show her middle finger to him again he would shoot her. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vandalism – 2:30 pm. Officers received information from the business owner that someone had spray painted the word “Solar” on the alley side of the building. The building was photographed for further investigation and Public Works was notified to remove the paint.

3300 block of Perry Street: Recovered stolen auto – 3:15 pm. Officers were called to the area to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The officers located the vehicle in question, a 1997 Honda Civic with Maryland tags and observed that its ignition was damaged. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in Hyattsville on January 13th. Hyattsville PD was notified of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3700 block of Rhode Island AvenueTraffic stop/vehicle impound – 11:55 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the registration was suspended and there was an MVA pick-up order on the tags. The officers also observed three open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle. The driver was issued several citations and the vehicle was impounded.

Police Report: January 14-16

January 14th:

Queenstown Drive & Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision - 7:05 am. Officers found where a parked vehicle sustained minor damage from being struck by a second vehicle that fled the scene. Over the course of the next 48 hours officers were able to locate and charge the driver of the striking vehicle.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest - 10:10 pm. Officers received a call from the Montgomery County Sheriffs in reference to an individual who had been mistakenly released from their custody. MRPD officers located the individual and assisted the Sheriff’s Office with taking the individual back into custody.

January 15th:

Chillum Road & Queens Chapel Road: Narcotics arrest - 1:30 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for several traffic violations. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of narcotics and the officers saw him pass the drugs to a passenger. Both individuals were arrested and charged with various CDS offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 16th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary - 12:58am officers received a call for a burglary in progress at the Queens Manor Community Center/Day Care. Upon officers arrival they observed a male walking away from the area. Officers were able to stop and detain the individual. Upon further investigation it was learned that he was a juvenile that resides in the area. He juvenile was arrested for breaking into a vehicle, breaking a window at the community center and attempting to gain entry to the building. He was also found to have an open warrant for assault. He was delivered to the custody of the Boys Juvenile Correctional Center in Cheltenham.

3300 block of Otis Street: Citizen robbery - 6:55 am. Officers contacted the victim who told them that she was retrieving items from her car when an unknown male approached her from behind, placed his hand over her mouth and pushed her to the ground. The suspect removed the victim’s wedding ring and walked away towards Rhode Island Avenue. Information obtained during the investigation showed a possible connection to a domestic incident that occurred earlier and a follow-up investigation is ongoing.

30th Street & Upshur Street: Strong armed robbery – 9:30 am. MRPD officers responded to the victim’s home where they discovered that he had been badly beaten. He told the officers that he was riding his bicycle from the Hyattsville Metro at about 2 am when he was approached by three black males who proceeded to punch and kick him repeatedly. He said that the three men stole his wallet, cell phone and custom 20 speed men’s bicycle. After the assault the victim went home to lay down which caused a roughly 7-hour delay is the crime being reported. The victim was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of his facial injuries. He was met there by PGPD robbery detectives who took his statement and assumed a follow-up investigation.

4600 block of 29th Street: Domestic - 10:15 pm. Upon arrival to the building observed damage to the front door of the apartment building with the window pushed partially out of the door. Through a conversation with the female half of the domestic the officers learned that the male half had left the building prior to their arrival. A few minutes later they found the man outside the building screaming loud profanities about the female. When the officers approached to speak with the man he produced a 12-inch survival type knife and began flailing his arms and yelling obesities. The officers were able to take the man into custody without utilizing any force. He was charged with several offenses related to the incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Allison Street: Citizen robbery - 10:55 pm. Officers initially responded for the report of a pedestrian struck. Further investigation revealed that the pedestrian who had been struck was part of a trio of individuals who robbed a man driving a minivan. After he was robbed the victim used the van to strike one of his assailants. After an area canvass the officers were able to locate and detain all four individuals. All four were eventually arrested and charged with various crimes. Three of the arrestees were adults and were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. One arrestee was a juvenile and he was turned over to the juvenile detention facility in Cheltenham. The officers contacted DC police detectives and learned that the three individuals charged with robbery were involved in a strong armed robbery where a juvenile victim was badly beaten. Officers are also working with PGPD robbery detectives on the possibility that the three are also involved in other robberies in Prince George’s County.

