Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Police Report: October 5-11

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.

October 11th:

34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 5:55am. Officers stopped a 2003 Honda minivan for running a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open container of an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle and within his reach. He was issued a traffic citation for the stop sign violation and a criminal citation for the alcohol violation.

3800 block of 34th Street: Attempted theft/2nd degree assault – 6:30pm. The store clerk told officers that two males came into the store and attempted to steal 10 boxes of candy. The clerk told them to return the candy and leave the store whereupon one of the males brandished a knife and threatened to kill the clerk. The clerk informed them that he was calling the police and they dropped the candy and fled the store. The investigation will continue when officers get access to the store’s video surveillance recording.

October 10th:

One Municipal Place: EPS – 6:35pm. Officers on patrol encountered a man obviously under the influence of PCP. At the officers’ direction fire/rescue personnel responded and transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to hospital staff for treatment. 

4600 block of 30th Street: CDS paraphernalia – 10pm. Officers charged a 14 year old juvenile with possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was released to his stepfather pending Juvenile Court action.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft – 10pm. The victim told officers that sometime between 12:45 this afternoon and the time he called police someone stole two barrel cooking grills, a metal trash bin and several metal tent rods from his back yard. No suspects/witnesses could be identified.

October 9th:

31st and Perry Streets: Theft – 7:25pm. The reporting person told officers that on September 24th at about 6:45pm unknown suspects removed a plastic street barrier, loaded it into the back of a U-Haul truck and fled. The reporting person was unable to provide any suspect information. The incident was documented and under investigation.

4000 block of 35th Street: Domestic – 9:35pm. The reporting person told officers that she had a protective order against her ex-husband and that he has been sending her threatening emails in violation of the order. Officer’s assisted the reporting person in relocating to the court commissioner’s office where she filled for and received a warrant for his arrest.

October 8th:

4600 block of 29th Street: CDS possession – 2am. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2008 Nissan Altima that was not displaying tags and had a host of other registration issues.

3300 block of Otis Street: Theft from auto – 11:35am. The owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 10pm on the 7th and the time she called police someone smashed out the front passenger window of her vehicle and stole her wallet. Nothing else was taken from the vehicle.

4000 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 7:05pm. Officers stopped a 2001 VW Golf for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued multiple traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 11:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

October 7th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Property damage – 5:25am. The resident told officers that a former girlfriend called and asked to be let into his apartment. When he refused she came by and damaged the front entry door and door frame. She also broke the passenger side rear view mirror and scratched the driver’s door of his vehicle.

4200 block of 28th Street: Stolen vehicle – 2:25pm. The owner of a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle told officers that sometime between 2am this morning and the time he called police someone stole his bike. He said that he secured the motorcycle with a front wheel lock when he parked it in front of his apartment building. No evidence/witnesses could be identified.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 6pm. The owner of a 2002 Ford Expedition told officers that on October 3rd her daughter returned her vehicle to her. She later discovered several items of her personal property missing from inside the vehicle.

4300 block of 28th Place: Property damage – 7:40pm. The owner of a 2012 Nissan Altima told officers that he parked his vehicle in a space next to a burgundy sedan with 2 to 3 male subjects standing around it. As he walked to his building he heard a scraping sound and saw the sedan speeding off towards Arundel Road. He checked his vehicle and found the front bumper had been damaged. The owner could not provide additional details about the sedan or its driver/occupants.

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 9:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

October 6th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Traffic – 1:05am. Officers stopped a 2002 Nissan Quest for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of 28th Place: Lost property – 4:30pm. The reporting person told officers that she last her cell phone on October 4th while getting out of her car. She was unsuccessful in trying to locate her phone using the Find My Phone app.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Criminal citation – 10:25pm. A woman called to report that there was a man at her front door masturbating. When officers responded they located and arrested him. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville, processed, charged with indecent conduct by criminal citation and released.

October 5th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 2pm. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between midnight last night and the time he called police someone threw a piece of concrete through the driver’s door window and stole an iPad and a stereo face plate from inside.

2800 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism – 7:50pm. The homeowners told officers that their tenant just moved out of the house. The owners discovered damage to the house that they need to have documented. They also wanted to know their options for pursing charges against the tenants. Offices assisted and documented the incident.

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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Monday, October 06, 2014

Police Report: September 28 to October 4

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.

October 4th:

4000 block of 32nd Street: Stolen vehicle/recovered – 7:40am. The owner of a 2014 Chevy Tahoe told officers that sometime between 3pm on the 3rd and 7am this morning someone stole his vehicle. The vehicle was equipped with OnStar and was located just across the DC line on Shepherd Street, NE. The vehicle was missing all four tires and wheels and had ignition damage. The vehicle was recovered by DC police and the owner was notified.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 8:45am. The owner of a 2001 Hyundai Elantra told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 3rd and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle and stole the in-dash stereo and a flash drive.

October 3rd:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Windom Road: Burglary – 9:15am. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they met the resident outside who showed them that forced entry had been made into the home. Officers searched the residence and found a member of the victim’s family hiding in a closet. He was arrested, charged with burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2200 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 9:40am. A store employee told officers that a group of four females came into the store and stole hygiene products and a pregnancy test kit. The clerk said that the four women were entering a vehicle across the street. The officers were able to locate the vehicle and apprehend the suspects. Further investigation revealed that one of the suspects utilized the pregnancy test in the parking lot of the gas station across the street. All of the merchandise was recovered and returned to the store with the exception of the used test. All four women were charged with theft.

