Monday, August 27, 2012

Police Report: August 19-25

August 25th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Vehicle impound – 12:45pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received a notification that the tags on a Mazda were suspended. However, the tags were displayed on a 2003 Dodge Durango. The Dodge was unregistered so it was impounded and the tags were seized for return to MVA.

4000 block of 34th Street: Trespassing – 2:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly subject at ZZ Pizza. When the officers arrived they detained the highly intoxicated subject and learned that he had entered the restaurant and demanded food. They also learned that the owners had previously banned him from the restaurant. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Traffic/vehicle impound – 9:50pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Honda Accord for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license and the vehicle was unregistered. The driver was issued multiple traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

August 24th:

4000 block of 37th Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 8:50am. The owner of a 1999 Dodge Durango told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 23rd and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. On August 25th at about 1:15pm MRPD received notification from the Bladensburg police that the vehicle was recovered at Upshur and 46th Streets in Bladensburg. The vehicle was found to have ignition, hood, steering column and window damage. The owner was notified and took possession of his vehicle.

4500 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 11:40am. Officers stopped a 2002 Honda Accord for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. The driver was arrested, charged accordingly, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 5:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

August 23rd:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 12:05am. Officers responded for the report of a man possibly under the influence of a CDS. When the officers arrived they observed the man acting erratically and could smell the odor of PCP on his person. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 1:40pm. Officers took possession of a black folding knife that was found inside the mailbox in front of the police station. A postal employee found the knife while collecting mail from the box.

4000 block of 36th Street: Theft – 6:30pm. A woman came into the police station to report the theft of several of her unemployment checks. The victim told officers that she had been waiting for the checks since March and had not received them. She said that she contacted the Citibank loss prevention office and they confirmed that an unknown person had been receiving the checks since March. An investigation into the thefts is being conducted by Citibank.

4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto – 10pm. The lease of a 2012 Mazda contacted police to report the theft of the vehicle. The victim told officers that she discovered that the vehicle she rented had been stolen sometime prior to her call to police.

August 22nd:

3700 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 12:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3400 block of Otis Street: Vehicle impound – 9:35am. Officers impounded a 1998 Buick that was parked and displaying expired tags.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 12:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a man down. When they arrived they were met by a citizen who said that the man in question appeared very disoriented and incoherent and fell to the ground. Fire/rescue personnel responded to treat the man. As medics were treating him he suddenly became very aggressive, agitated and combative towards them. Officers were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and secured for transport to a medical facility. Medics transported him to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment and an emergency psychological examination.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 2:25pm. The owner of a 2004 Toyota reported that sometime between midnight and the time he called police someone stole the rear license plate off his vehicle.

August 21st:

3500 block of Perry Street: Traffic – 11:15pm. Officers stopped a 1999 VW Jetta for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

August 20th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft – 12:55pm. The victim told officers that UPS left a package for him sometime between 8am and midnight on August 3rd. The victim said he has been unable to locate the package since delivery. 

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 12:50pm. The victim went into Chuck’s Liquors, made a purchase and left the store. Once outside he realized that he had left his wallet on the sales counter. He immediately went back to retrieve the wallet and discovered that it had been stolen. After reviewing the store’s security cameras the officers saw a female customer take the wallet. The investigation is continuing in an attempt to identify the female involved.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Residential burglary – 1:35pm. The resident told officers that sometime after 7:30am this morning someone broke into her apartment by prying open the front door. Once inside the thieves ransacked the apartment and stole several items of the victim’s personal property and cash.

