Tuesday, November 01, 2016

FW: Maryland Winter Weather Outlook

NOAA has released a nationwide winter outlook package. The following are a few key points from this outlook, and the projected impacts on Maryland.

  • NOAA predicts a "La-Nina" developing sometime this winter, but they predict if it does develop, it will be weak and short lived. 
  • Maryland is projected to have an equal chance of a wetter or drier than normal winter. 
  • Maryland is projected to have equal chances of cooler or warmer than normal temperatures. 
  • No drought conditions have been forecast for Maryland. 
  • NOAA wants to remind everyone their outlook does not predict storms, their locations, or potential impacts, but did want to point out that La Nina winters tend to lead to drier conditions in the Mid- Atlantic. 



 

For more information, see the web link below for the full NOAA report. 

http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/us-winter-outlook-predicts-warmer-drier-south-and-cooler-wetter-north

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Police Report: October 2-8

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 8th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 12:40pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s DC license was suspended. Due to the driver’s false statements and refusal to provide necessary information he was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was released to a licensed passenger.

October 7th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 2:35am. Officers spoke with a cab driver who said that he picked up a man in NW DC and drove him to the 3100mblock of Chillum Road. The man got out of the cab and walked away without paying the fare. Officers stopped the man and when they requested he settle up with the cab driver he became disorderly, began shouting obscenities and refused to identify himself. He was arrested, charged with misdemeanor theft and disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4400 block of 28th Place: Missing person – 3am. The father of a teenaged male reported that his son was living with his as a condition of his probation from a previous court case. At about 11:30pm on the 6th the father left the apartment for a few hours and when he returned the juvenile was gone. The father thinks that his son may be in the area of the 4100 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW, DC as he has family in that area.

3300 block of Shepherd Street: M/V collision – 10:15am. The driver of a FEDEX delivery truck failed to pay full time and attention to his driving and drove off the roadway and struck a PEPCO utility pole. The driver left the scene and returned a short time later on foot. The driver was cited appropriately. A FEDEX supervisor responded to the scene and had the truck towed to their lot. PEPCO was notified of the damage to the utility pole.

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Armed robbery – 1pm. Two men came into the store, selected several soft drinks and presented them for payment at the sales counter. As the clerk opened the cash register one of the suspects displayed a handgun and ordered the clerk to step back from the register. The second suspect jumped onto the counter and stole the cash from the register. Both suspects then fled the store in an unknown direction. A Hyattsville City PD K9 team responded and searched the area for the suspects. The K9 tracked the suspects to the foot path near the crosswalk on the Hyattsville side of Queens Chapel Road where the track was lost.  PGPD robbery detectives responded to conduct a follow-up investigation and the Crime Scene Unit processed the scene for evidence. Video footage of the crime was recovered and forwarded to the detectives. 

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Burglary – 1:30pm. The victim told officers that when she arrived home she discovered that someone had broken into her apartment. She immediately called police and did not enter the apartment until police arrived and found no one inside. A walk though of the apartment revealed that nothing had been stolen. Queenstown management was notified and had maintenance respond to the apartment to secure the front door. Nothing of evidentiary value was recovered.

October 6th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Fraud – 4:05pm. A man came into the police station and reported that someone used his personal information to open an AT&T account and run up charges totaling over $1,000.

October 5th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Missing juvenile – 4:45am. Officers were notified that a 15 year old male reported missing on August 14th was found by the Albemarle County, Virginia Police. The juvenile’s mother was notified, but she was unable to immediately respond to pick him up. Albemarle Police transported the missing juvenile to a secure group home until such a time as his mother is able to arrive and bring him home from Virginia.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2009 Toyota Camry for displaying a fraudulent West Virginia temporary tag. The owner also had two separate fraudulent registration cards and the vehicle’s insurance was cancelled on September 14th.

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 10:50am. The owner of a 2106 Toyota Corolla reported that he came out to his car this morning and discovered the front passenger window had been broken out and a GPS unit missing from inside. The vehicle was processed for prints with negative results.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 2:55pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a woman who appeared to be disoriented. When they arrived they found the woman unsteady on her feet and had trouble answering basic questions. Officers transported her to Washington Adventist Hospital for evaluation by the medical staff.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: M/V collision – 3:50pm. Officers investigating a single vehicle collision found that a woman was attempting to park her car and struck the corner of the boiler room building. She may have experienced a medical emergency at the time of the collision and was transported to Providence Hospital for treatment. Her car was towed for safekeeping.

