Monday, June 30, 2008

Crime Watch: Week of June 22

06/28/08 3300 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
06/28/08 3500 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
06/28/08 3200 block Queenstown Dr: Strong-armed robbery
06/28/08 2700 block Queens Chapel Rd: Vandalism to auto
06/28/08 2900 block Arundel Rd: Theft of auto
06/28/09 3300 block Rhode Island Av: Arrest for CDS possession after field interview
06/28/08 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Strong-armed robbery
06/27/08 3300 block Buchanan St: Vandalism to auto
06/27/08 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for CDS paraphernalia
06/26/08 3300 block Buchanan St: Citizen robbery/home invasion
06/25/08 3200 block Queenstown Dr: Residential break and enter
06/25/08 4300 block Russell Av: Identity theft
06/25/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
06/25/08 4500 block 34th St: Vandalism to auto
06/24/08 3200 block Queenstown Dr: Theft under $100
06/23/08 2700 block Allison St: Theft of tag
06/23/08 3200 block Buchanan St: Theft of auto
06/23/08 4300 block Russell Av: Theft of auto
06/23/08 4300 block 28th Pl: Theft of auto
06/23/08 3200 block Queens Town Dr: Domestic related incident
06/22/08 3700 block 34th St: Hit and run accident

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Crime Watch: Week of June 15

06/21/08 4000 block 38th St: Arrest for trespassing
06/21/08 2300 block Varnum St: Theft under $100
06/21/08 3300 block Chillum Rd: Theft over $100
06/21/08 3400 block Bunker Hill Rd: Theft over $100
06/20/08 3300 block Chauncey Pl: Citation issued for open container
06/20/08 4600 block 25th St: Theft of vehicle tag
06/19/08 4600 block 29th St: 2nd degree assault
06/19/08 3800 block 32nd St: Citation issued for disorderly conduct
06/18/08 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Theft under $100
06/18/08 3300 block Chillum Rd: Vandalism to property
06/18/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
06/16/08 4000 block 35th St: Open warrant served while assisting parole & probation agent with a home visit

Crime Watch: Week of June 8

06/14/08 4500 block Russell Av: Theft under $100
06/14/08 3500 block 37th St: Hit & run accident
06/14/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Arrest after sexual assault
06/14/08 2700 block Upshur St: CDS arrest after traffic stop
06/13/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
06/13/08 3800 block 31st St: Theft of auto
06/12/08 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Citizen robbery
06/11/08 2700 block Allison St: Citation issued for open container
06/11/08 4500 block Eastern Av: Citation issued for urinating in public
06/11/08 2300 block Varnum St: Theft of auto
06/10/08 4100 block 33rd St: Theft of auto
06/10/08 4600 block 30th St: 2nd degree assault
06/10/08 4400 block 29th St: Theft over $100
06/10/08 4500 block 29th St: Theft of auto
06/10/08 2300 block Varnum St: Theft under $100
06/09/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Attempt break and enter commercial
06/09/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Single car accident
06/08/08 4500 block Eastern Av: Open warrant served after field interview

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Letters: A grandmother grieves, seeks justice - and prayers

I discovered this poignant editorial in the June 17th issue of the Philadelphia Daily News. I know Ms. White’s feelings are shared by those who have lost loved ones to violence here in Mount Rainier and in our surrounding communities.

“It has been almost 14 months since my 32-year-old grandson, Michael Isaac White, was killed. This letter is for everyone who has lost a loved one like myself and my family. These words are also for anyone who saw the crime in progress and still holds that information in his head or heart. Put yourself in my place.

Michael was my first-born grandchild. He has a loving mate, who is now raising their two children without him. His grandparents and family help as much possible, but no one can replace their dad.

I want these dangerous people off the streets before they shoot or hurt someone else. I don't cry every day, but I do think of my grandson every day the Lord sends my way.

I want justice for those killers. If they are ever arrested and found guilty, at least their family can see them during visits to prison - where the killers should be kept for the rest of their evil lives.

I pray that our policemen and women are safe each day as they try to keep our city safe for us. Mayor Nutter and Police Chief Ramsey also need our prayers.

Here's hoping our city will reach out to others who suffer the senseless loss of a family member or friend.

