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.

 

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Police Report: August 21-27

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

August 27th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Domestic – 5pm. The victim reported that she and her son’s father got into a violent domestic argument. During the argument the man kicked her front door damaging the doorbell. The man was arrested and charged with destruction of property.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation - 10:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 26th:

4200 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto (supplement) – 2:15am. Officers assisted DC police with locating a vehicle listed to an address in Mount Rainier that fled from them on a traffic stop. MRPD officers located the vehicle and found it to have different tags attached than those observed by the DC officers. Both sets of tags involved had been previously reported, one set from an address in the 4400 block of 30th Street. The tags on the vehicle were seized.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 25th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 24th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 23rd:

4200 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen tags – 4:15pm. Officers were notified by PGPD that the tags stolen off a 2015 Toyota on August 22nd were recovered on the BW Parkway at Annapolis Road. No arrests were made. 

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2005 Volvo for displaying expired tags.

4200 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:25pm. Officers impounded a 2001 Jeep Cherokee for displaying expired tags.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Property damage – 6:20pm. The owner of a 2015 Ford reported that he came out to his vehicle this evening and discovered damage to the left side door that may have been caused by another vehicle.

4000 block of 35th Street: EPS – 8:10pm. Officers took a man into custody who was exhibiting symptoms of PCP intoxication. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for proper medical treatment.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 7:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Property damage – 7:40pm. The owner of a 2007 Mitsubishi reported that he came out to his vehicle this evening and discovered scrapes and minor damage to the vehicle’s bumper.

4200 block of 30th Street: Stolen tags – 7:55pm. The owner of a 2016 Kia told officers that she came out to her vehicle this evening and discovered that both the front and rear tags had been stolen.

August 22nd:

3400 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 5:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

4200 block of 30th Street: Stolen tags – 6:35am. The owner of a 2015 Toyota reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that the front tag had been stolen off his vehicle.

3100 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 8:50pm. The driver of a 2008 Dodge told officers that as he was backing out of a parking space he struck a parked, unoccupied MRPD marked police cruiser. The cruiser sustained a small crack in the bumper. The driver was a juvenile with only a learner’s permit. He was cited accordingly.

August 21st:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Domestic – 3:30am. The victim told officers that she got into an altercation with a man she had dated previously and against whom she had obtained a protective order. The man followed her home and confronted her. When she told him she was calling police he broke her driver’s door window in an attempt to get her phone. The man fled the scene in a silver truck. She was advised to contact the Commissioner’s officer to obtain charges against the man.

4000 block of 36th Street: Citizen robbery – 6:45pm. The victim told officers that he was accosted by a man with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspect said nothing and went through the victim’s pockets and stole his wallet. The victim and the suspect struggled briefly before fleeing down 36th Street towards Shepherd Street where he got into a Toyota Camry driven by a second suspect and fled towards 38th Street.

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: August 14-20

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

August 20th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Citizen robbery – 1:20am. The victim told officers that as he entered his apartment building a man accosted him with a handgun and demanded his wallet. The victim complied and the suspect fled to a waiting light blue sedan and fled towards 27th Street.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – Officers impounded a 2006 BMW for displaying expired tags.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Protective order service – 11:40am. Officers served a protective order on a woman that was obtained by her boyfriend.

3500 block of Perry Street: Found property – 12:30pm. Officers took custody of a tool box that a resident found in her yard. The tool box was identified as belonging to a resident who had the box stolen from his porch on the 19th. The tool box was returned to the owner.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 3:45pm. Officers arrested a man on an open warrant through Prince George’s County for disturbing the peace.

August 19th:

2900 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 6:25am. The owner of a 2013 Chrysler came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered someone had stolen all four wheels and tires off his vehicle.

4500 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 7:55am. The owner of a 2015 Chevy reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that the vehicle’s rear window was broken and his wallet was missing.

3800 block of 34th Street (Alife Market): Theft – 11:30am. The store clerk reported that a man came into the store and stole some ice cream. Officers identified the man and obtained a warrant for his arrest for the theft.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Shed burglary – 3pm. The resident told officers that someone broke into her shed by removing a pane of glass. There were two bikes stolen, a Trek road bike with red bar tape and a blue commuter road bike with tan bar tape.

3600 block of Perry Street: Theft – 5pm. The resident reported that someone stole a tool box from a cabinet on the side of his porch.

4000 block of 36th Street: Found missing person – 12:30pm. Officers assisted the Loudon County, VA Sheriff’s Gang Unit in locating a missing female juvenile who was possibly a human trafficking victim of MS-13 in Texas. The girl fled Texas to Virginia and was staying with her boyfriend in Mount Rainier when MRPD located her. She was taken into custody and with the assistance of PGPD and FBI officers were able to get her into safe housing until arraignments can be made to get her back to Texas.

