Monday, May 23, 2016

Police Report: May15-21

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.

May 21st:

3500 block of Perry Street: Emergency petition – 12:01am. The father of a 24 year old woman called police because his daughter was out of control and destroying property in the family home. Officers spoke with the woman and learned that earlier in the day she sent her father a text in which she threatened to have herself harmed; and that she had not been taking her depression medication. Officers took her into custody, transported her to Washington Adventist Hospital and released her to the medical staff for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Missing person – 7:30am. The wife of a 48 year old man reported her husband missing. She said that she last spoke with him at about 7:30am on the 20th. At about 10:35am officers were notified that the man had been found deceased in his beach house in Talbot County. The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into his death.

3300 block of Perry Street: Urinating in public – 6:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a man urinating in public. They located him and found that he was intoxicated and did not have any identification with him. He was taken into custody and transported to DOC in Hyattsville for charges and identification.

4700 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:15pm. Officers impounded a 2012 Toyota for blocking a private driveway.

May 20th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:50am. Officers impounded a 1998 Nissan for displaying tags that expired in January of 2016.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 6pm-6:30pm. Three additional victims reported as having purchased fraudulent airline tickets from Balbuena Travel. The purchases were made in January, March and April of this year.

May 19th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 6:55am. Officers stopped a man who they suspected had an open arrest warrant. Officers confirmed the warrant charging him with 4th degree burglary issued through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.  

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto - 8am. The owner of a 2006 Dodge van told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken in and stolen several items of his personal property. Further investigation revealed that the front driver’s door lock had pry marks on it and entry was made through that door.

May 18th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Missing person – 11:50am. Officers responded for the report of a missing adult male. The man’s parents told the officers that they last saw their son on the 14th. From past experience the officers knew that the man is bipolar and had recently attempted to commit suicide. Further investigation revealed that the man had been admitted to the Howard University Hospital Emergency Room after trying to commit suicide and had been run over by a vehicle in DC. Officer’s notified the family of his location and condition.

Rhode Island Ave and 34th Street: M/V collision – 4:10pm. The driver of a 2007 Volvo stopped for a red light at the bus terminal. The driver of a 1998 Nissan failed to reduce his speed and collided with the rear end of the Volvo. There were no injuries.

3700 block of 34th Street: CDS possession – 8pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious person in the backyard of a residence on Newton Street. The officers noticed the odor of PCP coming from the man and when they tried to question him he fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend the man just across Eastern Avenue in DC after deploying a Taser weapon. The man was found in possession of marijuana and admitted to recently smoking PCP. He was charged with CDS possession on a criminal summons issued by a District Court Commissioner.

4300 block of Newton Street: Warrant service – 9:50pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious person loitering near a vacant house. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a DUI charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Allison Street: Destruction of property – 10:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived they learned that three men had been involved in an argument that turned into a fight in the hallway. During the fight the men destroyed a wooden handrail and knocked two holes in the hallway wall. The incident was photographed and documented. All information will be referred to apartment management to see if they would like to pursue charges.

3700 block of 37th Street: Assault – 11:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. When they arrived they found the victim suffering from lacerations to his head and face. Further investigation revealed that the victim had been drinking and stopped to speak with some of his neighbors. A verbal altercation ensued and eventually turned physical. The victim was punched repeatedly by several of the men and left in the street as they walked away. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The officers tried to interview the victim but because of his injuries and his level of intoxication he was unable to give a full statement. The victim was only able to say that he did not remember what happened and that the suspects were friends with a neighbor. Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage from a neighbor’s house showing four possible suspects leaving the area. The investigation is still on going.

May 17th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 4pm. The victim told officers that after shopping she left her cell phone on the sales counter. She went to another store on Varnum Street and had a conversation with a man who flirted with her. She left the store and realized that she did not have her phone. When she called her number the man who she spoke with answered and said he would leave the phone at the Grand China restaurant. She went to the restaurant but the phone was not there.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – Various times. Two additional victims reported as having purchased fraudulent airline tickets from Balbuena Travel. The purchases were made in late March and early April this year.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vandalism/theft – 6:20pm. The owner of a 2010 Nissan Altima told officers that she came out to her vehicle and discovered a scratch on the passenger side of the vehicle extending from the rear quarter panel to the headlight. She also noticed that her apartment door was defaced with a black marker and her welcome door mat was missing. She suspects that her downstairs neighbor is responsible due to ongoing disputes that have been addressed with management.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto): Theft – 8:35pm. The store clerk told officers that she was discussing the sale of brake pads with a customer who asked to see other merchandise. She left the sales counter momentarily to check on the customer’s request and when she returned he had left the store. She later looked at surveillance footage with the officers and saw that the man had gone behind the counter and stole the brake pads. 

