3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
3700 block of 36th Street: Returned missing person – 7:30am. Officers responded for the report of a missing juvenile. Once on the scene the officers identified the juvenile as having been reported missing through the Alexandria, VA police department. The juvenile was in good physical condition and he was returned to the custody of his parents. Alexandria PD was advised of his recovery and removed his information from NCIC missing persons files.
3300 block of Buchanan Street (M-NCPPC bike trail): Citizen robbery – 12:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a robbery where four pedestrians were robbed by three black males on the bike trail behind Queenstown Apartments. Park Police responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. MRPD officers assisted with a search of the area and recovered one of the victim’s backpack and cell phone along with a BB gun that was used by one of the perpetrators. MRPD also developed possible suspect information that was relayed to Park Police detectives.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Check fraud – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an individual attempting to cash a fraudulent check. An employee told the officers that a woman came into the store and wanted to cash a check issued by an insurance company. The employee contacted the insurance company and was told that the check was fraudulent. The woman had fled the store prior to the officers’ arrival and could not be located.
3700 block of 34th Street: Disorderly – 11pm. Officers patrolling the area came upon a man comsuming an alcoholic beverage and yelling and screaming. When the officers approached the man he became even louder disturbing other patrons and residents in the area. Efforts to get the man to control his behavior were unsuccessful and he was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3600 block of Oak Lane: Found property – 4:35pm. Officers responded to a citizen report of a bicycle left under a loading dock. When the officers arrived they found a Trek 7000 bicycle in the location described by the reporting person. Further investigation revealed that the bike was purchased on October 12th from King Pawn in Bladensburg. Representatives from King Pawn gave the officers the name and address of the man who purchased the bike. The bike was impounded for safekeeping and a letter was sent to the purchaser advising him how to recover his property.
3400 block of Newton Street: Residential burglary – 5:45pm. The resident told officers that when he arrived home he noticed that his basement door had been kicked in. Officers secured a perimeter around the house and, with the assistance of Bladensburg PD officers entered and searched the house. Once the house was secured officers did a walk through with the resident and determined that those responsible entered through the basement door but were unable to access the main part of the house. The resident did not report anything stolen. PGPD detectives responded to interview the resident and begin a follow-up investigation. No evidence was recovered.
3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:05am. Officers stopped a 1999 Jeep Cherokee for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an open arrest warrant for driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
4500 block of 34th Street: 2nd degree assault – 5pm. The victim told officers that while he was traveling on 34th Street towards Arundel Road by wheelchair, he noticed a man walking towards him. As the two approached each other the man demanded that the victim move from the side walk. When the victim refused to move, the suspect struck him in the face. The victim fought off the suspect who fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene. A search of the surrounding areas for the suspect proved negative.
4200 block of 28th Street: Warrant service – 4pm. Officers stopped a man who fit the description of a suspect in a citizen robbery that had occurred a few minutes earlier in DC. The man was not positively identified as being involved in the robbery; however officers learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of trespassing. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The man’s identifying information was given to DC investigators for follow-up on the robbery case.
Bunker Hill Road and Eastern Avenue: Warrant service - 9:55pm. Officers stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview they discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of telephone misuse. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2300 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 3:05am. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed that a man inside the vehicle was under the influence of PCP and a danger to himself and other people. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital where he was released to medical personal for emergency treatment. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
4600 block of 29th Street: Warrant service – 11:30am. Officers responded for the report of several individuals loitering in the area. When the officers arrived they stopped several of them for field interviews. During the interviews officers learned that one of them had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of trespassing. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
2300 block of Arundel Road: Panhandling – 4:55pm. Officers responded for the report of three individuals who had been stopping people and asking for money. When the officers arrived they located and stopped the three for interviews. During the interviews officers found that all three were in possession of property believed to have been stolen in a recent theft case. One of the subjects also had a BB gun concealed in his waist band and is believed to be involved in robberies in the area. Officers photographed all three individuals and obtained their identifying information. Officers then contacted PGPD detectives and are working with them to see if any or all of the individuals are connected to ongoing criminal investigations.
3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Residential burglary – 7:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that had just occurred. When they arrived they spoke with witnesses who said that they had seen two men coming out of the back of a home carrying various items. The witnesses yelled at the two men and they dropped what they were carrying and fled on foot. Officers established a perimeter around the home and a Greenbelt PD K-9 unit responded to assist with a search of the area. Due to the recent rains the K-9 was unable to establish a viable track. Three PGPD detectives from District I responded to investigate the burglary and members of the PDPG forensics unit responded to process the scene for evidence. Several items of both physical and latent evidence were collected for analysis. Officers determined that entry into the home was made by breaking through a rear window. Witnesses described the two suspects as 1) a black male, 18-20 YOA, 6’tall with a thin build wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a t-shirt underneath and a knit stocking cap. 2) a black male, 18-20 YOA, 5’10” tall wearing all dark clothing to include a hooded sweatshirt or jacket.
3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 10:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle. The complainant stated that the vehicle was stopped at the curb and several juveniles were seen running from it. Officers identified the vehicle as a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am and evidence suggested that it may have been stolen; however, a check of NCIC stolen vehicle files showed no record of theft. Officers impounded the vehicle for safekeeping pending further investigation.
3700 block of 36th Street: Theft from auto – 7:15am. The owner of a 2003 Chevy Malibu told officers that sometime between 4pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone broke out the vehicle’s front passenger window and stole the in dash stereo, a portable GPS unit and a watch.
2700 block of Upshur Street: Stolen vehicle – 3pm. The owner of a 2006 Buick Lucerne told officers that sometime between 7am on the 29th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence of those responsible remained at the scene.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): 2nd degree assault – 5:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a store employee who had just been assaulted. The assailant reportedly fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. Officers canvassed the area and stopped a man fitting the suspect’s description. The victim was brought to the scene but was unable to identify the man as his assailant. A continuing search of the area was negative for additional suspects. The victim was not sufficiently injured to require medical attention.
4000 block of 36th Street: Forced entry – 7:55pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with the forced entry into a residence. Once inside the home the female resident was discovered in medical distress. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Residential burglary – 3:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they were met by the homeowner who said that he left home briefly at 2:30pm. When he returned a half hour later he discovered the basement window open and the window screen removed. The homeowner entered the back door to the kitchen and upon hearing a loud noise and footsteps coming from upstairs immediately left the house and called police. MRPD officers assisted by Bladensburg officers and a PGPD K-9 unit set up a perimeter around the house and conducted a search of the house and surrounding area with negative results. The homeowner conducted an inventory and discovered that a knife and an unknown quantity of change had been stolen.