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.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 7:30am. Officers patrolling the area discovered a 2006 Honda Pilot with tags that expired in February 2013. The expiration date was verified and the vehicle was impounded.
4600 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling the area discovered a 2005 Toyota sequoia with temporary tags that expired in February 2013. The expiration date was verified and the vehicle was impounded.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 1:30pm. Officers patrolling the area came upon an individual who had been previously banned from the property. The officer stopped the man and advised him again that he was not to be on the property. When he refused to leave and began arguing with the officers he was issued a criminal citation for trespassing and eventually sent on his way.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Emergency petition – 12:40am. Officers responded for the report of a female running around in the rain and yelling obscenities. When the officers arrived they observed the woman in question and when they spoke to her she replied that she was a demon and hissed at them. The woman continued to scream obscenities at the officers loud enough to be heard a block away. The officers were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get her sufficiently under control to place her in leg shackles and handcuffs for transport to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency physical/psychological medical treatment.
4200 block of 34th Street: Miscellaneous incident (MIR) – 9:10am. Officers assisting DC Police with a juvenile runaway case learned that there may be a child abuse issue involving the runaway. Officers documented the incident and contacted PG Child Protective Services. CPS told the officers that they were aware of the situation and there is an active investigation in place.
2700 block of Allison Street: Domestic – 2:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a verbal domestic argument in progress. When they arrived they found and separated the participants. During their investigation the officers determined that there was a probability of violence. Due to their findings officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and made a referral to the Family Crisis Center.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Abandoned property – 5:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a group of individuals loitering and using CDS. When the officers arrived the individuals in question quickly fled the scene. In their haste to get away they left behind a black duffle bag containing several miscellaneous items. The bag was recovered and delivered to the property officers for safekeeping.
2900 block of Allison Street: Attempt stolen auto – 8:15pm. The owner of a 1996 Jeep Cherokee reported that sometime between 10pm on April 4th and the time he called police someone tried to steal his vehicle. Officers could not identify a point of entry by observed that those responsible damaged the vehicle’s ignition in their attempt to steal the vehicle.
3700 block of 35th Street: Disorderly conduct – 9:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a group of individuals trespassing at an abandon house. When the officers arrived they discovered 7-9 individuals, some of whom were intoxicated. One of them was in possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. When the officers tried to question him he became very disorderly, began cursing and yelling at the officers and refused to comply with their repeated verbal commands. When the officers told him he was under arrest he refused to comply and tried to pull away and kick them. He was subsequently subdued, arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:30am. The owner of a 2013 Toyota Corolla reported that sometime between 8:30pm on March 26th and 8am on the 27th someone damaged the right front passenger side fender of his vehicle.
4100 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 7:20am. The owner of a 2011 Honda CRV told officers that sometime between 11pm on April 2nd and the time she called police someone broke into her vehicle and stole a GPS unit. No evidence was recovered at the scene.
4300 block of 30th Street: Warrant service – 6:15pm. While investigating a sister/brother domestic officers discovered that the brother had a protective order against his sister; and, she had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Disorderly and trespassing – 12:10am. Officers responded to assist Queenstown Security with a disorderly female who was refusing to leave the property. When the officers arrived they were confronted by a very disorderly female. Repeated attempts to get the woman to calm down and leave the property voluntarily were unsuccessful. She was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 9:30am. Officers patrolling the area saw a man drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. When the officers stopped him he became very disorderly and repeated attempts to get him to calm down were unsuccessful. He was taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Officers also learned that he had previously received a loitering warning notice for the area where he was stopped. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.
2500 block of Arundel Road: Property damage – 12:15pm. Officers responded for the report of damage to a 2007 Toyota Scion. The officers determined that the damage to the vehicle was caused by two metal poles that were detached from an old power utility pole. Officers were unable to determine if the damage was caused intentionally or from the process of the utility pole being replaced.
3300 block of Otis Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:05pm. Officers took a report of damage to the windshield of a 1979 International truck. The officers determined that most likely the damage was caused by someone throwing rocks at the window.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Attempted theft – 8pm. Officers responded to Party Time Liquors for the report of a man using false identification to cash a legitimate tax refund check. The suspect fled the store prior to the officers’ arrival but the fake ID and check was recovered. A follow up investigation by the PGPD Financial Crimes Unit is pending.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 8pm. Officers stopped a 1994 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. She was issued several State traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Domestic – 4:15am. After a verbal argument the male half threw the female half’s belongings out of their apartment and into the hallway. The man refused to let the woman back into their apartment where he and their child remained. Officers mitigated the situation and the woman agreed to stay on the couch temporarily until her mother could respond to pick her up later in the morning.
2700 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:05am. Officers impounded a 2012 Chevy Malibu that was parked in front of a fire hydrant and displaying expired tags.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 9:45pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Ford Taurus for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags on the vehicle were listed to another vehicle and the driver had an expired out of state license. The driver was issued multiple citations and the vehicle was impounded.
Nothing significant to report.
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