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.
3300 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 7:50am. The owner of a 2013 Mazda 5 reported that sometime prior to his call to police someone broke the rear side passenger window and stole his backpack. The victim said there was nothing of value inside the backpack.
3500 block of Otis Street: Violation of a protection order – 8am. Officers responded for the report of vandalism. When they arrived the victim reported that she had a protective order against a man who came to her home. When the victim refused to let him in he became angry and broke a window. The suspect was not on the scene and attempts to locate him proved negative. The victim was referred to the District Court Commissioner for additional relief from and possible charges against the suspect.
4000 block of 36th Street: Residential alarm – 11:40am. Officers responded to residential alarm and upon arrival noticed that there was a bottom floor window broken. Officers were able to make entry into the home and, after a search found no one inside. Officers noted that the home did not appear to have been burglarized. Officers made notification to the owner of the house.
Alley 19 between 35 and 37th Streets: M/V collision – 8:20am. The driver of a 2001 Chevy Impala lost control of his vehicle due to icy conditions and collided with a fence causing minor damage. No injuries were reported.
33rd and Perry Streets: Warrant service – 12:45am. Officers on patrol came into contact with a man they knew to have missed a court date. They detained him until they were able to confirm that he had two open arrest warrants for failing to appear in court on charges of possession of alcohol in a public place and disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4300 block of 28th Place: Attempt stolen auto – 7:30am. The owner of a GMC van told officers that sometime between 5pm on January 8th and the time he called police someone tried to steal his vehicle. The officers discovered damage to the vehicle’s ignition consistent with an attempted theft. The owner also reported that his GPS unit had been stolen.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 10pm. Officers responded to Party Time Liquors for the report of a suspected shoplifter. When they arrived they stopped the suspect for questioning and learned that she had an open warrant through Montgomery County for violation of probation relating to a CDS charge. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 12:45pm. Officers stopped a suspicious person in the 3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue for drinking an alcoholic beverage. While the officers were dealing with him the arrested person approached the officers screaming obscenities at them and telling them to leave the drinking man alone. Numerous attempts to get the man to calm down and get out of the street were unsuccessful. When the officers approached the arrested to place him under arrest for disorderly conduct they smelled a strong odor of PCP about his person. He was immediately uncooperative and began to violently resist arrest. Officers were eventually forced to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and restrained. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for an emergency medical examination and detoxification.
2300 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 2:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open bottle of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 9pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of alcohol inside a motor vehicle.
2400 block of Arundel Road: Traffic – 3pm. Officers stopped a 2009 Dodge Avenger for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was expired and there was a compulsory insurance violation. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
3200 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 3:30pm. The owner of a 2001 Ford E-150 van told officers that sometime between 6pm on January 6th and the time he called police someone stole the rear tag off his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers impounded a 2014 Dodge Charger because it was displaying expired registration plates.
4600 block of 25th Street: Hit and run M/V collision – 8am. The custodian of a 2007 Chevy van told officers that sometime prior to his call to police a second, unknown vehicle struck his company’s work truck while it was parked on the street. There were no witnesses to the collision and no information on the striking vehicle.
2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers impounded a 1996 VW Golf for displaying expired tags. The tags had expired back in March of 2013.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3:30pm. Officers patrolling with a automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2008 Nissan Altima. The vehicle’s registration had been cancelled and there was a pick-up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
2800 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 4:30pm. The owner of a 2013 Jeep told officers that he took his vehicle to a local repair shop for an estimate. The shop notified the owner that the tags were missing from the vehicle. The owner was adamant that the tags were on the vehicle prior to be dropped off at the repair shop. The incident was documented and the victim was instructed on how to obtain new tags.
4200 block of 28th Street: Stolen vehicle – 8:45am. The owner of a 2000 Ford work van told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole his van from his driveway. A security video was available but the quality was such that no identification or other useful information could be observed. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
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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