Thursday, February 11, 2016

Conversations on Law Enforcement

MRPD Command Staff attended a conversation on law enforcement with retired Chief Charles Ramsey at the US Navy Memorial's Burke Theater last evening.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Armed Robbery Suspects

The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify and locate the suspects shown in the attached surveillance photographs.
On January 28th, 2016, at about 6:50am the suspects committed an armed robbery in the area of the 4600 block of 27th Avenue in Mount Rainier.
Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call RID- North/Robbery Suppression Team at
301-699-2601 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number PP16012800000267.
A cash reward of up to $2,500.00 is being offered.

** - The suspect pictured on the left was apprehended by MRPD officers at about 7:45pm on January 28th. He was positively identified by the victim and charged with felony armed robbery.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snow Emergency Lifted

The City of Mount Rainier’s snow emergency will be lifted at noon on Thursday January 28th.

 

Michael E. Scott

Chief of Police

Mount Rainier Police Department

3249 Rhode Island Avenue

Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

301-985-6580

mscott@mountrainierpd.org

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

Twitter: @MRPDChief

P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. We can all make a difference, please RECYCLE.

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Snow Emergency Declaration and City Offices Closing

The City of Mount Rainier has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect at 1pm on Friday and remain in effect until streets are declared safe and passable. Vehicles parked on a designated snow emergency route are subject to a $100 fine and towing at the owner's risk and expense.

Mount Rainier City offices will close at 1pm on Friday and remain closed until Monday morning. Essential public safety and public works employees will remain on duty throughout the weekend snow emergency.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

City of Mount Rainier Weather Fact Sheet

With the possibility of double digit snow accumulations that may blanket the City in the coming days we invite you to prepare your household as well as your family for upcoming weather conditions. The information was also printed in the December/January edition of the Message Newsletter: http://issuu.com/cityofmountrainiermaryland/docs/dec_jan_2015_2016_newsletter__full_

When listening to the television and radio here is the breakdown of weather conditions:

·         Freezing rain – rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads and walkways.

·         Hail – rain that turns to ice while suspended and tossed in the air from violent updrafts in a thunderstorm.

·         Sleet – rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground.

·         Winter Weather Advisory – cold, ice and snow are expected.

·         Winter Storm Watch – severe winter weather such as heavy snow or ice is possible within a day or two.

·         Winter Storm Warning – severe weather conditions have begun or are about to begin.

·         Blizzard Warning – heavy snow and strong winds producing blinding snow (near zero visibility) and life threatening wind chills for three hours or longer.

·         Frost/freeze Warning – below freezing temperatures are expected.

When weather conditions warrant the declaration of a snow emergency Mount Rainier follows the District of Columbia, not Prince George’s County or the State of Maryland. The City Manager of Mount Rainier may declare an emergency independent of DC and other jurisdictions when conditions in the City warrant a special declaration. Tune in to your local news, the City’s website and the list serve for City closures, trash/recycle changes and other information that is due to the declaration from a weather emergency.

The Mount Rainier Police Department will notify residents of snow emergency declarations and other winter weather information via Twitter feed. Simply follow @MRPDChief on Twitter to get the latest. The Police will also post critical updates on the Chief’s Blog at: www.mrpdchief.blogspot.com

Mount Rainier City government closings will be announced on WUSA’s 9 News Now (www.wusa.com) and Fox 5.  It will also be posted on cable/web.

When a snow emergency is declared, parking along the following streets is automatically prohibited for the duration of the snow emergency:

·         34th Street from Eastern Avenue to Arundel Road;

·         Chillum Road from Arundel Road to the City boundary at Queens Chapel Road (MD Rt. 500);

·         Rainier Avenue from 34th Street to Upshur Street;

·         Upshur Street from Rainier Avenue to 28th Place;

·         28th Place from Upshur Street to Russell Avenue;

·         Russell Avenue from 28th Place to Arundel Road;

·         Varnum Street from Russell Avenue to Eastern Avenue;

·         Arundel Road from Russell Avenue to 34th Street

Vehicles found parked on a snow emergency route during or after a snow emergency has been declared by the City are subject to a $100 fine (City Code §13A-107) and to being impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

 

 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Police Report: December 27 - January 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.

January 2nd:

3100 block of Queenstown Drive: Theft – 8pm. The victim told officers that after cashing a check he placed the money in his wallet that was secured by a chain to his belt. Later he was accosted by two individuals who accosted him, grabbed his wallet and pulled the chain until it broke free of his belt. Both suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

Mount Rainier Community Garden – 31st Street and Arundel Road: Found bicycle – 11:05pm. A witness reported that a bicycle had been left abandoned for some time. Officers took possession of the bike and stored it for safekeeping.

