Friday, April 28, 2017

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Police Report: April 16-22

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.

April 22nd:

4600 block of 25th Street: Domestic assault – 11:15pm. The victim told officers that she had been assaulted by her husband and locked out of her apartment. She said she believed that her husband was still inside the apartment and refused to answer the door; and, her 7 year old son was still in the apartment as well. After multiple attempts to have the victim’s husband open the door officers had to force entry into the apartment. Officers found the child unharmed but the victim’s husband was not present. It was later discovered the man took the victim’s car and left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival. The victim completed a domestic violence lethality screen and obtained 2nd degree assault charges against her husband. The victim was treated by EMS on scene.

April 21st:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Domestic – 12:20am. Officers responded for the report of a violent domestic dispute. The reporting person was unsure which apartment, but said that it was coming from an upstairs apartment. Officers checked the building and heard the sounds of the domestic but repeated knocks on the apartment door went unanswered. Fearing that one or both parties may have been injured and that exigent circumstances existed, a decision was made to force entry into the apartment. Once inside the officers located both parties in a bedroom. They both admitted to yelling at each other, but insisted that no physical altercation took place. Neither party would answer as to why they not would come to the door while the officers announced their presence repeatedly. After ensuring that no one was injured the female half of the argument called Lyft and left the apartment.

April 20th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Recovered stolen vehicle – 12:20am. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader were alerted to a 2016 Nissan that had been reported stolen. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen from the 3200 block of Queenstown Drive to MRPD on April 10th. Attempts to contact the registered owner by phone were unsuccessful so the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. The owner will be notified by mail of the recovery.

2700 block Upshur Street: M/V collision – 5pm. While riding on Upshur Street the operator of a 1998 Sunl scooter collided with a parked 2005 Honda CR-V. The operator sustained facial injuries in the collision and was transported by EMS to Providence Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

3500 block of Newton Street: Lost property – 7pm. The reporting person came the Mount Rainier Police Department to report his lost Nigerian passport. He told officers the last time he physically had possession of his passport was back in November of 2016 shortly after travelling outside the United States. He said he was unsure where he may have lost the passport. He victim was provided a police report number advised to contact his embassy.

April 19th:

4000 block of 29th Street: Burglary – 1:50pm. The resident told officers that she returned from work and discovered that her former roommate’s belongings were gone. She said that she noticed a bedroom window had been opened and believed this was the point of entry since the doors were still locked when she got home. She said that she believes that it was her former roommate who broke in and took her own property. There was no damage and nothing belonging to the resident’s was taken.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 3:20pm. The owner of a 2002 Toyota Rav4 reported that she came out to her vehicle this afternoon and discovered damage to the ignition and the glove compartment ransacked. She said that there was nothing missing and that she may have forgotten to lock the vehicle. At the owner’s request the vehicle was not processed for evidence.

April 18th:

32nd Street and Rainier Avenue: Drunk driver – 9am. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man who was passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. Further investigation revealed that he had been drinking and failed standard field sobriety testing. He refused to submit to a chemical test for alcohol. He was arrested and charged with DUI. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. 

Case Number: 17-0904

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 10:45am. The owner of a 2015 Chrysler told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken out the front passenger side window. He checked the interior of his car and found that his older model iPhone 5 had been stolen.

April 17th:

3800 block of 32nd Street: Drunk driver – 12:35am. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle that had struck a curb. Upon arrival the officers found a Hispanic male passed out in the driver’s seat of a 2002 Ford Explorer. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and admitted to having four drinks. He failed all standard field sobriety testing and was arrested for DUI. He was transported to the Greenbelt Police Department where he submitted to a breathalyzer test. The test revealed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .19, over twice the legal limit for intoxication. He was charged with DUI released.

April 16th:

4300 block of 34th Street: Drunk driver – 4:50am. Officers stopped a 2016 Toyota after observing it being driven in an erratic manner. Further investigation revealed that the drive was under the influence of alcohol and failed all standard field sobriety testing. He was transported to the University of Maryland Police Department when he submitted to a breathalyzer test. The test revealed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .22 almost three times the legal limit for intoxication. He was charged with DUI and numerous traffic violations and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

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: April 9-15

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.

