Thursday, May 31, 2012

Police Report: May 20-26

May 26th:

4500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 4am. Officers stopped a 1997 Cadillac Deville for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of 28th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 5:25am. Officers on patrol identified and recovered a 2003 Dodge Caravan reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County on May 17th. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4000 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 2007 Nissan Altima told officers that he saw a dark blue Dodge Caravan parked beside his vehicle. He also said that he saw a black male wearing a white tank top shirt and dark color pants inside of his vehicle. As the owner approached his vehicle the man got out of his vehicle, entered the Caravan and fled the area eastbound on 31st Street. After the suspect fled the area the owner checked the inside of his vehicle he discovered the glove compartment ransacked and several items of his personal property stolen. Officers found no sign of forced entry into the vehicle.

1 Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:10pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

May 25th:

2900 Block of Allison Street: Recovered stolen auto – 10am. PGPD notified MRPD officers that they recovered a 1996 Honda Accord reported stolen from the 2900 block of Allison Street on May 24th. The vehicle was found in the 5000 block of 37th Avenue in Hyattsville. No arrests were made and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Citizen robbery – 11am. Officers responded for the report of a man screaming. Upon arrival the officers located a man who had been robbed of his money and cell phone by a man armed with a knife. The officers obtained a description of the suspect and after a search of the area located him. The victim positively identified the suspect as the man who robbed him. He was arrested, charged with 1st degree assault and armed robbery and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Warrant arrest – 8:50pm. Officers on patrol came upon a man known to them to have an open arrest warrant. The officers confirmed the warrant which was issued by the Maryland State Police for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while suspended. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Tampering – 11:30pm. Officers were called to the area for the report of three black males tampering with vehicles in the parking lot. When the officers arrived they saw the three men fleeing the area towards Queenstown Drive. The officers were unable to stop and detain the three before they made good their escape. The officers identified three Honda vehicles that had been tampered with, however they were not able to contact the owners to determine what, if anything may have been stolen from them.

May 24th:

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 1:30am. Officers were notified by the Baltimore City Police Department that their officers recovered a 2000 Dodge truck that had been reported stolen from the 4200 block of eastern Avenue on March 8th. Baltimore police impounded the vehicle for safekeeping and no arrests were made.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Motor vehicle collision – 7:10am. Officers responded for the report of a minor parking lot collision involving two vehicles. Neither of the two vehicles sustained disabling damage and the drivers exchanged information and left the scene.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:40am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3800 block of 35th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 10:15am. Officers on patrol observed a 2006 Jeep Cherokee that had been stolen from a man in an attempted robbery on May 22nd. The officers called for assistance and began following the vehicle. When the driver of the vehicle saw that officers were following she fled into DC at a high rate of speed. Once in DC the driver failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a parked car. The driver was arrested at the scene and the investigation was turned over to DC and PGPD officers.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 10:45pm. A store clerk told officers that two men entered the store, gathered up several bags of chips, candy and water and fled the store without paying for the items. The clerk described the men as: one, a black male, 20-24 years of age, 5’ tall, 160 lbs, wearing a dark blue t-shirt and blue jeans; two, a black male 20-24 years of age, 5’2” tall, 170 lbs, wearing a dark gray jacket and khaki pants.

2300 block of Varnum Street: 2nd degree assault – 11:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight. When they arrived they discovered that a male and two females were engaged in a physical altercation. Apparently the male suspect was acquainted with the female victims and got into a verbal argument that resulted in the male punching both females. Neither of the women suffered any serious injury and both were advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

2900 block of Allison Street: Stolen auto – 11:35pm. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 8:45pm and 11:15pm today someone stole his vehicle.

May 23rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 9:10am. Officers received a call from the manager of the Queenstown Apartments advising of a theft that occurred on May 20th at around 9am. The manger explained that one of her employees observed a man and a woman digging up plants from the flower beds around the property and placing them in the trunk of a burgundy colored Cadillac Escalade with Maryland tags 6AF5654. The employee described the couple as a black light skinned male and a black light skinned female, both wearing a red shirts and red hats.  The woman had braids in her hair and both were around the height of 5'11"/6'0" feet tall. A check of the tag showed that it belonged on a Chrysler truck rather than to a Cadillac and officers were unable to make contact with the tags registered owner.

