Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Police Report: July 22-28

July 28th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic arrest – 10:50am. Officers stopped a 1996 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and the vehicle’s registration was suspended. The driver was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of Bunker Hill Road: Traffic arrest – 8:15pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Ford crown Victoria for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. The officers also learned that the driver was aware of the suspension and had been stopped by the police on several occasions and issued citations for the violation. Officers arrested the driver, charged him accordingly and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): DWI arrest – 8:30pm. Officers were called to the 7-11 parking lot for a motor vehicle collision that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they determined that a Ford F-150 truck had struck a Toyota Tacoma truck while pulling into a parking space. They also learned that the driver of the Ford was under the influence of alcohol. A preliminary breath test was conducted on the suspected drunk driver which revealed he had a BAC of .24 (3 times the legal limit). He was arrested, charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Allison and & 29th Streets: Warrant service – 10:25pm. Officers stopped a suspicious person for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for a parole violation in reference to a PWID charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Citizen robbery – 10:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival they were met by three male victims who said that they were sitting in their vehicle when four black females approached and started flirting with them. The victims refused the females’ advances. When the victims got out of their vehicle they were approached by 5-9 black males who proceeded to physically assault them. Two of the victims were robbed of their money during the assault. All suspects fled the area in different directions after the robbery. 

July 27th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/Vehicle impound – 7:25am. Officers stopped a 2006 Nissan Sentra for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Trespassing – 8:30am. Officers responded for the report of a man trespassing in the store. When the officers arrived they found that the man they arrested for theft and subsequently banned from the store on July 26th was back. He was arrested again, charged with trespassing and delivered back to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4100 block of 31st Street: Robbery – 11:25am. Officers responded for the report of two brothers fighting. The officers learned that the fight started after one of the brothers robbed the other of his cell phone. The brother who stole the phone was located and arrested. He was charged with robbery and committed to the juvenile detention facility in Cheltenham pending Juvenile Court review.

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 10:15pm. The owner told officers that sometime between July 20th and the 27th someone broke into her home through the back door. Once inside the suspect(s) stole several items of the owner’s personal property and fled. The investigation is continuing.

July 26th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 7:55am. Officers spoke with a store employee who told them that a man came into the store and stole a sandwich. The employee confronted the man, but when the man took a combative stance against him the employee relented and the man fled the store. Officers searched the area and located the man at the BP station. He was arrested, charged with theft and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 10:10am. Officers on patrol observed an individual known to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Emergency petition – 12:40am. Officers responded for the report of a man beating down doors inside the building. When the officers arrived they located the man and found him to be under the influence of marijuana and PCP. After a brief struggle officers were able to get the man under control and under arrest. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to the custody of medical personnel for treatment and an emergency psychological examination.

July 25th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 8:15pm. Officers on patrol arrested an adult male wanted in connection with a citizen armed robbery that occurred in the 3100 block of Bunker Hill Road (Gazebo Park) on July 22nd. A joint investigation between the MRPD and robbery detectives from PGPD District I identified the arrested as participating in the robbery and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Officers also learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the US Marshall’s Service for walking away from a halfway house in DC back in February. A search of his person at the time of arrest revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. The man was transported to PGPD District I for processing and interviews with robbery detectives.

July 24th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft – Officers investigating the theft of a laptop that occurred on July 23rd identified the man responsible and obtained warrant for his arrest charging him with felony theft.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft (unfounded) – The person who reported the possible theft of her identification documents on July 23rd called and told officers she had found the documents and they were not stolen.

Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 1:30pm. Officers discovered that as two vehicles were traversing the traffic circle, one vehicle drifted out of its lane striking the other. Minor damage was sustained by both vehicles and both were drivable after the collision.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 4pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious, intoxicated male. The officers located the man and further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Metro Transit Police and Montgomery County Police for failure to appear in court on charges of urinating in public. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 7:15pm. Officers discovered that a 2003 Toyota struck a Ford Explorer. Minor damage was sustained by both vehicles and both were drivable after the collision.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/warrant service – 11:20pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and had an open arrest warrant through Homeland Security for failing to appear in court. The man was issued the appropriate traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 23rd:

3100 block of Upshur Street: 1st degree assault (domestic) – 11am. Officers responded for a husband/wife domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they learned that the couple got into a verbal argument that turned physical. The male half choked the female half and the female half stabbed the male half with broken glass. Officers determined that both parties were mutual combatants and arrested both of them. They were each charged with 1st degree domestic assault and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft – 12:10pm. The victim told officers that she had a man over to her house for a couple of hours. During that time period she discovered her laptop missing and believes that the man stole it. The investigation is continuing to try to locate the man and the victim’s laptop.

