Monday, August 30, 2010

Police report: August 27-29

August 27th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 4:20 pm officers took a report of a robbery. The victim told the officers that on May 18th, 2010 at about 7 pm she was in the process of parking her car when two Hispanic males reached into her car and tried to take her purse. The victim tried to hold onto the purse but after a brief struggle with the two men they were able to wrestle it away from her and flee on foot in an unknown direction. The victim declined to give a reason for the delay in reporting the incident and no additional information was obtained.

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 5 pm officers responded for the report of a vehicle blocking a private driveway. The officers found a gray 2005 Kia Optima with Virginia tags blocking the driveway. Attempts to locate the owner/operator of the vehicle were unsuccessful. The vehicle was issued a parking citation and impounded.

4000 block of 34th Street: At about 8:20 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

August 28th:

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 9 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The owner of a 2008 Pontiac G6 told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone entered her vehicle and stole her iPod. Nothing else was taken and the officers found no evidence as to how the thieves got into the car. A canvas of the area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative.

August 29th:

Nothing significant to report.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Police Report: August 26-27

August 26th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 1:45 pm officers took a death report. The officers were told by the decedent’s caretaker that she came to check on him and discovered him unconscious and unresponsive. Fire/rescue personnel were summoned and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Information received from family members and the medical examiner indicated that he died from natural causes. No foul play is suspected. The medical examiner removed the decedent’s remains for post mortem examination.

August 27th (early morning):

3800 block of 31st Street: At about 5:15 am officers responded for the report of two pit bulls running loose and attacking citizens. The officers found the dogs in question and were immediately attacked by both dogs. The officers took refuge in their cars and summoned Prince George’s Animal Control officers. While waiting for animal control a man delivering newspapers was attacked by both dogs as he tried to find safety on a front porch. In an attempt to protect themselves and the delivery man the officers were forced to shoot one of the dogs. The dogs ceased their attack and both ran from the scene. Once Animal Control officers arrived a search for the dogs was conducted. One of them was located on a front porch in the 3800 block of 31st Street; the other was found a few doors up suffering from one gunshot wound. Both dogs were taken into Animal control custody. The owner of the dogs was identified and charges are pending Animal Control’s follow-up investigation.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Police Report: August 24

3210 Rhode Island Avenue: At about 2:30 pm officers observed an individual loitering in the alley to the rear of the address. A field interview was conducted after the officers observed the individual discard a brown paper bag. As part of the interview the officers inspected the contents of the bag and discovered that it contained two grams of crack cocaine. The individual was arrested, charged with various CDS offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 6:45 pm officers responded for a landlord tenant dispute. The tenant told the officers that she was inappropriately touched on her buttocks by a sub contractor of the apartment complex. Along with touching the victim the sub contractor allegedly made sexual advances towards her. The incident allegedly occurred in December of 2009. A report was written and will be sent to PGPD detectives for a follow up investigation.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 9:45 pm officers were called to the 7-11 for a man loitering in the store and refusing to leave. The officers interviewed the man and discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing. The individual was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Police Report: August 23

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:20 am officers took a report of a motor vehicle tampering in progress. By the time the officers arrived the suspects had fled the area. The officers observed that both door locks and the ignition of a silver Dodge Caravan had been punched out in an attempt to steal the vehicle. The officers were unable to locate or contact the registered owner of the van. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses could be identified.

4600 block of 29th Street: While canvassing the area in response to the tampering described above officers stopped a suspicious individual for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the man had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for second degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Police Report: August 20-22

August 20th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1 am officers were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The officers located the vehicle and proceeded to conduct field interviews of its passengers. During the interviews one of the passengers was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for contempt of court. When the officers tried to place him under arrest he struck one of them and fled on foot. A canvas of the area was conducted and he was located in the 3900 block of Bunker Hill Road. The officers were forced to deploy both their issued Taser weapon and OC spray in order to get control of the individual and place him under arrest. He was charged with 2nd degree assault, resisting arrest and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence on August 18th. When he returned to his vehicle this morning he discovered that the rear passenger door had been damaged. No evidence as to how the damage occurred was available and the officers could not verify if the damage occurred where the vehicle was parked.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:45 pm officers on patrol observed a vehicle traveling south bound on Queens Chapel Road. The vehicle lost control and ran onto the center median striking and damaging a state sign. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and its airbag deployed. The driver was unharmed and was issued several traffic citations and released to a family member. His vehicle was impounded.

