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.
Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 1:35am. Officers were notified by the Cottage City Police Department that they had contact with victim who was involved in a hit and run collision in Mount Rainier. MRPD officers were able to locate the striking vehicle in Colmar Manor which was unoccupied. The striking vehicle was impounded and the investigation is ongoing.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3:55am. Officers responded to assist numerous MPD officers who were chasing an individual on foot. By the time MPRD officers got to the scene the MPD officers had the individual in custody. MRPD officers learned that the suspect failed to stop for MPD as a result of a traffic offense. The vehicle operated by the suspect had license plates that were stolen from Virginia and had sustained sufficient damage to be inoperable. MRPD officers impounded the vehicle and seized the stolen tags. It is unknown if MPD plans on filing charges against the suspect.
2500 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:50am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received an alert on a 2004 Volvo. The alert notified the officer that the vehicle’s tags were suspended for an insurance violation and there was a pick up order on the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
4000 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:50am. Officers stopped a 2004 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was issued multiple traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
4100 block of 30th Street: Hit and run collision – 10:40am. The owner of a 2012 Infinity told officers that a silver Audi rear ended his vehicle and fled the scene. The owner was not able to obtain a description of the striking vehicle beyond make and color.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Recovered stolen auto – 2:10pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader received an alert on a 2001 Toyota Camry that had been stolen from an address in DC. The owner of the vehicle came to the scene and told the officers that her vehicle was recovered in DC and that this was the third time she was told that DC police had failed to remove her vehicle’s information from NCIC files. MRPD officers took care of getting the vehicle’s information out of NCIC and released the vehicle to the owner.
2700 block of Arundel Road: Emergency petition – 3:20pm. Officer responded for the report of a possible domestic. Once on the scene the officers discovered that a female who was bi-polar was having thoughts of suicide. She was acting erratically and attempting to do herself harm. She was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for evaluation and treatment.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 7:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3200 block of Arundel Road: Domestic assault – 11:50am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault that had just occurred. Further investigation revealed that the female half of the dispute learned that her husband was having an extramarital affair and got into a physical altercation with her husband. The woman bit the man in the face causing a minor injury. She was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4100 block of 34th Street: Domestic assault – 4:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault that had just occurred. Further investigation revealed that a man and a woman got into an argument that turned physical. The male half choked the female half causing her to sustain a minor injury. The male half was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 6:55pm. Store employees told officers that two unknown black males entered the store and stole a variety of items before fleeing the store. The employees could not provide an account of what items were stolen and their value.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 8:55am. Family Dollar employees told officers that an unidentified suspect walked into the store and stole a Trak Net LG 10 cell phone.
4400 block of 29th Street: Identity theft – 4:15pm. Officers interviewed the victim who said that he had been notified by his bank that there had been suspicious charged to his account between April 6th and April 12th. The victim told his bank that the charges were not made by or authorized by him. The bank told the victim to file a report with the local police department.
2700 block of Upshur Street: Stolen vehicle – 5pm. The owner of a 2006 BMW 750 told officers that sometime between 10:30pm on the 17th and 4pm today someone stole his vehicle.
4600 block of 29th Street: Domestic assault – 1:25am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute in progress. When they arrived they located the female half of the dispute and saw that she was bleeding from her face. Further investigation revealed that she and her highly intoxicated boyfriend got into a fight and he struck her in the face causing her injuries. The boyfriend was still in the apartment and officers, after a brief struggle, were able to place him under arrest. He was charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
Nothing significant to report.
3800 block of 34th Street: Commercial burglary – 6:45am. Employees of DL Management LLC told officers that they came to work this morning to discover that the business had been broken into and ransacked. Further investigation revealed that the burglary had been committed by two juveniles. The two had been apprehended in Bladensburg a few hours earlier and were in possession of stolen property. MRPD officers linked the stolen property to the DL management burglary. PGPD detectives are coordinating the cross-border follow-up investigation and the two juveniles will be charged with at least one count of burglary.
4000 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 9:20am. Officers met with the owner of a 2006 Ford truck and learned that the pastor of Trinity Church had called to request that he remove his truck from the church parking lot. The owner responded immediately to do so since the truck had been stolen from an address in Gaithersburg on April 13th. Officers took the recovered stolen vehicle report and also documented that a large amount of construction tools had been stolen from inside the truck.
4000 block of 31st Street: MIR – 11:40am. Officers spoke with the victim who said that he was threatened by man who believes that the victim stole his iPad. The victim said that he did not steal the iPad and wanted the threats on file with the police.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 8:05pm. The owner of a 2012 Dodge Charger told officers that sometime between 9:30am and 6:45pm today someone stole the front license plate off her vehicle.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Domestic assault – 8:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman being assaulted on the bike path to the rear of the Queenstown Apartments. When the officers arrived they located the victim and learned that she had been beaten by her former boyfriend. She said that this was not the first time the man had assaulted her and she had a previous protection order against him that was expired. Officers offered to accompany the victim to the Commissioner’s Office so that she could obtain another protection order and possibly an assault warrant against the boyfriend but she preferred to have her father and brother take her. Park Police was notified of the incident since the victim’s initial attempt to report the incident using the trail’s emergency call box was unsuccessful.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft/possession of CDS – 9:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft from the 7-11 that had just occurred. The store employee told the officers that two black males that were previously banned from the store came in and stole 4, 12 packs of soda. Officers canvassed the area for the suspects and eventually located them in the 4500 block of 31st Street. Upon further investigation it was discovered that both subjects where in possession of marijuana, and the officers believe that they are selling stolen merchandise from 7-11 to trade for the drugs. Both subjects were arrested and charged with theft and possession of CDS.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 10:25pm. The victim told officers that he arranged, over the Internet, to trade shoes with a second individual. The two met and made the trade, but as the victim was leaving the suspect changed his mind because he thought the victim’s shoes were fake. The victim gave the shoes back to the suspect but the suspect refused to give the victim back his shoes and fled the area.
3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): Found property – 2:05pm. Officers responded to the police station to take possession of a wallet found by a citizen. The wallet belongs to a resident of the City and several unsuccessful attempts were made to return the wallet. The wallet was logged into property for safe keeping until the owner can be contacted.
4500 block of 30th Street: Miscellaneous incident (MIR) – 6:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a family argument that turned physical. When the officers arrived they learned that an adult family member was attempting to stop other family members from fighting and in the process was assaulted. Because the assault did not occur in the presence of the police, both parties were advised to seek the advice of a District Court Commissioner for possible criminal charges or other judicial relief.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Assault/theft – 9pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft that occurred earlier. When the officers arrived they learned that two black males entered the store on two separate occasions and stole a total of $73 dollars worth of merchandise. When one of the suspects was confronted by a store employee on his second visit the suspect struck the store employee in the face before fleeing the store on foot. Officers unsuccessfully searched the area for the two suspects. The store clerk did not suffer a serious injury when he was struck.
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