4600 block of 27th Street: Warrant arrest – 1:15pm. Officers stopped two individuals for a field interview. Further investigation revealed that one of them had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for possession of CDS. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of 30th Street: Critical missing person LOCATED – 2:05pm. Officers received notification that the critical missing person had been located by a staff member at George Washington University Hospital. The man was reported to be uninjured and in good health.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Hit and run pedestrian collision – 5:50pm. Officers responded to investigate a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian. They learned that a 2001 Chevrolet with Maryland tags 7FEG31 drove past the pedestrian, possibly touching his foot. The pedestrian yelled for the vehicle to stop, and when it did he tried to open the driver’s door. The vehicle then fled the scene. The incident is still under investigation.

May 22nd:

3800 block of 35th Street: Attempt citizen robbery/vehicle theft – 4:55am. Officers met with the victim who said that he was driving home and stopped briefly in a parking lot. He was then approached by two black males who accosted him with a handgun and tried to rob him. The victim got into a physical altercation with the two assailants during which he discovered that the handgun was plastic. The two assailants fled the area with the victim giving chase. The victim lost sight of the two and broke off his pursuit. The victim later discovered that one of the two came back to where he parked his 2006 Jeep, found the keys and stole it. The vehicle was last seen on 35th Street at Bunker Hill Road. A lookout for the vehicle was broadcast to surrounding police agencies. The victim was transported to PGPD District I to meet with detectives handling the follow-up investigation.

4300 block of 30th Street: Critical missing person – 4:15pm. The wife of a 73 year old man who suffers from dementia reported her husband missing from their residence. She told officers that she saw him walk out the door at about 10am this morning saying he was going to walk up to the corner to watch the road construction. She said that her husband went missing last fall but returned home on his own after being gone about 5 hours.  MRPD officers along with officers from PGPD Area searched the surrounding area for the man using officers on foot and by helicopter. A police bloodhound also searched the area with negative results. All area hospitals and fire/rescue units were checked, also with negative results. The man’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files and a Silver Alert was issued.

May 21st:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 7:25am. The owner of a 2011 Jeep Cherokee told officers that he came out this morning to find that sometime during the overnight hours someone stole the whole front bumper off his vehicle.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Stalking – 9:30am. A woman spoke with officers and said that a man who was the father of her children was stalking and harassing her as recently as this morning. The two had not been in a relationship for over a year. Officers could not locate the man at the time of the report and advised the victim of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 10:15am. The owner of a 1994 Honda SUV came into the police station to report her vehicle stolen. She told officers that she parked and locked the vehicle at about 10pm on the 20th and came out for it this morning to discover it had been stolen.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 11:35am. The store clerk told officers that while she was putting out trash in the rear of the store a man came into the store and stole approximately $63 worth of merchandise. She said she last saw the suspect get into a black car and flee the area after the theft.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 7:25pm. The owner of a gray Schwinn Roadster 10-speed bicycle reported that he left his residence at about 11am hours on Sunday the 20th and when he returned this afternoon he discovered that his bicycle was missing from the backyard.

May 20th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Domestic – 3am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. The dispute arose due to two juvenile brothers arguing and their mother not being able to control them. Officers advised all parties of their options and offered their assistance. The children’s’ mother was not satisfied with the fact that the officers could not arrest the children and remove them from the house. Officers documented the ongoing disorderly household.

4600 block of 27th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:45pm. The owner of a 2005 Kia told officers that sometime between 1pm on the 19th and the time he called police someone had done extensive damage to his car. The vehicle had obscenities scratched in the hood and trunk as well as damage to the side mirror and wipers.

