Monday, February 24, 2014

Police Report: February 16-22

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 22nd:

35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: EPS/attempt auto theft – 3:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman sitting in a vehicle that did not belong to her. When the officers arrived they saw the woman trying to start the car with a set of keys that didn’t belong to it. The woman initially refused to get out of the car but the officers were eventually able to assist her getting out. The officers found her to be in an altered state of mind so they transported her to a local hospital for an emergency evaluation. Officers have applied for criminal charges against the woman for attempt auto theft.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Theft from auto – 9:30pm. The victim told officers that she placed several bags of kid’s clothes in her vehicle to take to the laundry mat and went back inside her apartment to retrieve more clothes. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered that the bags of clothes had been stolen. 

February 21st:

3200 block of Otis Street: Vehicle impound – 7:45am. Officers impounded a 2009 Nissan Altima for numerous registration related issues.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): 2nd degree assault – 8am. Officers were called to the 7-11 for an assault that had just occurred.  The victim told the officers that as he was leaving the store a man held the door shut blocking his exit. The victim exchanged words with the man and forced the door open. The man grabbed the victim and struck him in the face. The man then got on a bicycle and fled the area towards Queens Chapel Road.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Destruction of property – 8:30am. The resident told officers that sometime between 1am and 2am this morning someone threw a brick at one of her front windows breaking it.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: CDS possession – 10:50am. Officers responded for the report of two subjects using drugs in the alley. When the officers arrived they stopped both men and found one of them in possession of cocaine. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that occurred earlier. The victim told the officers that she locked and secured her apartment at about 2:30pm and when she returned she discovered the front door ajar. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment and no signs that anyone had entered. However, the door was damaged to the point where it could not be secured properly. Maintenance was notified of the damage.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Little Caesars): Counterfeit currency – 8:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman attempting to use counterfeit currency to make a purchase. Officers questioned the woman and found her in possession of a counterfeit note. The note was seized and the US Secret Service was contacted for follow-up. The investigation is ongoing.

February 20th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 9:30am. Officers were notified by DC police that they recovered a 2002 Dodge Caravan that was stolen from the 4300 block of 28th Place back on January 25th. The van was found in the 2000 block of Fendall Street, NE. No arrests were made and the owner was notified of the recovery.

February 19th:

4100 block of 30th Street: Residential burglary – 2:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that had just occurred. A witness told officers that he observed three suspects walking from a residence carrying several items. He said the three got into a red Honda Civic and left the scene. Officers encountered the Honda when it almost crashed into a responding MRPD cruiser and the officers chased the vehicle until it finally crashed at Gaines Alley and 38th Street. The driver fled the scene on foot after the crash but officers were able to detain and arrest the other two suspects. After a search and brief foot chase the driver was located and arrested. Officers searched the Honda and recovered several items that had been stolen from the residence on 30th Street. The owner responded to the District I police station where he positively identified the items as those stolen from his home. PGPD detectives assumed responsibility for charging all three suspects as they were also wanted for additional burglaries in the area.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 9:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

February 18th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:35pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals loitering in the basement of an apartment building. When the officers arrived they discovered two subjects in the basement consuming alcoholic beverages. Both were known to the officers and had previously been advised against trespassing on the property. Both subjects were issued criminal citations for trespassing and escorted off the property.

February 17th:

One Municipal Place: Emergency petition – 6pm. Officers responded for the report of a man acting in a strange manner. Officers located the man and immediately recognized the tell tale signs of PCP intoxication. When the officers tried to speak with the man he fled the area discarding a quantity of PCP as he went. Officers gave chase and became engaged in a physical altercation with the suspect. A TASER was used to get the man under control and under arrest. He was transported to a local hospital for medical attention related to the Taser deployment. Officers recovered the PCP and charged the man with possession of a CDS. 

February 16th:

2400 block of Arundel Road: Fire on a stove – 2:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an activated fire alarm and the smell of smoke coming from inside an apartment. Fire/rescue personnel also responded and after several unsuccessful attempts to contact the residents the apartment door was forced open. Once inside fire/rescue personnel discovered that the smoke was caused by unattended food cooking on the kitchen stove. The problem was corrected and apartment maintenance was contacted to repair the door.

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 18, 2014

Police Report: February 9-15

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 15th:

3500 block of Perry Street: Found property – 8am. Officers on patrol came across an abandoned Toshiba 23” TV/DVD player. The item had not been reported lost or stolen so officers stored the device in the MRPD property room for safekeeping.

