Thursday, December 18, 2014

Public Safety Night 2014

Mount Rainier Public Safety Night 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pscZQJlWxNw&feature=youtu.be

Monday, December 15, 2014

Police Report: December 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.

December 13th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MIR – 2:40pm. Officers responded for the report of unknown trouble. Upon their arrival they discovered that a male and a female were arguing. Another male stepped in to defend the female in the argument. This upset the other male so the two started to fight. The female then called police. All partied were found to be intoxicated and uncooperative. Officers exchanged information and advised all partied to pursue charges through the commissioner’s office if they chose to do so. 

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 7:10pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Ford truck for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued several traffic citations and his truck was impounded.

December 12th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 8:55am. The victim told officers that that she was pumping gas when she noticed a man in her vehicle stealing her purse. The victim said that she ran around her vehicle and tried to grab the purse from the suspect as he was entering a silver sedan. The victim stated that the man was able to shut the door and make good on his escape with her purse.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Burglary – 9:35am. The reporting person told officers that he was a maintenance employee for Kaywood Apartments and was doing some work in a vacant apartment on December 11th.  He left his tools in the apartment when he left for the day. When he returned to work today he discovered that someone had broken into the apartment, but nothing was missing from inside.

December 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

December 10th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Emergency petition – 1:35am. The reporting person told officers that a man had contacted an ex-girlfriend and advised that he wanted to kill himself by taking a large quantity of pills. Officers spoke to the man and found him to be very hostile and upset. They determined that based on his actions and statements that he needed to go to a medical facility for an emergency evaluation. He was subsequently taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vandalism to auto – 11am. The owner of a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser told officers that sometime between 2pm on the 9th and the time she called police someone broke out a side window on her vehicle.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 2:45pm. The reporting person told officers that he parked and secured his work truck at about 8:30 this morning. When he came back to the truck at about 1pm he discovered that someone had broken in through a passenger side door and stole several tools and personal items.

4200 block of 34th Street: M/V collision – 8:10pm. The officers’ investigation revealed that a 2007 Nissan struck a parked 2006 Mini Cooper. The driver of the Nissan did not have a license and there was an MSP pick up order for the tags. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA. 

December 9th:

4000 block of 30th Street: Theft – 10:10am. The reporting person came into the police station and told officers that on December 6th at about 7:30am he discovered that someone had stolen his Christmas wreath off his front porch.

3700 block of 36th Street: Theft – 11:25am. The victim told officers that his house was in foreclosure and abandoned. When he went to check the property this morning he discovered that someone had broken into the house through a first floor window and stole the copper piping and some of the radiators. He also discovered gang graffiti spray painted on the interior walls and on an outside shed.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: 1st degree assault – 8:35pm. Officers responded to the area for the report of the sound of shots. Officers searched the basement area of an apartment building and located several spent shell casings. Officers then received additional information that a victim of a gunshot wound was transported to a local hospital by a citizen. Officers responded to the hospital and learned that the victim had had been shot one time. Upon speaking to the victim he advised that he was in the laundry room when two black males with ski masks on approached him from behind and demanded he empty his pockets. He complied and ran from the laundry room. As he fled the two began firing at him striking him once. The victim fled to a local business where he was met by a friend who drove him to the hospital for treatment. His wound was not considered life threatening. Further investigation revealed that the victim’s apartment had been forcibly entered. The officers checked the apartment for possible suspects finding none. They did however locate suspected narcotics in plain view. With the assistance of Prince George’s County Police detectives a search warrant was obtained for the apartment. Officers recovered a considerable quantity of marijuana and US Currency, two illegal firearms and a bullet resistant vest. The investigation is ongoing. 

December 8th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI – 3:30am. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a vehicle with a suspended registration. Officers stopped the vehicle and further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and he was under the influence of alcohol. He failed all standard field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test for alcohol. He was issued several traffic citations and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Attempt theft from auto – 8:50am. The owner of a 2001 Plymouth Neon told officers that she heard the car alarm going off at about 1am on December 7th. She went out to her vehicle and discovered that the driver’s door lock had been damaged and the door was ajar. She said that nothing was missing from the vehicle and that the alarm scared off the suspect.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 9:50am. Officers patrolling the area saw a man urinating in public. They stopped to issue him a citation for the violation and learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 34th Street: Theft – 2:40pm. A woman came into the police station to report a theft of her vehicle tags. She told officers that after a recent move to Georgia she mailed her tags to her son in Mount Rainier so he could turn them in to MVA. She showed the officers a receipt showing that the tags were mailed on November 25th and allegedly arrived on the 27th; however, she stated that the tags never arrived.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 6:55pm. The store manager told officers that two black males and a black female came into the store. She said that one of the men placed some DiGiorno Pizzas inside of his bag and went to exit the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The store security guard attempted to block the subjects exit but they pushed past him and fled on foot into DC.

December 7th:

3900 block of 33rd Street: Stolen auto – 12:35am. The owner of a 2001 Chrysler told officers that he parked his vehicle at about 11pm and when he returned for it just after midnight he discovered that it had been stolen.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

4200 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:30pm. The owner of a 1998 Nissan told officers that he returned to his vehicle this afternoon and discovered that someone had broken out the rear passenger window on the driver’s side.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft - 7:20pm. The victim told officers that she left work to get coffee at about 10:30 this morning leaving her purse behind. She returned to work and at about 3pm when she went to get money for lunch she discovered that her wallet and $120 was missing from the purse. No suspects were identified and the manager told officers that he would review the store’s video surveillance recording to see if any evidence was recorded.

