Monday, February 13, 2012

Police Report: February 5-11

February 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

February 10th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: CDS – 10:55am. Officers responded for the report of a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival they stopped three individuals for a field interview. During the interview one of them was found in possession of marijuana. Another was found in possession of stolen property from a local 7-11 store and burglary tools that were possibly used to try and gain entry to an apartment. These two individuals were arrested and charged accordingly as juveniles. The third individual was interviewed and released without charges.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Emergency petition – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of several disorderly subjects in the street. Once on the scene the officers observed that one of the individual’s behavior was consistent with that of a person under the influence of PCP. When the officers attempted to engage the group the individual under the influence of PCP became violent and combative. Officers were forced to deploy a TASER to control the individual and get him in custody and under arrest. He was then transported to the hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment and evaluation. The officers obtained a criminal summons for each of the other subjects for various criminal and traffic charges related to the incident.

February 9th:

Nothing significant to report.

February 8th:

3000 block of 30th Street (Trinity Church): Vandalism – 10:25 am. The Pastor of the church told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone overturned a trash can and spray painted “BIJ BLOODS” on it. The pastor said that this was the second time he had discovered the trash can overturned.

4200 block of 28th Street: Death report – 3:40 pm. Officers were advised by fire/rescue personnel that they had discovered a 67 year old woman deceased inside her residence. There was no foul play suspected and the woman’s death was determined to be from natural causes. 

34th Street and Windom Road: Vehicle impound – 2:50 pm. Officers impounded a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria after it was involved in a MV collision. There was no visible damage to the vehicle however the driver was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for a checkup following the collision. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and to clear the roadway.

February 7th:

34th and Otis Streets: Hit and run MV collision – 10:45 am. The owner of a 2007 Hyundai reported that sometime prior to his call to police an unknown vehicle struck the passenger of his legally parked vehicle causing minor damage to the passenger side. The driver of the striking vehicle failed to stop and identify him/herself.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/assault on a police officer – 10 pm. On February 7, 2012 at about 10 pm Mount Rainier Police CPL A.J. Ortiz initiated a traffic stop at Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road. The driver of the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of the RAI Care Center located in the 2400 block of Chillum Road. CPL Ortiz approached the driver of the vehicle and attempted to obtain his information. Shortly thereafter the driver placed the vehicle in reverse while turning the wheel. The vehicle struck CPL Ortiz causing him to lose his balance. The driver then placed the vehicle in drive and struck CPL Ortiz a second time causing him to roll over the driver’s side hood and windshield and fall to the pavement. As the vehicle fled the parking lot onto Chillum Road the driver’s side rear tire rolled over CPL Ortiz’s left ankle. CPL Ortiz was able to broadcast a lookout for the vehicle over his police radio and a search for the vehicle was initiated by officers from MRPD, Prince George’s County, Hyattsville City and MPD. CPL Ortiz was assisted at the scene by two off duty DC firefighters before he was transported by PG fire/rescue to MedStar for treatment.

After the vehicle fled the parking lot Communications personnel discovered that it had been previously reported stolen from an address in DC. Sometime later witnesses reported seeing several individuals getting out of the vehicle in the 500 block of Greenlawn Drive in Hyattsville. Witnesses said at one individual got back into the vehicle and left the area. PGPD patrol officers located and stopped the vehicle at 14th Avenue and 14th Place and arrested the driver. Further investigation revealed that the driver was not the one responsible for striking CPL Ortiz. PGPD detectives took over primary and follow-up investigation of the crime.

CPL Ortiz was treated at MedStar for injuries to his head, neck, back and legs. He did not suffer any broken bones or serious internal injury. He was released from the hospital early this morning and is presently recuperating at home.

February 6th:

34th Street and Windom Road: Warrant service – 1:40 am. Officers stopped a 1993 Honda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick up order for the tags. The driver was also wanted on an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for violation of probation related to a 1st degree assault charge. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.

February 5th:

4000 block of 37th Street: Domestic – 8:30 pm. Officers responded to assist a man with a domestic dispute. The man explained that he had a peace order for a former female companion that required her to stay away from him. The man had seen the woman violating the order on two occasions today. Officers attempted to obtain an arrest warrant for the woman for violating the peace order. The Commissioner refused to issue the warrant when it was learned that the peace order was valid but expired. A final stay away order had been issued by a judge but not served on the woman by the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. The man was advised that until the final order had been served the officers could not initiate any action against the woman.

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