Monday, January 26, 2015

Police Report: January 18-24

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.

January 24th:

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Hit and run collision – 4:44pm. The owner of a 2005 Honda told officers that he parked his vehicle in good condition this morning at about 10:30. When he returned to the car this afternoon he discovered damage that was consistent with being struck by a passing vehicle. The damage appeared superficial and no additional evidence/witnesses could be found.

January 23rd:

4600 block of 27th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:05am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2002 Lexus with an MSP pick up order for the tags due to a compulsory insurance violation. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Stolen/recovered vehicle – 10:25am. The owner of a 2006 Ford van told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover that it had been stolen. He also said that he did not lock the vehicle when he parked it last night and that there was about $900 worth of construction materials inside. Officers took a report and entered the vehicle into NCIC stolen vehicle files. At about 7pm officers were notified that one of their officers recovered the vehicle in the 4900 block of Newton Street in Bladensburg. The owner was notified and retrieved his vehicle. It is not known if the construction materials were in vehicle when it was recovered.

3100 block of Chillum Road: CDS possession – 12:10pm. Officers stopped a 2011 Subaru for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a female passenger was in possession of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia in quantity and packaging sufficient to sustain a charge of possession with intent to distribute the drug. She was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver’s license was determined to be suspended and he was issued the appropriate citations and released. The vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 7pm. Officers were notified that the 2000 Ford van reported stolen from the 3700 block of 34th Street back on January 16th had been recovered by PGPD officers in the 2400 block of 57th Place in Hyattsville. No arrests were made and the vehicle was released to the owner.

January 22nd:

3000 block of Upshur Street: M/V collision – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle that had crashed into a house. Witnesses told the officers that they saw a 2015 Honda driving at a high rate of speed and fail to stop at the stop sign at Rainier and Upshur. The vehicle failed to negotiate a left turn onto Upshur and lost control striking the curb and a fence and finally coming to rest after it hit a private residence. The uncooperative driver was issued numerous traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 34th Street: Citizen robbery – 11:40pm. The victim told officers that he was approached by two black males, one of whom produced a handgun and demanded his property. The victim turned over $7 in cash and the two suspects fled the scene towards Shepherd Street. A Greenbelt City K-9 team responded and tracked the suspects to the area of Volta Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue where they lost the track. PGPD Air 1 also responded to assist with the search for the suspects. PGPD robbery detectives responded to begin a follow-up investigation.      

January 21st:

Nothing significant to report.

January 20th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Western Union): Commercial armed robbery – 10:05am. The teller told officers that a black male, approx. 45-50 years of age, wearing a beige/tan jacket) passed her a note demanding cash. The man implied he had a bomb in a bag he was carrying and that if she refused he would detonate the bomb. The teller gave the man cash and he left the business leaving the alleged bomb on the sidewalk outside the front door. The Prince George’s County fire department’s bomb squad responded and determined that there was no explosive device inside the bag. PGPD CID detectives responded to assume the follow up investigation and Forensic Services responded to process the scene for evidence. Video evidence was recovered from Western Union and a neighboring business.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Domestic – 9:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic disturbance. Once on the scene the officers learned that there had been a verbal argument between a husband and wife. No physical altercation ensued. The wife completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and screened in positive. She spoke with a counselor at the Family Crisis Center. Officers also advised her of her options with a District Court Commissioner. 

4100 block of Kaywood Drive: Citizen armed robbery UPDATE. MRPD was notified today that PGPD robbery detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for a man who robbed a resident at gun point back on November 16, 2014. Officers are looking for Emmett Leon Kemp. Kemp is a black male with a DOB of 12/20/1977 and a last known address of 1134 Wahler Place, SE, Washington DC. Anyone with information about Kemp’s whereabouts should call the Regional Investigation Division – North / RST / at 301-699-2601.

January 19th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Warrant service – 11:45am. Officers responded for the report of several juveniles loitering in a laundry room. Officers found the individuals and learned that one of them had an open Writ of Body Attachment through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the Writ and his parents were notified of his arrest. He was transported to the juvenile youth facility in Cheltenham and released to their custody.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt stolen vehicle/theft from auto – 6:15pm. The owner of a 2002 Honda CRV told officers that he came out to his vehicle this evening to discover that the right rear passenger vent window and ignition were broken. The victim also noticed that his vehicle was missing the battery, radio, assorted tools and an infant seat. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft – 7:30pm. The victim told officers that she dropped a load of clothes in the washing machine in the laundry room. When she came back for her clothes she discovered that they had been stolen.

