Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Police Report: July 22-28

July 28th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic arrest – 10:50am. Officers stopped a 1996 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and the vehicle’s registration was suspended. The driver was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of Bunker Hill Road: Traffic arrest – 8:15pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Ford crown Victoria for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. The officers also learned that the driver was aware of the suspension and had been stopped by the police on several occasions and issued citations for the violation. Officers arrested the driver, charged him accordingly and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): DWI arrest – 8:30pm. Officers were called to the 7-11 parking lot for a motor vehicle collision that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they determined that a Ford F-150 truck had struck a Toyota Tacoma truck while pulling into a parking space. They also learned that the driver of the Ford was under the influence of alcohol. A preliminary breath test was conducted on the suspected drunk driver which revealed he had a BAC of .24 (3 times the legal limit). He was arrested, charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Allison and & 29th Streets: Warrant service – 10:25pm. Officers stopped a suspicious person for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for a parole violation in reference to a PWID charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Citizen robbery – 10:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival they were met by three male victims who said that they were sitting in their vehicle when four black females approached and started flirting with them. The victims refused the females’ advances. When the victims got out of their vehicle they were approached by 5-9 black males who proceeded to physically assault them. Two of the victims were robbed of their money during the assault. All suspects fled the area in different directions after the robbery. 

July 27th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/Vehicle impound – 7:25am. Officers stopped a 2006 Nissan Sentra for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Trespassing – 8:30am. Officers responded for the report of a man trespassing in the store. When the officers arrived they found that the man they arrested for theft and subsequently banned from the store on July 26th was back. He was arrested again, charged with trespassing and delivered back to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4100 block of 31st Street: Robbery – 11:25am. Officers responded for the report of two brothers fighting. The officers learned that the fight started after one of the brothers robbed the other of his cell phone. The brother who stole the phone was located and arrested. He was charged with robbery and committed to the juvenile detention facility in Cheltenham pending Juvenile Court review.

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 10:15pm. The owner told officers that sometime between July 20th and the 27th someone broke into her home through the back door. Once inside the suspect(s) stole several items of the owner’s personal property and fled. The investigation is continuing.

July 26th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 7:55am. Officers spoke with a store employee who told them that a man came into the store and stole a sandwich. The employee confronted the man, but when the man took a combative stance against him the employee relented and the man fled the store. Officers searched the area and located the man at the BP station. He was arrested, charged with theft and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 10:10am. Officers on patrol observed an individual known to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Emergency petition – 12:40am. Officers responded for the report of a man beating down doors inside the building. When the officers arrived they located the man and found him to be under the influence of marijuana and PCP. After a brief struggle officers were able to get the man under control and under arrest. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to the custody of medical personnel for treatment and an emergency psychological examination.

July 25th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 8:15pm. Officers on patrol arrested an adult male wanted in connection with a citizen armed robbery that occurred in the 3100 block of Bunker Hill Road (Gazebo Park) on July 22nd. A joint investigation between the MRPD and robbery detectives from PGPD District I identified the arrested as participating in the robbery and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Officers also learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the US Marshall’s Service for walking away from a halfway house in DC back in February. A search of his person at the time of arrest revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. The man was transported to PGPD District I for processing and interviews with robbery detectives.

July 24th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft – Officers investigating the theft of a laptop that occurred on July 23rd identified the man responsible and obtained warrant for his arrest charging him with felony theft.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft (unfounded) – The person who reported the possible theft of her identification documents on July 23rd called and told officers she had found the documents and they were not stolen.

Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 1:30pm. Officers discovered that as two vehicles were traversing the traffic circle, one vehicle drifted out of its lane striking the other. Minor damage was sustained by both vehicles and both were drivable after the collision.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 4pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious, intoxicated male. The officers located the man and further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Metro Transit Police and Montgomery County Police for failure to appear in court on charges of urinating in public. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 7:15pm. Officers discovered that a 2003 Toyota struck a Ford Explorer. Minor damage was sustained by both vehicles and both were drivable after the collision.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/warrant service – 11:20pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and had an open arrest warrant through Homeland Security for failing to appear in court. The man was issued the appropriate traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 23rd:

3100 block of Upshur Street: 1st degree assault (domestic) – 11am. Officers responded for a husband/wife domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they learned that the couple got into a verbal argument that turned physical. The male half choked the female half and the female half stabbed the male half with broken glass. Officers determined that both parties were mutual combatants and arrested both of them. They were each charged with 1st degree domestic assault and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft – 12:10pm. The victim told officers that she had a man over to her house for a couple of hours. During that time period she discovered her laptop missing and believes that the man stole it. The investigation is continuing to try to locate the man and the victim’s laptop.

4000 block of 32nd Street (MR Elementary): CDS – 7:25pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals trying to enter the rear of the school via a locked gate. When the officers arrived they apprehended both individuals behind the school in a secure outside area. Further investigation revealed that the two were there to package marijuana for distribution. Both subjects were arrested, charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Lost property – 7:40pm. Officers responded for the report of stolen property involving a domestic dispute. The owner told officers that she discovered her passport, immigration papers, birth certificate and college diploma missing. She said that she believes that her babies’ father took them sometime between June 23rd and July 23rd but is unsure.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Citizen robbery – 10:15pm. Officers received a 911 call from a subject stating that he was being assaulted. When the officers arrived they learned that while the victim was walking home from the West Hyattsville Metro Station two individuals approached him and asked if he had 10 dollars. The victim said “no” whereupon two other individuals joined the first two and all four began to assault him. When the assault stopped, the victim called 911 to report the incident. The subjects returned and assaulted the victim again while he was on the phone. The suspects then took the victim’s cell phone along with the US Currency he had in his pocket before fleeing on foot in different directions. The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require/request medical attention. PGPD robbery detectives responded to take the victim’s statement and begin a follow-up investigation. The victim was only able to give a partial description of one of the assailants a black male, 17-18 YOA, dreadlocks, no shirt, and unknown color shorts. The remaining suspects were described only as black males in their late teens.

July 22nd:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DUI/DWI – 1am. Officers stopped a 2001 Nissan Versa for exceeding the posted speed limit. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and an open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle. The driver failed standard field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test for alcohol. She was charged with DUI/DWI and released. Her vehicle was impounded.

4600 block of 29th Street: Disorderly conduct – 2:40am. Officers responded for a second report of a verbal domestic argument. When they arrived they discovered the male half of the argument walking up and down the street yelling and cursing. Attempts to get the man to calm down proved unsuccessful and he was eventually arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Citizen robbery – 2:40pm. The victim told officers that as he was walking along Bunker Hill Road by the Gazebo Park he was stopped by a black male juvenile with whom he was acquainted (Northwestern HS). The juvenile was accompanied by five other black males. The acquaintance produced a kitchen knife and demanded the victim’s money. The five other males began pushing the victim, also demanding his money. The victim surrendered what money he had to his assailants and they fled the area. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene and took the victim’s statement. During the interview the victim told detectives the nickname of the juvenile acquaintance and they are in the process of trying to identify him. The investigation is ongoing.

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