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.
35th and Perry Streets: Motor vehicle collision – 2:40am. Officers responded for the report of a single vehicle collision. When they arrived they discovered that a 2010 Toyota Rav 4 left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle did not have a valid license and was issued several traffic citations. The vehicle was not drivable after the collision and was impounded.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 3pm. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader received an alert on a 2005 Scion with suspended registration plates and a pick up order for the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags removed for return to MVA.
Nothing significant to report.
3400 block of Rhode island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Citizen robbery – 1:40am. The victim told officers that he was walking home from the West Hyattsville Metro when two black males approached him. One of the suspects grabbed the victim from behind while the other approached from the front. The suspect in front of the victim had his hand in a hooded sweatshirt pocket implying that he had a handgun. He demanded the victim’s property. The suspects then stole the victim’s cell phone and backpack and fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim was unable to provide a description of the suspect that grabbed him from behind. The suspect that implied he had a weapon was described as a black male of thin build, close shaven, 25-35 years of age, about 6’2” tall and 160lbs., wearing a dark color hooded sweatshirt. The victim was not injured and a search of the surrounding area for the suspects proved negative.
2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Missing person – The mother of a 17 year old boy told officers that on November 24th at about 7am her son told her that “I have other options” and left her residence. She has not seen or heard from him since that time. The mother said that this was not the first time her son has run away from home. The boy’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.
Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: MV collision – 7:05pm. The driver of a 2005 Ford truck failed to yield the right of way to a 1998 Honda Accord that was already in the traffic circle. The two vehicles collided causing non-disabling damage to both.
4200 block of 28th Street: 2nd degree assault – 8:25am. The female victim told officers that she had been gone for a few days and when she returned she and her boyfriend got into a verbal argument about her absence. The argument turned physical when the boyfriend struck her in the hand with a shoe. The boyfriend left the residence prior to the officers’ arrival. The victim was explained her options regarding protective orders.
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 2:20pm. The owner of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata told officers that sometime between 5:30pm on the 23rd and the time she called police someone scratched her vehicle’s left front fender and cracked the left front tire rim and outside rear-view mirror. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Loitering warning – 12:45pm. Officers were called to the Terminal market for the report of a man refusing to leave. Officers found the man described by store employees and escorted him out of the store. He was issued a loitering warning notice barring him from the 3400 block for a period of 30 days.
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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