4500 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 2:30pm. Officers were patrolling the area around Thomas Stone Elementary School when they observed a 1999 Dodge Caravan exit an elementary school with the driver and multiple small children not restrained in a seat belt. Officers stopped the vehicle and discovered that the driver did not have a driver’s license and that none of the children were restrained. The driver was issued multiple traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 6pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2014 Chevy Traverse with suspended registration with a pick up order on the tags. Upon officers stopped the vehicle and learned that the driver was driving on a suspended license. The tags were seized for return to MVA, the vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued several traffic citations.

October 2nd:

Russell Avenue and 28th Place: Theft from auto – 6:30am. The owner of a 2001 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between midnight and the time he called police someone broke the vehicle’s passenger side window and stole several items of his personal property. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

4200 block of Kaywood Place: Vandalism – 10:30pm. The resident told officers that he was inside his apartment and heard the sound of glass breaking. He discovered that someone had broken out a window in the back of the apartment. Officers located a steering wheel locking device that was likely used to break the window. The victim said that he had family members who might have caused the damage but could not specify anyone in particular.

October 1st:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:05am. The owner of a 1998 Honda Passport told officers that sometime between 9:30pm on the 30th and the time she called police someone broke out the back window of her vehicle. No witnesses/evidence was recovered.

3300 block of Otis Street: 4th degree sex offense – 3pm. The mother of a 13 year old girl told officers that a renter in her house inappropriately touched her daughter. Charges against the man are pending.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 6:30pm. Officers impounded a 1996 Honda Accord found parked with the trunk open, keys in the trunk lock and ignition damage. The owner has an address in Hyattsville but was unable to be contacted. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping pending further information from the owner.

September 30th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Traffic – 1:30pm. Officers stopped a 2008 Honda Civic that was displaying tags that expired in May of this year. The driver said he knew the tags were expired and that the vehicle was uninsured. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

2300 block of Varnum Street: 2nd degree assault – 5:10pm. The store clerk told officers that a juvenile male came into the store, took several bags of chips and a brownie and left the store without paying for them. The clerk followed the juvenile out of the store and requested that he pay for the merchandise. The juvenile responded by coming back in the store and taking additional food items. The clerk stood near the exit door and the juvenile punched the clerk in the face five times and fled on foot. The clerk said he recognized the juvenile because he lives in the area and frequents the store. 

4200 block of 28th Street: Burglary – 8:50pm. The resident told officers that he left home at about 6am this morning. When he returned he discovered that someone had broken into his house by breaking out a bedroom window. Once inside the thieves stole two TVs before fleeing.

30th and Allison Streets: Citizen Robbery – 9:20pm. The victim told officers that he had just got off the metro bus in the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road and saw three 18-20 year old males wearing all black and ski masks approach him from behind. One of the suspects tried speaking to him and called him by name but he felt like he was about to be robbed and didn’t respond and kept walking. When he got to the 2700 block of Queens Chapel Road the three suspects were waiting for him. One of them produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim surrendered his phone, book bag, credit card and ID. The three suspects then fled the area on foot towards DC. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and begin a follow up investigation. MRPD officers along with the detectives canvassed the area for the suspects with negative results.

September 29th:

4100 block of 34th Street: Traffic/CDS possession – 12:55am. Officers stopped a 2002 Toyota for several traffic violations. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of prescription pain killers and alcohol. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of cocaine and CDS paraphernalia. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released. The passenger was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 10:45am. Officers impounded a 1995 Nissan maxima for displaying expired tags that belonged on another vehicle.

4600 block of 29th Street: Criminal citation – 2:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of synthetic marijuana.

Buchanan Street and Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 3:15pm. Officers stopped a suspicious individual for a field interview. Further investigation revesaled that he had two open arrest warrants through Prince Georges County for failing to appear in court on a theft and marijuana charges. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Burglary – 5:45pm. The resident returned home and discovered the rear door open and several boxes on the floor and realized her home had been burglarized. She further discovered that a TV and several items of her personal property had been stolen. Officers discovered that the victim had left multiple windows unsecured but none were obvious points of entry. The scene was processed for evidence with negative results. PGPD Detectives were contacted and received a copy of the report.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation – 7:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for destruction of property. Officers determined that the subject had broken a window to an abandoned apartment.

4100 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 9pm. The owner of a 1997 Chevy Blazer told officers that sometime between 2pm and 8pm someone egged his vehicle. The victim believes that another tenant in the house is the one responsible in response to a verbal argument earlier in the day.

September 28th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Stolen vehicle – 10:25am. The owner of a 2000 Dodge van told officers that sometime between 9:45 on the 27th and the time he called police someone stole his van. An initial canvass of the area failed to identify evidence or witnesses. About an hour later officers on patrol saw the van being driven in the 3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue and attempted to stop it. The van accelerated and fled into DC and the driver abandoned it in an alley and fled on foot. DC officers canvassed the area for the suspect with negative results. The vehicle was impounded and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Animal bite – 11:40am. The victim told officers that she was bitten by a stray cat as she tried to pet it. She was able to catch and detain the animal until PG Animal Control officers came and took custody of it. The victim was treated and released at Washington Adventist Hospital.

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, September 30, 2014

Police Report: September 21-27

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

September 27th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 3:55am. Officers stopped a man on a DiKwon scooter that ran a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and a ticket for the stop sign and sent on his way.

