Thursday, October 31, 2013

Police Report: October 20-26

The Mount Rainier Police Department’s weekly report is not intended to be a listing of every incident or call for service handled by the police department, but merely a general summary of incidents that may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations.

October 26th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Warrant service – 12:30am. Officers responded to attempt to serve an open arrest warrant on a man know to live in the 4300 block of 28th Place. The man was located and the warrant confirmed. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Rhode Island Avenue and Eastern Avenue: EPS – 7:30am. Officers responded for the report of a man walking in and out of traffic. Officers found the man in question and observed him to be under the influence of PCP. He was taken into custody and fire/rescue personnel transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Theft – 5:55pm. The victim told officers that she had an argument with another woman. Before the woman left the victim’s apartment she went into the victim’s bedroom and stole her iPhone. 

October 25th:

Nothing significant to report.

October 24th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12pm. Officers received information from the Montgomery County Police that an individual wanted by them on an open arrest warrant (parole violation) was possibly in the City. Officers were able to locate the man and arrest him without incident. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 10:15pm. On October 23rd officers obtained an arrest warrant for a woman charging her with theft of a camera. While on routine patrol officers located the woman and arrested her on the warrant. She was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

October 23rd:

3200 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 5:15am. Officers spoke with a witness who said that he was awakened by his dogs. When he went to see what they were barking at he saw two young black males inside his vehicle. He yelled at the two who promptly fled the area towards DC. When he went to check his vehicle he noticed that his neighbor’s 2006 Toyota Prius had been ransacked. The owner of the Prius was contacted and after checking his vehicle reported that the thieves stole $15 from inside.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 7:45am. Investigation revealed that the driver of a 2001 Honda Civic failed to control his speed and rear ended a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo that was yielding to traffic in the circle. The driver of the Civic was driving on a suspended license and was cited accordingly. The Civic was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft from auto – 3pm. The owner of a 2003 Lincoln Navigator told officers that he parked his vehicle early this morning. He returned this afternoon to discover that someone had broken into the vehicle through a rear passenger window and stole his stereo speakers.

3400 block of Newton Street: Attempt vehicle theft – 4:30pm. The complainant came into the police station to report that someone tried to steal her friend’s 1996 Chrysler Sebring. The complainant said that the vehicle was on loan to her and she parked it outside her house. At about 3am this morning she was awakened by her dogs and when she looked out she saw a red Jeep Cherokee parked next to the Sebring. When she went outside the Jeep drove off. She later discovered that the Sebring’s driver’s door lock and ignition were damaged consistent with an attempt to steal the vehicle. No evidence was recovered.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft – 9:05am. The victim told officers that he met a woman at the Mount Rainier library. After a few minutes of conversation the two retired to the victim’s residence and had a sexual encounter. After the woman left the victim noticed that his camera was missing. Officers were able to identify the thief and obtain a warrant for her arrest.

October 22nd:

Nothing significant to report.

October 21st:

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 8:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

October 20th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 4:15am. Officers stopped a 1993 Cadillac for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

Citizens are reminded to PLEASE call and report suspicious activity. Even if you choose not to provide your name or other personal information, we still need your help as extra eyes and ears in the community.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Police Report: October 13-19

The Mount Rainier Police Department’s weekly report is not intended to be a listing of every incident or call for service handled by the police department, but merely a general summary of incidents that may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations.

October 19th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Assist fire/rescue – 12:30am. Officers assisted fire/rescue personnel with the forced entry into an apartment. Fire/rescue responded for the report of the smell of natural gas. No gas leak was discovered

31st and Shepherd Streets: Theft from auto – 5:25pm. A postal delivery person told officers that she parked her mail truck while she was out delivering mail. When she returned to the vehicle she discovered that someone had stolen her driver’s license, credit cards and a GPS unit from her purse. No witnesses/evidence was identified.

October 18th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 10:55am. The victims were attending mass at St. James church and left their bags unattended in a common area of the building. When they returned for their bags they discovered that some of their personnel belongings were missing including several laptops computers.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation (x2) – 11:15pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for trespassing in a vacant apartment.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 11:10am. The owner of a 2004 Nissan Xterra told officers that he went to the Mount Rainier post office at about 10am. When he returned home he discovered that someone had stolen the dealer tag off his vehicle. The victim said that he believes the tag was stolen when he was inside the post office.