3700 block of 36th Street: Domestic/assault on a police officer – 8:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. The female half told officers that her baby’s father came over to take their child with him for a visit. The woman refused because the father was intoxicated and the father left the scene. While officers were talking with the mother, the father returned and got into a verbal altercation with another Mount Rainier officer that turned physical. Officers were forced to user a Taser weapon to get the man under control and under arrest. The man was arrested and transported to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment and two MRPD officers were also treated for injuries sustained in the altercation. All parties were released from the hospital and the arrested person was charged with assault on a police officer and other charges.

February 14th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Criminal citation – 9:30pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for trespassing.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:50pm. Officers stopped to investigate a 2001 Chevy Impala that was illegally parked. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and the tags it was displaying belonged on a 1996 Mercury. While the officers were checking the vehicle’s registration they were approached by a man who said that the vehicle was not his but the tags were. He was also in possession of an open container of Paul Mason brandy. He was issued a criminal citation for the open container violation. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

February 13th:

3100 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers ticketed and towed a 1996 Mazda for parking on a snow emergency route and obstructing snow plowing.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 4:45pm. The store clerk told officers that three black males described as 16-20 years of age came into the store, picked up several items and fled the store without paying for them. The suspects were last seen heading into the Kaywood Gardens apartment complex. Officers canvassed the area for the suspects with negative results.

February 12th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Warrant service – 8:50am. Officers responded for the report of a man sleeping in the basement of an apartment building. When they arrived they located the man and upon further investigation they learned that he had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a traffic charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

During the course of the day, officers impounded thirteen (13) vehicles – ten (10) for parking on a snow emergency route; and three (3) for displaying expired tags and/or having a suspended registration. Officers issued 38 snow emergency route citations.

February 11th:

Arundel Road at 25th Street: M/V collision – 8:30pm. A Metro Bus traveling southbound on 25th Street side swiped a parked 2008 Ford Mustang causing moderate damage.

February 10th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 2:25pm. The owner of a 2002 Nissan Altima reported that sometime between 9:30pm on the 9th and the time she called police someone stole the expiration sticker off her rear license plate.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Recovered property – 3:20pm. Officers were alerted to an abandoned tool box on the sidewalk. The owner could not be immediately identified so the box was placed into the department’s property storage for safekeeping.

3500 block of Newton Place: Theft from auto – 5:35pm. The owner of a 2006 Ford van reported that sometime between 11:30pm on the 9th and the time he called police someone broke into the vehicle through the front passenger window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 6:15pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota Prius reported that sometime between 3am and 9am today someone stole the rear license plate off her vehicle.

Buchanan Street and Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 8:05pm. The driver of a cab told officers that he picked up a fare in the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road. The cabbie said that when he got to the intersection of Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street there was a large crowd. The passenger asked the victim to pull the cab over, because he knew some of the people in the crowd. The passenger then encountered a person in the crowd that didn’t like him and that person (suspect) proceeded to break the rear right door window of the cab. The cabbie immediately drove across Queens Chapel Road to get himself and his passenger out of harm’s way. The passenger told officers that he does not know the suspect - just that he had seen him before. The only clothing description the passenger could give was for a black male dressed in dark clothing. A canvass of the area was conducted with negative results.

February 9th:

4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen vehicle – 11am. The owner of a 2000 Dodge Caravan told officers that at about 2:15am this morning he parked his vehicle in a rear parking lot in the Queens Manor Apartment complex. When he returned for his van at about 9:30am he discovered it had been stolen. No evidence/witnesses could be identified.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 1:50pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota Rav4 reported that sometime between 11pm on the 7th and the time she called police someone stole the expiration sticker off the rear license plate.

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 11, 2014

Snow Emergency

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the coming winter storm expected to begin sometime Wednesday evening and continuing until Thursday afternoon.

 

Based on current projections of between 5-10” of snowfall the City of Mount Rainier is declaring a snow emergency beginning at 6:00pm Wednesday evening. Residents are advised not to park on established snow emergency routes after 6:00pm tomorrow. Mount Rainier Police will ticket and tow vehicles parked on a snow emergency route once snow, sleet or other mixed precipitation begins to fall. Vehicles will be removed to a safe location off the snow emergency route. If your vehicle is towed, please call police communications at 301-985-6565/6566 for the location of your vehicle.

 

The following streets or portions of street within the city are hereby designated as snow emergency routes:

 

·         34th Street from Rhode Island Avenue to Arundel Road.

·         Chillum Road from Arundel Road to the City boundary at Queens Chapel Road.

·         Rainier Avenue from 34th Street to Upshur Street.

·         Upshur Street from Rainier Avenue to 28th Place.

·         28th Place from Upshur Street to Russell Avenue.

