Monday, May 18, 2015

Police Report: May 10-16

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

May 16th:

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: MIR – 8:25am. While clearing the parade route for Mount Rainier Day officers encountered a vehicle in the no parking zone. Officers were able to make contact with the registered owner via phone. They learned that the owner was out of town and had been since before the signs were put up. Officers had the vehicle relocated around the corner by McDonalds Towing and the owner notified.

Rainier Avenue and Taylor Street: M/V collision – 8:50am. Officers investigating a M/V collision determined that a 1999 Kubota tractor rolled out of a driveway and struck a passing 2011 Ford Edge in the rear passenger door. A small child who was secured in a child safety seat when the collision occurred was treated by fire/rescue personnel and found to be uninjured.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. While clearing the parade route in preparation for the Mount Rainier Day Parade officers encountered a 1999 Ford truck in the no parking zone. The owner was unable to be contacted. The vehicle was subsequently towed to clear the route.

3700 block of 37th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 9:20am. While clearing the parade route in preparation for the Mount Rainier Day Parade officers encountered a 1999 Dodge Caravan in the no parking zone. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen to PGPD on May 11th. The vehicle was impounded and the owner notified.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 10:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

One Municipal Place: MIR – 3:10pm. Officers working the Mount Rainier Day festival were flagged down by a concerned citizen who said that she saw a black male wearing shorts and no shirt with a handgun in his waistband. Officers canvassed the area and located a male fitting the description along with two juveniles in the rear alley of City Hall. All three were found to be carrying and concealing air soft toy guns. The kids had purchased the guns from a vendor at the event. The guns were confiscated and the three were educated about the dangers of carrying toys guns. The vendor was ordered to stop selling the guns and was banned from vending at future MR Day events.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 3:15pm. The store manager told officers that a female entered the store, selected merchandise and concealed it in her purse. The female then exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The manager confronted the suspect who denied stealing anything. The suspect got into a vehicle and fled the area towards Hyattsville.

4000 block of 35th Street: EPS – 10:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a possible fight in progress and a man hiding on the roof of a garage. The officers found the man hiding on the garage roof along with a group of men trying to get to the man to apparently assault him. The men fled the area when the officers arrived and the man on the roof refused to obey officers’ commands and fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend him and determined that he was under the influence of narcotics and did not seem to be in a right state of mind. He was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and an emergency psychiatric evaluation. 

May 15th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 12:30am. Officers cited and impounded a 2013 Honda for parking in a reserved handicap space.

3800 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 10:25am. The owner of a 2010 Ford truck reported that someone stole the front tag off his vehicle. At about 8pm officers from the University of Maryland Police Department received an LPR hit for the tag. The tag was located affixed to the rear of a vehicle on campus. The tag was seized and the owner notified.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2006 Nissan Murano reported that someone stole the front tag off his vehicle.

3100 block of Perry Street: Attempt citizen robbery – 10:20pm. The victims parked their vehicle in front of their house and exited. As the female victim entered the front yard of the home, the suspect appeared from the lower outdoor stairwell of the house and pushed the female victim down. The male victim then began to fight with the suspect. The suspect struck the male victim in the face with a garden rake, which then broke. The suspect continually demanded property from the victims while assaulting them. The suspect also threw bricks and rocks from the victim’s yard at the victims during the incident before getting into a fist fight with the male victim. After the male victim tried to pull down the suspect s mask, the suspect then fled on foot down Perry Street towards Eastern Avenue making good his escape. The victims are owners of a nearby business and regularly bring home money from the store although no property was taken. The suspect was described as a tall black male in his 30’s, thin build wearing all dark clothing and a black ski mask.

May 14th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Trespassing – 2:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

3700 block of 35th Street: Theft from auto – 5:10pm. The owner of a 2002 Ford truck told officers that a witness saw a black male enter the truck, take several items of the owner’s property and flee on foot towards the bus terminal. The witness alerted the owner to the theft and he chased after the suspect and was able to get his property back before the suspect made good his escape on the T18 bus.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 9:05pm. The owner of a 2006 Honda stopped officers and reported that someone had stolen the front tag off his vehicle.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Death report – 9:35pm. Fire/rescue personnel were called to the decedent’s residence because he was having an asthma attack. When they arrived they found the man in cardiac arrest from which he could not be revived. The decedent’s son responded and made arrangements for his father’s remains to be removed for final disposition.

