Monday, September 30, 2013

Police Report: September 22-28

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.

September 28th:

4000 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:10am. Officers impounded a 1997 Dodge van after finding it parked on a sidewalk and blocking both a fire hydrant and a stop sign.

3900 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 3:10pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Ford Taurus for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Calvert County Sheriff’s office for failing to appear in court on a domestic related charge. He was issued two traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and released to the custody of the CCSO at the Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro.

3800 block of 31st Street: Burglary – 5:20pm. The resident told officers that she left home at about 11:45 this morning locking and securing her residence as she left. When she returned she noticed several items on her dining room table out of place. As she inspected the rest of her home she discovered several additional items of her personal property had been stolen. Officers determined that those responsible entered through an unlocked kitchen window. The residence was processed for evidence.

September 27th:

4700 block of 27th Street: Malicious destruction of property9pm. A man called to report that his wife repeatedly rammed his car with hers causing moderate damage to his vehicle. The incident was initially reported as a hit and run collision, however charges of malicious destruction of property against the woman are under investigation.

September 26th:

Arundel Road at Chillum Road: M/V collision – 11am. The driver of a 1991 Mazda was proceeding through the intersection on a green light. The driver of a 1998 Dodge Caravan failed to stop for the opposing red light and struck the Mazda in the intersection. The driver of the van was issued the appropriate citations.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 12:30pm. The owner of a 1995 Ford F150 came into the police station to report that someone had stolen the rear tag off his vehicle. The owner said that he last saw the tag on his truck while he was in Montgomery County on the 25th. He noticed that it was missing this morning while in Mount Rainier.

2900 block of Allison Street: Burglary – 6:35pm. The resident told officers that she locked and secured her apartment this morning at about 8am. When she returned this evening she discovered that her bedroom had been ransacked and some of her jewelry and a quantity of cash were missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment. The officers learned that the resident did not engage the entry door deadbolt when she left this morning; and, from prior investigations the officers are aware that the bottom lock can be defeated without leaving much evidence.

September 25th:

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Burglary – 3:10pm. Officers investigating the burglary determined that entry into the house was accomplished through a rear basement door. The resident responded and told officers that a significant amount of her jewelry had been stolen. PGPD detectives responded to assist with evidence collection and the follow-up investigation.

September 24th:

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Suspicious vehicle – 7:35pm. Officers responded to assist private security with a suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed that there were drugs in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle told the officers that the drugs were medicine that had been prescribed for him. The CDS was seized and the officers told the driver that he needed to produce a valid prescription for the CDS within 48 hours or they would apply for a warrant charging him with possession of illegal narcotics.

September 23rd:

Nothing significant to report.

September 22nd:

3400 block of Taylor Street: Criminal citation – 12:35am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public in a motor vehicle.

4200 block of 30th Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 6:55pm. DC police called to notify MRPD officers that they recovered a 2003 Dodge Dakota reported stolen from Mount Rainier on September 20th. The vehicle was found in the 1700 block of 41st Street, NE. The vehicle’s tags were missing and it was not drivable. The owner was notified of the recovery.

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.

Public Safety Night - 2013




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Summary of New Laws for 2013

SB 281 Firearm Safety Act of 2013: The Governor's firearms law that dramatically alters how firearms are purchased and used.

HB 1101 Medical Marijuana: Allows academic medical centers to perform research on the medicinal affects of marijuana on a limited basis.

SB 87 Seat Belts and Child Safety Seats: Requires seat belts to be used by passengers using a rear seat in a motor vehicle. A violation is a secondary offense.

HB 753 Prohibition of Handheld Wireless Communication Device While Driving: Makes using a cell phone while driving a primary offense.

SB 276 Death Penalty Repeal: Although legislation was passed a few years ago to increase the degree of certainty for conviction in death penalty cases, the Governor continued a moratorium on the death penalty. This law removes future cases from resulting in the death penalty.

SB 19 Aiming Laser Pointer at Aircraft: Prohibits knowingly and willfully shining, pointing, or focusing the beam of a laser pointer on an individual operating an aircraft.

HB 56 State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Criminal History Records: Requiring a criminal background check on applicants for a license or certificate from the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

SB 72 Damage to Highways from Overweight or Oversized Vehicles: Clarifies that a person who drives or moves overweight vehicle loads on a municipal highway is liable for damage caused to the highway.

