Friday, March 28, 2014

Police Report: March 16-22

March 22nd:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Burglary – 6:40am. The resident told officers that she returned to her apartment and noticed that a couple of her things had been moved. Upon further inspection she discovered that an envelope containing personnel items were missing, however other valuables in plain view had not been touched. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am for displaying registration plates that expired in November of 2013. .

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary – 9:55am. The resident told officers that he returned home to find the front door unsecure and ajar. When he checked his apartment he discovered that someone had stolen a quantity of US currency and several personal documents. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Hit and run collision – 10am. The owner of a 2008 Mercedes told officers that sometime between 9 and 10am this morning an unidentified vehicle struck his parked vehicle knocking off the driver’s side mirror. There were no witnesses and no evidence was recovered.

4400 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 3pm. Officers impounded a 2008 Nissan Versa for displaying registration plates that expired in September of 2013.

March 21st:

4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 6:20am. MRPD officers were notified by their counterparts in DC that they had recovered a 2000 Dodge Caravan originally stolen from the 4600 block of 29th Street back on February 9th. The vehicle was found in drivable condition with only the ignition defeated. There were no arrests made and the tags were still attached.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 6:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress in front of the Auto Zone. When they arrived they discovered that a man had been robbed. The victim told the officers that he was approached by four black males and one black female who engaged him in conversation. During the conversation the four began to assault him. One of the four held the victim by choking him while the others went through his pockets and stole his money and personal property.  The four fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. The victim described his assailants as: Suspects 1-2: Black male, 17-20 YOA, 5’10”, 145-155lbs, tattoo under one eye; Suspects 3-4: Black male, 17-20YOA, 6’0”, 145-155lbs, shoulder length dread locks, black clothing; Suspect 5: Black female, dark skin, 17-20 YOA, with shoulder length curly black hair.

March 20th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for disorderly conduct because she was yelling profanity in a public place.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 10am. The victim told officers that when she returned home she was informed by her husband that her jewelry box was moved from her bedroom to the living room. The victim proceeded to look around and discovered that jewelry was also missing from her dresser as well as a checkbook and cash. There was no forced entry into the residence and no suspects were identified.

March 19th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 8:10am. Officers stopped several subjects for trespassing. Further investigation revealed that one of the individuals had an open arrest warrant out of Anne Arundel County. He was arrested in the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Allison Street: Possession of CDS (marijuana) – 8:10am. While investigating a trespassing complaint officers attempted to arrest a man for the offense. He was able to escape the officers and flee on foot. After a foot chase the man was apprehended and arrested in the intersection of Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road. A search of the man incident to his arrest revealed that he was in possession of 27 grams of marijuana individually packaged for street sales and $141.00 in US currency. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Indecent exposure – 12:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a man talking loudly to himself and exposing his genitals to passersby. When the officers arrived they spoke with a witness who said that the man exposed himself to her while she was sitting in her vehicle. Officers were able to locate and arrest the man for the crime. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 5:40pm. Officers were investigating an intoxicated individual, trying to determine if he needed fire/rescue intervention. The officers were approached by a second individual, also intoxicated, who attempted to insert himself into the process. After refusing several requests by the officers to move along he was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 11:40pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Ford Mustang for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

March 18th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen auto (recovered/supplement) – 2am. DC police notified MRPD that their officers recovered a 2003 Dodge Stratus originally reported stolen from the 3300 block of Buchanan Street back on January 20th.The vehicle was found in the 2700 block of Langston Place, SE. It was inoperable, both tags were still attached and no arrests were made.

3700 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:40am. Officers observed a vehicle parked for several days at a parking meter. Upon further inspection it was discovered that the vehicle did not have a license plate affixed to it. The vehicle was subsequently impounded and issued the appropriate citations.

3600 block of Perry Street: Lost property – 11:10am. A man reported that he caught the bus to work from the terminal at One Municipal Place. When he arrived at work he discovered that he had lost his work ID. He requested a police report to document the loss for his employer.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Hit and run collision – 7:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision that had just occurred. Witnesses gave the officers a description of the striking vehicle and the officers were able to locate the vehicle and its driver. The driver was found to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicating substance. He was charged with the hit and run and DUI. His vehicle was impounded.

4100 block of 34th Street: M/V collision – 8:35pm. Officers investigated a M/V collision and found that a 2013 Nissan crashed into a parked 1995 Chevy Suburban. The driver of the Nissan told officers that a cat ran out in front of him and when he swerved to avoid striking it he collided with the parked Chevy. The Nissan had to be towed from the scene because of the damage it sustained in the collision. The driver was not injured.

