Monday, February 27, 2012

Police Report: February 19-25

February 25th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing – 3am. Officers responded for the report of a person sleeping in the stairwell. Upon arrival the officers located a female sleeping in the hallway. Further investigation revealed that the woman lied to officers about her identity. After discovering her true identity she was arrested, charged with trespassing and false statement and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

31st and Shepherd Streets: Hit and run collision – 8:30am. The owner of a 1994 Olds 88 told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 24th and the time she called police a second vehicle struck her vehicle and failed to remain at the scene. Officers recovered the front grill of a Honda Civic and white paint on the victim’s vehicle. A lookout for a possible suspect vehicle was broadcast to surrounding jurisdictions.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2001 Buick Century for displaying improper tags.

February 24th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers impounded an unregistered 1995 Plymouth Voyager van that was displaying tags issued to another vehicle.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft under $1,000 – 1:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft from the Family Dollar store. Employees told the officers that a man came into the store, purchased several items and left. A few minutes later the man returned, placed several items in his shopping bag and left the store without paying for them. Store employees followed the man out to his car and asked him to pay for the items he just stole, whereupon he laughed at them, got into a 4-door Lincoln Mark 8 with temporary tags and fled the scene. The employees described the man as a black male in his 20’s, 6’3” tall, 220 lbs., shoulder length dreads, wearing a black coat and a black hat.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 3:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 11:20pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. She was issued several traffic citations and her vehicle was impounded. 

February 23rd:

Nothing significant to report.

February 22nd:

3700 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 5am. The owner of a 2011 Nissan Sentra told officers that sometime between 7:30 pm on the 21st and the time she called police someone smashed out the driver’s side window of her vehicle and stole a GPS unit.

4000 block of 36th Street: CDS arrest – 5:40am. Officers on patrol observed a man passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the man did not have a valid driver’s license and was in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

3600 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:40am. The owner of a 2012 Toyota Prius told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone shattered the back passenger window of her vehicle. She said that the interior of the vehicle had been ransacked, nothing had been stolen.

35th and Perry Streets: Criminal citation – 11:20pm. Officers investigating the report of several men smoking a CDS attempted to stop one of them for questioning. The man refused to stop and identify himself and fled the scene on a bicycle. A short time later the man returned and officers were able to detain and question him. He was found not to be in possession of any CDS or paraphernalia, nor did he have any open warrants. He was issued a criminal citation for failing to obey the officers’ initial lawful order to stop for questioning. He was released at the scene without further incident.

February 21st:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Suspicious person – 8am. A juvenile female was walking through the Queenstown apartment complex when she saw what she thought was a hat in the bushes. As the juvenile got closer a man came out of the bushes and the juvenile ran away from him. She said that as she ran away the man walked quickly behind her. She ran to a nearby friend’s house where she found shelter and called police. Officers could not locate the man she described. PGPD detectives were notified of the incident.

4200 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:25am. The owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 10 pm on the 20th and the time she called police someone smashed out the vehicle’s passenger side window and rummaged through the interior.  The victim said she conducted an inventory of her vehicle and found nothing missing.

3700 block of 35th Street: Fraud – 4:40pm. The victim/complainant told officers that he lost his wallet in Montgomery County on February 8th but was able to recover it several hours later. On February 9th the victim received a check in the mail from Kraft Foods for $40.00. He cashed the check but was later notified by his bank that the check was fraudulent. The victim’s bank told him to make a police report to document the fraud so that they could unfreeze his bank account. The victim supposes that when he lost his wallet someone used his information to send him the check.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 5:30pm. The owner of a 2003 Chrysler van told officers that sometime between 11 pm on the 18th and 7 am on the 19th someone broke into her van and stole two purses. The victim delayed reporting the incident until she realized that some of her immigration documents were inside the two stolen purses.

2205 Varnum Street: Fraud – 5:30pm. Officers following up on a check fraud case from December, 2011 obtained a felony arrest warrant for the suspect. Officers attempted to serve the warrant but could not locate her.

