Thursday, May 31, 2012

Police Report: May 20-26

May 26th:

4500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 4am. Officers stopped a 1997 Cadillac Deville for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of 28th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 5:25am. Officers on patrol identified and recovered a 2003 Dodge Caravan reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County on May 17th. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4000 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 2007 Nissan Altima told officers that he saw a dark blue Dodge Caravan parked beside his vehicle. He also said that he saw a black male wearing a white tank top shirt and dark color pants inside of his vehicle. As the owner approached his vehicle the man got out of his vehicle, entered the Caravan and fled the area eastbound on 31st Street. After the suspect fled the area the owner checked the inside of his vehicle he discovered the glove compartment ransacked and several items of his personal property stolen. Officers found no sign of forced entry into the vehicle.

1 Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:10pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

May 25th:

2900 Block of Allison Street: Recovered stolen auto – 10am. PGPD notified MRPD officers that they recovered a 1996 Honda Accord reported stolen from the 2900 block of Allison Street on May 24th. The vehicle was found in the 5000 block of 37th Avenue in Hyattsville. No arrests were made and the owner was notified of the recovery.

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

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Citizen robbery – 11am. Officers responded for the report of a man screaming. Upon arrival the officers located a man who had been robbed of his money and cell phone by a man armed with a knife. The officers obtained a description of the suspect and after a search of the area located him. The victim positively identified the suspect as the man who robbed him. He was arrested, charged with 1st degree assault and armed robbery and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Warrant arrest – 8:50pm. Officers on patrol came upon a man known to them to have an open arrest warrant. The officers confirmed the warrant which was issued by the Maryland State Police for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while suspended. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Tampering – 11:30pm. Officers were called to the area for the report of three black males tampering with vehicles in the parking lot. When the officers arrived they saw the three men fleeing the area towards Queenstown Drive. The officers were unable to stop and detain the three before they made good their escape. The officers identified three Honda vehicles that had been tampered with, however they were not able to contact the owners to determine what, if anything may have been stolen from them.

May 24th:

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 1:30am. Officers were notified by the Baltimore City Police Department that their officers recovered a 2000 Dodge truck that had been reported stolen from the 4200 block of eastern Avenue on March 8th. Baltimore police impounded the vehicle for safekeeping and no arrests were made.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Motor vehicle collision – 7:10am. Officers responded for the report of a minor parking lot collision involving two vehicles. Neither of the two vehicles sustained disabling damage and the drivers exchanged information and left the scene.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:40am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3800 block of 35th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 10:15am. Officers on patrol observed a 2006 Jeep Cherokee that had been stolen from a man in an attempted robbery on May 22nd. The officers called for assistance and began following the vehicle. When the driver of the vehicle saw that officers were following she fled into DC at a high rate of speed. Once in DC the driver failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a parked car. The driver was arrested at the scene and the investigation was turned over to DC and PGPD officers.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 10:45pm. A store clerk told officers that two men entered the store, gathered up several bags of chips, candy and water and fled the store without paying for the items. The clerk described the men as: one, a black male, 20-24 years of age, 5’ tall, 160 lbs, wearing a dark blue t-shirt and blue jeans; two, a black male 20-24 years of age, 5’2” tall, 170 lbs, wearing a dark gray jacket and khaki pants.

2300 block of Varnum Street: 2nd degree assault – 11:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight. When they arrived they discovered that a male and two females were engaged in a physical altercation. Apparently the male suspect was acquainted with the female victims and got into a verbal argument that resulted in the male punching both females. Neither of the women suffered any serious injury and both were advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

2900 block of Allison Street: Stolen auto – 11:35pm. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 8:45pm and 11:15pm today someone stole his vehicle.

May 23rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 9:10am. Officers received a call from the manager of the Queenstown Apartments advising of a theft that occurred on May 20th at around 9am. The manger explained that one of her employees observed a man and a woman digging up plants from the flower beds around the property and placing them in the trunk of a burgundy colored Cadillac Escalade with Maryland tags 6AF5654. The employee described the couple as a black light skinned male and a black light skinned female, both wearing a red shirts and red hats.  The woman had braids in her hair and both were around the height of 5'11"/6'0" feet tall. A check of the tag showed that it belonged on a Chrysler truck rather than to a Cadillac and officers were unable to make contact with the tags registered owner.

