Monday, June 27, 2011

Police Report: Week of June 19-25

June 19th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 5:30 am. Officers stopped a Metro Access van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince Georges County Sherriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving an uninsured motor vehicle. The driver arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC. The van was released to another staff member from the contract company that operates the van.

3700 block of 37th Street: Welfare check – 10 pm. Officer responded to check the welfare of an elderly resident who did not have any electric power at his residence. The officers spoke with the man and found him in good health mentally and physically. They also learned that he has not had power for the last month and half due to a conflict with Pepco. Officers documented the state of the residence and reached out to Code Enforcement and other resources to assist him in getting his power restored.

3200 block of Taylor Street: Stolen auto – 10:35 pm. The owner of a 2009 Kia Spectra told officers that she was outside feeding a cat when she was approached by a black male in his early 20’s wearing a mask. The man told the woman to be quiet, snatched her car keys from her hand, and fled the area in her vehicle.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Citizen robbery – 11:35 pm. The two victims told officers that they were unloading groceries when a silver four door vehicle pulled up. A black male described as 20-25 years of age, 5’10” tall, and 180 lbs got out of the vehicle and put on a black ski mask. The man brandished a handgun and ordered the victims to lie on the ground. He searched each victim taking several items of their personal property, then got back into the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. The victims’ description of the silver vehicle led officers to believe it was the Kia Spectra stolen an hour before from the lady on Taylor Street.

June 20th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 9:30 am. Officers stopped a 1999 Chevy Cavalier for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags were expired. The driver was cited accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle collision – 11:45 am. The driver of a 1999 Toyota 4Runner was driving through the parking lot at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and struck two parked cars. The 4Runner was totaled and the other two vehicle sustained significant damage. Officers discovered that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was arrested and charged with multiple traffic-related crimes. His vehicle was impounded.

June 21st:

4100 block of 31st Street: Theft – 12:30 pm. A woman came into MRPD to report that someone made several purchases with her Bank of America debit without her consent. Bank of America and the PGPD Financial Crimes Unit Division will conduct a follow-up investigation.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 4 pm. A woman came into MRPD to report that someone made an unauthorized debit on her Bank of America business checking account. The unauthorized debit

4500 block of 32nd Street: Neighbor dispute – 8:35 pm. Officers intervened in an ongoing neighbor dispute. Both parties were advised to avoid contact with each other and their civil options.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9 pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

June 22nd:

Nothing significant to report.

June 23rd:

Nothing significant to report.

June 24th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 8:35 am. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord lent her vehicle to a friend who parked it in the 2700 block of Arundel Road on June 23rd at about 9 pm. When the friend returned for the vehicle he discovered that it had been stolen.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Destruction of property – 9:40 am. Officers responded for the report of a fight between two women. The officers determined that the fight stemmed from a disagreement over a male third party. They also discovered that one of the women used a tire iron to smash out the rear window of the other woman’s 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. She was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.    

4000 block of 34th Street: Destruction of property – 10:45 am. The victim told officers that sometime between June 23rd at 11 pm and the time of the report someone broke the front door glass to the business. 

4400 block of 31st Street: Theft – 1:10 pm. The victim told officers that sometime between 2 and 5 am this morning some stole two bicycles off her front porch. Both bikes were made by Huffy with one being blue, black and silver in color, the other pink, white and silver in color.

4100 block of 30th Street: Lost property – 2:30 pm. The owner of a 1992 Honda Accord arranged to have his vehicle towed to a charity to which he had donated the vehicle. The tow company towed the vehicle on May 20th and told the owner that they would mail his tags back to him. As of today the owner still had not received the tags and filed a lost property report.

June 25th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation (x3) – 8:30 am. Officers issued three men criminal citations for drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

4600 and 4700 blocks of 27th Street: Destruction of property – 9:55 am. Witnesses reported that sometime during the early morning hours a man, described only as a black male, broke the windows out of two apartment building doors.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Police Report: Week of June 12-18

June 12th:

4600 block of 30th Street: Disorderly arrest – 4:10 am. Officers stopped a group of disorderly and intoxicated individuals. The officers attempted to calm the group and leave the area. All complied with the officers’ requests except for one individual who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and drinking in public.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Attempted theft from auto – 5:55 am. The owner of a 1993 Toyota Corolla reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle through the driver’s door and ransacked the interior. There were some minor scratches on the driver’s door window that could not be connected to the incident. Nothing was taken from on or inside the vehicle.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 5:55 am. The owner of a 2009 Hyundai Sonata reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a quantity of change.