4500 block of 34th Street: Burglary – 8:35pm. The resident told officers that he and his wife went out for about and hour and a half. When they returned they discovered the front door open and all the rooms in the upper portion of the house had been ransacked. Several items of jewelry and a cell phone had been stolen. The house was processed for evidence with negative results. Neighbors who had been outside on their porch told officers that they had not seen or heard anyone enter or leave the house other than the residents.

4600 block of 27th Street: Criminal citation/EPS – 10pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals trespassing and under the influence of CDS. Both individuals were stopped and identified as having been barred from the property. One of the individuals was issues a criminal citation for trespassing and released. The second individual was under the influence of PCP and was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for medical treatment.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation (x2) – 10:35pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of open containers of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

September 26th:

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Traffic – 1:10am. Officers stopped a 1999 BMW 323 for speeding. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle’s registration expired in April of this year. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Burglary – 6pm. The resident told officers that she came home to discover that someone had broken into her apartment and stole two TVs, two computers and other items her personal property. The officers determined that those responsible pried open the deadbolt lock to gain entry. One of the items stolen was a 55” television but no one saw it being carried from the apartment!

4600 block of 21st Street: Recovered property – 11:35am. Officers responded to take possession of some ammunition a woman found in her mother’s house while cleaning. The ammunition was stored in the MRPD armory and marked for destruction.

4100 block of 29th Street: Burglary – 9:30pm. The residents told officers that while they were away from their residence for about an hour someone broke in and stole numerous items of their personal property including two computers and a bass guitar. The residents said that all windows and doors were locked when they left and officers found no signs of forced entry. Officers canvassed the area and located one witness who said that she did not see anything or anyone out of the ordinary during the time the burglary occurred.

September 25th:

4100 block of 30th Street: Fraud – 12:35pm. The victim told officers that there had been several large charges on a bank card he lost about a month ago. The card was cancelled and his bank is looking into the fraud. A copy of the report was forwarded to the PGPD financial crimes section.

September 24th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Domestic – 2:40am. Officers investigating a domestic dispute interviewed the man and the woman involved. Both parties appeared to be under the influence of CDS, and the female half said they had both been smoking marijuana and got into an argument. Both parties refused medical treatment and neither of them had any visible signs of injury. They were advised of their options with the District Court Commissioner.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers impounded a 2003 Chevy Impala for displaying a false registration sticker.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Vandalism – 9:40am. The reporting person told officers that he discovered where someone vandalized one of the businesses windows with what the officers believe was a BB gun.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 9:40pm. Officers investigating a peron trespassing discovered that he had an open warrant through the PG County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 23rd:

3500 block of Otis Street: Vandalism – 9:15am. The reporting person showed officers where someone had written on the walls of the laundry room. The damage was photographed and no suspects were identified.

4500 block of 34th Street: Indecent conduct – 2pm. A witness told officers that he witnessed a male subject masturbating in the back seat of a black Infinity. Officers canvassed the area for the vehicle and the subject involved with negative results.

3400 block of Otis Street: 2nd degree assault – 4:45pm. Two female juveniles told officers that they got off the school bus and were immediately jumped and beaten by two older female students. The fight was supposedly the result of an Instagram post. One of the juveniles sustained a mouth injury that required multiple stitches to repair. Further investigation resulted in the identification of both older students and charges of 1st degree assault and 2nd degree assault against both.

3500 block of Otis Street: Warrant service – 12:35pm. Officers on patrol stopped a man who was wanted for 1st degree assault on a woman that occurred on September 22nd. He was arrested without incident. He was transported to PGPD CID to be interviewed by DC police detectives in a case in their jurisdiction. After the interview he was taken to DOC in Upper Marlboro and released to their custody.

4500 block of 31st Street: EPS – 7:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man lying down talking to himself and possibly under the influence of a CDS. When the officers arrived they recognized the man from previous encounters and knew that he was off his medication and needed medical treatment. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment and evaluation.

4000 block of 34th Street: Tagging – 10:10pm. Officers patrolling the area discovered three instances of tagging (vandalism). Officers photographed the images and forwarded them to PGPD’s gang unit for possible identification.

September 22nd:

3200 block of Otis Street: 1st degree assault/attempt armed robbery – 1:30am.  The victim told officers that she had borrowed a cell phone from a man who accosted her in a laundry room, allegedly to get the phone back. The man proceeded to punch and choke the victim and slammed her head on the ground. The suspect then tried to steal her satchel bag by cutting the bag’s strap with a knife. While the victim held on to the bag the suspect cut her left wrist and finger with the knife. The suspect then left on foot and threatened to do more harm to the victim if he saw her in the area again. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect charging him with 1st degree assault and other crimes.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 4:20am. The owner of a 2013 Honda Accord told officers that she came out to her car and discovered that someone had stolen all four wheels and tires off the vehicle.

September 21st:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Possession of CDS/DUI – 5am. Officers stopped a 2012 VW Jetta for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and he and a passenger were collectively in possession of a large quantity of marijuana having a street value in excess of $2,600. Both were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS. The driver was charged with DUI and his vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 10:25am. The owner of a 2002 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between midnight and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle through the driver’s side window and stole the in-dash stereo and speakers from inside.

