Tuesday, May 31, 2016

FW: Police Report: May 22-28

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.

May 28th:

Nothing significant to report.

May 27th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Hit and run collision – 8:10am. The owner of a 2004 Nissan Titan told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered damage to the front fender and the driver’s side rear door. The victim suspected that the damage was caused by a trash truck, however when the officers contacted the trash company they learned that the trash was picked up on Thursday the 26th as scheduled so the trash truck should not have been present. No other evidence was recovered.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 9:15am. The reporting person told officers that he came out to his company vehicle this morning and discovered that it was up on blocks and all four wheels/tires had been stolen. He had parked the 2013 Cadillac Escalade at about 11pm the previous evening.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Lost property – 11:30am. A man came in to the police station to report that he had lost his wallet sometime after he got out of his car on Chauncey Place at about 2pm on the 26th.

3700 block of 37th Street: Vehicle impound – 2pm. Officers impounded a 1995 Chevy Caprice. The vehicle was unregistered and had no tags displayed.

4200 block of 30th Street: Lost property – 6:20pm. A man came into the police station and reported that he lost his wallet sometime after noon today.

May 26th:

30th Street and Arundel Road: Traffic – 1:55pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Mitsubishi for running a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 3pm. The resident told officers that while he was away from home a man he knew broke into his home through the living room window. Once inside the suspect stole an air mattress out of the resident’s bedroom. Witnesses saw the suspect commit the crime and provided statements to police. The officers have applied for an arrest warrant charging the suspect with burglary.

4200 block of Kaywood Place: Disorderly conduct – 4:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight. When they arrived they observed a man standing on the front steps of the apartment building screaming profanities. Officers learned that the incident was related to a child custody. Repeated requests of the man to calm down and leave the area were unsuccessful. He was eventually arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Officers also impounded the man’s vehicle which he had left stopped in the roadway with the engine running and loud music coming from inside.

May 25th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Hit and run collision – 7am. The driver of a 2007 Toyota Camry told officers that a 2006 Mitsubishi struck her car as its driver tried to parallel park behind it. The Mitsubishi’s driver left the scene without leaving his/her information. The tags on the Mitsubishi were expired and it was cited for the violation and impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: MIR – 10:15am. Officers responded for the report of two young children locked out of their house. Further investigation revealed that the children’s mother was ill and was inside the house sleeping.  The kids got outside through the back door and were unable to get back in. Officers were able to wake the mom and get the kids back inside.

4500 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle with an attached trailer that appeared to be abandoned. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 1996 Dodge van, was displaying temporary tags issued to an Acura. The van was impounded and the tags were seized for return to MVA. The trailer could not be towed at the time of the incident and was left where it was found.

May 24th:

3200 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 8:05am. The owner of a 2001 Audi came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that sometime overnight someone smashed out the front passenger side window and stole her Queenstown Apartment Complex parking pass.

3100 block of Arundel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 5:30pm. Officers were notified by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office that their deputies recovered a 2010 Mercedes 350 in the Festival Shopping Center in Waldorf. The vehicle was originally reported stolen to MRPD back on August 23, 2015. The keys were recovered with the vehicle but the tags were not. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner notified.

May 23rd:

3400 block of Otis Street: Vehicle impound – 1:15am. Officers impounded a Hyundai Santa Fe displaying Virginia tags that were issued to another vehicle.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: 2nd degree assault – 1:20am. The victim told officers that her boyfriend came home intoxicated and the two got into an argument that turned physical. During the altercation the man choked her and covered her mouth so she couldn’t call for help. She was able to free herself and call police but the suspect had fled the scene before officers arrived. The victim sustained a minor laceration to her forehead but refused medical treatment. Officers completed a lethality assessment screen, put the victim in contact with the Family Crisis Center and advised her of her options with the District Court Commissioner.

3300 block of Otis Street: Threats – 10:30am. The victim told officers that her daughter’s boyfriend threatened to harm her because she told him that she no longer wants him at her house. There is pending litigation against the boyfriend for other threats of violence.  The investigation is ongoing and officers have applied for an arrest warrant charging the boyfriend with witness intimidation.