August 21st:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 2:45 am officers responded for the report of a domestic assault. Their investigation revealed that a woman was physically assaulted by her husband. The officers observed that the victim had sustained numerous injures including cuts, bruises and a large bump on her head. The husband was located inside their shared residence and arrested. The officers also learned that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 3 am officers took a report of a theft from the 7-11 convenience store. An employee told the officers that four young black females (NFD) came into the store and stole several items worth about $15. The four suspects were last seen running towards the back of the store and towards the Queenstown apartment complex. A search of the area for the four proved negative.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 8 am officers took a report of a vandalism to a motor vehicle. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone damaged the driver’s side rear window of his car. No items were observed missing/stolen. The vehicle was processed for evidence and the officers were able to obtain a latent fingerprint for follow-up examination. No other evidence or witnesses could be found.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9 am officers stopped a vehicle because its brake lights were not working. When the officers started to speak with the driver they smelled the odor of alcohol. He was asked to exit the vehicle for a field sobriety exam, and when he did the officers saw a blue Ziploc bag containing what appeared to be crack cocaine on the driver’s seat. The driver was taken into custody and when asked if there was any more CDS on him or inside the vehicle he said he had additional CDS secreted inside his sock. The officers then found five more blue Ziploc bags containing crack cocaine. He was arrested, charged with possession of CDS and traffic charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle he was driving was released to the registered owner on scene.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:15 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover that someone had forced open the passenger side vent window. That enabled them to get inside the car and steal over $300 of the victim’s property that was inside. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

4100 block of 29th Street: At about 10:25 pm officers were called to investigate a vehicle left abandoned in roadway. The officers’ investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen to PGPD. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

August 22nd:

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 3:40 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. When the officers arrived they observed a vehicle up on blocks with all four wheels and tires missing. The vehicle’s owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence several hours prior to coming out and discovering that his property had been stolen. He also told the officers that his wheels and tires were valued at over $5,000. A check of the entire area was conducted and no other theft from vehicles or suspicious person(s) were located. The victim gave the officers a photograph of the actual wheels that were stolen for follow-up investigation purposes.

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 9:30 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the day while he was at work someone stole the rear tag off his vehicle. He said that the vehicle was not driven during the day and had remained parked by his residence while he was at work. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

Police Report: August 13-19

August 13th:

34th Street and Windom Road: At about 9:15 am officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was cited for both violations and his vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Varnum Street: At about 3:20 pm officers issued criminal citations to three individuals for drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

August 14th:

5600 block of Annapolis Road: At about 3:30 am MRPD officers assisted Bladensburg Police with several large fights and crowd control at the Mexico Lindo. MRPD officers deployed pepper spray on a highly intoxicated combative individual who was arrested for assaulting a Bladensburg Police Officer. No Mount Rainier or Bladensburg Officers were injured.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:20 am officers took a report of vandalism to a building. Sometime during the previous night someone had spray painted graffiti on the building that matched several previous incidents. The vandalism/graffiti is not gang related.

August 15th:

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 1 am officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that she was approached by two young black males who displayed a handgun and took her car keys. The suspects took the victim’s car and fled the area. Her boyfriend chased after the suspects but lost sight of them in the 2500 block of Arundel Road. A search of the area for the suspects and the victim’s car proved negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation.

