Monday, October 19, 2015

Police Report: October 11-17

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.

October 17th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 2:40am. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert that the registered owner of a 2001 Hyundai had an open arrest warrant. Officers stopped the vehicle and learned that the owner was in the vehicle but not driving and no longer had the open warrant. However, the driver of the vehicle was found to have a suspended driver’s license and two open warrants - one through the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office for theft, and one through the MSP Barrack in Easton for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. The driver was subsequently arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of 25th Street: Stolen vehicle (unfounded) – 2:55am. The owner of a 1997 Honda Civic reported that at about 1:30am this morning he discovered that his vehicle had been stolen. Officers took the report and entered the vehicle’s information into NCIC. At about 6am officers learned that the vehicle had not been stolen but had been impounded by PGPD officers for a parking violation. MRPD had the vehicle removed from NCIC.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (rear parking lot): Attempt strong arm robbery – 3:45am. The victim told officers that he had just been dropped off by an Uber driver when he was approached by a young Hispanic male who demanded that he surrender his cell phone and wallet. The suspect hit the victim in the face and a struggle between the two ensued. During the struggle a second suspect got out of a waiting car and punched the victim in the face and kicked him several times. Both suspects then got into the waiting vehicle and fled. The victim did not surrender his property and refused medical attention. Both suspects were described as Hispanic males in their late teens to mid- twenties and associated with a red, late 90’s Nissan Sentra.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 11:40am. The victim told officers that she was pumping gas with her two children in the car. She heard the children scream and when she turned to see what they screamed about they told her that a man had just taken a bag out of the car. The victim observed a black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt jump into a red, newer model Nissan and flee down Eastern Avenue towards Queens Chapel Road. Officers could not locate the suspects’ vehicle but learned that the same vehicle committed a theft in Hyattsville several minutes later.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: 2nd degree assault – 10:50am. The victim told officers that she and her brother got into a verbal argument over the sale of a cell phone. As the argument got heated their mother stepped in to separate the two and the victim left the apartment. As she was leaving her brother hit her with a broom stick and then fled. The victim showed no signs injury and was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

October 16th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Counterfeit money – 5:15pm. The store clerk told officers that a customer tried to purchase merchandise with a counterfeit $20 bill. The customer said that she got the bill from her cousin who received it in change from another 7-11. The bill was confiscated and logged as property. The Secret Service was notified.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 10:50pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Toyota for a traffic violation and learned that the driver had a suspended driver’s license, the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order on the tags, and the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for a traffic violation. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Vehicle impound – 12:50am. Officers impounded a 2007 Ford truck for blocking a private driveway.

October 15th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Vehicle impound – 8:35am. Officers impounded a 1997 Dodge for displaying tags that expired in May 2015.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 2:45pm. Officers stopped a 2015 Dodge for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was arrested and charged with the violation and his vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Arundel Road: MIR – 6:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault. The mother of a young boy told the officers that a female juvenile injured her son’s arm. Officers spoke with both children and determined that no assault had occurred. The injury to the boy’s arm occurred while both were playing with a swing on a nearby playground.

October 14th:

3400 block of Newton Street: Violation of an ex parte order – 7:35pm. The reporting person told officers that she was granted a final protective order against her son with which he had been previously served. When she tried to leave her residence this morning she found her son sitting on the front porch. He then tried to force his way into her residence but she was able to close the door and call police. The man has left the residence before officers arrived but after a brief search they were able to locate him in the 3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue. He was arrested, charged with violating the ex parte order and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Fraud – 10:10am. A woman called to report that she received a call from a collection company demanding payment on an unpaid Verizon account that she did open or authorize. Officers also contacted the collection company and advised their customer service representatives of the situation.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: M/V collision – 11:30am. Officers investigating a personal injury collision learned that a woman driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan made a left turn from Chillum Road onto Queens Chapel Road. While making the turn she was briefly distracted and collided with an oncoming 1999 Ford truck. The woman was issued three traffic citations and transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 12:20pm. The store clerk told officers that a heavy set female wearing a red sweat suit came into the store with several other subjects.  The clerk recognized the female from a theft incident that occurred yesterday so she followed her around the store watching as she placed several food items into her jacket.  The clerk confronted her and she became irate and began shouting profanities in the store. The clerk told her to leave the store and as she was leaving she took several other food items on her way out. Officers were able to locate the suspect at the corner of Varnum Street and Eastern Avenue and saw that she was still in possession of the items stolen from the store.  She was taken back to the store where she was positively identified by the clerk. Since the female was a juvenile she was charged with theft she was issued a juvenile charging document (J-1) and referred to the Juvenile States Attorney’s Office for further disposition.