SB 224 State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program Wellness Program: Requires a wellness program to be included in the state employee and retiree health and welfare benefits program.

HB 311 Requirement to Report Death or Disappearance of Minor: Requires the reporting of a disappearance of an individual under the age of 13 within 24 hours and the reporting of a death of an individual under the age of 13 within 5 hours.

SB 360 Aggravated Animal Cruelty - Baiting: Prohibits the use or allowing a dog to be used for "baiting," which is the use of a dog to train another dog in fighting or to test another dog's fighting or killing instinct.

HB 396 Misuse of Interactive Computer Service (Grace's Law): Prohibits the use of an interactive computer service to maliciously engage in a course of conduct that inflicts serious emotional distress on a minor or places a minor in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury.

HB 364 Automated External Defibrillator Programs: Requires an external defibrillator program to be implemented at public pools.

SB 610 Overdose Response Program: Establishes an Overdose Response Program overseen by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that will help combat the increase in drug-overdose related deaths.

HB 767 Spay/Neuter Fund: Establishes a Spay/Neuter Fund that will be funded by a fee on commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by dogs or cats.

SB 841 Higher Education Fair Share Act: Requires public institutions of higher education to allow for collective bargaining with an employee organization.

HB 942 Identity Fraud - Health Information and Health Care Records: Prohibits a person from knowingly and willfully possessing, obtaining, or helping another to possess or obtain personal identifying information with fraudulent intent to access health information or health care.

SB 1029 Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program: Establishes a voluntary Agricultural Certainty Program that would allow farmers to accelerate the implementation of agricultural best management practices to meet State agricultural nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment reduction goals. In return, farmers would receive a certification, valid for 10 years, if the operation remains in compliance.

HB 1062 Hospitals - Notice to Patients - Outpatient Status and Billing Implications: Requires a hospital to provide notice to a patient of the patient's outpatient status and the billing implications of the outpatient status.

HB 1148 Shark Fins - Restriction on Possession or Distribution: Prohibits a person from possessing, selling, offering for sale, trading, or distributing a shark fin.

HB 1211 Slayer's Statute (Ann Sue Metz Law): Clarifies that a person who feloniously and intentionally kills, conspires to kill, or procures the killing of the decedent is disqualified from inheriting, taking, enjoying, receiving, or otherwise benefiting from the death, probate estate, or non-probate property of the decedent, or from receiving a general or special power of appointment conferred by the will or trust of the decedent, or from serving as a personal representative, guardian, or trustee of a trust created by the decedent.

 

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Who's Coming?

Police Report: September 15-21

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.

September 21st:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/EPS – 12:30am. Officers stopped a 1996 Ford Explorer for driving without headlights illuminated. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and the tags on his vehicle belonged on another vehicle. He was also suspected of being under the influence of PCP. He was arrested, issued several traffic citations and delivered to a local hospital for an emergency medical examination related to the PCP. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of 28th Place: Theft – 7:05pm. The victim told officers that she had a business selling perfume. In the course of her business she made arrangements to sell perfume to a man she met at Arundel Mills Mall. The man met her at her apartment and before any sale could be completed the man asked to use the victim’s new iPhone. She lent him the phone and he took the phone and left the apartment. He was last seen in a black Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis in which he fled the area in an unknown direction.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assist fire/rescue – 7:50pm. Officers assisted fire/rescue personnel with a forced entry into an apartment. F/R responded for the smell of smoke and when no one answered the door they forced entry. The cause of the smoke was food left cooking on the stove. The apartment was cleared of the smoke and maintenance was contacted to secure the apartment door.

September 20th:

4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:30am. Officers impounded a 1997 VW Jetta that was unregistered and displaying DC tags that belonged to another vehicle.

4200 block of 30th Street: Stolen vehicle – 5:30pm. The owner of a 2003 Dodge Dakota told officers that sometime between 1:45pm this afternoon and the time he called police someone stole his truck. MRPD officers took the report and entered the vehicle into the NCIC stolen vehicle database.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 8:45pm. Officers responded to check on a 2012 Ford Focus that was reported to be parked on the street with no tags. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags had been stolen. The owner was interviewed and said that the tags were stolen sometime between 6:30pm and 8:45pm this evening.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 11:25pm. The store clerk told officers that a man came into the store, picked up a 12-pack of Coke Classic and left the store without paying for it. The clerk described the suspect as a black male, about 5’8” tall and 150 lbs., wearing black shorts and a black shirt.

