Monday, February 28, 2011

Police Report: February 25-27

February 25th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Burglary - 1:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary at a vacant house. The officers learned that the residents had voluntarily moved out of the house after being served with an eviction notice on February 23rd. When they returned to gather more of their personal items they discovered that the back door had been forced open and the window air conditioners and an upright freezer had been stolen from inside. The victim’s told the officers that they suspected several of their former guests were involved in the theft. An investigation is ongoing.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism - 11:30 pm. Officers spoke with a resident who told them that he left his apartment around 6 pm and returned at 11:15 pm. When he got home he discovered that someone had entered the apartment and destroyed his blinds, some drywall and stained his sink. He said that he believes his former girlfriend came back to the apartment and did the damage.

Arundel Road & 25th Street: Narcotics arrest - 11:45 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When the officers approached to speak with the driver they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

February 26th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto - 2:45 pm. The owner of a 2000 Dodge reported that sometime between February 22nd at 8:30 am and the time of the report someone stole the front license plate (MD 4FZK82) off his vehicle.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Alcohol violation – 9 pm. Officers were called to the scene for the report of several subjects loitering and consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place. The officers located the group in question and issued several of them criminal citations for the violation. All were sent on their way without further incident.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Attempt armed robbery – 9 pm. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that she had just arrived home and was walking to her apartment when she was accosted by two black males about 17-20 years of age. One of the men displayed a handgun and demanded her money. When she told them that she didn’t have any money they demanded her credit cards. When she told them that she didn’t have credit cards either, one of the men told her that she had a “pass’ and the two fled the scene. They were last seen getting into a silver colored vehicle with tinted windows – possibly an older model Acura two door. A search of the area for the suspects and their vehicle proved negative.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest - 11:30 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 on a charge of misdemeanor theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

February 27th:

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Narcotics arrest - 12:30 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled an odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of the narcotic known as ecstasy. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Chillum Road: Assault - 12:50 pm. Officers responded for the report of a cutting. When the officers arrived, fire/rescue personnel were treating a young man for a laceration to his forehead. An older gentleman was seated on the curb awaiting the officers’ arrival. Further investigation revealed that the older gentleman had been walking to Giant to pick up food for his grandchildren. He was approached by the younger man who began taunting him for reasons yet unknown. The older man ignored him until the young man grabbed him. At that point the older man took him to the ground and a fight ensued. The fight ended with the younger man sustaining the laceration to his forehead. The older man was not injured. No charges were placed.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Customer dispute - 7:40 pm. Officers responded for the report of a customer dispute. When the officers arrived they determined that the dispute arose over the customer’s attempt to pay with a counterfeit $100 bill. The customer was very cooperative and it was determined that he had no idea that the bill was counterfeit. The dispute was settled and the bill was seized for evidence.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hazardous Wind Advisory

'Hazardous' winds with gusts up to 60 mph are expected across the area this afternoon (February 25th) and evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS warns the winds could cause property damage and has issued a high wind warning for between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Post's Capital Weather Gang reports the winds could down trees and cause power outages. Already, some 5,000 customers are in the dark in the D.C. area. Property in outdoor areas should be secured.

Before the strongest winds arrive, the Capital Weather Gang says there is a slight risk of severe storms today as a cold front passes over the area.

Police Report: February 24

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Traffic – 8:20 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for having expired tags. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 10:30 am. Officers on patrol stopped to investigate two men who were drinking alcoholic beverages in public. Their investigation revealed that one of the men had an open arrest warrant through Charles County for theft. He was arrested on the warrant and a Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy responded and took custody of him. Both men were issued criminal citations for the alcohol violation.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Police Report: February 23