January 18th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Citizen robbery – 12:30am. The victim told officers that he was approached by two black males in their late teens. The two produced knives and demanded his property. The victim surrendered his back pack and cell phone and both suspects fled the area. A Greenbelt City PD K-9 team responded and tracked the suspects to 28th Place and Russell Avenue where the track was lost. PGPD robbery detectives responded to begin a follow-up investigation.

29th and Taylor Streets: Vehicle impound – 2am. Officers responded to check on a suspicious vehicle called in by a resident. The officers determined that the paper tag on the vehicle had an unreadable expiration date and a check of the vehicle identification number showed that the vehicle was unregistered. The vehicle was subsequently impounded.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Trespassing – 1:10pm. Officers responded to the Pan Lourdes Bakery for the report of a man refusing to leave. The store clerk told the officers that the man came in and wanted to use the bathroom and was told there were no public facilities. He became disorderly and refused to leave. The officers asked the man to leave and when he refused he was arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Robbery Update and Lookout

Citizen armed robbery UPDATE. MRPD has been notified that PGPD robbery detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for a man who robbed a resident at gun point back on November 16, 2014  in the 4100 block of Kaywood Drive. Officers are looking for Emmett Leon Kemp. Kemp is a black male with a DOB of 12/20/1977 and a last  known address of 1134 Wahler Place, SE, Washington DC. Anyone with information about Kemp’s whereabouts should call the Regional Investigation Division – North / RST / at 301-699-2601.

 

Emmett Leon Kemp

 

Michael E. Scott

Chief of Police

Mount Rainier Police Department

3249 Rhode Island Avenue

Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

301-985-6580

mscott@mountrainierpd.org

Chief's Blog: http://mrpdchief.blogspot.com

Twitter: @MRPDChief

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Police Report: January 11-17

The Mount Rainier Police Department’s weekly report is not intended to be a listing of every incident or call for service handled by the police department, but merely a general summary of incidents that may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations.

 

January 17th:

 

3200 block of Otis Street: Criminal citation – 1:15am. Officers responded for the report of a large, out of control party. As officers were clearing the apartment of party goers one man became uncooperative and disorderly. He was issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct and sent on his way.

 

4000 block of 35th Street: Burglary – 1pm. A realtor told officers that she was at a vacant home for a final sale inspection and discovered that someone had broken into the home through a rear basement door. Once inside those responsible stole some of the home’s copper piping; and CDS paraphernalia was located in the kitchen. No evidence/witnesses were identified and the real estate company made arrangements for someone to come out and secure the home.

 

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 5:40pm. A woman trying to cross Queens Chapel Road was struck by a 2001 Chevy that fled the scene. The woman sustained head and leg injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Her injuries were not considered life threatening. Officers were notified by Hyattsville City Police that they had the suspect vehicle stopped in the 3400 block of Hamilton Street. MRPD officers responded and confirmed that the vehicle was the one who struck the pedestrian. The driver was arrested, charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury collision and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Her vehicle was impounded.

 

3700 block of 34th Street: Theft of services – 7:25pm. A Pepco employee told officers that he was checking a residential meter and discovered that someone had rewired the meter so that it did not register electric usage. The residents released two pit bulls into the yard to try and prevent the Pepco employee from checking the meter. Animal Control was notified to respond to check on the dogs. The residents located the missing electric meter and the Pepco employee was able to reinstall it and reconnect electric service. The case was turned over to Pepco investigations for further action.

 

3700 block of 34th Street: Domestic assault – 9pm. MRPD officers were notified by DC police that a pregnant woman had been assaulted by the father of her unborn child. Officers interviewed the woman at Providence Hospital and learned that she and her boyfriend got into an argument and he struck her with a closed fist several times in the face. The victim was able to make it to the hospital where she was treated and released. Officers advised her of her options with the District Court Commissioner and she declined to answer questions for a lethality assessment.

