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.

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