May 13th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 8:40am. The victim told officers that her purse was on the front seat of her vehicle prior to paying for her fuel purchase at the Sunoco station. She said her doors were unlocked and she was talking on the phone when she was pumping gas. When she drove to her apartment she realized her purse was missing.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 12:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for an alcohol violation.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 8:30pm. The victim told officers that she parked her vehicle and was away for about 30 minutes. When she returned she discovered several items had been stolen from inside. The victim was not sure if she had locked her vehicle while she was gone.

May 12th:

3600 block of Bunker hill Road: Vehicle impound – 1am. Officers impounded a 2005 Honda Accord for blocking a driveway.

2700 block of Allison Street: Forced entry – 2:10am. Officers assisted fire/rescue personnel with the forced entry into an apartment building. Fire/rescue needed to shut off a sprinkler valve after a resident attempted to kill a mouse and broke the fire sprinkler causing the apartment to flood.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation (x2): 8:55am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 9am. The owner of a 1997 Ford Taurus reported his vehicle was stolen sometime between 6pm on the 11th and the time he notified police.

May 11th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 12:05pm. The owner of a 2005 Toyota van reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his residential parking permit.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 2:05pm. Officers arrested a man on an open warrant. When they took the man to DOC they discovered that the warrant had been recalled prior to the arrest. The arrestee was released from custody.

May 10th:

3700 Wells Avenue: Building fire – 3am. Officers discovered a fire on the roof of Built up Roofing and summoned fire/rescue personnel to extinguish the blaze. The fire was confined to the roof and there was no structural damage to the building.

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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Army Drill Team Performs at Mount Rainier Day

The United States Army Drill Team performs at this year's Mount Rainier Day festivities. The team is commanded by 1st LT Lauran Glover, the first female officer to lead the platoon. The picture was taken as the Drill Team executed its signature rifle exchange.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Police Report: March 15-21

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

March 21th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 11:05am. The owner of a blue men’s mountain bike reported that he left his bike outside the Family Dollar while he ran inside. When he returned minutes later his bike was gone. Surveillance cameras revealed that at 10:47am an unknown male jumped on the bike and fled towards Russell Avenue.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 4:35pm. The store clerk told officers that a female entered the store took a quart of oil and brought it to the sales counter and asked for a refund. When the clerk denied the refund she began yelling, cursing and making a scene. While she was causing the distraction two black males stole several candy items. All three suspects fled the store on foot in an unknown direction.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota Rav 4 reported that someone stole the temporary license tag off his vehicle.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Traffic – 11pm. Officers stopped to investigate a vehicle in the church parking lot that’s driver was passed out. The officers learned that the driver did not have a license. He was charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

March 20th:

3400 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 10:30am. The victim reported that someone smashed out the front passenger side window of her parked vehicle and stole her purse.

3200 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:35am. The victim reported that someone smashed out the front passenger side window of her parked vehicle. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.

2700 block of Webster Street: Theft from auto – 12:30pm. The complainant told officers that on March 2nd he discovered that someone had broken into his 1999 Toyota Camry and stole several items of his employer’s property. His employer told him to report the incident to police.

3800 block of 31st Street: Attempted burglary – 1pm. The resident told officers that he heard two males talking in his backyard. He then heard them walk around to his front door. As he approached his front door one of the subjects turned the door handle and started to open the door. As the door opened the victim grabbed the door handle, yanked the door open and yelled to the men. The two were so startled that they fell down the snow covered porch. Once they got to their feet they fled on foot across Eastern Avenue into the DC.

March 19th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Domestic – 8:30am. The victim told officers that she and her liv-in boyfriend got into an argument that turned physical. The victim had a small cut on her lower lip from the altercation. She responded to the domestic violence lethality assessment but did not want to speak with a counselor. She was advised of her options of obtaining a protection order and obtaining assault charges at the District Court Commissioner's office.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 10:30am. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with an unconscious female. The woman was breathing but unresponsive. A bottle of sleeping pills was found near the woman along with a note suggesting a suicide attempt. She was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for emergency treatment.

March 18th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 9:25am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the driver had two open warrants through Prince George’s County for selling untaxed cigarettes; and his Virginia driver’s license was suspended. He was arrested on the warrants, issued several traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vandalism – 12pm. Officers documented graffiti on a retaining wall and PW was notified to remove it. The graffiti did not appear to be gang related.