4100 block of 28th Street: Recovered stolen motorcycle – 1:15pm. DC police notified MRPD officers that they had recovered a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle that was reported stolen from the 4100 block of 28th Street on April 28th. The bike was found unoccupied in the 3500 block of Fort Lincoln Drive.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 4:15pm. The victim told officers that she had just pumped gas and went inside to pay for it. While inside she left her purse on the seat of the vehicle. A man, described as a tall black male with dark skin wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans entered her vehicle and stole her purse. The suspect then entered a black in color Hyundai Sonata with Maryland temporary and fled into the District of Columbia.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Police Report: May 13-19

May 19th

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Armed robbery – 4:15am. Store employees told officers that while they were going about business as usual two black males entered the store wearing ski masks. One of the men produced a handgun and demanded money. The second man jumped over the counter and emptied the cash registers as the employees opened them. Both suspects then fled the store on foot up 22nd Street to a waiting vehicle. Suspect #1 was described as a black male, 20-25 years of age, 5’10” tall, 170 lbs, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a ski mask and armed with a blue semi automatic handgun. Suspect #2 was described as a black male 6’2” tall, 200 lbs, wearing blue jeans, a gray shirt and a ski mask.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Motor vehicle collision – 4:35pm. Officers were called to investigate a two-vehicle collision. While speaking o the drivers involved the officers learned that the striking vehicle pulled out from a parking spot and struck a passing vehicle. The driver of the striking vehicle was found not to have a driver’s license or a properly registered vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued several traffic citations.

3800 block of 34th Street: 1st Degree Assault – 7:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a cutting. Upon arrival the officers observed a man sitting in a chair suffering from several deep lacerations to his chest. Further investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were playing cards when an argument ensued. The suspect then pulled out a box cutter and slashed the victim’s chest several times. Fire/rescue personnel treated the victim at the scene and transported him to a local hospital for further treatment. The suspect is still at large.

May 18th:

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft – 11:40am. The victim told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone stole an old air conditioner from her back yard

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 12:25pm. Officers on patrol stopped to investigate a group of suspicious individuals in the yard of a vacant house. During their investigation the discovered that one of the individuals was in possession of narcotics paraphernalia. The man was issued a criminal citation for the crime and sent on his way along with his companions.

3800 block of 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 9:40pm. Officers investigating a two-vehicle collision discovered that the driver of the striking vehicle did not have a driver’s license or own the 2008 Toyota Matrix he was driving. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Hit and run M/V collision - 9:50pm. The owner of a 2008 Volvo S40 told officers that she legally parked her vehicle at about 4:15pm. When she returned she discovered that a second vehicle struck her Volvo causing damage to the front passenger side fender. The striking vehicle failed to remain at the scene and was not identified.

May 17th:

Nothing significant to report.

May 16th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): Theft – 2:15pm. A store employee reported that an unidentified individual came into the store and asked to see some hair products. The employee witnesses the individual place a hair piece into her purse and walk out of the store without paying for it. The suspect was last seen getting into a minivan with DC tags and fleeing the area on Queens Chapel Road towards Hyattsville.

4600 block of 27th Street: Domestic – 6:30pm. Officers on patrol were flagged down by a juvenile female who said that her father was chasing after her to give her a beating. While speaking with the child both her father and mother arrived on the scene and explained that neither of them directed any violence towards their daughter. It seems that the parents had just found out that their daughter had been suspended from school for two days for behavioral issues. She and her husband were trying to explain what type of trouble/problems that their daughter would experience if she did not get her schooling together. The parents were given information on how to contact social services for additional assistance and their daughter was released to their custody.

May 15th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Suspicious package – 6pm. Officers received a complaint from a store employee about a suspicious individual leaving a black briefcase in the store. Officers interviewed the store employees and decided to contact PGFD/Bomb Unit. Bomb Unit investigators arrived on scene and checked the area and x-rayed the brief case. The case was found to be empty.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 7pm. Officers maintaining traffic control in relation to the suspicious package incident reported above were approached by an intoxicated disorderly male. The man refused to comply with officers’ instructions to walk on an adjacent street due to the temporary street closure. He became irate and belligerent and created a large disturbance. He was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.

