Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Police Report: February 17-23

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.

February 23rd:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 2am. Officers stopped a 2006 Chevy Impala for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an open arrest warrant for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested, issued the appropriate traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader (LPR) were alerted to a 2007 Honda Accord that had an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader (LPR) were alerted to a 2003 Nissan Altima that had an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

2700 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 9:05pm. Officers stopped two men sitting in the park after hours drinking alcoholic beverages. Further investigation revealed that one of the men had an open arrest warrant out of Montgomery County for trespassing. Both individuals were issued citations for the alcohol violation and the wanted person was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Allison Street: Burglary – 11:25pm. Officers responded for the report of subjects possibly selling or using narcotics in an abandoned apartment. Upon arrival the officers checked the apartment in question and found no one inside.  When the officers checked an adjacent apartment several individuals fled through the back windows and made good their escape. Inside the apartment officers found and seized several items including a TV, an Xbox game system and clothing. The property was recovered for safekeeping. There were multiple points of entry and exit found at the location which were damaged. Officers secured the apartment and notified maintenance.

4000 block of 37th Street: Missing juvenile – 2 pm. MRPD officers were notified by the Hyattsville City Police that the female juvenile reported missing on the 21st was located at an address in the 4100 block of Oglethorpe Street in Hyattsville. She was in good condition and returned to her residence in Mount Rainier.

February 22nd:

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader (LPR) were alerted to a 2008 Hyundai that had an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officers impounded a 2008 Dodge Magnum for being unregistered and displaying expired temporary registration plates.

4400 block of 28th Place: Warrant service – 4:10pm. Officers responded for the report of several suspicious persons loitering behind a building. When the officers arrived they detained three men for field interviews. During the interviews the officers learned that one of the men had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant. A search of his person incident to arrest led to the seizure of a set of metal knuckles. He was charged with carrying a concealed dangerous weapon and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: 2nd degree assault – 8:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they discovered evidence that the female half of the domestic  had been assaulted by her husband. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 36th Street: Emergency petition – 8:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a man acting irrationally in the middle of the street. Officers located the man and determined that he was under the influence of PCP. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of medical personnel at Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

February 21st:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 10:20am. The victim told officers that he allowed a man and his girlfriend to stay the night at his residence after they told him they had been kicked out of theirs. The victim left his residence at about 8:30am on January 31st and when he returned a couple hours later the man and his girlfriend were gone along with several items of his personal property. The victim delayed reporting the theft to police while he tried to contact the man, but after numerous unsuccessful attempts decided he should report the incident.

4000 block of 37th Street: Missing juvenile – 10pm. The mother of a 16 year old girl reported her daughter missing. She said that she last saw her daughter at about 7am when she left for classes at Hyattsville Middle School. She also said that she was notified by the school that her daughter had been suspended. The mother also said that her daughter is a habitual runaway and done do six times prior to today. Hyattsville City PD officers checked an address in their jurisdiction where the girl’s boyfriend lives with negative results. The girl’s identifying information was entered into NCIC

February 20th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

February 19th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary – 9am. Officers responded for the report of several individuals breaking into a vacant apartment. When they arrived they did not find anyone in the apartment but observed that someone had recently broken two windows to get inside. The officers also observed that someone had been smoking marijuana in the apartment. Maintenance personnel responded to secure the apartment.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 9:45pm. Officers responded for the report of the theft of a cell phone. The victim told the officers that he set his phone down on the counter at Joe’s carryout while he was ordering food. Three male subjects entered the store and one of them took the victim’s phone before all three fled the area. Officers were able to stop and identify one of the suspects, a juvenile, but determined that he was not the one who stole the victim’s phone. He was, however, on record as being barred from the store. He was arrested and charged with trespassing. Officers developed additional information as to the identity of the two remaining suspects and their investigation is continuing.

February 18th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 3:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived they detained a man who they observed standing in the doorway of the residence. Further investigation revealed that the man lived at the residence but was in the process of being evicted and was allowed on the premises until the 20th. The officers also learned that he had an open juvenile arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for 1st degree burglary. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of officials at the Cheltenham youth detention facility.

