Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Annual Holiday Food Drive

The Prince George’s County public safety departments will be hosting their annual holiday food drive this Saturday December 3rd from 9 am to 12 pm; and Monday through Thursday December 5th through the 8th from 9 am to 3 pm.  Folks are asked to come by the Bunker Hill Fire Station and drop off non perishable food items to benefit needy families here in Mount Rainier and across Prince George’s County. For more information please contact Captain Jimmy Stoots here at the police station at 301-985-6580 or by email at jstoots@mountrainierpd.org.

4000 block of 34th Street to close for repairs

After several inspections it has been determined that the hole in the center of the road in front of 4010 34th Street is seriously undermining the stability of the roadway. After consultation with WSSC and the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, it appears for now that the repairs are solely the responsibility of the City until further investigation reveals otherwise.

In an effort to ensure the safety of our residents and those who use 34th Street, the necessary repair work will be carried out starting Monday December 5th. As a result, the 4000 block of 34th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the repairs. At this time we do not know how long the street will be closed as the scope of work is not yet known. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Police Report: November 20-26

November 20th:

3200 block of Arundel Road: DWI – 3:10 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for failure to stop at a stop sign. While interviewing the driver officers observed that he showed signs of intoxication. He failed a roadside sobriety test and was arrested. He was transported to the MSP barrack in College Park for a breathalyzer test, the results of which showed ne had a BAC of .17. He was charged with DWI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 10:05 am. The owner of a 2010 Toyota Tundra told officers that sometime between 9 pm on the 19th and the time he called police someone smashed out the front passenger side window stole the vehicle’s stereo and airbags.

November 21st:

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 10:40 am. Officers impounded a 2002 Dodge Caravan for displaying registration stickers issued to another vehicle.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 10:40 am. Officers impounded a 2002 Ford Taurus for displaying expired registration plates.

November 22nd:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 8:30 am. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler 300 reported that sometime between 4 pm on November 19th and this morning someone stole the license plates off his vehicle.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 9:05 am. The victim told officers that she left her vehicle unlocked and unattended when she went inside to pay for gas. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered that someone had stolen her purse from inside.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11 pm. Officers stopped to interview an intoxicated female found sitting on the ground. Further investigation revealed that she had an open arrest warrant through Takoma Park. She was arrested on the warrant and taken to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. Once at DOC officers attempted to obtain a copy of the warrant from Takoma Park PD, however TPPD could not locate the warrant. Since the warrant could not be serves the woman was released from custody and returned to where she was originally arrested.

November 23rd:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle theft – 4:35 pm. The owner of a 1999 Dodge Durango told officers that sometime between 9 am this morning and the time she called police someone stole her vehicle from in front of her residence.

3500 block of Otis Street: Trespassing/destruction of property – 11 pm. Officers responded for the report of a group of disorderly subjects fighting near the laundry room. When the officers arrived they saw the group start to disperse and one individual run into the laundry room. They found the man hiding in the laundry and determined that he forced his way into the room by kicking the door open. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 24th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Domestic assault – 12:10 pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic argument. When they arrived the found the couple in question and observed that the female half had visible signs of being assaulted during the argument. The male half was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 25th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Criminal citation – 9 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Stolen vehicle – 10:45 pm. The owner of a 1998 Jeep told officers that sometime between 7:30 and 10:30 pm someone stole her vehicle.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 11:45 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

November 26th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:50 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 1:05 pm. The owner of a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria told officers that she parked her vehicle to put air in her tires. She said that while she was on the passenger side of her vehicle someone entered the driver’s side and stole her purse off the front seat. Witnesses described a 4-door sedan, possibly either green or blue in color that drove off the lot shortly after the theft as possibly being involved.

4000 block of 36th Street: Domestic assault – 7 pm. A woman came into the police station to report that she had been assaulted earlier in the day. She told officers that she and her boyfriend got into an argument this morning. During the argument the boyfriend became enraged and physically assaulted her. She sustained an injury to her left eye for which she was treated at Providence Hospital. She told officers that she did not want to press charges against her boyfriend, but she did not want to go back to his apartment and had nowhere else to go. Officers completed a lethality assessment interview with the victim, put her in contact with the Family Crisis center and advised her of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

Police Report: November 13-19

November 13th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 5:25 am. The owner of a 1991 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 8:20 pm on November 12th and the time she called police someone broke out the driver’s side and rear passenger windows of her vehicle.