May 14th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto: 6:10am. The owner of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade told officers that sometime during the overnight hours someone broke out the rear passenger of her vehicle.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Vandalism – 12:10pm. Officers on patrol observed new graffiti spray painted on a vacant building. The officers were unable to contact the building’s owner but filed a report documenting the incident.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest – 3:40pm. Officers responded for the report of several disorderly males. When the officers arrived they identified the men involved and stopped them for a field interview.  Further investigation revealed that two of the men were each in possession of over 30 grams of marijuana and one of them was in possession of $194 in cash. Both were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 10pm. Officers stopped a 2008 Mitsubishi lancer for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and was not the owner of the vehicle. The driver was issued five State traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 34th Street: 2nd degree assault – 11:35pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault involving two females. When the officers arrived they spoke with both women and learned that one of them struck the other in face and head after a verbal argument turned physical. They also discovered that the victim had obtained a protective order against her assailant as the result of a previous altercation; however, that order had not been served. The officers verified the order and served it on the assailant; and the victim left the residence to seek assault charges with a District Court Commissioner.

May 13th:

3100 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2009 Hyundai Sonata told officers that sometime between 11pm on May 11th and the time she called police someone entered her vehicle and stole an electronic item from inside. The victim said she discovered the theft when she came out to her vehicle and found the driver’s door ajar and the interior ransacked. Officers found no sign of forced entry into the vehicle.

3800 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:30am. The owner of a 2005 Chrysler 300 reported that sometime between 10pm on May 12th and the time she called police someone broke out her vehicle’s passenger side window and ransacked the interior. Nothing was reported stolen.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic – 12:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a verbal domestic dispute between a mother and her 16 year old son. During the argument the son became irate and proceeded to break numerous items of the mother’s property. After the incident the mother refused to allow her son back into her apartment. Officers contacted Child Protective Services and were able to place the child in temporary housing pending a disposition hearing in Circuit Court on May 14th. Officers also completed a destruction of property report for the items that were broken/damaged by the child.

 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Police Report: May 6-12

May 12th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI arrest – 3:30am. Officers responded for the report of a single vehicle collision. When the officers arrived they located the driver and noticed a strong odor of alcohol about his person. He submitted to standard field sobriety testing and failed each of the tests. He refused to submit to further blood alcohol testing. He was charged with DUI/DWI by citation and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4200 block of 34th Street: Mutual aid – 11pm. MRPD officers assisted members of the Prince George’s County Gang Task Force, Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshal’s agents with the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in the County. Intelligence revealed that the suspect was at a gathering of about 20 MS13 gang members at an address on 34th Street. Task force members raided the gathering and took the suspect into custody without incident. All others present at the gathering were photographed and documented for further investigation.

May 11th:

4000 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers impounded a 1997 Toyota Corolla after observing the owner pushing it down the street because it ran out of gas. The officers also learned that the owner did not possess a valid driver’s license.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 9:25am. The store manager told officers that a black male came into the store and stole a bottle of shampoo and a Wahl shaver and fled the store in an unknown direction.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vandalism - 2:45pm. The apartment manager told officers that on May 10th at about 11am she secured and locked apartment #1 because it was presently vacant. When she returned this afternoon she discovered a rear bedroom window had been broken out.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Trespassing – 7:35pm. Officers responded to assist security personnel with several individuals they had stopped for suspected CDS activity. When the officers arrived the identified one juvenile in the group who had been previously banned from the property. He was arrested, charged with trespassing via a juvenile petition and sent on his way.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 10:25pm. The store clerk told officers that three black female juveniles came into the store and stole three packages of cookies, three bags of chips, two sandwiches and three Slurpees. The three fled the area in an unknown direction.

May 10th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Loose dog – 6:25am. Officers responded for the report of a dog running loose in the neighborhood. When the officers arrived they encountered a large white American Bull Dog/Pit Bull mix loose in the street. As one officer got out of his police vehicle the dog charged at him. The officer attempted to retreat but was forced to fire his service weapon at the attacking animal. The dog died as a result of being struck by the officer’s gunfire. No one else was injured during the incident and there was no property damage.

