Monday, June 29, 2015

Police Report: June 21-27

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

June 27th:

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

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

June 26th:

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

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

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

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

June 25th:

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

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

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

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

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

June 24th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 23rd:

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

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

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

June 22nd:

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

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

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

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

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

June 21st:

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

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

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Potential Geomagnetic Storm Wednesday (6-24) Afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 22, 2015

City of Mount Rainier Interim City Manager Position

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

 

Police Report: June 14-20

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

June 20th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 19th:

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

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

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

June 18th:

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

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

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

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

June 17th:

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

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

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

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

June 16th:

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

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

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

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

June 15th:

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

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

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

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

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

June 14th:

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

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

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

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

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Monday, June 15, 2015

Police Report: June 7-13

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

June 13th:

Nothing significant to report.

June 12th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Death – 12:20pm. Officers responded to Washington Adventist Hospital for a death report. The officers learned that EMS personnel responded for an unresponsive man and immediately transported him to the hospital where he later died.  The cause of death was not immediately apparent however the man was suffering from medical problems and was found to have a laceration to his forehead. PGPD homicide and the coroner’s office responded and are conducting their own investigation into the cause of death.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 8pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Buchanan Street and Chillum Road: Hit and run collision – 10pm.  The owner of a 2005 Hyundai told officers that as she was pulling out of the PG Pool when a vehicle entered her lane and struck the front of her vehicle causing minor damage. She followed the striking vehicle for a short period of time and got the license plate information. She went home and contacted police with the information. The incident is still under investigation as officers attempt to locate the owner of the striking vehicle.

June 11th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Lost property – 6:55pm. A woman came into the police station to report that she had lost her passport, driver’s license and Social Security card. She said that the last time she remembers seeing the documents was on October 25, 2014.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 7:25pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 11:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

June 10th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism – 2:50am. Officers responded for the report of two black males vandalizing cars with an object that looked like a bat. Officers located both suspects and recovered evidence that linked them to the crime. They were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4100 block of 31st Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 6:30am. The owner of a 2002 Chevy reported that his vehicle had been stolen from his driveway. A short time later the officers were notified by PGPD that the vehicle had been recovered from a creek in the southern area of the County. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the recovery and no arrests were made. The owner was notified of the recovery.

4700 block of 27th Street: Theft – 8:45am. The manager of the Queens Manor Apartments reported that over the course of June 1st through the 10th someone stole approximately $10,000 in checks and money orders from the overnight payment drop box. It appeared as though those responsible were able to use a stick to gain access to the box and its contents.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: MIR – 10am. Officers responded for the report of an individual being robbed. Witnesses said that three black males knocked the victim off a bicycle and went through his pockets looking for valuables. Officers located, stopped and identified the three suspects but were unable to locate the alleged victim. The incident was documented pending further investigation if a victim notifies police. 

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Attempt stolen auto – 8pm. Officers preparing for duty discovered that someone had attempted to steal an unmarked police vehicle parked in the rear lot of the police station. The officers observed that the driver’s side door lock had been damaged and was laying on the ground; the ignition and steering column had been damaged; and the glove box had been ransacked.

June 9th:

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Missing person – 5:25pm. A parent told officers that her son did not return home from school at his usual time. A search for the child ensued and he was located safe and unharmed in an apartment in the 4000 block of 36th Street.

Kaywood Drive and Kaywood Place: Hit and run collision – 5:45pm. The victim told officers that he came out to his vehicle this evening and discovered damage to the front driver’s side of his vehicle. No information was available on the striking vehicle.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle – 6pm. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord told officers that he came out to his vehicle this evening and discovered that it had been stolen.

3500 block of 37th Street: Theft – 7:20pm. The caretaker of a private residence was notified by a neighbor that the back gate was open. When the caretaker checked the property he discovered that the home’s air conditioning unit had been stolen. Officers spoke with the property owner who is currently living and working out of state and notified her of the theft.

June 8th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of alcohol in public.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 4:40pm.  Officers were notified by Hyattsville PD that their officers recovered a 2002 Dodge in the 3500 block of East West Highway that was reported stolen from an address on Buchanan Street back on April 21st. The vehicle was recovered with both tags attached and it is drivable.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 2:55PM. The victim told officers that she left her cell phone on the counter while she handled some work related matters. When she returned to use the phone she discovered that it had been stolen.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 6:20pm. The victim told officers that she ordered a 50 inch TV from Walmart which was delivered by FEDEX. She said that her brother gave permission for the TV to be left at the door. When the victim came home she discovered that the TV had been stolen.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Burglary – 8:10pm. The resident told officers that she left home at about 9:30am. When she returned at about 8pm she discovered that her apartment had been ransacked. There was no sign of forced entry and the victim said that nothing appears to have been stolen.

