Monday, April 14, 2014

REVISED Police Report April 6-12

The previous report omitted several incidents that occurred on April 10th and 11th. Those are included in this report.

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.

April 12th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

April 11th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Emergency petition – 1:30am. Officers responded for the report of a mother/daughter domestic. Once on the scene the officers learned that the mother was suffering from a mental disorder and was not coherent. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency psychological evaluation.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officers impounded a 2007 Audi A6 for displaying tags that expired over a year ago.

4500 block of 34th Street: Emergency petition – 11pm. Officers responded for the report of an unconscious man lying on the sidewalk. Officers found the man and when he was questioned he said that he jumped off the roof of Thomas Stone Elementary to kill himself because of family problems. Fire/rescue personnel transported him to Prince George’s Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment of his injuries and for a psychological examination.

April 10th:

4400 block of 30th Street: Emergency petition – 1:20am. Officer responded for the report of a woman who was depressed and had slit her wrist in an attempt to harm herself. The officers found the woman emotionally distressed and suffering from very minor wounds. They took her into custody and transported her to a local hospital when she was released to medical personnel for examination and treatment.

35th and Perry Streets: Suspicious person – 8:05am. Officers responded for the report of a woman being threatened with a gun. The woman told the officers that she was stopped by an unknown light skinned black male wearing a white shirt and black pants with dreads driving a gray Volvo .The man asked her if she knew who was selling drugs in the area and when she replied that she didn’t know he said that he had a gun under the seat of his car. The woman said that she did not see a gun but ran back to her home to call police. The suspect was last seen driving away north on Perry Street. Officers searched the area for the suspect and his vehicle with negative results.

2800 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 1:15pm. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader were alerted to a 2012 GMC Terrain that had a suspended registration for a compulsory insurance violation. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 37th Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:45am. The complainant told officers that he parked his rented Kia Optima by his residence at about 9pm on the 9th. When he came out for his vehicle this morning he discovered that the driver’s side mirror had been knocked off.

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

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 4:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

30th Street and Arundel Road: Traffic – 10:15pm. Officers stopped a 1997 Nissan Altima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s West Virginia license was suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

April 9th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 12:50am. Officers stopped a 2007 Chevy Cobalt for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that there was an MSP pick up order on file for the vehicle’s registration plates. The driver was cited for the traffic violation, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 7:10am. The owner of a 2010 Infinity told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to find it up on blocks and all four wheels and tires missing. The theft occurred sometime between 8pm on the 8th and 6:30 this morning. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of 28th Street: Hit and run collision – 10:25am. The owner of a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer told officers that sometime between 7pm on the 8th and 10am this morning his vehicle sustained damage to the front driver’s side. Officers examined the vehicle and determined that the damage was consistent with being struck by a second vehicle that left white paint on the victim’s vehicle. No additional evidence or witnesses were identified.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 12:45pm. Officers issued a man two criminal citations; one for drinking in public and another for urinating in public.

3400 block of Newton Street: Warrant service/CDS possession (x2) – 2pm. Officers responded for the report of a loud disturbance at a private residence. During the course of their investigation they learned that one of the individuals involved had an open arrest warrant through Prince Georges County for unauthorized removal of property. She was arrested and a search of her person incident to arrest revealed that she was in possession of marijuana. She was charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. A second individual was stopped by officers as she tried to flee the residence when the officers arrived. She was also found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 5:30pm. Officers were flagged down in reference to a collision that had just occurred. Their subsequent investigation revealed that the driver of a 2003 GMC Yukon lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injury and was transported by fire/rescue personnel to the hospital for treatment. The vehicle was impounded.

April 8th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. The man had been warned against trespassing in the area both by written notice and verbally numerous times prior to receiving the citation.

4300 block of 28th Place: CDS possession – 10am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person sleeping in the basement of an apartment building. When they arrived they found the man described by the complainant. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of synthetic marijuana (Scooby Snax) in a 4-gram bag. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 11:30am. A store employee told officers that a man came into the store and placed numerous items numerous items into his pants. He then walked slowly out of the store without paying for the items. He was last seen leaving the area up 22nd Avenue towards Queens Chapel Road in a black 4-door Jaguar with unknown Maryland tags.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 12:55pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 3:40pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of alcohol in a public place (in front of MRES).