April 15th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Death report – 7:40am. Officers responded at the request of EMS personnel for deceased elderly female. The woman's husband told the officers that he last saw his wife alive at about 10pm last night. When he checked on her this morning he discovered her unresponsive and called EMS. The deceased had several known ongoing medical conditions; and there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play. The medical examiner and PGPD Homicide were notified and both declined to respond. The body was removed by Gasch's Funeral Home for final arrangements.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Found property – 11:25am. Officers took possession of a knife that a resident found in his back yard.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:25am. Officers responded for the report of two women doing drugs. Further investigation revealed that one of them had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 4:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 11:50pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver gave the officers a false name and identification because he believed he had an open arrest warrant, which he did not. He was issued several traffic citations and a criminal citation for giving the officers a false name.

April 14th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander for displaying an expired Texas temporary tag.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 7:50pm. Officers stopped to investigate a vehicle stopped in the roadway and found the driver asleep behind the wheel. The officers roused the driver and attempted to ascertain if he OK to continue operating the vehicle. He became loud, disorderly and uncooperative. He eventually calmed down enough so that the officers could issue him a criminal citation for disorderly conduct. He was sent on his way without further incident.

4000 block of 35th Street: Hit and run collision – 11:30am. Officers arrested a man after he was identified as the driver of a vehicle that struck a woman's car and fled the scene without stopping. The victim got the striking vehicle's tag number and gave the information to the officers. The driver was located, still in his vehicle, parked at his residence.

April 13th:

Nothing significant to report.

April 12th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 10:25am. The owner of a 2000 Ford F150 told officers that he came back to the vehicle after attending church and discovered his handicapped parking placard had been stolen. No signs of forced entry into the truck were found.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4200 block of 32nd Street: 2nd degree assault – 1:10pm. The victim told officers that she and her child's father got into a verbal argument. When she tried to walk away the man grabbed her, choked her and bit he face before fleeing the scene. Officers canvassed the area for the man and located him as he was trying to get into a neighbor's house. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 29th Street: MIR – 2:20pm. Officer spoke with a DC police detective who was investigating a shooting that allegedly occurred in the 700 block of S Street, NW. The victim told the detective that he had been shot in the arm and purchased materials to treat his wound at a local CVS. The detective contacted the CVS and learned that the victim made no such purchase and that DC's ShotSpotter system had not detected any shots fired in the area where the shooting allegedly occurred. The victim then changed his story and said the shooting took place in Mount Rainier. The victim was very uncooperative with the DC detective. No evidence of the scooting could be traced to Mount Rainier. PGPD detectives were notified and will follow up with their counterparts in DC.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Assault – 4:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a neighbor dispute. When they arrived they learned that a man threw a brick through the window of his neighbor's house and damaged the neighbor's fence. Officers apprehended the man in his front yard as he urinated on his front steps. He was arrested, charged with assault and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft – 8:15pm. The victim reported that he was scheduled to receive a package containing a Florida temporary tag. When it did not arrive as expected he contacted the carrier and was told that it was mistakenly delivered to an address on Russell Avenue. He repeatedly tried to contact the resident at that address but was unsuccessful. Florida MVA officials told him he needed a police report so they could send him a replacement tag.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30pm. Officers impounded a 1999 Nissan Altima for parking on and blocking the sidewalk.

April 11th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 11:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3600 block of Shepherd Street: Warrant service – 6pm. Officers stopped a man they knew had an open arrest warrant for second degree assault. The warrant was verified and he was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 10th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen auto (supplement) – 8:55am. Officers were notified by DC police that a 1997 Dodge reported stolen from the 4300 block of 28th Place on April 9th had been recovered after have been involved in a hit and run collision. Officers contacted the owners of the vehicle and advised them of how to recover their vehicle from DC.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Stolen vehicle – 10:55am. The owner of a 2016 Nissan Altima told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen. No suspect or evidence was identified.

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 1:25pm. The store clerk told officers that two men came into the store and stole several items of merchandise. Officers reviewed security camera footage and found that Suspect #1 was a black male approximately 30-40 years of age, 5-11, 210 pounds, short black hair, wearing a green jacket , green shirt, dark pants with a red belt. Suspect #2 was described as a black male approximately 30-40 years of age, 5-11 240 pounds, short black hair, trimmed beard, wearing a green hoodie with a red emblem on the front and gray sweat pants. The value of the stolen items is approximately $13.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Civil citation – 8:50pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

