Wednesday, June 27, 2012

July 4th SoberRide

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

While the Fourth of July should be a time of celebration with friends and family, too often it ends tragically with a death that could have been prevented. Sadly, this holiday is one of the deadliest holidays of the year for alcohol impaired driving crashes.

In an effort to reduce the number of fatalities this July 4th, the Mount Rainier Police Department reminds everyone that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving and challenges all drivers to plan ahead this holiday week to prevent them or a loved one from becoming another tragic statistic.

Too often when people are celebrating on the Fourth of July, they aren’t thinking about the consequences that their actions could have on their family or on others. These consequences, such as possible jail time, insurance hikes, potential loss of driver’s license, harming and/or killing others, just to name a few should be enough of an incentive not to drink and drive. As people gather with their families and friends to celebrate our Nation’s birthday, we want to remind you to plan ahead to keep you and your loved ones safe.

The Mount Rainier Police Department recommends these simple tips for a safe Fourth of July:

• Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
• If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
• Use your community’s SoberRide program;
• If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to call 911;
• If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

Just remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving, so always be responsible. Never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. Designate a driver if you’re going to drink, call a cab or take public transportation if everyone in your group has been drinking. In the end, if everyone pitches in we can keep our roadways safe this Fourth of July.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Police Report: June 17-23

June 23rd:
29th Street and Arundel Road: Traffic – 6:40am. Officers stopped a 2012 Dodge Avenger for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. He was issued four traffic citations and released at the scene. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 7:25pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota Matrix reported that while she was inside the PG Pool someone entered her vehicle and stole her wallet.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Traffic – 8:05pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Dodge caravan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended and there was an MVA pick order for the tags. The driver did not have a license and he was issued four traffic citations and released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the tags were seized for return to MVA.

June 22nd:

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 8:30am. The owner of a 26” Trak 7000 bicycle told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 21st and 8:30 this morning someone stole his bike. He said that he had left the bike on his front porch, unsecured, overnight.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 9:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 10:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

June 21st:

30TH Street and Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 12:05am. Officers stopped a 2000 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:20am. Officers stopped a 1998 Pontiac for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: DWI – 12:20am. While enroute to a call for service officers observed a man urinating in public. After they completed the call they returned to where they had seen the man urinating and found him passed out behind the wheel of a Chevy truck. Further investigation revealed that the man was highly intoxicated. He was unable to complete standard field sobriety tests and registered a BAC of .21 on a preliminary breath test. After he refused to submit to further BAC testing he was arrested, charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. He was also issued a criminal citation for urinating in public.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Burglary – 12:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a residential burglary at a vacant house. Further investigation revealed that person(s) unknown broke into the garage and stole several items including a lawn mower and stereo speakers. Due to the deteriorated condition of the property the scene was not processed for evidence.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vandalism to auto – 6:45pm. The owner of a 2011 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone dented the rear passenger side quarter panel of her vehicle. The damage was inconsistent with a motor vehicle collision and it appeared someone had kicked the quarter panel.

June 20th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:20am. Officers stopped a 1998 Buick for
a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued three traffic citations and sent on his way.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (X2) – 4am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As they approached the vehicle they saw the front seat passenger throw an object out of the window. Officers retrieved the object and discovered it to be a crack pipe with fresh traces of burnt cocaine. A search of the vehicle revealed three more glass crack pipes under the driver’s side floor mat. Both occupants were issued criminal citations for possession of CDS paraphernalia. The driver was issued a traffic citation for driving on a suspended Virginia license. The vehicle was impounded.

4500 block of Perry Street: Missing person located – 9:35pm. The male juvenile reported missing on June 13th was located safe and in good health. .  After being interviewed it was determined that the juvenile fits the criteria of a Child In Need Of Supervision (CINS). He was released to his mother without further incident.

4600 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 12:30pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader discovered a vehicle displaying suspended Maryland tags. The tags were suspended because of a compulsory insurance violation and there was an MVA pick-up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4500 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 1:45pm. The owner of a Chevy Trailblazer told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone entered his unsecured vehicle and stole several items of his personal property. There was no damage to the vehicle.

