Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Police Report: August 3-9

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.

August 9th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle theft – 5:40am. The owner of a 2003 Dodge Caravan told officers that he parked and locked his van about 7:30pm on the 8th. When he returned for the vehicle this morning he discovered it had been stolen. At about 2:20pm officers were notified by DC police that the vehicle had been recovered in the 5200 block of Chillum Place, NE. The vehicle was drivable and there were no arrests. The owner was notified of the recovery.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 11:55am. The victim told officers that sometime between 8:30am this morning and 6:15pm this evening someone stole a bottle of cologne from his apartment. There were no signs of forced entry. The victim said that he suspects that someone from the exterminator company stole the cologne while working in his apartment.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Destruction of property – 4:45pm. The resident reported that sometime between 11pm on the 8th and 1:30am this morning someone broke a window in her apartment.

August 8th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Lost property – 9:20am. The reporting person told officers that she placed her wallet on top of her vehicle and forgot about it when she drove off. She realized her mistake after a few blocks but was unable to locate her wallet.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 9pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress. When they arrived they saw that the participants were dispersing but with the help of a few witnesses they were able to locate the individuals involved in the altercation. The individuals were not very cooperative with the officers and the officers were unable to determine the reason for the fight.  One of the individuals was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment of a possible concussion.

August 7th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 12:45am. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man walking in the roadway. Further investigation revealed that he was acting in an irrational and confused manner consistent with being under the influence of a CDS, possibly PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for emergency treatment.

3100 block of Chillum Road: DUI – 1:50am. Officers stopped a 2005 Honda Odyssey for a traffic violation. When the officers asked the drive for his license and registration he slid over into the passenger seat to retrieve them from the glove box before placing the vehicle into park. The Honda rolled back and struck the officers’ police vehicle causing minor damage to the front bumper. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of a CDS, probably PCP. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of a CDS and the vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 2:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open alcoholic beverage in public.

3800 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open alcoholic beverage in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 4:50pm. A woman came into the police station to report the theft of her cell phone. She said that she set the phone on top of one of the gas pumps at the Sunoco gas station on Queens Chapel Road and when she went to retrieve it, it had been taken. She said that he called her phone and a woman answered but refused to return the phone. The phone was tracked to a general area in Riverdale Park; however RPPD officers assisting in the investigation were not able to determine the exact location.

August 6th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 1:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4000 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 1:30pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of Bunker Hill Road: Warrant service (juvenile) – 6:35pm. Officers stopped to speak with a 16 year old juvenile who was trespassing in an area from which he had been previously banned. Further investigation revealed that the Prince George’s Sheriff’s Office was holding an open arrest warrant charging the juvenile with robbery with a dangerous weapon, 1st degree burglary and 2nd degree assault. The juvenile was arrested and, after parental notification, delivered to the custody of the Cheltenham Youth Facility. The robbery charge was filed by PGPD detectives after identifying the juvenile as involved in the July 30th robbery of the Alife Food Mart on Bunker Hill Road. 

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 9:25am. The victim told officers that she stopped at the gas station and went inside to make a purchase. Once she made her purchase she left the station and once she got to her final destination she discovered that she was missing her purse.  She returned to the gas station and reported the theft to police. Officers and store employees reviewed the security camera footage and saw a man get out of a gray Toyota, enter the victim’s vehicle through the front passenger window and steal her purse.  The vehicle fled the scene into DC along Eastern Avenue. The surveillance video was not clear enough to identify the suspect or the license plates of the suspect’s vehicle.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 5th:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 2:40am. Officers stopped a 1996 Nissan Maxima for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued the appropriate citations and the vehicle was impounded.

One Municipal Place: Traffic – 10:15am. Officers stopped a 1994 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license, had switched tags on the vehicle and the vehicle was unregistered. The driver was charged accordingly and the vehicle impounded.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45pm. Officers on patrol came upon a 2000 Lincoln Navigator parked on the street with no tags attached. The vehicle was not registered and was impounded for safekeeping.

3000 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 11:10pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Nissan Frontier for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. The vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly.