4600 block of 25th Street: Theft – 12:40pm. The resident reported that several items of his personal property were missing from a dresser drawer. There was no sign of forced entry indicating the residence was burglarized.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 4:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: 2nd degree assault – 7:05pm. The victim told officers that he was confronted in the hallway by his neighbors from an adjacent apartment. During the confrontation one of them pushed him down in the stair well and proceeded to kick him while he was down on the floor. The suspect fled the building in an unknown direction. The victim said that he physically fine and did not need medical attention; and described his assailant as a white male, about 6 ft. tall, 150 lbs., slim build, wearing a blue sports jersey and blue jeans.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle fire – 11:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a loud explosion.   Once on scene they discovered a 2010 Acura engulfed in flames in the rear parking. Fire/rescue personnel responded and extinguished the fire. Witnesses told officers that right before the explosion they saw a dark skin male, black hair, wearing dark pants and a blue shirt, standing by the vehicle. When vehicle exploded he ran towards Bunker Hill Road leaving the driver’s side door open. A fire marshal responded and took samples from the vehicle for further investigation.

March 17th:

Arundel Road and 32nD Street: M/V collision – 8:30pm. Officers investigating a traffic collision learned that a man driving south bound on Arundel Road made an abrupt turn onto 32nd Street striking a vehicle traveling north bound on Arundel Road. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the striking vehicle did not have a drivers’ license and had been charged for it previously. The driver of the striking vehicle was arrested and his vehicle impounded.

4100 block of 30th Street: Domestic – 10:25pm. Officers learned that a father was attempting to speak to his son about the son’s drug use when things turned physical. The father and son struggled with each other and the son fled the residence. Officers documented the incident and advised the father of his options.

March 16th:

2300 block of Arundel Road: Theft – 12:25am. The store owner told officers that a man came in and wanted to by three Dutch Master Cigarillos. The owner gave the man the cigarillos and the man fled on foot without paying for them.

4600 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers impounded an unregistered 1997 Mazda Protégé.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 12:35pm. The store manager told officers that a man came into the store and selected chips, juice and some fruit. The man then fled the store on foot without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:05pm. A man came in to the police station to surrender on an open warrant. The warrant was obtained by Queens Anne’s County Sheriffs for traffic charges. A Queens Anne’s County Sheriff responded and took custody of the arrestee.

March 15th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Disorderly – 12:50am. Officers stopped a 2002 Chevy after witnessing the driver commit several traffic violations. Further investigation led to the need to impound the vehicle. The driver, after having been issued several citation attempted to physically obstruct the tow truck driver. After refusing repeated warnings by the officers to stop obstructing the tow truck the driver was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Robbery – 5:40am. The station attendant told officers that a truck crashed through the right side of the building taking out the glass wall and causing severe damage to the building. The attendant could not give much additional information, however once officers were able to view the video security footage they saw that once the truck smashed through the wall two unknown males proceeded to take the ATM machine, place it in the back of the truck and flee across Eastern Avenue into DC. PGPD robbery detectives responded to conduct a follow-up investigation; and a fire marshal responded to inspect the building and determined that it was unsafe and had to be closed.

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, May 14, 2015

Police Report: March 22-28

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

March 28th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) 2:45am. Officers were notified by MPDC that a 2002 Dodge Caravan originally reported stolen on March 24th was recovered on March 27th at about 5pm in the 3900 block 7th street NE. the ignition was found to be defeated and there were a set of switched tags on the vehicle.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 8:05am. The resident told officers that she returned home this morning and discovered a small hole in a living room window. The hole appeared to be the size of a pellet or BB. Upon further inspection officers located what appeared to be a .177 pellet. The resident believes that a neighbor across the street was responsible for the damage due to an ongoing feud.

Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street: M/V collision – 5:45. Officers investigating a collision determined that a 2014 Nissan Sentra was traveling north bound on Queens Chapel Road at a high rate of speed. When it tried to change lanes it ran into the back of a 2014 Toyota Corolla in the adjacent lane. The impact caused both vehicles to be disabled and both vehicles were towed from the scene. There were no injuries reported.

4700 block of 31st Place: Attempt arson – Maintenance personnel told officers that they discovered a small fire in the hallway of an apartment building. The fire was one of several small piles of books discovered burning in different buildings. There was no damage to the building and that the fires were out.

4000 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:15pm. Officers impounded a 2011 Toyota Prius that was parked in the complainant’s back yard without permission.

