Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Police Report: September 30 - October 6

October 6th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:10am. Officers impounded a 2005 Acura TL for parking in a no parking zone. The vehicle had been parked illegally for some time and already been issued a parking ticket for the violation.

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 3:55am. Officers stopped a 2006 Ford Taurus for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was revoked and the passenger had two open arrest warrants through Montgomery County for traffic related charges. The passenger was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 7:45am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2005 Dodge Neon that had a suspended registration and an MVA pickup order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3:05pm. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2003 Lexus that had a suspended registration and an MVA pickup order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Warrant service/Possession of CDS – 8pm. Officers responded for the report of a group of individuals loitering in the street being loud and drinking. When the officers arrived they stopped the individuals in question for field interviews. Further investigation revealed that one of the individuals was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Another member of the group was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for 1st degree assault. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville as well.

October 5th:

2500 block of Arundel Road:  The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division arrested Jernard Cooke on an arrest warrant for attempted 1st degree murder. According to the warrant, on August 2nd of this year Cooke allegedly displayed a handgun and fired several shots at another man in the 2500 block of Arundel Road in Mount Rainer after a verbal dispute over a stolen cellular phone. Sheriff’s Deputies along with the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Warrant Task Force located Cooke in the 1200 block of Chillum Manor Drive in Hyattsville. Cooke was taken into custody and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. Cooke is also charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, second degree assault, and other handgun violations.

3700 block of 35th Street: Burglary/assault – 12:20am. Officers responded for the report of a woman being assaulted. Once on the scene the officers learned that an unidentified Asian male wearing no clothing tried to force his way into the victim’s home through the front door. The man was unable to get the door open so he broke through the front window and came into the living room. The victim, fearing for her safety, ran out of the house to a neighbor’s to get help. The man followed her and tackled her in a neighbor’s yard. Two witnesses yelled at the man and he fled the area down 35th Street towards Newton Square. PGPD detectives were called to assist in the investigation and while on their way to the scene they observed a naked Asian man in the 4000 block of Rhode Island Avenue. They were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man in custody and under control. MRPD officers transported the victim to where the man was detained and positively identified him as her assailant. Officers determined that the man was under the influence of narcotics and MRPD officers transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was detained for medical treatment. Officers are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for the man charging him with burglary, assault and other crimes. Fire/rescue personnel treated the victim on the scene for minor injuries.

3200 block of Otis Street: Vandalism – 12:30am. The resident told officers that he was awakened by the sound of breaking glass. He discovered that someone had broken his bedroom with an unknown object and fled the scene. No evidence as to those responsible was recovered.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Theft from auto – 7:20am. The owner of a 2002 Honda Civic reported that sometime between 9pm on October 4th and the time she called police someone broke out the front passenger window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

3500 block of 37th Street: Miscellaneous incident – 7:50am. The residents told officers that a neighbor dumps a liquid that smells similar to urine near their vehicle and that the smell is bothering other residents in the area. Offices are unsure what he liquid is and are in the process of further investigating.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 8:50am. The owner of a 2011 Nissan Altima told officers that sometime between 11pm on October 4th and the time he called police someone smashed out a window to his vehicle and ransacked the interior. Nothing was reported stolen.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers impounded a 2000 Ford Focus displaying DC tags that expired in May of 2010.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Pedestrian struck – 8:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man struck by a vehicle. When they arrived they learned that the man was crossing the street not at a cross walk. A vehicle executing a turn struck the pedestrian causing superficial injuries.

October 4th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Burglary/rapeARREST. MRPD officers were notified by PGPD detectives that they had obtained an arrest warrant for a man named Glenn Johnson charging him with the rape of a nine year old girl in the 3300 block of Buchanan Street back on August 10, 2007. Johnson had been stopped and interviewed by both MRPD officers and PGPD detectives at the time of the crime and investigators were able to get a DNA sample from him. The DNA results, finally obtained, positively identified Johnson as the rapist. He is currently incarcerated in DC for other crimes and has two additional warrants pending.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Destruction of property – 4:10am. Officers responded for the report of a woman who had broken out a window. When the officers arrived they spoke with the resident who said that he denied a female acquaintance entrance into his apartment. She reacted to the denial by throwing a rock through his living room window. The resident refused to press charges against the woman and officers transported her to her residence to avoid any further conflict.

2700 block of Webster Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:50am. The reporting person told officers that sometime during the overnight hours someone dented and scratched the hood of her vehicle. Officers estimated the damage to the vehicle at $500.

October 3rd:

4600 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:25am. Officers impounded a 2008 Lexus because it was unregistered and did not have any registration plates attached.

4600 block of 29th Street: Death report – 9:35pm. Officers were called to the scene by the daughter of a 54-year old woman who had been found unresponsive. Further investigation revealed that the woman has passed away sometime prior to her daughter’s arrival. The daughter told officers that her mother was a cancer patient under hospice care and her health had declined over the past few days. The State medical examiner and the decedent’s hospice nurse responded to the scene and verified that death was due to her medical condition. The decedent’s remains were released to her family and removed by their preferred funeral services director.

October 2nd:

4100 block of 29th Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 12:15pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Saturn Vue for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MVA pick up order for the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.

One Municipal Place: Emergency petition – 9:10pm. Officers were flagged down by the mother of a 14 year old boy who told them that her son was acting erratically and had just assaulted his younger brother and sister causing both of them minor injuries. The boy’s mother told the officers that she did not feel safe around her son and feared for her younger children’s safety as well. She said that her son had threatened to kill her and his younger siblings once they arrived home. When officers tried to restrain the child he became combative with them and eventually had to be arrested and restrained to prevent him from inflicting further injury to the officers and his family members. Based on the overall circumstances officers transported the child to Washington Adventist Hospital and released him to the custody of medical personnel for an emergency psychological examination.

October 1st:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Loose dog – 7:20am. Officers responded for the report of a dog running at large. When they arrived they observed the dog in question and knew from prior contacts to whom it belonged. The owner was contacted and took the dog back to his property.

3700 block of 36th Street: Warrant service – 9:10pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two open arrest warrants through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office; one for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without insurance and one for second degree assault. He was arrested on the warrants, issued three traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4600 block of 30th Street: Armed robbery – 11:55pm. The victim told officers that as she was walking from her vehicle to her apartment she noticed was approached by a black male who she described as in his mid to late 30’s wearing a white long sleeve shirt, white shorts and black boots. The man followed her into her building and pulled out a large kitchen-type knife and demanded she give him the bag she was carrying. The victim surrendered the bag and the man fled the building on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured during the robbery. PGPD detectives responded and took over the follow-up investigation.

September 30th:

Nothing significant to report.

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