August 18th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Burglary arrest – 2:20am. Officers arrested a man who forced entry into a home and began fighting with the residents. When the officers arrived the suspect tried to flee the scene on a bicycle but was apprehended and arrested a short distance away. He was charged with residential burglary and other charges.

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

Russell Avenue and Kaywood Drive: M/V collision – 9:45am. A man reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered a blue Toyota parked with its rear bumper backed into his vehicle making contact and causing damage.

3800 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 12:20pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Honda that was unregistered and displaying improper tags.

Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street: M/V collision – 1:15pm. Officers investigating the crash determined that a 2015 Honda, for unknown reasons, swerved off the roadway and struck a utility pole. Neither the driver nor the pole were injured/damaged.

3800 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:20pm. Officers impounded an unregistered 1998 Dodge.

4500 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers impounded an unregistered 2001 Nissan for displaying fake temporary tags.

August 17th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:35am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of 35th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 10:20am. Officers checking a 2000 Chevy that had all of its windows broken out discovered that it had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince William County, Virginia.

August 16th:

3700 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2007 BMW for parking in a posted emergency no parking zone.
2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 12:20pm. Officers impounded an unregistered 1994 Honda Accord.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 8:10pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Mercedes for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and there was an MSP pick-up order for the tags for an insurance violation. The tags were removed for return to MVA, the vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 11:20pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received a hit on a 2003 Acura with suspended registration and an MSP pick-up order for the tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and confirmed that the vehicle had s suspended registration. The tags were removed for return to MVA the vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly.

August 15th:

3800 block of 37th Street: Violation of a protective order – 12:30am. Officers arrested a woman for violating a protective order obtained against her by one of her tenants.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Death report – 6:30am. A co-worker returned home and discovered the deceased laying on the floor unresponsive. EMS responded and pronounced the victim deceased. PGPD Homicide detectives and the Medical Examiners were notified. No foul play was suspected.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:45am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 14th:

Nothing significant to report.

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Police Report: August 7-13

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

 

August 13th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 11:30pm. A woman’s purse was stolen from a bus stop bench.

August 12th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Violation of a protective order – 1:30am. Officers arrested a man for violating a final protective order.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Recovered stolen auto – 1:10am. Officers were notified by DC police that a 2012 Audi stolen from Chauncey Place was recovered in the 1300 block of Longfellow Street NW. The owner was notified by telephone.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 11th:

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 7:50am. The owner of a 2013 Kia reported that someone broke into his car through the read driver’s side window and stole a wallet.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Residential burglary – 8am. Officers identified a former maintenance employee who illegally entered a resident’s apartment with a passkey. A warrant was obtained for the man’s arrest.

August 10th:

4600 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:30am. Officers impounded a 2013 Toyota for blocking a private driveway and that had numerous registration violations.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 2012 Nissan for displaying tags issued to another vehicle that were also expired.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 1995 Geo Prism for displaying improper tags.

August 9th:

3100 block of Windham Road: Vehicle impound – 10:40am. Officers impounded a 2003 Toyota that had been previously damaged by a fire.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 12:30pm. Officers investigating a strong arm robbery from August 8th stopped to interview a possible suspect. During questioning the man became belligerent and shoved an officer while trying to leave the scene. He was arrested and charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Emergency petition – 2:25pm. Officers assisted DC behavioral health officers with taking a man into custody who was acting erratically and making death threats. The man was taken to Providence Hospital for an emergency evaluation.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): Theft – 4:50pm. The store manager told officers that three women came into the store and stole two wigs.

August 8th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Lost property – 12pm. A man reported losing his DC taxicab permit.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 12:45pm. A man reported that while inside the library he left his phone unattended. When he went back for the phone he discovered it had been stolen.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft from auto – 1pm. The owner of a 1997 Honda reported that someone stole the right side rearview mirror glass from her vehicle.

3309 Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 1:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

3800 block of 34th Street: EPS – 7:20pm. Officers transported an injured man suspected of being under the influence of narcotics to Prince George’s Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Disorderly – 8:20pm. Officers arrested a juvenile male for disorderly conduct.

3700 block of 37th Street: Theft – 8:15pm. A man selling his house discovered his wallet missing after showing the property to a prospective buyer.

August 7th:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:15am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the driver had an open warrant for assault out of the District of Columbia. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 12:10pm. Officers impounded a 2004 VW that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

34th and Perry Streets: Hit and run collision – 9am. The owners of two vehicles reported that an unknown vehicle struck their parked vehicles and left the scene without providing identification.

