Monday, August 06, 2012

Police Report: July 29-August 4

August 4th:

4600 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 11:45pm. Officers were flagged down by a woman who told them that she had found her 2009 Mitsubishi that she had previously reported stolen to DC police. Officers found the vehicle to be in drivable condition. They also found that the owner’s tags had been removed and stolen tags affixed. The owner had her vehicle removed by a private tow company and officers seized the stolen tags. All appropriate notifications were made.

August 3rd:

Nothing significant to report.

August 2nd:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest – 1:40am. Officers stopped a 2001 Toyota Camry for an equipment violation. The officers smelled the odor of marijuana when they approached the vehicle to speak with the driver. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. She was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle fire – 3:30am. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle on fire. When they arrived they found fire/rescuer personnel in the process of extinguishing the fire which destroyed a 1999 Dodge Durango. A second vehicle parked next to the Durango received heat damage from the fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

3700 block of 36th Street: CDS possession (PCP): 7:30pm. Officers received an anonymous tip from a citizen about a female smoking CDS. When the officers arrived in the area they found the woman and saw her smoking a cigarette dipped in PCP. She was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 8:15pm. An acquaintance of the owner of a 1998 Dodge Neon reported that the owner left his vehicle parked by his residence on June 10th. The two then left the state for several weeks. When the acquaintance returned on August 1st she discovered that the vehicle had been stolen. The acquaintance reported the theft because the owner is still out of state. 

2500 block of Arundel Road: 1st degree assault – 9:35pm. Officers responded for the report of several shots heard in the area. When they arrived they discovered that two men were having an argument over a cell phone. During the argument one of the men produced a handgun and fired five shots at the other man before fleeing the area in a gray Honda with heavily tinted windows. The victim was not struck or otherwise injured by the shots. PGPD detectives responded to assist MRPD with the investigation. Several witnesses were located and their statements enabled officers to get a description of the shooter, his nickname, and the area he frequents in Hyattsville. Officers are in the process of positively identifying him and obtaining a warrant for his arrest. The suspect is a dark skin black male with dreadlock style hair and tattoos on his face who goes by the name Jezzy.

August 1st:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Stolen auto – 1:25am. The owner of a 1999 Dodge Intrepid told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 31st and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 2am. Store employees told officers that two unidentified males walked into the store and helped themselves to several items of merchandise. Both then left the store without paying for the items. Neither man said anything and no weapons were displayed. The men were last seen getting into a white Range Rover occupied with two females. The employees said that they did not get the Range Rover’s tag number at last saw it heading towards Eastern Avenue.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 9:35am. Officers stopped a 2004 Chevy Avalanche for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended for failure to make court ordered child support payments. The officers also learned that the driver had a history of missing court appearances. Consequently he was arrested, charged with several traffic offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Warrant service – 7:05pm. While officers were interviewing two suspicious individuals in front of Mount Rainier Elementary School they observed a third subject known to them to have an open arrest warrant for misdemeanor theft. The warrant had been obtained only a few hours earlier by PGPD District 1 detectives. The man was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 31st:

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Citizen robbery – ARREST – 10:10pm. Officers were called to the area because the victim of a strong armed robbery on July 28th saw one of his assailants hanging out in the area. The victim gave the officers a description of the man and after a brief search of the area located and detained him. The victim positively identified the man as one of the group of individuals who attacked, beat and robbed him. Officers charged the man with 1st degree assault and robbery and he was committed to DOC in Hyattsville on a $35,000 bond.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:30pm. The owner of a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer told police that sometime between 3pm on the 30th and the time she called police someone used a rock to smash out the vehicle’s rear window. 

July 30th:

4000 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 6:40am. The owner of a 2012 Hyundai reported that sometime prior to her call to police someone broke out a passenger side window and stole a Bible and a duffle bag from inside.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 7:15am. The owner of a 2007 Honda Civic reported that sometime between 4pm on the 29th and the time he called police someone broke out the rear passenger window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 7:35am. The owner of a 1998 Toyota reported that sometime between 10pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle through the driver’s door and stole a Gamo PT80 pellet gun from inside.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 7:35am. The owner of a 1995 Toyota reported that sometime between 10pm on the 29th and the time he called police someone broke out the passenger side window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

3500 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 7:55am. The owner of a 1993 Chevy truck reported that sometime between 8pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle through the passenger side door and stole his expired passport from inside.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 11:05pm. Officers stopped a 2007 Mercedes R350 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags were suspended and there was an MVA pick-up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA. The driver was issued two traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded.

July 29th:

3400 block of Newton Street: Attempt theft from auto – 10:30am. The owner of a 2005 Subaru Outback told officers that sometime between 9:15 on the 28th and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle and ransacked the interior. Officers found no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and the owner said nothing had been stolen.

4600 block of 27th Street: Shots fired – 12:45pm. Officers responded for the report of shots fired. When the officers arrived they did not initially find any evidence of shots having been fired not could they locate any victim. While searching the area the officers spoke with witnesses who told them that they saw two black males armed with handguns engaged in an altercation with 2-3 other males under a covered patio. The witnesses said the males with the guns made the other males get on their knees and acted like they were going to shoot them and fired one round into the ground near them. Eventually the alleged victims fled on foot and the suspects fired rounds in their direction. Officers were unable to locate the victims or the assailants and there were no reports of anyone shot in area hospitals. Officers did recover a partial projectile that appeared to have been fired into the ground. The suspects were described as black males, 18-20 years of age, 5’8” tall, 160 lbs, one wearing a white t-shirt and black pants and one wearing a blue shirt and black pants.

Kaywood Drive and Kaywood Place: Hit and run collision – 3:25pm. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Tundra told officers that she came out to her legally parked vehicle and discovered that a second vehicle had struck the driver’s side rear quarter panel and fled. No evidence was found at the scene that would assist officers in identifying the striking vehicle or its driver.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): 2nd degree assault – 6:25pm. A store employee told officers that she was approached by a customer who asked to buy cigarettes. When the customer could not prove she was old enough to buy cigarettes the employee refused to sell her the cigarettes. The customer became angry and threw sandwiches and other products that were on the counter at the employee striking her in the face. The suspect then fled the store on foot towards the intersection of Queens Chapel and Chillum Road. The suspect was described as a black female, 16-17 years of age, 5’5” tall, 170 lbs, wearing black shorts and a black shirt.

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