March 27th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 7:50pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Buick after receiving an ALPR alert that the registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags.

March 26th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft3:20am. The store clerk told officers that a man came into the store, took several pastries and left without paying for them.

32nd Street and Bunker Hill Road: Property damage 7:20am. A woman reported that while she was stopped at a stop sign a man chastised her for talking on a cell phone while driving. When she told the man to mind his business they exchanged words and the man allegedly picked up a handful of rocks and threw them at her vehicle. Officers located the man in question and he denied throwing the rocks and stated that he only cursed her and spit at her. The parties were advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 12:40pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation and learned that the driver’s license was suspended. He was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

2400 block of Chillum Road: CDS possession – 1:45pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the driver did not have a driver’s license and had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for solicitation for prostitution. She was arrested on the warrant and a search incident to arrest revealed that she was in possession of a small vial of liquid PCP. She was charged with the CDS possession and turned over to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Webster Street: Domestic assault – 8:50pm. A woman was physically assaulted by her child’s father during an argument. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. A lethality assessment was completed and the victim responded to the Commissioner’s office to obtain a protective order.

March 25th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:20pm. The owner of a 2013 Hyundai Sonata reported that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered two tires had been flattened sometime overnight.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 8:50pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the driver did not have a license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: Traffic – 9:45pm. Officers stopped a vehicle that had an expired registration and learned that the tags were switched and belonged on another vehicle; the driver did not have a driver’s license; and the vehicle was unregistered. The driver was charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

March 24th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle – 12:30pm. The owner of a 2002 Dodge reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover that it had been stolen.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 5:35pm. The victim told officers that back on December 2929th 2014 he was attached and beaten by three men on the front steps of his apartment building. The three forced him into a vehicle and drove him to the park area behind Queenstown apartments and assaulted him a second time before leaving him behind and fleeing the area. He said that he received medical treatment at Providence Hospital for his injuries he sustained in the assault; and that he could not describe his assailants or their vehicle.

March 23rd:

4000 block of 35th Street: Theft from auto – 9:20am. The owner of a 1998 Isuzu reported that sometime prior to his call to police someone broke into his vehicle and stole a handicapped placard.

3400 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 1:15pm. The owner of a 2011 Range Rover reported that someone broke into his vehicle through the passenger side rear window and stole a pair of tennis shoes and a sweat suit.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault on a police officer (x2) – 10:30am. Officers investigating a burglary in progress detained a man on the front porch who witnesses said was tampering with the front door lock. The man refused to answer the officers’ questions and when they attempted to escort him from the property he struck one officer in the mouth and a second officer repeatedly in the upper body. Officers deployed a Taser and OC spray neither of which took effect. Several other officers from adjacent jurisdictions responded and assisted the MRPD officers in getting the man under control and under arrest. He was transported to a local hospital. where he was treated and released. He was then taken to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charges with multiple offenses including felony assault on a police officer. Both MRPD officers were treated for their injuries at Prince George’s Hospital and released.

March 22nd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS/firearm possession – 2:05am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the front seat passenger (a juvenile) was in possession of marijuana and the officers recovered a loaded .38 caliber revolver from under his seat. He was charged with possession of CDS and illegal possession of a firearm and released to relatives pending Juvenile Court action.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle – 9:30pm. The owner of a 2001 Chrysler van reported that he parked his vehicle in the PG Pool lot at about 5pm. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered it had been stolen.

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Police Report: March 29 - April 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.

April 4th:

Nothing significant to report.

April 3rd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 5:20pm. The owner of a 1995 Nissan maxima reported that someone stole the rear tag off his vehicle.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Domestic assault – 7:10pm. Officers learned that a couple got into an argument over the TV volume. The man assaulted the female during the argument. He was arrested and charged with 2nd degree domestic assault.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation (x2) – 10:20pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

April 2nd:

4100 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:50am. Officers impounded a 2011 Nissan Rogue for a compulsory insurance violation.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 8:15pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3600 block of Oak lane: Theft from auto – 9:15am. The owner of a 2005 Suzuki Rodeo told officers that he came out to his vehicle and saw the passenger door open and item missing from the back seat. He located a paper trail leading to the 3800 block of Otis Street where he recovered all his property.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman walking around in just her underwear. She was located and the officers discovered she had an open arrest warrant through DC for 2nd degree assault. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of 30th Street: Burglary – 1pm. Officers took a report of a burglary that occurred earlier. The resident told the officers that she didn’t initially discover anything missing but later identified several items of her personal property that had been taken.