4000 block of 36th Street: Theft from auto – 7pm. The owner of a 2005 Nissan Sentra told officers that sometime between 7am and 1:20pm on October 16th someone stole the front tag off her vehicle.

October 17th:

3200 block of Chauncey Place: Citizen robbery – 12:45pm. Officers responded after a Queenstown Apartments employee reported that two men had been robbed. When the officers arrived they finally located the victims at the Radio Shack on Queens Chapel Road. The victims, who were less than cooperative with police, said that they came to the area to purchase an iPhone. When the victims met the seller they were assaulted from behind by two men who stole one of the victim’s shoes and both victims’ personal property. The three suspects then fled the area towards the park behind the Queenstown apartment complex. Officers canvassed the area for the suspects with negative results; however, during the search they did find a glass vile containing liquid PCP. The vile was recovered as possible evidence. PGPD robbery detectives responded to interview the victims but they declined police assistance. It’s interesting to note that both victims in this incident were arrested a couple of hours later, both for disorderly conduct, one for robbing a woman on Chauncey Place and the other for threatening a Queenstown apartments employee with a sledge hammer (PGPD case).

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation (x2) – 2pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Attempt citizen robbery – 3:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. When the officers arrived they met with the victim and learned that a man had just tried to rob her of her belongings. She gave the officers a good description of the man who the officers recognized as the victim of a robbery that occurred on Chauncey Place at 12:45pm. Officers searched the area for the suspect and were able to locate and apprehend him. The victim positively identified him as her assailant. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

34th Street and Rainier Avenue: Strong arm robbery – 9:45pm. The victim told officers that she was approached from behind by two suspects who grabbed her wrists while a third suspect sprayed her eyes with what she believes was pepper spray. The suspects made no verbal demands but snatched her purse and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victim could only say that she believed her assailants were black females. Officers canvassed the area for the suspects with negative results. The victim was taken to PGPD in Hyattsville where she was interviewed by robbery detectives handling the follow-up investigation.

October 16th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 3:30pm. Officers stopped to conduct a field interview on three suspicious individuals. During the interview one of the three was found in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and taken to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. After processing he was issued a criminal citation and released.

3800 block of 35TH Street: Criminal citation – 6:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4200 block of 29th Street: EPS – 9pm. Officers responded for the report of a man walking down 29th Street taking off his clothes. When the officers arrived they stopped the man who was obviously under the influence of a CDS. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

October 15th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Found property – 1am. Officers on patrol discovered an abandoned mountain bike lying in the roadway. The bike was recovered and placed into MRPD property storage for safekeeping.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:10am. Officers on patrol observed a man at the bus stop urinating in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

3800 block of 31st Street: Attempt burglary – 11:15am. Officers learned that when the homeowner came home he discovered that the window screens had been removed from the rear windows. The homeowner was able assist police in locating and identifying one of two individuals suspected of trying to break into his home. PGPD detectives arrived to assist with the investigation and process the scene for evidence. Those responsible did not gain entry into the home and nothing was reported stolen. The investigation is continuing.

2710 Upshur Street: Burglary – 11:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a home invasion burglary that had just occurred. When they arrived they learned that the resident/victim was awakened by the sounds of the front door being forced open. Three black males entered the apartment, one of whom implied that he had a weapon and kept the victim in her bedroom while the other suspects ransacked the residence. The victim was not injured and all three suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. PGPD CID detectives and a forensics team responded to assume a follow-up investigation and process the scene for evidence. The victim’s door was repaired by building maintenance.

October 14th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 10:15am. Officers on patrol observed a 1999 Ford Expedition displaying a photocopied dealer tag. A check through MILES/NCIC indicated the vehicle was not registered. The vehicle was issued a parking citation and impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 5:30pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Honda Accord for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. She was issued several traffic citations and her vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 7:15pm. Employees at the Family Dollar Store told officers that two black males aged 45-60 wearing dark clothing came into the store. Once inside they stole three home sound systems and fled the area in an unknown direction. A search of the area for the two suspects proved negative.