September 19th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Theft from auto4:20pm. The owner of a 2013 Nissan versa told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 18th and the time he contacted police someone stole the tags off his vehicle.

2300 block of Varnum Street: M/V collision – 8:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a motor vehicle collision with injuries. When they arrived they discovered that a 2013 Chevy Cruz had been involved in a single vehicle collision and the driver was complaining of chest and back injuries. Fire/rescue personnel responded to treat the driver who ultimately refused to be transported to a hospital. The driver had an odor of alcohol about his person and was charged with DUI and issued additional citations related to the collision. His vehicle had minor damage and was drivable, but since he was in no condition to drive the vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of 35th Street: Shots fired – 10:05pm. Officers responded for the report of several shots fired. When they arrived they interviewed residents who said that while they were in their home watching TV they heard several shots fired with one or more having struck their house. Witnesses reported seeing two men in the area one of whom was lying down in a prone position and may have been the one who fired the shots at the house. After the shooting stopped this suspect was joined by a second man and both fled the scene in an unknown direction. No one inside the house was injured. PGPD detectives responded to assume a follow-up investigation and assist with searching the area for evidence. One bullet fragment was located that struck the front of the house just below a front window, and a second was located inside lodged in the living room wall. A search of the area for the two suspects proved negative.

3100 block of Perry Street: Animal complaint – 11:40pm. A resident told officers that her dog was attacked by another dog. The owner took her dog to a veterinarian who treated it for a puncture wound to its neck. Officers are conducting a follow-up investigation to identify the owner of the attacking dog.

September 18th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:05am. Officers on bicycle patrol issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 5:15pm. Officers stopped a 2011 Dodge Avenger for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance. She was issued two traffic citations, arrested on the warrant, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Her vehicle was impounded.

September 17th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 12:20am. Officers stopped a 1993 Volvo for a traffic violation and discovered that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court. He was arrested and transported to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. However, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office could not locate the arrest warrant. Since the actual hard copy warrant is required for processing, the defendant was released from custody pending further action by the Sheriff’s Office.

4500 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 4:10pm. Officers stopped a 1998 Acura for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 10:45pm. Officers responded to assist an off duty police officer who was acting as an agent of the property and encountered a man loitering in the basement of an apartment building. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of theft under $100. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 16th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

September 15th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (rear parking lot): Vandalism to auto (x4) – 7:55am. MRPD officers preparing for patrol discovered four police vehicles that had been vandalized overnight. Someone had slashed the left front tire on three marked police vehicles and one parking enforcement vehicle.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Warrant service – 8:10am. Officers responded for the report of a theft. A store clerk gave the officers a description of a man who had fixed himself a cup of coffee and left the store without paying for it. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect. He was returned to the store and positively identified as the one who stole the coffee; however, the store manager declined to press charges against him and only wanted him banned from the store. Further investigation revealed that the man had four (4) open warrants through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for theft over $1000, participation in a theft scheme, child abandonment and shoplifting. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

31st Street and Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 4:10pm. Officers on bicycle patrol issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 8:05pm. Officers responded for a 911 disconnect and upon arrival observed a man being violent inside the apartment. The man had already wrecked his bedroom and began to turn his violence towards his mother. Officers were forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and under arrest. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency psychological evaluation.

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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Police Report: September 8-14

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.

September 14th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

2700 block of Webster Street: Warrant service – 4:15pm. Officers stopped a 1995 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

September 13th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 1:35am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of PCP coming from inside. All three occupants were removed from the vehicle for officer safety and a Hyattsville PD K-9 unit responded to search the vehicle for CDS. The dog did not locate any CDS inside. The driver was issued two traffic citations and he and his passengers were sent on their way.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism – 9:20am. The resident told officers that she was awakened by someone banging on her front door at about 1:20am this morning. She checked through the door’s peep hole to see who the person was, but whoever was there was gone. When she went outside this morning she noticed several dents in the door.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation/trespassing – 3:10pm. Officers on patrol observed a man drinking an alcoholic beverage. They stopped the man and identified him as one who had been cited for the violation and for loitering several days prior. He was arrested, charged with drinking in public and loitering and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vandalism to auto – 4pm. The owner of a 2003 Nissan Maxima told officers that he parked his vehicle secure and undamaged at about 3:30pm. When he returned to the vehicle about a half hour later he discovered that there was a crack in the left rear fender.

