3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vandalism to auto – 2:05pm. The owner of a 2001 Nissan Altima told officers that sometime between 11pm on November 14th and 9am on the 15th someone vandalized his vehicle’s rear bumper near the license plate bracket. The owner said that it appeared as if someone burned a hole in the bumper.
4000 block of 33rd Street: Emergency petition – 3:45pm. Officers were called to investigate a man who had been yelling and screaming in the back yard for about 45 minutes. When the officers arrived they found the man obviously under the influence of PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for emergency treatment.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 5:30pm. MRPD officers were notified by MPD that their officers recovered a 2002 Dodge Caravan in the 7600 block of 13th Street, NW that was originally reported stolen from the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road on November 13th. The van was in drivable condition and both tags were still attached. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.
4500 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 10:15am. The owner of a 2004 Ford Explorer told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered a broken window on the passenger side. When she inventoried the vehicle’s interior she discovered that the purse she left on the floor had been stolen.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 3:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft that had just occurred. A store employee told the officers that six black males came into the store, filled their jacket pockets with merchandise and left the store without paying for the items.
4000 block of 36th Street: Fraud – 5pm. A resident called to report that she discovered that, over the past year, an unauthorized person has been using her bank card to purchase gasoline. All purchases were made at the same gas station. The investigation is on-going.
Nothing significant to report.
3800 block of 37th Street: Homicide – 4:40am. At about 4:40am Mount Rainier officers responded to the 3800 block of 37th Street for the report of a sound of shots. When the officers arrived about a minute later they discovered a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Prince George’s County EMS responded and transported the victim to Prince George’s Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead. Detectives are working to identify the victim, any suspect(s) and a motive in this case.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division/Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925 or the Mount Rainier Police Department at 301-985-6580. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tip” to CRIMES (274637) on your mobile phone or go to http://princegeorgescountypolice.org/police and submit a tip online.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Stolen auto – 9am. The owner of a 2003 Dodge Dakota told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone stole her vehicle. No evidence was identified or recovered at the scene.
2500 block of Allison Street: Trespassing – 11:25am. Officers received a call from a resident advising that someone had broken into a vacant apartment. When the officers arrived they discovered a broken window and an unsecured door but no one inside the apartment. No damage was done to the interior and maintenance personnel responded to secure the apartment.
3600 block of Perry Street: Emergency petition – 12:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a man who forced his way into his parent’s residence. When the officers arrived they found the man, who was obviously under the influence of PCP and took him into custody. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for emergency treatment.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 11:20am. The owner of a 2002 Dodge caravan told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole his vehicle. No witness(es) or evidence could be located.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Attempt warrant service – 5:15pm. An officer patrolling the area observed a subject known to have an open arrest warrant through the US Marshal’s Service. The officer attempted to detain and arrest the man but he resisted and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the man was able to knock the officer down and get away. A search of the area for the man proved negative.
3800 block of 37th Street: Residential burglary – 6:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a residential burglary that occurred earlier. The officers were met by the resident who said that she came home to discover several items of her personal property out of place. When she surveyed the rest of her home she found that someone had broken in through a rear bathroom window. She told the officers that the only item of value stolen was a small quantity of money. The house was processed for evidence and several latent fingerprints were obtained for analysis. PGPD burglary detectives responded to conduct a follow-up investigation.
4600 block of 33rd Street: Emergency petition – 7:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a man laying in a yard yelling and disturbing neighbors. When the officers arrived they found the man who was obviously under the influence of PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.
3500 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 9:50am. The owner of a 2001 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole the front and rear license plates off his vehicle.
4600 block of 30th Street: Trespassing – 2:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a large group of juveniles entering a community laundry room. When they arrived they detained one of the juveniles involved. Further investigation revealed that the individual, a juvenile, had been previously banned from the property. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and released to the custody of a parent.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 5:10pm. The owner of a 2004 Lexus told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on November 11th and 7:20am this morning someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.
Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Hit and run M/V collision – 11:15pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota Sienna told officers that sometime prior to his call to police his vehicle was struck by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. There were no witnesses to the collision and no evidence was recovered.
3400 block of Otis Street: Recovered stolen property – 7:50pm. Officers were alerted to the presence of a scooter lying in a grassy area with ignition damage and a flat rear tire. Further investigation revealed that the scooter had been previously reported stolen from an address in Fairfax, Virginia. The scooter was impounded for safekeeping and Fairfax PD and the owner were notified of the recovery.