3700 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 11:40 am. The owner of a 1999 GMC Denali told officers that sometime between 10 pm on November 12th and the time he called police someone stole the passenger side rear view mirror off his vehicle. The suspect(s) tried unsuccessfully to steal the driver’s side mirror.

November 14th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Located runaway – 10:40 am. At the request of Virginia police MRPD officers responded to check for the presence of a runaway juvenile. The juvenile was located at the home of her aunt. The juvenile’s mother was contacted and advised that her daughter was safe. The mother said that she would make arrangements to pick up her daughter at a later time/date.

November 15th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 1:20 am. Store employees told officers that a black male described as bald, 5’9” tall, 190 lbs. and wearing a long brown jacket came into the store and stole approximately $44 worth of merchandise. The suspect fled the area in a white SUV on Arundel Road towards Russell Avenue. A search of the area failed to locate either the vehicle or the suspect.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Fraud – 6:25 pm. An unknown individual called into the store and told the clerk that he was the Family Dollar regional manager. The suspect told the clerk to cash a $200 Western Union gift card and provide him with the card number so that he could pay a tow company for towing the company’s truck. He said he would be by later to sign the receipts. When the suspect did not come into the store the clerk called the regional office and spoke with the real regional manager who advised that he never called and authorized any such transaction.

November 16th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Suspicious situation – 5:55 pm. Officers responded for the report of an attempted carjacking. The victim told officers that he was sitting in his 2010 Toyota Rav4 parked in his driveway when a man described as a black male, 5’ 8” tall, 120 lbs, wearing a blue sweater vest over a white shirt and a black ski mask opened his driver’s side door, pointed a finger at him like it was a gun and ordered him to get out of the car. The victim said that he and the suspect just stared at each other for about 5 seconds and no other words were exchanged. The suspect then closed the door and ran to a dark colored full size van parked in the street behind the victim’s car, jumped into the passenger side and the van fled north on 31st Street.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 8 pm. Officers interviewed a man who told them that he was at the Urban Eats Cafe on November 11th and had placed his bag containing his Apple iPad on a chair. He said that when he returned home he noticed that the iPad was missing from his bag. He was able to track the iPad using his own software to a location in Arlington County, Virginia and contacted the police in that jurisdiction to investigate the theft. He was advised that he needed a local police report to continue the investigation.

November 17th:

Kaywood Place at Kaywood Drive: Warrant arrest – 3:30 am. Officers issued a vehicle a parking citation and while placing the citation on the windshield noticed a man in the driver’s seat. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving an uninsured vehicle. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Domestic dispute – 12:10 pm. Officers responded for the report of a man violating a court protection order. Once on the scene the officers observed the man running from the apartment building. After a short foot chase they were able to catch and detain him. Once the protection order was verified the man was arrested for violating the order and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 10:20 pm. Officers stopped a 2008 Cadillac for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a violation of probation charge and for theft under $100. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released at the scene. The passenger was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 18th:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Disorderly person – 12:15 am. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly intoxicated man harassing customers as they entered and exited the store. Officers escorted the man out of the store and warned him not to return or he would be arrested for trespassing. Officers were called back to the store at 1 am because the man had returned and was opening various items prior to paying for them. Officers advised the man he was under arrest and a brief struggle ensued as he resisted arrest. During the struggle the man sustained a small cut over his left eye and was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment. Doctors at the hospital refused to release the defendant from their care because they discovered he had a blood alcohol content of .4 (5 times the legal limit).

3700 block of 37th Street: 1st degree assault – 11:45 pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute involving a knife. Once on the scene they encountered an intoxicated man armed with a knife. Once the man was in custody they learned that he became upset over money missing from his room. He armed himself with the knife and attempted to cut the victim. He was arrested without further incident, charged with first degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The victim was uninjured.