3100 block of Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 5:50pm. The driver of a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria owned by Blue Bird Cab told officers that as he was driving on Arundel Road a parked vehicle pulled away from the curb and struck the side of his cab. The striking vehicle, described as a silver Chevy sedan with Maryland tags fled the scene without stopping to report the collision.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism – 11:15pm. Officers conducting a routine business check at Joe’s Carryout were advised by employees that a man had kicked the front window to the business. The man was described as a black male, 18-20 years old, 6” tall with a thin build wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. A canvass of the area for the suspect was negative. At that time officers documented the incident and advised the store employees to call back when they see the suspect again.

February 20th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 7:30am. Officers observed a 1999 Chrysler LHS parked displaying altered temporary registration tags. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had a suspended registration and an MSP pick up order on the tags that were supposed to be on the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded.

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded an unregistered 1993 BMW.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Hit and run collision – 8:30am. Officers took reports of three vehicles that had been stuck buy a fourth unidentified vehicle that failed to remain at the scene after the collisions.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 12:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a shoplifting that had just occurred at the Family Dollar store. The caller told the officers that the suspect was across the street at the BP station and the officers were able to locate and detain him. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had had in his possession over $200 in merchandise he had stolen from Family Dollar. He also had in his possession merchandise believed to be stolen from other locations. He was arrested for the theft, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The officers also impounded the vehicle he was in when he was apprehended because he did not have a driver’s license and the vehicle was unregistered.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle collision – 1:05pm. Officers investigated a two-vehicle collision involving a Lincoln Town Car and a Cadillac DTS. Damage to both vehicles was minor and the investigation concluded that the driver of the Lincoln failed to yield the right of way to the Cadillac and caused the collision.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 6:45pm. Officers impounded a 2000 Lincoln Navigator for being illegally parked and the driver having a suspended license.

February 19th:

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Warrant service – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a dispute between two men inside an apartment with possible weapon involved. When the officers arrived they determined that there were no weapons involved, however one of the men had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 7:40pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two open arrest warrants through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on charges of DWI and DUI. She was issued four traffic citations, arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Police Report: February 12-18

February 18th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Warrant service – 9:50 pm. Officers received a call from a woman who said that her boyfriend had just stolen her cell phone. When the officers arrived the woman gave them a description of the boyfriend. The officers located and detained him in the parking lot of the BP station. As the officers were questioning him the victim came up, took her phone back and left the area. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

February 17th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: DWI – 12:30 am. Officers patrolling the area observed a 2010 Ford pickup truck stopped at a green traffic light. 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. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Found missing juvenile – 2:25 pm. Two women came into the police station to drop off a 15 year old female they found wandering in the Queens Chapel Road area. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile had been previously reported missing from an address in DC. Detectives from the MPD/FBI joint Child Exploitation Task Force responded to MRPD and took custody of the juvenile so she could be returned to her home. The child’s mother was notified by MRPD officers that she had been found safe and unharmed.

3200 block of Otis Street: CDS arrest – 9:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of several individuals being disorderly and smoking CDS. When the officers arrived they detained several individuals after smelling the odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that one of the individuals, a male juvenile, was in possession of marijuana and narcotics paraphernalia. He was charged with those offenses via a juvenile petition and released to the custody of his father at the scene.

