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.
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34th Street and Arundel Road: MV collision – 3:05pm. Officers investigated a collision and determined that the driver of a 2014 Dodge Dart failed to yield at a red light and struck a 1993 Buick Park Avenue already in the intersection. The Dart was disabled as a result of the accident and was impounded.
4500 block of 32nd Street: MIR (Child custody) – 8am. The complainant told officers that he attempted to drop his children off with their mother at the agreed upon time however she was not home. The complainant wanted it documented that he exhausted his options to contact the mother of the children and could not return them at the arranged time.
3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Lost property – 12:25pm. A man came into the police station to report that sometime between December 15th and the 31st he lost his driver’s license.
2700 block of Arundel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 9:25am. The owner of a 2006 Chrysler told officers that she came out to her vehicle to discover that someone had broken in through the driver’s door. The ignition system had been damaged consistent with someone trying unsuccessfully to steal the vehicle by removing the ignition. Nothing had been stolen from the vehicle and no evidence/witnesses were identified.
4200 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 11:30am. The owner of a 1997 Jeep told officers that he came out to his vehicle to discover that someone had broken in by defeating the driver and passenger side door locks. The interior of the vehicle was ransacked and a small quantity of cash was missing.
4200 block of 34th Street: Domestic assault – 9pm. Officers responded for the report of a person needing medical attention. When they arrived they discovered a woman who had been physically assaulted by a male acquaintance who was still in the apartment. Officers confirmed the assault after observing bruising to the victim’s right shin and thigh. The man was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The victim refused to submit to lethality assessment screening.
Kenilworth Avenue and Tilden Road, Bladensburg: M/V collision – 12:55am. An MRPD officer stopped at a red light was rear ended by a drunk driver. The drunk fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by Bladensburg PD officers. He was taken into custody and transported to the MSP barrack in College Park for a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that he had a BAC of.20, 2½ times the legal limit. He was charged with DWI and other traffic violation related to the collision. The MRPD officer suffered minor injuries in the collision.
4100 block of 29th Street: Found property – 10:20am. The reporting person told officers that as he was taking his recycling out he noticed two loaded handgun magazines by the curb. Officers took possession of the magazines which were extremely weathered. The officers were unable to remove the bullets due to the poor condition of the magazines. Both magazines were logged into MRPD property and marked for destruction.
4200 block of 28th Street: Stolen auto – 7:45pm. The reporting person told officers that sometime between 9pm and 11:50pm tonight someone stole his brother’s 1999 Dodge Caravan. Officers contacted the owner who said that there was nothing of value in the van at the time it was srolen.
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Vacant house fire – 2:50am. Officers received a call to assist DC fire/rescue with a house fire. Once the fire was determined to be in Maryland PGFD responded and extinguished the fire with assistance from DC Fire. While firefighters were busy fighting the fire a water main broke in the front yard of the house. WSSC was notified and responded to shut off the water to the house. Fire investigators responded but could not determine the cause of the fire at the time of the report. The house is a long time vacant property and the owner was unable to be contacted.
3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Vandalism/Theft – 8:10am. Officers responded for the report of a vandalism that had just occurred. The reporting person told officers that a black male, approximately 200 pounds, 35 years of age wearing a black jacket, black pants and green shoes came into the store, heated up a food item in the microwave, fixed a fountain drink and left the store without paying for the items. He returned a short while later and while the clerk was calling the police the man broke a store window before leaving again. Officers searched the area and found the man and took him into custody. He was taken back to the store where the clerk positively identified him. He was arrested, charged with theft and destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Property damage – 10:30am. The owner of a 2013 Honda Civic told officers that he came out to his vehicle and noticed a paint transfer to his front left bumper. There was no other vehicle around the victim’s vehicle so it could not be determined if the damages occurred at this location.
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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