Russell Avenue and Taylor Street: 1st degree assault – 10:05pm. MRPD officers stopped to investigate a vehicle parked in a handicapped space on Russell Avenue at Taylor Street. A check of the vehicle's tag revealed that it was not registered. When the officers approached the vehicle they saw that it was occupied by four individuals – the driver, a front seat passenger and two rear seat passengers. The officers saw one of the rear seat passengers make a move to conceal something under his seat and told him to place his hands in clear view on the seat back in front of him. At that point the driver put the vehicle in in drive and began to flee the scene. The driver stopped, put the vehicle in reverse and intentionally drove the vehicle directly at one of the officers. The officer took an evasive step to avoid being struck however the driver was able to strike the officer with the vehicle nearly knocking him to the ground. The vehicle and its occupants fled into DC and the officers pursued the suspects' vehicle where it crashed in the area of 14th and Hamilton Streets, NW. The driver and front seat passenger fled the crash on foot. MPDC air and K-9 units assisted in a search for the driver but he was able to avoid apprehension and remains at large. MRPD officers were able to apprehend the passenger and a search of the backpack he was carrying revealed that he was in possession of approximately 184 grams of marijuana individually packaged for distribution. MPDC officers took custody of the front seat passenger pending CDS distribution charges and extradition back to Maryland. The two rear seat passengers were also detained by MPDC pending similar charges. Once identified the driver will be charged with a variety of offenses including felony assault on a police officer. The suspect's vehicle was seized and will be processed for evidence. PGPD detectives were notified and will be assisting in the investigation. The MRPD officer who was struck sustained minor injuries only and did not require medical attention.​

April 9th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen auto – 10:05am. The owner of a 1997 Dodge told officers that he left his vehicle running while visiting a friend in the friend's apartment. When he came back to his vehicle he discovered it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses were located.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision/vehicle impound – 1:05pm. Officers impounded a 1996 Honda after it had been involved in a hit and run collision where it struck a 2015 Dodge. Attempts to locate the driver of the striking vehicle were negative.

3700 block of 35th Street: Theft – 10:15pm. Officers interviewed the homeowner who had rented a room to a man whom she wanted evicted. She was advised that this was a landlord/tenant civil matter and that she had to give the man a 30-day notice to vacate. The homeowner then reported that she suspected that the man stole $50 from her room which he denied. The homeowner was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

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: March 31 - April 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.

April 8th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Emergency petition – 12:40am. Officers responded for the report of a naked male laying on the sidewalk. Officers found the man who appeared to be under the influence of a CDS. He was transported by EMS personnel to Prince George’s Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

3800 block of 31st Street: Emergency petition – 11:15am. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man they saw walking in the middle of the street with no shoes and who seemed to be disoriented. The man was unable to answer simple questions. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

April 7th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2004 Toyota that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

April 6th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 1:15am. Officers responded for the report of an unwanted guest. When they arrived the victim said that a female guest was playing music too loudly and asked her to leave before the music disturbed neighbors. She responded by striking and kicking the victim several times. She was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Destruction of property – 4am. Maintenance employees reported that a man was kicking apartment doors. Officers found and detained the man who was positively identified as the one the employees saw breaking glass, kicking doors, and using a fire extinguisher to bang on doors. The man was arrested, charged with destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 5th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Lost property – 1:05am. A man called police to report that he had lost his Bangladesh passport. His embassy required that he file a police report before issuing him a new one.

3700 block of 37th Street: Criminal citation – 2:40pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

4700 block of 25th Street: Warrant service – 2:45pm. While conducting a welfare check on a resident officers encountered a man who they knew had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a traffic charge. The man was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

April 4th:

4400 block of 29th Street: Identity theft – 8:30am. The victim came into the police station and told officers that he received notification from his credit monitoring service that two separate internet retail accounts were opened in his name. He said that he is one the many federal employees whose information was compromised after a hacker accessed the Office of Personnel Management database.  He also said that no financial transactions had taken place on either account and that the accounts have been shut down.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 2nd degree assault/theft – 2:20pm. The victim told officers that she and the father of her children had an argument and she told him to leave her apartment. The suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and struck her with closed fist in the chest before fleeing the area.  The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 5pm. The victim told officers that he came out to his motorcycle this evening and discovered that the tag had been stolen.

