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.
Rhode Island Avenue and Eastern Avenue: Emergency petition – 1:10am. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a man who had been found unconscious and was under the influence of K2 spice and a fifth alcohol. The man had become uncontrollable in the back of an ambulance and officers were forced to deploy a Taser to get him under control and under arrest. Once he was secured fire/rescue personnel transported him to Washington Hospital Center where he was released to medical personnel for treatment.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Property damage – 4:15am. Officers responded for the report of a large, old tree that toppled over onto several cars. When the officers arrived they discovered an approximately 100 year old, 20-ton oak tree blocking the entire roadway. Six vehicles were damaged, some with minor damage and some a total loss. Mount Rainier Public Works was notified along with Kaywood Gardens management. Kaywood management contacted a tree service to remove the tree.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 6:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 7:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: domestic assault - 8:05am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute in progress. When they arrived they encountered a husband and wife who had been engaged in a verbal argument over finances. The argument turned physical when the husband struck his wife. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 6:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 6:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: CDS possession – 7:15pm. Officers stopped an intoxicated man for a field interview. During the interview he became combative and screamed obscenities causing passersby to stop to observe his actions. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and a search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of a plastic bag containing a small amount of marijuana. He was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 7:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
4200 block of 28th Street: Criminal citation – 9:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3800 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 10:45pm. The owner of a 2007 Cadillac DTE told officers that sometime between 6:30pm this evening and the time she called police someone stole all four wheels and tires off her vehicle. In addition, those responsible broke into the vehicle through the driver’s door and stole the owners purse and other valuables. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.
4000 block of 36th Street: 2nd degree assault – 11:50am. The victim told officers that she was approached by a black male with gray and black hair wearing a blue baseball cap, blue jacket and blue jeans. Without warning or provocation the man punched her in the face and ran down 36th Street towards Shepherd. She sustained a small cut to the left side of her mouth and a small cut on the inside of her left cheek. The victim said that she believes that a neighbor may have had something to do with this assault. Officers interviewed the neighbor, who denied any involvement.
3700 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 1:05pm. The reporting person told officers that he parked a friend’s 2003 Ford Explorer at about 10:30pm on May 7th. When he returned for the vehicle this afternoon he discovered that it had been stolen. The vehicle’s owner was notified and confirmed that the reporting person was authorized to have the vehicle and that he was the only person to have the keys. No further evidence or witnesses were identified.
4300 block of 28th Place: Theft – 6:35pm. The victim told officers that he let a friend stay at his apartment overnight. When he woke up this morning he discovered several items of his personal property, a debit card and a quantity of cash missing and his friend gone. The case remains under investigation.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 10:10pm. The owner of a 2001 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 2pm this afternoon and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle from in front of his residence. The victim could not remember if he locked the car or left the keys inside.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft from auto – 3:25pm. The owner of a 1997 Honda CRV told officers that sometime between 1am this morning and the time she called police someone broke the right front window of her vehicle to get inside. Once inside those responsible stole her cell phone and driver’s license.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation - 8:40am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 8:30am. The owner of a 2008 Chevy Impala told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning to discover that someone had scratched the passenger side front door.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 9:15pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male 25-30 years of age entered the store, walked to the back counter, took three sandwiches and two bags of chips and left the store without paying for them. The clerk last saw the suspect walking towards the Kaywood Apartments complex.
3300 Buchannan Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:35am. The owner of a 2000 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between 8:30pm on the 4th and the time she called police someone broke off the passenger side rear view mirror. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
4500 block of 31st Street: Vehicle impound – 12:45pm. Officers impounded a 1993 Lexus for violation of the City 48-hour parking restriction.
3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): Disorderly – 1:10pm. A man came into the police station lobby and began yelling and screaming at the civilian employees in the Records office. Officers responded and after numerous attempts to get the man calmed down were forced to deploy as Taser to get him under control and under arrest. He was charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Violation of a peace order – 3:30am. A woman called to report that a man against whom she had a peace order had come to her apartment. Officers responded, located the man on the premises and arrested him for violating the order. He was delivered to the custody of DOC without incident.
2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Attempted theft – 7:30pm. The store clerk told officers that a man came into the store, took a pair of hair clippers and concealed them in his clothing. When the clerk challenged him he became irate and started to yell at the clerk. After a brief verbal altercation the man put the clippers back and left the store. He was last seen leaving the parking lot in an older model Ford pickup truck.
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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