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.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Domestic altercation – 3:10am. The female victim told officers that she had just had a physical altercation with her boyfriend and that he had hit her in the face causing a small cut to the corner of her mouth and had thrown her into a wall. The suspect stated that they had been mutual combatants. The victim said that the suspect was leaving, never to return again, that she was not in fear of him and her injuries were minor. The suspect agreed to pay for damages done to the wall. The suspect was advised that should he return to the apartment he was subject to arrest for trespassing. The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.
2900 block of Arundel Road: M/V collision – 2am. Officers on patrol discovered a disabled 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Upon further investigation it was learned that the vehicle’s axel broke resulting in a collision with a parked 2004 Ford F-150 truck. The driver attempted to get a tow truck to the location and leave the scene without reporting the incident. Officers wrote a collision report, issued the driver the appropriate traffic citations and released him and his vehicle.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation – 6:25pm. Officers were called by a father who reported that his adult son had not taken his medication and was causing a disturbance in their home. Further investigation revealed that the son’s medicine bottles contained marijuana instead of his prescribed medication. The son was arrested, charged with possession of marijuana, processed at DOC and released.
4500 block of 31st Street: Death report – 4pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with an unresponsive man. Medics were unable to revive the man and he was pronounced dead on the scene. The man’s wife told officers that she left home at about noon to run errands and when she returned she found her husband unconscious and called medics. The medical examiner released the body on scene and ruled the probable cause of death to be a heart attack.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Citizen robbery – 4:50pm. Officers spoke with a juvenile male who told them that he was walking home from school when he was accosted by three other juvenile males. The three other males went through the victim’s pockets and stole his iPod. A witness saw the incident in progress and when he yelled at the three suspects they all fled the scene. Officers were able to identify and arrest two of the three suspects. They were charged with strong armed robbery and released to relatives pending Juvenile Court action.
3100 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 9:40pm. Officers responded for the report of the odor of marijuana coming from inside a vehicle. When the officers arrived they found the vehicle in question and observed two females in the back seat smoking marijuana. Both women were arrested, processed at DOC, issued criminal citations for the violation and released.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 12:20am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic disturbance. When the officers arrived they learned that a man had physically assaulted a female. The victim and her friends both said that the victim would likely be assaulted again once the officers left. The assailant was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vandalism to auto – 12:15am. The owner of a 2004 Ford Explorer told officers that while she was attending a church service someone threw a large rock through her right rear door window. Nothing of value was taken from the vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Trespassing – 5:20pm. Officers observed a man at the store to whom they had issued a loitering warning notice banning him from the property back on December 17th. He was arrested, charged with trespassing, processed at DOC and released.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 2:35pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
4400 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 6:50pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver only had a learner’s permit. He was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
4400 block of 30th Street: Criminal citation – 8:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
4000 block of 30th Street: Stolen/recovered vehicle – 8:20pm. The owner of a 2010 Dodge Charger told officers that he met a woman on Eastern Avenue the evening of the 29th and invited her to spend the night with him and she agreed. The victim awoke this morning to discover that the woman and his car were gone. The victim was able to locate the vehicle on his own but did not have a second set of keys so he asked officers to impound it for safekeeping.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto – 11:50am. The owner of a 2005 GMC Yukon told officers that sometime between noon today and the time he called police someone stole his truck. No evidence/witnesses were identified.
4100 block of Russell Avenue: Property damage – 9pm. The owner of a 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant told officers that sometime between 6pm and the time she called police a large tree branch had fallen onto her car causing significant damage.
3409 Rhode Island Avenue: Commercial burglary – 9:25pm. Officers responded for an alarm off at the Mount Rainier Library. When they arrived they discovered that someone had removed a pane of glass from a rear window and made entry into the library. No one was found inside and officers believe that the audible alarm scared the suspect(s) out of the building. Nothing is believed to have been stolen.
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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