Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Police Report: January 25-31

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

January 31st:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Vandalism – 1:05pm. The owner of a 2013 Chevy told officers that sometime overnight someone had keyed the entire length of the passenger side of his vehicle.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Destruction of property – 9:55pm. The owner of a 2007 Volkswagen told officers that she looked out her kitchen window and saw a black female letting the air out her vehicle’s tires. She described the woman as being in her 20s wearing a black jacket with green sleeves. She shouted at the woman and the woman got into a black 4-door vehicle with DC tags and fled the area. The owner got the tag number of the suspect’s vehicle and it came back registered to an address in NE. The victim’s vehicle was left with two deflated tires on the driver’s side.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 11:50pm. The store clerk told officers that two black males came into the store and took a box of frozen chicken from the freezer section. The two then left the store without paying for the item, walking towards Arundel Road. Officers searched the area for the suspects with negative results.

January 30th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 29th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 28th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Emergency petition – 7:35pm. Officers spoke with a man who appeared to be very paranoid that someone was out to kill him. He was acting in a delusional manor and was not making sense. Fearing that the man was posing a danger to himself and others the officers took him into custody and transported him to a local hospital where he was released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric examination.

January 27th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 4:35am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person in a hallway. Officers found the man in question and upon further investigation discovered he was an escapee from a halfway house and had an open arrest warrant through the US Marshal Service out of Arlington, VA. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 1:45pm. Officers stopped a 2001 CMC truck for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that there was an MSP pick up order for the tags as the result of a previous equipment violation. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the driver was issued a citation for the equipment violation. The vehicle was removed by the driver.

3300 block of Otis Street: Assault – 6pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight. When the officers arrived they located several men in the backyard who had been drinking. One of the men was suffering from a cut to his forehead. The man was very uncooperative and said only that he was in an argument with someone he did not know and that the individual ran out of the yard prior to the officers’ arrival. He did not need any further police assistance. Fire/rescue personnel transported the man to a local hospital for treatment of the cut to his head.

January 26th:

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: MIR – 10:40am. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. Witnesses told the officers that a man entered the house through the kitchen window. Further investigation revealed that the man was the homeowner’s son who was housesitting for his father while he was being treated at a medical facility. Officers couldn’t get in touch with the father to verify the story so a follow-up investigation is ongoing to ascertain if the son’s story is true.

January 25th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 9am. Officers stopped to check on an unattended 2005 Ford van. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in DC. DC police and the owner were notified of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:15am. The owner of a 2007 VW Jetta told officers that sometime between  11:30pm on the 24th and 9:30am this morning someone cut the two left tires on her vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

4400 block of 28th Place: Hit and run collision – 1:35pm. The owner of a 2015 Jeep Cherokee told officers that she parked her vehicle this morning around 2am hours in good condition. She said that when she returned to her vehicle she saw where it had been struck by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Civil citation – 11pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for loud music.

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

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Say Something!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Police Community Dialogue - CANCELLED

Due to the coming snow event and high winds forecast for this evening, the Police Community Dialogue scheduled to take place at 6:30pm at the Mount Rainier Nature Center has been cancelled. We will work with the Nature Center staff to reschedule the event for Wednesday March 11th.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Police Report: January 18-24

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

January 24th:

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

January 23rd:

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

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

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

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

January 22nd:

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

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

January 21st:

Nothing significant to report.

January 20th:

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

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

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

January 19th:

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

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

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

January 18th:

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

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

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

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

 

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Robbery Update and Lookout

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

 

Emmett Leon Kemp

 

Michael E. Scott

Chief of Police

Mount Rainier Police Department

3249 Rhode Island Avenue

Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

301-985-6580

mscott@mountrainierpd.org

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

Twitter: @MRPDChief

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Police Report: January 11-17

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

 

January 17th:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

January 16th:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

January 15th:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

January 14th:

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

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

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

January 13th:

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

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

January 12th:

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

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

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

January 11th:

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

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

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

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

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2012 Homicide Conviction

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

 

Michael E. Scott

Chief of Police

Mount Rainier Police Department

3249 Rhode Island Avenue

Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

301-985-6580

mscott@mountrainierpd.org

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

Twitter: @MRPDChief

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