3500 block of 37th Street: At about 7 am officers impounded a vehicle that was parked blocking a private driveway. Attempts to contact the registered owner of the vehicle prior to it being towed were unsuccessful.

August 16th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 1 am officers took a report of a runaway juvenile. The juvenile’s father told the officers that the child ran away after an argument and that this was not the first time that he had reported the child missing for the same reason. The juvenile’s information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 8:30 pm officers from the Metro Transit Police notified MRPD that they had recovered a 2001 GMC van that was reported stolen from the 3200 block of Queens Chapel Road on August 10th. Metro Transit officers stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation at Southern Avenue and Wheeler Road and made one arrest in the case. The victim was notified of the recovery and met Metro Transit Police at the scene of the recovery to take possession of her vehicle.

August 17th:

4700 block of 25th Street: At about 5:30 am officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told the officers that she parked her vehicle by her residence at about 12:30 this morning and when she returned for it she discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: At about 1 pm officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that as he was unloading items from his vehicle he saw a silver vehicle pull up behind him. As he started to walk towards his residence he was approached from behind by an unidentified man who placed a black revolver to his head and demanded his money. The suspect then removed the victim’s gold necklace and bracelet and told him to go in the house. The victim complied and the suspect got into the waiting silver vehicle and fled the area. A canvass of the area for the suspect and his vehicle proved negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation.

2900 block of Allison Street: At about 1:30 pm MRPD received a call from the Metropolitan Police Department notifying us that they recovered a 2005 Buick Lacrosse that was reported stolen from an address in the 2900 block of Allison Street on September 27th, 2007. The vehicle was located at their Blue Plains impound lot located at 5001 Shepherd Street, S.W. GEICO Insurance took custody of the vehicle and the victim/owner was notified.

4400 block of 31st Street: At about 7:20 pm officers stopped a vehicle being driven by an individual who was known to have an open arrest warrant obtained by MRPD for 1st and 2nd Degree assault and reckless endangerment. The individual was allowed to drive his vehicle back to his residence. He was then arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:45 pm Hyattsville City Police notified MRPD that they had located the runaway juvenile reported missing on August 16th. HCP officers located the juvenile at an address in the 5800 block of Queens Chapel Road. The juvenile was unharmed and HCP officers transported him back to his residence and released him to his father.

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 11:15 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation (headlight out). As the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of an open alcohol container and a clear sandwich bag containing 13.8 grams of marijuana having a street value of $276.00. He was arrested and charged with the traffic violation, open alcohol in a motor vehicle, possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and the vehicle was impounded.

August 18th:

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 12:45 am officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The officers met with two victims who said that a dark colored 4-door vehicle with tinted glass (possibly a BMW) pulled up next to them. One of the vehicle’s occupants asked the victims a question and, not knowing the answer, they began to walk away. As they walked two suspects, one armed with a black handgun approached and ordered them to lie on the ground. The victims complied and the two suspects went through the victims’ pockets and stole their cell phones and cash. Both suspects then ran back to the vehicle and fled the area. Surrounding police agencies were given a lookout for the vehicle and the two suspects but they were not located. PGPD robbery detectives responded to interview the victims and assume a follow-up investigation. The suspects were described as:

Suspect #1 – Black male, about 20 years old, 5’9” tall, 160 lbs., facial hair, wearing blue baggy jeans and large glasses.
Suspect #2 – Light skin black male, about 20 years old, 6’3” tall, 185 lbs., wearing a black baggy shirt and dark colored jeans.

August 19th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:30 am an individual walked into the Mount Rainier police station and to surrender on an open arrest warrant issued through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department for trespassing. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Police Report: August 6-12

August 6th:

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 11:40 am MRPD officers assisted Federal authorities with the execution of an arrest warrant on an individual wanted in Montgomery County on CDS charges. The individual was located and arrested without incident.

4500 block of 32nd Street: At about 12:10 pm officers were called to investigate an abandoned vehicle. A check of the unoccupied vehicle revealed it to have been reported stolen through PGPD. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner notified of the recovery.

