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.
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.
No significant occurrences for the day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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