October 13th:

37th and Shepherd Streets: Theft from auto – 8:15am. The owner of a 2011 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 10:30pm on the 12th and the time he called police someone smashed out the driver’s side window to gain entry into the vehicle. Once inside those responsible stole all four inside door panels, the rear seat, both front seats, the driver’s and passenger’s airbags and the vehicle’s stereo speakers. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 2:05pm. Officers were flagged down by an employee of the Advanced Auto Parts store who said that a man had just stolen an item from the store. Officers searched the area and found the man inside the 7-11 on Chillum Road. The stolen property was recovered and the employee positively identified the man as the thief. He was issued a criminal citation for misdemeanor theft and a loitering warning notice barring him from Luskin’s Plaza for a period of 30 days.

Citizens are reminded to PLEASE call and report suspicious activity. Even if you choose not to provide your name or other personal information, we still need your help as extra eyes and ears in the community.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Police Report: October 6-12

The Mount Rainier Police Department’s weekly report is not intended to be a listing of every incident or call for service handled by the police department, but merely a general summary of incidents that may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations.

October 12th:

4600 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 6:30pm. The owner of a 1991 Olds Cutlass told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone poured an unknown white substance over the front end of her vehicle. The substance was not toxic and officers discovered several small footprints in the white substance on the ground next to vehicle that appeared to be children’s footprints.

October 11th:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 9:30am. Officers responded for the report of a man sleeping in a laundry room. When the officers arrived they found the man and identified him as one who they had warned against trespassing on the property back on September 17th. He was issued a criminal citation for trespassing and sent on his way.

4300 block of 28th Place: Warrant service/recovered stolen vehicle – 9:05pm. Officers were contacted by the Fredrick County Virginia Sheriff’s Office and asked to attempt to locate an individual wanted in their jurisdiction. Officers located the suspect and arrested him on the warrant that charged him with felony auto theft. A search incident to arrest revealed that the man was in possession of a handgun and the keys to a Honda that he admitted to stealing from an address in Frederick County Virginia. He was arrested on the warrant, charged with illegal possession of a firearm, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The Honda was located and recovered in the 3300 block of Bladensburg Road in Cottage City. The Frederick County Sheriffs were notified of the subject’s arrest and the vehicle recovery.

October 10th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft from auto – 5:20pm. The owner of a 1998 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between noon and the time he called police someone stole both the front and rear tags off his vehicle.

October 9th:

One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 1:45am. Officers stopped a suspicious man for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Theft (supplement) – 2:35pm. On September 6th officers took a report of a theft that occurred from the Family Dollar store. At the time store employees told the officers that they knew the suspect only as “Malcolm.” Further investigation enabled officers to positively identify the suspect and obtain a criminal summons for his arrest. Today, officers located the suspect and served him with the criminal summons.

3800 block of 31st Street: Burglary – 12:20pm. Officers spoke with the resident who said that he locked and secured his home at about 9:30am this morning. When he returned he discovered that there was an open window in the kitchen with the screen removed. When he checked his residence he discovered that a large quantity of change had been stolen.

4600 block of 29th Street: M/V collision – 12:35pm. Officers investigating the collision determined that an unlicensed woman was driving a 2009 Dodge Journey through a parking lot. She mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and struck a parked 1999 Ford Expedition. She was issued several traffic citations.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 1:20pm. The owner of a 1998 Plymouth Neon told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 8th and the time he called police someone stole both the front and rear tags off his car.

October 8th:

4400 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:55pm. The owner of a 1995 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime after 7pm on October 7th someone smashed out the car’s driver’s side window. Nothing was reported stolen and no evidence or witnesses could be located.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 12:55pm. Officers responded to a private residence to pick up a man who had an open arrest warrant. The man was located and the warrant, charging him with malicious destruction of property, was verified. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Rainier Avenue and 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 5:30pm. Officers impounded a 1995 Honda Accord for display of expired tags. The vehicle had been issued a parking citation for the violation on October 7th.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Warrant service – 8:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a man attempting to enter a burned out house. Officers located the man and confirmed that he had an open arrest warrant obtained by the Prince George’s County Fire Marshall for 1st degree arson. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

October 7th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 1:40am. Officers stopped a 2010 Honda Civic for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and the driver had a suspended license. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Tampering – 2:05pm. The reporting person told officers that he saw man trying to get into a 2006 Toyota Prius. He confronted the suspect and the man promptly fled the scene on Perry Street towards 33rd Street. A search of the area for the suspect was negative. The reporting person said that no damage was done to the car.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft – 12:40pm. The victim told officers that while staying at a friend’s house the friend stole a prescription from her purse. The friend took the prescription to a local pharmacy to be filled and the pharmacy confirmed that the friend picked up the prescription when it was ready. The friend denies that she was involved in the theft. The victim was advised to contact the District Court Commissioner and obtain a criminal summons for theft.