3700 block of 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 8:20am. Officers responded for the report of a 2-vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the driver of the at-fault vehicle traveling SE on 34th Street attempted to make a left turn into a driveway and struck a second vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.  One of the occupants of the second vehicle was transported to a local hospital by fire/rescue personnel for treatment of minor injuries.

May 9th:

4000 block of Cedar Lane: Warrant service – 10:05am. Officers observed a woman drinking an alcoholic beverage in public and stopped to issue her a criminal citation. Further investigation revealed that she had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for violation of probation. She was arrested on the warrant and a search incident to arrest revealed that she was in possession of narcotic paraphernalia. She was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 10:35am. The owner of a 2006 Chevy Impala told officers that sometime during the overnight hours someone gained entry into his vehicle by smashing out a side window and stole several items of her personal property from inside.

3400 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 6:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an unoccupied suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the 1998 Chrysler minivan had been previously reported stolen. The vehicle was recovered and impounded for safekeeping.

May 8th:

Nothing significant to report.

May 7th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:20pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Mercedes for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince Georges County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while her license was suspended. She was issued four State traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

May 6th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Stolen vehicle – 10:20am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 6pm on May 5th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

4200 block of 34th Street: Warrant service (x2) – 11:40am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic argument. When the officers arrived they discovered that both parties to the argument had numerous open warrants through Prince George’s County for traffic related offenses. Both parties were arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt stolen auto – 11:45am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 6pm on May 5th and the time he called police someone damaged the vehicle’s door lock and ignition module in an obvious attempt to steal the vehicle.

 

Monday, May 07, 2012

Police Report: April 29 to May 5

May 5th:

3400 block of Otis Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:05am. The owner of a 2008 Nissan told officers that sometime between 10pm on May 4th and the time she called police someone broke out her vehicle’s driver’s side window. No other damage was reported and nothing was stolen from inside the vehicle.

4200 block of 34th Street: DWI – 12:40am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. She refused to submit to a chemical test for alcohol. She was charged with DWI/DUI and other traffic charges and released at the scene. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

2300 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 7pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public in the parking lot of the Grand China restaurant.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 7:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

4300 block of 28th Place: 2nd degree assault – 7:15pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they spoke with three females ranging in age from 24 to 16 who told them that as they were walking from their vehicle to a nearby party a burgundy colored conversion van pulled up with two males inside. The males asked the females for their phone numbers. When the females were not interested in providing their numbers the males got out of the van. One of the males threw a drink in the face of one of the girls. One of the other girls then attempted to get the male to step back and he punched her in the face with a closed fist. He then sprayed pepper spray in the girls’ faces and the two men fled the scene. A search of the area for the two men proved negative.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Criminal citation – 7:50pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for urinating in public.

Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 10:15pm. Officers on patrol discovered that an intoxicated man on a bicycle ran into the front fender of a vehicle that was driving through the traffic circle. The man sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The vehicle that was struck did not stop and fled into the District of Columbia.

May 4th:

3500 block of Otis Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 8:30am. Officers received a report from the Prince George’s County Police stating that they recovered a 2003 Dodge Caravan stolen from the 3500 block of Otis Street on May 2nd. The vehicle was found in the 2200 block of Columbia Avenue in Kentland and no arrests were made.

Queens Chapel Rd and Buchanan Street: Motor vehicle collision – 10:35am. Officers responded for a two-vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the driver of a 2010 Chevy Impala failed to reduce speed to avoid colliding with the rear end of a 2011 Mazda.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Harassment/Stalking – 2pm. Officers spoke with a woman who told them that a man had been harassing her and stalking her for several years and just recently started again. Officers searched the area and were able to locate and arrest the man. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt stolen auto – 2:25pm. The owner of a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer told officers that sometime between 1am on May 3rd and 1pm today someone attempted to steal his vehicle by breaking the door lock and the ignition.

