Friday, September 28, 2012

Police Station Weekend Closing

In order to implement the final phase of installing the new emergency generator, PEPCO will be shutting down the power to the police station tomorrow morning starting at 7am. To facilitate PEPCO’s work and to ensure critical systems are not damaged by the power outage the station will be closed from 5pm today until Monday morning at about 10am.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Police Report: September 16-22

September 22nd:

Taylor Street and Russell Avenue: Attempt vehicle theft – 3am. Officers patrolling the area observed three individuals flee the area on foot when the officers approached. Further investigation revealed that the three had broken into a 2000 Honda Civic and had defeated the ignition before the officers interrupted them. Officers pursued the suspects on foot into a wooded area where they made good their escape. The owner of the vehicle was notified and responded to the scene to take charge of his vehicle.

4000 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 12:15pm. Officers responded for the report of an illegally parked vehicle. When they arrived they found a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder blocking the entrance to a driveway. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration had expired in December of 2011. The vehicle was issued the appropriate parking citations and impounded.

September 21st:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 11:05am. Officers stopped a 1995 Nissan Quest for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. The vehicle was impounded and the driver issued the appropriate traffic citations.

September 20th:

27th and Allison Streets: Stolen auto – 4:25pm. The owner of a 2002 Acura reported that earlier he was awakened by the sound of a tow truck. When he looked outside he saw the unidentified tow truck towing his car away. The owner said that there was no justifiable reason his car would have been towed as it was legally parked, paid off and had no liens attached.

September 19th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:25pm. Officers on bicycle patrol observed a man urinating in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

September 18th:

Nothing significant to report.

September 17th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft (supplement) – 2:40pm. The owner of the 21” gray and orange Schwinn bicycle who reported his bike stolen on the 15th came into the police station and told officers that he found his bike in the 4000 block of Utah Street in Brentwood.

Arundel Road and Russell Avenue: Motor vehicle collision (MVC) – 6:45am. Officers documented a MVC that occurred between a 2001 Mazda and a 2002 Ford Escape. Neither driver was seriously injured. Both vehicles were inoperable after the crash and had to be towed from the scene.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Residential burglary – 5:25pm. The resident/victim told officers that he locked his apartment when he left at about 11:30 this morning. When he returned he discovered that someone had pried open the front door, ransacked the apartment and stole several items of his personal property.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Residential burglary – 6:05pm. The resident/victim told officers that she locked her apartment when she left at about 5:45 this morning. When she returned she discovered that someone had kicked open the front door, ransacked the apartment and stole several items of her personal property. The victim’s apartment is directly across the hall from the apartment that was reported burglarized about a half hour earlier. Officers determined that both crimes are related but no evidence was recovered at either scene.

3700 block of 35th Street: Warrant service – 10:15pm. Officers patrolling the area observed an individual known to them to have an open arrest warrant. Officers stopped the man, verified the warrant, arrested him and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

28th Place and Upshur Street: Motor vehicle collision (MVC) – 10:20pm. Officers documented a collision between a Metro bus and an unoccupied parked 1996 Buick sedan. The owner of the Buick was located and advised of the collision.

September 16th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:50am. Officers on bicycle patrol issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:45am. Officers on bicycle patrol issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public. 

3200 block of Taylor Street: Theft – 10:20pm. The resident told officers that he left his residence at about 3pm on Friday the 14th and when he returned today he discovered that his computer was missing from his room. The resident said that he lives with several members of Occupy DC and that they are in the process of being evicted. There were no signs of forced entry into the victim’s private space and a canvass of the area uncovered no evidence.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CDS Destruction Day

You're looking at over 20 pounds of CDS with a street value in excess of $20,000 seized by Mount Rainier PD officers over the past few years. No longer needed as evidence, the CDS was delivered to a private incinerator in Baltimore for destruction today.