4600 block of 27th Street: Miscellaneous incident – 7:20pm. Officers initially responded to a report of a carjacking. Once on the scene the alleged victim told officers that while looking at apartments for rent she was robbed of her keys and wallet by two black males who subsequently stole the rental vehicle she was driving. Officers searched the area for the suspects with negative results but did find the vehicle that was allegedly stolen. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and conduct a follow-up investigation. During the interview the victim gave several different accounts of the incident and decided that she did not want to pursue the matter further. She declined offers for additional assistance and left the area on foot.

October 6th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Destruction of property – 2am. Officers responded for the report of the sound of glass breaking in the area. When the officers arrived they interviewed an anonymous witness who said that he heard the glass break and saw a tan Buick flee the area. Further investigation revealed three broken windows in an adjacent first floor apartment. A search of the area led the officers to the tan Buick and when questioned the driver admitted to breaking the windows. He said he broke the windows because he was mad at his girlfriend who lived in the apartment. Charges for criminal destruction of property are pending.

3100 block of Shepherd Street: Theft – 12:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a stolen bicycle. The owner told officers that he parked his bike just inside the front doors of the church at about 10:30am. He returned to his bike at approximately 12:45 to find it missing. Officers were able to locate a witness who last saw the bike there at 11:00. The bike is described as a custom hybrid bike painted red with a basket and radio. It has an American flag and Redskins flag painted on it.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 2pm. Officers initially responded for a holdup alarm but discovered that only a misdemeanor theft had occurred. Apparently an intoxicated customer took another customer’s change out of his hand thinking it was his. Before the matter could be resolved the intoxicated man left the store.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 7:40pm. The owner of a 1999 Ford Expedition told officers that her former boyfriend took her vehicle without her permission. She went to the District Court Commissioner’s Office where she obtained charges against him. Officers documented the incident and entered the vehicle into NCIC.

Citizens are reminded to PLEASE call and report suspicious activity. Even if you choose not to provide your name or other personal information, we still need your help as extra eyes and ears in the community.

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Police Report: September 29 - October 5

The Mount Rainier Police Department’s weekly report is not intended to be a listing of every incident or call for service handled by the police department, but merely a general summary of incidents that may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations.

October 5th:

4700 block of 25th Street: Missing person (juvenile) – 9:30am. The parents of a 14 year old girl told officers that their daughter left for school at about 8:30am on October 4th and had not returned home. The officers learned that the girl is a habitual runaway and usually stays with friends until she decides to come home. Officers entered the girl’s information into NCIC missing persons files.

4100 block of 31st Street: Property damage – 4:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a possible burglary. When they arrived they met with the resident who told them that he left home locked and secure at about 4pm on October 2nd. When he returned this afternoon he discovered that there were some cracks in the raised panels on his wooden front door. The door had not been defeated and there were no signs anyone had entered the residence. Officers were unable to tell what or who caused the damage.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Loitering warning – 8:50pm. Officers patrolling the area encountered an intoxicated man sitting on the steps. Officers recognized the man as one they had previously warned about loitering and drinking in the area. He was issued a loitering warning notice barring him from the area for a period of 30 days..

October 4th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 2:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 7:15pm. The resident told officers that he locked and secured his residence before leaving home at about 6:45am. When he returned this evening he discovered that someone had broken in and ransacked his house. Officers determined that those responsible broke in through the basement door but were unable to get from the basement to the main floor. They then removed a main level window air conditioner to get in. The resident said that nothing appeared to have been stolen.

October 3rd:

4300 block of 31st Street: Missing person (located) – 11:30am. The juvenile reported missing from home detention by his grandmother on October 1st was located. He was arrested for the armed robbery that occurred on October 2nd in the 3800 block of 34th Street. His information was removed from NCIC missing persons files and his grandparents were apprised of the situation. Officers also notified parole and probation of his arrest.