3100 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 7:30pm. A 2005 BMW reported stolen back on March 23rd was recovered by officers from the Laurel City Police Department in the 7800 block of Braygreen Road.  The vehicle was unoccupied and in drivable condition with both tags attached. No arrests were made. The owner was notified of the recovery.

May 22nd:

4500 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officers impounded a 2014 Mitsubishi for displaying tags that expired in January 2016.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 3:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. He had refused to leave the business and had been previously banned from the shopping center.

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, May 23, 2016

Police Report: May15-21

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.

May 21st:

3500 block of Perry Street: Emergency petition – 12:01am. The father of a 24 year old woman called police because his daughter was out of control and destroying property in the family home. Officers spoke with the woman and learned that earlier in the day she sent her father a text in which she threatened to have herself harmed; and that she had not been taking her depression medication. Officers took her into custody, transported her to Washington Adventist Hospital and released her to the medical staff for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Missing person – 7:30am. The wife of a 48 year old man reported her husband missing. She said that she last spoke with him at about 7:30am on the 20th. At about 10:35am officers were notified that the man had been found deceased in his beach house in Talbot County. The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into his death.

3300 block of Perry Street: Urinating in public – 6:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a man urinating in public. They located him and found that he was intoxicated and did not have any identification with him. He was taken into custody and transported to DOC in Hyattsville for charges and identification.

4700 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:15pm. Officers impounded a 2012 Toyota for blocking a private driveway.

May 20th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:50am. Officers impounded a 1998 Nissan for displaying tags that expired in January of 2016.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 6pm-6:30pm. Three additional victims reported as having purchased fraudulent airline tickets from Balbuena Travel. The purchases were made in January, March and April of this year.

May 19th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 6:55am. Officers stopped a man who they suspected had an open arrest warrant. Officers confirmed the warrant charging him with 4th degree burglary issued through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.  

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto - 8am. The owner of a 2006 Dodge van told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken in and stolen several items of his personal property. Further investigation revealed that the front driver’s door lock had pry marks on it and entry was made through that door.

May 18th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Missing person – 11:50am. Officers responded for the report of a missing adult male. The man’s parents told the officers that they last saw their son on the 14th. From past experience the officers knew that the man is bipolar and had recently attempted to commit suicide. Further investigation revealed that the man had been admitted to the Howard University Hospital Emergency Room after trying to commit suicide and had been run over by a vehicle in DC. Officer’s notified the family of his location and condition.

Rhode Island Ave and 34th Street: M/V collision – 4:10pm. The driver of a 2007 Volvo stopped for a red light at the bus terminal. The driver of a 1998 Nissan failed to reduce his speed and collided with the rear end of the Volvo. There were no injuries.

3700 block of 34th Street: CDS possession – 8pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious person in the backyard of a residence on Newton Street. The officers noticed the odor of PCP coming from the man and when they tried to question him he fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend the man just across Eastern Avenue in DC after deploying a Taser weapon. The man was found in possession of marijuana and admitted to recently smoking PCP. He was charged with CDS possession on a criminal summons issued by a District Court Commissioner.

4300 block of Newton Street: Warrant service – 9:50pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious person loitering near a vacant house. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a DUI charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Allison Street: Destruction of property – 10:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived they learned that three men had been involved in an argument that turned into a fight in the hallway. During the fight the men destroyed a wooden handrail and knocked two holes in the hallway wall. The incident was photographed and documented. All information will be referred to apartment management to see if they would like to pursue charges.

3700 block of 37th Street: Assault – 11:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. When they arrived they found the victim suffering from lacerations to his head and face. Further investigation revealed that the victim had been drinking and stopped to speak with some of his neighbors. A verbal altercation ensued and eventually turned physical. The victim was punched repeatedly by several of the men and left in the street as they walked away. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The officers tried to interview the victim but because of his injuries and his level of intoxication he was unable to give a full statement. The victim was only able to say that he did not remember what happened and that the suspects were friends with a neighbor. Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage from a neighbor’s house showing four possible suspects leaving the area. The investigation is still on going.

