Monday, July 21, 2014

Police Report: July 13-19

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

July 19th:

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

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

July 18th:

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

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

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

July 17th:

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

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

July 16th:

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

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

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

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

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

July 15th:

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

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

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

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

July 14th:

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

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

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

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

July 13th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

 

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Police Report: July 6-12

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

July 12th:

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

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

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

July 11th:

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

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

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

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

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

July 10th:

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

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

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

July 9th:

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

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

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

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

July 8th:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 7th:

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

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

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

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

July 6th:

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

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Police Report: June 29 - July 5

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

July 5th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 4:10am. Officers stopped a 2012 Nissan Altima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 4:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault. The victim told the officers that her brother, who was under the influence of a CDS, became violent and choked her and struck her repeatedly. The suspect fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. The officers completed a lethality assessment and transported the victim to the Commissioner’s office to petition for a protective order. A warrant was obtained for the suspect’s arrest.

3700 block of 34th Street: Disorderly conduct/assault on police – 1pm. A citizen alerted officers to a man who was lying unconscious in the street. Officers found the man and were able to awaken him. Once awake he became extremely violent towards the officers and appeared to be under the influence of a CDS. The man assaulted one of the officers as they tried to get him under control. Officers were eventually forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under arrest. Fire/rescue personnel transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital for medical treatment. Once he was released from the hospital he was charged with disorderly conduct and assault on an officer. He left in the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 7pm. The store manager told officers that three black males in their early 20s came into the store and stole twelve bottles of Gain laundry detergent. The three were last seen going toward the grocery store across the street. The manager was unable to rewind the security video so that officers could get a description of the suspects.

July 4th:

3100 block of Perry Street: Attempted burglary – 12:05am. The resident told officers that at about 11:40pm she heard a window break in the rear of her residence. She investigated and discovered that a rear bedroom window was cracked and pushed in. Further investigation revealed that at an unknown person removed the screen to the window, placed a chair under the window and attempted to gain entry to the residence.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct/assault on police – 8:40am. Officers stopped to interview a man seen drinking in public. When the officers approached him he became very hostile and began shouting obscenities at the officers. Repeated attempts to get him to calm down were unsuccessful. At one point he exposed himself and urinated in front of the officers. When the officers tried to arrest him he kicked an officer in the leg while resisting arrest. He was finally taken into custody and transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, drinking in public and urinating in public.

3200 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree domestic assault – 12:50pm. The victim told officers that she and her boyfriend had a verbal argument about text messages that he had in his cell phone.  She further advised that at some point he became combative and began to choke her and forced her to the living room floor.  Officers observed that the victim had visible scratches and bruises on the left side her neck. The boyfriend was placed under arrest, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 30th Street: Missing person – 12:30pm. The daughter of a 58 year old man reported her father missing.  A short while after the report was taken the daughter called Communications and said that she had located her father down the street near the park. The man was suffering from multiple health issues but other than signs of weakness and his health related symptoms, there appeared to be no signs of foul play or any other visible trauma. Fire/rescue personnel transported him to a local hospital for treatment.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): Criminal citation – 2:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a shoplifting that just occurred. Store employees gave the officers a description of two of the individuals involved. Officers searched the area and found the two and after a brief foot chase was able to apprehend both, one of whom was a juvenile. The adult was charged via citation with theft and possession of a small amount of marijuana. The juvenile was charged with theft via a Juvenile Court petition.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 6:35pm. The owner of a 2007 BMW stopped officers to report that sometime between 7pm on the 3rd and 6:30 today someone “egged” her vehicle.

3400 block of Newton Street: Unlawful fireworks – 9:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for unlawful possession and lighting of fireworks.

July 3rd:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Attempt vehicle theft – 1:45am. Officers received a call that Queenstown Security had two subjects stopped that were tampering with a vehicle. Upon further investigation the officers determined that the two men had broken into a vehicle and attempted to steal it. The suspects were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Traffic – 7:45am. Officers stopped a 2003 Nissan Murano for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 8am. The reporting person told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 2nd and 7:30 this morning someone smashed out the front passenger window of his neighbor’s 2000 Honda Civic. The owner is currently out of town so it is unknown if anything was taken from inside the vehicle.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 10:40am. The owner of a 2001 Buick Century told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 2nd and the time he called police someone stole all four wheels and tires off his vehicle.

