Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Police Report: April 20-26

April 26th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 2:45am. Officers stopped a 2009 Mazda for a traffic violation. The vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was a pick up order for the tags. The driver’s license was also suspended. He was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 11:30am. Officers stopped a 2002 Nissan maxima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of 234th Street: Vandalism to auto -3pm. The owner of a 2013 Toyota Tracker told officers that she came out to her vehicle at about 8am this morning to discover damage to her vehicle’s side mirror.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS possession – 3:25pm. Officers investigating a group of suspicious individuals discovered that one of them was in possession of a cigarette that had been laced with PCP, commonly known as a “dipper.” A second individual was found in possession of 11 grams of marijuana. Both were arrested and charged accordingly.

4100 block of 33rd Street: Stolen bicycle – 6:25pm. The owner of an 18-speed mountain bike told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone came into his yard and stole the bike. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

April 25th:

3500 block of Perry Street: Suspicious vehicle – 8:25am. Officers investigating a suspected abandoned vehicle discovered that the vehicle identification number (VIN) was missing. The vehicle was not listed as stolen. The officers contacted the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) team who had the vehicle impounded for further investigation.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 2:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

April 24th:

4100 block of 30th Street: Child neglect – 6:45am. Officers responded for the report of a small child wandering in the roadway. The officers found the 3-year old and took her back home. Further investigation revealed that there was poor supervision of several children living in the home and that it was in very poor condition. Officers documented the incident and contacted Child Protective Services for further investigation and assistance. Code Enforcement was notified of the conditions of the household for inspection purposes.

34th Street and Windom Road: Traffic – 9:20am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2000 Chrysler van that had a suspended registration and an MSP pick up order for the tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and discovered that the driver had a learners permit with no other licensed driver in the vehicle. The vehicle was subsequently impounded, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the driver issued several citations.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Theft – 2pm. The victim told officers that while checking his bank balance on line he discovered that someone had written a check on his account without his knowledge or permission. His financial institution requested that he file a police report so they could investigate the incident.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 2:45pm. Officers issued a man and a woman each a criminal citation for drinking in public.

April 23rd:

3000 block of Bunker Hill Road: Vehicle impound – 9:15am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2008 Toyota Sienna that had a suspended registration and an MSP pick up order for the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags were seized for return to MVA.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 9:55am. The store clerk told officers that a black male wearing a red shirt, black pants and a white striped black jacket came into the store and stole 90 bars of Dove soap. The suspect was last seen fleeing into DC.

35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Emergency petition – 3:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person possibly under the influence of PCP. Officers found the man near the Cedar Lane Alley and confirmed that he was most likely on PCP. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported him to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.

3100 block of Perry Street: Found bicycle – 7:30pm. Officers took custody of a black/magenta BMX-style bicycle that residents found abandoned in their back yard. The bike was stored in MRPD’s bicycle storage facility (basement).

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 9:20pm. Officers responded to assist PGPD in locating a shoplifting suspect that had just fled the CVS at the Queens-Chillum shopping center. Officers stopped an individual matching the description of the shoplifter and upon further investigation discovered that not only had he stolen merchandise from the CVS but also stole cleaning supplies from the 7-11 on Chillum Road. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 22nd:

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: Identity theft – 2:50pm. The victim told officers that the Social Security Administration stopped her disability payments because she became employed. She said that she is not working and that someone had obtained employment using her social security number. The incident was documented and will be investigated by the Social Security Administration. 

3300 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 7:20pm. The owner of a 2002 Nissan Altima told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone damaged the front windshield of her vehicle.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Criminal citation – 8:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4400 block of 28th Place: Fire/rescue assistance – 11:35pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with an unconscious male. When the officers arrived the man was conscious and combative and attempted to assault the medics. Officers were forced to deploy a Taser to safely subdue the man. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what appeared to be a bad reaction to his prescribed medication. There were no injuries reported.

April 21st:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft from auto – 11:04am. The owner of a 1998 Chevy truck told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone stole the expiration year sticker off his rear license plate.

4500 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 1:20pm. The owner of a 1997 Jeep Cherokee told officers that he inadvertently left his vehicle unlocked and someone had stolen the handicapped placard from inside.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 1:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a child custody dispute and upon arrival encountered a black female creating a disturbance. The female was identified as a party associated with the dispute and was behaving in a disorderly manner. She was issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct and sent on her way.