 

January 16th:

 

3700 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 8:10am. The owner of a 2000 Ford told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 15th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

 

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 1:40pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

 

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Warrant service – 10:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man causing a disturbance inside the store. Officers located the man and upon further investigation learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Takoma Park. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

 

January 15th:

 

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Lost property - 10:15am. The mother of a Northwestern H.S. student came into the police station and reported that back on the 13th her daughter left her purse on her school bus. The mother contacted the school bus depot and the bus was searched but the purse was not found.

 

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 10:25am. A man came into the police station to turn in a Hyattsville Middle School student ID he found on Rhode Island Avenue. The ID was placed into property pending return to the student.

 

3800 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 10:20am. The owner of a 2011 Hyundai told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning to discover that someone had broken in through a driver’s side window and stole the power cord to her Garmin GPS. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

 

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Burglary – 12:35pm. The resident told officers that she left her residence for a little over an hour this morning. When she returned she discovered that the front door had been pried open and her purse and some makeup items had been stolen from inside.

 

3100 block of Queenstown Drive: Vehicle impound – 1:20pm. Officers impounded a parked 2001 GMC Sierra displaying tags that expired back in August of 2014.

3800 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 2:30pm. Officers stopped to cite a man for urinating in public. Further investigation revealed that he had three open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on trespassing and disturbing the peace charges. He was cited for urinating in public, arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt burglary – 4:50pm. The resident told officers that he came home to his apartment to discover that someone tried to pry the front door open causing damage to the door and lock. Those responsible did not get into the apartment and nothing was stolen. There were no witnesses and no evidence was recovered.

January 14th:

4100 block of 34th Street: Theft – 6:30pm. The resident told officers that in order to redo the floors in her house she had to move the refrigerator and stove out onto the front porch on January 12th. When she returned to the house this afternoon she discovered both appliances had been stolen. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

4300 block of 28th Place: Lost property – 9pm. The reporting person told officers that he took a cab home from Prince George’s Plaza on January 8th. On January 11th he realized that he must have left his laptop computer in the cab since he did not have it in his possession.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: M/V collision – 11:05pm. The driver of a 2008 Mercedes attempted to park his vehicle when he accidentally hit the gas rather than the brake. The vehicle jumped the curb and struck the exterior wall of the apartment complex’s boiler room. The vehicle was disabled from the collision and had to be towed from the scene. The building was slightly damaged and Queenstown Apartments management and fire/rescue personnel responded to assess the damage.

January 13th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 3:15pm. Officers were informed by the owner that his 1999 Dodge Caravan reported stolen on December 29th was recovered by DC police after being involved in a crash in their jurisdiction. No arrests were made by MPD and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 10pm. Officers responded for the report of a man needing medical attention. When the officers found the man he told them that he was not feeling well and made several statements in reference to hearing voices in his head telling him to hurt others and himself. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

January 12th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Theft – 4:15pm. The victim told officers that she ordered a computer to be delivered to her apartment. She was notified that the package was delivered to another apartment in her building. She went to the other apartment and asked the resident for her package and the resident denied knowing anything about the package.

2900 block of Allison Street: Domestic assault – 6:50pm. The victim told officers that she was sitting in her living room when her boyfriend came into the room and hit her in the mouth. She ran to another room and called police. When the officers arrived they observed visible trauma on the victim’s face and arrested her boyfriend. He was charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The victim was determined to be at risk after lethality assessment and spoke with a counselor at the FCC for shelter and assistance.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 7:20pm. The owner of a 2007 Lexus told officers that she parked her vehicle at about 6pm on January 7th. When she returned to her vehicle this evening she discovered that it had been struck by another vehicle that left the scene. Officers observed that a large section of the driver’s side quarter panel was dented consistent with being struck by another vehicle.

January 11th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Assist fire/rescue – 12:15am. Officers were called to assist fire/rescue personnel with the forced entry into a residence. They had been summoned due to a furnace making a funny noise. Fire/rescue personnel made entry and shut off the power to the furnace. The property owner was notified of the incident.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: M/V collision – 1:45pm. The driver of a Honda Civic parked his vehicle and opened the driver’s door to exit the vehicle. When he did a passing Honda Ridgeline struck the open door. Further investigation revealed that the Ridgeline was unregistered and was displaying tags issued to another vehicle. Citations were issued all around and both vehicles were impounded.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Attempt 2nd degree murder – 6:50pm. The victim bought a TV from a man and later learned that the TV didn’t work properly. The victim went to speak to the man about getting his money back and the two got into an argument. During the course of the argument the man stabbed the victim several times in the head and neck with a knife before fleeing the area. A family member transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his non- life threatening wounds. Officers located and arrested the man. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with attempt 2nd degree murder and other charges.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle – 8:40pm. The owner of a 2001 Ford van told officers that sometime between 5pm on January 9th and 4:30pm today someone stole his vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

