Thursday, July 05, 2012

Police Report: June 24-30

June 30th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 12:40am. The victim told officers that as he was walking from the Hyattsville Metro to his apartment in Queenstown two black female teenagers stopped and said hello to him. When he turned his head to say hello back to them four black males approached him from the front and started to assault him. The two females joined the assault before all six assailants fled the area. The victim did not get a good enough look at his assailants to provide a useful description.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Property damage – 6:55am. The owner of a 2006 Ford Fusion told officers that when she came out to her vehicle this morning she discovered a small hole in the front passenger window. No other damage was noted and nothing was stolen. It is believed that the damage may have been caused by storm debris.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Property damage – 9:30am. The owner of a 2007 Honda Accord told officers that when she came out to her vehicle this morning she discovered that the rear window was broken out. No other damage was noted and nothing was stolen. It is believed that the damage may have been caused by storm debris.

2700 block of Webster Street: Vandalism – 7pm. The resident told officers that she returned to her apartment to discover that the front door lock would not function properly. The investigation determined that the lock had been tampered with and damaged so it would not function. No entry was gained into the apartment and nothing was stolen.

June 29th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly – 2am. Officers stopped a man for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. As officers were trying to identify him he became disorderly, threw beer on a police cruiser and fled the scene. He was quickly apprehended, charged with disorderly conduct and drinking in public. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

June 28th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 6:20am. Officers stopped a man for a field interview. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of trespassing. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 35th Street: Disorderly conduct – 9:55pm. Officers on patrol observed a man riding a bicycle that fit the description of a bike stolen from an address in the 3800 block of 32nd Street on June 22nd. When the officers attempted to stop the man to investigate he fled. Officers were able to catch up to him and after a brief struggle took him into custody. The man was charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The owner of the stolen bike was unable to be contacted to identify the bike. The bike was impounded pending further investigation.

June 27th:

2300 block of Arundel Road: Assault on a law enforcement officer – 5:25pm. Officers received a call from an individual who advised that a man who had previously robbed him in DC was inside the Grand China restaurant. When the officers arrived the suspect immediately tried to flee the scene. A struggle ensued as the officers tried to place him in custody. They were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get him under control and under arrest. After he was safely in custody the officers discovered that he was a juvenile. He was charged with assaulting a police officer and other offenses and was released to the custody of the youth detention facility in Cheltenham. One MRPD officer sustained minor injuries during the incident. The officer was treated and released from Washington Adventist Hospital.

June 26th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Found property – 7:35am. Officers conducting a routine check of an abandoned house discovered an open basement window. The officers checked the residence and found no one inside. They recovered several rounds of rifle ammunition along with a quantity of lead ball ammunition and gunpowder from the basement. The items were seized and secured at MRPD for later destruction.

3700 block of 34th Street: Attempt stolen auto – 8am. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Stratus told officers that sometime between midnight and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle and tried to steal it. The officers’ investigation revealed that those responsible used some sort of tool to break into the vehicle through the driver’s side door and broke the ignition module in attempt to start the car. When the car would not start the suspects fled the scene.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 8:05am. Officers stopped a man for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a traffic charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 9am. Officers issued both a man and woman criminal citations for drinking in public.

3700 block of Eastern Avenue: Residential burglary – 9:20am. Officers responded for the reort of a residential burglary. Upon arrival they met with the resident who said that he left his residence at about noon on the 25th. When he returned he discovered that someone had broken into his home through the back door and stole a television and a bicycle from inside. Officers determined that those responsible used some sort of pry tool to force open the back door in order to gain entry into the house. The residence was not processed for latent evidence the owner’s request.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Shoplifting – 5:40pm. Store employees told officers that a man come into the store and grabbed two large shopping bags. The man proceeded through the store filling the bags as if he were shopping. Shortly thereafter employees saw him leave the store without paying for the items he had placed in the bags. Employees described the man as a black male with a full beard and a short “baby” dreadlock style hair, about 50 years old, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. A check of store inventory estimated that the man stole about 20 pairs of individually packaged socks. 

June 25th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 1pm. The owner of a Toyota Camry told officers that while he was inside paying for gas someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his handicapped parking placard.

June 24th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: House fire – 4:25am. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a house fire. The single family, vacant house was totally destroyed by the fire. One firefighter suffered minor burns and was treated and released at the MedStar burn unit. Because of a recent burglary at this house back on June 21st MRPD has requested that the fire be investigated as a possible arson by the Prince George’s County Fire Marshall’s office.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly – 8:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they learned that one member of the family was being disorderly and threatening other family members. Officers and family tried to get the man to calm down to no avail. He was finally arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: 1st degree assault – 10:50pm. The victim told officers that while he was walking down Queens Chapel road he was approached by a group of approximately 20 males and females who began to punch and kick him. One of the assailants produced a knife and cut the victim along his right wrist and on his chin. Officers also noticed that the victim’s right arm was broken. He was transported to MedStar by fire/rescue personnel for treatment of his injuries. The victim was unable to describe or identify any of his assailants. PGPD detectives responded both to the crime scene and to MedStar to conduct a follow-up investigation.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Trespassing – 10:50pm. Officers arrested a 17 year old male for trespassing. He had been previously banned from the property and warned that he would be arrested if he returned. He was charged via a juvenile petition and released to a parent.

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