3300 block of Chillum Road: Narcotics arrest – 12:05 pm. Officers responded for the report of suspicious persons. When the officers arrived they located two subjects hiding behind a wall smoking what appeared to be cigarettes. When the officers approached the two they detected a strong odor of PCP. Further investigation revealed that one of the individuals was under the influence of PCP. A search of this individual revealed that he was in possession of several cigarettes laced with PCP. He was arrested for possession of the CDS and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for a medical evaluation. Once he was released from the hospital he was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 5:35 pm. The victim told the officers that a subject described as a black male with shoulder length dreds, 6’2” tall, 220 lbs., wearing foam posit Nike shoes, a black t-shirt and jeans came into the store and asked if they sold pork chops. The victim told him ‘no’ and he left the store. A short time later the man came back into the store, walked to where the victim was seated, snatched her purse and fled the store. Several police units searched the area for the suspect with negative results.

4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto – 7 pm. The owner of a 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser told officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence at about 6 am. When he returned to the vehicle at about 4:30 pm he discovered that it had been stolen.

4100 block of 34th Street: Runaway – 7:45 pm. The father of a 16 year old female came into the police station to report that his daughter had run away from home. He said she left home after being disciplined for ongoing behavior issues and that this is the fifth time she had run away from home. The juvenile was entered into NCIC missing persons files and the father was referred to juvenile services for additional assistance.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Police Report: February 21-23

February 21st:

3700 block of 36th Street: Theft from auto - 9:05 am. The victim/owner told officers that sometime between February 19th at 11 pm and February 20th at 8 am someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole several items of personal property.

4400 block of 30th Street: Residential burglary - 3:15 pm. The homeowner told officers that sometime between 11 am and 3:15 pm someone broke into his home and stole a laptop computer from the kitchen table. The officers determined that the suspects gained entry into the home by breaking a window out of a rear door.

February 22nd:

3200 block of Upshur Street: Stolen auto - 9:15 am. Officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle that had just occurred. The victim/owner told the officers that she left her vehicle running and unlocked while retrieving a personal item from her residence. When she turned to go back to her car she saw a man get into the car and drive off. A short time later an officer located the vehicle and began following it while waiting for backup officers to arrive. When the driver realized he was being followed by police he fled into DC at a high rate of speed. The officers did not pursue the vehicle into DC. A short while later the vehicle was found crashed near the intersection of 3rd & Oglethorpe Streets. The driver fled on foot and was not apprehended. MPD officers impounded the vehicle for evidence processing and the victim was notified of the recovery.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic - 10:30 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

32nd & Perry Streets: Vehicle impound - 10:50 pm. Officers impounded a Dodge van that had been parked at the location for an extended period of days. The van was displaying license plates that were not on file and the vehicle itself was unregistered.

February 23rd (early morning):

4600 block of 27th Street: Assault - 1:10 am. Officers received a call for an assault that had just occurred. When they arrived they spoke with the victim who said that she and her boyfriend had gotten into a verbal argument. The boyfriend escalated the argument when he struck her in the face with a plastic snow shovel. The victim sustained a small laceration above her eye. She told officers that she did not wish to cooperate further. She was provided medical attention and referred to the District Court Commissioner for further assistance.

Police Report: February 18-20

February 18th:

3800 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 7:20 am. The owner of a 2005 Chrysler 300 told officers that she forgot to lock her vehicle and when she returned for it she discovered that several items had been stolen from inside.

2400 block of Varnum Street: Warrant arrest – 11 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. She was issued several state citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of Rainier Avenue: Residential burglary – 1 pm. Officers responded for the report of an activated residential alarm. When officers arrived on the scene they found a front window ajar. It was undetermined if anything had been stolen from the residence. A search of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

3400 block of Otis Street: Emergency petition – 3:45 pm. Officers initially responded for the report of a man down. They located a man who they determined was under the influence of suspected PCP. When the man threatened to assault the officers they took him into custody and transported him to the Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical and psychological examinations. He was released to the custody of hospital medical personnel.