3800 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 3:30pm. The owner of a 2009 Chevy Traverse told officers that her vehicle was stolen sometime during the week she was out of town on vacation.

3800 block of 37th Street: Property damage – 3pm. The homeowner told officers that she was having an ongoing dispute with a tenant and said that the tenant damaged an electrical box.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Property damage – 8:30pm. The owner of a 2008 Chevy told officers that she discovered scratched on the rear bumper of the vehicle.

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

 

 

Friday, September 09, 2016

Emergency Preparedness Training Opportunity

September marks the annual observance of National Preparedness Month (NPM) when communities across the United States work to provide opportunities for their citizens to enhance personal and family emergency preparedness knowledge and awareness.

 

Please join the Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management at the 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Prince George's Community College – Largo Student Center.  This year's theme "Back to the Basics", speaks to the need to ensure that everyone – individuals, families, and community organizations understand their role in preparedness. This one day conference features hands on training, seminars, and panel discussions, at NO-COST.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Onsite registrants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.   Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.  Parking is free.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration is available online at https://pgcpreparecon2016.eventbrite.comor contact Michelle Ezeofor (301-324-4435) or Eydi Reyes (301-324-4400) in the OEM Office.

 

The 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference includes sessions on:

·         Active Shooter

·         Lessons Learned – Surviving the Virginia Tech Shooting

·         Crisis Communications and Social Media

·         Pet Preparedness

·         Faith Based Preparedness

·         Individual and Family Preparedness

·         Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities, Access or Functional Needs

·         Preparing for Common Disasters: Do's and Don'ts

·         Public Health Challenges Following a Disaster

·         School Preparedness: When Disaster Strikes

·         Volunteerism: Getting Involved

·         Save a Life! Hands Only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training

 

 

This experience will improve individual and family disaster readiness and overall community resiliency.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Holiday Weekend Hurricane

The Capital Weather Gang made this statement on it's morning update today:

"While the storm track could shift and present a less extreme scenario, we would not recommend traveling to Virginia, Maryland, Delaware or New Jersey beaches for the holiday weekend."
See the full update here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/09/02/hermine-to-wallop-mid-atlantic-beaches-serious-coastal-flooding-possible/


Thursday, September 01, 2016

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY - Maryland MVA Tips

Attention Drivers

  • When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school. Consider backing into driveways and garages so you have a better view of your surroundings when leaving.
  • When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking about getting there safely.
  • Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood.
  • Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops.
  • Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
  • Learn and obey the "alternately flashing warning light" system that school bus drivers use to alert motorists.
  1. Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop vehicles.
  2. Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists approaching from either direction must wait until the red lights stop flashing before proceeding.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Police Report: July 31 - August 6

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

August 6th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 9:20am. Officers impounded a 2002 Nissan Maxima for displaying expired tags.

2400 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 8:30pm. Officers arrested a man who had an open arrest warrant through the Maryland Transit Administration for failing to appear in court on an alcohol related charge.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 2nd degree assault – 9:50pm. A husband and wife were involved in an argument because the wife thought her husband was cheating on him. The female punched the man in the face with a closed fist breaking his nose. She was arrested and charged with 2nd degree domestic assault.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 10:35pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Honda after receiviong an ALPR alert that the tags were stolen. Further investigation confirmed that the tags had been reported stolen, the vehicle was not registered and the driver did not have a license. The driver was charged with multiple offenses, the tags were seized and the vehicle impounded.

August 5th:

3400 block of Newton Street: Fraud – 1:20pm. The victim told officers that he purchased tickets to a concert from a seller on Craig’s List. When he went to claim the tickets at the event he learned that the tickets had been claimed by someone else. The suspect used a free web based phone text application for the sale and used the Newton Street address.

3800 block of 33rd Street: EPS – 2:55pm. Officers issued a man criminal citations for indecent exposure and urinating in public. While the officers were interviewing him he became aggressive and said that he had not been taking his medication for several days. Based on his actions and his appearing incoherent and aggressive he was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency evaluation and treatment by the hospital staff.

August 4th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 6:05am. Officers responded for the report of a motorcycle clocking a driveway. They contacted the owner of the bike and learned that it had been stolen from his residence sometime on August 3rd. The owner responded to the scene and took possession of his bike.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 8:15am. The owner of a 2008 Honda told officers that sometime after 11:30pm last night someone stole all four wheels/tires off his vehicle.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for failing to obey a lawful order. He had been previously warned to leave the area after officers discovered him in an intoxicated state sleeping at the bus stop.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for failing to obey a lawful order. He had been previously warned to leave the area after officers discovered him in an intoxicated state sleeping at the bus stop.

