Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Police Report: August 26 to September 1

September 1st:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 1997 Ford Escort told officers that sometime between twelve noon on August 27th and the time she called police someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.

3500 block of Newton Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 10:10pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

August 31st:

4100 block of 28th Street: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 1:30am. At about 1pm on August 30th officers assisted the owner of a 2006 Toyota Tundra in obtaining an arrest warrant for the individual to whom she lent the vehicle on July 27th and who had not returned it. At about 4am this morning, PGPD patrol officers located the vehicle in the 6700 block of Kennedy Street in Hyattsville. At the time of recovery the vehicle was occupied by the individual for whom the warrant was issued. He was arrested on the open warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Residential fire – 3:40am. Officers on patrol reported a fire on the roof of a residence. Fire/rescue personnel responded and extinguished the blaze. The building received extensive water and minor structural damage. Fire investigators determined that the fire was caused by an electrical fault that occurred when the air conditioning unit was turned on. The displaced tenant was offered temporary residential assistance by the Red Cross. 

2700 block of Allison Street: Residential burglary – 7pm. The resident/victim told officers that when she returned home she discovered several pry marks on the front door jamb. When she entered her apartment she discovered that it had been ransacked and several items of her personal property, primarily electronics, video games and movie disks had been stolen. Officers discovered a wooden handled knife inside the apartment that the victim said did not belong to her. No other evidence was recovered.

3700 block of 37th Street: Criminal citation – 11:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

August 30th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Stolen vehicle – 6am. The owner of a 1997 Nissan Maxima told officers that sometime between 8:30pm on the 29th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. Officers located glass on the ground next to the vehicle indicating that those responsible broke a window to gain entry into the vehicle and effect the theft.

3300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officer patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert on a 2005 Nissan Altima that had a suspended registration and an MVA pick up order on the tags. Officers seized the tags for return to MVA and impounded the vehicle. 

4100 block of 28th Street: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 1pm. Officers continuing their investigation of the unauthorized use of a 2006 Toyota Tundra originally reported on August 29th assisted the vehicle’s owner in obtaining an arrest warrant for the man to whom she loaned the vehicle.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Citizen robbery – 2:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they spoke with the victim who said that he was approached by two individuals that tried to sell him narcotics. When the victim refused their offer they threatened the victim and implied they were armed with a handgun. Nothing was taken from the victim and the two suspects left the scene. Officers were able to locate and identify both suspects. Further investigation revealed that insufficient probable cause existed to arrest and charge either suspect with a crime. Officers obtained their identifying information and sent them on their way.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 1st degree assault (arrest) – 10:40pm. Officers continuing their investigation of a 1st degree assault that occurred on August 29th were able to positively identify the suspect in the case. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for the man’s arrest charging him with attempted 2nd degree murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime. At about 11:05pm (less than a half hour after leaving the Commissioner’s office with the warrant in hand) officers patrolling in the area of Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road located and arrested him. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 29th:

3300 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader received a notification that the tags attached to a 2001 Toyota Camry were suspended. There was also an MVA pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 1st degree assault – 11:40am. Officers were called to an apartment for the report of a stabbing. When the officers arrived they found the victim was suffering from a single puncture wound to his hand. The victim told the officers that he had been involved in a verbal argument with a man who he told to leave his apartment. The argument escalated and moved outside of the apartment into a hallway where the man tried to stab the victim in the head with a knife. The victim blocked the knife with his hand causing the wound. The suspect fled on a skateboard towards the West Hyattsville Metro Station. Fire/rescue personnel transported the victim to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was treated and released. PGPD detectives responded to the hospital to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation. Both agencies are continuing to follow up on the incident and believe they have the suspected identified.

4100 block of 28th Street: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 4pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota Tundra told officers that she let the child’s grandfather borrow her vehicle back of July 27th. It was understood at the time that the man was to have the vehicle for two weeks. As of today the man had not returned the vehicle and the victim is unable to make contact with him. Officers are in the process of assisting the victim with obtaining a warrant and entering the vehicle in NCIC stolen vehicle files.

4600 block of 29th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 10:05pm. An MRPD officer in a marked police vehicle was patrolling the area when he accidently struck a parked and unoccupied 2001 Hyundai Sonata. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

August 28th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing juvenile (located) – 4:15pm. The parents of a Thomas Stone Elementary School student called to report that their son (a sixth grader) had not come home from school. Officers contacted the child’s teacher and were told that he had been released from school at about 1:55pm. Officers checked at the Mount Rainier Nature Center and learned that the child had signed in to the center and was presently on the playground. Officers took the child home to his parents and discussed the need for the child and his parents to have a more defined meeting place after school to avoid a similar situation in the future.

August 27th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Telephone misuse – 9:05am. Officers met with a woman regarding a telephone conversation she had with her daughter’s father. The conversation revolved around money and at some point the man became irate and made threats against the woman and her family. The woman was advised of her rights with the Court Commissioner.

August 26th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 10:15am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received notification that the tags attached to a 1997 Plymouth Voyager were suspended for an emissions violation and for the vehicle not being properly insured. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Newton Street: Residential burglary – 11am. The resident told officers that he locked his residence and went to sleep at about 3:30am. When he awoke he discovered that someone had entered the residence through the kitchen window. Once inside the suspects stole a 19” North Star bicycle and a men’s Huffy mountain bike and fled the scene.

4600 block of 25th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11am. The owner of a 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 25th and 9am this morning someone damaged the vehicle’s driver’s side door. Officers determined that someone had unsuccessfully used a pry tool to get the door open. 

3100 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 11:55am. The owner of a 2001 VW Passat told officers that he parked his vehicle in the church parking lot at about 8:30am. When he returned to his vehicle at about 11:50am he discovered that the driver’s window was broken out and a GPS unit and a roll of quarters had been stolen from inside.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:30am. The owner of a 2005 GMC Envoy told officers that he parked his vehicle to the rear of the Metropolitan Church at about 10am. At about 11am other churchgoers told him that there was a broken window on his vehicle. The owner confirmed that the window had been broken and that someone had ransacked the interior. The owner said that nothing had been stolen from inside the vehicle.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft over $1,000 – 4:55pm. The owner of a homemade trailer told officers that the trailer had been parked in the parking lot of the gas station. He last saw the trailer there at about 8:30pm on the 27th. When he returned to the area this afternoon he discovered that the trailer had been stolen. 

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Pedestrian collision – 8:20pm. Officers were called to the scene in reference to a 5 year old girl who had been struck by a motor vehicle. The officers’ investigation determined that the driver of a 2011 Toyota Corolla was backing out of a parking space and not paying attention to his surroundings when he struck the girl as she walked past. The 5 year old was transported to Children’s Hospital for medical treatment and found to have very minor injuries. The driver was found to be unlicensed and was arrested, charged accordingly, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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