Monday, August 20, 2012

Police Report: August 5-11

August 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 10th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Attempt stolen auto – 8:50am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Civic reported that sometime between August 9th at 7:30pm and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle and removed his ignition in an attempt to steal the vehicle. No evidence was recovered at the scene.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Lost property – 11:05am. Officers took a report from a man who claimed he lost his identification card in the City on August 3rd.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time): Check fraud – 1:55pm. A store employee told officers that on June 12th an individual cashed a check later found to be fraudulent. Officers obtained the identity of the suspect and are in the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest.

August 9th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft - 9:55am. The owner of an Apple iPhone told officers that on August 3rd at about 5pm she left her phone at the laundromat. The owner also said that the next morning she placed a track on the phone and discovered the last known location was in the area of south Laurel. The phone has not been recovered.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 10:50pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended and there was an MVA pick up order for the tags. The officers also learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for carrying a handgun. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA. No firearm was recovered on the arrestee’s person or in the vehicle.

August 8th:

4000 block of 33rd Street: Stolen auto – 1:15pm. The owner of a 1995 Cadillac CLS told officers that sometime between August 7th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:45pm. Officers patrolling using a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a stolen 1999 Chevy Lumina. Officers stopped the vehicle and learned that not only was the vehicle stolen but that the driver had an open arrest warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle through Prince George’s County. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for return to its rightful owner.

August 7th:

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: Hit and run collision – 10:45pm. Officers investigating the report of a motor vehicle collision discovered that a 1998 Toyota Corolla struck a stop sign and fled the scene. The vehicle was located a short distance away and had been abandoned by the driver. The vehicle was impounded.

August 6th:

3500 block of Otis Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 2:20pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Chevy Impala for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended driver’s license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing – 6:05pm. Officers patrolling the area observed an individual who had been previously banned from the shopping center. He was issued a criminal citation for trespassing and sent on his way.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly – 7pm. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly individual panhandling for money. When they arrived they found the man blocking the entrance to a business, asking passersby for money, and using loud and vulgar language. Repeated requests to get the man to calm his behavior and leave the area were unsuccessful. He was eventually arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

34th and Varnum Streets: Property damage – 9:20pm. The owner of a 1998 Volvo told officers that as he was driving down 34th Street he heard a loud bang. He immediately stopped his car to investigate the noise and discovered a dent along with dust residue consistent with a rock having struck his vehicle. He said that he believed some juveniles threw a rock at his vehicle as it was passing by. 

August 5th:

Nothing significant to report.

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