Thursday, September 18, 2014

Police Report: August 17-23

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

August 23rd:

34th Street and Rhode island Avenue: M/V collision – 2:20am. A 2001 Toyota Solara being driven north opn Rhode Island Avenue when the driver fell asleep. The vehicle struck a parked 2013 Mini Cooper and flipped over before coming to rest. No one was injured in the collision and both vehicles were impounded due to the extent of damage from the crash.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 10:20am. An officer patrolling with a vehicle equipped with an automatic license plate reader received an alert on a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo with suspended registration and a pick up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4000 block of 29th Street (MR Quick Stop): Theft – 10:40am. The store clerk told officers that a black male came into the store and selected two boxes of Pop Tarts from a shelf. The suspect then exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise and fled on foot into DC. The suspect was described as a black male in his late teens, about 6’2”tall with a slim build, wearing a white short-sleeve shirt.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 12:15pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Mazda 626 for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued the appropriate citations.

3800 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 3:20pm. An officer patrolling with a vehicle equipped with an automatic license plate reader received an alert on a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer with suspended registration and a pick up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 3:50pm. The driver of a 1999 Chrysler told officers that she was parked with her driver’s side door open in a space in front of the 7-11 store. A 2008 Lexus pulled into the space next to her and struck her open door. He vehicle was inoperable after the collision.

4200 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 2008 Toyota Rav4 told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 21st and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle and stole a GPS unit and some change. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and the owner said he did not secure the vehicle when he parked it.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Civil citation – 11pm. Officers issued the resident a civil citation for violating the City’s noise ordinance. The resident had been previously warned to keep her music turned down to a reasonable level in compliance with the ordinance. When she failed to comply she was issued the citation.

August 22nd:

4600 block of 29th Street: Warrant service – 1:40am. An officer observed a woman for whom he had previously obtained an arrest warrant charging her with 1st and 2nd degree assault. He arrested her on the warrant and delivered her to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3:15pm. Officers patrolling the area discovered a 2002 Honda Odyssey with no tags affixed to it. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and it was impounded for safekeeping.

August 21st:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of marijuana.

4200 block 31st Street: Tampering with a M/V – 7:15am. Officers investigating a M/V tampering developed a suspect from a previous burglary investigation. The suspect was located and the vehicle owner positively identified him. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

37th Street and Eastern Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 8am. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle abandoned in the roadway. The officers found a 2010 Mazda with heavy front end damage that had been previously reported stolen from an address outside the City. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

4300 block of 31st Street: Burglary – 7:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they were able to locate and arrest the burglar. The homeowner positively identified the man since he watched him break in through a back window. The man was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Burglary – 11pm. A witness told officers that he saw a man break the window of a business establishment. He saw the man go inside, come out with a bicycle and flee the area toward Rhode Island Avenue. After further investigation and review of the store’s video surveillance system the owner of the store and the witness have positively identified the suspect. An arrest warrant for the suspect was obtained from the District Court Commissioner charging him with several counts of burglary, theft and destruction of property.

2800 block of Taylor Street: Warrant service – 11:45pm. Officers responded to serve an open arrest on a subject who was wanted in Anne Arundel County for theft. The individual was located, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 20th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Theft – 8:40am. The victim told officers that he secured two bicycles to his front porch with a chain and lock. The next morning he discovered that the chain had been cut and both bikes stolen.

3800 block of 34th Street: Indecent exposure – 1:50pm. The victim told officers that while parking her car a man approached her on the front passenger side and began to punch the window. He then pulled his pants down and exposed his penis and placed it against the window. He fled the scene but responding officers were able to stop and detain him. He was positively identified by the victim. He was arrested, charged with indecent exposure and other crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Burglary – 6:40pm. The victim told officers that she came to the residence to meet with a friend and placed her purse on a table in the foyer. A few minutes later she heard the door open and saw a teenage black male enter the residence and steal her purse. The suspect fled the residence on foot up Rainier Avenue towards Upshur Street. Several witnesses gave the officers a good description of the suspect however a search of the area failed to locate him.