2400 block of Chillum Road: CDS possession – 10:35pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. She was arrested, processed at DOC in Hyattsville, issued a criminal citation and released. Her vehicle was impounded.

February 17th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree assault – 5am. Officers responded for the report of loud music coming from an apartment. When the officers arrived they contacted the resident and asked him to turn down the music. Being very intoxicated the man told the officers that since it was Sunday he could do what he wanted and refused to adjust the volume. Officers asked the man five more times to turn the music down. He refused, became aggressive and took a swing at an officer. After a brief struggle and the use of OC spray and a Taser the officers were able to get the man under control and under arrest. They were also able to finally get the loud music turned off. The man was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was process and charged with assault on the officers, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was left in the custody of DOC personnel.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 7:15pm. Officers were called to the lobby of the police station for a woman complaining that she did not know how to get home. The officers recognized the woman from numerous past encounters and observed that she was under the influence of PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the woman to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for treatment.

Bunker Hill Road and 34th Street: Traffic – 8:15pm. Officers had just issued a parking ticket to a 1993 Honda Accord when the driver came back to the car. The driver retrieved her ticket, got into the vehicle and drove away after almost striking the officer’s police vehicle. As the vehicle drove off the officer noticed several equipment violations and initiated a traffic stop. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. She was issued two State traffic citations and released. Her vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:25pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Ford van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had three open felony arrest warrants through Prince William County, VA for writing bad checks. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. 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, February 20, 2013

Police Report: February 10-16

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.

February 16th:

3100 block of Webster Street: Dog bite -3:20pm. The victim, a Direct TV installer, told officers that he was bitten by the resident’s dog which appeared to be a boxer/pit bull mix. Then victim was treated by fire/rescue personnel and PG Animal Control responded to impound the dog.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 9:15pm. Officers stopped a 2009 Nissan Altima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and the passenger had two open arrest warrants through Montgomery County for unauthorized use of property and contempt of court. The driver was issued four State traffic citations and released. The passenger was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4000 block of 36th Street: MIR – 11:10pm. Officers responded to the PGPD District I police station to take a report of an armed robbery. The alleged victim told officers that he was attacked by two black males as he was walking to his car. He said that one of the men displayed a hand gun and both suspects began punching him. The two were able to get the victim’s car keys before he was able to get away. When he returned to his car he discovered it missing. While MRPD officers were interviewing the alleged victim a PGPD officer approached and asked to interview the alleged victim. After a short interview he was placed under arrest by the PGPD officer. The officer positively identified him as the driver of a vehicle that fled from the officer as he tried to initiate a traffic stop. The man bailed out of his allegedly stolen car and got away on foot. PGPD impounded the vehicle as abandoned. MRPD officers are evaluating the case to determine if further false statement charges should be filed.

February 15th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 10:15am. The owner of a 2004 Chevy Malibu told officers that sometime prior to her call to police a second, unidentified vehicle struck her parked vehicle and fled the scene without stopping to provide the required identifying information. No evidence that would assist in identifying the striking vehicle was found at the scene.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt vehicle theft - 4pm. The owner of a 2007 Dodge van told officers that he left his vehicle parked and secured on December 6th just prior to his being admitted to a local hospital. The owner said that he left the vehicle in the care of his sister during his absence. The sister notified the owner that when she checked on the vehicle today she observed that the rear driver’s side door was open and the ignition had been tampered with. The officers observed that the ignition damage was consistent with an attempted theft. A search of the surrounding area identified no evidence.

February 14th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Vandalism to auto – 12:55am. The owner of a 1994 Oldsmobile told officers that sometime between 3pm in the 13th and the time she called police someone used part of a brick to smash out the vehicle’s driver’s side window. The owner said that nothing appeared to have been stolen from inside.

