Wednesday, December 12, 2012
No suspects have been located.
A University Park home was burglarized Tuesday, according to University Park Police. The burglar broke the rear door of the house in the 6700 block of 40th Ave. between 10:40 a.m. and 1 p.m. He then entered the home and stole a 40-inch flat screen TV, and x-box, assorted DVD’s and cash. The University Park Police and Prince George's County Police responded and checked the home. No suspects were located after a canvas of the area. The area was canvassed for witnesses. No suspect/s was located. The investigation is on-going.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Authorities say one of two men who fled from Riverdale Park Police on Tuesday remains at large.
Local authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly fled from Riverdale Park Police on Tuesday when they tried to question him regarding a string of recent break-ins. Officers attempted to the stop two men around noon in the 4600 block of Tuckerman Street, according to University Park Police Chief Michael Wynnyk, but the suspects dropped a backpack and ran away. Police managed to apprehend one of the men, Wynnyk wrote, while the second escaped and was last seen in the vicinity of Baltimore Avenue/Pineway/Clagett Road. Multiple units searched the area but were unable to locate the individual, according to Wynnyk. The suspect is described as a 25-year-old black male with a "shoulder-length dreadlock-style haircut." He was reportedly …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
University Park Police say the break-in happened Monday during daylight hours.
Numerous valuables were taken Monday when a residence in the 6600 block of 44th Ave. was burglarized, according to University Park Police. The occupants of the home returned from work around 4:45 p.m. to find that a rear kitchen window had been shattered and several items stolen, police said. A flat screen TV, jewelry, two laptop computers, and other electronics were reportedly removed from the house. Prince George's County Police searched the scene for fingerprints and canvassed the area for witnesses. No suspects were found, but an investigation remains ongoing. Police are advising neighbors to contact the UPPD at 301-277-0050 if they have any information on the incident. Residents are also reminded to lock doors and first floor …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
According to the police, the suspects took electronics, coins and a backpack.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
University Park Police are continuing to investigate an break-in that occurred on Monday, May 15 between 1:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of Beechwood Road. According to Chief Michael Wynnyk, a rear basement window was found unlocked and there was no sign of forced entry. A notebook computer, Sony camera, portable DVD player, bag of coins and a backpack were stolen. The University Park Police Department canvassed the area for witnesses and processed the scene for fingerprints. UPPD is requesting anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477, text "PGPD plus your tip" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or submit information online at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/.
Friday, December 30, 2011
A subject was captured by a webcam entering one of the vehicles but could not be identified.
Multiple unlocked vehicles were burglarized in University Park during the early morning hours of Thursday, according to police. An unidentified subject wearing dark clothing is believed to have entered three vehicles across town between the hours of midnight and 4:25 a.m.: The subject was captured by a webcam around 3:50 a.m. while entering the vehicle on Wells Parkway, according to University Park police, but no identification was possible due to the poor quality of the images. An investigation is ongoing. "During this holiday time it is important not to leave valuables in your car," police advised in a statement. "Gifts for return and gifts you brought home from visiting relatives are prime targets for thieves. Take them in." "Lock your …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
University Park police are working to keep residents aware of crime in the community and surrounding areas.
Thefts from automobiles are the most frequently reported crimes in University Park, Lt. Wayne McCully, University Park’s assistant chief of police, said. McCully said that as the holidays near, residents tend to leave gifts in their cars and carry more cash on them, increasing the opportunity for theft and making them easier targets for pickpockets. But, there are also instances where residents just did not lock their car doors, he said, which indicates that people feel safe in University Park. “We do have a relatively safe community, and our residents are aware that we have a lower crime rate than some of the nearby areas,” McCully added. Police said thefts from automobiles decreased from 43 instances in the first 10 months of 2010 to 32 …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The 14-year-old boy was seen climbing through a side window, according to police.
A 14-year-old was arrested and charged with breaking and entering Tuesday after allegedly climbing through the window of a vacant University Park house. According to University Park police, a witness observed several teenage males entering the residence in the 7000 block of 40th Ave. around 12:30 p.m. By the time police were contacted and arrived on scene, the youths had reportedly exited the house and were leaving the area. Officers apprehended one suspect — described as a juvenile male truant — and placed him under arrest. No items were taken from the home, according to police, but a side window was damaged during the entry. Police are conducting follow-up investigation to identify the other suspects. Anyone with information on the …
Monday, October 31, 2011
The crime statistics from University Park Police during September 2011.
University Park Police Chief Michael Wynnyk reported five incidents of crime during the month of September. Here's what was in the department's report: Ward 1: Theft from Auto- On Sept. 16 or Sept. 17, a suspect broke into the rear window of a car and stole a bike rack on the 4300 block of Sheridan Street. Ward 3: Theft from Auto- On Sept. 10, a suspect broke the rear window of a car on the 6700 block of Queens Chapel Road and stole a GPS power cord and a roadside kit. Ward 4: Theft from Auto- On Sept.12, in the 4200 block of Van Buren Street, a suspect entered a car and stole a JVC car radio. Ward 7: Theft from Auto- On Sept. 26, a suspect entered an unlocked car and stole coins from the console area of the vehicle on 4100 block of …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
University Park Police reported to the scene of a breaking and entering in College Heights Estates Monday.
University Park Police reported to the scene of a breaking and entering this morning after a cleaning service found the front door unlocked and a rear basement window broken. Police Chief Michael Wynnyk said the suspects entered the home on the 4000 block of Clagett Road in College Heights Estates between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday. Wynnyk said the suspects took two laptops and jewelry from the home. University Park Police worked in conjunction with the Prince George's County Police Department on the case, but at this time no suspect has been located. The county police will continue to investigate the crime. Anyone with information can call the county police. All information will be kept confidential. Callers wishing to remain …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Pepco has been working diligently in University Park to restore power since around 1 p.m. Sunday.
Update, Aug. 28, 8:35 p.m.: University Park residents won't be left in the dark Sunday night, as Mayor John Tabori announced that Pepco has restored the power in many residents' homes. Residents who are continuing to have issues should report problems directly to Pepco by calling them at 202-872-3432. Update, Aug, 28, 1:37 p.m.: University Park Mayor John Tabori said in a note to residents Sunday that Pepco crews are in town working on restoring power. Tabori said Pepco will work on five major breaks in power lines at the following locations: 1. Van Buren in the 4000 Block 2. Clagett near the Clagett-Pineway Intersection 3. The Intersection of Clagett-Pineway and Clagett. 4. 44th and Wells Parkway 5. Sheridan and Queens Chapel Road. "…