3700 block of 37th Street: Citizen robbery – 6:15pm. The victim told officers that she was approached by a black male who pointed a small black handgun at her neck. Upon demand, she turned over her cell phone and wallet to the suspect who fled down 37th Street towards Otis. Additional police units from Cottage City, Bladensburg, and Maryland Park assisted in the canvass and perimeter. Greenbelt PD assisted with a K-9. A track was made into DC with negative results. Some of the victim’s wallet contents were later located in the 3500 block of 37th Street. PGPD detectives responded to take over the investigation.

3500 block of Otis Street: Attempt citizen robbery – 6:25pm. The victim told officers that she was doing when she was approached by a black male who displayed a black handgun and demanded money. The victim said she did not have any money and the suspect checked her person for property. The suspect fled without taking any property on Newton Place toward 37th Street. Officers and detectives believe that the suspect in this incident is the same man who robbed the woman in the 3700 block of 37th Street a few minutes earlier.

April 1st:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MIR – 12pm. A man came into the police station and turned in a Maryland license plate he found in the area of New York and Michigan Avenues in NE DC. Further investigation revealed that the plate was reported stolen as of March 30th through the Prince George’s County Police Department.

3500 block of Newton Place: Recovered stolen auto – 11:30pm. Officers recovered a 2004 Acura TSX that had been reported stolen from an address in Montgomery County on March 20th.

March 31st:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

March 30th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 12:30am. Officers impounded a 2007 Chevy Tahoe for unauthorized parking in a handicapped space.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 9:30pm. Officers were notified by DC police that they recovered a 2001 Chrysler van stolen from the 3600 block of Buchanan Street on March 22nd. There were no arrests made and the owner was notified.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Hit and run collision – 8:30am. The owner of a 2013 Honda Insight reported that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had struck the side of it.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 11:20pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and turned over to Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies at the County line.

March 29th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3:45am. Officers working with an ALPR located a 2010 Chevy HHR with a suspended registration. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was charged with driving on a suspended license.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 1:50pm. The owner of a 2011 Nissan Altima told officers that she left church and walked across the street to her vehicle where she set her purse on the back street. She then walked down to the Family Dollar to do some shopping. According to witnesses minutes later a black Dodge Challenger pulled up near the victim’s car and a male exited. The male broke the rear window with an unknown object and grabbed the victim’s purse and the Challenger fled the area towards Eastern Avenue. The same suspect vehicle had been involved in several thefts from autos all around the area and has been seen displaying paper temporary tags.

4100 block of 34th Street: DUI – 11:25pm. Officers stopped a 2008 Dodge Caravan for driving without headlights illuminated. Further investigation revealed that the driver was driving without a license and was under the influence of alcohol. The driver failed the standardized field sobriety test and was arrested. She was transported to the University of Maryland PD where she submitted to a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that her blood alcohol content was 0.24, three times the legal limit. She was issued several citations and released into custody of mother at home. 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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

 

 

Police report: April 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.

April 11th:

3400 block of Rhode island Avenue: Theft – 8pm. An employee of the Balbuena Travel Agency reported that a man came into the store with two children. While the employee was distracted the man stole her cell phone and escaped on a metro bus.

April 10th:

Nothing significant to report.

April 9th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Lost property 5:45pm. A man came into the police station and reported that he lost his wallet while riding the metro.

34th and Webster Streets: Hit and run collision 7pm. The driver of a 2001 Toyota reported that while stopped at the stop sign a 2004 Crown Victoria rear ended her and fled the scene. A short time later officers were able to locate the vehicle and arrest the driver.

April 8th:

3800 block of 34th Street: MIR9:40am. A man contacted officers and reported that the Alife Market was selling single cigarettes. Officers investigated the allegation and found no evidence of the violation.

4400 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:10am. Officers impounded a 1998 Lincoln Navigator for having a registration that expired in October of 2014. It had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

4400 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:10am. Officers impounded a 1992 Buick for having a registration that expired in January of 2015. It had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

28th Place and Webster Street: Hit and run collision – 11:25am. The owner of a 2005 Honda Accord reported that he came out and discovered damage to the front bumper and driver’s side of his vehicle that was consistent with being struck by another vehicle.

