Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hazardous Weather Outlook

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports they are monitoring 3 weather related threats to the DC area starting this afternoon and into the night; high winds, a line of thunderstorms, and rainfall accumulations.

The NWS predicts wind gusts around 35-40 MPH starting in the early afternoon hours.

The NWS is also monitoring threats of a line of thunderstorms approaching the District of Columbia from the west which is expected to reach the area between 7 and 10 PM. The storms have the potential to produce heavy rainfall and wind gusts up to 70 MPH. The NWS reports this line of thunderstorms is fast moving and will last around 15 to 20 minutes with residual rainfall immediately following. The DC area should expect up to 2 inches of rainfall.

Additionally, the NWS has issued a coastal flood advisory for the District of Columbia from 7PM this evening to 3AM tomorrow morning. High tide at the Bladensburg Waterfront will be at 10:43pm tonight and the NWS expects water levels to increase 2 feet above normal. This anomaly could cause minor shoreline inundation of areas along the tidal Potomac River.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Police Report: January 20-26

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.

January 26th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 10:45am. Officers patrolling using a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 1999 Ford Expedition that had a suspended registration and an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

4300 block of 28th Place: Warrant service – 4:45pm. Officers responded for the report of several individuals loitering in the basement of an apartment building. Officers discovered two individuals in the basement. Further investigation revealed that one of them had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 25th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Assault – 12:25am. Officers spoke with a man who said that his girlfriend had just assaulted him. The man said that the two got into an argument while driving in his girlfriend’s car. The girlfriend stopped the car, struck the victim several times in the face, pushed him out of the car and drove off. The victim was advised of his options with a District Court Commissioner.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Burglary – 12:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that had occurred earlier. When the officers arrived they observed that the front door of the apartment had been forced open and there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. With the assistance of PGPD investigators officers seized drug paraphernalia from inside the apartment and determined that the burglary was drug related.

4500 block of 34th Street: Missing juveniles – 6pm. Officers were notified by the mother of two children that neither of them had come home from school and their whereabouts were unknown. The mother said that she did not get word that Thomas Stone Elementary was closing two hours early and when she arrived at the normal time both of her children had left. Officers along with numerous PGPD uniformed officers and detectives began a search for the children. At about 9pm the children were located in good health and unharmed when they walked home to their apartment. They had been at a friend’s house playing video games.

January 24th:

3400 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 10:45am. A Parking Enforcement Officer discovered a 2003 Ford truck with a damaged ignition. Further investigation revealed that the truck was previously reported stolen from an address in Virginia. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3000 block of Arundel Road: Assault – 7:55pm. Officers responded and took a report of an assault on a 7 year old boy. From what the officers could gather the child was assaulted by another juvenile as he walked to his apartment. The victim’s mother did not wish to allow officers to speak with her son without her being present and she was very uncooperative with the officers. A next door neighbor told officers that she witnessed the assault but refused to give any information for fear of getting involved. The victim appeared to be in good health and spirits and told the officers he did not need medical attention. Officers canvassed the area for additional witnesses who could provide some useful information but found none. The juvenile who committed the assault was nowhere to be found and no evidence was recovered. 

January 23rd:

Nothing significant to report.

January 22nd:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – Officers stopped a 2001 Jaguar for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags affixed to the vehicle had been issued to another vehicle and the Jag was currently unregistered. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Trespassing – 11:25am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person sleeping in the basement of an apartment building. When the officers arrived the officers found the man described by the complainant. Further investigation revealed that the man was suffering from a serious injury to his leg and had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for trespassing. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of his injury. The Sherriff’s Office was notified to take him into custody on the warrant upon his release from the hospital.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempted armed robbery – 7:35pm. The victim told officers that he was sitting in his car talking with a friend when he was approached by two black males. One of the men opened the car door, pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim’s friend immediately got out of the passenger side of the car and fled while telling for help. The victim told his assailant that he did not have a wallet whereupon the suspect struck the victim several times in the face with the gun before fleeing the area across Queens Chapel Road. The victim and a witness described the suspects as two black males in their mid 20s, 5’8” tall and wearing dark clothing – one of whom was armed with a silver revolver. A search if the area for the suspects was negative. Fire/rescue personnel transported the victim was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained during the incident. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the hospital to interview the victim and begin the follow-up investigation.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic/vehicle impound – 10:10pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Honda Accord for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license or other identification. The driver was arrested and charged with driving without a license and other charges. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

January 21st:

4200 block of 32nd Street: Parking complaint – 12:50pm. Officers responded for the report of a possible abandoned vehicle. When they arrived they discovered a 2000 Dodge Caravan parked with no tags attached. Officers were able to locate the vehicle’s owner who agreed to move the vehicle and get it properly registered in Maryland.