June 7th:

4600 block of 30th Street: Domestic – 1:15am. Officers responded for the report of a violent domestic assault in progress. When they arrived they saw two women engaged in a physical altercation. The two were separated and officers identified the primary aggressor in the assault. She was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. A lethality assessment was completed and the victim was put in touch with counselors via phone.

2900 block of Allison Street: Domestic – 3:20am. Officers met with the victim at the police station and she told them of a domestic incident that had occurred earlier in the day. She was transported to the Commissioner’s office in Hyattsville where a criminal summons was issued for the man who had assaulted her.

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.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Police Report: May 31 - June 6

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

June 6th:

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Landlord/tenant dispute – 10:35am. Officers met with the property owner who wanted to report several tenants who had broken two kitchen cabinets and have not paid any rent. The landlord was advised to file for evictions and to seek civil reimbursement for the damage caused by his tenants.  

3200 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 6:10pm. The owner of a 2010 Toyota reported that he came out to his vehicle and discovered the rear driver’s side passenger window smashed out and his computer bag missing.

June 5th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Domestic – 12:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they interviewed both parties and observed that both had injuries from a physical altercation. Both parties were advised of their options with the District Court Commissioner.

June 4th:

4100 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 7:50am. The owner of a 2011 Nissan Altima told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken into the vehicle through the passenger side rear window and stole a radio from inside.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 8:40am. The owner of a 2007 Honda told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken into the vehicle through the passenger side window and stole an empty handbag from inside.

4200 block of 28th Street: MIR – 3:30pm. Officers responded to a vacant house for the report of a possible shallow grave discovered by a cleaning crew that was preparing the house for sale. PGPD homicide detectives responded to assist. Due to weather conditions a complete investigation was delayed until Friday May 4th when a cadaver search K-9 team checked the area and the interior of the house with negative results. Additional investigation led officers to conclude that the area of concern was a memorial the former residents constructed to honor deceased relatives.

2800 block of Shepherd Street: Missing juvenile – 9:20pm. The mother of a 16 year old male told officers that her sixteen year son had not come home. She said that he has been absent from home since May 30th but has been seen in the neighborhood. Officers and the child’s mother checked with all possible friends and the child’s hang outs with negative results.

3200 block of Taylor Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 8pm. The owner of a 1999 Suzuki who reported his vehicle stolen on May 26th called to report that his vehicle had been returned to him. He declined to give any further information.

June 3rd:

Citizen Robbery Update: The Prince George’s County Police District I Robbery Suppression Team arrested Michael Antonio Davis of the 2500 block of 14th Street, NE and charged his as one of two men who robbed a man in the 4200 block of 30th Street on May 27th; and robbed two men in the 4600 block of 29th Street on May 23rd.  Davis is currently incarcerated in DC awaiting extradition to face charges in Prince George’s County.

4000 block of 34th Street: Lost property – 1:40pm. A man came into the police station to report a lost passport. The man could not advise when or where he lost the document but needed a police report to submit with his paperwork for a duplicate passport from the passport office.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Found child – 4:10pm. The daycare worker told officers that a toddler had been brought in to the center by a couple who found him wandering in traffic. Officers were able to locate the boy’s mother who said that he was in the care of his grandmother. He apparently unlocked the door while the grandmother was cleaning the apartment and escaped. The child was not injured and was returned to his mother.

4000 block of 35th Street: MIR – 7:15pm. The victim told officers that earlier he got into a physical altercation with a man near the alley at Cedar Lane and Shepherd Street. When the altercation ended he went home. Later he heard banding on his front door and came out to find that his potted flowers and vehicle had been damaged by the person with whom he had had the altercation. The suspect left and was last seen going towards Shepherd Street.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Open door – 8:25pm. Officers responded for the report of an open door at a vacant house. The house was checked and no one was found inside and nothing appeared to have been vandalized or stolen. Officers secured the door as best they could and attempts to contact the realtor will continue to be made.

June 2nd:

3700 block of 35th Street: Recovered property – 7:35am. Officers recovered a gun in the driveway of a private residence. The gun was severely rusted and covered in mud and officers could not determine if it was real or a toy or find any identifying marks.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers impounded a 1999 Nissan for displaying DC tags that expired on April 13th of this year.

4200 block of 28th Street: Open door – 6:05pm. Officers were dispatched to a complaint of an open door at a vacant house and found that a door had been forced open. They contacted the property’s sales agent who said that contractors had been hired to remove items from the house. Officers were unable to determine if the damage was caused by the contractor or someone attempting to gain unlawful entry.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:50pm. The owner of a 1998 Mitsubishi told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered that someone had slashed Both rear tires and the tire on the front passenger side.