Case Number: 14-2449

4100 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 1pm. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader (ALPR) received a hit on a vehicle with a suspended registration. The officer noted that the tags identified in the hit were supposed to be on a Honda but were actually on a Land Rover. When the officers stopped the vehicle they confirmed the ALPR information and also learned that the Land Rover was unregistered. They also learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for misuse of a telephone. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

4600 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 5:40pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 20th and the time he called police someone slashed and flattened all four tires on his vehicle. The victim suspects that neighbors did the damage because he complained about loud music coming from their apartment the night before

3600 block of Rhode island Avenue: Attempt vehicle theft – 8pm. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 2pm and 8pm today someone broke into his vehicle and tried to remove the vehicle’s ignition module. The damage was consistent with an attempted theft. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

4500 block of 34th Street: M/V collision – 9:55pm. Officers investigated a collision and found that a 1996 Toyota 4-Runner and a 2005 Toyota Sienna were traveling east on 34th Street when the driver of the 4-Runner lost control of his brakes and crashed into the back of the Sienna. Both vehicles were disabled and had to be towed from the scene. There were no injuries.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly conduct – 11pm. Officers responded for a 911 hang-up and discovered two sisters arguing. One of the sisters was intoxicated, screaming profanity and trying to start a fight with family members. She was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct 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.

 

Police Report: September 14-20

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

September 20th:

4000 block of 29th Street: Rogue and Vagabond – 3am. Officers attempted to stop two individuals they saw casing the area and looking into several vehicles. One of the individuals fled but the other was apprehended. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of burglary tools and that the two were in the process of breaking into cars. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 36th Street: Theft – 8:35pm. The owner of the residence told officers that she is in the process of selling her house and does not live there full time. She was checking the house and discovered that six trees that were planted by the side of the house had been stolen. Officers located a witness who said that the next door neighbor store ripped the trees out and threw them away. Officers are in the process of contacting the neighbor to determine if criminal charges are appropriate.

September 19th:

3100 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 6:55am. The owner of a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria told officers that sometime between 9:15pm last night and the time he called police someone stole three of the vehicle’s wheels and tires.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 10am. Officers stopped a 2000 Dodge Durango after receiving an ALPR alert that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. The information was verified, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 10:30am. The store clerk told officers that a man entered the store and selected three bottles of laundry detergent. He placed them in a large bag and fled the store without making any attempt to pay for them. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him. The incident was caught on the store’s security tape and the investigation is ongoing.

4600 block of 30th Street: CDS possession – 11:15am. Officers were called to assist officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police with a group of subjects. Further investigation revealed that one of the individuals, a juvenile, was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and released to his guardian pending Juvenile Court action.

September 18th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of marijuana.

September 17th:

2200 block of Varnum Street (x2): Criminal citation – 7:15pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 9pm. Officers stopped a 2013 Lexus after receiving an ALPR alert that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. The information was verified, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.

September 16th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 5am. Officers impounded a 2006 Pontiac G6 for obstructing a private driveway.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 9:15am. Officers conducting a speed enforcement detail stopped a 2003 Nissan Altima. Further investigation revealed that the tags on the Pontiac were issued to another vehicle. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.

3800 block of 32nd Street: Miscellaneous incident – 11:45am. A resident called and wanted to surrender several unwanted firearms she wanted destroyed. Officers took possession of the firearms and secured them in the MRPD property vault pending destruction.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 8:46pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Ford van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended for failure to comply with emissions requirements and there was a pickup order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.

September 15th:

3300 block of Otis Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:45am. Witnesses call to report that they saw a woman break out all the windows of a 1999 Honda Accord and flee the scene in a dark colored vehicle. Officers were not able to contact the owner of the vandalized vehicle and a canvass of the area failed to identify/locate the woman. 

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8:40am. Officers impounded a 2003 Infinity G35 for displaying registration plates that expired in may of 2014. The owner was notified about the incident.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Disorderly/2nd degree assault – 2:40pm. Officers were called to the scene of an alleged motor vehicle collision. While investigating the collision one of the individuals involved became very uncooperative and became loud and disorderly. The subject was advised numerous times to calm down and not cause a disturbance but she refused. When she began to threaten family members who were trying to calm her down officers placed her under arrest. When offices moved to take her into custody she resisted kicked one of them. Once she was in custody she was charged with disorderly conduct and 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 14th:

3500 block of Newton Street: Criminal citation – 3:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

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.

Police Report: September 7-13

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

September 13th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 12:35am. Officers stopped a 1995 Volvo after an ALPR identified the vehicle as having a suspended registration with a pickup order for the tags. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 1998 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 3am this morning and the time he called police someone stole a GPS and a stereo from inside his vehicle. Evidence showed that those responsible broke a rear vent window to gain entry into the vehicle.

3100 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 8:45am. The owner of a 2003 Nissan Altima told officers that sometime between 10pm on the 12th and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle through the driver’s side window and stole a laptop computer from inside.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 3:25pm. The owner of a 2001 Dodge van told officers that sometime between 2:30am this morning and the time she called police someone stole her vehicle. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified. The vehicle was recovered by officers from the New Carrollton Police Department on September 14th.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Attempt robbery – 8:35pm. The victim told officers that he was approached by a black male (NFD) who pointed a handgun at him and demanded he surrender his wallet and cell phone. As he was reaching for his wallet a truck drove by and the victim screamed for help. The suspect immediately fled the scene towards Queens Chapel Road. The victim ran home and called police an hour later after he recovered from the shock of the incident. A search of the area for the suspect was negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to assist the victim and assume the follow up investigation.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 10:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

September 12th:

3200 block of Otis Street: Stolen vehicle – 6:50am. The owner of a 1997 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 5:30pm on the 11th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. The owner was not sure if he had locked the doors to the vehicle and no other evidence was recovered. A few hours after the vehicle was reported stolen it was recovered by officers of the Greenbelt Police Department.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): Theft – Store employees told officers that a black male in his 20s came into the store and stole a container of hair cream and a package of rubber bands. The suspect fled the store on foot towards Buchanan Street. A canvas of the area was conducted with negative results.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Armed robbery – 5:55pm. The victim came out of Chuck’s Liquors where he had just cashed his pay check. He was approached by a black male in his 20s who pointed a black long gun at him and demanded he surrender his money. When the victim said that he didn’t have any money a second black male in his 20s came up to the victim and hit him in the face. The two were able to relieve the victim of his money and flee the area in a car that the victim could not describe. PGPD robbery detectives responded to interview the victim and assume a follow up investigation. During their investigation the detectives developed two suspects that the victim was able to positively identify as the two who robbed him. DC police detectives investigating suspect #1 in a separate case located the gun during a search of that suspect’s residence. Suspect #1 was charged with armed robbery and was already in custody in Upper Marlboro on the DC case. Suspect #2 was also charged with armed robbery and has not yet been located.

September 11th:

4100 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 12:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 3am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers impounded a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing. The vehicle had front end damage and both front tires were flat.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 12:05pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

September 10th:

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 3am. Officers stopped to investigate an unattended vehicle left running in front of the Alife Market. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags were expired and the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Assault – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault in progress. When the officers arrived they interviewed the two women involved in the altercation and learned that the fight was over a lost cell phone. Both women had been drinking heavily and were advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner. A lethality assessment was also completed.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 10:15pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for trespassing.

3100 block of Chillum RoadCriminal citation – 7:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of marijuana.

3700 block of 36th Street: Warrant service – 6:25pm. Officers responded for the report of three suspicious individuals sitting outside of a vacant house. When the officers arrived they interviewed the three and learned that one of them had five open arrest warrants through the PG Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 9th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Commercial robbery – 12:35am. Two masked suspects entered the 7-Eleven brandishing handguns. The suspects grabbed two store clerks by the back of their shirts and demanded they open the registers. Fearing for their safety, the victims complied with the suspects demands. One of the suspects then directed the other to check the pockets of the victims. The suspect then stole items belonging to the victims from their pockets. The suspects fled the scene on foot down 22nd Avenue. A Hyattsville City K-9 unit responded and conducted a track which ended in the area of 22nd Avenue and Queens Chapel Road. PGPD robbery detectives responded to initiate a follow-up investigations and a forensics team responded to process the scene for evidence.

3700 block of Perry Street: Traffic – 7:40pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2001 Infinity with suspended tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and verified the ALPR information. The driver was issued two traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

38th and Perry Streets: Traffic – 9:35pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2008 Ford Fusion with suspended tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and verified the ALPR information. The driver was issued three traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4500 block of eastern Avenue: Vehicle impound – 10:45pm. Officers stopped to investigate an individual who was screaming at the attendant at the BP Station. Further investigation revealed that the individual individual’s vehicle was displaying tags issued to another vehicle. The man was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Property damage – 9pm. The homeowners told officers that they left home at about 9pm on the 8th and returned at about 2pm today and discovered pry marks on the door frame as well as the door. The damage done to the door was minor and not enough to gain entry into the home. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Varnum Street: 2nd degree assault – 10:50pm. The victim told officers that he was in the back seat of a vehicle when the suspect got into the car and slapped him. The victim left and went to a friend’s house. The suspect followed and struck the victim in the face with a flip-flop shoe. The victim was not seriously injured and was advised of his options with a District Court Commissioner.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 11:35pm. Officers stopped a 2006 VW for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant for theft through the PG Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrant, issued three traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 8th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: 2nd degree assault – 6:35am. The victim told officers that she was approached by a man who asked her if she had a cigarette. When she said no he pushed her and fled towards Eastern Avenue. The victim did not require medical treatment and a search for the suspect was unsuccessful.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 7:40am. Officers impounded a VIP/50 scooter for failing to display a registration sticker. The VIN did not reveal any registered owner information.

4100 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:25am. Officers impounded a 2013 Honda Accord. The vehicle’s DC registration expired back in July of 2010.

4000 block of 35th Street: Stolen vehicle – 8:30am. The owner of a 2009 Kymoc scooter told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 7th and the time he called police someone stole his scooter from its parking spot in his driveway. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

4700 block of 31st Place: 1st degree assault – 10:30am. A 17 year old victim and his step father got into an altercation because the teen overslept for school. The altercation escalated and the father cut the victim with a razor on the left side of his neck. He was transported to Children’s Hospital for treatment of his non- life threatening injury. A warrant charging the father with 1st degree assault was submitted to the District Court Commissioner.

September 7th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DUI – 5:15am. Officers observed a Lincoln Town Car stopped on the side of the road with the door open. Further investigation revealed that the driver was heavily intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

2400 block of Arundel Road: 1st degree assault – 7:35am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival they learned that a boyfriend and girlfriend were involved in a verbal argument. The argument became physical and the man threw the female down on a bed and choked her by the throat until she lost consciousness. She regained consciousness and was able to fight him off and call for help. The man fled the residence prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers applied for an arrest warrant charging the man with 1st degree assault and attempted murder.

