Friday, April 04, 2014

Police Report: March 23-29

March 29th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 1:15am. The homeowner told officers that at about 1:10am someone threw a brick through her living room window. She said that her son ran after the person he thought was responsible down 32nd Street towards Webster but was unable to catch him. The only description that was given was that of a man wearing a tan jacket or coat. The victim thinks that it could be related to an ongoing dispute some of her neighbors.

2500 block of Allison Street: Assault – 12:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a cutting related to a domestic incident. When the officer arrived they found a man in the hallway suffering from scratches and abrasions to the right side of his face. He told the officers that his wife had cut him. Officers interviewed the wife and she said that she scratched her husband with her nails but did not cut him. Officers were able to determine that the man’s injuries were a result of retaliation by his wife after he hit her in the face. Both individuals were arrested, charged with 2nd degree dimestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 28th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – Disorderly conduct – 8:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct/trespassing – 11:35am. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious person standing outside Chuck’s Liquors wearing a fill ski mask. When the officers approached the suspect he fled on foot to the rear of the store. Officers were able to stop him in the 3800 block of 35th Street whereupon he became loud and disorderly. He was identified as a juvenile and officers arrested him for disorderly conduct and trespassing. He was transported to MRPD where he was later released to his mother pending juvenile court action.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Missing person – 10:50am. The mother of a 13 year old girl told officers that her daughter had not returned home from school as scheduled. The mother said that she and her daughter had had words and she told her to leave. Officer learned that the family is under the supervision of Youth Village. Officers, along with Hyattsville PD officers went to the homes of several of the girl’s school friends but were unable to locate her. Her information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS possession – 2pm. Officers stopped to investigate three individuals who were drinking in public. When the officers approached one of the men discarded a 4 gram package of Scooby Snax. The Snax were recovered and the man was charged via criminal citation for possession of the narcotic. The remaining two men were each issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation. All three were sent on their way.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

3710 36th Street: Missing person – 9:35pm. The sister of a 40 year old woman called to report her missing. She said that her sister was last seen around 9am this morning and she and her niece had been looking for her all day. She said that her sister had not gone missing like this before and suffers from anxiety and bipolar disorders for which she takes medication. Officers called in PGPD detectives to assist with a search for the woman and a lookout was broadcast to all surrounding police agencies. At about 11:10pm the woman’s sister called back and told officers that she had been located in the care of Howard University Hospital and was in good physical condition.

March 27th:

3800 block of 37th Street: DUI arrest – 4:15pm. Officers responded to take a report of a hit and run collision. The collision involved a 2004 Kia Sedona that fled the scene after striking a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While the officers were taking the report the Kia returned to the scene being driven by a man who was under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested, charged with several violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 26th:

3100 block of Webster Street: Attempt theft from auto – 8:25am. The owner of a 2010 Subaru Forester told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 25th and the time she called police someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was reported stolen. The victim said that she may have inadvertently left the vehicle unlocked.

3700 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:50am. Officers impounded a 2002 Honda motorcycle for not displaying registration plates.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 3:05pm. The victim told officers that she had just filled up at the Sunoco Station and went to pay for her gas. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered that her wallet and cell phone she had left on the front seat were missing. She did not see anyone around her vehicle while she was pumping gas.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Theft – 7:10pm. The victim told officers that when she left for work this morning she had a gas grill, a storm door, an antique door and some cast iron lawn stakes in her driveway. When she got home she discovered that the items had been stolen. She and the officers spoke with a neighbor who said that about 1:30pm she saw a black male about 45-50 years of age pull up in a red and green pickup truck. The man loaded the items into his truck and fled.

March 25th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 9:45am. Officers stopped to question a man who was acting suspiciously. Officers saw that he was attempting to roll some type of homemade cigarette while standing in the doorway impeding customer traffic at the entrance to the Family Dollar store. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for possession with intent to distribute a CDS. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Possession of CDS – 3:30pm. Officers stopped to question three individuals who fit the description of suspects involved in a robbery. As the officers approached one of the men fled on foot into an alleyway and tried to hide inside a 2001 GMC Denali with dark tinted windows. The officers approached the vehicle and immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. The officers removed two individuals from the vehicle and both were found in possession of marijuana and open containers of alcohol. Both were issued criminal citations for the CDS and sent on their way.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Traffic – 9:25pm. Officers stopped a 1994 Toyota 4 Runner for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license, the vehicle was not registered or insured, and the rear license plate belonged to another vehicle. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

March 24th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 7am. The renter of a 2013 Chevy Equinox told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone got into the vehicle and stole several items of her personal property. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim said that she may have left the vehicle unlocked because of her unfamiliarity with the operation of the locks.

March 23rd:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:40am.The owner of a 2002 Acura told officers that sometime between 9am and 10:40am this morning someone flattened one tire and damaged the sunroof on his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers impounded a 2002 Ford Explorer for displaying tags that expired in November 2013; and for not being properly registered in Maryland.

4700 block of 30th Street: Hit and run collision – 6:40pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota reported that sometime between 3pm and 6:40pm today another vehicle struck his Acura and ripped the entire front bumper off the car. A witness stated that a small U-Haul truck may have been responsible for the damage but no evidence supporting that could be verified.

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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