4300 block of 28th Place: CDS possession – 10am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person sleeping in the basement of an apartment building. When they arrived they found the man described by the complainant. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of synthetic marijuana (Scooby Snax) in a 4-gram bag. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 7th:

4000 block of 34th Street (Glut): Commercial armed robbery – 1:15pm. Store employees told officers that two individuals came into the store and posed as customers. After a brief period Suspect #1 walked up to the sales counter, produced a handgun and ordered the clerk to put her hands up and turn around. Suspect #2 walked behind the counter and took the cash drawer from the register and both suspects fled out of the store. The two were seen by a witness leaving the area in a gray or white small SUV with a partial Maryland tag of 725075. PGPD robbery detectives along with a forensics team responded to gather evidence and take over the follow up investigation.

Suspect #1 is described as a dark complected black male in his 20’s; 5’6” tall; 170 lbs; wearing a puffy jacket, a hat with a reflective sticker on bill, and jeans. Suspect #2 is described as a dark complected black male; B/M, 5’8” tall; of average build; wearing a hat with a gray bill, camouflage pants, a black top, and tan boots.

April 6th:

Buchanan Street and Queenstown Drive: Indecent exposure – 7:25am. The victim told officers that while she was walking along Buchanan Street towards Queenstown Drive she was approached by a man who asked her if she was working. The man proceeded to expose his genitals to the victim. She ran away from the suspect who chased her until another woman heard her yelling and came to assist her. The suspect got into a black passenger vehicle and fled the area. The victim described the suspect as a black male with brown eyes and short black hair wearing a black hat, a black jacket and light green pants.

3300 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers impounded a 1999 Saab 95 for displaying registration plates that expired October 17, 2013.

29th and Shepherd Streets: M/V collision – 9:50am. Officers investigated a personal injury collision and determined that the driver of the at-fault vehicle ran the stop sign on 29th Street and collided with the victim’s vehicle on Shepherd. Both drivers were transported by fire/rescue personnel to MedStar for treatment of their non- life threatening injuries. Both vehicles were impounded for safekeeping and the at-fault driver was citied accordingly.

4000 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 9:45am. The owner of a 2003 Chevy Express told officers that he parked his vehicle at about 10pm on the 5th. When he returned for the vehicle this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.

25th Street and Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 2:30pm. The owner of a 1995 Toyota Corolla showed officers where an unknown vehicle struck his Toyota while it was legally parked. There was minor damage to the Toyota and no evidence or witnesses were identified that would lead to the striking vehicle’s identification.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 10:50pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Lexus that failed to stop for and almost hit a pedestrian. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license had been revoked in Maryland. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

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, April 10, 2014

Glut Robbery Video

Video of the two men who robbed the Glut food store on 34th Street April 7th.

If you recognize either of the two or have any other information please call the PG County Crime Solvers hot line 1-866-411-TIPS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cEPxfsQAKI

Monday, April 07, 2014

Police Report: March 30 - April 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.

April 5th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Emergency petition – 6:15am. Officers responded for the report of a man fighting with the store manager. When they arrived they found a man pulling on the front door trying to get inside the store. Officers attempted to get the man to calm down and leave the premises but he refused.  The officers were eventually compelled to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and in custody. Further investigation revealed that he was under the influence of PCP. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.

4500 block of 34th Street: Traffic/suspected retail theft – 11:30am. Officers stopped a 2008 Chrysler Sebring for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended. Officers also located a large quantity of possibly stolen goods bearing Victoria’s Secret sales tags along with several New York & Company watches. None of the occupants of the vehicle could produce a sales receipt for the items. The property was photographed and recorded and a copy of the report was faxed to the Prince George’s County Police Retail Theft Unit. The vehicle was impounded for expired registration plates.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2002 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 9pm on April 3rd and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified at the scene of the theft.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Citizen robbery/emergency petition – 1:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a man who had just stolen a woman’s purse and who was being detained by two citizens. When the officers arrived they learned that the man in question took the purse and fled after the woman refused to purchase cigarettes for him. She ran after the suspect yelling for him to stop and for someone to help her. Two concerned citizen intervened and detained the suspect until police arrived. The suspect appeared disoriented and did not know what day of the week it was. He admitted to the officers that he had smoked PCP. When the officers asked him how much he had used he replied “A lot.” The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for where he was released to medical personnel for treatment. Charges for theft will be obtained.

