Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Police Report: January 1-7

January 7th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3 am. Officers impounded a 1993 Nissan Pathfinder after they learned that it was unregistered with MVA.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:44 am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Attempted stolen auto – 7:45 am. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Stratus told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone broke into his vehicle and tried unsuccessfully to steal it. The thieves used a brick to break into the vehicle and broke the ignition module but were unable to complete the theft.

3200 block of Perry Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 6:50 pm. Officers stopped a 2007 Chevy Tahoe after seeing it being driven erratically. Further investigation revealed that the driver was a diabetic in shock. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the driver to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment. The driver was later issued a traffic citation for driving on a suspended license. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of 28th Place: Citizen robbery – 9:45 pm. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival they were met by the victim who said that the two men, one armed with a knife, who had just tried to rob him, fled the area towards Arundel Road. The victim gave the officers a description of the two and officers began a search for them. Officers located and detained two men in the 2400 block of Arundel Road who matched the victim’s description. The victim positively identified the two as his assailants. One of the men was found in possession of a knife which the victim also identified. Both men were arrested, charged with attempted armed robbery and second degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Allison Street: Criminal citation – 9:10 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

2900 block of Allison Street: Criminal citation – 9:25 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage by a person under 21.

January 6th:

4200 block of 32nd Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:10 am. The owner of a 2009 Toyota Yaris told officers that sometime overnight someone smashed out the front passenger window of his vehicle. Nothing was stolen from inside.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Attempted theft from auto – 8:10 am. The owner of a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta reported that she came out to her vehicle this morning to find the front passenger window broken out. Nothing had been taken from inside but the glove compartment had been ransacked.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 8:40 am. Officers on patrol discovered a 2009 Kia Spectrum with a broken left rear window. Officers located the owner of the vehicle, who, after inspecting her vehicle said that several items of her personal property had been stolen from inside.

4100 block of Kaywood Place: Theft – 5:15 pm. Officers met with the community manager of Kaywood Apartments in reference to a theft. The manager told officers that back in August another employee took a $300 Global Express money order deposit from a man who applied to rent an apartment. The man’s application was denied and he tried to get his deposit back. When the money order couldn’t be located the manager contacted Global Express to have the money order traced. Global Express responded that the MO had been cashed at Kay Liquors on October 4th. Further investigation revealed that the MO was cashed by the employee who took the original deposit. The employee was arrested, charged with theft and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of 30th Street: 1st degree assault – 9:45 pm. Officers responded to interview the victim of a 1st degree assault. The victim told the officers that she was walking home from Queens Chapel Road when she saw a black male armed with a black handgun struggling with a black female. When the man saw the victim walking towards him he pointed the handgun at her. The victim fled the scene and said that as she ran away she heard three shots fired at her. Officers searched the area where the incident took place but found no evidence of shots having been fired.

4100 block of Cedar Lane Alley: 2nd degree assault – 10:30 pm. Officers patrolling the area observed a large group of young people drinking alcoholic beverages behind a shed. The officers also smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area. When the officers approached the group one man came forward in an aggressive manner and through a 12 oz bottle of beer to the ground and started screaming at the officers. The officers observed that he was intoxicated asked him for his identification. He refused and continued to scream profanities at the officers. The officers informed him that he was under arrest for disorderly conduct whereupon he came at the officers with closed fists. The officers physically had to take the man to the ground where he struggled with the officers to get him under control and under arrest. He was charged with disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 5th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:40 am. The owner of a 2005 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 7 pm on January 4th and the time she called police someone broke out a small rear passenger side window on her vehicle.