August 4th:

4100 block of 30th Street: Theft – 9:35am. The owner of a specialized mountain bike told officers that he left his bike on his front porch at about 7:30pm on July 13th. When he returned for the bike the following day he discovered that it had been stolen.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Burglary – 1:45pm. The resident told officers that she left her apartment at about 10am this morning. When she returned home she discovered the front door ajar and several items of her personal property and cash missing from inside. The apartment had not been ransacked or otherwise disturbed and there were no signs of forced entry.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Hit and run collision – 4:55pm. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Tacoma truck told officers that on July 3rd at about 9pm she heard a loud bang and looked outside. She saw a black male picking up and getting on a scooter in front of the vehicle. The owner did not realize that there was any damage to the vehicle until she returned to it the following day.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord told officers that he left his wallet inside his vehicle at about 6pm on July 3rd. When he returned to the vehicle this evening he discovered his wallet missing.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Residential fire – 9:45pm. Officers responded with fire/rescore personnel to an active fire in an apartment building. Firefighters forced entry into several apartments in order to locate and extinguish the fire. The fire was investigated and determined to be accidental. Apartment complex management was contacted and responded to the scene. There were no injuries reported.

August 3rd:

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Domestic assault – 11:20am. Officers met with the female victim who said that she had a domestic argument with a male acquaintance. The argument turned physical and the man physically pinned her to a couch, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. She was able to escape to a neighbor’s apartment and called police. The suspect had fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers applied for a warrant for the suspect’s arrest charging him with 1st degree assault.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 8:05pm. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man who appeared to be talking to an electrical box. As the officers questioned him they saw that he was acting irrationally and was in a confused state of mind and possibly under the influence of a CDS. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported him to Prince George’s Hospital Center where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Police Report: July 27 - August 2

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.

August 2nd:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 2:55pm. Officers on patrol came upon a 2001 Chevy Tahoe that had two flat rear tires as the result of a collision. When the officers asked the driver how the collision occurred he said that a pole jumped out in front of him. The officers noted that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and further investigation revealed that he did not have a license and the vehicle was not his. He was arrested and transported to the University of Maryland PD for a blood alcohol test. The test revealed that his BAC was .14. He was charged with DUI and eight other traffic violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3800 block of 31st Street: Vehicle impound – 4:50am. Officers patrolling with a LPR were alerted to a stolen license plate. The plate was attached to a parked 1998 Lincoln Town car. Further investigation revealed that both tags were stolen from an address in DC back on July 10th. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 12:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3300 block of Taylor Street: EPS – 1:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man walking in the middle of the street. Further investigation revealed that he was under the influence of a CDS, probably PCP. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 3:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (police station rear parking lot): Criminal citation – 5pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 5pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 5:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 6:15pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Traffic – 10:10pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville because a mobile LPR alerted the officer that the tags were stolen. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was being driven by the owner of the tags who reported them stolen back on July 12th. He told the officers that he found the tags and continued to use them. Trouble was he was using them on an unregistered vehicle. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued three State traffic citations.

August 1st:

3300 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree domestic assault – 2:20am. Officers on patrols heard a female yelling. When they found her they saw that she had blood on her face, hands and legs. They also stopped a man who had been following the woman and learned that he had assaulted her during a domestic dispute. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 9:20am. The owner of a 2004 Subaru told officers that she had just dropped off a passenger at Joe’s and was inside for about five minutes. When she returned to he vehicle she discovered that the driver’s side window had been smashed out and several items had been stolen from inside.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Identity theft – 11am. The victim told officers that she was contacted by the Social Security Administration regarding her benefits. Her benefits had been cancelled because someone else used her social security number to report income. The victim needed a local police report so that SSA could begin to correct the situation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

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

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing in a vacant house.

33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 6pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

3800 block of 34th Street: Commercial burglary – 11pm. Officers responded for the report of a commercial burglary that had just occurred. When they arrived witnesses told them that they saw a man known to frequent the 3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue break a window to the business.  The suspect went inside, came out with a bicycle and was last seen going toward Rhode Island Avenue.  The business owner responded and was able to get a partial image of the suspect from the security system. An investigation is underway to identify the suspect and charge him with the burglary.

July 31st:

4000 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 7am. Officers on patrol came upon a 1997 Honda Accord that had been abandoned with the engine running. The driver’s side window had been smashed out and the ignition had been removed. The vehicle had not yet been reported stolen and was impounded for safekeeping.

30th and Allison Streets: Vehicle impound – 8:05am. Officers impounded a 2001 Dodge Caravan that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

4700 block of 31st Place: Vehicle impound – 10:40am. Officers impounded a 1989 Ford Festiva that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Theft – 12:05pm. A man came into the police station to report that someone had stolen a bicycle from his back yard sometime after 11am on the 30th.