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

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2012 Homicide Conviction

On November 14, 2012 a homicide occurred in the 3800 block of 37th Street. Ronald Jefferson Short was identified as a suspect in the homicide and arrested and charged with 1st degree murder within 24 hours of the crime. This afternoon Ronald Jefferson Short was found guilty of 1st degree murder by a Circuit Court jury here in Prince George’s County. He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 27th and faces life imprisonment plus 35 years without the possibility of parole.

 

Michael E. Scott

Chief of Police

Mount Rainier Police Department

3249 Rhode Island Avenue

Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

301-985-6580

mscott@mountrainierpd.org

Chief's Blog: http://mrpdchief.blogspot.com

Twitter: @MRPDChief

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Police Report: January 4-10

The Mount Rainier Police Department’s weekly report is not intended to be a listing of every incident or call for service handled by the police department, but merely a general summary of incidents that may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations.

 

January 10th:

 

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 10:15am. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a 2006 Lexus that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

 

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 3:45pm. Officers stopped to interview a suspicious person that had a strong odor of marijuana about his person. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

 

January 9th:

 

4000 block of 31st Street: Traffic – 10am. Officers stopped a 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags had expired in October of 2014 and it was uninsured. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

 

3100 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 1:05pm. Officers stopped a 1998 Ford van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

 

4000 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 4:45pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a 2004 Chevy truck that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

 

4500 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 11”30pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

 

January 8th:

 

Nothing significant to report.

 

January 7th:

 

4300 block of 31st Street: Attempt theft from auto – 4am. The owner of a 2014 Cadillac XTS told officers that he looked out of his window and saw a man removing the lug nuts from the wheels on his vehicle. When he yelled at the man he walked away, got into a waiting long bed white pick-up truck. The truck drove off towards Arundel Road and then unknown.

 

4200 block of 32nd Street: Recovered stolen auto – 10:15am. Officers on patrol stopped to check a 2002 Ford truck that was illegally parked. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in DC. DC police were notified of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

 

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run M/V collision – 7:20pm. The owner of a 2007 Lexus told officers that sometime between 6pm and 7:15pm this evening an unidentified vehicle struck her Lexus and fled the scene. A large section of the rear driver’s side quarter panel was dented consistent with being struck by a second vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 7:25pm. The victim told officers that while working in the store her cell phone must have fallen out of her pocket somewhere in the store. She didn’t know where but when she searched the store she was unable to locate it. Suspecting that someone found and took it she contacted her phone carrier and was told via e-mail that her phone was last located in the 3500 block of East West Highway.

January 6th:

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 7:30am. The homeowner told officers that sometime overnight someone stole several landscaping bricks out of his yard.

Russell Avenue and Taylor Street: M/V collision – 8:15am. The driver of a 2000 Toyota 4Runner lost control due to snow covered roads and struck a parked 2007 Chevy Malibu. The driver of a 2009 Lexus also lost control of her vehicle and collided with the Toyota. None of the drivers was injured.

28th and Taylor Streets: M/V collision – 9:30am. The driver of a 2007 Ford E350 truck was attempting to drive up a hill but due to slick roads could not make it and slid back down the hill and struck a parked 2014 Toyota Corolla. There were no injuries.

Queens Chapel Road and 30th Street: M/V collision – 1:15pm. The driver of a 2012 Kia Optima was traveling south bound on Queens Chapel Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a pedestrian shoveling snow on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for treatment of his minor injuries. The Kia also struck a light pole before finally coming to rest. It was disabled from the collision and was impounded. The driver was not injured.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assist PGPD – 7:40pm. Officers were notified by PGPD that detectives were following a vehicle wanted in connection with multiple armed robberies that had just occurred. As the vehicle entered Mount Rainier PGPD attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle refused to stop and fled into the District of Columbia. The suspects fled for several blocks where they crashed their vehicle and fled on foot. MRPD assisted with the apprehension of the suspects. The Prince Georges Country Police Department along with the Washington DC Police Department handled the incident.