4300 block of 28th Place: Criminal citation – 11:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a person entering the basement/laundry room through a basement window. When the officers arrived they found the individual in question sleeping in the laundry room. He was issued a criminal citation for trespassing and sent on his way.

April 20th:

3100 block of Windom Road: Domestic – 1:10am. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they learned that the caller’s former boyfriend came over and was attempting to get her attention by throwing rocks at her window. They also learned that the ex had also been making harassing and threatening phone calls to her. She was advised to exercise her options to a protective order with the District Court Commissioner. Case Number: 14-0915

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.

 

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Police Report: April 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.

April 19th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:10am. The owner of a 2008 Toyota Camry told officers that he parked his vehicle in the gravel lot across from Kay Liquors at about 1:30pm on the 18th. When he returned to his vehicle this morning he discovered that someone had thrown a rock through the driver’s side window.

4500 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 7am. Officers impounded a 2006 Toyota Rav4 that was parked, unoccupied and obstructing traffic. The vehicle had not been reported stolen and the owner could not be contacted.

4500 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:15am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2006 Kia that had suspended registration plates and an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 10:35am.The owner of a 2001 Chevy truck told officers that he parked and secured his vehicle at about midnight this morning. When he came back he discovered that the passenger side window was smashed out and a pair of Nike tennis shoes and a stereo was missing.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Hit and run collision – 6:20pm. The owner of a 2008 Lexus told officers that sometime between within the past hour a second unidentified vehicle backed into her Lexus causing minor front end damage.

April 18th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Oasis Food Mart): Commercial burglary – 3:50pm. Officers responded for a burglar alarm and when they arrived they discovered the front door open. Officers immediately checked the business and found no one inside. Upon further investigation they discovered that the front door had been forced open, possibly by a tire iron the thieves left behind. They also discovered that the store’s ATM machine had been stolen. PGPD detectives responded to assume a follow-up investigation and a forensics team also responded to process the scene and recover evidence.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 7:30am. MRPD officers were notified that DC police recovered a 2002 Dodge Ram truck originally stolen from the 4300 block of Russell Avenue on April 13th. The vehicle was drivable, both tags were still attached and no arrests were made.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: 2nd degree assault – 10am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they learned that a man and woman were involved in a verbal argument over money. The argument turned physical and the male half choked the female half. The male arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Perry Street: 2nd degree assault – 12:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a possible road rage incident between the drivers of two vehicles. When the officers arrived in the area they located and stopped the vehicles/drivers involved. Further investigation revealed that one of the drivers did not like the manner in which the other driver executed a turn. He got out of his vehicle, spit on the victim’s vehicle and used his fist to break one of the vehicle’s windows. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 17th:

3400 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 8:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of a marijuana cigarette.

37th Street and eastern Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 1:45pm. Officers responded for the report of an abandoned auto. When they arrived they discovered a 1991 Nissan 300 abandoned in the roadway. The vehicle was running but there were no keys in the ignition. It was also missing the front console and steering column. Further investigation revealed that the car was reported stolen to DC police on April 15th at about 4:45am. MPD was notified as was the vehicle’s owner. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4500 block of 29th Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:30pm. The owner of a 2007 Lincoln told officers that she parked her vehicle in front of her residence at about 7:45pm. When she returned about 40 minutes later she discovered two dents in the front passenger quarter panel. Officers were unable to determine if the damage was caused by a hit and run vehicle or by other means.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

April 16th:

3800 block of 34th Street: CDS arrest -12:10am. Officers responded for the report of an intoxicated man refusing to leave the Alife Store. When the officers arrived they located the man who had temporarily left the store and was trying to get back in. Further investigation revealed that the man had tried to steal an item from the store and was ordered out by the owner. Before leaving he kicked the owner several times. Officers were forced to struggle with the man in order to get him under control and under arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of a glass bottle containing liquid PCP. He was charged with possession of CDS and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Missing/found children – 5:25pm. Officers were approached by a woman who informed them that her niece and nephew had gone missing from their mother’s apartment. Officers began an investigation and search for the children and learned that they may have gone to Magruder Park to visit some friends. While enroute to the park officers were informed that the two had returned home to their mother’s apartment. Officers verified that the children were safe and in good health and left further actions to their parent.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): Theft – 6:50pm. The store manager told officers that three black females came into the store, helped themselves to nine packages of hair color and left the store without paying for them. The women were last seen going towards the 3100 block of the Queen Town Apartments. A canvass of the area was conducted with negative results.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt motor vehicle theft – 10:25pm. The victim told officers that a black male suspect he described as having dreads tried to steal his 2002 Cadillac after he refused to take the man to Suitland. The suspect reportedly tried to hand on to the car as the victim tried to drive away. Witnesses told officers that the suspect hid in an apartment. When officers went to locate him he jumped out of a second floor window in his attempt to escape. Officers were forced to deploy a Taser to get the man under control and under arrest. He was charged with attempted vehicle theft and other crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 15th:

4100 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 3pm. The owner of a 2003 Ford F250 truck told officers that he was paid in cash for work he did at a private residence. He placed the cash in his truck while he continued his work. While on his way home from after he finished the job he discovered that the cash had been stolen.

April 14th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant arrest – 8:30am. Officers stopped to check on a man found sleeping on the sidewalk. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant for escape through the DC Superior Court. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 31st Street: Traffic – 4pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2001 VW Passat. Further investigation revealed that the tags were suspended with an MSP pick up order attached. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle’s owner was allowed to remove the vehicle to private property until she could obtain proper  tags from MVA.

4300 block of 28th Place: Residential burglary – 7pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived they were met by maintenance personnel who said that they were alerted by another resident who found the apartment door open. Officers searched the apartment and found no one inside. The resident of the apartment came home and after taking inventory of his belongings reported that a flat screen TV and several pairs of shoes had been stolen.

4000 block of 35th Street: Theft from auto – 8:15am. The owner of a 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 13th and the time she called police someone broke into her vehicle through the passenger side door. Once inside those responsible stole numerous items of the owner’s personal property. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

April 13th:

2700 block of Webster Street: 2nd degree domestic assault – 4:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When the officer arrived they were met by the male half of the dispute. He was extremely aggressive towards the officers and was screaming obscenities at the female victim. Officers repeatedly tried to get the man to calm down but he refused. He resisted arrest and after a brief struggle officers were able to get him under control and under arrest. Further investigation revealed that he had assaulted the victim by striking her in the face several times causing bruising and swelling. He was charged with 2nd degree domestic assault, assaulting police and resisting arrest and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 9:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen vehicle – 9:20pm. The owner of a 2002 Dodge Ram truck told officers that she parked and locked her vehicle in the parking lot of her apartment. When she returned for it this evening she discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Hit and run collision – 11:35pm. Officers spoke with the owner of a 2005 Toyota Camry who showed the officers where a second, unidentified vehicle had struck her Toyota causing significant damage. The vehicle had to be towed due to the extent of damage it sustained in the collision. 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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

 

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

REVISED Police Report April 6-12

The previous report omitted several incidents that occurred on April 10th and 11th. Those are included in this report.

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.

April 12th:

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

April 11th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Emergency petition – 1:30am. Officers responded for the report of a mother/daughter domestic. Once on the scene the officers learned that the mother was suffering from a mental disorder and was not coherent. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency psychological evaluation.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vehicle impound – 10am. Officers impounded a 2007 Audi A6 for displaying tags that expired over a year ago.

4500 block of 34th Street: Emergency petition – 11pm. Officers responded for the report of an unconscious man lying on the sidewalk. Officers found the man and when he was questioned he said that he jumped off the roof of Thomas Stone Elementary to kill himself because of family problems. Fire/rescue personnel transported him to Prince George’s Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment of his injuries and for a psychological examination.

April 10th:

4400 block of 30th Street: Emergency petition – 1:20am. Officer responded for the report of a woman who was depressed and had slit her wrist in an attempt to harm herself. The officers found the woman emotionally distressed and suffering from very minor wounds. They took her into custody and transported her to a local hospital when she was released to medical personnel for examination and treatment.