3600 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 2pm. Officers on patrol stopped to inspect a suspicious Ford truck. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County outside the City. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner and PGPD were notified of the recovery.

3100 block of Taylor Street: Theft – 5:45pm. The victim told officers that she had recently taken a flight on Southwest Airlines. The airline lost her luggage. When she contacted Southwest today they told her that they found her luggage and dropped it off hat her residence at 6:15am this morning. The victim was unable to locate the luggage anywhere at her residence.

January 20th:

Nothing significant to report.

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, January 23, 2013

Police Report: January 13-19

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.

January 19th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 18th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 17th:

4100 block of Kaywood Place: Theft from auto – 8:50am. An employee of Kay Management discovered that the registration sticker had been stolen off the rear tag of a company owned 2004 Ford F150 truck. The employee could not advise when the sticker was stolen or for how long the theft went unnoticed.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Vandalism – 10am. The resident told officers that someone had thrown green paint on the door and siding of his apartment. The resident also said that he had received threatening phone calls from a blocked phone number and believed the two incidents were related. The incident is still being investigated.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Hit and run collision – 12:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision where one vehicle struck as another parked vehicle then fled the scene. Officers located the driver of the fleeing vehicle and issued her several traffic citations. There were no injuries.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Warrant service – 4:05pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals trespassing in a vacant house. When the officers arrived they located the two and escorted them out. Further investigation revealed that one of the men had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The second trespasser was sent on his way. Officers are in the process of seeking additional charges against both trespassers.

January 16th:

4200 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:10am. The owner of a 2000 BMW told officers that she parked her vehicle safe and secure in the early morning hours. When she returned to the vehicle she discovered that someone had smashed out a rear passenger window. Nothing was stolen from in or on the vehicle and no evidence was recovered.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic/vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers stopped a 2007 Jeep Commander for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4200 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 7:50pm. The owner of a 2002 Hyundai Sonata told officers that sometime between 8:15pm on January 15 and this morning someone smashed out the vehicle’s rear window and stole a bible bag from inside.

January 15th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Residential burglary – 10:35am. The victim told officers that she was awakened by the sound of her bedroom door opening. When she looked to see if it was her roommate she saw instead that it was a man whom she did not know and could not describe. The man tried to grab her purse before fleeing the bedroom and the apartment. Further investigation revealed that the suspect got into the victim’s apartment by kicking open the front door (the top lock was detached from the wall) and, according to the victim nothing had been stolen. The Kaywood Apartments manager responded to arrange for the damage to be repaired and the front door secured. A search of the area revealed no further evidence.

January 14th:

4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officers impounded an unregistered 2000 Honda Accord that had no registration plates attached.

January 13th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:45am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo. The vehicle had a suspended registration for failing to maintain compulsory insurance and there was an MVA pick-up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Police Report: January 6-12

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.

January 12th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Domestic assault – 10:30am. Officers responded to the police station to meet with the victim of a domestic assault. The woman told officers that she and her boyfriend got into a verbal argument over the boyfriend’s Instagram account. The argument turned physical and the woman told officers that her boyfriend choked her until she almost passed out. The officers saw that the victim had scratches on her neck consistent with being choked. Officers responded to the couple’s residence where they arrested the boyfriend, charged him with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 3:25pm. The owner of a GMC truck told officers that sometime between January 1st and the time he called police someone stole the year validation sticker off his rear license plate.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic assault – 11:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault. The victim, who had been drinking, told officers that she and her live-in boyfriend who had also been drinking got into a verbal argument that turned physical. The boyfriend hit her on the side of the head with a beer bottle causing a laceration and swelling. The boyfriend had visible scratches on both sides of his face and on his right thumb. Officers determined that the boyfriend was the primary aggressor in the fight and arrested him for 2nd degree domestic assault. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Perry Street: Stolen vehicle – 9:20am. The owner of a Ford F-150 truck came into the police station to report his vehicle stolen. The owner told officers that he parked the truck in the 3500 block of Perry Street at about 8:30pm and when he returned for it a half hour later he discovered that it had been stolen. The owner’s son said that he saw the truck being driven away but could not identify the driver.