July 30th:

29th and Upshur Streets: CDS arrest – 12:20am. Officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle’s registration was not on file. The driver was also found in possession of 13.6 grams of marijuana after admitting to the officers that he smoked the drug in the vehicle earlier. He was issued several citations for the traffic violations and arrested for possession of marijuana. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and his vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of Bunker Hill Road (Alife Food Mart): Robbery – 2:40am. The store clerk told officers that two black males in their 20s came into the store, one of whom was armed with a black long gun. The suspects threatened to shoot the clerk unless he surrendered the store’s money. The clerk gave them access to the cash register where they stole a quantity of cash and change and several packs of cigarettes. The two then fled the store on foot in the direction of the 3400 block of Bunker Hill Road. Prince George’s County Police K-9 responded to the scene and tracked the suspects to the 3800 block of 35th Street where the track was lost. PGPD robbery detectives responded to take over the follow-up investigation and a PGPD forensics team responded to collect evidence.

34th and Otis Streets: EPS (x3) – 10:35am. Officers responded for the report of a woman down on the roadway bleeding from the mouth. When the officers arrived they found the woman who was obviously under the influence of a CDS. The officers also discovered two men with her that were also under the influence of CDS. Fire/rescue personnel were summoned to transport two of the three to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment. The third individual was transported to WAH by an MRPD officer. Further investigation revealed that the woman had smoked PCP earlier in the day and the two men had used either PCP or synthetic marijuana.

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 6:55pm. The reporting person told officers that sometime between 4:10pm and 6:30pm today someone stole a laptop from inside her car. She said that she believed she locked her can prior to leaving it but was unsure. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.

3100 block of Chillum Road: EPS – 11:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly male attempting to steal merchandise. Officers found the male and knew from previous contacts that he was a juvenile. When they questioned him he began to make statements about wanting to hurt himself. Officers determined that it was in the juvenile’s best interest to have him evaluated by medical personnel. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric examination. 

July 29th:

29th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Recovered stolen auto – 10am. Officers on patrol came across a 2000 Dodge Intrepid that had been previously reported stolen from an address outside the City. The vehicle had ignition damage however, both tags were attached and the vehicle appeared to be in good driving condition. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3500 block of Newton Place: Stolen vehicle – 7:30am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between midnight this morning and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Burglary – 10:30am. The reporting person told officers that she came to the Mount Rainier Christian Church for a meeting and discovered that a door was open slightly. She entered the building and saw that several offices had been ransacked but could not advise if anything had been stolen.

3200 block of 32nd Street: Burglary – 4pm. Officers met with a representative from Fairfax Realty who came to the residence to board up the windows after the previous tenants had been evicted by the Prince George’s Sheriff’s Office earlier in the day. The representative said that someone had entered the house after the Sheriff’s Office nailed the doors shut after the eviction. She was unable to determine if anything had been stolen due to the massive clutter inside the house.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Criminal citation – 8:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

July 28th:

4600 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:10am. The owner of a 2003 Ford truck told officers that he parked and locked his vehicle and started walking to his apartment building. As he approached the front door of the building he heard a loud noise and a hissing sound. He looked back at his truck and saw a black male near the front of it. As the victim walked back to his truck to investigate he saw the man walk away and discovered that the two passenger side tires were slashed. The victim is unaware of who the suspect is or why he would have damaged his tires.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 11:15am. A man came into the police station to report that he had been assaulted by another man on July 27th at about 5:15pm. The victim said that he was accosted by a man who questioned him about flirting with the man’s girlfriend.  The victim said that he did not answer any of his questions but simply attempted to walk around him. As the victim walked away the suspect struck him in the face with a small scooter. The victim had to seek medical attention and that’s why he delayed reporting the incident to police.

July 27th:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 1:49pm. The owner of a 2014 Honda CRV reported that sometime between 11pm on the 26th and the time she called police another vehicle struck her CRV causing minor damage to the front end.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 5:50pm. The owner of a 1992 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 1am this morning and the time he called police someone smashed out the driver’s side window.

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.

