Monday, December 21, 2015

Police Report: December 13-19

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 19th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 12:20am. Officers impounded a 2010 Toyota Tundra for being parked in a handicapped space without a permit.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): EPS – 3:50am. Officers patrolling the area saw a man lying in the parking lot who appeared to be unconscious. Further investigation revealed that he had previously been acting erratically and was exhibiting all the signs of being under the influence of PCP. EMS arrived on the scene and he was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical and psychiatric evaluation.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary – 12:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived they checked the home and found no one inside. Further investigation revealed that the suspect(s) entered the home from an upstairs window and were startled by the victim returning home. A cell phone was the only item reported stolen. The scene was processed for evidence and PGPD detectives were notified of the crime for follow-up. 

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto): Theft – 2pm. Store employees told officers that a black male came into the store, picked up a car battery from a shelf and left the store without paying for it. Store management tried unsuccessfully to locate the suspect as did the officers canvassing the area.

December 18th:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Tampering – 1am. The owner of a 2007 Chevy told officers that while sitting in his house with the window open he heard the door to his car open. When he looked out to investigate he saw a man about 6’ tall wearing a big puffy jacket and a ski mask standing by the car’s open door. When he yelled out to the man he immediately fled the area on foot. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect to no avail. The victim stated that his vehicle was unlocked and nothing was taken.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:40am. Officers canvassing the area for the suspect in the above tampering incident stopped a man fitting the general description given by the victim. Further investigation revealed that he was not involved in the tampering but did have two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for trespassing and destruction of property. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal Citation – 9:25am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 3:40pm. Store employees told officers that a black male in his early to mid- twenties came into the store and stole several items of clothing valued at under $100. The suspect fled on foot and a canvass of the area was met with negative results.

One Municipal Place: Criminal Citation – 3:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of 35th Street: Criminal Citation (x2) – 4:20pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: Criminal Citation – 6:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

December 17th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Robbery (arrest). On November 27th a home invasion robbery occurred in an apartment in the 2900 block of Arundel. Shortly after the robbery PGPD detectives developed a possible suspect through investigatory measures. The victim was shown a six person photographic array at which time he identified the female suspect as a principal participant in the robbery. Detectives obtained a warrant for her arrest charging her with home invasion robbery, 1st degree assault and various other charges. With the assistance of the PGPD Fugitive Unit she was located at an address in NE DC where she was arrested. During questioning after her arrest she waived her rights and provided a statement admitting her involvement in the robbery.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 12:05pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Jeep Liberty for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and the vehicle’s registration expired back in May. The driver was charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded. 

4700 block of 27th Street: Fraud – 1:45pm. The victim reported that he was made aware of two consumer accounts that were opened in his name without his consent or knowledge. Both fraudulent accounts originated in the state of Michigan. The victim has contacted the credit reporting agencies and is in the process of repairing his credit report.

December 16th:

4200 block of 30th Street: MIR – 3pm. Officers responded for the report of a person soliciting. He was located, identified and found to be soliciting for an energy company. He was advised of the City’s solicitation permit process and released.

Russell Avenue and Kaywood Drive: Recovered stolen auto – 9:10pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license late reader were alerted to a 1996 Honda Accord reported stolen from an address in Montgomery County on December 15th. The vehicle had a defeated ignition but was drivable and still had both tags attached. The vehicle was impounded and Montgomery County Police were notified of the recovery.

December 15th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 12:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 9:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Found property – 8:20am. Officers took possession of a wallet found by a citizen on the side walk at the corner of Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street.  The wallet contained several debit cards and identification cards. The wallet was placed into MRPD property for safe keeping. 

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3500 block of Newton Place: Vehicle impound – 11:20qm. Officers impounded a 2004 Honda that was unregistered and had no tags attached.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MIR – 12:30pm. A man reported that he purchased four airline tickets at the Mount Rainier Variety Store back in September. When he attempted to confirm the tickets with the airline he was told that the tickets were not valid. Officers spoke with the owner/manager who said that the tickets were reserved but were cancelled because her store didn’t complete the purchase. The store owner/ manager made a new reservation today and she will notify Lopez when everything is clear for him to travel. 

Queenstown Drive and Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 12:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

December 14th:

Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: M/V collision – 2:55am. The driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry told officers that he was coming around the traffic circle when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a curb and a light pole. The vehicle was disabled and was impounded. Pepco was notified of the damage to the pole. 