3200 block of Perry Street: Death report – 4:15pm. Officers were called to a private residence for the report of an unresponsive male. When they arrived they located the man in a bathroom shower. Evidence showed that he had passed away at least 24 hours prior to his body being discovered. There were no signs of foul play and it appears that death resulted from natural causes. The State Medical Examiner had the decedent’s remains transported to Baltimore for a post mortem examination.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Strong arm robbery – 8:30pm. The victim told officers that he was approached by four black males, one of whom asked to use his cell phone. Before the victim could respond the man struck him in the face knocking him to the ground. Once the victim was incapacitated the other three suspects assaulted him, went through his pockets and stole his cell phone. The four then fled the scene in an unknown direction. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene and began their follow-up investigation. The suspects were described as follows:
Suspect #1: B/M, 6’00”, 200 lbs, 19 years old, heavy set, shaved head, white shirt, blue jeans
Suspect #2: B/M, 5’06-5’09”, 155 lbs, 19 years old, goatee, white shirt, khakis
Suspect #3: B/M, 5’06-5’09”, 19 years old, thin build, short hair, stubble
Suspect #4: B/M, 5’06-5’09”, 19 years old, thin build

June 19th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 9:20am. Officers responded for the report of a shattered store front window. When the officers arrived they met the proprietor and assisted her in locating a vendor to replace the shattered window.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing – 8:55pm. Officers responded for a report by the store owner of several individuals loitering outside the store bothering customers. When the officers arrived the group began to disburse. Officers recognized one of the individuals, a juvenile, who had been previously barred from the property. He was arrested and charged with trespassing via a juvenile petition and released to a parent.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Tampering – 10:05pm. Officers patrolling the area observed a juvenile who was attempting to break into a 1995 BMW. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile had been previously barred from the property by Queenstown management. He was arrested, charged with tampering and trespassing and released to the custody of his grandparents pending Juvenile Court action.

June 18th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Emergency petition – 8:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman acting violently who family members said had not taken her schizophrenia medication and had not eaten in 5 days. Officers found the woman in the violent state described by her family. Fire/rescue personnel were summoned and they transported her to Washington Adventist Hospital for medical treatment.

37th and Otis Streets: Warrant service – 11pm. Officers on patrol ran a wanted check on an individual they observed loitering in the area. The wanted check revealed that the man had two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on charges of possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time Liquors): Theft – 11:15pm. A store employee told officers that a man came into the store and stole several miniature bottles of wine.  The man fled the store before employees could get a description of him.

June 17th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers on patrol discovered that the tags displayed on a 1996 Subaru Impreza were suspended for failure to comply with required emissions testing. Complicating the situation was the fact that the tags did not belong on the Subaru at all but were listed to a Mercedes. The tags were seized and the vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 2:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived they found the vehicle in question, a 2004 VW Jetta. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County back on May 17th. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and PGPD was notified of the recovery.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Police Report: June 10-16

June 16th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Traffic – 10:45pm. Officers stopped a 2010 Kia Forte for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver gave the officers a false name and did not possess a valid license. He was issues several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

June 15th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Lost property – 9:10am. Officers took a report from a man who said that he lost his bank debit card. He told officers that he last used the card at a retail store in the City back in May.

3100 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 11am. The owner of a 2003 Honda Accord told officers that her vehicle was left unsecured the previous night and someone entered the vehicle and stole a University of Maryland parking pass. There was no damage to the vehicle.

3300 block of Otis Street: Attempt theft from auto – 11:10am. The owner of a 2003 Ford Taurus told officers that he parked and secured his vehicle the night prior and this morning discovered that someone had been inside his vehicle. There were no items taken and no damage to the vehicle.

3300 Block of Otis Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:10am. The reporting person told officers that he observed a parked 1989 BMW with its door open and damage to the driver’s vent window. Officers were unable to locate the registered owner but contact information was left on the vehicle.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Traffic/DWI – 9:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision. The striking vehicle fled the scene but witnesses were able to get the vehicle’s tag number. With that information, and assistance from PGPD, officers were able to locate the vehicle and its driver. The driver was subsequently charged with several traffic violations including hit and run and DWI.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 6:25pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of 34th Street: 1st degree assault (supplement) – 10:20pm. Officers conducting a follow-up investigation on a 1st degree assault that occurred on May 12th were able to identify a suspect in the case. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect charging him with 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Traffic/DWI – 9:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision. The striking vehicle fled the scene but witnesses were able to get the vehicle’s tag number. With that information, and assistance from PGPD, officers were able to locate the vehicle and its driver. The driver was subsequently charged with several traffic violations including hit and run and DWI.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 10pm. The victim told officers that he went to look for his daughter and was attacked by his daughter’s boyfriend and a group of his friends. The victim only had a nickname for the suspect and could provide no further information on the additional suspects. The victim sustained a minor injury to his face but was not hospitalized.