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, December 08, 2014

Police Report: November 30 - December 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.

December 6th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Domestic assault – 1am. Officers responded for the report of loud noise coming from an apartment. When the officers arrived they observed blood on the steps leading to the apartment. They spoke with the resident/victim who told them that she and her boyfriend/suspect got into an argument. The argument turned physical and the man grabbed her by her hair and shoved her into a wall. The victim locked herself in a bedroom to get away from the man and heard him breaking things before fleeing the apartment just before the police arrived. She said the blood was not hers and that it came from the suspect when he broke a mirror. The officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and advised the victim of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

2900 block of Upshur Street: Stolen auto – 6:05am. The owner of a 1999 Toyota told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 5th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 11:30am. The owner of a 2000 Toyota told officers that came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken into her vehicle through a rear passenger side vent window and stole several items of her personal property from inside.

4300 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:15pm. The reporting person told officers that he left his mother’s 2012 Honda parked and secured at about 2am this morning. When he returned to the vehicle he discovered damage to a rear passenger window and the interior ransacked. There did not appear to be anything missing from the vehicle at the time of the report.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 1:15pm. The owner of a 1998 Toyota told officers that he came out to his vehicle this afternoon and discovered that someone had broken into his vehicle through a rear passenger side vent window and stole several items of her personal property from inside.

December 5th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:55pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Nissan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended for an emissions violations and the driver had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. The driver was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

December 4th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Traffic arrest – 8:40am. Officers stopped to investigate an illegally parked vehicle with music playing at an excessive level. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and had been suspended at least four times in the last year. As officers were attempting to issue the driver the appropriate citations he became very uncooperative and attempted to leave the scene multiple times. As a result he was arrested for the violations, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Varnum Street: 2nd degree assault – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a dispute. As they arrived they saw a woman push another female to the ground. The woman was found to be highly intoxicated, uncooperative and causing a disturbance within the household. Officers were also shown a cell phone video of the woman assaulting other members of the household just minutes prior to the officers’ arrival. The woman was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 3rd:

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 9:40am. The resident told officers that sometime between 9:30pm on the 2nd and 7:30am this morning someone stole eight decorative garden bricks out of her yard.

2500 block of Allison Street: Assault – 5:40pm. A 15 year old girl told officers that at about 2pm this afternoon she was cleaning house when her father got upset at her for leaving dishes in the sink and kids toys on the floor. She said that her father grabbed her by the neck, squeezed her and threw her into a TV. The victim could not notify police at the time of the incident because she had no accesses to a phone. When her mother came home she called police. Officers assisted the victim and her mother with transportation to the Commissioner’s Office to apply for charges. Officers also contacted Child Protective services and advised them of the incident.

December 2nd:

Nothing significant to report.

December 1st:

3000 Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 9am. The owner of a 2015 Honda told officers that sometime between 7pm on November 30th and the time she called police someone stole the Maryland temp tag (291077T) off her vehicle.

4400 block of 31st Street: Theft – 10:55am. The victim told officers that her son and his girlfriend were over for Thanksgiving. She said that she had her iPhone on charge in the bathroom and when she went to retrieve it, it was missing. She later discovered that her son and his girlfriend took the phone. She was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

28th Place and Russell Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 10:15pm. Officers on patrol observed a 1995 Honda traveling at a high rate of speed followed closely by a marked DC police vehicle. The MRPD officers lost sight of both vehicles and began to search the area. They located the Honda in the 4300 block of Kaywood Drive where it tried to intentionally collide with an MRPD police car. The DC cruiser again took up its chase and MRPD again lost sight of both vehicles.  MRPD officers finally located the Honda abandoned on the playground at 28th Place and Russell Avenue. The DC police cruiser could not be located. Witnesses told the officers that the Honda’s driver lost control and went off roadway, then fled on foot towards the 2900 block of Arundel Road. A call to DC police communications revealed that none of their officers notified them that they were in pursuit of a vehicle. A check of the Honda’s registration revealed it had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

November 30th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft of services – 5:40am. A cab driver told officers that he picked up a fare in Hyattsville and drove her to the 2700 block of Queens Chapel Road. The woman got out of the cab and told the cabbie that she was going inside to get money. She never came back. The cabbie described her as a black female, 20-30 years of age, wearing a black coat and blue leans.

3100 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 6:40am. The owner of a 2008 Nissan Versa told officers that he parked his vehicle in the 7-11 parking lot and went inside the store. While he was in the store a 2005 Dodge pulled into the parking lot and struck the rear corner of the bumper of the Nissan. When the owner spoke to the driver of the striking vehicle he denied striking his vehicle. The driver of the striking vehicle then fled the scene. The owner got all of the suspect’s vehicle information and the investigation is continuing.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen auto (recovered) – 7am. Officers were notified that the 2013 Acura stolen from the 4300 block of 28th Place was recovered in the 7200 block of Adelphi Road at about 1:30am this morning. The person driving the vehicle at the time of recovery was arrested.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 12:55pm. The owner of a 2007 Honda CRV told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone entered the vehicle, ransacked it, and stole approximately $20 in change. With the help of a witness further investigation led officers to believe that two juveniles were going through the parking lot looking for unlocked cars. One of the juveniles entered the victim’s vehicle and took the change. Officers were able to locate the suspects several hours later. One of the suspects was found to be in possession of a large amount of change. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:45pm. Officers stopped a 2014 Toyota Camry for driving without headlights. The driver was very uncooperative and refused to provide identification. Officers eventually issued the driver a criminal citation for refusing to obey a lawful order and charged him with the appropriate traffic citations. 