June 1st:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 10:10am. A store clerk told officers that a black male about 6’ tall weighing 200 lbs., wearing black pants and no shirt came into the store, took several items and left without paying for them. The clerk ran after suspect and when he caught up with him the suspect struck him in the face with a closed fist. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. The victim refused medical attention and the store’s video surveillance system is being examined to try and identify the suspect.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 1pm. Officers stopped a 1991 Nissan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had a suspended New Jersey registration and was uninsured. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Arundel Road: Citizen robbery – 11:20pm. Four victims were interviewed by officers and said that while walking along the foot path they were approached from behind by two block males. One of the suspects displayed a silver handgun and demanded the victims’ property. Three of the victims complied (the fourth had nothing of value in his possession) and both suspects then fled the scene. The victims described the suspects as 1) a dark skin black male; 6’2”; medium build; wearing black clothing, a face mask; armed with a silver handgun; 2) a medium complexioned black male; heavy build; wearing black clothing and a face mask. PGPD robbery detectives were notified and assumed the follow-up investigation.

May 31st:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Child custody dispute – 11:15am. The parents of an infant were not able to come to an agreement on custody and the father took custody of the child. The mother of the child was informed of her options and was transported to the Commissioner’s Office by officers to file the necessary paperwork.

3800 block of Eastern Avenue: EPS – 7:15pm. Officers assisted fire/rescue personnel with a man down. Further investigation revealed that the man was intoxicated and despondent over personal domestic issues and threatened to kill his wife. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Monday, June 01, 2015

Police Report: May 24-30

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

May 30th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

May 29th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Sexual assault – 12:15am. Officers took a report of a possible sexual assault involving a juvenile. The case has been referred to PGPD sexual assault investigators.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 8:15am. The victim told officers that she left her purse on the front passenger seat while pumping gas.  A 2-door silver vehicle pulled up nest to the victim’s vehicle and a block male got out, reached through the victim’s front passenger window and stole her purse. The victim never observed the incident take place however it was caught on surveillance camera. 

4700 block of 27th Street: Theft from auto – 10am. The victim told officers that he left his cell phone in his truck while on a brief personal errand. When he returned to the truck he discovered that his phone had been stolen.

May 28th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Hit and run collision – 11am. The owner of a 2000 Toyota Corolla reported that sometime overnight his vehicle was struck by an unidentified vehicle that fled the scene without reporting the collision.

3200 block of Taylor Street: Stolen vehicle – 2:20pm. The owner of a 1999 Suzuki told officers that he loaned his vehicle to a friend. The friend parked the vehicle in the 3200 block of Taylor Street on May 26th at about 4pm. When he returned to the vehicle a couple hours later he discovered that it had been stolen.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 2:15pm. DC police called to advise that their officers recovered a 2000 Dodge Stratus that was originally reported stolen from the 2900 block of Queens Chapel Road on May 20th. The vehicle was not drivable, both tags were still attached, and no arrests were made. The owner was notified of the recovery.

May 27th:

4200 block of 30th Street: Citizen robbery – 5:05pm. The victim told officers that while working on his vehicle in his front yard he was approached by two black males. Both suspects produced handguns and one of the suspects put a handgun to the victim’s head and demanded money. The second suspect went through the victim’s pockets and clothing and stole several items of his personal property. The suspects then fled on foot to the corner of 30th and Upshur Streets towards DC. A witness told the officers that he saw the suspects get into a gray or silver minivan and head west towards DC. PGPD robbery detectives responded to begin a follow-up investigation.

May 26th:

Nothing significant to report.

May 25th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 1:30am. Officers investigated a single vehicle collision involving a 2013 Ford Mustang. The vehicle had crashed through a guardrail and came to rest at the bottom of an embankment. The driver was located on the sidewalk and was transported to a local hospital by fire/rescue personnel for treatment of non- life threatening injuries. Speed was a factor and the vehicle was impounded.

25th Street and Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 11:50am. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision. The owner of a 2005 Ford Explorer showed them where an unidentified vehicle struck his vehicle and failed to stop and report the collision. While on scene the officers were told by witnesses that they heard the collision at about 10:20pm on the 24th.  The witnesses also said that the striking vehicle hit a 2006 Honda further down the block. Officers also documented that collision.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

May 24th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 12:25am. Officers impounded a 2003 Pontiac for parking in a reserved handicapped space.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Carjacking – 3:35am. The victim told officers that she went to retrieve her glasses from her vehicle and was approached by a dark skin black male with shoulder length dreads. The man demanded that she get out of her vehicle and when she did he got in drove off on Eastern Avenue towards Rhode Island. The victim called her boyfriend and the two went looking for her truck. They later saw the vehicle being driven up Eastern Avenue where it crashed into a pole in the grass field adjacent to Otis Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NE. The driver fled the scene and was not identified. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation. They had the vehicle towed to District I for evidence processing.