4400 block of 28th Place: Burglary – 1:10pm. The resident told officers that he can home to find his apartment ransacked and numerous items of his personal property and cash stolen. The resident said that he secured his apartment door when he left at about 6:40am this morning and it was still secured when he returned. There were no signs of forced entry. Officers dusted the apartment for prints with negative results. 

4100 block of 34th Street: Possible burglary – 4:55pm. The reporting person told officers that he was watching the house for a friend. When he checked the house on the 14th he found that it was secure and undamaged. When he came by to check it today he discovered the rear door pushed in. He notified the owner by phone and until the owner returns neither could advise if anything was stolen from inside.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Robbery – 7:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man being harassed by two individuals asking for money. Further investigation revealed that the suspects attempted to rob the victim at knife point. Officers searched the area and were able to locate and detain both suspects. The victim positively identified the two as those who tried to rob him. Since the crime occurred on M-NCPPC property the suspects were released to the custody of Park Police for further investigation and charges.

October 13th:

5300 block of Mary A Court, Bladensburg: Mutual aid – 4:45pm. Officers responded to a mutual aid request from the Bladensburg Police Department involving a shooting that had just occurred. MRPD officers assisted in securing the crime scene and maintaining the perimeter.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 11:05pm. The store clerk told officers that a male and female entered the store, picked up several pieces of merchandise in the store and left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. The suspects were last seen in the 2200 block of Varnum Street walking towards Eastern Avenue.

October 12th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Citizen robbery – 6:40am. The victim told officers that he was waiting for a ride when he was approached by a black male who starting yelling at him. Since he did not speak English the victim could not understand what the suspect was saying. The suspect pulled out a handgun, placed it to the victim’s side and stole his backpack and the content of his pockets. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect described the suspect only as a black male.

One Municipal Place: EPS – 11:45am. Officers handling a loitering complaint at the bus stop spoke with a man who became very irate and agitated and made threats of physical violence against the officers. The officers questioned the subject’s mental state and determined that he should be evaluated by medical personnel. He was taken into custody and transported to Prince George’s Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 4:45pm. The owner of a 1996 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 10th and 8:30am this morning someone entered his vehicle, ransacked the glove box and stole a set of keys.

3700 block of 36th Street: Assault – 9:25pm. The victim told officers that a man known to him got out of a gold colored Toyota and walked up to him. The suspect produced a knife and held it to the victim’s throat and threatened to kill him. The suspect got back into the car and drove away. Upon further investigation officers learned that the suspect is having an affair with one of the victim’s relatives and it is believed that the suspect was trying to intimidate the victim into not revealing the affair. The investigation is continuing.

October 11th:

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 11:35am. The store clerk told officers that a black male described as 30-40 years of age came into the store and stole several food items. The suspect fled the store in an unknown direction.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 7:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a man acting erratically and being off his medication. The man’s grandmother said that he has psychiatric disorders, is known to use PCP had not taken his medication in several days. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for evaluation.

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, October 15, 2015

Police Report: October 4-10

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.

October 10th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 11:35am. The owner of a 2009 Mitsubishi told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered the passenger side window shattered. Nothing was reported stolen from inside.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Trespassing – 12:25pm. Officers responded to the alley behind the 3400 block of Eastern Avenue for the report of a man urinating on the property owner. When the officers arrived they spoke with the victim who said that he was approached by the suspect who was irate, cursing and threatening to do him bodily harm. The victim asked the suspect to leave his property several times but he refused and began to urinate on him. The officers located the suspect and arrested him. He was charged with trespassing and other offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): Theft – 1:50pm. The store clerk told officers that four black females came into the store, took several pieces of merchandise and fled the store without paying for them. The clerk gave the officers a description of the suspects and they were located nearby, identified and released. Officers conducted a follow up investigation and located video footage from the store which positively identified the females as being the subjects involved and showed them stealing wigs from the mannequins and several other beauty supply items. The officers applied for arrest warrants on the two adult females and submitted a J-1 charging document on the two juvenile females to the State’s Attorney’s Office juvenile division. Officers are also reviewing the store’s video footage from yesterday’s theft to see if the individuals charged today was involved in that crime.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 2:55pm. The owner of a 2006 Honda told officers that she had been in a minor traffic collision with a GMC truck. The truck was apparently trying to make a turn and struck her side mirror causing minor damage. The truck fled the scene without stopping to provide identification.