35th and Perry Streets: Suspicious person – 8:05am. Officers responded for the report of a woman being threatened with a gun. The woman told the officers that she was stopped by an unknown light skinned black male wearing a white shirt and black pants with dreads driving a gray Volvo .The man asked her if she knew who was selling drugs in the area and when she replied that she didn’t know he said that he had a gun under the seat of his car. The woman said that she did not see a gun but ran back to her home to call police. The suspect was last seen driving away north on Perry Street. Officers searched the area for the suspect and his vehicle with negative results.

2800 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 1:15pm. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader were alerted to a 2012 GMC Terrain that had a suspended registration for a compulsory insurance violation. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3800 block of 37th Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:45am. The complainant told officers that he parked his rented Kia Optima by his residence at about 9pm on the 9th. When he came out for his vehicle this morning he discovered that the driver’s side mirror had been knocked off.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation –Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 4:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

30th Street and Arundel Road: Traffic – 10:15pm. Officers stopped a 1997 Nissan Altima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s West Virginia license was suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

April 9th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 12:50am. Officers stopped a 2007 Chevy Cobalt for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that there was an MSP pick up order on file for the vehicle’s registration plates. The driver was cited for the traffic violation, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 7:10am. The owner of a 2010 Infinity told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to find it up on blocks and all four wheels and tires missing. The theft occurred sometime between 8pm on the 8th and 6:30 this morning. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of 28th Street: Hit and run collision – 10:25am. The owner of a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer told officers that sometime between 7pm on the 8th and 10am this morning his vehicle sustained damage to the front driver’s side. Officers examined the vehicle and determined that the damage was consistent with being struck by a second vehicle that left white paint on the victim’s vehicle. No additional evidence or witnesses were identified.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 12:45pm. Officers issued a man two criminal citations; one for drinking in public and another for urinating in public.

3400 block of Newton Street: Warrant service/CDS possession (x2) – 2pm. Officers responded for the report of a loud disturbance at a private residence. During the course of their investigation they learned that one of the individuals involved had an open arrest warrant through Prince Georges County for unauthorized removal of property. She was arrested and a search of her person incident to arrest revealed that she was in possession of marijuana. She was charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. A second individual was stopped by officers as she tried to flee the residence when the officers arrived. She was also found to be in possession of marijuana and was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 5:30pm. Officers were flagged down in reference to a collision that had just occurred. Their subsequent investigation revealed that the driver of a 2003 GMC Yukon lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injury and was transported by fire/rescue personnel to the hospital for treatment. The vehicle was impounded.

April 8th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. The man had been warned against trespassing in the area both by written notice and verbally numerous times prior to receiving the citation.

4300 block of 28th Place: CDS possession – 10am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person sleeping in the basement of an apartment building. When they arrived they found the man described by the complainant. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of synthetic marijuana (Scooby Snax) in a 4-gram bag. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 11:30am. A store employee told officers that a man came into the store and placed numerous items numerous items into his pants. He then walked slowly out of the store without paying for the items. He was last seen leaving the area up 22nd Avenue towards Queens Chapel Road in a black 4-door Jaguar with unknown Maryland tags.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 12:55pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 3:40pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of alcohol in a public place (in front of MRES).

4300 block of 28th Place: CDS possession – 10am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person sleeping in the basement of an apartment building. When they arrived they found the man described by the complainant. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of synthetic marijuana (Scooby Snax) in a 4-gram bag. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 7th:

4000 block of 34th Street (Glut): Commercial armed robbery – 1:15pm. Store employees told officers that two individuals came into the store and posed as customers. After a brief period Suspect #1 walked up to the sales counter, produced a handgun and ordered the clerk to put her hands up and turn around. Suspect #2 walked behind the counter and took the cash drawer from the register and both suspects fled out of the store. The two were seen by a witness leaving the area in a gray or white small SUV with a partial Maryland tag of 725075. PGPD robbery detectives along with a forensics team responded to gather evidence and take over the follow up investigation.

Suspect #1 is described as a dark complected black male in his 20’s; 5’6” tall; 170 lbs; wearing a puffy jacket, a hat with a reflective sticker on bill, and jeans. Suspect #2 is described as a dark complected black male; B/M, 5’8” tall; of average build; wearing a hat with a gray bill, camouflage pants, a black top, and tan boots.