2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 3:35pm. Officers impounded a 1997 Chevy Suburban that was displaying tags that expired in July of this year. The vehicle had previously been issued several parking citations and was marked for 48-hour towing on August 31st.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 8:35pm. Officers stopped a 1993 Chevy Caprice for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with 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: CDS possession – 9:35pm. Officers stopped a 2007 Cadillac Escalade for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of approximately 4lbs. of marijuana with a street value of over $37,000. The driver was charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The 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.

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Say Something!

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

 

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Police Report: August 31st - September 6

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

September 6th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 12:30am. Officers on patrol were approached by a man asking them to check to see if he had any open arrest warrants. As fate would have it, he had an open warrant for failing to appear in court on traffic related charges. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Strong arm robbery – 6:40am. Officers patrolling the bus stop saw a black male rob a man of his cell phone. When the suspect saw that the officers saw him commit the robbery he got into a 2005 Nissan and tried to flee the area by backing up 34th Street towards Bunker Hill Road. He didn’t get very far when he crashed the vehicle into a light pole which spun the vehicle into a building. He then tried to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended by the officers. He was charged with several crimes including robbery and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The investigation revealed that there was a second suspect in the vehicle who fled on foot after the crash. A K-9 search for that suspect was unsuccessful. The arrestee’s vehicle was impounded for evidence purposes.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP Station): Theft from auto – 10:30am. The victim told officers that she was pumping gas when she realized that she forgot to lock her vehicle. When she turned around to do so, she saw a black male inside the vehicle stealing her purse. The man jumped into a white Honda Pilot occupied by two other black males and fled down Varnum Street towards 22nd. The victim attempted to pursue the suspect but could not keep up with him.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Fraud – 11:05am. The victim told officers that on the morning of September 3rd he discovered that someone used his debit card information to make an online purchase. He contacted the bank and had the card and transaction cancelled. The victim wanted the incident documented.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 1pm. Officers impounded a 2001 Ford Expedition that was displaying tags that expired in March of this year.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Criminal citation (x4) – 3:30pm. Officers issued each of four men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4000 block of Cedar Lane: Found property – 3:35pm. Officers responded to take possession of a handgun found by an individual. The gun turned out to be a cap gun and was recovered as found property and marked for destruction.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Domestic – 11:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a husband/wife domestic dispute. There were no signs of a physical dispute and neither party was injured. They were both advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

September 5th:

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 2:30am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 12:45pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Honda Accord after an ALPR hit showed the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was a pick up order for the tags.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 2:55pm. Officers stopped a 1997 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. The vehicle was subsequently impounded and the diver charged accordingly. 

September 4th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing -6:45pm. Officers responded for the report of suspicious subjects hanging around in the entranceway of a business. Officers detained two individuals and learned that one of them, a juvenile, had been previously banned from the business. He was charged with trespassing via a juvenile petition and released pending Juvenile Court disposition. The second individual was advised against trespassing and sent on his way.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS possession – 9pm. Officers stopped a 2011 Audi for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had smoked marijuana about an hour prior to being stopped and was still in possession of about 16.9 grams of marijuana. He was arrested, issued several traffic citations, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 4:50pm. Officers on patrol witnessed a traffic collision. The driver of the at-fault vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed but officers were able to stop the vehicle and detain the driver. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 7:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

September 3rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 11pm. Officers patrolling the area saw two men fighting. The officers broke up the fight and further investigation revealed that one of the participants had an open arrest warrant through the United States Marshalls Service for carrying a prohibited weapon. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

September 2nd:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Attempt stolen vehicle/possession of CDS – 12:05am. Officers responded for the report of an attempted auto theft. When the officers arrived they contacted the owner of a 1988 Chevy Caprice who was holding a man he caught trying to steal his car. Officers placed the man under arrest and a search of his person revealed that he was in possession of five baggies of marijuana. He was charged with attempt theft of a motor vehicle, rogue and vagabond and possession of a CDS. He was turned over to DOC personnel in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 35th Street: Destruction of property – 7:10pm. The resident told officers that sometime between 4pm on the 1st and 4pm today someone broke the wooden panels on the property’s backyard fence. No evidence/witnesses could be identified.

2700 block of Webster Street: Theft from auto – 7:20pm. The owner of a 2008 BMW told officers that sometime between 9pm on August 29th and 12pm on the 30th someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle and stole several items of her personal property. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

September 1st:

2700 block of Webster Street: Theft from auto – 9:05am. The owner of a 2015 Audi RS5 told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning to discover that all four wheels and tires had been stolen. She also discovered the passenger side window broken out and numerous items of her personal property had been stolen from inside the vehicle. She said the theft occurred sometime overnight since she parked the vehicle around midnight. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft from auto – 11:05am. The owner of a 2013 Buick told officers that a neighbor contacted him and said that someone had stolen all four wheels and tires off his vehicle. The theft occurred sometime between 3:30am this morning and the time the victim called police. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

August 31st

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Joe’s Carryout): Trespassing – 10:30pm. Officers charged a juvenile with trespassing after having previously warned him twice to stay off the property. The juvenile was released to his foster parents on the scene pending Juvenile Court action.

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, September 24, 2014

Police Report: August 24-30

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

August 30th:

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: Hit and run collision – 9:05am. An unknown vehicle traveling south on Chillum Road struck two parked vehicles and fled the scene. There were no witnesses to the collision.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 5:10pm. A woman told officers that a man grabbed her by the arm and threw her into the street. Witnesses pointed the man out to the officers and when they tried to interview him about the incident they immediately recognized the signs that he was under the influence of PCP. When they tried to take the man into custody he resisted and had to be subdued with a Taser deployment. Once in custody he was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center for emergency medical treatment. Officers have applied for an arrest warrant charging him with assault on the female victim.

