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.
Saturday, June 1st:
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Recovered stolen auto – 4pm. MRPD officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 1996 Plymouth Voyager that was stolen from the 3300 block of Buchanan Street back on May 23rd . The vehicle was found in the 6500 block of Chillum Place, NW. Both tags were still attached and no arrests were made. The owner was notified of the recovery.
3200 block of Arundel Road: Recovered stolen auto – 4pm. MRPD officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 1998 Nissan Maxima that was stolen from the 3200 block of Arundel Road back on May 26th. The vehicle was found in the 4200 block of Edson Place, NE. Both tags were still attached and no arrests were made. The owner was notified of the recovery.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: DUI arrest – 12:10am. Officers on patrol came upon a vehicle that had crashed into a tree and a utility pole and became disabled. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. Blood alcohol tests showed that he had a BAC of .13. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and the vehicle was impounded.
2700 block of Allison Street: 1st degree assault – 2am. MRPD officers along with PGPD detectives responded to Prince George’s Hospital for the report of a female gunshot victim. The victim told the officers that she and friends were walking in the parking lot behind the apartments in the 2700 block of Allison Street when they were approached by a black male brandishing a handgun. The assailant demanded property from one of the victim’s companions whereupon they fled the scene in different directions. The assailant fired several shots at the group as they fled and the victim was struck once. After going home to change clothes the victim went to PGH for treatment of her non- life threatening wound. Officers and detectives were unable to identify any crime scene and no evidence or witnesses were located.
3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 12:10pm. The victim told officers that on May 7th she placed a credit card on her bed. On May 16th she discovered that there were several fraudulent/unauthorized transactions on the card and that she was not in possession of it. She reported the incident to her bank and told officers that there have been two contractors in her home who had access to the card. The investigation is still ongoing.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 8pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male, 30-35 years of age wearing a black and red stripped shirt came into the store carrying a pizza box. The man put three sandwiches in the box and left the store without paying for them.
Friday, May 31st:
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Domestic – 3:15pm. Officers responded to assist a woman with the service of a protective order. The officers verified the order and served it on the man for whom it was intended.
3200 block of Otis Street: Missing juvenile – 5:30pm. The father of a 12 year old juvenile told officers that he and his son had an argument several hours earlier. The child had fled the residence after the argument and had not been heard from. Several hours later the child contacted his mother via phone and arranged to be picked up in Hyattsville. He was located in good physical condition.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Domestic – 1am. Officers responded to assist a woman with the service of a protective order. The protective order did not state that neither she nor the male half had to leave the residence. The order was served on the male half and the return was faxed to the PG Sheriff’s Office. A domestic violence lethality screen was completed with the female half.
Thursday, May 30th:
4000 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 5:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
Wednesday, May 29th:
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Commercial armed robbery – 2:35an. The store clerk told officers that two black males described only as 5’5” – 5’6” tall wearing all dark clothing entered the store armed with handguns. While one employee was occupied in the rear of the store, the second employee was forced at gun point to open the registers. The suspects fled with unknown amount of money and numerous packs of cigarettes. PGPD robbery detectives responded to assume begin a follow-up investigation.
Tuesday, May 28th:
34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic collision – 11:05am. Officers investigated a collision between a 2005 Mercury and a 2003 Ford. They determined that the driver of the Mercury entered the intersection and failed to yield the right of way to the driver of the Ford. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and there were no injuries to either driver.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 5:30pm. The owner of a 2003 Toyota called to report damage to his vehicle. Officers observed minor damage to the vehicle that did not appear to be the result of a motor vehicle collision. The owner said that he had already been in contact with his insurance company and needed a police report to document the incident.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Suspicious person – 11:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person wearing dark clothing and a ski mask. The man was supposedly armed with a knife and looking into parked vehicles. When the officers arrived they located and stopped the individual for a field interview. During the interview he was found in possession of a ski mask and a screwdriver. He refused to give his name or address but did state he was an adult. After some additional investigation he was charged with possession of burglary tools and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Several hours later the suspect confessed to DOC personnel that he was a 16 year old juvenile. Officers recharged him as a juvenile and released him to the custody of his guardian. Additional charges are pending.
Monday, May 27th:
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:55pm. The reporting person told officers that she saw a light complected Hispanic male with long hair puncture the tires on her uncle’s 2001 Ford Escape. The suspect fled the area in a second vehicle for which no description was given.
4300 block of 28th Place: Theft from auto – 10:10pm. The owner of a 2010 Hyundai Sonata told officers that she came out to her vehicle and discovered its trunk open, the interior ransacked and several items of her personal property missing. No evidence was recovered and there were no signs of forced entry.
Sunday, May 26th:
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vandalism – 7:45am. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Forerunner told officers that sometime between 5:30pm on the 25th and 7am this morning someone ransacked her vehicle. The victim was first alerted to the crime when she looked out of her apartment window and saw the vehicle’s rear window open. The vehicle’s dashboard and center console had been completely removed and thrown about the interior, however nothing was reported stolen.
3200 block of Arundel Road: Stolen auto – 7:55am. The owner of a 1998 Nissan Maxima told officers that sometime between 3am on the 25th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. The vehicle was equipped with an anti-theft factory alarm that apparently did not function. There was no broken glass in the area in which the vehicle was parked.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Commercial strong arm robbery – 7:50pm. The store clerk told officers that two men came into the store and as one of them distracted the cashier the second began stuffing items into a bag. Both suspects then tried to leave the store but were confronted by the victim who told both that they needed to pay for the items in the bag. Both suspects grabbed the victim, threw her to the ground and proceeded to punching and kicking her. After they finished their assault on the victim they fled the store on foot towards Chillum Road. Fire/rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of her non- life threatening injuries. PGPD robbery detectives responded to begin a follow-up investigation.
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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