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.
4100 block of 31st Street: MIR – 6:40am. Officers assisted fire/rescue personnel with the forced entry into a vacant residence to look for a water leak. The leak was discovered coming from a third floor bathroom. WSSC responded to turn the water off and the owner was notified of the incident.
4000 block of 36th Street: Parking complaint – 3:20pm. Officers met with the complainant who insisted that a vehicle parked in front of his driveway be towed. The officer determined that the vehicle was not blocking the man’s driveway and therefore not subject to being towed. The officers attempted to locate the vehicle’s owner to try and have them move the vehicle slightly rearward to accommodate the complainant but they were unsuccessful. At this point the complainant became very upset and threatened to shoot the officers and called the officers several vulgar slurs. At that time officers left the premises.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 5:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
Cedar Lane Alley and Upshur Street: Emergency petition – 6:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a man lying in the street. When the officers arrived they located the man and saw that he was acting in an incoherent manner consistent with being under the influence of narcotics, possibly PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to a local hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.
3700 block of 36th Street: Trespassing – 12:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress at an abandoned residence. Upon further investigation the officers discovered that a male and a juvenile female had entered the residence through an unsecured rear door. They were removed from the residence and sent on their way. Officers are trying to locate the property to see if charges can be filed.
3100 block of 28th Place: Recovered stolen auto – 5:45pm. Officers received a call to respond to the 3100 block of 28th Place to check for a stolen 2012 BMW. The vehicle had just been reported stolen to PGPD and was located via a GPS tracking system. The officers found the vehicle unoccupied and impounded it for safekeeping. PGPD and the owner were notified of the recovery.
2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 9:05pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Ford Fusion for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. She was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Shoplifting – 5:50pm. The store clerk told officers that a man came into the store, picked up a package of Tide laundry detergent and left the store without paying for it. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.
3800 block of 35th Street: Emergency petition – 8:25pm. Officers along with fire/rescue personnel responded for the report of a man yelling and fighting with himself in the street. They located the man who tried to get away by climbing a telephone pole. Officers noticed a strong odor of PCP about the man’s person and they were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and under arrest. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.
Nothing significant to report.
2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers ticketed and impounded a 2007 Toyota Camry for being parked on a City street with expired tags.
4700 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt stolen auto – 9:35pm. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Stratus showed officers where someone attempted to steal her car by damaging the ignition. The would be thieves were unsuccessful and no further evidence was obtained.
2400 block of Arundel Road: Strong arm robbery – 12:35pm. Officers responded to the police station to interview the victim of an alleged robbery. The victim told the officers that, at about 3:10am this morning he was riding his bike in the 2400 block of Arundel Road when he was knocked of the bike by two unknown suspects. While on the ground the suspects threaten to assault him victim and went through his pockets stealing money, a photo ID, a credit card and a smart trip card. PGPD robbery detectives responded to interview the victim who was uncooperative and gave conflicting accounts on what had occurred. The victim was provided a police report number and the investigation was turned over to the county police.
4300 block of 30th Street: Stolen vehicle – 1:15pm. The owner of a 2000 Dodge Durango reported that her vehicle had been stolen from its parking spot in her driveway. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been improperly repossessed. The vehicle was returned to the owner.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Missing person (runaway) – 10:30pm. The mother of a 15 year old girl reported her daughter missing. The mother told officers that her daughter is a habitual runaway and was last seen on June 21st at about 1am. Mom said that her daughter has been known to stay with a boyfriend at an address in Hyattsville. Officers from the Hyattsville Police Department attempted to make contact with the boyfriend with negative results. The incident was documented and forwarded to the Prince George’s County Police for further investigation.
One Municipal Place: MIR – 2:10am. A male juvenile call police and said that he did not have a key to his apartment and had nowhere to go. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the boy’s mother officers contacted Child Protective Services for assistance. CPS contacted the boy’s grandmother who said that her grandson, his mother and step father had been having family problems recently. CPS was able to find a foster family to take temporary custody of the boy.
4000 block of 37th Street: Missing person (runaway) – 8:30am. The mother of a 17 year old girl reported that her daughter had run away yet again and was last seen at about 8pm on June 21st. Officers entered the girl’s information into NCIC missing person files.
29th and Shepherd Streets: Hit and run collision – 11:40am. Officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. When the officers arrived their investigation determined that the damage to the owner’s 2011 VW Jetta was caused by a collision with a second, unidentified vehicle. There was no available witness information on the striking vehicle.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 5am. Officers stopped a 1998 Mercury Villager for having an operable brake light. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. She was issued several traffic citations and a repair order for the light. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 3:30pm. Officers investigated a two-car collision that occurred in front of Party Time. The driver of a 2010 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on Rhode island Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a parked vehicle. The driver of the Toyota did not have a license and received several traffic citations. The owner of the Toyota was present in the vehicle at the time of the crash and was cited for knowingly allowing the driver to drive without a license.
4400 block of 28th Place: Attempt robbery – 10:35pm. The victim and a companion/witness were sitting in a vehicle when a man walked up to the driver’s side of the vehicle, implied he had a gun and demanded the victim’s wallet and money. The witness immediately got out of the car and fled across the street looking for help. The victim started the car and backed up to get away. The suspect was struck by the vehicle as it backed; however the suspect was apparently not injured from the collision as he was last seen fleeing on foot down 28th Place towards Arundel Road. PGPD detectives responded to the scene and obtained written statements from the victim and witness. The witness sustained a scratch on her knees from falling as she was running for help but refused treatment on scene by medical personnel. A follow up investigation will be handled by PGPD’s Northern Regional Investigation Division.
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