Monday, August 26, 2013

Police Report: August 18-24

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.

August 24th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 1:40am. Officers were flagged down by an individual who wished to lodge a complaint about a security guard in Hyattsville. During the course of the conversation officers learned that the man had an open attest warrant through the Metro Transit Police for failing to appear in court on an open container charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Property damage – 10:10am. The resident told officers that as he was leaving his apartment he noticed that the outside front door handle was damaged. He said that he did not notice the damage the previous evening. No evidence as to how the damage was inflicted could be found.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Indecent exposure – 7:45pm. Officers on patrol observed a man standing in the alley grabbing his genitals. As officers exited their vehicles to further investigate a citizen stopped and told them that the man was exposing himself to passersby. Officers arrested the man, charged him with indecent exposure and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

August 23rd:

3700 block of 35th Street: Theft – 2:45pm. The victim told officers that two white males in khaki pants and light blue shirts came to his home and said they were from Castle Rock Alarm System. They told him that they needed to remove some of his alarm sensors so they could be upgraded. The victim requested that the men identify themselves and the two produced ID that did not show the company’s name. The victim then let them into his home and they removed several door and window sensors. They told the victim to contact Castle Rock to get the upgrade. The victim contacted Castle Rock and a representative told him that they did not send anyone to his residence and were unaware of the incident.

3500 block of Otis Street: Traffic – 10:35pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Honda Civic that was being driven without its headlights illuminated. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was cited accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

August 22nd:

3400 block of Buchannan Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers on patrol discovered a 2004 Cadillac CTS displaying expired Virginia tags. The vehicle was issued a parking citation and impounded.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Credit card fraud/Theft – 11:10am. Officers met with the victim who said that he had left his credit card at home; and that this morning he discovered it had been stolen. He also said that the card had been used to make several purchases. He contacted his credit card company and cancelled the card. The victim could not think of anyone who may have stolen or used his credit card.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

August 21st:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 1:55pm. The store clerk told officers that a Latino male came into the store and asked for three packs of cigarettes. The clerk gave the man the cigarettes and he left the store without paying for them. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect after getting his description from the store’s surveillance video with negative results.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 8:05pm. Officers responded to assist Queenstown security personnel with an individual they suspected had an open arrest warrant. Further investigation revealed that the individual in question had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for malicious destruction of property and 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 20th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Destruction of property – 7:25am. Officers responded for the report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance. The man was upset that the residents would not let him into the home. The man broke several flower pots and other items in front of the residence. He was arrested, charged with destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Perry Street: Vehicle impound – 9:15am. Officers on patrol observed a 2006 Honda Accord parked in a City parking lot with a flat tire. Upon further inspection officers discovered that the vehicle had an altered expiration sticker. The sticker showed that the tags expired in 2014 when in fact they actually expired in 2011. The vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Identity theft – 4:15pm. The victim told officers that over the past couple of weeks someone used his name and personal information to purchase several cell phones from Verizon and AT&T. The victim said that he did not purchase them and did not give any one else permission to purchase them.

3300 block of Buchannan Street: Theft from auto – 11:05pm. The owner of a 2000 Nissan Maxima told officers that her parked his vehicle at about 5:45pm this afternoon but did not lock it. When he returned to the vehicle he discovered that someone had entered the vehicle and stole his wallet from the center console.

August 19th:

3200 block of Otis Street: Death report – 9:55am. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a deceased 52 year old female. The officers’ learned that the woman had been suffering from several serious medical issues. Her death was caused by her medical problems and no foul play was indicated. Relatives made arrangements with a funeral home for removal of the deceased’s remains.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 12:10pm. The owner of a 2009 Honda Civic told officers that she parked and locked her vehicle at about 11pm on the 18th. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered that someone had smashed out the passenger window and stole the vehicle’s air bag. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: MV collision – 6:45pm. Officers responded for the report of the traffic signals malfunctioning. When the officers arrived they found the lights on flash and traffic snarled. They also found that a 2007 Jeep Cherokee failed to yield to the flashing red light, entered the intersection and collided with a 2006 Chevy truck. The driver of the Jeep was cited accordingly and officers directed traffic in the intersection until State Highway arrived to reset the lights.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 12:55am. While investigating a complaint of an unwanted guest, officers located a subject in the area that appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a possession of marijuana charge. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 18th:

3700 block of 37th Street: Vandalism – 12:05am. Officers first responded at about 10:30pm on the 17th for the report of an intoxicated man being disorderly and arguing with family members. The man eventually left the property and the homeowner told officers that she did not want her relative back in the home. At about 12:05am officers returned to the residence because the man had returned and broken a window. He was arrested, charged with destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:50pm. The owner of a 2006 Ford told officers that her vehicle was parked in front of her house, locked and secure. When she came out to her vehicle this afternoon she discovered the doors unlocked and the trunk ransacked. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was stolen. A canvass of the area was conducted with negative results

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

PGPD Releases Photos of Suspect and Vehicle Connected to Armed Robberies

Please go to the following link:

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5050263/?sub_id=73535

 

Police Report: August 11-17

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.

August 17th:

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 10:10am. The owner of a 2008 Jeep told officers that she parked and locked her vehicle on August 17th at about 2am. When she returned to the vehicle this morning she discovered that someone had broken into the vehicle by shattering the rear passenger window. Those responsible stole a small grill from the trunk and miscellaneous coins and the owner’s driver’s license from inside the passenger compartment.

4000 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:25am. Officers impounded a 2004 Mercedes that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

4000 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 10:25am. The owner of a 1990 Toyota Camry told officers that he parked and secured his vehicle at about 3pm on August 9th. He returned to the vehicle this morning to discovered that his tools and work boots had been stolen from inside. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and no evidence was recovered.

August 16th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct – 12:45pm. Officers on patrol observed a man sitting at the bus stop with an open container of an alcoholic beverage. When the officers stopped to issue the man a criminal citation he became disorderly and refused to cooperate with the officers. He was eventually arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and the alcohol violation and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 30th Street: Burglary – 5:25pm. The complainant told officers that he and his crew were working to renovate the unoccupied house. They left the property at about 12pm securing the front door as they left. When they returned at about 4pm they discovered several of their tools missing. There was no forced entry into the house and officers discovered several open ground floor windows.

August 15th:

4000 block of 34th Street (Glut): Commercial robbery – 12:40pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male, described only as agitated, came into the store. The man approached the sales counter, lifted the front of his shirt and displayed a black handgun and ordered the clerk to open the cash register. She did so and the man pulled out the register’s drawer, took the cash from inside and immediately fled the store and was last seen running on foot towards Bunker Hill Road. The robbery was captured on the store’s security cameras. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to take over the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates that this robbery was likely committed by the same person who has robbed several other establishments in N.E. DC and Hyattsville, including the Hyattsville post office.

August 14th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Child custody dispute - 4:35pm. Officers took a report of a child custody incident. The children's' mother picked them up for a hair appointment instead of taking them shopping for school supplies. The father, who has full custody of the children, wanted the incident documented by the police.

August 13th:

34th and Otis Streets: Vandalism - 1:45am. Officers responded fort the report of a man pouring gasoline on several parked vehicles. When the officers arrived they could smell the gasoline but could not locate the suspect. MRPD officers along with PGPD officers and a U.S. Park Police helicopter canvassed the area for over an hour with no results. Roughly 35 minutes later MRPD officers received a return call thst the suspect was back in the area. This time the officers were able to locate and arrest him. He was charged with vandalism and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 36th Street: Vandalism to auto - 9:45pm. The owner of a 2002 Mitsubishi told officers that sometime between 7pm and the time he called police someone damaged all the windows of his vehicle. Nothing of value was taken from the vehicle. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

August 12th:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Vehicle impound - 12:05am. Officers on patrol observed a 2002 Cadillac DTS unoccupied vehicle with the windows down. Further investigation revealed that the registration plates expired in January of 2012 and that the tags were issued to another vehicle.  The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Arundel Road: Attempt stolen auto - 7:05am. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler minivan told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning to discover damage to the vehicle's ignition. The damage was consistent with someone having attempted to steal the vehicle. A canvass of the neighborhood for evidence/witnesses was conducted with negative results.