3100 block of Chillum Road: Assault – 10:45pm. Officers were called to the 7-11 to deal with two individuals involved in a confrontation. Further investigation revealed that there was an argument between the two over one of them disapproving of the other dating his sister. During the argument one of the men picked up a brick and threatened the other man. The other countered by displaying a knife and warning that he would defend himself. Neither subject physically touched the other. Due to different accounts of the story the incident was documented and both parties were instructed how to file charges through the Commissioner’s office. One of the men was transported to the Commissioner’s office so he could apply for a protective order.

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, December 01, 2014

Decorating for the holidays


Mount Rainier in Top 20 Most Improved Cities in Maryland

Safe Choice Security names Mount Rainier one of top 20 most improved cities in Maryland.

"Comparing the crime rates of 2007 to 2012, as based on the FBI Crime Reporting Statistics, we have uncovered that there are twenty Maryland cities which have had a significant decrease in crime over that five year period.

It is largely through a renewed commitment by individual police departments to take back their streets that these cities have become safer places to live and do business. Many have implemented new procedures, programs and increased patrols to make a dent in their crime rates. In our overview of these greatly improved cities, you will discover what it takes to transform a high crime rate into a much more reasonable one."


You can see the complete list of most improved cities here: http://www.safechoicesecurity.com/blog/20-cities-in-maryland-with-the-most-improved-crime-rate/



Police Report: November 23-29

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.

November 29th:

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Burglary – 10:25am. The resident told officers that she was absent from her home from about 2pm on the 28th to about 12:45pm today. She said that when she returned she discovered that the rear door to the residence had been broken and that the house had been rummaged through. The victim does not believe that anything was missing as she is in the process of moving and that most of the house is boxed up.

3800 block of 35th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:45pm. The owner of a 2008 Mazda told officers that he came out to move his vehicle and discovered a dent in the front fender. Officers observed the outline of a shoe print on the fender identifying how the dent was made.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Hit and run collision – 1pm. The owner of a 2010 Dodge Charger told officers that she was in a left turn lane on Queens Chapel Road when the vehicle in front of her made an erratic move causing her to stop quickly. The vehicle behind her failed to stop and rear ended her. The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene without exchanging information.

November 28th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 9:30pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for 2nd degree assault. She was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

November 27th:

Nothing significant to report.

November 26th:

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Assault/trespassing – 1:25am. Officers responded for the report of a man trespassing and causing a disturbance. When they arrived they spoke with the store clerk who said that the man had been in the store for an extended period and was harassing other customers. He was asked to leave by the clerk but refused. He cursed at the clerk and threw food at him. When the officers asked the man to leave he again refused. He was arrested, charged with simple assault and trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 34th Street: Concealed weapon – 2am. Officers observed a suspicious person wearing a ski mask walking in the middle of the street. The officers stopped him for a field interview and when they tried to pat him down for weapons he pushed away from them and tried to run away. After a brief struggle he was placed into custody and searched. The search revealed that he was in possession of a concealed, loaded .38 caliber revolver. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with possession of a concealed deadly weapon and other charges. PGPD robbery detectives interviewed the man and assisted in taking his statement. MSP Troopers from the Maryland Gun center assisted with researching the man’s criminal history and advised MRPD officers of the appropriate criminal charges to place against him.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen vehicle – 3:15pm. The reporting person told officers that he dropped the owner of a 2013 Acura off at the airport at about 6:50am this morning. He drove the vehicle back home and parked it. When he came back for the vehicle this afternoon he discovered that it had been stolen.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Burglary – 4:05pm. The resident told officers that he returned home to discover that his front door had been kicked in and several items of his personal property had been stolen from the living and bedroom areas. Neighbors told officers that they heard noises in the hallway but believed they were caused by maintenance personnel. No evidence was recovered.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 8:55am. The store manager told officers that he saw a black female come into the store and begin browsing in the undergarments section. The manager and two witnesses said they saw the woman place several items of merchandise into her purse. One of the witnesses approached the woman but was unable to stop her from leaving the store without paying for the items. She was observed leaving the area on foot towards 30th Street and Queens Chapel Road. A canvass of the area for the woman proved negative.

November 25th:

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 1:20pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male came into the store, selected two sandwiches and put them in his coat pocket. He then left the store without paying for the items.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 2:20pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Ford Taurus that had a suspended registration and had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 4:45pm. Officers responded to the Luskin’s Plaza are for a possible fight. While canvassing the area they stopped an individual for a field interview. The officers immediately smelled the odor of marijuana about his person and upon further investigation he was found to be in possession of marijuana and CDA paraphernalia. He was also found to be wearing a GPS monitoring device on his ankle. Juvenile Services was contacted about the monitoring device and they told the officers to deliver him to their custody. He was charged with possession of CDS and CDS paraphernalia and turned over to Juvenile Services at their facility in Cheltenham.

November 24th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Assault – 8:45am. The victim told officers that she and a male friend became involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. The man left the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers completed a lethality assessment screen and documented the incident. The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2000 Mitsubishi with a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The information was confirmed, the tags seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of Wells Avenue (Built Up Roofing): MIR – 9:20pm. The business owner told officers that he discovered an open door to the business and that he suspected someone was inside illegally. With the assistance of a K9 unit from Greenbelt PD the building was searched and discovered to be unoccupied. The owner advised that he did not notice anything missing and is unsure of how the door was left open.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 10:55pm. Officers responded for the report of an injured female. When they arrived they found a woman lying unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell. The female was given medical treatment and transported to a local hospital. Further investigation revealed that the female was in the stairwell speaking to a black male who was wearing dark colored clothing. The man struck the woman breaking her jaw and rendering her unconscious. The incident is still under investigation and PGPD detectives responded and are assisting.