July 2nd:

4700 block of 31st Place: Vehicle impound – 8:30pm. Officers received a call from the parking enforcement officer alerting them to a 1996 Lexus possibly displaying stolen tags. Officers located the vehicle and confirmed that the affixed tag was previously reported stolen from an address in DC. The tag was recovered and the vehicle impounded.

2300 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 10:40am. Officers responded for the report of a motor vehicle collision. When they arrived they found a 2013 Ford Explorer flipped over on its roof and a 2012 Toyota with heavy front end damage. Their investigation revealed that the driver of the Explorer failed to yield the right of way to the Toyota while making a left turn off Queens Chapel Road. Neither driver required medical attention at the scene. The driver of the Explorer was issued a traffic citation for causing the collision.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Armed robbery – 12:30pm. The victim came into the police station to report that he had been robbed at gun point on July 1st. He said that at about 11:15pm he walked into his apartment building and was met by a man who asked to use his cell phone. Seconds later a second man appeared, produced a handgun and ordered the victim to his knees. The first suspect went through the victim’s pockets and stole his wallet and cell phone. Both suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim said that he delayed in reporting the incident because he was shaken up by the incident. 

3300 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 4:45pm. Officers investigated a single vehicle collision and determined that the driver of a 1995 GMC truck lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle went up onto the sidewalk and knocked down several trees and a sign before coming to rest. There were no injuries.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 7:55pm. Officers stopped a 2009 Mercedes C300 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended as the result of DUI offenses. Officers also located several open containers of alcohol in the vehicle. The driver was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree assault – 11pm. The victim told officers that he stopped to get fuel at the Sunoco station. While fueling a man on a bicycle approached him and accused the victim of almost hitting him. The man proceeded to punch the victim and push his elderly mother. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim described the suspect as a black male, 18-22 years of age, with short curly hair, a thin build, and wearing no shirt, jean shorts and red checkered boxers. Officers searched the surrounding area for the suspect with negative results.

July 1st:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 10:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 3:15pm. The victim came into the police station and told officers that while he was inside an electronics store he observed a black male with dreads approach his bicycle and ride off with it in the direction of 34th Street.  The victim attempted to chase the suspect but was unsuccessful.  He described his bike as black in color but was unable to give any other detail.

4600 block of 25th Street: Vandalism – 10:15pm. The resident told officers that someone threw a brick through his back bedroom window falling into his daughter’s bed where she was sleeping. The daughter was not injured and the victim did see who may have thrown the brick. The victim did say that earlier in the day there was a lot of yelling in an adjacent apartment and he thinks this might be in retaliation for that incident.

June 30th:

4600 block of 29th Street: 2nd degree domestic assault – 5:20am. The female half of a domestic assault told officers that she and her boyfriend were fighting and that he threatened her with a kitchen knife. Further investigation revealed that the female was the aggressor and it was she who attacked her boyfriend.  The boyfriend had proof of the incident by recording it with his cell phone. The female was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Missing person – 6:30pm. The mother of a 15 year old boy told officers that her son had left home on the 28th and had not returned. She said that this was the fifth day this month that he has left home. She also said that her son has been charged with several robberies in the area. The boy’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Strong arm robbery – 9:45pm. The victim told officers that as he was walking home from Joe’s Carryout he was grabbed by a black male. The suspect went through the victim’s pockets and stole a quantity of cash and other personal belongings before fleeing the area towards Queens Chapel Road. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene and began a follow up investigation. On July 2nd PGPD detectives developed a suspect in the case and obtained a warrant for his arrest. The suspect has not yet been located.

June 29th:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 11:30am. The owner of a 2008 Hyundai Sonata told officers that sometime between 10:30pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone backed into his vehicle causing damage to the hood. No evidence or 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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Police Report: June 22-28

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 28th:

Nothing significant to report.

June 27th:

3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1am. Officers stopped a 2011 Chevy Cobalt for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court (FTA) on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant, issued several traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 1:40am. Officers responded to assist Queenstown Apartments security officers with a trespasser. When the officers arrived the suspect had left the area. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant charging him with trespassing on Queenstown property. Officers continued to search for the suspect finally locating him in the 4000 block of 34th Street. He was arrested on the open warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Found bicycle – 9:05am. Officers were flagged down by a citizen who had found an abandoned bike. The bike was not in serviceable condition and the officers took custody of the bike for safekeeping.