April 3rd:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

April 2nd:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Destruction of property – 5:15am. The reporting person told officers that she sold a man a package of cigars at about 4am. He returned about an hour and wanted a refund for the cigars. When she refused the refund the man became very angry, came into the store and knocked over several displays. The man got back in his vehicle and fled the scene. The customer was described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with a receding hairline. He was last seen in a dark colored two door vehicle, possibly a Honda or Hyundai.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:45am. The owner of a 1997 Nissan told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had smashed out the windshield and a side door window. No evidence as to who may have been responsible for the damage was found.

4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:45am. Officers impounded a 1997 Toyota Corolla displaying DC tags that expired in December of last year.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:30pm. Officers impounded a 2008 BMW 328i for parked blocking a private driveway.

April 1st:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered stole vehicle – 4:15am. Officers recovered a 1999 Toyota Camry that had been previously reported stolen to DC police back on March 29th. DC police were apprised of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4600 block of 29th Street: Fraud – 12:25pm. The victim told officers that she was contacted by the suspect, Jeffery Bishop (most likely not his real name), who told her that he had a job for her and got her name from an employment website. The victim was sent a check for $3,350 and told to deposit it into her personal account. The suspect then told her to withdraw the funds and send it to the suspect’s account. Days later, the victim’s bank contacted her and told her that her account was overdrawn by $3,350. The victim also sent $450 by money gram for equipment to help with her job. The equipment never arrived. Further attempts to contact the suspect were negative and the number he provided was not in service.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 9:30pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Dodge truck after a mobile license plate reader alerted that the owner of the vehicle had an open arrest warrant. The officers confirmed the warrant that was through Prince George’s County for first degree assault. The man was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

March 31st:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 2:50am. Officers saw a 2003 Toyota operating south on Rhode Island Avenue at a high rate of speed. A few minutes later they found the vehicle had crashed into the traffic circle with both front air bags deployed. Both the driver and passenger refused any medical treatment at the scene. The driver was issued several traffic citations and her vehicle was impounded.

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, March 31, 2017

Police Report: March 26-30

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.

March 26th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 12pm. The driver of a 1998 Nissan was driving on the service road when he struck a parked 2015 Nissan causing minor damage to the front driver’s side bumper. The driver of the striking vehicle left his contact information for the owner of the parked vehicle who was unable to be located.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 11pm. Officers were approached by a man who said that he had an open arrest warrant. The officers verified the warrant that had been issued for the man’s arrest after he failed to appear in court on a charge of theft. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

March 27th:

3500 block of Perry Street: Recovered stolen property – 1:30pm. Officers met with the owner of a bicycle that had been stolen from his residence in DC. He arranged to buy back his stolen bike and was meeting the seller at the Mount Rainier Library. As the officers arrived in the area they saw the suspect riding the bike in the 3500 block of Perry Street. They stopped the suspect and the bike’s owner positively identified the bike as the one stolen from him. The victim told the officers that he did not want to press charges but only wanted the bike back. The suspect gladly surrendered the bike and both individuals were sent on their way.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Vandalism to auto – 5:50pm. The owner of a 2002 Hummer told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered two deep scratches on both sides that were not there when he parked it. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 11:45pm. The victim told officers that at about noon today she left her purse on top of her car as she and a friend were unloading groceries. At about 12:30 she saw a man described as 30-40 years of age, tall, with medium build wearing a black jacket with a hood and blue jeans running away from the car carrying her purse. She said that she only discovered that the purse was gone after she began looking for it while getting ready for work around 2pm. 0 hours.

March 28th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft from auto – 9:30am. The owner of a 2007 Lexus told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered the driver’s side window broken out. Further investigation revealed that the inside of the vehicle had been rummaged through and some laundry had been stolen. No evidence or witness could be found.

March 29th:

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Destruction of property – 2:20am. Officers responded for the report of a holdup alarm. They met a store employee in the parking lot who pointed out that the front door had been broken and identified the man who broke it. The suspect was very intoxicated and when asked about the door he said that the store employee had said something to him that made him angry and that’s why he broke the door. He was arrested, charged with destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 4am. Officers impounded a 2011 Nissan Sentra that was parked on a sidewalk blocking the passage to a handicap ramp.

4200 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 9:30am. The owner of a 2005 Toyota Camry reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that both tags had been stolen off the vehicle.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Property damage – 1:15pm. The owner of a 2000 Porsche reported that he came out to his vehicle this afternoon and discovered superficial damage to the rear passenger side bumper.