January 11th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Little Caesars): Theft – 12:20pm. The reporting person told officers that during construction of the business back on November 14th, 2012 the store’s crazy bread costume was left outside the store. The next day a customer came in and reported that he had seen a juvenile playing with the costume. Efforts to reclaim the costume from the juveniles proved negative even after the store manager offered a reward for its return. The investigation into the theft will remain open. The crazy bread costume is valued at approximately $2,600.

1 Municipal Place: Emergency petition – 4:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a man down. When the officers arrived they found the man in an incoherent state. Further investigation revealed that the man was under the influence of PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.

3400 block of Newton Street: Trespassing – 5pm. Officers responded for the report of two individuals who had entered a vacant residence. Officers secured the residence and called the owner to respond. When the owner arrived the residence was searched with negative results. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was stolen.

January 10th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 9th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 8th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 11:10am. Officers were notified by PGPD that they recovered a 1993 Honda Civic stolen from the 3700 block of 34th Street on January 2nd. The vehicle was found in the area of 97th Pl and Wellington St in Lanham. The vehicle had both tags attached but was not in drivable condition.

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: 1st degree assault – 7:20am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they spoke to the victim/complaint who said that his live in girlfriend stabbed him in the back. Further investigation revealed that the girlfriend became upset and stabbed the victim with what was believed to be a small knife. The victim refused medical treatment. The suspect was arrested, charged with 1st degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 7th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Possession of CDS – 12:25pm. Officers responded for the report of the smell of marijuana coming from inside an apartment. When the officers arrived they discovered two adult males smoking marijuana. Both were arrested and a subsequent consent search of the apartment lead to the seizure of 476 grams of marijuana (street value of about $9,500) and $800 in cash. Both men were charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of 25th Street: Citizen armed robbery – 1:05am. Officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery that occurred earlier. The victim told the officers that at about 11:30pm on the 7th he was walking in the 4600 block of 35th Street when silver Dodge Charger drove up behind him. The car stopped and two black male suspects got out. One of the suspects stepped in front of the victim and told him to empty his pockets. The victim refused and struck one of the suspects with a closed fist. The victim was then struck on the head from behind with an unknown weapon, knocked to the ground and repeatedly punched about the head and body. While being assaulted, the victim advised that he observed the cylinder of a silver revolver. The victim blacked out and when he awoke he discovered that his coat, pants and cell phone had been stolen.  A search of the area for the two suspects and their vehicle proved negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to begin a follow-up investigation.

4300 block of 28th Street: Emergency petition – 11:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a person suffering from an overdose. When the officers arrived they learned that a woman had taken a large quantity of aspirin and was consuming alcoholic beverages. She was also making suicidal comments to officers and family members. She was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for an emergency psychological examination and medical treatment.

January 6th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Recovered stolen auto – 3:14am. Officers met with the owner of a 2000 Mazda Protégé who said that she had recovered her vehicle that she had previously reported stolen. The owner was very uncooperative with the officers who observed that the vehicle had no damage consistent with being stolen. The vehicle was released to the owner at the scene and she went on her way.

3800 block of 34th Street: Assault – 1:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. When they arrived they spoke with the victim who said that she was recording a man with her cell phone. The man became agitated and threw bleach on the victim that caused inflammation to her neck and chest. Her assailant was identified and arrested. He was charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2900 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 10pm. Officers responded for the report of a father/son domestic dispute. While the officers were intervening in the dispute they learned that the father had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for motor vehicle theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of 28th Place: Assault – 10pm. Officers responded for the report of an armed person inside a motor vehicle making threats. The victim told the officers that the suspect had threatened him with a black handgun on the scene and previously by text message. Officers confronted the suspect who was locked inside his vehicle refusing to come out or speak with the officers. Officers deployed OC spray and forced their way into the vehicle and took the man into custody. Once in custody the man told officers that he suffered from a variety of medical ailments including anxiety and diabetes and was HIV positive. Fire/rescue personnel responded and treated the man for his exposure to the OC spray and transported him to a local hospital for further treatment. Officers searched the suspect’s vehicle and recovered a stun gun from inside the driver’s side door. Officers are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant charging the suspect with assault and other crimes.