3200 block of Taylor Street: Theft – 11:50am. The owner of a gray Trek 7200 hybrid bicycle told officers that he left his bike in his yard on the 26th. When he returned for the bike this morning he discovered it had been stolen.

4000 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 3:10pm. Officers stopped to investigate a 2004 Chevy Classic that had an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. The tags were removed for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Varnum Street: M/V collision – 11:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision. The victim told officers that a second vehicle that was trying to park struck his 1995 Saturn. The driver of the striking vehicle got out of his vehicle to assess the damage whereupon the victim became very aggressive towards him. He left the scene and came to the Mount Rainier police station to report the incident. The owner of the Saturn was given sufficient information to file his insurance claim and no charges were filed against the striking vehicle’s driver.

June 26th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Armed robbery (false report) – 2:40pm. Officers were approached by the alleged victim who reported that he had just been robbed by three individuals in the hallway of his apartment building. The man said that the suspects placed a knife to his throat and stole $40 cash from him before fleeing the scene towards Queens Chapel Road. MRPD officers with the assistance of a Hyattsville PD K-9 unit searched the area and eventually located one of the suspects walking along Chillum Road. The suspect was taken into custody and positively identified by the alleged victim. Both the suspect and the alleged victim were taken to PDPD District I to be interviewed by robbery detectives. As the result of the interviews revealed that the alleged victim was not robbed but rather involved in a drug transaction with the three individuals he met in the hallway of his apartment building. The alleged victim refused to cooperate further and no charges were placed.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 4:30pm. The victim told officers that she fell asleep while using a computer in the MR library. When she woke up she discovered approximately $14 worth of her property missing. No witnesses to the theft were identified.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 8:20pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Chevy for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

June 25th:

4002 29th Street: Theft – 7:40pm. The store clerk told officers that that two black males walked into the store and helped themselves to three packages of frozen chicken. The clerk said that they were the same men who came in the night before and took the exact same items. Both left the store with the chicken without paying for them. The suspects did not say anything and displayed no weapons. The men were last seen headed towards the Eastern Avenue.

4600 block of 29th Street: Criminal citation – 8:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found/returned property – 9:55pm. A man came into the police station to turn in a woman’s purse he found at his place of worship. The owner of the purse was contacted and came into the station to retrieve it. She said that she could not remember where or when she had lost her purse but nothing appeared to be missing.

June 24th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Trespassing – 2:10pm. Officers arrested a man for trespassing. He had been previously banned from the store on June 20th for theft and threatening a store clerk. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

32nd and Varnum Streets: Vehicle impound – 6:20pm. Officers impounded a 2001 GMC truck that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

June 23rd:

4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen vehicle – 8am. The owner of a 2001 Toyota Celica told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 22nd and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

4000 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:30am. The owner of a 1999 Chevy Malibu told officers that sometime between 1pm on the 22nd and the time she called police someone flattened both the right front and right rear tires on her vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4000 block of 36th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 11:20am. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader were alerted to a 1991 Toyota Corolla that had been previously reported stolen from an address in Takoma Park. Takoma Park PD was notified of the recovery and the owner responded to the scene to take custody of her vehicle.

June 22nd:

4500 block of 31st Street: Found property – 2:35pm. Officers took custody of a brown wallet that a resident found in his front yard. There was no identification in the wallet to assist officers in returning it to its owner. The wallet was turned in to MRPD property storage for safekeeping.

4400 block of 30th Street: Assault – 3:20pm. The victim was attempting to back into her driveway when she noticed a black Lexus pull up and block the driveway. As she waited for the vehicle to move the driver (suspect) of the Lexus began to shout obscenities at her and to move out of the way. The suspect then got out of his car armed with a small wooden bat and continued to shout that she should move her car out of the way. When the victim didn’t move the suspect struck her windshield with the bat. Several neighbors came out and told the suspect that he needed to leave because they were calling the police. One witness began to write down the suspect’s tag number and he approached her with the bat. She retreated and the suspect got into his car and left the scene toward Upshur Street. Officers were able to identify the suspect through his tag number and charges are pending.

2900 block of Allison Street: EPS – 7:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman possibly armed with a knife. When they arrived they found the woman and observed that she had blood on her hands and was sitting on a knife. The woman was uncooperative but officers were able to deduce that the woman had cut herself. She was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for treatment and an emergency psychiatric 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?