May 17th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 4pm. The victim told officers that after shopping she left her cell phone on the sales counter. She went to another store on Varnum Street and had a conversation with a man who flirted with her. She left the store and realized that she did not have her phone. When she called her number the man who she spoke with answered and said he would leave the phone at the Grand China restaurant. She went to the restaurant but the phone was not there.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – Various times. Two additional victims reported as having purchased fraudulent airline tickets from Balbuena Travel. The purchases were made in late March and early April this year.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vandalism/theft – 6:20pm. The owner of a 2010 Nissan Altima told officers that she came out to her vehicle and discovered a scratch on the passenger side of the vehicle extending from the rear quarter panel to the headlight. She also noticed that her apartment door was defaced with a black marker and her welcome door mat was missing. She suspects that her downstairs neighbor is responsible due to ongoing disputes that have been addressed with management.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto): Theft – 8:35pm. The store clerk told officers that she was discussing the sale of brake pads with a customer who asked to see other merchandise. She left the sales counter momentarily to check on the customer’s request and when she returned he had left the store. She later looked at surveillance footage with the officers and saw that the man had gone behind the counter and stole the brake pads. 

2900 block of Allison Street: Domestic Assault – 10:05pm. The victim told officers she and her husband (suspect) became engaged in a domestic argument that turned physical. The suspect choked her and hit her with a closed fist several times before fleeing the scene. She said that she has a protective order against him that was issued in DC but that he has permission to be at her Maryland address for supervised visits with his children. She screened positive on a lethality assessment and spoke with a counselor at the Family Crisis center. She was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

May 16th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud (x3) Various times. Throughout the day officers took reports from three different victims regarding the fraudulent sale of airline tickets from Balbuena Travel and Lucero Travel. All purchases took place in April of this year. The business is now closed and the owner has been charged with multiple counts of theft and fraud and is currently incarcerated on $20,000 bond awaiting trial. We expect additional victims to come forward as the case progresses.

4400 block of 28th Place: EPS – 10:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a man threatening to do harm to himself and others. The man’s father told the officers that his son had recently been released from hospital care and had attempted to drink bleach. The man told officers that he wanted to die. He was taken into custody and transported by EMS personnel to Washington Adventist Hospital. He was released to the medical staff for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

May 15th:

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Police Report: May 8-14

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.

May 14th:

4100 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto/attempt credit card abuse – 9:10am. The owner of a 2007 Dodge Caravan told officers that he left his vehicle unlocked as he was helping unload/load items for the church. When he returned to his van he saw a tall, light skinned black woman in her 20’s or 30’s shut the driver’s door to his vehicle. The woman got into a greenish colored Ford, possibly a Bronco, and drive quickly away west on Bunker Hill Road. When the victim checked the van he discovered that his wallet, a GPS unit and a large quantity of US Currency had been stolen from inside. He was able to cancel his bank card but not before two attempts were made to use the card at the BP Gas station on Eastern Avenue and at the Shell station in the 1800 block of Rhode Island Avenue. The victim’s van was processed for latent prints with negative results.

3800 block of 31st Street: Vehicle impound – 8:15pm. Officers impounded a 2016 Dodge Ram truck for impeding the flow traffic.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person sleeping in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers recognized the man as one who they had previously arrested for trespassing on the property, assault and damaging a police vehicle. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of two plastic bags containing more than 10g of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

May 13th:

Perry Street and Wells Avenue: Destruction of property – 7:05am. The owner of a 2011 Lexus SUV came into the police station and reported that he and another man had exchanged words because the man thought he was driving too fast through the neighborhood. The man became irate and threw a flashlight at his vehicle damaging the rear driver’s side. Officers later located a man matching the description of the suspect and questioned him about the incident. He admitted having words with the driver but denied throwing the flashlight. He was issued a criminal citation for destruction of property and sent on his way.

