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.
3200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 7:10am. Officers were called to the scene in regards to a man who had an open arrest warrant. When they arrived they encountered the man who further investigation revealed had an open arrest warrant for violation of probation. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 7:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
4300 block of 32nd Street: 2nd degree assault – 11:55am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic argument in progress. When they arrived they located the two parties and learned that the verbal argument had turned physical and the male half choked the female half. The two were separated by the female’s roommates and officers arrested the man, charged him with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3900 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 3:10am. Officers stopped a 2004 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was displaying tags that belonged on a 2003 Toyota. The tags were suspended and there was an MSP pick-up order for them. The driver was issued several traffic citations. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
4509 32nd Street: Theft – 7:15am. The reporting person told officers that he was engaged in remodeling a home. He left the site at about 9:30 pm on the 14th and when he returned this morning he discovered that someone had stolen the heat pump and A/C unit. Officers were able to obtain the make, model and serial number of the units and entered them into NCIC as stolen.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3100 block of Windom Road: Strong arm robbery – 8:50am. The victim told officers that he was approached by two black males who engaged him in a conversation. During the conversation one of the suspects grabbed the victim from behind and threw him to the ground. Both suspects kicked the victim repeatedly causing injuries to his face and shoulder. While the victim was on the ground one of the suspects relieved him of his wallet and both suspects fled the area. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation. During their investigation they developed a suspect who was positively identified by the victim. The suspect was located at an address in Queenstown, arrested and charged with assault and robbery.
4600 block of 29th Street: Hit and run collision – 12:15pm. The owner of a 2006 BMW told officers that a black SUV attempted to back into a parking space in front of his car. The SUV backed into the victim’s car and immediately fled the scene.
4600 block of 25th Street: MIR – 7:40pm. A woman called police to report that she had been robbed by a man at gunpoint. She told officers that she met the man online and arranged to meet him for a sexual encounter that involved the exchange of money. After the act was completed and money exchanged the man produced a silver handgun and demanded his money back. The victim was very uncooperative with officers and said that she did not wish to pursue the incident. She just wanted to make officers aware that there was a man with a handgun running around. The victim described the gun as a silver revolver and stated that the suspect had it concealed in his jacket pocket. She described the suspect as a black male, 17-19 years of age, 5’8” tall, 120lbs., wearing a black Helly jacket with reflective piping. PGPD detectives responded to assume a follow-up investigation.
31st and Taylor Streets: Armed robbery – 7:15pm. The victim told officers that as he was walking home from Party Time Liquors. As he crossed over Taylor Street he was approached by two black males that had been following him. One of the suspects displayed a black handgun and demanded his property. The suspects stole the victim’s wallet and backpack. The two fled in a silver 4-door vehicle that was driven by a third, undescribed suspect. MRPD and Cottage City officers canvassed the area for the suspects and their vehicle with negative results. PGPD detectives responded to assume a follow-up investigation.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Fraud – 7:05pm. Officers spoke with the victim who said that he applied for a loan from a company known to him as US Post Loan. After he applied for the load he was notified that the loan was approved but he would have to prove that he was able to repay the loan and also provide his personal information. After providing social security number, full name, date of birth and bank account information. The victim later learned that all the monies in his bank account had been stolen. The bank told the victim to obtain a police report so they could begin their investigation. A copy of the MRPD police report was delivered to the Prince George’s County Police Financial Crimes Unit.
3500 block of 37th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:40am. Officers impounded a 2007 Dodge that was parked and displaying no tags. Further investigation revealed that there was an MSP pickup order for the missing tags. The vehicle was cited accordingly and impounded for safekeeping.
Russell Avenue and 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 11:10am. Officers impounded a 2010 Mazda that was parked on a City street displaying tags that expired in January of 2012.
2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vandalism to auto – 11:20pm. The owner of a 2001 Buick Century told officers that she was inside her apartment when she heard a loud crash from outside. When she looked out to investigate she saw that someone had smashed out the vehicle’s read window. Further investigation revealed those responsible used a brick to break the window.
3300 block of Shepherd Street: Recovered stolen vehicle -7:45am. Officers responded to check on an abandoned vehicle. Witnesses told the officers that at about 1am this morning a dark colored flat bed tow truck dropped off a 2001 Honda Odyssey van. The vehicle had no tags attached and a check of the VIN revealed that the vehicle had been stolen from an address in DC on September 29, 2013. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified.
4100 block of 31st Street: Violation of a protection order – 8:30am. Officers spoke with the complainant and learned that when she returned home she discovered her 18-yeard old son in her house. She said that she had an active protective order against the man that ordered him to keep away from the house. She went on to say that when she asked her son to leave he became upset and started to throw things. Officers located the son a block away and placed him under arrest. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged and processed accordingly.
3500 block of 37th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 10:15am. Officers responded to check on an abandoned vehicle. When they arrived they located a 2007 Honda Accord and learned that it had been stolen from an address in DC on November 10th. The vehicle had been completely stripped and its entire interior components had been removed. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping and DC police were notified of the recovery.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto (supplement) – 1pm. Officers were notified that the 2001 Ford van stolen on November 8th from the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road was recovered by DC police. The vehicle was located in the 3900 block of 21st Street, NE and was in drivable condition with both tags attached. The victim/owner responded to the scene and took possession of his vehicle.
3000 block of Arundel Road: Service of a protective order – 9:25am. Officers met with a woman who requested that they serve an interim proactive order on a male acquaintance. Officers found the man at the complainant’s door and, after verifying that the order was valid, served him accordingly. The man left the area without. About 30 minutes later officers saw the man back at the address trying to get into the building from which he was just ordered to stay away. He was arrested for violating the protective order and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3700 block of 36th Street: Criminal citation – 2:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Trespassing – 5pm. Officers on patrol observed a male juvenile at Joe’s Carryout who they knew from previous contacts had been barred from the business. The juvenile was arrested, charged with trespassing and released to his mother pending Juvenile Court action.
2400 block of Chillum Road: MV collision – 5:30pm. Officers responded to investigate a 3-vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the driver of a 1998 Ford Explorer failed to pay full time and attention to his driving and rear ended a 1996 VW. The force of the collision caused the VW to rear end a 1994 Ford Explorer. Officers also discovered that the driver of the 1998 Ford did not have a valid license. He was charged with multiple traffic violations and his vehicle was impounded.
3000 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 9:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.
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