3400 block of Newton Street: Vehicle impound – 7:35pm. Officers impounded a 2010 Toyota for parking in Alley 1 and blocking the entire alley.

3000 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary – 11:15pm. The home owner told officers that she received a call from her son that someone had broken into their home and stole a few items. Officers checked the hole and discovered the first floor rear kitchen door ajar; and it appeared as if entry was made via a ground floor window in a room adjacent to the kitchen. The son told officers that while hiding upstairs he saw a black male wearing a white T-shirt and cargo shorts come upstairs, look around and go back downstairs. He said that he immediately called his mother when he heard the man leave the house. The owner identified a video game console, a flat screen TV and a camera as having been stolen. PGPD burglary detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 8:55pm. The store manager told officer that two black males came into the store and appeared to be shopping. One of the men place four packages of underwear under his shirt and both men walked out of the store without paying for the items.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Civil citation – 11:50pm. As the result of a traffic stop officers learned that a man was in possession of marijuana in a quantity of less than ten grams. He was issued several traffic citations and a civil citation for possession of the marijuana.

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, May 26, 2015

Police Report: May 17-23

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

May 23rd:

One Municipal Place: Disorderly – 2:10am. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with an intoxicated individual who had been injured in an assault on Edgewood Street in DC. The individual became irate and began cursing at the officers in a loud, uncontrollable manner and his behavior became too much for the paramedics to transport him to PGHC for treatment to his injuries. Officers took him into custody and transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to the medical staff for treatment.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen vehicle – 6:10am. The owner of a 2001 Dodge reported that he came out for his vehicle this morning and discovered that it had been stolen.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Attempt stolen auto – 10:30am. The owner of a 2004 Dodge told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered damage to the driver’s side door lock, ignition and steering column. 

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 6:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 8:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4600 block of 29th Street: Citizen robbery – 8:55pm. Two victims told officers that they were followed into their apartment building by two black males. As the victims opened the apartment door the suspects produced handguns and demanded the victims’ property. The victims’ complied and both suspects got into a waiting parked car (possibly a cream colored Nissan) driven by a black male. The three then fled the scene and was last observed headed towards Queens Chapel Road. Due to both victims having the keys to their apartment stolen, fire/rescue personnel responded with a ladder truck to assist. A firefighter was able to reach an open window, gain access to the apartment and let the victims in.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Vandalism to auto – 10pm. The owner of a 2005 Ford told officers that he came out to his vehicle that was parked in his driveway and noticed small dents alongside driver’s side of vehicle. It was undetermined if the damaged occurred at his residence or elsewhere.

May 22nd:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 3:55pm. The owner of a 2003 Honda told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered that a laptop and a parking pass was missing from inside. The victim also stated that he did not secure his vehicle when he parked it the night before.

3500 block of Perry Street: Traffic – 11:20pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Honda for failure to stop at a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued several citations and his vehicle was impounded.

May 21st:

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: M/V collision – 5:45am. Officers investigated a minor collision and determined that the driver of a Ford bus failed to reduce speed to avoid colliding with the rear end of a 2004 Acura. There were no injuries and minor vehicle damage.

3400 block of Newton Street: Counterfeit currency – 1pm. The victim told officers that he was delivering food to a customer who lived in a secure building. The customer came out to get his food and paid the victim with a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. The victim realized that it was a counterfeit and tried to stop the man but he had already gone back into the building. The victim called the police and watched the suspect leave the building and followed him until he lost sight of him in the 3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue. The counterfeit was placed into property to be collected by United States Secret Service for further investigation.

29th and Upshur Streets: Lost property – 2:15pm. A woman came into the police station to report that she had lost her wallet while riding a Metro bus between the West Hyattsville Metro station and 29th and Upshur Streets.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Recovered stolen auto – 9:10am. PGPD notified MRPD that they recovered a 2015 Honda CRV that was originally reported stolen from the 3200 block of Chillum Road at 6am on May 20th. The recovery occurred after a PGPD officer stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation in the 2900 block of Arundel. The driver was arrested and charged accordingly and the owner was notified of the recovery.