Photos from last night's get together at Mount Rainier South Park











Friday, August 01, 2014

2014 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report

According to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 67 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2014. This is a 31 percent increase over the same period in 2013 (51 officers killed).

http://www.nleomf.org/assets/pdfs/reports/2014-Mid-Year-Fatalities-Report.pdf

 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Police Report: July 20-26

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 26th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 11:55am. The owner of a 2005 Cadillac told officers that sometime between 9:30pm on the 25th and the time she called police someone smashed out the rear window. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Taylor Street: Theft – 12:15pm. The victim told officers that she last saw her bicycle in her back yard on July 2nd. On July 3rd she discovered that the bike had been stolen. The victim went out of town on vacation and decided to report the incident when she returned.

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: M/V collision – 2:25pm. Officers’ investigation revealed that the driver of a 2005 Honda Civic rear ended a 2000 Toyota Corolla. The driver of the Toyota requested medical attention and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

2400 block of Arundel Road: M/V collision – 6:30pm. The driver of a 2006 U-haul truck struck a 2009 Nissan Maxima. The Maxima was trying to park and the truck driver made incidental contact in the process of trying to go around.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto): Counterfeit funds – 9pm. The store clerk told officers that two men paid for merchandise with a $100 bill. The clerk gave them change and they left the store. The clerk later realized that the $100 bill was counterfeit. MRPD officers documented the incident, seized the counterfeit bill for evidence and contacted the US Secret Service for a follow up investigation. 

4600 block of 29th Street: Vandalism – 10:15pm. The resident told officers that she was watching TV when she heard a window break in a bedroom. When she went to investigate she discovered that someone had thrown a rock through the window. The victim told officers that she was involved in a physical altercation with another a girl earlier in the day and believes that the girl’s boyfriend was the one to break the window. There were no witnesses to the incident and the suspect was not able to be located.

July 25th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Criminal citation – 8:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2600 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:05am. The owner of a 1994 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 24th and the time he called police someone sprayed a dry chemical fire extinguisher all over his vehicle.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 11:05am. The victim told officers that he was waiting at a bus stop when he was approached by the suspect who was on a bicycle. The suspect stopped and demanded that the victim surrender his fanny pack. When the victim refused the suspect threatened him with a knife. When the victim continued to refuse the suspect physically assaulted him, took the fanny pack by force and fled on the bicycle. The victim described his assailant as a black male in his 30s wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with yellow stripes. A search of the area for the suspect was un successful. The victim was taken to PGPD District I to provide a statement to robbery detectives.

4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person/runaway – 3pm. The grandparents of a 15 year old boy told officers that their grandson snuck out of the residence for the third time and went to an unknown location. The juvenile’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

July 24th:

34th and Webster Streets: Warrant service – 3:05am. Officers stopped a 1999 Mazda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license and had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while revoked. He was issued five traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 9:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing after having been previously issued loitering warning notices by two separate officers.

3700 block of 36th Street: EPS/criminal citation – 12pm. Officers stopped to interview several suspicious individuals standing around a car. The officers could smell the odor of PCP coming from the vehicle and one of the individuals ran from the officers as they approached discarding a plastic bag as he fled. He was detained a short distance away and the bag was recovered. The bag contained over one hundred small vials and two eye droppers used to package liquid PCP for distribution. He was issued a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia and released. A second individual was observed to be under the influence of PCP and he was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for medical treatment.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 4:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Criminal citation – 6:34pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing after having been previously banned from the property.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Criminal citation (x2) – 8:45pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of open containers of an alcoholic beverage.

3100 block of Chauncey Place: Criminal citation – 10:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing after having been previously banned from the property.

July 23rd:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vandalism to auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2006 Suzuki reported that sometime prior to her call to police someone did superficial damage to her vehicle’s right rear quarter panel.

4700 block of 31st Street: Domestic – 3:30pm. The victim told officers that her boyfriend had verbally abused her and recently shoved her against a wall. The boyfriend was not present when the officers spoke with the victim. She did not display any recent signs of violence or injury and was advised of her options with a court Commissioner. A domestic violence lethality screen was conducted and was negative.

3300 block of Rhode island Avenue: Traffic collision – 5:20pm. Officers responded to the traffic circle for a traffic collision. When they arrived they saw a 2007 Saab on top of an embankment and the driver unconscious behind the wheel.  Further investigation revealed that the driver may have experienced a diabetic seizure causing him to lose control of the vehicle.  Fire/rescue personnel transported him to Prince George’s Hospital for medical treatment. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Criminal citation – 7pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

3100 block of Taylor Street: Vehicle impound – 11pm. Officers impounded a blue Longo scooter for blocking a private driveway.