April 6th:

Buchanan Street and Queenstown Drive: Indecent exposure – 7:25am. The victim told officers that while she was walking along Buchanan Street towards Queenstown Drive she was approached by a man who asked her if she was working. The man proceeded to expose his genitals to the victim. She ran away from the suspect who chased her until another woman heard her yelling and came to assist her. The suspect got into a black passenger vehicle and fled the area. The victim described the suspect as a black male with brown eyes and short black hair wearing a black hat, a black jacket and light green pants.

3300 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers impounded a 1999 Saab 95 for displaying registration plates that expired October 17, 2013.

29th and Shepherd Streets: M/V collision – 9:50am. Officers investigated a personal injury collision and determined that the driver of the at-fault vehicle ran the stop sign on 29th Street and collided with the victim’s vehicle on Shepherd. Both drivers were transported by fire/rescue personnel to MedStar for treatment of their non- life threatening injuries. Both vehicles were impounded for safekeeping and the at-fault driver was citied accordingly.

4000 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 9:45am. The owner of a 2003 Chevy Express told officers that he parked his vehicle at about 10pm on the 5th. When he returned for the vehicle this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.

25th Street and Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 2:30pm. The owner of a 1995 Toyota Corolla showed officers where an unknown vehicle struck his Toyota while it was legally parked. There was minor damage to the Toyota and no evidence or witnesses were identified that would lead to the striking vehicle’s identification.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 10:50pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Lexus that failed to stop for and almost hit a pedestrian. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license had been revoked in Maryland. He was issued several traffic citations and his 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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Glut Robbery Video

Video of the two men who robbed the Glut food store on 34th Street April 7th.

If you recognize either of the two or have any other information please call the PG County Crime Solvers hot line 1-866-411-TIPS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cEPxfsQAKI

Monday, April 07, 2014

Police Report: March 30 - April 5

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.

April 5th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Emergency petition – 6:15am. Officers responded for the report of a man fighting with the store manager. When they arrived they found a man pulling on the front door trying to get inside the store. Officers attempted to get the man to calm down and leave the premises but he refused.  The officers were eventually compelled to deploy a Taser weapon to get the man under control and in custody. Further investigation revealed that he was under the influence of PCP. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.

4500 block of 34th Street: Traffic/suspected retail theft – 11:30am. Officers stopped a 2008 Chrysler Sebring for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended. Officers also located a large quantity of possibly stolen goods bearing Victoria’s Secret sales tags along with several New York & Company watches. None of the occupants of the vehicle could produce a sales receipt for the items. The property was photographed and recorded and a copy of the report was faxed to the Prince George’s County Police Retail Theft Unit. The vehicle was impounded for expired registration plates.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2002 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 9pm on April 3rd and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified at the scene of the theft.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Citizen robbery/emergency petition – 1:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a man who had just stolen a woman’s purse and who was being detained by two citizens. When the officers arrived they learned that the man in question took the purse and fled after the woman refused to purchase cigarettes for him. She ran after the suspect yelling for him to stop and for someone to help her. Two concerned citizen intervened and detained the suspect until police arrived. The suspect appeared disoriented and did not know what day of the week it was. He admitted to the officers that he had smoked PCP. When the officers asked him how much he had used he replied “A lot.” The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for where he was released to medical personnel for treatment. Charges for theft will be obtained.

April 4th:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vandalism to auto (x8) – Midnight. Officers responded for the report of multiple vehicles that had been vandalized. When the officers arrived one of the vehicle owners told them that she heard a loud bang and went to investigate the cause. She noticed that several vehicles parked along the block had had one or more of their tires flattened. She also saw a small dark colored newer model vehicle leaving the area as first responders were arriving on the scene. Officers identified eight vehicles that had been vandalized. A canvass of the area for the vehicle seen leaving the area was negative and no additional evidence was recovered.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: Hit and run collision – 1:15pm. The driver of a 1994 Ford truck told officers that he stopped to yield the right of way to a vehicle already in the traffic circle. As he was stopped a second vehicle he described as a maroon colored SUV, possibly a Chevy Tahoe, struck him in the rear. The striking vehicle then went around the victim’s vehicle and fled west on 34th Street. The victim’s vehicle sustained minor damage to right rear bumper.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers patrolling with a mobile license plate reader were alerted to a 2006 Hyundai Sonata that had a compulsory insurance violation and an MSP pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

April 3rd:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for disorderly conduct (yelling obscenities at each other – both intoxicated).