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: M/V collision – 2:10pm. Investigation revealed that two cars were stopped at a stop sign. The first car started to proceed through the intersection and abruptly stopped. The second car did not stop and rear ended the first. The driver and passenger in the first car were taken to a local hospital for a checkup for minor injuries.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 2:40pm. Officers impounded a 1994 Honda that was parked in the roadway displaying expired tags.

December 13th:

Nothing significant to report.

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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Police Report: December 6-12

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 12th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 1:10am. Officers responded for the report of a man passed out in front of an apartment building. The officers located the individual who was unresponsive. When they got him to come around he was unable to answer basic questions and showed that he was not in the correct state of mind. He was taken to a local hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency medical/psychiatric evaluation.

3500 block of Otis Street: Stolen auto – 8:30am. Officers learned that the victim/owner of a 2001 Honda Odyssey started his van to warm it up. While the vehicle was running a woman and a man jumped into the vehicle and drove off with it. The victim, accompanied by his cousin, saw the van being stolen and got into another vehicle and gave chase. As he was pursuing his van he saw it slow down and watched the male suspect jump out of the passenger side. The victim chased him on foot and was struggling with him trying to hold him. The female suspect continued to drive the van and turned down Cedarcroft Place in Brentwood which is a dead end. The cousin blocked the van so it could not exit the street. At that time the woman drove down the sidewalk were she struck a house disabling the vehicle and proceeded to flee on foot. Officers located the female a short time later in the 3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue and took her in to custody. She was charged with motor vehicle theft and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The male suspect was found to have an open warrant from January of 2014 charging him with motor vehicle theft. He was arrested, charged with stealing the van and other charges, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 11th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 6:20pm. Officers spoke to the store clerk who said that a customer came into the store, concealed several items of merchandise in his pants and left the store without paying for the items. Officers found the man in the parking lot still in possession of the stolen items. He was arrested, charged with theft on a criminal citation and released.

December 10th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Robbery – 3:30pm. The victim told officers that he was walking down Wells Avenue when he was approached by three black males aged 20-30. The three males stopped him and one of them pointed a gun at his head and demanded his money. He surrendered cash from his wallet and pockets. All three suspects immediately fled towards Perry Street where they got into a silver van parked at 37th and Perry and drove off towards 38th Street then unknown. Officers canvassed the area in search of the suspects with negative results.  The victim was taken to PGPD to be interviewed by District I robbery detectives.

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 4:20pm. Officers were notified by PGPD detectives that a laptop computer stolen in a burglary back on April 23rd was recovered at the Super Pawn Pawnshop in Laurel. The detectives notified the owner/victim of the recovery.

December 9th:

One Municipal Place: Disorderly – 9am. Officers stopped to issue a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public. The woman became disorderly and refused to cooperate with the officers. A struggle ensued and officers were forced to deploy a Taser to get the woman under control and under arrest. She was charged with drinking in public, disorderly conduct and assaulting two police officers before being remanded to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. One officer was treated for a minor injury at Washington Adventist Hospital.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 12:35pm. The resident reported the theft of a red bin that her children placed on the curb two weeks ago.

4300 block of 28th Street: Tampering – 6:40pm. The reporting person told officers that she saw a group of juveniles open the driver side door of a 2013 Buick with DC tags. When she yelled at the group they all ran away in an unknown direction. Officers inspected the vehicle and found no damage; and surmised that it may have been left unlocked by the registered owner.

4100 block of 31st Street: Protective order – 11:55pm. Officers served a protective order on a woman that had been obtained by her son. She left the property in compliance with the order.

December 8th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Returned runaway – 8:30am. Officers learned that a 16 year old boy reported missing by his father on November 24th returned home on December 3rd.  The teen was in good condition and had been staying at a friend’s house in Riverdale.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): 1st degree assault – 11:20am. Officers responded for the report of a theft that had just occurred. When they arrived they learned that a woman had dropped her wallet in the Family Dollar store earlier in the day. She left her name and phone number with the store manager in case anyone returned it. A short time later a man (victim) stated that he found the wallet and turned it into the store. Store employees notified the woman, and when she came in to retrieve her wallet discovered that $50 was missing. She located the man who turned in the wallet to the store and demanded her money back. When he said that he didn’t have her money a physical fight ensued. The man punched the female several times to get her away from him whereupon the woman slashed the man’s arm with a bottle causing approximately a 10-inch deep laceration. Officers placed the female under arrest, charged her with 1st degree assault and other charges and delivered her to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. 

