Monday, July 20, 2015

Police report: July 12-18

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.

July 18th:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 1:15am. Officers observed a 2000 Nissan travelling north on Rhode Island Avenue at a high rate of speed. When the vehicle entered the traffic circle the driver lost control and struck the curb of the traffic circle causing disabling damage to the vehicle. The vehicle’s air bags deployed so the driver was not injured. Officers discovered an open container of an alcoholic beverage in the center console and that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and released at the scene. The vehicle was not drivable and was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 2:40am. The owner of a 2006 Honda told officers that he was inside his apartment when he heard his car alarm go off. When he went out to his car to investigate he discovered a passenger side window broken out and his parking permit was stolen.

3100 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 8:05am. Officers responded to the area for the report of a found blue gym bag. Officers recovered the bag and noted that it contained only a few personal grooming items. At about 10:30am officers returned to the area when the owner of a 2010 Ford reported that someone had broken into his vehicle. The victim told officers that several of his personal items had been stolen and most were contained in his blue gym bag. The officers showed the victim the bag recovered earlier and he identified it as the one stolen from his vehicle, however not all of the items stolen were still in the bag. Officers returned the bag to him and canvassed the area for the additional items with negative results.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Sunoco station): Theft from auto – 2:45pm. Officers met with a PGPD officers who advised that he had just taken a theft from auto report. The victim of the theft had been pumping gas when two unknown black males riding in a red car approached the victim’s vehicle and stole her purse that was inside. PGPD took the initial report and will handle the follow-up investigation.

4600 block of 29th Street: MIR – 10:15pm. A woman told officers that her daughter was not taking proper care of her grandchildren. The grandmother said that her daughter does not feed the children properly, screams at them and spanks them on an everyday basis. The officers checked the children while on the scene and determined that they were not in any danger. They did not see any visible trauma on the children and they appeared in good health and spirits. The grandmother was apprised of her options with Child Protective Services and the Department of Social Services.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation/EPS – 10:35pm. Officers patrolling the area stopped two individuals who were extremely intoxicated. One of the men was issued a criminal citation for possessing an open container of alcohol. The other was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital by fire/rescue personnel after the officers determined he was so intoxicated and incoherent that medical attention was necessary.

July 17th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: 2nd degree assault – 12:40am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they interviewed the parties involved and learned that it was simply a dispute between roommates. The officers advised all persons involved of their options with a District Court Commissioner. As the officers were leaving, they observed one of the individuals assault the other two roommates. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of 30th Street: MIR – 8:35pm. Officers spoke with a woman who is concerned that a black male (NFD) has been stalking her. The woman said that just about every evening for the past two weeks the man has walked by her house and either winks at her or says “I’m watching you.” Officers took the information and will follow-up to try and identify the man.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run M/V collision – 10:25pm. The owner of a 2015 Honda told officers that a Ford vehicle struck the rear of her vehicle causing minor damage. The driver of the striking vehicle failed to remain on the scene for identification and fled on Queens Chapel Road towards DC.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Criminal citation – 11:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

July 16th:

3800 block of 32nd Street: Traffic – 11am. Officers conducting a speed enforcement detail on Rhode Island Avenue attempted to stop a 2004 Chevy Suburban for exceeding the speed limit by more than 15 mph. The driver of the vehicle swerved around the officers and fled the scene. The officers pursued the vehicle and when they saw it in the 3800 block of 32nd Street the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot making good on his escape. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle and the tags affixed to it were stolen but not yet reported.  The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the investigation is continuing.

34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Traffic – 11:40pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert on a vehicle with a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and confirmed the ALPR hit. The driver was issued the appropriate citations, the vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.

July 15th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 11:40am. The victim told officers that he parked and left his vehicle unlocked about 11:00pm on the 14th. When he returned to his vehicle this morning he discovered that someone had entered the vehicle and stole his wallet, change holder and IPod. The victim also said that his debit card was used at 3:48am this morning at the Mount Rainier Dollar & Food Mart (3800 block of 34th Street). The incident was documented and is still under investigation.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Trespassing – 1:10pm. Officers were called to the 7-11 in reference to an individual trespassing after being involved in an altercation earlier in the day. Officers located the man and when they tried to issue him a criminal citation he became uncooperative and refused to provide adequate information and sign the citation. He was subsequently arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 5:20pm. A man came in to the police station to surrender on an open warrant. Officers verified that the man had an open warrant out of Ocean City, Maryland for a traffic related offense. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 14th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 10:35am. Officers impounded a 2005 Lincoln for displaying suspended registration plates and having a MSP tag pickup order for the tags.

2700 block of Webster Street: Attempt burglary – 1:30pm. The resident told officers that he returned to his apartment to find the front door knob detached from the door. There was no evidence that entry was made into the apartment and nothing was reported stolen.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: MIR – 6:35pm. The reporting person reported that on July 4th some money was taken from his apartment, he thinks by an acquaintance of his landlord. He could not advise how much money was taken or the identity of the suspect. He also did not want the officers to speak with the landlord about the incident as he feared the suspect would be alerted to him contacting the police and come back to the apartment. 