June 13th:

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 6:40 am. The owner of a 2006 Honda Accord reported that sometime overnight someone stole approximately $1 in change from inside her car.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 6:40 am. The owner of a 2008 Subaru Outback reported that sometime overnight someone stole an iPod charging cable and a cell phone charging cable from inside his vehicle.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Attempted theft from auto – 6:40 am. The owner of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata reported that she parked her vehicle in her driveway at about 2:30 am. When she returned to it this morning she discovered that someone had ransacked the inside. Nothing was taken and the victim believes that she left the vehicle unlocked.

3700 block of Bunker Hill Road: Stolen auto – 8:05 am. The owner of a Ford F-350 truck reported that sometime between 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm on June 12th someone stole his truck.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft from auto – 2:10 pm. The owner of a 1991 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 4:30 pm on the 12th and 8:45 am this morning someone entered her vehicle and stole an in-dash radio/CD player. The thieves also stole the victim’s purse from inside the trunk.

June 14th:

4600 block of 25th Street: Attempted burglary – 12:30 am. Residents returning home discovered that someone tried to pry open their apartment door. The door and the deadbolt were damaged during the attempt but those responsible did not gain entry.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vandalism – 12:45 pm. A female guest of the resident’s 22-year old son became upset over an unresolved financial issue. The woman threw a small wooden table that broke several pieces of the mother’s personal property.

4500 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 2:05 am. Officers initiated a traffic stop on a 1999 Dodge Ram Pick-up Truck but before the truck came to a stop the driver and passengers bailed out of it and fled on foot. The truck finally stopped when it crashed into two parked vehicles. The truck was discovered to have been stolen from an address in Montgomery County on June 12th. With the assistance of Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Deputies officers were able to apprehend one of the individuals, a juvenile, who they believed to be the driver. He was identified and found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince Georges County for motor vehicle theft. He was arrested, charged with motor vehicle theft and delivered to the custody of Juvenile authorities in Cheltenham.

37th and Newton Streets: Warrant arrest – 3:10 am. Officers stopped to check the welfare of two individuals sleeping in a 1992 Buick. The officers learned that one of them had two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for violation of probation and for failing to appear in court on a charge of CDS possession. He was arrested on the warrants and the second individual was sent on his way.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vandalism to auto – 6:45 am. The owner of a 2007 Ford Focus reported that sometime during the previous night someone smashed out the rear window of the vehicle with a brick.

37th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 8:50 pm. Officers stopped a 1997 Mercury mountaineer for a traffic violation. They discovered that the driver did not have a valid license and the vehicle’s registration was suspended with an MVA pick up order issued for the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the driver issued several traffic citations.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Counterfeit check – 9:45 pm. Officers were called to Party Time Liquors for a man trying to cash a counterfeit check in the amount of $1,600. The officers determined that the check was issued from a business for which the man never worked. He was arrested and charged accordingly.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 11:15 pm. Officers stopped a 1992 Mazda for a traffic violation and learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without insurance. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC.

June 15th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 11:45 am. Officers on patrol identified an unoccupied 1998 Honda Civic which had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and PGPD was notified of the recovery.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:50 pm. A man came into the police station to surrender on two open arrest warrants issued by the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Found handgun – 7 pm. Officers met with a resident who called to report that she had found a handgun in her back yard. The officers recovered a fully loaded 40 caliber semi automatic Sig Sauer handgun. Further investigation revealed that the gun had been reported stolen from an address in Virginia back in 2002.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 11:15 pm. Officers stopped a suspicious individual who was seen walking behind Thrifty Rental Car which, at the time, was closed for business. 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 disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC.

June 16th:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service/vehicle impound – 1:25 am. Officers patrolling using a license plate reader were alerted to a vehicle whose owner had a suspended license. They stopped the vehicle and discovered that it was being driven by the registered owner.  They also learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving an uninsured vehicle. He was cited for driving on a suspended license and arrested on the warrant. His vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Chillum Road: 1st degree assault – 5:20 pm. The victim was approached by an unknown Hispanic male who announced to the victim “I got ya’ll now.” The suspect removed a machete from the red and black back pack he was carrying and struck the victim once in the upper left shoulder. The suspect then fled the area in an unknown direction on a bicycle. The victim was transported by fire/rescue personnel to Children’s Hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injury. PGPD detectives responded to the hospital to interview the victim and to begin a follow-up investigation.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:15 pm. The owner of a 2004 Mercedes reported that someone smashed out one of the vehicle’s windows with a brick. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.

