Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Crime Watch: Week of March 18

03/24/07 3100 block Varnum St: Vandalism to auto
03/23/07 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Arrest on open warrant after domestic dispute
03/23/07 4000 block 33rd St: Citation issued for drinking in public
03/23/07 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Arrest for 2nd Degree assault
03/22/07 3200 block Perry St: Arrest for disorderly conduct
03/22/07 4000 block 33rd St: Arrest for disorderly conduct
03/21/07 4000 block 31st St: Vandalism to auto
03/21/07 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Residential burglary
03/21/07 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Suicidal individual transported to hospital
03/20/07 3700 block 34th St: Arrest for 2nd degree assault and fleeing & eluding police
03/19/07 4300 block 28th Pl: Theft from auto
03/19/07 4300 block 28th Pl: Theft from auto
03/19/07 4500 block Eastern Av: Theft from auto
03/19/07 2300 block Varnum St: Theft under $500
03/18/07 4600 block 25th St: Individual arrested on an open DWI warrant
03/18/07 4300 block Kaywood Dr: Theft of auto

Friday, March 23, 2007

Good News !!

The recycling issue has been resolved.

Residents can now place all recyclable material in one recycle bin that will be picked up by Public Works and taken to the County recycling plant (not the landfill). Residents that have a large accumulation of paper that requires a special pick-up can contact Public Works to schedule the pick-up. The phone number at PW is 301-985-6583. You can also e-mail your request to Ruth Sandy at rsandy@mountrainiermd.org.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Changes To Trash and Recycling Pickup

Due to equipment breakdown, the City of Mount Rainier Department of Public Works will continue to pick up bottles and cans on a weekly basis. Paper and cardboard can be held temporarily, or residents can bring these items to the public works garage during regular business hours: 9:00am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

In addition, regular trash service will be conducted on Wednesday or Thursday of each week until further notice. Please have your trash out for Wednesday pick up and leave it out until collected.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

MRPD Tests The Segway PT

On March 20th, members of the MRPD has an opportunity to test the Segway Personal Transporter. Mr. Bill Hopper of Segway of Annapolis brought three of the environmentally friendly (no gas, zero emmissions) machines out for us to get acquainted with. Mayor Malinda Miles encouraged me to arrange a combination demo and test night so that members of the department, the Council, and our residents could see the Segway PT in action.

For about two hours, LT Jimmy Stoots, and Officers Crystal Goldring and Kirk Banton, and yours truly put the Segways through their paces. With only two wheels to sustain balance, the Segway looks a bit daunting at first, but it only took each us about five minutes of instruction to get up and running. It's really a lot easier than it looks! It didn't take long for officers Banton and Goldring to disappear to test their riding skills around the Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street business districts. None of us wanted to get off to let someone else try it out! Mayor Miles was not shy about wanting her turn on the machine either. Our City Treasurer, Vijay Manjani took to the Segway like a banker to cash. I think that if the Mayor and VJ hadn't had to attend the Council worksession they'd have been on their Segways until the batteries went dead!





Even my son Matthew, whose only 9 and can't even ride a bike yet, became pretty confident riding the Segway.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Crime Watch: Week of March 11

03/17/07 4000 block 33rd St: Arrest for domestic violence
03/16/07 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Individual arrested on an open warrant
03/16/07 3400 block Newton Pl: Theft of auto
03/16/07 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Vandalism to auto
03/15/07 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Vandalism to auto
03/15/07 3700 block 35th St: Individual issued citation for possession of drug paraphernalia
03/14/07 4600 block 30th St: Unknown suspect stole tags
03/14/07 3200 block Chillum Rd: Theft from auto
03/14/07 3000 block Queens Chapel Rd: Recovered stolen auto
03/14/07 4000 block 35th St: Vandalism to property
03/14/07 3100 block 31st Place: Vandalism to auto
03/14/07 4600 block 30th St: Vandalism to auto
03/13/07 4200 block Kaywood Dr: Attempt theft of auto
03/12/07 3300 block Chillum Rd: Theft over $500
03/12/07 3100 block Perry St: Theft of auto
03/12/07 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Unknown suspect stole vehicle tags
03/12/07 3700 block 34th St: Vandalism to auto
03/11/07 3300 block Chillum Rd: Individual arrested for disturbing the peace
03/11/07 3300 block Buchanan St: Theft of auto

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Crime Watch: Week of March 4

03/08/07 3700 block 34th St: Theft of auto
03/07/07 4200 block Kaywood Dr: Citizen armed robbery
03/06/07 3300 block Buchanan St: Residential burglary
03/06/07 4200 block Russell Av: Theft of auto
03/06/07 3600 block Rhode Island Av: Suspect forced victim’s door to gain entry
03/06/07 4100 block 34th St: Theft of auto
03/05/07 4200 block 31st St: Residential burglary
03/05/07 4200 block 34th St: Subject arrested on an open warrant

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Crime Watch: Week of February 25

03/03/07 4100 block 28th St: Home invasion and assault by unknown suspect(s)
03/03/07 2300 block Varnum St: Theft under $500
03/03/07 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Domestic violence report
03/02/07 4100 block Russell St: Vandalism to auto
03/02/07 3300 block Perry St: Vandalism to auto
03/02/07 3300 block Buchanan St: Apartment burglary
03/01/07 4000 block 33rd St: Vandalism to property
03/01/07 4700 block 25th St: Apartment burglary
02/28/07 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Open warrant served
02/28/07 2500 block Queens Chapel Rd: Vehicle impounded for suspended license
02/28/07 3600 block Rhode Island Av: Vandalism to auto
02/27/07 2400 block Chillum Rd: In-coherent person cited and transported to hospital
02/27/07 4200 block Eastern Av: Homicide
02/26/07 4200 block Kaywood Dr: Vandalism to auto
02/25/07 3200 block Queenstown Dr: Theft of auto
02/25/07 3200 block Queens Chapel Rd: Arrestee destroyed victim’s property
02/25/07 3700 block Wells Av: Theft from auto

Monday, March 05, 2007

Crime Watch: Week of February 18

02/24/07 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Theft under $500
02/24/07 3300 block Buchanan St: Theft of auto tags
02/23/07 4600 block 25th St: Theft of auto tags
02/23/07 3300 block Chillum Rd: Theft over $500
02/22/07 3100 block Upshur St: Residential burglary
02/22/07 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Arrestee turned himself in
02/22/07 4500 block 32nd St: Theft from auto
02/21/07 2400 block Arundel Rd: Theft of auto tags
02/21/07 3300 block Chancy Pl: Vandalism to auto
02/21/07 3200 block Taylor St: Residential break and enter
02/21/07 4100 block Rainier Av: Theft from auto
02/20/07 4100 block 29th St: Residential break and enter
02/20/07 3100 block Upshur St: Residential burglary
02/19/07 3300 block Chillum Rd: Theft under $500
02/19/07 2300 block Varnum St: Theft under $500

Friday, March 02, 2007

Chat with the Chief Reminder

The monthly Chat with the Chief will be Monday March 5th, 7 PM at Artmosphere Café. Please come with your questions, suggestions and concerns. Hope to see you there!