April 4th:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vandalism to auto (x8) – Midnight. Officers responded for the report of multiple vehicles that had been vandalized. When the officers arrived one of the vehicle owners told them that she heard a loud bang and went to investigate the cause. She noticed that several vehicles parked along the block had had one or more of their tires flattened. She also saw a small dark colored newer model vehicle leaving the area as first responders were arriving on the scene. Officers identified eight vehicles that had been vandalized. A canvass of the area for the vehicle seen leaving the area was negative and no additional evidence was recovered.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Hit and run collision – 1:15pm. The driver of a 1994 Ford truck told officers that he stopped to yield the right of way to a vehicle already in the traffic circle. As he was stopped a second vehicle he described as a maroon colored SUV, possibly a Chevy Tahoe, struck him in the rear. The striking vehicle then went around the victim’s vehicle and fled west on 34th Street. The victim’s vehicle sustained minor damage to right rear bumper.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2006 Hyundai Sonata that had a compulsory insurance violation and an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

April 3rd:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for disorderly conduct (yelling obscenities at each other – both intoxicated).

April 2nd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 2am. Officers were flagged down by a citizen who had stopped to assist an intoxicated individual standing in the roadway. When the officers approached the intoxicated man he became disorderly and starting throwing crack cocaine out of his pockets. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 10:35am. Officers stopped a 1984 Ford truck for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

April 1st:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 8:10am. Officers impounded a 1998 Chevy Blazer for displaying expired out-of-state tags. The vehicle had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder for displaying expired out-of-state tags.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 6:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating on the sidewalk.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 10pm. The owner of a 2007 Dodge Charger told officers that when he heard the sounds of glass breaking coming from outside his apartment he went to investigate. He discovered the mirrors and all the windows of his vehicle had been smashed out. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 11pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Toyota Rav4 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

March 31st:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 12:35am. Officers stopped a 2006 BMW for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that the driver had smoked marijuana earlier and was in possession of a small amount of the drug. She was issued a criminal citation for the violation.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Theft of vehicle tags – 9am. The owner of a 2006 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 4pm on March 30th and the time she called police someone stole both license plates off her vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Stolen vehicle – 2:35pm. The owner of a 1997 Honda Accord told officers that he came home sick from work at about 1am on the 29th. He inadvertently left the keys in the ignition when he parked his car. He discovered his vehicle stolen on the 30th but didn’t notify police until today because of his illness.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Lost property – 2:10pm. The victim told officers that he inadvertently left his cell phone on the Little Caesar’s sales counter after buying a pizza. When he went back to the store to retrieve his phone it was not there. Store employees told the victim and the officers that they did not have the phone. Officers made arrangements with the store’s regional manager to review the store’s security cameras for any additional information.

4300 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:10pm. Officer responded for the report of a person banging on doors creating a disturbance. When the officers arrived they located the man who was very intoxicated. He was issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct and sent on his way.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Armed robbery – 11:35pm. A store clerk (victim) told officers that a black male wearing a dark/black colored coat entered the store approached the victim who was at the sales counter, displayed a handgun and demanded money. When victim opened the register the suspect went behind the counter and made the victim empty the register of approximately $50 dollars. The suspect then fled the store on foot towards Russell Avenue. PGPG robbery detectives responded to handle the follow-up investigation. A police K-9 tracked the suspect to the 4500 block of Russell Avenue before losing the track.

March 30th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Domestic dispute – 3:55am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they encountered the male half who said that when he got home his wife accused him of being unfaithful and began hitting him. The officers spoke with the female half who said that her husband hit her when he got home and she hit him back. Both of them admitted to drinking earlier. The wife was transported to the District Court Commissioner’s Office where she obtained a non-vacate protective order against her husband.

3100 block of Webster Street: Stolen vehicle – 7:50am. The owner of a 2004 Ford Taurus reported that sometime prior to 11pm on the 29th someone stole her car. When the reporting officers checked to see if there was any record of the vehicle being impounded they learned that PGPD officers had towed the car from an address in Bowie around 3am this morning because it had been burned.

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Friday, April 04, 2014

Police Report: March 23-29

March 29th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 1:15am. The homeowner told officers that at about 1:10am someone threw a brick through her living room window. She said that her son ran after the person he thought was responsible down 32nd Street towards Webster but was unable to catch him. The only description that was given was that of a man wearing a tan jacket or coat. The victim thinks that it could be related to an ongoing dispute some of her neighbors.