2900 block of Allison Street: Domestic Assault – 10:05pm. The victim told officers she and her husband (suspect) became engaged in a domestic argument that turned physical. The suspect choked her and hit her with a closed fist several times before fleeing the scene. She said that she has a protective order against him that was issued in DC but that he has permission to be at her Maryland address for supervised visits with his children. She screened positive on a lethality assessment and spoke with a counselor at the Family Crisis center. She was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

May 16th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud (x3) Various times. Throughout the day officers took reports from three different victims regarding the fraudulent sale of airline tickets from Balbuena Travel and Lucero Travel. All purchases took place in April of this year. The business is now closed and the owner has been charged with multiple counts of theft and fraud and is currently incarcerated on $20,000 bond awaiting trial. We expect additional victims to come forward as the case progresses.

4400 block of 28th Place: EPS – 10:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a man threatening to do harm to himself and others. The man’s father told the officers that his son had recently been released from hospital care and had attempted to drink bleach. The man told officers that he wanted to die. He was taken into custody and transported by EMS personnel to Washington Adventist Hospital. He was released to the medical staff for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

May 15th:

Nothing significant to report.

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, May 16, 2016

Police Report: May 8-14

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.

May 14th:

4100 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto/attempt credit card abuse – 9:10am. The owner of a 2007 Dodge Caravan told officers that he left his vehicle unlocked as he was helping unload/load items for the church. When he returned to his van he saw a tall, light skinned black woman in her 20’s or 30’s shut the driver’s door to his vehicle. The woman got into a greenish colored Ford, possibly a Bronco, and drive quickly away west on Bunker Hill Road. When the victim checked the van he discovered that his wallet, a GPS unit and a large quantity of US Currency had been stolen from inside. He was able to cancel his bank card but not before two attempts were made to use the card at the BP Gas station on Eastern Avenue and at the Shell station in the 1800 block of Rhode Island Avenue. The victim’s van was processed for latent prints with negative results.

3800 block of 31st Street: Vehicle impound – 8:15pm. Officers impounded a 2016 Dodge Ram truck for impeding the flow traffic.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person sleeping in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers recognized the man as one who they had previously arrested for trespassing on the property, assault and damaging a police vehicle. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of two plastic bags containing more than 10g of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

May 13th:

Perry Street and Wells Avenue: Destruction of property – 7:05am. The owner of a 2011 Lexus SUV came into the police station and reported that he and another man had exchanged words because the man thought he was driving too fast through the neighborhood. The man became irate and threw a flashlight at his vehicle damaging the rear driver’s side. Officers later located a man matching the description of the suspect and questioned him about the incident. He admitted having words with the driver but denied throwing the flashlight. He was issued a criminal citation for destruction of property and sent on his way.

3000 block of Bunker Hill Road: MIR – 7:15am. Officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. Their investigation revealed that nothing was taken from the vehicle, but someone had ransacked the interior and the glove compartment.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 10:15am. The victims told officers that they purchased over $2,000 worth of airline tickets from Lucero Travel on April 17th. On May 12th they called the airline to confirm the reservations and were told that the reservations had been canceled. The victims made several attempts to recover their money with negative results.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Uttering – 10:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a man trying to cash a fraudulent check. When they arrived the suspect was still in the store and they detained him. Further investigation revealed that he was trying to cash a TD Bank check issued to another person by the National Gallery of Art. Both the bank and the gallery verified that the check was fraudulent. He was arrested, charged with theft and uttering and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 6:50pm. The owner of a 2015 Hyundai Sonata told officers that she parked her vehicle on the station’s lot when she arrived for work. Sometime later she was told by a customer that both of her tags were missing off the car. No witnesses or evidence were identified.

4400 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 10:10pm. Officers impounded a 2005 Honda Accord That was illegally parked and displaying tags that expired last February.

One Municipal Place: Strong arm robbery – 8:25pm. The victim told officers that he got off the bus and was standing at the bus shelter when he was approached by a black male suspect who engaged him in a conversation. The suspect asked him what he had on him and when he said he had nothing the suspect kicked him on the outside of his knee. As the victim fell to the ground a second black male suspect pushed him the rest of the way down. The victim said that the suspects hit him in the head several times before going through his pockets and stealing several items of his personal property including the backpack he was wearing. Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. EMS responded to the scene and the victim refused treatment. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation.

May 12th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Missing person – 1:25am. Officers responded with fire/rescue personnel for the report of an unconscious female in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers found her and she was identified her a 14 year old juvenile who was reported missing by her mother about two hours prior. The girl was transported to Providence Hospital for a checkup. Her mother was notified and responded to the hospital to pick up her daughter. Officers notified social services of the situation and they will follow up with the family.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Disorderly – 8:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person, possibly under the influence of PCP. Officers located the woman on the DC side of Eastern Avenue and stopped her to check her welfare. She became loud and disorderly and the officers called for assistance from DC police and DC EMS. After the DC medics said she was OK DC released her. She came back into Mount Rainier and resumed her disorderly behavior. She was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Civil citation – 11:25pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

May 11th:

3800 block of 37th Street: Hit and run collision – 7:25am. The owners of two separate properties told officers that an unidentified motor vehicle crashed into their fences and fled the scene. There were no witnesses identified, however there was debris from a vehicle left at the scene.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Property damage – 5:50pm. The owner of a 2010 Honda told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered scratches to the rear bumper. Officers determined that due to the way the vehicle was parked the damage was likely caused by a landscaper trimming the grass. The owner was advised to contact apartment management and his insurance company.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 7:20pm. The victim told officers that she locked a Nikon camera in the trunk of her Mercedes after she last used it on Mother’s Day. When she went to retrieve it today it was not in the trunk. The lock on the truck didn’t appear to have been tampered with.

