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.
34th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 5:55am. Officers stopped a 2003 Honda minivan for running a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open container of an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle and within his reach. He was issued a traffic citation for the stop sign violation and a criminal citation for the alcohol violation.
3800 block of 34th Street: Attempted theft/2nd degree assault – 6:30pm. The store clerk told officers that two males came into the store and attempted to steal 10 boxes of candy. The clerk told them to return the candy and leave the store whereupon one of the males brandished a knife and threatened to kill the clerk. The clerk informed them that he was calling the police and they dropped the candy and fled the store. The investigation will continue when officers get access to the store’s video surveillance recording.
One Municipal Place: EPS – 6:35pm. Officers on patrol encountered a man obviously under the influence of PCP. At the officers’ direction fire/rescue personnel responded and transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was released to hospital staff for treatment.
4600 block of 30th Street: CDS paraphernalia – 10pm. Officers charged a 14 year old juvenile with possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was released to his stepfather pending Juvenile Court action.
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft – 10pm. The victim told officers that sometime between 12:45 this afternoon and the time he called police someone stole two barrel cooking grills, a metal trash bin and several metal tent rods from his back yard. No suspects/witnesses could be identified.
31st and Perry Streets: Theft – 7:25pm. The reporting person told officers that on September 24th at about 6:45pm unknown suspects removed a plastic street barrier, loaded it into the back of a U-Haul truck and fled. The reporting person was unable to provide any suspect information. The incident was documented and under investigation.
4000 block of 35th Street: Domestic – 9:35pm. The reporting person told officers that she had a protective order against her ex-husband and that he has been sending her threatening emails in violation of the order. Officer’s assisted the reporting person in relocating to the court commissioner’s office where she filled for and received a warrant for his arrest.
4600 block of 29th Street: CDS possession – 2am. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.
2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2008 Nissan Altima that was not displaying tags and had a host of other registration issues.
3300 block of Otis Street: Theft from auto – 11:35am. The owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla told officers that sometime between 10pm on the 7th and the time she called police someone smashed out the front passenger window of her vehicle and stole her wallet. Nothing else was taken from the vehicle.
4000 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 7:05pm. Officers stopped a 2001 VW Golf for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued multiple traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 11:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.
2700 block of Webster Street: Property damage – 5:25am. The resident told officers that a former girlfriend called and asked to be let into his apartment. When he refused she came by and damaged the front entry door and door frame. She also broke the passenger side rear view mirror and scratched the driver’s door of his vehicle.
4200 block of 28th Street: Stolen vehicle – 2:25pm. The owner of a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle told officers that sometime between 2am this morning and the time he called police someone stole his bike. He said that he secured the motorcycle with a front wheel lock when he parked it in front of his apartment building. No evidence/witnesses could be identified.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 6pm. The owner of a 2002 Ford Expedition told officers that on October 3rd her daughter returned her vehicle to her. She later discovered several items of her personal property missing from inside the vehicle.
4300 block of 28th Place: Property damage – 7:40pm. The owner of a 2012 Nissan Altima told officers that he parked his vehicle in a space next to a burgundy sedan with 2 to 3 male subjects standing around it. As he walked to his building he heard a scraping sound and saw the sedan speeding off towards Arundel Road. He checked his vehicle and found the front bumper had been damaged. The owner could not provide additional details about the sedan or its driver/occupants.
3800 block of 35th Street: Criminal citation – 9:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.
3800 block of 35th Street: Traffic – 1:05am. Officers stopped a 2002 Nissan Quest for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
4300 block of 28th Place: Lost property – 4:30pm. The reporting person told officers that she last her cell phone on October 4th while getting out of her car. She was unsuccessful in trying to locate her phone using the Find My Phone app.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Criminal citation – 10:25pm. A woman called to report that there was a man at her front door masturbating. When officers responded they located and arrested him. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville, processed, charged with indecent conduct by criminal citation and released.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 2pm. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between midnight last night and the time he called police someone threw a piece of concrete through the driver’s door window and stole an iPad and a stereo face plate from inside.
2800 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism – 7:50pm. The homeowners told officers that their tenant just moved out of the house. The owners discovered damage to the house that they need to have documented. They also wanted to know their options for pursing charges against the tenants. Offices assisted and documented the incident.
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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