2500 block of Allison Street: Assault – 12:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a cutting related to a domestic incident. When the officer arrived they found a man in the hallway suffering from scratches and abrasions to the right side of his face. He told the officers that his wife had cut him. Officers interviewed the wife and she said that she scratched her husband with her nails but did not cut him. Officers were able to determine that the man’s injuries were a result of retaliation by his wife after he hit her in the face. Both individuals were arrested, charged with 2nd degree dimestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 28th:

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

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – Disorderly conduct – 8:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct/trespassing – 11:35am. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious person standing outside Chuck’s Liquors wearing a fill ski mask. When the officers approached the suspect he fled on foot to the rear of the store. Officers were able to stop him in the 3800 block of 35th Street whereupon he became loud and disorderly. He was identified as a juvenile and officers arrested him for disorderly conduct and trespassing. He was transported to MRPD where he was later released to his mother pending juvenile court action.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Missing person – 10:50am. The mother of a 13 year old girl told officers that her daughter had not returned home from school as scheduled. The mother said that she and her daughter had had words and she told her to leave. Officer learned that the family is under the supervision of Youth Village. Officers, along with Hyattsville PD officers went to the homes of several of the girl’s school friends but were unable to locate her. Her information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS possession – 2pm. Officers stopped to investigate three individuals who were drinking in public. When the officers approached one of the men discarded a 4 gram package of Scooby Snax. The Snax were recovered and the man was charged via criminal citation for possession of the narcotic. The remaining two men were each issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation. All three were sent on their way.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

3710 36th Street: Missing person – 9:35pm. The sister of a 40 year old woman called to report her missing. She said that her sister was last seen around 9am this morning and she and her niece had been looking for her all day. She said that her sister had not gone missing like this before and suffers from anxiety and bipolar disorders for which she takes medication. Officers called in PGPD detectives to assist with a search for the woman and a lookout was broadcast to all surrounding police agencies. At about 11:10pm the woman’s sister called back and told officers that she had been located in the care of Howard University Hospital and was in good physical condition.

March 27th:

3800 block of 37th Street: DUI arrest – 4:15pm. Officers responded to take a report of a hit and run collision. The collision involved a 2004 Kia Sedona that fled the scene after striking a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While the officers were taking the report the Kia returned to the scene being driven by a man who was under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested, charged with several violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 26th:

3100 block of Webster Street: Attempt theft from auto – 8:25am. The owner of a 2010 Subaru Forester told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 25th and the time she called police someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was reported stolen. The victim said that she may have inadvertently left the vehicle unlocked.

3700 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:50am. Officers impounded a 2002 Honda motorcycle for not displaying registration plates.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 3:05pm. The victim told officers that she had just filled up at the Sunoco Station and went to pay for her gas. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered that her wallet and cell phone she had left on the front seat were missing. She did not see anyone around her vehicle while she was pumping gas.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Theft – 7:10pm. The victim told officers that when she left for work this morning she had a gas grill, a storm door, an antique door and some cast iron lawn stakes in her driveway. When she got home she discovered that the items had been stolen. She and the officers spoke with a neighbor who said that about 1:30pm she saw a black male about 45-50 years of age pull up in a red and green pickup truck. The man loaded the items into his truck and fled.

March 25th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 9:45am. Officers stopped to question a man who was acting suspiciously. Officers saw that he was attempting to roll some type of homemade cigarette while standing in the doorway impeding customer traffic at the entrance to the Family Dollar store. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for possession with intent to distribute a CDS. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Possession of CDS – 3:30pm. Officers stopped to question three individuals who fit the description of suspects involved in a robbery. As the officers approached one of the men fled on foot into an alleyway and tried to hide inside a 2001 GMC Denali with dark tinted windows. The officers approached the vehicle and immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. The officers removed two individuals from the vehicle and both were found in possession of marijuana and open containers of alcohol. Both were issued criminal citations for the CDS and sent on their way.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Traffic – 9:25pm. Officers stopped a 1994 Toyota 4 Runner for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license, the vehicle was not registered or insured, and the rear license plate belonged to another vehicle. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

March 24th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 7am. The renter of a 2013 Chevy Equinox told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone got into the vehicle and stole several items of her personal property. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim said that she may have left the vehicle unlocked because of her unfamiliarity with the operation of the locks.