June 14th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 12:30am. Officers impounded a disabled 1992 Acura Legend after it had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 10:20am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Trespassing – 5:30pm. Officers arrested a man after he was observed trespassing on private property. Officers, under an agreement with management, had previously banned the man from the property.

4300 block of 28th Place: Residential burglary – 6:05pm. The resident told officers that she secured and left her apartment at about 6:45am. When she returned she discovered that someone had entered the apartment and stole several items of her personal property from inside. Officers could not find any evidence of forced entry.

June 13th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 12:50am. Officers responded for the report of a person tampering with a 2006 Jeep Liberty. When they arrived they saw an individual running from the vehicle. The individual was apprehended and further investigation revealed that the 15 year old female had broken into the jeep. She was arrested and charged accordingly.

3700 block of 35th Street: Attempt theft from auto – 1:35am. Officers responded for the report of someone tampering with a motor vehicle. When they arrived they spoke with the complainant who said he saw a man breaking into a 2006 Honda Accord. When the complaint made a noise the suspect fled on foot towards 36th Street. Officers discovered that a brick had been thrown through the vehicle’s driver’s side window. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping because the owner could not be contacted.

3400 block of Arundel Road: Motor vehicle collision – 9:15am. A man riding an unregistered off road motorcycle west on 34th Street ran the red light at 34th and Allison Streets and struck a second vehicle that had legally entered the intersection from Brentwood. The man was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. Fire/rescue personnel transported him to MedStar for treatment.  His motorcycle was impounded for safekeeping and he faces multiple traffic charges upon his release from the hospital.

3700 block of 36th Street: Missing person – 8pm. Officers took a missing person report on a 14 year old male. This is the same juvenile who was reported missing on June 5th and located in Riverdale Park on the 7th.

3500 block of Perry Street: Warrant service – 9:50pm. Officers observed a man leaving Chuck’s Liquors who they knew had an open felony arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. The warrant charges him with 1st degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and felony theft. The man was stopped in the 3500 block of Perry Street, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

June 12th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto (recovered) – 11pm. The owner of a 1992 Honda Accord told officers that about 10:30pm he looked out his window and saw four black males driving away in his vehicle. At about 12:15am officers searching for the vehicle located it on Allison Street near 37th Street in Brentwood. The owner was notified of the recovery and no arrests were made.

June 11th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: 2nd Degree Assault (Supplement) – 3:25pm. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for a man who assaulted his former wife and one of his daughters on June 3rd. The warrant charges the man with three counts of 2nd degree assault and one count of trespassing.

4000 block of 36th Street: Lost license plate – 4:30pm. A man came into the police station to report that he had lost his vehicle’s rear license plate. He said that he removed the tag when he got the vehicle serviced at a body shop and is now unable to locate it.

4600 block of 27th Street: Criminal citation – 8pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation (x2) – 8:35pm. Officers issued each if two men a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

June 10th:

4600 block of 30th Street: CDS possession – 10:50pm. Officers responded for the report of two suspicious individuals looking under cars. When they arrived they identified the two who were in the process of retrieving a backpack from a private yard. Officers detained both individuals for a field interview. Further investigation revealed that the backpack contained 50 grams of marijuana. Both individuals were arrested and transported to MRPD where they were charged with possession of CDS and possession with intent to distribute a CDS. They were released to the custody of their parents pending Juvenile Court proceedings.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Police Report: June 3-9

June 9th:

4000 block of 37th Street: Residential burglary – 10:15am. Officers met with the home owner who said that the residence was recently vacated by a former tenant and that no one should be inside. The officers learned that the rear door glass had been broken out and someone had entered the house. With the assistance of officers from the Hyattsville City Police the house was searched and found to be vacant, however officers did locate two bags containing personal items. Officers were approached by a witness who pointed out a man who was walking down the street and said that it was he who had been inside the residence. The man was detained and the officers learned that the bags found in the house belonged to him. He was arrested, charged with burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

June 8th:

4000 block of Cedar Lane: Strong arm robbery – 11:45pm. The victim, through and interpreter, told officers that he was walking home when he was attacked by two men who punched him in the head knocking him to the ground. One of the men went through the victim’s pockets and stole his wallet, cell phone and cash before both fled the scene down Cedar Lane Alley Bunker Hill Road. After the attack the victim, who was bleeding from his ear and had abrasions on his arm, went home. At about the next morning he called police to report the incident. PGPD robbery detectives responded and met MRPD officers and the victim in the alley where the crime occurred. The victim provided a statement to detectives who assumed the follow-up investigation.

