Thursday, November 29, 2012
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrests today of Francis Holmes and James Gross on related arrest warrants obtained by Prince George's County Police Detectives on November 23, 2012 for an Armed Carjacking that occurred on Thanksgiving.
According to the warrants, Holmes and Gross approached a male victim after he parked his vehicle in the 3200 block of Taylor Street in Mount Rainier. As the victim exited his vehicle, one of the suspects pointed a silver handgun at him and demanded his wallet, cell phone, and the keys to his vehicle. The victim complied with the demands, and was able to remove his daughter from the vehicle before the suspects took the car and fled the scene. The victim and a witness later identified the suspects during the police investigation.
Deputies investigating the whereabouts of Holmes and Gross were led to the 2900 block of Bunker Hill Road where both suspects were located and apprehended without incident.
Both suspects were transferred to PGPD District I Detectives for further investigation and charged with Armed Carjacking, Carjacking, First and Second Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Felony Theft, and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.
For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4700 block of 25th Street: Stolen auto – 7:50pm. Officers met with the owner of a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The owner told the officers that he met with two individuals who had agreed to buy his vehicle. After one of the individuals test drove the vehicle he gave the owner a quantity of cash as payment for the vehicle. Before the owner realized that the cash he received did not match his sale price, and was possibly counterfeit, the two suspects fled in his vehicle and disappeared into DC. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle or the suspects and a lookout was broadcast to MPD. Officers contacted the US Secret Service in regards to the counterfeit bills and they will conduct a follow-up investigation.
4600 block of 27th Street: Warrant service – 11:45pm. Officers responded to Providence Hospital for the report of a domestic assault that occurred earlier. The victim told officers that she had been assaulted by her husband at their residence in Mount Rainier. Officers transported the victim to the District Court Commissioner’s Office where she obtained a protective order and an arrest warrant for her husband charging him with 2nd degree assault. Officers located the man at his residence, served the protective order and arrested him on the warrant. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen auto – 4:55pm. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler 300C told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 22nd and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses to the theft were identified.
3200 block of Taylor Street: Carjacking – 10:20am. The victim told officers that he had pulled into his driveway and was in the process of taking his 2 year old daughter out of the back seat when he was approached by two black male suspects. Suspect #1 produced a silver handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet, keys and phone. The victim complied and both suspects got into the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene towards 31st Street. Neither the victim nor his daughter was injured during the incident. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to assume the follow-up investigation. On November 23rd at about 2:15pm PGPD detectives traced the victim’s stolen cell phone to an address in the 6800 block of Forest Terrace in Hyattsville. Further investigation led to the positive identification of and arrest warrants issued for James Gross (DOB 12/1/1993) and Francis Holmes (DOB 3/10/1994).
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 4am. The victim told officers that while he was riding his bicycle he was approached b y five Hispanic males in a small gray vehicle. One of the males in the vehicle struck the victim in the buttocks with a baseball bat and fled the area. The victim was not seriously injured and refused medical treatment. A search of the area for the vehicle and the suspects proved negative.
3700 block of 36th Street: Emergency petition – 8pm. Officers responded for the report of several individuals smoking CDS. When the officers arrived they identified one individual who was obviously under the influence of PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for emergency treatment.
3700 block of 36th Street: Missing juvenile – 12pm. The mother of a 14 year old boy called to report her son had been missing from the family home since 12pm on November 18th. The juvenile is a perpetual runaway. His information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.
2700 block of Upshur Street: Tampering – 4pm. Officers responded for the report of four juveniles tampering with the driver’s side door lock of a Toyota Camry. The citizen who called in the incident confronted the juveniles and they fled the area before officers arrived. Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle and notified her of the damage. A search of the area for the juveniles proved negative.
