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.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 11:55am. The owner of a 2005 Cadillac told officers that sometime between 9:30pm on the 25th and the time she called police someone smashed out the rear window. No evidence/witnesses were identified.
3100 block of Taylor Street: Theft – 12:15pm. The victim told officers that she last saw her bicycle in her back yard on July 2nd. On July 3rd she discovered that the bike had been stolen. The victim went out of town on vacation and decided to report the incident when she returned.
Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: M/V collision – 2:25pm. Officers’ investigation revealed that the driver of a 2005 Honda Civic rear ended a 2000 Toyota Corolla. The driver of the Toyota requested medical attention and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
2400 block of Arundel Road: M/V collision – 6:30pm. The driver of a 2006 U-haul truck struck a 2009 Nissan Maxima. The Maxima was trying to park and the truck driver made incidental contact in the process of trying to go around.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto): Counterfeit funds – 9pm. The store clerk told officers that two men paid for merchandise with a $100 bill. The clerk gave them change and they left the store. The clerk later realized that the $100 bill was counterfeit. MRPD officers documented the incident, seized the counterfeit bill for evidence and contacted the US Secret Service for a follow up investigation.
4600 block of 29th Street: Vandalism – 10:15pm. The resident told officers that she was watching TV when she heard a window break in a bedroom. When she went to investigate she discovered that someone had thrown a rock through the window. The victim told officers that she was involved in a physical altercation with another a girl earlier in the day and believes that the girl’s boyfriend was the one to break the window. There were no witnesses to the incident and the suspect was not able to be located.
4700 block of 31st Place: Criminal citation – 8:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
2600 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 9:05am. The owner of a 1994 Toyota Camry told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 24th and the time he called police someone sprayed a dry chemical fire extinguisher all over his vehicle.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Strong arm robbery – 11:05am. The victim told officers that he was waiting at a bus stop when he was approached by the suspect who was on a bicycle. The suspect stopped and demanded that the victim surrender his fanny pack. When the victim refused the suspect threatened him with a knife. When the victim continued to refuse the suspect physically assaulted him, took the fanny pack by force and fled on the bicycle. The victim described his assailant as a black male in his 30s wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with yellow stripes. A search of the area for the suspect was un successful. The victim was taken to PGPD District I to provide a statement to robbery detectives.
4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person/runaway – 3pm. The grandparents of a 15 year old boy told officers that their grandson snuck out of the residence for the third time and went to an unknown location. The juvenile’s information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.
34th and Webster Streets: Warrant service – 3:05am. Officers stopped a 1999 Mazda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license and had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while revoked. He was issued five traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.
3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 9:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing after having been previously issued loitering warning notices by two separate officers.
3700 block of 36th Street: EPS/criminal citation – 12pm. Officers stopped to interview several suspicious individuals standing around a car. The officers could smell the odor of PCP coming from the vehicle and one of the individuals ran from the officers as they approached discarding a plastic bag as he fled. He was detained a short distance away and the bag was recovered. The bag contained over one hundred small vials and two eye droppers used to package liquid PCP for distribution. He was issued a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia and released. A second individual was observed to be under the influence of PCP and he was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for medical treatment.
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 4:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Criminal citation – 6:34pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing after having been previously banned from the property.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Criminal citation (x2) – 8:45pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of open containers of an alcoholic beverage.
3100 block of Chauncey Place: Criminal citation – 10:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing after having been previously banned from the property.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vandalism to auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2006 Suzuki reported that sometime prior to her call to police someone did superficial damage to her vehicle’s right rear quarter panel.
4700 block of 31st Street: Domestic – 3:30pm. The victim told officers that her boyfriend had verbally abused her and recently shoved her against a wall. The boyfriend was not present when the officers spoke with the victim. She did not display any recent signs of violence or injury and was advised of her options with a court Commissioner. A domestic violence lethality screen was conducted and was negative.
3300 block of Rhode island Avenue: Traffic collision – 5:20pm. Officers responded to the traffic circle for a traffic collision. When they arrived they saw a 2007 Saab on top of an embankment and the driver unconscious behind the wheel. Further investigation revealed that the driver may have experienced a diabetic seizure causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Fire/rescue personnel transported him to Prince George’s Hospital for medical treatment. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Criminal citation – 7pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.