4300 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 6:10pm. The victim told officers that as she was driving in the 4300 block of 34th Street she saw several juveniles throw rocks at her vehicle. The victim’s vehicle sustained several dents and scratches from the rocks. By the time the victim stopped to investigate the juveniles had fled the area.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): Warrant service – 6:30pm. Officers received a call that a man was waiting at the police station to surrender on an open arrest warrant. Further investigation confirmed the existence of the warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a littering charge. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 19th:

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 2:35am. The owner of a 2000 Honda Accord told officers that sometime prior to his call to police some broke the front, rear and driver’s side windows of his vehicle.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 11:40am. Officers were called to a residence for a domestic standby. Officers had been at the residence for a domestic dispute earlier in the day. This time the male half of the dispute was on the scene and when the officers interviewed him they discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on an assault charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 36th Street: Vandalism to auto – 2:45pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 10:50pm on the 18th and the time he called police someone slashed the front and rear driver’s side tires. No evidence as to those responsible was recovered at the scene.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation (x2) – 3:15pm. Officers issued two men each a criminal citation for trespassing after having been previously banned from the property.

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Moped and Motor Scooter Laws Take Effect October 1st

On October 1, 2012, new Maryland vehicle laws will take effect that require all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured, while all operators and passengers must wear a helmet and eye protection. These new requirements are in addition to the existing law that requires all motor scooter and moped operators to possess a valid driver’s license or a moped operator’s permit. More about the new laws from the Maryland State Police:

http://www.mdsp.org/Media/PressReleases/tabid/359/ctl/Detail/mid/1088/xmid/20698/xmfid/4/Default.aspx

Monday, August 20, 2012

Police Report: August 12-18

August 18th:

33rd and Shepherd Streets: Citizen robbery – 1:30am. A man came into the police station to report that he had been robbed. The man told officers that he was walking home when he was approached by four black males who grabbed him. Three of the males assaulted the victim while the fourth man went through his pockets and stole several items of his personal property. The four then fled the scene on 33rd Street towards Bunker Hill Road. The victim said that he could positively identify his assailants should he see them again. PGPD robbery detectives responded to take the victim’s statement and start a follow-up investigation.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Citizen robbery – 4:30am. The victim told officers that she accepted a ride home from two acquaintances when she left her job. They made a brief stop at the 7-11 and as the victim was leaving the store she was approached by two Hispanic males who grabbed her by the neck and stole her necklace. One of her acquaintances said that he saw both suspects leaving the scene in a silver 4-door Ford Taurus. He also said that the suspects followed the victim and her acquaintances from her place of employment to the 7-11. A search of the area for the suspects and their vehicle proved negative.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:20pm. The owner of a 2008 Honda Accord told officers that she returned to her vehicle and discovered all four tires had been punctured. No evidence was recovered at the scene.

August 17th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Residential burglary – 4:15pm. The resident called police when she arrived home to find one of her TVs sitting on the stairs leading to her apartment and the apartment door ajar. Officers checked the residence and found no one inside. The resident checked his apartment and discovered that it had been ransacked and numerous items of his personal property had been stolen. Officers processed the residence for evidence with negative results.

4000 block of 36th Street: CDS possession – 6:55pm. Officers stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the man was in possession of 12 grams of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Allison Street: Citizen robbery – 9:15pm. The victim told officers that as he was walking home he was attacked by 8 men who he had seen following him. The men hit the victim in the head and kicked him in the stomach before stealing his gold necklace. After the assault the suspects were seen fleeing the area towards Arundel Road. The victim was unable to provide a description of his assailants. MRPD on-duty and overtime robbery suppression officers searched the area for the suspects with negative results. PGPD robbery detectives responded to assume a follow-up investigation.

August 16th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Disorderly conduct – 1:35am. Officers patrolling the area came upon a group of individuals walking in the street with alcoholic beverages in their hands. One of the men was actively consuming his beverage. When the officers stopped the man to discuss the infraction he became very disorderly and started yelling and cursing. The man was extremely intoxicated and the officers’ attempts to get him to calm down were not successful. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and drinking in public and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

34th Street and Windom Road: Traffic arrest – 12pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Nissan Altima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was a juvenile and did not possess a driver’s license. He was arrested, charged accordingly and released to the custody of his parents pending court adjudication.