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Police Report: June 15-21

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 21st:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Aggravated assault – 12:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a man with a knife threatening people. When the officers arrived they spoke with a victim who said that the man became angry when he tried to negotiate the purchase of cigarettes. The man produced a silver knife and swung it at the victim. The victim fled the scene so as not to be injured. Officers located the suspect and found him in possession of a silver knife. The victim positively identified him as his assailant. The man was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of Chauncey Place: Property damage – 1:25pm. The resident told officers that he returned home to discover that his living room window had been broken out. There was no evidence to suggest a burglary was attempted.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia; and a citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue:Warrant service – 4:15pm. Officers stopped a man for possession of an open container of beer. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for possession with intent to distribute a CDS. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

June 20th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: DUI – 12:15am. Officers stopped a2014 Audi A4 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the University of Maryland PD for a breath test. The test revealed that his BAC was .21. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Shoplifting – 7:55am. Officers were called to the 7-11 for the report of a shoplifting that had just occurred. The officers obtained a description of the suspect from the store clerk and were able to locate him near Eastern Avenue. The suspect was positively identified as the man who stole several food items. He was charged with theft and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 35th Street: Theft – 11:30am. The owner of a red Jamis Commuter bicycle told officers that her bike was stolen off her front porch sometime between May 26th and June 9th.

June 19th:

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 7:10am. Officers impounded a 1997 Honda Civic that was unregistered and displaying illegal tags.

4700 block of 25th Street: M/V collision – 9:40am. Officers impounded a 2013 Chevy Malibu because it became disabled after striking a decorative fence. The driver had accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and the collision ensued.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 6:20pm. Officers observed a man who they knew from prior experience to have an open arrest warrant for failure to appear in court. After confirming the warrant the officers arrested the man and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: EPS – 7:50pm. Officers responded for the report of an unresponsive man in a vehicle. Officers received additional information that the man was suffering from PTSD and depression and had overdosed on medication in an attempt to harm himself. Officers were able to wake the man and summon fire/rescue personnel for transport to the hospital. He was released to medical personnel for treatment and evaluation.

June 18th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Stolen vehicle – 7:15am. The owner of a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria told officers that sometime between midnight and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

4400 block of 29th Street: Attempt theft/theft from auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 1996 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 9:30pm on the 17th and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle. Those responsible pried the dash apart in an attempt to steal the stereo but were unsuccessful. At the same time the owner of a 2003 Toyota Echo approached the officers and told them that someone also broke into her vehicle and was successful in stealing a USB mobile charger from inside.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 10:50am. Officers patrolling with an LPR were alerted to a 2005 Lincoln Aviator. They stopped to investigate and discovered that the vehicle’s interior had been completely removed. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in DC back on June 8th at about 2:30am. The vehicle was impounded and DC police were notified of the recovery.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:30pm. The owner of a 2000 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 10:30pm and the time he called police someone damaged the vehicle’s rear passenger side vent window.

3100 block of Shepherd Street: Theft – 6:30pm. The owner of a blue Mongoose mountain bike told officers that it was stolen from his back porch sometime between 7am and the time he called police. The thieves left a silver bike in its place. Officers were able to identify the owner of the silver bike and return it to her. The silver bike had been stolen sometime between 11pm last night (the 17th) and 7:30am this morning.

June 17th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 11am. Officers stopped a man for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. Further investigation revealed that he was also in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was issued criminal citations for both violations and sent on his way.

31stand Taylor Streets: Criminal citation – 12:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession two open containers of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. Field sobriety tests showed he was not intoxicated and was allowed to drive from the scene.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Possession of CDS – 4:15pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Ford Explorer for an equipment violation (window tint). Further investigation revealed that a female passenger in the vehicle was in possession of marijuana and had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court. She was arrested on the warrant, charged with possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft (shoplifting) – 11:10pm. The store clerk told officers that three young black males came into the store, grabbed approximately $27 worth of items off the store shelves and left the store without paying for them. They were last seen on foot towards eastern Avenue. A search of the area for the three youths was negative.