4700 block of 27th Street: Child neglect – 3:30am. Officers responded for the report of a four year old child left home alone. Officers arrived and found the child unharmed and in good condition. They subsequently learned that the child had been left in the custody of her aunt. The aunt left home for unknown reasons while the child was sleeping. Child protective Services was contacted and will conduct a follow-up investigation.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Protective order service – 9:20am. Officers responded to assist an individual with the service of a temporary protective order. The officers located the individual to whom the order was directed and served him accordingly. They also stood by while the victim collected his belongings and safely left the premises. Officers notified the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office that the order had been served.
3800 block of 37th Street: Vandalism to auto – 5:30pm. The owner of a 2001 Honda Civic showed officers where sometime between 7am and the time she called police someone damaged her vehicle’s driver’s side door and molding. It appeared that the damage was caused by some sort of pry tool. No further evidence was recovered.
3200 block of Perry Street: Found property – 5:10pm. Officers took a report of handgun ammunition that was found in a residential trash can. Their investigation revealed that the ammunition was discarded by mistake. The owner recovered the ammunition and secured it in his residence.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
On November 15, 2012, police officers arrested 27 year-old Ronald Jefferson Short of the 2500 block of High Street in Southeast Washington. Short is charged with first degree murder and is being held on a no bond status.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police to submit a tip online.
Monday, November 19, 2012
4000 block of 33rd Street: Emergency petition – 3:45pm. Officers were called to investigate a man who had been yelling and screaming in the back yard for about 45 minutes. When the officers arrived they found the man obviously under the influence of PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for emergency treatment.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
At about 4:40am Mount Rainier officers responded to the 3800 block of 37th Street for the report of a sound of shots. When the officers arrived about a minute later they discovered a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Prince George’s County EMS responded and transported the victim to Prince George’s Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives are working to identify the victim, any suspect(s) and a motive in this case.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division/Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925 or the Mount Rainier Police Department at 301-985-6580. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tip” to CRIMES (274637) on your mobile phone or go to http://princegeorgescountypolice.org/police and submit a tip online.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 1:10am. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Stratus told officers that sometime between 10:40am on November 9th and the time she called police someone damaged the driver’s side door lock on her vehicle.
4000 block of 36th Street: Attempt residential burglary – 11:30am. Officers responded for the report of an attempted B&E. When the arrived they discovered where someone used a hammer to break two windows and remove two screens in an attempt to enter the residence. The property manager found a hammer that had been thrown in the grass in the back yard and the officers seized it for evidence. No entry was made into the residence and nothing was stolen.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 12:30pm. The victim told officers that she was walking with her daughter in the area of Luskins Plaza when a man walked up behind them and snatched an Apple iPhone out of her child’s hand and fled the scene. The victim told the officers that she could not give a good description of the suspect but said he was part of a group of males that hang out in the area every day. Hyattsville City officers assisted MRPD with a search of the area with negative results.
3500 block of Perry Street: Emergency petition – 3:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a man running in and out of traffic and lying in the roadway. Once on the scene the officers located the man who began shouting obscenities and said he wanted to die. Fire/rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment and a psychological examination.
3000 block of Arundel Road: Stolen auto (unfounded) - 6:40am. The owner of a 2004 Mercedes reported that she lost the keys to her vehicle several days ago. She said that when she came out for her vehicle this morning it had been stolen. Further investigation revealed that PGPD officers impounded the vehicle as abandoned from an address on Addison Road in Capital Heights on November 8th at 10:55am.
3600 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
4600 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 9:40am. The owner of a 1991 Nissan Sentra told officers that at about 8:30 he came out to warm up his vehicle prior to leaving home. He said that he left the vehicle running and the keys in the ignition while he went back inside his apartment. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered that someone had broken out a rear passenger window and stolen his keys.
2500 block of Arundel Road: Malicious burning – 4:20pm. Officers on patrol observed smoke coming from the rear of an apartment. They found the source of the smoke as a fire coming from several trash containers. Fire/rescue personnel responded and distinguished the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and there were no injuries.