3100 block of Taylor Street: Vehicle impound – 11pm. Officers impounded a blue Longo scooter for blocking a private driveway.
2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 12:30am. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received a hit on a 2006 Land Rover LR3 that had a suspended registration with a pick up order for the tags. Officers removed the tags for return to MVA and impounded the vehicle.
2900 block of Arundel Road: Stolen/recovered vehicle – 3:30am. The owner of a 2001 Honda Odyssey told officers that she parked her vehicle in the rear parking lot of her apartment building on the 20th at about 7pm. She returned to the vehicle this evening to find it missing. At about 3am this morning officers located the vehicle in the 2700 block of Webster Street. It was in drivable condition and no arrests were made. The vehicle was returned to the owner.
4500 block of 29th Street: Fraud – 4:35pm. The victim told officers that she was notified by her credit card company of a suspicious charge on her card. She subsequently learned that someone had paid a Comcast bill with her credit card without her knowledge or consent. She is working with her credit card company and Comcast to get her money refunded.
4000 block of 35th Street: Warrant service – 6:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a person soliciting door to door. Officer located the man who told them that he was soliciting for an energy company. Further investigation revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on traffic related charges. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 8:20pm. Store employees told officers that a Hispanic male stole several bottles of laundry detergent and fled. Officers were further advised that a customer that was currently in the store was observed receiving several bottles of the stolen detergent and placing them in the trunk of his vehicle. Officers spoke to the customer and learned that he was approached by the suspect who offered to sell him the soap. The customer agreed, paid the suspect and placed the bottles in his trunk. The customer said that he had no knowledge that the merchandise was stolen and returned them to the store. A short time later, officers canvassing the area located the suspect and when questioned he admitted to the theft. He was issued a criminal citation for theft and sent on his way.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 12:50am. Officers impounded a 2011 Ford Escape for being parked blocking a fire hydrant and displaying tags that expired in April.
3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft – 10:25am. A Bike Coop representative told officers that on the 20th between 2-3pm he spoke with a man about a bike. He said that the man took the bike from the Coop without paying for it. He saw the man riding the bike this morning in the area of the Cedar Lane Alley and called to report the theft. The suspect is described as a heavy set black male in his 30s with a short beard wearing a red shirt.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing person – 5:05pm. A woman called police to report her 31 year old sister missing. She said that her sister had left home at about 6pm on the 20th to visit a friend but never arrived. At about 10pm officers received a call back from the woman saying that her sister had been located safe and unharmed. She had run away with her boyfriend.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Metro PCS): Theft – 6:55pm. The store clerk told officers that a juvenile male entered the store and asked the clerk much a set of headphones cost. When the clerk told the juvenile they cost $20 the kid knocked the business phone off the counter, grabbed the headphones and fled into DC. As he ran away he neglected to take his bicycle with him. A while later officers were called back to the store because the suspect’s two sisters were there to try and get his bike back. The kid was identified and eventually he and his father returned to the store and paid for the headphones. The store was satisfied with the payment and no charges were placed.
4200 block of 30th Street: Fraud – 9pm. The reporting person told officers that he answered an ad on Craig’s List that promised to pay $450 per week to place advertising on his car. He received a check in the mail for $2,460 but was later told by e-mail that the check was a mistake. The e-mail instructed him to cash the check, retain $450 and mail the balance to an address in Chicago. He recognized this activity as a fraud and notified police.
4300 block of 31st Street: EPS – 9am. Officers responded for the report of several disorderly persons possibly smoking CDS. Once on the scene the officers detained four men for questioning. Further investigation revealed that one of the men was in possession of 1.24 ounces of liquid PCP. He and one other member of the group were under the influence of PCP and required medical attention. They were taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.
3800 block of 34th Street: CDS possession – 4:10pm. Officers stopped two disorderly individuals for a field interview. During the interview one of them was found in possession of approximately 2 grams of the synthetic marijuana known as Scooby Snax. He was charged as a juvenile on a J1 arrest report and released.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 10:10pm. The store clerk told officers that two young black males were seen hanging around the outside of the store and videoing the store with their cell phones. The two then came into the store and stole four sandwiches and four cans of Red Bull. Both fled the store in an unknown direction and officers were unable to identify them.
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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