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.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: Domestic assault – 10:30am. Officers responded to the police station to meet with the victim of a domestic assault. The woman told officers that she and her boyfriend got into a verbal argument over the boyfriend’s Instagram account. The argument turned physical and the woman told officers that her boyfriend choked her until she almost passed out. The officers saw that the victim had scratches on her neck consistent with being choked. Officers responded to the couple’s residence where they arrested the boyfriend, charged him with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3800 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 3:25pm. The owner of a GMC truck told officers that sometime between January 1st and the time he called police someone stole the year validation sticker off his rear license plate.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic assault – 11:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault. The victim, who had been drinking, told officers that she and her live-in boyfriend who had also been drinking got into a verbal argument that turned physical. The boyfriend hit her on the side of the head with a beer bottle causing a laceration and swelling. The boyfriend had visible scratches on both sides of his face and on his right thumb. Officers determined that the boyfriend was the primary aggressor in the fight and arrested him for 2nd degree domestic assault. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3500 block of Perry Street: Stolen vehicle – 9:20am. The owner of a Ford F-150 truck came into the police station to report his vehicle stolen. The owner told officers that he parked the truck in the 3500 block of Perry Street at about 8:30pm and when he returned for it a half hour later he discovered that it had been stolen. The owner’s son said that he saw the truck being driven away but could not identify the driver.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Little Caesars): Theft – 12:20pm. The reporting person told officers that during construction of the business back on November 14th, 2012 the store’s crazy bread costume was left outside the store. The next day a customer came in and reported that he had seen a juvenile playing with the costume. Efforts to reclaim the costume from the juveniles proved negative even after the store manager offered a reward for its return. The investigation into the theft will remain open. The crazy bread costume is valued at approximately $2,600.
1 Municipal Place: Emergency petition – 4:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a man down. When the officers arrived they found the man in an incoherent state. Further investigation revealed that the man was 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.
3400 block of Newton Street: Trespassing – 5pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals who had entered a vacant residence. Officers secured the residence and called the owner to respond. When the owner arrived the residence was searched with negative results. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was stolen.
Nothing significant to report.
Nothing significant to report.
3700 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 11:10am. Officers were notified by PGPD that they recovered a 1993 Honda Civic stolen from the 3700 block of 34th Street on January 2nd. The vehicle was found in the area of 97th Pl and Wellington St in Lanham. The vehicle had both tags attached but was not in drivable condition.
4200 block of Eastern Avenue: 1st degree assault – 7:20am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they spoke to the victim/complaint who said that his live in girlfriend stabbed him in the back. Further investigation revealed that the girlfriend became upset and stabbed the victim with what was believed to be a small knife. The victim refused medical treatment. The suspect was arrested, charged with 1st degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2900 block of Allison Street: Possession of CDS – 12:25pm. Officers responded for the report of the smell of marijuana coming from inside an apartment. When the officers arrived they discovered two adult males smoking marijuana. Both were arrested and a subsequent consent search of the apartment lead to the seizure of 476 grams of marijuana (street value of about $9,500) and $800 in cash. Both men were charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4600 block of 25th Street: Citizen armed robbery – 1:05am. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that occurred earlier. The victim told the officers that at about 11:30pm on the 7th he was walking in the 4600 block of 35th Street when silver Dodge Charger drove up behind him. The car stopped and two black male suspects got out. One of the suspects stepped in front of the victim and told him to empty his pockets. The victim refused and struck one of the suspects with a closed fist. The victim was then struck on the head from behind with an unknown weapon, knocked to the ground and repeatedly punched about the head and body. While being assaulted, the victim advised that he observed the cylinder of a silver revolver. The victim blacked out and when he awoke he discovered that his coat, pants and cell phone had been stolen. A search of the area for the two suspects and their vehicle proved negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to begin a follow-up investigation.
4300 block of 28th Street: Emergency petition – 11:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a person suffering from an overdose. When the officers arrived they learned that a woman had taken a large quantity of aspirin and was consuming alcoholic beverages. She was also making suicidal comments to officers and family members. She was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for an emergency psychological examination and medical treatment.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Recovered stolen auto – 3:14am. Officers met with the owner of a 2000 Mazda Protégé who said that she had recovered her vehicle that she had previously reported stolen. The owner was very uncooperative with the officers who observed that the vehicle had no damage consistent with being stolen. The vehicle was released to the owner at the scene and she went on her way.
3800 block of 34th Street: Assault – 1:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. When they arrived they spoke with the victim who said that she was recording a man with her cell phone. The man became agitated and threw bleach on the victim that caused inflammation to her neck and chest. Her assailant was identified and arrested. He was charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2900 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 10pm. Officers responded for the report of a father/son domestic dispute. While the officers were intervening in the dispute they learned that the father had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for motor vehicle theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4300 block of 28th Place: Assault – 10pm. Officers responded for the report of an armed person inside a motor vehicle making threats. The victim told the officers that the suspect had threatened him with a black handgun on the scene and previously by text message. Officers confronted the suspect who was locked inside his vehicle refusing to come out or speak with the officers. Officers deployed OC spray and forced their way into the vehicle and took the man into custody. Once in custody the man told officers that he suffered from a variety of medical ailments including anxiety and diabetes and was HIV positive. Fire/rescue personnel responded and treated the man for his exposure to the OC spray and transported him to a local hospital for further treatment. Officers searched the suspect’s vehicle and recovered a stun gun from inside the driver’s side door. Officers are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant charging the suspect with assault and other crimes.
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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