June 16th:

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: DUI – 1am. Officers came upon a 2005 Nissan Murano illegally parked in the roadway. Further investigation revealed that the driver was intoxicated. He was arrested and charged accordingly. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Child neglect – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of two toddlers who were outside of an apartment building unaccompanied by an adult. A passerby had discovered the children and could not ascertain where they lived. When the officers arrived they recognized the children from a similar encounter back in April. The officers took custody of the kids and brought them back to MRPD. Upon further investigation the officers were able to get the mother’s address from her employer. She was contacted and had no idea her children had walked away from her apartment. Since this was the second time the children were left unattended Child Protective Services was contacted for guidance. CPS told the officers to return the children to their mother and they would follow up at a later time. The mother responded to MRPD and took custody of the children.

4300 block of 29th Street: Identity theft – 2:50pm. The victim told officers that the IRS rejected her income tax return because her social security number had already been used to file a return. The IRS did not tell the victim the name of the person who filed the return or where it was filed.

4000 block of 37th Street: Identity theft – 4:10pm. The victim told officers that upon checking his credit report he discovered several unauthorized accounts and transactions. He needed a police report to document the fraud and to allow the credit reporting agency to investigate the incident.

4000 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 6am. The owner of a 2004 Nissan maxima told officers that sometime overnight someone broke into his vehicle through a front passenger window and stole a quantity of cash and a GPS unit from inside.

June 15th:

4000 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 3:45am. The owner of a 2003 Lexus told officers that he heard his vehicle alarm go off and went to investigate. He found the vehicle’s trunk open and said that his in dash touch screen stereo and subwoofer were stolen from the vehicle. He also said that the front passenger window was damaged and that is how entry was made. Upon further investigation officers do not believe that the incident occurred at the time or location the victim stated. There were no signs that the incident occurred at the location and officers do not think the time frame is accurate. The incident was documented noting the officer’s discrepancies.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Child sexual assault – 10:50am. Upon speaking to the parties involved officers learned that sometime on June 3rd two teenage girls ages 14 and 15 claimed that their stepfather sexually assaulted them.  Officers contacted PGPD sex crimes detectives as well as the Office of Child Protective Services for assistance with the investigation.

4100 block of 31st Street: Theft – 2:25pm. The victim told officers that sometime between 11am on June 12th and the time he called police someone stole a purple and blue ladies model bicycle that was stored on a rack in his backyard.

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 16, 2014

Police Report: June 8-14

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 14th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 5:25am. A store clerk told officers that he left his cell phone in the restroom. Sometime between midnight and 3am several people used the restroom. When the clerk went to retrieve his phone he discovered that it had been stolen.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road (Rainier Manor) : Death – 5:15am. The caretaker of a 92 year old female told officers that she found the woman unresponsive. Fire/rescue personnel responded and pronounced the woman deceased. The State Medical Examiner determined that the woman’s death was from natural causes and authorized her remains released to her guardian.

4100 block of 31st Street: Theft – 10:30am. The owner of a green Sirrus Specialized Sport bicycle told officers that he placed the bike in his driveway while he cut his grass. When he finished he went to retrieve the bike and discovered that it had been stolen.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 12:05pm. Officers responded to Advanced Auto parts for the report of a woman hiding in the store. When the officers arrived the woman told them that she was hiding from the father of her children after he assaulted her. Officers searched the area for the suspect and were able to locate and arrest him. He was charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 5:55pm. The owner of a 2013 Toyota Rav4 told officers that sometime between 9pm on June 11th and the time she called police someone stole a rear taillight assembly off her vehicle.

June 13th:

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 10am. The owner of a 2001 Chevy Ventura told officers that she parked he vehicle and was gone for about twenty minutes. When she returned she discovered that someone had shattered out the vehicle’s front passenger window and stole her purse from inside. No witnesses or evidence were identified.

June 12th:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 6:20am. The owner of a 2001 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 7pm on the 11th and the time he called police someone stole his van. No evidence was recovered at the scene. At about 6:40am officers were notified by DC police that they had recovered and impounded the victim’s van. The victim was advised of the recovery.

4600 block of 27th Street: Theft from auto – 8:50am. The owner of a 2003 Mercedes told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone broke into his vehicle by smashing the driver’s side window. Once inside the thieves stole two laptop computers. No evidence as to those responsible was identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 5:35pm. The owner of a 2001 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone tried to steal his vehicle. There was damage to the driver’s door lock and ignition consistent with an attempted theft. No evidence as to those responsible was identified.