June 17th:

4000 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 9:25 am. The owner of a 2001 Ford F150 truck reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone stole a wallet and power tools from inside his truck.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Death report – 11 am. Officers were called to an apartment to check the welfare of the female resident. When the officers entered the apartment they discovered that the woman had died some hours prior to their arrival. The woman’s death was determined to be related to ongoing health issues and no foul play was involved.

4700 block of 27th Street: Identity theft – 1:30 pm. The victim notified officers that an unauthorized individual used his debit card to withdrew all of the money from his bank account. His financial institution’s fraud unit will be handling the follow-up investigation.

4100 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto – 2 pm. The owner of a 2006 Yamaha scooter reported that sometime between 7:30 pm on the 16th and the time of the report someone stole the vehicle from in front of their residence.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 6 pm. The owner of a 2006 Ford Taurus reported that sometime between 7:30 pm and the time of the report someone intentionally scratched his vehicle.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 10 pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Infinity SUV for a traffic violation. While one officer was writing out a citation another officers observed the saw the driver attempting to swallow a quantity of marijuana. When officers attempted to stop the man from destroying evidence of a crime he punched one of the officers in the face. A brief struggle ensued and officers were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and under arrest. He was charged with assaulting a police officer and assorted CDS crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC.

June 18th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Destruction of property – 5:40 pm. Officers discovered that a man and woman had had a domestic argument involving a recent court order. During the argument the woman broke a window. Since the incident occurred prior to the officers’ arrival the man was advised of his options with the District Court Commissioner.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Possession CDS/Assault – 11:10 pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Chevy Lumina for a traffic violation. When they approached the vehicle they observed a rear seat passenger acting in a suspicious manner. The officers requested that the passenger step out of the vehicle and when he did he pushed an officer in the chest and fled on foot. A foot chase ensued and officers were eventually forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and under arrest. He was found to be in possession of a small quantity of crack cocaine. He was charged with assaulting a police officer and assorted CDS crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC.

Suspicious Van

This was a story posted on WTOP:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - There are reports of a white van approaching local children three times Thursday, and police are trying to find out if the cases are linked.

One case involves a nine-year-old boy who was outside his home on Robin Hood Hill in the Sherwood Forest area of Annapolis.

"The child was approached by a white van, apparently possibly a white male subject inside of the van asked him to enter the van so he could take pictures," says Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.

It reportedly happened around noon. The child did not get in the van. The boy's grandmother says she saw the van leaving the area. She says it had dark lettering on the side that mentioned a carpet business.

A similar white van was also spotted near Shipley's Choice Elementary School in Millersville Thursday evening. That's where a witness says a van pulled up to his 12-year-old son, but no words were exchanged.

The boy says the van had tinted rear windows, and someone slightly put down the passenger side window as it drove past him. The boy describes the driver as either a white or Hispanic male with short to medium-length hair.

A third child says something similar happened to him.

"Certainly it's an opportunity for parents to just remind their children what to do in these 'Stranger Danger' type of situations," Mulcahy says. "Have an action plan, if you will. It's always good to remind your children not to enter the vehicle of a stranger, to give out any personal information to a stranger, also, don't let a stranger in your home."

"If something doesn't feel right, get away from the area and report it to a trusted adult whether that's a parent, a teacher or someone in the police department," Mulcahy adds.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maryland MVA Press Release

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Launches Emergency Contact Information Registry

 

(GLEN BURNIE, MD – June 13, 2011) --The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) today officially launched an Emergency Contact Information program that will help law enforcement officials notify emergency contacts in the event a person is injured in a vehicle accident and unable to communicate.

 

The Emergency Contact Information Registry is a database in which holders of a valid Maryland driver’s license or identification card can voluntarily list emergency contact information stored electronically on their driving record.  Valid Maryland driver’s license or state of Maryland identification card holders can provide the name and contact information for one, two, or three persons who they wish to be notified in the event of an emergency. 