August 19th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 9:40am. Officers stopped a 2002 Chevy Avalanche after receiving an ALPR alert that the tags were suspended. Further investigation confirmed the suspension and that there was a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Windom Road: Traffic – 12:55pm. Officers stopped a 1992 Honda Civic after receiving an ALPR alert that the tags were suspended. Further investigation confirmed the suspension and that there was a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 1:55pm. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 2000 Chrysler Sebring stolen from the 3800 block of 33rd Street on August 16th. The vehicle was located in the 200 block of 37th Street S.E.  No arrests were made and the vehicle was released to the owner on the scene.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Stolen vehicle – 2:15pm. The owner of a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis told officers that sometime between noon on August 18th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle that had been parked in his driveway. The owner said that he usually leaves the vehicle unlocked and that he was unaware of the location of the vehicle’s keys.

August 18th:

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Armed robbery – 10:15pm. Officers responded to the area for the report of unknown trouble. A witness told the officers that she saw three men dressed in white tank top shirts walking down 31st Street towards Arundel Road. One of the men appeared to be holding a towel to his head. Officers located the three men and when they tried to interview them they became very uncooperative and walked away stating that they did not need police assistance. The officers persisted and eventually learned that they had been robbed at gun point by four black males wearing masks and driving in a green minivan.  All subjects stated that nothing was taken and that they were not “snitches” and didn’t wish to make a report, nor did they want the help of the police. The three left the area without further comment.   The brief description that the victims gave matched the description of the suspects that committed an earlier carjacking in Hyattsville City.

August 17th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 1:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 2:05am. Officers stopped a 2014 BMW convertible after observing the rear seat passengers standing up while the vehicle was in motion. Further investigation revealed that one of the passengers was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and he was issued a criminal citation for the violation. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the whole bunch was sent on their way.

3600 block of Perry Street: Vehicle impound5:25pm. Officers stopped to investigate an illegally parked pickup truck. Further investigation revealed that the truck’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the 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.

Public Safety Night 2014

Please come out and join us for our annual Public Safety Night tomorrow night. Come by starting at 5pm and the entertainment, food and public safety demos will kick off at 6. 

Come out and meet your MRPD officers and staff along with the allied agencies that help us protect the great City of Mount Rainier!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Police Report: August 10-16

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

 

August 16th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 1:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of a CDS (marijuana).

Buchanan Street and Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 1:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Due to the fact that he was in physical control of a vehicle he was also issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

38th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service (x2) – 4:05am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Anne Arundel County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while suspended. The passenger came back with a warrant through Prince George’s County Maryland for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. Both individuals were arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Stolen vehicle – 11:05am. The owner of a 2000 Chrysler Sebring told officers that at about 10:50am she heard her car start up. When she looked outside she saw the vehicle being driven away by an unknown individual. Officers canvassed the area for the vehicle with negative results. A lookout was broadcast to surrounding agencies.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 11:05am. The victim told officers that while she was pumping gas at the BP station someone stole her tote bag that was inside her vehicle. She did not realize the purse was missing until she arrived at her destination. She returned to the station and notified police. Officers reviewed the business’s security footage and saw that a black vehicle pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle and an unknown male reached into the car and removed the bag.  The vehicle appeared to be a small black 4-door vehicle, possibly an Acura with tinted windows. 

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 9:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4200 block of 34th Street: M/V collision – 11:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a collision. When they arrived they saw that two vehicles had been struck by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated individual. The driver was arrested and charged accordingly. The owners of the struck vehicles were given the appropriate report information for insurance purposes. The arrestee’s vehicle was impounded.

August 15th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Emergency petition – 10:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man bleeding and acting in a disorderly manner. Once on the scene the officers found the man and observed he was under the influence of a CDS and alcohol. When the officers tried to take him into custody he became physically combative and had to be subdued with a Taser. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation – 10:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Emergency petition – 11:30pm. Officers arrested a woman for trespassing and disorderly conduct. While enroute to DOC she made statements that she was going to kill herself. Officers immediately transported her to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric examination.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:30pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

August 14th:

3800 block of 37th Street: Emergency petition – 7:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an individual rolling on the ground. The officers located the man and asked him questions to determine his mental awareness. He was unable to tell the officers where he lived, what day it was, or where he was. He did say that people were trying to kill him, and he wanted to kill someone and then himself. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric examination.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 8:40pm. Officers responded to assist Queenstown security in locating an individual that had an open arrest warrant for trespassing. Officers located the man, verified the warrant and arrested him. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 13th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 10:20am. The resident told officers that sometime between August 7th and August 11th someone came into his apartment and stole several items of his personal property. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence.

Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: M/V collision -11:15am. The driver of a 2001 GMC Yukon stopped the vehicle in a cross walk and then backed up into a 2001 Nissan Altima. Charges against the at fault driver are pending.

4100 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 5:50pm. The reporting person told officers that back on July 23rd she parked a friend’s vehicle in her driveway. When she returned to the vehicle the next day she discovered that several items had been stolen from inside. She said that she may have left the vehicle unlocked as there were no signs of forced entry.

August 12th:

4000 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 9:10am. The owner of a 2014 Chevy Tahoe told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 11th and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle through a passenger side window and stole about $5 in coin from inside.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Criminal citation – 7:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of approximately .6 grams of marijuana.

4600 block of 29th Street: Assault – 8:30pm. The victim told officers that as she was crossing the parking lot with her 2-month old child a vehicle drove through the lot at a high rate of speed and attempted to strike them. The vehicle turned around and tried to hit them a second time before leaving the area. The victim recognized the vehicle’s driver as a woman with whom she had been having an ongoing dispute. Officers have applied for a criminal arrest warrant charging the driver with felony assault.

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: Emergency petition – 10:55pm. Officers spoke with a woman’s husband who said that his wife had taken a large quantity of medication earlier in the evening. He also said that she had tried to commit suicide once before. When officers asked the woman if she wanted to harm herself she said that she did. She was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric examination.

August 11th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 1:35am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of marijuana.

4000 block of 35th Street: CDS possession – 7:25pm. Officers responded for the report of the odor of CDS in the area. When the officers arrived they discovered a man in possession of a glass vile containing liquid PCP. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Shoplifting – 8:40pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male came into the store and stole a bottle of ginger ale and a container of ice cream. The suspect fled the store on foot up 22nd Street towards Queens Chapel Road.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Shoplifting – 9:40pm. The store clerk told officers that two black females came into the store and stole two bottles of soda and several packages of noodles. The suspects were seen leaving the area in a vehicle believed to be a Honda.  

3300 block of Chillum Road: Disorderly – 10:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

August 10th:

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Armed robbery – 3:20am. The two victims told officers that while walking to a friend’s house from the Food Mart on 34th Street they we accosted by a man wearing a ski mask and armed with a handgun. The victims were ordered to the ground and forced to surrender several items of their personal belongings. The victims complied and the suspect ordered them to run away and not look back. The victims ran to gas station in Brentwood where they were able to get a ride back home and notify the police. PGPD robbery detectives responded to interview the victims and take over the follow-up investigation. Detectives were able to quickly identify a suspect in the case and took him into custody for questioning. The suspect provided detectives with a statement confessing to the robbery. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: 2nd degree assault – 11:25am. A woman under the influence of a CDS asked to buy a cigarette from a man. The man gave her the cigarette and when she refused to pay for it an argument ensued. When the woman became aggressive and hostile the man smacked the woman in the face to defend himself. Both parties were advised of their options with the District Court Commissioner.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 12:35pm. The store clerk told officers that two black male teenagers entered the store and stole seven containers of Gain laundry detergent. The two fled the store on foot towards Chillum Road.

36th and Shepherd Streets: M/V collision – 1:15pm. The driver of a 1999 Toyota struck a parked 2007 Toyota. The driver remained at the scene and told officers that he did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Traffic – 7:10pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Ford Taurus for driving the wrong way down a one way street. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle 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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Police Report: August 3-9

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

August 9th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle theft – 5:40am. The owner of a 2003 Dodge Caravan told officers that he parked and locked his van about 7:30pm on the 8th. When he returned for the vehicle this morning he discovered it had been stolen. At about 2:20pm officers were notified by DC police that the vehicle had been recovered in the 5200 block of Chillum Place, NE. The vehicle was drivable and there were no arrests. The owner was notified of the recovery.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 11:55am. The victim told officers that sometime between 8:30am this morning and 6:15pm this evening someone stole a bottle of cologne from his apartment. There were no signs of forced entry. The victim said that he suspects that someone from the exterminator company stole the cologne while working in his apartment.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Destruction of property – 4:45pm. The resident reported that sometime between 11pm on the 8th and 1:30am this morning someone broke a window in her apartment.