July 13th:

4100 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:15am. Officers impounded a 2008 Mercedes for blocking a private driveway.

4000 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 1:35pm. Officers impounded a 1999 BMW for displaying expired registration plates that were listed to a Chevy product.

July 12th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MIR – 12:35pm. Officers received a request from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to assist in serving an Interim Protective Order. Officers located the respondent and served him a copy of the order. The return of service was faxed back to the Sheriff’s Office.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Death report – 1pm. Officers responded for the report of an unattended death. The decedent was a 52 year old woman who was discovered by a friend. Fire/rescue personnel responded and determined that the woman had been deceased for several days. PGPD homicide detectives and a State Medical Examiner responded to conduct their own investigation, however the woman’s death is believed to be from natural causes.

4000 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 5:20pm. Officers responded for the report of an illegally parked 2005 International 4300 truck. Upon arriving they conducted a check on the truck and discovered it had been reported stolen from an address in Capitol Heights on July 9th.  The vehicle wqas impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In June 2015, 9 U.S. law enforcement officers tragically lost their lives in the line-of-duty, bringing the year-to-date total to 63. The average age of those killed in June was 39, and the average tour of duty was approximately 20 years on-the-job. Two officers had less than 2 years of experience on-the-job, and both were killed in vehicle-related incidents. Even with the untimely deaths of these two young officers, the fact that the average age of those killed in June was 39 and the average tour of duty was roughly 20 years demonstrates that seasoned officers continue to be vulnerable while on-duty. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

"The Message" July/August 2015

Mount Rainier July/August Message Newsletter

National Night Out 2015


Police Report: July 5-11

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.

July 11th:

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 1:55am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an outstanding warrant through Prince George’s County for driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3000 block of Arundel Road: MIR – 1:05pm. Officers responded for the report of unattended children walking outside near the Mount Rainier Nature Center. The officers located the children and learned that they were 4 years old and 7 years old. Officers took the children back to their residence where they spoke with their grandfather who was looking after them. He admitted that he allowed them to go to the Nature Center. He was informed that they were too young to be unattended. The mother of the children was contacted by phone and advised of the situation.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 1:45pm. Officers impounded a 2004 Chevy for  failing to display valid registration plates. A check of the vehicle identification number revealed that the tags that were supposed to be on it were expired and had a pick up order for them.

4300 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen tag – 4:10. A resident told officers that while walking her dog she found a DC temporary license plate in the roadway. She turned the tag in to police who discovered that it had been reported stolen from an address in DC on July 8th. DC police were notified of the recovery.

3100 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Missing person – 4:30pm. A woman told officers that she is the guardian of her 14 year old niece whom she has not seen for several days. She further explained that the girl went to stay with her uncle in Baltimore for a few days, and then with a friend in Burtonsville. The guardian last knew that her nephew picked up her niece on June 28th and she believes she is with the nephew at a residence in Baltimore; however, she has not been able to get in touch with family members to speak to her. The incident was documented and the niece’s information was entered into NCIC as a missing person.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 7:40pm. Officers stopped a 1995 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

July 10th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 2am. Officers were notified by PGPD that the work truck stolen from the 3800 block of 33rd Street on the 9th was recovered in the 4300 block of R Street in Capitol Heights. The vehicle was reported to be in drivable condition with ignition damage and both tags attached. No arrests were made and the reporting person was notified of the recovery.

4200 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 12:30pm. The owner of a 2011 Hyundai told officers that while helping a neighbor with some exterior home painting he saw a black male get out of his vehicle holding his wallet that he had left in the center console. The victim said that he chased the suspect on foot but lost sight of him on Upshur Street running east. The victim described the suspect as a black male with short hair in his 20s; 5’10” tall; wearing a white t-shirt and gray exercise pants.

July 9th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Stolen vehicle – 6:30am. The reporting person told officers that he parked his work truck in front of his residence at about 4:30pm on the 8th. When he came out to go to work this morning he discovered that the truck had been stolen.

4700 block of 27th Street: Theft from auto – 7:40am. The owner of a 2010 Chevy told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that the rear driver side tire had been stolen.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Newton Street: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers impounded a 2015 BMW for displaying an unregistered Virginia dealer tag.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Domestic assault – 10:15am. The victim told officers that the father of her child stayed with her last night and this morning she confronted him with a text she found on his phone from another woman. This led to a physical altercation between the two. The victim sustained visible trauma to her hands, and since she is 29 weeks pregnant she was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for a precautionary check-up. A lethality assessment was completed and victim did not screen in. The man was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 12:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): 1st degree assault – 11:25pm. The victim told officers that while making a delivery to the store a verbal altercation ensued between him and a store employee. During the altercation the employee threatened to cut the victim with a box cutter he was holding. The altercation was captured on video provided by the store’s surveillance cameras. The employee was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Otis Street: Theft from auto – 2:30pm. The owner of a 2002 Cadillac told officers that she was in a hurry to get into her office and left her vehicle unlocked with her purse on the front seat. When she went back for her purse she discovered it had been stolen.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Attempt burglary – 2:45pm. Officers responded for an activated residential alarm. When the officers arrived they checked the lower access areas of the residence (doors and windows) which were secure and undamaged. Further investigation revealed that someone attempted to gain access into the home by climbing the lower (kitchen area) roof and breaking an upper bedroom window. Broken glass was scattered about the lower roof area but it appeared that those responsible did not get into the house. Bladensburg Police Communications personnel attempted to notify the resident by phone but were unsuccessful. At about 4:10pm officers responded back out to the residence and met with the home owner who said that nothing appeared to have been stolen. . The officers processed the attempted point of entry and were able to retrieve prints from the upper bedroom windows. 