March 23rd:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:40am.The owner of a 2002 Acura told officers that sometime between 9am and 10:40am this morning someone flattened one tire and damaged the sunroof on his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers impounded a 2002 Ford Explorer for displaying tags that expired in November 2013; and for not being properly registered in Maryland.

4700 block of 30th Street: Hit and run collision – 6:40pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota reported that sometime between 3pm and 6:40pm today another vehicle struck his Acura and ripped the entire front bumper off the car. A witness stated that a small U-Haul truck may have been responsible for the damage but no evidence supporting that could be verified.

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

 

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Friday, March 28, 2014

Police Report: March 16-22

March 22nd:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Burglary – 6:40am. The resident told officers that she returned to her apartment and noticed that a couple of her things had been moved. Upon further inspection she discovered that an envelope containing personnel items were missing, however other valuables in plain view had not been touched. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am for displaying registration plates that expired in November of 2013. .

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary – 9:55am. The resident told officers that he returned home to find the front door unsecure and ajar. When he checked his apartment he discovered that someone had stolen a quantity of US currency and several personal documents. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Hit and run collision – 10am. The owner of a 2008 Mercedes told officers that sometime between 9 and 10am this morning an unidentified vehicle struck his parked vehicle knocking off the driver’s side mirror. There were no witnesses and no evidence was recovered.

4400 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 3pm. Officers impounded a 2008 Nissan Versa for displaying registration plates that expired in September of 2013.

March 21st:

4600 block of 29th Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 6:20am. MRPD officers were notified by their counterparts in DC that they had recovered a 2000 Dodge Caravan originally stolen from the 4600 block of 29th Street back on February 9th. The vehicle was found in drivable condition with only the ignition defeated. There were no arrests made and the tags were still attached.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 6:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress in front of the Auto Zone. When they arrived they discovered that a man had been robbed. The victim told the officers that he was approached by four black males and one black female who engaged him in conversation. During the conversation the four began to assault him. One of the four held the victim by choking him while the others went through his pockets and stole his money and personal property.  The four fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. The victim described his assailants as: Suspects 1-2: Black male, 17-20 YOA, 5’10”, 145-155lbs, tattoo under one eye; Suspects 3-4: Black male, 17-20YOA, 6’0”, 145-155lbs, shoulder length dread locks, black clothing; Suspect 5: Black female, dark skin, 17-20 YOA, with shoulder length curly black hair.

March 20th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for disorderly conduct because she was yelling profanity in a public place.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 10am. The victim told officers that when she returned home she was informed by her husband that her jewelry box was moved from her bedroom to the living room. The victim proceeded to look around and discovered that jewelry was also missing from her dresser as well as a checkbook and cash. There was no forced entry into the residence and no suspects were identified.

March 19th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 8:10am. Officers stopped several subjects for trespassing. Further investigation revealed that one of the individuals had an open arrest warrant out of Anne Arundel County. He was arrested in the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Allison Street: Possession of CDS (marijuana) – 8:10am. While investigating a trespassing complaint officers attempted to arrest a man for the offense. He was able to escape the officers and flee on foot. After a foot chase the man was apprehended and arrested in the intersection of Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road. A search of the man incident to his arrest revealed that he was in possession of 27 grams of marijuana individually packaged for street sales and $141.00 in US currency. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Indecent exposure – 12:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a man talking loudly to himself and exposing his genitals to passersby. When the officers arrived they spoke with a witness who said that the man exposed himself to her while she was sitting in her vehicle. Officers were able to locate and arrest the man for the crime. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 5:40pm. Officers were investigating an intoxicated individual, trying to determine if he needed fire/rescue intervention. The officers were approached by a second individual, also intoxicated, who attempted to insert himself into the process. After refusing several requests by the officers to move along he was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 11:40pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Ford Mustang for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

March 18th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen auto (recovered/supplement) – 2am. DC police notified MRPD that their officers recovered a 2003 Dodge Stratus originally reported stolen from the 3300 block of Buchanan Street back on January 20th.The vehicle was found in the 2700 block of Langston Place, SE. It was inoperable, both tags were still attached and no arrests were made.