October 9th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Disorderly – 1:25am. Officers patrolling the area stopped to interview two individuals who were yelling obscenities at them. One of the individuals fled the area when the officers approached but the other confronted one officer in a threatening manner continuing to yell profanity. The man grabbed the officer’s arm whereupon the officer forcibly took him to the ground to place him under arrest. While the officer was trying to handcuff him he spit at the officer and tried to strike him with a closed fist. Once the officer got the man in custody a spit mask was placed over his mouth and he was placed in the officer’s police vehicle for transport to DOC. While in route the man was able to get his feet above the dashboard and kicked the windshield of the police car causing damage to the windshield, dash lights, and the laptop computer. Hyattsville City Police were notified and responded with a prisoner transport vehicle to get the man to DOC without further incident. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): Theft - The store clerk told officers that several black females came into the store. After looking around briefly one of the females reached over the counter and took approximately ten bundles of synthetic hair. The group then fled the store without paying for the merchandise. The officers obtained security camera footage of the incident and a follow-up investigation is being conducted to try and identify the suspects.

October 8th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12am. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a 2000 Lincoln Town Car with a suspended registration. Officers stopped the vehicle and learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 10am. Officers stopped to interview a woman suspected of having an open container of alcohol. Further investigation revealed that she had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Lost property – 3:20pm. A man reported that he lost his wallet somewhere in the area in front of Party Time Liquors.

3200 block of Chillum Road: EPS – 4:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic argument. When they arrived they learned that a man threatened his sister with a knife during the argument. The woman said that her brother suffers from a mental disorder and did not know if he had taken his prescribed medication today. The man was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. 

October 7th:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Missing person (returned) – 7:55pm. The father of the 13 year old girl reported missing yesterday told officers that she was located in the basement area of the apartment building where she lives.

3100 clock of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Attempt theft – 8pm. The store clerk told officers that she observed a man putting body wash products in a black trash bag. Once the man noticed the clerk watching him he put the items back on the shelf and left the store.

October 6th:

4300 block of 31st Street: Theft – 2:40pm. The home owner told officers that he recently evicted a tenant from the property. After the eviction he did a walkthrough of the house and verified that four window air conditioners were still present. He returned to the property this morning and discovered that all four A/C units had been stolen. The previous tenant did not provide a forwarding address.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Missing person (runaway) – 7:15pm. The father of a 13 year old girl reported his daughter as a runaway. He said that he believes that the girl left after a verbal altercation between the two over the usage of a cell phone to contact a male subject in Jamaica. This is the second time the girl has runaway in the past four days.

October 5th:

4600 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 7:40am. The owner of a 2015 Nissan called to report that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered someone had stolen the rear tag.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:20am. Officers impounded a 2000 Honda that was displaying expired temporary tags that belonged on a Chevy Monte Carlo.

One Municipal Place: EPS – 9am. Officers stopped a suspicious individual in the alley behind City Hall. After verifying that he was not wanted he was sent on his way. A few minutes later they saw the man touch a female subject standing at the bus stop and she smacked him. Further investigation revealed that the man had a mental disorder and was deemed to be a danger to himself/others. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and turned over to hospital staff for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

4500 block of 30th Street: Stolen vehicle – 12:30pm. The owner of a 1992 Acura told officers that he parked his vehicle at about 12:15am this morning. When he came back for the vehicle this afternoon he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

2700 block of Allison Street: MIR – 3:20pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a student who had not been to school. The officers were met at the door by the juvenile who was home alone and verified that she was OK. Officers spoke with the child’s parent by phone and was told that he was going to send her back to school on the 6th.  The school has pursued court action against the parents for not sending the child to school. A Child Protective Services case manager was assigned to follow-up with the parents.

3500 block of Newton Place: MIR – 4:15pm. A woman came into the police station and told officers that she and her neighbor began receiving letters from several banks and government organizations addressed to persons who do not reside at their residences. She showed the officers three letters from the Maryland MVA that each contained a valid driver’s license issued to persons who did not live there. Officers took custody of the letters/licenses and will follow up with the Maryland State Police and the MVA. The neighbor received two letters from the IRS, one containing a Peruvian passport, the other containing an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in the name of a person she did not know. Officers collected the letters for a follow-up investigation.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Attempt burglary – 8:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived they spoke with the residents who said that a black male tried to break in to their apartment through the bathroom window. When one of the victim’s went to the window with a baseball bat the suspect fled the scene. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect with negative results. The bathroom window frame was processed for evidence also with negative results.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Disorderly conduct/possession of CDS – 9:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they spoke with the female half who said that she let a man stay with her for a few days, however, when she asked him to leave, he refused and went into the bedroom and refused to come out. After the man refused officers’ repeated commands to come out of the bedroom a brief struggle ensued and the man was finally taken into custody and removed from the apartment. A search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of a synthetic CDS. He was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of the CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