3000 block of Bunker Hill Road: MIR – 7:15am. Officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. Their investigation revealed that nothing was taken from the vehicle, but someone had ransacked the interior and the glove compartment.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 10:15am. The victims told officers that they purchased over $2,000 worth of airline tickets from Lucero Travel on April 17th. On May 12th they called the airline to confirm the reservations and were told that the reservations had been canceled. The victims made several attempts to recover their money with negative results.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Uttering – 10:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a man trying to cash a fraudulent check. When they arrived the suspect was still in the store and they detained him. Further investigation revealed that he was trying to cash a TD Bank check issued to another person by the National Gallery of Art. Both the bank and the gallery verified that the check was fraudulent. He was arrested, charged with theft and uttering and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 6:50pm. The owner of a 2015 Hyundai Sonata told officers that she parked her vehicle on the station’s lot when she arrived for work. Sometime later she was told by a customer that both of her tags were missing off the car. No witnesses or evidence were identified.

4400 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 10:10pm. Officers impounded a 2005 Honda Accord That was illegally parked and displaying tags that expired last February.

One Municipal Place: Strong arm robbery – 8:25pm. The victim told officers that he got off the bus and was standing at the bus shelter when he was approached by a black male suspect who engaged him in a conversation. The suspect asked him what he had on him and when he said he had nothing the suspect kicked him on the outside of his knee. As the victim fell to the ground a second black male suspect pushed him the rest of the way down. The victim said that the suspects hit him in the head several times before going through his pockets and stealing several items of his personal property including the backpack he was wearing. Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. EMS responded to the scene and the victim refused treatment. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation.

May 12th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Missing person – 1:25am. Officers responded with fire/rescue personnel for the report of an unconscious female in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers found her and she was identified her a 14 year old juvenile who was reported missing by her mother about two hours prior. The girl was transported to Providence Hospital for a checkup. Her mother was notified and responded to the hospital to pick up her daughter. Officers notified social services of the situation and they will follow up with the family.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Disorderly – 8:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person, possibly under the influence of PCP. Officers located the woman on the DC side of Eastern Avenue and stopped her to check her welfare. She became loud and disorderly and the officers called for assistance from DC police and DC EMS. After the DC medics said she was OK DC released her. She came back into Mount Rainier and resumed her disorderly behavior. She was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Civil citation – 11:25pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

May 11th:

3800 block of 37th Street: Hit and run collision – 7:25am. The owners of two separate properties told officers that an unidentified motor vehicle crashed into their fences and fled the scene. There were no witnesses identified, however there was debris from a vehicle left at the scene.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Property damage – 5:50pm. The owner of a 2010 Honda told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered scratches to the rear bumper. Officers determined that due to the way the vehicle was parked the damage was likely caused by a landscaper trimming the grass. The owner was advised to contact apartment management and his insurance company.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 7:20pm. The victim told officers that she locked a Nikon camera in the trunk of her Mercedes after she last used it on Mother’s Day. When she went to retrieve it today it was not in the trunk. The lock on the truck didn’t appear to have been tampered with.

May 10th:

3500 block of 37th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:30am. The owner of a 2004 Honda Accord told officers that she had her vehicle towed from the parking lot of a restaurant in Hyattsville at about 8:30 last night because it wouldn’t start. The tow company was instructed to tow the vehicle to the 3500 block of Newton Place. The tow company kept the vehicle overnight and left it in the 3500 block of 37th Street this morning. When the owner went out to her car she discovered extensive damage to the roof, back window and left rear door. Another officer who witnessed the vehicle being dropped off by the tow truck observed that the damage had been done prior to delivery. The actual location of incident is still unknown.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time): Bad check – 3:50pm. The store clerk told officers that a man came in and tried to cash a check the clerk identified as fraudulent. When the clerk refused to cash the check the man left the store in the company of an individual driving a 2013 Chevy with DC tags. The clerk provided the officers copies of the suspect’s DC identification card, the fraudulent check and photos from the security camera. The signature on the id and check match. The officers submitted an application for statement of charges against the suspect charging him with uttering and theft.

