Monday, July 16, 2012

Police Report: July 1-7

July 7th:

4100 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto – 5:30am. The owner of a 2000 Jeep Cherokee reported that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole his vehicle from his driveway.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Breaking and Entering – 8:30pm. Officers were called to the residence by the owner who reported that an uninvited/unwanted relative forced his way into the home with the intent of stealing items that could be sold to support his drug habit. The suspect fled the residence prior to the officers’ arrival, however witnesses pointed out his direction of travel. After a brief search the man was located. Officers observed that he was intoxicated, combative and refused their commands to submit to arrest. A brief struggle ensued and officers deployed pepper spray to get the man under control and under arrest. Fire/rescue personnel responded to treat the man for the pepper spray exposure and he was eventually taken to Washington Adventist Hospital after complaining of his chest burning. He was left in the care of medical personnel. Officers are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants charging the man with breaking and entering and other crimes.

July 6th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Property damage – 10:25am. The resident reported that sometime between July 3rd at 6pm and the time he called police someone damaged the bottom of his screen door.

3200 block if Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 10:40am. The owner of a 2001 Buick Regal told officers that sometime between July 3rd at 9pm and 8am this morning someone entered his vehicle, ransacked the glove compartment and stole the vehicle’s registration card.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:30pm. Officers met with the owner of a 1998 Toyota Camry who told them that a male juvenile had bent the vehicle’s antenna and struck the vehicle with a beer bottle. The juvenile was located and positively identified by the victim. The juvenile was charged accordingly and released to the custody of his parents pending Juvenile Court action.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: CDS arrest – 11:25pm. Officers observed a 2001 Honda Odyssey commit a traffic violation on Varnum Street and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle stopped in the 3400 block of Eastern Avenue in DC. When officers approached the vehicle to interview the driver they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two open arrest warrants through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for possession with intent to distribute a CDS. MRPD officers requested assistance from DC police and several DC officers responded. DC officers arrested the driver on the open warrants and a search of his person and the vehicle revealed he was in possession of approximately one pound of marijuana. Once the marijuana was discovered DC officers also arrested two passengers that were in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. In addition to the marijuana officers also seized approximately $700 in cash and impounded the vehicle.

July 5th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: 2nd degree assault – 12:50am. Officers responded for an alleged robbery that occurred earlier. The officers interviewed the victim who said that while he was hanging out in the 3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue he was approached by a group of black males who began assaulting him. The victim said that before the group fled the scene they took cash from him. PGPD detectives responded and interviewed the victim and determined that he was not robbed, merely assaulted. The incident is still being investigated by PGPD.

One Municipal Place: Possession of CDS – 1:30am. While investigating the above assault incident officers stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the man was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 8:10am. Officers stopped a 2001 Mercedes for a traffic violation. Before the officers could approach the vehicle it fled up Chillum Road and into DC. The officers could not identify the driver but they did obtain the vehicle’s tag number. A follow-up investigation is underway.

4700 block of 27th Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:10am. The owner of a 2004 Chevy Impala told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had smashed the rear passenger window. No entry was gained into the vehicle and no items were taken.

3800 block of 34th Street: Emergency petition – 10:55am. Officers responded for the report of a female threatening suicide. The officers learned that the woman has history of mental issues. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing person – 12:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a missing juvenile female. The officers learned that the girl ran away after an argument with family members. Officers searched the area and located the juvenile who was in good physical condition. She was released into the care of her mother.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 10pm. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that had just occurred. When they arrived they located a male victim suffering from several lacerations and in need of medical attention. The victim told officers that he was walking through the Queenstown Apartments complex when he was approached from behind by a black male who stopped and spoke to him. At that point three additional black males and one black female approached the victim from the front and began assaulting him. During the assault the suspects went through his pockets and stole several items of his personal property. PGPD robbery detectives are assisting MRPD with the follow-up investigation of this case as well as a similar assault that occurred on June 30th.

July 4th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Counterfeiting – 7am. Officers stopped a 1999 Audi A5 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and was in possession of a large amount of counterfeit U.S. currency. He was arrested, charged with counterfeiting and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The US Secret Service responded to assist with the investigation.

July 3rd:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Citizen robbery – 2:50am. The victim told officers that as he was walking to his apartment he was approached by two black males. One of the men pointed a handgun at him and ordered him to the ground. Once on the ground the two men robbed the victim of several items of his personal property. Both suspects then fled the area towards Eastern Avenue. The victim could only describe his assailants as black males, 18-25 years of age, 5’6” to 5’9” tall. The victim was not injured during the robbery and PGPD detectives responded to take over the follow-up investigation.

4600 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:50am. Officers impounded a 2004 Ford F150 truck that was damaged by fire. The fire originated in the bed of the truck and was extinguished by fire/rescue personnel. Arson is not suspected.

July 2nd:

2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader received a notification that the tags displayed on a Toyota Prius were registered to a Honda van and were suspended. The vehicle was issued a parking citation and impounded. The tags were seized for return to MVA.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing/Possession of CDS – 11:30pm. Officers were called to assist security personnel with a trespasser. The officers stopped the individual in question and further investigation revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. He was charged as a juvenile with trespassing, CDS possession and other charges and released to the custody of his stepfather pending Juvenile Court action.

July 1st:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 7:30am. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader received a notification that the tags displayed on a 2007 Chevy Aveo were suspended and there was an MVA pick-up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of an abandoned vehicle. When the officers arrived they discovered the stripped shell of a Saturn Vue in a wooded area of an abandon lot. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen from an address in Greenbelt City on June 25th. The vehicle had been stripped to the point where the doors, hood, seats and dash had all been removed. What remained of the vehicle was impounded and the owner notified.

3000 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 1:20pm. The owner of a 2005 Acura MDX told officers that sometime between midnight this morning and the time she called police someone smashed out the rear driver’s side window and stole several items of women’s clothing from inside.

2800 block of Shepherd Street: Miscellaneous incident – 1:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a residential alarm off. When they arrived they discovered that a contractor entered the house to retrieve tools he was using on a job that was cancelled by the homeowner. The owner had changed the locks and the alarm code. Officers notified the homeowner and the incident will be handled as a civil matter.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Residential burglary – 4pm. The resident told officers that due to the excessive heat in his apartment he opened a window to try and get some relief. He then left the apartment for a short time and when he returned he discovered that someone had broken into his apartment through the open window and stole two flat screen TVs from inside. Witnesses told officers that they saw four black males come to the apartment building and, that while two of the men waited outside, the other two entered the residence via the window. All four of the suspects then carried the victim’s property to a waiting four door silver sedan and fled.

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