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.
3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 12:45pm. Officers impounded a Chevy Impala for displaying expired registration plates.
3100 block of Buchanan Street: Mutual aid to PGPD – 2:45am. Officers received a lookout for an armed man who fled on foot from PGPD officers. While searching for the suspect MRPD officers detained a man matching the suspect’s description. PGPD officers responded and positively identified him and placed him under arrest. While searching the area incident to the arrest officers found the loaded handgun discarded by the suspect.
Nothing significant to report.
4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2009 Saturn, the registration of which was suspended for insurance and emissions violations. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
3800 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 11:15am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2013 Chevy Impala, the registration of which was suspended for insurance violations. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Identity theft – 12:15pm. The victim reported that because of discrepancies in his Comcast account he discovered that someone had opened multiple fraudulent accounts in his name at other businesses. The victim needed a police report of the identity theft in order to begin the process of restoring his credit.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Suspicious person – 3:55am. Officers responded for the report of a man trying to enter the store wearing a ski mask and possibly armed with a handgun. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect with negative results. The store’s video showed the suspect at the front door but no weapon was seen and he did not enter the store.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Attempt theft from auto – 7:40am. The owner of a 2005 Dodge Magnum told officers that sometime overnight someone smashed out his car’s front passenger window and ransacked the interior. He said nothing was stolen and there was no evidence/witnesses identified.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 11:15am. Officers patrolling with an automatic license plate reader were alerted to a 2006 Nissan Altima, the registration of which was suspended. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Identity theft – 4:35pm. The victim came into the police station and told officers that he learned that on October 21st an unknown subject went into Shady Grove Hospital and used his identity to receive medical treatment. The victim said that he did not give anyone consent to use his information and does not know who would have done so.
4400 block of 28th Place: Attempt theft from auto – 7:40am. The owner of a 2004 Acura TL old officers that sometime between 4:30pm on the 4th and 5pm today someone smashed out his car’s front passenger window and ransacked the interior. He said nothing was stolen and there was no evidence/witnesses identified.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 9:15pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Dodge Stratus for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had two open alcoholic beverages between his legs and his license had been previously revoked. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.
3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 10:40pm. The store clerk told officers that three men came into the store, one a black male wearing a gray hoodie, one an Hispanic male wearing a black jacket and the third an Hispanic male wearing a gray jacket. The clerk said that the three men picked out a box of nachos, five Red Bull energy drinks and four cold cut sandwiches and walked out of the store without paying for them leaving the area in an unknown direction. A search of the area for the three was negative.
3100 block of Varnum Street: M/V collision – 3:30pm. The reporting person told officers that he saw a blue vehicle, make and model unknown with a partial tag of 7473, run up on the curb and damage the traffic sign. The vehicle then fled south on Varnum street and turned right on to 31st street where it was last seen.
4000 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 1:15pm. Officers on patrol observed a 2005 Nissan XTerra that was displaying Texas tags that expired in October of 2013. The vehicle has been previously marked for towing and was impounded.
4000 block of 37th Street: Criminal citation – 12:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
4000 block of 35th Street: Assault – 7:55pm. The victim told officers that she and another woman had been in a verbal altercation that turned physical. During the altercation the victim was bitten on her finger by the other woman. The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.
3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 10:25pm. Officers stopped a 2007 GMC Envoy after receiving an ALPR alert that the vehicle’s tags were suspended. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. She was issued multiple traffic citations. The vehicle’s tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded. Because the driver had a small child in the vehicle with her, officers gave them a ride home.
4700 block of 25th Street: Theft from auto (supplement). On October 27th the owner of a 2004 GMC van reported that both tags had been stolen off her vehicle. On today’s date Bladensburg PD officers stopped the van and saw that the tags that had been reported stolen were attached to the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the victim reported the tags as stolen after a dispute with her ex-boyfriend who now owns the vehicle. The tags were recovered and removed from NCIC. The investigation is still ongoing and charges against the victim for false reporting are forthcoming.
4000 block of 29th Street: Child abuse (supplement). On October 24th officers took a report of child abuse involving a 15 year old who had been locked outside his apartment. Officers obtained an arrest warrant charging those responsible for the child’s treatment with various crimes.
4100 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt burglary – 2:35pm. The resident returned home to discover that she could not get into her apartment because of heavy damage to the front door and door lock. There was evidence that someone took a pry took to the door in an attempt to break in and damaged the door in the process. Building maintenance responded to replace the door and door locks.
4100 block of Russell Avenue: Burglary – 2:35pm. The victim of the above attempted burglary pointed out to officers that a downstairs apartment had the same damage to its door. Officers checked that apartment and found that it had been ransacked. The tenants responded and told officers that each of them were missing several personal items that had been during the burglary.
4000 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 7:05pm. The resident told officers that she returned home to discover the home’s rear window open and the interior ransacked. Officers determined that those responsible propped barrels and a fence gate up against the residence to gain entry into the window. The window was processed for evidence. A further canvas of area revealed no further information.
2700 block of Arundel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 10pm. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler van told officers that she returned to her vehicle to find her its headlights on and the ignition module hanging out of the steering column. The attempt theft occurred sometime after 7pm this evening. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
4600 block of 25th Street: Domestic – 4am. Officers intervened in a domestic dispute between an intoxicated woman and her boyfriend. The woman had come home late from a party and became involved in a verbal argument. Officers were able to get a family member to remove her from the residence for the night to avoid further conflict. A domestic violence lethality assessment screen was conducted and the incident documented.
25th Street and Arundel Road: Hit and run collision – 8:30am. The owner of a 1999 Mazda told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that it had suffered heavy front-end damage. The damage was consistent with a collision with another vehicle that remains unidentified.
3800 block of 34th Street: Destruction of property – 11:10am. The store owner told officers that he refused to give a man merchandise on credit. The man became irate and left the store but returned a few minutes later and cracked one of the store’s windows. The man is reported to be a regular customer and officers are continuing to investigate the crime.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Domestic – 8::45pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived they learned that the parties were involved in a verbal argument over property that was pawned. Officers found that no physical encounter occurred. They completed a domestic violence lethality assessment screen 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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