October 4th:

3800 block of Bunker Hill Road: CDS possession – 3:40am. Officers patrolling the area stopped to check the welfare of a man walking in the street and possibly under the influence of narcotics. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of a sufficient quantity of CDS (suspected heroin) to warrant his arrest. He was charged with possession of a CDS with intent to distribute and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 1:05pm. The victim reported that she may have dropped her wallet while getting out of her car at her apartment building. She was later notified by her credit union that an unknown person reported her wallet found at Washington Medical.  She went to Washington Medical but was unable to retrieve her wallet. No one from Washington Medical was able to locate her missing wallet. All of the bank cards have been suspended there was no fraudulent activity on her bank accounts.

October 3rd:

34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: M/V collision – 6:55am. The owner of a 2005 Honda reported that she witnessed an unknown, undescribed vehicle strike her Honda while it was legally parked. The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene without stopping.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Disorderly conduct – 4:20pm. Officers stopped a man who they saw running down the middle of Chillum Road yelling obscenities at passersby. After some difficulty determining his real identity he was charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 5:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Property damage – 7:25am. The owner of a 2012 Chevy reported that she came out to her vehicle the evening of August 31st and discovered a small scratch on the right passenger side of her vehicle.

3700 block of 36th Street: MIR – 8:35pm. Officers responded for the report of the smell of marijuana coming from the back yard of a vacant house. Officers checked the property and found no CDS violations but noted that the house was unsecured. No one was found inside and the officers secured the house.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic assault – 10:30pm. The victim told officers that she and her significant other got into a verbal argument. During the argument the man punched her with a closed fist and choked her. The man also struck her son during the altercation. The victim has a current protective order against the man but said that she asked for the protective order to be dismissed three months ago.  The victim screened positive on a lethality assessment and spoke with a counselor at the Family Crisis Center. She was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

October 2nd:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 9:15am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license and had two open warrants through Anne Arundel County for failing to appear in court (FTA) on a charge of felony theft. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. His vehicle was also impounded.

4000 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 9:45am. The owner of a 2017 Nissan Armada reported that someone stole the Virginia temp tags off his vehicle while he was attending church.

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, October 05, 2016

Police Report: September 25 - October 1

October 1st:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 2012 Nissan Maxima that was parked in a posted emergency no parking zone.

2900 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 8:40am. Officers impounded a 1998 Cadillac that was parked in a posted emergency no parking zone. The officers also learned that the vehicle's registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags.

3300 block of Perry Street: Theft – 12:30pm. The victim told officers that her ex-boyfriend came into her place of work, picked up her cell phone off her desk and walked out. Officers documented the incident however the victim said that she didn't was to pursue charges against the boyfriend.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 1:25pm. The owner of a 2004 Toyota Corolla reported that sometime between 12:15 and 12:35pm today someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:45pm. Officers stopped a man for a field interview and learned that he had two open arrest warrants through Prince George's County for failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Criminal citation – 5:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of 36th Street: Criminal citation – 6:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

September 30th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: DUI – 12:45am. Officers stopped a 2008 Ford van after observing the driver leave the 7-11 in what they suspected was an intoxicated state. When they spoke with the driver they verified that he was under the influence of alcohol. He failed standard field sobriety testing and refused to take a chemical test for alcohol. He was charged with driving under the influence and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 11am. Officers impounded an unregistered 1994 GMC truck that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

3700 block of 36th Street: MIR – 12:45pm. Officers checked two vacant houses in the block and found both to be open an unsecure. No one was found inside either house and there were no signs of damage. Officers contacted the property owners via phone to inform them of the situation and they advised that someone would come out and properly secure the houses.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Theft from auto – 2:25pm. The owner of a 2014 Dodge Challenger came into the police station and reported that someone had stolen the front tag off her vehicle.

35th and Perry Streets: M/V collision – 4:40pm. Officers patrolling the area saw a 2003 Ford Expedition collide with a parked 2005 Ford Explorer. The driver of the Expedition continued on without stopping. When the officers stopped the truck the driver said that he did not realize that he struck the parked vehicle. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and the owner of the Explorer was provided with his identification and insurance information.

