Thursday, March 22, 2012

Police Report: March 11-17

March 17th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Miscellaneous incident – 1:15pm. The mother of two teenage girls called to speak with an officer regarding their behavior. The mother was upset because her daughters were not listening to her. The officer took the girls’ information and referred both to the department’s Street Corps program.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DUI/Vehicle impound – 9:45pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He failed standard field sobriety testing (SFST) and admitted to having several drinks. He was arrested, charged with DUI and released to the custody of DOC. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

March 16th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 12:44am. Officers were patrolling the area when they were flagged down by a gas station attendant. The attendant told the officers that there was a man was passed out behind the wheel of a 2000 Jeep Cherokee parked at one of the gas pumps. Further investigation revealed that the man in question had a suspended driver’s license and was in possession of marijuana. His Jeep’s registration was suspended with an MSP pickup order on the tags. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested for CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The Jeep was impounded for safekeeping and its tags were removed for return to MVA.

4000 block of 37th Street: Vandalism to auto – 4:10pm. The owner of a 2007 Ford F-150 truck told officers that sometime between 8am on the 15th and 10am on today someone put an unknown substance on his roof and hood of his vehicle. He advised that he would try to wash it off.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Missing person – 8:10pm. The mother of a 16 year old juvenile reported that her daughter left home for night school and did not return when expected. Officers entered the girl’s information into the NCIC missing persons database. Shortly after midnight the mother called back to advise officers that her daughter had returned home safely and that she had been at her boyfriend’s house. The girl’s info was removed from NCIC.

March 15th:

34th Street and Windom Road: DWI – 1:30am. Officers stopped a 1991 Acura GS for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested, charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3100 block of Windom Road: Possible theft – 12:15pm. Officers were called to the area by an employee of a pest control service. The employee told officers that while he was spraying for insects he observed what he believed to be an improperly wired phone outlet from which someone may be stealing phone service from the homeowner. The homeowner was advised to contact her phone service provider to investigate the issue.

3700 block of 34th Street: Theft – 1:40pm. Officers were flagged down by a landscaping crew performing work around the traffic circle. The crew told the officers that two men drove up in a black Volvo station wagon. The two got out of the vehicle, stole two backpack style leaf blowers out of the crew’s work truck and fled into DC. 

2300 block of Arundel Road: 2nd degree assault – 11:15pm. Officers on patrol were flagged down in reference to a possible fight in progress. Further investigation revealed that a Hispanic male was inside of the Grand China Restaurant ordering food when he attempted to have a conversation with an unidentified black female. The female did not wish to speak to him and ignored him. When the man got his food and left the restaurant three unknown black males approached him and began to punch and kick him. After a short period of time the suspects fled on foot. The victim sustained only minor injuries during the assault and did not require medical treatment.

March 14th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Found property – 7:35am. A private citizen turned in a ladies purse that she found at the BP station. Officers located the owner of the purse who said that it had been stolen when her car had been broken into while parked at an address in DC. She came into the police station and recovered her purse.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 12pm. Officers patrolling the area came upon a 2002 Cadillac Escalade illegally parked in the roadway. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was displaying a fake Maryland temporary tag and the vehicle itself was unregistered. The vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of 37th Street: Theft – 8pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. Once on the scene the officers learned that a family member of the household had stolen jewelry and money from another member of the household. Officers documented the theft and are in the process of investigating the incident.

Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street: 2nd degree assault/theft – 10:10pm. Officers responded to investigate an assault that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that he was walking down the street when two males came up behind him and struck him in the face. The victim ran away from his assailants and as he did so he dropped his cell phone. The victim believes his assailants stole his cell phone prior to fleeing the area. He described them only as black males about 6’ tall.

March 13th:

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 2:20pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

3500 block of Otis Street: Disorderly conduct – 4:20pm. Officers received a call for two disorderly males. When the officers arrived they located the men in question and stopped to interview them. Both were in possession of open containers of alcohol. The officers issued both men criminal citations for the alcohol violations. They were also advised to take the trash they had with them when they left. One of the men refused to clean up and remove his trash so he was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer. 

2400 block of Varnum Street: Warrant arrest – 10:45pm. Officers on patrol observed a man who, from past experience, they suspected of having an open arrest warrant. A warrant check on the man revealed he had two open warrants through Prince George’s County for 2nd degree assault and driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 12th:

Nothing significant to report.

March 11th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Vandalism to auto – 6am. Officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto in progress. When the officers arrived they spoke with a witness who said that he observed a black male in dark clothing breaking into his neighbor’s 2010 Chevy HHR. Further investigation revealed that the fuel door and side mirror were broken off the vehicle, and there was a large dent in the right rear quarter panel.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Residential burglary – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that occurred overnight. The officer investigation revealed that while the resident was home sleeping someone propped a concrete downspout diffuser up against the apartment building wall and got into the victim’s apartment through a window. Once inside the suspect stole cash from the victim’s purse and a set of car keys. After the victim discovered the burglary she also discovered that her roommates 2003 Mercedes was missing.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Emergency petition – 6:40pm. Officers received a call for a juvenile female who was acting out of control and had started a fire. When the officers arrived they learned that the juvenile, who suffered from depression, locked herself in a bathroom and lit a fire in an attempt to harm herself. Family members were able to extinguish the fire before any harm was done. Officers took the juvenile into custody and delivered her to the custody of medical personnel at Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment and evaluation. Child Protective Services is also involved and is conducting an investigation.

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