Mount Rainier's 10-year Crime Trend


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Police Report: September 9-15

September 15th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 7am. The victim in this case told officers that she was stopped at the traffic light at Queens Chapel and Chillum when a Ford F150 struck her driver’s side bumper and knocked the driver’s side mirror off her car. The striking vehicle fled the scene without stopping. Officers searched the area and found the truck and its driver. The driver was found to not have a driver’s license and was not the registered owner of the truck. He was issued several traffic citations and released. The truck was impounded for safekeeping.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 1:45pm. The owner of a 21” gray and orange Schwinn bicycle told officers that he left his bike unattended while he went into Chuck’s Liquors. When he returned about 5 minutes later he discovered that his bike had been stolen. A search of the area for the bike proved negative.

September 14th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers on patrol discovered a Nissan Altima displaying expired Maryland tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags were removed for return to MVA.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4300 block of 29th Street: Residential burglary – 11:45am. The resident/victim told officers that locked and secured his home before leaving at around 10:30am. He returned about an hour later to find a gold Nissan with Virginia tags parked in his driveway with the engine running. When he checked the house he discovered the kitchen door open and his laptop computer missing from a coffee table. He immediately contacted police. When officers arrived they secured the residence and a K-9 unit from Hyattsville PD responded, searched the house and found no one inside. A check of the Nissan in the driveway revealed that it had been stolen in a carjacking on September 11th from an address in DC. Officers did not recover any evidence at the scene and PGPD Robbery detectives responded to take possession of the stolen Nissan and begin a follow-up investigation.

September 13th:

2100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service/recovered stolen property – 11:50am. Officers stopped a 1997 Geo Tracker for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for theft. Officers also discovered that the man was in possession of numerous items of stolen property. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Officers then worked with PGPD officers and were able to secure an additional warrant for theft and possession of stolen property. The man was served with the theft warrant while he was still at Hyattsville DOC.

3400 block of Shepherd Street: Sexual assault – 3:10pm. Officers were contacted by the parents of a four year old girl to report that their daughter had been sexually assaulted by her babysitter’s grandson. The assault occurred sometime between August 31st and September 1st. The parents had already contacted Child Protective Services and sought medical attention for their daughter at the time of the incident but never notified police. Officers documented the incident and notified detectives from the PGPD Sex Crimes Unit who are handling the investigation.

3100 block of Webster Street: Found property – 5:30pm. Officers spoke with the homeowners who told them that they returned home to find an ASUS laptop computer in their yard. Officers recovered the computer and delivered it to the police station for safekeeping. They were unable to use the laptop to identify the owner since the battery was dead and there was no power cable attached.

3700 block of 35th Street: Found property – 11:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a man trespassing on private property. The property owner confronted the man who said that he was looking for his cell phone. When the police arrived the man immediately fled the area. Officers, armed with flashlights, searched the yard and found a cell phone that did not belong to the resident. Further investigation allowed the officers to identify the owner of the phone. The owner’s mother was contacted and advised to tell her son that he could come by the police station to recover his phone; and, at the same time surrender to the open warrant for his arrest from the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office charging him with disorderly conduct.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Hit and run collision – 10pm. The owner of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata reported that sometime between September 9th and the 10th another vehicle struck the driver’s side rear quarter panel of her car and fled the scene. The owner did not report the incident at the time she first discovered the damage because she did not think it was a matter for the police. When she contacted her insurance company they advised her that she needed a police report before they would process her claim for repairs.

September 12th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt stolen auto - 9:30am. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Stratus told officers that she came out this morning to discover that someone had broken into her vehicle and tried to steal it by removed the ignition. 

3800 block of 34th Street: Residential burglary – 11:10am. The victim told officers that she left her residence at about 10pm on September 10th to run an errand across the street. She was gone about five minutes and when she returned she discovered that her laptop computer had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment and no further evidence was recovered.

3800 block of 33rd Street: CDS possession – 6:35pm. Officers were flagged down by a citizen who saw a group of young males going through someone’s wallet and throwing credit cards on the ground. Officers found the credit cards and located the subjects described by the citizen. Further investigation revealed that one of the subjects was in possession of marijuana and additional credit cards. The subject, a juvenile, was arrested and charged with CDS possession. The source of the credit cards in his possession at the time of arrest is still under investigation.

