Thursday, March 08, 2012

Police Report: February 26 to March 3

March 3rd:
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 1:15am. Officers impounded an abandoned 2004 Acura TL. The vehicle was found to have ignition and door handle damage and a flat tire.
March 2nd:
4000 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 8:35am. The owner of a 2003 Honda told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover the front passenger window smashed out and a GPS unit stolen from inside.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt citizen robbery – 8pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight. When the officers arrived they interviewed a man who said that a group of black males assaulted him and tried to steal his cell phone. The victim, who sustained blunt force injuries to his face and mouth, was able to give the officers a description of his assailants. Officers canvassed the area for the suspects and located four juvenile males that fit the victim’s description. The victim was able to positively identify the four as his assailants. All four were charged with attempted robbery via juvenile petition and released to their respective parents. The victim was transported by fire/rescue personnel to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
March 1st:
4400 block of 28th Street: Miscellaneous incident – 7:30am. The owner of a 2006 Honda Accord told officers that during the heavy rains on February 29th some small tree branches fell on her vehicle. The branches left several small scratches and the owner wanted the issued documented.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 7:30am. Officers stopped a 2002 Saturn for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was not registered and was uninsured. The driver was issued several State traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
February 29th:
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Residential burglary – 5:30pm. The resident told officers that when she returned to her apartment at about 8pm on the 27th she found a can of Blaster lubricant sitting on her table that was not hers and not there when she left.  She also said that she discovered a silver medallion was missing from her residence. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.
Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 7pm. The owner of a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria told officers that a vehicle parked next to his struck his vehicle while backing out of the parking space. The striking vehicle then fled the scene. There was very minor damage done to the victim’s vehicle.
February 28th:
4600 block of 29th Street: Violation of an Ex Parte Order – 12:45am. Officers responded for the report of a man harassing his former girlfriend. The officers located and detained the man for an interview. Further investigation revealed that there was an existing ex parte order barring the man from his former girlfriend’s apartment building. The officers arrested the man for violating the ex parte order and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:15am. The owner of a 2005 Kia told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone used an unknown object to put deep scratches into the hood and doors of her vehicle.
4000 block of 36th Street: Property damage – 10:30am. A contractor working for the homeowner called police to report that sometime between 5:30pm on the 28th and the time he notified police someone smashed the rear door to the residence. The contractor and the homeowner both said that nothing was stolen.
4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 3:55pm. Officers impounded a 1995 Mercedes for displaying expired registration plates.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 10:45pm. Officers stopped a man walking in traffic who appeared either intoxicated or under the influence of a CDS. When they spoke to the man they smelled a strong odor of PCP about his person and observed him to be combative and disoriented. He was taken into custody and delivered to the custody of medical personnel at Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment.
February 27th:
4500 block of 37th Street: Found property – 4:10pm. Officers responding to a separate call for service found $10 in US currency along with a Target store receipt. Both items were turned over to the MRPD property locker for safekeeping.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 6:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly subject harassing customers and knocking items off shelves. When the officers arrived the located the man in question and escorted him out of the store. He was advised that should he return to the business in the future he would be arrested for trespassing. He was issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct and sent on his way.
3800 block of 34th Street: CDS – 9pm. Officers were called to the area for the report of a group of people smoking CDS. When the officers arrived the group began to disperse and one individual was approached for an interview. The man ignored the officers and ran from the scene. During his flight he discarded an unknown object in the back yard of a residence in the 3800 block of 34th Street. The man was finally located hiding in a pile of leaves. When asked why he ran from the officers after being told to stop he said he was just showing off for his friends. The man was issued a criminal citation for failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer and sent on his way. After he left the area the officers searched for the object he discarded and found a package of wet tobacco which they identified as containing PCP. The officers are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for the man charging him with CDS possession.
February 26th:
3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI arrest – 7am. Officers stopped a vehicle that they observed driving erratically. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the MSP Barrack in College Park for a breathalyzer test. The results of the test showed he had a BAC of .18 – more than twice the legal limit. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest – 11:50am. Officers contacted an individual by telephone for which they had an open arrest warrant. They convinced the individual to meet with them in the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road. When the individual arrived she was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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