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Fraud – 2:15pm. The victim told officers that she was defrauded out of $1,000 by a man purportedly representing her mortgage company. When the man called and requested another thousand she became suspicious and call the company directly. The mortgage company conducted their own investigation and determined that it was fraud and not one of their representatives.

3800 block of 34th Street: Possession with intent to distribute a CDS – 11:40pm. Officers patrolling the area observed a group of individuals loitering outside the Alife Market wearing ski masks. The officers stopped and conducted a filed interview with the individuals and discovered that one of them, a 17 year old male juvenile was in possession of marijuana, a digital scale, and packaging material. He was arrested, charged with PWID and released to his parents pending Juvenile Court review.

December 7th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 12:05am. Officers impounded a 2007 Hyundai Sonata for displaying DC tags that expired in April of 2013.

4100 block of 29th Street: Burglary – 3:30pm. The resident told officers that he returned home this afternoon after being gone a couple of days and discovered that a rear bedroom window was ajar and the lock broken. When he inspected the home he found that a laptop, TV, headphones and a digital camera had been stolen. Officers processed the scene for evidence and PGPD burglary detectives were notified.

4700 block of 27th Street (rear parking lot): Robbery – 7:30pm. The victim told officers that as he was arriving home he was followed into the lot by a light colored, possibly a Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300. Once he got out of his car two suspects exited the suspect vehicle, one of whom produced a handgun and demanded he empty his pockets. The suspect with the handgun stole his cell phone and told him to lie on the ground. He complied and the suspects got back into the car (driven by a third suspect) and fled the area in an unknown direction. A search of the area for the suspects and their vehicle was negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation. Suspect #1 was described as a black male in his 20’s, 5’10’’ tall with a thin build, wearing a dark hoodie, armed with a black semi-auto handgun. Suspect #2 and suspect #3 were both described as a black males 5’10’’ tall with a thin build.

3700 block of 36th Street: Warrant service – 11:55p. Officers stopped to investigate a vehicle parked in the middle of the block. Their investigation revealed that it was occupied by an individual wanted for threats of arson by Prince George’s fire investigators. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 6th:

Nothing significant to report.

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 07, 2015

Prince George's Gov't Closed Christmas Day

Prince George's County government offices will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015 in observance of the Christmas holiday. This closing includes:

·         Animal Services Facility - (3750 Brown Station Road)

·         Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

·         Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center

·         Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site (Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill)

·         Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site (Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill)

·         Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site (Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill)

·         Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance and Recycling Center

·         Prince George's County Yard Waste Composting Facility

·         Prince George's County Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

·         Bulky Trash Collection (By appointment only)

·         Trash Collection in County Contracted Areas

·         Curbside Recycling Collection

The Bus, will not operate on Friday, December 25, 2015.  Regular operations of The Bus will resume on Monday, December 28, 2015. In addition, the County's Para-Transit and Call-A-Bus service will not operate on Friday, December 25, 2015. Normal operations of the Para-transit services and Call-A-Bus will resume on Monday, December 28, 2015. 

The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 28, 2015.

In addition, Prince George's CountyClick 3-1-1 will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015 and will return to normal operations on Monday, December 28, 2015.  However, residents can still submit service/issue requests online at www.countyclick311.com/

For more information regarding Prince George's County Government office closures, contact CountyClick 3-1-1.

 

 

Police Report: November 29 - December 5

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 5th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 4am. Officers interviewed a woman who said that after a night of drinking her boyfriend used a brick to break the driver’s door window and rear window of her 2002 Toyota Camry. She said that he also struck her several times but did not show any visible signs of being assaulted. The boyfriend had fled the area prior to the officers’ arrival. The victim was advised of her options with the District Court Commissioner. She was offered a ride to the Commissioner’s office but refused.

