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.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt stolen vehicle – 5:20pm. The owner of a 2003 Dodge Neon told officers that she parked her vehicle unlocked and unsecured on the 16th at about 3am. When she returned for the car at about 3pm today she discovered that the ignition was missing. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.
2400 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 9:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.
4600 block of 30th Street: Burglary – 10pm. The resident returned home to discover that someone entered her apartment and stole several items of her personal property. Officers located some missing paint on the front door but no other evidence of forced entry into the residence.
3100 block of Perry Street: Found property – 9:30am. Officers took possession of a small Razor scooter from a resident who found the scooter in their yard. The scooter was logged into MRPD’s property system and stored at the police station.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Theft – 12:50pm. Officers spoke with the victim who said that she stored her purse in the employee’s office when she arrived for work at about 2:30pm. When she went back to retrieve the purse at about 8:30pm she discovered that it had been stolen. Officers reviewed the surveillance camera footage and saw that a man entered the backroom of the store and stole the purse. He concealed it in his pants and walked out of the store. The thief was described as a black male, about 40 years of age, 5’7” tall and 200 lbs.
2500 block of Allison Street: 2nd degree assault – 4pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they learned that a male and female where arguing over money that one had supposedly taken from the other without permission. During the argument the female became physical and assaulted the male. The male had several visible lacerations from the assault. The female was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4000 block of 37th Street: Returned missing juvenile – 7pm. June 14th. Officers received information that the 14 year old juvenile reported missing on the 14th had been located by the Hyattsville City Police Department. Once the girl was back at her residence officers were requested by her mother to come by and speak with her about her behavior. Officers spoke with both parties about the issue. The events were documented and the missing person was removed from NCIC.
4200 block of 30th Street: Found property – 7:05am. Officers took possession of a wallet found by a resident. They were able to track down the owner of the wallet and return it to him
3800 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 9:40am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle in question, a 2005 Ford F350 truck had been previously reported stolen out of Leesburg, Virginia. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:10pm. A man came into the police station to surrender on an open arrest warrant. Officers confirmed the warrant for 1st degree assault and violation of an ex parte order. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4500 block of 31st Street: Theft – 2:25pm. The owner of a Schwinn Frontier mountain bike told officers that at about 2:10pm she used a lock and chain to secure her bike to the bike rack located in Richardson Park. When she returned for the bike 15 minutes later she discovered that it had been stolen. Officers were unable to locate any part of the chain or lock and were also unable to locate any witnesses.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Stolen auto – 5:25am. The owner of a 2009 Nissan Altima told officers that when she went out to her vehicle to go to work she discovered that the vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was equipped with an anti-theft device that was turned on when the owner parked her vehicle but was ineffective in preventing the theft. No witnesses or evidence were located; and there was no record of the vehicle being impounded or repossessed.
4700 block of 25th Street: Theft – 8:50pm. The resident told officers that, while she was away from home, someone entered her bedroom and stole several items of jewelry. There was no forced entry into the residence or to the room and several other adults and teenagers also reside there. No one could provide any useful information about the theft or say who, if anyone was home when the theft occurred.
3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 10:45am. The victim came into the police station to report that checks he ordered never arrived at his home. When he called his bank he discovered that two of the checks that never arrived had been cashed at Ace Check Cashing. The total amount missing from his account was $400. The victim needed a police report so that his bank could continue their investigation into the theft.
3700 block of 37th Street: Burglary – 5:20pm. The resident told officers that sometime between June 3rd and the time he called police someone entered his home and stole his iPad. No forced entry was identified and no other evidence was collected.
3700 block of Wells Avenue: Assault – Officers met with the parents of a 5 year old boy who said that their son had been assaulted by several other kids while playing at the skate park. The parents said that 9-10 black males and one Hispanic male threw rocks at their son and pushed him down on the pavement. The victim sustained bruising under his left eye and trauma to his stomach. All of the suspects fled the area, some on foot and some in an undescribed vehicle. The parents refused emergency medical treatment for their son’s injuries.
4000 block of 29th Street: Theft – 1:15pm. The owner of a 24” Schwinn mountain bike told officers that he left his bike outside the Mount Rainier Quick Mart while he went inside to make a purchase. When he came back out a couple minutes later he discovered that his bike had been stolen.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:55pm. Officers on patrol conducted a registration check on a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The check revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended for insurance violations and VEIP; and there was an MSP pick-up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 9:20pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Honda Civic for not having its headlights or taillights on after dark. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 9:50pm. Officers stopped a 2012 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. Further investigation reveled that there was an MSP pick-up for the tags for insurance violations. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the owner arranged to have the vehicle towed to his residence.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Shoplifting – 10:15pm. The store clerk told officers that a Hispanic male entered the store, selected several items (Red Bull/monster energy drinks/gum) and then exited past all points of sale without attempting to pay for the merchandise.
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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