September 11th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1am. Officers on bicycle patrol stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that he had an open attest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of CDS possession. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Death report – 1:35pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a deceased female. The officers spoke with relatives who told them that the deceased was a stage 4 cancer patient at the time of her death. The State Medical Examiner responded and determined that she died of natural causes and no foul play was suspected. The decedent’s remains were released to the family and were removed by a private funeral director.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8pm. Officers impounded a 1995 Chevy due to the fact that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

September 10th:

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Warrant service – 12:45am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived the discovered that a man and woman were arguing over relationship issues. A warrant check of both parties reveled that the male half had two outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 9th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 1:15am. Officers received a call to respond to Washington Adventist Hospital to interview a juvenile who was the victim of a robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking from the Checkers Restaurant on Queens Chapel Road towards Chillum Road when three black male teenagers started to follow him. As the teens got closer he ran away in fear of being assaulted. The teens chased the victim and caught up with him behind Luskin’s Plaza. Once the group caught up with the victim three more males appeared and the entire group attacked the victim and stole his watch and cell phone. The victim sustained minor lacerations to his head and face. PGPD investigators responded to the scene to interview the victim and told MRPD officers that they were investigating five other robberies that occurred around the Checkers in about a 15 minute time frame. PGPD detectives have suspect information and are pursing those leads.

4000 block of 37th Street: Residential burglary – 10:15am. The victim told officers that he and his boss were renovating a vacant house. They left and secured the house on the 7th locking their tools in a closet. When they returned this morning they discovered that someone had broken in, forced entry into the closet and stole the tools. The victim said that he believes that a former employee was responsible for the theft. The investigation is continuing.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: 1st degree assault – 1:05pm. The male and female victims told officers that a man came into their apartment brandishing a knife and threatened them about money they allegedly owed him. The man fled the apartment without injuring either victim. Officers searched the area for the man and were able to locate and arrest him at a separate residence a short distance away. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 Block of 37th Street: Vandalism to auto – 1pm. The owner of a 2010 Nissan Sentra told officers that sometime between 12:30am this morning and the time she called police someone broke off the passenger side rear view mirror. Based on the officers’ investigation it is believed that the mirror was not struck by a vehicle.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Police Report: September 2-8

September 8th:

3500 block of Perry Street: Emergency petition – 4pm. Officers responded for the report of a man hallucinating. They were able to locate the man who was standing on the porch of a private residence with his pants down making threatening remarks and probably under the influence of PCP. Officers were able to take the man into custody safely and transport him to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. 

4600 block of 29th Street: CDS possession – 7:20pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license and was in possession of marijuana. She was arrested, charged with CDS possession and various traffic offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 8pm. The owner of a 2009 Chevy Cobalt told officers that sometime between 3am and 4pm today someone stole the temporary license plate off her vehicle.

September 7th:

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 9:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a 4-car collision. When they arrived they discovered that the driver of the vehicle that caused the collision fled the scene on foot just after the collision occurred. Officers were unable to locate him at the time of the report and an investigation to locate and charge him is ongoing. One driver involved in the collision was transported by fire/rescue personnel to a local hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.

September 6th:

3500 block of Otis Street: Warrant service – 3am. Officers stopped a 1997 Toyota 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 driving while suspended. She was arrested on the warrant, issued two traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 5th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 9:40am. Officers stopped a man who was observed drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for contempt of court. He was arrested on the warrant, issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Destruction of property – 12:45pm. Officers met with the resident who told them that at about 8am she heard a loud noise in her bedroom. When she went to investigate she discovered that the bedroom window had been broken out with a rock. A canvass of the surrounding area failed to identify those responsible for the damage.