September 12th:

4100 block of 31st Street: Vehicle theft – 2:45am. The owner of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee and a 2004 Acura MDX told officers that he looked outside to check on his vehicles and discovered that both had been stolen. He said that he parked and locked his Jeep at about 1am and that the keys to the Acura were in the Jeep’s glove compartment. Officers believe that those responsible broke into the Jeep with the intent to steal it and stole the Acura after finding the keys in the glove box. No evidence was recovered at the scene.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 1:20pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota told officers that he parked his vehicle secure and undamaged at about 11am this morning. When he returned to the vehicle at about 1:20pm he discovered that someone had broken out the rear passenger side window. No evidence was recovered and nothing was stolen from on or inside the vehicle.

4600 block of 27th Street: Warrant service – 8:45pm. Officers stopped a man for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He was issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V Collision – 10:30pm. The owner/operator of a 1998 Toyota Camry was stopped at the stop light and was struck in the rear by the driver of a 2013 Chevy Cruz. There was minor damage to the Toyota; however a 9-year old child who was sitting in the back seat had to be transported to Children’s Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the Chevy Cruz was issued the appropriate state traffic citations.

September 11th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 7:45am. The owner of a 2004 Nissan Armada told officers that sometime between 11:45pm last night and the time he called police someone smashed out the vehicle’s rear passenger side window and stole a laptop and a GPS unit from inside.

3100 block of Windom Road: Burglary – 3:20pm. Officers responded for the report of someone breaking into a vacant house. When they arrived they saw a man trying to escape out of the back of the house. He was apprehended, and once in custody the officers learned that he was a former resident of the home and a relative of the owner. He was arrested, charged with burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 11pm. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2006 Hyundai that had a suspended registration with an MSP pick up order for the tags. Once the information was verified officers seized the tags for return to MVA and impounded the vehicle.

September 10th:

3600 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 10:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3700 block of 33rd Street: Traffic – 5:30pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags affixed to the vehicle actually belonged on the owner’s 1999 Pontiac, and the Toyota was not registered. The tags were seized and the vehicle was impounded.

September 9th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 6:50am. The owner of a 1993 Honda told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that the passenger mirror had been shattered. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft – 11:35am. Officers were flagged down by a local contractor who said that a black male was taking bike parts from the Bike Co-op and yelling about shooting someone. Officers located and stopped the man who was in possession of several bike parts. When the officers attempted to question him he became loud and disorderly and threatened to assault them. After repeated unsuccessful attempts to get the man to calm down he was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 8th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Traffic – 12:45pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Dodge Durango for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3100 block of Varnum Street: 2nd degree assault – 12:55pm. Officers responded for the report of unknown trouble. When they arrived they encountered a man and woman engaged in a child custody dispute. The dispute had turned physical when the man assaulted the woman. She victim sustained visible but minor injuries and refused medical attention. The man was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 28th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 4pm. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 1998 Nissan Maxima stolen from the 4200 block of 28th Street on September 7th. No arrests were made and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 7pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Chevy van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

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.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Police Report: September 1-7

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.

September 7th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:15am. Officers responded for the report of damage to a private vehicle. The owner told the officers that she heard the sound of glass breaking coming from the area where she parked her 1999 Mercedes. When she went to investigate she saw a man sitting in her car and called police. By the time the officers arrived the suspect had fled the scene. Evidence suggested that the man got into the vehicle by breaking out the front passenger window. The victim said that she did not find anything missing from in or on her vehicle.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Recovered property – 9:20am. Officers stopped a person of interest in a recent theft of cell phones for a field interview. During the interview the man was found in possession of a new phone similar to ones recently reported stolen. The phone was seized for further investigation and possible theft charges are pending against the suspect.