 

Individuals may submit their Emergency Contact information online at www.mva.maryland.gov , or via MVA Kiosks which are located in all MVA offices.  The information is very secure and can only be accessed by authorized law enforcement personnel.  Participants can add, modify, or delete their emergency contact information at any time by visiting www.mva.maryland.gov .   Any modifications or deletions will overwrite all previously entered information.  For Marylanders who voluntarily add emergency contact information to the database, law enforcement will be able to quickly get word to their loved ones in the event of a serious accident.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Police Report: Week of June 5 - 11

June 5th:

4000 block of 33rd Street: CDS arrest – 12:15 am. Officers responded for the report of disorderly individuals in the roadway. The officers located two subjects sitting in a parked vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the two individuals were in possession of marijuana. The officers were able to arrest one of the two, however the driver fled the scene before officers could take him into custody. They were later able to identify the driver and obtain a warrant for his arrest.

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Domestic assault – 10 am. Officers were called to the report of a domestic dispute where they discovered a woman who had been severely assaulted by her husband who had fled the scene. The officers assisted the victim with obtaining an arrest warrant for her husband and a protective order. They also arraigned for her to stay at a safe house for the night.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 5:45 pm. On May 31st officers obtained an arrest warrant charging a man with attempted rape and assault. Today officers located the man by telephone and convinced him to surrender on the warrant. The man complied and officers met the man at the District Court Commissioner’s Office where he was arrested.

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: Missing person – 11:15 pm. The mother of a 21 year old woman came into the police station to report her daughter missing. The two had recently had some domestic issues and the woman had not been in contact with family or friends for several days. The woman’s information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

June 6th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 7 pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a man lying in the grass. The man was in good condition but the officers discovered that he was in possession of the keys to a 2006 Dodge Charger which was parked nearby and which had been reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. The tags attached to the vehicle had also been reported stolen. The man was arrested and charged with various counts of theft. A search of his person incident to his arrest revealed he was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and was charged accordingly. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and PGPD was notified of the recovery.

3200 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 8:20 pm. The owner of a 2008 Nissan reported that several personal items had been stolen out of his vehicle. The victim was not sure if he had locked his vehicle when he parked it in front of his residence.

June 7th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal Citation – 10 am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 2:50 pm. A man who independently discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a trespassing charge voluntarily surrendered to officers at the police department.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 7 pm. The owner of a 2006 GMC Yukon reported that sometime between May 30 and the time of the report someone stole several of his personal items from inside his truck. The officers could not determine how the thief got into the truck, but they did note that there was no evidence of damage to the vehicle’s doors, locks or windows.

June 8th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Child neglect – 10 am. Officers responded for the report of children in need of assistance. They discovered them in an apartment with no electricity and in a condition that was not healthy for the children. Prince George’s County Child Protective Services responded and took custody of the children. CPS will conduct a further investigation to determine what charges, if any, could be brought against the parents. Mount Rainier Code Enforcement officers inspected the apartment and determined that it is uninhabitable.

3300 block of Otis Street: Warrant arrest – 9:20 pm. Officers responded for a report of loud music. When they arrived they discovered that the man playing the music was the same man they have been trying to locate and arrest on an outstanding warrant for domestic assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: DWI arrest – 10:45 pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Chevy van that was driving erratically and almost hit a police car head on. The driver of the vehicle was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged accordingly.

June 9th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal Citation – 3 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3300 Block of Otis Street: Theft from auto – 9:10 pm. The owner of a 2000 Chevy van reported that sometime between 10 am and the time of the report someone entered his van and stole several personal items. There were no signs of forced entry.

June 10th:

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Theft from auto – 7 am. The owner of a 2011 Chevy Malibu reported that sometime during the previous night someone stole a backpack and change from inside his unlocked vehicle.

3200 Queenstown Drive: Residential burglary – 10:15 am. The resident reported that a man described as a dark skin black man with a corn-row hairstyle forced entry into her apartment through the front door. The resident woke her boyfriend who went looking for the man only to find he had left the apartment. She told officers that she can identify the suspect and believes she has seen him in the area in the past.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS arrest – 8:30 pm. Officers received a call for several disorderly individuals. The officers located the group and subsequent investigation revealed that one of them, a juvenile, was in possession of 5.4 grams of marijuana. He was charged with possession of a CDS via a juvenile petition and released to his mother. 