October 4th:

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 3:40pm. The driver of a 2008 Ford Explorer told officers that she was approaching the intersection from the Chillum Road service lane and began to stop. She saw a bicyclist with a cell phone in hand approaching the service lane that failed to pay attention to oncoming traffic at which point the cyclist was struck by the Ford. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the bicyclist to a local hospital for treatment of his non- life threatening injuries.

4000 block of 29th Street (MR Quick Stop): Theft – 3:45pm. The store clerk told officers that a group of five juvenile males came into the store and proceeded to take several items of merchandise off the shelves and out of the refrigerator. The group ran out of the store without paying for the items crossing Eastern Avenue into the District of Columbia. The store’s surveillance video showed that the suspects were wearing hoodies and had on masks to conceal their identities. The total value of the stolen goods was about $47.

4200 block of 32nd Street: EPS – 5:10pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a combative, intoxicated female. Officers tried to question the woman and get her to calm down without much success. She was eventually taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical staff for emergency evaluation and treatment.

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, October 05, 2015


Police Report: September 27 - October 3

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.

October 3rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 5:15pm. The store clerk told officers that she gave a customer permission to take a shopping cart outside to unload their purchases into their vehicle. The clerk said that after waiting on another customer she went outside to retrieve the shopping cart and found that it had been stolen.

October 2nd:

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 12:15pm. Investigation revealed that a 2005 Lexus stopped at a traffic signal was struck from behind by a 1999 Acura that failed to reduce speed to avoid the collision. The driver of the Acura was issued the appropriate traffic citations. No injuries were reported.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Missing person – 6:25pm. The father of a 13 year old girl told officers that his daughter went missing after the two had an argument over a cell phone he took from her. The girl’s godmother contacted officers and advised that she was with her. Officers picked up the girl at the godmother’s residence in Silver Spring and returned her to her father.

October 1st:

4300 block of 28th Place: MIR – 6:20am. Officers took a report of a large tree that fell and struck three vehicles in the rear parking lot. The owners were notified of the damage.

One Municipal Place: 2nd degree assault (supplement) – 9:20am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious individual. Officer located the man in question and identified him as having an active criminal summons related to an assault incident with police on May 23rd. He was served with the summons and a copy was faxed to the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. 

3000 block of Upshur Street: Traffic – 1:55pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a 1999 Honda that had an active tag pick up order through MSP. The owner of the vehicle was present and allowed to remove the vehicle to a private driveway after officers seized the tags for return to MVA.

3100 block of Perry Street: Burglary – 7pm. The resident told officers that he arrived home at about 6:30 and went downstairs to do laundry. It was then he discovered the basement bathroom window had been pushed in. He checked the house and discovered that two iPads had been stolen. His roommate said that he left the house at about 6pm and everything was intact at that time. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.

3100 block of Windom Road: EPS – 10:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man rolling around screaming in the front yard. Officers located the man in question and identified him from past contacts. He had the odor of PCP about his person and was acting in a manner indicative of PCP intoxication. He was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the hospital staff for treatment.

September 30th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 10:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:40am. Officers issued each of three men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (x2): Criminal citation – 11:30am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 2:50pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Chevy truck after an automatic license plate reader alerted them that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick up order for the tags. The driver was issued the appropriate citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 30th Street: Burglary – 4:45pm. The resident told officers that when she arrived home she discovered her dining room window broken and the window air conditioner lying on the ground. When she went into the house and saw that the living room had been rummaged through she immediately notified police and left the house. Officers checked the house and determined that those responsible had fled the area after entering through the kitchen window, rummaged through parts of the house and left via the laundry room door. The resident looked through her house and told the officers that the only thing missing was a laptop computer. The scene was processed for fingerprints and other evidence with negative results.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 9pm. Officers were notified by Hyattsville PD that their officers recovered a 2009 Chevy Malibu original stolen from the 4200 block of Russell Avenue on September 29th. The vehicle was drivable at the time of recovery and no arrests were made. The owner responded to the scene and took possession of the vehicle.