March 17th:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: MV collision – 3:40am. Officers impounded a 2013 Mercedes C30 due to it being inoperable after a traffic collision. The driver of the vehicle, who had been drinking crashed the vehicle into the traffic circle causing it to become wedged against a light pole and was halfway off the ground. There was major damage to the front and rear of the vehicle. The driver was issued two traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

March 16th:

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation (x3) – 2:20am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place. One of the men was found in possession of a fictitious Maryland identification card and he was issued a criminal citation for that violation as well.

4500 block of 31st Street: Recovered property – 10:10am. Officers took possession of a red Kent mountain bike from a resident. The resident told officers that it had been on the property for a couple of days and did not belong to anyone there. The bike was stored at MRPD for safekeeping.

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, March 17, 2014

Police Report: March 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.

March 15th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Emergency petition – 2:50am. Officers on patrol discovered a man lying on the sidewalk yelling and screaming. They quickly determined that he was under the influence of PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital. Once at the hospital the man became very combative and tried to violently fight with the police and hospital security. He was placed in restraints and released to the hospital staff for treatment.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Hit and run collision – 9:45am. The owner of a 1997 Saturn reported that sometime between 1:30am this morning and the time he called police an unidentified vehicle collided with his Saturn causing damage to the front driver’s side quarter panel, driver’s side view mirror, left rear quarter panel and right rear tire and rim.

4600 block of 29th Street: CDS possession – 1pm. Officers on patrol stopped to interview two men who appeared to be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. Further investigation revealed that one of the men was in possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way. The second man was found to be in possession of 3.5 grams of the synthetic drug known as Scooby Snacks. He was arrested for the violation, charged accordingly and released to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 4:25pm. A witness told officers that she saw a juvenile kick the driver’s side rear quarter panel of a 2013 Honda. The juvenile fled the area towards the playground at 34th and Upshur Streets. The witness followed him there and took his picture for identification. Officers were able to locate and identify the juvenile and take him into custody. Officers took him home to release him to his parents after he admitted to the damage. Once at home he denied kicking the car and his parents became combative and argumentative as the officers attempted to explain the situation. Receiving no cooperation from the parents the juvenile was charged with destruction of property on a juvenile petition. He was released to his parents pending juvenile court action.

March 14th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Identity theft – 11:45am. The victim came into the police station to report that someone had filed income taxes in her name, using her identity and address but with different financial data. She discovered this information when she attempted to file her taxes and was sent notice by the Internal Revenue Service.

3400 block of Newton Street: CDS possession – 4:50pm. Officers on patrol stopped to interview a man who was obviously under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. Further investigation revealed that the man was under the influence of marijuana and was also in possession of the drug. The CDS was seized and the man was arrested, charged with CDS possession and released to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Criminal citation – 6:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person possibly involved in drug activity. When the officers arrived they stopped a man for questioning and discovered that he was in possession of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for possession of the drug and sent on his way.

Chillum Road @ Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:35pm. Officers impounded a 1997 Ford F-150 truck and a 2009 Hyundai Accent following a M/V collision. The Hyundai was not drivable after the collision and the Ford was driven by a man who did not have a license.

March 13th:

One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 6:15am. Officers stopped a 2001 GMC Yukon for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an open arrest warrant through Prince Georges County for driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC In Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 7:55am. Officers responded to a traffic collision between a 2008 GMC Yukon and a 2002 Cadillac SLS. The drivers of both vehicles gave conflicting stories as to how the collision occurred and neither of their stories was consistent with the damage to the vehicles. Officers completed a State collision report form (MAARS) and sent the drivers on their way.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 5pm. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2009 Honda Odyssey the owner of which had a suspended license. The officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as the owner with the suspended license. They also learned that she had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving on a suspended license. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 12th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 12:45pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a 1998 Ford truck that had a suspended registration and an MSP pickup order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

57th Avenue and Jefferson Street: Mutual aide to Bladensburg PD – 6:50pm. Bladensburg PD officers responded to a fight in progress. Upon their arrival they became involved in a foot chase with several subjects. As the subjects were running one of them brandished a handgun and fired a shot. Officers were able to apprehend the subjects safely. MRPD officers were requested to assist in transporting two arrestees to the Bladensburg Police Station.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 4:25am. Officers stopped a 2005 Buick for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

March 11th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:45am. Officers stopped two men for riding a single bicycle in an erratic manner and without wearing required safety equipment. Further investigation revealed that one of the men was in possession of approximately 1.5 grams of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and both men were sent on their way.