3700 block of 36th Street: Animal complaint – 9:45pm. Officers responded for the report of one dog attacking another. When the officers arrived they learned that a man was out walking his bulldog when the dog attacked and killed a neighbor’s Chihuahua. PG Animal Control officers were contacted and advised that they would conduct an investigation on November 9th to determine what charges, if any, should be filed against the owner of the bulldog. On November 9th Animal Control officers seized the bulldog as a part of their investigation.
3500 block of Perry Street: Warrant service – 12:10am. Officers patrolling the area observed a man who they knew from prior knowledge had an open arrest warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The man was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4500 block of 31st Street: Residential burglary – 10:45pm. The homeowner told officers that she left for work at about 8:20am this morning. When she returned she discovered that someone had broken into her home through a rear kitchen window. Once inside those responsible stole a quantity of US currency before fleeing the residence through the kitchen door.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 7am. The owner of a 2000 Chevy Blazer told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 6th and the time she called police someone ripped the windshield wipers off her vehicle and scratched the doors. No evidence was recovered and there were no witnesses to the crime.
2700 block of Webster Street: Recovered stolen auto – 8:55am. A Mount Rainier Parking Enforcement officer conducted a registration check of a vehicle that had not moved in 48 hours. The check revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen to the Metro Transit Police on October 26th. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping and Metro Transit Police were notified.
4000 block of 32nd Street: Residential burglary – 4:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they found a first floor window and a second floor window open in the back of the house. Once the perimeter of the house was secure officers located a ladder under the front porch and used the ladder to get into the house through the open first floor window. The subsequent search of the house failed to locate anyone inside. Witnesses told the officers that one of the two suspects entered the house through an unsecured per door off the back porch. Once inside he opened a window to let the second suspect in. When the homeowner arrived on the scene she did a walk through off the house and told officers there did not appear to be anything missing. PGPD detectives and evidence technicians responded to conduct a follow-up investigation. The evidence techs were able to obtain several useful latent prints for further analysis.
2900 block of Allison Street: Trespassing – 5:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a group of individuals inside an abandoned basement apartment. When the officers arrived they observed 11 individuals in the apartment. Before the officers could make entry into the apartment three of them were able to get away through two broken windows. The other eight were apprehended while still in the apartment. All eight, three adults and five juveniles were charged with trespassing. The adults were charged via criminal citation. The juveniles were charged via juvenile petition and released to their individual parents/guardians.
4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Suspicious persons – 12pm. Officers were contacted by a resident who told them that two black males had knocked on her door and asked for “Kevin.” The witness told them there was no one there by that name and the two left the area. The witness called MRPD to report the suspicious subjects and officers began a search of the area in an attempt to locate them. During the search officers discovered one of the two on the front porch in the 4100 block of Rainier Avenue and the other walking in the side yard. Officers stopped them for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that they were in possession of a backpack containing items recently stolen in a burglary in Brentwood. Officers also discovered a loaded Ruger 45 caliber handgun that had been discarded on the sidewalk beside the house. A check of the gun revealed that it had been stolen in a burglary, also in Brentwood, on October 10th. Both men were placed under arrest and transported to PGPD District 1 for processing and further investigation by PGPD detectives. Both will be preliminarily charged with burglary and illegal possession of a handgun.
2700 block of Allison Street: Traffic/vehicle impound – 1:15am. Officers stopped a 2002 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration had expired in June. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
3600 block of Perry Street: Residential burglary – 8:35am. Officers responded for the report of a residential alarm coming from the front door. Officers secured the house and summoned a Hyattsville PD K-9 unit and officers from Bladensburg PD to assist with a search of the house. The search failed to locate anyone inside. When the homeowner arrived she told officers that she was in the process of relocating and that most of her belongings were boxed up ready to move. She said nothing appeared to have been stolen. Officers determined that the point of entry was through the rear door however, there were no signs of forced entry.
4000 block of 36th Street: Residential burglary – 7pm. Officers took a report of a burglary that occurred earlier. The resident told officers that she left home at about 5pm on November 3rd. When she returned home this evening she discovered a 44 caliber handgun missing from one of her filing cabinets. Officers found no evidence of forced entry into the apartment and nothing else was reported stolen. The handgun was entered into NCIC stolen property records.
