Monday, July 23, 2012

Police Report: July 15-21

July 21st:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 12:05pm. The owner of a 1998 VW Passat told officers that she parked and secured her vehicle at about 9:40am this morning. When she returned to her vehicle at about 12:05pm she discovered the passenger side window broken out and her purse missing from inside.
July 20th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: MIR – 12:45am. Officers patrolling the area were flagged down by a man who told them he had been robbed at knife point earlier in the day at the West Hyattsville Metro Station. The man said that he believed that the person who robbed him was presently sitting in front of the Mustangs nightclub at 2430 Chillum Road. Officers notified Metro Transit Police of the situation. MRPD officers responded to Mustangs and were able to locate and detain the suspect until Metro PD officers arrived to take over the investigation.

4200 block of 28th Street: Residential burglary – 10am. The resident told officers that he left his residence the previous night around 10pm. When he returned to his apartment this morning he discovered that someone had broken in and stolen a game console and a quantity of cash. The thieves apparently entered the apartment by pulling out the window screen and opening the living room window.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS/Warrant service – 7:10pm. Officers stopped a 1995 Oldsmobile after seeing the driver throw litter out of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant for carrying a concealed dangerous weapon. The officers also smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When they searched the vehicle the officers discovered marijuana cigarette residue in the ash tray and a baggie containing approximately 12 grams of marijuana under the driver’s seat. The driver was arrested on the open warrant, charged with possession of CDS and other violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Her vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 35th Street: Citizen robbery – 9:55pm. The victim told officers that she was approached by a black male and three black females. Without warning, the four assaulted her causing her to fall to the ground. Once on the ground the group stole several items of her personal property before fleeing the area in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to PGPD District 1 where she was interviewed by robbery detectives. After the interview the victim was transported back to the scene to show the detectives where the robbery occurred. While canvassing the area detectives recovered some of the victim’s stolen property. They also were able to identify and arrest one of the females involved in the assault/robbery. The arrested was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The investigation is continuing.

July 19th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 9am. Officers stopped a 1999 Ford Ranger for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not possess a valid license. He was issued multiple traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing – 5:15pm. Officers on patrol observed an individual on the property who had been previously banned and warned about trespassing. The individual, a juvenile under the influence of drugs and alcohol, was arrested, charged with trespassing and released to the custody of his parents pending Juvenile Court action.

4600 block of 27th Street: Criminal citation – 11:30pm. Officers responded for the report of several suspicious people in a vehicle. The officers located the individuals and discovered that the driver was consuming alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. She was issued a criminal citation for the violation and all parties were sent on their way.

July 18th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 6:10pm. The on duty manager told officers that a man entered the store, placed 12 bottles of Dove soap in a bag and then left the store without paying for the merchandise. The man was described as a dark skin black male, about 30 years old, with an afro style haircut and a goatee, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

4000 block of 35th Street: Garage burglary – 7:30pm. The resident told officers that he locked his detached garage at about 4pm on July 15th. When he returned to the garage this evening he discovered that someone had broken into the garage and stole his kayak, two bicycles, an air compressor and a pocket motor bike. The officers’ investigation failed to determine how the thief (thieves) gained entry into the garage.

July 17th:

2900 block of Allison Street: 1st degree assault – 7:25pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault in progress. Once on the scene the officers discovered two men who had been severely beaten, one of whom (Victim #1) was unconscious. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported Victim #1 to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of his severe head wounds. The second male victim (Victim #2) refused medical treatment at the scene even though he suffered multiple contusions to his face. Victim #2 and witnesses told officers that the two victims were attacked for no reason by a large group of black teenagers. They said that the group of teenagers punched and kicked both victims repeatedly until Victim #1 was unconscious. The group then fled the area in multiple directions. At about 8:30pm Victim #2 along with a witness called back and told officers that they saw five of the teens who were involved in the assault at the Checkers on Queens Chapel Road. Officers responded to the Checkers and detained the five suspects. After Victim #2 and the witness positively identified the five as the attackers officers arrested all five. Those arrested included one adult and four juveniles ages 14, 15, 16, and 17. The adult was charged with felony 1st degree aggravated assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The 16 and 17 year old juveniles were charged as adults with felony 1st degree aggravated assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The 14 and 15 year old juveniles were charged with felony 1st degree aggravated assault and delivered to the custody of the juvenile detention facility in Cheltenham.

July 16th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Death report – 10:10am. Officers responded for the report of a deceased female. Upon arrival they were met by a maintenance man who discovered the body of a 36 year old female. The woman had apparently been deceased for several days. PGPD homicide detectives and the State Medical Examiner responded to the scene to take over the investigation. The cause of the woman’s death was not readily apparent, but foul play is not suspected. The Medical Examiner took custody of the remains for a post mortem examination.

July 15th:

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: Hit and run collision – 9:20pm. The driver of a 2008 Toyota Yaris told officers that she was stopped at a stop sign when a red pickup truck drove into her lane striking the rear quarter panel of her vehicle. The pickup then fled the scene without providing required information.

2300 block of Varnum Street: DUI – 4:50am. Officers patrolling the area discovered a man passed out behind the wheel of his 1997 Cadillac. Further investigation revealed that the man was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested, charged with DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

28th and Taylor Streets: Hit and run collision – 2:25pm. Officers investigating a hit and run motor vehicle collision found that a 1998 Cadillac STS had struck a 2005 Nissan Maxima and fled the scene. Officers conducted a search for the Cadillac and located it and the driver in the 4100 block of Russell Avenue. The officers learned that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and an open arrest warrant for driving on a suspended license. He was charged accordingly for the hit and run collision, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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