3700 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:40am. Officers observed a vehicle parked for several days at a parking meter. Upon further inspection it was discovered that the vehicle did not have a license plate affixed to it. The vehicle was subsequently impounded and issued the appropriate citations.

3600 block of Perry Street: Lost property – 11:10am. A man reported that he caught the bus to work from the terminal at One Municipal Place. When he arrived at work he discovered that he had lost his work ID. He requested a police report to document the loss for his employer.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Hit and run collision – 7:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision that had just occurred. Witnesses gave the officers a description of the striking vehicle and the officers were able to locate the vehicle and its driver. The driver was found to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicating substance. He was charged with the hit and run and DUI. His vehicle was impounded.

4100 block of 34th Street: M/V collision – 8:35pm. Officers investigated a M/V collision and found that a 2013 Nissan crashed into a parked 1995 Chevy Suburban. The driver of the Nissan told officers that a cat ran out in front of him and when he swerved to avoid striking it he collided with the parked Chevy. The Nissan had to be towed from the scene because of the damage it sustained in the collision. The driver was not injured.

March 17th:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: MV collision – 3:40am. Officers impounded a 2013 Mercedes C30 due to it being inoperable after a traffic collision. The driver of the vehicle, who had been drinking crashed the vehicle into the traffic circle causing it to become wedged against a light pole and was halfway off the ground. There was major damage to the front and rear of the vehicle. The driver was issued two traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

March 16th:

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation (x3) – 2:20am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place. One of the men was found in possession of a fictitious Maryland identification card and he was issued a criminal citation for that violation as well.

4500 block of 31st Street: Recovered property – 10:10am. Officers took possession of a red Kent mountain bike from a resident. The resident told officers that it had been on the property for a couple of days and did not belong to anyone there. The bike was stored at MRPD for safekeeping.

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

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Police Report: March 9-15

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.

March 15th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Emergency petition – 2:50am. Officers on patrol discovered a man lying on the sidewalk yelling and screaming. They quickly determined that he was under the influence of PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital. Once at the hospital the man became very combative and tried to violently fight with the police and hospital security. He was placed in restraints and released to the hospital staff for treatment.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Hit and run collision – 9:45am. The owner of a 1997 Saturn reported that sometime between 1:30am this morning and the time he called police an unidentified vehicle collided with his Saturn causing damage to the front driver’s side quarter panel, driver’s side view mirror, left rear quarter panel and right rear tire and rim.

4600 block of 29th Street: CDS possession – 1pm. Officers on patrol stopped to interview two men who appeared to be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. Further investigation revealed that one of the men was in possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way. The second man was found to be in possession of 3.5 grams of the synthetic drug known as Scooby Snacks. He was arrested for the violation, charged accordingly and released to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 4:25pm. A witness told officers that she saw a juvenile kick the driver’s side rear quarter panel of a 2013 Honda. The juvenile fled the area towards the playground at 34th and Upshur Streets. The witness followed him there and took his picture for identification. Officers were able to locate and identify the juvenile and take him into custody. Officers took him home to release him to his parents after he admitted to the damage. Once at home he denied kicking the car and his parents became combative and argumentative as the officers attempted to explain the situation. Receiving no cooperation from the parents the juvenile was charged with destruction of property on a juvenile petition. He was released to his parents pending juvenile court action.

March 14th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Identity theft – 11:45am. The victim came into the police station to report that someone had filed income taxes in her name, using her identity and address but with different financial data. She discovered this information when she attempted to file her taxes and was sent notice by the Internal Revenue Service.

3400 block of Newton Street: CDS possession – 4:50pm. Officers on patrol stopped to interview a man who was obviously under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. Further investigation revealed that the man was under the influence of marijuana and was also in possession of the drug. The CDS was seized and the man was arrested, charged with CDS possession and released to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Criminal citation – 6:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person possibly involved in drug activity. When the officers arrived they stopped a man for questioning and discovered that he was in possession of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for possession of the drug and sent on his way.

Chillum Road @ Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:35pm. Officers impounded a 1997 Ford F-150 truck and a 2009 Hyundai Accent following a M/V collision. The Hyundai was not drivable after the collision and the Ford was driven by a man who did not have a license.