4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Destruction of property – 7:30pm. The resident told officers that he invited several friends and family members to his residence. During the get together his brother became very intoxicated and was asked to leave. The resident also left and when he returned he discovered significant damage to his front door. Another family member told him that his intoxicated brother returned to the apartment and tried unsuccessfully to kick the door open. The resident was referred to the District Court Commissioner should he decide to press charges against his brother.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic/possession of CDS – 1am. Officers stopped a 1992 Pontiac for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and was in possession of marijuana. He was issued the appropriate citation for the traffic violation and arrested and charged with possession of a CDS. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and the vehicle was impounded.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received an alert on a 2000 Ford Focus. The alert identified the tags as having been expired since 2010. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Forced entry – 4:35pm. Officers were called to the scene by fire/rescue personnel in reference to a forced entry they had to make into an apartment for a medical emergency. Once entry was made fire/rescue realized they had entered the wrong apartment. Officers contacted management from the complex and advised them of the incident.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 4:30pm. The owner of a 2006 Nissan Altima reported damage to her vehicle consistent with being struck by a second, unknown vehicle that fled the scene.
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3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
3700 block of 36th Street: Returned missing person – 7:30am. Officers responded for the report of a missing juvenile. Once on the scene the officers identified the juvenile as having been reported missing through the Alexandria, VA police department. The juvenile was in good physical condition and he was returned to the custody of his parents. Alexandria PD was advised of his recovery and removed his information from NCIC missing persons files.
3300 block of Buchanan Street (M-NCPPC bike trail): Citizen robbery – 12:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a robbery where four pedestrians were robbed by three black males on the bike trail behind Queenstown Apartments. Park Police responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. MRPD officers assisted with a search of the area and recovered one of the victim’s backpack and cell phone along with a BB gun that was used by one of the perpetrators. MRPD also developed possible suspect information that was relayed to Park Police detectives.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Check fraud – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an individual attempting to cash a fraudulent check. An employee told the officers that a woman came into the store and wanted to cash a check issued by an insurance company. The employee contacted the insurance company and was told that the check was fraudulent. The woman had fled the store prior to the officers’ arrival and could not be located.
3700 block of 34th Street: Disorderly – 11pm. Officers patrolling the area came upon a man comsuming an alcoholic beverage and yelling and screaming. When the officers approached the man he became even louder disturbing other patrons and residents in the area. Efforts to get the man to control his behavior were unsuccessful and he was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3600 block of Oak Lane: Found property – 4:35pm. Officers responded to a citizen report of a bicycle left under a loading dock. When the officers arrived they found a Trek 7000 bicycle in the location described by the reporting person. Further investigation revealed that the bike was purchased on October 12th from King Pawn in Bladensburg. Representatives from King Pawn gave the officers the name and address of the man who purchased the bike. The bike was impounded for safekeeping and a letter was sent to the purchaser advising him how to recover his property.
3400 block of Newton Street: Residential burglary – 5:45pm. The resident told officers that when he arrived home he noticed that his basement door had been kicked in. Officers secured a perimeter around the house and, with the assistance of Bladensburg PD officers entered and searched the house. Once the house was secured officers did a walk through with the resident and determined that those responsible entered through the basement door but were unable to access the main part of the house. The resident did not report anything stolen. PGPD detectives responded to interview the resident and begin a follow-up investigation. No evidence was recovered.
3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:05am. Officers stopped a 1999 Jeep Cherokee for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an open arrest warrant for driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
4500 block of 34th Street: 2nd degree assault – 5pm. The victim told officers that while he was traveling on 34th Street towards Arundel Road by wheelchair, he noticed a man walking towards him. As the two approached each other the man demanded that the victim move from the side walk. When the victim refused to move, the suspect struck him in the face. The victim fought off the suspect who fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene. A search of the surrounding areas for the suspect proved negative.