August 29th:

4000 block of 33rd Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:20am. The owner of a 2000 VW Golf told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone broke out the rear driver’s side vent window.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 10:20am. The owner of a 1999 Chevy Lumina reported that sometime between 4pm on the 28th and the time she notified police someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.

3400 block of Otis Street: Fraud – 10:25am. The victim told officers that back in February of this year someone unknown to him opened a Paypal account in his name without his permission.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Attempt theft from auto – 10:10am. The owner of a 2010 Subaru told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning to discover that someone had broken into it. .  It appeared that someone pried the weather stripping off the door to gain entry. The vehicle had been ransacked but nothing was stolen.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Stolen auto/recovered - 1pm. Officers responded to take a report of a stolen 1996 Honda Accord. On the way to the call they were notified that PGPD officers had impounded the vehicle as abandoned from the area of Wood Stream Drive and Wood Stream Court in Lanham. The vehicle had been stolen from Chauncey place sometime after 7pm on the 28th. The victim/owner was advised to contact PGPD to recover his vehicle.

August 28th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers impounded a 2004 Cadillac After receiving an ALPR alert that the tags belonged to another vehicle and the Caddy was not registered.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 1:15pm. The victim came into the police station to report that someone had been falsely filing tax returns using her name. She said that she discovered the fraud when she filed for Medicare and IRS representatives told her that someone had been filling tax returnees under her name for several years. Officers documented the incident and the victim is in the process of correcting the information with the IRS.

2500 block of Allison Street: CDS possession/trespassing – 3:30pm. Officers responded for the report of several subjects smoking marijuana in a laundry room. Officers located the individuals and further investigation revealed that one of them was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. A second individual was identified as having been previously banned from the property. He was arrested and charged with trespassing.

3800 block of 34th Street: Miscellaneous incident(MIR) – 6:35pm. The owner of a 2007 Lexus told officers that he discovered a broken window on his vehicle. Officers investigated the incident and determined that that man cutting grass nearby accidently kicked up a rock and broke the window. The owner and the grounds keeper spoke and chose to handle the matter amongst themselves.

August 27th:

4200 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers impounded a 2001 Ford Expedition for being parked on the street with tags that expired in March 2014.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 11:10am. The store manager told officers that a man and a woman came into the store. The man took a DVD player from a shelf and the two left the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. Both suspects got into a white passenger vehicle and fled the area on Eastern Avenue.

4200 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 12:15pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria after an ALPR alerted them that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

August 26th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 3:55am. Officers responded for the teport of two black males wearing white shirts tampering with cars. When the officers arrived the suspects had left the area however they found two vehicles that had been broken into. The owner of one vehicle was notified and told officers that nothing had been taken from her vehicle. The owner of the second vehicle was unable to be contacted at the time of the report.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 6:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a man under the influence of a CDS inside Joe’s Carryout. When the officer arrived they located the man and innediately recognized that he was under the influence of PCP. It took several officers to subdue him and get him under control and under arrest. He was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.

August 25th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers impounded a 2005 Subaru for displaying license plates that expired in March 0f 2013. There was also an MVA pick up order for the tags for compulsory insurance and equipment violations.

4000 block of 29th Street: Attempt theft from auto – 6:15pm. The owner of a 2009 Subaru told officers that sometime between 5pm on the 24th and 8am this morning someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle. She said that nothing had been stolen from the vehicle and it was possible it had been left unlocked overnight. 

3300 block of Shepherd Street: Criminal citation – 7:40pm. Officers took a report of a stolen green Genesis mountain bike. Witnesses reported seeing two Hispanic males walk onto the victim’s from porch and take the bike. At about 9pm officers stopped two Hispanic males on bicycles, one of whom was riding the stolen bike. The owner of the bike responded and positively identified it as his. The man on the stolen bike was issued a criminal citation for the theft and sent on his way. The bike was returned to the owner on the scene.

2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen auto – 8:30pm. The owner of a 2008 BMW told officers that sometime between 5pm on the 24th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

August 24th:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 7:20am. Officers impounded a 2013 Honda Accord after an ALPR identified it as having a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA.

4000 block of 25th Street: Domestic/destruction of property – 7:50am. The female victim told officers that she had an argument with her live-in boyfriend before she went to work. Once at work she received text messages from the boyfriend stating that he had destroyed all of her cloths by pouring bleach on them and threatened to do her bodily harm. When the victim returned home she found her clothes in the bathtub covered with bleach and oil. The boyfriend had fled the area before the officers arrived. Officers assisted the victim in obtaining a protective order against the boyfriend and obtained charges against him for destruction of property.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 4:15pm. Officers impounded a 2001 Acura after an ALPR identified it as having a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA.