4500 block of 31st Street: EPS – 7:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person. Officers found the man in question and discovered he had ingested PCP and had slurred speech and could barely keep his eyes open. Officers had to support him to keep him from falling and injuring himself.  He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

May 9th:

2400 block of Allison Street: Rape – 6am. The victim told officers that her former boyfriend let himself into her apartment using a key he still had from when the relationship ended. He entered her bedroom and committed the crime. He slept in front of her closed bedroom door to prevent her from escaping while he slept. He assaulted he a second time in the morning before she was able to call for help and finally escape the apartment. The suspect stole the victim’s car and two cell phones as he fled the area. PGPD detectives interviewed the victim and learned that she had an active protective order against the suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. MRPD officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and placed her in contact with counselors at the Family Crisis Center. At about 2:50pm MRPD officers responded back to the area after they received information that the suspect had returned. He was located driving the victim’s car and arrested without incident. He was transported to PGPD CID for processing.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Noise complaint/fireworks – 11am. A resident came I into the police station to complaint about noise coming from a house of 33rd Street, specifically two loud explosions that occurred this past Saturday May 7th. Officers went to the house and spoke with a man who said that his brother, the owner of the house, was setting off fireworks. He apologized for the disturbance and said he would ensure that no more fireworks would disturb the neighborhood.

May 8th:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 3:50am. Officers came upon a 2011 Hyundai that had crashed into a PEPCO pole adjacent to the traffic circle. The driver and passengers had all exited the vehicle safely and the driver told the officers that he must have fallen asleep while driving. None of the occupants wanted medical attention. The vehicle was towed from the scene PEPCO responded to assess the damage to their pole.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Found property – 1:15pm. A resident told officers that he found a small rusted cast iron single shot hand gun when he was cleaning under his porch. Since he had just moved into the neighborhood he could not provide any further information about the property. The gun was placed in storage at MRPD.

4500 Block of 31st Street: MIR – 8:50pm. Officers responded for the report of several shots being fired. Several citizens said they heard the gun fire but did not see anyone fire the shots. Officers canvassed the area and recovered 6, .45 caliber shell casings, all on 31st Street. There were no injuries or property damage found anywhere in the area.

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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Police Report: May 1-7

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.

May 7th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 1:45am. Officers investigating a rear end collision discovered that the driver of the striking vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. He failed standard field sobriety testing, was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Domestic assault – 4:50pm. The victim told officers that during an argument her husband assaulted her with a mug of hot tea. The victim had visible signs of injury and was taken by EMS to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Officers recovered evidence from the scene including photos of the victim’s injuries. The husband was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

May 6th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 5pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road (Gazebo Park): Criminal citation (x2) – 8:20pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Arundel Road: CDS arrest – 10:30pm. Officers stopped a Chrysler van for driving without head or tail lights. While speaking with the driver the officers noticed an odor of PCP coming from inside the van. Officers searched the passenger seat and recovered a small clear vial containing approximately 2.5 grams of liquid PCP. The driver was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The van was impounded for safekeeping.

May 5th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person (supplement): 5:25pm. Officers spoke with a woman who reported her boyfriend missing on May 3rd. She said that the United States Capitol Police had located her boyfriend and he was in good physical condition and did not display any signs that he was a danger to himself or others. His information was removed from NCIC missing persons files.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Death report – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of a man who had died from an apparent cardiac arrest. The man’s son told the officers that he found his father clutching his and went to call for help. When he returned his father was unresponsive. EMS personnel responded and pronounced the man deceased. The Medical Examiner responded to the scene and determined that the man passed from natural causes related to heart disease.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Fraud – 9:30am. The victim told officers that he received a call from someone stating they were with the IRS and that he owed over a thousand dollars in unpaid taxes and that if he did not pay it right away his property and assets would be seized. He was told to obtain the payment in iTunes cards. The victim did as instructed and the scammer asked him for more money to recall an arrest warrant. The victim then went to his bank to obtain more money and was advised that he was being scammed.

2400 block of Arundel Road: 4th degree burglary – 1:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man sleeping in the laundry room of an apartment building. They located the man who they knew from previous encounters to have been banned from the property on numerous occasions. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and 4th degree burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

May 4th:

4200 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 2010 Chevy for displaying tags that expired in August of 2015, and that had an MSP pickup order for those tags.

