Monday, December 22, 2014

Police Report: December 14-20

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.

December 20th:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 12:40am. Officers stopped a 2013 Chevy for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was issued three traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was released to a passenger with a valid license.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 1:05am. Officers patrolling the area came upon a man exhibiting signs of a person under the influence of alcohol or CDS. The man was unable to maintain his balance while walking, appeared to be talking to himself and twice stumbled into the street. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency medical evaluation.

3400 block of Newton Street: EPS – 8:30pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a woman who said she had been tortured and needed medical attention. Further investigation revealed that the woman had a prior history as a PCP user and schizophrenic and she was not on her medication at the time of call. She was transported by ambulance to Prince George’s Hospital for emergency medical and psychiatric evaluations.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 9:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a single vehicle collision. They discovered a vehicle up against the curb with minor damage. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

December 19th:

3600 block of Perry Street: Traffic – 11:15pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Chevy for displaying suspended tags. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and was in possession of a fictitious out-of-state license. The fictitious license was confiscated, the driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

December 18th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI – 1am. Officers investigating a single vehicle collision detected a strong odor of alcohol on the vehicle’s driver. She submitted to standard field sobriety testing and failed all tests. She was taken to the MSP barrack in College Park where she submitted to a breath test the results of which indicated she had a BAC of .13. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and other charges and released. Her vehicle, which was inoperable after the collision, was impounded.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic – 10:30pm. The victim told officers that her estranged husband came into her home yelling and cursing at her. She said that when she did not respond to him he became more upset and threw a television onto the floor. He also hit her during the altercation. When she told him she was calling the police he fled the apartment. The officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and the victim did not screen in. She was transported to the Commissioner’s office and obtained a protective order against the husband.

December 17th:

Nothing significant to report.

December 16th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 1:45am. Officers stopped a 2003 Honda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Vandalism to auto – 5pm. The owner of a 2001 Nissan told officers that sometime between 2pm and 4:30pm today someone smashed out the vehicle’s rear window. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and no witnesses or evidence was identified.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Civil citation – 9:25pm. Officers issued a woman a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

December 15th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft – 9:30am. The reporting person told officers that brought his wife’s purse home from the hospital after visiting her there on December 9th. He said that when he went back for the purse on the 12th he discovered a large quantity of cash missing from the purse. There were no signs of forced entry into the home and only the reporting person and his wife have keys to the apartment.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 2:15pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male came into the store and asked to by a carton of cigarettes. She told him that the store didn’t sell cartons but could sell him individual packs to make a carton. She placed the cigarettes in a bag and set it on the sales counter. At that point the man grabbed the bag and fled out of the store, got into a late model Chevy and fled the area heading north bound on Varnum Street. The theft was captured on the store’s video surveillance system and the investigation is continuing.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly conduct – 9:35pm. Officers stopped a suspicious person for a field interview. During the interview the man, who was under the influence of alcohol, was advised to leave the area. He refused to leave and became disorderly and uncooperative. He was eventually arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 14th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 8:40am. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2012 Nissan Altima 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 Perry Street: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers on patrol observed a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser with registration plates that expired last August. The vehicle was ticketed and impounded.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Vandalism – 1:10pm. Maintenance personnel reported that sometime between 1pm on December 7th and the time they called police someone broke a laundry room window.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 2:20pm. The resident told officers that she saw a black male (15-25 YOA; wearing a black hat, a gray hoodie and a black coat) ride off with her child’s yellow/black GMC road bike.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Hit and run collision – 11pm. The owner of a 2005 Toyota Corolla and other witnesses told officers that the driver of a silver 4-door sedan backed out of a parking space and struck his vehicle. The striking vehicle then fled the scene.

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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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Public Safety Night 2014

Mount Rainier Public Safety Night 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pscZQJlWxNw&feature=youtu.be

Monday, December 15, 2014

Police Report: December 7-13

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.

December 13th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:10pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MIR – 2:40pm. Officers responded for the report of unknown trouble. Upon their arrival they discovered that a male and a female were arguing. Another male stepped in to defend the female in the argument. This upset the other male so the two started to fight. The female then called police. All partied were found to be intoxicated and uncooperative. Officers exchanged information and advised all partied to pursue charges through the commissioner’s office if they chose to do so. 

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 7:10pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Ford truck for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued several traffic citations and his truck was impounded.