May 10th:

3500 block of 37th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:30am. The owner of a 2004 Honda Accord told officers that she had her vehicle towed from the parking lot of a restaurant in Hyattsville at about 8:30 last night because it wouldn’t start. The tow company was instructed to tow the vehicle to the 3500 block of Newton Place. The tow company kept the vehicle overnight and left it in the 3500 block of 37th Street this morning. When the owner went out to her car she discovered extensive damage to the roof, back window and left rear door. Another officer who witnessed the vehicle being dropped off by the tow truck observed that the damage had been done prior to delivery. The actual location of incident is still unknown.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time): Bad check – 3:50pm. The store clerk told officers that a man came in and tried to cash a check the clerk identified as fraudulent. When the clerk refused to cash the check the man left the store in the company of an individual driving a 2013 Chevy with DC tags. The clerk provided the officers copies of the suspect’s DC identification card, the fraudulent check and photos from the security camera. The signature on the id and check match. The officers submitted an application for statement of charges against the suspect charging him with uttering and theft.

4500 block of 31st Street: EPS – 7:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person. Officers found the man in question and discovered he had ingested PCP and had slurred speech and could barely keep his eyes open. Officers had to support him to keep him from falling and injuring himself.  He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

May 9th:

2400 block of Allison Street: Rape – 6am. The victim told officers that her former boyfriend let himself into her apartment using a key he still had from when the relationship ended. He entered her bedroom and committed the crime. He slept in front of her closed bedroom door to prevent her from escaping while he slept. He assaulted he a second time in the morning before she was able to call for help and finally escape the apartment. The suspect stole the victim’s car and two cell phones as he fled the area. PGPD detectives interviewed the victim and learned that she had an active protective order against the suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. MRPD officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and placed her in contact with counselors at the Family Crisis Center. At about 2:50pm MRPD officers responded back to the area after they received information that the suspect had returned. He was located driving the victim’s car and arrested without incident. He was transported to PGPD CID for processing.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Noise complaint/fireworks – 11am. A resident came I into the police station to complaint about noise coming from a house of 33rd Street, specifically two loud explosions that occurred this past Saturday May 7th. Officers went to the house and spoke with a man who said that his brother, the owner of the house, was setting off fireworks. He apologized for the disturbance and said he would ensure that no more fireworks would disturb the neighborhood.

May 8th:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 3:50am. Officers came upon a 2011 Hyundai that had crashed into a PEPCO pole adjacent to the traffic circle. The driver and passengers had all exited the vehicle safely and the driver told the officers that he must have fallen asleep while driving. None of the occupants wanted medical attention. The vehicle was towed from the scene PEPCO responded to assess the damage to their pole.

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Found property – 1:15pm. A resident told officers that he found a small rusted cast iron single shot hand gun when he was cleaning under his porch. Since he had just moved into the neighborhood he could not provide any further information about the property. The gun was placed in storage at MRPD.

4500 Block of 31st Street: MIR – 8:50pm. Officers responded for the report of several shots being fired. Several citizens said they heard the gun fire but did not see anyone fire the shots. Officers canvassed the area and recovered 6, .45 caliber shell casings, all on 31st Street. There were no injuries or property damage found anywhere in the area.

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, May 11, 2016

Police Report: May 1-7

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.

May 7th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 1:45am. Officers investigating a rear end collision discovered that the driver of the striking vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. He failed standard field sobriety testing, was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Domestic assault – 4:50pm. The victim told officers that during an argument her husband assaulted her with a mug of hot tea. The victim had visible signs of injury and was taken by EMS to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Officers recovered evidence from the scene including photos of the victim’s injuries. The husband was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

May 6th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 5pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road (Gazebo Park): Criminal citation (x2) – 8:20pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Arundel Road: CDS arrest – 10:30pm. Officers stopped a Chrysler van for driving without head or tail lights. While speaking with the driver the officers noticed an odor of PCP coming from inside the van. Officers searched the passenger seat and recovered a small clear vial containing approximately 2.5 grams of liquid PCP. The driver was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The van was impounded for safekeeping.