November 19th:

4600 block of 25th Street: 4th degree burglary – 11:40 am. Officers received a report from the leasing office for returned trespassers. Officers were able to detain two of the individuals and further investigation revealed that they broke into a vacant unit, causing damage to the apartment. One of the two was also found to be in possession of four master keys that opened the building’s exterior doors. Both were arrested, charged with 4th degree burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 6:50 pm. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Tundra reported that she came out to her vehicle and discovered damage to her vehicle’s passenger side door. The damage was consistent with key marks.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest – 11:25 pm. Officers on patrol observed an individual known to have an open warrant obtained by MRPD for trespassing. A field interview was conducted and it was confirmed the suspect detained was the wanted subject. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Maryland drivers may now add up to 3 emergency contacts to their driver's license record

Maryland drivers can now add three emergency contacts to their driver’s license so police will know who to call if a collision occurs. The emergency contact information is stored electronically on an individual’s driver’s license and will be available only to authorized law enforcement personnel.

You can go to the MVA’s website at www.mva.maryland.gov and add your three emergency contacts in just a few minutes. You will need your driver’s license number to complete this process.

1. Go to the website: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/
2. Go to “On-line Transactions” (upper left) & click on “More”
3. Click on “Emergency Contacts” (bottom of left column)
4. Follow the prompts

Monday, November 14, 2011

Police Report: November 6-12

November 6th:

3200 block of Perry Street: House fire – 1:25 am. Officers on patrol observed smoke coming from a private home. Upon arrival the officers saw that all occupants had exited the residence and the upstairs portion of the house was fully engulfed in flames as Fire Rescue arrived on the scene. The fire was extinguished without any further damage to the surrounding homes. The home has been boarded up and secured.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 6:50 am. The owner of a 1998 Ford Ranger told officers that sometime between 11 pm on November 5th and this morning around 6:30 am someone had broken the side passenger window to gain entry into his vehicle and stole an aftermarket car stereo.

Arundel Road and 30th Street: Hit and run collision – 9:10 am. The owner of a 2010 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime during the overnight hours a second unidentified vehicle struck his car and fled the scene.

4000 block of 36th Street: Disorderly conduct/vandalism to auto – 9:25 am. Officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. Upon arrival they encountered the victim who advised that sometime overnight someone slashed all four tires on his 2000 Ford Focus. The victim was very upset and hostile. As the officers were speaking with him he became very vulgar and started to cause such a scene that many people were coming outside of their residences. Officer’s attempts to calm the man failed. He was subsequently arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 10:30 am. Officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that at 5:49 am a black male and black female entered the victim’s unlocked Toyota Camry and rummaged through it. The suspects were not successful in removing anything from the vehicle because there was nothing of value left inside. The subjects then fled on foot. 

Varnum and 34th Streets: Hit and run collision – 2:30 pm. The owner of a 2008 Honda Civic told officers that a black in color full size SUV made a left turn onto Varnum Street from 34th Street striking her legally parked vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction.

2900 block of Upshur Street: DWI/DUI arrest – 8:20 pm. Officers on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed fail to stop at a stop sign. As officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle the vehicle failed to stop at several more stop signs and was driving erratically. Officers were able to get the vehicle stopped and further investigation revealed that the driver was highly intoxicated. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. A passenger was also highly intoxicated and was consuming an open alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation and released. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping.

November 7th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 5:15 am. Officers on patrol observed a 1992 Honda Accord unoccupied and running in the parking lot of the 7-11. Attempts to locate the owner/operator were negative. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. 

4400 block of 31st Street: Theft - 8:20 am. The victim told officers that sometime during the previous night her boyfriend stole a credit card from her purse. She discovered the theft when she tried to use the card for a gasoline purchase this morning.

3500 block of Newton Place: Theft from auto – 9 am. The owner of a 2000 Chevy Venture reported that sometime between 7:30 pm on November 6th and the time of the report someone smashed out the driver’s side window and stole the in-dash stereo system from the vehicle.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 11:10 am. The owner of a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo reported that sometime between 4:30 pm on November 6th and the time of the report someone used an unknown tool to put scratches on virtually the entire vehicle.

4200 block of 30th Street: Warrant service – 2:45 pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Infinity G35 for running a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and had an open arrest warrant through Prince William County, Virginia charging him with three counts of burglary and three counts of grand larceny. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville to await extradition to Virginia.