Police Report: January 12-13

January 12th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: EPS – 1 am. Officers were called to investigate a man who was reported to be running into and out of oncoming traffic. The officers detained the man who was incoherent and combative towards them. The man either refused or because of his condition was unable to identify himself. He was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital and turned over to the medical staff for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

January 13th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 1:20 am. While checking the area for a suspicious person officers discovered an unoccupied 1995 Honda Accord that had been previously been reported stolen from an address in Takoma Park. Takoma Park PD was notified of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3700 block of 36th Street: Vandalism to auto – 7 am. The victim/owner of a 2000 Toyota Camry reported a scratch to the front bumper.

4100 block of 30th Street: Residential burglary – 7 am. The residents (3) told the officers that sometime between 2 am and 6 am someone broke into the home and stole several items including laptop computers and other personal belongings. The officers’ investigation revealed that the perpetrators entered the residence by prying open a back door. At least two individuals were involved as there were two sets of foot prints in the snow outside leading away from the property. The officers processed the scene for latent evidence with negative results.

4501 Eastern Avenue (BP station): Narcotics arrest - 8 pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious occupied vehicle. While the officers talked with the occupants they developed sufficient reasonable suspicion for a vehicle search. During the search the officers seized 38 individually packaged rocks of crack cocaine. Both subjects in the vehicle were arrested, charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Warrant arrest - 11:30 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Takoma Park. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Police Report: January 11

3100 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto - 8:45 am. Sometime between 5 pm on January 10th and the time of the report someone smashed out the passenger window of the victim’s 1997 Chevy Cavalier.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Sick person - 10:25 am. Officers received a complaint from a man who said that he had not heard from his father in over 24 hours and was concerned about his welfare. Officers along with fire/rescue personnel forced entry into the father’s residence and found the elderly man incoherent and dehydrated. He was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Theft/Fraud - 1:15 pm. The victim told the officers that earlier this month someone had taken a check she had written and altered the amount of the check. The check was cashed and additional monies were illegally obtained from the victim’s account.

4000 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto - 2:20 pm. Sometime between 5 pm on January 10th and the time of the report someone smashed out the right rear passenger window of the victim’s 2004 Toyota Corolla.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Assault - 11:45 pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that occurred earlier. When the officers arrived they questioned a group of intoxicated individuals and learned that a minor assault had occurred. The individuals were advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Police Report: January 10

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Open arrest warrant - 8:50 am. Officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant for traffic related charges. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Shepherd Street: Theft - 1:30 pm. A man came into MRPD to report the theft of a disability check. Further investigation revealed that the check had been cashed by a relative who is also the man’s caretaker. The incident is under further investigation.

2500 block of Allison Street: Assault - 10:50 pm. Officers responded to an assault in progress and when they arrived they found two sisters engaged in a physical altercation. After further investigation one of the sisters was arrested for assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Police Report: January 7-9

January 7th:

Other than the citizen armed robbery previously reported there were no significant incidents.

January 8th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Vehicle impound – 2 am. Officers received a call from a man who said that someone had stolen his vehicle and it was last seen in the Queens Manor apartment complex. Officers canvassed the area and located the vehicle which had been involved in a crash. The vehicle’s air bags had been deployed and there was front end damage. There was no evidence on the scene that the vehicle had been stolen. Since the complainant called from his home in Silver Spring, Montgomery County police went by his house to notify him that his vehicle had been recovered. MCP officers told MRPD officers that when they interviewed the complainant the saw that he had injuries to face consistent with those caused by air bag deployment in a auto collision. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and further investigation.

4200 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 10:30 am. The victim reported that sometime during the previous night someone stole the front tag off of her vehicle. Maryland tag 3FDW42.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Recovered stolen auto – 4:10 pm. DC police notified MRPD that their officers were following a stolen vehicle into Mount Rainier. MRPD officers located the vehicle parked in front of a driveway in the 3800 block of 33rd Street. No arrests were made and the vehicle was impounded.