January 5th:

4400 block of 31st Street: Theft – 2:05pm. The owner of a 2005 Kawasaki dirt bike told officers that he went into his back yard to get something and noticed that his dirt bike was missing. The victim stated that the last time he saw the bike was on December 29th at about 12:00pm.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 6:50pm. Officers on patrol observed a 2005 Dodge Caravan illegally parked. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. The vehicle was issued several parking citations and impounded.

January 4th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road (CafĂ© Youth): Theft – 2:45pm. Officers spoke with the reporting person who said that she was mopping floors and noticed a set of footprints where she had just cleaned. She looked out the front door and noticed a black male in his late 30’s carrying a large plastic trash bag heading towards 30th Street. After a review of the security tapes the man used the bag to steal ten laptop computers and a tool kit. Officers obtained a copy of the security tape and are working with PGPD District I detectives to identify the thief.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 4:25pm. The owner of a 2000 Ford told officers that he came out to his vehicle to discover three of its four tires had been slashed. No suspects or motives could be identified at the time of the report.

3100 block of Windom Road: Vandalism – 10pm. The victim told officers that her ex-boyfriend showed up at her residence and knocked repeatedly at her door. When she did not answer the boyfriend threatened to break out all the windows of her residence and the windows of her vehicle. He finally left but not before breaking a living room window. The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

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, January 06, 2015

Police Report: December 28 - January 3

The Mount Rainier Police Department’s weekly report is not intended to be a listing of every incident or call for service handled by the police department, but merely a general summary of incidents that may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations.

January 3rd:

Nothing significant to report.

January 2nd:

Nothing significant to report.

January 1st:

34th Street and Arundel Road: MV collision – 3:05pm. Officers investigated a collision and determined that the driver of a 2014 Dodge Dart failed to yield at a red light and struck a 1993 Buick Park Avenue already in the intersection. The Dart was disabled as a result of the accident and was impounded.

December 31st:

4500 block of 32nd Street: MIR (Child custody) – 8am. The complainant told officers that he attempted to drop his children off with their mother at the agreed upon time however she was not home. The complainant wanted it documented that he exhausted his options to contact the mother of the children and could not return them at the arranged time. 

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Lost property – 12:25pm. A man came into the police station to report that sometime between December 15th and the 31st he lost his driver’s license.

December 30th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 9:25am. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler told officers that she came out to her vehicle to discover that someone had broken in through the driver’s door. The ignition system had been damaged consistent with someone trying unsuccessfully to steal the vehicle by removing the ignition. Nothing had been stolen from the vehicle and no evidence/witnesses were identified.

4200 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 11:30am. The owner of a 1997 Jeep told officers that he came out to his vehicle to discover that someone had broken in by defeating the driver and passenger side door locks. The interior of the vehicle was ransacked and a small quantity of cash was missing.

4200 block of 34th Street: Domestic assault – 9pm. Officers responded for the report of a person needing medical attention. When they arrived they discovered a woman who had been physically assaulted by a male acquaintance who was still in the apartment. Officers confirmed the assault after observing bruising to the victim’s right shin and thigh. The man was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The victim refused to submit to lethality assessment screening.

December 29th:

Kenilworth Avenue and Tilden Road, Bladensburg: M/V collision – 12:55am. An MRPD officer stopped at a red light was rear ended by a drunk driver. The drunk fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by Bladensburg PD officers. He was taken into custody and transported to the MSP barrack in College Park for a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that he had a BAC of.20, 2½ times the legal limit. He was charged with DWI and other traffic violation related to the collision. The MRPD officer suffered minor injuries in the collision.

4100 block of 29th Street: Found property – 10:20am. The reporting person told officers that as he was taking his recycling out he noticed two loaded handgun magazines by the curb. Officers took possession of the magazines which were extremely weathered. The officers were unable to remove the bullets due to the poor condition of the magazines. Both magazines were logged into MRPD property and marked for destruction.

4200 block of 28th Street: Stolen auto – 7:45pm. The reporting person told officers that sometime between 9pm and 11:50pm tonight someone stole his brother’s 1999 Dodge Caravan. Officers contacted the owner who said that there was nothing of value in the van at the time it was srolen.