4100 block of 33rd Street: At about 1:45 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The resident told the officers that he received a call from his alarm company that his residential burglar alarm had been activated. He immediately went home and discovered a bathroom window open with a ladder under the window and called police. The officers checked the residence and found no sign of forced entry and no property missing. The resident told the officers that his girlfriend usually leaves that window open in the morning before she leaves to go to work.

August 7th:

3200 block of Perry Street: At about 11:30 am officers were called to recover a small quantity of CDS. The homeowner told the officers that she found the CDS on her front porch while cleaning. Further investigation revealed that PGPD officers had detained an individual suspected of being involved in CDS activity a short time earlier but were unable to locate the CDS he had discarded. A PGPD SAT supervisor responded and took custody of the CDS.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: At about 1:40 pm officers took a report of a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle. The officers’ investigation revealed that a 7 year old road into the path of the motor vehicle. The driver had no time to avoid striking the child. The child was transported to Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not at fault in the collision and was not charged.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:30 pm officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that she had just parked her vehicle and walked to the front of her residence when she was approached from behind by a black male wearing a lime green shirt armed with a black handgun. The suspect demanded the keys to the victim’s vehicle which she immediately surrendered. He then told her to go inside her apartment building, which she also did. When the officers checked the parking lot the victim’s vehicle was gone. Luckily the vehicle was equipped with Lo-Jack and was immediately entered into NCIC to activate the locator system. At about 1:06 am MRPD was notified that US Park Police officers located the vehicle unoccupied. PGPD robbery detectives took custody of the vehicle so it could be processed for evidence and the victim was notified of the recovery.

August 8th:

3800 block 34th Street: At about 6:15 am officers on patrol came across a vehicle abandoned in the roadway obstructing traffic. The vehicle had not been reported stolen and a check of the area for a driver and or owner was negative. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and to clear the roadway.

3300 block of Otis Street: At about 7:15 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The owner told the officers that she came out to her car this morning and discovered damage to the driver’s side door molding.

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 6 pm officers responded for the report of a disorderly man on a Metro bus. The officers found the man in question who told them that he was having migraines and hearing voices telling him to hurt himself. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

August 9th:

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 3:30 am officers on patrol came upon a vehicle that had been abandoned in the roadway obstructing traffic. Further investigation revealed that it had been reported stolen from an address in Hyattsville City. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and to clear the roadway. The owner was notified of the recovery.

Chillum Road at Queenstown Drive: At about 8 am officers investigated a two car motor vehicle crash. No one in either vehicle was injured. One driver was issued a citation for driving with expired registration plates. The other driver was cited for failure to produce registration on demand and driving on a learner’s permit without required supervision.

4600 block of 30th Street: At about 11 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone stole the rear license plate off his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 4:30 pm officers responded to a possible breaking and entering. The officers arrived and met with a home inspector who told them he heard a noise upstairs while he was doing an inspection. The officers searched the house and found no one inside and no signs of forced entry.

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 5:20 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a CDS charge. The officers also learned that a passenger had two open warrants open warrants for failure to appear in court for a charge of theft under $100 and driving without insurance. Both individuals were arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

August 10th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: At about 1:15 am officers responded to a report of an attempted stolen vehicle. The victim told the officers that when he came out to his vehicle he noticed that the passenger door had been pried open and the ignition had been damaged. There was no evidence found and no witnesses. As MRPD officers were canvassing the neighborhood they noticed a suspicious vehicle being driven in the immediate vicinity of the attempted car theft. A check of the vehicle revealed that it had been recently been reported stolen through PGPD. The officers stopped the vehicle in the 2700 block of Webster Street whereupon all three occupants immediately jumped out of the car and fled on foot in different direction. A perimeter was established and a search of the area (included PGPD’s helicopter) enabled the officers to stop and arrest one of the three individuals. He was charged with motor vehicle theft and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:15 pm officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim owner told the officers that sometime between 10 pm yesterday and 9 am this morning someone stole her yellow 2001 GMC van (Maryland tags 37X481) that was parked by her residence. There was no evidence recovered and no witnesses were identified.