4600 block of 25th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:20am. The owner of a 2004 Ford Explorer told officers that sometime between 12:30am this morning and the time he called police someone smashed out his vehicle’s rear window. The owner said that nothing appeared to have been stolen from inside.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 2:30pm. The victim told officers that as she was walking along Queens Chapel Road talking on her iPhone a man came up from behind her and tapped her on the shoulder. When she turned around the man grabbed her cell phone. The victim struggled with the man to hold on to her phone but she was overpowered and the man then fled on foot. The victim observed the suspect running towards a group of workers that were in the area and the group was able to surround the suspect and stop him. The victim retrieved her cell phone and the suspect was able to get away and flee the area. Officers located an electronic key that the suspect dropped as he fled. The key led the officers to an apartment in the 2900 block of Allison Street where they learned the identity of the suspect. While officers were investigating the robbery they received a call that someone had broken into a vacant apartment in the 2900 block of Allison Street. The officers, assisted by PGPD officers, surrounded the apartment and were able to apprehend one individual. That individual, a juvenile, turned out to be the person who robbed the woman of her cell phone on Queens Chapel Road. He was arrested, charged as a juvenile with robbery and burglary and released to his legal guardian pending Juvenile Court disposition.

2900 block of Allison Street: Burglary – 5:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary to a vacant apartment. The apartment was found to be the same apartment where the juvenile suspect was arrested a couple of hours earlier. Management employees told the officers that maintenance changed the apartment’s locks and secured the entrance door after the officers cleared the area the first time. When maintenance employees returned to the apartment at about 5:25pm the discovered that someone had pried open the door to get inside. The apartment was vacant but there was a strong odor of recently burned marijuana permeating the apartment. Maintenance re-secured the door. Officers are conducting a follow up investigation and have a possible suspect.

February 13th:

4700 block of 30th Street: Theft – 3:15am. The victim reported that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole a camera from inside his residence. There was no evidence of forced entry into the residence, and nothing else of value was reported stolen.

4300 block of 28th Place: Warrant service – 9am. Officers responded for the report of a person sleeping in the laundry room. Officers located the man in question and upon further investigation learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the District of Columbia Superior Court for escape. The warrant was obtained when the man, now an adult, was still a juvenile. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of the juvenile detention facility in Cheltenham.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Residential burglary – 1pm. Officers met with the resident who said that sometime between 10pm on February 8th and the time she called police someone entered her apartment and stole all of her electronics and furniture. The officers’ investigation identified information that would tend to refute the resident’s claims. The investigation is continuing.

February 12th:

30th Street and Arundel Road: Citizen armed robbery – 1:05am. The victim told officers that he was approached by a black male suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The suspect implied that he had a weapon inside the pocket of his sweatshirt and demanded the victim’s valuables. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene. A police K-9 team from the Greenbelt City PD responded and tracked the suspect for several blocks but lost the track at Webster Street and 28th Place. PGPD robbery detectives responded to handle the follow up investigation and gave the victim a ride to his residence after their initial investigation was completed. The victim was not injured during the robbery.

3600 block of Rhode Island AvenueTraffic – 10:50pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and the vehicle’s tags were suspended and there was an MSP pick-up order for the tags. The driver was issued two State traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.

February 11th:

3800 block of 32nd Street: Miscellaneous incident (MIR) – 3:10pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a resident who had not been heard from in about two weeks. Officers checked the residence and did not locate the individual. The residence was secured and nothing suspicious could be found. Officers checked with numerous local hospitals with negative results.

2500 block of Allison Street: Theft – 9pm. The resident/victim told officers that she left her apartment at about 11:30 am on February 2nd. When she returned on Friday the 11th she discovered a watch missing from her bathroom. The victim said that on Wednesday the 6th a representative from Water Save was in her apartment with permission from the rental office.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 11:45pm. Officers stopped a 1995 Buick for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued four State traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

February 10th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 3pm. Officers stopped a 1997 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and the vehicle’s registration was suspended. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Police Report: February 3-9

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.

February 9th:

3600 block of Oak Lane: Possible sexual assault/warrant service – 12:35pm. Officers spoke with a woman who told them that she was hanging out inside a vehicle drinking and talking with a male friend. At one point the man began to kiss and undress her. When a passing vehicle approached the victim stopped the encounter and got out of the vehicle. Officers tried to get additional details of the incident from the woman but she refused to cooperate any further. While interviewing the possible sexual assault the officers learned that the victim had an open arrest warrant through the state of Virginia for possession of cocaine. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of 31st Street: Miscellaneous incident (MIR) – 11:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man who was possibly suicidal. A friend of the man received a text message from him that indicated he would harm himself if the friend did not call him back.  Officers, familiar with the man from previous encounters, spoke with him and determined that he was intoxicated and looking for attention and not suicidal.

