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.
3100 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 2am. Officers stopped a 2006 Chevy Impala for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an open arrest warrant for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested, issued the appropriate traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.
2900 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader (LPR) were alerted to a 2007 Honda Accord that had an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
3200 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader (LPR) were alerted to a 2003 Nissan Altima that had an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
2700 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 9:05pm. Officers stopped two men sitting in the park after hours drinking alcoholic beverages. Further investigation revealed that one of the men had an open arrest warrant out of Montgomery County for trespassing. Both individuals were issued citations for the alcohol violation and the wanted person was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2900 block of Allison Street: Burglary – 11:25pm. Officers responded for the report of subjects possibly selling or using narcotics in an abandoned apartment. Upon arrival the officers checked the apartment in question and found no one inside. When the officers checked an adjacent apartment several individuals fled through the back windows and made good their escape. Inside the apartment officers found and seized several items including a TV, an Xbox game system and clothing. The property was recovered for safekeeping. There were multiple points of entry and exit found at the location which were damaged. Officers secured the apartment and notified maintenance.
4000 block of 37th Street: Missing juvenile – 2 pm. MRPD officers were notified by the Hyattsville City Police that the female juvenile reported missing on the 21st was located at an address in the 4100 block of Oglethorpe Street in Hyattsville. She was in good condition and returned to her residence in Mount Rainier.
4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader (LPR) were alerted to a 2008 Hyundai that had an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officers impounded a 2008 Dodge Magnum for being unregistered and displaying expired temporary registration plates.
4400 block of 28th Place: Warrant service – 4:10pm. Officers responded for the report of several suspicious persons loitering behind a building. When the officers arrived they detained three men for field interviews. During the interviews the officers learned that one of the men had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant. A search of his person incident to arrest led to the seizure of a set of metal knuckles. He was charged with carrying a concealed dangerous weapon and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3500 block of Shepherd Street: 2nd degree assault – 8:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they discovered evidence that the female half of the domestic had been assaulted by her husband. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4000 block of 36th Street: Emergency petition – 8:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a man acting irrationally in the middle of the street. Officers located the man and determined that he was under the influence of PCP. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of medical personnel at Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 10:20am. The victim told officers that he allowed a man and his girlfriend to stay the night at his residence after they told him they had been kicked out of theirs. The victim left his residence at about 8:30am on January 31st and when he returned a couple hours later the man and his girlfriend were gone along with several items of his personal property. The victim delayed reporting the theft to police while he tried to contact the man, but after numerous unsuccessful attempts decided he should report the incident.
4000 block of 37th Street: Missing juvenile – 10pm. The mother of a 16 year old girl reported her daughter missing. She said that she last saw her daughter at about 7am when she left for classes at Hyattsville Middle School. She also said that she was notified by the school that her daughter had been suspended. The mother also said that her daughter is a habitual runaway and done do six times prior to today. Hyattsville City PD officers checked an address in their jurisdiction where the girl’s boyfriend lives with negative results. The girl’s identifying information was entered into NCIC
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary – 9am. Officers responded for the report of several individuals breaking into a vacant apartment. When they arrived they did not find anyone in the apartment but observed that someone had recently broken two windows to get inside. The officers also observed that someone had been smoking marijuana in the apartment. Maintenance personnel responded to secure the apartment.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 9:45pm. Officers responded for the report of the theft of a cell phone. The victim told the officers that he set his phone down on the counter at Joe’s carryout while he was ordering food. Three male subjects entered the store and one of them took the victim’s phone before all three fled the area. Officers were able to stop and identify one of the suspects, a juvenile, but determined that he was not the one who stole the victim’s phone. He was, however, on record as being barred from the store. He was arrested and charged with trespassing. Officers developed additional information as to the identity of the two remaining suspects and their investigation is continuing.
2900 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 3:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived they detained a man who they observed standing in the doorway of the residence. Further investigation revealed that the man lived at the residence but was in the process of being evicted and was allowed on the premises until the 20th. The officers also learned that he had an open juvenile arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for 1st degree burglary. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of officials at the Cheltenham youth detention facility.
2400 block of Chillum Road: CDS possession – 10:35pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. She was arrested, processed at DOC in Hyattsville, issued a criminal citation and released. Her vehicle was impounded.
3200 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree assault – 5am. Officers responded for the report of loud music coming from an apartment. When the officers arrived they contacted the resident and asked him to turn down the music. Being very intoxicated the man told the officers that since it was Sunday he could do what he wanted and refused to adjust the volume. Officers asked the man five more times to turn the music down. He refused, became aggressive and took a swing at an officer. After a brief struggle and the use of OC spray and a Taser the officers were able to get the man under control and under arrest. They were also able to finally get the loud music turned off. The man was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was process and charged with assault on the officers, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was left in the custody of DOC personnel.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 7:15pm. Officers were called to the lobby of the police station for a woman complaining that she did not know how to get home. The officers recognized the woman from numerous past encounters and observed that she was under the influence of PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the woman to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released to medical personnel for treatment.
Bunker Hill Road and 34th Street: Traffic – 8:15pm. Officers had just issued a parking ticket to a 1993 Honda Accord when the driver came back to the car. The driver retrieved her ticket, got into the vehicle and drove away after almost striking the officer’s police vehicle. As the vehicle drove off the officer noticed several equipment violations and initiated a traffic stop. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. She was issued two State traffic citations and released. Her vehicle was impounded.
4200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:25pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Ford van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had three open felony arrest warrants through Prince William County, VA for writing bad checks. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.
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