November 23rd:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – Officers responded for the report of a disorderly person. When the officers arrived the suspect had left the residence but was located nearby. A warrant check revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Attempt Burglary – 12:35pm. The homeowner told officers that as he arrived home he saw two black males between the ages of 15-17 YOA wearing dark color hats, grayish jackets and dark color pants walking down his drive way. When he went into the house he discovered shattered glass on the floor from the back door and the kitchen window screen pulled out and placed against the wall. Nothing was reported stolen from the house. The scene was processed for evidence with negative results. The two suspects could not be located.

2900 block of Allison Street: Disorderly – 4:50pm. Officers arrested a violently disorderly woman who refused to leave the premises after being served with a protective order. She was charged with disorderly conduct and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 7:45pm. Officers impounded the remains of a 2004 Nissan Altima that had been destroyed by fire. The owner told the officers that he parked the vehicle about 45 minutes before it was discovered burning. Fire/rescue personnel extinguished the fire but did not identify a possible cause.

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, November 24, 2014

Police Report: November 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.

November 22nd:

Nothing significant to report.

November 21st:

2400 block of Arundel Road: MIR – 8:30am. The reporting person told officers that he had been involved in a minor traffic collision in the parking lot of the Varnum Street 7-11 at about 5:45am this morning. He said that as he was providing his personal information to the other driver the other driver became upset and threw him to the ground. Officers viewed the store’s security camera footage  and saw nothing to support the reporting person’s account of what allegedly occurred.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Fraud – 3:30pm. The victim told officers that she was taken for $350 by a man from Nigeria who offered to rent her a house in Silver Spring via Craig’s List.

3700 block of 37th Street: Burglary – 3:50pm. The resident told officers that he returned home to discover that the house had been ransacked and several items of his personal property stolen. Officers discovered that those responsible broke into the home through the side door which is accessed via the kitchen and driveway. It appeared that a brick was used to break a window pane in the door which enabled the suspect (s) to unlock the door. Officers processed the scene for evidence with negative results.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 4:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for misdemeanor theft after store employees detained him for shoplifting three cans of an alcoholic beverage. The merchandise was returned to the store and the man sent on his way.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:20pm. Officers impounded a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser that had become disabled due to a broken axel and was blocking the roadway.

November 20th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Armed robbery – 1:50am. The store clerk told officers that a black male (5’8”; about 35-37 years of age; wearing a long green coat, dark gray pants and a black ski mask) came into the store, produced a revolver and demanded that the clerk remove the cash drawers and place them on the counter. The victim complied and the suspect removed the cash from the drawers. The suspect also demanded Newport Cigarettes and the clerk provided the suspect with approximately 10 packs of cigarettes in a bag. The suspect then fled on foot to the rear of the business.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 11:10am.Officers stopped a 2000 Ford Expedition after an ALPR alerted them that the vehicle’s tags were suspended and there was a pick up order for the tags. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

November 19h:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Home invasion – 7:20am. Officers were notified by PGPD that a victim if a robbery was at Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road. When the officers arrived on the scene they spoke with the victim who claimed that he was walking his dog and was robbed by five unknown black males wearing hooded sweat shirts. Further investigation revealed that the victim’s version of the incident did not match with the evidence found at the scene. Officers discovered that the suspects entered the victim’s apartment through the front window. Once inside they assaulted the victim in a bedroom. When the victim fled the apartment the suspects apparently fired shots him as he fled. The incident is under investigation by PGPD CID detectives and is believed to be connected to the victim’s selling of narcotics.

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 9:30am. The victim told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 18th and 7am this morning someone stole four landscaping bricks out of his yard. He said that this was the second time in the past few days that bricks had been stolen. No evidence as to those responsible was found.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 2:15pm. The victim told officers that he left his car unlocked as he went briefly into a store. When he returned he discovered that someone had entered the vehicle and stole his handicapped placard from inside the glove box.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Fraud – 8:20pm. The victim told officers that he was contacted via social media by a man claiming to be an entertainer’s cousin. The man said the entertainer needed to give away money to those in need as part of his court ordered probation and he was authorized to give the victim $800. The scam involved the victim putting $800 on a pre-paid credit card with the suspect adding an additional $800 and returning it to the victim. The victim obtained the card and gave the information to the suspect. The suspect downloaded the money off the card and that was the last the victim heard from him. 

November 18th:

37th and Otis Streets: Traffic – 2am. Officers stopped a 2010 VW jetta for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags were suspended, there was a pick up order for the tags and the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Theft – 8:40am. The victim told officers that he awoke to find his 32 inch flat screen television missing from his living room. During the officers’ investigation they obtained sufficient evidence to apply for and receive an arrest warrant for the victim’s cousin charging him with theft of the TV.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers impounded a 1994 Toyota Celica that was unregistered and had no license plates attached.

3200 block of Perry Street: Hit and run collision – 1pm. The owner of a 2004 Infinity told officers that she came out to her vehicle and discovered that an unidentified vehicle struck the left rear quarter panel of her vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. The damage to the victim’s vehicle is minor, and the vehicle is drivable.