April 2nd:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 2am. Officers were flagged down by a citizen who had stopped to assist an intoxicated individual standing in the roadway. When the officers approached the intoxicated man he became disorderly and starting throwing crack cocaine out of his pockets. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 10:35am. Officers stopped a 1984 Ford truck for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

April 1st:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 8:10am. Officers impounded a 1998 Chevy Blazer for displaying expired out-of-state tags. The vehicle had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder for displaying expired out-of-state tags.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 6:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating on the sidewalk.

2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 10pm. The owner of a 2007 Dodge Charger told officers that when he heard the sounds of glass breaking coming from outside his apartment he went to investigate. He discovered the mirrors and all the windows of his vehicle had been smashed out. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 11pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Toyota Rav4 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

March 31st:

2700 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 12:35am. Officers stopped a 2006 BMW for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that the driver had smoked marijuana earlier and was in possession of a small amount of the drug. She was issued a criminal citation for the violation.

2900 block of Arundel Road: Theft of vehicle tags – 9am. The owner of a 2006 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 4pm on March 30th and the time she called police someone stole both license plates off her vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Stolen vehicle – 2:35pm. The owner of a 1997 Honda Accord told officers that he came home sick from work at about 1am on the 29th. He inadvertently left the keys in the ignition when he parked his car. He discovered his vehicle stolen on the 30th but didn’t notify police until today because of his illness.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Lost property – 2:10pm. The victim told officers that he inadvertently left his cell phone on the Little Caesar’s sales counter after buying a pizza. When he went back to the store to retrieve his phone it was not there. Store employees told the victim and the officers that they did not have the phone. Officers made arrangements with the store’s regional manager to review the store’s security cameras for any additional information.

4300 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:10pm. Officer responded for the report of a person banging on doors creating a disturbance. When the officers arrived they located the man who was very intoxicated. He was issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct and sent on his way.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Armed robbery – 11:35pm. A store clerk (victim) told officers that a black male wearing a dark/black colored coat entered the store approached the victim who was at the sales counter, displayed a handgun and demanded money. When victim opened the register the suspect went behind the counter and made the victim empty the register of approximately $50 dollars. The suspect then fled the store on foot towards Russell Avenue. PGPG robbery detectives responded to handle the follow-up investigation. A police K-9 tracked the suspect to the 4500 block of Russell Avenue before losing the track.

March 30th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Domestic dispute – 3:55am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they encountered the male half who said that when he got home his wife accused him of being unfaithful and began hitting him. The officers spoke with the female half who said that her husband hit her when he got home and she hit him back. Both of them admitted to drinking earlier. The wife was transported to the District Court Commissioner’s Office where she obtained a non-vacate protective order against her husband.

3100 block of Webster Street: Stolen vehicle – 7:50am. The owner of a 2004 Ford Taurus reported that sometime prior to 11pm on the 29th someone stole her car. When the reporting officers checked to see if there was any record of the vehicle being impounded they learned that PGPD officers had towed the car from an address in Bowie around 3am this morning because it had been burned.

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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Friday, April 04, 2014

Police Report: March 23-29

March 29th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 1:15am. The homeowner told officers that at about 1:10am someone threw a brick through her living room window. She said that her son ran after the person he thought was responsible down 32nd Street towards Webster but was unable to catch him. The only description that was given was that of a man wearing a tan jacket or coat. The victim thinks that it could be related to an ongoing dispute some of her neighbors.

2500 block of Allison Street: Assault – 12:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a cutting related to a domestic incident. When the officer arrived they found a man in the hallway suffering from scratches and abrasions to the right side of his face. He told the officers that his wife had cut him. Officers interviewed the wife and she said that she scratched her husband with her nails but did not cut him. Officers were able to determine that the man’s injuries were a result of retaliation by his wife after he hit her in the face. Both individuals were arrested, charged with 2nd degree dimestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 28th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – Disorderly conduct – 8:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Disorderly conduct/trespassing – 11:35am. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious person standing outside Chuck’s Liquors wearing a fill ski mask. When the officers approached the suspect he fled on foot to the rear of the store. Officers were able to stop him in the 3800 block of 35th Street whereupon he became loud and disorderly. He was identified as a juvenile and officers arrested him for disorderly conduct and trespassing. He was transported to MRPD where he was later released to his mother pending juvenile court action.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Missing person – 10:50am. The mother of a 13 year old girl told officers that her daughter had not returned home from school as scheduled. The mother said that she and her daughter had had words and she told her to leave. Officer learned that the family is under the supervision of Youth Village. Officers, along with Hyattsville PD officers went to the homes of several of the girl’s school friends but were unable to locate her. Her information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS possession – 2pm. Officers stopped to investigate three individuals who were drinking in public. When the officers approached one of the men discarded a 4 gram package of Scooby Snax. The Snax were recovered and the man was charged via criminal citation for possession of the narcotic. The remaining two men were each issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation. All three were sent on their way.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.