4200 block of 28th Street: Stolen auto – 10:05am. The owner of a 1998 Nissan Maxima told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that it had been stolen sometime overnight. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

2700 block of Webster Street: Theft – 12:15pm. The victim told officers that on September 5th he left his apartment to pay his rent and report a plumbing issue. He said that when he left his cell phone was inside his apartment. When he returned he discovered a work receipt from maintenance and noticed his cell phone was missing. An attempt to locate the phone with a GPS was unsuccessful. The case remains under investigation.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Kay Liquors): Emergency petition – 4:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly customer. When they arrived they confronted a man who was screaming and yelling profanities at the store owner. Officers escorted the man out of the store and tried unsuccessfully to get him to calm down. He was arrested and taken to DOC in Hyattsville. At DOC the man complained of shortness of breath and was taken to a local hospital for a checkup. Once at the hospital he made several statements about wanting to commit suicide. The suspect was admitted for medical and mental evaluation; and criminal charges will be obtained for disorderly conduct.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Loitering warning – 5:40pm. Officer observed a man loitering in the area for over an hour claiming to be waiting for a Metro bus. Officers are familiar with the man who they know habitually consumes alcohol in public while waiting for the buses. The suspect was issued a no loitering notice. He promptly got onto the next available bus.

September 6th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 8:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

29th Street and Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 9:55am. The owner of a 2003 Toyota Camry reported that his vehicle had been struck by a second vehicle. Officers observed that the owner’s vehicle had been legally parked and was struck by a second unidentified vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Miscellaneous incident (MIR) - 12pm. A citizen came into the police station to dispose of a BB gun and some ornamental swords. The items were logged into property and marked for destruction.

2800 block of 37th Street: 2nd degree assault – 4:50pm. Officers responded for the report of unknown trouble. When they arrived they encountered a domestic argument that has escalated when the male half assaulted the female. The man was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 4:35pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 6:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft of several cell phones. The store clerk told the officers that a man known to store employees only as “Malcolm” came into the store and stole three brand new cell phones. The incident is under investigation and officers are in the process of identifying the suspect.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: 2nd degree assault – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a violent domestic dispute. When they arrived they were met outside by the female victim who was bleeding from her face. Fire/rescue personnel responded to treat the victim while the officers searched for her assailant. He was located in the victim’s apartment and arrested. Further investigation revealed that the suspect also assaulted the victim’s son when he tried to intervene. The suspect was charged with two counts of 2nd degree assault (one domestic related) and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of 27th Street: 1st degree assault – 10:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a man who had been shot in the head. When they arrived they encountered the victim who was suffering from a graze wound to the head. The victim told the officers that he and a friend were walking across the parking lot, and as they approach the apartment building an unknown suspect appeared and fired several shots at them. The victim was struck in the head but was able to flee without any additional injury. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries. PGPD detectives assisted with the incident and are looking into a possible motive for the assault. 

September 5th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft of services – 8pm. A cab driver told officers that he picked up a fare in Glen Burnie and drove him to Mount Rainier. When they arrived the cabbie told the man the fare was $77.75. The man exited the cab without paying the fare and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

September 4th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation - 3:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

September 3rd:

4500 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto (x3) – 9:45am. Officers responded for the report of several cars that had been vandalized. When they arrived they learned that three vehicles in the block had their side mirrors smashed. Witnesses told the officers they heard some type of noise at about 2:30am but did not look outside or notify police.

3400 block of 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 5:25pm. Officers took a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist. The victim told officers that he rode into the traffic circle and was struck by a motor vehicle that failed to yield the right of way. The driver of the striking vehicle failed to stop and provide identification after the collision. The cyclist was not injured.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 8:05pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Nissan Murano for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. She was issued several traffic citations and her vehicle was impounded.

September 2nd:

4400 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2001 Chevy Blazer for parking on a City street without registration plates.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public. Due to the man’s level of intoxication fire/rescue personnel responded and transported him to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 1:40pm. Officer on patrol observed a vehicle displaying expired registration plates. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in Edmonston. There was also evidence that someone had tried to set the vehicle on fire. PG fire investigators responded to the scene and collected physical evidence. The vehicle was impounded and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 11:10pm. The driver of a 1997 Toyota 4 Runner driving east on Queens Chapel failed to pay full time and attention and collided with the rear end of a 2006 Dodge Caravan. Three passengers in the van were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota was issued several traffic citations and sent on his way.