4000 block of 32nd Street (MR Elementary): CDS – 7:25pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals trying to enter the rear of the school via a locked gate. When the officers arrived they apprehended both individuals behind the school in a secure outside area. Further investigation revealed that the two were there to package marijuana for distribution. Both subjects were arrested, charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Lost property – 7:40pm. Officers responded for the report of stolen property involving a domestic dispute. The owner told officers that she discovered her passport, immigration papers, birth certificate and college diploma missing. She said that she believes that her babies’ father took them sometime between June 23rd and July 23rd but is unsure.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Citizen robbery – 10:15pm. Officers received a 911 call from a subject stating that he was being assaulted. When the officers arrived they learned that while the victim was walking home from the West Hyattsville Metro Station two individuals approached him and asked if he had 10 dollars. The victim said “no” whereupon two other individuals joined the first two and all four began to assault him. When the assault stopped, the victim called 911 to report the incident. The subjects returned and assaulted the victim again while he was on the phone. The suspects then took the victim’s cell phone along with the US Currency he had in his pocket before fleeing on foot in different directions. The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require/request medical attention. PGPD robbery detectives responded to take the victim’s statement and begin a follow-up investigation. The victim was only able to give a partial description of one of the assailants a black male, 17-18 YOA, dreadlocks, no shirt, and unknown color shorts. The remaining suspects were described only as black males in their late teens.

July 22nd:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DUI/DWI – 1am. Officers stopped a 2001 Nissan Versa for exceeding the posted speed limit. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and an open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle. The driver failed standard field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test for alcohol. She was charged with DUI/DWI and released. Her vehicle was impounded.

4600 block of 29th Street: Disorderly conduct – 2:40am. Officers responded for a second report of a verbal domestic argument. When they arrived they discovered the male half of the argument walking up and down the street yelling and cursing. Attempts to get the man to calm down proved unsuccessful and he was eventually arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Citizen robbery – 2:40pm. The victim told officers that as he was walking along Bunker Hill Road by the Gazebo Park he was stopped by a black male juvenile with whom he was acquainted (Northwestern HS). The juvenile was accompanied by five other black males. The acquaintance produced a kitchen knife and demanded the victim’s money. The five other males began pushing the victim, also demanding his money. The victim surrendered what money he had to his assailants and they fled the area. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene and took the victim’s statement. During the interview the victim told detectives the nickname of the juvenile acquaintance and they are in the process of trying to identify him. The investigation is ongoing.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Police Report: July 15-21

July 21st:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 12:05pm. The owner of a 1998 VW Passat told officers that she parked and secured her vehicle at about 9:40am this morning. When she returned to her vehicle at about 12:05pm she discovered the passenger side window broken out and her purse missing from inside.
July 20th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: MIR – 12:45am. Officers patrolling the area were flagged down by a man who told them he had been robbed at knife point earlier in the day at the West Hyattsville Metro Station. The man said that he believed that the person who robbed him was presently sitting in front of the Mustangs nightclub at 2430 Chillum Road. Officers notified Metro Transit Police of the situation. MRPD officers responded to Mustangs and were able to locate and detain the suspect until Metro PD officers arrived to take over the investigation.

4200 block of 28th Street: Residential burglary – 10am. The resident told officers that he left his residence the previous night around 10pm. When he returned to his apartment this morning he discovered that someone had broken in and stolen a game console and a quantity of cash. The thieves apparently entered the apartment by pulling out the window screen and opening the living room window.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS/Warrant service – 7:10pm. Officers stopped a 1995 Oldsmobile after seeing the driver throw litter out of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant for carrying a concealed dangerous weapon. The officers also smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When they searched the vehicle the officers discovered marijuana cigarette residue in the ash tray and a baggie containing approximately 12 grams of marijuana under the driver’s seat. The driver was arrested on the open warrant, charged with possession of CDS and other violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Her vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 35th Street: Citizen robbery – 9:55pm. The victim told officers that she was approached by a black male and three black females. Without warning, the four assaulted her causing her to fall to the ground. Once on the ground the group stole several items of her personal property before fleeing the area in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to PGPD District 1 where she was interviewed by robbery detectives. After the interview the victim was transported back to the scene to show the detectives where the robbery occurred. While canvassing the area detectives recovered some of the victim’s stolen property. They also were able to identify and arrest one of the females involved in the assault/robbery. The arrested was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The investigation is continuing.

