3700 block of Eastern Avenue: Disorderly subject – 4:30 am. Officers received a call for an intoxicated and disorderly male. Once on the scene the officers met with the man who they had encountered on several prior incidents at the same location. The officers tried unsuccessfully to get the man to calm down and lower his voice to no avail. Once he became combative with the officers he was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
34th and Allison Streets: Departmental traffic collision – 1:30 pm. An MRPD officer was involved in a personal injury collision while attempting to stop a vehicle that had just committed several traffic violations. Both the officer and the driver of the other involved vehicle were treated and released at a local hospital.
4600 block of 25th Street: Homicide – 7:35 pm. Officers responded to for the report of a shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival they found 16 year old Dontae John Cook of the 3200 block of Upshur Street in Mount Rainier lying in the in the hallway of the apartment building suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased shortly after. PGPD Homicide Unit detectives responded and took over the investigation. In the afternoon of Sunday December 18th homicide detectives arrested Eric Jerome Brown of the District and charged him with 1st degree murder in this case. He is currently incarcerated in DC awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.
4000 block of 35th Street: Domestic assault – 2:05 am. Officers responded for the report of a woman having been assaulted by her estranged husband. When the officers arrived they were met by the husband who told them that he had just assaulted his wife. He was detained while his wife was interviewed. The wife told officers that she was with a male companion when her husband came home and broke into the home through the front door. After a confrontation with his wife’s male companion the husband struck his wife causing a visible bruise and swelling to her forehead. The wife refused any medical treatment and the husband was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
One Municipal Place: Warrant arrest – 8:20 pm. Officers stopped a man suspected of having an open arrest warrant. Further investigation revealed that he did have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for violation of probation from a previous robbery conviction. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 8:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft of nine sandwiches by the same suspect who stole the same number of sandwiches from the store on December 13th. Officers, who were already in the area conducting holiday patrols on Segways, began a search for the suspect. He was located a short distance away sharing the sandwiches with two other individuals. The suspect immediately fled on foot. Officers on Segways and on foot chased him into DC where he was eventually captured trying to hide in the wooded area off Eastern Avenue. He was taken into custody by MPD officers. MRPD officers obtained a warrant for his arrest charging him with theft and assaulting a police officer so that he could be extradited back to Maryland. Officers are following up with several previous thefts from the 7-11 and additional charges are forthcoming.
3500 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 2:25 am. The owner of a 2000 Nissan Quest told officers that when he heard his vehicle alarm go off he went to investigate. He discovered that someone had broken into the vehicle through a passenger door and stole an in-dash stereo system.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 9 pm. Officers were alerted to a suspicious person loitering by the memorial park. Officers contacted and interviewed the individual in question and determined that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of indecent exposure. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Unattended children – 1 am. Officers responded for the report of an unattended 3-year old child in an apartment stairwell. Once on the scene the officers located the child and his 8-year old brother who was sleeping in an open apartment unit. The older brother told the officers that he did not know where his mother was but gave them her cell phone number. The 8-year old also said that his aunt lived in another building in the complex and both children were delivered to the custody of the aunt until contact could be made with their mother. Child protective services was contacted and agreed to conduct a follow up investigation.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – The store clerk told responding officers that a black male wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt and a gray hooded sweatshirt entered the store, stole nine sandwiches and fled to the rear of the store on foot towards 22nd Street. The clerk said that the suspect was the same man who has stolen items from the store in the past. Officers searched the area for the suspect with negative results.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism – 3:25 am. The reporting person told officers that a person who he was unable to describe smashed out his front window. The individual fled the scene in an unknown direction and could not be located.
4200 block of 34th Street: Warrant arrest – 11:30 am. Officers responded to a complaint of a woman urinating in public. Officers located the woman described by the complainant and upon further investigation learned that she had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a drug charge. She was cited for urinating and public, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3400 block of Newton Street: CDS arrest – 1:45 pm. An officer responded for the report of an illegally parked vehicle. When the officer arrived he spoke with the driver who began to act suspiciously by repeatedly putting his hands in his pockets as if to conceal a weapon or contraband. For officer safety the officer attempted to take him into custody and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the man threw an object under his vehicle and then managed to place the officer in a choke hold. The officer was able to break free of the hold and deployed his issued Taser weapon to get the man under control and under arrest. Once the man was in custody and secured the officer retrieved the object the man discarded during the struggle and found it to be a Ziploc bag containing marijuana. The man was charged with possession of CDS, 2nd degree assault and resisting arrest and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4000 block of 36th Street: Theft from auto – 7 pm. The owner of a 1988 Pontiac told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle and stole a quantity of loose change and the vehicle’s registration card.
4400 block of 29th Street: Suspicious person – 11:15 pm. The resident told officers that he was in his house when he observed the rear yard motion sensor light come on. When he looked outside he saw a person standing between his two parked vehicles. The resident rushed out to the rear yard to confront the individual who immediately fled the area toward 30th Street. Officers checked the area for the individual with negative results.
4000 block of 36th Street: Theft from auto – 11:25 pm. The owner of a 2006 Scion XD told officers that at about 6:30 this morning she noticed the rear hatch of her vehicle open and property stolen from inside. She said that she would not be available until later in the evening to meet with officers about the incident because she had to leave for work.
3700 block of 34th Street: Recovered property – 5:15 pm. Officers were alerted by a citizen to an abandoned bicycle. Officers located and recovered the blue Huffy Backwater 20” bike. There was no serial number or other identifying marks on the bike and it’s now stored at the police station.
3800 block of 30th Street: Stolen vehicle – 6:20 pm. The owner of a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria told officers that sometime between 3 am this morning and 4 pm this afternoon someone stole his vehicle.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: CDS arrest – 7:35 pm. Officers patrolling the area detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from an apartment building hallway. Further investigation led the officers to arrest a man in the hallway who was in possession of marijuana.