February 8th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Traffic – 9:30am. Officers stopped a 2000 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation. Further information revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick-up order for the tags. The driver was issued several State citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 10:45am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2005 Dodge Stratus that had a suspended registration with an MSP pick-up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 31st Street: Protective order – 12:30pm. Officers responded to assist with the service of a protective order. The officers located the individual named in the order and effected service.

3300 block of Arundel Road: Traffic – 4:45pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2007 Dodge Ram truck that had a suspended registration with an MSP pick-up order for the tags. Officers issued the driver several State traffic citations, seized the tags for return to MVA and impounded the vehicle.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 8:20pm. Officers stopped a 200e Cadillac CTS for a traffic violation. Further information revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick-up order for the tags. The driver was issued several State citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

February 7th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:45pm. Officers responded to interview a woman who wanted to surrender on an open arrest warrant. The officers confirmed the existence of the warrant which was obtained by Metro Transit Police on August of 2008 charging the woman with 2nd degree assault. She was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 8pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Ford for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Baltimore County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was issued several State traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/warrant service – 3:55am. Officers stopped a 2000 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued five State traffic citations and released. The passenger, who also did not have a valid license, told the officers that the vehicle belonged to his wife and that she was presently enroute to claim the vehicle. When the wife arrived officers checked to make sure that she had a valid license. They discovered that although her license was valid she had an open arrest warrant through Howard County for failing to appear in court on a charge of theft under $1,000. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

February 6th:

4100 block of 29th Street: Found property – 11:05am. Officers recovered a purse that was later identified as belonging to a woman living on 33rd Street. When officers contacted the woman she said that she had misplaced her purse. She came down to the police station and retrieved her purse.

February 5th:

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Hit and run collision – 4:40pm. Officers investigated a hit and run collision between a 2007 Toyota Camry and a 2003 Nissan Altima. They determined that the driver of the Toyota backed into the Altima. The drivers were in the midst of exchanging insurance information when the driver of the Toyota got into his car and fled the scene. The investigation to identify the driver of the Toyota is continuing.

February 4th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 8:25am. The victim told officers that she pulled into the BP gas station and parked at a gas pump. She went to the cashier’s window to pay for fuel and when she returned to her vehicle she discovered that her purse had been stolen from the front passenger seat. Upon further investigation officers determined that a newer model light color four door vehicle, possibly a Hyundai pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle. A man described only as a black male wearing black clothing got out of the suspect vehicle, took the victim’s purse then fled the area in the suspect vehicle.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Residential burglary – 12:50pm. Officers spoke to the owner of the house who said that she left her home for about an hour between 10:15 and 11:15 this morning. When she returned home she noticed that a window was ajar. When she checked the rest of the house she discovered that an electronic gaming console and some US currency had been stolen. Officers found several unsecured access points to the home, however a definitive location where entry was made could not be positively identified. Officers believe there’s a possibility that the theft was committed by a known acquaintance of the victim but are presently unable to substantiate the theory.

Bunker Hill Road and 29th Street: Emergency petition – 9:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a man who was either intoxicated or in medical distress. Officers located the man and observed that he was having trouble maintaining his balance and was unresponsive to questioning. Upon further investigation the officers determined that the man was under the influence of PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital where he was released to the medical staff for treatment.

February 3rd:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 11:05am. Officers on patrol were flagged down by the owner of a 1997 Nissan Altima. She told the officers that sometime between 9pm on February 2nd and the time she contacted the officers someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Monday, February 04, 2013

Police Report: January 27 - February 2

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.

February 2nd:

4000 block of 37th Street: Burglary – 10:30am. The reporting person told officers that a private contractor doing work at a vacant residence secured the structure and left the area at about 9pm on February 1st.  When the reporting person returned to the residence this morning he discovered that the basement door had been kicked open and an air conditioning unit and a hot water heater had been stolen from inside. No evidence was recovered from the scene and no witnesses could be located.

