Friday, July 28, 2017

Hazardous Weather - Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued as Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday afternoon. The Mount Rainier Department of Public Works has been preparing for the storm. The State of Maryland is monitoring the conditions with the national Weather Service and we do not currently anticipate initiating emergency operations.

To report fallen trees or flooding, please contact Mount Rainier Public Works Maintenance Supervisor, Leroy Sammy, at 240-508-0679.

To report clogged storm drain inlets please call Prince George’s County Information Center  by dialing 311.

In case of emergency please call 911. To contact the police for a non-emergency, call 301-985-6565.

UTILITY EMERGENCY NUMBERS
WSSC emergency: 301-206-4002
WSSC customer service: 301-206-8000
Washington Gas: 703-750-1000
PEPCO Live Wire: 202-872-3432
PEPCO customer service: 877-737-2662


If you have any questions, please contact City Manager, Miranda Braatz at 240-432-8672 or mbraatz@mountrainiermd.org

Thursday, July 13, 2017

65 Law Enforcement Line-of-Duty Deaths in First Half of 2017

According to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, as of June 30, 2017, 65 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year, increasing 30 percent over the 50 officers killed during the same period last year.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Francis Carryout Armed Robbery

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Two armed men robbed employees of the Francis Carryout in the early morning hours of July 7th. If you can identify one or both suspects or have any other information please call MRPD at 301-985-6565.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Police Report: June 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.

June 24th:

4200 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 4:30pm. Officers impounded a 1997 Toyota that had been previously marked for 40-hour towing.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 10:35pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

June 23rd:

4200 block of 28th Street: Carjacking – 2:20am. Officers were notified that a carjacking occurred about an hour prior. While responded to meet with the victim PGPD plainclothes officers located the vehicle occupied by two individuals and followed it into DC. The two abandoned the vehicle in the 600 block of Edgewood Road and were promptly taken into custody by DC police. PGPD detectives are handling the follow-up investigation and extradition of the suspects back to Maryland.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft from auto – 8am. The owner of a 2017 Ford Fusion reported that sometime overnight someone stole the tags off her vehicle.

3500 block of Otis Street: Criminal citation – 10:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Missing person – 11:30pm. The mother of a 13 year old boy told officers that he had a verbal argument with his older sister over taking the trash out. Afterwards he told his mother that he was going to the store but did not return home. Officers canvassed the neighborhood for the boy with negative results. PGPD detectives are following up and officers will be checking back with the mother regularly until the boy is located or returns home.

June 22nd:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 9:10am.  Officers responded for the report of a disorderly individual. When they arrived and spoke with the man they determined that his disorderly conduct may be related to a mental condition. He was taken into custody and transported to Prince George's Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. At about 7pm officers obtained a criminal summons for the man charging him with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable lawful order and disturbing the peace. ​

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Commercial burglary – 2:25pm. The victim told officers that someone stole money from his backpack after he had placed it in a secured employee workroom. When his boss pulled the surveillance video he discovered that on June 15th at about 3am an adult black male looked inside the workroom window, manipulated the door-lock and took the victim's backpack. The suspect opened the backpack, took the money that was inside of it, and stashed the backpack inside a dryer unit nearby. He then fled on foot out the back door of the laundromat.         

3300 block of Buchanan Street: 2nd degree assault – 8:30pm. Officers attempted to get an intoxicated man to leave an apartment where he was not wanted and not a resident. The man resisted the officers' attempts to escort the man from the building. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

June 21st:

One Municipal Place: Assault – 7:40am. The victim told officers that an intoxicated Hispanic male grabbed her breast. She said that he did the same to several other women at the bus stop. Investigation revealed that the other victims and the suspect had left the area prior to the officers' arrival. The victim did not want to give her name or file a report. A canvas of the area for the suspect was completed with negative results.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for illegal dumping.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft – 9:25am. The victim told officers that sometime overnight someone stole his Surly long haul trucker road bike from his backyard. The bike was described as black with white lettering "SURLY", a USB light mounted on the front, a Topeak rack on back and a trailer hitch mounted on the rear axle.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Lost property – 3pm. A man came into the police station to report that he had lost his Honduras passport and US Visa.