Charlotte White, Philadelphia”

Monday, June 23, 2008

New Child Safety Seat Law Effective June 30th

Maryland's new child safety seat law goes into effect on June 30, 2008. The new law requires that all children younger than eight years of age be secured in a federally approved child safety seat* according to the safety seat and vehicle manufacturers' instructions, unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller, or weighs more than 65 pounds. The child restraint must be right for the child's size, age, and weight.

*Child safety seats include: infant seats, convertible seats, forward-facing seats, booster seats, or other safety devices federally approved for use by children in motor vehicles.

A person may not transport a child younger than 16 years of age unless the child is secured in a child safety seat or a vehicle's seat belt.

A child younger than 16 years may not ride in an unenclosed cargo bed of a pick-up truck.

A vehicle can be stopped and the driver issued a citation for a violation of these laws. Currently the fines for failing to buckle up children and for allowing a child to ride in an unenclosed cargo truck bed are $48 and $50, respectively.

Please remember that it is very important that all children be properly secured in child safety seats and/or seat belts. The safest location in a car to buckle-up a child is in the middle of the rear seat.

Buckle up our children - follow our law!

Questions? Call Maryland Kids in Safety Seats at 1-800-370-SEAT or Maryland State Highway Administration at (410) 787-4077.

Please click on the link below for answers to many frequently asked questions regarding Maryland's seat belt laws, child safety seat laws, and recommended practices.

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Passenger Safety, Seat Belts, and Maryland's Laws

Monday, June 09, 2008

Crime Watch: Week of June 1

06/07/08 3700 block Bunker Hill Rd: Citation issued for open container
06/07/08 3800 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
06/07/08 3200 block Shepherd St: Dog attack on MRPD officer
06/07/08 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Residential break and enter
06/07/08 4200 block Russell Rd: Theft of motor scooter
06/06/08 3200 block Otis St: Arrest for CDS possession
06/06/08 4100 block Russell Rd: Vandalism to auto
06/05/08 4100 block Russell Rd: Domestic dispute
06/05/08 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Theft (shoplifting)
06/05/08 4300 block 28th Pl: Identity theft
06/05/08 4300 block 28th Pl: Vandalism to auto
06/05/08 3000 block Arundel Rd: Arrest for CDS/PWID possession
06/04/08 4200 block 34th St: Residential break and enter
06/04/08 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Home invasion robbery
06/03/08 3800 block 37th St: Destruction of property
06/03/08 3700 block 35th St: Destruction of property
06/03/08 32ndSt & Varnum St: Vandalism to property
06/02/08 3500 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
06/02/08 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Theft of auto
06/02/08 2300 block Varnum St: Theft of tags
06/02/08 3200 block Queenstown Dr: Citizen armed robbery
06/01/08 3000 block Queens Chapel Rd: 1st degree assault
06/01/08 3000 block Buchanan St: Theft of tags

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Crime Watch: Week of May 25

05/31/08 4000 block 27th St: Vandalism to auto
05/31/08 3700 block 36th St: Homicide
05/31/08 4000 block 32nd St: Vandalism to auto
05/30/08 3200 block Perry St: Vandalism to auto
05/30/08 3300 block Perry St: Citation issued for open container
05/29/08 2700 block Queens Chapel Rd: Theft of auto
05/29/08 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Arrest for driving stolen vehicle and tags
05/29/08 3200 block Queens Chapel Rd: Open warrant served after traffic stop
05/29/08 3200 block Rhode Island Av: 2nd degree assault
05/29/08 2700 block Queens Chapel Rd: Theft of auto
05/28/08 Chillum Rd & Queens Chapel Rd: Open warrant served after traffic stop
05/28/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: 1st degree assault
05/28/08 2200 block Varnum St: Citation issued for public urinating
05/27/08 4300 block Kaywood Dr: Theft of tags
05/27/08 3300 block Chillum Rd: Citizen strong-arm robbery
05/27/08 4300 block Kaywood Dr: Theft of tags
05/26/08 4300 block Eastern Av: PWID arrest/assault on officer
05/26/08 3300 block Chillum Rd: Residential break and enter
05/26/08 3000 block Queens Chapel Rd: Theft of tags
05/26/08 3300 block Chillum Rd: Vandalism to property
05/26/08 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for indecent/trespassing
05/25/08 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for urinating in public