3000 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 5:55pm. The owner of A 2001 Nissan came into the police station to report that someone broke into his trunk of his vehicle and stole a small carryon luggage bag which contained his work ID.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Theft – 7:40pm. The victim told officers that she came home and found her wallet on the living room floor. When she investigated further she discovered that a quantity of US Currency and two cell phones were missing from her bedroom. She told the officers that she suspects that her daughter is responsible for the theft since they are currently not on good terms and her daughter is the only other person that has access to the apartment.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Possession of CDS – 9:50pm. Officers stopped a 2015 Nissan for driving erratically. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of PCP. Officers recovered a pack of Newport cigarettes from the vehicle’s inner console which contained a cigarette that had been dipped in liquid PCP. Because of the driver’s physical condition fire/rescue personnel responded and transported her to Providence Hospital for emergency treatment. Traffic and criminal charges are pending. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

July 8th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:10am. Witnesses alerted officers to a man who was consuming an alcoholic beverage. Officers verified the information and issued the man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 8:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4600 block of 27th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:55am. Officers impounded a 2004 Honda for displaying Virginia tags that expired in March of this year.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Warrant service – 9:10am. Officers responded for the report of a man on the premises in violation of a protective order. When the officers arrived the man had fled the scene in a red Ford Taurus. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for 2nd degree assault. Officers canvasses the area and located the man sitting in the vehicle in the 3200 block of Shepherd Street. He was arrested without incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was returned to its owner.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation (x3) – 5:35pm. Officers issued each of three men a criminal citation for trespassing on Rainier Manor property that was conspicuously posted against trespassing.

2700 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 11:25pm. Officers impounded a 1997 Chevy for displaying tags that expired in November of 2014.

July 7th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:35am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader received an alert on a 2012 Honda Accord that indicated the registered owner had an outstanding warrant through Prince George’s County. Officers stopped the vehicle and confirmed the warrant that was for contempt/failure to pay child support through the Sheriff’s Office. The owner was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 8:15pm. The victim told officers that he encountered 13 black males who were hanging out in the area. He said that he struck up a conversation with a couple of the individuals whereupon a couple of the individuals told him that no one likes him and he is not allowed in the area. At that point seven of the individuals punched and kicked him, and when the assault was over he left and walked home. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention. The victim told the officers that he only knows one of the suspects who lives in the area; and, he alluded to the fact that the dispute may have been over the buying and selling of cigarettes but would not elaborate further.

4000 block of 29th Street: (Mt. Rainier Quick Stop): Commercial robbery – 10:15pm. The victims told officers that they had just closed the business and were walking to their vehicles when they saw a blue 4-door Honda pull into the parking lot. Three men got out of the Honda, one of whom was wearing a mask and displaying a handgun. He approached the female victim, stole her purse and patted her down for additional valuables. The other two males approached the male victim, accosted him and stole his cell phone and the business’s currency deposit from his pockets. The three suspects got back into their vehicle (driven by a fourth suspect) and fled down Eastern Avenue towards Varnum Street. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to conduct a follow-up investigation. The incident was captured by the business’s video surveillance system.

July 6th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:35am. The owner of a 2013 Honda told officers that sometime between 1pm on the 3rd and the time she called police someone shattered her vehicle’s rear window. Further investigation found that no entry was made into the vehicle and all doors were still locked/secured.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 3:35am. Officers investigated a single vehicle collision involving a 2005 Nissan. Their investigation revealed that due to a wet roadway and excessive speed the vehicle lost control and struck a pole while trying to negotiate the traffic circle. A female seated on the ground nearby stated that she was injured. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment. The driver was cited accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Little Caesar’s): Commercial burglary – 9:55am. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that occurred during the overnight hours. CCTV cameras captured the incident on video and revealed that a subject wearing a mask entered the store with a key and removed currency from the locked safe. Further investigation revealed that the suspect is a former employee who used his key and combination to access the safe and take the currency. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to assist with the follow-up investigation.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 11:45pm. Officers impounded a 2000 Volvo S80 that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing because of expired tags.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 3pm. A man came into the police station to report that someone stole the front tag off his 2012 VW Passat sometime between 3pm on the 11th and 9am on the 12th. He did not give any additional information.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 5:30pm. A man came into the police station to report the theft of his vehicle’s parking permit. He told officers that the complex’s contract tow company towed his vehicle from the complex for displaying an expired parking permit. The victim said that he had a new permit in the vehicle when he parked and believes that someone stole it. The victim reported the incident to management to get a new permit and they requested the incident be documented by police.