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, September 18, 2014

Police Report: August 17-23

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

August 23rd:

34th Street and Rhode island Avenue: M/V collision – 2:20am. A 2001 Toyota Solara being driven north opn Rhode Island Avenue when the driver fell asleep. The vehicle struck a parked 2013 Mini Cooper and flipped over before coming to rest. No one was injured in the collision and both vehicles were impounded due to the extent of damage from the crash.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 10:20am. An officer patrolling with a vehicle equipped with an automatic license plate reader received an alert on a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo with suspended registration and a pick up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 29th Street (MR Quick Stop): Theft – 10:40am. The store clerk told officers that a black male came into the store and selected two boxes of Pop Tarts from a shelf. The suspect then exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise and fled on foot into DC. The suspect was described as a black male in his late teens, about 6’2”tall with a slim build, wearing a white short-sleeve shirt.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 12:15pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Mazda 626 for an equipment 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. The driver was issued the appropriate citations.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 3:20pm. An officer patrolling with a vehicle equipped with an automatic license plate reader received an alert on a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer with suspended registration and a pick up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 3:50pm. The driver of a 1999 Chrysler told officers that she was parked with her driver’s side door open in a space in front of the 7-11 store. A 2008 Lexus pulled into the space next to her and struck her open door. He vehicle was inoperable after the collision.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 2008 Toyota Rav4 told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 21st and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle and stole a GPS unit and some change. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and the owner said he did not secure the vehicle when he parked it.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Civil citation – 11pm. Officers issued the resident a civil citation for violating the City’s noise ordinance. The resident had been previously warned to keep her music turned down to a reasonable level in compliance with the ordinance. When she failed to comply she was issued the citation.

August 22nd:

4600 block of 29th Street: Warrant service – 1:40am. An officer observed a woman for whom he had previously obtained an arrest warrant charging her with 1st and 2nd degree assault. He arrested her on the warrant and delivered her to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3:15pm. Officers patrolling the area discovered a 2002 Honda Odyssey with no tags affixed to it. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and it was impounded for safekeeping.

August 21st:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of marijuana.

4200 block 31st Street: Tampering with a M/V – 7:15am. Officers investigating a M/V tampering developed a suspect from a previous burglary investigation. The suspect was located and the vehicle owner positively identified him. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

37th Street and Eastern Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 8am. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle abandoned in the roadway. The officers found a 2010 Mazda with heavy front end damage that had been previously reported stolen from an address outside the City. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

4300 block of 31st Street: Burglary – 7:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they were able to locate and arrest the burglar. The homeowner positively identified the man since he watched him break in through a back window. The man was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Burglary – 11pm. A witness told officers that he saw a man break the window of a business establishment. He saw the man go inside, come out with a bicycle and flee the area toward Rhode Island Avenue. After further investigation and review of the store’s video surveillance system the owner of the store and the witness have positively identified the suspect. An arrest warrant for the suspect was obtained from the District Court Commissioner charging him with several counts of burglary, theft and destruction of property.

2800 block of Taylor Street: Warrant service – 11:45pm. Officers responded to serve an open arrest on a subject who was wanted in Anne Arundel County for theft. The individual was located, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 20th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Theft – 8:40am. The victim told officers that he secured two bicycles to his front porch with a chain and lock. The next morning he discovered that the chain had been cut and both bikes stolen.

3800 block of 34th Street: Indecent exposure – 1:50pm. The victim told officers that while parking her car a man approached her on the front passenger side and began to punch the window. He then pulled his pants down and exposed his penis and placed it against the window. He fled the scene but responding officers were able to stop and detain him. He was positively identified by the victim. He was arrested, charged with indecent exposure and other crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Burglary – 6:40pm. The victim told officers that she came to the residence to meet with a friend and placed her purse on a table in the foyer. A few minutes later she heard the door open and saw a teenage black male enter the residence and steal her purse. The suspect fled the residence on foot up Rainier Avenue towards Upshur Street. Several witnesses gave the officers a good description of the suspect however a search of the area failed to locate him.

August 19th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 9:40am. Officers stopped a 2002 Chevy Avalanche after receiving an ALPR alert that the tags were suspended. Further investigation confirmed the suspension and that there was a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Windom Road: Traffic – 12:55pm. Officers stopped a 1992 Honda Civic after receiving an ALPR alert that the tags were suspended. Further investigation confirmed the suspension and that there was a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 1:55pm. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 2000 Chrysler Sebring stolen from the 3800 block of 33rd Street on August 16th. The vehicle was located in the 200 block of 37th Street S.E.  No arrests were made and the vehicle was released to the owner on the scene.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Stolen vehicle – 2:15pm. The owner of a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis told officers that sometime between noon on August 18th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle that had been parked in his driveway. The owner said that he usually leaves the vehicle unlocked and that he was unaware of the location of the vehicle’s keys.

August 18th:

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Armed robbery – 10:15pm. Officers responded to the area for the report of unknown trouble. A witness told the officers that she saw three men dressed in white tank top shirts walking down 31st Street towards Arundel Road. One of the men appeared to be holding a towel to his head. Officers located the three men and when they tried to interview them they became very uncooperative and walked away stating that they did not need police assistance. The officers persisted and eventually learned that they had been robbed at gun point by four black males wearing masks and driving in a green minivan.  All subjects stated that nothing was taken and that they were not “snitches” and didn’t wish to make a report, nor did they want the help of the police. The three left the area without further comment.   The brief description that the victims gave matched the description of the suspects that committed an earlier carjacking in Hyattsville City.

August 17th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 1:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 2:05am. Officers stopped a 2014 BMW convertible after observing the rear seat passengers standing up while the vehicle was in motion. Further investigation revealed that one of the passengers was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and he was issued a criminal citation for the violation. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the whole bunch was sent on their way.

3600 block of Perry Street: Vehicle impound5:25pm. Officers stopped to investigate an illegally parked pickup truck. Further investigation revealed that the truck’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the 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.

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