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 Chillum Road: Burglary – 9:30am. The resident told officers that sometime between 12pm and midnight someone broke into her apartment and stole a game console and a quantity of U.S. Currency. Officers determined that the point of entry to the apartment was either through the front door where evidence revealed damage by some type of pry tool, or through a bathroom window that had been pried open. There was also a ladder from the ground to the bathroom window.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:35am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:55am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
4000 block of 35th Street: Theft from auto – 2:05pm. The owner of a 1994 Dodge told officers that sometime between 7:30am this morning and the time he called police someone entered his vehicle and stole his handicapped placard. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 8:15am. The owner of a 2004 Acura told officers that sometime between 8am and the time he called police someone got into his car and stole his Nike back pack. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 4:45pm. The owner of a 2008 Dodge Magnum told officers that he parked his vehicle by his apartment on the 21st at about 6:30pm. When he returned to the vehicle this afternoon he noticed damage to the vehicle’s front bumper. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
Queens Chapel Road and 30th Street: MV collision – 1:15pm. The driver of a 2012 Ford Focus was driving north on Queens Chapel Road when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle struck several signs and two curbs before coming to rest. The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his non- life threatening injuries and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
4600 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader received a hit on a 2005 Ford Mustang that had a suspended registration and a pickup order on the tags. Officers removed the tags and impounded the vehicle.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation – 1:45am. Officers issued a man who had been previously banned from the property a criminal citation for trespassing.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 3:30pm. Officers met with the victim of a theft at the Mount Rainier Library. He said that he left his cell phone on a computer desk and left briefly. When he returned he discovered that his phone had been stolen. There were no witnesses identified.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 5pm. The owner of a 2011 Jeep told officers that sometime between 6:30am on the 17th and the time he called police someone stole both license plates off his vehicle.
Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 9:10am. Officers stopped a 1992 Honda Civic 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.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 3:50pm. The victim came into the police station to report that someone had stolen his back pack. He said that he was inside the Mount Rainier Library and went outside briefly to make a telephone call. We he went back inside he discovered that someone had stolen his back pack. The attendant stated that she had no idea as to who took the back pack.
3500 block of Shepherd Street: EPS – 6pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman who had tried to commit suicide. When the officers arrived they contacted the woman and observed that she had several self inflicted wounds on her arms. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported her to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for an emergency psychological examination.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 9:20pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male described as wearing a black jacket with a hoodie and blue jeans came into the store and stole six sandwiches having a value of less than $25. The clerk said that the man is known to have frequented the store in the past. A search for the suspect proved negative.
2700 block of Allison Street: 1st degree assault – 4:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. When they arrived they contacted the victim who told them he had been attacked by a man with a knife. He said that he was in the laundry room doing laundry and removed some closes that were already dry in one of the dryers. Shorty after a woman came in and asked him why he had removed her clothes from the dryer. He told her that he had waiting to use the dryer for some time and that she did not remove them in a timely fashion. The female became upset and started cursing yelling at the victim. The female left and a few minutes later a black male entered the laundry room and grabbed the victim by the throat with one hand and displayed a knife in the other. The suspect asked the victim why he was cursing at his girlfriend and threatened to stab him. A female witness intervened and separated the two and the victim fled and contacted police. Officers are still trying to identify the assailant.
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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