July 19th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 9am. Officers stopped a 1999 Ford Ranger for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not possess a valid license. He was issued multiple traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing – 5:15pm. Officers on patrol observed an individual on the property who had been previously banned and warned about trespassing. The individual, a juvenile under the influence of drugs and alcohol, was arrested, charged with trespassing and released to the custody of his parents pending Juvenile Court action.

4600 block of 27th Street: Criminal citation – 11:30pm. Officers responded for the report of several suspicious people in a vehicle. The officers located the individuals and discovered that the driver was consuming alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. She was issued a criminal citation for the violation and all parties were sent on their way.

July 18th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 6:10pm. The on duty manager told officers that a man entered the store, placed 12 bottles of Dove soap in a bag and then left the store without paying for the merchandise. The man was described as a dark skin black male, about 30 years old, with an afro style haircut and a goatee, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

4000 block of 35th Street: Garage burglary – 7:30pm. The resident told officers that he locked his detached garage at about 4pm on July 15th. When he returned to the garage this evening he discovered that someone had broken into the garage and stole his kayak, two bicycles, an air compressor and a pocket motor bike. The officers’ investigation failed to determine how the thief (thieves) gained entry into the garage.

July 17th:

2900 block of Allison Street: 1st degree assault – 7:25pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault in progress. Once on the scene the officers discovered two men who had been severely beaten, one of whom (Victim #1) was unconscious. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported Victim #1 to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of his severe head wounds. The second male victim (Victim #2) refused medical treatment at the scene even though he suffered multiple contusions to his face. Victim #2 and witnesses told officers that the two victims were attacked for no reason by a large group of black teenagers. They said that the group of teenagers punched and kicked both victims repeatedly until Victim #1 was unconscious. The group then fled the area in multiple directions. At about 8:30pm Victim #2 along with a witness called back and told officers that they saw five of the teens who were involved in the assault at the Checkers on Queens Chapel Road. Officers responded to the Checkers and detained the five suspects. After Victim #2 and the witness positively identified the five as the attackers officers arrested all five. Those arrested included one adult and four juveniles ages 14, 15, 16, and 17. The adult was charged with felony 1st degree aggravated assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The 16 and 17 year old juveniles were charged as adults with felony 1st degree aggravated assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The 14 and 15 year old juveniles were charged with felony 1st degree aggravated assault and delivered to the custody of the juvenile detention facility in Cheltenham.

July 16th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Death report – 10:10am. Officers responded for the report of a deceased female. Upon arrival they were met by a maintenance man who discovered the body of a 36 year old female. The woman had apparently been deceased for several days. PGPD homicide detectives and the State Medical Examiner responded to the scene to take over the investigation. The cause of the woman’s death was not readily apparent, but foul play is not suspected. The Medical Examiner took custody of the remains for a post mortem examination.

July 15th:

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: Hit and run collision – 9:20pm. The driver of a 2008 Toyota Yaris told officers that she was stopped at a stop sign when a red pickup truck drove into her lane striking the rear quarter panel of her vehicle. The pickup then fled the scene without providing required information.

2300 block of Varnum Street: DUI – 4:50am. Officers patrolling the area discovered a man passed out behind the wheel of his 1997 Cadillac. Further investigation revealed that the man was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested, charged with DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

28th and Taylor Streets: Hit and run collision – 2:25pm. Officers investigating a hit and run motor vehicle collision found that a 1998 Cadillac STS had struck a 2005 Nissan Maxima and fled the scene. Officers conducted a search for the Cadillac and located it and the driver in the 4100 block of Russell Avenue. The officers learned that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and an open arrest warrant for driving on a suspended license. He was charged accordingly for the hit and run collision, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Phone Scam Targets Seniors in Maryland

From ABC7 News: The FTC is warning Maryland senior citizens about a phone scam that uses the Affordable Care Act as a guise. The caller, posing as a government official, says they need to verify personal information because of the recent ruling on the healthcare law. http://wj.la/NzJy1b