August 8th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Lost property – 9:20am. The reporting person told officers that she placed her wallet on top of her vehicle and forgot about it when she drove off. She realized her mistake after a few blocks but was unable to locate her wallet.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 9pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress. When they arrived they saw that the participants were dispersing but with the help of a few witnesses they were able to locate the individuals involved in the altercation. The individuals were not very cooperative with the officers and the officers were unable to determine the reason for the fight.  One of the individuals was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment of a possible concussion.

August 7th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 12:45am. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man walking in the roadway. Further investigation revealed that he was acting in an irrational and confused manner consistent with being under the influence of a CDS, possibly PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for emergency treatment.

3100 block of Chillum Road: DUI – 1:50am. Officers stopped a 2005 Honda Odyssey for a traffic violation. When the officers asked the drive for his license and registration he slid over into the passenger seat to retrieve them from the glove box before placing the vehicle into park. The Honda rolled back and struck the officers’ police vehicle causing minor damage to the front bumper. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of a CDS, probably PCP. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of a CDS and the vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 2:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open alcoholic beverage in public.

3800 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open alcoholic beverage in public.

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

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 4:50pm. A woman came into the police station to report the theft of her cell phone. She said that she set the phone on top of one of the gas pumps at the Sunoco gas station on Queens Chapel Road and when she went to retrieve it, it had been taken. She said that he called her phone and a woman answered but refused to return the phone. The phone was tracked to a general area in Riverdale Park; however RPPD officers assisting in the investigation were not able to determine the exact location.

August 6th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 1:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4000 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 1:30pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of Bunker Hill Road: Warrant service (juvenile) – 6:35pm. Officers stopped to speak with a 16 year old juvenile who was trespassing in an area from which he had been previously banned. Further investigation revealed that the Prince George’s Sheriff’s Office was holding an open arrest warrant charging the juvenile with robbery with a dangerous weapon, 1st degree burglary and 2nd degree assault. The juvenile was arrested and, after parental notification, delivered to the custody of the Cheltenham Youth Facility. The robbery charge was filed by PGPD detectives after identifying the juvenile as involved in the July 30th robbery of the Alife Food Mart on Bunker Hill Road. 

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 9:25am. The victim told officers that she stopped at the gas station and went inside to make a purchase. Once she made her purchase she left the station and once she got to her final destination she discovered that she was missing her purse.  She returned to the gas station and reported the theft to police. Officers and store employees reviewed the security camera footage and saw a man get out of a gray Toyota, enter the victim’s vehicle through the front passenger window and steal her purse.  The vehicle fled the scene into DC along Eastern Avenue. The surveillance video was not clear enough to identify the suspect or the license plates of the suspect’s vehicle.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 5th:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 2:40am. Officers stopped a 1996 Nissan Maxima for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued the appropriate citations and the vehicle was impounded.

One Municipal Place: Traffic – 10:15am. Officers stopped a 1994 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license, had switched tags on the vehicle and the vehicle was unregistered. The driver was charged accordingly and the vehicle impounded.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45pm. Officers on patrol came upon a 2000 Lincoln Navigator parked on the street with no tags attached. The vehicle was not registered and was impounded for safekeeping.

3000 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 11:10pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Nissan Frontier for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. The vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly.

August 4th:

4100 block of 30th Street: Theft – 9:35am. The owner of a specialized mountain bike told officers that he left his bike on his front porch at about 7:30pm on July 13th. When he returned for the bike the following day he discovered that it had been stolen.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Burglary – 1:45pm. The resident told officers that she left her apartment at about 10am this morning. When she returned home she discovered the front door ajar and several items of her personal property and cash missing from inside. The apartment had not been ransacked or otherwise disturbed and there were no signs of forced entry.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Hit and run collision – 4:55pm. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Tacoma truck told officers that on July 3rd at about 9pm she heard a loud bang and looked outside. She saw a black male picking up and getting on a scooter in front of the vehicle. The owner did not realize that there was any damage to the vehicle until she returned to it the following day.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord told officers that he left his wallet inside his vehicle at about 6pm on July 3rd. When he returned to the vehicle this evening he discovered his wallet missing.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Residential fire – 9:45pm. Officers responded with fire/rescore personnel to an active fire in an apartment building. Firefighters forced entry into several apartments in order to locate and extinguish the fire. The fire was investigated and determined to be accidental. Apartment complex management was contacted and responded to the scene. There were no injuries reported.