3100 block of Perry Street: Animal complaint - 7:35am. The complainant told officers that she was walking her dog when one of two other dogs running loose attacked and bit her dog. She said that the bite did not break her dog's skin. A witness assisted in corralling both dogs until their owner arrived to properly secure them at his home. The owner of the attacking dog was cooperative and told officers he would wait for animal control officers to arrive to handle the incident further.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Domestic assault - 3:20pm. The victim told officers that she and the father of her son got into a verbal argument over the proper discipline of their son. The argument became physical and the father grabbed the victim and threw her to the floor. He choked her before finally releasing her and fleeing the residence. The suspect could not be located and charges for 2nd degree domestic assault are pending.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Attempt stolen auto - 5:45pm. The owner of a 2001 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 11:30pm on the 11th and the time he called police someone damaged the driver's door lock and ignition on his vehicle. The damage was consistent with someone having attempted to steal the vehicle. A canvass of the neighborhood for evidence/witnesses was conducted with negative results.

August 11th:

3800 block of 37th Street: Stolen auto (recovered) -1am. Officers were notified by the Washington DC Metro Police Department that their officers recovered the victim’s 2006 Ford truck in the 5000 block of Eastern Avenue, NE. The vehicle had ignition damage and was in drivable condition with both tags attached. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping and the owner notified. 

4000 block of 33rd Street: 4th degree sex assault (supplement) - 7:25pm. Officers monitoring the one of the City’s Yahoo Groups noticed a post about a citizen's encounter with the victim of an assault. Officers contacted the individual and obtained a statement as to their involvement and observations with the victim. Officers documented the information and forwarded it to the Prince George’s County Police detectives handling the 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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

Police Report: August 4-10

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.

August 10th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic - 12:35am. Officers stopped a 1998 Mercury for numerous equipment violations. Further investigation revealed that the drive had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of 34th Street: Motor vehicle collision - 8am. Officers investigated a collision and determined that a vehicle backing out of a driveway struck an oncoming vehicle. The collision caused the oncoming vehicle to leave the roadway and strike several street signs. The backing vehicle's driver was cited accordingly.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation - 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: MIR (officer safety) - 9am. While officers were attending to the above alcohol violation they noticed something buried in the rocks in the planting beds. Upon further inspection the object was identified as a fixed blade knife that appeared to have been stashed there. Officers recovered the knife and logged it to property. The incident was documented to make other officers aware of the potential officer safety issue.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: CDS arrest - 2:40pm. Officers stopped to cite a man for drinking in public. As they approached him they smelled the odor of burnt marijuana and saw that he was smoking a marijuana cigarette. He was issued citations for drinking in public and possession of marijuana.

4000 block of 33rd Street: 4th degree sex offense - 10:20pm. A 19 year old woman called to report that a Latino male touched her inappropriately as she was walking home. She told officers and PGPD detectives that the suspect came up behind her, lifted up her dress and pushed he to the ground. She said that the man reached his hand around the front of her pelvis region touching her vaginal area on the outside of her clothes. She reacted by slapping the man and he stopped his assault and fled the area on foot down 33rd Street towards Bunker Hill Road. The man was described as a Latino male with short "spiky" hair and a medium build; 18-19 years of age; 5'6" to 5'9" tall; wearing blue jeans and a gray polo shirt. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.

August 9th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vandalism to auto: 8:35am. The owner of a 2008 Jeep Commander told officers that sometime between 4pm on August 8th and the time he called police someone cut all four of the vehicle's tires. The victim has a CCTV camera that caught the suspect on video. The suspect could only be identified as a black male wearing a white t-shirt.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation - 10:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3800 block of 37th Street: Stolen auto - 10:25am. The owner of a 2006 Ford F250 reported that sometime between 10:45pm on August 8th and the time she called police someone stole her truck. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

3200 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto - 1:30pm. The owner of a 2008 Dodge Avenger told officers that sometime between 9:30am this morning and the time he called police someone smashed out the front passenger side window. The victim stated that he did not hear or see anyone around the vehicle. It should also be noted that the victim’s same window was broken out the day prior and replaced earlier in the day today.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MV collision - 3:30pm. The owner of a 2006 GMC told officers that he was driving north of Rhode Island Avenue when a 2002 Chevy Malibu turned onto Rhode Island from Eastern and struck his vehicle. There were no injuries to either driver.

3400 block of Newton Street: MV collision - 3:40pm. The driver of a 2009 Toyota was attempting to parallel park when a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria attempted to go around him. The Ford struck the Toyota causing minor damage.