June 11th:

3600 block of Oak Lane: Recovered stolen vehicle – 8:15pm. The resident told officers that she discovered an abandoned Dash 50cc motor scooter in her back yard. Further investigation revealed that the scooter had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. The scooter was impounded for safekeeping.

June 10th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 1am. Officers stopped a 2002 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags on the vehicle belonged to a different 2002 Nissan and were suspended. The driver was issued multiple traffic citations. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Burglary – 3:30pm. A neighbor called to report that an adjacent apartment door was open and it appeared to have been kicked in. Officers checked the apartment and found no one inside. The bedroom had been ransacked and the resident said that several items of his personal property had been stolen. Other than the reporting person no witnesses were identified and no evidence recovered.

4100 block of 31st Street: Warrant service – 6:10pm. Officers investigating a possible missing juvenile ran a warrant check on the juvenile’s mother. The check revealed that she had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on charges of driving without a license. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The juvenile was located and returned to the custody of a parent.

June 9th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Dog bite – 11:20am. The victim told officers that as she was walking along Rhode Island Avenue a small black and brown dog aggressively approached her and bit her on her right thigh. Officers were able to locate the dog and its owner and also notified PG Animal Control for follow-up.

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 1:50pm. The victim told officers that while she was walking along 34th Street when a black male with no shirt and blue jeans walking past her. As the man passed he stole her cell phone from inside her back pocket. The victim was unaware of the theft until a witness told her. The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction and officers could not locate him during a subsequent canvass of the area.

June 8th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 8am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. The man had previously been issued repeated loitering warning notices.

4100 block of 31st Street: Found property – 2:30pm. Officers responded to take custody of several items of personal property found by a resident. The property was returned to the owner who told officers that it had been inside his car when it was stolen in Brentwood.

3500 block of Wells Avenue: Possession of synthetic marijuana - 3:20pm. Officers stopped to check the welfare of two individuals sleeping in a vehicle. Further investigation revealed that one of the occupants was in possession of synthetic marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The second occupant was found in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was issued a criminal citation and sent on her way.

3600 block of Perry Street: Attempted burglary – 4:20pm. The resident told officers that he returned home to discover that someone tried unsuccessfully to break into his home through the front door. There was minor damage to the door. The scene was processed for evidence and there were no witnesses 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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Monday, June 09, 2014

Police Report: June 1-7

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 7th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 7:30am. Officers responded for the report of an individual with known mental issues acting erratic and possibly off his medication. When the officers arrived they determined that the man was in need of medical attention and transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital for a medical evaluation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man criminal citations for disorderly conduct and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

Case Number: 14-1393

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

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 8pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Ford truck for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an open arrest warrant through MSP for the same violation. He was charged accordingly, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

June 6th:

3900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Possession of synthetic marijuana - 8am. Officers stopped two suspicious individuals for a field interview. During the interview one of the men was found in possession of synthetic marijuana and a concealed deadly weapon (knife). He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Traffic – 11:30am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. She was issued the appropriate citations and her vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: CDS arrest – 1:45pm. Officers stopped a man who they observed drinking an alcoholic beverage. While speaking with the man the officers determined that he was possibly under the influence of heroin. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of ¼ gram of heroin and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 8:10pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued the appropriate citations and her vehicle was impounded.

June 5th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:40am. Officers impounded a 2002 Acura TL that had West Virginia license plates that expired in February of 2013.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 9:15am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious female at the bus stop. When the officers arrived they saw the woman walking in and out of traffic talking to herself. The officers were forced to physically take the woman into custody to keep her from injuring herself. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported her to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric/medical examination.

3700 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft – 8:50pm. The reporting person told officers that she left the keys to her vehicle on the roof of the vehicle when she went into her house to retrieve her child’s car seat.  When she got back to the car she discovered that her keys had been stolen. No witnesses to the theft could be located.

Queenstown Drive and Chauncey Place: Criminal citation (x2) – 11:45pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for trespassing. Both men had been previously banned from the property.

June 4th:

3600 block of Oak Lane: Vehicle impound – 8:55am. Officers impounded a 2003 Ford Explore for displaying expired registration plates. The plates expired in September of 2013.

4000 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:25am. Officers impounded a 1998 Lincoln Town Car for failing to display registration plates.