2900 block of Allison Street: EPS – 2:25pm. Officers investigating a possible assault were confronted by a man who was suffering from the effects of PCP intoxication. When the officers attempted to speak with him he stuttered that he was fine and fled the apartment building. Officers were able to apprehend him and take him into custody only after deploying a Taser. He was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 4:40pm. The resident told officers that he arrived at his apartment to discover that the door was ajar. When she went inside she smelled smoke and saw that all of her windows were open. She also discovered several personal items and a quantity of cash missing. Further investigation revealed that the door was open because fire/rescue personnel forced it open to fight a fire caused by food on the stove. No evidence was identified in the theft.

November 17th:

4700 block of 27th Street: Assault – 7:30am. A 14 year old boy (victim) told officers that on November 14th he got into a verbal argument with another student (suspect) while on the school bus. When the two got off the bus the suspect punched the victim in the face and head multiple times with a closed fist. Fire/rescue personnel responded but the victim refused medical treatment. On the 16th the victim complained of headaches and was taken to Children’s Hospital where he was treated for a concussion. Charges against the suspect are pending.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Domestic assault – 2:20pm. Officers spoke with the victim who said that she and her boyfriend became involved in an argument over text messages. The argument turned physical and the boyfriend hit her once in the nose with his hand. The officers observed some swelling to the victim’s nose and under her right eye but she refused medical treatment. The boyfriend was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. A domestic violence lethality screen was conducted, however the victim declined to speak with a counselor.

November 16th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 12:15pm. Officers impounded a 2000 Toyota Corolla that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader received an alert that a 1997 Nissan Maxima had suspended tags and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 30th Street: Attempt burglary – 1pm. Witnesses told officers that they saw three black males push in a window air conditioner unit and flee the area. The suspects were not successful in getting into the residence. The owners, who were out of town, were contacted and advised of the incident. The officers were able to secure the home and a canvass of the area for the suspects was negative.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Disorderly – 7:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic. When they arrived they tried to speak with the male half who was highly intoxicated. He was uncooperative and left the apartment and became disorderly when he got outside. Attempts to get him to calm down and leave the area were unsuccessful. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4100 block of Kaywood Place: Armed robbery – 9:30pm. The victim told officers that he was walking to his apartment when an unknown black male approached him and grabbed him by the throat from behind. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim replied that he did not have a wallet so the suspect patted him down and stole his cell phone. The suspect then fled on foot up Kaywood Drive towards Russell Avenue and then unknown. The victim described his assailant as a black male in his 30’s;  6’01” tall; 220lbs; wearing dark pants, a dark color jacket with a logo on the front breast and a black winter hat; armed with a large frame semi automatic handgun. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.

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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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Police Report: November 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.

November 15th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) - 2:10am. Officers received a request from DC police to respond to an address on Upshur Street and ask the owner of a 2005 Buick Lacrosse if he knew where his vehicle was. Officers contacted the owner and learned that he had parked the vehicle outside his residence and had it had obviously been stolen. DC officers recovered the vehicle in the 3800 block of 24th Street SE. The vehicle was found to have a broken window, a defeated ignition and all four wheels missing. MPD impounded the vehicle and the owner was notified.

Chillum Road and Arundel Road: M/V collision – 3:40am. Investigation revealed that a 2012 Dodge Charger stopped at a traffic light was rear ended by a 2000 Honda Accord. There were no injuries reported. The Honda was disabled from the collision and towed from the scene. The Honda’s driver was issued several traffic citations.

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 1:05pm. The owner reported that sometime between 8am on the 12th and the time he called police someone stole two rocks called garden papers from his front yard.

4600 block of 25th Street: Hit and run collision – 4pm. The owner of a 1995 Ford Explorer reported that sometime between 6pm on the 14th and the time he called police his vehicle was struck by a second, unknown vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. Officers determined that the striking vehicle most likely made a turn off of Arundel Road on to 25th Street before striking the Explorer. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4300 block of 28th Place: Hit and run collision – 5:50pm. The owner of a 2011 Toyota Camry reported that sometime between 4:45pm and 5:50pm today her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by an unknown vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4600 block of 29th Street: Domestic – 7:30pm. Officers spoke with a woman who said that she and her boyfriend were involved in an argument over her cell phone. She said that during the argument the boyfriend pulled her hair. Officers spoke to the male half and learned that he was intoxicated. They escorted the man from the residence. Lethality assessment screening forms were completed and the incident was documented.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Domestic – 9:25pm. Officers spoke with a woman who said that she and the father of her children got into a verbal argument after he dropped the kids off at her residence. She said that as he was leaving he pushed her. There were no signs of injury. Lethality assessment screening forms were completed and the incident was documented.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Domestic – 8:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic physical altercation in progress. When they arrived they learned that the parties had been involved in a verbal argument. Further investigation revealed that the female half had called her sister and told the sister that she had been assaulted in order to speed up the sister’s response to come and pick her up. Officers completed lethality assessments on both parties and documented the incident. The female half elected to leave for the night with her sister.

November 14th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 9:45am. The owner of a 2007 Dodge caravan told officers that sometime between 4pm on the 13th and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle. The investigation revealed that those responsible defeated the driver’s door lock and broke the ignition and steering column in an attempt to steal the van.

4300 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:30pm. Officers impounded a 2000 Ford Expedition for displaying tags that expired in May of this year and was uninsured.

3800 block of 34th Street: Property damage – 4pm. The owner of a 2007 Volvo reported that sometime between 2pm and 4pm on the 9th something or someone damaged the vehicle’s bumper. Officers could not determine the cause of the damage.

