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.
3400 block of Newton Place: Recovered stolen vehicle – 7:35am. Officers responded for the report of a 2010 Dodge van parked opposite the flow of traffic. When the officers arrived they discovered that the vehicle’s keys were still inside. An NCIC stolen check came back negative and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. At about 12:15pm officers were notified that the owner had reported the vehicle stolen from an address in DC. DC police and the owner were notified of the recovery.
4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Burglary – 8:30am. Officers responded for the report of a storehouse burglary that had just occurred. The officers received a lookout for a male suspect while enroute and were able to locate and detain him. The owner positively identified the suspect as the man who broke into his garage (twice) and made himself at home. The suspect was charged with storehouse breaking and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2500 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 12:10pm. The owner of a 2000 Lexus told officers that sometime between 2am this morning and the time he called police someone smashed out the front passenger side window and stole a radio/DVD/navigation system from inside. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service/criminal citation – 4pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals drinking in public. When the officers arrived they saw the two men drinking and detained them in order to issue each a criminal citation. Further investigation revealed that one of them had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of burglary. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Both men were issued criminal citations for drinking in public.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Loitering warning notice (x3) – 8:40am. Officers issued each of three men a loitering warning notice barring them from the area for 30 days.
3300 block of Chillum Road: MIR – 2:55pm. Officers responded for the report of an 8-year old boy that had drowned in the Queenstown apartment’s swimming pool. When the officers arrived they learned that a lifeguard had pulled the unconscious child from the pool after being notified by another child that he was not breathing. The lifeguard administered CPR to the child and resuscitated him. The boy was treated on the scene by fire/rescue personnel and transported to Children’s Hospital for further medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. The boy’s mother was located and accompanied her son to the hospital.
3200 block of Shepherd Street: Emergency petition – 4:15pm. The mother of a 28-year old man notified officers that her son had not taken his medication for several days and was acting strangely. The officers found the man who was obviously under the influence of some type of narcotic. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Criminal citation – 7:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a misdemeanor theft that had just occurred. When the officers arrived a store clerk pointed out the man that had stolen several items from the store. Officers stopped the man, recovered the stolen items and issued him a criminal citation for misdemeanor theft.
3800 block of 35th Street: Warrant service – 8:10pm. Officers observed a man loitering in a posted no loitering area and stopped him for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3700 block of 35th Street: Emergency petition – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious intoxicated male lying in a front yard. Upon arrival officers found the man who appeared to be under the influence of PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical evaluation and treatment.
3000 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 9:20am. The owner of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover someone had smashed out the right side passenger window and stole the vehicle’s stereo and in-dash DVD player.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 9:25am. Officers from MRPD, PGPD and fire/rescue services responded for the report of a violent schizophrenia patient not taking his medications. The man’s grandmother told the officers that she no longer felt safe having him in the house. The man volunteered to go to the hospital for treatment and fire/rescue personnel put him in an ambulance for transport. Before he could be secured in the ambulance he jumped out and ran across Queens Chapel Road. After a brief pursuit he was captured and secured in the ambulance. He was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 7:40pm. Officers responded to assist Queenstown security officers with a suspicious individual who was possibly under the influence of a CDS. When the officers arrived they detained the man for a field interview. During the interview the man was found to be in possession of approximately 4 grams of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
3000 block of Arundel Road: Armed robbery – 10:25pm. The victim told officers that as she was getting her child out of her car she was approached by a black male brandishing a small black and silver handgun. The suspect placed the gun in the victim’s side and demanded her property. The victim surrendered her wallet and the suspect fled the scene on foot up 30th Street where he met a second individual who joined him in his flight. A Greenbelt PD K-9 team responded and tracked the suspects to the 4500 block of 31st Street where the dog lost the track. Witnesses told the officers that the two had come past them on 31st and that one of them was now riding a bike. Officers recovered a black t-shirt on 31st at Upshur that may have been discarded by one of the suspects. The victim was not injured and PGPD detectives will be handling the follow-up investigation. Suspect #1 was described as a tall black male with short hair wearing a black t-shirt and jeans and armed with a silver handgun, possibly a .380. Suspect #2 was described as a black male of medium height, short hair wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.
4000 block of 33rd Street: Recovered stolen auto – 12:35pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville. The vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in DC. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and MPDC was notified of the recovery.
3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 2:15pm. Employees at the Dollar Food Mart told officers that two juveniles who had been previously banned from the store came in and stole several items. As they were leaving they threatened the employees that they would come back and burn down the store. Officers identified both juveniles and charges for theft and threats are forthcoming.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Welfare check – 7:55pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of an elderly man. Neighbors were concerned because they had been hearing loud music coming from his apartment since 5:30am this morning. Fire/rescue personnel responded to force entry into the man’s apartment. It turned out he was not at home. Apartment maintenance responded to re-secure the apartment door.
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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