December 12th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Theft from auto – 8:55am. The victim told officers that that she was pumping gas when she noticed a man in her vehicle stealing her purse. The victim said that she ran around her vehicle and tried to grab the purse from the suspect as he was entering a silver sedan. The victim stated that the man was able to shut the door and make good on his escape with her purse.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Burglary – 9:35am. The reporting person told officers that he was a maintenance employee for Kaywood Apartments and was doing some work in a vacant apartment on December 11th.  He left his tools in the apartment when he left for the day. When he returned to work today he discovered that someone had broken into the apartment, but nothing was missing from inside.

December 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

December 10th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Emergency petition – 1:35am. The reporting person told officers that a man had contacted an ex-girlfriend and advised that he wanted to kill himself by taking a large quantity of pills. Officers spoke to the man and found him to be very hostile and upset. They determined that based on his actions and statements that he needed to go to a medical facility for an emergency evaluation. He was subsequently taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vandalism to auto – 11am. The owner of a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser told officers that sometime between 2pm on the 9th and the time she called police someone broke out a side window on her vehicle.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 2:45pm. The reporting person told officers that he parked and secured his work truck at about 8:30 this morning. When he came back to the truck at about 1pm he discovered that someone had broken in through a passenger side door and stole several tools and personal items.

4200 block of 34th Street: M/V collision – 8:10pm. The officers’ investigation revealed that a 2007 Nissan struck a parked 2006 Mini Cooper. The driver of the Nissan did not have a license and there was an MSP pick up order for the tags. The driver was issued several traffic citations and released. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA. 

December 9th:

4000 block of 30th Street: Theft – 10:10am. The reporting person came into the police station and told officers that on December 6th at about 7:30am he discovered that someone had stolen his Christmas wreath off his front porch.

3700 block of 36th Street: Theft – 11:25am. The victim told officers that his house was in foreclosure and abandoned. When he went to check the property this morning he discovered that someone had broken into the house through a first floor window and stole the copper piping and some of the radiators. He also discovered gang graffiti spray painted on the interior walls and on an outside shed.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: 1st degree assault – 8:35pm. Officers responded to the area for the report of the sound of shots. Officers searched the basement area of an apartment building and located several spent shell casings. Officers then received additional information that a victim of a gunshot wound was transported to a local hospital by a citizen. Officers responded to the hospital and learned that the victim had had been shot one time. Upon speaking to the victim he advised that he was in the laundry room when two black males with ski masks on approached him from behind and demanded he empty his pockets. He complied and ran from the laundry room. As he fled the two began firing at him striking him once. The victim fled to a local business where he was met by a friend who drove him to the hospital for treatment. His wound was not considered life threatening. Further investigation revealed that the victim’s apartment had been forcibly entered. The officers checked the apartment for possible suspects finding none. They did however locate suspected narcotics in plain view. With the assistance of Prince George’s County Police detectives a search warrant was obtained for the apartment. Officers recovered a considerable quantity of marijuana and US Currency, two illegal firearms and a bullet resistant vest. The investigation is ongoing. 

December 8th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI – 3:30am. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a vehicle with a suspended registration. Officers stopped the vehicle and further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and he was under the influence of alcohol. He failed all standard field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test for alcohol. He was issued several traffic citations and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Attempt theft from auto – 8:50am. The owner of a 2001 Plymouth Neon told officers that she heard the car alarm going off at about 1am on December 7th. She went out to her vehicle and discovered that the driver’s door lock had been damaged and the door was ajar. She said that nothing was missing from the vehicle and that the alarm scared off the suspect.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 9:50am. Officers patrolling the area saw a man urinating in public. They stopped to issue him a citation for the violation and learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of 34th Street: Theft – 2:40pm. A woman came into the police station to report a theft of her vehicle tags. She told officers that after a recent move to Georgia she mailed her tags to her son in Mount Rainier so he could turn them in to MVA. She showed the officers a receipt showing that the tags were mailed on November 25th and allegedly arrived on the 27th; however, she stated that the tags never arrived.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 6:55pm. The store manager told officers that two black males and a black female came into the store. She said that one of the men placed some DiGiorno Pizzas inside of his bag and went to exit the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The store security guard attempted to block the subjects exit but they pushed past him and fled on foot into DC.

