Monday, October 22, 2012

Police Report: October 14-20

October 20th:

3400 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:50am. The owner of a 2006 Mini Cooper told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 19th and the time she called police someone used a hard object to “key” (scratch) the entire driver’s side of the vehicle.

Kaywood Place and Kaywood Drive: M/V collision – 1pm. Officers investigated a collision between a 2010 Honda Civic and a 2001 BMW X5. Their investigation revealed that the driver of the Honda failed to yield the right-of-way to the BMW causing the collision. The officers also learned that the Honda’s tags were suspended for a compulsory insurance violation with a pick-up order on the tags. It was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.

4000 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers patrolling using a mobile license plate reader received an alert on a 2003 Mercury Sable for a suspended registration. The suspension was confirmed and the vehicle was impounded. The tags were seized for return to MVA.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (police station): Found property – 6:40pm. A woman came into the police station to turn in a birth certificate she found in the 3300 block of Chauncey Place. Officers are attempting to contact the owner to return it to him/her.

3800 block of 32nd Street: Burglary – 9:25pm. Officers responded to assist the residents with checking their home after they discovered an unusual open window. Further investigation revealed that an unknown suspect(s) got into the home through an unlocked rear window. Once inside those resp0onsible ransacked the house and stole a quantity of U.S. Currency before fleeing.  The incident took place between the hours of 12:45pm and 8:30pm.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 10:10pm. The owner of a 2012 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 9pm and 10pm that someone smashed out the vehicle’s rear passenger side window and damaged the door with a brick.

October 19th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Theft from auto – 6:10am. The owner of a 1998 Nissan minivan told officers that sometime between noon on the 18th and the time he called the police someone broke into his van through a driver’s side window and stole several items of his personal property from inside.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 6:55am. The owner of a 2004 Cadillac DeVille told officers that sometime between 9:30pm on the 18th and the time he called police someone broke into and ransacked his vehicle. Nothing was stolen from inside but the thieves stole all four wheels and tires off the vehicle before fleeing the area.

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 8am. The owner of a 2006 Scion told officers that while she was in the process of dropping her daughter off at daycare she momentarily left her vehicle unsecured. As she was leaving the daycare facility her daughter told he that she had seen a boy take her purse from inside the vehicle. The woman went to her vehicle and verified that someone had indeed stolen her purse from under the driver’s seat.

3400 block of Newton Street: Burglary – 10:55am. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived the complainant told them that he had seen three Hispanic males, 15-17 years of age, trying to break into a vacant house. The three suspects had fled the area prior to the officers’ arrival and were unable to be located or identified further.

3800 block of 31st Street: Burglary – 11:40am. Officers spoke with the homeowner who said that he left his house at about 10:30am and returned about an hour later to find that someone had broken in and ransacked the home. Officers determined that those responsible removed an exterior rear window screen and entered through the unlocked window.

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft – 8:15pm. Officers on patrol were flagged down by a citizen who reported the theft of three of his bicycles. The victim told officers that at around 8:15pm on October 17th he placed the three bikes, unsecured, in the basement of his apartment building. When he returned for the bikes at about 8:15pm on the 18th he discovered them missing. He said that all three bikes were manufactured by Raleigh and had custom two tone striped paint jobs; one white and red; one white and black; and the third was white and blue.

October 18th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Vandalism – 11:50pm. Officers responded to speak with the manager of the Mount Rainier Laundromat. The manager told the officers that her assistant closed the facility at about 10pm. When the manager returned at about 11:15 she discovered damage to the change machine. She said that no money was stolen from the machine and officers found no forced entry into the building.

October 17th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Reckless endangerment – 11:20am. Officers responded for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival a citizen told them that she saw a man run into an apartment building who she said had fired several shots from a handgun. Officers searched the building but were unable to locate the man. A canvass of the area revealed that a single gunshot had shattered the rear passenger side window of a 1995 Mercury Sable. Officers did not locate or identify anyone who may have been injured by the gun fire.

October 16th:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Armed robbery – 7:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a person calling for help. When they arrived they were met by the victim who had multiple contusions to his head and face from an assault. The victim told officers that as he was walking along Shepherd Street towards 33rd he noticed to unknown black males walking behind him. As he continued walking one of the males grabbed him by one of the straps on his book bag, pulled out a black medium size handgun and demanded he surrender his book bag. The victim began to scream for help whereupon the suspect struck him several times about the head and face with the handgun while the second suspect began kicking him. Several neighbors came out to assist the victim and the suspects fled the area on foot down Shepherd Street onto 34th Street making their escape. The suspects were not able to get the victim’s book bag and did not take any of his other belongings. A Hyattsville PD K-9 responded and tracked the suspects to the 3900 block of 34th Street where the track was lost. PGPD robbery detectives responded to assume a follow-up investigation. The victim was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment of his injuries. 

3100 block of Upshur Street: Burglary – 10:50pm. The resident told officers that he came home to discover that numerous items inside his house were scattered about the floor. He also said that he found the kitchen window above the sink wide open and its safety device broken. The resident inspected his home and said that nothing of value appeared to be missing.   

October 15th:

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 10:30am. Officers on patrol observed a 2008 Huawin scooter with no registration parked on the sidewalk with ignition damage. Officers could not locate or identify the owner and impounded the scooter for safekeeping

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers impounded a 2006 Nissan Altima with expired registration plates. The plates had expired in June of 2012 and had been suspended for an emissions violation since December of 2010.

One Municipal Place: Lost property – 5:15pm. Officers took a report of a lost passport. The owner of the passport was advised to contact the U.S. Passport Office for a replacement.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/Vehicle impound – 9:45pm. Officers stopped a 1995 Chevy truck for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued four traffic citations and released. His vehicle was impounded.

October 14th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Violation of protective order – 1:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a man standing in a yard shouting obscenities at a resident. When the officers arrived the resident showed them that he had a protective order barring the man from his property issued by the District Court. The officers verified the order and arrested the man for violating it. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 4pm. Officers spoke with the reporting person who said that at about 1:30am this morning she saw a man wearing no shirt running up and down the street talking to himself. This afternoon she was told by a neighbor that the same man came back and broke into her father’s vehicle. The reporting person and her father inspected the vehicle, verified that its windshield had been shattered and several items of personal property had been stolen from inside. No evidence could be recovered that would assist in identifying the man who committed the crime.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 8pm. The owner of a Grant Escape bicycle told officers that at about 4pm he secured his bike to a stop sign while he went to attend church. When he returned for the bike he discovered that the stop sign had been pulled from the ground and his bike stolen.

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