January 1st:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Found property – 1:50pm. A witness found a purse in the alley. Officers took possession of the purse and stored it for safekeeping.

4600 block of 30th Street: Domestic assault – 3:30pm. The mother of a young girl told officers that her boyfriend (the girl’s father) came home intoxicated and pushed the child down on the floor and left the apartment.  There were no physical injuries to the juvenile and no medical attention needed. Mom was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner but did not want to pursue the matter further at the time. 

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 5:20pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota told officers that she came out to her vehicle this evening and discovered a tennis ball size circular crack on the driver’s side of the vehicle’s windshield. 

3800 block of 34th Street: EPS – 8:30pm. Officers on patrol encountered a man walking in the middle of the roadway. When they started speaking with him they realized he was under the influence of narcotics. He was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for treatment.

December 31st:

3400 block of Queens Chapel Road: Possession with intent to distribute a CDS – 9:10am. Officers stopped a 2015 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation led to the recovery and seizure of just over 2lbs of marijuana. The driver was arrested, charged with PWID and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

December 30th:

4600 block of 29th Street: Traffic – 10am. Officers stopped a 2002 Mitsubishi for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 35th Street: Found property – 3:50pm. A resident recovered a spent .40 caliber shell casing. Officers took possession of the shell casing and placed it into property.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Purse snatch – 11:30pm. The victim told officers that as she was walking towards her apartment a man came up behind her, grabbed her and stole her purse. The suspect, described as a black male in his early to mid- twenties, 5’8” tall, 120 lbs., wearing black pants and a black jacket, got into a green minivan and drove off in an unknown direction.

December 29th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism – 8:25am. The resident reported that someone must have damaged the door lock to her apartment because she could not use her keys to open the door. There was no visible damage to the lock and it was still intact on the door. There was no reported unlawful entry into the apartment. 

3700 block of 36th Street: Fraud – 9:30am. The victim told officers that he discovered several unauthorized transactions on his bank account during the dates of December 18th through the 24th

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Lost property – 12:45pm. A man reported that he lost his Maryland driver’s license while running errands around the City. Officers documented the loss so he could obtain a replacement license from MVA.    

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Stabbing – 10:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived they located the caller (later revealed to be the suspect) standing outside a black Chevy Impala. They also located the victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds slumped over in the rear seat of the vehicle. EMS responded and transported the victim to Washington Hospital Center. Officers determined that the crime occurred in DC and MPD officers responded to take over the investigation.

December 28th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 8:35pm. Officers stopped to issue a woman a criminal citation for urinating in public. Further investigation revealed that she had an open attest warrant through Prince George’s County for theft. She was cited for urinating in public, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vandalism – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a man trying to break into a business. When they arrived they spoke with the complainant and learned that the suspect left the scene walking towards 34th Street. A canvas of the area revealed that he worked at a business on 34th Street and was fired minutes before the call went out. The suspect was identified and officers have applied for an arrest warrant charging him with vandalism. 

4200 block of 34th Street: EPS – 7:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person. They located the woman in question and observed her to be incoherent, shaking and unable to speak. She was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for treatment.

December 27th:

3500 block of Newton Place: Hit and run M/V collision – 12:15am. The owner of a 2007 Toyota heard what sounded like another vehicle strike his. He went out to his vehicle and attempted to confront the striking vehicle’s driver who fled the scene. He was able to get a picture of that vehicle’s registration plate. The officers found that the vehicle was a 2012 Nissan Altima registered to an address in the Queenstown Apartments and are working to identify the drive for possible charges.

35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Hit and run M/V collision – 1:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision. They met with the victim who said that her rental vehicle was struck on the left rear bumper causing a hole and a scrape mark. Officers inspected the vehicle and saw that white paint had been transferred from the striking vehicle onto the rental vehicle. No other evidence could be identified.

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

 

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Police Report: December 20-26

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.

December 26th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Hit and run collision – 4:45am. Officers responded for the report of a single vehicle collision. When they arrived they located a 2003 Ford Windstar van that had struck a power pole. The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. The pole was moved several inches and cracked about half way up. The vehicle was impounded. PEPCO responded to the scene to brace the pole and advised that the pole would have to be replaced.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 1996 Honda Odyssey van that had an MSP pick up order for the tags due to a safety equipment violation.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 2:20pm. Officers investigating a hit and run collision learned that a 2003 BMW traveling south on Chillum Road struck a 2001 Toyota while the Toyota was attempting to turn into the shopping center. The driver of the BMW fled the scene in his car but the driver of the Toyota was able to take a photo of the driver. Officers located the address of the BMW’s driver but were unable to locate him there. Their investigation is continuing.

