Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Police Report: November 4-10

November 10th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 1:10am. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Stratus told officers that sometime between 10:40am on November 9th and the time she called police someone damaged the driver’s side door lock on her vehicle.

4000 block of 36th Street: Attempt residential burglary – 11:30am. Officers responded for the report of an attempted B&E. When the arrived they discovered where someone used a hammer to break two windows and remove two screens in an attempt to enter the residence. The property manager found a hammer that had been thrown in the grass in the back yard and the officers seized it for evidence. No entry was made into the residence and nothing was stolen.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 12:30pm. The victim told officers that she was walking with her daughter in the area of Luskins Plaza when a man walked up behind them and snatched an Apple iPhone out of her child’s hand and fled the scene. The victim told the officers that she could not give a good description of the suspect but said he was part of a group of males that hang out in the area every day. Hyattsville City officers assisted MRPD with a search of the area with negative results.

3500 block of Perry Street: Emergency petition – 3:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a man running in and out of traffic and lying in the roadway. Once on the scene the officers located the man who began shouting obscenities and said he wanted to die. Fire/rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment and a psychological examination.

November 9th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Stolen auto (unfounded) - 6:40am. The owner of a 2004 Mercedes reported that she lost the keys to her vehicle several days ago. She said that when she came out for her vehicle this morning it had been stolen. Further investigation revealed that PGPD officers impounded the vehicle as abandoned from an address on Addison Road in Capital Heights on November 8th at 10:55am.  

3600 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4600 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 9:40am. The owner of a 1991 Nissan Sentra told officers that at about 8:30 he came out to warm up his vehicle prior to leaving home. He said that he left the vehicle running and the keys in the ignition while he went back inside his apartment. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered that someone had broken out a rear passenger window and stolen his keys.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Malicious burning – 4:20pm. Officers on patrol observed smoke coming from the rear of an apartment. They found the source of the smoke as a fire coming from several trash containers. Fire/rescue personnel responded and distinguished the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and there were no injuries.

November 8th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Animal complaint – 9:45pm. Officers responded for the report of one dog attacking another. When the officers arrived they learned that a man was out walking his bulldog when the dog attacked and killed a neighbor’s Chihuahua. PG Animal Control officers were contacted and advised that they would conduct an investigation on November 9th to determine what charges, if any, should be filed against the owner of the bulldog. On November 9th Animal Control officers seized the bulldog as a part of their investigation.

3500 block of Perry Street: Warrant service – 12:10am.  Officers patrolling the area observed a man who they knew from prior knowledge had an open arrest warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The man was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of 31st Street: Residential burglary – 10:45pm. The homeowner told officers that she left for work at about 8:20am this morning. When she returned she discovered that someone had broken into her home through a rear kitchen window. Once inside those responsible stole a quantity of US currency before fleeing the residence through the kitchen door.

November 7th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 7am. The owner of a 2000 Chevy Blazer told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 6th and the time she called police someone ripped the windshield wipers off her vehicle and scratched the doors. No evidence was recovered and there were no witnesses to the crime.

2700 block of Webster Street: Recovered stolen auto – 8:55am. A Mount Rainier Parking Enforcement officer conducted a registration check of a vehicle that had not moved in 48 hours. The check revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen to the Metro Transit Police on October 26th. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping and Metro Transit Police were notified.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Residential burglary – 4:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they found a first floor window and a second floor window open in the back of the house. Once the perimeter of the house was secure officers located a ladder under the front porch and used the ladder to get into the house through the open first floor window. The subsequent search of the house failed to locate anyone inside. Witnesses told the officers that one of the two suspects entered the house through an unsecured per door off the back porch. Once inside he opened a window to let the second suspect in. When the homeowner arrived on the scene she did a walk through off the house and told officers there did not appear to be anything missing. PGPD detectives and evidence technicians responded to conduct a follow-up investigation. The evidence techs were able to obtain several useful latent prints for further analysis.

2900 block of Allison Street: Trespassing – 5:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a group of individuals inside an abandoned basement apartment. When the officers arrived they observed 11 individuals in the apartment. Before the officers could make entry into the apartment three of them were able to get away through two broken windows. The other eight were apprehended while still in the apartment.  All eight, three adults and five juveniles were charged with trespassing. The adults were charged via criminal citation. The juveniles were charged via juvenile petition and released to their individual parents/guardians. 

November 6th:

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Suspicious persons – 12pm. Officers were contacted by a resident who told them that two black males had knocked on her door and asked for “Kevin.” The witness told them there was no one there by that name and the two left the area. The witness called MRPD to report the suspicious subjects and officers began a search of the area in an attempt to locate them. During the search officers discovered one of the two on the front porch in the 4100 block of Rainier Avenue and the other walking in the side yard. Officers stopped them for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that they were in possession of a backpack containing items recently stolen in a burglary in Brentwood. Officers also discovered a loaded Ruger 45 caliber handgun that had been discarded on the sidewalk beside the house. A check of the gun revealed that it had been stolen in a burglary, also in Brentwood, on October 10th. Both men were placed under arrest and transported to PGPD District 1 for processing and further investigation by PGPD detectives. Both will be preliminarily charged with burglary and illegal possession of a handgun. 

November 5th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 1:15am. Officers stopped a 2002 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration had expired in June. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3600 block of Perry Street: Residential burglary – 8:35am. Officers responded for the report of a residential alarm coming from the front door. Officers secured the house and summoned a Hyattsville PD K-9 unit and officers from Bladensburg PD to assist with a search of the house. The search failed to locate anyone inside. When the homeowner arrived she told officers that she was in the process of relocating and that most of her belongings were boxed up ready to move. She said nothing appeared to have been stolen. Officers determined that the point of entry was through the rear door however, there were no signs of forced entry.

4000 block of 36th Street: Residential burglary – 7pm. Officers took a report of a burglary that occurred earlier. The resident told officers that she left home at about 5pm on November 3rd. When she returned home this evening she discovered a 44 caliber handgun missing from one of her filing cabinets. Officers found no evidence of forced entry into the apartment and nothing else was reported stolen. The handgun was entered into NCIC stolen property records.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Destruction of property – 7:30pm. The resident told officers that he invited several friends and family members to his residence. During the get together his brother became very intoxicated and was asked to leave. The resident also left and when he returned he discovered significant damage to his front door. Another family member told him that his intoxicated brother returned to the apartment and tried unsuccessfully to kick the door open. The resident was referred to the District Court Commissioner should he decide to press charges against his brother.

November 4th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/possession of CDS – 1am. Officers stopped a 1992 Pontiac for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and was in possession of marijuana. He was issued the appropriate citation for the traffic violation and arrested and charged with possession of a CDS. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and the vehicle was impounded.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received an alert on a 2000 Ford Focus. The alert identified the tags as having been expired since 2010. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Forced entry – 4:35pm. Officers were called to the scene by fire/rescue personnel in reference to a forced entry they had to make into an apartment for a medical emergency. Once entry was made fire/rescue realized they had entered the wrong apartment. Officers contacted management from the complex and advised them of the incident.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 4:30pm. The owner of a 2006 Nissan Altima reported damage to her vehicle consistent with being struck by a second, unknown vehicle that fled the scene.

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