February 16th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Citizen robbery – 6 am. The victim told officers that as she was walking from her residence to the West Hyattsville Metro Station (behind Standard Pressing) she was approached by two black males wearing ski masks. One of the men threw her to the ground, pointed a knife at her face and demanded her money. The victim said that she did not have any money, only a cell phone. The suspects took her cell phone and a bag she was carrying and fled the area on Chauncey Place into the Queenstown Apartments complex and made good their escape. The victim could only describe her assailants as black males wearing all black clothing and ski masks. The victim was not injured and refused medical treatment.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Citizen robbery – 6:10 am. The victim told officers that she was walking behind the 7-11 at 3310 Chillum Road when two black males approached her from behind. One of the males pushed her down on the ground and held a pipe or similar object to her throat. One of the males then demanded the victim’s money. The suspect took the victim’s purse and the two fled into the Queenstown Apartment complex and made good their escape. The victim described one of the men as about 18-20 years of age, 5’8” tall with a thin build and wearing a dark colored coat. MRPD officers and PGPD detectives are conducting a following up investigation and believe that the two individuals involved in this robbery are also responsible for the robbery that occurred 10 minutes earlier behind Standard Pressing (see above description).

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: Hit and run collision – 11:35 am. The owner of a 2004 Dodge Intrepid reported that sometime prior to her call to police an unidentified vehicle struck her car and fled the scene.

4100 block of 29th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 9:45 pm. MRPD officers were notified by DC police that they recovered a stolen motor scooter in the 2600 block of Evarts Street NE. The scooter was reported stolen from the 4100 block of 29th Street on June 16th, 2011. The scooter was not in a drivable condition at the time of recovery and no arrests were made.

February 15th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 11:25 am. Officers issued a man and woman criminal citations for drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 1:40 pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for urinating in public.

February 14th:

4000 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 5:30 am. The owner of a 2001 Lexus told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone broke into his vehicle through the driver’s side window and stole an iPad from inside the glove box.

4100 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 6:40 am. The owner of a 2001 Hyundai told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone broke into her vehicle through the front passenger window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

3100 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 8 am. The owner of a 2000 Honda Accord told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone broke into his vehicle by shattering the front passenger window. The vehicle had been rummaged through but nothing was stolen from inside.

3800 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:30 am. The complainant told police that she came out this morning to discover that someone had broken into the 2012 Toyota she had recently rented from Enterprise Rent-a-Car. The vehicle had been rummaged through but nothing was stolen from inside.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 11:55 pm. Officers patrolling the area observed a man acting erratically. When they approached the man to speak with him they immediately realized his behavior was the result of his use of PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was turned over to medical personnel for treatment. 

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 8:15 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

February 13th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 10:30 am. Officers met with a victim at the police station who reported the theft of her personal belongings. The victim told officers that she hired two men to assist her in moving to Mount Rainier from her prior home in Silver Spring last November. She paid the men in cash and did not get any identifying information from them. As she settled into her new apartment and began unpacking her belongings she discovered that several items had been stolen, presumably by her hired movers. She said that she had returned to the Langley park area several times in an attempt to locate the two men without success.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Vandalism to auto – 11:15 am. The owner of a 1997 Plymouth Breeze told officers that sometime between 9 am on February 12th and 11 am on the 13th someone scratched the hood of her vehicle.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 5:15 pm. The victim told officers that while walking to the Sunoco station he noticed a man walking behind him. The man produced a brick and threw it at the victim. The brick struck the victim in his back with the backpack he was wearing absorbing the brunt of the impact. The victim fled the scene. Soon after, the victim realized he had dropped his cell phone and returned to try and find it but was unsuccessful. The victim told officers that he knew the suspect by face but not by name and where he lived. MRPD officers and PGPD RST detectives are following up to identify and charge the suspect.

February 12th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Emergency petition – 11:30am. Officers responded for the report of a woman who had been locked in her bedroom by her teenage son. When the officers arrived they learned that the son had made several disturbing threats to his family. He was also exhibiting very irrational behavior towards the officers. Based on the information they had at the scene, coupled with the teenager’s prior history the officers took him into custody. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for a psychological examination. The mother was not injured and advised of her options with the District Court Commissioner and juvenile services.