3300 block of Otis Street: Threat of arson – 6:35am. Officers responded for the report of an unwanted guest. When they arrived they learned that the victim’s daughter’s boyfriend came into the home through the daughter’s bedroom window. The boyfriend eventually left but before doing so threated to return and burn the house down. Officers contacted the PGFD fire investigator’s office who began a criminal investigation. MRPD officers later learned that after interviewing the victim fire investigators obtained an arrest warrant for the boyfriend charging him with threatening the crime of arson.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

December 4th:

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – Officers stopped a 2000 Plymouth after learning that that the tags displayed were listed to a Honda. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license, the vehicle was unregistered and the attached tag was a color photocopy. The vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: MIR – 12pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft of vehicle tags. They met with the owner of a 2006 Honda Odyssey who said that she parked her van in back of her house sometime during November 2014 and had not driven it since. When she went out to the vehicle this morning she discovered the vehicle’s tags missing. A registration check revealed that the registration expired in April of this year; and there was a pick up order for the tags. Officers are following up with MVA to determine if the tags were seized pursuant to the pick up order.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 7:45pm. The complainant showed officers where someone had spray painted offensive language on the roadway. There were no witnesses and no evidence was recovered. Public Works was notified to remove the paint.

December 3rd:

3500 block of Perry Street: M/V collision – 1:25am. Officers investigating a motor vehicle collision found that the driver of a 2001 Jaguar rear ended a parked 2012 Hyundai. They determined that the driver of the Jaguar was under the influence of a CDS. She was arrested and taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation due to her intoxicated state. Her vehicle was impounded and charges for driving under the influence are pending.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers observed a 2001 Acura parked with a front tag affixed to the rear of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the tag belonged on another vehicle that was unregistered. The tag was removed and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 12:20pm. A woman came into the police station to report a theft that occurred on November 26th. She said that she has 20-30 guests for dinner on Thanksgiving and they placed their coats on her bed while they were there. She later discovered that a watch and her wedding ring had been stolen from the bedroom.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 4:40pm. Officers investigating a motor vehicle collision found that the driver of a 2008 Dodge truck failed to pay full time and attention to his driving and struck a parked 2002 Jaguar.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 8:45pm. An officer patrolling with an automated license late reader received an alert for a 2009 Mitsubishi with a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The officer stopped the vehicle and learned that the vehicle had been stopped for the same violation in October by Mount Rainier Officers and the driver still had not corrected the problem. The tags were removed from the vehicle, the vehicle was impounded and the driver was charged accordingly.

3300 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree assault – 10:10pm. The victim told officers that she was walking home from the 7-11 when a man she knew approached and offered her two bottles of vodka. When she refused and told the man to leave her alone he struck her in the face and grabbed her coat. The victim hit the man with her 7-11 bag and pushed him away whereupon he hit her again, made additional verbal threats and fled on foot. The victim was advised to seek charges and a protective order.

December 2nd:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Sunoco station): Theft from auto – 1:25pm. The owner of a 2005 Ford Explorer told officers that she was pumping gas when she heard her car door close and saw a black male getting into a red Nissan Altima with her purse. She said the suspect vehicle, which was displaying temporary tags, fled north on Queens Chapel Road.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Tampering – 3:45pm. Officers received information from the reporting person that two men were seen trying the door handles on his vehicle at about 2pm. The two men were described as black males, 6’ tall with average builds, and about 40 years of age. A relative of the reporting person recorded the two men on a cell phone and officers are in the process of trying to identify them

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 4pm. Officers responded to the Mount Rainier library for the report of a disorderly person. When they arrived they located the man in question who was yelling and screaming at employees and patrons threatening to assault them. When officers tried to speak with the man it was immediately apparent that he was not acting rational. He told the officers that he worked for the government as a secret agent and could read people thoughts. Officers took him into custody and transported him to a local hospital where they filled a petition for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

December 1st:

3200 Block of Queenstown Drive: Property damage – 8:30am. The owner of a 2001 Ford told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered damage to the car’s left front bumper. The damage may have been caused by another vehicle.

4600 block of 29th Street: MIR – 11:05am. MRPD officers assisted PGPD investigators with the execution of a search and seizure warrant. The resident had posted musical recording equipment on a social media site that had been taken in a burglary. The property was recovered and the suspect was arrested by PGPD.

One Municipal Place: Theft – 1:40pm. On November 25th officers arrested a woman and charged her with disorderly conduct. When she was arrested she was in possession of a cell phone that was receiving messages from the rightful owner that the phone was stolen and he was trying to recover it. After contacting the owner and verifying that the phone was in fact stolen, officers applied for an arrest warrant charging the woman with theft.

November 30th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: MIR – 9:50am. Officers interviewed a woman who said that she has been receiving harassing telephone calls and text messages from a former boyfriend. She was encouraged by the officers to pursue a peace or protective order against the man.