3700 block of 34th Street: Attempt stolen auto – 10:40pm. Officers were flagged down by the owner of a 2001 Chrysler van who said that someone had tried to steal his vehicle sometime between 4pm on the 5th and when he contacted the officers. Further investigation revealed that those responsible defeated the driver’s door lock, destroyed the steering column and ignition and stole the in-dash radio.

July 5th:

34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Assault – 1am. The victim told officers that while he was walking from 34th Street and Bunker Hill Road an individual came out of the bushes and attacked him. The victim could not provide a description of his assailant. EMS personnel treated the victim at the scene and advised him that he should go to the hospital for medical attention; however, the victim said he was fine and refused to go to the hospital.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Trespassing – 1:20pm. Officers responded to a call for subjects fighting. Upon arrival they encountered a man who was intoxicated and unable to keep his balance. The property owner told officers that the man was trespassing on his property which is properly posted against trespassing. Officers requested the man leave the premises and he refused. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 4pm. The owner of a 2015 Kia told officers that sometime between 3:30pm on the 3rd and the time she called police someone put numerous hairline scratches on all four quarter panels of her vehicle.

37th and Otis Streets: Theft – 6:55pm. The juvenile victim told officers that an unknown black male approached him at the skate park and asked if he could see his iPod to get the time. The victim agreed and when he handed it to the suspect the suspect then fled the area on a blue and black mountain bike. A search of the area for the suspect was negative.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS possession – 7:15pm. Officers issues a man a criminal citation for possession of 28.9g of marijuana and for drinking in public.

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, July 06, 2015

Police Report: June 28 - July 4

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.

July 4th:

3100 block of Arundel Road: Traffic – 9:20pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Nissan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags were expired, the driver did not have a license and there were open alcoholic beverage containers in the vehicle’s center console. The driver was issued several citations and the vehicle was impounded.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Vandalism – 9:35pm. The resident told officers that he was watching TV when he heard a loud explosion in front of his house. When he went to investigate he discovered that someone had thrown an ACE fire extinguisher at his front door damaging the metal barriers. No suspects were identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: MIR – 9:50pm. Officers responded for the report of an alleged robbery. Upon arrival and after further investigation it was determined that no robbery had been committed rather two individuals and a taxi driver got into an argument because the driver refused to accept a credit card as payment. The driver was ultimately paid for the fare and all parties were sent on their way.

July 3rd:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for loitering. He had been previously cited for violating a loitering warning notice barring him from the area for 30 days.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Hit and run collision – 9:30pm. The owner of a 2012 Chrysler told officers that he observed a small black vehicle strike his parked vehicle then flee the area. No additional identifying information was found.

3700 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary – 10:40pm. The reporting person told officers that she left her apartment for about an hour and a half. When she returned she discovered a bedroom window open and a closet in the master bedroom ransacked. She also discovered that a handgun and its 10-round magazine had been stolen. The firearm was entered into NCIC as stolen. The scene was processed and latent prints were recovered from the window area and submitted to RAFIS for examination.

July 2nd:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30am. Officers patrolling the area observed a subject loitering who they have cited three separate times over the last week. Officers stopped the subject again and issued him another criminal citation for the infraction.

One Municipal Place: MIR – 9:10 to 9:25am.  Officers observed three individuals known from previous encounters to loiter at the bus stop for extended periods of time and consume alcoholic beverages. All three individuals were issued a loitering warning notice and sent on their way.

4200 block of 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 2:25pm. The owner of a 2009 Dodge Journey told officers that sometime between 12:15 and 12:30pm an unidentified vehicle struck his causing damage to the rear driver’s side. No suspect information was identified.

July 1st:

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary – 1:45pm. The resident told officers that he returned home to find that someone had broken a front window and gained access to his residence. The suspect(s) then stole several musical instruments and electronics from the home. PGPD detectives responded and assisted in processing the scene for evidence and are assisting with the investigation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

June 30th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 2am. Officers impounded a Toyota for displaying tags that expired in May of 2015.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Death report – 8am. Officers responded to assist EMS personnel with an unresponsive man. When the officers arrived they learned that the man had been pronounced dead. The decedent had been treated and released at MedStar Hospital Center on the 28th but continued to have medical issues. The State medical examiner responded and determined that there was no foul play and, due to the decedent’s medical history, no further investigation was warranted. The ME authorized the release the decedent’s remains to the family for final arrangements.

3100 block of Arundel Road: M/V collision – 10:40am. Officers investigating the collision found that one of the vehicles involved sustained disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene. There were no injuries reported.

4500 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 4:05pm. The victim told officers that she was unloading groceries from her vehicle and mistakenly left her purse unattended inside. When she went back for her purse she discovered it had been stolen. There were no witnesses identified and the vehicle was dusted for prints with negative results. 

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. He had been previously issued a loitering warning notice banning him from the property for 30 days; and, had been issued a citation for trespassing on the 29th.