4600 block of 29th Street: Attempt stolen auto – 2:25pm. The owner of a 1995 Jeep Cherokee told officers that sometime between 9pm on May 3rd and 9:30am this morning someone attempted to steal his vehicle by breaking the door lock and the ignition.

3200 block of Arundel Road: DWI/traffic – 8:50pm. Officers stopped a 2000 GMC Yukon for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and did not have a driver’s license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of 34th Street: Hit and run collision/stolen vehicle – 11:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision. The owners of a 2002 Land Rover told the officers that a U-Haul truck struck their legally parked vehicle near the corner of 34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The U-Haul truck then fled into the District of Columbia. Further investigation revealed that the U-Haul truck had been stolen earlier by an individual who was helping some friends move. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and the subject. The subject was arrested and the U-Haul truck was impounded.

May 3rd:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: DUI arrest – 12:45am. Officers responded for the report of a 2-vechile collision. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was administered a battery of standard field sobriety tests which he failed. He was transported to the MSP barracks in College Park for a breathalyzer test. The results of the test showed he had a BAC of .17, over twice the legal limit. He was charged with DWI/DUI and other charges relating to the collision and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 9:30pm. The owner of a 2010 Toyota Rav4 told officers that when she returned to her car from shopping she observed damage to her right rear bumper and quarter panel. The damage was consistent with a collision with a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

May 2nd:

4000 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 1:30pm. Code enforcement officers impounded a 1983 Dodge truck for displaying stolen license plates.

3500 block of Otis Street: Stolen vehicle – 3:55pm. The owner of a 2003 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 11:30am this morning and the time she called police someone stole her van.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Citizen robbery – 9:30pm. The victim told officers that as he was walking along the block he was approached by a man who said something to him that he did not understand. The man proceeded to strike him in the face, steal his cell phone and flee the area towards 38th Street. The victim was unable to describe his assailant. He sustained a severe bruise under his left eye and refused medical treatment at the scene.

May 1st:

3400 block of Newton Street: Juvenile dispute – 7:25am. Officers responded for the report of a dispute between two juveniles. The officers learned that a young juvenile female had an altercation with a slightly older juvenile male. Officers were able to mediate the situation and assisted the parents of both juveniles in understanding the chain of events that led up to the incident. Officers then sought assistance from the school guidance counselor to further mediate the situation.

4100 block of 32nd Street: Hit and run collision – 11:20am. The owner of a 2007 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 4am on April 27th and 11:40 on the 30th another vehicle backed into hers causing damage to the front end.

4300 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11pm. The owner of a 1998 Toyota told officers that he was driving east bound on 34th Street approaching Upshur when an unknown subject threw a rock at his vehicle. The rock broke out his rear passenger side window. The victim said that the rock was thrown by someone standing in the driveway of the apartment building located at 4306 34th Street. Officers were unable to locate any suspects.

April 30th:

3400 block Rhode Island Avenue: DWI/DUI – 3am. Officers stopped a 2005 Mercedes Benz after they witnessed the vehicle strike a traffic control device at the traffic circle. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver refused to submit to alcohol testing and was issued the appropriate traffic citations and license suspension and released. The vehicle was impounded.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft over $1,000 – 12pm. The victim told officers that sometime between 10am on April 29th and the time he called police someone stole a new A/C unit from the side of his house.

4000 block of 36th Street: Hit and run collision – 3:30pm. The owner of a 2007 Mercedes told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 26th and 7am on the 27th another vehicle collided with and did damage to his vehicle.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft over $1,000 – 5:20pm. The owner of a 2008 Taizhou scooter told officers that he locked his scooter to a pole at about 1am on the 29th. When he returned for it this afternoon he discovered that it had been stolen.

April 29th:

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Missing juvenile – 8:45pm. The mother of a 14 year old male juvenile reported that her son failed to return home as expected and was last seen at about 6:30pm. The juvenile’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files. At about 9:30pm officers received a call from the University Park Police Department informing them that the juvenile had been located and was in good health. The mother was notified and was on her way to UPPD to pick up her son. The juvenile’s information was removed from NCIC.