Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Police Report: April 15-21

April 21st:

2700 block of Upshur Street: 1st degree assault – 12:55am. The victim told officers that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend at an address in DC. She drove to a relative’s house on Upshur Street to notify police. The suspect followed the victim to Upshur Street and assaulted her a second time as she was trying to leave in her vehicle. The officers were able to locate the suspect who fled from them, on foot, back into DC. The officers were able to apprehend the suspect and he was turned over to MPD officers who charged him as a fugitive from justice. MRPD officers obtained an arrest warrant for the man charging him with 1st degree assault and other crimes. The process to have the man extradited back to Maryland has begun.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: CDS possession – 2:20pm. Officers stopped to investigate a 2002 Pontiac that was illegally parked in front of the police station. When the officers approached the vehicle they saw the front seat passenger in the process of rolling a marijuana cigarette. They also noted a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The man was arrested and a search of his person incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of an additional quantity of marijuana and crack cocaine. Further investigation showed that he also had an outstanding warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay court fines. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Rolling a joint while illegally parked in front of a police station – sometimes police work is just not that difficult!

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 3pm. The owner of a 2010 Honda CRV was inside the gas station paying for gas when another customer told her there was someone inside her vehicle. She ran outside to investigate and saw a black male get out of her car, get into a black Audi with tinted windows and temporary tags and flee the parking lot. The victim got into her vehicle and tried to follow the suspect vehicle and get the tag number but was unsuccessful. The victim said that the man stole her purse containing the usual personal items.

34th and Upshur Streets: Vandalism to auto – 5:50pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota Camry told officers that she was driving down 34th Street approaching Upshur when she observed a rock strike her vehicle. When she stopped she saw several juveniles fleeing the area in different directions. A search of the area for the juveniles proved negative.

34th Street and Rainier Avenue: Hit and run motor vehicle collision – 9pm. The owner of a 1997 Dodge caravan reported that sometime prior to her call to police an unknown vehicle struck her van causing damage to the rear driver’s side.

April 20th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 9:30am. The victim told officers that while she was putting air in her front driver’s side tire a man opened the rear passenger door to her vehicle and stole her purse. She described the man as a black male with long dreads and said that he jumped into a waiting silver Chrysler 300 with temporary tags and fled.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 9pm. Officers responded for the report of a man running through traffic screaming. When the officers arrived they tried to speak with the man but he continued to run in circles screaming. The officers were familiar with him from past encounters and suspected that he was again under the influence of PCP. Officers were able to get him under control and he was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

3200 block of Arundel Road: 1st degree assault – 10:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an unwanted guest. When they arrived they learned that the victim and her live in boyfriend got in to a verbal argument. The argument became progressively worse and the boyfriend pulled out a knife and assaulted the victim threatening to kill her. Other household members were able to convince the suspect to leave by telling him the police were on their way. Officers discovered a small laceration on the victim’s neck and recovered the knife the man used. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for the man charging him with attempted 1st and 2nd degree murder; 1st and 2nd degree assault; armed robbery; robbery; theft less than $1,000; and assault with a dangerous weapon.

April 19th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Warrant service – 12:05pm. Officers responded to attempt to locate a person who had an open arrest warrant through the Takoma Park Police Department. The subject was located, arrested on the warrant and turned over to officers from Takoma Park PD.

3800 block of 35th Street: Robbery – 2:25pm. The victim told officers that she was approached by a man who struck her in the head with a cement rock. The man proceeded to steal her purse and flee the area towards the 3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the victim to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of her head injury. Officers searching the area recovered the victim’s cell phone and other evidence. PGPD robbery detectives responded to conduct a follow-up investigation. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s, 5’8” tall with a slim build, wearing blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up.

April 18th:

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - 10:30am. The owner of a 2000 Dodge truck notified officers that he had obtained an arrest warrant for a man who borrowed his truck back on March 18th and failed to return it.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 4:25pm. A man came into the police station to report that, while attempting to file his income taxes, he learned that someone had used his social security number and had already filed and received his refunds.

April 17th:

3500 block of Newton Place: Missing person – 12:30pm. The mother of a 17 year old male reported that her son had left home and had not returned for two days. Officers completed a missing person report. At about 4:20pm officers received a return call advising that the son had returned home and was in good health. Officers spoke with him and learned that he had been at his girlfriend’s home.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault on a police officer – 6:50pm. Officers patrolling the area of the bus terminal received a call that a man who was a suspect in the attempted strong arm robbery that occurred on April 16th was at the bus stop. The officers spotted the man and when they approached him he immediately fled on foot. Officers were able to catch the man in the 3700 block of 34th Street.  A brief struggle ensued before he could be subdued and placed under arrest. A search of his person incident to the arrest revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville for charges and processing. While at DOC the subject attempted to assault a second MRPD officer while being searched. He was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and possession of CDS. He was released to the custody of DOC. PGPD detectives were called to interview the man about his involvement in the strong arm robbery.

4200 block of 28th Place: Domestic assault – 8:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a physical domestic dispute in progress. When the officers arrived they found evidence that a man had assaulted a female inside their apartment. The man was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 16th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Vandalism to auto – 3pm. The owner of a 2003 Buick told officers that sometime between 3pm on the 15th and 2:30pm today someone entered her vehicle and ransacked the inside. The officers were not able to determine a point of entry into the vehicle and nothing was stolen.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Attempt strong arm robbery – 7:30pm. The victim told officers that he was walking along Rhode Island Avenue when he was approached by four black male teenagers who asked him if he had any money. When he replied that he did not the four attacked him punched him repeatedly. While the victim was being assaulted one or more of the males went through the victims’ pockets and removed his wallet and belongings. Witnesses were able to scare off the attackers and call for help. The victim did not end up losing any property, and he was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the assault.

April 15th:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 4:30am. Officers impounded a 1999 Oldsmobile after it became disabled as the result of a motor vehicle collision.

4600 block of 27th Street: Warrant service – 12:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they discovered that the male half of the argument had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 2:10pm. The victim told the officers that as she was pumping gas into her 2005 Kia Optima someone entered the vehicle through the unlocked driver’s door and stole her purse.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 10:55pm. 11pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

3100 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 11pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

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