May 5th:

4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person (supplement): 5:25pm. Officers spoke with a woman who reported her boyfriend missing on May 3rd. She said that the United States Capitol Police had located her boyfriend and he was in good physical condition and did not display any signs that he was a danger to himself or others. His information was removed from NCIC missing persons files.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Death report – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of a man who had died from an apparent cardiac arrest. The man’s son told the officers that he found his father clutching his and went to call for help. When he returned his father was unresponsive. EMS personnel responded and pronounced the man deceased. The Medical Examiner responded to the scene and determined that the man passed from natural causes related to heart disease.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Fraud – 9:30am. The victim told officers that he received a call from someone stating they were with the IRS and that he owed over a thousand dollars in unpaid taxes and that if he did not pay it right away his property and assets would be seized. He was told to obtain the payment in iTunes cards. The victim did as instructed and the scammer asked him for more money to recall an arrest warrant. The victim then went to his bank to obtain more money and was advised that he was being scammed.

2400 block of Arundel Road: 4th degree burglary – 1:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man sleeping in the laundry room of an apartment building. They located the man who they knew from previous encounters to have been banned from the property on numerous occasions. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and 4th degree burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

May 4th:

4200 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 2010 Chevy for displaying tags that expired in August of 2015, and that had an MSP pickup order for those tags.

4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person (supplement) – 9:30am. Officers took updated information from the girlfriend of a man reported missing yesterday. She said that she was contacted by the rental office advising that an envelope was left for her in the drop box overnight. The envelope contained a rental payment and some additional receipts for her. She said she recognized the handwriting on the envelope as belonging to her boyfriend, but she is still concerned about his welfare because he is not taking his medication. 

4100 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 6:40pm. The owner of a 2001 Honda that she came out to her vehicle this morning at about 7am and discovered that numerous items of makeup had been stolen from inside. There were no signs of forced entry into the car and officers could only locate scratch marks near the driver’s door lock. The lock was still functional and officers could not determine if that was the point of entry.

May 3rd:

4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person – 1:25am. The girlfriend of a 47 year old man told officers that he had not been heard from since about 9pm on the 2nd. He had been visiting a relative in Upper Marlboro and was supposedly on his way home. A check with all the surrounding emergency rooms and DOC were made with negative results. His information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Hit and run collision – 8:25am. The owner of a 2013 Toyota told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been struck by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene or leave identification. The damage to his vehicle was minor.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:40am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for disturbing the peace.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Traffic – 11:15pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious individual who was sitting in a pickup truck. They learned that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and had an open bottle of alcohol in the truck with him. He was issued State citations for possession of open alcohol in a motor vehicle and released to be taken home by a relative.

May 2nd:

4600 block of 29th Street: Citizen robbery – 12:35am. Officers responded for a reported citizen robbery. Upon arrival they met with the victim who told them that while in the parking lot of his apartment building he saw a white Dodge enter the lot. He said that two suspects got out of the car and approached him. One suspect grabbed him by his shirt collar and displayed a knife while the second suspect stole his backpack. The suspects ran back to their car and fled the scene down Varnum Street towards DC. The victim was not injured during the robbery. Detectives from the PGPD Robbery Suppression Team responded to the scene and obtained a statement from the victim to begin a follow-up investigation. No traceable property was taken during the robbery. Suspect #1was described as a black male, 19-23 YOA, 5’11”, thin build, wearing a mask and all black clothing and armed with a knife.

Suspect #2 was described as a black male, 19-23 YOA, 6’0, thin build, wearing a mask and all black clothing

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing person – 2:05am. The daughter of an 89 year old man told officers that her father did not come home as expected from an errand to Costco. He had left home at about 11am this morning. A lookout for the man was broadcast to all surrounding jurisdictions and he was later found safe by Virginia State Troopers in Fairfax, VA.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered missing person – 10:35pm. Officers met with a representative of Metro Transit who told them that he was approached by a female who asked for a ride home. She said that she was a missing person out of Charles County. Officers confirmed that she was a missing person and transported her to the Prince George’s/Charles County where she was released to Charles County Sheriff’s deputies to be returned home.

4600 block of 29th Street: Citizen robbery – 11:35pm. Officers were notified by PGPD of a citizen armed robbery that occurred in a rear parking lot. The victim told officers that he was sitting in a vehicle with a woman known only as “Ashley” in the process of making a CDS transaction when a black male approached, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect patted down his pockets, stole a quantity of cash and then struck him in the head with the gun. The victim got out of the vehicle and fled the scene. He also said that he may have heard gun shots and the officers canvassed the area finding no evidence that any shots had been fired. EMS personnel responded and treated victim on scene. PGPD robbery detectives responded and transported the victim to District I for an interview. A K-9 was deployed to try and locate the suspect but was cancelled because there were discrepancies in the time and exact location of the incident.

May 1st:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of loud music. When they arrived they spoke with a resident who turned out to have two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license. When the officers tried to take him into custody he resisted and the officers were compelled to deploy a Taser weapon. The Taser was ineffective due to the suspect’s clothing, and before additional restraint measures needed to be taken he decided submit to the arrest without further incident. He was released to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro after being charged with resisting arrest.

DOC, Upper MarlboroWarrant service – 10:50pm. While processing the prisoner in the above case DOC personnel told officers that they had another prisoner in their custody that had been arrested by PGPD officers. They later discovered that the PGPD prisoner had an open arrest warrant not discovered before the PGPD officers left DOC. MRPD officers completed the warrant service paperwork and the suspect remained in DOC’s custody.