December 25th:

4000 block of Bunker Hill Road: M/V collision – 1:10am. Officers investigating a single vehicle collision spoke with the driver of a 1999 Chevy who told then that he lost control of his vehicle and slid into the fence of a private residence. The homeowner was notified and the driver was issued several traffic citations.

4400 block of 29th Street: Returned missing person – 1:05pm. Officers spoke with the parents of a juvenile male whom they previously reported missing to DC police. Officers located the juvenile and returned him back to his parents safe and unharmed. His information was removed from NCIC missing persons files and MPD was notified.

One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 3:20pm. Officers stopped an intoxicated man for a field interview and learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 9:45pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Ford after a license plate reader alerted them that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was a pick up order for the tags. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and his driving privileges were suspended. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

December 24th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 4:40pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota told officers that he returned to his vehicle this afternoon and discovered that someone had scratched the vehicle’s paint down both driver’s side doors.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition - 7:05pm. A man walked into the police station and told officers that he wanted help because he was hearing voices that the police wanted to kill him. Officers observed that he had a strong odor of PCP about his person. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical and psychiatric treatment.

December 23rd:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2006 Nissan after it was discovered parked in a handicapped space without a handicapped parking permit.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2006 Suzuki for displaying tags that expired back in May of this year.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle - 6pm. The owner of a 2015 Honda told officers that she came out to her vehicle this evening and discovered it had been stolen.

December 22nd:

4700 block of 31st Place: Stolen Auto (recovered) – 12pm. Officers were notified that a 2005 Ford E-350 truck reported stolen from the 4700 block of 31st Street back on October 27th was recovered in the 4100 block of Suit Road in District Heights. At the time it was located the vehicle had damage to the ignition and both tags were missing. No arrests were made and the owner was notified of the recovery.

December 21st:

30th and Allison Streets: Assault – 2:45am. The victim told officers that he was walking north on Arundel Road when he observed an unknown black male (suspect) wearing a multicolor hooded jacket walking south on Arundel Road. When the victim saw the suspect he crossed the street and ran east on 30th Street. The suspect chased after the victim and when he caught him he grabbed his coat and a physical altercation ensued. The victim called out for help and a passing motorist stopped to render aid. The suspect fled the scene on foot into the Queens Manor Apartments complex and disappeared. Officers searched the area for the suspect with negative results. The victim was not injured, refused EMS treatment and was taken back to his residence.

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Assault – 3:15pm. The victim told officers that she was trying to drive out of the 7-11 parking lot as another vehicle was trying to enter. Apparently the two were in each other’s way and a verbal altercation ensued between the two drivers. The victim said that the other driver slapped her car mirror and hit her in the face as he drove away. Officers located the suspect vehicle in the area and obtained the driver’s information. Both parties were advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 9:55pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert for a 2005 Ford Focus with a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. The driver was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Newton Street: Robbery – 11:25pm. The victims (2) told officers that they were walking down Newton Street when they noticed two males following them. The victims said that the males rapidly approached them from behind and one of them produced a handgun and demanded their property. The suspects stole personal property from each victim before fleeing on foot down 34th Street into DC via Monroe Street and then unknown.  Suspect #1 was described as a black male; 25-35 YOA;  5’7” tall; with shoulder length dreads wearing blue jeans, and a black jacket armed with a handgun. Suspect #2 was described as a black male; 25-35 YOA;  5’10” tall; 200lbs; wearing a red and white shirt, blue jeans and a blue hat.

3500 block of Newton Place: Robbery – 11:15pm. Officers were taking the above robbery report fwhen they were approached by a man who said that he had also been robbed minutes earlier. He said that as he was driving into his parking lot he noticed a red Dodge 4-door sedan with black rims parked the wrong way. When he started go walk to his residence one of the subjects in the vehicle got out, produced a handgun and demanded his property. The suspect went through his pockets and stole a quantity of cash and his car keys. The suspect returned to the red sedan which was occupied by two other men and the three fled the area down Newton Street to 34th Street and then unknown. The victim described his assailant and his companions as three black males wearing dark clothing. PGPD air units tracked a suspect vehicle into DC where DC officers stopped it. The victim could not identify the driver as one of his assailants. PGPD robbery detectives are investigating both robberies in conjunction with other robberies in the District I area that have similar suspect and vehicle descriptions.

December 20th:

4100 block of 30th Street: Death report – 9:40am. Officers responded for the report of an unconscious person. When they arrived they were met by EMS personnel who said that they had administered CPR on a 57 year old male for twenty minutes without success and pronounced him dead at 9:40am. The decedent’s wife told officers that she checked on him this morning at about 6am and he was complaining of chest pains. At about 9am she discovered him unconscious and unresponsive and called 911. Officers found no sign of foul play and the State Medical Examiner advised that they would not respond to the scene due to the decedent’s health history and that his remains could be released to the family for final arrangements.

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.