4100 block of Kaywood Place: Armed robbery – 4:45pm. The victim told officers that as he was performing maintenance on his vehicle he was approached by the suspect who he described as a black male, 5’8” – 5’9” tall, 170 lbs., with dreadlock style hair and wearing blue jeans and a black North face jacket. The suspect displayed a 38 caliber revolver and demanded the victim’s money. Out of fear for his safety the victim surrendered a quantity of cash and his cell phone to the suspect who fled the area west on Kaywood Drive. A canvass of the area failed to locate the suspect. PGPD robbery detectives responded to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation.

February 1st:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Warrant arrest – 12:35am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they determined that the dispute between the parties was not domestic related. Both were advised of their legal options. Upon further inquiry the officers learned that one of the involved individuals had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 31st:

4500 block of 31st Street: Emergency petition – 8:05am. Officers received a phone call from a woman stating that she was receiving suicidal text messages from her father. Officers responded to the father’s residence and spoke with him. During the conversation officers became concerned for his welfare, filed a petition for an emergency psychological evaluation and transported him to a local hospital for the evaluation.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Stolen vehicle – 2:10pm. The owner of a 2001 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 8:30am this morning and 1:30 this afternoon someone stole his vehicle. No evidence that could help identify those responsible was recovered and no witnesses were located.

January 30th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Lost child – 7:40am. Officers responded to the Queenstown Apartments management officer after an employee found an unattended male toddler wandering the property with no adult supervision. With assistance from about ten PGPD patrol officers, officers went building by building until the boy’s apartment was located. The officers interviewed the boy’s aunt who said that the boy apparently dressed himself, put on his coat and left the apartment while she was sleeping.

3400 block of Otis Street: Assault – 10:15am. The mother of a 13 year old child came into the police station to report that her son was assaulted by a fellow student. The juvenile assailant is currently serving a suspension from school for a previous assault on the victim. Officers notified the victim’s school and attempts to contact the assailant’s parents were unsuccessful. The investigation is continuing.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Motor vehicle collision – 1:10pm. Officers documented a collision between a 2006 Dodge Stratus and a 2008 Dodge Caliber. The investigation revealed that the Stratus was backing out of a parking space when it collided with the Caliber. There were no injuries.

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Suicide – 1:45pm. Officers responded for to assist fire/rescue personnel with a man who was not breathing and unresponsive. When the officers arrived they learned that the man was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot to his chest. Fire/rescue personnel transported the man to Prince George’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:35pm.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Threats – 5pm. The victim told officers that she has been receiving text messages from an individual threatening to do her bodily harm. Based on the content of the messages she showed the officers they counseled her about her options with the District Court Commissioner.

January 29th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Residential burglary - 11:55am. Officers responded for a residential burglar alarm. When the officers arrived they discovered a rear kitchen window open and a side door unsecured. Officers searched the residence and discovered that someone had ransacked the front bedroom. When the homeowner arrived he went through the hose and told officers that several items of jewelry had been stolen. Officers processed the scene for evidence and recovered one small fingerprint that was submitted for identification. The homeowner told the officers that the kitchen window may have been left unsecured.

4500 block of 34th Street: Fraud – 1:20pm. The victim told officers that she received a letter in the mail stating that she had applied for a credit card to purchase a computer and the credit card company needed additional information in order to process her application. The victim notified the credit card company that she did not make any such application. She also notified the credit bureau and placed an alert on her credit report. The victim did not suffer any monetary loss and the credit card’s loss prevention unit is investigating the matter.

January 28th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 27th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 7:20am. The victim told officers that she was pumping gas into her 2005 Toyota Sequoia when she saw a black male open the unlocked passenger side door of her vehicle and steal several items of her personal property. The suspect was described as about 5”6” tall, 170 lbs., and wearing a black and blue jacket.  A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.

2300 block of Arundel Road (Grand China): Warrant service/trespassing – 3:30pm. Officers responded for the report of four individuals trespassing on the restaurant’s property. When the officers arrived they discovered that one of the individuals 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. A second individual had the odor of PCP about his person and became disorderly and combative with the officers when they tried to question him. After a brief struggle officers were able to get him under control and under arrest. He was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and hindering a law enforcement officer. Both individuals were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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