June 7th:

2200 block of Varnum Street (New Horizon Church): Vandalism – 9:45am. Representatives of the church told officers that sometime prior to their call to police they discovered that someone attempted to dismantle part of one of the large roof mounted air conditioner units. Officers examined the unit and agreed that it had been tampered with, however based on the officers’ observations it is believed that the damage was not done recently.

3700 block of 36th Street: Missing person (returned) – 9:50am. The parents of the 14 year old male reported missing on June 5th reported that their son had been located at an address in Riverdale Park. The juvenile’s information was removed from NCIC missing persons files.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 2pm. The owner of a 1991 Ford van told officers that sometime between 8pm on June 5th and the time he called police someone smashed his front windshield with a rock.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest – 4:40pm. Officers responded for the report of several individuals loitering and possibly involved in narcotics trafficking. When the officers arrived they stopped three individuals for a field interview. Further investigation revealed that one of the three had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for violation of probation on a PWID conviction. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The remaining two were released and sent on their way. 

4100 block of 31st Street: Residential burglary – 11:55pm. The resident told officers that he had been away from his residence since May 21st. When he returned this evening he discovered that during his absence someone forced entry into his home through a side entrance. Once inside the thieves ransacked the home and stole several items of his personal property.

June 6th:

2700 block of Allison Street: CDS possession – 3:30pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Lincoln Town car for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly conduct – 11pm. Officers patrolling the area spotted a suspicious person running behind a business into a dark corner. When the officers illuminated the man they saw that he was about to urinate in public. He immediately became hostile towards the officers and started screaming and cursing. When the officers tried to calm the man down he refused and took up an aggressive fighting stance. Continued efforts to get the man to control himself were unsuccessful and he was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. 

June 5th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Missing person – 11:45am. The parents of a 14 year old male juvenile told officers that their son climbed out of his bedroom window and ran across his neighbor’s yard to escape his mother. The parents said that the juvenile had done this before and was gone from home for a period of three days. The juvenile’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Strong arm robbery – 12:35pm. The victim told officers that he had just made a purchase at Chuck’s Liquors and was walking towards the bus stop. As he was walking an unidentified man came up behind him, snatched his wallet out of his right hand and fled the area. The victim did not get a description of the suspect and he was not injured.

June 4th:

2800 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 2:40pm. The owner of a 1999 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 1am and the time he called police someone stole a radio out of his vehicle. He said that he was not able to secure his vehicle due to a broken lock on the driver’s side door.

June 3rd:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Domestic – 4:45am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they discovered a male and a female arguing in the laundry room area of the building. It appeared that the couple had been involved in a verbal altercation that was escalating. The female half of the argument chose to leave the residence for the evening and officers assisted her with transportation. Officers then documented the incident due to ongoing problems with the male half.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Domestic – 1:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they learned that the reporting person’s ex-husband came to her residence while visiting from out of town. While at the residence he became angry and disorderly. When the woman asked him to leave he refused and physically assaulted the woman and one of his daughters. He then fled the location when police were called. Officers are in the process of obtaining a warrant for the man’s arrest.

3300 block of Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle collision – 7:10pm. Officers investigated a single vehicle collision and learned that a 2011 Chevy Silverado was traveling north on Queens Chapel Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a pole. The vehicle was disabled from the accident.

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Plastic Bottle on Your Lawn May Not Be So Innocent

What happens when you mix water, tin foil and Drano in a plastic drink bottle? Bad things!

In at least one township in Michigan, police have found that kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles, capping it up, and leaving them on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. When an unsuspecting person retrieves the bottle to put it in the trash or recycle bin, and shakes it even just a little, in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas to explode with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well and can cause 2nd and 3rd degree chemical burns.

If you discover a plastic bottle on your property that looks like it contains any suspicious liquid or shows signs of swelling or melting, do not disturb it and call police immediately.

You can learn more about the dangers of these bottle bombs and see videos of their destructive power by clicking on the following link:

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottlebomb.asp

Monday, June 04, 2012

Police Report: May 27 - June 2

June 2nd:

Rhode Island Ave and 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 7:10am. The driver of a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer told officers that he was driving north on Rhode Island Avenue and as he entered the traffic circle a second vehicle struck his right rear fender. The striking vehicle continued around the circle and fled into DC.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 9:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant arrest – 12:45pm. Officers stopped a man who fit the description of a man wanted on an open theft warrant. Further investigation revealed that the man was not the person for whom they were looking, however he did have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on an unrelated theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant arrest – 2:10pm. Officers stopped a man who fit the description of a man wanted on an open theft warrant. This time the officers discovered they had the right man and arrested him on the open theft warrant. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

1 Municipal Place: Assault – 7:40pm. Offices responded for the report of a stabbing in the area of 34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. After an extensive canvass officers located a man at the bus terminal that was bleeding. The man, who refused to cooperate with officers or even provide his name, was found to have a small puncture wound. The man was highly intoxicated would not even say where the incident occurred. After providing the man medical care officers received information from an anonymous citizen that the man was in fact stabbed by another individual after he punched a subject in the face for no reason and attempted to harass several patrons at the bus stop. The incident was documented and is under continuing investigation.