September 29th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 12:30am. Officers took a man into custody who refused to identify himself after being found in possession of stolen items from the store. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was positively identified by his fingerprints. He was issued a criminal citation for theft and released.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

September 28th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 3:55pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4200 block of Cedar Lane Alley: Vehicle impound – 4:35pm. Officers impounded a 2002 Volvo that was abandoned with no tags displayed.

4500 block of 32nd Street: MIR – 8:30pm. Officers responded for multiple reports of a fight in the roadway. When they arrived any fight that may have occurred was over but a verbal altercation between members of the group had occurred. Further investigation revealed that no crime had taken place and that this was just a verbal altercation that became extremely loud.

September 27th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 2:25pm. Officers stopped to check on a man sleeping on a bench. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Sheriff's Office for failing to appear (FTA) in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 26th:

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: M/V collision – 5:05 pm. Officers investigating the collision determined that the driver of a 2008 Nissan Sentra changed lanes and collided with a 1996 Honda. No injuries were reported.

31st Street and Bunker Hill Road: Found property – 7:45pm. Officers located a green Cannondale mountain bike that had a broken rear derailleur. Officers took possession of the bike for safekeeping.

September 25th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 6:30am. The reporting person told officers that her uncle came home showing signs of having been assaulted. The victim told officers that someone tried to rob him while he was walking near the parking area of the Queenstown Apartments. He said that a man grabbed him from behind and demanded his wallet. When he refused a struggle ensued and the victim sustained several head injuries, He was taken by EMS to MedStar hospital for treatment.  PGPD robbery detectives were notified and will conduct a follow-up investigation. The victim was unable to provide a physical description of his assailant.

4000 block of 36th Street: CDS possession – 7:20pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 2nd degree assault – 8:25pm. The victim told officers that her significant other got into an argument when she got home from work. During the argument he struck her in the face and in her side. Officers observed evidence of the assault on the victim's face and abdomen. The man was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The victim obtained a protective order against the man and he was served with the order while in custody at DOC.

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 18-24

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

September 24th:

4100 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 7am. Officers impounded a 2002 Toyota Corolla for blocking a private driveway.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:25pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public (one of them was the same guy that was cited at 2:15pm!).

September 23rd:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 10:45am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 3:45pm. The victim told officers that he left his bag on a bench when he got on a Metro bus. When he realized his mistake he went to retrieve the bag and discovered it had been taken. Officers interviewed several witnesses and no one reported seeing who took the bag.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

September 22nd:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 4:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: M/V collision – 2:55am. The driver of a 2002 Volvo travelling south on Rhode Island Avenue collided with the circle median causing significant damage to the curb and wall. The car was not drivable and impounded. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and released.

September 21st:

4000 block of 32nd Street: Attempt burglary – 7:25am. The resident told officers that when he got up this morning he discovered that someone had come into his back porch and tried to break into his home by removing window screens to two different windows. The suspect also pried off a lock to a shed located behind the home. Nothing was taken and no entry was made to the residence.

2300 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:55am. Officers impounded a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria that had an expired registration and had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vandalism – 4:20pm. The resident told officers that sometime between 4pm on the 20th and the time he called police someone destroyed the front porch railing. He also said that one of the other tenants in the home normally had a bike secured to the railing which was now gone, and he believes that the railing may have been destroyed to get the bike free. The owner of the bike was unable to be contacted at the time of the report to verify.

Perry and 31st Streets: Hit and run collision – 7:45pm. Officers responded for the report that an SUV struck a barricade pole and fled the scene. Officers found one of the poles bent over and two others superficially damaged. They recovered a fog light that possibly came from a dark blue 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe.

September 20th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Missing person – 11:30am. The father of a 40 year old man reported that he last saw his son back on September 6th. At that time the son told him that he was planning to move to NYC. The father is concerned for his son’s welfare as he suffers from depression and has attempted suicide in the past. A check of all local hospitals proved negative.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Strong arm robbery – 5:05pm. The victim told officers that he was walking in front of Mount Rainier Elementary School when he was approached my two Hispanic males, one of whom punched him in the face and stole his cell phone. When officers asked for more details the victim gave different accounts of the crime and the location where it occurred. Officers documented the incident and the victim’s inconsistent statements and forwarded the report to PGPD robbery detectives for follow-up.