November 8th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 9:30 am. Officers stopped a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license; and, he was not authorized to drive the vehicle because it was rented to another person through Enterprise Car Rental in Hyattsville. The driver was issued several State traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 1:15 pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

2700 block of Webster Street: Burglary – 6:30 pm. The victim/resident told officers that sometime between 7 am this morning and the time she called police someone entered her apartment and stole forty dollars in U.S. Currency. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 7:15 pm. The owner of a 1994 Ford Escort reported that sometime between 10:30 pm on October 24th and 9 am on October 25th someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole several items of his personal property. The owner said that he didn’t report the incident at the time it occurred because he thought the theft happened in another jurisdiction.

November 9th:

2310 Varnum Street: Destruction of property – 6:35 am. Officers met with a Red Box technician who advised that sometime during the overnight hours someone damaged the touch screen to the DVD machine. The machine remained intact and nothing was stolen.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Theft from auto – 6:35 am. The owner of a 1996 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 11 pm on November 8th and the time she called police someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle and stole $20 in US Currency. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Found property – 6:45 am. A concerned citizen turned in a wallet containing various medical cards and a driver’s license. The wallet was submitted to property for return to its owner.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 7 pm. The owner of a 2007 GMC Yukon told officers that sometime between 6:20 pm and the time he called police someone broke out the rear passenger window of his vehicle.

3700 block of 37th Street: Welfare check – 7:40 pm. Officers were called to the home of an elderly resident who they found to be in a weak and frail condition. The man’s residence also had no electricity. He was taken by fire/rescue personnel to Providence Hospital for a medical evaluation. Prince George’s County Adult Protective Services was notified and will follow up.

November 10th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Citizen robbery – 9:20 pm. The victim told officers that he was walking down the foot path towards the Metro when he was accosted by two suspects. They threw him to the ground, stole his cell phone and key ring and fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim, who was highly intoxicated at the time the officers interviewed him, said that he did not get a good look at either of his assailants. 

November 11th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 11:40 am. Officers investigated a report from several citizens and a metro bus driver that a man was swearing and yelling at them for no reason and that he was head towards 35th Street. Officers located the man and found him to be intoxicated and had slurred speech. He began to yell at the officers and refused to calm down and control himself. After several warnings the officers arrested him for disorderly conduct and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 12th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 8:15 am. The owner of a 2003 Cadillac Deville reported that sometime between 9 pm on November 11th and the time he called police someone stole all four wheels and tires off his vehicle.

3300 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 4:40 pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Chrysler Sebring that was abandoned after a collision with a Pepco pole. 

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Fraud – 8:20 am. The victim told officers that he responded to an ad on Craig’s List from the Red Bull Company. He contacted a person named Toni Parks about the ad which involved placing a Red Bull advertising sign on his vehicle for which he would be paid $400 per month. He was further told that he would be receiving a monthly check for $2,650. He was instructed to cash the check, retain his compensation of $400.00 dollars and send the remaining funds to a Michelle Garner at 120 West Main Mesquite, Texas 75150 via Western Union. The victim deposited the funds into his bank account on November 2nd and withdrew $2,250 on November 8th.  On November 9th he received a phone call from his bank that his account had been overdrawn due to the fraudulent check that was run through his account.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Emergency Alert System Test

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT and will last 30 seconds. 

For more information about the nationwide Emergency Alert System test, please visit FEMA and the FCC.


On November 9 at 2 p.m. eastern, please remember: Don’t stress; it’s only a test.

Police Report: October 30 - November 5

October 30th:

4000 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:55 am. The owner of a 2011 VW Jetta told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and noticed a dent on the very bottom of the rear passenger driver’s side door. The damage did not appear to have been caused from contact with another motor vehicle, and the cause remains unknown.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 1:20 pm. The manager of the business told officers that while counting a sales register he discovered approximately $300 in cash missing. The manager and the officers reviewed the store’s security tapes and discovered that a suspect went behind the sales counter and removed the cash from the register while the clerk was assisting another customer. The suspect was not identifiable because he held an umbrella over his face during the theft. The security video was seized for follow-up investigation purposes and the investigation is continuing.

October 31st:

3700 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 10:10 pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest – 10:45 pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Chevy S10 truck for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that a juvenile passenger in the vehicle was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged via a juvenile petition and released to the custody of his parents. The driver was issued several traffic citations and sent on his way.