June 11th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest – 1:30 am. Officers stopped a 2010 Dodge Charger suspecting the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver failed a field sobriety test and was arrested and charged with DWI/DUI. A passenger in the vehicle was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for theft over $500. He was arrested on the warrant. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4600 block of 30th Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 7:45 am. Officers impounded a 1996 Toyota Avalon because the driver was cited for driving on a suspended license.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 8 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2600 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 9 am. Officers impounded a 2003 Cadillac Escalade because the driver was cited for driving on a suspended license.

4300 block of Kaywood drive: Vandalism to auto – 9:50 am. The owner of a 1992 Toyota Corolla reported that someone shattered the rear driver’s side tail light.

4600 block of 25th Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 9 am. Officers impounded a 2008 Volvo S40 because the driver was cited for driving on a suspended license.

4400 block of 28th Place: Criminal citation -7 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4500 block of 29th Street: Criminal citation -7:20 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/warrant arrest – 8:30 pm. Officers stopped a Mitsubishi Gallant for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. She also 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. She was arrested and her vehicle was impounded.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Police Report: Week of May 29 - June 4

May 29th:

Nothing significant to report.

May 30th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Open door – 11 am. Officers responded for the report of an open door at the Mount Rainier Library. The officers discovered the front door open. There was no one inside and there were no signs of forced entry or theft.  Attempts to make contact with library officials were negative so, after exhausting all resources the officers purchased a hasp and lock and secured the front door.

4600 block of 29th Street: Citizen Robbery – 5 pm. The victim told officers that he was outside having a cookout with his family when he was approached by a black male described as wearing a black shirt and army style fatigue shorts. The man asked the victim about the location of a gas station, and then produced a gray colored handgun and threatened to shoot the victim and his child. The man stole the victim’s wallet, got into a BMW automobile with DC tags and fled the area. 

Rhode Island Avenue at 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 11 pm. Officers investigated a two car collision and determined one vehicle failed to yield the right of way to the other. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way. The driver of the second vehicle did not have a license and her car was unregistered and uninsured. She was cited accordingly and her vehicle was impounded.

May 31st:

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Tampering (x2) – 4:30 am. The owner of a 2009 Mercury told officers she discovered that someone had ransacked the inside of her car but nothing had been stolen or damaged. While speaking to the victim the officers noticed that a 2002 Toyota belonging to a neighbor had also been ransacked. They contacted the Toyota’s owner who also said that nothing had been stolen or damaged.

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto (x3) – 7 am. The owner of a 2007 Honda reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a quantity of loose change. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler reported that approximately $120 worth of her personal property had been stolen from inside her unlocked vehicle. The owner of a 2006 Honda reported that someone entered her vehicle and stole approximately $2 in loose change. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle. While investigating these three thefts from auto officers developed a suspect and information that the suspect targets only those vehicles that are open or unlocked and primarily targets loose change and portable valuables.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Residential burglary - 10:20 am. The female resident reported that her former boyfriend came into her apartment without her permission and against her will. The boyfriend has a history of victimizing the woman including sexually assaulting her back in February. Based on the information obtained from the present incident coupled with the prior sexual assault officers were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the boyfriend charging him with attempted rape.

June 1st:

2900 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 5:10 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 7:45 pm. The owner of a 1999 Nissan Altima reported that someone stole the rear tag off his vehicle.

June 2nd:

3300 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 12:05 am. Officers patrolling the area using a mobile license plate reader identified and impounded a 1998 Chevy for being unregistered and displaying tags issued to another vehicle. 

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 2 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for violation of probation. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2310 Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 8 am. The staff of the 7-11 gave officers a description of a woman who stole a fountain drink from the store. Officers located and detained the woman and she was positively identified by one of the store clerks. However, store employees elected not to pursue theft charges and only wanted her banned from the store.

4300 block of 29th Street: Theft/fraud – 7:50 pm. A woman reported that between May 23rd and May 25th someone cashed three checks from her bank account without her knowledge or authorization. Her bank’s fraud center is handling the investigation.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 8:40 pm. Officers assisting Park Police with a citizen robbery that occurred in their jurisdiction stopped an individual matching the description of one of the victim’s assailants. The victim was unable to positively identify the man however the officers discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a disorderly conduct charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

June 3rd:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Attempted burglary – 4:30 am. The resident was awakened by the noise of someone trying to break into her apartment through her living room window. She screamed that she was calling the police and by the time officers arrived the suspect(s) had fled the area.