February 19th:

3000 block of Upshur Street: Residential burglary – 7:50 pm. The homeowner told officers that he returned home to discover that someone had entered his residence, ransacked the interior and stole several items of personal property. Officers observed that the rear door had a double dead bolt lock and could not be opened from inside or outside without a key, and etermined that the suspect(s) gained entry into the home by breaking a glass pane window with a rock then climbing through the window.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Citizen armed robbery – 8:10 pm. The victim was accosted by two men one of whom was armed with a black handgun. The victim provided the officers with a description of his assailants and during a search of the area they were able to stop and detain an individual matching the victim’s description. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene and took custody of the individual for further investigation. Charges in this case are pending additional investigation.

3400 block of Newton Place: Vandalism to auto – 9:10 pm. The owner of a 2002 Saturn told officers that when he came out to his vehicle he noticed several scratches on the front bumper.

February 20th:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 3:10 am. Officers conducting Laser speed enforcement stopped a vehicle for 60 mph in the 35 mph speed zone. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended Maryland license. He was issued several state citations and his vehicle was impounded.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Police Report: February 17-18

February 17:

4100 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto - 9:10 am. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between 5 pm on the 16th and the time of the report someone smashed out one of the windows to her vehicle. The interior was ransacked but nothing was found missing.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Warrant arrest - 9:15 am. Officers investigating a broken down vehicle learned that the registered owner had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay child support. A short time later the owner arrived on the scene and was arrested on the warrant. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4400 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto - 9:15 am. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between 8 pm on the 16th and 9:15 this morning someone broke into his vehicle and stole a GPS unit and a stereo radio.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Suspicious persons - 3:15 pm. Officers were called to investigate a report of suspicious subjects loitering and threatening the maintenance staff at Kaywood Apartments. The maintenance supervisor told the officers that he observed three black males, 17-20 years of age, who he asked to leave the property. They complied with the supervisor’s request, but returned a short time later. When he confronted the men a second time they again fled the property but not before threatening to shoot the maintenance staff. No weapons were displayed. A search of the area for the three was negative.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto - 3:25 pm. The victim/owner told officers that sometime between 4 pm and 11 pm on February 16th someone broke into her car and stole several personal items including an unknown amount of loose change.

2300 block of Arundel Road: CDS violation – 8 pm. Officers on Segway patrol observed several individuals drinking in public. When they approached the group one of the men placed a small baggie containing a white powder in his mouth. Believing the powder to be cocaine officers attempted to stop him from ingesting it and destroying evidence. The man immediately became aggressive, violent and physically assaulted two officers. After a brief struggle the officers were able to get the man under control, but by that time he had swallowed the suspected cocaine. He was placed under arrest and transported to the hospital for treatment. After medical personnel pumped his stomach he was released from the hospital. He was charged with CDS possession and assault on the officers and remanded to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 34th Street: Alcohol violation – 9 pm. Officers issued criminal citations to two men who were drinking alcoholic beverages in a public place.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Stolen license plate - 11:35 pm. Officers were flagged down by Queenstown Security personnel who said that someone had stolen the front license plate off of one of their vehicles. No evidence/witnesses to the theft could be located.

February 18 (early morning):

Russell Avenue & Upshur Street: Suspicious vehicle - 4:30 am. Officers on patrol stopped to investigate an occupied suspicious vehicle. They later learned that the driver had a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for the violation and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Police Report: February 16

3200 block of Chillum Road: EPS - 7:45 am. Officers received a call for a disorderly individual. Upon further investigation the officers found grounds to believe the subject needed medical assistance and completed a petition for an emergency evaluation. Officers then transported the individual to a local hospital where he was turned over to medical staff for treatment and evaluation.