September 19th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Citizen robbery – 10:10am. The victim told officers that on September 16th while she was at the bus stop she was approached by two black males who demanded her wallet. She said that she believed that one of them had a gun concealed in a pillow case so she surrendered the wallet. Both suspects fled the area on foot. She could not provide a good physical description of the suspects but believes they’re possibly from the area.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 7:40pm. The driver of a 2003 Land Rover entered the traffic circle from Perry Street and failed to yield to a 2002 Honda already in the circle that had the right of way. The driver of the Honda struck the Land Rover in the left rear. The driver of the Honda was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. The driver of the Land Rover was issued several traffic citations and sent on his way.

September 18th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 10:15am. The owner of a 1995 Honda reported his vehicle reported his vehicle stolen on the morning of September 12th. Today, he reported that that his girlfriend was driving to work when she observed the vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Queens Chapel Road. The vehicle was found to have a defeated ignition and both tags attached. The vehicle was impounded by PGPD at the owners request as it was not drivable.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle arson – 9:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle fire. Fire/rescue extinguished the burning vehicle and the officers were able to locate a partial tag number and identify the owner who lives in DC. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen but not yet reported. It is likely the vehicle was intentionally burned and PGFD arson investigators will be handling the follow-up investigation.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 11:45pm. Offices patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert on a 2000 Dodge Durango. The alert indicated that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license and an open arrest warrant. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the registered owner as a passenger. The warrant was confirmed to be active out of Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. She was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

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 29, 2016

Police Report: September 11-17

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

September 17th:

3100 block of Perry Street: Attempt theft – 11:35am. The resident reported that someone tried and failed to steal a cast iron flower pot from her backyard.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 4:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 5:15pm. Officers arrested a man after learning he had an open arrest warrant through the U.S. Marshall Service Office in Arlington, VA for a parole violation.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vandalism – 8:40pm. The resident reported that when she returned to her apartment she discovered someone had put super glue in the door lock. She believes an ex-boyfriend may be responsible but is unsure. Maintenance responded and helped her get into her apartment.

September 16th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Disorderly – 2am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Stolen auto (recovered) – 8am. Officers were informed that a 2015 Isuzu leased and not returned to Thrifty Rental Car on September 9th was found in the 9200 block of E. Hampton Drive in Capitol Heights.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 9:30am. A Kay Management employee was conducting a routine inspection of the former New Horizons Church property and discovered two cracked windows. It appeared as if someone had used a piece of concrete to try and smash the windows out.

4300 block of 31st Street: Fraud – 10:50am. The victim reported that she discovered someone had been making unauthorized charges to her bank account. Her financial institution’s fraud department was contacted for a follow-up investigation.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 2:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft – 6:15pm. The victim reported that when he left his residence this morning there was a bottle of vodka sitting on the kitchen counter. When he returned this evening it was missing. He said that there were contractors in his house while he was gone. Officers will follow-up with the leasing office.

September 15th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Thrifty): Theft – 8:15am. The owner reported that six batteries were taken from two commercial trucks parked on his lot. Officers were able to process the scene and remove several latent prints from a white commercial box truck.

3400 block of newton Street: Theft from auto – 9:20pm. The owner of a 2012 Hyundai reported that sometime overnight someone broke in to his car, damaged the center console and stole a small quantity of cash.

4100 block of 30th Street: EPS – 1:50pm. Officers assisted with the service of an emergency petition. The person named on the petition was taken into custody without injury and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released into the care and custody of the medical staff.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Assault – 9:25pm. Officers investigating a traffic collision detained the driver of the striking vehicle. They determined that the driver was intoxicated and she became hostile and began yelling profanities at the officers and witnesses present. She was arrested and became combative, striking one officer in the face with her knee as the officers were trying to seat her in a police vehicle. She was placed in leg restraints and a secure transport vehicle from Hyattsville PD responded to transport her to DOC in Hyattsville for charges and processing.

September 14th:

4700 block of 31st Place: DUI arrest – 3:15am. Officers investigating a traffic crash observed that the driver was so intoxicated that he could barely get out of his vehicle. When he finally did he was holding an open container of beer. The suspect refused a breath test and was unable to complete standard field sobriety tests. He was arrested, charged with driving under the influence and released from the police station.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 11:15am. The owner of a 2011 Mazda reported that sometime overnight someone smashed out the driver’s side front window. No items inside the vehicle were taken.