July 22nd:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 12:30am. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received a hit on a 2006 Land Rover LR3 that had a suspended registration with a pick up order for the tags. Officers removed the tags for return to MVA and impounded the vehicle.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Stolen/recovered vehicle – 3:30am. The owner of a 2001 Honda Odyssey told officers that she parked her vehicle in the rear parking lot of her apartment building on the 20th at about 7pm. She returned to the vehicle this evening to find it missing. At about 3am this morning officers located the vehicle in the 2700 block of Webster Street. It was in drivable condition and no arrests were made. The vehicle was returned to the owner.

4500 block of 29th Street: Fraud – 4:35pm. The victim told officers that she was notified by her credit card company of a suspicious charge on her card. She subsequently learned that someone had paid a Comcast bill with her credit card without her knowledge or consent. She is working with her credit card company and Comcast to get her money refunded.

4000 block of 35th Street: Warrant service – 6:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a person soliciting door to door. Officer located the man who told them that he was soliciting for an energy company. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on traffic related charges. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 8:20pm. Store employees told officers that a Hispanic male stole several bottles of laundry detergent and fled. Officers were further advised that a customer that was currently in the store was observed receiving several bottles of the stolen detergent and placing them in the trunk of his vehicle. Officers spoke to the customer and learned that he was approached by the suspect who offered to sell him the soap. The customer agreed, paid the suspect and placed the bottles in his trunk.  The customer said that he had no knowledge that the merchandise was stolen and returned them to the store. A short time later, officers canvassing the area located the suspect and when questioned he admitted to the theft. He was issued a criminal citation for theft and sent on his way.

July 21st:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 12:50am. Officers impounded a 2011 Ford Escape for being parked blocking a fire hydrant and displaying tags that expired in April.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft – 10:25am. A Bike Coop representative told officers that on the 20th between 2-3pm he spoke with a man about a bike. He said that the man took the bike from the Coop without paying for it. He saw the man riding the bike this morning in the area of the Cedar Lane Alley and called to report the theft. The suspect is described as a heavy set black male in his 30s with a short beard wearing a red shirt.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing person – 5:05pm. A woman called police to report her 31 year old sister missing. She said that her sister had left home at about 6pm on the 20th to visit a friend but never arrived. At about 10pm officers received a call back from the woman saying that her sister had been located safe and unharmed. She had run away with her boyfriend.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Metro PCS): Theft – 6:55pm. The store clerk told officers that a juvenile male entered the store and asked the clerk much a set of headphones cost. When the clerk told the juvenile they cost $20 the kid knocked the business phone off the counter, grabbed the headphones and fled into DC. As he ran away he neglected to take his bicycle with him. A while later officers were called back to the store because the suspect’s two sisters were there to try and get his bike back. The kid was identified and eventually he and his father returned to the store and paid for the headphones. The store was satisfied with the payment and no charges were placed.

4200 block of 30th Street: Fraud – 9pm. The reporting person told officers that he answered an ad on Craig’s List that promised to pay $450 per week to place advertising on his car. He received a check in the mail for $2,460 but was later told by e-mail that the check was a mistake. The e-mail instructed him to cash the check, retain $450 and mail the balance to an address in Chicago. He recognized this activity as a fraud and notified police.

July 20th:

4300 block of 31st Street: EPS – 9am. Officers responded for the report of several disorderly persons possibly smoking CDS.  Once on the scene the officers detained four men for questioning. Further investigation revealed that one of the men was in possession of 1.24 ounces of liquid PCP. He and one other member of the group were under the influence of PCP and required medical attention. They were taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.

3800 block of 34th Street: CDS possession – 4:10pm. Officers stopped two disorderly individuals for a field interview. During the interview one of them was found in possession of approximately 2 grams of the synthetic marijuana known as Scooby Snax. He was charged as a juvenile on a J1 arrest report and released.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 10:10pm. The store clerk told officers that two young black males were seen hanging around the outside of the store and videoing the store with their cell phones. The two then came into the store and stole four sandwiches and four cans of Red Bull. Both fled the store in an unknown direction and officers were unable to identify them.