3200 block of Chillum Road: False report – 7pm. In August of 2011 officers took a report of a stolen 1994 Buick. After receiving information from law enforcement authorities in Georgia, MRPD officers determined that the vehicle had been impounded in Georgia prior to the owner reporting it stolen in Mount Rainier; and that the owner was aware of the vehicle having been impounded. MRPD officers unfounded the original stolen auto report and obtained a criminal summons for the owner charging him with obstructing/hindering a police investigation and making a false report/statement to police.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Carjacking – 10:05pm. The victim told officers that he and his girlfriend had just returned home from the store and were dropping groceries off in front of their residence. While they were still seated in their vehicle two unknown males approached their vehicle and opened the doors. One of the suspects then pointed a handgun at the driver and asked him to exit the vehicle and surrender all his personnel property. The victim compiled. The second suspect took the female victim’s purse. After both victims were out of the vehicle the suspects took the victims’ vehicle and fled the area on Russell Avenue towards Taylor Street.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Police Report: February 5-11

February 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

February 10th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: CDS – 10:55am. Officers responded for the report of a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival they stopped three individuals for a field interview. During the interview one of them was found in possession of marijuana. Another was found in possession of stolen property from a local 7-11 store and burglary tools that were possibly used to try and gain entry to an apartment. These two individuals were arrested and charged accordingly as juveniles. The third individual was interviewed and released without charges.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Emergency petition – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of several disorderly subjects in the street. Once on the scene the officers observed that one of the individual’s behavior was consistent with that of a person under the influence of PCP. When the officers attempted to engage the group the individual under the influence of PCP became violent and combative. Officers were forced to deploy a TASER to control the individual and get him in custody and under arrest. He was then transported to the hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment and evaluation. The officers obtained a criminal summons for each of the other subjects for various criminal and traffic charges related to the incident.

February 9th:

Nothing significant to report.

February 8th:

3000 block of 30th Street (Trinity Church): Vandalism – 10:25 am. The Pastor of the church told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone overturned a trash can and spray painted “BIJ BLOODS” on it. The pastor said that this was the second time he had discovered the trash can overturned.

4200 block of 28th Street: Death report – 3:40 pm. Officers were advised by fire/rescue personnel that they had discovered a 67 year old woman deceased inside her residence. There was no foul play suspected and the woman’s death was determined to be from natural causes. 

34th Street and Windom Road: Vehicle impound – 2:50 pm. Officers impounded a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria after it was involved in a MV collision. There was no visible damage to the vehicle however the driver was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for a checkup following the collision. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and to clear the roadway.

February 7th:

34th and Otis Streets: Hit and run MV collision – 10:45 am. The owner of a 2007 Hyundai reported that sometime prior to his call to police an unknown vehicle struck the passenger of his legally parked vehicle causing minor damage to the passenger side. The driver of the striking vehicle failed to stop and identify him/herself.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/assault on a police officer – 10 pm. On February 7, 2012 at about 10 pm Mount Rainier Police CPL A.J. Ortiz initiated a traffic stop at Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road. The driver of the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of the RAI Care Center located in the 2400 block of Chillum Road. CPL Ortiz approached the driver of the vehicle and attempted to obtain his information. Shortly thereafter the driver placed the vehicle in reverse while turning the wheel. The vehicle struck CPL Ortiz causing him to lose his balance. The driver then placed the vehicle in drive and struck CPL Ortiz a second time causing him to roll over the driver’s side hood and windshield and fall to the pavement. As the vehicle fled the parking lot onto Chillum Road the driver’s side rear tire rolled over CPL Ortiz’s left ankle. CPL Ortiz was able to broadcast a lookout for the vehicle over his police radio and a search for the vehicle was initiated by officers from MRPD, Prince George’s County, Hyattsville City and MPD. CPL Ortiz was assisted at the scene by two off duty DC firefighters before he was transported by PG fire/rescue to MedStar for treatment.

After the vehicle fled the parking lot Communications personnel discovered that it had been previously reported stolen from an address in DC. Sometime later witnesses reported seeing several individuals getting out of the vehicle in the 500 block of Greenlawn Drive in Hyattsville. Witnesses said at one individual got back into the vehicle and left the area. PGPD patrol officers located and stopped the vehicle at 14th Avenue and 14th Place and arrested the driver. Further investigation revealed that the driver was not the one responsible for striking CPL Ortiz. PGPD detectives took over primary and follow-up investigation of the crime.