4300 block of 28th Place: Traffic - 12:00 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle and the driver were in violation of multiple traffic laws to include no insurance and a pick up order on the license plates. The vehicle was impounded and the driver issued several state traffic citations.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest - 1:15 pm. Officers responded for the report of several suspicious individuals loitering in the area. When they arrived they dispersed several of the individuals, however one of them was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to pay child support. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Police Report: February 15

3200 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 6 pm. The owner of a 2008 Ford F250 van showed officers where someone broke a door lock on his truck. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle and no evidence/witnesses were identified.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 9:35 am. Officers impounded a 1997 Nissan Sentra for blocking a driveway. The officers also discovered that the tags displayed on the vehicle were issued to another vehicle.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Warrant arrest – 7:30 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Police Report: February 14

4100 block of 31st Street: Attempt stolen auto – 11 am. The owner of a 2008 Chrysler P/T Cruiser told officers that when she went to get into her vehicle she noticed that someone had damaged the driver’s side door lock and the ignition in an apparent attempt to steal the car. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Residential burglary – 2:25 pm. Officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The officers spoke with the homeowner and determined that someone threw a brick through a rear window to gain entry into the home. Once inside the suspects stole several pieces of jewelry before fleeing the area. No evidence was recovered at the scene.

3200 block of Perry Street: Residential burglary – 2:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of an activated residential alarm. When officers arrived they determined that someone had broken into the home through the front door. The home owner responded, went through the house and told officers that several items of jewelry had been stolen from an upstairs room. Officers recovered a pair of latex gloves in a neighboring yard. Officers believe that this burglary and the one on Rainier Avenue are related and PGPD burglary detectives were contacted to assist with the investigation of both cases.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Trespassing – 8:45 pm. Officers stopped a man for a field interview. They determined that he had been previously issued a notice banning him from the property. He was arrested for trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:15 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 11:55 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Police Report: February 11-13

February 11th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Attempt rape – 10:45 am. Officers spoke with the victim who stated that she confronted her long time boyfriend over his marital status. A verbal argument ensued resulting in the boyfriend leaving the apartment. The victim said she went to take a shower and when she got out of the shower she was confronted by the boyfriend who attempted to engage in sexual intercourse. He was unsuccessful and fled the apartment. While the victim was being interviewed the boyfriend returned to the scene and officers detained him for questioning. PGPD detectives were called to assist and they requested that both the victim and the boyfriend be transported to their station to be interviewed. At that point the victim refused to cooperate any further stating she would contact detectives at a later time.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 12:40 pm. Officers on patrol discovered a silver Dodge Charger that had been stripped of three of its four tires. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier from an address in Prince George’s County. PGPD was notified of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

25th Street and Arundel Road: CDS/warrant arrest – 8:30 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. While speaking with the driver the officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was removed from the vehicle and searched. He was found to be in possession of a large quantity of individually packaged crack cocaine having a street value of $2,000. The front seat passenger was found to have an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a traffic violation. Both individuals were arrested, charged accordingly, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was released to a member of the driver’s family.

4300 block of Upshur Street: Attempt robbery – 11 pm. Officers spoke with the reporting person who said that he was attempting to deliver food when he saw a young black male dressed in all dark clothing put on a mask and run towards his car. The reporting person believed he was about to be robbed and he drove off as the masked individual reached the passenger side of his vehicle. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.

February 12th:

4500 block of 34th Street: Warrant arrest – 1:30 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for violation of probation. The driver was issued a state citation, arrested on the warrant, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was released to a family member with a valid driver’s license.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic violations – 8:30 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle because the tags displayed on it came back listed to another vehicle. The officers later discovered that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. He was issued several State citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: CDS/warrant arrest – 11 pm. Officers responded for the report of several individuals loitering in a hallway. When they arrived they observed the individuals and stopped them for questioning. The officers learned that one of them, an adult, was in possession of 10 grams of marijuana; and another, a juvenile, had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for robbery. The adult was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The juvenile was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of the juvenile detention center in Cheltenham.

February 13th:

3000 block of Upshur Street: Attempt stolen auto – 12:20 pm. The owner of a 2000 Plymouth Neon showed the officers where someone had removed the ignition from her vehicle that was parked in her driveway. There were no signs of forced entry although the victim stated her doors were locked.

