Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Police Report: September 9-15

September 15th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 7am. The victim in this case told officers that she was stopped at the traffic light at Queens Chapel and Chillum when a Ford F150 struck her driver’s side bumper and knocked the driver’s side mirror off her car. The striking vehicle fled the scene without stopping. Officers searched the area and found the truck and its driver. The driver was found to not have a driver’s license and was not the registered owner of the truck. He was issued several traffic citations and released. The truck was impounded for safekeeping.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 1:45pm. The owner of a 21” gray and orange Schwinn bicycle told officers that he left his bike unattended while he went into Chuck’s Liquors. When he returned about 5 minutes later he discovered that his bike had been stolen. A search of the area for the bike proved negative.

September 14th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers on patrol discovered a Nissan Altima displaying expired Maryland tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags were removed for return to MVA.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4300 block of 29th Street: Residential burglary – 11:45am. The resident/victim told officers that locked and secured his home before leaving at around 10:30am. He returned about an hour later to find a gold Nissan with Virginia tags parked in his driveway with the engine running. When he checked the house he discovered the kitchen door open and his laptop computer missing from a coffee table. He immediately contacted police. When officers arrived they secured the residence and a K-9 unit from Hyattsville PD responded, searched the house and found no one inside. A check of the Nissan in the driveway revealed that it had been stolen in a carjacking on September 11th from an address in DC. Officers did not recover any evidence at the scene and PGPD Robbery detectives responded to take possession of the stolen Nissan and begin a follow-up investigation.

September 13th:

2100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service/recovered stolen property – 11:50am. Officers stopped a 1997 Geo Tracker for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for theft. Officers also discovered that the man was in possession of numerous items of stolen property. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Officers then worked with PGPD officers and were able to secure an additional warrant for theft and possession of stolen property. The man was served with the theft warrant while he was still at Hyattsville DOC.

3400 block of Shepherd Street: Sexual assault – 3:10pm. Officers were contacted by the parents of a four year old girl to report that their daughter had been sexually assaulted by her babysitter’s grandson. The assault occurred sometime between August 31st and September 1st. The parents had already contacted Child Protective Services and sought medical attention for their daughter at the time of the incident but never notified police. Officers documented the incident and notified detectives from the PGPD Sex Crimes Unit who are handling the investigation.

3100 block of Webster Street: Found property – 5:30pm. Officers spoke with the homeowners who told them that they returned home to find an ASUS laptop computer in their yard. Officers recovered the computer and delivered it to the police station for safekeeping. They were unable to use the laptop to identify the owner since the battery was dead and there was no power cable attached.

3700 block of 35th Street: Found property – 11:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a man trespassing on private property. The property owner confronted the man who said that he was looking for his cell phone. When the police arrived the man immediately fled the area. Officers, armed with flashlights, searched the yard and found a cell phone that did not belong to the resident. Further investigation allowed the officers to identify the owner of the phone. The owner’s mother was contacted and advised to tell her son that he could come by the police station to recover his phone; and, at the same time surrender to the open warrant for his arrest from the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office charging him with disorderly conduct.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Hit and run collision – 10pm. The owner of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata reported that sometime between September 9th and the 10th another vehicle struck the driver’s side rear quarter panel of her car and fled the scene. The owner did not report the incident at the time she first discovered the damage because she did not think it was a matter for the police. When she contacted her insurance company they advised her that she needed a police report before they would process her claim for repairs.

September 12th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt stolen auto - 9:30am. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Stratus told officers that she came out this morning to discover that someone had broken into her vehicle and tried to steal it by removed the ignition. 

3800 block of 34th Street: Residential burglary – 11:10am. The victim told officers that she left her residence at about 10pm on September 10th to run an errand across the street. She was gone about five minutes and when she returned she discovered that her laptop computer had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment and no further evidence was recovered.

3800 block of 33rd Street: CDS possession – 6:35pm. Officers were flagged down by a citizen who saw a group of young males going through someone’s wallet and throwing credit cards on the ground. Officers found the credit cards and located the subjects described by the citizen. Further investigation revealed that one of the subjects was in possession of marijuana and additional credit cards. The subject, a juvenile, was arrested and charged with CDS possession. The source of the credit cards in his possession at the time of arrest is still under investigation.

September 11th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1am. Officers on bicycle patrol stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that he had an open attest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of CDS possession. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Death report – 1:35pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a deceased female. The officers spoke with relatives who told them that the deceased was a stage 4 cancer patient at the time of her death. The State Medical Examiner responded and determined that she died of natural causes and no foul play was suspected. The decedent’s remains were released to the family and were removed by a private funeral director.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8pm. Officers impounded a 1995 Chevy due to the fact that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

September 10th:

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Warrant service – 12:45am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived the discovered that a man and woman were arguing over relationship issues. A warrant check of both parties reveled that the male half had two outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 9th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 1:15am. Officers received a call to respond to Washington Adventist Hospital to interview a juvenile who was the victim of a robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking from the Checkers Restaurant on Queens Chapel Road towards Chillum Road when three black male teenagers started to follow him. As the teens got closer he ran away in fear of being assaulted. The teens chased the victim and caught up with him behind Luskin’s Plaza. Once the group caught up with the victim three more males appeared and the entire group attacked the victim and stole his watch and cell phone. The victim sustained minor lacerations to his head and face. PGPD investigators responded to the scene to interview the victim and told MRPD officers that they were investigating five other robberies that occurred around the Checkers in about a 15 minute time frame. PGPD detectives have suspect information and are pursing those leads.

4000 block of 37th Street: Residential burglary – 10:15am. The victim told officers that he and his boss were renovating a vacant house. They left and secured the house on the 7th locking their tools in a closet. When they returned this morning they discovered that someone had broken in, forced entry into the closet and stole the tools. The victim said that he believes that a former employee was responsible for the theft. The investigation is continuing.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: 1st degree assault – 1:05pm. The male and female victims told officers that a man came into their apartment brandishing a knife and threatened them about money they allegedly owed him. The man fled the apartment without injuring either victim. Officers searched the area for the man and were able to locate and arrest him at a separate residence a short distance away. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 Block of 37th Street: Vandalism to auto – 1pm. The owner of a 2010 Nissan Sentra told officers that sometime between 12:30am this morning and the time she called police someone broke off the passenger side rear view mirror. Based on the officers’ investigation it is believed that the mirror was not struck by a vehicle.

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