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: Strong arm robbery – 2:35am. The store clerk told officers that the Suspect #1 came into the store and ordered a pizza. While the clerk was taking money for the purchase Suspect #2 went behind the counter, assaulted the clerk and stole all the money out of the cash register. Both suspects then ran from the store encountering a PGPD patrol officer who was in the parking lot. A foot chase ensued and MRPD officers along with a PGPD K-9 team and helicopter began a search for the suspects. About a half an hour later both suspects were located and apprehended in the 4700 block of 31st Place. PGPD detectives responded and will be handling the follow-up investigation and criminal charges.
2900 block of Allison Street: Theft from auto – 10am. The owner of a 2008 Ford truck told officers that sometime between 10pm on the 31st and the time he called police someone stole both tags off his truck. He discovered the theft after being stopped by a PGPD patrol officer for driving without tags.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 9:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Emergency petition – 2:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person possibly under the influence of a CDS. When the officers arrived they located the man in question lying on the ground, unresponsive to questioning and unaware of his surroundings. Further investigation revealed that he was under the influence of PCP and in possession of a small vial of the drug tucked away in his sock. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital by fire/rescue personnel for emergency medical treatment. The liquid PCP was seized for evidence in CDS possession charges.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 5:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: CDS possession – 6:15pm. Officers responded to the gazebo park area for the report of a suspicious person. When the officers arrived they found the man in question who was barely coherent and had a strong odor of PCP about his person. Further investigation revealed he was in possession of a vial of liquid PCP. He was charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3800 block of Eastern Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2004 Ford Mustang told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 29th and 7am this morning someone broke driver’s side window and damaged the vehicle’s steering column. Nothing was reported stolen and no evidence/witnesses were identified.
3100 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2005 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 29th and the time she called police someone entered her unlocked vehicle and damaged the vehicle’s steering column and center arm rest. Nothing was reported stolen and no evidence/witnesses were identified.
2700 block of Arundel Road: Child neglect – 2:55pm. Officers received a call from the father of three children saying that they were being left alone in his estranged wife’s apartment. The father was unable to respond to the apartment because of an active protection order. Officers responded to the residence and found three small children ages 8, 5 and 3 that were left in the apartment unsupervised but in good health. Child Protective Services was notified and the mother of the children responded to the scene. The case was turned over to CPS for further investigation.
4200 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 8am. The owner of a 2001 Cadillac STS reported that sometime overnight someone broke into his vehicle through the front passenger door and stole a cell phone from inside.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria because it was parked on a City street displaying expired and altered tags.
4300 block of 30th Street: CDS arrest – 11:40am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person knocking on doors. When the officers arrived they stopped a man who fit the caller’s description for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that the man was operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license. He was taken into custody and a search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of approximately $400 worth of powered heroin. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 1:05pm. The owner of a 2003 Ford van told officers that his employee parked the van at about 7pm on the 28th. When they returned for the vehicle today they discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.
4000 block of 32nd Street: Assault – 2:55pm. Officers responded to the 3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue to assist fire/rescue personnel with an injured person. The officers spoke with the victim who said that he had been assaulted on the playground to the rear of the Mount Rainier Elementary School. He was unable to describe his assailant. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of several lacerations to his face and a possible broken nose. A canvas of the playground and the surrounding area for possible suspects was negative.
3400 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 5:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:30am. The owner of a 2005 Acura told officers that sometime between 5pm on the 25th and the time he called police someone smashed out his car’s windshield. The victim went on to say that at around 4:00am he heard his car’s alarm go off. When he looked outside he saw two males running from the vehicle; however he did not notify police at the time. He further advised that he has been having on-going disputes with a neighbor over damage to another vehicle and believes that this incident may be related.
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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