June 29th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. He had been previously issued a loitering warning notice banning him from the property for 30 days.

4400 block of 31st Street: Domestic assault – 9:50am. The victim told officers that her husband beat her and choked her prior to the officers’ arrival; and that this was not the first time he had assaulted her. The present assault was witnessed by other family members. A lethality assessment was completed and the husband was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 9:35pm. Officers impounded a 2000 Volvo for displaying tags that expired in December of 2014.

June 28th:

3700 block of 36th Street: 1st degree assault – 12:15am. Officers responded for the report of a man down bleeding. When they arrived they learned that a group of men had been drinking and an argument ensued between two of them. One of the men broke a beer bottle and attacked the other cutting him in the left arm. Officers apprehended the suspect on the scene. Both the suspect and the victim were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. When the suspect was released from the hospital he was charged with first degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. 

34th Street and Arundel Road: M/V collision – 9:55am. Officers investing a collision learned that a 1997 Honda Civic was traveling north on 34th Street crossing Arundel Road when a 2011 Hyundai failed to stop at the red light striking the Honda. No injuries were reported.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation (x2) – 3:45pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

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, June 29, 2015

Police Report: June 21-27

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.

June 27th:

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 12:15am. Officers learned that a large party had just been broken up in Hyattsville. The group walked to the 7-11, entered the business and started selecting merchandise. All the suspects fled the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise.

3100 block of Webster Street: Property damage – 5:30pm. The owner of a 2006 Mercury told officers that a tree in the tree box fell on his vehicle during a severe storm. Public Works was notified to assist in removing the tree.

June 26th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:45am. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler van told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered that someone had broken out a rear driver’s side window.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Loitering warning – 1:50pm. A man known as a habitual problem drinker and loiterer was stopped and issued a loitering warning notice barring him from the property for 30 days.

4000 block of 36th Street: Abduction – 8:50pm. Witnesses told officers that they saw a man forcibly abduct his wife and three children from their home. The wife had an active protection order against her husband. The man and the victims fled the area in a 2001 Honda Odyssey.  Officers assisted by PGPD detectives issued an AMBER Alert and began a search for the suspect. He was located about 12 hours later in Georgia. He was taken into custody by local and federal law enforcement officers. All of the victims were located safe and in good physical condition.

4000 block of 35th Street: Vandalism – 10:20pm. The victims told officers that they were in their house when three black males approached the residence and started to throw rocks at the windows as well as at the victim’s pickup truck parked in the driveway. The suspects broke several windows before fleeing on foot. Officers discovered that the incident is retaliation after the victim assaulted someone known by the suspects. The victim refused to cooperate with the officers and tell the entire story, fill out a statement or provide suspect information.

June 25th:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Domestic – 1:30am. Officers assisted a woman in obtaining a protective order against the father of her children. The man was served with the order and escorted off the property.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic – 9:20am. The victim told officers that she and her significant other got into a verbal argument. During the argument the man struck her in the forehead and left their apartment. A domestic violence lethality assessment was completed and the victim spoke with a counselor at the Family Crisis Center. She told officers that she was not interested in filing a protective order against the suspect at this time.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 2:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Fraud – 2:50pm. The victim deposited two checks into his bank account at the request of a man who offered hi a job. When he later checked his account he discovered that his account was overdrawn by over $3,000. The victim’s bank is investigating the theft.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 9:50pm. The resident told officers that he returned home and found that his central air conditioning system wasn’t working. When he went to investigate he discovered that someone had stolen the system’s two air pumps.

June 24th:

Arundel Road and Chillum Road: Traffic – 1:45am. Officers stopped a 2000 Nissan Sentra for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle registration was expired. The driver was issued several citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle – 5:20am. The owner of a 2008 Ford truck told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen. There were signs of glass breakage where the truck had been parked but no other evidence.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 10am. The owner of a 2008 Ford van told officers that he came out to his vehicle at about 5:40am this morning and discovered it had been stolen. Officers took a stolen auto report at that time and the vehicle was entered into NCIC stolen vehicle files. At about 10am PGPD contacted MRPD and advised that they recovered the victim’s vehicle in the 1500 block of Beaver Heights Lane in Capitol Heights. Both tags were still attached and the vehicle was drivable. MRPD officers contacted the victim who stated he would respond to pick up the vehicle from where it was recovered.

4100 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 8:35pm. The owner of a 2005 Toyota told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that the interior has been ransacked and approximately $4.00 in spare changed was stolen from the center cup holder. The doors to vehicle were unlocked.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation -11:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen vehicle – 3:25pm. The owner of a 2008 Honda motorcycle told officers that he came out for his bike this afternoon and discovered that it had been stolen.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 4pm. The store clerk told officers that a man made a purchase and waited for customers to leave the store. When the store was empty the man jumped the counter and grabbed approximately 4-5 packs of Newport cigarettes and fled the store on foot out of the store towards DC. On June 25th officer returned to the store and reviewed the store’s security camera footage and identified the suspect. After conducting an inventory check the store manager said that the suspect actually got away with 15 packs of Newport cigarettes with an approximate value of $111.60. Officers applied for and received an arrest warrant for the suspect charging him with the theft.

