3300 block of Buchanan Street: 1st degree rape – 2:40 am. The victim told investigators that she was walking through the Queenstown Apartments when a man described as Latino, 22024 years of age, 5’6” tall, 175 lbs., wearing a black hat, blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt and a black vest approached her from behind and brandished a knife. The suspect forced her into some nearby bushes where he sexually assaulted her. PGPD Special Crimes detectives responded to take over the investigation.
34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 11:40 pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Dodge Durango for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and released.
3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Trespassing – 12:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of suspicious activity at a vacant house. When the officers arrived a search of the house revealed an adult male and an adult female living in the house. The owner of the house could not be contacted and the two individuals were sent on their way and warned not to return. Officers are continuing to investigate the incident along with Code Enforcement.
4200 block of 31st Street: Theft over $500 – 3:20 pm. The victim told officers that someone has been using the victim’s ATM card to make unauthorized purchases and ATM cash withdrawals. Officers along with the finical institution’s fraud unit are continuing to investigate the crime.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt theft from auto – 10:45 pm. The victim told officers that he had just parked his 1999 Plymouth Voyager minivan by his apartment. A few minutes later his girlfriend looked out the window of their apartment and saw a man rummaging through the van. When the two yelled at the man he got into a waiting dark colored four door sedan (possibly a Dodge Intrepid) and fled the area. The victim inspected his vehicle and found that nothing was missing. The suspect was described as a black male about 6’ tall and 180 lbs. wearing dark clothing.
Upshur Street and Russell Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 11:05 pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Ford Taurus for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Property damage – 8:30 am. The owner of a 1999 Toyota Corolla reported that her vehicle was damaged by wood that fell off another vehicle.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:10 pm. Officers on patrol stopped and arrested a man who had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was for failing to appear in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. The original charge/arrest was made by MRPD officers in the 4000 block of 34th Street here in Mount Rainier.
30th and Allison Streets: Suspicious situation/possible attempted child abduction – 2:30 pm. MRPD officers were contacted by a resident whose daughter came home and told him that someone followed her after school and attempted to lure her into his vehicle. Further investigation revealed that as the child was walking home from Thomas Stone Elementary she noticed that a vehicle was following her. The child became frightened and began to run home. The man driving the car got out and shouted for the child to come to him several times. The child could not give a description of the man, but described the car as a purplish colored Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300. A search of the area for the vehicle proved negative.
3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 2 am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received an alert on a vehicle with a suspended registration. The officers stopped the vehicle and confirmed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended and that there was an MSP pick-up order on the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags were seized for return to MVA. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.
4200 block of 28th Street: Warrant service – 10:50 am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious male removing trash from private property. Further investigation revealed that the man had the homeowner’s permission to remove the trash; however the officers determined that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for theft over $1,000. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4315 Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3:25 pm. Officers patrolling a vehicle stopped to check a 1998 Dodge Durango with its rear passenger window open. Upon checking the vehicle the officers saw that it had damage to the ignition module consistent with an attempted theft. The tags on the vehicle came back to a DC address and the vehicle had not been reported stolen. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping until the owner can be identified.
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: 1st degree assault – 7:30 pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman who had been assaulted with a knife. Upon arrival the officers located the victim who told them that she and her teenage daughter had a disagreement that resulted in the daughter slashing her in the face with a knife. Fire/rescue personnel responded and treated the victim for her injury. The daughter was charged with 1st degree assault via a juvenile petition.
4000 block of 37th Street: EPS – 7:20 pm. Officers responded for the report of a violent domestic with one party attempting suicide. When the officers arrived they found and restrained a woman who was upset, aggressive and saying that she wanted to die. Witnesses told the officers that the woman had been drinking and smoking CDS and had tried to hurt herself prior to the officers’ arrival. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the woman to Washington Hospital Center where she was released to medical personnel for evaluation and treatment.
3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:43 am. Officers stopped a 2004 Mercury for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant for violating the terms his court probation for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4990 Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 2:45 pm. An MRPD officer attending District Court on other matters was notified by a Maryland Parole & Probation agent that a person for whom the officer had obtained an arrest warrant for possession of CDS was in the agents’ office. The officer met with the agent, identified the wanted person and arrested him on the warrant. He was escorted to DOC and released to their custody.
4800 block of Ft. Totten Street, NE: Recovered stolen auto – 3 pm. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department notified MRPD that they had recovered a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country minivan reported stolen from the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road on January 23rd. No arrests were made at the time of the recovery.
2200 block of Varnum Street (Kaywood Liquors): Fraud – 4:40 pm. The owner of Kaywood Liquors told officers that on three separate dates he cashed checks for an individual made out to the individual by a reputable local business. The owner later learned that the checks were fraudulent and that they had been stolen and forged. Officers are in the process of obtaining a warrant for the individual.
3100 block of Chillum Road: CDS arrest – 9:55 am. Officers stopped a 1995 Olds Cutlass for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and the driver was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
3800 block of 33rd Street: Warrant service – 11 am. Officers responded for the report of a theft in progress. When they arrived they located and stopped two individuals who were loading old air conditioning units into a van. Further investigation failed to develop sufficient probable cause to arrest the two for theft; however one of the individuals had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving an uninsured vehicle. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto – 11:30 am. The owner of a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country minivan reported that sometime between 9 pm on January 22nd and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.
2700 block of Allison Street: Stolen auto – 8:30 am. The owner of a 1997 Plymouth Voyager minivan reported that sometime between 9 pm on January 21st and 6 am today someone stole his vehicle.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Attempted stolen auto – 8:40 am. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Stratus showed officers where sometime between 1 am on January 21st and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle and tried, unsuccessfully, to steal the car by damaging the ignition module.
4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 10:10 am. Officers on patrol discovered a 2004 VW Passat that had damages consistent with a collision with another vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicles registration had been flagged and there was an MSP pick-up order on the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags were seized for return to MVA.
4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen tag – 2:45 pm. The owner of a 2004 Chevy Suburban reported that sometime between 2 am this morning and the time he called police someone stole the temporary Maryland license tag off the vehicle.
3300 block of 33rd Street: Attempted theft from auto - 3:40 pm. The owner of a 2003 Ford Escape reported that sometime between 10 pm on January 20th and the time she called police someone entered her vehicle and rummaged through the glove box. There was no damage to the vehicle, no evidence of forced entry and nothing stolen.
2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Criminal citation – 6:50 pm. Officers were alerted to a suspicious individual placing items into his pockets inside the store. When the individual came out of the store officers approached and asked him about the items. He was found in possession of a stick of deodorant and a pair of gloves that he did not pay for. The items were returned to the store and he was issued a criminal citation for misdemeanor theft and sent on his way.
3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 6:55 pm. A citizen came into the police station to turn in a DC identification card and other miscellaneous property she found in the 3100 block of Rhode Island Avenue. The items were placed into the police property vault for safekeeping.