3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic - 6pm. Officers stopped a 1987 Volvo for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service - 11:45pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince Georges County for 4th degree burglary. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 8th:

4100 block of 32nd Street: Vandalism to auto – 7am. The owner of a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that the vehicle’s rear driver’s side window had been smashed out. Nothing was stolen from in or on the vehicle and no witnesses/evidence was identified.

2800 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism to auto – 6:40am. The owner of a 2011 Chevy told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken out two windows on the driver’s side. Nothing was stolen from in or on the vehicle and no witnesses/evidence was identified.

3200 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:20am. The owner of a 2008 Dodge Avenger told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning to discover that someone had broken out a driver’s side window. Nothing was stolen from in or on the vehicle and no witnesses/evidence was identified.

2800 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism to auto – 10:30am. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Camry told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover that someone had broken out the front passenger side window. Nothing was stolen from in or on the vehicle and no witnesses/evidence was identified.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen vehicle – 11am. The owner of a 2012 Dodge Caravan told officers that she parked and secured her vehicle in the back parking lot at about 11pm last night. When she returned for her van this morning she discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4100 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 1:20pm. The owner of a 2008 Nissan Sentra told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone broke into her vehicle by breaking out the front driver’s window. Once inside those responsible stole an iPod. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3200 block of Chillum Road: 1st degree assault – 5:45pm. Officers spoke with the husband and wife victims who said that they were accosted by a former neighbor. The dispute was of a domestic nature. The suspect accused the male victim of sleeping with his wife and told him that he had eight days to move away from the apartment complex. The suspect threatened both victims with bodily harm should they fail to move away. He then produced a handgun, pointed it at the male victim and re-iterated his threats before leaving the victim’s apartment. PGPD District I detectives responded to the scene to interview the victims and assume the follow-up investigation.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: MIR – 6pm. Officers spoke with a woman who told them that on or about August 1st someone withdrew $300 from her bank account without her knowledge or permission. When officers inquired as to why she waited so long to report the incident she said that she forgot.  Officers later talked to one of the woman’s relatives who said that she was not forthcoming with the truth. The relative said that the woman knew full well who used the card, that she had given them her PIN, and that the alleged missing money had been returned to the account.

August 7th:

4100 block of 33rd StreetStrong arm robbery UPDAT EARREST. On July 28th a woman was robbed of her purse in the 4100 block of 33rd Street. PGPD robbery detectives developed a suspect in the case and the victim was able to positively identify him as the man who robbed her. The suspect was arrested for a different crime by DC police and is currently being held on a no-bond status for a parole violation and two robbery charges. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect charging him with robbery and have filed a request for extradition with DC.

2900 block of Allison Street: 2nd degree assault – 12:30am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they learned that an intoxicated man had physically assaulted his sister and threatened other family members. When the officers tried to deescalate the situation the man made additional threats to harm his family members. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MV collision – 1:20pm. The driver of a 2004 Nissan Quest going south on Rhode Island Avenue failed to reduce his speed and crashed into the rear end of a Metro bus. The bus sustained minor damage and continued on its way. The Nissan was not drivable after the collision and was impounded for safekeeping. The driver was issued a citation for failing to reduce speed to avoid the collision.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen auto – 2:45pm. The owner of a 2006 BMW told officers that he parked and locked his vehicle last night at about 9pm. When he returned for the car this afternoon he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

2700 block of Allison Street: Burglary – 9:10pm. The resident told officers that sometime between 2pm and 8pm today someone broke into her apartment and stole some items of jewelry and cash. Officers identified pry marks on the front door and determined that those responsible forced open the front door to gain entry. Officers processed the door and the apartment for latent evidence with negative results.

August 6th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2000 Mitsubishi Gallant that was unregistered and displaying tags issued to another vehicle.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 9am. Officers spoke with a man who said that he secured his bicycle to a fence on August 5th at about 8:30pm. When he returned this morning he found that someone had stolen both wheels off the bike.

3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 9:30am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of Newton Street: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers impounded a 2000 Nissan Xterra for displaying registration plates that expired in September of 2012.