March 30th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 3:20am. Store employees told officers that a black male in his 30’s dresses all in black came into the store, filled a shopping basket with toilet paper, paper towels and ice cream and fled the store on foot without paying for the items. The suspect was last seen in the direction of Kaywood Apartments. A canvas of the area for the suspect proved negative.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 5:35am. The owner of a 2014 Chevy Camaro told officers that he heard a noise outside his apartment, went to check on his vehicle and discovered all four tires and wheels missing had been stolen. There were no witnesses and no evidence was recovered.

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, March 27, 2017

Police Report: March 19-25

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.

March 19th:

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.

March 20th:

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.

March 21st:

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.

March 22nd:

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.

March 23rd:

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.

March 24th:

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.

March 25th:

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Police Report: March 12-18

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.

March 12th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Domestic assault – 1:20am. The victim told officers that she and her husband got into a verbal argument as he was driving her car. He began driving erratically and she had to grab the vehicle’s keys to get him to stop. When she got out of the car her husband punched her in her back and side before leaving the scene. Officers later found the vehicle abandoned in the area of Arundel Road and Russell Avenue. The victim was advised of her options with the District Court Commissioner.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 9:25pm. Officers impounded a 2012 Ford Fusion for failing to comply with a State repair order issued back in February of 2016.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Emergency petition – 9:50pm. Officers met with a woman who told them that she was feeling depressed and had begun to cut her legs with a kitchen knife. She said that she takes medication for depression but had not taken it in over three months. She was transported to Prince George’s Hospital and released to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.

3300 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 11:25pm. The driver of a 2004 Toyota traveling south on Chillum Road crossed into the northbound travel lane and struck a 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The driver of the Cherokee was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Both vehicles were disabled and had to be towed from the scene.

March 13th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Emergency petition – 4:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man lying in the street. The officers found the man and immediately recognized that he was under the influence of PCP. He was transported by fire/rescue personnel to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for emergency treatment.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound (x9) – 11:45am-2am. Officers impounded nine (9) vehicles for parking on a snow emergency route after a snow emergency had been declared.

March 14th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 2:05am.  Officers impounded a vehicle for parking on a snow emergency route after a snow emergency had been declared.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Emergency petition – 11am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person inside the store. When the officers arrived they spoke with the man who said that the TV’s had been talking to him causing him to speak incoherently. He displayed signs of paranoia and rapid mood swings. He refused to disclose his medical history but did say that he had been prescribed many medications but had not been taking them. The officers transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital and released him to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 3:10pm. Officers stopped a man who they knew from prior experience had an active open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and transported to DOC in Hyattsville. Once at DOC the man became belligerent and uncooperative and complained of chest pains. He was transported by fire/rescue personnel to Prince George’s Hospital for a checkup. He continued his belligerent and uncooperative behavior at the hospital and refused treatment by the medical staff. He was released without treatment and transported to DOC in Upper Marlboro.

March 15th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 8:05pm. Officers responded for a vehicle fire. Witnesses told the officers that they saw the driver get out of the vehicle as it caught on fire and stood watching it burn. When the officers spoke with the driver they immediately detected the odor of PCP about his person. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment. While being treated by the medical staff the driver yelled “I was smoking PCP and that’s how the car caught fire.” His vehicle was impounded to clear the roadway.

3300 block of Otis Street: Dog bite – 9:05pm. The victim told officers that as he entered his home he was bitten on the leg by his brother’s dog. The bite did not break the skin or draw blood. A Prince George’s County Animal Exposure Report was completed and faxed to the Health Department and Animal Control.   

March 16th:

3100 block of Perry Street: Hit and run collision – 10:50am. The owner of a 2013 Ford told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been hit by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

4500 block of 30th Street: Death report – 6:05pm. Officers were called to the scene by fire/rescue personnel who had responded for an unconscious 73 year old male. They pronounced the man deceased from natural causes. The State Medical Examiner released the decedent’s remains to his family for final arrangements.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 8:10pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer for driving without headlights illuminated. Upon further investigation the officers located two clear plastic baggies containing a total of 28.5 grams of marijuana. The driver was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 17th:

3600 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers impounded a 2000 Mercedes for a host of registration violations including display of tags that expired in November of 2015 and belonged on a 2001 Jaguar.

March 18th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant Service – 10:20am. Officers stopped a man known to them to have an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. After confirming the warrant the man was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. 