January 9th:

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Recovered property – 11:22 am. A resident called to have officers come by and take custody of a handgun believed to have been left behind by a former tenant. Officers retrieved a non-lethal air soft gun.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Trespassing – 2 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto – 2:25 pm. The victim reported that her 1998 Dodge Caravan (Maryland tags 23451M5) had been stolen sometime during the previous night.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Citizen armed robbery – 6:10 pm. The victim was walking home from the West Hyattsville Metro Station when he was approached by three black males armed with knives. The three demanded the victim’s valuables and he surrendered his money, jacket and cell phone. The three then fled the area in an unseen direction. PGPD robbery detectives responded to take over the follow-up investigation.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Police Report: January 5-7

January 5th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound - 12:37 pm. Code Enforcement officers impounded a vehicle for displaying expired registration plates.

4000 block of 34th Street: Traffic stop - 9:252 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for having unregistered license plates and numerous equipment violations. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on an alcohol violation. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and his vehicle was impounded.

January 6th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound - 12:30 am. Officers impounded a vehicle for being parked on the roadway with no license plates displayed.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt residential burglary – 8:20 am. Officers responded for a reported burglary in progress. The caller victim told communications personnel that someone was trying to break down her door. When the officers arrived they found the door badly damaged however the suspects were unable to break the door open and fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vandalism to auto - 10:00 am. Sometime between 7:45 am on January 5th and the time of the report someone intentionally damaged the windshield, passenger window, hood, and driver’s side door of the victim’s vehicle.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest - 11:35 pm. Officers on patrol observed a subject known to them to have an open warrant for possession of narcotics. He was stopped and arrested. A search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of more suspected marijuana and crack cocaine. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 7th (early morning):

4600 block of 27th Street: Citizen armed robbery - 2:45 am. As the victim was driving home he noticed that he was being followed by a dark blue minivan with tinted windows driven by a female. Once he parked at his residence, two black males got out of the van, pointed handguns at him and ordered him to the ground. Once the victim was on the ground the two suspects robbed him of his cell phone, wallet, and jewelry. They returned to the van and fled down Queens Chapel towards the District of Columbia.

Police Report: January 3-4

January 3rd:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 10:45 am. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole her purse while she was inside the gas station.

3800 block of 34th Street: Stolen auto – 11:50 am. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous 24 hours someone stole her 1995 Honda Civic. There were no license plates attached to the vehicle at the time of the theft.

4000 block of 36th Street: Vandalism to auto – 3 pm. The victim showed the officers where someone damaged the hood and engine compartment of his 2001 Mercedes Benz. The officers determined that the damage was caused by a gun shot.

January 4th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 3:45 am. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s vehicle by damaging a door lock and stole several stereo components.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Citizen armed robbery – 7:30 pm. The victim told the officers that while walking home from the Metro Station he was approached by three black males, all wearing dark clothing, one of whom was armed with a silver handgun. The three suspects ordered the victim to surrender his wallet and cell phone which he did. All three suspects then fled the scene in different directions. Officers canvassing the neighborhood recovered some of the victim’s property on 32nd Street. PGPD robbery detectives from District I responded and assumed the follow-up investigation.

Police Report: January 2nd

January 2nd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto - 12:05 am. A delivery person parked his 2007 Toyota Corolla (MD tags 3CLT89) in front of Joe’s Carryout and left the keys on the front seat while he went into the restaurant. A few moments later a black male described as in his 30’s got into the vehicle and drove off with it down Chillum Road.

2700 block of Webster Street: Loud music/disorderly – 3 am. While officers were attempting to speak with a resident tenant about a loud music complaint one of the tenant’s guests who was highly intoxicated pushed one of the officers. She then began to curse, yell and scream causing a large disturbance. She was arrested, charged with assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

4100 block of 30th Street: Residential burglary/sexual assault - 4:25 am. The victim told the officers that she was awakened by a downstairs noise got up to investigate. She was confronted by a black male who had broken into her home through a kitchen window and was gathering items to steal. The man then sexually assaulted the victim and fled the residence with several of her personal items. The victim described her assailant as a black male with short hair about 20 years of age, 5’10” 160 lbs wearing a black sweatshirt that zipped up the front. From the description the victim gave the officers they believed it matched with a repeat offender in the neighborhood. PGPD detectives from District I responded to the scene to take over the follow-up investigation. MRPD officers gave the detectives their suspect information and detectives prepared a photo line-up for review by the victim. She immediately identified her assailant as the one MRPD officers had suggested to the detectives. An arrest warrant was obtained and an extensive search for the suspect began. After about 48 hours, he was located at an address in Capitol Heights and arrested by members of PGPD’s repeat offender squad. He is currently incarcerated in DOC under no bond.