4600 block of 27th Street: Warrant arrest – 1:15pm. Officers stopped two individuals for a field interview. Further investigation revealed that one of them had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for possession of CDS. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of 30th Street: Critical missing person LOCATED – 2:05pm. Officers received notification that the critical missing person had been located by a staff member at George Washington University Hospital. The man was reported to be uninjured and in good health.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Hit and run pedestrian collision – 5:50pm. Officers responded to investigate a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian. They learned that a 2001 Chevrolet with Maryland tags 7FEG31 drove past the pedestrian, possibly touching his foot. The pedestrian yelled for the vehicle to stop, and when it did he tried to open the driver’s door. The vehicle then fled the scene. The incident is still under investigation.

May 22nd:

3800 block of 35th Street: Attempt citizen robbery/vehicle theft – 4:55am. Officers met with the victim who said that he was driving home and stopped briefly in a parking lot. He was then approached by two black males who accosted him with a handgun and tried to rob him. The victim got into a physical altercation with the two assailants during which he discovered that the handgun was plastic. The two assailants fled the area with the victim giving chase. The victim lost sight of the two and broke off his pursuit. The victim later discovered that one of the two came back to where he parked his 2006 Jeep, found the keys and stole it. The vehicle was last seen on 35th Street at Bunker Hill Road. A lookout for the vehicle was broadcast to surrounding police agencies. The victim was transported to PGPD District I to meet with detectives handling the follow-up investigation.

4300 block of 30th Street: Critical missing person – 4:15pm. The wife of a 73 year old man who suffers from dementia reported her husband missing from their residence. She told officers that she saw him walk out the door at about 10am this morning saying he was going to walk up to the corner to watch the road construction. She said that her husband went missing last fall but returned home on his own after being gone about 5 hours.  MRPD officers along with officers from PGPD Area searched the surrounding area for the man using officers on foot and by helicopter. A police bloodhound also searched the area with negative results. All area hospitals and fire/rescue units were checked, also with negative results. The man’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files and a Silver Alert was issued.

May 21st:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 7:25am. The owner of a 2011 Jeep Cherokee told officers that he came out this morning to find that sometime during the overnight hours someone stole the whole front bumper off his vehicle.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Stalking – 9:30am. A woman spoke with officers and said that a man who was the father of her children was stalking and harassing her as recently as this morning. The two had not been in a relationship for over a year. Officers could not locate the man at the time of the report and advised the victim of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 10:15am. The owner of a 1994 Honda SUV came into the police station to report her vehicle stolen. She told officers that she parked and locked the vehicle at about 10pm on the 20th and came out for it this morning to discover it had been stolen.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 11:35am. The store clerk told officers that while she was putting out trash in the rear of the store a man came into the store and stole approximately $63 worth of merchandise. She said she last saw the suspect get into a black car and flee the area after the theft.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 7:25pm. The owner of a gray Schwinn Roadster 10-speed bicycle reported that he left his residence at about 11am hours on Sunday the 20th and when he returned this afternoon he discovered that his bicycle was missing from the backyard.

May 20th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Domestic – 3am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. The dispute arose due to two juvenile brothers arguing and their mother not being able to control them. Officers advised all parties of their options and offered their assistance. The children’s’ mother was not satisfied with the fact that the officers could not arrest the children and remove them from the house. Officers documented the ongoing disorderly household.

4600 block of 27th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:45pm. The owner of a 2005 Kia told officers that sometime between 1pm on the 19th and the time he called police someone had done extensive damage to his car. The vehicle had obscenities scratched in the hood and trunk as well as damage to the side mirror and wipers.

4100 block of 28th Street: Recovered stolen motorcycle – 1:15pm. DC police notified MRPD officers that they had recovered a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle that was reported stolen from the 4100 block of 28th Street on April 28th. The bike was found unoccupied in the 3500 block of Fort Lincoln Drive.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 4:15pm. The victim told officers that she had just pumped gas and went inside to pay for it. While inside she left her purse on the seat of the vehicle. A man, described as a tall black male with dark skin wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans entered her vehicle and stole her purse. The suspect then entered a black in color Hyundai Sonata with Maryland temporary and fled into the District of Columbia.

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