Arundel Road and 29th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 3:45 pm. Two vehicles were involved in a minor collision when one vehicle attempted to pull into traffic. There were no injuries.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 4:10 pm. The victim told the officers that she pulled into the Sunoco gas station to make a purchase. When she returned to her vehicle she noticed a white in color vehicle fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed and her purse missing.

3400 block of Newton Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:45 pm. The owner of a 2007 Honda Pilot told officers that she returned to her vehicle and discovered that someone had broken the left rear window. Nothing was stolen from on or inside the vehicle.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Police Report: February 10

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Attempt citizen robbery – 9:45 am. While walking to school a student was approached by two suspects who blocked his path and demanded that he hand over his money. The student didn’t comply and both suspects walked away when a parent approached. MRPD obtained a description of the suspects and searched the area. Officers were able to locate and detain two individuals in the 3700 block of Shepherd Street who matched the suspects’ descriptions. The victim and his father responded and the child positively identified both individuals as the two that tried to rob him. During the course of the investigation, officers identified a second student who had also been accosted on his way to school. He also was able to positively identify both suspects. Both suspects were arrested and charged with attempted robbery. One was an adult and he was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The other was a juvenile and he was charged via a juvenile petition and released to the custody of his parents.

2800 block of Hamilton Street – Hyattsville: Mutual aid, citizen robbery – 8 pm. Officers from Hyattsville City PD requested MRPD assistance in searching for two suspects that had just robbed a citizen in Hyattsville. HPD officers advised that they were in a foot chase with two suspects and were headed towards Queens Chapel Road and Mount Rainier. Officers from both agencies converged on the area behind Lee's Restaurant were they were able to catch and detain both suspects. The victim was brought to the scene of the apprehension and positively identified the two as the ones who robbed him. He was turned over to HPD officers for disposition.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Police Report: February 9-10

February 9th:

4700 block of 27th Street: Identity theft – 9am. A gentleman called to report that while checking his accounts on line he discovered that someone had opened a line of credit using his information and made several unauthorized purchases. Officers documented the crime and turned the case over to PGPD’s financial crimes units for a follow-up investigation.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 9:10 am. The owner of a 1998 Ford Explorer (Maryland tag 21993M) reported that when he came out to his vehicle this morning he discovered that someone had stolen the rear tag.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound - 9 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MVA pickup order on the tags. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

February 10th (early morning):

3300 block of Chillum Road: DWI arrest – 1:05 am. Officers conducting a stop sign enforcement detail at Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at the stop sign. While speaking to the driver the officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and observed that her speech was slurred. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test which she failed. She was placed under arrest for DWI/DUI and transported to MSP in College park for a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that her BAC was .13. She was issued four Maryland state citations and released. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Police Report: February 8

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Hit and run collision - 10:05 am. Officers spoke with the complaint who works for Waste Management. He stated that as he was picking up trash a gray four door Acura possibly struck the truck as it was trying to drive around it. The driver of the Acura fled the scene and there did not appear to be any damage to the truck.

Queens Chapel Road & Chillum Road: Traffic - 10:05 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MVA pick-up order on the tags. The driver was issued several citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Police Report: February 7-8

February 7th:

Chillum Road & Queens Chapel Road: Assault - 7:05 pm. Officers responded for the report of a man chasing another man with a knife. The officers searched the area and detained a suspect who fit the description of the man with the knife. During their search the officers also learned that PGPD officers were searching for a man who assaulted a victim with a hammer and who also happened to fit the description of the man with the knife. The man was positively identified as the assailant in PGPD’s case. He was arrested and turned over to PGPD for charges and disposition.

February 8th (early morning):

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest - 12:20 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court for driving on a suspended driver’s license. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Police Report: February 4-6

February 4th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Drinking in public – 5:05 pm. Officers discovered four individuals consuming alcoholic beverages inside a parked motor vehicle. All four were issued criminal citations for the violation and sent on their way.