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft from auto – 2:05pm. The owner of a 2006 Nissan Altima told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole the front tag off his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4500 block of 29th Street: Suspicious person – 3:15pm. The complainant called to report that a man who was one of her foster children about 12 years ago had been sending her harassing text messages and was presently on her property. Officers detained the man and determined that he was not wanted and was possibly suffering from mental problems. He was escorted off the property and warned that he would be arrested for trespassing should he return. The complainant was advised of her options with the District Court Commissioner.

October 2nd:

3400 Rhode Island Avenue: Loitering warning – 12:25pm. Officers issued a man a loitering warning barring him from the 3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue for a period of 30 days. The man was issued the notice due to his repeated arrests for open alcohol container and drinking in public.

3800 block of 34th Street: Armed robbery – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an armed robbery in progress. When the officers arrived they were told by the store owner that he had just been robbed by a black male armed with a handgun and a Hispanic male armed with a knife. The two initially demanded money from the owner and when he refused they stole several items off the store shelves before fleeing the store on foot on Bunker Hill Road towards Brentwood. Several witnesses told the officers that the two suspects were last seen on 35th Street running towards Rhode Island Avenue. Officers chased the suspects on foot and apprehended both at 37th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The store owner responded and positively identified the two as the ones who robbed him. He also identified property recovered from each of them as property stolen during the robbery.  No handgun was recovered from either arrestee. A PGPD K-9 unit responded and conducted an article search along the path the arrestees ran. The K-9 did not recover a hand gun but did locate other articles taken from the store. PGPD robbery detectives and a forensics team responded to assume a follow-up investigation and process the scene for evidence. Both arrestees were identified as juveniles but are charged as adults with felony armed robbery.

October 1st:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island AvenueTraffic/disorderly conduct – 10:45am. Officers stopped a 2005 Chevy Impala for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and was in possession of an open alcoholic beverage. He was issued multiple traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded. During the encounter with the driver he became quite disorderly yelling profanities and disturbing passersby. The officers’ efforts to get the man to calm down and leave the scene were not successful. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 3:05pm. Officers responded to the Prince George’s Hospital to interview a man who was the victim of an assault on Rhode Island Avenue. The victim told the officers that he had been assaulted by three black males back on September 29th and the injuries he exhibited were consistent with being physically assaulted. PGPD detectives also responded to the hospital to interview the victim and assist with a follow-up investigation.

4300 block of 31st Street: Missing person – 4:55pm. A woman came into the police station to report her grandson missing. She said that he was on court-ordered home detention and broke his ankle monitor and left home. The juvenile’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files and officers notified parole and probation that he had gone missing.

September 30th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 1999 Nissan Maxima for displaying expired registration plates.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: House fire – 10:40am. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel and PGPD with a house fire. The fire was contained to a single home and one person sustained burns to his legs. He was transported to Medstar for treatment of his injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen vehicle – 11:05am. The owner of a 1994 Honda Accord told officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence last evening. When he returned for it this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence was recovered at the scene and no witnesses were identified.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Lost credit card – 11pm. Officers were flagged down by a citizen who wanted to report a lost credit card. He told the officers that within two hours of losing his card someone used it to purchase food items from a local store. He said that he had already cancelled his card but needed a police report to dispute the recent charges.

September 29st:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11am. Officers stopped a man riding a motor scooter because he was no wearing a helmet. Further investigation revealed that he did not hace a license to operate the scooter and he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for possession of CDS. He was issued four traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The scooter was impounded for safekeeping.

3500 block of Otis Street: Stolen vehicle – 11:45am. The reporting person told officers that he parked a 1997 Honda Accord by his residence at about 9:30pm on the 28th. When he returned for it this morning he discovered it had been stolen. The vehicle is owned by the reporting person’s brother who is out of town on business. A witness told officers that at about 8:30am this morning she heard an argument outside and saw several men standing around the vehicle but assumed the owner was involved. No evidence was recovered at the scene.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 12:45pm. The owner of a 2011 Honda CRV told officers that after she had finished pumping gas she discovered her purse and several other items missing from inside the car. She did not see anyone enter the vehicle while she was pumping gas. She said she saw a white Cadillac with a blue vinyl top driven by an older black male leaving the parking lot about the time she discovered her belongings missing.

Citizens are reminded to PLEASE call and report suspicious activity. Even if you choose not to provide your name or other personal information, we still need your help as extra eyes and ears in the community.

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Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.