Monday, September 26, 2011

Police Report: September 18-24

September 18th:

3600 block of Otis Street: Warrant service – 10:35 pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Honda Accord 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 while suspended. The vehicle’s registration was suspended with an MSP pickup order on the tags. The driver was arrested on the warrant, issued four traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.

September 19th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Hit and run collision – 12:05 am. Officers responded for the report of a traffic collision involving a motorcyclist. Their investigation revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Chillum Road when he was struck by a BMW Z3. The BMW failed to remain at the scene of the collision. The motorcyclist sustained head injuries in the collision and was transported by fire/rescue personnel to Prince George’s Hospital Center for medical treatment. A witness to the collision assisted officers in locating the BMW parked and unoccupied in the 3300 block of Chauncey Place. The driver was identified but officers were not able to locate him. The investigation is continuing. The motorcycle was towed for safekeeping and the BMW was impounded for evidence.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:55 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 9 am. Officers stopped a man for drinking in public. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for forgery. He was arrested on the warrant, issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 37th Street: Roommate dispute – 3:15 pm. Officers took a report of an ongoing dispute between roommates. The complainant was advised on how to pursue possible criminal charges and how to obtain a protection order.

September 20th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto (x3) – 7:05 am. Officers took three reports of vandalism to auto that occurred sometime during the overnight hours. One tire was cut on each of three vehicles.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 10:10 am. Officers responded for the report of an abandoned auto. They found a 2008 Dodge Charger with no tags displayed, however a check through MVA revealed that the tags that were supposed to be on the car were suspended. Officers impounded the vehicle for safekeeping.

3400 block of Newton Street: Narcotics arrest – 4:10 pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they checked the rear of the house and noticed four individuals sitting on the back porch and a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that two of the individuals were in possession of marijuana, one of whom had a sufficient quantity to warrant a charge of possession with intent to distribute the drug. Both individuals were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The other two were sent on their way after being cautioned about future trespassing by the home’s custodian.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 6:30 pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a man down. Upon arrival EMS and police personnel located a highly agitated individual who stated that he wanted to die. The man became combative towards EMS personnel and officers took him into custody for his safety and the safety of the EMS personnel. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital and released to medical personnel for a psychiatric evaluation.

September 21st:

4000 block of 37th Street: Property damage – 10:30 am. The reporting person told officers that she left the house where she was renting a room leaving her room’s door locked. When she returned she found her door lock broken and the door dented and open.  Nothing was reported missing/stolen. The other residents of the house all denied any knowledge of the incident.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Narcotics arrest – 1:45 pm. Officers on patrol stopped to interview a group of individuals who were acting in a suspicious manner. During the interview one member of the group (a juvenile) was found in possession of six small baggies of marijuana weighing approximately 3.5 grams. The juvenile was arrested and brought to MRPD Headquarters for processing. The juvenile’s mother was contacted to respond and take custody of her child but she refused. The juvenile was later released to the custody of Juvenile Services in Cheltenham.

September 22nd:

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 10:25 am. The owner of a 1999 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 9:30 and the time she called police someone broke into her vehicle by shattering the rear passenger side window and, once inside, stole an iPod and a pair of Oakley sunglasses.

34th and Upshur Streets: 2nd degree assault – 5:10 pm. The father of a 7 year old boy reported that two other juveniles assaulted his son while they were at a local playground. The victim received minor scratches and bruises to both his arms and left side of his face. The victim refused to be treated at the scene by fire/rescue personnel.

4500 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 6:45 pm. The owner of a 2010 Hyundai Sonata reported that sometime between 5 pm on the 21st and the time he called police someone broke into his car by smashing out the front passenger door window and stole a purse from inside.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 11:40 pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Audi A6 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with an MSP pick-up order on the tags and the driver’s license was suspended. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA. The driver was issued four State traffic citations and released.

September 23rd:

28th and Taylor Streets: Attempted carjacking – 12:50 am. The victim told officers that he was accosted by a man armed with a chrome handgun who demanded the keys to his vehicle. Instead of surrendering the keys the victim ran to his residence and called police. The victims said that he saw the suspect get into an older model green Dodge caravan and flee the area towards Eastern Avenue. About 10 minutes after this incident a second attempted carjacking involving the same lookout occurred in the 5700 block of Cypress Creek Road. PGPD robbery detectives responded to begin a follow-up investigation.

3315 Chauncey Place: Vandalism to auto – 6 am. The owner of a 1998 Nissan Maxima reported that sometime between September 22nd at 5 pm and the time he called police someone scratched his car and slashed his tires. The victim believes that it was a female named Jasmine that he met at a club and took home with him. When the victim refused to give the female money she got mad and advised him that, “She would take care of it”.