March 13th:

One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 6:15am. Officers stopped a 2001 GMC Yukon for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an open arrest warrant through Prince Georges County for driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC In Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 7:55am. Officers responded to a traffic collision between a 2008 GMC Yukon and a 2002 Cadillac SLS. The drivers of both vehicles gave conflicting stories as to how the collision occurred and neither of their stories was consistent with the damage to the vehicles. Officers completed a State collision report form (MAARS) and sent the drivers on their way.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 5pm. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2009 Honda Odyssey the owner of which had a suspended license. The officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as the owner with the suspended license. They also learned that she had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving on a suspended license. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 12th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 12:45pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a 1998 Ford truck that had a suspended registration and an MSP pickup order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

57th Avenue and Jefferson Street: Mutual aide to Bladensburg PD – 6:50pm. Bladensburg PD officers responded to a fight in progress. Upon their arrival they became involved in a foot chase with several subjects. As the subjects were running one of them brandished a handgun and fired a shot. Officers were able to apprehend the subjects safely. MRPD officers were requested to assist in transporting two arrestees to the Bladensburg Police Station.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 4:25am. Officers stopped a 2005 Buick for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

March 11th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:45am. Officers stopped two men for riding a single bicycle in an erratic manner and without wearing required safety equipment. Further investigation revealed that one of the men was in possession of approximately 1.5 grams of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and both men were sent on their way.

35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 9:40am. Officers impounded a 1996 Chevy pickup truck for displaying registration plates that expired in February of this year. The vehicle had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 9:40am. Officers impounded a 2002 Honda motorcycle that was parked at an expired meter and not displaying registration plates.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station) : Criminal citation x2 – 3:15pm. Officers issued each of two women criminal citations for possession of marijuana.

4500 block of 34th Street (Thomas Stone Elementary School): Threats – 4:05pm. Officers met with the school principal who reported that the parent of a student threatened to harm three other students. The threats were made after school hours and stemmed from a dispute between the children. The principal has barred the parent from school grounds and officers are continuing to investigate the matter.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS arrest – 4:50pm. Officers on patrol observed what they believed to be a drug transaction between two individuals. Officers stopped the two and found that one of them was exhibiting the symptoms and behavior of being under the influence of PCP. Officers took him into custody and a search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of a vial of liquid PCP and 4.2 grams of marijuana. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:35pm. Officers on bike patrol observed a man on possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was stopped and issued a criminal citation for the violation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 8:30pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Chevy van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags were suspended by MVA back on May 2nd 2013 for failure to comply with emissions regulations. The driver was found to be unlicensed. He was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

March 10th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Disorderly – 8:35am. Officers attempted to stop and question a man about loitering in a posted no loitering area. Further investigation revealed that the man had been previously issued a loitering warning notice prohibiting him from being in the area. When officers went to arrest him for the violation he became very loud, disorderly and combative. Officers had to physically restrain him to get him under control and under arrest. He was taken to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): Emergency petition – 1:45pm. Officers responded to the police station lobby for a suspicious person who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or CDS. The woman said that she wanted to hurt herself and felt sick. She was placed into custody and fire/rescue personnel responded to transport her to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

4600 block of 25th Street: Theft – 8:40pm. The victim told officers that a female acquaintance came to his apartment asking for money. When he told her that he had none she requested a ride to another location which the victim provided. When the victim returned home he discovered his wallet missing. The victim said that he could not remember if he noticed the wallet missing while his acquaintance was in his apartment.

Case update:  On December 27th, 2013 at about 1:25am MRPD officers investigated a robbery/carjacking that took place in the 4600 block of 25th Street. Detectives from the PGPD Robbery Suppression Team took over the follow-up investigation of this crime. Their investigation has led to the arrest of one individual for the crime. A second individual has also been charged and there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

March 9th:

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2009 Jaguar XF that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were removed for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 1:45pm. Officers investigating a motor vehicle collision found that one of the drivers did not have a license and also had an open warrant through Montgomery County for driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and issued several citations in reference to the motor vehicle collision.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 3:40pm. The owner of a 1997 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 8th and 12:30pm today someone broke into his vehicle and stole an iPod from inside the center console. Officers determined that those responsible used some sort of pry tool to break into the vehicle through the passenger side window.

3800 block of 35th Street: Motor vehicle collision – 6:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run MV collision. During their investigation they determined that the damage was inconsistent with that of a hit and run. Further investigation revealed that the complainant let her sister drive her vehicle with a learners permit and the sister struck a concrete wall. The complainant was afraid to report the incident to her mother so they thought they would file a hit and run report. The incident was documented and the insurance carrier was contacted.