December 7th:

3900 block of 33rd Street: Stolen auto – 12:35am. The owner of a 2001 Chrysler told officers that he parked his vehicle at about 11pm and when he returned for it just after midnight he discovered that it had been stolen.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

4200 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:30pm. The owner of a 1998 Nissan told officers that he returned to his vehicle this afternoon and discovered that someone had broken out the rear passenger window on the driver’s side.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft - 7:20pm. The victim told officers that she left work to get coffee at about 10:30 this morning leaving her purse behind. She returned to work and at about 3pm when she went to get money for lunch she discovered that her wallet and $120 was missing from the purse. No suspects were identified and the manager told officers that he would review the store’s video surveillance recording to see if any evidence was recorded.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Police Report: November 30 - December 6

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.

December 6th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Domestic assault – 1am. Officers responded for the report of loud noise coming from an apartment. When the officers arrived they observed blood on the steps leading to the apartment. They spoke with the resident/victim who told them that she and her boyfriend/suspect got into an argument. The argument turned physical and the man grabbed her by her hair and shoved her into a wall. The victim locked herself in a bedroom to get away from the man and heard him breaking things before fleeing the apartment just before the police arrived. She said the blood was not hers and that it came from the suspect when he broke a mirror. The officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment and advised the victim of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

2900 block of Upshur Street: Stolen auto – 6:05am. The owner of a 1999 Toyota told officers that sometime between 6:30pm on the 5th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 11:30am. The owner of a 2000 Toyota told officers that came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken into her vehicle through a rear passenger side vent window and stole several items of her personal property from inside.

4300 block of 30th Street: Vandalism to auto – 1:15pm. The reporting person told officers that he left his mother’s 2012 Honda parked and secured at about 2am this morning. When he returned to the vehicle he discovered damage to a rear passenger window and the interior ransacked. There did not appear to be anything missing from the vehicle at the time of the report.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 1:15pm. The owner of a 1998 Toyota told officers that he came out to his vehicle this afternoon and discovered that someone had broken into his vehicle through a rear passenger side vent window and stole several items of her personal property from inside.

December 5th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:55pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Nissan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended for an emissions violations and the driver had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. The driver was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

December 4th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Traffic arrest – 8:40am. Officers stopped to investigate an illegally parked vehicle with music playing at an excessive level. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and had been suspended at least four times in the last year. As officers were attempting to issue the driver the appropriate citations he became very uncooperative and attempted to leave the scene multiple times. As a result he was arrested for the violations, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Varnum Street: 2nd degree assault – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a dispute. As they arrived they saw a woman push another female to the ground. The woman was found to be highly intoxicated, uncooperative and causing a disturbance within the household. Officers were also shown a cell phone video of the woman assaulting other members of the household just minutes prior to the officers’ arrival. The woman was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 3rd:

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft – 9:40am. The resident told officers that sometime between 9:30pm on the 2nd and 7:30am this morning someone stole eight decorative garden bricks out of her yard.

2500 block of Allison Street: Assault – 5:40pm. A 15 year old girl told officers that at about 2pm this afternoon she was cleaning house when her father got upset at her for leaving dishes in the sink and kids toys on the floor. She said that her father grabbed her by the neck, squeezed her and threw her into a TV. The victim could not notify police at the time of the incident because she had no accesses to a phone. When her mother came home she called police. Officers assisted the victim and her mother with transportation to the Commissioner’s Office to apply for charges. Officers also contacted Child Protective services and advised them of the incident.

December 2nd:

Nothing significant to report.

December 1st:

3000 Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 9am. The owner of a 2015 Honda told officers that sometime between 7pm on November 30th and the time she called police someone stole the Maryland temp tag (291077T) off her vehicle.

4400 block of 31st Street: Theft – 10:55am. The victim told officers that her son and his girlfriend were over for Thanksgiving. She said that she had her iPhone on charge in the bathroom and when she went to retrieve it, it was missing. She later discovered that her son and his girlfriend took the phone. She was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

28th Place and Russell Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 10:15pm. Officers on patrol observed a 1995 Honda traveling at a high rate of speed followed closely by a marked DC police vehicle. The MRPD officers lost sight of both vehicles and began to search the area. They located the Honda in the 4300 block of Kaywood Drive where it tried to intentionally collide with an MRPD police car. The DC cruiser again took up its chase and MRPD again lost sight of both vehicles.  MRPD officers finally located the Honda abandoned on the playground at 28th Place and Russell Avenue. The DC police cruiser could not be located. Witnesses told the officers that the Honda’s driver lost control and went off roadway, then fled on foot towards the 2900 block of Arundel Road. A call to DC police communications revealed that none of their officers notified them that they were in pursuit of a vehicle. A check of the Honda’s registration revealed it had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

November 30th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft of services – 5:40am. A cab driver told officers that he picked up a fare in Hyattsville and drove her to the 2700 block of Queens Chapel Road. The woman got out of the cab and told the cabbie that she was going inside to get money. She never came back. The cabbie described her as a black female, 20-30 years of age, wearing a black coat and blue leans.

