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.
2700 block of Upshur Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) - 2:10am. Officers received a request from DC police to respond to an address on Upshur Street and ask the owner of a 2005 Buick Lacrosse if he knew where his vehicle was. Officers contacted the owner and learned that he had parked the vehicle outside his residence and had it had obviously been stolen. DC officers recovered the vehicle in the 3800 block of 24th Street SE. The vehicle was found to have a broken window, a defeated ignition and all four wheels missing. MPD impounded the vehicle and the owner was notified.
Chillum Road and Arundel Road: M/V collision – 3:40am. Investigation revealed that a 2012 Dodge Charger stopped at a traffic light was rear ended by a 2000 Honda Accord. There were no injuries reported. The Honda was disabled from the collision and towed from the scene. The Honda’s driver was issued several traffic citations.
3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 1:05pm. The owner reported that sometime between 8am on the 12th and the time he called police someone stole two rocks called garden papers from his front yard.
4600 block of 25th Street: Hit and run collision – 4pm. The owner of a 1995 Ford Explorer reported that sometime between 6pm on the 14th and the time he called police his vehicle was struck by a second, unknown vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. Officers determined that the striking vehicle most likely made a turn off of Arundel Road on to 25th Street before striking the Explorer. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
4300 block of 28th Place: Hit and run collision – 5:50pm. The owner of a 2011 Toyota Camry reported that sometime between 4:45pm and 5:50pm today her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by an unknown vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. No evidence or witnesses were identified.
4600 block of 29th Street: Domestic – 7:30pm. Officers spoke with a woman who said that she and her boyfriend were involved in an argument over her cell phone. She said that during the argument the boyfriend pulled her hair. Officers spoke to the male half and learned that he was intoxicated. They escorted the man from the residence. Lethality assessment screening forms were completed and the incident was documented.
3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: Domestic – 9:25pm. Officers spoke with a woman who said that she and the father of her children got into a verbal argument after he dropped the kids off at her residence. She said that as he was leaving he pushed her. There were no signs of injury. Lethality assessment screening forms were completed and the incident was documented.
3000 block of Arundel Road: Domestic – 8:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic physical altercation in progress. When they arrived they learned that the parties had been involved in a verbal argument. Further investigation revealed that the female half had called her sister and told the sister that she had been assaulted in order to speed up the sister’s response to come and pick her up. Officers completed lethality assessments on both parties and documented the incident. The female half elected to leave for the night with her sister.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 9:45am. The owner of a 2007 Dodge caravan told officers that sometime between 4pm on the 13th and the time he called police someone broke into his vehicle. The investigation revealed that those responsible defeated the driver’s door lock and broke the ignition and steering column in an attempt to steal the van.
4300 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:30pm. Officers impounded a 2000 Ford Expedition for displaying tags that expired in May of this year and was uninsured.
3800 block of 34th Street: Property damage – 4pm. The owner of a 2007 Volvo reported that sometime between 2pm and 4pm on the 9th something or someone damaged the vehicle’s bumper. Officers could not determine the cause of the damage.
3400 block of Newton Street: MIR – 5pm. The complainant told officers that she did not feel comfortable in her own home because of conflicts she was having with her grandson. The complainant requested that officers speak to her grandson and help mediate the issues. Officers spoke to the grandson and tried to assist.
3700 block of 35th Street: Burglary – 5:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary that occurred earlier at a rooming house. One of the residents told officers that she returned to the house at about 3:30pm to discover that the door between the basement and the main floor was forced open. Upon further investigation she discovered that her bedrooms and been ransacked but nothing was apparently missing. A second tenant discovered that his bedroom door had been forced open and a quantity of cash was missing. Officers were unable to determine a point of entry to the residence. All exterior doors were secure when the tenants arrived home. PGPD Burglary detectives were contacted in reference to the incident. The incident is still under investigation.
Nothing significant to report.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 2:40am. The store clerk told officers that a dark skin black male wearing a black skull cap, a black leather jacket, and blue jeans came into the store. As the man walked around the store he put about nine bars of Dove soap, four bottles of Febreze, four bottles of Lysol all purpose cleaner, four bottles of Formula 409 Cleaner and three jars of Maxwell coffee in his pants and fled out of the store in an unknown direction. A canvass of the surrounding areas was conducted with negative results.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 12:20pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 1995 Lincoln Town car that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
3200 block of Shepherd Street: Domestic – 9pm. The victim told officers that when she dropped her children at her husband’s house he began to argue over a car seat. She said that during the argument he pushed her down, dragged her by her legs out of his bedroom, and attempted to push her down some steps. The landlord of the house intervened and separated the two. The victim returned to her home and called police. Officers completed a domestic violence lethality screen. She spoke with a counselor from the Family Crisis Center and received information on how to protect herself in the future. The victim was transported to the District Court Commissioner’s Office, where she filed for charges against the suspect and applied for a protective order.
3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 2:40am. Officers stopped a 1997 Toyota for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.
2500 block of Allison Street: Assault – 3:30am. A cab driver told officers that he picked up a fare in DC and delivered him to the 2500 block of Allison Street. When they arrived the fare refused to pay and punched the driver in the face. The fare was still on the scene when the officers arrived and was clearly intoxicated. He was arrested, charged with assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4700 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:50pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2001 Chevy truck that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
3300 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 2:50pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 1998 Honda Civic that had a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 2:55am. Officers stopped a 2014 Chevy Camaro for a traffic violation. As they were speaking to the driver about the violation they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia. He was issued the appropriate citations and sent on his way.
3800 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 10:25am. Officers patrolling the area observed a silver Porsche that had been parked in the same location for over twenty four hours. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended for VEIP on September 23rd. The vehicle was issued a parking citation and impounded.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 10:50am. Officers investigating a property damage traffic collision learned that the driver of the striking vehicle did not have a license. He was arrested and charged accordingly.
4100 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 9:25am. The owner of a 2005 Infinity told officers that sometime between 5am this morning and the time he called police someone stole the temporary license tag off his vehicle.
4000 block of 33rd Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 8:50am. The owner of a 2002 Dodge Caravan told officers that sometime between 11pm on the 8th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. Officers subsequently received a call from DC police and they advised that they had found the victim’s vehicle at about 6:30 this morning. The victim was notified of the recovery.
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