3700 block of 34th Street: Drinking in public – 2:30pm. Officers on patrol came upon a man lying unconscious in the roadway obstructing traffic; and who was almost struck by several vehicles trying to pass. Officers assisted the man out of the roadway and to the side of the road whereupon they saw him take a drink of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested and charged with drinking in public and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4700 block of 25th Street: Suspicious person – 10:55pm. Officers responded for the report of an injured man knocking on apartment doors asking for an ambulance. The reporting person told the officers that a  black male approximately 20-30 years of age, 6’ 00 “ tall, 200lbs, wearing a tan jacket, blue jeans, grey boxers exposed, and a black knit hat knocked on her door. She said the man appeared to have blood in the area of his eye. When she went to call police the man left the building in an unknown direction. Officers searched the area for the man but were not able to locate him.

November 29th:

Nothing significant to report.

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, November 30, 2015

Police Report: November 22-28

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 28th:

Nothing significant to report.

November 27th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Robbery – 10:50am. The victim told officers that he saw a white female knocking on the secured door to his apartment building. The man opened the door for the woman and as he was walking back into his apartment a black male rushed in the door with the female. The man assaulted the victim by punching him repeatedly. The suspects forced their way into the victim’s apartment and the woman stole his flat screen TV from his bedroom and the man stole his cell phone from his pants pocket. Both suspects fled the building on foot. Officers located a witness who said that the suspects got into a dark colored sedan, possibly a Honda, and flee the area. PGPD detectives were called to the scene and are assisting in the investigation.

November 26th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: Burglary – 4:35am. Officers spoke with the two residents who said that a black male broke into their residence through a bedroom window and stole several items of personal property from inside. The suspect was confronted by one of the residents in the driveway as he fled the scene towards the Kaywood apartment complex. Officers searched the area and detained an individual matching the description given them by the residents. He was found in possession of property taken from the residence and the victims positively identified him. Officers searching the area found additional physical evidence linking the suspect to the crime scene. He was arrested, charged with residential burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Vehicle impound – 9:55am. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle abandoned in the roadway. They found a 2005 Chrysler unoccupied in the roadway with a damaged/missing rear wheel. The vehicle was impounded to clear the road and for safekeeping.

November 25th:

One Municipal Place: Disorderly conduct – 9:30am. Officers saw a woman drinking from an open alcoholic beverage container. When they approached to cite her for the violation she became very combative and began yelling obscenities that caused enough of a disturbance that additional officers had to be called to the scene. At one point the woman tried to spray the officers with the alcohol and she was told she was under arrest. She initially resisted but after a brief struggle she was taken into custody, charged with disorderly conduct and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Perry Street: Recovered stolen auto – 2:40pm. Officers were notified by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office that a 1998 Dodge truck reported stolen from the 3200 block of Perry Street on January 15, 2014 was recovered on Crain Highway in Waldorf. Attempts were made to locate the owner w/ negative results. No arrests were made in this case.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft (shoplifting) – 9:10pm. The store clerk told officers that a black female wearing a tie died shirt came into the store, selected several items and walked out without paying for them.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Traffic – 8:25pm. Officers stopped a 2000 Honda for speeding. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

November 24th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 7:10pm. Officers canvassing the area for a reported sound of shots stopped to investigate a suspicious 2014 Ford truck. Their investigation revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in DC back on November 12th. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and DC police were notified of the recovery.

4000 block of 36th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 7:10pm. Officers canvassing the area for a reported sound of shots stopped to investigate a suspicious 2003 Honda Odyssey. Their investigation revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in Hyattsville back on August 14th. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and Hyattsville police were notified of the recovery.

2900 block of Allison Street: Runaway – 7:20pm. The father of a 16 year old teen told officers that he and his son had an argument, after which the boy walked away from home. He said that his son has done this in the past but always returned.

2900 block of Allison Street: Warrant service – 7:20pm. While taking the above runaway report officers learned that the father had an open arrest warrant charging him with 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 23rd:

3000 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism to auto – 8:40am. The owner of a 1999 Ford F150 truck told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that the rear driver’s side window was broken. The owner said that he did not notice anything stolen from his truck.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: M/V collision – 4:40pm. Officers investigating the collision learned that a Honda Civic driving on Queens Chapel Road switched lanes and struck a Chevy Malibu. The Civic then rear ended a Mazda 3 before crossing the median and striking a Toyota Tundra in the oncoming lane. The driver of the Civic suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported and the Civic was impounded.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 6:45pm. The driver of a 2005 Chrysler van told officers that while driving East on Queens Chapel Road he was rear ended twice by an unidentified second vehicle which fled the scene towards Chillum Road.

