Monday, March 26, 2012

Police Report: March 18-24

March 24th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 3:15am. Officers stopped a 2000 Volvo S90 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued several state citations and his vehicle was impounded.

4700 block of 31st Place: Theft from auto – 7:20am. The owner of a 1999 GMC Yukon told officers that sometime between 1:30 this morning and the time he called police someone broke out the front passenger window and stole a radio/CD changer from inside.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Found property – 8:10am. Officers patrolling the area when they were stopped by a citizen who had found several credit cards in the parking lot. The officers took possession of the cards and attempts to locate the owner proved negative. Officers then contacted the credit card companies who said they would take responsibility for notifying the owner.

4000 block of 35th Street: Telephone misuse – 10:20am. Officers received a report from a parent that their child had received threatening phone calls from another juvenile. The incident was documented and the parent was referred to the District Court Commissioner.

3700 block of 35th Street: Emergency petition – 3:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress. When they arrived they located and separated the combatants. Further investigation revealed that one of the individuals suffers from severe paranoia and was delusional. Officers determined the man was a danger to himself and others and was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. 

March 23rd:

Nothing significant to report.

March 22nd:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 8:10am. An employee at the Family Dollar store told officers that an individual entered the store, stole a gallon of milk and fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. The thief was described as a black male, 5’6” tall, 150lbs, wearing a yellow shirt and tan pants.

Buchanan Street and Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest – 10:40am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two open arrest warrants through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on expired tags. He also had a suspended driver’s license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver who was a passenger at the time of the stop.

2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen auto – 9:30pm. The owner of a 2008 Toyota Avalon called to report that her vehicle had been stolen from where it had been parked in front of her residence. She further advised that on March 21st she had her purse containing her driver’s license and car keys stolen while she was getting gas at the Shell station on Queens Chapel Road in Hyattsville. Hyattsville City officers confirmed the theft under their case #12-0854. No further evidence was found and it is believed the gas station thieves are responsible for stealing the victim’s car.

March 21st:

4200 block of 28th Street: Hit and run collision – 2:35am. Officers responded for the report of a motor vehicle collision. Further investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle struck three parked vehicles then fled the scene. Officers did not recover sufficient evidence that would lead to the identification of the striking vehicle.

 3700 block of 37th Street: Residential burglary – 12:15pm. Officers were called to a private residence by a witness who had come to the property to assist with yard work. The witness told the officers that he noticed the front door open and unsecured. Officers checked the residence and further discovered that the back door was also open and there was shattered glass on the kitchen floor. The homeowner was unavailable at the time of the report and officers left a message for him to call police when he got home. Officers conducted a neighborhood canvas and spoke with several neighbors who advised that they did not see anyone in the area or around the house at the time of the break-in. The homeowner returned home and called police at about 5:40pm and said that a TV and a laptop computer had been stolen.

March 20th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 9:30am. A man came into the police station to surrender on an open arrest warrant. Officers verified the existence of the warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office charging the man with disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Assault – 7:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault involving a female juvenile and her father. Officers spoke with the juvenile who said that she was beaten by her father after an argument. The juvenile showed signs of physical injury consistent with her account of the beating. The father was not on the scene at the time of the report and could not be located. Child Protective Services was notified and will conduct a follow-up investigation to determine appropriate charges and disposition.

3300 block of Perry Street: Indecent exposure – 10:40pm. Officers on patrol observed two females in a heated argument. Further investigation revealed that one of the women confronted the other after discovering that she was engaging in sexual intercourse in her driveway. The suspect was issued a criminal citation for indecent exposure.

March 19th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Vandalism to auto – 6:50am. The owner of a 2001 Honda Accord reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone broke into her vehicle and damaged the ignition housing, lock and cylinder.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Traffic arrest – 12:20pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Nissan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended in both Maryland and Virginia. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 3:30 pm. The owner of a 2000 Ford Explorer reported that sometime between March 18th and the time she called police someone stole the front license plate off her vehicle.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic - 5:55pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Toyota Solara because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

March 18th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 1:10am. Officers stopped a 2003 Chrysler minivan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended in Maryland and there was an MSP pickup order on the vehicle’s tags. The driver was issued four State traffic citations and sent on his way. The vehicle was impounded and the tags were removed for return to MVA.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 2:30am. A man described as a black male, 5’10” tall, 200lbs wearing a red jacket came into the store, stole several items and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: Residential robbery – 4:30am. The victim told officers that she was returning to her apartment when she was approached by two black males armed with handguns. The men demanded money from the victim and she surrendered her wallet and said she didn’t have any money. The men then forced the woman into her apartment, ransacked the apartment, took several items of the victim’s personal property and fled. Officers processed the victim’s apartment for physical evidence with negative results. A search of the surrounding area failed to locate eith of the two suspects. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation.

3100 block of Perry Street: Trespassing – 9:40am. Officers responded for the report of a man refusing to leave a private residence. The owner told officers that he opened his front door to look outside and was confronted by a man who pushed his way into the home, sat down and refused to leave. The man, still in the home when officers arrived, refused the officers’ repeated requests to leave the house or be arrested for trespassing. The officers were forced to use pepper spray on the man to gain his compliance. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: 1st degree assault – 11:06am. Officers responded for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived they spoke with the victim who said that his niece stabbed him in the upper left arm leaving a small puncture wound. Fire/rescue personnel to treat the victim but he refused any treatment. His wounds were not life threatening.  Officers arrested the niece, charged her with 1st degree assault and delivered her to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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