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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Monday, July 21, 2014

Police Report: July 13-19

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 19th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Shoplifting – 11:30am. Officers responded to the Family Dollar store for the report of a man who stole a quantity of liquid laundry detergent. The store manager said that the man had been bared several times from the store for his disorderly actions and threats to the employees. Officers canvassed the area for the man and were able to locate and detain him. The store manager positively identified him. He was arrested, charged with theft and remanded to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 29th Street: Shoplifting – 8:35pm. Officers responded to the Mount Rainier Quick Stop for the report of a theft. The store clerk told the officers that two black males entered stole several frozen food items from the freezer totaling $16.00 and walked out without paying for them.

July 18th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 2:05am. The victim told officers that he was walking down Queens Chapel Road near the north branch trail four Hispanic males ran out of the woods and started to chase him. He ran over the foot bridge into the Queenstown apartments where the suspects caught up to him. The suspects assaulted the victim about his head and face before fleeing the area. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non- life threatening head injuries. Officers were unable to locate where the victim was assaulted and a search of the area for the suspects was negative.

3100 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:05pm. The owner of a 1995 Chevy Malibu and the owner of a 2010 Toyota Prius told officers that they came outside to go for an afternoon walk. The owners were contacted by a neighbor who pointed out that the rear driver side tires on both vehicles were flat. Earlier in the day officers spoke with a woman who said that at about 7:30am she saw four male juveniles by her car. She recognized one of them and when she called out to him all four fled the scene on foot. Later as she was driving to work she discovered that her driver’s side rear tire was also flat. She provided the name of the juvenile she recognized and officers are in the process of investigation whether he is involved in this string of vandalism.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Attempt burglary – 7:20pm. The resident told officers that at around 5pm on the 16th he noticed a small basement window broken. Today he noticed that there was a back window screen pushed up. Further investigation revealed that those responsible were not able to gain entry into the house.

July 17th:

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 6:35am. The owner of a 2013 Dodge Challenger told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 16th and the time he called police someone removed one of the vehicle’s windows to access the trunk. Once in the truck those responsible obtained the vehicle’s wheel locks and proceeded to steal all four wheels and tires.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 7:45pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2003 Jeep Wrangler with a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags removed for return to MVA.

July 16th:

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2004 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 15th and the time she called police someone broke into her vehicle through the rear window and stole some cash from inside the glove box.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Attempt burglary – 7pm. The resident told officers that around 4pm he was sitting in his kitchen and heard a noise outside in his backyard. He didn’t pay much attention at the time but when he went outside at about 7pm he discovered that someone had opened his secured fence door. He also noted that the back storm door was ajar along with what he believed to be partial finger prints on the glass. The officers did not observe any force entry, however they did recover partial latent prints from the door. 

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 11pm. Officers stopped a 2008 Nissan Altima for equipment violations. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had three separate MSP pick up orders for the tags. Officers issued the driver the appropriate citations and impounded the vehicle. The tags were removed for return to MVA.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 6:30pm. An individual came into the police station to turn in a wallet he found near Bunker Hill Road and Eastern Avenue.  Several attempts were made to contact the owner to no avail. The wallet was placed into MRPD’s property storage for safekeeping. 

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 6:30pm. An individual came into the police station to turn in a set of keys he found near 35th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The keys were placed into MRPD’s property storage for safekeeping. 

July 15th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation – 1:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 12:35pm. The owner of a 2006 Dodge caravan told officers that he went to start his van this afternoon and discovered that the ignition had been removed. The attempt occurred sometime between 4pm on the 14th and the time he called police. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Domestic – 4:35pm.  The female victim told officers that her husband had verbally abused her and, in prior incidents, had struck her in the face. There was no evidence that there had been a physical altercation between the two today. They were both advised to seek the appropriate orders from a District Court Commissioner. The victim screened positive on the lethality assessment form. She was able to speak to a counselor and the form was faxed to Family Crisis Center.

4400 block of 28th Place: 1st degree assault – 9pm. Officers responded to MedStar to interview the victim of a shooting that occurred in the City.  The victim told officers that he was sitting his vehicle speaking with an acquaintance. At one point during the conversation the acquaintance was confronted by two unknown black males, one of whom was armed with a knife. As the victim watched this unfold a third individual approached the vehicle and shout the victim through the driver’s side window. The victim did not see his assailant before being shot. The suspect fled the scene and the victim drove himself to the hospital for treatment of his non- life threatening wound. Prince George’s County Police detectives responded to the hospital and assume the follow up investigation. The victim’s vehicle was taken to PGPD’s evidence facility for processing.