September 29th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage as well as a loitering warning notice.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Loitering warning notice (x3) – 8:15am. Officers patrolling the area observed three individuals loitering at the bus stop for an extended period of time. All three were stopped and each was issued a loitering warning notice.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision – 8:20am. The owner of a 2008 Ford Fusion told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered damage to the vehicle’s hood. Officers observed the damage and found it to be consistent with that of damage from another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 12:45pm. An individual came into the police station and turned in a wallet he had found. Officers tracked down the owner who resides in Massachusetts and discovered that it was lost on September 25th. Officers are making arrangements to mail the wallet back to the owner.

4500 34th Street (Thomas Stone Elementary School): Violation of a protective order – 12:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a possible child abduction. Upon arrival they learned that a man had been served with a temporary protective order on September 24th. One of the conditions of the order was that he was not to go to his daughter’s school (TSES). The child’s mother told the officers that she had received several suspicious texts from the suspect so she called the school to check on her daughter. She learned that the suspect picked up the child just after school started. PGPD was notified to assist in the investigation. Officers were able to contact the suspect via phone and get him to return with the child. At that time he was placed under arrest by PGPD and the child was returned to her mother in good physical condition.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen vehicle – 6:30pm. A woman came into the police station to report her 2009 Chevy Malibu stolen. She told officers that she parked her vehicle on the 28th at about 9:30pm. When she looked for her vehicle at about 3:30am this morning she discovered it had been stolen.

September 28th:

4000 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 3pm. Officers were notified by PGPD that their officers recovered a 2000 Acura TL that had been stolen from the 4000 block of 34th Street on August 27th. The vehicle was found at about 9:45am this morning in the 1600 block of Amherst Road in Hyattsville. The vehicle was in good condition with both tags attached and no arrests were made.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: M/V collision – 9:15am. Officers investigating the collision determined that the driver of a 2007 Ford Taurus was attempting to park in a parking space but failed to pay attention to oncoming traffic. A passing 2012 Chrysler 300 vehicle struck the Ford causing it to be disabled and impounded.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 11:35am. The owner of a 2008 Nissan Rogue told officers that he parked and secured his vehicle at about 4am on the 27th. When he returned to his vehicle at about 8:00am he discovered it had been stolen.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Warrant service – 11:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault in progress. When they arrived they learned that a couple was involved in a verbal argument. Further investigation revealed that the male half had an outstanding warrant issued out of Prince George’s County for trespassing and disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 27th:

One Municipal Place: EPS – 1:50am. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle sitting crossways in the roadway. Officers found that the driver was under the influence of PCP and had an open arrest warrant through PG Sheriffs. Officers recovered a single cigarette dipped in PCP and approximately 2 grams of marijuana from the driver’s door. Due to his state of CDS intoxication the driver could not be accepted at DOC so he was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the custody of medical personnel for emergency treatment. 

3100 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 10am. The owner of a 2004 Honda told officers that sometime between midnight this morning and the time he called police someone stole all four wheels and tires off his vehicle.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 12:10pm. Officers stopped a 2013 Hyundai after an automatic license plate reader alerted them that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.

4100 block of 33rd Street: Property damage – 6:05pm. A child riding her bicycle lost control if the bike and ran into the left rear bumper of a 2007 Ford causing minor damage. The child sustained a minor scrape to her right knee.

3800 block of 34th Street (Alife Market): Theft – 11:50pm. The store clerk told officers that while he was attending to a customer an unknown black male came into the store. The suspect walked around the store, picked up various items and left without paying for them. The store’s video surveillance system will be viewed when the manager comes in on Monday to see if the suspect can be identified.

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.

Friday, October 02, 2015

PGC OEM Weather Brief-October 2nd

The Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated to a Level 3-Monitoring status. The EOC can be reached at 301-324-4350. No actions are required from local municipal stakeholders at this time. Prince George’s County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 8am on Saturday, October 3rd.

Today, October 2, will be a major rain event across the County, with rain amounts of 2-3 inches and possibly higher in local areas. Rain showers should increase in intensity later in the day and should taper off sometime overnight. Winds will also continue to increase throughout the day, with speeds of 15-20 mph and gusts of 30 mph or greater. The major hazards from this event will be flash flooding, low land flooding, standing water on roadways, and trees and power lines coming down due to saturated soil and wind gusts.

Rain amounts should be minimal on Saturday and Sunday, with totals not expected to exceed .25 inches across the County.

Hurricane Joaquin continues to strengthen and move north as a Category 4 Hurricane, however it is now expected to stay well east of Maryland. Currently, the NWS does not expect Hurricane Joaquin to affect Prince George’s County.