4200 block of 28th Street: Warrant service – 4pm. Officers stopped a man who fit the description of a suspect in a citizen robbery that had occurred a few minutes earlier in DC. The man was not positively identified as being involved in the robbery; however officers learned 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. The man’s identifying information was given to DC investigators for follow-up on the robbery case.
Bunker Hill Road and Eastern Avenue: Warrant service - 9:55pm. Officers stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview they discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of telephone misuse. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2300 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 3:05am. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed that a man inside the vehicle was under the influence of PCP and a danger to himself and other people. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital where he was released to medical personal for emergency treatment. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
4600 block of 29th Street: Warrant service – 11:30am. Officers responded for the report of several individuals loitering in the area. When the officers arrived they stopped several of them for field interviews. During the interviews officers learned that one of them had an open arrest warrant 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 Upper Marlboro.
2300 block of Arundel Road: Panhandling – 4:55pm. Officers responded for the report of three individuals who had been stopping people and asking for money. When the officers arrived they located and stopped the three for interviews. During the interviews officers found that all three were in possession of property believed to have been stolen in a recent theft case. One of the subjects also had a BB gun concealed in his waist band and is believed to be involved in robberies in the area. Officers photographed all three individuals and obtained their identifying information. Officers then contacted PGPD detectives and are working with them to see if any or all of the individuals are connected to ongoing criminal investigations.
3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Residential burglary – 7:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that had just occurred. When they arrived they spoke with witnesses who said that they had seen two men coming out of the back of a home carrying various items. The witnesses yelled at the two men and they dropped what they were carrying and fled on foot. Officers established a perimeter around the home and a Greenbelt PD K-9 unit responded to assist with a search of the area. Due to the recent rains the K-9 was unable to establish a viable track. Three PGPD detectives from District I responded to investigate the burglary and members of the PDPG forensics unit responded to process the scene for evidence. Several items of both physical and latent evidence were collected for analysis. Officers determined that entry into the home was made by breaking through a rear window. Witnesses described the two suspects as 1) a black male, 18-20 YOA, 6’tall with a thin build wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a t-shirt underneath and a knit stocking cap. 2) a black male, 18-20 YOA, 5’10” tall wearing all dark clothing to include a hooded sweatshirt or jacket.
3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 10:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle. The complainant stated that the vehicle was stopped at the curb and several juveniles were seen running from it. Officers identified the vehicle as a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am and evidence suggested that it may have been stolen; however, a check of NCIC stolen vehicle files showed no record of theft. Officers impounded the vehicle for safekeeping pending further investigation.
3700 block of 36th Street: Theft from auto – 7:15am. The owner of a 2003 Chevy Malibu told officers that sometime between 4pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone broke out the vehicle’s front passenger window and stole the in dash stereo, a portable GPS unit and a watch.
2700 block of Upshur Street: Stolen vehicle – 3pm. The owner of a 2006 Buick Lucerne told officers that sometime between 7am on the 29th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence of those responsible remained at the scene.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): 2nd degree assault – 5:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a store employee who had just been assaulted. The assailant reportedly fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. Officers canvassed the area and stopped a man fitting the suspect’s description. The victim was brought to the scene but was unable to identify the man as his assailant. A continuing search of the area was negative for additional suspects. The victim was not sufficiently injured to require medical attention.
4000 block of 36th Street: Forced entry – 7:55pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with the forced entry into a residence. Once inside the home the female resident was discovered in medical distress. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Residential burglary – 3:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they were met by the homeowner who said that he left home briefly at 2:30pm. When he returned a half hour later he discovered the basement window open and the window screen removed. The homeowner entered the back door to the kitchen and upon hearing a loud noise and footsteps coming from upstairs immediately left the house and called police. MRPD officers assisted by Bladensburg officers and a PGPD K-9 unit set up a perimeter around the house and conducted a search of the house and surrounding area with negative results. The homeowner conducted an inventory and discovered that a knife and an unknown quantity of change had been stolen.