4200 block of 31st Street: Found property – 6:35pm. Officers participating in a police/community meeting were told by residents of an abandoned bicycle they discovered leaning against their fence. Officers later took possession of the bike for safekeeping. The bike is a maroon/silver Magna Exciter men’s 26-inch full suspension mountain bike.

4000 block of 34th Street (ZZ Pizza): Theft – 8:25pm. A woman was seated in the restaurant talking on her cell phone when she was approached by a man who asked her a vague question and then walked out. About two minutes later two other men came in grabbed her purse and keys off the table and fled outside. The victim observed both suspects jump into a small silver SUV waiting on Bunker Hill Road driven by the first man. The vehicle fled west on Bunker Hill Road. Suspect #1 was described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 5’ 7” tall, 200 lbs., dark complexion, shaved head, wearing a black T-shirt and grey shorts. Suspect #2 was described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 6’ 0” tall, 160 lbs., dark complexion, wearing a bright blue T-shirt and a grey fishing style hat. Suspect #3 (driver of the vehicle) was described as only a black male.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 11:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

June 23rd:

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

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 11:20am. The owner of a 2012 Freightliner told officers that a person driving a dark blue SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, collided with the front driver’s side bumper of the tractor and fled the area. Officers found small clear plastic remnants of a broken light from the suspect vehicle on the ground nearby. The suspect vehicle was last seen on the access road northbound towards Queens Chapel Road.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism – 3:25pm. The store clerk told officers that after a man was refused service he exited the store, broke one of the store’s glass windows with his fist and fled the scene on foot towards Queens Chapel Road.

June 22nd:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Sunoco station): Counterfeit currency – 10:20am. The clerk told officers that a customer attempted to pay for his purchase with a counterfeit bill. The officers spoke with the customer who said that he didn’t know that one of the bills he was using was counterfeit and that he had just received the bill in change at the Checkers restaurant across the street. The suspect was advised that the counterfeit bill was being taken and placed into Mount Rainier Police property. Case

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 10:35am. The owner of a 2011 Honda told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that the front tag had been stolen.

Chauncey Place and Buchanan Street: Hit and run collision – 4pm. The owner of a 2015 Chevy truck told officers that she came out to her vehicle this afternoon and discovered fresh damage to the right rear section of the vehicle. The damage appeared to be consistent with a hit and run collision.

4000 block of 29th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 7:15pm. Officers investigated a motor vehicle collision and learned that a 2011 Nissan Rogue was traveling westbound on Eastern Avenue when it left the roadway, jumped the curb and struck two parked motor vehicles in the parking lot of 4002 29th Street. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen earlier from an address in West Hyattsville, but had not yet been reported. PGPD officers responded and documented the stolen and recovery reports on the vehicle. The driver fled the scene after the collision but evidence showed that he/she was injured during the crash.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 7:30pm. The store clerk told officers that a Hispanic male came into the store and shoplifted approximately $18 worth of merchandise. The clerk described the suspect as 5’5” to 5’6” tall with curly hair wearing blue pants. A canvass of the area for the suspect was negative.

June 21st:

4000 block of 34th Street: Property damage – 2:30am. The property owner reported that the driver of a 2004 Jeep struck his fence while trying to park. Damage was estimated at $500.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found bicycle – 4:15pm. Officers took custody of a black/silver Trek 3500 Mountain Bike SN: TBI-0106 044A11353 that was found abandoned in the hallway of an apartment building. The bike is stored at the police station for safekeeping.

Citizens are reminded to PLEASE call and report suspicious activity. Even if you choose not to provide your name or other personal information, we still need your help as extra eyes and ears in the community.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Potential Geomagnetic Storm Wednesday (6-24) Afternoon

A severe geomagnetic storm sparked by a solar flare swept the Earth Monday and a second is forecast to strike late Wednesday afternoon.

The impact has the potential to be worldwide -- everything from power being disrupted to radios blacking out to global positioning systems going a little off-course.

Monday's event, which was still winding down Tuesday, doesn't seem to have caused any failures or forced planes to reroute, according to industry statements. It registered as a G4 storm on the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center's five-step geomagnetic storm scale and touched off auroras that were visible across northern Asia, Europe and parts of Canada and the United States.

A G5 storm could be a catastrophic event, with the complete collapse of some power grids, satellite navigation disrupted for days and "hundreds of amps" of current in pipelines.

"It looks like we'll possibly be in a much similar situation" on Wednesday, according to an official at the space weather center in Boulder, Colorado. Nothing will be known for sure until about 30 minutes before it gets to Earth.

Using a coronagraph, forecasters on Earth can get a pretty good idea of the size of the sun's coronal mass ejection (CME) and extrapolate its potential from there. The CME is an explosion of magnetic fields and plasma from the sun's atmosphere.

However, it's only when the CME reaches NASA's ACE satellite, parked one million miles from Earth, that the details of what's coming will be known. The trip from ACE to Earth will take the CME about 30 minutes, the official said.