·         Russell Avenue from 28th Place to Arundel Road.

·         Varnum Street from Russell Avenue to Eastern Avenue.

·         Arundel Road from Russell Avenue to 34th Street.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Police Report: February 2-8

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 8th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 11am. Officers impounded a 1992 Honda Civic that was parked displaying an altered temporary registration tag.

4500 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 5:15pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert on a 2001 VW Passat that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and verified the ALPR information. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Stolen vehicle – 5:30pm. The owner of a 2006 Lexus told officers that he parked his vehicle in the BP station parking lot and left it running while he went inside to check his lottery tickets. He said that since the vehicle was equipped with a push button start he thought that the vehicle was not drivable if he was away from it. He was wrong. A tall individual was seen entering the vehicle and driving off with it in an unknown direction. 

February 7th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Miscellaneous incident – 7:30am. Officers were notified that DC police along with PGPD were serving a search warrant in the Rainier Manor apartments in reference to a homicide. The suspect in question was located at the apartment and taken into custody for questioning.

4000 block of 29th Street: Fraud – 12:55pm. The victim told officers that while in the process of applying for a home loan he discovered that someone had used his social security number without his permission to open a Verizon account.

4000 block of 30th Street: Lost property – 2:15pm. The victim told officers that at about 4pm on the 5th she dropped her wallet in her driveway as she was getting out of her vehicle. Later, when she went back to find her wallet she discovered it was not in the driveway.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 6:30pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert on a 2000 Jeep Cherokee that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and verified the ALPR information. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

February 6th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 12:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person sitting in a 2009 Mitsubishi Gallant smoking CDS. When the officers arrived they spoke with the man in question and found that there was no CDS involved. However a records check of the vehicle revealed that the registration was suspended and there was a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. No charges were placed against the occupant.

3400 block of Newton Street: Burglary – 5:55pm. The resident told officers that she left her apartment at about 7:30 this morning and when she returned she discovered that electronic items had been stolen from several rooms. Officers located pry marks on the front door but no other evidence or witnesses.

February 5th:

Arundel Road and 34th Street: M/V collision – 9:25am. Investigation revealed that a 2001 Ford F-150 truck was traveling northbound on Allison Street and proceeded to make a right hand turn eastbound onto 34th Street. A 2004 Toyota Tundra traveling eastbound on 34th Street failed to stop at the red traffic signal striking the truck. The Toyota subsequently collided with a traffic light support pole.

February 4th:

4500 block of 31st Street: Traffic – 10am. Officers on patrol received an alert on a mobile license plate reader that the registration of a 1999 Chevy Tahoe was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. Officers stopped the vehicle, seized the tags for return to MVA, cited the driver accordingly and impounded the vehicle for safekeeping.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 11:15am. Officers on patrol came across a 2005 Dodge Caravan that was displaying registration plates that expired in 2012. The vehicle was cited for the violation and impounded for safekeeping.

4600 block of 29th Street: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – 12:15pm. The owner of a 1996 Jeep Cherokee told officers that he registered the vehicle in his name to help out a friend. When he began receiving speed camera violations from New York and Pennsylvania he contacted his friend and told him he wanted his tags back and for the friend to register the vehicle in his own name. The friend told him that he was presently out of the country and did not know who had possession of the vehicle. The victim wanted to report the unauthorized use as an effort to get his tags and vehicle returned to him.

February 3rd:

Nothing significant to report.

February 2nd:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 11:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 3am. Officers responded at the request of a woman who said that her former boyfriend was in her apartment building and refused to leave. The officers found the man and further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant for violation of an ex-parte order involving the complainant. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 10am. Officers received information from the Grandmother of a man that her grandson had not taken his prescribed medication and had left the house without a jacket or shoes. The officers located the man and after questioning him, determined that his welfare should be evaluated by medical personnel. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to staff for an emergency medical/psychological evaluation.

4200 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:35am. The owner of a 2000 GMC Yukon told officers that sometime between 8:30pm on the 1st and the time she called police someone vandalized her truck. She showed the officers where someone put a long scratch from the front driver side bumper to the front of the driver‘s door. The driver’s side view mirror had been detached from the framing but was hanging along side of the vehicle.  No evidence or witnesses to the damage could be identified.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Located missing juvenile – 1:40pm. Officers were contacted by DC police and advised that they had taken a missing person report on a 16 year old female. DC said that the girl may be staying at her boyfriend’s residence on Queens Chapel Road. Officers went to the residence and located the missing juvenile. She was transported to MRPD headquarters where she was released to her mother.