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, May 02, 2016

Police Report: April 24-30

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

April 30th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: M/V collision – 5:40pm. Officers investigating the collision learned that gold color Toyota with DC tags pulled out of the BP Station parking lot and struck a man on a bicycle who was riding on the sidewalk. The driver of the Toyota fled the scene without stopping.  The bicyclist was treated on the scene DC EMS personnel and declined transport to the hospital.

2300 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 10:10pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received an alert that the driver of a 2003 Honda had an open arrest warrant. Officers stopped the vehicle and confirmed that the driver was wanted in Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a drug paraphernalia charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 29th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 2:30am. Officers conducting a check of the Alife Market saw a man known to them from frequent previous encounters arguing with the store clerk. He was visibly intoxicated and a wanted check indicated that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George's County. He was also observed to have several food items on his person that he admitted to stealing from the 7-11 at 3101 Rhode Island Avenue in DC.  He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The items stolen from the 7-11 were returned to the store.

April 28th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 4:25pm. Officers patrolling the area observed a man sitting in a vehicle exposing his genitals to passersby. When the officers questioned him he admitted to exposing himself. He did not have any identification so he was arrested and taken to DOC in Hyattsville for processing and identification He was issued several criminal citations and a traffic citation for driving without a license and released. His vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 4:35pm. The reporting person told officers that her mother purchased airline tickets from "TACA International" airlines through the Mount Rainier Variety store on April 7th for an April 28th flight out of BWI. When they went to check for the flight the airline advised them that there was no ticket purchased in their name.  The store refused to refund the victim's money. This case will become part of a larger prosecution involving the store, its owner and employees currently under investigation by multiple agencies and the State's Attorney's Office.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation - 7:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

April 27th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Trespassing – 8:45am. The store clerk told officers that a black male wearing a black shirt and blue jean shorts came into the store and began harassing the store staff.  He was told multiple times to leave the store but refused.  When the clerk tried to call police the man snatched the phone out of her hand and threw it on the floor. The suspect left the scene prior to officer's arrival and a canvas of the area failed to locate him.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation -  ​11:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Property damage – 10:40pm. The owner of a Nissan Murano told officers that she came out to her vehicle and noticed paint damage to the rear bumper. It appeared an object had scraped the back side of vehicle.

April 26th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 1:55am. The store clerk told officers that a group of three men came into the store came into the store and stole several items. The clerk said that he recognized two of the thieves because from a previous encounter in which they had stolen items from the store. The suspects were last seen heading north on Bunker Hill Road towards Brentwood. A canvass of the area was conducted with negative results.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 9:50am. The victim told officers that he purchased airline tickets from Lucero Travel and discovered that the tickets were no good. The victim made arrangements with the owner of the business to recover his funds.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Attempt suicide/EPS – 10:30am. Officers responded for the report of a pedestrian struck. Further investigation revealed that the individual involved jumped into the path of a vehicle in an attempt to commit suicide. He was taken by EMS to Prince George's Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Once at the hospital officers filed the paperwork for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

April 25th:

3100 block of Windom Road: Vandalism to auto – 11:40am. The reporting person told officers that her mother's 2016 Acura had been keyed on both sides from the front fender to the rear quarter panel. She said that she believes that her ex-boyfriend is responsible for the damage because he has vandalized her vehicle and house in the past. She has an active protective order against him from a previous assault. The boyfriend had been seen parked in the area on the 24th. She was advised to seek charges against the boyfriend for violating the protective order.

April 24th:

Nothing significant to report.

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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Friday, April 29, 2016

Police Report: April 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.

April 23rd:

3300 block of Perry Street: M/V collision – 1:35am. Officers responded for a single vehicle collision. They found the vehicle in question with extensive front end damage and both air bags deployed. Witnesses told the officers that that the vehicle was occupied by two females who fled on foot after the collision. Attempts to locate the driver based on the registration were negative. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. At about 2:30am officers responded to the police station to meet with the driver who wanted to turn herself in. She said that she and her passenger fled because they were afraid and not familiar with the area. She was issued several citations and released.

4200 block of Shepherd Street: Warrant service – 5:30pm. Officers responded to speak with a man who said that his ex-wife was in violation of a protection order. He said that she had threatened to hit him with a baseball bat and showed the officers cell phone photos of the threat. He also said that there was an open arrest warrant for the woman as a result of assault charges he filed back on April 18th. Officers located the woman and verified the existence of the warrant. She was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): 2nd degree assault – 6:25pm. The store clerk told officers that a man came into the store and began verbally harassing her. Before leaving the store he picked up two pastries and hit her in the face with them. He was described as a light skin black male, medium build, dreadlock hairstyle, and multiple marks on his face. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect with negative results.

