Monday, June 04, 2012

Police Report: May 27 - June 2

June 2nd:

Rhode Island Ave and 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 7:10am. The driver of a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer told officers that he was driving north on Rhode Island Avenue and as he entered the traffic circle a second vehicle struck his right rear fender. The striking vehicle continued around the circle and fled into DC.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 9:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant arrest – 12:45pm. Officers stopped a man who fit the description of a man wanted on an open theft warrant. Further investigation revealed that the man was not the person for whom they were looking, however he did have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on an unrelated theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant arrest – 2:10pm. Officers stopped a man who fit the description of a man wanted on an open theft warrant. This time the officers discovered they had the right man and arrested him on the open theft warrant. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

1 Municipal Place: Assault – 7:40pm. Offices responded for the report of a stabbing in the area of 34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. After an extensive canvass officers located a man at the bus terminal that was bleeding. The man, who refused to cooperate with officers or even provide his name, was found to have a small puncture wound. The man was highly intoxicated would not even say where the incident occurred. After providing the man medical care officers received information from an anonymous citizen that the man was in fact stabbed by another individual after he punched a subject in the face for no reason and attempted to harass several patrons at the bus stop. The incident was documented and is under continuing investigation.

June 1st:

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary – 8:05am. Officers were flagged down by a WSSC worker in reference to a possible burglary in progress at a vacant home. Upon further investigation officers discovered two men had forced entry to the home and were in the process of removing property from inside when they were interrupted and arrested.

3000 block of Bunker Hill Road: Warrant arrest – 10:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person standing in the rain. When the officers arrived they discovered an individual fitting the description the caller provided. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant for felony theft out of Prince George’s County. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

May 31st:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 1:15am. The victim told officers that he parked his bicycle in front of the store. As he walked into the store he saw a person he could not describe steal his bike and ride off towards Arundel Road.

4500 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 6:30am. The owner of a 2011 Ford Escape told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone smashed out the vehicle’s rear passenger window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

4200 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:45pm. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between 4pm on May 31st and the time she called police someone smashed out the vehicle’s passenger window and ransacked the glove compartment. Nothing was reported stolen.

4000 block of 32nd Street (Mount Rainier Elementary): Criminal citation (x2) – 7:50pm. Officers patrolling the area came upon two individuals drinking in public. Both were issued criminal citations and sent on their way.

33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 7:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/Vehicle impound – 10:05pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended, there was an MSP pickup order on the tags and the driver only had a learner’s permit. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

May 30th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Domestic – 11:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a husband/wife domestic dispute. The officers interviewed both parties with each claiming to have been physically assaulted by the other. Neither party had any signs of trauma or physical injury. Both subjects were attached to the Central African Republic Embassy as diplomats as verified by their US State Department ID’s. Both were advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

May 29th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Recovered stolen auto – 6:30pm. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers had recovered a 1994 Honda Accord that had been reported stolen from the 3200 block of Queenstown Drive on May 21st. The vehicle was drivable, both tags were attached and no arrests were made.

3300 block of Otis Street: Residential burglary – 10am. The victim came into the police station to report that his house had been burglarized. He told officers that he left his house at around 8:30am and went two houses down to visit a friend, and that he did not lock his front door when he left. When he returned about 30 minutes later he discovered that someone had entered his house and stole a large jug of change.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Tenant dispute – 1:50PM. Officers received information from management about several tenants being upset over recent activity in an apartment building. Upon further investigation officers identified a tenant that has been threatening and intimidating other residents. The tenant is also hanging out with unsavory people. Officers documented the information and are working to address management’s and the tenants’ concerns.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 1:50pm.  Officers impounded a 2003 Nissan Altima after it had been extensively damaged from a collision and had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

May 28th:

34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Motor vehicle collision – 9:05am. Officers’ investigation revealed that a 1992 Chevy truck struck the left rear corner of a Metro bus as it was loading passengers.

4000 block of Cedar Lane Alley: Intoxicated person – 11:25am. Officers responded for the report of an unresponsive male lying in the alley. When the officers arrived they found the man who was severely intoxicated in need of medical attention. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to a local hospital for medical treatment.

34th Street and Rainier Avenue: Motor vehicle collision – 9:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a collision. Further investigation revealed that the driver of a 2006 Chrysler Sebring struck a parked 2008 Ford Explorer. The driver attempted to leave the scene of the collision but was prevented from doing so by a witness. The driver was issued several traffic citations for his involvement in the collision.

35th and Perry Streets: Criminal citation – 10:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

May 27th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Sexual assault – 1:30am. The victim told officers that after parking her car and walking towards her apartment building she was approached by a black male in his 20’s who attempted to make small talk with her. The victim ignored the man’s advances and as she continued walking the man came up behind her and attempted to place one hand over her mouth; and with the other hand he lifted her dress and touched her buttocks. The victim screamed and the suspect immediately fled the area in the direction of Eastern Avenue. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and two individuals that fit his description were detained; however, the victim could not positively identify either of them as her assailant. PGPD sexual assault detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and conduct a follow-up investigation. The victim was not injured in the assault and refused medical attention.

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