November 22nd:

3700 block of 35th Street: Domestic – 3am. The victim told officers that she had an active protection order against her husband who entered her residence without her consent. Officers verified the order and arrested the man who was still on the scene. He was charged with violating the court order and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Trespassing – 3:20am. Officers arrested a man who had been previously banned from the store by management. He was charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 36th Street: Theft from auto – 10:45am. The owner of a 2015 Jeep told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and found both doors open and several items of his personal property stolen from inside.

4600 block of 25th Street: Lost property – 1:30pm. The reporting person told officers that he mistakenly left his cell phone in a Lyft private car service vehicle. He contacted the driver who said that his next fare was a group of men who were dropped off in the 4600 block of 25th Street. When he pinged his phone it did come back to the area of an apartment building but not to a specific apartment. Officers attempted to ascertain an apartment number from a Lyft representative but company policy would not allow that information to be released.

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?

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Police Report: November 15-21

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 21st:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Emergency petition – 2:45am. Officers responded for the report of an individual who wanted to commit suicide and was armed with a knife and a hatchet. Upon arrival the officers encountered the man on the front porch. He was in possession of the weapons, however he discarded them when the officers approached. He told the officers that he wanted to harm himself because he was depressed over relationship issues. He was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the custody of the medical staff for a psychiatric evaluation.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 3:20am. Officers on patrol observed a disturbance in the roadway. Further investigation revealed that two men were intoxicated and appeared to have engaged in a physical altercation. One of the men had facial injuries but was uncooperative and refused medical attention. Officers discovered that the second man had open containers of an alcoholic beverage in his vehicle. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and officers are investigating to determine if assault charges can be filed.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Citizen robbery – 5:10am. Officers were flagged down by a woman who wanted to report a robbery that occurred on or about October 21st 2015. She told the officers that she was robbed of her jewelry at knife point. During the alleged robbery the suspect was able to ascertain the victim’s phone number and has been sending pictures of himself to her. The victim said she was scared and that was the reason she waited so long to report the incident to police. The officers documented the incident and the information was forwarded to the Prince George’s County Investigative Unit.

4100 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 9:35am. The owner of a 2013 Acura reported that someone broke into his vehicle through the driver’s side rear window and stole several items of his personal property from the back seat.

4400 block of 29th Street: Parking violation – 12:30pm. Officers responded for the report of un unauthorized vehicle parked in a residential handicapped space. Officers contacted the vehicle’s owner and requested that she move her car. The owner refused because she has concerns about the validity of the assigned space. Officers issued the vehicle a parking citation. The officers noted that there is an ongoing neighbor dispute about street parking and their efforts to mediate the situation were unsuccessful. 

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Strong arm robbery – 3:05pm. The victim told officers that he was giving four individuals directions when he was attacked, hit by a brick, and had his cell phone stolen. The suspects fled to a gas station located at 38th Street and Rhode Island Avenue where officers located and detained them. The victim positively identified the four suspects as his assailants. They were arrested and taken to Prince George’s County Investigative Unit for questioning. Several hours later officers learned from investigators that the victim was in fact the perpetrator in the incident. He was charged with 1st degree assault.

November 20th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 11:45am. Officers stopped a 1999 Ford for driving in the wrong lane of traffic. Once the vehicle was stopped the driver fled from the vehicle on foot. Officers gave chase and apprehended him several blocks away. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and the vehicle was displaying tags issued to another and was uninsured. The driver was arrested, issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 1:15pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: MIR – 4pm. The reporting person told officers he works as a special police officer in DC and lost is SPO license somewhere between his residence and the bus stop a few blocks away.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Fraud – 4pm. The victim told officers that an unauthorized individual opened a Dish Network account in his name over a year ago. The victim was only made aware of the situation when he received a letter from a collection agency. The incident was documented and will be investigated by Dish Network’s fraud department.  