April 22nd:

3800 block of 35th Street: Burglary – 1:30pm. A work crew renovating a vacant house reported that they left the property at about 4pm yesterday after securing the house. When they returned this afternoon they discovered that the front door/garage door had been kicked in and about $1,500 worth of their tools had been stolen. The scene was processed and photos were taken of a foot print on the garage door.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt fraud – 3pm. The reporting person told officers that she placed an ad on social media to provide babysitting services. She was contacted by a couple in reference to the ad and they sent her an advanced payment check. She contacted the bank and learned that the check was fraudulent.

April 21st:

Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street: M/V collision – 6:30pm. Officers’ investigation revealed that a 2003 Nissan was stopped at the northbound traffic light on Queens Chapel Road. The driver of a 2004 Honda failed to control his speed and collided with the stopped Nissan. The driver of the Honda fled the scene on foot prior to the officers’ arrival. There were no injuries and the Honda was impounded for safekeeping.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time Liquors): Check fraud – 11:25am. A man came into the store and attempted to cash a check using a fake ID. The officers also learned that the check had been issued by a company in Virginia to a person other than the man who was trying to cash it. The man was arrested and charged with attempted theft and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. All parties were notified that the check had been seized for evidence.

3800 block of 35th Street: MIR – 8:40pm. Witnesses told officers that they saw three black males pushing a generator down 35th Street towards Bunker Hill Road, one of whom threw it in a dumpster. The officers checked the garage of a vacant house that was being renovated in the 3800 block of 35th Street and discovered an open door. They found a work lamp in the dumpster and collected it for safekeeping. The three suspects were not located.

April 20th:

4100 block of 29th Street: Tampering – 3am. The owner of a 1991 Volvo reported seeing someone inside of his car. The officers checked the car and found a man who had been drinking inside sleeping. The man said that he thought the car was abandoned and he got inside because he was cold and sleepy. He was charged with tampering with a motor vehicle and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: EPS – 6:45pm. Officers patrolling the area saw a black male stumbling and falling on the sidewalk as he attempted to walk. They asked him if he had taken PCP and he replied that had done so about five minutes prior. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

April 19th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 8:30am. Officers responded for the report of a woman who was hearing voices in her head. They spoke with the woman who advised that she believes people are out to kill her and that her family was trying to crush up sleeping pills to feed her in food. Officers transported the woman to Washington Adventist Hospital and released her to the medical staff for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. 

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

4000 block of 34th Street: Hit and run M/V collision – 12pm. The owner of a 2007 Saturn told officers that she parked her vehicle in a legal spot and returned to find that it had been hit by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. No witnesses/evidence were identified.

4200 block of 31st Street: Custody dispute – 5:20pm. The mother of two young children told officers that she and her former husband had a mutual, non- court ordered agreement for the husband to spend time with the children. The husband picked up the children from their school in Hyattsville and took them to his home in Florida without telling their mother. She reported the children missing and obtained a temporary custody order from the court. When the children’s’ whereabouts became known, local police responded to the father’s residence and confirmed that the children were present and unharmed. Since no custody order was in force at the time no further action was taken. The mother has since retrieved the children and they are safely back home in Maryland.

April 18th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: 2nd degree Assault – 7:45am. The victim told officers that he spoke with a black male who was panhandling outside of Chuck’s Liquors. He told the man he could not solicit in front of the store whereupon the man punched him in the face. EMS took the victim to a local hospital for treatment and a search for his assailant was negative.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 2:05pm. Officers responded for a suspicious person. When they arrived they spoke with a woman who said that she had been kidnapped by the FBI and NASA the previous day; and that she was not feeling well - experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath. EMS responded and transported her to Providence Hospital where she was released to the medical staff for emergency psychiatric and medical evaluations.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 5:15 pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public. He was also arrested on an open warrant obtained my Metro Transit Police. However, it was later learned that the warrant had been recalled so he was released from custody.

April 17th:

4300 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 12:15am. Officers stopped to investigate a vehicle parked on a sidewalk. They learned that there was an MSP pick up order for the tags for failure to comply with a safety equipment repair order. The vehicle was impounded and the tags were seized for return to MVA.

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

Monday, April 25, 2016

Police Report: April 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.

April 16th:

3100 block of Webster Street: M/V collision – 3am. Officers investigating a hit and run collision located a 2007 Nissan Altima that was identified as the striking vehicle. The officers had Montgomery County Police contact the car’s owner and learned that her son had the vehicle. The son was located, returned to the scene and cited accordingly.

3200 block of Taylor Street: Domestic assault – 10:35am. The victim told officers that her husband came home late and when she asked him where he had been and who he was with an altercation ensued. The man kicked her and struck her in the upper body with his elbows before leaving the residence. A lethality assessment screen was conducted and the victim was put in contact with the Family Crisis Center. The victim refused shelter, but did obtain a protective order and the officers obtained an arrest warrant for the husband. At about 7pm the victim called the police to advise that her husband was in the area of the house. Officers located and arrested him on the warrant. He was also served a copy of the protection order and released to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville..

