The Mount Rainier Police Department’s weekly report is not intended to be a listing of every incident or call for service handled by the police department, but merely a general summary of incidents that may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations.
Nothing significant to report.
Nothing significant to report.
4100 block of Kaywood Place: Theft from auto – 8:50am. An employee of Kay Management discovered that the registration sticker had been stolen off the rear tag of a company owned 2004 Ford F150 truck. The employee could not advise when the sticker was stolen or for how long the theft went unnoticed.
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Vandalism – 10am. The resident told officers that someone had thrown green paint on the door and siding of his apartment. The resident also said that he had received threatening phone calls from a blocked phone number and believed the two incidents were related. The incident is still being investigated.
4200 block of 32nd Street: Hit and run collision – 12:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision where one vehicle struck as another parked vehicle then fled the scene. Officers located the driver of the fleeing vehicle and issued her several traffic citations. There were no injuries.
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Warrant service – 4:05pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals trespassing in a vacant house. When the officers arrived they located the two and escorted them out. Further investigation revealed that one of the men had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The second trespasser was sent on his way. Officers are in the process of seeking additional charges against both trespassers.
4200 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:10am. The owner of a 2000 BMW told officers that she parked her vehicle safe and secure in the early morning hours. When she returned to the vehicle she discovered that someone had smashed out a rear passenger window. Nothing was stolen from in or on the vehicle and no evidence was recovered.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers stopped a 2007 Jeep Commander for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
4200 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 7:50pm. The owner of a 2002 Hyundai Sonata told officers that sometime between 8:15pm on January 15 and this morning someone smashed out the vehicle’s rear window and stole a bible bag from inside.
4200 block of 28th Street: Residential burglary – 10:35am. The victim told officers that she was awakened by the sound of her bedroom door opening. When she looked to see if it was her roommate she saw instead that it was a man whom she did not know and could not describe. The man tried to grab her purse before fleeing the bedroom and the apartment. Further investigation revealed that the suspect got into the victim’s apartment by kicking open the front door (the top lock was detached from the wall) and, according to the victim nothing had been stolen. The Kaywood Apartments manager responded to arrange for the damage to be repaired and the front door secured. A search of the area revealed no further evidence.
4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officers impounded an unregistered 2000 Honda Accord that had no registration plates attached.
4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:45am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo. The vehicle had a suspended registration for failing to maintain compulsory insurance and there was an MVA pick-up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
Citizens are reminded to PLEASE call and report suspicious activity. Even if you choose not to provide your name or other personal information, we still need your help as extra eyes and ears in the community.
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