December 28th:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Vacant house fire – 2:50am. Officers received a call to assist DC fire/rescue with a house fire. Once the fire was determined to be in Maryland PGFD responded and extinguished the fire with assistance from DC Fire. While firefighters were busy fighting the fire a water main broke in the front yard of the house. WSSC was notified and responded to shut off the water to the house. Fire investigators responded but could not determine the cause of the fire at the time of the report. The house is a long time vacant property and the owner was unable to be contacted.

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Vandalism/Theft – 8:10am. Officers responded for the report of a vandalism that had just occurred. The reporting person told officers that a black male, approximately 200 pounds, 35 years of age wearing a black jacket, black pants and green shoes came into the store, heated up a food item in the microwave, fixed a fountain drink and left the store without paying for the items. He returned a short while later and while the clerk was calling the police the man broke a store window before leaving again. Officers searched the area and found the man and took him into custody. He was taken back to the store where the clerk positively identified him. He was arrested, charged with theft and destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Property damage – 10:30am. The owner of a 2013 Honda Civic told officers that he came out to his vehicle and noticed a paint transfer to his front left bumper. There was no other vehicle around the victim’s vehicle so it could not be determined if the damages occurred at this location.

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, January 05, 2015

Police Report: December 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.

December 27th:

Rhode Island Avenue and Perry Street: M/V collision – 1:50am. Investigation revealed that a man was driving his 2002 Acura north on Rhode Island Avenue and struck a curb in the traffic circle. The vehicle continued onto the grassy median and struck another curb at Perry Street knocking the pedestrian crosswalk sign out of the ground. The vehicle was inoperable and towed from the scene. The  driver was issued several traffic citations and released.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service/criminal citation – 3:20pm. Officers responded for several reports of people loitering. They stopped one individual and issued him a loitering warning notice. About 20 minutes later the man was found in violation of the notice and was issued a criminal citation for trespassing. Another man was interviewed and officers learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 26th:

4400 block of 28th Place: M/V collision - 12:15am. Officers on patrol observed a black SUV driving without headlights strike a parked vehicle. Officers stopped the SUV and learned that the driver did not realize she had struck another vehicle.  They also learned that she did not have a valid license and the vehicle's registration was expired. The driver was issued several traffic citations and her vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation (x4) – 10:45pm. Officers issued each of four men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

December 25th:

2800 block of Taylor Street: MIR - 2pm. Officers responded to assist DC Police in searching for a blue Ford Crown Victoria driven by a man possibly involved in a kidnapping that occurred in the 2200 block of 33rd Street in DC. MPD officers spotted the vehicle and pursued it into Mount Rainier. The vehicle was located unoccupied by MPD officers in the back yard of a house in the 2800 block of Taylor Street unoccupied. A canvass was conducted by MPD, Prince George’s County PD and MRPD. The driver later returned to the scene and was identified as the suspect. The vehicle was impounded and the suspect was transported to MPD 5th District for further questioning. At this time it is unknown if any criminal charges will be filed.

December 24th:

4100 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound - 11:05 am. Officers impounded a 2002 Chevy for blocking a private driveway.

December 23rd:

Nothing significant to report.

December 22nd:

4600 block of 30th Street: MIR – 10:50am. A woman called to report that her 2001 Chevy Tahoe had been stolen. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had not been stolen. It had been repossessed by the lien holder.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Domestic – 8:25am. The victim told officers that she got into a verbal argument with her son’s father. The argument turned physical when the man grabbed the victim by her neck and threw her on the bed. The man left the apartment prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers conducted a domestic violence lethality screen and the victim did not screen in. The victim was advised of her options and asked if she wanted a ride to the District Court Commissioner’s Office which she refused. The victim said that she would call back if she changed her mind.

December 21st:

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: House fire – 8:15pm. Officers were flagged down and told that a rooming house was on fire. Officers attempted to enter the structure to check for residents but were blocked by heavy smoke and fire. One of the residents told officers that everyone had made it out OK.

Fire/rescue personnel arrived on the scene and quickly got the fire under control. Fire investigators responded to the scene and were able to determine that the fire was accidental and probably started from a space heater too close to flammable liquids. Representatives of the American Red Cross also arrived and assisted the victims with hotel rooms in College Park and with food and clothing. Representatives from Begal Fire & Water arrived on the scene to secure the building; and, Mount Rainier Public Works employees along with Maryland State Highway officials responded out to salt and sand the roadway to keep the roadways from icing.