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Police Report: July 8-14

July 14th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 12:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Child neglect – 2:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a young child running in a parking lot. When they arrived they found the 3 year old in the parking lot. Further investigation revealed that the child was left home unattended while the parents left to pick up some friends. The officers also discovered that the apartment in which the child resided was infested with insects and was not safe to stay in. Officers contacted Child Protective Services and will continue to assist in their follow-up investigation.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle/pedestrian collision – 8:45am. Officers investigated a motor vehicle collision and discovered that a 35 year old female had been struck by a passing 1999 Isuzu Rodeo. The woman sustained minor injuries and did not require medical attention. The driver of the Isuzu was issued multiple traffic citations and released.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 9:40am. Officers on patrol discovered an abandoned 2002 Toyota Camry displaying Ohio tags. The vehicle had fresh body damage and its windows were broken out and part of the dash was missing. The vehicle had not been reported stolen. Officers impounded the vehicle for safekeeping.

3400 block of Newton Street: Warrant arrest – 9:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a man down. When they arrived they discovered the man lying face down in a grassy area. The officers determined that he was not in need of medical attention and that he had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 13th:

3800 block of 34th Street: CDS possession – 10am. Officers stopped a group of suspicious individuals for a field interview. During the interview one of the individuals, a juvenile male, was found in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged via juvenile petition and released to the custody of his parents pending Juvenile Court action.

July 12th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 7:20am. The victim told officers that she pulled into the BP Gas station for gas and left the passenger side car door open with her purse on the seat. While the victim was otherwise occupied an unidentified black male entered her car and stole her purse. Witnesses reported seeing a white vehicle with temporary license tags pull up next to the victim’s vehicle. A black male got out of that vehicle’s rear passenger seat and stole the victim’s purse. The vehicle and the suspect then fled north on Varnum Street to 22nd Street and then unknown.

4000 block of 25th Street: Theft from auto – 10:15am. The owner of a 1999 Ford van told officers sometime between midnight and the time he called police someone broke out the vehicle’s driver’s side window and stole his wallet and several items of clothing from inside.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4600 block of 30th Street: Lost property – 2:30pm. A man came into the police station to report that he had lost his wallet containing his driver’s license and credit cards.

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 8:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21.

July 11th:

4600 block of 30th Street: Suspicious situation – 8:45am. The owner of a 1999 Nissan Maxima called to report that she discovered a white powdery substance covering her vehicle. Fire/rescue personnel responded to investigate the suspicious substance and determined it to be powder from a fire extinguisher. The vehicle did not sustain any physical damage.

31st and Shepherd Streets: Theft – 2pm. The owner of a 2004 Ford truck told officers that he observed an unknown black male driving a blue late model Ford Explorer drive up next to his truck. The suspect got out of the Explorer and proceeded to steal two large rolls of copper wire from the victim’s truck before fleeing the scene west on 31st Street. The copper wire had an estimated value of $500.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Assault – 11:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man holding a woman on the ground. When the officers arrived they separated the two and learned that the man was holding a female family member down after a dispute in which his wife caught him having an affair with a neighbor. The parties were initially sent on their way after being advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner, however, before the officers could leave several relatives and friends of the married couple arrived and a large fight ensued. With assistance from officers from the Hyattsville Police Department and the deployment of pepper spray the fight was finally brought under control. Four of those involved in the fight were charged with assault and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. One of the defendants was also found to be in possession and he was charged accordingly.

July 10th:

4300 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 3:35am. The owner of a 2004 Ford F150 truck reported that he heard what sounded like footsteps outside his residence. When he went out to investigate he discovered that someone had slashed the two tires on the driver’s side of his vehicle.

3700 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto (x2) – 7:45am. The owner of a 2005 Chevy Impala and the owner of a 2008 BMW reported that sometime during the overnight hours someone slashed two tires on each of their vehicles.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 8:30am.  Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3200 block of Varnum Street: 2nd degree assault – 1:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a neighbor dispute. The reporting person told the officers that she was fearful of her the neighbor who was throwing things over the fence at her. Officers observed several objects to include rocks, tree parts and large clumps of grass to come flying over the fence. Upon further investigation it was learned that the neighbors are engaged in a long-term legal dispute about who owns or has rights to land behind their respective residences. All parties were advised of their options with the District Court Commissioner. 