August 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 12th:

3600 block of Perry Street: At about 4:20 pm officers responded to a private residence to serve an arrest warrant for 2nd degree assault. The suspect was located, arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 pm officers received a call from citizen who told them that two individuals that had stolen bicycles from a neighbor were riding the stolen bikes in the area. The officers were able to locate and stop both individuals. The complainant positively identified the two and the owner of the bikes identified them as the ones that had been stolen from his yard the previous day. Both were arrested and charged with theft. As a bonus, one of the individuals was found to be in possession of a sufficient quantity of CDS to support a charge of possession with intent to distribute. Both were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and the bikes were returned to their owner.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the D.C. area, effective from late morning to late evening tomorrow (Wednesday). Low pressure is expected to develop along a stalled frontal boundary, causing showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain beginning early Wednesday morning, peaking in late afternoon and evening and continuing into Thursday morning. Rainfall in excess of 2 inches is expected, with localized amounts exceeding 3 inches expected in the south and east suburbs.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Storm Outages

The City of Mount Rainier is experiencing major intermittent power outages as a result of the storm that passed through the metropolitan region this morning. City Hall has some power (phone lines and computers) but the alarm, A/C and some office lights are out. The MRPD has absolutely no phone lines and only one working computer at the moment. Public Works also has limited power.

We have reported the power outages for the City offices. We have been on hold with Verizon for the past hour trying to report the problem at the police department. MRPD/Bladensburg police communications lines are up and running.

Anyone with an emergency should call 911.

For all non-emergency calls to MRPD, residents should contact the dispatch line directly at 301-985-6565 or 6566.

Please notify all of those on your list serv to report their respective outages by calling 1-877-PEPCO-62. Each and every property has to do this in order for PEPCO to understand that magnitude of the outages and that the power outages are affecting several businesses and homeowners.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Police Report: August 5-6

August 5th:

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 3:20 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 8:30 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

3200 block of Perry Street: At about 9 pm MRPD officers assisted PGPD officers with a narcotics arrest. The PGPD officers observed what they believed to be a hand to hand drug transaction. Both the buyer and seller were stopped and eventually arrested and charged with various narcotics related crimes.

31st and Webster Streets: At about 11 pm officers responded for several reports of shots fired. Upon arrival the officers were redirected to the area of Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road where a victim reported he was being chased by a man with a gun. The victim told the officers that a man fired several shots at him and his tow truck while he was repossessing a vehicle. The officers were able to locate and arrest the man described by the victim as his assailant. A BB gun and a load handgun were recovered. The investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending on another suspect who officers believe was involved.

August 6th:

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: At about 7 am MRPD officers along with officers of the Prince George’s County Special Operations and Narcotics Enforcement Divisions executed a narcotics search and seizure warrant for the purpose of locating a marijuana grow house. MRPD officers initiated an investigation several weeks ago after receiving information that an individual had several rooms in a private residence dedicated to the manufacture and sale of marijuana. During the course of the operation two individuals were taken into custody for questioning and charges are pending. Two grow stations containing approximately 8-10 marijuana plants were seized. A substantial amount of harvested marijuana, drug paraphernalia, growing equipment, packaging equipment, US currency, and two firearms were also seized.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Police Report: August 3-4

August 3rd:

Nothing significant to report.

August 4th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7:20 am officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to pay child support.  His driver’s license was suspended for the same reason. He was issued several State traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2800 block of Upshur Street: At about 8:30 am officers took a death report. A 72 year old man was found deceased inside his residence. According to relatives and his personal physician the man suffered from an assortment of medical conditions that contributed to his death from natural causes.