July 14th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Unconfirmed sexual assault – 4:05am. Officers responded for the report of a sexual assault that had occurred earlier. The victim told Communications personnel that she had been assaulted by a co-worker who she knew from her employment. The victim was transported to the PGPD Sexual Assault Unit so that their detectives can conduct the investigation.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 4:30pm. The victim told officers that she left her purse under the passenger seat of her vehicle on July 13th at about 7pm. When she returned to her vehicle this evening she discovered that the vehicle’s back window was open and her purse had been stolen.

4700 block of 27th Street: Property damage – 5:50pm. The resident told officers that he left his apartment at about 7am this morning. When he returned at 4:30 this afternoon he discovered that his living room window was broken out.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 8:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing on Queenstown Apartments property. The man had been previously issued a notice barring him from the property.

July 13th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Missing person – 9:55am. The mother of a 16 year old girl told officers that her daughter did not return home after her shift at Little Caesar’s Pizza on July 12th. The daughter told her mother that she was going to a friend’s house but didn’t go there. Several hours later the daughter returned home safely. She had actually gone to the home of another friend with whom the mother did not approve.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Strong arm robbery – 10:55am. The victim told officers that at about 3:30am this morning he left the 7-11 and walked to a relative’s house. While he was walking he took up a conversation with a female who he had seen at the store. The woman was joined by two males who came up behind the victim and demanded his wallet. When he refused the men forced him into the hallway of an apartment building, assaulted him and stole his wallet and ID. The victim was extremely intoxicated at the time of the robbery and was unable to describe his assailants other than two black males and a white female. PGPD robbery detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation.

34th Street and Rainier Avenue: Traffic – 1:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle stopped in the roadway. When they arrived they found the vehicle and its driver who was passed out drunk behind the wheel. The driver was arrested and charged with DUI. His 1997 Honda Accord was impounded for safekeeping.

4000 block of 34th Street: Stolen auto (recovered) – 6:30pm. Officers were notified by MPDC that their officers recovered a 2009 Honda Odyssey van that was stolen from the 4000 block of 34th Street on July 7th at about 2:50pm. The vehicle was recovered in the 1200 block of 18th Street in NE. No arrests were made.

4000 block of 35th Street: Hit and Run collision – 7:30pm. The owner of a 2004 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 6:50pm this evening and the time she called police another vehicle struck her Honda causing damage to the driver’s side. The striking vehicle did not remain at the scene.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision – 6:50pm. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Camry told officers that he had his vehicle parked in a legal parking space in Queenstown Apartments. The driver of a silver or gray sedan attempted to park his vehicle and struck the victims vehicle. The suspect then backed out of the parking space and sped off towards Chillum Rd. The victim got a partial Maryland tag of 7324A

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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Monday, July 14, 2014

Police Report: July 6-12

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 12th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: MIR – 1:30pm. Officers took a report regarding threats to a store employee. Two suspects, one of whom was asked to leave the store after cursing at the store manager, threatened to “get” the employee.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: M/V collision – 4:55pm. Officers investigated a motor vehicle collision and determined that a 2009 Chevy Tahoe was making a turn from Queens Chapel Road onto Chillum Road. As the vehicle was making the turn an adult female and a small child were attempting to cross the street in front of traffic. The turning vehicle struck the pedestrians. They were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

3500 block of Otis Street: MIR – 5:55pm. An 18 year old woman told officers that a male subject who she knows from high School has been sending her explicit pictures. She had already contacted school officials about the incident but also wanted a police report on file.

July 11th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 12:30am. Officers stopped a man to issue him a criminal citation for drinking in public. A wanted check indicated that he had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:55am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4500 block of 30th Street: Theft – 10:50am. The victim told officers that on July 10th at about 7:30pm he covered three bikes in his back yard with a tarp. When he returned to the bikes this morning he discovered that all three had been stolen.  The bikes were described as a burgundy 27” English racer 12-speed; a black 27” Olympia 12-speed; and a red 24” Schwinn kids bike with full suspension.

3300 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 3:45pm. A 2007 Chrysler van was backing out of a parking space when it struck a pedestrian crossing behind it. The pedestrian sustained minor injuries.