3600 block of Perry Street: Violation of an ex-parte order – 4:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute possibly involving a handgun. When they arrived they discovered the male half of the dispute walking away from the scene and detained him. The female half said that he had grabbed her and implied that he had a gun. No gun was found but the officers discovered that the woman had an ex parte order against the man. He was arrested for violating the order and 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.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Police Report: January 26-February 1

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 1st:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Strong arm robbery – 2:35am. The store clerk told officers that the Suspect #1 came into the store and ordered a pizza. While the clerk was taking money for the purchase Suspect #2 went behind the counter, assaulted the clerk and stole all the money out of the cash register. Both suspects then ran from the store encountering a PGPD patrol officer who was in the parking lot. A foot chase ensued and MRPD officers along with a PGPD K-9 team and helicopter began a search for the suspects. About a half an hour later both suspects were located and apprehended in the 4700 block of 31st Place. PGPD detectives responded and will be handling the follow-up investigation and criminal charges.

2900 block of Allison Street: Theft from auto – 10am. The owner of a 2008 Ford truck told officers that sometime between 10pm on the 31st and the time he called police someone stole both tags off his truck. He discovered the theft after being stopped by a PGPD patrol officer for driving without tags.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 9:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

January 31st:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Emergency petition – 2:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person possibly under the influence of a CDS. When the officers arrived they located the man in question lying on the ground, unresponsive to questioning and unaware of his surroundings. Further investigation revealed that he was under the influence of PCP and in possession of a small vial of the drug tucked away in his sock. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital by fire/rescue personnel for emergency medical treatment. The liquid PCP was seized for evidence in CDS possession charges.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 5:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: CDS possession – 6:15pm. Officers responded to the gazebo park area for the report of a suspicious person. When the officers arrived they found the man in question who was barely coherent and had a strong odor of PCP about his person. Further investigation revealed he was in possession of a vial of liquid PCP. He was charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 30th:

3800 block of Eastern Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2004 Ford Mustang told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 29th and 7am this morning someone broke driver’s side window and damaged the vehicle’s steering column. Nothing was reported stolen and no evidence/witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2005 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 29th and the time she called police someone entered her unlocked vehicle and damaged the vehicle’s steering column and center arm rest. Nothing was reported stolen and no evidence/witnesses were identified.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Child neglect – 2:55pm. Officers received a call from the father of three children saying that they were being left alone in his estranged wife’s apartment. The father was unable to respond to the apartment because of an active protection order. Officers responded to the residence and found three small children ages 8, 5 and 3 that were left in the apartment unsupervised but in good health. Child Protective Services was notified and the mother of the children responded to the scene. The case was turned over to CPS for further investigation.

January 29th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 8am. The owner of a 2001 Cadillac STS reported that sometime overnight someone broke into his vehicle through the front passenger door and stole a cell phone from inside.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria because it was parked on a City street displaying expired and altered tags. 

4300 block of 30th Street: CDS arrest – 11:40am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person knocking on doors. When the officers arrived they stopped a man who fit the caller’s description for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that the man was operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license. He was taken into custody and a search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of approximately $400 worth of powered heroin. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. 

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 1:05pm. The owner of a 2003 Ford van told officers that his employee parked the van at about 7pm on the 28th. When they returned for the vehicle today they discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.

January 28th:

4000 block of 32nd Street: Assault – 2:55pm. Officers responded to the 3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue to assist fire/rescue personnel with an injured person. The officers spoke with the victim who said that he had been assaulted on the playground to the rear of the Mount Rainier Elementary School. He was unable to describe his assailant. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of several lacerations to his face and a possible broken nose. A canvas of the playground and the surrounding area for possible suspects was negative.

January 27th:

3400 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 5:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

January 26th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:30am. The owner of a 2005 Acura told officers that sometime between 5pm on the 25th and the time he called police someone smashed out his car’s windshield. The victim went on to say that at around 4:00am he heard his car’s alarm go off. When he looked outside he saw two males running from the vehicle; however he did not notify police at the time. He further advised that he has been having on-going disputes with a neighbor over damage to another vehicle and believes that this incident may be related.

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

Police Report: January 19-25

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.

January 25th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: M/V collision – 2:10am. Officers investigating a M/V collision determined that a 2004 Dodge Stratus struck a 2003 Nissan Altima while making a turn off Eastern Avenue onto Russell Avenue. There were no injuries.