35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 9:40am. Officers impounded a 1996 Chevy pickup truck for displaying registration plates that expired in February of this year. The vehicle had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 9:40am. Officers impounded a 2002 Honda motorcycle that was parked at an expired meter and not displaying registration plates.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station) : Criminal citation x2 – 3:15pm. Officers issued each of two women criminal citations for possession of marijuana.

4500 block of 34th Street (Thomas Stone Elementary School): Threats – 4:05pm. Officers met with the school principal who reported that the parent of a student threatened to harm three other students. The threats were made after school hours and stemmed from a dispute between the children. The principal has barred the parent from school grounds and officers are continuing to investigate the matter.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest – 4:50pm. Officers on patrol observed what they believed to be a drug transaction between two individuals. Officers stopped the two and found that one of them was exhibiting the symptoms and behavior of being under the influence of PCP. Officers took him into custody and a search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of a vial of liquid PCP and 4.2 grams of marijuana. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:35pm. Officers on bike patrol observed a man on possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was stopped and issued a criminal citation for the violation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 8:30pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Chevy van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags were suspended by MVA back on May 2nd 2013 for failure to comply with emissions regulations. The driver was found to be unlicensed. He was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

March 10th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Disorderly – 8:35am. Officers attempted to stop and question a man about loitering in a posted no loitering area. Further investigation revealed that the man had been previously issued a loitering warning notice prohibiting him from being in the area. When officers went to arrest him for the violation he became very loud, disorderly and combative. Officers had to physically restrain him to get him under control and under arrest. He was taken to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): Emergency petition – 1:45pm. Officers responded to the police station lobby for a suspicious person who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or CDS. The woman said that she wanted to hurt herself and felt sick. She was placed into custody and fire/rescue personnel responded to transport her to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

4600 block of 25th Street: Theft – 8:40pm. The victim told officers that a female acquaintance came to his apartment asking for money. When he told her that he had none she requested a ride to another location which the victim provided. When the victim returned home he discovered his wallet missing. The victim said that he could not remember if he noticed the wallet missing while his acquaintance was in his apartment.

Case update:  On December 27th, 2013 at about 1:25am MRPD officers investigated a robbery/carjacking that took place in the 4600 block of 25th Street. Detectives from the PGPD Robbery Suppression Team took over the follow-up investigation of this crime. Their investigation has led to the arrest of one individual for the crime. A second individual has also been charged and there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

March 9th:

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2009 Jaguar XF that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were removed for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 1:45pm. Officers investigating a motor vehicle collision found that one of the drivers did not have a license and also had an open warrant through Montgomery County for driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and issued several citations in reference to the motor vehicle collision.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 3:40pm. The owner of a 1997 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 8th and 12:30pm today someone broke into his vehicle and stole an iPod from inside the center console. Officers determined that those responsible used some sort of pry tool to break into the vehicle through the passenger side window.

3800 block of 35th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 6:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run MV collision. During their investigation they determined that the damage was inconsistent with that of a hit and run. Further investigation revealed that the complainant let her sister drive her vehicle with a learners permit and the sister struck a concrete wall. The complainant was afraid to report the incident to her mother so they thought they would file a hit and run report. The incident was documented and the insurance carrier was contacted.

4600 block of 27th Street: Theft – 10:40pm. A Pizza Hut delivery driver told officers that when he arrived to deliver an order to an apartment he was met by a man in the lobby. The man took the bag from the driver and told him to leave. As the driver walked off the man followed him and told him to get in his vehicle or he would shoot him. The driver entered his vehicle, fled the area and called police. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and were successful only in recovering the pizza delivery bag in a nearby dumpster. The driver described the suspect as a black male with dark skin; 5’10” tall; about 35 years of age; wearing a black skull cap, a black jacket and black jeans.

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.

Snow Emergency Lifted

The Snow Emergency Plan and parking restrictions are lifted as of 11am.

Snow Emergency in Effect

The City of Mount Rainier's Snow Emergency Plan is in effect as of 7am this morning, March 17th. Parking restrictions are now in effect on all designated snow emergency routes. Ticketing and towing will be enforced starting at 8am.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Police Report: March 2-8

March 8th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: EPS/CDS possession – 10:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a man passed out in the street. The officers found the man breathing but unresponsive. Further investigation reveled that he was under the influence of PCP. He was also found to be in possession of a bottle of PCP. The subject was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. Officers applied for a warrant charging the man with possession of the PCP.