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

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, March 13, 2017

Snow Emergency Announcement

In preparation for the forecasted winter weather event, The City of Mount Rainier has declared a Snow Emergency to be in effect beginning at 6:00pm on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Parking on Emergency Routes is prohibited during a Snow Emergency.

The Mount Rainier Police will ticket and tow vehicles that remain parked on a snow emergency route one hour after snow begins to fall.

Emergency routes are as follows:

1. 34th Street from Eastern Avenue to Arundel Road
2. Chillum Road from Arundel Road to the City boundary at Queens Chapel Road, MD Rt. 500
3. Rainier Avenue from 34th Street to Upshur Street
4. Upshur Street from Rainier Avenue to 28th Place
5. 28th Place from Upshur Street to Russel Avenue
6. Russell Avenue from 28th Place to Arundel Road
7. Varnum Street from Russel Avenue to Eastern Avenue
8. Arundel Road from Russell Avenue to 34th Street

Wednesday trash collection will be suspended until Thursday, March 16, 2017.

MRTV is experiencing technical issues and is temporarily down, please refer to the Mount Rainier website at www.mountrainiermd.org for more information; and follow our Facebook page @CityofMountRainierMD and Twitter account @MtRainierMD for updates.

For questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Love at jlove@mountrainiermd.org or 202-731-0163

Mount Rainier Snow Emergency telephone lines are 301-985-6580 and 301-985-6590

In case of emergency, call 911.

Police Report: March 5-11

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.

March 5th:

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 2:40pm. The victim told officers that she was unpacking items from a friend’s vehicle at Red Dirt Studios and when she was from the vehicle for a short time her purse was stolen.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Strong arm robbery – 6:45pm. The victim told officers that while he was walking home he was approached by two unknown black males who grabbed him and repeatedly punched and kicked him. He fell to the ground and the suspects his went through his pockets and stole his cell phone, wallet and a quantity of cash. The victim stated that after the suspects took belongings they again kicked and punched him causing bruises and lacerations to his hands, legs and face. Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim stated that the suspects never said anything and that he could not identify them if he saw them again. The victim was transported by ambulance to Providence Hospital for treatment of his injuries. PGPD District I robbery detectives responded to the hospital to take over the investigation.

March 6th:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 11:25am. Officers impounded a 2009 Toyota and a 2015 Nissan after both were disables after being involved in a property damage collision.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:40pm. The owner of a 1999 Honda Civic reported that his neighbor told him that he saw an unknown male pouring something into the vehicle’s gas tank. The owner could not provide any additional information about the neighbor so a further investigation could be conducted.

March 7th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Burglary – 3:15pm. The resident told officers that when he returned home from work he discovered his bedroom door open. His clothes and miscellaneous items were scattered about the floor and several items of his personal property and cash had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment and the resident sai\d it may have been possible that he may have left the front door unlocked.

March 8th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 7:30am. Officers impounded a 2010 Toyota that was unregistered and displaying a tag issued to another vehicle.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 9:15am. Officers impounded a 2000 Mercury for displaying tags that expired back in November of 2016.

4100 block of 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 10:40am. The owner of a 2005 Chevy parked her vehicle in the business district at about 8am this morning. When she returned to the vehicle a couple hours later she discovered damage to the rear bumper and tail light.

March 9th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 4:50am. The owner of a 2012 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 7pm on the 8th and the time he called police someone removed the temporary registration tag from the vehicle and ripped it up.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 9am. Officers were called to Rainier Manor for the report of a woman in the lobby who stated she wanted to harm herself. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto – 9:30am. The victim told officers that she parked her 2001 Dodge Caravan outside her residence at about 8:45. When she returned to the van about 45 minutes later she discovered it had been stolen.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Returned missing person – 12:10pm. Officers on patrol encountered a 40- year old man who had been reported missing to MRPD last September 20th. The man said he had been out of state since that time but was in good health. His information was removed from NCIC missing persons files.

March 10th:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 7:15am. Officers responded for the report of a man running around banging on apartment windows. Officers found him in his apartment soaked in gasoline with no clothes on. He had turned on the stove to try and ignite the gasoline fumes. The apartment was evacuated until cleared by the fire department. The man was taken by ambulance to Washington Adventist hospital and released to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Assault – 6:20pm. Officers were called to the BP station regarding a pickup truck that had been left there earlier in the day. Management wanted the officers to tow the vehicle from the lot, however since it is private property they were unable to do so. While on the scene the owner of the truck arrived and wanted to drive the truck off the lot but was stopped by the officers because he was under the influence of alcohol. The man became agitated, refused to obey the officers’ commands and started a physical altercation. The altercation quickly turned violent and the officers had to call for assistance from officers in other jurisdictions to get the man under control and under arrest. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was charged with assaulting an officer, disorderly conduct and other charges before being delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. One Mount Rainier officer sustained minor injuries during the altercation. He was treated and released at a local hospital.