June 1st:

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary – 8:05am. Officers were flagged down by a WSSC worker in reference to a possible burglary in progress at a vacant home. Upon further investigation officers discovered two men had forced entry to the home and were in the process of removing property from inside when they were interrupted and arrested.

3000 block of Bunker Hill Road: Warrant arrest – 10:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person standing in the rain. When the officers arrived they discovered an individual fitting the description the caller provided. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant for felony theft out of Prince George’s County. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

May 31st:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 1:15am. The victim told officers that he parked his bicycle in front of the store. As he walked into the store he saw a person he could not describe steal his bike and ride off towards Arundel Road.

4500 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 6:30am. The owner of a 2011 Ford Escape told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone smashed out the vehicle’s rear passenger window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

4200 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:45pm. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between 4pm on May 31st and the time she called police someone smashed out the vehicle’s passenger window and ransacked the glove compartment. Nothing was reported stolen.

4000 block of 32nd Street (Mount Rainier Elementary): Criminal citation (x2) – 7:50pm. Officers patrolling the area came upon two individuals drinking in public. Both were issued criminal citations and sent on their way.

33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 7:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/Vehicle impound – 10:05pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended, there was an MSP pickup order on the tags and the driver only had a learner’s permit. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

May 30th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Domestic – 11:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a husband/wife domestic dispute. The officers interviewed both parties with each claiming to have been physically assaulted by the other. Neither party had any signs of trauma or physical injury. Both subjects were attached to the Central African Republic Embassy as diplomats as verified by their US State Department ID’s. Both were advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

May 29th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Recovered stolen auto – 6:30pm. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers had recovered a 1994 Honda Accord that had been reported stolen from the 3200 block of Queenstown Drive on May 21st. The vehicle was drivable, both tags were attached and no arrests were made.

3300 block of Otis Street: Residential burglary – 10am. The victim came into the police station to report that his house had been burglarized. He told officers that he left his house at around 8:30am and went two houses down to visit a friend, and that he did not lock his front door when he left. When he returned about 30 minutes later he discovered that someone had entered his house and stole a large jug of change.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Tenant dispute – 1:50PM. Officers received information from management about several tenants being upset over recent activity in an apartment building. Upon further investigation officers identified a tenant that has been threatening and intimidating other residents. The tenant is also hanging out with unsavory people. Officers documented the information and are working to address management’s and the tenants’ concerns.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 1:50pm.  Officers impounded a 2003 Nissan Altima after it had been extensively damaged from a collision and had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

May 28th:

34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Motor vehicle collision – 9:05am. Officers’ investigation revealed that a 1992 Chevy truck struck the left rear corner of a Metro bus as it was loading passengers.

4000 block of Cedar Lane Alley: Intoxicated person – 11:25am. Officers responded for the report of an unresponsive male lying in the alley. When the officers arrived they found the man who was severely intoxicated in need of medical attention. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to a local hospital for medical treatment.

34th Street and Rainier Avenue: Motor vehicle collision – 9:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a collision. Further investigation revealed that the driver of a 2006 Chrysler Sebring struck a parked 2008 Ford Explorer. The driver attempted to leave the scene of the collision but was prevented from doing so by a witness. The driver was issued several traffic citations for his involvement in the collision.

35th and Perry Streets: Criminal citation – 10:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

May 27th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Sexual assault – 1:30am. The victim told officers that after parking her car and walking towards her apartment building she was approached by a black male in his 20’s who attempted to make small talk with her. The victim ignored the man’s advances and as she continued walking the man came up behind her and attempted to place one hand over her mouth; and with the other hand he lifted her dress and touched her buttocks. The victim screamed and the suspect immediately fled the area in the direction of Eastern Avenue. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and two individuals that fit his description were detained; however, the victim could not positively identify either of them as her assailant. PGPD sexual assault detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and conduct a follow-up investigation. The victim was not injured in the assault and refused medical attention.