March 7th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Criminal citation – 7:15pm. Officers responded to investigate two suspicious individuals in a vehicle. Officers located the two and found them to be in possession of marijuana. They were taken into custody and transported to DOC in Hyattsville. Once at DOC they were processed, issued criminal citations for the violation and released.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Domestic – 8:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man who was inside a woman’s apartment in violation of a protective order. When the officers arrived they found the man in the apartment and verified that he was in violation of the protective order for being there. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 6th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 4:15pm. Early this morning MRPD officers obtained a criminal arrest warrant for an individual charging him with 2nd degree assault and disorderly conduct. At about 4:15pm this afternoon officers found the man walking along 34th Street. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 11:10am. Officers stopped a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several State citations and the vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of 31st Street: Hit and run collision – 3:05pm. The owner of a 1991 Toyota told officers that sometime between 1am this morning and 12:30pm this afternoon an unidentified vehicle struck her car causing damage to the left rear fender.

March 5th:

34th and Varnum Streets: Citizen armed robbery – 12:20am. Prince George’s County Police patrol officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery that had just occurred. The officers located the victim at his residence and he told the officers that he was approached by a black male armed with a silver handgun. The suspect ordered the victim to lie on the ground and surrender his property. The victim complied and the suspect fled the area on foot. PGPD’s helicopter responded and assisted ground forces with a search for the suspect with negative results. The victim was uninjured and described his assailant as a black male; 25-30 years of age; 5”9” – 6”3” tall; 150 lbs; wearing black clothing, a black ski mask and black boots. MRPD officers were not notified of the incident until PGPD units cleared the scene because the initial call came into PGPD Communications  as having occurred in Brentwood.

March 4th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree domestic assault – 12:20am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. During the dispute the husband physically assaulted his wife and left the apartment. Officers have applied for a criminal arrest warrant charging the man with 2nd degree domestic assault.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 12:30am. Officers responded to assist Queenstown security officers with a trespasser. Further investigation revealed the subject had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for driving on a suspended license. She was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. Security personnel were going to seek charges for the trespassing offense. 

3500 block of Newton Place: Emergency petition – 7:10pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a woman who was possibly suicidal. When the officers arrived they found the woman in a state of depression and learned that she had taken some medication and alcohol. She was transported to a local hospital where she was released to medical personnel for evaluation and treatment.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Pedestrian struck – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman who had been struck by a car. When they arrived they learned that the woman was crossing in the crosswalk when a vehicle closest to the curb stopped for the pedestrian. As the pedestrian starting walking another vehicle swerved into the outside lane and struck her. She suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

March 3rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 9:25pm. Officers patrolling Luskin’s Plaza encountered a man who was acting erratically outside in the cold weather for an extended period of time. Further investigation revealed that the man was under the influence of PCP. The subject was unable to communicate with officers due to the effects of the drug. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital and released to medical personnel for evaluation and treatment.

March 2nd:

Nothing significant to report.

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.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

PGPD Citizens' Police Academy

The Prince George’s County Police Department will be conducting a 12-week Citizens’ Police Academy starting March 31st. The program is conducted on Monday nights from 6-9pm at the Training & Education Division located at 4380 Forbes Boulevard in Lanham.

This training opportunity allows our community partners to become familiar with the Prince George’s County Police Department and provides exposure to officer related training such as investigative procedures, conflict management, crime scene investigations, less lethal weapons, judgment enhancement training, and much more.

In order to participate in the training program, participants must be nominated by a law enforcement officer and approved by the PGPD District/Division Commander or Civilian Manager.  Space is limited to seven participants per district station.

Applications must be submitted by March 14th, 2014.

Mount Rainier residents who would like to attend the Citizens’ Police Academy can contact me by e-mail at mscott@mountrainierpd.org for more information and a nomination form.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Police Report: February 23 - March 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.

March 1st:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Traffic – 10:15am. Officers stopped a 2002 Lincoln Navigator for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had no license and his privileges were suspended for a prior DWI. He was issued several State traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Criminal citation – 11:35am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.    

3800 block of 34th Street: Strong arm robbery – 3pm. Officers were flagged down by the owner of the Alife corner store. The owner told the officers that one of his employees had been robbed at about 10am this morning. Further investigation revealed that a black male came into the store and took a dozen microwaveable noodle packages from the shelves and proceeded to walk out of the store. The employee on duty attempted to stop the suspect whereupon the suspect struck the employee in the upper right shoulder before leaving the store. The employee recognized the suspect because he frequents the store sometimes 2-3 times a day. Officers searched the area for the suspect with negative results. On March 2nd MRPD officers were able to locate the suspect. The store employee was able to positively identify his as the man who robbed him. As a result officers have applied for a criminal arrest warrant charging the suspect with various crimes.