2500 block of Allison Street: Theft investigation – 7:55pm. Officers were contacted by the Miami Metro Dade Police Department with a request for assistance with an ongoing theft investigation in their jurisdiction. Miami Dade Police advised that they had several Apple iPads stolen from the Miami International Airport and one of the devices had been traced back to an individual in the City of Mount Rainier. Officers were able to locate the individual and determine that she was not involved. MRPD officers are in the process of obtaining the iPad and helping Miami Police close out part of their investigation.

August 15th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/CDS arrest – 7:40pm. Officers stopped a 2012 Chrysler 300 when they observed the driver not wearing her seatbelt. The driver initially identified herself using her sister’s name and date of birth, but when that information revealed that her sister had an open arrest warrant she told the officers her real name. Further investigation revealed that not only did she not have a driver’s license but she was also in possession of marijuana. She was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 14th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 13th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

August 12th:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Warrant service – 1pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they learned that the male half of the dispute had two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for DUI and driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Motor vehicle collision – 7:25pm. Officers patrolling the area came upon a collision involving a juvenile pedestrian. During the investigation the officers learned that the vehicle was in the process of making a legal turn when the pedestrian ran into the side of the vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for precautionary treatment of his minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not charged.

Police Report: August 5-11

August 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 10th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Attempt stolen auto – 8:50am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Civic reported that sometime between August 9th at 7:30pm and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle and removed his ignition in an attempt to steal the vehicle. No evidence was recovered at the scene.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Lost property – 11:05am. Officers took a report from a man who claimed he lost his identification card in the City on August 3rd.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time): Check fraud – 1:55pm. A store employee told officers that on June 12th an individual cashed a check later found to be fraudulent. Officers obtained the identity of the suspect and are in the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest.

August 9th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft - 9:55am. The owner of an Apple iPhone told officers that on August 3rd at about 5pm she left her phone at the laundromat. The owner also said that the next morning she placed a track on the phone and discovered the last known location was in the area of south Laurel. The phone has not been recovered.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 10:50pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended and there was an MVA pick up order for the tags. The officers also learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for carrying a handgun. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA. No firearm was recovered on the arrestee’s person or in the vehicle.

August 8th:

4000 block of 33rd Street: Stolen auto – 1:15pm. The owner of a 1995 Cadillac CLS told officers that sometime between August 7th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:45pm. Officers patrolling using a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a stolen 1999 Chevy Lumina. Officers stopped the vehicle and learned that not only was the vehicle stolen but that the driver had an open arrest warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle through Prince George’s County. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for return to its rightful owner.

August 7th:

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: Hit and run collision – 10:45pm. Officers investigating the report of a motor vehicle collision discovered that a 1998 Toyota Corolla struck a stop sign and fled the scene. The vehicle was located a short distance away and had been abandoned by the driver. The vehicle was impounded.

August 6th:

3500 block of Otis Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 2:20pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Chevy Impala for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended driver’s license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing – 6:05pm. Officers patrolling the area observed an individual who had been previously banned from the shopping center. He was issued a criminal citation for trespassing and sent on his way.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly – 7pm. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly individual panhandling for money. When they arrived they found the man blocking the entrance to a business, asking passersby for money, and using loud and vulgar language. Repeated requests to get the man to calm his behavior and leave the area were unsuccessful. He was eventually arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

34th and Varnum Streets: Property damage – 9:20pm. The owner of a 1998 Volvo told officers that as he was driving down 34th Street he heard a loud bang. He immediately stopped his car to investigate the noise and discovered a dent along with dust residue consistent with a rock having struck his vehicle. He said that he believed some juveniles threw a rock at his vehicle as it was passing by. 

