Monday, April 02, 2012

Police Report: March 25-31

March 31st:

One Municipal Place: Citizen robbery – 2:30pm. The victim told officers that as he was walking toward the B2 bus he was attacked by two men who assaulted him and took his book bag. After the assault the two suspects fled down 35th Street towards Otis. A search of the area for the two suspects proved negative. Fire/rescue personnel responded and treated the victim for his minor injuries, after which he refused transportation to a hospital for treatment. Metro Transit Police were called to the scene but were unable to speak with the victim since he had left the area prior to Metro’s arrival. Metro PD took over the investigation.

March 30th:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 2am. Store clerks told officers that a black male described as 40-45 years of age, approximately 5’10” tall and 200lbs entered the store, went behind the sales counter, stole 35 packs of Newport cigarettes, then fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. A canvass of the area for the suspect proved negative.

March 29th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Residential burglary – 10:45am. The residents told officers that sometime between 10:45pm on the 28th and 9:30am this morning someone broke into their apartment through a dining room window and stole a quantity of US currency.

2300 block of Varnum Street: CDS – 2:10pm. Officers stopped a suspicious man for a field interview. Further investigation led the officers to recover drug paraphernalia where the man was stopped. Charges are pending.

4600 block of 29th Street: Shots fired – 6:35pm. Officers responded for the report of shots fired. When they arrived they were initially unable to determine where the shots came from.  A witness approached the officers and told them black Lincoln drove up, fired shots at two men and fled the area. Officers canvassing the area spotted a vehicle matching the Lincoln’s description and when they tried to stop it, it fled into DC. During the chase officers were able to positively identify the rear seat passenger in the Lincoln. A follow-up call led the officers to an apartment where a stray bullet had broken a kitchen window. The resident was not injured by the stray round and there were no other injuries reported. Officers were unable to locate the two individuals who were the intended targets of the attack. Officers recovered two spent .380 caliber shell casings. The investigation is continuing.

4000 block of 36th Street: Returned missing persons – 10:40pm. Officers following up on the two missing juveniles from March 27th learned that both had returned home safe and uninjured. Their information was removed from NCIC files.

March 28th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 8:05am. Officers responded for the report of an individual loitering in an apartment building. When the officers arrived they located the man in question on the third floor landing. A check through NCIC revealed that he had an open warrant through the Montgomery County Police Department for failing to appear in court on a charge of trespassing. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4400 block of 28th Place: Theft from auto – 10:50am. The owner of a 1999 Toyota Corolla told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that sometime overnight someone had stolen the rear tag.

Russell Avenue and Eastern Avenue: Natural death – 12:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a sick or injured person. When they arrived they discovered an elderly man lying on his back unconscious and unresponsive. Officers immediately began CPR until relieved by fire/rescue personnel. The man was transported to Providence Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff. There were no signs of foul play and death was from natural causes. MPD was notified by the hospital staff to handle the death report.

2300 block of Arundel Road: Domestic – 2pm. Officer were called to the scene to serve a temporary District Court protection order. The individual for whom the order was intended was located and served his copy of the order. The order was then faxed to the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department.

March 27th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Missing person (x2) – 1:05am. The mother of two juvenile females reported that her daughters left for school at 9am this morning and failed to return as expected. She said that this was the second time this month that her daughters failed to return home, the first time was on March 17th. A search of the area for the girls proved negative and their information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Traffic collision/emergency petition – 7:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a single vehicle traffic collision. Their investigation revealed that a 2000 GMC Yukon ran a stop sign and then struck a parked car in the yard of a private residence. After field sobriety testing the driver was found to be under the influence of PCP and not sufficiently coherent to sign an advice of rights form or citations. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to hospital staff for treatment and evaluation. Several charges will be filed against the driver once he his released from the hospital.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Carjacking – 8:30pm. Officers spoke with the owner of a 125cc Yamaha dirt bike who said that he had listed his bike for sale on Craigslist. An alleged buyer called the owner and asked to meet him in the 4100 block of Russell Avenue so he could look at the bike. When the buyer/suspect arrived he produced a silver handgun and took control of the bike. At that point a second suspect arrived and the two got on the bike and fled the area south on Russell Avenue. A search of the area failed to locate the bike or the two suspects. PGPD robbery detectives responded to take a detailed statement from the victim and begin a follow-up investigation.

March 26th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Domestic assault – 11:15am. The victim in this case told officers that at about 11am she got into a verbal argument with her live-in boyfriend. The argument deteriorated and the boyfriend hit her several times in the face, threw her on the floor and kicked her several times before fleeing the residence. The officers advised the victim of her options with a District Court Commissioner and offered to give her a ride to the Commissioner’s office and assist her with obtaining the proper paperwork. She refused the officers’ assistance.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 11:55am. The custodian of a 2002 Ford van told officers that sometime between March 23rd at 5pm and the time he called police someone dented the front passenger door of the vehicle. It appeared to the investigating officers that the damage was caused by a dent puller tool. No other evidence was found. The owner of the van was notified of the damage.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Miscellaneous incident – 1:15pm. Officers met with the reporting person who told them that his home surveillance system recorded two persons walking down the side walk looking into parked cars.  One of the two walked into the RP’s driveway and entered his vehicle, but since there was nothing of value inside the vehicle the individual got out of the vehicle and left the area. The RP gave a copy of the video to the officers for follow-up.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Emergency petition – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an individual trying to commit suicide with a knife. When the officers arrived they found the man in a bathroom holding a knife to his throat. He told the officers that if they came near him he would cut himself. The officers immediately deployed a Taser weapon to keep him from harming himself. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to hospital staff for treatment and evaluation.

One Municipal Place (bus terminal): Citizen robbery – 10:35pm. MRPD officers responded to assist Metro Transit Police with a citizen robbery that had just occurred. The victim told officers that he was sitting at the bus terminal when a four black males and one female began going through his coat pockets. His assailants stole a debit card and a quantity of cash from the victim and fled the area. MRPD officers located several possible suspects in the 3700 block of 35th Street and stopped them for questioning. The victim was brought to the scene but could not positively them. They were sent on their way. Metro Transit PD took responsibility for reporting and investigating the crime.

March 25th:

4700 block of 27th Street: Disorderly conduct – 1:50pm. Officers were in the area investigating the report of shots fired when they came across an intoxicated man having a loud argument with a female companion. The man was so loud several residents came out of an adjacent apartment building to check on the commotion. The suspect was ordered repeatedly to lower his voice and to calm down but refused to do so. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the public peace and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. As to the initial call for shots fired, no evidence could be found of any shot being fired.

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