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.
4000 block of 29th Street: Rogue and Vagabond – 3am. Officers attempted to stop two individuals they saw casing the area and looking into several vehicles. One of the individuals fled but the other was apprehended. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of burglary tools and that the two were in the process of breaking into cars. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4000 block of 36th Street: Theft – 8:35pm. The owner of the residence told officers that she is in the process of selling her house and does not live there full time. She was checking the house and discovered that six trees that were planted by the side of the house had been stolen. Officers located a witness who said that the next door neighbor store ripped the trees out and threw them away. Officers are in the process of contacting the neighbor to determine if criminal charges are appropriate.
3100 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 6:55am. The owner of a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria told officers that sometime between 9:15pm last night and the time he called police someone stole three of the vehicle’s wheels and tires.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 10am. Officers stopped a 2000 Dodge Durango after receiving an ALPR alert that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. The information was verified, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 10:30am. The store clerk told officers that a man entered the store and selected three bottles of laundry detergent. He placed them in a large bag and fled the store without making any attempt to pay for them. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him. The incident was caught on the store’s security tape and the investigation is ongoing.
4600 block of 30th Street: CDS possession – 11:15am. Officers were called to assist officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police with a group of subjects. Further investigation revealed that one of the individuals, a juvenile, was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and released to his guardian pending Juvenile Court action.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of marijuana.
2200 block of Varnum Street (x2): Criminal citation – 7:15pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 9pm. Officers stopped a 2013 Lexus after receiving an ALPR alert that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. The information was verified, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.
4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 5am. Officers impounded a 2006 Pontiac G6 for obstructing a private driveway.
3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 9:15am. Officers conducting a speed enforcement detail stopped a 2003 Nissan Altima. Further investigation revealed that the tags on the Pontiac were issued to another vehicle. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.
3800 block of 32nd Street: Miscellaneous incident – 11:45am. A resident called and wanted to surrender several unwanted firearms she wanted destroyed. Officers took possession of the firearms and secured them in the MRPD property vault pending destruction.
3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 8:46pm. Officers stopped a 1996 Ford van for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended for failure to comply with emissions requirements and there was a pickup order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released.
3300 block of Otis Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:45am. Witnesses call to report that they saw a woman break out all the windows of a 1999 Honda Accord and flee the scene in a dark colored vehicle. Officers were not able to contact the owner of the vandalized vehicle and a canvass of the area failed to identify/locate the woman.
4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8:40am. Officers impounded a 2003 Infinity G35 for displaying registration plates that expired in may of 2014. The owner was notified about the incident.
3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Disorderly/2nd degree assault – 2:40pm. Officers were called to the scene of an alleged motor vehicle collision. While investigating the collision one of the individuals involved became very uncooperative and became loud and disorderly. The subject was advised numerous times to calm down and not cause a disturbance but she refused. When she began to threaten family members who were trying to calm her down officers placed her under arrest. When offices moved to take her into custody she resisted kicked one of them. Once she was in custody she was charged with disorderly conduct and 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3500 block of Newton Street: Criminal citation – 3:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
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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