4100 block of 32nd Street: Residential alarm – 7 am. Officers responded for an activated residential alarm and discovered an open door. The house was found to be vacant, however they did discover a loaded handgun left inside. The owner of the hose was contacted and verified that the gun was his. It was recovered for safekeeping.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation (x2) – 7:45 pm. Officers issued two men criminal citations for possessing open containers of alcohol.

3300 block of Perry Street: Death from natural causes – 9:50 pm. Fire/rescue personnel reported the discovery of the remains of a man who died from natural causes. The man’s remains were turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s office for postmortem examination.

June 4th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft of a bicycle – 7:45 am. The owner of a blue 22” Giant Cypress bicycle reported that someone stole his bike after cutting the security chain lock. 

3700 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen tags – 5:15 pm. Officers investigating a vehicle displaying tags issued to another vehicle discovered that the tags had been previously reported stolen from an address in DC. They also learned that the vehicle on which they were displayed had also been stolen in DC and recovered by its owner with the stolen tags attached. MPD was notified of the tag recovery.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 8:25 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of alcohol.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Citizen robbery – 11:15 pm. The victim told officers that as he was entering his apartment he was approached by a man wearing a black ski mask and armed with a small black handgun. The suspect demanded the victim’s cell phone and wallet. After the victim gave the suspect his property the suspect fled the apartment building in an unknown direction. The victim described his assailant as a black male about 20 years of age, 5’07” tall with a thin build and wearing blue jeans, a brown shirt with white writing on the front and a black ski mask.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Police Report: Week of May 22-28

May 22nd:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 2:15 am. Officers issued the driver of a 2006 Mercedes several traffic citations including driving without a license. The vehicle was impounded.

May 23rd:

4400 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 12:25 pm. Officers impounded a 2001 Ford Mustang for expired registration.

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 6:50 pm. A man described as a black male, approximately 6’1” tall and weighing about 210 lbs. driving a white Chevy Suburban with DC tags approached the victim while he was sitting on his front porch. The victim, thinking the man had a gun went inside. When he came back out he noticed his cell phone, keys and his wallet missing.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 11:55 pm. Officers impounded a 1992 Chevy Caprice for being unregistered and uninsured.

May 24th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft of services – 11:20 am. A resident reported that, according to a Comcast technician, a resident in another apartment had tapped into his Comcast connection in order to obtain free cable. Comcast investigators will investigate and bring any criminal charges.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen auto – 6:45 pm. The owner of a 1994 Dodge Acclaim reported that someone stole his car sometime between May 22nd and today.

3000 block Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle collision – 8:10 pm. A bicyclist riding on the roadway ran into the back of a vehicle that was stopped in traffic. There were no injuries and only minor damage to the vehicle and bicycle.

4000 block of 35th Street: Protection order – 11:15 pm. Officers served two separate court issued protection orders on an individual. Officers explained both orders to the man and sent him on his way.

May 25th:

Nothing significant to report.

May 26th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Recovered stolen license plate – 8:10 am. A parking enforcement officer located a vehicle displaying a stolen license plate. The license plate was recovered and the vehicle on which it was displayed was impounded.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 9:35 am. The victim reported that his wallet was stolen from inside his shoulder bag sometime during the day on May 21st.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Stolen auto – 2:40 pm. The owner of a 2002 Dodge Stratus reported her vehicle stolen.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Residential burglary – 6 pm. The resident reported that she left her apartment at 9 am this morning and when she returned she discovered that an unknown quantity of change was missing from her change jar. Officers found no evidence of forced entry to the apartment.

May 27th:

4200 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:20 am. Officers operating a license plate reader discovered a 2002 Crown Victoria displaying California registration plates that expired in September of 2010. The vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Otis Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 3:45 pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis for a traffic violation. They learned that the driver had a suspended DC license and the vehicle was not registered to him. He was issued two traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft – 8:20 pm. The homeowner reported that sometime between 6:30 am and the time of the report someone broke into his storage shed and stole a lawn mower and a weed eater.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:30 pm. The owner of a 2009 Toyota Corolla reported that sometime between 7 pm and the time of the report someone broke her windshield.

3200 block of Chillum Road: DWI arrest – 11:10 pm. Officers arrested a man for driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped for being involved in a minor traffic collision. He was also cited for several additional traffic violations including driving without a license.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 11:30 pm. After a traffic stop officers arrested the driver because he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of DUI. 

May 28th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 3 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for stealing several items from the 7-11.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:45 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.