August 3rd:

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Domestic assault – 11:20am. Officers met with the female victim who said that she had a domestic argument with a male acquaintance. The argument turned physical and the man physically pinned her to a couch, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. She was able to escape to a neighbor’s apartment and called police. The suspect had fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers applied for a warrant for the suspect’s arrest charging him with 1st degree assault.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 8:05pm. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man who appeared to be talking to an electrical box. As the officers questioned him they saw that he was acting irrationally and was in a confused state of mind and possibly under the influence of a CDS. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported him to Prince George’s Hospital Center where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.

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, August 06, 2014

Police Report: July 27 - August 2

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

August 2nd:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 2:55pm. Officers on patrol came upon a 2001 Chevy Tahoe that had two flat rear tires as the result of a collision. When the officers asked the driver how the collision occurred he said that a pole jumped out in front of him. The officers noted that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and further investigation revealed that he did not have a license and the vehicle was not his. He was arrested and transported to the University of Maryland PD for a blood alcohol test. The test revealed that his BAC was .14. He was charged with DUI and eight other traffic violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3800 block of 31st Street: Vehicle impound – 4:50am. Officers patrolling with a LPR were alerted to a stolen license plate. The plate was attached to a parked 1998 Lincoln Town car. Further investigation revealed that both tags were stolen from an address in DC back on July 10th. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 12:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3300 block of Taylor Street: EPS – 1:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man walking in the middle of the street. Further investigation revealed that he was under the influence of a CDS, probably PCP. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 3:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (police station rear parking lot): Criminal citation – 5pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 5pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 5:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 6:15pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Traffic – 10:10pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville because a mobile LPR alerted the officer that the tags were stolen. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was being driven by the owner of the tags who reported them stolen back on July 12th. He told the officers that he found the tags and continued to use them. Trouble was he was using them on an unregistered vehicle. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued three State traffic citations.

August 1st:

3300 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree domestic assault – 2:20am. Officers on patrols heard a female yelling. When they found her they saw that she had blood on her face, hands and legs. They also stopped a man who had been following the woman and learned that he had assaulted her during a domestic dispute. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 9:20am. The owner of a 2004 Subaru told officers that she had just dropped off a passenger at Joe’s and was inside for about five minutes. When she returned to he vehicle she discovered that the driver’s side window had been smashed out and several items had been stolen from inside.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Identity theft – 11am. The victim told officers that she was contacted by the Social Security Administration regarding her benefits. Her benefits had been cancelled because someone else used her social security number to report income. The victim needed a local police report so that SSA could begin to correct the situation.

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

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing in a vacant house.

33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 6pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

3800 block of 34th Street: Commercial burglary – 11pm. Officers responded for the report of a commercial burglary that had just occurred. When they arrived witnesses told them that they saw a man known to frequent the 3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue break a window to the business.  The suspect went inside, came out with a bicycle and was last seen going toward Rhode Island Avenue.  The business owner responded and was able to get a partial image of the suspect from the security system. An investigation is underway to identify the suspect and charge him with the burglary.

July 31st:

4000 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 7am. Officers on patrol came upon a 1997 Honda Accord that had been abandoned with the engine running. The driver’s side window had been smashed out and the ignition had been removed. The vehicle had not yet been reported stolen and was impounded for safekeeping.

30th and Allison Streets: Vehicle impound – 8:05am. Officers impounded a 2001 Dodge Caravan that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

4700 block of 31st Place: Vehicle impound – 10:40am. Officers impounded a 1989 Ford Festiva that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Theft – 12:05pm. A man came into the police station to report that someone had stolen a bicycle from his back yard sometime after 11am on the 30th.