Monday, June 22, 2015

City of Mount Rainier Interim City Manager Position

The City of Mount Rainier, Maryland seeks an Interim City Manager to manage the city during an exciting and dynamic transition.  The appointment is for a minimum of four months, with the possibility to extend.  Mount Rainier is a diverse, progressive municipality of 8,200 residents in Prince George's County right on the border of Washington, DC.  Mount Rainier is a diverse community of engaged citizens and a dedicated city staff.  Our citizens enjoy the benefits of a community in which we support a Bike-Co-op, Community Tool Shed, Community Garden, Corn Bin, and Architectural Conservancy Zone.  We have a strong base in the arts and a commitment to our local businesses.   Please direct resumes, cover letter and any questions to:  Councilwoman Shivali Shah at Shivali@ShivaliShah.com Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

 

Police Report: June 14-20

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.

June 20th:

2500 block of Allison Street: Property damage – 8:50pm. A witness reported that she saw a black male about 9-11 years of age break a window of an apartment and then flee on foot. Officers searched the area for the kid with negative results. The property office was contacted so that maintenance could respond and secure the window.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Property damage – 9:50pm. Officers spoke with apartment security personnel who, while patrolling the area, discovered that someone had shattered the glass out of an apartment door. No evidence was recovered and maintenance was notified to respond and repair the door.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 10:05pm. Officers contacted a man who was acting erratically and appeared to be under the influence of PCP. EMS responded to examine the man and found that he was suffering from high blood pressure and an erratic heartbeat. He also had dilated pupils, a blank stare, and was unaware of his surroundings. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was turned over to medical staff for treatment.

3300 block of Otis Street: Warrant service – 2:30am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was not licensed and had an open arrest warrant for trespassing through PG Sheriffs. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3000 block of Taylor Street: Hit and run collision – 4pm. The owner of a 2008 Chevy told officers that he heard a loud scraping noise outside and when he investigated he noticed that his vehicle had been sideswiped. He also said that the collision occurred on the 19th and not today. No suspect info or vehicle description was observed or reported. Officers did not canvas the area for the striking vehicle as they reasoned it had plenty of time to leave the area.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 9:55pm. The reporting person told officers that while driving his foot slipped off the brake pedal because it was wet from the rain causing his vehicle to strike a parked blue van with NY tags.

June 19th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 5:15am. The owner of a 2016 Ford Fusion told officers that someone broke the right front passenger window to gain entry into her rental vehicle. Once inside they stole two wallets, assorted credit cards, a blank checkbook, a health care card, and two hundred fifty dollars in U.S. currency.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:10pm. A man came into the police station to surrender on an open arrest warrant. The warrant was confirmed and the man was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Webster Street: Burglary – 1:40pm. The resident told officers that he heard a loud noise coming from the living room. He went to investigate and saw a man trying to climb in through the living room window. The resident yelled at the man and he pulled out a black and silver hand gun and then ran off behind the apartment building in an unknown direction. The resident said that the suspect did not point the gun at him and did not make full entry to the apartment. Officers searched the immediate area on foot for the suspect with negative results. K-9 and air support units responded to assist in the search but did not deploy after the resident advised that he couldn’t identify the suspect if they apprehended him. He could only describe the suspect as a black male wearing a white t shirt and dark blue jeans.  PGPD detectives responded to interview the resident and begin a follow-up investigation.

June 18th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 4:15am. The driver of a 1995 Chevy Tahoe had just parked his vehicle to go into a local store. At that time officers learned that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order on the tags. The driver was charged accordingly, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. 

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary – 1:35pm. The reporting person showed officers where someone had broken into a vacant house causing damage to the back porch and kitchen doors. Noting was reported stolen and total damage was estimated at $600.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 2pm. The owner of a 2008 Chevy Impala reported that sometime between 9:30pm on the 17th and the time he called police someone stole both rear wheels/tires off his vehicle.

3700 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft – 8:05pm. The resident told officers that someone stole two oriental lilies from her front yard between 10am and 7:30pm today.

June 17th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: EPS – 4:45am. Officers observed an individual standing close to the roadway yelling obscenities and acting erratically with passing motor vehicles. When the officers approached to check his welfare he became very combative and disorderly and was speaking and acting very incoherently. He was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Assault – 5:10am. Officers responded for the report of a disturbance involving a cab driver. When the officers arrived they observed a man striking the cab driver while the driver was attempting to keep hold of the man to prevent him from fleeing. Further investigation revealed that the cabbie picked-up the man in DC and drove him to the location of the assault. Upon arrival the man tried to flee without paying his fare. The man was arrested, charged with assaulting the driver and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 33rd Street: EPS/2nd degree assault – 5:30pm. Officers responded for the report of disorderly individual. They were able to locate the man sitting on a porch. While questioning him it became apparent that he was not in a right state of mind and EMS personnel were summoned to the scene. When the ambulance arriving the man agreed to go to the hospital and entered the ambulance on his own. While the paramedics were preparing to transport him to the hospital he suddenly lashed out and tried to physically assault one of the medics. Officers had to deploy a Taser to get the man under control. He was then restrained and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officers filed for criminal charges against the man with the District Court Commissioner.