4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person (supplement) – 9:30am. Officers took updated information from the girlfriend of a man reported missing yesterday. She said that she was contacted by the rental office advising that an envelope was left for her in the drop box overnight. The envelope contained a rental payment and some additional receipts for her. She said she recognized the handwriting on the envelope as belonging to her boyfriend, but she is still concerned about his welfare because he is not taking his medication. 

4100 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 6:40pm. The owner of a 2001 Honda that she came out to her vehicle this morning at about 7am and discovered that numerous items of makeup had been stolen from inside. There were no signs of forced entry into the car and officers could only locate scratch marks near the driver’s door lock. The lock was still functional and officers could not determine if that was the point of entry.

May 3rd:

4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person – 1:25am. The girlfriend of a 47 year old man told officers that he had not been heard from since about 9pm on the 2nd. He had been visiting a relative in Upper Marlboro and was supposedly on his way home. A check with all the surrounding emergency rooms and DOC were made with negative results. His information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Hit and run collision – 8:25am. The owner of a 2013 Toyota told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been struck by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene or leave identification. The damage to his vehicle was minor.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:40am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for disturbing the peace.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Traffic – 11:15pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious individual who was sitting in a pickup truck. They learned that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and had an open bottle of alcohol in the truck with him. He was issued State citations for possession of open alcohol in a motor vehicle and released to be taken home by a relative.

May 2nd:

4600 block of 29th Street: Citizen robbery – 12:35am. Officers responded for a reported citizen robbery. Upon arrival they met with the victim who told them that while in the parking lot of his apartment building he saw a white Dodge enter the lot. He said that two suspects got out of the car and approached him. One suspect grabbed him by his shirt collar and displayed a knife while the second suspect stole his backpack. The suspects ran back to their car and fled the scene down Varnum Street towards DC. The victim was not injured during the robbery. Detectives from the PGPD Robbery Suppression Team responded to the scene and obtained a statement from the victim to begin a follow-up investigation. No traceable property was taken during the robbery. Suspect #1was described as a black male, 19-23 YOA, 5’11”, thin build, wearing a mask and all black clothing and armed with a knife.

Suspect #2 was described as a black male, 19-23 YOA, 6’0, thin build, wearing a mask and all black clothing

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing person – 2:05am. The daughter of an 89 year old man told officers that her father did not come home as expected from an errand to Costco. He had left home at about 11am this morning. A lookout for the man was broadcast to all surrounding jurisdictions and he was later found safe by Virginia State Troopers in Fairfax, VA.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered missing person – 10:35pm. Officers met with a representative of Metro Transit who told them that he was approached by a female who asked for a ride home. She said that she was a missing person out of Charles County. Officers confirmed that she was a missing person and transported her to the Prince George’s/Charles County where she was released to Charles County Sheriff’s deputies to be returned home.

4600 block of 29th Street: Citizen robbery – 11:35pm. Officers were notified by PGPD of a citizen armed robbery that occurred in a rear parking lot. The victim told officers that he was sitting in a vehicle with a woman known only as “Ashley” in the process of making a CDS transaction when a black male approached, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect patted down his pockets, stole a quantity of cash and then struck him in the head with the gun. The victim got out of the vehicle and fled the scene. He also said that he may have heard gun shots and the officers canvassed the area finding no evidence that any shots had been fired. EMS personnel responded and treated victim on scene. PGPD robbery detectives responded and transported the victim to District I for an interview. A K-9 was deployed to try and locate the suspect but was cancelled because there were discrepancies in the time and exact location of the incident.

May 1st:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of loud music. When they arrived they spoke with a resident who turned out to have two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license. When the officers tried to take him into custody he resisted and the officers were compelled to deploy a Taser weapon. The Taser was ineffective due to the suspect’s clothing, and before additional restraint measures needed to be taken he decided submit to the arrest without further incident. He was released to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro after being charged with resisting arrest.

DOC, Upper MarlboroWarrant service – 10:50pm. While processing the prisoner in the above case DOC personnel told officers that they had another prisoner in their custody that had been arrested by PGPD officers. They later discovered that the PGPD prisoner had an open arrest warrant not discovered before the PGPD officers left DOC. MRPD officers completed the warrant service paperwork and the suspect remained in DOC’s custody.

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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