CPL Ortiz was treated at MedStar for injuries to his head, neck, back and legs. He did not suffer any broken bones or serious internal injury. He was released from the hospital early this morning and is presently recuperating at home.

February 6th:

34th Street and Windom Road: Warrant service – 1:40 am. Officers stopped a 1993 Honda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick up order for the tags. The driver was also wanted on an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for violation of probation related to a 1st degree assault charge. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.

February 5th:

4000 block of 37th Street: Domestic – 8:30 pm. Officers responded to assist a man with a domestic dispute. The man explained that he had a peace order for a former female companion that required her to stay away from him. The man had seen the woman violating the order on two occasions today. Officers attempted to obtain an arrest warrant for the woman for violating the peace order. The Commissioner refused to issue the warrant when it was learned that the peace order was valid but expired. A final stay away order had been issued by a judge but not served on the woman by the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. The man was advised that until the final order had been served the officers could not initiate any action against the woman.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Assault on an MRPD Police Officer

On February 7th at about 10 pm Mount Rainier Police Corporal A.J. Ortiz initiated a traffic stop at Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road. The driver of the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of the RAI Care Center located in the 2400 block of Chillum Road. CPL Ortiz approached the driver of the vehicle and attempted to obtain his information. Shortly thereafter the driver placed the vehicle in reverse while turning the wheel. The vehicle struck CPL Ortiz causing him to lose his balance. The driver then placed the vehicle in drive and struck CPL Ortiz a second time causing him to roll over the driver’s side hood and windshield and fall to the pavement. As the vehicle fled the parking lot onto Chillum Road the driver’s side rear tire rolled over CPL Ortiz’s left ankle. CPL Ortiz was able to broadcasted a lookout for the vehicle over his police radio and a search for the vehicle was initiated by officers from MRPD, Prince George’s County, Hyattsville City and MPD. CPL Ortiz was assisted at the scene by two off duty DC firefighters before he was transported by PG fire/rescue to MedStar for treatment.

After the vehicle fled the parking lot Communications personnel discovered that it had been previously reported stolen from an address in DC. Sometime later witnesses reported seeing several individuals getting out of the vehicle in the 500 block of Greenlawn Drive in Hyattsville. Witnesses said at one individual got back into the vehicle and left the area. PGPD patrol officers located and stopped the vehicle at 14th Avenue and 14th Place and arrested the driver. Further investigation revealed that the driver was not the one responsible for striking CPL Ortiz. PGPD detectives took over primary and follow-up investigation of the crime.

CPL Ortiz was treated at MedStar for injuries to his head, neck, back and legs. He did not suffer any broken bones or serious internal injury. He was released from the hospital early this morning and is presently recuperating at home.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Police Report: January 29 - February 4

February 4th:

Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 7:30 pm. Officers impounded a 1978 Ford van after it was disabled following a motor vehicle collision.

February 3rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 5:10 pm. The owner of a 1996 Geo Prism reported that someone stole the rear tag off his vehicle sometime between this morning and the time he called police.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 7:40 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. The man had been properly notified by Queenstown management that he was barred from the property.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 8:40 pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Nissan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended for emissions violations, the driver had a suspended DC learner’s permit and he also had two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on charges of driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrants, issued three traffic citations, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Citizen robbery – 8:45 pm. Officers on patrol were flagged down by a citizen who told then that he had just been robbed of his cell phone. The victim pointed out his assailant to the officers who was fleeing the area on foot. The officers managed to apprehend the suspect a short distance away. The victim positively identified him and the officers recovered the victim’s cell phone a few yards from where he was apprehended. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged accordingly and released to the custody of DOC.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:30 pm. Officers arrested a man for whom they had previously obtained an arrest warrant charging him with possession with intent to distribute a CDS.  The arrested was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville after his arrest.