UPDATE: At about 3:30 pm members of the District I Robbery Suppression Team, assisted by the PGPD WAVE Unit apprehended three individuals responsible for the armed carjacking that occurred in the 4100 block of 34th Street on September 4th. The three were seen driving the victim’s 2006 BMW in the 5900 block of Eastern Avenue in DC. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle the three fled on foot and were apprehended after a brief foot chase. All three arrestees were transported to the MPD 4th District station where they were charged in DC for receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. One of the arrestees was positively identified by the victim as the one who pointed a handgun at her and ordered her out of her vehicle. Additional charges will be forthcoming in Maryland.

3700 block of Perry Street: Emergency petition – 11:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a man down. When they arrived they discovered the man who was shirtless and obviously under the influence of a CDS. The man became extremely aggressive towards the officers and they were forced to deploy pepper spray to get him under control and under arrest. Fire/rescue personnel were called to the scene and they transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to emergency room personnel for medical treatment. Because of the man’s condition, neither the officers nor medical personnel were able to identify him.

September 4th:

3100 block of Arundel Road: Stolen auto – 10:30am. The owner of a 1994 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 10pm on September 3rd and the time he called police someone stole his van. No evidence was recovered at the scene.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Hit and run collision – 10:30am. The owner of a 2002 Ford Explorer told officers that he parked his vehicle in front of the Post Office and went inside to conduct business. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered the driver’s side mirror broken and a scratch on the front fender /wheel well). The owner delayed reporting the incident until he returned from work several hours later, therefore no evidence was recovered.

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

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

4100 block of 34th Street: Armed carjacking – 8:05pm. Officers were called to the area for the report of a carjacking that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they interviewed the victim and learned that she was sitting in her 2006 BMW in the parking lot of St. John’s Church when she saw a newer model blue Dodge Caravan occupied by at least two subjects enter the parking lot. One of the subjects, she described as a short black male wearing a black ski mask and all black clothing, approached the victim, pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her and ordered her out of her car. When the victim got out of her car the man tried to search her for valuables. The victim resisted and got into a struggle with him. As she struggled with the first man, a second man she described as a black male, much larger than the first and wearing a black ski mask and all black clothing picked her up and threw her into a fence. The victim then fled the parking lot to the rear of the church. As she ran the victim saw the first suspect get into her car and flee the area followed by the second suspect who was driving the van. She said that there may have been a third person inside the van that she could not identify. Officers secured the area until detectives from the PGPD District I Robbery Suppression Team arrived to assume a follow-up investigation. The victim was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.

September 3rd:

Nothing significant to report.

September 2nd:

4100 block of 33rd Street: 2nd degree assault (domestic related) – Officers responded for the report of a 911 disconnect. When the officers arrived they saw a woman banging on a window inside her residence and heard her screaming for help. As the officers approached the front door a man came out and started yelling at them. The man was detained while the woman was interviewed. She said that the man was her husband and that he had beaten her and would not allow her to leave the house. The woman had fresh scratches and bruising around her neck. The husband was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Life-Saving Advice: Surviving a Mass Shooting

"Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event" is a Department of Homeland Security Grant Funded Project, produced by the City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcSwejU2D0

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Law October 1st - Non-Functioning Traffic Signals

On October 1st a new law governing a driver's actions when approaching an intersection with a non-functioning traffic signal goes into effect. Drivers will be required to stop at a clearly marked stop line; before entering a crosswalk; or before entering the intersection. Fines for violating the new law are stiff: $90 and 2 points if the violation does not cause a crash and $130 and 3 points if the violation contributes to a crash.

Please see the Maryland State Police news release for additional information.
http://www.mdsp.org/Media/PressReleases/tabid/359/ctl/Detail/mid/1088/xmid/20712/xmfid/4/Default.aspx