April 15th:

3100 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 12pm. Officers impounded a boat and trailer parked on a city street in violation of city ordinance.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 6pm. The store clerk told officers that two black males came into the store, selected several food items and left the store without paying for the items. An employee followed the suspects and spotted a Brentwood Police Officer in the area. The employee told the officers about the theft and when the two suspects saw the officer they dropped most of the stolen goods and fled the area. 

2200 block of Varnum Street (Kaywood Liquors): Theft – 12:20pm. The store owner told officers that a new employee told him that her cash drawer was shout $518 due to lottery tickets she purchased and could not pay for. The owner said that he would give her a few days to pay the money before seeking charges.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Disorderly – 9:05pm. Officers contacted a man who was caught stealing sugar packets from the store. The officers escorted the man from the store whereupon he became loud and disorderly. He was charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 28th Street: Possession of a CDS with intent to distribute – 11:10pm. Officers responded to the intersection of 28th and Upshur Streets for the report of a vehicle blocking the intersection. Officers located the vehicle and as they approached to speak with the driver they smelled the strong odor of PCP coming from his person. He was ordered out of the vehicle but refused putting the vehicle in gear and attempting to drive away. For their safety officers deployed a Taser to get the man under control and under arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed that the man was in possession of eight separate baggies containing powder cocaine and over $1,600 in cash. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 14th:

2500 block of Allison Street: Domestic assault – The victim told officers that on the night of April 13th she went to the hospital for treatment of injuries she sustained as the result of a physical altercation with her boyfriend. She said that when she was released from the hospital and returned home she was again assaulted by her boyfriend. Officers observed that she had visible bruises and lacerations as a result. The boyfriend was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 7:50am. The owner of a 2009 Toyota told officers that she came out to her vehicle and discovered that someone had broken out the rear passenger side window. She said that her personal check book along with an envelope containing $800 that she left in the back seat had been stolen. Officers processed the vehicle for latent evidence with negative results.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Disorderly – 1:55pm. The store manager told officers that a customer got upset at a clerk because she had insufficient funds for a purchase. The woman ripped open a bag of chips and threw a bottle of water over the register counter before leaving the store. The woman was described as a black female in her early to mid-twenties wearing a security guard uniform. She fled the area in a blue SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer. A canvas of the area failed to locate the woman or her vehicle.   

April 13th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: EPS – 2:30pm. Officers saw a man walking in and out of the roadway disrupting traffic and wearing only his underwear. From previous encounters the officers knew the man was schizophrenic and bipolar. He was taken into custody and transported by EMS to Prince George’s Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

3800 block of 35th Street: Burglary – 3:50pm. The resident told officers that when he returned home he noticed that someone had kicked in his front door. When he went inside he saw that the interior had been ransacked and the rear door was open. The officers assisted the victim with going through the residence and attempting to sort through the damage. He said that that nothing immediately stood out as being missing. Witnesses reported seeing a black male leaving the area about the time the burglary happened but could not put him at the house.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Disorderly – 9:30pm. Officers stopped to speak with a man who was intoxicated, acting in a disorderly manner and causing a public disturbance. When they tried to talk with him he began yelling profanities at them and passersby. After repeated attempts to get him to calm down, he was issued a citation for disorderly conduct. He proceeded to tear up the citation and yelled more profanities at the officers. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 12th:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2002 BMW for displaying a fake rear tag. The correct tag was on the front but the car’s overall registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick-up order for the tags.

April 11th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 9:45am. A juvenile came in to the police station to surrender on an open warrant. Officers confirmed the warrant for violation of probation related to a theft charge. He was transported to juvenile services in Upper Marlboro for processing. After processing he was delivered to the custody of the staff at the Cheltenham youth facility.

4500 block of 31st Street: Fraud – 11am. The victim told officers that she bought 5 tickets to Cancun Mexico from Lucero Travel. She said she put a cash deposit down and then agreed to have her credit card charged for the remaining balance. Her credit card was charged several hundred dollars more than the agreed upon price and when she contacted American Airlines she learned that the tickets had been canceled.

Bunker Hill Road and 34th Street: M/V collision – 4:15pm. Officers investigating a collision between a 2016 Hyundai and a 2012 Toyota learned that the driver of the Hyundai was pulling out of a parking space and struck the oncoming Toyota. There were no injuries and both vehicles were drivable after the collision.

2900 block of Allison Street: Property damage – 6pm. Officers investigating a possible vandalism to a 2013 Honda Accord determined that the damage was most likely caused by a rock kicked up by one of the lawn care company’s mowers. The victim is contacting apartment management and the lawn care company for resolution.

April 10th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Stolen vehicle (unfounded) – 9:20am. The owner of a 2005 Nissan Altima told officers that he came out for his car this morning and discovered it missing. Officers reported the vehicle as stolen but later learned that it had been towed by a private company for a parking violation.

3300 block of Shepherd Street: Missing person – 10:20pm. The mother of a 15 year old girl told officers that about 20 minutes prior her daughter left the house after the two had a verbal argument. The mom said her daughter may have gone back to a former residence in DC. Officers notified DC police and PGPD to be on the lookout for the girl. Her information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

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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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Police Report: April 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.