3400 block of Newton Street: MIR – 5pm. The complainant told officers that she did not feel comfortable in her own home because of conflicts she was having with her grandson. The complainant requested that officers speak to her grandson and help mediate the issues. Officers spoke to the grandson and tried to assist. 

3700 block of 35th Street: Burglary – 5:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that occurred earlier at a rooming house. One of the residents told officers that  she returned to the house at about 3:30pm to discover that the door between the basement and the main floor was forced open. Upon further investigation she discovered that her bedrooms and been ransacked but nothing was apparently missing. A second tenant discovered that his bedroom door had been forced open and a quantity of cash was missing. Officers were unable to determine a point of entry to the residence. All exterior doors were secure when the tenants arrived home. PGPD Burglary detectives were contacted in reference to the incident. The incident is still under investigation.

November 13th:

Nothing significant to report.

November 12h:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 2:40am. The store clerk told officers that a dark skin black male wearing a black skull cap, a black leather jacket, and blue jeans came into the store. As the man walked around the store he put about nine bars of Dove soap, four bottles of Febreze, four bottles of Lysol all purpose cleaner, four bottles of Formula 409 Cleaner and three jars of Maxwell coffee in his pants and fled out of the store in an unknown direction. A canvass of the surrounding areas was conducted with negative results.

November 11th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 12:20pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 1995 Lincoln Town car that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Domestic – 9pm. The victim told officers that when she dropped her children at her husband’s house he began to argue over a car seat. She said that during the argument he pushed her down, dragged her by her legs out of his bedroom, and attempted to push her down some steps. The landlord of the house intervened and separated the two. The victim returned to her home and called police. Officers completed a domestic violence lethality screen. She spoke with a counselor from the Family Crisis Center and received information on how to protect herself in the future. The victim was transported to the District Court Commissioner’s Office, where she filed for charges against the suspect and applied for a protective order.

November 10th:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 2:40am. Officers stopped a 1997 Toyota for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

2500 block of Allison Street: Assault – 3:30am. A cab driver told officers that he picked up a fare in DC and delivered him to the 2500 block of Allison Street. When they arrived the fare refused to pay and punched the driver in the face. The fare was still on the scene when the officers arrived and was clearly intoxicated. He was arrested, charged with assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4700 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:50pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2001 Chevy truck that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 2:50pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 1998 Honda Civic that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

November 9th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 2:55am. Officers stopped a 2014 Chevy Camaro for a traffic violation. As they were speaking to the driver about the violation they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia. He was issued the appropriate citations and sent on his way.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 10:25am. Officers patrolling the area observed a silver Porsche that had been parked in the same location for over twenty four hours. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended for VEIP on September 23rd. The vehicle was issued a parking citation and impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 10:50am. Officers investigating a property damage traffic collision learned that the driver of the striking vehicle did not have a license. He was arrested and charged accordingly.

4100 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 9:25am. The owner of a 2005 Infinity told officers that sometime between 5am this morning and the time he called police someone stole the temporary license tag off his vehicle.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered)  – 8:50am. The owner of a 2002 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 8th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. Officers subsequently received a call from DC police and they advised that they had found the victim’s vehicle at about 6:30 this morning. The victim was notified of the recovery.

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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Police Report: November 2-8

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

November 8th:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 12:45pm. Officers impounded a Chevy Impala for displaying expired registration plates.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Mutual aid to PGPD – 2:45am. Officers received a lookout for an armed man who fled on foot from PGPD officers. While searching for the suspect MRPD officers detained a man matching the suspect’s description. PGPD officers responded and positively identified him and placed him under arrest. While searching the area incident to the arrest officers found the loaded handgun discarded by the suspect.

November 7th:

Nothing significant to report.

November 6th:

4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2009 Saturn, the registration of which was suspended for insurance and emissions violations. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:15am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2013 Chevy Impala, the registration of which was suspended for insurance violations. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Identity theft – 12:15pm. The victim reported that because of discrepancies in his Comcast account he discovered that someone had opened multiple fraudulent accounts in his name at other businesses. The victim needed a police report of the identity theft in order to begin the process of restoring his credit.

November 5th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Suspicious person – 3:55am. Officers responded for the report of a man trying to enter the store wearing a ski mask and possibly armed with a handgun. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect with negative results. The store’s video showed the suspect at the front door but no weapon was seen and he did not enter the store.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Attempt theft from auto – 7:40am. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Magnum told officers that sometime overnight someone smashed out his car’s front passenger window and ransacked the interior. He said nothing was stolen and there was no evidence/witnesses identified.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 11:15am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2006 Nissan Altima, the registration of which was suspended. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Identity theft – 4:35pm. The victim came into the police station and told officers that he learned that on October 21st an unknown subject went into Shady Grove Hospital and used his identity to receive medical treatment. The victim said that he did not give anyone consent to use his information and does not know who would have done so.

4400 block of 28th Place: Attempt theft from auto – 7:40am. The owner of a 2004 Acura TL old officers that sometime between 4:30pm on the 4th and 5pm today someone smashed out his car’s front passenger window and ransacked the interior. He said nothing was stolen and there was no evidence/witnesses identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 9:15pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Dodge Stratus for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two open alcoholic beverages between his legs and his license had been previously revoked. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 10:40pm. The store clerk told officers that three men came into the store, one a black male wearing a gray hoodie, one an Hispanic male wearing a black jacket and the third an Hispanic male wearing a gray jacket. The clerk said that the three men picked out a box of nachos, five Red Bull energy drinks and four cold cut sandwiches and walked out of the store without paying for them leaving the area in an unknown direction. A search of the area for the three was negative.

