Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Police Report: October 21-27

October 27th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 3:30am. Officers responded for the report of a 2-vehicle collision between a 2009 Jaguar and a 2011 Chevy Camaro. The driver of the Camaro sustained non- life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the Jaguar and a passenger both fled the scene on foot and were not identified; and the Jaguar driver was found at fault in the collision. Both vehicles were inoperable after the collision and were towed from the scene.

4600 block of 29th Street: Residential burglary – 9:15am. The residents told officers that they were awakened at about 3:40am by a loud noise. Thinking that the noise came from an adjacent apartment both residents went back to bed. Upon awakening at about 9:15am they discovered that someone had cut the window screens in the dining room. Investigation revealed that those responsible did not gain entry into the apartment. The scene was processed and several items of evidence were recovered. Nothing was reported stolen.

3000 block of Perry Street: Residential burglary – 4:25pm. The resident told officers that she left home for a brief period at about 2pm. When she returned home at about 3:40pm she discovered her front door open and the kitchen window broken out. Due to the condition of the home’s interior the victim could not advise if anything had been stolen.

October 26th:

4500 block of 34th Street: Stolen auto – 9am. The owner of a 2002 Nissan Altima told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 25th and the time she called police someone stole her vehicle. No evidence as to those responsible could be located at the scene.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 11:25am. The owner of a 2002 Chevy Blazer told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone entered her vehicle and stole several items of her personal property. Officers found no evidence of forced entry into the vehicle and no evidence was recovered.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 4pm. The owner of a 2009 Kia Optima told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole a side-view mirror from his vehicle.

3800 block of 31st Street: Residential burglary – 3:05pm. The resident told officers that when he returned home he discovered his kitchen window screen pulled out and the window propped open by a stick. As he surveyed his home he discovered several electrical cords missing along with a quantity of change. The scene was processed for evidence with negative results. District I detectives were notified and responded to conduct a follow-up investigation.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 11:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

October 25th:

3800 block of 35th Street: CDS possession – 2:05pm. Officers stopped a man who was occupying a motor vehicle and who was known to not have a driver’s license. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of approximately one ounce of liquid PCP and a small quantity of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block if Queenstown Drive: Vandalism – 5:30pm. The resident told officers that he returned to his apartment to discover that his door lock did not function smoothly. The officers inspected the lock and determined that someone used a pry-type tool around the lock mechanism causing the lock to become loose. Building management was notified.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Residential burglary – 6:20pm. The resident told officers that sometime between 7:30am and 4pm today someone broke into his home and stole an electronic device. Officers determined that the suspect climbed on to the victim’s roof in the rear of the residence and entered through an unlocked window. Officers processed the scene and were able to recover latent fingerprint evidence.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Attempt residential burglary – 6:10pm. The resident told officers that he returned home at about 4:40pm and discovered three rear window screens removed and damaged as well as damage to a window where a window air conditioner unit was mounted. The damage was consistent with someone trying to break into the home, however they were unsuccessful.

October 24th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Warrant service – 12:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. Further investigation revealed that the female half off the dispute had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a variety of traffic related charges. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run M/V collision – 2:55pm. The owner of a 2005 Chevy Malibu told officers that he parked his car in front of the Family Dollar Store. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered that it had been side swiped by a second, unidentified vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

3200 block of Chillum Road: DUI arrest – 8:40pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Ford Mustang for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 9:15pm. At about 5pm the owner of a 2000 Mercury Sable parked his car outside the Advanced Auto parts store leaving the windows down. When he got home he discovered that someone had stolen his cell phone from the passenger seat while he was in the store.

3700 block of 36th Street: Residential burglary – 9:15pm. The residents told officers that they left their home at about 6:40am this morning. When they returned at about 8:45pm they discovered that someone got into their home through an unlocked upstairs window and stole a quantity of U.S. Currency from a bedroom. Officers processed the scene and recovered latent fingerprints and a shoe print for evidence.

3200 block of Perry Street: Residential burglary – 10:20pm. The resident told officers that he secured and left his home at about 6:30pm. When he returned he discovered that someone had broken in through a basement window and stole numerous items of his personal property including a TV and a laptop computer.

4200 block of 31st Street: Residential burglary – 10:50pm. The resident told officers that she left and secured her home at about 5pm. When she returned at about 10:50pm she discovered that her basement door was wide open and lights were on that were not on when she left. Further investigation revealed that the suspect(s) broke out a window in the front door to get into the house and stole two laptops before fleeing the scene out the basement door.

October 23rd:

4600 block of 29th Street: Vandalism – 11:35pm. Officers responded for the report of shots fired. When they arrived they were met by a witness who told them that he heard several people running around outside his apartment building. As he walked out of the kitchen of his apartment he heard three shots and the breaking of glass. When he went back into the kitchen he noticed that the window had been shattered as a result of the shots. Officers canvassed the area for the shooter(s) with negative results and no other witnesses could be located. Officers recovered a small bullet fragment from the window sill. No injuries resulted from the shots and PGPD detectives were notified of the incident.

October 22nd:

Nothing significant to report.

October 21st:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 5:30am. The victim told officers that she and a female friend were at a club in DC when they got into an altercation with several men and women. When the two women drove home they were followed by those people and upon arriving at their apartment a second, this time physical, altercation ensued. During the altercation one suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and stole both of the women’s’ purses. All of the suspects then fled the scene in their respective vehicles. The victims described the suspects only as six black females and three black males.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Welfare check – 8:05am. At the request of concerned family members officers responded to check the welfare of a relative who they had been unable to contact and who suffered from a variety of medical issues. With assistance from fire/rescue personnel officers forced entry into the individual’s apartment and found her sleeping and in good health. Her relatives were advised of her condition.

2800 block of 33rd Street: Animal complaint – 9:30am. Officers responded for the report of a dog running loose. When they arrived they identified the dog as one they had encountered numerous times. They were able to contact the owner of the dog who secured the animal. County Animal Control was notified, yet again, of the incident.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Hit and Run M/V collision – 1:30pm. The owner of a 2003 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 6pm on October 20th and the time she called police someone broke the driver’s side mirror of her car. Officers determined that the damage was most likely caused by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 4:35pm. The owner of a 2008 Hyundai Accent showed officers where someone had stolen the complete driver’s side mirror of her vehicle. The thieves stole not only the mirror and its housing but also took the mirror’s motor and wiring. The theft occurred sometime between 8:30pm on the 20th and 6:25am this morning.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 6pm. The owner of a 2000 Ford Windstar van told officers that sometime between 4:30pm on the 19th and the time he called police someone smashed out the passenger side window and stole his in-dash radio.

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