3800 block of 37th Street: Theft – 4 pm. The resident told officers that two bicycles belonging to her grandchildren were stolen from in front of her residence sometime between 8 pm on the 22nd and the time she reported the incident to police. The bikes were described as a Mongoose Bike and a mountain bike with a green seat.

34th Street and Arundel Road: DWI arrest – 8:30 pm. Officers stopped a 1991 Toyota Camry because they suspected that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test which he failed. He was arrested, charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

September 24th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 5 pm. The owner of a 2003 Honda Odyssey told officers that he parked his van by his residence at about 8 pm on September 16th. When he returned to the van on the 17th at about 12:30 am he discovered that someone had gained entry and stole a purse and his immigration documents.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Domestic dispute – 6:50 pm. Officers responded to the report of a domestic dispute. The male half was extremely intoxicated and had made threats towards the female half. Officers assisted the female half with transportation to the Court Commissioners office to seek charges and a protection order.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal Citation – 11:30 pm. Officers issues a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

Friday, September 23, 2011

City Staff Makes Beautiful Music

Congratulations to two of our Mount Rainier City staff members: Kimberly Simpson from the finance department at City Hall and Clarence Weathers, Parking Enforcement Officer at the police department for their success as members of the James E. Jordan Adult Choir, a ministry of the Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ in Riverdale Park.

The Choir recently competed in Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound™ 2011” regional gospel choir competition in Washington D.C., winning top honors in the Overall Regional Large category. Their performance also earned them the Wireless Video People’s Choice Award. The Choir now moves on to the “How Sweet the Sound™ 2011” grand finale competition in Los Angeles, California on October 28th.

Best wishes to Kim and Clarence, and to all the members of the James E. Jordan Adult Choir for continued success as you compete with the biggest names in gospel music and the best choirs in the nation in L.A.!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fradulent Check Scam Alert

State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp has issued a Fraudulent Check Scam Alert to all Maryland’s citizens. Her office has become aware of a sharp increase in “secret shopper” and “lottery” scams involving the receipt of a fraudulent check that appears to be issued by the State of Maryland.

The scammers mail the potential victim a fraudulent check, along with a letter from a fake company, usually with a Canadian address. In one scam, the letter says the victim has been selected to conduct a secret shopping assignment. In the other scam, the letter says the victim has won a lottery prize.

In both cases, the potential victim is directed to de posit the fraudulent check into their bank account, and then to immediately wire a portion of the check proceeds to the scammers using Western Union or Money Gram.

PLEASE NOTE: THE CHECK WILL BE RETURNED AS UNCOLLECTED BECAUSE IT IS COUNTERFEIT, AND ANY MONEY WIRED TO THE SCAMMERS CANNOT BE RETRIEVED. YOU WILL LOSE THAT MONEY AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED BANK FEES.

Questions or concerns can be addressed to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection hotline at 410-528-8662 or toll-free at 888-743-0023.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Police Report: September 11-17

September 11th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 1 am. Officers stopped a 2007 Hummer H3 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service - 4:30 am. Officers stopped a 2009 Hyundai for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant 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.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Armed robbery – 11 am. Officers responded to the report of a hold-up alarm. When they arrived store employees told them that they had just been robbed by a man described only as an older black male. The employees said that the man came into the store, approached one of the registers and, implying that he had a gun, demanded money from the register. After a short period of time he was able to gather all of the staff at the register and remove the cash out of one register. He then fled the store on foot. The employees said that the man never actually displayed a weapon during the robbery. PGPD robbery detectives responded to assist in the investigation.

Queens Chapel Road and 27th Street: DWI/DUI arrest – 7 pm. Officers stopped a 1994 Mercedes for a traffic violation. When the officers approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol. He was given a road side sobriety test which he failed and was arrested for DWI/DUI.  The driver’s blood alcohol content was tested to be 1.6 - two times the legal limit.

September 12th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 2 am. Officers responded for the report of a family disturbance. When they arrived they identified the individual responsible for the disturbance and discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. 

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:20 am. The reporting person told officers that when he reported for work this morning he observed that two tires on the company’s 2008 Chevy S-10 truck had been punctured.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen auto – 11:55 am. The owner of a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer reported that sometime prior to her call to police someone stole her vehicle. At about the same time officers were taking the initial report they received information from Cheverly PD officers that they had recovered the vehicle at 62nd Avenue and Trent Street in Cheverly. The owner was advised of the recovery and received instructions about how to re-take possession of her vehicle.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Death – 1 pm. Officers were called to the address to assist fire/rescue personnel with checking the welfare of the resident. Once inside the apartment officers discovered that the resident was deceased. Officers contacted family members, one of whom said that the decedent had suffered a heart attack three years ago and had been suffering chest pains the night before his body was discovered. Fire/rescue personnel determined that the decedent most likely died from natural causes but his remains were taken to the State medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for post mortem examination.