2900 block of Allison Street: Recovered stolen auto - 7:15 pm. Officers responded for the report of an abandoned vehicle in the roadway. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2003 Jeep Liberty, had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County earlier in the day. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Domestic assault – 4 am. A female victim told the officers that she had been assaulted by her former boyfriend during an argument. The victim bore no immediate signs of physical injury; however the officers transported to the District Court Commissioner’s office where she obtained an arrest warrant for the boyfriend for assault and an interim order of protection. The officers returned to the residence and arrested the boyfriend on the warrant and served him with the order of protection.

Police Report: January 1, 2011

January 1st:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Death report - 8:05 am. Officers learned that a 78 year female passed away during the early morning hours. There was no evidence of foul play and it appears that the deceased suffered from several health issues prior to her death. Death was pronounced by a doctor from Maryland Community Hospice.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Brentwood): Assault - 1:40pm. Officers learned that a customer was unhappy about a purchase and returned to the store to complain. An argument ensued and the customer allegedly threw water and 30 dead goldfish at the store owner before fleeing the store. The store owner was unable to provide the customer’s personal information. The incident will be followed up by the Brentwood Police Department.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Death report - 3:10 pm. Officers received a call for an unconscious man inside an apartment. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Doctors at the hospital believed that the man died from natural causes and no foul play is suspected. Officers assisted the decedent’s family with funeral home arrangements.

Police Report: December 30-31

December 30th:

4700 block of 27th Street: Stolen auto – 3:40 am. A blue 2001 Hyundai Sonata (MD tags 084AZV) was stolen from the handicapped space where it had been parked by the owner at about 3 pm on the 29th.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft from auto – 3:30 pm. The rear tag (Maryland 8EEY64) from a 2005 Toyota Corolla was discovered stolen by the vehicle’s owner. The theft occurred sometime between 8 pm on the 29th and the time it was reported to police.

December 31st:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Commercial armed robbery – 2:10 am. Two black males armed with handguns and dressed in dark clothing with hoods came into the store and armed with handguns. They forced the store clerks to open the cash register and put the cash into a back pack. Both suspects fled the scene on foot towards Eastern Avenue after the robbery. A K-9 track was ineffective in locating the suspects. PGPD robbery detectives responded to assume a follow-up investigation.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Warrant arrest - 7:45 pm. Officers responded to what was reported as a verbal domestic dispute between and a female and a male. They were told that the male half of the dispute had fled the area on foot. They were able to locate him and immediately recognized him as the man wanted for the stabbing that occurred at the Mount Rainier Library on December 27th. As soon as the subject saw the officers he fled on foot down Bladensburg Rd into the District of Columbia. One officer was able to catch the man and he violently resisted arrest. During the struggle to get control of the man, he and the officer crashed through a wooden fence and fell down a 35-foot embankment onto the CSX railroad tracks. During the fall the officer’s handgun became dislodged from its holster. The suspect grabbed the gun and pointed it at the officer as if to fire. The officer grabbed the gun and was able to wrest it away from the suspect and re-holster it. Back-up officers from MRPD and MPD arrived and they too were forced to struggle with the suspect before finally getting him under control and under arrest. The suspect was taken into custody by MPD and charged him with several crimes including assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and as a fugitive from justice on the 1st degree felony assault warrant. The MRPD officer was not seriously injured during the incident. The suspect was treated and released from Washington Hospital Center.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant arrest - 2:50 am. Officers responded for a loud noise complaint. While they were investigating they stopped and questioned a man who was acting suspiciously. They discovered that the man had three open warrants through Montgomery County PD for traffic related offenses. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The individuals responsible for the loud noise were also located and advised to lower their music.