August 5th:

Nothing significant to report.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A Couple of Pictures from NNO

 Mayor Malinda Miles

PFC Paul Corridean and everyone's favorite - Chubbzy the Clown

Monday, August 06, 2012

Police Report: July 29-August 4

August 4th:

4600 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 11:45pm. Officers were flagged down by a woman who told them that she had found her 2009 Mitsubishi that she had previously reported stolen to DC police. Officers found the vehicle to be in drivable condition. They also found that the owner’s tags had been removed and stolen tags affixed. The owner had her vehicle removed by a private tow company and officers seized the stolen tags. All appropriate notifications were made.

August 3rd:

Nothing significant to report.

August 2nd:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest – 1:40am. Officers stopped a 2001 Toyota Camry for an equipment violation. The officers smelled the odor of marijuana when they approached the vehicle to speak with the driver. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. She was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle fire – 3:30am. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle on fire. When they arrived they found fire/rescuer personnel in the process of extinguishing the fire which destroyed a 1999 Dodge Durango. A second vehicle parked next to the Durango received heat damage from the fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

3700 block of 36th Street: CDS possession (PCP): 7:30pm. Officers received an anonymous tip from a citizen about a female smoking CDS. When the officers arrived in the area they found the woman and saw her smoking a cigarette dipped in PCP. She was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 8:15pm. An acquaintance of the owner of a 1998 Dodge Neon reported that the owner left his vehicle parked by his residence on June 10th. The two then left the state for several weeks. When the acquaintance returned on August 1st she discovered that the vehicle had been stolen. The acquaintance reported the theft because the owner is still out of state. 

2500 block of Arundel Road: 1st degree assault – 9:35pm. Officers responded for the report of several shots heard in the area. When they arrived they discovered that two men were having an argument over a cell phone. During the argument one of the men produced a handgun and fired five shots at the other man before fleeing the area in a gray Honda with heavily tinted windows. The victim was not struck or otherwise injured by the shots. PGPD detectives responded to assist MRPD with the investigation. Several witnesses were located and their statements enabled officers to get a description of the shooter, his nickname, and the area he frequents in Hyattsville. Officers are in the process of positively identifying him and obtaining a warrant for his arrest. The suspect is a dark skin black male with dreadlock style hair and tattoos on his face who goes by the name Jezzy.

August 1st:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Stolen auto – 1:25am. The owner of a 1999 Dodge Intrepid told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 31st and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 2am. Store employees told officers that two unidentified males walked into the store and helped themselves to several items of merchandise. Both then left the store without paying for the items. Neither man said anything and no weapons were displayed. The men were last seen getting into a white Range Rover occupied with two females. The employees said that they did not get the Range Rover’s tag number at last saw it heading towards Eastern Avenue.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 9:35am. Officers stopped a 2004 Chevy Avalanche for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended for failure to make court ordered child support payments. The officers also learned that the driver had a history of missing court appearances. Consequently he was arrested, charged with several traffic offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Warrant service – 7:05pm. While officers were interviewing two suspicious individuals in front of Mount Rainier Elementary School they observed a third subject known to them to have an open arrest warrant for misdemeanor theft. The warrant had been obtained only a few hours earlier by PGPD District 1 detectives. The man was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 31st:

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Citizen robbery – ARREST – 10:10pm. Officers were called to the area because the victim of a strong armed robbery on July 28th saw one of his assailants hanging out in the area. The victim gave the officers a description of the man and after a brief search of the area located and detained him. The victim positively identified the man as one of the group of individuals who attacked, beat and robbed him. Officers charged the man with 1st degree assault and robbery and he was committed to DOC in Hyattsville on a $35,000 bond.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:30pm. The owner of a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer told police that sometime between 3pm on the 30th and the time she called police someone used a rock to smash out the vehicle’s rear window. 