November 4th:

3100 block of Varnum Street: M/V collision – 3:30pm. The reporting person told officers that he saw a blue vehicle, make and model unknown with a partial tag of 7473, run up on the curb and damage the traffic sign. The vehicle then fled south on Varnum street and turned right on to 31st street where it was last seen.

4000 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 1:15pm. Officers on patrol observed a 2005 Nissan XTerra that was displaying Texas tags that expired in October of 2013. The vehicle has been previously marked for towing and was impounded.

4000 block of 37th Street: Criminal citation – 12:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4000 block of 35th Street: Assault – 7:55pm. The victim told officers that she and another woman had been in a verbal altercation that turned physical. During the altercation the victim was bitten on her finger by the other woman. The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 10:25pm. Officers stopped a 2007 GMC Envoy after receiving an ALPR alert that the vehicle’s tags were suspended. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. She was issued multiple traffic citations. The vehicle’s tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. Because the driver had a small child in the vehicle with her, officers gave them a ride home.

November 3rd:

4700 block of 25th Street: Theft from auto (supplement). On October 27th the owner of a 2004 GMC van reported that both tags had been stolen off her vehicle. On today’s date Bladensburg PD officers stopped the van and saw that the tags that had been reported stolen were attached to the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the victim reported the tags as stolen after a dispute with her ex-boyfriend who now owns the vehicle. The tags were recovered and removed from NCIC. The investigation is still ongoing and charges against the victim for false reporting are forthcoming.

4000 block of 29th Street: Child abuse (supplement). On October 24th officers took a report of child abuse involving a 15 year old who had been locked outside his apartment. Officers obtained an arrest warrant charging those responsible for the child’s treatment with various crimes.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt burglary – 2:35pm. The resident returned home to discover that she could not get into her apartment because of heavy damage to the front door and door lock. There was evidence that someone took a pry took to the door in an attempt to break in and damaged the door in the process. Building maintenance responded to replace the door and door locks.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Burglary – 2:35pm. The victim of the above attempted burglary pointed out to officers that a downstairs apartment had the same damage to its door. Officers checked that apartment and found that it had been ransacked. The tenants responded and told officers that each of them were missing several personal items that had been during the burglary.

4000 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 7:05pm. The resident told officers that she returned home to discover the home’s rear window open and the interior ransacked. Officers determined that those responsible propped barrels and a fence gate up against the residence to gain entry into the window. The window was processed for evidence. A further canvas of area revealed no further information.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 10pm. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler van told officers that she returned to her vehicle to find her its headlights on and the ignition module hanging out of the steering column. The attempt theft occurred sometime after 7pm this evening. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

November 2nd:

4600 block of 25th Street: Domestic – 4am. Officers intervened in a domestic dispute between an intoxicated woman and her boyfriend. The woman had come home late from a party and became involved in a verbal argument. Officers were able to get a family member to remove her from the residence for the night to avoid further conflict. A domestic violence lethality assessment screen was conducted and the incident documented.

25th Street and Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 8:30am. The owner of a 1999 Mazda told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that it had suffered heavy front-end damage. The damage was consistent with a collision with another vehicle that remains unidentified.

3800 block of 34th Street: Destruction of property – 11:10am. The store owner told officers that he refused to give a man merchandise on credit. The man became irate and left the store but returned a few minutes later and cracked one of the store’s windows. The man is reported to be a regular customer and officers are continuing to investigate the crime.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Domestic – 8::45pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they learned that the parties were involved in a verbal argument over property that was pawned. Officers found that no physical encounter occurred. They completed a domestic violence lethality assessment screen and documented the incident.

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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Monday, November 17, 2014

Police report: October 26 - November 1

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.

November 1st:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Animal bite – 9:45am. The owner told officers that his dog had escaped from the yard, was struck by a car and sustained a broken leg. When the owner tried to pick up the dog it bit him and subsequently bit his wife. Animal control responded to the scene and took possession of the dog to euthanize it at the owner’s request.

3100 block of Shepherd Street: Commercial burglary – 10am. The reporting person told officers that someone had broken into the church’s trustee room and ransacked it. The reporting person went on to state that the room was last seen intact at about 9pm on October 29th when the church was left unsecured for the trick or treating event. It is the reporting person’s belief that the incident happened during that time. Nothing was taken as there is no currency kept at the location.

4100 block of 31st Street: MIR – 12:51pm. Officers assisted a man with serving a temporary protective order against his brother. The brother retrieved some personal belongings and left the residence.

October 31st:

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 11:40am. The owner of a 2013 Nissan Altima told officers that sometime between 1am on the 31st and the time she called police someone smashed out the vehicle’s front window and stole a bag of audio tapes and a bag of makeup from inside.

3100 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 12:35pm. The owner of a 2008 Ford Explorer told officers that she parked her vehicle in good condition at about 11:30pm on the 30th. When she returned to the vehicle this afternoon she discovered the door to the vehicle open and a laptop computer missing from inside. The victim is unsure if the vehicle was locked when she last left it.

2700 block of Webster Street: Domestic – 4:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute and upon arrival learned that a couple had been involved in a heated argument over a cell phone. There were no signs of a physical encounter between the two subjects. Officers completed a lethality screening and advised both parties of their options. The female decided to leave the residece at that time.