3710 36th Street: Missing person – 9:35pm. The sister of a 40 year old woman called to report her missing. She said that her sister was last seen around 9am this morning and she and her niece had been looking for her all day. She said that her sister had not gone missing like this before and suffers from anxiety and bipolar disorders for which she takes medication. Officers called in PGPD detectives to assist with a search for the woman and a lookout was broadcast to all surrounding police agencies. At about 11:10pm the woman’s sister called back and told officers that she had been located in the care of Howard University Hospital and was in good physical condition.

March 27th:

3800 block of 37th Street: DUI arrest – 4:15pm. Officers responded to take a report of a hit and run collision. The collision involved a 2004 Kia Sedona that fled the scene after striking a 2010 Toyota Corolla. While the officers were taking the report the Kia returned to the scene being driven by a man who was under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested, charged with several violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

March 26th:

3100 block of Webster Street: Attempt theft from auto – 8:25am. The owner of a 2010 Subaru Forester told officers that sometime between 6pm on the 25th and the time she called police someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was reported stolen. The victim said that she may have inadvertently left the vehicle unlocked.

3700 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:50am. Officers impounded a 2002 Honda motorcycle for not displaying registration plates.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 3:05pm. The victim told officers that she had just filled up at the Sunoco Station and went to pay for her gas. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered that her wallet and cell phone she had left on the front seat were missing. She did not see anyone around her vehicle while she was pumping gas.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Theft – 7:10pm. The victim told officers that when she left for work this morning she had a gas grill, a storm door, an antique door and some cast iron lawn stakes in her driveway. When she got home she discovered that the items had been stolen. She and the officers spoke with a neighbor who said that about 1:30pm she saw a black male about 45-50 years of age pull up in a red and green pickup truck. The man loaded the items into his truck and fled.

March 25th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 9:45am. Officers stopped to question a man who was acting suspiciously. Officers saw that he was attempting to roll some type of homemade cigarette while standing in the doorway impeding customer traffic at the entrance to the Family Dollar store. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for possession with intent to distribute a CDS. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Possession of CDS – 3:30pm. Officers stopped to question three individuals who fit the description of suspects involved in a robbery. As the officers approached one of the men fled on foot into an alleyway and tried to hide inside a 2001 GMC Denali with dark tinted windows. The officers approached the vehicle and immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. The officers removed two individuals from the vehicle and both were found in possession of marijuana and open containers of alcohol. Both were issued criminal citations for the CDS and sent on their way.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Traffic – 9:25pm. Officers stopped a 1994 Toyota 4 Runner for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license, the vehicle was not registered or insured, and the rear license plate belonged to another vehicle. The driver was issued several traffic citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

March 24th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Theft from auto – 7am. The renter of a 2013 Chevy Equinox told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone got into the vehicle and stole several items of her personal property. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim said that she may have left the vehicle unlocked because of her unfamiliarity with the operation of the locks.

March 23rd:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:40am.The owner of a 2002 Acura told officers that sometime between 9am and 10:40am this morning someone flattened one tire and damaged the sunroof on his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers impounded a 2002 Ford Explorer for displaying tags that expired in November 2013; and for not being properly registered in Maryland.

4700 block of 30th Street: Hit and run collision – 6:40pm. The owner of a 2006 Toyota reported that sometime between 3pm and 6:40pm today another vehicle struck his Acura and ripped the entire front bumper off the car. A witness stated that a small U-Haul truck may have been responsible for the damage but no evidence supporting that could be verified.

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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