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.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Metro Update: 11 days until Inauguration Day on Monday, January 21

Only 11 days until Inauguration day. Metro is preparing to transport hundreds of thousands of visitors on Inauguration Day 2013. As in past years, Metro is planning an increased level of service to accommodate the high ridership. As you make plans to travel on this historic day, please use the information below as a guide. Additional details, as well as important links (walking maps and a visitor’s kit), are listed in Metro’s Inauguration website: www.wmata.com/inauguration.

• METRORAIL: Metrorail will open at 4 a.m. and close at 2 a.m. Metrorail will provide 17 consecutive hours of rush-hour service -- from 4 a.m. until 9 p.m. Peak fares will be in effect during that time.

Archives, Mt. Vernon Square and Smithsonian stations will be closed on Inauguration Day. Several downtown Metrorail station entrances will be designated as "entry only" or "exit only" to safely manage crowds. Some escalators will be intentionally turned off to regulate the flow of customers.

• METROBUS: Metrobus will operate weekday rush hour service in the morning, followed by an early rush hour in the afternoon. Many routes will operate on detours due to Inaugural events. Additional information about Metrobus service on Inauguration Day is posted online.

• PARKING: Normal weekday parking rates will apply at Metrorail parking facilities. Parking fees will be charged as you exit the garage and may be paid by SmarTrip® or credit card. Parking lots and garages at Metro stations will fill very quickly on Inauguration Day. If you plan to park at a station, have a backup plan if parking is full. Consider connecting bus service, carpools, taxi, biking or even walking if possible.

Only authorized buses, such as Metrobuses and other transit buses, may access the stations. Bus parking is strictly prohibited at Metrorail stations. Charter bus operators must follow instructions on the District of Columbia’s Inauguration website: inauguration.dc.gov.

• METROACCESS: MetroAccess will operate identical hours to Metrorail and Metrobus. MetroAccess customers are encouraged to plan extra time due to increased traffic throughout the service area.

• ALERTS: Sign up for Metro Inauguration Alerts by entering your email address and phone number on Metro’s Inauguration website, www.wmata.com/inauguration. By email and text message, you will recieve real-time updates of any service changes over Inauguration Weekend, as well as important news about traveling on Metro prior to the event. You can also follow the special Inauguration Twitter account, @MetroInaug or Metro’s main Twitter account @wmata.

• FARECARDS: Please purchase your farecard or SmarTrip® card in advance to avoid long lines on Inauguration Day. Each traveler age 5 or older needs his or her own card to enter and exit the Metrorail system. You can buy cards online at www.wmata.com, transit store or at any Metrorail station, Metro sales office or local CVS, Giant or Safeway stores. If you’re not using a One Day Pass, be sure to load enough value on your SmarTrip® or farecard for your entire trip - in advance - for each member of your group. If you use a paper farecard, a $1 surcharge applies for each Metrorail trip you take. Metrobus fares can be paid with cash (exact change) or with a SmarTrip® card. Visit the station information page for your origin station to determine your fare. Remember to add $1 to the fare for each trip if you use a paper farecard.

The 2013 Presidential Inauguration Commemorative SmarTrip Card is now available for purchase for $15 in all Metro sales offices as well as online at http://www.wmata.com/fares/purchase/store/index.cfm?. It comes with a One Day Unlimited Trip Metrorail Pass ($14 value, can be used on any date), and as an added bonus, the card can be used for free Metrobus travel on Monday, January 21.

• INAUGURATION DAY METRO RIDER GUIDE (PDF) (http://www.wmata.com/getting_around/metro_events/metro_rider_guide.pdf): This rider guide (2.9MB)is also available in all Metrorail stations and on Metrobus. Includes detailed map information on Metrorail and Metrobus, recommended routes, walking directions to the National Mall, and important travel tips.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Police Report: December 30 - January 5

January 5th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 4th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2009 Toyota Corolla for displaying registration plates that expired in January of 2012.