3100 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 6:40am. The owner of a 2008 Nissan Versa told officers that he parked his vehicle in the 7-11 parking lot and went inside the store. While he was in the store a 2005 Dodge pulled into the parking lot and struck the rear corner of the bumper of the Nissan. When the owner spoke to the driver of the striking vehicle he denied striking his vehicle. The driver of the striking vehicle then fled the scene. The owner got all of the suspect’s vehicle information and the investigation is continuing.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen auto (recovered) – 7am. Officers were notified that the 2013 Acura stolen from the 4300 block of 28th Place was recovered in the 7200 block of Adelphi Road at about 1:30am this morning. The person driving the vehicle at the time of recovery was arrested.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 12:55pm. The owner of a 2007 Honda CRV told officers that sometime prior to his call to police someone entered the vehicle, ransacked it, and stole approximately $20 in change. With the help of a witness further investigation led officers to believe that two juveniles were going through the parking lot looking for unlocked cars. One of the juveniles entered the victim’s vehicle and took the change. Officers were able to locate the suspects several hours later. One of the suspects was found to be in possession of a large amount of change. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:45pm. Officers stopped a 2014 Toyota Camry for driving without headlights. The driver was very uncooperative and refused to provide identification. Officers eventually issued the driver a criminal citation for refusing to obey a lawful order and charged him with the appropriate traffic citations. 

3100 block of Chillum Road: Assault – 10:45pm. Officers were called to the 7-11 to deal with two individuals involved in a confrontation. Further investigation revealed that there was an argument between the two over one of them disapproving of the other dating his sister. During the argument one of the men picked up a brick and threatened the other man. The other countered by displaying a knife and warning that he would defend himself. Neither subject physically touched the other. Due to different accounts of the story the incident was documented and both parties were instructed how to file charges through the Commissioner’s office. One of the men was transported to the Commissioner’s office so he could apply for a protective order.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Decorating for the holidays


Mount Rainier in Top 20 Most Improved Cities in Maryland

Safe Choice Security names Mount Rainier one of top 20 most improved cities in Maryland.

"Comparing the crime rates of 2007 to 2012, as based on the FBI Crime Reporting Statistics, we have uncovered that there are twenty Maryland cities which have had a significant decrease in crime over that five year period.

It is largely through a renewed commitment by individual police departments to take back their streets that these cities have become safer places to live and do business. Many have implemented new procedures, programs and increased patrols to make a dent in their crime rates. In our overview of these greatly improved cities, you will discover what it takes to transform a high crime rate into a much more reasonable one."


You can see the complete list of most improved cities here: http://www.safechoicesecurity.com/blog/20-cities-in-maryland-with-the-most-improved-crime-rate/



Police Report: November 23-29

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.

November 29th:

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Burglary – 10:25am. The resident told officers that she was absent from her home from about 2pm on the 28th to about 12:45pm today. She said that when she returned she discovered that the rear door to the residence had been broken and that the house had been rummaged through. The victim does not believe that anything was missing as she is in the process of moving and that most of the house is boxed up.

3800 block of 35th Street: Vandalism to auto – 12:45pm. The owner of a 2008 Mazda told officers that he came out to move his vehicle and discovered a dent in the front fender. Officers observed the outline of a shoe print on the fender identifying how the dent was made.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Hit and run collision – 1pm. The owner of a 2010 Dodge Charger told officers that she was in a left turn lane on Queens Chapel Road when the vehicle in front of her made an erratic move causing her to stop quickly. The vehicle behind her failed to stop and rear ended her. The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene without exchanging information.

November 28th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 9:30pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for 2nd degree assault. She was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

November 27th:

Nothing significant to report.