2400 block of Arundel Road: At about 9:30 pm officers stopped a suspicious man for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a CDS possession charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11:15 pm MRPD officers were called to assist Queenstown Apartments security officers with a subject they had stopped for drinking in public. The MRPD officers discovered that the man was in possession of a crack pipe. He was issued a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia and sent on his way.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11:30 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

National Night Out - TONIGHT

The City of Mount Rainier will celebrate its annual National Night Out Against Crime on the grounds of Thomas Stone Elementary School TONIGHT from 6 to 9 pm.

Our special guest for this year’s celebration is Washington Nationals mascot Screech!!

Bring your family and friends, meet the men and women of the Mount Rainier Police Department, get an autograph from Screech, and don't miss an evening of live entertainment, plenty of food, and lots of fun things to do for the whole family.

See you there!

Police Report: August 2-3

August 2nd:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.

Mount Rainier Elementary School: At about 11:15 pm officers MRPD officers assisted PGPD officers with apprehending two individuals who tried to burglarize the school. MRPD officers monitoring PGPD radio communications heard the call go out and arrived at the school with minutes. Once on the scene they saw two individuals running away from the school. The officers along with a PGPD officer chased both individuals on foot. Both were quickly caught and arrested. A PGPD K9 searched inside the school for additional suspects with negative results.

August 3rd (early morning):

Queens Chapel Road & 25th Street: At about 1:30 am officers issued two parking citations to a vehicle for parking in a fire lane and displaying improper registration plates. The tow company under contract to the Queens Manor Apartments complex towed the vehicle off the property.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Tomorrow is National Night Out!!

Just a short reminder that tomorrow night, August 3rd the City will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime on the grounds of Thomas Stone Elementary School from 6 to 9 pm.

Our special guest for this year’s celebration is Washington Nationals mascot Screech!!

Bring your family and friends, meet the men and women of the Mount Rainier Police Department, get an autograph from Screech, and don't miss an evening of live entertainment, plenty of food, and lots of fun things to do for the whole family.

See you there!

Police Report: July 30 - August 1

July 30th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 9:45 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that someone stole the rear license plate (MD 8BRX81) off his 1998 Oldsmobile sometime between 6 am and the time he notified police. No evidence or witnesses could be found.

July 31st:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:20 am officers on patrol recovered a 1999 Chrysler (MD tags 7ELP28) that had been reported stolen earlier in the evening from an address in DC. The officers initially saw the vehicle operating at a high rate of speed in the 3600 block of Bunker Hill Road. They followed it to the dead end of 35th Street where it crashed through the fence, drove down the hill and came to rest on Rhode Island Avenue. The driver and front seat passenger were seen exiting the vehicle running to the rear of 3500 Rhode Island Avenue. A Greenbelt Police K-9 was able to track the two to the area of Perry and 37th Streets before losing the track. Officers later learned that the suspects had just fled from several PGPD police cars in the 4400 block of Rhode Island Avenue before entering Mount Rainier. There were no injuries, no arrests made and the vehicle was impounded. MPD was notified of the recovery.

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 6:30 pm officers stopped a suspicious individual for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s county for providing false information to a peace officer. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 1st:

4600 block of 30th Street: At about 1:30 am officers responded for a report of a fight in progress inside a vehicle. When the officers arrived they attempted to stop one of the participants for a field interview. The man fled from the officers but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and struggle. He was highly intoxicated and was subsequently arrested, charged with failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.

3800 block of 37th Street: At about 9:50 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous evening someone broke out a window to his 2009 Nissan and stole various items that were inside the car. The vehicle was processed for evidence with negative results.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 3:20 pm officers responded to the report of a customer dispute. The officers learned that an argument between a store employee and a customer escalated to the point where the customer allegedly spit on the employee and the employee punched the customer. Since the assault did not take place in the presence of the officers both parties were advised of their options with the District Court commissioner. During the conversation with the officers the customer became extremely irate and began yelling profanities inside the store disturbing other customers. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.