February 5th:

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 1 pm. The owner of 2004 Nissan Maxima reported that someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle (Maryland tag MNT377).

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 11:50 pm. The owner of a 2007 Hyundai Sonata reported that someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle (Maryland 9DGT09).

February 6th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 12:20 am. Officers responded to a possible domestic assault in progress. When they arrived they located a man suffering from injuries to his face, legs and hands. Fire/rescue personnel were summoned to treat the man’s injuries. The officers learned from witnesses that the victim was outside with two friends when he got into a verbal altercation with one of the two. The altercation escalated into a physical fight and the victim sustained his injuries in that fight. The victim refused to speak with the officers, declined to name the person who assaulted him and did not want to pursue the matter any further. He was left to the care of fire/rescue personnel.

4600 block of 27th Street: Tampering – 6:20 am. Officers responded for the report of a motor vehicle tampering in progress. The victim told the officers that she was out walking her dog when she heard the sound of glass breaking. When she went to investigate she saw a black male and a black female dressed in dark clothing that had broken the window to her vehicle and were rummaging through the interior. The victim went back to her residence to call police. By the time officers arrived the two suspects had fled the scene in an unknown direction. Nothing was found missing from inside the victim’s vehicle.

4600 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 9:40 am. The owner of a 2008 Chevy Cobalt reported that someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle (Maryland 1DTV67).

Friday, February 04, 2011

Police Report: February 3

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 6 pm. A man came into the police station and told officers that he wanted to surrender on an open arrest warrant. The officers confirmed that there was an open arrest warrant for the man through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on traffic charges. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest – 10 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license, his vehicle was flagged by MVA with a pickup order on the license plates, and he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to pay child support. He was arrested on the warrant, issued several traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Warrant arrest - 11:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of a loud disturbance with a possible a fight in progress. When the officers arrived they discovered a group of intoxicated individuals that had gotten into a fight over a card game. During the investigation officers discovered that one of the subjects had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for distribution of narcotics. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Police Report: February 2-3

February 2nd:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Unauthorized use of a M/V - 6:00pm. Officers conducted a follow up to the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle reported on February 1st at 10 pm. The mother of the juvenile told the officers that her son returned her vehicle and she did not wish to pursue charges against him.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Fight - 2:43 pm. A woman came into the police station to report that her son was involved in a fight with another juvenile after school. The fight occurred at their normal bus stop after they got off the school bus. The incident is considered a school incident and was referred to school authorities for their intervention.

February 3rd (early morning):

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest - 4:45 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding and running a stop sign. 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 on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued multiple citations and released.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Police Report: February 1

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Unauthorized use of a M/V – 10 pm. The mother of a 15-year old juvenile reported that her son left the house to visit friends. She later discovered that her son took her car without her permission. Officers were unable to locate either the son or the car at several of his friends’ homes. The mother also told officers that this was not the first time her son took the car without her permission. The vehicle was entered into NCIC stolen vehicle files.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Police Report: January 31

4600 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:45 am. Officers impounded an unregistered white 1994 Ford van for displaying tags issued to another vehicle.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Citizen armed robbery – 8:50 pm. The victim told officers that she had parked her vehicle and in so doing observed several people walking about the area. She walked to the front entry door of her residence as she talked with a friend on her cell phone. Once she entered the foyer she was accosted from behind by a man armed with a black semi automatic handgun. The suspect robbed her of the bags she was carrying and her cell phone and fled the area towards Buchanan Street and Queens Chapel Road. Officers notified all surrounding police agencies of the robbery and a lookout for the suspect was broadcast to all. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative. Members of the PGPD robbery suppression team assisted with the search and robbery detectives from PGPD District I responded to assume a follow-up investigation. The suspect was described as a black male in his late 20s, 5’9” tall, medium build, medium to light skin complexion, no facial hair, wearing a blue hooded pullover sweatshirt and a blue baseball cap.