4600 block of 27th Street: Burglary – 3:25pm. The resident told officers that he locked and secured his residence and was gone for about two hours. When he returned home he discovered some electronics missing. There were no signs of forced entry. The victim said that it was possible that his former girlfriend took his property because he refused to loan her money. The incident is still under investigation.

July 10th:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 8am. The owner of a 2007 Ford Focus told officers that sometime between 2:15pm on the 9th and the time she called police someone broke into her vehicle through a rear passenger window and stole a backpack and cash from inside.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 10:55am. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between 10pm on the 9th and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle through a front passenger side window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

3700 block of 34th Street: Death – 2:30pm. A close friend of a 67 year old woman came into the police station to report that the woman had passed away. The woman had been under home hospice care for cancer since February. Family members were in the process of coordinating the decedent’s funeral arrangements.

July 9th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Threats – 2:30pm. Officers interviewed a woman who told them that she was being threatened by a man both by phone and by text message. The woman said that she knew the man’s name, date of birth and identifying characteristics but no his address. She was advised to seek a protection order against the man and was transported to the Commissioner’s office to apply for the order.

4000 block of 33rd Street: MIR – 3:30pm. A church pastor reported that the church office received messages from an unknown individual threatening to sue the church. The pastor was unable to reach anyone who would have direct knowledge of the incident but wanted the incident documented for future reference.

35th and Otis Streets: EPS – 4:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man walking down the middle of the street in an unbalanced manner. Officers contacted the man and observed that his behavior was consistent with being under the influence of a CDS or alcohol. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for medical treatment.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 6:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

July 8th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 1:40am. Officers on patrol stopped a man that matched the description of an assault suspect. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a trespassing charge. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 5:30am. Officers were flagged down by a citizen who alerted them to a suspicious man sleeping in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers located the man on the second floor landing, and upon further investigation discovered that he had two open arrest warrants charging him with violation of a protection order and second degree assault. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Cedar Lane Alley and Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 8:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 10:20am. The victim told officers that several sheets of plywood were taken from his back yard near his shed. He said that one of his workers observed the theft take place on July 7th at about 9:30pm. The victim went on to explain that one of his workers confronted the man who took the wood and the suspect told him that he was doing roofing work, needed the plywood and that the owner authorized it. The witness attempted to contact the owner but could not get in touch with him.  The victim stated that he believes that he may know who the suspect is. The incident was documented and the investigation is ongoing.

3200 block of Chauncey Place: M/V collision – 11:30am. Officers investigated a collision between a 2012 Honda Accord and a 2011Ford Taurus. Their investigation revealed that the Honda was backing out of a parking space and struck the Ford as it was passing by. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

4300 block of 28th Place: Lost property – 1:20pm. Officers took a report from a woman who said that she had lost her passport. She said she last saw her passport on June 28th.

3300 block of Rhode island Avenue: Warrant service – 4:50pm. Officers were conducting a business check when they observed a disorderly subject inside. Officers escorted the subject from the premises. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a traffic charge. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Warrant service – 7:15pm. Officers responded for the report of three individuals entering a vacant house. All three were apprehended inside and further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Arlington, Virginia for theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The remaining subjects were released pending additional charges once the homeowner can be found.

July 7th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Attempt Arson – 2:30am. Officers on patrol saw fire/rescue personnel responded to a call in the Queenstown Apartments. Officers were told at the time that someone had lit a piece of paper on fire in an elevator (there are no elevators in any of the apartment buildings in the complex). The nature of the fire remained a mystery until security officers said that a man poured motor oil in the stairway and lit pieces paper on fire in an attempt to set the building on fire. Fire/rescue personnel on the scene summoned the Fire Marshall to the scene to conduct an arson investigation.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Missing person – 7pm. The girlfriend of a 24 year old man reported him missing since July 6th. Further investigation revealed that at the time he was reported missing he was a guest of the DC detention system. He has since returned home.

4000 block of 34th Street: Stolen auto – 2:50pm. The owner of a 2009 Honda Odyssey told officers that she left her van unattended with the keys inside for about ten minutes while she was delivering supplies to a local business. When she came back to where she parked the vehicle she discovered that it had been stolen.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Lost property – 6:35pm. The owner told officers that he got on a bus at the bus terminal and mistakenly left his wallet behind. He said that once he was on the bus he realized that his wallet must have fallen out of his pocket when he stood up to get on the bus.

July 6th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 11pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. The arrestee had been given several verbal and written notices against trespassing on the property of Queens Town Apartments.

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?

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