2900 block of Allison Street: Disorderly – 9:40am. Officers responded to the Queens Manor leasing office for the report of a former tenant who had vandalized a mailbox. While the officers were speaking to employees the former tenant came into the office screaming obscenities and disturbing the business. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disturbing the peace by blocking pedestrian access to a bus stop bench. He had been previously warned to leave the area after officers discovered him in an intoxicated state sleeping at the bus stop.

4100 block of 33rd Street: Vandalism to auto – 1pm. The owner of a 1996 Toyota Camry told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that the rear passenger side window had been smashed out. Nothing had been stolen from inside the vehicle.

4600 block of 27th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:15pm. Officers impounded a 2009 Chevy for displaying tags that expired back in June of this year.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 5:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for failing to obey a lawful order. He had been previously warned to leave the area after officers discovered him in an intoxicated state sleeping at the bus stop.

August 3rd:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:25am. Officers impounded a 1997 Chevy for displaying tags that expired back in April of this year.

3700 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:50am. Officers impounded a 1999 Toyota that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

4000 block of 35th Street: Burglary – 6:25pm. The resident told officers that she and her son left home at about 5pm. When they returned at about 6:20 they discovered the back door open. There were no signs of forced entry into the home, but the resident said that the door was left unlocked. Several rooms had been ransacked and an iPad, a laptop computer and a set of speakers had been stolen. Officers were able to recover latent fingerprints for examination and further investigation.

3800 block of 37th Street: Violation of a court order – 11pm. Officers arrested a woman for violating a peace order issued by the District Court.

August 2nd:

4000 block of 35th Street: Theft – 8:30am. The victim told officers that he came out this morning to discover that his bicycle had been stolen. He said that he had locked the bike to a railing and last saw it there on Sunday July 31st. The bike was described as a Giant brand Seek 3, black with yellow racing stripes. The victim’s bike lock was also stolen.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Criminal citation – 8:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Death report – 5:35am. The mother of a 48 year old man told officers that she discovered her son unresponsive at about 5:20am this morning. EMS responded and pronounced him dead shortly thereafter. Mom said that she last saw her son alive watching television at about 2am. Officers contacted the decedent’s personal doctor who said that the man suffered from multiple medical conditions including heart failure, was in generally poor health and that he would sign the death certificate.

August 1st:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:20am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4000 block of 35th Street: Theft – 12:20am. The owner of a blue Shimano bicycle reported that he put his bike behind his house this morning at about 5:30. When he went back for it this afternoon he discovered it had been stolen.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 5:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4600 block of 27th Street: Attempt robbery/carjacking – 7:35pm. The victim told officers that she was unloading her van when a black male approached her, implied that he had a gun and demanded her vehicle and waist pack that contained cash proceeds from her business. The suspect kicked the victim causing her to drop a bin containing glass bottled beverages. The suspect picked up a broken glass bottle and cut the victim several times on her arm and shoulder. In fear for her life, the victim screamed and yelled for help as she ran from her vehicle. The victim’s husband and several witnesses heard the victim cry for help and attempted to subdue and restrain him but he was able to break free and flee the scene. MRPD and PGPD officers canvassed the area for the suspect and eventually located him hiding in the basement of an apartment building in the 2500 block of Arundel Road. He was taken into custody and positively identified by the victim. Officers later learned that the suspect had three open warrants through Prince George’s County charging him with theft, burglary and escape. He was charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted carjacking, 1st degree assault and a variety of other charges. He was turned over to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 37th Street: MIR – 9:45pm. Officers served a peace order on the owner of a home that had been obtained by the owner’s roommates.

July 31st:

4100 block of 32nd Street: Burglary (4th degree) – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of a man seen breaking into a vehicle. Officers spoke with the victim who pointed out the man who was seen breaking into the vehicle and was later seen looking into other vehicles in the block. The man was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

4600 block of 25th Street: Domestic assault – 7:25pm. The victim told officers that she and the father of her child got into a verbal argument over the phone about parenting issues. When the man got home the argument rekindled and turned physical. The man slapped and choked the victim before he fled the scene. EMS responded to check the victim for injury but she refused treatment and said she would go her own. A lethality assessment screen was completed and the victim refused help from the crisis center. The domestic violence unit was notified.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 9:10pm. The owner of a 1996 Toyota truck told officers that sometime between 5pm on the 29th and the time he called police someone smashed out the truck’s back window and stole several of his tools from inside. Officers were unable to process the vehicle for evidence due to weather conditions and no witnesses were 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.

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