Arundel Road and Russell Avenue: Motor vehicle collision – 5:55pm. Officers investigated a two-vehicle collision involving a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass and a 2008 Toyota Camry. No injuries were reported and minor damage was sustained to both vehicles.

July 9th:

3100 block of Windom Road: 1st degree assault – 10:10am. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they spoke with the victim who said that while he was in his kitchen a man walked into the house, attacked him with a brick and picked up a knife and attempted to stab him. The suspect then fled the residence. The victim said that he recognized the suspect as a family member of the owner from whom he rents the house; and that the suspect suffers from a mental illness and has been advised not to come onto the property. The victim refused medical attention. Officers are in the process of obtaining a warrant for the suspect.

July 8th:

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: Criminal citation – 2:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 8:20am. The owner of a 2003 Ford F150 truck told officers that sometime between 8:30pm on July 7th and 8am this morning someone slashed both rears tires of his truck.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Aggravated assault – 7pm. Officers responded for the report of a man assaulting his mother. When the officers arrived they observed the man committing the assault, with several witnesses trying to separate him from his mother. The officers were able get the man under control and under arrest. Once he was in custody he complained of chest pains and the officers transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital for medical treatment. Once he was released from the hospital he was charged with aggravated assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Police Report: July 1-7

July 7th:

4100 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto – 5:30am. The owner of a 2000 Jeep Cherokee reported that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole his vehicle from his driveway.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Breaking and Entering – 8:30pm. Officers were called to the residence by the owner who reported that an uninvited/unwanted relative forced his way into the home with the intent of stealing items that could be sold to support his drug habit. The suspect fled the residence prior to the officers’ arrival, however witnesses pointed out his direction of travel. After a brief search the man was located. Officers observed that he was intoxicated, combative and refused their commands to submit to arrest. A brief struggle ensued and officers deployed pepper spray to get the man under control and under arrest. Fire/rescue personnel responded to treat the man for the pepper spray exposure and he was eventually taken to Washington Adventist Hospital after complaining of his chest burning. He was left in the care of medical personnel. Officers are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants charging the man with breaking and entering and other crimes.

July 6th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Property damage – 10:25am. The resident reported that sometime between July 3rd at 6pm and the time he called police someone damaged the bottom of his screen door.

3200 block if Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 10:40am. The owner of a 2001 Buick Regal told officers that sometime between July 3rd at 9pm and 8am this morning someone entered his vehicle, ransacked the glove compartment and stole the vehicle’s registration card.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:30pm. Officers met with the owner of a 1998 Toyota Camry who told them that a male juvenile had bent the vehicle’s antenna and struck the vehicle with a beer bottle. The juvenile was located and positively identified by the victim. The juvenile was charged accordingly and released to the custody of his parents pending Juvenile Court action.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: CDS arrest – 11:25pm. Officers observed a 2001 Honda Odyssey commit a traffic violation on Varnum Street and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle stopped in the 3400 block of Eastern Avenue in DC. When officers approached the vehicle to interview the driver they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two open arrest warrants through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for possession with intent to distribute a CDS. MRPD officers requested assistance from DC police and several DC officers responded. DC officers arrested the driver on the open warrants and a search of his person and the vehicle revealed he was in possession of approximately one pound of marijuana. Once the marijuana was discovered DC officers also arrested two passengers that were in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. In addition to the marijuana officers also seized approximately $700 in cash and impounded the vehicle.

July 5th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: 2nd degree assault – 12:50am. Officers responded for an alleged robbery that occurred earlier. The officers interviewed the victim who said that while he was hanging out in the 3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue he was approached by a group of black males who began assaulting him. The victim said that before the group fled the scene they took cash from him. PGPD detectives responded and interviewed the victim and determined that he was not robbed, merely assaulted. The incident is still being investigated by PGPD.

One Municipal Place: Possession of CDS – 1:30am. While investigating the above assault incident officers stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the man was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 8:10am. Officers stopped a 2001 Mercedes for a traffic violation. Before the officers could approach the vehicle it fled up Chillum Road and into DC. The officers could not identify the driver but they did obtain the vehicle’s tag number. A follow-up investigation is underway.

4700 block of 27th Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:10am. The owner of a 2004 Chevy Impala told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had smashed the rear passenger window. No entry was gained into the vehicle and no items were taken.