4100 block of 32nd Street: 2nd degree assault – 7:45pm. Officers arrested a man after witnessing him physically assault his brother.

April 7th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Domestic5:40am. The victim told officers that she and her boyfriend were involved in a heated argument and the boyfriend broke her bedroom window before fleeing the scene. A lethality assessment screen was completed and a protection order advised.  

4000 block of 31st Street: Fraud – 3:20pm. The victim told officers she received notification from her bank about several purchases were made in DC using her bank card. None of the purchases were made or authorized by the victim.

April 6th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for an alcohol violation.

31st and Perry Streets: Motor vehicle collision – 11:15am. Officers took a report of a collision between a fire/rescue vehicle and the bollards on Perry Street. Two bollards were destroyed.

April 5th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Destruction of property – 12:45pm. Officers detained an intoxicated man outside the Alife market who entered the store and knocked several items off of the shelves rendering them unable to be sold. The on duty manger did not wish to pursue charges.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Brush fire – 3:10pm. Officers were flagged down by a citizen who reported a fire near Queenstown Park. Fire/rescue personnel responded and extinguished the fire.

2300 block of Arundel Road: Theft – 3:55pm. An intoxicated man told officers that while he was waiting for a food order from the Grand China restaurant a Hispanic male walked up to him, reached in his pocket and stole his wallet.

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

See or Hear Something?

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

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Police Report: April 12-18

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 18th:

 

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Vandalism to auto – 3:10pm. The owner of a 2006 Chevy van told officers that he discovered two of the door locks had been tampered with. The locks were damaged but no entry was made and nothing was stolen.

 

3800 block of Buchanan Street: 2nd degree assault - 8:50pm. Two men told officers that they were playing soccer when they were approached by two other men who struck both victims in the face before fleeing the area.

 

4600 block of 29th Street: Disorderly – 10:15pm. Officers arrested a man and charged him with disorderly conduct.

 

April 17th:

 

3100 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 5:50am. The owner of a 2013 Ford Explorer told officers that someone broke into his vehicle through the front passenger window and stole the vehicle’s radio.

 

3200 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 7:10am. The owner of a 1992 Lexus reported that someone smashed out the driver’s window and placed it on top of the vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen.

 

4000 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 8:20am. The owner of a 2008 Mercury reported that someone smashed out the rear passenger window and ransacked the vehicle. The victim stated that the only thing taken was a pair of leather gloves.

 

3100 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 10:35am. The owner of a 2013 Honda Accord told officers that he discovered that someone had stolen all four wheels and tires off the vehicle and left it sitting on blocks.

 

3200 block of Otis Street: Lost documents – 2:10pm. A woman came to the police station to report that she had lost her passport and refugee papers.

 

4100 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 4:30pm. The owner of a 2009 Subaru told officers that someone broke into his vehicle through the rear passenger window and stole about $5 in change from inside.

 

3800 block of 37th Street: Identity theft – 8:20pm. The victim reported that she contacted the Maryland Comptroller’s office and learned that someone had filled a tax return in her name.

 

April 16th:

 

3000 block of Arundel Road: Burglary – 4:10pm. The two residents told officers that they came home to discover that someone had broken into their apartment and stole each of their laptop computers. Point of entry appeared to be through a bedroom window.

 

4400 block of 29th Street: Death report – 3:35am. An elderly woman under the care of Community Hospice was found deceased. The woman’s remains were removed by Gash’s Funeral Home at the request of her family.

 

April 15th:

 

4000 block of 35th Street: Tampering – 7:10am. The owner of a 2007 VW Jetta told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning to discover that sometime overnight someone ransacked the vehicle’s interior. Nothing was stolen or damaged.

 

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 11:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

 

April 14th:

 

3100 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 10:35am. The owner of a 2000 Buick Century told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover that someone had stolen the front grill off of the vehicle.

 

2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 10:40pm. The store clerk told officers that he rang up and bagged several items for a customer. The customer took the bag and left the store without paying for the items.

The suspect was described as a black male; 23-25 years of age; 5’6” tall; 160 lbs; wearing black pants and a black shirt.

 

April 13th:

 

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: Stolen/recovered vehicle – 4am. Hyattsville City police investigating a vehicle fire discovered that the vehicle was registered to a Mount Rainier resident. Officers contacted the resident who confirmed that the vehicle had been stole from his residence sometime between 4pm on the 16th and the time he was notified by police.