Buchanan Street and Queenstown Drive: EPS/Disorderly Conduct – 10pm. Officers were notified that the warrant application that was submitted to the commissioner’s office on June 14th had been issued. The Commissioner granted charges for 2nd degree assault, disorderly conduct and fail to obey a lawful order of a police officer.

June 16th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Domestic assault – 8:45am. Officers responded for the report of a disturbance. When they arrived they discovered a domestic fight in progress. The officers observed the female victim partially clothed with visible injuries to her neck. Further investigation revealed that the two were arguing and when the female attempted to leave the male grabbed her by the neck causing her injuries. EMS personnel responded and transported the female to Providence Hospital for treatment. Her assailant was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 9:15pm. Officers cited and impounded a 2014 Honda for parking in a reserved handicapped space. The vehicle was later released to the owner without charge and the parking citation voided because it had a valid handicapped placard and the space was not properly marked as reserved for the person for whom the space was designated.  

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 9pm. Officers were notified that a 1996 Honda stolen from the 3300 block of Buchanan Street on June 6th was recovered at Iago Ave and Heath Street in Capitol Heights. The tags registered to the vehicle were not on the vehicle at the time of recovery and are still outstanding.

June 15th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Property damage – 10:30am. The owner of a 2014 Hyundai told officers that an SHA contractor cutting grass in the median kicked up a rock that shattered his driver’s side window. The owner was referred to the SHA claims department by the on scene SHA supervisor.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Burglary – 1:40pm. The resident told officers that she returned home to find her house ransacked and several items of her personal property stolen. It appears the suspect(s) entered through a rear bedroom window and ransacked each bedroom and a basement bedroom. There was no forced entry observed and it appears the suspect(s) exited out a side door via the kitchen. While conducting  a neighborhood canvass officers spoke with a neighbor who said that at about 9:30am this morning they saw a black male in his 30’s approximately 5-11, 225lbs wearing a dark colored polo shirt with yellow stripes try and open their storm door. Their dog scared off the individual and he was seen walking to the rear of the victim’s residence. PGPD burglary detectives responded to the scene to gather evidence and assume a follow-up investigation.

One Municipal Place: 2nd degree assault – 3:30pm. The victim told officers that she and her boyfriend got into a verbal argument that turned physical. The boyfriend struck her in the face causing a small cut and swelling over her left eye. She refused medical treatment and was transported to the District Court Commissioner’s officer to prefer charges and obtain a protective order.

2700 block of Arundel Road: MIR – 8:25pm. Officers were alerted to a man down next to an apartment building. Officers found the man who was intoxicated and laying under a bicycle. Officers determined that the man needed medical treatment due to his level of intoxication and summoned EMS personnel who transported him to Providence Hospital for treatment. The owner of the bike came to the scene and retrieved it.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Assault – 11:05pm. The victim told officers that her 20 year old son had assaulted her and asked the officers to have the son leave the apartment. The son complied. The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner and transported to the Commissioner’s office to prefer assault charges and apply for a protection order.

June 14th:

3400 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 12:40am. Officers patrolling the area discovered an unregistered 1996 Infinity displaying tags issued to another vehicle. The owner was located and verified that he had just purchased the vehicle and that it was not registered and had no insurance. The vehicle was impounded and the owner cited accordingly.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Citizen robbery – 2:20pm. The victim told officers that he was approached from behind by a black male who was wearing a facemask and pointing a handgun at him.  The suspect demanded the victim’s money and the victim gave him the $20 he had. The suspect then patted the victim down believing that he had more. When the suspect found nothing further he fled on foot to a purple minivan waiting down the block. The suspect was described as a black male; 18-20 YOA; 6’ tall; 200 lbs.;  medium-dark skin tone; wearing a dark shirt, blue jeans and a black ski mask.

3100 block of Arundel Road (Nature Center): Assault – 3:30pm. The victim told officers that he was there for a soccer game after which a man struck him in the face with a beer bottle causing a laceration. Officers contacted EMS who responded to treat the victim’s injury. Maryland Park Police handled the investigation since they have supervisory jurisdiction on the Nature Center property.

Buchanan Street and Queenstown Drive: EPS/Disorderly Conduct - 6pm. Officers received a call for a Hispanic male that had just punched the windows of a vehicle and appeared to be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. When the officers arrived witnesses said that the suspect had fled the area on foot. While the officers were canvassing for the suspect they received more calls for similar incidents further down the road. Calls were also coming in of the suspect possibly being armed with a knife and that he had physically assaulted several people. Officers continued to canvass and located the suspect hiding under a vehicle and obviously under the influence. The suspect refused to obey the officers’ commands and would not come out from under the vehicle. At that time a police K9 from Maryland Park Police who arrived on scene to assist bit the suspect in the leg. The suspect was then taken into custody by Mount Rainier and Prince George’s County officers. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and an emergency evaluation due to his erratic behavior. Officers filed criminal charges against the suspect via a warrant application.

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.