Police Report: December 28-29

December 28th:

2500 Allison Street: Theft from auto – 6:20 am. Sometime between 8:30 pm on December 27th and the time of the report someone broke into a 1995 Toyota Tercel and stole several stereo components.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 9:40 am. Bladensburg PD officers stopped a vehicle for driving with no front tag. The driver stated that the last time he knew his front tag was still attached to n his car was on December 24th when it was parked at his residence on 33rd Street. MRPD officers were notified and took a theft from auto report.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Residential burglary – 8:10 am. Officers responded for report of a residential burglary and when they arrived they discovered an apartment that had been forcibly entered. While checking the apartment they discovered plain view evidence of narcotics distribution. The apartment was secured and a search warrant was obtained. With assistance of PGPD narcotics officers the search recovered 103 grams of packaged marijuana, drug paraphernalia, gun ammunition, and other narcotics distribution related evidence.

December 29th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic stop – 11:20 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officers discovered that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

Police Report: December 26-27

December 26th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 3:25 am. Officers received a call for a man “dancing” on a MRPD marked police vehicle that was parked in front of the police station. Officers were able to catch the man and arrest him but not before he did approximately $3,000 damage to the vehicle. The man was under the influence of suspected PCP at the time of arrest. He was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for a medical examination before being delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

December 27th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 12:25 am. Officers stopped a man who had just stolen food from the 7-11. When they told him he was under arrest for theft he became combative and had to be restrained by force. After a brief struggle he was taken into custody. He was charged with theft and resisting arrest and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4100 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 8:40 am. A 2004 Honda Civic was broken into by undetermined means and several items were stolen from inside.

3100 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 10 am. A combination radio/CD player was stolen from inside a 2003 Chevy S-10.

3100 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 11 am. The driver’s side window of a 2001 Toyota Prius was broken out and the interior ransacked. Nothing was taken from inside the vehicle.

3225 Otis Street: Theft from auto – 12:30 pm. The from tag was stolen off of a 2003 Honda Accord sometime during the previous night.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Mount Rainier Library): 1st degree assault – 1:20 pm. A 15 year old male was stabbed by in the chest by an adult relative after an argument and physical altercation. The victim was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for the assailant. The man was located and arrested on the warrant in the early morning hours of December 31st.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Police Report: December 23-25

December 23rd:

4500 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto – 7:30 am. The victim told the officers that her vehicle was stolen from in front of her sister’s house sometime prior to her reporting the incident to police. The officers later learned that the vehicle theft was possibly related to a burglary (see next entry) at the sister’s house where the victim had a second set of keys to her vehicle. At about 4 pm officers were notified by the Hyattsville City Police that the vehicle had been recovered at the Mall at Prince George’s. No arrests were made and the victim was notified of the recovery.

4500 block of 29th Street: Residential burglary – 11 am. The victim told the officers that while helping her sister search for her car keys she discovered that several items were missing from her home. The missing items included the car keys, several electronic items and other personal property. The officers were unable to determine a point of entry into the home and no evidence was recovered.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Suspicious subjects/vehicle – 11:30 pm. Officers stopped to investigate three suspicious individuals in a parked car. As they approached the vehicle they observed a man in the front passenger seat rolling a marijuana cigarette. He was arrested and a search incident to his arrest revealed that he was in possession of 6.8 grams of marijuana with a street value of $136.00. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The other two occupants were released at the scene.

December 24th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Suspicious subjects – 12:30 am. Officers on patrol observed two suspicious people walk into the back yard of a vacant house that had recently been burglarized. The officers stopped the two for a field interview and discovered that one of them was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and both were sent on their way.

3200 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:15 pm. The victim showed the officers where someone had broken the mirror on the driver’s door.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 9:45 am. A bicycle left unsecured in the victim’s back yard was stolen.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 6:45 pm. A man was arrested and taken to the Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. There had been an on-going dispute between the man and his mother over the past couple of days and the man was acting irrationally and threatening to kill his mother.

December 25th:

4000 block of 31st Street: Residential burglary – 1:30 pm. The victim/resident called to report that a man had broken into his home through a basement window and was still in the basement. Officers arrived, located the man and arrested him. When the officers asked the man why he broke into the home, he told them that he needed someplace to take a nap. He was charged with burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Perry Street: Alcohol violation – 9:45 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of alcohol.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Theft from auto – 1 am. The owner of a 1992 Chevy Blazer reported her front tag stolen (Maryland tag 8AA7898).