February 2nd:

Nothing significant to report.

February 1st:

3800 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 12:35 am. Officers stopped a 1994 Ford for a traffic violation. Further in investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license through the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. The man was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest – 8:50 am. Officers responded for the report of a group of juveniles that had just committed multiple thefts. When the officers arrived they identified the group and attempted to stop and question them. The group fled from the officers in different directions and the officers were only able to stop and detain three of them. Further investigation revealed that two of the juveniles were in possession of crack cocaine. They were charged accordingly and released to their parents pending Juvenile Court adjudication. The third juvenile was charged with misdemeanor theft and released to the custody of his parents pending Juvenile Court.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS arrest – 4:30 pm. Officers received a report of a man smoking CDS. When the officers arrived they located the man in question. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of 18.6 grams of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Residential burglary – 3 pm. The resident showed officers where someone broke into their apartment through a window, ransacked the apartment and stole two TVs and a quantity of US currency. The perpetrators fled out the back door of the apartment and made good their escape.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Misdemeanor theft – 6:15 pm. Two male juveniles entered the Family Dollar store, walked to the drink section and stole two bottles of soda. The two fled the area on foot and could not be identified or located.

January 31st:

4600 block of 27th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:10 am. The owner of a 2009 Chevy Impala told officers she parked her vehicle in front of her building at about midnight. When she returned a few minutes later she observed that the driver’s side fender was pushed in.

4000 block of Shepherd Street: Warrant service – 12:30 am. Officers located and arrested a man on a warrant they had obtained earlier for possession of a CDS with intent to distribute. The arrestee was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/Vehicle impound – 11:35 am. Officers stopped a 1999 Subaru for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended last August. He was issued two traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Miscellaneous incident – 2 pm. Officers were alerted to a child that had been left inside a vehicle parked outside the Advanced Auto Parts store. When the officers arrived they observed the child’s mother driving out of the parking lot. They stopped the vehicle and questioned the mother as to why the child was left alone in the car. She explained that she was only inside the store for a few minutes. Officers explained that she could face charges for leaving the child unattended but allowed her to leave with a warning not to leave her child unattended for any reason.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Theft from auto – 3:30 pm. The owner of a 2008 Toyota Corolla reported that sometime between 6:30 am this morning and the time he called police someone stole both license plates off his vehicle.

2700 block of Webster Street: Found missing juvenile – 9:15 pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress. When they arrived they discovered no evidence of a fight but stopped a 15 year old juvenile for a field interview. During the in interview the officers learned that he had been reported missing from an address in DC on January 28th. The officers transported the juvenile to his mother’s address in Mount Rainier and released him to her custody.

January 30th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 6:25 pm. The resident/victim told officers that sometime between 7 am this morning and the time he called police someone kicked in the rear door to his house, ransacked it, and stole several items of his personal property. The house was processed for latent evidence with negative results.

4400 block of 29th Street: Missing person – 8:25 pm. The landlord of a 26 year old male reported that her tenant left for Florida at the end of December and has not returned. The man’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files. No foul play is suspected.

January 29th:

4600 block of 25th Street: Domestic assault – 2am. Officers responded for the report of a physical domestic dispute. When they arrived they determined that the male half had assaulted his wife. The man was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 36th Street: Missing person – 9am. Officers interviewed the mother of a 13 year old juvenile who said that she had an argument with her son about him coming home late. Several hours later he left the house without permission and had not been heard from since. Officers entered the child’s information into the MCIC missing persons files. At about 9:00pm officers received a return call from the mother who said that her son had returned home. Officers spoke with the child and learned that he was safe and had spent the time at a friend’s house. His information was removed from NCIC.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 11:50 pm. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Neon reported that sometime between 7 pm and 11:40 on January 29th someone broke into his car and tried to steal it by damaging the ignition.