2900 block of Allison Street: Domestic assault – 11:35pm. The victim told officers that she and her boyfriend got into a verbal argument that turned physical. She said her boyfriend grabbed her by the neck and choked her. She was able to free herself without sustaining serious injuries. The boyfriend packed some clothing and left the apartment. Officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment before the victim left to stay with relatives. She was advised to seek domestic assault charges with a District Court Commissioner.

September 13th:

Buchanan Street and Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 3am. Officers stopped to investigate a vehicle that was disabled in the roadway. They learned that the driver of the vehicle did not have a driver’s license and was in possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger compartment. The driver was issued a criminal citation for the open container infraction and the appropriate traffic citations. The vehicle was impounded.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 7:45am. Officers impounded an unregistered 2004 Volvo that was also displaying expired tags

2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers impounded a 2003 Honda Civic for multiple registration and tag violations.

4700 block of 27th Street: Burglary – 6pm. The resident told officers that sometime after she left home this morning someone broke into and ransacked her apartment. The only things she discovered stolen were some jewelry and a quantity of cash. Officers were unable to locate a point of entry and processed the apartment for evidence with negative results.

September 12th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Theft from auto – 6:50am. The owner of a 2011 Hyundai told officers that sometime overnight someone broke out one of the vehicle’s windows and stole a purse from inside.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: 4th degree burglary – 12:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a group of teens trying to hide a gun in their pants. When the officers arrived they stopped the group and determined that none of them had a gun, however one of them was carrying a leaf blower and allegedly cutting grass in the area. Further investigation revealed that the subjects were in possession of a BB gun rifle that they concealed in a nearby bush prior to the officers’ arrival. The officers seized the BB gun and sent the group on their way. Not long after the officers received a call for the burglary of storage unit from a nearby apartment complex. During the burglary a leaf blower matching the description of the one the subject was in possession of was taken. The officers stopped the subjects again and placed the subject with the leaf blower under arrest.

2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen vehicle – 1:20pm. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 8:15 this morning and the time he called police someone stole his car.

September 11th:

4000 block of 29th Street (Quick Mart): Commercial burglary – 12:35am. Officers responded for the report of an alarm sounding from the business. When they arrived they saw that a rear bathroom window was open and heard a vehicle (described as a green jeep by the store’s owner) fleeing the scene west on 29th Street. Officers conducted a search of the building finding no one inside. They saw that the business had been ransacked and discovered items in trash bags in the bathroom and behind the sales counter that could have easily been carried from the store by the thieves. The scene was processed with negative results and PGPD burglary detectives were notified of the crime.

 

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 28, 2016

PGC OEM Weather ALERT:

The following is a briefing from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington as of 10 AM Wednesday morning:
Threats:
• Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding, Tonight into Saturday. 
• Severe storm and tornado threat this afternoon/evening.
Overview and Impacts:
• Severe flooding possible. Most likely Thursday into Friday.
• A powerful storm will linger over the Midwest the next several days.
• As with any case that involves localized banding of rain, the exact location of the highest totals is difficult to pinpoint at this time, but will likely be across our region.
• Now thru Friday: 3-6" expected, but up to a foot is possible in localized areas.
• Greatest threat: Maryland, northern Virginia (including the Washington and Baltimore metros),& eastern panhandle of West Virginia. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for this area.
• Amounts have already approached 5" in one location in southern Maryland this A.M., indicating the potential with this storm the next couple of days. These amounts could cause flooding despite dry conditions.
Also: Areas east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the DC Metro Area southward have been upgraded to a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The main severe threat is strong wind gusts, although there is also a risk of a brief tornado.
See attached graphic for what to expect and some things to do to prepare.

Police Report: September 4-10

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 10th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 11am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 8:45pm. The store manager told officers that a black male wearing a white t-shirt and carrying a black book bag came into the store, placed several items into his bag and fled the store without paying for them.

September 9th:

4100 block of 34th Street: Disorderly conduct – 12pm. Officers charged a man with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order after having to quell a melee at a private residence.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Stolen vehicle – 4:50pm. Thrifty Rental employees told officers that they leased a 2015 Isuzu truck to a man back on September 3rd. The truck was supposed to be returned on the 5th but the lessee failed to do so. Thrifty employees filed unauthorized use charges against the lessee with the District Court.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 8pm. Officers impounded a vehicle that had been parked blocking a fire hydrant for several days.