March 11th:

3300 block of Perry Street: Theft – 12pm. The victim told officers that her child’s father came into her place of employment to discuss matters related to the child. The man became disorderly and when she told him she was going to call the police he took her cell phone and left the premises. The officers documented the incident and advised the victim of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

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, March 07, 2017

Police Report: February 26 - March 4

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.

February 26th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Lost property – 4:35pm. A man reported that he lost his passport issued by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He said that he suspects he lost ot back of February 4 at about 8pm.

February 27th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 10:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Fraudulent checks – 3:15pm. The owner of Kaywood Liquors reported that in March and April of last year he cashed two checks for a long time customer.  The victim provided notarized statements from both issuing companies stating that the checks were not issued by them to the customer and that the checks are fraudulent. The customer was positively identified and the officers are following up to obtain pertinent criminal charges.

February 28th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Stolen vehicle – 7:05am. The owner of a 1998 Honda Accord reported the theft of his car that occurred sometime between 10pm on the 27th and the time he called police.

4000 block of 34th Street: Missing person – 2:25pm. The reporting person told officers that her sister was last seen at Northwestern High School on Friday February 24th at about 11am and has not been seen since. She said that her sister has lately been unhappy with her grandmother’s rules at home. The missing person has been diagnosed with ADHD but is not medicated. She is a black female, medium brown skin, shoulder length curly hair and wears black plastic frame glasses. She was last seen wearing blue cargo pants and a blue North face jacket.

4300 block of 28th Place: Fraud – 6:50pm. The victim told officers that she contracted with a company she found on Instagram that promised to help her pay her rent. The victim sent the company $900 but never received they promised to provide. The victim contacted her bank to begin a fraud investigation.

March 1st:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 10:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Otis Street: 2nd degree assault – 7:30pm. The victim told officers that she got into a verbal argument with her daughter regarding a landlord tenant issue. The argument escalated and the daughter struck her mother in the face. The officers observed visible trauma to the victim’s face. The daughter was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 10pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Toyota Camry for displaying tags that expired back in October 2016.

March 2nd:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:15am. The owner of a 2000 Ford Taurus told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered the driver’s window broken out. Nothing was stolen from inside and no evidence was recovered.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Narcotics arrest – 12pm. Officers responded for the report of an unwanted guest. The resident told officers that a woman who he recently net came to his apartment and indulged in alcohol and drugs. Officers contacted the woman and discovered her in possession of a glass pipe and suspect crack cocaine. She was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 6:15pm. The owner of a 2005 Toyota Solara came into the police station to report her rear license plate stolen.

March 3rd:

3100 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:10am Officers impounded a 2011 Toyota Avalon that was displaying tags that expired in August of 2016.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 8:20am. Officers impounded a 2000 VW Passat that had been posted for 48-hour towing and was unregistered.

4700 block of 31st Place: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2008 VW Jetta that was displaying tags that expired in November of 2016.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Domestic assault – 3:35pm. Investigation revealed that a man physically assaulted two family members during an attempt to take money from one victim’s purse. The man was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 4th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:20am. Officers impounded a Chevy Malibu that was displaying tags that expired in June of 2016.

2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 9:05am. Officers impounded a 2009 Kia Rio for displaying Ohio tags that expired in July of 2016.

3400 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:30am. The owner of a 2013 Range Rover reported that someone shot out the vehicle’s rear window. The driver’s side rear window was shattered. There was a small amount of glass inside the vehicle, but no projectile could be located inside the vehicle and was no additional damage to the vehicle.

4000 block of 36th Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:05am. The owner of a 1994 Isuzu truck told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered the driver’s window and the sliding rear window were damaged. The damage appeared to have been caused by a BB gun.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:20am. The owner of a 2014 Kia told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered scratches on the right side of his car.

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, January 18, 2017

Inauguration Safety Alerts Available

The National Capital Region will be sending safety and event alerts via text. All residents and visitors need to do to receive these alerts is text the keyword INAUG to 888777.