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

June 20th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Suspicious person – 11:10am. Officers were alerted to a man walking in the area with a handgun in his waistband and was seen going into the Mount Rainier library. Officers from PGPD and Hyattsville PD assisted with taking the man into custody and recovered a black BB gun from his right waistband.  Prince George's County Police took over this incident due to the location belonging to Prince Georges County.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Commercial armed robbery (Little Caesar's) – 7:40pm. The victims told officers that two black males (one armed with a handgun the other armed with a knife and both wearing masks) came into the store and announced a robbery. The suspects obtained store funds and a customer's cell phone before fleeing out of the back of the store towards the Queenstown apartment complex. PGPD detectives and a forensics team responded to take over the investigation.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 10:40pm. Store employees told officers that two black males entered the store and stole about $10 worth of merchandise before fleeing the area in a waiting vehicle.

3100 block of Windom Road: Missing person – 9:15am. The spouse of a 48 year old man reported that he failed to pick him up at the Hyattsville Metro Station as planned. When the spouse got home he discovered that the missing person had been gone from home for some time. Officers found the last known location of the man's cell phone was on I95 opposite the laurel rest stop. Maryland State Police checked the location but did not locate the man. At about 3:30pm MRPD officers made contact with the Ocean County Sheriff's Office in New Jersey. A member of their department located the missing person in his vehicle which was parked at the Mantoloking Bridge parking area. The man was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical and psychiatric evaluations. 

June 19th:

3100 block of Windom Road: Missing person – 9:15am. The spouse of a 48 year old man reported that he failed to pick him up at the Hyattsville Metro Station as planned. When the spouse got home he discovered that the missing person had been gone from home for some time. Officers found the last known location of the man's cell phone was on I95 opposite the laurel rest stop. Maryland State Police checked the location but did not locate the man. At about 3:30pm MRPD officers made contact with the Ocean County Sheriff's Office in New Jersey. A member of their department located the missing person in his vehicle which was parked at the Mantoloking Bridge parking area. The man was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical and psychiatric evaluations. 

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 11am. The victim told officers that he came out to the loaner car he received from his dealer and discovered it had been stolen. Officers contacted the dealership and learned that the vehicle was equipped with a GPS unit. The GPS indicated that the vehicle was parked in the 3200 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road in Anne Arundel County. Fort Meade Police located the vehicle and found that it had no ignition damage but did have extensive front end damage. They impounded the vehicle and notified the dealership of the recovery.

June 18th:

4400 block of 28th Place: Vandalism – 1:40am. Officers responded for the report of a black male throwing bricks/rocks at a second floor apartment window. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect committing the crime. Officers developed a suspect from previous calls at the address and the witness positively identified the suspect. Further investigation is underway to locate and charge the suspect with destruction of property.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Domestic – 1:35pm. Officers met with a woman who had obtained a temporary peace order against a man who was presently inside her hair salon. Once he was served with the order he left the area without incident. The Return of Service was faxed to the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office.​

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

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Prince George's County - Summer Pet Safety

Practice Proper Pet Protection during the Summer Heat
Prince George’s County shares hot weather tips to keep pets safe and alive
in high summer temperatures
LARGO, MD – Excessive high temperatures can be dangerous not only to humans, but to your furry companions as well. With the hot, steamy days of summer upon us, you can help keep your pets safe, cool, healthy and happy during the high-heat of summer with a few helpful tips from the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division (AMD).
  • Remember! It’s against the law in the State of Maryland to leave pets in an unattended vehicle. On an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature can reach 120 degrees. Overheating can kill an animal; NEVER leave your pet alone in a vehicle, even with the windows open or the air conditioning running.
  • Consider giving your pet a summer haircut to a one-inch length to help prevent overheating, but avoid shaving your dog to protect them from sunburn. Also, take them to the vet or local pet clinic for a summer checkup.
  • Walk your dog in the early morning or evening. When the temperature is very high, hot asphalt can quickly burn the paw pads of dogs. If possible, walk your pet in the grass. If you’re planning outdoor activities with your pet, remember to carry extra water and a container for them to drink from.
  • Take special precautions with pets that are old, overweight or have health disorders. Snub-nosed dogs (Bulldogs, Pekingese, Boston Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus) or animals with flat faces (Pugs, Persian cats) have compromised respiratory systems and are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant effectively. These pets, along with overweight animals and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.
  • Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun. If you notice signs of overheating in your pets—excessive panting, difficulty breathing, increased heart rate—get help from your veterinarian immediately.
  • Don't forget about your livestock companions. Make sure you provide them with plenty of water as livestock animals, including horses and donkeys, can consume 10 to 20 gallons of water per day.
Additional resources and information on keeping your pet healthy and safe in hot weather is available through the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division at (301) 780-7200 or www.princegeorgespets4us.com.

For more information, contact:
Lauren A. Kinard, Public Information Specialist
Prince George's County, Department of the Environment
lakinard@co.pg.md.us; (301) 883-5957