October 30th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 1:35am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

4300 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 7am. The owner of a 2014 Cadillac told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to find it up on blocks and all four wheels and tires missing. He also said that the rear window was smashed out and there was damage to the driver’s door lock. He said that whoever was responsible also stole several items of his personal property from inside the vehicle. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

4000 block of 29th Street: Property damage – 2:55pm. The resident told officers that a group of neighborhood kids were playing and kicked a ball breaking a window. The leasing office instructed him to get a police report to document the damage.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen auto – 12:35pm. The reporting person told officers that her father’s 1999 Cadillac Seville had been stolen. She said that the vehicle was being used by a friend who discovered it missing.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary6:45pm. The resident told officers that she returned home from work to find her rear door forced in and a piece of the door frame lying on kitchen floor. The residence was searched by the officers and processed for latent evidence with negative results. The home was in such disarray from being rummaged through that the resident could not advise if anything had been stolen. She said that she would call back once she had checked the house thoroughly. A canvas of area neighbors was conducted with negative results.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Property damage – 8:05pm. The owner of a 2010 Toyota Camry told officers that he parked his vehicle and went inside the BP station to make a purchase. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered damage to one of its quarter panels. Further investigation revealed no further information.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vandalism – 8:05pm. The reporting person told officers that a resident was served with a peace order on October 29th by PG Sheriffs. The resident returned this morning and turned on all the water and the oven, placed thumb tacks all over the floor and smashed pumpkins all over the floor. The suspect was not on the scene when officers arrived and an investigation into charges of destruction of property is underway.

October 29th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 8:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a large fight in progress. When they arrived the participants had dispersed. The officers were able to locate one participant who was suffering from a head wound. He refused to cooperate with the officers and appeared to be under the influence of PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported him to a local hospital for treatment.

3100 block of Otis Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 10am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Stolen auto – 11:50am. The owner of a 2000 Dodge van told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that it had been stolen sometime overnight. No evidence/witnesses could be identified.

4000 block of 36th Street: EPS – 4:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man firing a handgun into the air. The man had retreated into his home prior to the officers’ arrival. After some coaxing the man came out, surrendered to the officers and told them that the gun was in a bedroom under a pillow. The gun was located and seized for evidence. Because of the man’s mental condition he was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric examination.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Attempt stolen auto -7:45am. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Caravan told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover damage to the vehicle’s ignition and the passenger side door lock damaged. Vehicle was processed for evidence with negative results.

October 28th:

4100 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto (supplement) – 1;20am. Officers were notified that DC police officers had recovered the license plates stolen from a 2000 Ford Ranger truck back on October 19th. The plates were found attached to an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 2800 block of 17th Street SE. The tags were recovered and logged as property in DC.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Injured person – 9:40am. A woman told officers that she was walking along the sidewalk when she tripped on a metal object and fell. The female refused medical attention but requested the incident documented.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Domestic – 4:35pm. A woman reported that she has been allowing the father of her child to stay in her apartment in violation of a protective order. She accused the man of absconding with her television. She was advised that she needed to seek charges against the man through the District Court Commissioner.

October 27th:

3500 block of Newton Place: Suspicious vehicle – 2:15am. Officers responded to check on a vehicle that was parked with the doors open and no one around. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was not stolen but the keys were in the ignition. The officers seized the keys for safekeeping and locked and secured the vehicle.

2800 block of Taylor Street: Theft – 1:10am. The victim told officers that when he got home a former girlfriend was waiting for him. He told the woman to leave the house and she became irate and stole his car keys and cell phone as she left. When he went to his vehicle to get the woman’s information for the officers he discovered that it had been rummaged through and his cell phone had been left inside. The victim applied for and received an arrest warrant from the District Court Commissioner. 

3300 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 3:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of several open alcoholic beverages in public.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Domestic9:50am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute and learned that there was an ongoing dispute between roommates. One party claimed she had been assaulted but changed her story multiple times and had no signs of injury. Officers documented the incident, completed a lethality assessment screen and advised the parties of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

4000 block of 34th Street: Dog bite – 12:45pm. The victim told officers that he was walking his dog when another dog (a Chow) ran up and bit him on his lower leg and began fighting with his dog. The victim was able to get away, secure his own dog at home and return to contact the owner of the Chow.

4600 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 1:05pm. The owner of a 1991 Olds Cutlass told officers that she came out to her vehicle this afternoon to discover that someone had stolen the month expiration sticker off the rear tag.

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Littering – 4pm. The complainant told officers that he was driving behind a Hyundai Elantra when he saw the driver throw a plastic fruit cup out of the window. The complainant honked the horn and gestured to the driver about the littering and the driver became irate and started to curse and yell. Children who where passengers in the vehicle then began to thrown more trash out the back windows of the vehicle. The complainant at that time exited the area to avoid a confrontation.

4700 block of 25th Street: Theft from auto – 5:30pm. The owner of a 2004 GMC van told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 26th and 6am this morning someone stole both license plates off his vehicle.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 5:50pm. Officers ticketed and impounded a 2014 Honda Civic for being parked in a reserved handicapped space.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 6:25pm. The owner of a 2003 Mercedes told officers that he sometime between 8pm on the 24th and 8am this morning someone scratched the hood of his vehicle.

October 26th:

4200 block of 34th Street: Property damage – 6:25pm. The owner of a 2001 Chevy told officers that as she was driving west on 34th Street she heard the sound of glass shattering and realized that the sound was her rear driver side window. Officers examined the damage and could not identify the cause of the breakage.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Property damage – 2:10am. The owner of a 2013 Chevy told officers that she parked her vehicle at around 1am. When she returned about an hour later she discovered that the rear quarter panel had been struck and pushed inward.

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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