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.
Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: Hit and run collision – 9:05am. An unknown vehicle traveling south on Chillum Road struck two parked vehicles and fled the scene. There were no witnesses to the collision.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 5:10pm. A woman told officers that a man grabbed her by the arm and threw her into the street. Witnesses pointed the man out to the officers and when they tried to interview him about the incident they immediately recognized the signs that he was under the influence of PCP. When they tried to take the man into custody he resisted and had to be subdued with a Taser deployment. Once in custody he was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center for emergency medical treatment. Officers have applied for an arrest warrant charging him with assault on the female victim.
4000 block of 33rd Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:20am. The owner of a 2000 VW Golf told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 28th and the time he called police someone broke out the rear driver’s side vent window.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 10:20am. The owner of a 1999 Chevy Lumina reported that sometime between 4pm on the 28th and the time she notified police someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.
3400 block of Otis Street: Fraud – 10:25am. The victim told officers that back in February of this year someone unknown to him opened a Paypal account in his name without his permission.
4000 block of 33rd Street: Attempt theft from auto – 10:10am. The owner of a 2010 Subaru told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning to discover that someone had broken into it. . It appeared that someone pried the weather stripping off the door to gain entry. The vehicle had been ransacked but nothing was stolen.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Stolen auto/recovered - 1pm. Officers responded to take a report of a stolen 1996 Honda Accord. On the way to the call they were notified that PGPD officers had impounded the vehicle as abandoned from the area of Wood Stream Drive and Wood Stream Court in Lanham. The vehicle had been stolen from Chauncey place sometime after 7pm on the 28th. The victim/owner was advised to contact PGPD to recover his vehicle.
4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:30am. Officers impounded a 2004 Cadillac After receiving an ALPR alert that the tags belonged to another vehicle and the Caddy was not registered.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 1:15pm. The victim came into the police station to report that someone had been falsely filing tax returns using her name. She said that she discovered the fraud when she filed for Medicare and IRS representatives told her that someone had been filling tax returnees under her name for several years. Officers documented the incident and the victim is in the process of correcting the information with the IRS.
2500 block of Allison Street: CDS possession/trespassing – 3:30pm. Officers responded for the report of several subjects smoking marijuana in a laundry room. Officers located the individuals and further investigation revealed that one of them was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. A second individual was identified as having been previously banned from the property. He was arrested and charged with trespassing.
3800 block of 34th Street: Miscellaneous incident(MIR) – 6:35pm. The owner of a 2007 Lexus told officers that he discovered a broken window on his vehicle. Officers investigated the incident and determined that that man cutting grass nearby accidently kicked up a rock and broke the window. The owner and the grounds keeper spoke and chose to handle the matter amongst themselves.
4200 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers impounded a 2001 Ford Expedition for being parked on the street with tags that expired in March 2014.
2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 11:10am. The store manager told officers that a man and a woman came into the store. The man took a DVD player from a shelf and the two left the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. Both suspects got into a white passenger vehicle and fled the area on Eastern Avenue.
4200 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 12:15pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria after an ALPR alerted them that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 3:55am. Officers responded for the teport of two black males wearing white shirts tampering with cars. When the officers arrived the suspects had left the area however they found two vehicles that had been broken into. The owner of one vehicle was notified and told officers that nothing had been taken from her vehicle. The owner of the second vehicle was unable to be contacted at the time of the report.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 6:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a man under the influence of a CDS inside Joe’s Carryout. When the officer arrived they located the man and innediately recognized that he was under the influence of PCP. It took several officers to subdue him and get him under control and under arrest. He was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to medical personnel for treatment.
3700 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:30am. Officers impounded a 2005 Subaru for displaying license plates that expired in March 0f 2013. There was also an MVA pick up order for the tags for compulsory insurance and equipment violations.
4000 block of 29th Street: Attempt theft from auto – 6:15pm. The owner of a 2009 Subaru told officers that sometime between 5pm on the 24th and 8am this morning someone ransacked the interior of her vehicle. She said that nothing had been stolen from the vehicle and it was possible it had been left unlocked overnight.
3300 block of Shepherd Street: Criminal citation – 7:40pm. Officers took a report of a stolen green Genesis mountain bike. Witnesses reported seeing two Hispanic males walk onto the victim’s from porch and take the bike. At about 9pm officers stopped two Hispanic males on bicycles, one of whom was riding the stolen bike. The owner of the bike responded and positively identified it as his. The man on the stolen bike was issued a criminal citation for the theft and sent on his way. The bike was returned to the owner on the scene.
2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen auto – 8:30pm. The owner of a 2008 BMW told officers that sometime between 5pm on the 24th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 7:20am. Officers impounded a 2013 Honda Accord after an ALPR identified it as having a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA.
4000 block of 25th Street: Domestic/destruction of property – 7:50am. The female victim told officers that she had an argument with her live-in boyfriend before she went to work. Once at work she received text messages from the boyfriend stating that he had destroyed all of her cloths by pouring bleach on them and threatened to do her bodily harm. When the victim returned home she found her clothes in the bathtub covered with bleach and oil. The boyfriend had fled the area before the officers arrived. Officers assisted the victim in obtaining a protective order against the boyfriend and obtained charges against him for destruction of property.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 4:15pm. Officers impounded a 2001 Acura after an ALPR identified it as having a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA.
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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