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Armed Carjacking - ARREST

4100 block of 34th Street: Armed carjacking – 8:05pm. Officers were called to the area for the report of a carjacking that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they interviewed the victim and learned that she was sitting in her 2006 BMW in the parking lot of St. John’s Church when she saw a newer model blue Dodge Caravan occupied by at least two subjects enter the parking lot. One of the subjects, she described as a short black male wearing a black ski mask and all black clothing, approached the victim, pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her and ordered her out of her car. When the victim got out of her car the man tried to search her for valuables. The victim resisted and got into a struggle with him. As she struggled with the first man, a second man she described as a black male, much larger than the first and wearing a black ski mask and all black clothing picked her up and threw her into a fence. The victim then fled the parking lot to the rear of the church. As she ran the victim saw the first suspect get into her car and flee the area followed by the second suspect who was driving the van. She said that there may have been a third person inside the van that she could not identify. Officers secured the area until detectives from the PGPD District I Robbery Suppression Team arrived to assume a follow-up investigation. The victim was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.
UPDATE: At about 3:30 pm on September 5th members of the District I Robbery Suppression Team, assisted by the PGPD WAVE Unit apprehended three individuals responsible for the armed carjacking that occurred in the 4100 block of 34th Street on September 4th. The three were seen driving the victim’s 2006 BMW in the 5900 block of Eastern Avenue in DC. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle the three fled on foot and were apprehended after a brief foot chase. All three arrestees were transported to the MPD 4th District station where they were charged in DC for receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. One of the arrestees was positively identified by the victim as the one who pointed a handgun at her and ordered her out of her vehicle. Additional charges will be forthcoming in Maryland.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Police Report: August 26 to September 1

September 1st:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 1997 Ford Escort told officers that sometime between twelve noon on August 27th and the time she called police someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.

3500 block of Newton Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 10:10pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

August 31st:

4100 block of 28th Street: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 1:30am. At about 1pm on August 30th officers assisted the owner of a 2006 Toyota Tundra in obtaining an arrest warrant for the individual to whom she lent the vehicle on July 27th and who had not returned it. At about 4am this morning, PGPD patrol officers located the vehicle in the 6700 block of Kennedy Street in Hyattsville. At the time of recovery the vehicle was occupied by the individual for whom the warrant was issued. He was arrested on the open warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Residential fire – 3:40am. Officers on patrol reported a fire on the roof of a residence. Fire/rescue personnel responded and extinguished the blaze. The building received extensive water and minor structural damage. Fire investigators determined that the fire was caused by an electrical fault that occurred when the air conditioning unit was turned on. The displaced tenant was offered temporary residential assistance by the Red Cross. 

2700 block of Allison Street: Residential burglary – 7pm. The resident/victim told officers that when she returned home she discovered several pry marks on the front door jamb. When she entered her apartment she discovered that it had been ransacked and several items of her personal property, primarily electronics, video games and movie disks had been stolen. Officers discovered a wooden handled knife inside the apartment that the victim said did not belong to her. No other evidence was recovered.

3700 block of 37th Street: Criminal citation – 11:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

August 30th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Stolen vehicle – 6am. The owner of a 1997 Nissan Maxima told officers that sometime between 8:30pm on the 29th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. Officers located glass on the ground next to the vehicle indicating that those responsible broke a window to gain entry into the vehicle and effect the theft.

3300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officer patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert on a 2005 Nissan Altima that had a suspended registration and an MVA pick up order on the tags. Officers seized the tags for return to MVA and impounded the vehicle. 

4100 block of 28th Street: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 1pm. Officers continuing their investigation of the unauthorized use of a 2006 Toyota Tundra originally reported on August 29th assisted the vehicle’s owner in obtaining an arrest warrant for the man to whom she loaned the vehicle.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Citizen robbery – 2:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they spoke with the victim who said that he was approached by two individuals that tried to sell him narcotics. When the victim refused their offer they threatened the victim and implied they were armed with a handgun. Nothing was taken from the victim and the two suspects left the scene. Officers were able to locate and identify both suspects. Further investigation revealed that insufficient probable cause existed to arrest and charge either suspect with a crime. Officers obtained their identifying information and sent them on their way.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 1st degree assault (arrest) – 10:40pm. Officers continuing their investigation of a 1st degree assault that occurred on August 29th were able to positively identify the suspect in the case. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for the man’s arrest charging him with attempted 2nd degree murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime. At about 11:05pm (less than a half hour after leaving the Commissioner’s office with the warrant in hand) officers patrolling in the area of Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road located and arrested him. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 29th:

3300 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader received a notification that the tags attached to a 2001 Toyota Camry were suspended. There was also an MVA pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 1st degree assault – 11:40am. Officers were called to an apartment for the report of a stabbing. When the officers arrived they found the victim was suffering from a single puncture wound to his hand. The victim told the officers that he had been involved in a verbal argument with a man who he told to leave his apartment. The argument escalated and moved outside of the apartment into a hallway where the man tried to stab the victim in the head with a knife. The victim blocked the knife with his hand causing the wound. The suspect fled on a skateboard towards the West Hyattsville Metro Station. Fire/rescue personnel transported the victim to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was treated and released. PGPD detectives responded to the hospital to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation. Both agencies are continuing to follow up on the incident and believe they have the suspected identified.

4100 block of 28th Street: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 4pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota Tundra told officers that she let the child’s grandfather borrow her vehicle back of July 27th. It was understood at the time that the man was to have the vehicle for two weeks. As of today the man had not returned the vehicle and the victim is unable to make contact with him. Officers are in the process of assisting the victim with obtaining a warrant and entering the vehicle in NCIC stolen vehicle files.

4600 block of 29th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 10:05pm. An MRPD officer in a marked police vehicle was patrolling the area when he accidently struck a parked and unoccupied 2001 Hyundai Sonata. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

August 28th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing juvenile (located) – 4:15pm. The parents of a Thomas Stone Elementary School student called to report that their son (a sixth grader) had not come home from school. Officers contacted the child’s teacher and were told that he had been released from school at about 1:55pm. Officers checked at the Mount Rainier Nature Center and learned that the child had signed in to the center and was presently on the playground. Officers took the child home to his parents and discussed the need for the child and his parents to have a more defined meeting place after school to avoid a similar situation in the future.

August 27th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Telephone misuse – 9:05am. Officers met with a woman regarding a telephone conversation she had with her daughter’s father. The conversation revolved around money and at some point the man became irate and made threats against the woman and her family. The woman was advised of her rights with the Court Commissioner.

August 26th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 10:15am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received notification that the tags attached to a 1997 Plymouth Voyager were suspended for an emissions violation and for the vehicle not being properly insured. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Newton Street: Residential burglary – 11am. The resident told officers that he locked his residence and went to sleep at about 3:30am. When he awoke he discovered that someone had entered the residence through the kitchen window. Once inside the suspects stole a 19” North Star bicycle and a men’s Huffy mountain bike and fled the scene.

4600 block of 25th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11am. The owner of a 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 25th and 9am this morning someone damaged the vehicle’s driver’s side door. Officers determined that someone had unsuccessfully used a pry tool to get the door open. 

3100 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 11:55am. The owner of a 2001 VW Passat told officers that he parked his vehicle in the church parking lot at about 8:30am. When he returned to his vehicle at about 11:50am he discovered that the driver’s window was broken out and a GPS unit and a roll of quarters had been stolen from inside.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:30am. The owner of a 2005 GMC Envoy told officers that he parked his vehicle to the rear of the Metropolitan Church at about 10am. At about 11am other churchgoers told him that there was a broken window on his vehicle. The owner confirmed that the window had been broken and that someone had ransacked the interior. The owner said that nothing had been stolen from inside the vehicle.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft over $1,000 – 4:55pm. The owner of a homemade trailer told officers that the trailer had been parked in the parking lot of the gas station. He last saw the trailer there at about 8:30pm on the 27th. When he returned to the area this afternoon he discovered that the trailer had been stolen. 

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Pedestrian collision – 8:20pm. Officers were called to the scene in reference to a 5 year old girl who had been struck by a motor vehicle. The officers’ investigation determined that the driver of a 2011 Toyota Corolla was backing out of a parking space and not paying attention to his surroundings when he struck the girl as she walked past. The 5 year old was transported to Children’s Hospital for medical treatment and found to have very minor injuries. The driver was found to be unlicensed and was arrested, charged accordingly, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.