2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 8:50am. Officers impounded a 1996 Acura for displaying registration plates that expired in April of 2012.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:55am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a disturbance inside a business. Further investigation revealed that a woman urinated on the floor of the business after a dispute over a purchase. The woman was removed from the business and issued a criminal citation for urinating in a public place. After the woman was released the officers received information from Communications that she had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for destruction of property and theft. She was located at One Municipal Place, arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 3rd:

4200 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 7:50am. The owner of a 2002 Ford Expedition told officers that sometime between 10pm on January 2nd and 7:30 this morning someone broke into his vehicle and stole the stereo system from inside.

2800 block of Taylor Street: Theft from auto – 8:05am. The owner of a 2007 Chevy Suburban told officers that sometime between 9:30pm on January 2nd and the time he called police someone pried off one of the vehicle’s door handles to gain entry. Once inside the thieves rummaged through the vehicle and stole several miscellaneous items. It also appeared as if the suspects were going to try and remove the victim’s rims but could not find the tool to get the locking hubs off.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Suspicious persons – 9:35pm. Officers on patrol observed two men loading property from a private residence into a pickup truck. Further investigation revealed that the residence was vacant and the owner was not present. The two men were removing miscellaneous metal objects from the property for recycling. The men were told to return the property they removed and leave the area. The incident was documented pending further investigation once the owner of the property is identified and interviewed.

4200 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 10am. The owner of a 2003 Chevy Impala told officers that sometime between 11pm on January 2nd and 5am this morning someone vandalized his vehicle.

January 2nd:

3700 block of 34th Street: Stolen auto – 7:15am. The owner of a 1993 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 10pm on January 1st and 5am this morning someone stole his vehicle. There was no record of impound or repossession and no evidence was recovered.

3700 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 7:55am. The owner of a GMC Savanna van told officers that sometime between 12pm on January 1st and 7:30am this morning someone broke into his van through the passenger side door. Once inside the thieves stole the victim’s GPS unit and a saw.

3500 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 9:15am. Officers on patrol stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the 4000 block of 33rd Street back on December 30th. The vehicle had ignition damage and the radio had been stolen. It was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

4600 block of 27th Street: MIR – 6:15pm. Officers from the Howard County Police Department requested MRPD’s assistance in locating a vehicle and its driver that were involved in a hit and run collision in their jurisdiction. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and driver in Mount Rainier and detain both until Howard County officers arrived to take them into custody.

January 1st, 2013:

Nothing significant to report.

December 31st:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt commercial burglary – 9:20pm. An employee of Little Caesar’s Pizza told officers that at about 9pm she noticed fresh pry marks on the front door. Those responsible did not gain entry into the store. No evidence was recovered.

December 30th:

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: Property damage – 3pm. The property owner told officers that his fence was damaged by his neighbor’s vehicle the day before. The neighbor has agreed to repair the damages.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Stolen auto – 3:20pm. The owner of a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis told officers that sometime between 9pm on December 21st and 7pm on the 29th someone stole his vehicle.

There was no record of impound or repossession and no evidence was recovered.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Missing Person

The Bladensburg Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating the missing woman depicted in the picture below. Anyone who may know the name and whereabouts of this person is asked to call Bladensburg Police at 301-985-6565/6566.

Police Report: December 21-29

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.

December 29th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Stolen vehicle – 6:15pm. The owner of a 1997 Plymouth van told officers that he lent his vehicle to a friend. The friend left the vehicle running and unattended whereupon it was stolen by an unidentified black male. The friend was issued a traffic citation for unattended motor vehicle. While investigating the vehicle theft officers learned that the vehicle’s owner had an open arrest warrant through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assist fire/rescue – 10:25pm. Officers were called to assist fire/rescue with a forced entry into a maintenance storage room due to a report of smoke coming from the room. Entry was made and no fire was discovered.

December 28th:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt burglary (x2) – 10:30am. Officers took reports of the attempted burglary of two adjacent apartments. Those responsible tried to pry open the front doors of the apartments but in both cases they were unsuccessful due to the doors being dead bolted.

