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.
One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 9:30am. Officers stopped a man for drinking from a bottle of Vodka. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a traffic offense. He was issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation and arrested on the warrant. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2700 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 10:15pm. The owner of a 2005 Toyota told officers that he came out to his truck and discovered that someone has slashed all four tires. An unknown male was seen walking nearby, however, he could not be identified as a suspect.
4500 block of 34th Street: Traffic – 10:05am. Officers stopped a 2003 Chevy for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s registration was expired. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.
3300 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 4:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.
4100 block of Kaywood Place: Theft from auto – 3:10am. The owner of a 2008 Dodge Magnum told officers that he heard someone outside his residence tampering with a vehicle. When he looked out his window he saw a black male trying to break into his neighbor’s vehicle. The victim stated that he yelled at the suspect who immediately jumped into a waiting sedan (possibly a newer model black Honda) and fled. The victim went outside and discovered that his vehicle had been broken into but his neighbor’s vehicle was not damaged.
4100 block of Cedar Lane: Criminal citation (x3) – 3:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public. The also issued a second man criminal citations for drinking in public and disorderly conduct.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Vehicle impound – 4:30pm. Officers impounded a 1995 Geo Prizm that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 7:25am. Officers impounded a 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo for displaying registration plates that expired in December of 2014.
2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 8:10am. Officers impounded a 2013 Hyundai for displaying tags issued to another vehicle.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
4000 block of 29th Street: Burglary – 5:30pm. The residents told officers that they received a call from a neighbor letting them know that the back door to their house was open. They did not notify police at the time. When they returned home from work they discovered several items of their personal property had been stolen. They also said that the rear door was unlocked and possibly left open when they left this morning.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary – 6:45pm. The resident told officers that when she returned home this evening she discovered that the metal cable door lock to her living room was broken and her bedroom door was open. There was no damage to the front door to the apartment. She said that nothing appeared to be missing from the apartment and that she is having problems with the leasing office and is currently in litigation with the property owner over the conditions of the apartment.
3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 11:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.
4000 block of 32nd Street: Lost property – 5pm. A woman reported that she left her residence and walked to Joe’s Movement Emporium. She remembers having her cell phone in her possession just prior to leaving her house but was unable to locate it when she got to Joe’s. She said that at one point she was able to track her cell phone and it was located somewhere in the Silver Spring area.
2500 block of Arundel Road: Burglary – 10pm. The resident told officers that she was in her bedroom watching TV when she heard footsteps inside her apartment. Since she was expecting her boyfriend she called his name when her bedroom door began to open. The person was not her boyfriend and he immediately fled the apartment through the front door. The officers’ investigation revealed that the suspect broke into the apartment by pushing in the kitchen window. The resident was unable to provide a description of the suspect.
2800 block of Shepherd Street: Returned missing person – 10am. Officers received a report from a woman who reported her son missing back on June 4th. She said that he returned home on the 8th but she failed to report the fact to the police. The juvenile’s information was removed from NCIC missing persons files.
3400 block of Newton Street: Burglary (supplement) – 7:20pm. The victim told officers that she discovered the items stolen from her residence on August 8th were posted for sale on Instagram by Reddz Trading Company located in Bethesda, Maryland. She contacted the store and they advised her to contact the police. The information was forwarded to PGPD burglary detectives who are following up on the case.
3500 block of Newton Street: Stolen vehicle – 12:30am. The owner of a 2001 Nissan Maxima told officers that sometime between 8:30pm and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle. No evidence/witnesses were identified.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 6:45pm. Officers investigating a suspicious person learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a felony theft charge. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
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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