August 5th:

4400 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8:20am. Officers were patrolling when they observed a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer that had been parked for several days with old parking citations still sitting on the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and expired since August of 2011. The vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 1:40pm. The store manager told officers that a man came into the store, selected several items from the store shelves and placed them in a black bag. The man then walked out of the store without paying for the items. He was described only as a black male wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Burglary – 2pm. The resident told officers that he left his apartment for about three hours. When he returned home he discovered the bathroom window open. When he inspected his apartment he discovered that a laptop and other personal items had been stolen. No evidence was recovered and no suspects were identified.

4600 block of 27th Street: Domestic – 9:20pm. The victim told officers that she obtained a protective order against her former husband last December. As the result of an illness the victim allowed her ex to move back into the apartment to assist with her recovery. This evening they became involved in a verbal argument. The argument turned physical and the man punched the victim in the face knocking her out of her wheel chair. He then fled the apartment taking her cell phone with him. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for the man charging him with 2nd degree domestic assault and other crimes. 

August 4th:

Nothing significant to report.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

National Night Out - CANCELLED

Due to the high probability of rain and thunder storms this evening, tonight’s National Night Out celebration has been cancelled. We will be putting together a similar event towards the end of September. Be on the lookout for details!

Monday, August 05, 2013

National Night Out 2013

Tomorrow night, August 6th come out and enjoy Mount Rainier's National Night Out 30th Anniversary celebration. This year we are descending on the Mount Rainier Nature center for an evening of food, fun and community against crime. Festivities run from 6pm to 9pm and will include local entertainment, Luther Smith's famous grillin' delights and every kid's favorite face painter Chubbzy the Clown.

 

Citizen Armed Robbery Update - ARREST MADE

On July 7th MRPD officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery that took place in the 2700 block of Allison Street at about 3:30am. A follow-up investigation by PDPD District I Robbery Suppression Team detectives identified a suspect who was positively identified by the victim. The suspect was charged with the crime of robbery and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Hyattsville Robbery Suspect

The pictured subject is wanted for an attempted armed robbery that took place on August 1, 2013 in the 5500 block of 45th Avenue Hyattsville, Maryland. The suspect threw the victim to the ground, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect was last seen fleeing to the rear of 5501 45th Avenue. 

Please contact the Hyattsville City Police Department / Criminal Investigations Section with any information at 301.985.5060.

 

 

Police Report: July 28-August 3

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.

August 3rd:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 12:30pm. Officers on bicycle patrol observed a man drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place. The man was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1pm. Officers on bicycle patrol observed a man drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place. The man was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

August 2nd:

3700 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 12:25pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader got a hit on a 2010 Chevy Cobalt that had an MSP pickup order for the tags. The tags had been suspended for a compulsory insurance violation. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 4pm. The reporting person told officers that she had taken the change machine money from the Laundromat that she manages for D. L. Management and hid the money throughout her house. She left home for a brief period and returned to discover the money missing. Officers learned that the kitchen window of the residence had been left open by a contractor who was working in the home and their investigation revealed no forced entry and no latent evidence. The reporting person told the officers that she suspects that a former employee may have taken the money.

August 1st:

3300 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 11:45am. Officers responded for the report of an assault that occurred on July 30th. The victim told the officers that he was stopped and assaulted by two Queenstown Security officers. MRPD is continuing to investigate the incident, identify the two officers involved and determine if criminal charges are warranted.

2700 block of Webster Street: Theft – 12:20pm. The victim told officers that she ordered several items from an online vendor. UPS tracking information indicated that the items were delivered to her home on July 30th but she never received them.

July 31st:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Warrant service – 1:40am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person knocking on a neighbor’s door. The suspect, who lived across the street, was sent on his way and warned not to return. A few minutes later officers were notified that the suspect was back knocking on the neighbor’s door. This time the officers ran a wanted check on the suspect and learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Carroll County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Rhode Island Avenue and Eastern Avenue: MV collision – 7:15am. The driver of a 1998 Volvo attempted to make a left turn from the parking lane on Rhode Island Avenue onto Eastern Avenue. In so doing, the Volvo struck a 2002 Toyota Camry that was making a legal turn onto Eastern Avenue from the right turn lane. The driver of the Volvo was cited accordingly.

2700 block of Webster Street: Burglary – 1:05pm. The residents told officers that they left their apartment at about 8:30 this morning and upon returning discovered that the front door had been forced open. When they inspected their apartment they discovered that various electronic and clothing items had been stolen. 

