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 Queens Chapel Road: Shoplifting – 11:30am. Officers responded to the Family Dollar store for the report of a man who stole a quantity of liquid laundry detergent. The store manager said that the man had been bared several times from the store for his disorderly actions and threats to the employees. Officers canvassed the area for the man and were able to locate and detain him. The store manager positively identified him. He was arrested, charged with theft and remanded to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4000 block of 29th Street: Shoplifting – 8:35pm. Officers responded to the Mount Rainier Quick Stop for the report of a theft. The store clerk told the officers that two black males entered stole several frozen food items from the freezer totaling $16.00 and walked out without paying for them.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 2:05am. The victim told officers that he was walking down Queens Chapel Road near the north branch trail four Hispanic males ran out of the woods and started to chase him. He ran over the foot bridge into the Queenstown apartments where the suspects caught up to him. The suspects assaulted the victim about his head and face before fleeing the area. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non- life threatening head injuries. Officers were unable to locate where the victim was assaulted and a search of the area for the suspects was negative.
3100 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:05pm. The owner of a 1995 Chevy Malibu and the owner of a 2010 Toyota Prius told officers that they came outside to go for an afternoon walk. The owners were contacted by a neighbor who pointed out that the rear driver side tires on both vehicles were flat. Earlier in the day officers spoke with a woman who said that at about 7:30am she saw four male juveniles by her car. She recognized one of them and when she called out to him all four fled the scene on foot. Later as she was driving to work she discovered that her driver’s side rear tire was also flat. She provided the name of the juvenile she recognized and officers are in the process of investigation whether he is involved in this string of vandalism.
3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Attempt burglary – 7:20pm. The resident told officers that at around 5pm on the 16th he noticed a small basement window broken. Today he noticed that there was a back window screen pushed up. Further investigation revealed that those responsible were not able to gain entry into the house.
3400 block of Newton Street: Theft from auto – 6:35am. The owner of a 2013 Dodge Challenger told officers that sometime between 9pm on the 16th and the time he called police someone removed one of the vehicle’s windows to access the trunk. Once in the truck those responsible obtained the vehicle’s wheel locks and proceeded to steal all four wheels and tires.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 7:45pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2003 Jeep Wrangler with a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the tags removed for return to MVA.
3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2004 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 15th and the time she called police someone broke into her vehicle through the rear window and stole some cash from inside the glove box.
3800 block of 33rd Street: Attempt burglary – 7pm. The resident told officers that around 4pm he was sitting in his kitchen and heard a noise outside in his backyard. He didn’t pay much attention at the time but when he went outside at about 7pm he discovered that someone had opened his secured fence door. He also noted that the back storm door was ajar along with what he believed to be partial finger prints on the glass. The officers did not observe any force entry, however they did recover partial latent prints from the door.
2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 11pm. Officers stopped a 2008 Nissan Altima for equipment violations. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had three separate MSP pick up orders for the tags. Officers issued the driver the appropriate citations and impounded the vehicle. The tags were removed for return to MVA.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 6:30pm. An individual came into the police station to turn in a wallet he found near Bunker Hill Road and Eastern Avenue. Several attempts were made to contact the owner to no avail. The wallet was placed into MRPD’s property storage for safekeeping.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 6:30pm. An individual came into the police station to turn in a set of keys he found near 35th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The keys were placed into MRPD’s property storage for safekeeping.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation – 1:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 12:35pm. The owner of a 2006 Dodge caravan told officers that he went to start his van this afternoon and discovered that the ignition had been removed. The attempt occurred sometime between 4pm on the 14th and the time he called police. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
3500 block of Shepherd Street: Domestic – 4:35pm. The female victim told officers that her husband had verbally abused her and, in prior incidents, had struck her in the face. There was no evidence that there had been a physical altercation between the two today. They were both advised to seek the appropriate orders from a District Court Commissioner. The victim screened positive on the lethality assessment form. She was able to speak to a counselor and the form was faxed to Family Crisis Center.
4400 block of 28th Place: 1st degree assault – 9pm. Officers responded to MedStar to interview the victim of a shooting that occurred in the City. The victim told officers that he was sitting his vehicle speaking with an acquaintance. At one point during the conversation the acquaintance was confronted by two unknown black males, one of whom was armed with a knife. As the victim watched this unfold a third individual approached the vehicle and shout the victim through the driver’s side window. The victim did not see his assailant before being shot. The suspect fled the scene and the victim drove himself to the hospital for treatment of his non- life threatening wound. Prince George’s County Police detectives responded to the hospital and assume the follow up investigation. The victim’s vehicle was taken to PGPD’s evidence facility for processing.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Unconfirmed sexual assault – 4:05am. Officers responded for the report of a sexual assault that had occurred earlier. The victim told Communications personnel that she had been assaulted by a co-worker who she knew from her employment. The victim was transported to the PGPD Sexual Assault Unit so that their detectives can conduct the investigation.
3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 4:30pm. The victim told officers that she left her purse under the passenger seat of her vehicle on July 13th at about 7pm. When she returned to her vehicle this evening she discovered that the vehicle’s back window was open and her purse had been stolen.
4700 block of 27th Street: Property damage – 5:50pm. The resident told officers that he left his apartment at about 7am this morning. When he returned at 4:30 this afternoon he discovered that his living room window was broken out.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 8:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing on Queenstown Apartments property. The man had been previously issued a notice barring him from the property.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Missing person – 9:55am. The mother of a 16 year old girl told officers that her daughter did not return home after her shift at Little Caesar’s Pizza on July 12th. The daughter told her mother that she was going to a friend’s house but didn’t go there. Several hours later the daughter returned home safely. She had actually gone to the home of another friend with whom the mother did not approve.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Strong arm robbery – 10:55am. The victim told officers that at about 3:30am this morning he left the 7-11 and walked to a relative’s house. While he was walking he took up a conversation with a female who he had seen at the store. The woman was joined by two males who came up behind the victim and demanded his wallet. When he refused the men forced him into the hallway of an apartment building, assaulted him and stole his wallet and ID. The victim was extremely intoxicated at the time of the robbery and was unable to describe his assailants other than two black males and a white female. PGPD robbery detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation.
34th Street and Rainier Avenue: Traffic – 1:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle stopped in the roadway. When they arrived they found the vehicle and its driver who was passed out drunk behind the wheel. The driver was arrested and charged with DUI. His 1997 Honda Accord was impounded for safekeeping.
4000 block of 34th Street: Stolen auto (recovered) – 6:30pm. Officers were notified by MPDC that their officers recovered a 2009 Honda Odyssey van that was stolen from the 4000 block of 34th Street on July 7th at about 2:50pm. The vehicle was recovered in the 1200 block of 18th Street in NE. No arrests were made.
4000 block of 35th Street: Hit and Run collision – 7:30pm. The owner of a 2004 Honda Civic told officers that sometime between 6:50pm this evening and the time she called police another vehicle struck her Honda causing damage to the driver’s side. The striking vehicle did not remain at the scene.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision – 6:50pm. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Camry told officers that he had his vehicle parked in a legal parking space in Queenstown Apartments. The driver of a silver or gray sedan attempted to park his vehicle and struck the victims vehicle. The suspect then backed out of the parking space and sped off towards Chillum Rd. The victim got a partial Maryland tag of 7324A
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