4600 block of 27th Street: Theft – 10:40pm. A Pizza Hut delivery driver told officers that when he arrived to deliver an order to an apartment he was met by a man in the lobby. The man took the bag from the driver and told him to leave. As the driver walked off the man followed him and told him to get in his vehicle or he would shoot him. The driver entered his vehicle, fled the area and called police. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and were successful only in recovering the pizza delivery bag in a nearby dumpster. The driver described the suspect as a black male with dark skin; 5’10” tall; about 35 years of age; wearing a black skull cap, a black jacket and black jeans.

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.

Snow Emergency Lifted

The Snow Emergency Plan and parking restrictions are lifted as of 11am.

Snow Emergency in Effect

The City of Mount Rainier's Snow Emergency Plan is in effect as of 7am this morning, March 17th. Parking restrictions are now in effect on all designated snow emergency routes. Ticketing and towing will be enforced starting at 8am.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Police Report: March 2-8

March 8th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: EPS/CDS possession – 10:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a man passed out in the street. The officers found the man breathing but unresponsive. Further investigation reveled that he was under the influence of PCP. He was also found to be in possession of a bottle of PCP. The subject was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. Officers applied for a warrant charging the man with possession of the PCP.

March 7th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Criminal citation – 7:15pm. Officers responded to investigate two suspicious individuals in a vehicle. Officers located the two and found them to be in possession of marijuana. They were taken into custody and transported to DOC in Hyattsville. Once at DOC they were processed, issued criminal citations for the violation and released.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Domestic – 8:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man who was inside a woman’s apartment in violation of a protective order. When the officers arrived they found the man in the apartment and verified that he was in violation of the protective order for being there. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 6th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 4:15pm. Early this morning MRPD officers obtained a criminal arrest warrant for an individual charging him with 2nd degree assault and disorderly conduct. At about 4:15pm this afternoon officers found the man walking along 34th Street. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 11:10am. Officers stopped a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several State citations and the vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of 31st Street: Hit and run collision – 3:05pm. The owner of a 1991 Toyota told officers that sometime between 1am this morning and 12:30pm this afternoon an unidentified vehicle struck her car causing damage to the left rear fender.

March 5th:

34th and Varnum Streets: Citizen armed robbery – 12:20am. Prince George’s County Police patrol officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery that had just occurred. The officers located the victim at his residence and he told the officers that he was approached by a black male armed with a silver handgun. The suspect ordered the victim to lie on the ground and surrender his property. The victim complied and the suspect fled the area on foot. PGPD’s helicopter responded and assisted ground forces with a search for the suspect with negative results. The victim was uninjured and described his assailant as a black male; 25-30 years of age; 5”9” – 6”3” tall; 150 lbs; wearing black clothing, a black ski mask and black boots. MRPD officers were not notified of the incident until PGPD units cleared the scene because the initial call came into PGPD Communications  as having occurred in Brentwood.

March 4th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree domestic assault – 12:20am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. During the dispute the husband physically assaulted his wife and left the apartment. Officers have applied for a criminal arrest warrant charging the man with 2nd degree domestic assault.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 12:30am. Officers responded to assist Queenstown security officers with a trespasser. Further investigation revealed the subject had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for driving on a suspended license. She was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. Security personnel were going to seek charges for the trespassing offense. 

3500 block of Newton Place: Emergency petition – 7:10pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a woman who was possibly suicidal. When the officers arrived they found the woman in a state of depression and learned that she had taken some medication and alcohol. She was transported to a local hospital where she was released to medical personnel for evaluation and treatment.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Pedestrian struck – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman who had been struck by a car. When they arrived they learned that the woman was crossing in the crosswalk when a vehicle closest to the curb stopped for the pedestrian. As the pedestrian starting walking another vehicle swerved into the outside lane and struck her. She suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

March 3rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 9:25pm. Officers patrolling Luskin’s Plaza encountered a man who was acting erratically outside in the cold weather for an extended period of time. Further investigation revealed that the man was under the influence of PCP. The subject was unable to communicate with officers due to the effects of the drug. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital and released to medical personnel for evaluation and treatment.

March 2nd:

Nothing significant to report.

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.