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.
4600 block of 27th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:40am. The owner of a 2014 Chevy truck told officers that a group of 8-10 teenagers sprayed his truck and two other vehicles a dry chemical fire extinguisher. The teens than threw the fire extinguisher through the rear window of his truck. The group of teens fled the area on foot and a search for them proved negative.
4500 block of Russell Avenue: Warrant service – 10am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 1999 Lexus GS300 that had a suspended registration. Officers stopped the vehicle and learned that the driver had a suspended license and had an open arrest warrant for driving on a suspended license through Prince George’s County. He was issued several citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
2400 block of Arundel Road: Burglary – 10:20am. Officers spoke with the reporting person who said that he has been checking on his girlfriend’s apartment while she is in the hospital. When checking this morning he discovered a TV missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment. He also found a set of keys to the apartment that were left by one of his girlfriend’s acquaintances named “Lefty”. The investigation as to whether the acquaintance may be involved is continuing.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Wireless): 2nd Degree Assault/Warrant Service – 2:55pm. The victim told officers that he let a man who lived above the business use a telephone because he was locked out of his apartment. After man finished the call the victim asked him to leave the store. The man became angry and assaulted the victim. Officers canvassed the area, located and arrested the man. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the United States Marshalls Service for violation of probation. He was charged with 2nd degree assault, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation (x2) – 4pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.
33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: Warrant service – 7pm. Officers responded for a report of a large disturbance at Joe’s Movement Emporium. Upon arrival officers were met with several disorderly subjects who apparently had an altercation in the establishment. During the course of the investigation the officers’ learned that one of the subjects had an open warrant issued out of Baltimore City for assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC In Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Disorderly – 10:20pm. Officers responded to Joe’s Carryout for the report of several subjects drinking. Upon arrival the officers observed two subjects matching the description given by the complainant. Both subjects were being loud and disorderly causing a disturbance in the business. When officers tried to speak to them one of them became belligerent and fled on foot spilling his alcoholic beverage. Officers pursued the subject on foot and located him in the 2700 block of Queens Chapel Road where he was arrested and charged accordingly.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Missing person (runaway) – 11:05pm. The mother of a 15 year old boy told officers that her son left home at about 10am 30th saying he was going to stay at a friend’s house at the Avondale Apartments on Queens Chapel Road and failed to return home. Officers checked the friend’s house for the boy with negative results. His information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.
4500 block of 32nd Street: MIR – 3:30pm. Officers responded for the report of several subjects arguing over drugs with one subject stating that someone wanted to shoot another person. When the officers arrived they discovered a group of teenagers playing video games in the garage. They spoke to the teens along with the adults and did not find any signs of drugs or weapons.
4600 block of 27th Street: Violation of a protection order – 2:30pm. The victim told officers that she has an active protection order against her husband who keeps circling the area on a bike violating the order. Officers could not locate the suspect and assisted the victim with obtaining charges against her husband at the District Court Commissioner’s office.
4500 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:50pm. Officers patrolling the area discovered an unattended Baja dirt bike on the basketball court. The vehicle has no tags and was not reported stolen. It was impounded for safekeeping.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 5:05pm. The owner of a 2004 Nissan Xterra told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone stole both tags off her vehicle.
2500 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism – 10am. The resident told officers that sometime prior to her call to police someone damaged her apartment door’s door knob.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 4pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for trespassing.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Possession of CDS – 4:15pm. Officers stopped two men for a field interview. One of them appeared to be under the influence of either a CDS or alcohol. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of synthetic marijuana. He was arrested and charged accordingly.
3800 block of 38th Street: Vehicle impound – 4:40pm. Officers stopped a group of five individuals for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that one of the men had a suspended license. Officers impounded the vehicle he was operating and issued loitering notices to all five individuals.
3500 block of Newton Street: Theft - 9:30pm. The victim told officers that she was in the community laundry room and placed her phone on a counter. At some point three individuals came into the laundry room, one of whom left shortly thereafter. The victim said that the one who left stole her cell phone off the counter. A canvass of the area for the suspect was negative.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 7:40am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.
2500 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they interviewed the female half who said that she and her child’s father argued. The man became upset and kicked and scratched her car’s door. She was advised as to her options with the District Court Commissioner.
2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism (x2) – 9:30pm. The resident told officers that he saw a group of teenagers break an apartment window with a tree branch in the 4600 block of 30th Street. A couple of minutes later he heard another window break and discovered it was one of the windows in his apartment. The group fled and the victim did not provide a useable description of any of the suspects.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 2:15pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3300 block of Perry Street: Warrant service – 4:40pm. Officer stopped three individuals for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that one of the men had an open arrest warrant through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for felony violation of probation and FTA driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and delivered to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in Takoma Park.
2700 block of Webster Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:30pm. The owner of a 1999 Cadillac Deville told officers that sometime between 12pm on the 25th and 5am this morning someone dented the vehicle’s trunk and threw a piece of concrete through the rear window. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Attempt vehicle theft – 3:30pm. The owner of a 2006 Dodge Caravan told officers that she parked he vehicle on the 24th at about 4pm. When she returned to her vehicle this afternoon she discovered that it had been moved out of its parking space and the driver’s side door was ajar. When she entered the vehicle she noticed that the ignition was hanging out of the steering column. No evidence or witnesses could be 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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