3300 block of Otis Street: Death – 8:30pm. The decedent’s girlfriend told officers that she last saw him alive at about 3:15am this morning when she left the house. She returned home at about 5pm and having not heard from the decedent by about 8:15pm she pried open his bedroom door and found him lying in bed not breathing. Fire/rescue personnel responded and pronounced him dead. Further investigation revealed that the decedent exhibited no visible trauma and officers located several items of CDS paraphernalia in the bedroom. Officers preliminarily determined that no foul play contributed to the man’s death. PGPD homicide detectives responded to assist with the investigation. The State Medical Examiner responded and took custody of the decedent’s remains for post mortem examination. 

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, December 22, 2014

Police Report: December 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.

December 20th:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:40am. Officers stopped a 2013 Chevy for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was issued three traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was released to a passenger with a valid license.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 1:05am. Officers patrolling the area came upon a man exhibiting signs of a person under the influence of alcohol or CDS. The man was unable to maintain his balance while walking, appeared to be talking to himself and twice stumbled into the street. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency medical evaluation.

3400 block of Newton Street: EPS – 8:30pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a woman who said she had been tortured and needed medical attention. Further investigation revealed that the woman had a prior history as a PCP user and schizophrenic and she was not on her medication at the time of call. She was transported by ambulance to Prince George’s Hospital for emergency medical and psychiatric evaluations.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 9:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a single vehicle collision. They discovered a vehicle up against the curb with minor damage. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

December 19th:

3600 block of Perry Street: Traffic – 11:15pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Chevy for displaying suspended tags. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and was in possession of a fictitious out-of-state license. The fictitious license was confiscated, the driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

December 18th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI – 1am. Officers investigating a single vehicle collision detected a strong odor of alcohol on the vehicle’s driver. She submitted to standard field sobriety testing and failed all tests. She was taken to the MSP barrack in College Park where she submitted to a breath test the results of which indicated she had a BAC of .13. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and other charges and released. Her vehicle, which was inoperable after the collision, was impounded.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic – 10:30pm. The victim told officers that her estranged husband came into her home yelling and cursing at her. She said that when she did not respond to him he became more upset and threw a television onto the floor. He also hit her during the altercation. When she told him she was calling the police he fled the apartment. The officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and the victim did not screen in. She was transported to the Commissioner’s office and obtained a protective order against the husband.

December 17th:

Nothing significant to report.

December 16th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 1:45am. Officers stopped a 2003 Honda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Vandalism to auto – 5pm. The owner of a 2001 Nissan told officers that sometime between 2pm and 4:30pm today someone smashed out the vehicle’s rear window. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and no witnesses or evidence was identified.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Civil citation – 9:25pm. Officers issued a woman a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

December 15th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 9:30am. The reporting person told officers that brought his wife’s purse home from the hospital after visiting her there on December 9th. He said that when he went back for the purse on the 12th he discovered a large quantity of cash missing from the purse. There were no signs of forced entry into the home and only the reporting person and his wife have keys to the apartment.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 2:15pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male came into the store and asked to by a carton of cigarettes. She told him that the store didn’t sell cartons but could sell him individual packs to make a carton. She placed the cigarettes in a bag and set it on the sales counter. At that point the man grabbed the bag and fled out of the store, got into a late model Chevy and fled the area heading north bound on Varnum Street. The theft was captured on the store’s video surveillance system and the investigation is continuing.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly conduct – 9:35pm. Officers stopped a suspicious person for a field interview. During the interview the man, who was under the influence of alcohol, was advised to leave the area. He refused to leave and became disorderly and uncooperative. He was eventually arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 14th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 8:40am. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2012 Nissan Altima that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Perry Street: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers on patrol observed a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser with registration plates that expired last August. The vehicle was ticketed and impounded.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism – 1:10pm. Maintenance personnel reported that sometime between 1pm on December 7th and the time they called police someone broke a laundry room window.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 2:20pm. The resident told officers that she saw a black male (15-25 YOA; wearing a black hat, a gray hoodie and a black coat) ride off with her child’s yellow/black GMC road bike.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Hit and run collision – 11pm. The owner of a 2005 Toyota Corolla and other witnesses told officers that the driver of a silver 4-door sedan backed out of a parking space and struck his vehicle. The striking vehicle then fled the scene.

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.