November 19th:

33rd and Perry Streets: Vehicle impound – 8:20am. Officers impounded a 2002 Volvo that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

4600 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:50am. Officers impounded a 1996 Toyota for displaying tags that expired in September of 2014.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Missing person – 11:20am. The reporting person told officers that his 30 year old brother had been missing since November 13th.  He said that when he last saw his brother he was depressed over losing his job and has an alcoholism problem. He does not know where his brother may have gone and said that his brother does not have a cell phone, credit cards and little cash. PGPD detectives were notified and requested to assist in the investigation.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft – 2:40pm. The reporting person came in to the police station and told officers that he ordered a cell phone on eBay back on October 29th. The phone was supposed to be delivered within three days but it never arrived.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: EPS – 3:50pm. A woman told officers that her husband had not been taking his prescribed psychiatric medication and was acting angrily. Officers tried to speak with him but he barricaded himself in his bedroom and told the officers that he was unsure if he was going to hurt himself or his wife. The officers were able to gain entry to the bedroom and safely take him into custody. Fire/rescue personnel transported him to a local hospital where he was released to medical staff for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

November 18th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft (shoplifting) – 12:40am. The reporting person told officers that a black male walked into the store, helped himself to one 16 ounce can of Red Bull and left the store without paying for it. The man came back a few minutes later and took two, 16 ounce cans of Red Bull and two 20 ounce cans of Red Bull and left the store without paying for those. The suspect was last seen going north on Bunker Hill Road. A canvass of the area was conducted with negative results. The value of the stolen property is estimated at $20.

November 17th:

4100 block of 34th Street: Burglary - 12am. The resident told officers that he returned to his home at about midnight and discovered one of the side windows was broken. Officers checked the house for suspects with negative results and determined that entry had been made through the broken window and the suspects left through the back door. The resident advised that two radios, a desktop computer and a laptop were stolen from the house. The house is currently unoccupied and this is the third time it has been broken into.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD HQ): Warrant service – 2:20am. A man came into the police station to surrender on an open arrest warrant. Officers confirmed the existence of the warrant which was through Prince George’s County for assault. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 16th:

30th Street and Bunker Hill Road: EPS – 1:05pm. Officers patrolling the area observed a woman walking in the middle of the road and screaming. It was apparent from her condition that she was under the influence pf PCP. She was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist hospital and turned over to medical personnel for evaluation and treatment.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft – 1:25pm. The victim told officers that she had her 2015 Cadillac Escalade shipped to her family in Nigeria through a private company. The family reported that when the vehicle arrived it was missing its registration plates. The shipping company told her that the plates were not on the vehicle when they took possession of it. The plates were entered into NCIC as stolen.

4100 block of 29th Street: MIR – 4:30pm. The resident told officers that he received a text from his neighbor advising him that the police came to his property and left a black bicycle on his front porch. The resident said that the bike was not his and wanted to return it to police custody. Although no one from MRPD left the bike on the property we took custody of it and stored it for safekeeping.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Fraud – 4:55pm. The victim told officers that she received a confirmation e-mail from Verizon for the purchase of a cell phone and accessories which she did make. She learned that someone used her social security number to access her Verizon account and make the fraudulent purchase. Verizon identified the transaction as fraudulent and canceled the order.

November 15th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 1:40am. Officers responded for the report of a collision that had just occurred. When they arrived they located a 2001 Chevy Venture that had been struck by what the driver described as a white Crown Victoria. The striking vehicle fled the scene down 34th Street towards Chillum Road. Officers canvassed the area but could not locate the suspect vehicle.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Theft (shoplifting) - 3:05pm. The store clerk told officers that a black male came into the store, selected several food items and placed them on the sales counter. He asked the clerk for two packs of cigarettes and when the clerk put the cigarettes on the counter the man grabbed all the items and fled the store without paying for them. The suspect was described only as a black male, 6”1” tall wearing dark clothing.

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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Monday, November 16, 2015

Police Report: November 8-14

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 14th:

Nothing significant to report.

November 13th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Recovered handgun – 4:15pm. Officers on a domestic standby learned that a protective order had been served on the male resident. A condition of the order required him to surrender any and all firearms to police. He turned over one handgun to officers and it was secured in the MRPD handgun vault for safekeeping.

November 12th:

3800 block of 34th Street: M/V collision – 7:25am. The driver of a 2009 Honda told officers that after stopping at an intersection looking both ways she proceeded through the intersection. As she drove forward a pedestrian tried to cross the intersection and was struck by the Honda. The pedestrian showed no visible injury but complained of body aches so EMS personnel responded and took her to Prince George’s Hospital for a checkup. The pedestrian was determined to be at fault for failing to obey the pedestrian traffic control device.