July 30th:

4000 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 6:40am. The owner of a 2012 Hyundai reported that sometime prior to her call to police someone broke out a passenger side window and stole a Bible and a duffle bag from inside.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 7:15am. The owner of a 2007 Honda Civic reported that sometime between 4pm on the 29th and the time he called police someone broke out the rear passenger window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 7:35am. The owner of a 1998 Toyota reported that sometime between 10pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle through the driver’s door and stole a Gamo PT80 pellet gun from inside.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 7:35am. The owner of a 1995 Toyota reported that sometime between 10pm on the 29th and the time he called police someone broke out the passenger side window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

3500 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 7:55am. The owner of a 1993 Chevy truck reported that sometime between 8pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle through the passenger side door and stole his expired passport from inside.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 11:05pm. Officers stopped a 2007 Mercedes R350 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags were suspended and there was an MVA pick-up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA. The driver was issued two traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded.

July 29th:

3400 block of Newton Street: Attempt theft from auto – 10:30am. The owner of a 2005 Subaru Outback told officers that sometime between 9:15 on the 28th and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle and ransacked the interior. Officers found no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and the owner said nothing had been stolen.

4600 block of 27th Street: Shots fired – 12:45pm. Officers responded for the report of shots fired. When the officers arrived they did not initially find any evidence of shots having been fired not could they locate any victim. While searching the area the officers spoke with witnesses who told them that they saw two black males armed with handguns engaged in an altercation with 2-3 other males under a covered patio. The witnesses said the males with the guns made the other males get on their knees and acted like they were going to shoot them and fired one round into the ground near them. Eventually the alleged victims fled on foot and the suspects fired rounds in their direction. Officers were unable to locate the victims or the assailants and there were no reports of anyone shot in area hospitals. Officers did recover a partial projectile that appeared to have been fired into the ground. The suspects were described as black males, 18-20 years of age, 5’8” tall, 160 lbs, one wearing a white t-shirt and black pants and one wearing a blue shirt and black pants.

Kaywood Drive and Kaywood Place: Hit and run collision – 3:25pm. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Tundra told officers that she came out to her legally parked vehicle and discovered that a second vehicle had struck the driver’s side rear quarter panel and fled. No evidence was found at the scene that would assist officers in identifying the striking vehicle or its driver.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): 2nd degree assault – 6:25pm. A store employee told officers that she was approached by a customer who asked to buy cigarettes. When the customer could not prove she was old enough to buy cigarettes the employee refused to sell her the cigarettes. The customer became angry and threw sandwiches and other products that were on the counter at the employee striking her in the face. The suspect then fled the store on foot towards the intersection of Queens Chapel and Chillum Road. The suspect was described as a black female, 16-17 years of age, 5’5” tall, 170 lbs, wearing black shorts and a black shirt.

Friday, August 03, 2012

The 2012 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 7th.  National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is designed to generate neighborhood support of and participation in crime prevention efforts and to enhance police and community relations.  Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, many communities celebrate with a variety of events to help neighbors get to know one another and to build community spirit.  This is the 29th year of National Night Out observances that demonstrate a community’s commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime.  Please join the Mount Rainier Police Department for our annual National Night Out festivities from 6-9pm along Otis Street from 35th Street to Wells Avenue. There will be plenty of food, entertainment and a traditional walk against crime beginning at 8:30pm. The first 25 residents who sign up for a residential home security survey will receive their choice of a 2012 National Night Out t-shirt or cap.

Information Needed - 1st Degree Assault

At about 9:35pm on August 2nd MRPD officers responded for the report of several shots heard in the 2500 block of Arundel Road. When they arrived they discovered that two men were having an argument over a cell phone. During the argument one of the men produced a handgun and fired several shots at the other man before fleeing the area in a gray Honda with heavily tinted windows. The victim was not struck or otherwise injured by the shots. PGPD detectives responded to assist MRPD with the investigation. Several witnesses were located and their statements enabled officers to get a description of the shooter, his nickname, and the area he frequents in Hyattsville. Officers are in the process of positively identifying him and obtaining a warrant for his arrest.

The suspect is a dark skin black male with dreadlock style hair and tattoos on his face; and goes by the name “Jezzy.”

Anyone with information in this case should call MRPD at 301-985-6565/6566.