 

April 12th:

 

Cedar lane alley to the rear of the 4100 block of 34th Street: Citizen robbery – 1:45am. The victim, a taxi operator, picked up two Latino males at an address on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring. He drove them to the area of the Cedar Lane alley where one of the men accosted him with a knife and ordered him out of the taxi. Both men assaulted the victim before stealing several items of his personal property. Both suspects then fled the area towards 34th Street. A Hyattsville City K-9 team responded and attempted to track the suspects but were unable to do so. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation. The victim was only able to describe his assailants as Latino males 20-23 years of age.

 

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: April 19-25

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 25th:

 

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Motor vehicle collision – 11:15am. Officers investigated a collision involving a red scooter. The rider of the scooter was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries.

 

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 12:20pm. Officers took a report of shoplifting. About $75 of merchandise was stolen by a black male wearing all black.

 

April 24th:

 

3400 block of Newton Place: Citizen robbery – 10:35am. A woman reported that she was robbed of her purse at gunpoint by a black male in his mid-twenties. The victim was not injured and the suspect was tracked by K-9 to the 3600 block of Oak Lane where the track was lost.

 

4300 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 12:50pm. The owner of a 2009 Mazda with Virginia plates reported that someone stole the front license plate off his vehicle.

 

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary supplement – 8:25pm. The resident gave officer a list of items that were stolen in the burglary of her home on April 19th.

 

April 23rd:

 

2800 block of Upshur Street: Burglary – 3:05pm. The resident told officers that she came home and discovered that her house had been broken into and ransacked. Nothing was reported missing at the time of the report.

 

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 7pm. The reporting person told officers that sometime between 10am and 5pm today someone broke into his grandparents’ house and stole several items of personal property.

 

April 22nd:

 

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 2:20pm. The owner of a 2013 Nissan Rogue reported that someone smashed the rear left passenger window of his vehicle.

 

1 Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 7:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for an open alcohol violation.

 

4600 block of 29th Street: Vandalism – 9:30pm. The resident told officers that someone threw a rock through her apartment window.

 

April 21st:

 

Nothing significant to report.

 

April 20th:

 

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): 2nd degree assault – 1:25am. The store clerk told officers that he was assaulted by a man over the price of a bottle of water. The clerk was pushed into a lottery machine and the suspect hit him with the bottle of water.

 

April 19th:

 

4100 block of 31st Street: Service of a protective order – 10:45am. Officers served a protective order on a woman that was obtained by her brother. The woman left the premises after she was served.

 

3400 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 7:10pm. The resident told officers that she returned home to discover that her house had been burglarized. Entry was made through a second floor bathroom window.

 

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: April 26 - May 2

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

 

May 2nd:

 

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 3:35am. Officers impounded a 2000 Acura Integra after a traffic stop revealed that the driver was driving on a learner’s permit without supervision.

 

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 8am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for an alcohol violation.

 

May 1st:

 

4600 block of 25th Street: 2nd degree assault – Officers assisted a man who was assaulted by a cousin of his girlfriend. He was treated as a local hospital for a broken jaw. A lethality assessment was completed with a positive result, but the victim refused to speak with a counselor.

 

2700 block of Allison Street: Domestic assault – 6:20am. Officers arrested a man after he struck his wife in the face with a closed fist. A lethality assessment was completed with a positive result. The victim spoke with a counselor and is receiving assistance.

 

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft (unfounded) - The victim who reported her wallet stolen from the Queenstown rental office reported that the wallet was found in the office and not stolen.

 

April 30th:

 

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 7:05pm. The victim reported that someone stole her wallet while she was in the lobby of the Queenstown Apartments leasing office.

 

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Aggravated assault – 11:10pm. Officers arrested a woman for assaulting and choking her juvenile daughter. Child Protective Services is following up on the case.

 

April 29th:

 

2700 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 9:30pm. Officers arrested a woman on an open warrant out of Montgomery County for failure to pay fine on a charge from the DC Metro Transit Police.

 

3200 block of Perry Street: Stolen vehicle – 10:20am. The owner of a 1994 Honda Accord reported that he came out and discovered his vehicle had been stolen.

 

April 28th:

 

Nothing significant to report.

 

April 27th:

 

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for an open alcohol violation.

 

April 26th:

 

3600 block of Queenstown Drive: Vandalism – 4:10am. The resident reported that her former boyfriend broke the living room window with a rock.

 

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.