November 1st:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Attempted burglary – 2:10 am. Officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival officers spoke to the resident who stated that he heard and saw what appeared to be three black males wearing dark clothing trying to gain entry to his residence through a window. The suspects fled on foot prior to officer’s arrival. There were no signs of damage or entry into the residence.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 9:50 am. Officers impounded a 1996 Toyota Camry for improper tags.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft under $500 – 3:55 pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft of keys. The victim stated that on October 31st around 4 pm he set a bag down outside his residence while he was carrying other items into his home. The bag contained personal items along with a set of keys belonging to his employer. When he returned for the bag a short time later he discovered that it had been stolen.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: DWI/DUI arrest – 9 pm. Officers responded to investigate a three-car motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that an intoxicated driver rear ended a stopped vehicle at the red light causing the chain reaction collision. The driver was arrested for DUI, issued several citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 2nd:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Returned missing person – 1:15 pm. Officers responded to follow up on a previously reported missing person. They found that the individual had returned home voluntarily and was uninjured and in good health.

November 3rd:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 8:15 am. The victim told officers that while she was pumping gas at the BP Station the suspect entered the driver’s side of her vehicle and stole several items of her personal property from inside. She said the black male (NFD) suspect got into a light green Nissan Altima with another black male and fled the scene.

4100 block of 31st Street: Juvenile arrest – 9 am. Officers stopped a juvenile male for a field interview. During the interview the juvenile gave the officers a fake name in order to conceal his identity. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile was wanted by DC juvenile services on an open custody warrant. He was arrested on the warrant and transported to MRPD. He was released into the custody of officers from the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Child abuse – 9 pm. Officers responded for the report of a child screaming in pain from a beating. Upon arrival the officers interviewed both the child and his mother and observed fresh bruises on both of the child’s arms from shoulder to forearms. Neither the child or his mother would tell the officers how the child came by the bruises. Officers contacted Child Protective Services and they were able to find safe accommodations for the child. CPS is conducting a follow-up investigation to determine what criminal charges, if any are warranted

November 4th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree assault – 10:20 am. Officers responded for the report of unknown trouble at the Family Dollar Store. Upon arrival the officers learned that an employee was involved in a domestic assault with her boyfriend in front of the 7-11 on Chillum Road. The victim sustained a large scratch to her neck but refused medical attention. During the assault the suspect took the victim’s phone. Officers were able to retrieve the victim’s property and the victim said she would be seeking assault charges on the suspect via a District Court Commissioner.

3100 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 11:45 am. The owner of a 2000 Buick Century told officers that sometime between 4 pm on November 4th and the time he called police someone stole all four of the center hubcaps off his vehicle.

November 5th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 12:25 pm. The victim told officers that while she was putting air in her car’s tires someone stole her purse and a mini camcorder from inside the vehicle. The victim was unable to provide any suspect information other than she saw a white vehicle fleeing the scene.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto Parts): Commercial armed robbery – 1:40 pm. Officers responded for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival they learned that three black males entered the store, one of whom acted as a lookout while the other two displayed semi automatic handguns and proceeded to have the cashiers open the registers. The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the store on foot. A canvass of the area for the suspects was negative. PG County Robbery Detectives arrived on scene to handle the investigation.

3500 block of Newton Place: Hit and run collision – 5:15 pm. The owner of a 2010 Honda CRV reported that sometime between 3 pm and the time she called police a second, unidentified vehicle hit her vehicle’s rear bumper and fled the scene.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 11:40 pm. Officers received a report of a 2003 Honda Civic blocking a residential driveway. Officers were unable to identify and/or contact the vehicle’s owner. The vehicle was issued a parking violation notice and impounded.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Click It or Ticket

Time to "Fall Back"

At 2am this Sunday set your clocks back 1 hour. Also, common sense and the fire department advises you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Additional Arrests in Mount Rainier Murder Case

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has charged two additional suspects, Lorenzo Carlton, 21 and Michael Jordan, 18, in connection with the homicide of Alonzo James Guyton that occurred in Mount Rainier, Maryland.   Additionally, homicide detectives have determined that robbery was the motive in this case. 

http://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2011/11/police-make-additional-arrests-in-mount.html

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

National Emergency Alert System Test November 9 @ 2:00 p.m.