4200 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 11am. Officers impounded a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder that was found to be unregistered and displaying tags that were not valid.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 2:30pm. The owner of a 2001 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 7pm on the 3rd and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were found.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 2pm. Officers responded to the Beauty Depot for the report of a theft in progress. When they arrived they were told that two females came into the store and attempted to steal two hair pieces. The two left the store and were located by the officers and stopped for questioning. The officers learned that one of the women had an open warrant out of DC for violation of probation that was filed prior to her turning 18. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of the girl’s detention facility in Laurel pending extradition to DC.

4200 block of 28th Street: Fraud – 2:30pm. The victim told officers that he was contacted by his financial institution and advised that someone used his debit card at various locations spending over $1,500. The victim confirmed for the bank that the transactions were not made by him and the bank canceled the card.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Theft – 7:10pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of the female occupants of a vehicle. When the officers arrived they confirmed that the females were fine. However they also learned that one of the girls had her cell phone and some currency stolen from her purse by an acquaintance earlier in the day. Officers documented the incident and advised her to seek charges at the court commissioner.

June 3rd:

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 1:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto): Criminal citation – 2:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:45pm. Officers issued a man two criminal citations – one for urinating in public and one for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 7:10pm. The victim came into the police station to report that on or about May 30-31 her credit card was used without her authorization at a 7-11 in Mount Rainier. She provided a copy of the transaction for verification. A police report documenting the theft was completed so that VISA’s fraud department could investigate the incident.

4000 block of 34th Street (ZZ Pizza): Disorderly – 9:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly man inside the restaurant. The store manager told the officers that the man tried to obtain food without paying for it. When asked to pay for his order the suspect became belligerent and started throwing items around in the store. The suspect was located about a block away and arrested for disorderly conduct.

June 2nd:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 1st degree domestic assault - 9:25am. The victim told officers that her boyfriend, uninvited, came into her apartment with her spare keys and began to hit her with an open hand and choked her almost to the point of unconsciousness. After pleading with the suspect to let her go to work, he allowed her to leave the apartment but said, “If you change the locks on the door or go to the Police, I will kill you.” MRPD officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and notified PGPD’s Domestic Violence Unit. After DVU detectives interviewed the victim they applied for and received a felony domestic assault warrant for the suspect. Efforts are underway to locate and arrest him.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Robbery – 9:25am. The victim, a 13 year old juvenile, told officers that as he was walking to his school bus stop he passed three Hispanic males, one of which he knew by name only. As he passed the three he was tackled from behind and held down while the three stole his cell phone. The victim sustained minor scrapes and bruises during the robbery and said that he was not otherwise assaulted and no weapons were displayed by his assailants. All three suspects attend Hyattsville Middle School with the victim. PGPD robbery detectives were called to conduct a follow-up investigation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Trespassing – 1:45pm. Officers responded for the report of two intoxicated males sleeping in front of a store front. One of the individuals was transported to the hospital due to his level of intoxication. The second individual was awakened and began creating a disturbance. The officers learned that he had been previously issued a loitering warning notice barring him from the property. As the officers were writing a trespassing criminal citation he became increasingly disorderly and eventually had to be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. 

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 7:15pm. The homeowner told officers that sometime on May 31st someone stole several chairs off her front porch. No witnesses/evidence could be identified.

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft – 7:40pm. The resident told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole three bicycles from his back yard. No witnesses/evidence could be identified.

June 1st:

33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: Arson – 12:20am. Officers responded for the report of several trash cans on fire. When they arrived they observed three City trash cans on fire at the corners of the intersection and a shopkeeper of a nearby business frantically trying to put out the fires. Officers spoke to the store owner who said that three black males around 18-20 years of age had just lit the cans on fire and fled on foot. Officers canvassed the area for the suspects and as they searched they discovered another can on fire at 34th Street and Shepherd Streets. Officers were able to locate the three suspects in the 3200 block of Shepherd Street and tried to stop them as they fled on foot. They were able to detain one of the suspects and he was positively identified by the witness as one of the subjects involved. He was arrested, charged accordingly and transported to DOC in Upper Marlboro. An investigation to identify the remaining suspects is continuing.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Returned missing person – 11:20pm. The 15 year old juvenile reported as a runaway returned home. Officers interviewed the boy who said that his mother put him out and out of anger and frustration he decided to stay in the basement of the building. Officers found him in good health with no injuries. 

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.