4000 block of 34th Street: 1st degree assault (supplement) – 7:30pm. Officers served a felony arrest warrant obtained for an individual that was involved in 1st degree assault on the 11th. He was arrested without incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 11th:

4300 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 12:05am. Officers observed a 2003 Chevy commit a traffic violation. When they tried to stop the vehicle the driver did not stop immediately but continued about two blocks where he tried to make a left turn and struck a retaining wall. The occupants of the fled on foot and the officers were able to apprehend a juvenile female at the scene. The officers were also able to identify one of the fleeing suspects. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen from an address in Hyattsville on November 9th. Additionally, the occupants fit the description of the individuals who committed several citizen robberies in the area that had occurred earlier. PGPD robbery detectives and Hyattsville City Detectives were notified and responded to the scene to assist with a follow-up investigation.

3800 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 2:55am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person knocking on doors in an apartment complex. When the officers arrived they located the individual described by the complainant and learned that he had he had two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on charges of trespassing and driving without a license. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4100 block of 29th Street: Theft – 10:05am. The victim told officers that he parked his bicycle in his front yard at about 9:15am and when he came back for it at about 10am he discovered it had been stolen. He said that he did not secure the bike when he left it in the yard. Whoever was responsible for the theft left a black and white Carpe 57 behind when they stole the victim’s bike. Officers seized that bike for evidence.

4000 block of 34th Street: 1st degree assault – 10:20am. Witnesses told officers that the victim got into a violent altercation with another family member. As a result the victim sustained several severe injuries and was transported to Providence Hospital for treatment. Once at Providence doctors had him moved to MedStar due to the extent of his injuries. Officers were able to interview the victim at MedStar and got a statement that corroborated witness accounts of the incident and confirmed the identity of his assailant. Based on the combines evidence officers applied for and received a felony arrest warrant for the individual charging him with both 1st and 2nd degree assault.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3800 block of 34th Street: Emergency petition – 4:50pm. Officers patrolling the area saw a man seated on a bicycle obstructing traffic. When the officers approached the man they saw that he was incoherent and had a strong odor of PCP about his person. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for treatment.

November 10th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Domestic – 12:20am. Officers responded for the report of a mother having problems with her son. The officers learned that the son has mental disabilities and his mother was trying to discipline him for not wanting to go to bed. The son became startled and pushed his mother and she fell and hit her head. The son was very distraught over what happened and the mother believes it was an isolated incident. Officers documented the incident. 

3400 block of Perry Street: Vandalism to auto – 10:05am. The owner of a 2001 BMW told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that the driver’s side window was smashed out. The vehicle had been ransacked but nothing was reported missing.

4000 block of 29th Street: Vehicle impound – 11am. Officers impounded a 2012 Chevy Colorado for displaying tags that expired back in April. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the truck was impounded.

November 9th:

4600 block of 29th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 11:45am. Officers patrolling the area recovered a 2008 Nissan Rogue that was previously reported stolen from the 2500 block of Queens Chapel Road back on September 27th. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Suspicious person – 12:40pm. A female Hyattsville Middle School student reported that while walking to the bus this morning a white or Hispanic male wearing a mask approached and made disparaging remarks to her. The man walked away and said nothing further. Officer’s and the school documented the incident and officers will patrol the bus top for the next several days to try and identify the man.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 3:35pm. Officers impounded a 2012 Chrysler Pacifica that did not have any tags displayed and was found to be unregistered.

November 8th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:20am. Officers impounded a 2003 Infinity for displaying suspended tags. There was also an MSP pick up order for the tags for noncompliance with safety equipment requirements.

4400 block of 28th Place: Vandalism to auto – 2:50pm. The owner of a 2015 Honda told officers that she came out to her vehicle and discovered several scratches on the car’s rear bumper.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MIR – 5:20pm. A woman told officers that she came to her boyfriend’s residence to confront him about an alleged infidelity. The man told the officers that the woman was irate, uninvited and causing a disturbance. He said he met her outside and physically pushed her away from his apartment and back into her vehicle. Both parties claimed to be victim’s however neither was injured or displayed any visible trauma. They were both advised of their options with a District Court Commissioner.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Assault – 7:25pm. Officers met with the victim who they saw had swelling and redness above and below his right eye. The victim said that he was inside his girlfriend’s apartment when she answered a knock at the door. When she opened the door he former husband came in, punched the victim about the face and head with a closed fist and fled the scene. The victim was treated by EMS personnel at the scene. Officers advised him of his options with a District Court Commissioner.

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.