4500 block of 29th Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 4:15am. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord told officers that he parked and secured his vehicle on the 24th at about 10pm. When he returned to his vehicle this morning he found broken glass on the ground where his vehicle had been parked was and the vehicle missing. Upon further investigation officers discovered that the University of Maryland Police recovered the vehicle at about 2:28am at the intersection of Paint Branch Parkway and Baltimore Avenue. The vehicle was found to have a damaged ignition. University of Maryland also advised that about 10 minutes prior to recovering the vehicle they observed it occupied by two black males.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen vehicle – 11:40am. The owner of a 2002 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 24th and the time she called police someone stole her van. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Residential burglary – 4:25pm. The resident told police that he left home at about 9am. When he returned he discovered that someone had broken into his apartment and stole several items of his personal property and electronic equipment. Officers determined that entry was made by prying open the front door bottom lock. Officers were able to obtain serial numbers for the electronics and enter them into NCIC.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Residential burglary – 7:20pm. The resident told officers that he left his apartment at about 4:45pm, returning at about 7:10pm. When he went inside he discovered numerous items of his personal property missing including electronics and jewelry. There was no forced entry discovered and the apartment was not ransacked. Officers spoke with other residents in the building and several neighbors reported being home at the time of the burglary but did not see or hear anyone.

January 24th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle – 7:30am. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Caravan told officers that she parked her van in the PG Pool parking lot at about 8pm on the 23rd. When she went back for the vehicle this morning she discovered it had been stolen.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Traffic – 10:20am. Officers stopped a 2011 Chevy Traverse for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration had been suspended since October of 2013 and the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: M/V collision – 12pm. Officers investigating a M/V collision learned that the driver of a 1999 Toyota Camry rear ended a 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue while the Olds was attempting to make a left turn from Queens Chapel onto Chillum. The driver of the Olds complained of minor injuries but was not treated at the scene.

4500 block of 34th Street: Residential burglary – 3:05pm. The resident told officers that he left home at about 9:30am this morning. When he returned this afternoon he discovered that someone had broken into his home through an open upstairs bedroom window. Whoever was responsible left foot prints with a Nike emblem embedded in the snow on the roof. Upon conducting an inventory the resident discovered that two laptops, a camera and some jewelry had been stolen.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Recovered stolen auto – 5:30pm. Officers on patrol stopped to investigate a suspicious 1998 Plymouth Neon. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in Hyattsville on the 24th. Hyattsville PD was notified of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Residential burglary – 7:30pm. The resident told officer that he left home at about 5am this morning locking his apartment as he left. When he returned home he discovered that his apartment had been ransacked. There were no signs of forced entry to the main apartment door, however the suspect(s) broke open a locked interior door and stole several removed electronics items.

January 23rd:

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 7:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open alcoholic beverage in public.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:40pm. The owner of a 1997 Dodge neon came into the police station to report that someone vandalized his car. Those responsible broke both door locks to the vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen and no evidence was recovered.

4700 block of 25th Place: Missing person – 11:40pm. The parents of a 13 year old girl told officers that their daughter had run away yet again. They said that she runs away repeatedly and stays away for extended periods. The girl’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

January 22nd:

3500 block of Perry Street: Disorderly – 5:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic argument. When the officers arrived they learned that the argument centered on the female half’s keys. The male half had taken them and refused to give them back. Officers were able to get the keys returned to the woman however the man became increasingly disorderly, shouting obscenities at the woman and at the officers. Attempts to get him to calm down were ineffective and he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

January 21st:

Nothing significant to report.

January 20th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism – 7:10am. The resident told officers that she was awakened by a loud bang. When she investigated she discovered that her bedroom window was broken out. She immediately ran outside to see who/what was responsible but did not find anyone in the area. There was no evidence to indicate what was used to break the window.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt stolen auto – 3:15pm. The owner of a 2005 Dodge neon told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 19th and the time she called police someone broke into her vehicle. Evidence showed that those responsible broke the driver’s side door lock to gain entry. Once inside they damaged the ignition in an obvious attempt to steal the vehicle. The owner’s GPS unit was stolen during the incident. 

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen auto – 6:35pm. The owner of a 2003 Dodge Stratus told officers that sometime between 2:30 and 4:30pm today someone stole his vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a person dumping construction debris. When the officers arrived they located the man and found that he was dumping several large bags of sawdust from refinishing hardwood floors and other debris from residential construction. Officers issued the man a criminal citation for illegal dumping and released him.

January 19th:

28th and Taylor Streets: Stolen vehicle – 9:40am. The owner of a 1997 Jeep Cherokee told officers that on January 18th at about 10:45pm he parked his vehicle and accidentally locked the keys in it. When he returned for the vehicle this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:10pm. Officers impounded a 2009 BMW 335i for blocking a private driveway.

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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