April 9th:

Nothing significant to report.

April 8th:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 6:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for theft of several items of merchandise. He was identified by the officers from the store’s surveillance video.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 2009 Honda Accord for displaying tags that expired back in January. The vehicle’s Maryland registration had been cancelled back in October of 2015.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Trespassing – 8:15pm. Officers received a report that there was a man sleeping in the basement of an apartment building. As the officers were escorting him out of the building he became disorderly, screaming profanities at them. He was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. A search of his person revealed that he was in possession of several prying tools and a box knife that was used to gain access to the secured building. They also found 20 boxes of Newport cigarettes. The property was seized for evidence and safekeeping. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 7:25pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota truck told officers that he discovered that someone stole the rear license plate off his truck. His roommate said that the tag had been missing since she last saw it on the 6th.

April 7th:

3200 block of Upshur Street: Open door – 7:05am. Officers responded for the report of an open door to a vacant house. When they arrived they observed that the house had been condemned by the City. The front door was open and a preliminary search of the first floor was negative. The house was determined to be too unsafe for a complete search. Officers were unable to secure the front door.

3100 block of Upshur Street: Traffic – 10:30am. Officers stopped a 2007 Cadillac Escalade being driven with expired tags. Further investigation revealed that there was an MSP pickup order for the tags and the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 1:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3200 block of Otis Street: Vehicle impound – 3:05pm. Officers impounded a 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo for displaying tags issued to another vehicle. The illegal tags were also subject to an MSP pickup order. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

2300 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 4:45pm. Officers initially responded to the 7-11 on Varnum Street for a shoplifting. The store clerk provided a description of the man who stole several items from the store. Officers searched the area and found the man on Queens Chapel Road. Further investigation revealed that he still had the stolen items on him and also had an open arrest warrant. He was arrested, charged with the theft and delivered to the custody of DOC pursuant to the warrant. The stolen items were returned to the store.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road (Gazebo Park): Criminal citation (x3) – 6:40pm. Officers issued each of three men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Warrant service – 6:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person looking into parked cars. Officers located the man and upon further investigation learned that he had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a traffic charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Burglary – 9pm. The resident told officers that he left home this afternoon and only locked the bottom lock to his apartment. When he returned home he discovered numerous items of his personal property had been stolen from inside the apartment. Officers could find no signs of forced entry. Officers processed the scene for latent evidence without success.

April 6th:

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft – 12:55am. The resident told officers that UPS notified her that a package was delivered to her apartment at about 2:45 this afternoon. When she got home the package was not there. A neighbor told her that they let the UPS delivery person into the building and he left the package at the correct door. Since the package contained an anniversary gift the victim did not know the contents of the package or its value.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 2pm. Officers impounded a 1996 Mazda that had no tags attached and a suspended registration going back to December of 2014.

3800 block of 33rd Street: EPS – 7pm. Officers were notified that a man walked away from Prince George’s Hospital with an IV still in his arm. The hospital staff believed that the he was headed back to Mount Rainier. Officers located him at 33rd and Perry Streets. He told the officers that he remembered leaving the hospital, but didn’t know why he had been there. He said that he left to check on his mother, who, officers learned, was at Providence Hospital receiving medical treatment of her own. He was taken into custody and returned to the care of the PGH medical staff.

April 5th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 11:40am. The owner of a 2007 Chevy told officers that he parked his truck in a rear lot while doing electrical work in the building. After about an hour he went back to his truck and discovered the doors unlocked and several tools and personal items missing from inside. No witnesses/evidence were identified.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 12:55pm. Officers stopped a 1992 Lexus for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was revoked and the vehicle’s registration was expired. The driver was issued multiple citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 8:40pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Chrysler for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the car was unregistered and the tags on it were registered to another vehicle. The driver was issued the appropriate citations and the car was impounded.

April 4th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Burglary – 6:35pm. The resident returned home and discovered that his bedroom had been ransacked and the keys to his car stolen. There was no sign of forced entry into the apartment. PGPD detectives were notified of the crime as these types of burglaries have been on the rise in the Queenstown complex.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Found property – 9:50pm. A citizen turned in a Wells Fargo Visa credit card he found outside an apartment building. The card was secured pending identification of its owner.

April 3rd:

4100 block of 28th Street: Property damage – 1:40am. The owner of a 2006 Toyota Corolla told officers that she heard a loud crack and went outside to discover that the wind caused a large tree to fall on her vehicle.

4100 block of 28th Street: Property damage – 1:40am. The owner of a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer told officers that a tree had fallen on his vehicle. Officers observed that the tree had not only fallen on the vehicle but was also blocking the roadway. They contacted Public Works and the fire department to see if either could assist in clearing the tree from the roadway. Both advised they were unable to assist.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 2:35pm. The owner of a 2010 Nissan Pathfinder told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered damage to the driver’s side window that was not there when he parked it early this morning. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and no evidence/witnesses were identified.

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.