3800 block of 34th Street: Emergency petition – 10:55am. Officers responded for the report of a female threatening suicide. The officers learned that the woman has history of mental issues. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing person – 12:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a missing juvenile female. The officers learned that the girl ran away after an argument with family members. Officers searched the area and located the juvenile who was in good physical condition. She was released into the care of her mother.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 10pm. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that had just occurred. When they arrived they located a male victim suffering from several lacerations and in need of medical attention. The victim told officers that he was walking through the Queenstown Apartments complex when he was approached from behind by a black male who stopped and spoke to him. At that point three additional black males and one black female approached the victim from the front and began assaulting him. During the assault the suspects went through his pockets and stole several items of his personal property. PGPD robbery detectives are assisting MRPD with the follow-up investigation of this case as well as a similar assault that occurred on June 30th.

July 4th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Counterfeiting – 7am. Officers stopped a 1999 Audi A5 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and was in possession of a large amount of counterfeit U.S. currency. He was arrested, charged with counterfeiting and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The US Secret Service responded to assist with the investigation.

July 3rd:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Citizen robbery – 2:50am. The victim told officers that as he was walking to his apartment he was approached by two black males. One of the men pointed a handgun at him and ordered him to the ground. Once on the ground the two men robbed the victim of several items of his personal property. Both suspects then fled the area towards Eastern Avenue. The victim could only describe his assailants as black males, 18-25 years of age, 5’6” to 5’9” tall. The victim was not injured during the robbery and PGPD detectives responded to take over the follow-up investigation.

4600 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:50am. Officers impounded a 2004 Ford F150 truck that was damaged by fire. The fire originated in the bed of the truck and was extinguished by fire/rescue personnel. Arson is not suspected.

July 2nd:

2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader received a notification that the tags displayed on a Toyota Prius were registered to a Honda van and were suspended. The vehicle was issued a parking citation and impounded. The tags were seized for return to MVA.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing/Possession of CDS – 11:30pm. Officers were called to assist security personnel with a trespasser. The officers stopped the individual in question and further investigation revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. He was charged as a juvenile with trespassing, CDS possession and other charges and released to the custody of his stepfather pending Juvenile Court action.

July 1st:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 7:30am. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader received a notification that the tags displayed on a 2007 Chevy Aveo were suspended and there was an MVA pick-up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of an abandoned vehicle. When the officers arrived they discovered the stripped shell of a Saturn Vue in a wooded area of an abandon lot. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen from an address in Greenbelt City on June 25th. The vehicle had been stripped to the point where the doors, hood, seats and dash had all been removed. What remained of the vehicle was impounded and the owner notified.

3000 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 1:20pm. The owner of a 2005 Acura MDX told officers that sometime between midnight this morning and the time she called police someone smashed out the rear driver’s side window and stole several items of women’s clothing from inside.

2800 block of Shepherd Street: Miscellaneous incident – 1:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a residential alarm off. When they arrived they discovered that a contractor entered the house to retrieve tools he was using on a job that was cancelled by the homeowner. The owner had changed the locks and the alarm code. Officers notified the homeowner and the incident will be handled as a civil matter.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Residential burglary – 4pm. The resident told officers that due to the excessive heat in his apartment he opened a window to try and get some relief. He then left the apartment for a short time and when he returned he discovered that someone had broken into his apartment through the open window and stole two flat screen TVs from inside. Witnesses told officers that they saw four black males come to the apartment building and, that while two of the men waited outside, the other two entered the residence via the window. All four of the suspects then carried the victim’s property to a waiting four door silver sedan and fled.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Police Report: June 24-30

June 30th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 12:40am. The victim told officers that as he was walking from the Hyattsville Metro to his apartment in Queenstown two black female teenagers stopped and said hello to him. When he turned his head to say hello back to them four black males approached him from the front and started to assault him. The two females joined the assault before all six assailants fled the area. The victim did not get a good enough look at his assailants to provide a useful description.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Property damage – 6:55am. The owner of a 2006 Ford Fusion told officers that when she came out to her vehicle this morning she discovered a small hole in the front passenger window. No other damage was noted and nothing was stolen. It is believed that the damage may have been caused by storm debris.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Property damage – 9:30am. The owner of a 2007 Honda Accord told officers that when she came out to her vehicle this morning she discovered that the rear window was broken out. No other damage was noted and nothing was stolen. It is believed that the damage may have been caused by storm debris.