3310 Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 11:20 pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male about 40 years of age entered the store, walked behind the sales counter and grabbed a large quantity of scratch off lottery tickets and fled the store. This individual was the same suspect that committed a similar theft at the store in the early morning hours of September 8th and who is suspected of similar thefts from 7-11 stores throughout the County.

September 13th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 6:25 pm. Officers on patrol observed a man driving a 2008 Volvo S40 who they knew from two prior contacts had two open arrest warrants for failing to appear in court for driving without a license. The officers confirmed the warrants, stopped the vehicle and arrested the man. He was also issued new citations for driving without a license and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Attempt burglary – 6:30 pm. The resident told officers that upon returning home he discovered a chair under one of the outside windows and the screen torn or cut. No entry was made into the home and nothing was discovered missing.

3400 block of Newton Street: Burglary/Theft – 9:45 pm. The resident told officers that she left her residence at about 2:30. When she returned home she discovered that her laptop computer had been stolen. She could not advise if the resident was left unlocked or the thief/thieves entered by some other means. There were no signs of forced entry.

September 14th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 5:30 am. The store clerk told officers that two suspects arrived at the store, one of whom – described as a black male with a heavy build wearing a white shirt with dark stripes and tan shorts – walked behind the sales counter and stole a large quantity of cigarettes before fleeing the store. The second suspect – described as a black male wearing a black t-shirt and a black ball cap with the letter “R” on it – remained outside during the theft. The two were last seen driving off in a silver Ford pick-up truck towards Queens Chapel Road. The first suspect is believed to be the same man involved in prior thefts from 7-11 stores located on Varnum Street and Chillum Road. 

3700 block of 35th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 7:30 am. The owner of a 2002 Ford tow truck reported that sometime overnight someone stole his truck that had been parked in front of his residence. Further investigation revealed that the truck was found abandoned in Upper Marlboro in front of a commercial establishment and impounded.

3100 block of Windom Road: Emergency petition – 8:45 am. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress. When they arrived they spoke with the individuals involved and learned that one of them was off his medication and was having a psychotic episode. He admitted to assaulting another individual inside the house; however no one reported any injuries. Based on the individual’s behavior he was taken into custody and delivered to medical staff at Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric examination.

Varnum Street and Eastern Avenue: Hit and run collision – 5:35 pm. The owner of a 2007 GMC reported that sometime prior to his call to police his vehicle was struck by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene of the collision. There were no witnesses to provide further information.

September 15th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 7 am. Officers patrolling the area observed a man with an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was detained for the alcohol violation. A warrant check revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on traffic related offenses. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 9 am. Officers responded to investigate a suspicious vehicle. They discovered a 2008 Lincoln LS unoccupied with its driver’s side window down. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in DC. MPD officers were notified of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4100 block of 30th Street: Theft – 9:40 am. The victim told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole his 21” Blue Speciailize bicycle.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:15 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:45 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

September 16th:

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Fraud/theft – 10:30 am. The victim told officers that she paid a man $2,000 for assistance in obtaining grant money for school. The man failed to obtain the promised grant monies and has been calling in a threatening manner demanding additional money. The victim was advised of her rights and to file a complaint with the federal Trade Commission.

September 17th:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 4:30 am. The store clerk told officers that a black male entered the store, walked behind the sales counter and stole a large quantity of cigarettes and scratch off lottery tickets. He then fled the store in an unknown direction. The suspect is the same man who committed similar thefts on September 8th at this store and on September 14th at the Varnum Street 7-11.

Police Report: September 9-10

September 9th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – The owner of a 2003 Honda Odyssey reported that sometime between 8 am and 1:15 pm someone slashed both rear tires of her van.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 3:40 pm. The owner of Thrifty Car Rental reported that a man rented a 2008 Suzuki and failed to return the vehicle in accordance with his rental agreement. Thrifty obtained documentation from the courts for charges on against the man and the vehicle was entered into NCIC as a stolen vehicle.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 5:20 pm. The owner of a 2008 Honda Civic called police stating that she had found the individual who damaged her vehicle several weeks ago. Further investigation revealed that the suspect kicked the victim’s vehicle while she was waiting at a crosswalk for pedestrians to cross. While driving through the area the victim observed the subject, confronted him and contacted the police. Charges are pending.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Strong armed robbery – 10:20 pm. Officers received a call for a man bleeding from the head. When they arrived they arrived they discovered a man suffering from lacerations to his face and head. Further investigation revealed that the man was walking down the street when 6-8 black males, described only as 16-18 years of age, approached the victim from behind and physically attacked him. They struck him with what the victim believes to be football shoulder pads. The suspects stole the victim’s cell phone and wallet and fled. 