September 8th:

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

3800 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 8:50am. The owner of a 2003 Saturn reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that his wallet and watch had been stolen from an interior cup holder.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Perry Street: EPS – 3:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman screaming in an alley. The officers located the woman who was exhibiting symptoms of PCP intoxication. EMS personnel transported her to a local hospital where the officers filed a petition for emergency medical treatment.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Trespassing – 8:45pm. Officers responded for the report of the odor of marijuana in an apartment building. Officers checked the basement and located a subject loitering. The subject did not live in the building and had no lawful reason to be there. Officers attempted to issue the subject a criminal citation for trespassing and when he refused to sign the citation he was physically arrested, charged and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Bunker Hill Road and 34th Street: Warrant service – 9:05pm. Officers stopped a man they suspected had an open arrest warrant. The warrant was verified through Prince George’s County and charged him with trespassing and theft. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 7th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): EPS – 12:35am. A man came by the police station and told officers that he had been walking around contemplating suicide. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where the officers filed a petition for emergency psychiatric evaluation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Lucero Travel): Fraud – 1:40pm. A man came into the police station and reported that he purchased plane tickets for a future travel date back in November of 2015. When he went to make travel arrangements he learned that the tickets were fraudulent and the agency was out of business.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Death – 5pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a 59 year old man who had not been seen in a couple of weeks. Officers and management representatives entered the apartment and found the man deceased. The medical examiner along with PGPD detectives responded and preliminarily determined that the man died of natural causes.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Robbery – 7:20pm. The victim told officers that he was walking to work when a dark colored SUV pulled up alongside of him. A black male in the SUV produced a handgun and stole the victim’s property from his pockets. PGPD detectives responded and interviewed the victim. The detectives’ concluded that the victim may have concocted the story but would document it as a legitimate robbery absent additional information.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 10:40pm. The store clerk told officers that a man stole a bottle of soda and a bag of ice from the store.

September 6th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2006 Honda motorcycle told officers that he discovered someone had stolen the tag off his motorcycle.

3300 block of Otis Street: Attempt burglary – 4:20pm. The resident told officers that her back door sustained pry marks from attempt by someone trying to break into the home on September 5th. She also said she had video of the suspects trying to break in and would forward it to the officers for further investigation. The suspects did not gain entry. Officers verified the pry marks and processed the scene for latent evidence with negative results.  

September 5th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Death – 4:20am. EMS responded for the report of a woman having trouble breathing. EMS found the woman unresponsive and all attempts to revive her failed and she was pronounced dead on the scene. Death was ruled as having occurred from natural causes.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation – 8:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 9:55am. Officers responded for the report of a man acting erratically. Officers found the man lying next to a motorcycle which he had damaged. When the officers tried to speak with him he continued to act erratically, possibly because he had not taken his prescribed medication. Officers transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital where they completed a petition for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

4500 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 10:20am. The owner of a 1997 Honda reported that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken the windshield.

4600 block of 30th Street: Stolen vehicle – 11:15am. The owner of a 1996 Honda reported that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen.

4500 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 4:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle, idling and unattended with three children inside. Officers found three children in the rear seat of the vehicle, one 7 year old and two 18 month old girls, unattended. Officers located the children’s mother inside an adjacent home. She was issued several citations for the unattended children and motor vehicle. The officers also learned that the vehicle was unregistered and the tags had expired back in May of 2016. The vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 4:30pm. The owner of a 2005 Ford reported that someone had stolen the front license plate off the vehicle.

September 4th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Missing person (runaway) – 5:50pm. The mother of a 15 year old male told officers that she had not seen her son in several weeks. She went on to explain that several weeks ago her son did not come home one night because he stayed at his girlfriend’s house. When he came home she told him that he was not to stay out and to sleep at home, which he immediately ignored. When the son returning home she refused to let him in the house and locked the door to teach him a lesson. Her son left and did not return for two weeks. When he returned on August 14th he informed his mother that he no longer needs to go to school and that he found a job. He once again left after getting some belongings. The complainant has not seen him since.