2700 block of Webster Street: Vandalism – 7pm. The resident told officers that she returned to her apartment to discover that the front door lock would not function properly. The investigation determined that the lock had been tampered with and damaged so it would not function. No entry was gained into the apartment and nothing was stolen.

June 29th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly – 2am. Officers stopped a man for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. As officers were trying to identify him he became disorderly, threw beer on a police cruiser and fled the scene. He was quickly apprehended, charged with disorderly conduct and drinking in public. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

June 28th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 6:20am. Officers stopped a man for a field interview. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of trespassing. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 35th Street: Disorderly conduct – 9:55pm. Officers on patrol observed a man riding a bicycle that fit the description of a bike stolen from an address in the 3800 block of 32nd Street on June 22nd. When the officers attempted to stop the man to investigate he fled. Officers were able to catch up to him and after a brief struggle took him into custody. The man was charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The owner of the stolen bike was unable to be contacted to identify the bike. The bike was impounded pending further investigation.

June 27th:

2300 block of Arundel Road: Assault on a law enforcement officer – 5:25pm. Officers received a call from an individual who advised that a man who had previously robbed him in DC was inside the Grand China restaurant. When the officers arrived the suspect immediately tried to flee the scene. A struggle ensued as the officers tried to place him in custody. They were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get him under control and under arrest. After he was safely in custody the officers discovered that he was a juvenile. He was charged with assaulting a police officer and other offenses and was released to the custody of the youth detention facility in Cheltenham. One MRPD officer sustained minor injuries during the incident. The officer was treated and released from Washington Adventist Hospital.

June 26th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Found property – 7:35am. Officers conducting a routine check of an abandoned house discovered an open basement window. The officers checked the residence and found no one inside. They recovered several rounds of rifle ammunition along with a quantity of lead ball ammunition and gunpowder from the basement. The items were seized and secured at MRPD for later destruction.

3700 block of 34th Street: Attempt stolen auto – 8am. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Stratus told officers that sometime between midnight and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle and tried to steal it. The officers’ investigation revealed that those responsible used some sort of tool to break into the vehicle through the driver’s side door and broke the ignition module in attempt to start the car. When the car would not start the suspects fled the scene.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 8:05am. Officers stopped a man for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a traffic charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 9am. Officers issued both a man and woman criminal citations for drinking in public.

3700 block of Eastern Avenue: Residential burglary – 9:20am. Officers responded for the reort of a residential burglary. Upon arrival they met with the resident who said that he left his residence at about noon on the 25th. When he returned he discovered that someone had broken into his home through the back door and stole a television and a bicycle from inside. Officers determined that those responsible used some sort of pry tool to force open the back door in order to gain entry into the house. The residence was not processed for latent evidence the owner’s request.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Shoplifting – 5:40pm. Store employees told officers that a man come into the store and grabbed two large shopping bags. The man proceeded through the store filling the bags as if he were shopping. Shortly thereafter employees saw him leave the store without paying for the items he had placed in the bags. Employees described the man as a black male with a full beard and a short “baby” dreadlock style hair, about 50 years old, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. A check of store inventory estimated that the man stole about 20 pairs of individually packaged socks. 

June 25th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 1pm. The owner of a Toyota Camry told officers that while he was inside paying for gas someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his handicapped parking placard.

June 24th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: House fire – 4:25am. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a house fire. The single family, vacant house was totally destroyed by the fire. One firefighter suffered minor burns and was treated and released at the MedStar burn unit. Because of a recent burglary at this house back on June 21st MRPD has requested that the fire be investigated as a possible arson by the Prince George’s County Fire Marshall’s office.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly – 8:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they learned that one member of the family was being disorderly and threatening other family members. Officers and family tried to get the man to calm down to no avail. He was finally arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: 1st degree assault – 10:50pm. The victim told officers that while he was walking down Queens Chapel road he was approached by a group of approximately 20 males and females who began to punch and kick him. One of the assailants produced a knife and cut the victim along his right wrist and on his chin. Officers also noticed that the victim’s right arm was broken. He was transported to MedStar by fire/rescue personnel for treatment of his injuries. The victim was unable to describe or identify any of his assailants. PGPD detectives responded both to the crime scene and to MedStar to conduct a follow-up investigation.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Trespassing – 10:50pm. Officers arrested a 17 year old male for trespassing. He had been previously banned from the property and warned that he would be arrested if he returned. He was charged via a juvenile petition and released to a parent.