February 28th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Suicide – 7:30pm. Family members returning home discovered the body of a 29 year old man who was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot. Fire/rescue personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead. PGPD Homicide Unit detectives and the Medical Examiner responded and confirmed that the man died as the result of the self-inflicted gunshot and no foul play was involved.  The family made arrangements with a local funeral home to take custody of the body for final arrangements.

February 27th:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Trespassing/attempt theft – 9:10am. The store manager told officers that a juvenile came into the store and filled his backpack with several items. The juvenile then came to the register to pay for just a couple things. The store manger asked the juvenile to take the rest of the stuff out of his backpack. The juvenile complied with the manager’s request and was cooperative. The manager notified the police of the incident to have it documented. The juvenile was advised against trespassing at the location.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers impounded a 1990 Nissan 240SX for displaying registration plates that expired in 2012. The tags were seized for return to MVA.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Trespassing – 2:05pm. Officers on patrol observed an individual known to them as having been warned previously about trespassing on the property. They were able to stop him in the 2300 block of Varnum Street after the subject fled jumping several fences in attempt to avoid the officers. When officers got the subject stopped he was found to be highly intoxicated and very uncooperative. He was subsequently arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

Russell Avenue and Kaywood Drive: Hit and run collision – 11pm. The driver of a 2010 Chevy Cobalt told officers that she was driving down Russell Avenue and slowed down in an attempt to locate a parking spot. As she slowed an unidentified SUV passed her at a high rate of speed, collided with her vehicle’s front fender and fled the area without making any attempt to stop. The victim was not injured in the collision.

February 26th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 1:35pm. Officers received information from that a juvenile subject wanted for robbery was seen in the area. Officers searched the area and located the juvenile. The warrant was confirmed and he was arrested, processed and delivered to the custody of the State youth detention facility in Cheltenham.

February 25th:

3300 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 1am. On January 31st officers took a man into custody for an emergency medical evaluation. The man was in possession of a vial of liquid PCP at the time of the incident. The officers later obtained a criminal arrest warrant for the man charging him with possession of the illegal drug. At about 1am this morning officers located the man and arrested him on the open warrant. He was delivered to the custody of DOC without incident.

2900 block of Allison Street: Criminal citation/recovered missing person – 9:55am. Officers responded for the report of several individuals trespassing and sleeping in a laundry room. When the officers arrived they located and detained four males. Further investigation revealed that two of the males had been previously warned against trespassing on the property. They were each issued criminal citations for trespassing. A third male was issued a trespass warning notice. The fourth male was identified as a missing runaway juvenile. He was issued a trespass warning notice, taken into custody and released to the custody of his mother.

February 24th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for loitering in an area where he had previously been issued a loitering warning notice.

February 23rd:

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2011 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 3am on the 22nd and the time he called police someone had keyed the side of his vehicle from the front door to the rear quarter panel.

3800 block of 31st Street: Traffic – 8:35am. Officers stopped a black 2005 Chevy Tahoe for running a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. The officers also learned that the driver had been stopped and cited for driving without a license two weeks prior. The driver was arrested, charged with driving without a license and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:25am. The owner of a 2013 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between 3pm on the 22nd and the time he called police someone had keyed the side of his vehicle from the front door to the rear quarter panel.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt theft from auto – 10am. The owner of a 1995 Toyota Corolla showed officers where sometime between 2pm on the 22nd and the time he called police someone tried to steal the front license plate off his vehicle. In the process, the suspect(s) damaged the mounting bracket and tag to the point where it was not repairable.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 3:30pm. The victim told officers that she had just finished pumping gas and walked over to the teller to pay for the fuel. Upon returning to her vehicle she observed that her passenger side window had been smashed out and her purse was missing from the passenger side floor board. The victim stated that she did not see anyone at her vehicle or hear the window break; however she did report seeing a silver Chrysler 300 pull close to her vehicle and exit the parking lot of the gas station going north bound on Queens Chapel Road in the same time frame.

4000 block of 31st Street: Theft – 7:30pm. The victim told officers that he left four skateboards on his front porch at about 6pm on the 16th. On the 22nd he noticed that they were no longer there. Early in the morning on the 23rd he observed a juvenile walking down the street with a skateboard that he recognized as his. The victim stopped the juvenile and asked him where he got the skateboard. The juvenile said that he found it on a nearby street.  The juvenile gave the board back to the victim. 

2300 block of Varnum Street: Traffic – 11:25pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Mercedes for an equipment violation (headlight out). Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle’s registration was suspended as well. The driver was charged with several traffic violations and the vehicle was impounded.

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