September 10th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Stolen auto – 11:30 am. The owner of a 2001 Mercedes S500 told officers that when he went into the station to pay for his fuel he left the keys in the ignition. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered that it had been stolen.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Found property – 9:30 am. Officers responded to take custody of a red ladies purse that was found by a customer.

3300 block of Otis Street: Vandalism to auto – 10 pm. The owner of a 2003 Chevy van flagged down officers and advised that while he was inside his house he heard his car alarm going off. When he came outside to investigate he discovered that someone had damaged the windshield.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Police Report: September 4-8

September 4th:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 4:50 am. Officers on patrol observed a highly intoxicated man walking through on-coming traffic carrying two 14” long kitchen knives. When the officers stopped the man and ordered him to drop the knives he refused and said that he wanted to die and was going to kill himself. The officers also observed that the man was bleeding from his mouth and had blood on the back of his shirt. A member of the man’s family arrived on the scene and convinced the man to drop the knives and, after a brief struggle officers were able to get him under control. Fire/rescue personnel arrived to transport the man to the hospital and during their on-scene evaluation officers observed that he had a large amount of shattered glass in his hair and on his face along with several long cut/scratch markings on his back just above his waist line. Medics took him to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was committed to medical personnel for an emergency psychological examination.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism – 5:15 am. The resident told officers that she was awakened by the sound of glass breaking. When she investigated she found her kitchen window broken out. Officers believe that the man they committed for an emergency psychological evaluation may have been responsible for the damage to the victim’s window and a follow-up investigation is underway to determine if he was involved.

September 5th:

Russell Avenue and 28th Place: Theft from auto – 12:35 pm. The owner of a Ford E-350 truck told officers that he parked his work truck secure and intact on September 3rd at about 6 pm. When he returned from the long weekend he discovered that someone had stolen both tags off his truck. No other items were taken.

35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Warrant arrest – 11:50 pm. Officers stopped a 1998 Dodge caravan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant issued by DNR for fishing without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. He was also issued a traffic citation for driving without a license.

September 6th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:20 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

September 7th:

3200 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 1:30 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

September 8th (early morning):

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 12:35 am. The store clerk at the 7-11 told officers that a black male about 40 years of age entered the store, stole a quantity of scratch off lottery tickets and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Officers canvassed the area for the thief with negative results.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Situational Alert - 9/11 Anniversary

Courtesy of the Anne Arundel County Police Department:

As we quickly approach the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, we would again remind you of the significance of this date. 

There still is no creditable information relating to any specific conspiracies or coordinated incidents.  This is somewhat problematic, as it increases the heightened sense of concern about lone wolf incidents.   Whether they are religious zealots or unbalanced citizens, they pose a significant threat, not only on the 11th of September, but on a daily basis.  We only need to look at the arrest of a United States Army soldier who was attempting to bomb Ford Hood, TX, or the wounding of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, as recent examples. 

We continue to work closely with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and ask that you be aware of your surroundings and alert for any unusual or suspicious activities.  

SEE SOMETHING… SAY SOMETHING.  Call 1-(800) 492-TIPS or  email mdwatch@leo.gov

Police Report: August 28 - September 3

August 28th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Hit and run collision – 11:50 am. The owner of a 2009 Nissan Cube told officers that an unknown second vehicle struck her vehicle and fled the scene. The owner’s vehicle sustained only minor damage.

August 29th:

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Possession of a handgun/CDS – 12:55 am. Officers stopped a Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Officers noticed that one of the passengers was very nervous and there was a strong odor of CDS was wafting from the vehicle. Upon further investigation the officers discovered that the passenger was in possession of a Ruger GP 100 .357 Magnum revolver that had previously been reported stolen from an address in Montgomery County. He also had an open arrest warrant out of Prince George’s County for various traffic charges. The officers also learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant out of Montgomery County for burglary and theft; and that he also was in possession of marijuana and did not have a driver’s license. Both individuals were arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Attempt stolen auto – 7:30 am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 10 pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle and damaged the ignition in an attempt to steal the car.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Vehicle impound – 9:40 am. Officers observed a 2001 Cadillac DHS that was parked in the Kay Management gravel lot. The vehicle had damages that led the officers to believe the vehicle had been stolen. Attempts to contact the vehicle’s owner were negative. The vehicle was displaying DC tags which, according to MPD officers, were listed to an address of an abandoned building in DC. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Warrant service – 10:45 pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Chevrolet van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license and also had an open attest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was issued four State traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 30th:

3300 block of Otis Street: House fire – 5:30 am. Officers on patrol observed a heavy concentration of smoke in the area. When they got on the scene they discovered one house on fire and called for fire/rescue personnel to respond. Once fire/rescue was on the scene and began to fight the fire they noticed that the fire was spreading to the two adjacent homes. MRPD officers and firefighters were able to get everyone out of all three houses without injury. One resident was transported to an area hospital for a precautionary check up. Preliminary investigation revealed the probable cause of the fire was electrical. One home was completely destroyed before the fire could be extinguished and the two adjacent homes sustained significant fire damage.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto (x2) – 1:30 pm. The owner of a 2000 Mercedes C230 reported that sometime prior to her call to police someone punctured three of her vehicle’s tires. A second victim, the owner of a 2011 Ford Escape, reported that someone punctured two of her vehicle’s tires.

3700 block of 35th Street: Warrant service – 10:40 pm. Officers stopped several individuals for a field interview. During their interviews officers learned that one of them had an open arrest warrant for violation of probation issued by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:20 pm. Officers stopped to investigate a Toyota stake body truck that was double parked with its emergency flashers on. The officers interviewed the driver and found that he did not possess a valid driver’s license. They also learned that he had two open arrest warrants, one through Florida for driving while intoxicated, and a second for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while intoxicated through Pennsylvania. The Florida warrant was not extraditable but the Pennsylvania warrant was. He was arrested on that warrant, issued four State traffic citations, one parking ticket and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

August 31st:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Recovered stolen auto – 9:25 pm. Officers received notification that the 1996 Plymouth Voyager minivan reported stolen from the 2200 block of Varnum Street at 9:30 pm on August 27th had been recovered by Montgomery County Police officers. The van was found abandoned 1500 block of Ballard Street in Silver Spring. No arrests were made and both tags were still attached to the vehicle. The vehicle was initially reported as a Dodge Caravan and the reports were changed to reflect the correct make and model of the vehicle.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: CDS arrest – Officers stopped a man who they saw walking down the sidewalk and smoking a marijuana cigarette. Further investigation revealed that the man was also in possession of 16.4 grams of fresh marijuana along with a digital scale. He was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS, possession of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 1st:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 11:35 am. Officers on patrol checked the registration of a parked and unoccupied 1996 Chevy Yukon truck. The check revealed that both the license plates and the vehicle had previously been reported stolen from separate addresses in DC. Officers seized the tags, impounded the vehicle and notified MPD of the recovery.

September 2nd:

4000 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 3:45 pm. The owner of a 1997 Chevy Tahoe reported that sometime between September 1st at 10 pm and September 2nd at 5:15 am someone broke the rear door lock on his vehicle.

September 3rd:

4100 block of 33rd Street: Recovered stolen auto – 12:10 am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader got a hit on a parked 1998 Honda Civic. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle 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.

4100 block of 32nd Street: Assault – 8:30 am. The victim told officers that she and a friend accepted a ride home from a male stranger who they had met in the Adam’s Morgan neighborhood in DC. Once back at the victim’s residence the three were relaxing and drinking alcoholic beverages when the man became angry and struck the victim in the face with a closed fist. An altercation between the three ensued and was broken up by a second man who came and picked up the suspect. The two left the area in a black Jeep Cherokee.  The victim sustained injuries to her right eye and had a swollen lip. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital with minor injuries.

2200 block of Arundel Road: Assault – 11 am. The victim and a female acquaintance became involved in an argument over money inside Kay Liquors. The owner of the store ordered the two out of the store for creating a disturbance. Once outside an unknown black male approached the victim and assaulted him demanding his money. The victim sustained injuries to the left side of his face and was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for minor injuries.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 3:30 pm. The victim told officers that she was walking through a parking area she was approached by a man who she knew. The man had a metal pole in his hand. As he approached her he hit her with the pole on her left and right arms and in the stomach. After the assault the man fled the area and was last seen in the 2400 block of Queens Chapel Road. A search of the area for the man proved negative. The victim refused treatment for her minor injuries.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 3:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of an attempt suicide. Once on the scene they found a 17 year old female who had cut her left wrist with a straight razor. Officers learned that she was upset over a recent breakup with her boyfriend. Fire/rescue personnel responded to the scene and treated her for the non- life threatening wound. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where officers committed her to medical personnel for an emergency psychological evaluation.