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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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Police Report: August 28 - September 3

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 3rd:

4000 block of 34th Street (Glut): Theft – 10:55am. Two suspects came into the store, placed several items in cardboard boxes and fled to a waiting green Mercury Villager van with DC tags DM8559. Officers located and tried to stop the van but it fled into DC and was lost.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 5pm. Officers issuing a man a criminal citation for drinking in public learned that he had two open warrants though Prince George’s County, one for trespassing and the other for disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 9:50pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a vehicle with a suspended registration and a pick-up order for the tags. When they stopped the vehicle they discovered that the driver did not have a driver’s license. The vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly. During the course of the investigation officers learned that a passenger in the vehicle had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for FTA driving without insurance. She was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 2nd:

4100 block of 28th Street: Stolen vehicle – 5:25am. The owner of a 1997 Honda reported that he came out for his vehicle this morning and discovered that it had been stolen.

4100 block of 28th Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) - 12pm. Officers were notified by PGPD that the 1997 Honda stolen from the 4100 block of 28th Street early this morning was recovered on the 1500 block of Merrimac Drive in Hyattsville. No arrests were made.

3400 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 5:30pm. Officers investigating the report of a ransacked 2005 Ford E250 van discovered that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in Hyattsville. The owner was contacted and responded to the scene and took possession of the vehicle.

September 1st:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 7am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 8am. The owner of a 2016 Honda reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen. Officers contacted a witness nearby who told them that they just saw a vehicle matching this description in DC on their way to work. Officers transported the victim to the location of the vehicle described by the witness and positively identified it as his. The vehicle was missing its wheels and tires and the driver’s window was shattered.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 2:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt burglary – 3pm. The resident reported that she heard a sound as if someone was trying to open her apartment door. When she went to investigate she saw a black male in his twenties fleeing from her door down the steps and out of the building. The suspect left behind a card he used to manipulate the door lock to gain entry.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 4:10pm. Officers impounded a 2008 Toyota after an investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and was in possession of less than ten grams of marijuana. The driver was issued several State citations and a civil citation got the CDS violation.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 6:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of 34th Street: Domestic – 9pm. The reporting person told officers that she and her husband got into a verbal argument. Her husband became angry during the argument and kicked in the front door breaking the security chain. Officers completed a lethality assessment and advised the woman to contact a District Court Commissioner to possibly obtain a protective order.

August 31st:

4500 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 7am. The owner of a 2015 Hyundai reported that someone broke into her vehicle by smashing out a back passenger side window. One inside those responsible stole a laptop and an iPod.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 8:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 9:35am. Officers impounded a 1990 International truck that was displaying tags that expired in August of 2015.

August 30th:

4400 block of 30th Street: Theft from Auto (Supplement) - 5:40am. Officers were notified my Montgomery County Police that tags reported stolen off a 2010 Subaru were recovered at the intersection of East Avenue and Stratford Street in Chevy Chase. At the time of recovery the tags were affixed to a car that had been reported stolen from an address in DC.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Thrifty): Theft from auto – 8:30am. Employees reported that sometime overnight someone stole the batteries out of three rental trucks.

2800 block of Upshur Street: Civil citation – 1:05pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Attempt robbery – 5:30pm. The victim told officers that he was walking to his apartment building when two black males approached him, produced a handgun and demanded his property. The victim got into a physical altercation with the armed suspect and was able to get the gun from him. The victim fired two rounds into the air to try and scare the suspects off and fled the area on foot towards Eastern Avenue to try and get away. The suspects chased the victim demanding their gun back. The victim, fearing that the suspects were going to continue after him removed the magazine from the gun, fired the remaining round in the chamber into the ground and gave the gun back. The suspects then fled and the victim went back to his apartment. Officers later learned that the same suspects committed several robberies in 4D right before and after this incident. MPDC chased a vehicle occupied by the suspects a short time later and after the vehicle struck a pedestrian and crashed they were able to apprehend one of the suspects. He was found in possession of a matching firearm without the magazine. PGPD is coordinating with DC on the case.

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 9:40pm. Officers impounded a 1997 Acura that was unregistered and displaying tags issued to another vehicle.

August 29th:

3200 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 9am. The owner of a 2005 Chevy reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been ransacked and $50 had been stolen from inside.

August 28th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism to auto – 6:55pm. The owner of a 2003 BMW told officers that sometime after 3pm and the time he called police someone cut the front right passenger side tire and damaged the windshield.

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.