December 27th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Stolen vehicle – 7:40am. The owner of a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe told officers that she left her vehicle running while she went back to her residence to get a jacket. When she returned to her vehicle it was gone. There were no witnesses, no suspect lookout and no evidence left behind.

4500 block of 31st Street: Recovered stolen auto – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle unattended and running. When the officers arrived they located the vehicle in question. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in DC on December 26th. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and DC police were notified of the recovery.

4000 block of 36th Street: Domestic – 4:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they interviewed both parties and learned that the two had had a verbal argument that turned into a physical confrontation. The female half of the domestic told officers that she did not feel safe with her boyfriend in the home and was escorted to the District Court Commissioner’s Office where she obtained a protective order. Officers returned to the residence with the victim, served the boyfriend with the protective order and stood by until he gathered his things and left the residence.

December 26th:

Nothing significant to report.

December 25th:

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Stolen vehicle – 12:00pm. The owner of a 2002 Ford E-150 van told officers that sometime between 8:30pm on the 24th and the time she called police someone stole his van. There was no record of the vehicle being impounded or repossessed and no evidence was recovered at the scene.

December 24th:

2200 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Warrant service – 12:08pm. Officers responded for the report of a man shoplifting in the store. When the officers arrived they stopped the man who they found in possession of several items but had no money to pay for them. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for theft. He was arrested on the warrant and transported to DOC for processing. Once at DOC officers discovered that the man had a skin infection that required immediate medical attention. He was transported to Doctor’s Hospital where he was admitted for treatment. Charles County Sheriffs were notified and the hospital staff was advised to contact them prior to releasing the individual.

December 23rd:

3200 block of Chillum Road (7-11): 2nd Degree assault – 3:45am. Officers spoke with the victim who told them that she was walking out of the store to her vehicle when an unknown male approached her and struck her in the face.  The victim said that she saw the man previously yelling at other females in the parking lot and that she could identify him if she saw him again. The man was last seen fleeing the area down Chillum Road towards Buchanan Street. A search of the area for the man proved negative. The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment on the scene.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Sunoco station): Theft from auto – 12:25pm. The victim told officers that as she was pumping gas a gray Honda with unknown tags pulled up next to her vehicle. A man, described only as a black male, got out of the Honda entered the unlocked passenger compartment of the victim’s vehicle and stole her purse off the front passenger seat. The man and the Honda were last seen fleeing the area north on Queens Chapel Road.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Attempted suicide – 6:30pm. A 13-year old boy attempted to commit suicide by hanging. Family members found the child and called fire/rescue personnel. Fire/rescue treated the victim on the scene and transported him to Children’s Hospital for emergency treatment. He was unconscious but in stable condition at the time of the officers’ report. PGPD detectives were notified and will be conducting a follow-up investigation along with PG Child Protective Services.

3500 block of Newton Place: Carjacking – 6:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a carjacking that had just occurred. The victims, one male and one female, told the officers that as they were sitting in their 1992 Toyota Camry they were approached by two men wearing masks – one on the driver’s side of the vehicle and one on the passenger side.  The suspect on the driver’s side (suspect #1) displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun and ordered the victims out of the car. As the male victim got out of the car suspect #1 struck him in the face leaving him a large bruise, swelling under his left eye and a bloody nose. Once both victims were out of the car suspect #2 stole the victims’ vehicle and suspect #1 fled the area on foot towards Eastern Avenue. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to take over the investigation.

December 22nd:

Nothing significant to report.

December 21st:

4000 block of 33rd Street: Search and seizure warrant – 5:30am. MRPD officers assisted PGPD narcotics enforcement officers with the execution of a search and seizure warrant at a private residence. Numerous items of narcotics paraphernalia and a quantity of marijuana were seized during the search. Two adult males were arrested and delivered to DOC for charges and processing.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 7:45pm. At about 6:10pm officers on patrol stopped a suspicious male in front of Joe’s Carryout for a field interview. When the interview was completed the man was sent on his way after being advised not to return to the property or his presence would be considered trespassing. At about 7:45pm officers observed the man back in front of the store. A second interview was conducted during which the officers discovered the man was in possession of approximately 10 grams of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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