On November 9th FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. This test will kick off at 2:00 p.m. (EST). The test will be nationwide, running concurrently across all time zones.
 
This system test is the first of its kind. It is designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. Nothing like it has been conducted in the history of the country. There have been tests in the past but none to all parts of the Nation at the same time. The test will run concurrently on all radio and TV band and the message will run for three (3) minutes. Most messages in the past were anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute.

There is great concern in local police and emergency management circles about undue public anxiety over this test. The test message on TV might not indicate that it is just a test. Fear is that the lack of an explanation message might create panic.  Please share this information with your family and friends so they are aware of the test.

Below are two websites, that will provide more information regarding this test.


Police Report: October 23 - 29

October 23rd:

4400 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 2:15 pm. The owner of a 1994 Ford Taurus reported that sometime between 5:30 am on October 22nd and the time she called police someone damaged the vehicle’s driver’s door lock. There was no entry into the vehicle and nothing was reported stolen.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 6:40 pm. The victim told officers that she was pumping gas and having trouble with her credit card. She went inside to get assistance and when she returned about 20 minutes later she discovered that her purse was missing from inside her vehicle.

October 24th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 8:20 am. The victim told officers that while she was inside paying for gas someone stole her purse from inside her vehicle. She had mistakenly left the vehicle unlocked. The suspect was last seen leaving the gas station in a dark colored Cadillac.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 11:25 am. Officers stopped a 1994 Dodge Spirit for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Hit and run collision – 3:15 pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Their investigation showed that the victim’s 2006 Cadillac was rear ended by a 2008 Toyota Tundra. The driver of the Toyota fled the scene without stopping to identify himself. A lookout for the Toyota was broadcast to surrounding police agencies and it was located abandoned at an address in Hyattsville. It was impounded pending further investigation. 

3700 block of 34th Street: Stolen auto – 8:45 pm. The owner of a 2001 Chrysler Voyager minivan told officers that sometime between 7:30 pm and the time he called police someone stole his van. No evidence was recovered at the scene of the theft.

October 25th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Homicide – 12:02 am. MRPD officers responded to the 4200 block of Kaywood Drive for the report of shots fired and a man down.  Upon arriving on the scene, officers and EMS personnel located a 24 year old male on the sidewalk in front of the apartment building suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to Medstar where he was pronounced dead at 12:50 am. The decedent was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in the District of Columbia for a postmortem examination. The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is conducting the follow up investigation.

October 26th:

4600 block of 29th Street: Loud music – 7:20 pm. Officers responded for the report of loud music. Upon arrival they located the owner of the property and had him turn off the music. He was advised of the noise ordinance and no charges were placed.

October 27th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault/destruction of property – 2:55 am. Officers received a call that a cab driver was fighting with a customer. Upon arrival officers spoke to both men and determined that the passenger was highly intoxicated. The passenger had refused to exit the vehicle when asked. When the passenger finally got out of the cab he assaulted the driver and damaged the driver’s vehicle. Officers placed the passenger under arrest, charged him accordingly and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

4000 block of 34th Street: Stolen debit card – 3:30 pm. The victim told officers that on October 20th he lost his wallet. When he contacted his bank on the 21st to make them aware of the loss he discovered that someone had used his card to make unauthorized purchases.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 10 pm. A man walked into the police station to surrender on an open arrest warrant. Officers verified that the man had an open warrant for theft under $500. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

October 28th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen motorcycle – 11 am. The owner of a 1999 Yamaha R6 motorcycle reported that sometime between 10 pm on October 12th and 7 pm on the 26th someone stole his vehicle.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly conduct – 3:40 pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival the officers discovered a man on the front porch yelling and cursing at his wife and mother. He told officers that he was upset because his wife would not allow him to watch their TV. While the officers tried to resolve the dispute in a calm orderly manner the man continued yelling and cursing at his family members. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 7:50 pm. The owner of a 1996 Plymouth Voyager van told officers that sometime between 2 pm and 7:45 pm today someone stole his vehicle.

October 29th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Stolen vehicle – 8 am. The owner of a 1994 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between 8 pm on October 21st and the time he called police someone stole his van.