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.
4700 block of 30th Street: Emergency petition – 9am. Family members of a 51 year old woman told officers that she came home intoxicated, told them that she wanted to die and began cutting her wrists with a knife. Family members were able to get the knife away from her and restrained her until police arrived. Fire/rescue personnel transported the woman to Prince George’s Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for emergency treat and evaluation.
3100 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 10:55am. Officers impounded a 2011 Honda CRV for multiple registration violations.
2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 8pm. Officers impounded a 2003 Dodge Durango for parking in a handicapped space without a permit.
4000 block of 36th Street: Hit and run collision – 9:20am. The owner of a 2018 Nissan van reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered damage to the rear passenger side quarter panel. No evidence as to the striking vehicle was recovered.
3500 block of Otis Street: Suspicious person – 2:50pm. An eight year old girl reported that as she was walking across the street an older black male approached her and asked her for her name. She responded with a false name and when the man asked her for a hug she ran away to her aunt’s house. The girl told officers that she last saw the man standing by a white Toyota but couldn’t advise if he left the area in that vehicle. Officers canvassed the area for the man with negative results. PGPD detectives were notified of the incident and MRPD officers will be checking the area daily to try and identify the man should he return.
3800 block 34th Street: Theft from auto – 8:05am. The owner of a 2004 Chevy Silverado truck reported that he saw several men out by his truck. He confronted the men one of whom was holding two nail guns he took from the truck. The suspect told the owner that he needed money and fled the scene on foot. The owner did not pursue the man and delayed reporting the incident because he had to take his children to school. Officers noted that the truck’s back window was missing but no glass was found inside or outside of the truck. The suspect was described as a black male, 45-55 years of age, approximately 5’6”tall, 170lbs, with a shaved head.
4000 block of 34th Street: Burglary – 12:25am. The resident reported that he came home from work and discovered that the curtain in the rear bedroom had been pushed partially to the side. Further investigation revealed that his landlord’s flat screen TV, a set of wireless headphones and a non-activated cell phone had been stolen from inside the home. The resident told the officers that he believes he heard someone trying to pull the rear bedroom door last night to test the door; and advised that the door had broken lock and is unable to be secured. No further evidence was identified or recovered.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Stolen vehicle – 6:50am. The reporting person told officers that he parked his brother’s 2012 Mercedes by his apartment building last night. When he came out to the vehicle this morning he discovered it had been stolen. There was no record or impound or repossession and the vehicle was entered into NCIC.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 3:05am. Officers stopped a 2012 Mercedes for excessive speed. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and was not authorized to be in possession of the vehicle that belonged to a relative. He was issued several traffic citations including speeding and driving without a valid license. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
3200 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:15pm. The owner of a 2012 Ford Fusion told officers that she called AAA to get her vehicle running. While examining the car the AAA representative discovered that the fuel line had been cut. The owner said that her car had been parked and not driven since March 9th. No evidence/witnesses could be found.
3200 block of Taylor Street: EPS – 9:30pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a disorderly man. The officers were familiar with the man from past encounters and knew that he suffers from a mental disorder and has a history of wanting to commit suicide. When the officers spoke to the man he told them that he was battling demons in the sky. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital and released to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.
3100 block of Perry Street: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2012 Porsche Panamera that had been previously posted for 48-hour towing.
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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