4300 block of 29th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 6:40pm. Officers investigating a suspicious 2002 Dodge pickup truck called in by several witnesses discovered that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in Montgomery County. The vehicle was impounded and the owner was notified of the recovery.    

May 20th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Stolen vehicle – 5am. The owner of a 1999 Plymouth van told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen.

2700 Block of Allison Street: M/V collision – 5:50am. Officers stopped a 1992 Toyota van after witnessing it back into 1997 Honda Civic. The damage to the Civic was minor and the owner did not want to pursue charges. However, the officers learned that the driver of the van did not possess a valid driver’s license and was issued the appropriate citations.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Stolen vehicle – 6am. The owner of a 2015 Honda CRV told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen. Investigation revealed that the vehicle may have been left unsecure and there was a key to the vehicle hidden inside.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism to auto – 10am. The owner of a 2004 Chevy Impala told officers that when she came out to her vehicle this morning she discovered someone had cut the two right side tires on her vehicle.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 8:25pm. The owner of a 2000 Dodge Stratus reported that her vehicle had been stolen from where it had been legally parked.

May 19th:

4700 block of 27th Street: Commercial burglary – 8:05am. Queens Manor Garden Apartments management told officers that they arrived at work this morning and discovered the leasing office’s front glass door broken out. Those responsible entered the office, removed the back panel to an ATM machine and stole an unknown amount of currency from the machine. Management said that it may take up to three weeks to determine the amount of currency stolen from the machine. PGPD detectives were notified of the crime and will be assisting with a follow-up investigation. The leasing office does have working security cameras.

Taylor and Jackson Streets: CDS possession/warrant service – 2:55pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Ford truck for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags on the vehicle were issued to another vehicle, the driver’s license was suspended and he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriffs’ Office. The driver was arrested on the warrant and a search of the vehicle incident to his arrest revealed that he was in possession of marijuana and PCP. He was issued several traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 6pm. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 1997 Ford Taurus originally stolen from the 3800 block of 34th Street on May 12th. The vehicle was found in the 1200 block of V Street, SE. The vehicle had front end damage but was drivable however both license plates are still missing. Officers tried to contact the owner by phone but the listed number is no longer taking calls. A service request was made to PG County to make notification at owners address.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: MIR (juvenile) – 9:10pm. Officers investigating a fight detained a juvenile male. While speaking with him the officers determined that he had been drinking. The officers did not feel that it was safe for the juvenile to be left unattended so he was detained and transported to the Mount Rainier Police Department. Contact was made with his mother who responded and took custody of him.

4100 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 9:15pm. The owner of a 2007 Honda Pilot reported that someone broke into her vehicle through the driver’s side rear passenger door window and stole her leather shoulder bag containing from the back seat.

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 10:40pm. The owner of a 2008 Cadillac Escalade reported that someone stole her purse which she had hidden under the passenger side floor mat. She said that she had left the vehicle unlocked when she parked it.

2700 block of Allison Street: Stolen vehicle – 5am. The owner of a 1999 Plymouth van told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen.

May 18th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt Stolen Auto – 7:35am. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Stratus reported that when he tried to start his vehicle this morning he discovered that someone had tampered with the ignition and damaged the steering column.

4200 block of 34th Street: EPS8:20pm. Officers spoke with the roommate of a man that was allegedly having mental problems. The roommate said that the man was delusional, thinking people are out to kill him, the president knows what is going on, and was making references to harming himself. He added he hadn’t been home in about two days, and has been walking around naked, hiding in the tall weeds and trees in the back yard. Officers located the man who was wearing only a waist length black and blue robe and was brandishing a yard sign and post approximately two feet in length. Once he spotted police, he fled on foot. A foot chase ensued for about 7 blocks ending in the 3600 block of Tilden Street. Officer’s repeatedly ordered the man to drop the sign with no compliance. A departmental issued Taser was deployed. The Taser had a positive effect and the man was taken into custody without further incident. Fire/rescue personnel responded to transport the man to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 11:20pm. Officers impounded a 2001 Ford van that had no tags attached.

May 17th:

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 9:45am. The store clerk told officers that a black male with short dreads, wearing a red shirt and light brown shorts came into the store. He took a bottle of Sunny D and left the store on foot without making an attempt to pay for the item.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 7:05pm. The owner of a 2002 Honda Civic told officers that while he was in church someone broke into his vehicle through the front passenger side window and stole a Play Station 4 game console, two remote controls, and four video games.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 7:05pm. The owner of a 2001 Ford truck told officers that while she was in church someone broke into her truck through the driver’s door window and stole her I-phone.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 8:40pm. The owner of a 2006 Ford van reported that someone stole the front license plate off his vehicle.

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.