November 26th:

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Assault/trespassing – 1:25am. Officers responded for the report of a man trespassing and causing a disturbance. When they arrived they spoke with the store clerk who said that the man had been in the store for an extended period and was harassing other customers. He was asked to leave by the clerk but refused. He cursed at the clerk and threw food at him. When the officers asked the man to leave he again refused. He was arrested, charged with simple assault and trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 34th Street: Concealed weapon – 2am. Officers observed a suspicious person wearing a ski mask walking in the middle of the street. The officers stopped him for a field interview and when they tried to pat him down for weapons he pushed away from them and tried to run away. After a brief struggle he was placed into custody and searched. The search revealed that he was in possession of a concealed, loaded .38 caliber revolver. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with possession of a concealed deadly weapon and other charges. PGPD robbery detectives interviewed the man and assisted in taking his statement. MSP Troopers from the Maryland Gun center assisted with researching the man’s criminal history and advised MRPD officers of the appropriate criminal charges to place against him.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen vehicle – 3:15pm. The reporting person told officers that he dropped the owner of a 2013 Acura off at the airport at about 6:50am this morning. He drove the vehicle back home and parked it. When he came back for the vehicle this afternoon he discovered that it had been stolen.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Burglary – 4:05pm. The resident told officers that he returned home to discover that his front door had been kicked in and several items of his personal property had been stolen from the living and bedroom areas. Neighbors told officers that they heard noises in the hallway but believed they were caused by maintenance personnel. No evidence was recovered.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 8:55am. The store manager told officers that he saw a black female come into the store and begin browsing in the undergarments section. The manager and two witnesses said they saw the woman place several items of merchandise into her purse. One of the witnesses approached the woman but was unable to stop her from leaving the store without paying for the items. She was observed leaving the area on foot towards 30th Street and Queens Chapel Road. A canvass of the area for the woman proved negative.

November 25th:

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Theft – 1:20pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male came into the store, selected two sandwiches and put them in his coat pocket. He then left the store without paying for the items.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 2:20pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Ford Taurus that had a suspended registration and had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 4:45pm. Officers responded to the Luskin’s Plaza are for a possible fight. While canvassing the area they stopped an individual for a field interview. The officers immediately smelled the odor of marijuana about his person and upon further investigation he was found to be in possession of marijuana and CDA paraphernalia. He was also found to be wearing a GPS monitoring device on his ankle. Juvenile Services was contacted about the monitoring device and they told the officers to deliver him to their custody. He was charged with possession of CDS and CDS paraphernalia and turned over to Juvenile Services at their facility in Cheltenham.

November 24th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Assault – 8:45am. The victim told officers that she and a male friend became involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. The man left the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers completed a lethality assessment screen and documented the incident. The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers patrolling with an ALPR were alerted to a 2000 Mitsubishi with a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The information was confirmed, the tags seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of Wells Avenue (Built Up Roofing): MIR – 9:20pm. The business owner told officers that he discovered an open door to the business and that he suspected someone was inside illegally. With the assistance of a K9 unit from Greenbelt PD the building was searched and discovered to be unoccupied. The owner advised that he did not notice anything missing and is unsure of how the door was left open.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 10:55pm. Officers responded for the report of an injured female. When they arrived they found a woman lying unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell. The female was given medical treatment and transported to a local hospital. Further investigation revealed that the female was in the stairwell speaking to a black male who was wearing dark colored clothing. The man struck the woman breaking her jaw and rendering her unconscious. The incident is still under investigation and PGPD detectives responded and are assisting.

November 23rd:

3100 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – Officers responded for the report of a disorderly person. When the officers arrived the suspect had left the residence but was located nearby. A warrant check revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 32nd Street: Attempt Burglary – 12:35pm. The homeowner told officers that as he arrived home he saw two black males between the ages of 15-17 YOA wearing dark color hats, grayish jackets and dark color pants walking down his drive way. When he went into the house he discovered shattered glass on the floor from the back door and the kitchen window screen pulled out and placed against the wall. Nothing was reported stolen from the house. The scene was processed for evidence with negative results. The two suspects could not be located.

2900 block of Allison Street: Disorderly – 4:50pm. Officers arrested a violently disorderly woman who refused to leave the premises after being served with a protective order. She was charged with disorderly conduct and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 7:45pm. Officers impounded the remains of a 2004 Nissan Altima that had been destroyed by fire. The owner told the officers that he parked the vehicle about 45 minutes before it was discovered burning. Fire/rescue personnel extinguished the fire but did not identify a possible cause.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.