4500 block of 34th Street: Emergency petition – 12:35 pm. Officers responded for the report of a man exposing himself in front of Thomas Stone Elementary School. When the officers arrived they located the man who lying in the grass with his pants down and under the influence of PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and evaluation.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 1:30 pm. Officers were notified by the owner of Thrifty Rental car that he had obtained an arrest warrant from the District Court Commissioner for an individual who failed to return a rental car as per the terms of his contract.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 9:35 pm. Officers were patrolling the area of the 7-11 when they observed a store employee chasing an individual who had just stolen merchandise from the store. Officers joined the chase and apprehended the individual after he ran into the Laundromat on 22nd Street. The individual was identified as a juvenile who stole a 12 pack of soda. With the assistance of the juvenile’s parents the situation was resolved.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Warrant arrest – 10:20 pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic disturbance. Further investigation revealed that the male half had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to pay fines and costs relating to a court case. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 4th:

4100 block of 31st Place: Vehicle impound – 8:20 am. Officers impounded a 1988 BMW for displaying expired registration plates. There was an MSP pickup order on the tags and they were seized for return to MVA.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto – 9:50 am. The owner of a 2002 Dodge Caravan came into the police station to report that his vehicle had been stolen. According to the owner the theft occurred sometime between 7:30 pm on January 2nd and 9:30 am this morning.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vandalism – 11:15 pm. Officers spoke with a woman who told them that her former boyfriend came to her residence to pick up some of his belongings. After leaving, the boyfriend remembered some things he forgot and called to ask his girlfriend if he could return. She told him he would have to come back another time. At that point someone, probably the boyfriend, threw a rock at one of her windows breaking the glass.

January 3rd:

3700 block of 35th Street: Natural death – 8:30 am. A 53 year old man was discovered deceased in his apartment. Representatives from the State Medical Examiner’s Office and PGPD Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Preliminary evidence indicated no evidence of foul play and the medical examiner said that death was from natural causes. The ME took custody of the decedent’s remains for a postmortem examination.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 1:20 pm. The victim told officers that while she was pumping gas someone entered her vehicle through the passenger side door and stole her purse.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 4:20 pm. Officers stopped to interview a man who was yelling and screaming and blocking the entrance to a business. Officers’ efforts to get the man to calm down and leave peacefully were unsuccessful. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Warrant arrest – 8:10 pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Acura TL for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had two open arrest warrants. One warrant was through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. The second was for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise through the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The passenger was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. In addition, the driver was driving on a learner’s permit. He was issued several traffic citations and released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded.

January 2nd:

4200 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 2 pm. Officers responded for the report of vandalism to a 2000 Infinity G20. The officers were met by the vehicle owner’s son who said that sometime between 2 pm on January 1st and the time he notified police someone smashed out the vehicle’s back window. The man said that his father’s car was in his custody because his father was in the hospital. Officers also noted that the vehicle’s tags were due to expire on the 3rd and advised to son to have them renewed as soon as possible.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen auto – 5:15 pm. The owner of a 2003 Chrysler minivan told officers that sometime between 11 am and 5 pm today someone stole her vehicle.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt theft from auto – 7:35 pm. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Neon told officers that as she was walking out to her vehicle she saw a white Jeep Cherokee pulled up next to it and stop. She then saw a black male get out of the Jeep and hit her driver’s side door lock with a brick and was able to get inside. The man tried unsuccessfully to steal items from inside the car and when he saw the owner approaching he quickly got back into the Jeep and fled the area towards Queens Chapel Road. The owner said that there were two other black males inside the jeep but she was unable to get a good enough look at them to provide a description.

One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 9:10 pm. Officers located and arrested a man on a warrant for possession with intent to distribute a CDA they obtained on December 28th.

January 1st:

3800 block of 30th Street: Discharge of a firearm/reckless endangerment – 12:01 am. Officers heard a plethora of gunshots close to where they were patrolling. Upon further investigation they located the three individuals responsible for the shots. The three were in possession of an AR15-type assault rifle, a Glock semi-automatic pistol, a revolver and a shotgun. The assault rifle had been previously reported stolen through the St. Albans, WV Police Department. All three individuals were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Warrant Service/Criminal citation – 2:40 am. Officers responded for the report of a theft that had just occurred from the 7-11. Officers obtained a description of the thief and located him a short distance away. Further investigation revealed that he was still in possession of the items he stole and he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of disturbing the peace. He was arrested on the warrant and issued a criminal citation for the misdemeanor theft. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:20 pm. Officers impounded a 1994 Buick Century for being parked on a City street with expired registration plates.

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