July 30th:

29th and Upshur Streets: CDS arrest – 12:20am. Officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle’s registration was not on file. The driver was also found in possession of 13.6 grams of marijuana after admitting to the officers that he smoked the drug in the vehicle earlier. He was issued several citations for the traffic violations and arrested for possession of marijuana. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and his vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of Bunker Hill Road (Alife Food Mart): Robbery – 2:40am. The store clerk told officers that two black males in their 20s came into the store, one of whom was armed with a black long gun. The suspects threatened to shoot the clerk unless he surrendered the store’s money. The clerk gave them access to the cash register where they stole a quantity of cash and change and several packs of cigarettes. The two then fled the store on foot in the direction of the 3400 block of Bunker Hill Road. Prince George’s County Police K-9 responded to the scene and tracked the suspects to the 3800 block of 35th Street where the track was lost. PGPD robbery detectives responded to take over the follow-up investigation and a PGPD forensics team responded to collect evidence.

34th and Otis Streets: EPS (x3) – 10:35am. Officers responded for the report of a woman down on the roadway bleeding from the mouth. When the officers arrived they found the woman who was obviously under the influence of a CDS. The officers also discovered two men with her that were also under the influence of CDS. Fire/rescue personnel were summoned to transport two of the three to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment. The third individual was transported to WAH by an MRPD officer. Further investigation revealed that the woman had smoked PCP earlier in the day and the two men had used either PCP or synthetic marijuana.

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 6:55pm. The reporting person told officers that sometime between 4:10pm and 6:30pm today someone stole a laptop from inside her car. She said that she believed she locked her can prior to leaving it but was unsure. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.

3100 block of Chillum Road: EPS – 11:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly male attempting to steal merchandise. Officers found the male and knew from previous contacts that he was a juvenile. When they questioned him he began to make statements about wanting to hurt himself. Officers determined that it was in the juvenile’s best interest to have him evaluated by medical personnel. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for an emergency psychiatric examination. 

July 29th:

29th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Recovered stolen auto – 10am. Officers on patrol came across a 2000 Dodge Intrepid that had been previously reported stolen from an address outside the City. The vehicle had ignition damage however, both tags were attached and the vehicle appeared to be in good driving condition. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3500 block of Newton Place: Stolen vehicle – 7:30am. The owner of a 1996 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between midnight this morning and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Burglary – 10:30am. The reporting person told officers that she came to the Mount Rainier Christian Church for a meeting and discovered that a door was open slightly. She entered the building and saw that several offices had been ransacked but could not advise if anything had been stolen.

3200 block of 32nd Street: Burglary – 4pm. Officers met with a representative from Fairfax Realty who came to the residence to board up the windows after the previous tenants had been evicted by the Prince George’s Sheriff’s Office earlier in the day. The representative said that someone had entered the house after the Sheriff’s Office nailed the doors shut after the eviction. She was unable to determine if anything had been stolen due to the massive clutter inside the house.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Criminal citation – 8:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

July 28th:

4600 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:10am. The owner of a 2003 Ford truck told officers that he parked and locked his vehicle and started walking to his apartment building. As he approached the front door of the building he heard a loud noise and a hissing sound. He looked back at his truck and saw a black male near the front of it. As the victim walked back to his truck to investigate he saw the man walk away and discovered that the two passenger side tires were slashed. The victim is unaware of who the suspect is or why he would have damaged his tires.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 11:15am. A man came into the police station to report that he had been assaulted by another man on July 27th at about 5:15pm. The victim said that he was accosted by a man who questioned him about flirting with the man’s girlfriend.  The victim said that he did not answer any of his questions but simply attempted to walk around him. As the victim walked away the suspect struck him in the face with a small scooter. The victim had to seek medical attention and that’s why he delayed reporting the incident to police.

July 27th:

2500 block of Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 1:49pm. The owner of a 2014 Honda CRV reported that sometime between 11pm on the 26th and the time she called police another vehicle struck her CRV causing minor damage to the front end.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 5:50pm. The owner of a 1992 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 1am this morning and the time he called police someone smashed out the driver’s side window.

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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Photos from last night's get together at Mount Rainier South Park











Friday, August 01, 2014

2014 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report

According to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 67 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2014. This is a 31 percent increase over the same period in 2013 (51 officers killed).

http://www.nleomf.org/assets/pdfs/reports/2014-Mid-Year-Fatalities-Report.pdf