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Strong arm robbery – 1:25pm. MRPD officers along with PGPD responded to the Bunker Hill Fire Station for the report of a robbery that had just occurred. The victim told officers that he was approached by three juvenile males who began punching him with their fists. The three knocked the victim to the ground, went through his pockets, stole his wallet and fled the scene on foot. Officers canvassing the area found the victim’s wallet a short distance away and identified a witness to the incident. The witness was able to give the officers the names of all three suspects. Within a short time officers had all three in custody and the victim positively identified all three as the ones who robbed him. The suspects were arrested and transported to PGPD District I for interviews. All three admitted to their involvement in the robbery. They were charged as juveniles and delivered to the custody of Boys Village. The arrest of these individuals took three very dangerous juveniles off the streets of our community. Juvenile #1 had prior arrests for truancy and assault and had an open arrest warrant for 2nd degree assault. Juvenile #2 had priors for truancy, assault and theft and had an open arrest warrant for felony theft. Juvenile #3 had priors for burglary, theft and assault.

3700 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:20pm. The owner of a 2002 Toyota Sienna told officers that she parked her vehicle at about ten minutes prior to hearing a neighbor repeatedly sounding the horn on their vehicle. The owner said that she believes the neighbor was trying to get her to move her vehicle because it was blocking the neighbor’s vehicle. When she went outside to move her car she discovered that the left rear tire was flat. She said she suspects that her neighbor is responsible for flattening the tire but no evidence to that effect could be found.

July 30th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation(x2) – 1pm. Officers issued a criminal citation to each of two men for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 11:50pm. A woman contacted MRPD regarding the theft of several items of her personal jewelry. The theft allegedly occurred during the period of November 2012 through today. The victim believes that an acquaintance took the items. Officers advised the victim to contact the District Court Commissioner to pursue a criminal summons for the suspect.

July 29th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 3:25am. Officers stopped a 1997 Ford Taurus for a safety violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags displayed on the vehicle were not registered to it and that the vehicle itself was unregistered. The driver was issued several State citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Property damage – 10:13am. The resident told officers that when she returned from vacation on July 20th she noticed damage to her front door. She said nothing was stolen from inside the house and has not been able to speak with her roommates about the damage.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Stolen vehicle – 10:25pm. The reporting person told officers that she parked and secured her brother’s 1996 Dodge Stratus when she left for an out of town trip on July 26th. When she returned today she discovered the vehicle missing. Her brother told her that he did not have the vehicle and that all the keys to it were accounted for. The vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen.

July 28th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Strong arm robbery (UPDATE – ARREST). PGPD detectives conducting a follow-up investigation on a citizen robbery that occurred on July 22nd developed three suspects. The victim was able to positively identify all three suspects as the men who robbed him. All three were arrested and during post arrest questioning admitted to their involvement in the robbery. They were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 6am. Store employees told officers that a man came into the store during the employee’s shift change. When the employees opened the cash register to remove the shift’s proceeds the man walked behind the sales counter, removed the cash from the open drawer and fled the store. The store manager followed the suspect and saw him get into a burgundy colored Dodge caravan and flee the area. The manager got the tag number of the van and officers later learned that the van had been recently reported stolen to Metro Transit Police. Officers were able to obtain several photographs of the suspect from surveillance cameras and the investigation is continuing. CASE UPDATE - ARREST: On August 1st DC police located and stopped the stolen Dodge Caravan the suspect used as a getaway vehicle. They arrested the suspect and during questioning he admitted to stealing the money from the 7-11. He also admitted to about ten robberies in DC.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Warrant service – 6:50pm. Officers responded to assist Queenstown security officers with a trespasser. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4100 block of 33rd Street: Strong arm robbery – 7:40pm. The victim told officers that as she was walking to her car she was approached by a man who attempted to engage her in conversation. The man grabbed the victim’s purse and tried to forcibly take it from her. The victim resisted but after a brief struggle the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and fled on foot with her purse. The suspect ran towards 33rd Street and was last seen getting into a white Dodge Caravan which fled the area. The victim sustained minor scratches and scraped and refused medical treatment. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and take over the investigation.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 10:10pm. Officers responded to assist DC police with a vehicle they had stopped for driving recklessly. Officers discovered that the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license. He was issued the necessary traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

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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