September 1st:

3700 block of 36th Street: Residential burglary – 4:30am. Officers responded for the report of a woman being held against her will. When the officers arrived the victim told them that an ex boyfriend broke into her home through a rear window. Once inside the man broke open her bedroom door to get to her. Officers detained the man and learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving without a license. He was arrested, charged with 1st degree burglary and other crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 5:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 1:30pm. Officers stopped a 1994 Chevy Caprice for a traffic violation. When the officers approached the vehicle they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for the CDS violation and two traffic citations before being sent on his way.

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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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Police Report: August 25-31

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 31st:

3800 block of 34th Street: 2nd degree assault – 10:40am. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly male. The victim told the officers that the man tried to grab her and made her feel uncomfortable. Other individuals reported that the man also tried to grab and/or hug them as well. When the officers confronted the man he began yelling obscenities at them. He was eventually arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault and disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 30th:

No significant occurrences for the day.

August 29th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Storehouse B&E – 9:30am. The victim told officers that he had numerous pieces of construction equipment stored in the property’s stand alone garage. When he went to retrieve some of his equipment this morning he discovered that someone had broken into the garage and stole approximately $675 worth of his equipment. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3200 block of Perry Street: Residential burglary – 3:15pm. The homeowner told officers that she came home to discover the rear door ajar and a basement door kicked open. When she checked the house she found that her bedroom had been ransacked and several items of her personal property stolen. The residence was processed for evidence and the stolen items were entered into NCIC.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: 1st degree assault – 5:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an injured person. When they arrived they found a 53 year old man suffering from a stab wound to his chest. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his wound. Further investigation revealed that the man and his roommate became involved in a heated argument that resulted in the roommate stabbing the victim once in the chest. The roommate was arrested, charged with attempted murder and 1st degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 28th:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Death report – 2:55pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with an unresponsive 28 year old man. When the officers arrived medics were performing CPR on the man. He was eventually transported to Providence Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Preliminary cause of death was listed as a narcotic overdose.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft from auto – 9:15pm. The owner of a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer told officers that sometime between August 25th and the time she called police someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.

3800 block of 34th Street: Tampering with a motor vehicle – 11:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an individual tampering with a Toyota SUV. When they arrived they detained a woman for a field interview. During the interview officers located witnesses who said that the woman had entered the Toyota and tried to steal property. She was arrested, charged with tampering and other offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

August 27th:

4000 block of 34th Street: 2nd degree assault – 9:30am. An employee of Glut told officers that he was just assaulted by a fellow employee. The suspect had fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. The victim said that the suspect struck him in the face and head and knocked him to the ground. The victim said that the fight resulted from a disagreement between the two at a store meeting the night before. The victim was advised of his options with a District Court Commissioner. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his facial injuries.

August 26th:

4400 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 8:25am. The owner of a 2006 Nissan Altima told officers that sometime between 1am this morning and the time she called police someone stole her laptop and a backpack from the back seat. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and the victim did not remember if she locked the vehicle when she got home.

4100 block of 28th Street: Identity theft – 2:20pm. The victim told officers that someone had used her name and social security number to open several cell phone accounts at Verizon Wireless. She said that she did not authorize the accounts and could not think of anyone who had access to her information.

August 25th:

3500 block of 37th Street: Traffic – 10:40am. Officers stopped a 1996 Mercury that was displaying registration plates that expired back in March. The driver was issued the appropriate citations and the vehicle was impounded.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – Staff members told officers that they saw three black males enter the store, remove seven containers of Tide laundry detergent from store shelves and place them in bags. The three then left the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. Once outside the store the suspects got into a white sedan and fled the area in an unknown direction.

3300 block of Otis Street: Loud music – 10:40pm. Officers responded for the report of loud music coming from a vehicle. When the officers arrived they located the vehicle and its occupants. The owner of the vehicle was intoxicated and very uncooperative. Several of his friends intervened and got the music turned down and the owner off the street and into his house to avoid further difficulties.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 10:55pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male entered the store and asked the clerk for three packs of cigarettes. Once the clerk retrieved the cigarettes and as he began to ring up the sale the man took the cigarettes from the clerk and exited the store without attempting to pay for them.

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.