Thursday, January 19, 2012

Police Report: January 8-14

January 14th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: DWI – 12:10 am. Officers stopped a vehicle they observed driving erratically. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to MSP in College Park for a breathalyzer test. The test showed that his BAC was .16 or twice the legal limit. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: Hit and run collision – 9:05 am. The owner of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe reported that sometime between midnight and the time she called police an unknown second vehicle struck her Tahoe. The Tahoe’s driver side mirror was knocked off during the collision.

2900 block of Allison Street: CDS arrest – 12:15 pm. Officers stopped a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 13th:

4600 block of 25th Street: Stolen auto (supplement) – 2:40 pm. On December 23rd parking enforcement officers impounded a 2001 Honda Civic for displaying expired tags. On January 6th the owner of the Honda reported the vehicle stolen to Prince George’s County Police. MRPD officers assisted PGPD in clearing up the confusion and the vehicle was removed from NCIC stolen vehicle files.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Mail fraud – 1:15 pm. Officers spoke with the victim who said that she had received a letter notifying her that she had won $125,000. The letter included a check for $3,875 to cover taxes on the winnings and instructions that she was to cash the check and then send the money to an address in London, England via Western Union. Several days after complying with this process she was informed by her bank that the check she cashed was no good.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Lost property – 7:25 pm. Officers spoke with the reporting person who said that while she was making a purchase at the Family Dollar store she set her phone down on the counter. When she left the store she failed to take the phone along with her. When she went back to retrieve her phone it was gone.

January 12th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): Warrant service – 4:35 pm. A man came into the police station to inquire about a missed court date. Further investigation revealed that he had been charged with DWI and had missed his initial court date last July. There was an open arrest warrant for his failure to appear in court on the DWI charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic arrest – 10:30 pm. Officers stopped a 1995 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and the vehicle’s tags were suspended. The man was arrested on traffic charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3600 block of Perry Street: EPS/warrant service – 11:05 pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals fighting. Upon arrival the officers found and separated the two men. One of the men was violent and under the influence of a CDS and the officers were forced to use pepper spray to get him under control and under arrest. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and turned over to medical personnel for emergency medical evaluation and treatment. The second subject was found to have an open arrest warrant through the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear for a paternity test as ordered by the court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

January 11th:

4400 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 10:35. Officers impounded a 1995 Toyota Camry for being parked on a City street displaying expired tags.

January 10th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (recovered) – 7:50 pm. On January 5th the owner of Thrifty Rental Car obtained an arrest warrant for an individual for failing to return a rental car per his contract. PGPD officers notified MRPD that their officers had recovered the vehicle and arrested the renter pursuant to the warrant.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest (supplement) 1:40 am. Officers were contacted by Prince Georges County Department of Corrections staff and informed that the female arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS on January 8th was not who she said she was. She had given MRPD officers, the court commissioner and DOC officials a false name and false date of birth. The DOC staff discovered her real name and that she was a 13 year old juvenile. After considerable effort on the part of the State’s Attorney’s Office, a District Court judge and a Circuit Court judge the juvenile was released from adult detention into the custody of her grandmother pending Juvenile Court action.

4700 block of 31st Place: Returned missing person – 10 pm. The mother of the female juvenile reported missing on January 9th called to say that her daughter had returned home safe and sound. She told her mother that she had been staying at her best friend’s house. Her information was removed from NCIC.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft over $500 – 8 am. The resident told officers that he had an acquaintance stay the night at his home. When the resident woke up he noticed that his friend was leaving. When asked why, the friend appeared nervous and said he had a funeral to attend. After his friend was gone he noticed that his new iPad 2 missing. The resident was advised how to pursue charges and the iPad was entered into NCIC as stolen.

4200 block of 31st Street: Miscellaneous incident – 11:45 am. Officers responded for the report of an individual allegedly acting violently because he did not take his prescribed medication. Officers found the man acting normally and not a present danger to himself or others. Family members were however afraid of his past and potential behavior. The family was provided with a list of contacts that could assist them with the situation. The subject also voluntarily went to the hospital to get evaluated and new medication.

29th and Webster Streets: Hit and run collision – 12:35 pm. The owner of a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer reported that sometime between midnight and 9 am today her vehicle was struck by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. Officers discovered white paint on the victim’s vehicle but not other evidence that would help identify the striking vehicle.

January 9th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Vehicle Impound – 2:50 am. Officers impounded a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer because the tags on the vehicle had expired in August of 2011.

4200 block of 28th Street: Attempted stolen auto – 8:20 am. The owner of a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser told officers that she had been out of town on vacation since December 23rd. When she returned she discovered that someone had broken into her vehicle and tried to steal it by damaging the ignition. She also discovered that several of her personal items had been stolen from inside the vehicle.

4400 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 12:10 pm. Officers impounded a 1991 Buick Park Avenue because it was displaying suspended registration plates and had an MSP pick up order on the tags.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Attempted stolen auto – 7:45 pm. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Stratus told officers that sometime between 6:50 and 7:30 pm today someone broke the vehicle’s door lock an ignition module in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the his car.

4700 block of 31st Place: Missing person – 11 pm. The mother of a 14 year old female reported that her daughter did not return home as expected after school. The mother said that her daughter had attended school today and was seen at the mall around 4:30 pm after school. The child’s information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

January 8th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Theft – 2:15 pm. An employee of the Queenstown Apartments reported the theft of several items from his desk drawer located in the maintenance office. The employee said that he last saw the items back on December 27th when he was making travel arrangements. There was no forced entry into the desk and no other evidence could be found.

3200 block of Perry Street: Found property – 4 pm. The resident turned in a .38 caliber handgun that she found in her back yard. The weapon was not in any stolen property database and officers could not determine the identity of its owner.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest – 7:15 pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight. When the officers arrived they saw several baggies of marijuana being thrown from an apartment window. When the resident let the officers into the apartment they immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. The officers found six individuals sitting on the floor in space approximately eight by ten feet with no furniture in it. There was a backpack on the floor that was open containing seven (7) baggies of marijuana sealed in red plastic baggies. Officers arrested a female who was in possession of the backpack and charged her with possession with intent to distribute a CDS. She was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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