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.
3700 block of 35th Street: Domestic – 2:15am. The resident told officers that at about 8:30pm the previous evening he was assaulted by a woman who did not live there and wanted her removed from the home. Both parties were advised of their options with the District Court Commissioner and no further police action was taken or warranted. At 2:15am this morning officers returned to the residence and served an interim protective order on the woman. She was escorted from the property without incident.
3100 block of Arundel Road: Tampering – 10:50am. The owner of a 2005 Honda told officers that she took her vehicle to a mechanic because she discovered the gas cap missing and was having trouble driving it. The mechanic advised her that the fuel lines had been cut.
3700 block of Bunker Hill Road: Stolen vehicle – 11:10am. The reporting person told officers that he parked his boss’s work truck one of his employees parked the work truck at about 10pm on the 28th. When he came out to the truck this morning he discovered it had been stolen.
3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: Warrant service – 11:35am. Officers conducting a field interview of a man learned that he had an open arrest warrant issued by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3600 block of Oak Lane: Theft from auto – 12:20pm. The owner of a 2009 Toyota told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered that someone had broken the right rear window and stole a gray back pack from inside.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Disorderly – 1:30am. Officers walked into the store and were confronted by a man yelling obscenities. They requested that he calm down but he continued his behavior causing several patrons to leave the store. He was escorted out of the store and continued his loud and obscene behavior. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic - 8:50am. Officers stopped a 1997 Oldsmobile that did not have a rear tag displayed. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. The driver was issued the necessary traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
3400 block of Newton Street: Stolen/recovered vehicle – 9:20am. The owner of a 2013 Honda was contacted by DC police and informed that her vehicle had been involved in a shooting and a hit and run collision. The vehicle was impounded for evidence and was heavily damaged. The owner was not aware that her vehicle had been stolen. MRPD officers completed a stolen vehicle report and the owner was put in contact with DC detectives handling the case.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: MIR – 8:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a stolen bicycle. Once on the scene they encountered two individuals who both claimed ownership of the bike and alleged they could individually document that they owned it. Since neither party had the documentation in hand officers took custody of the bike until ownership can be established.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Assault – 10:55pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that just occurred. A witness to the assault identified the two individuals who committed the crime and officers took them into custody. Further investigation revealed that the assault took place on park property. Park Police responded and took over the investigation.
4600 block of 29th Street: Domestic – 9:50pm. The victim told officers that she and her husband got into an argument over his drinking habits. She said he comes home drunk and verbally abuses her. This evening he became violent and threw hot oil all over the kitchen. Officers transported the woman to the commissioner’s office where she obtained an order of Protection. Officers served the order and the man was removed from residence. A lethality assessment was completed and the woman did not meet the criteria for further assistance.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Recovered stolen vehicle – 9:50am. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 2003 Infinity G35 stolen from the BP station on Eastern Avenue on July 19th. DC officers located the stolen vehicle in the 5000 block of Shepherd Parkway. The vehicle was impounded by the DC officers for safekeeping and notified the owner of the recovery.
4000 block 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 11am. The owner of a 2000 Acura TL told officers that at about 4am this morning he picked up a female passenger who he had not met previously in the area of 23rd Avenue and Ager Road. The owner told the woman that he needed to make a purchase at the Alife Store, drove there, parked outside and went in to make the purchase. When he came out about five minutes later he saw the woman driving away with his car.
3400 block of Shepherd Street: Shots fired – 8:10pm. Witnesses told officers that a white 4-door sedan, possibly a Kia or Hyundai, occupied by at least three black males was seen parked in the area of Shepherd and 37th Streets. The occupants were said to be playing music loud enough to be heard a block away. Witnesses said that the vehicle suddenly began to drive up Shepherd Street towards Cedar Lane and as it did one of the occupants stuck began firing shots into the air. According to the witnesses the vehicle went up Cedar Lane and made a left turn on Tilden Road. The vehicle was last seen making a right turn on 34th Street. PGPD officers also received calls in reference to the shots from complainants in Brentwood. PGPD detectives responded and located six shell casings in the area and are conducting a follow-up investigation.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 10:15am. A woman reported that she was the victim of a check scam. A man sent her a cashier’s check that was to be deposited into her account and disbursed to a third party to obtain housing and food. She received a cashier’s check for $2,489. She deposited the check into her account and withdrew the money for the third party. She later tried to obtain money from her account but learned the cashier’s check was fraudulent and her account was overdrawn.
2700 block of Upshur Street: Property damage – 10:45am. The resident told officers that she returned to her apartment and discovered her door open and the lock damaged. Nothing was reported stolen from inside the residence.
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Violation of a peace order – 11:20pm. At about 9:45pm officers responded to serve a peace order on a man that was obtained by his roommate (victim). The man left the residence at that time. At about 11:20pm officers returned to the residence and discovered that the man had violated the order by destroying the victim’s personal property. The man threatened and harassed the victim in front of the officers. He was arrested for violating the peace order and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 3:40pm. The driver of a tractor trailer failed to control his speed and rear ended a 2002 Toyota Tacoma that was stopped in traffic. The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 9pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
Eastern Avenue and Varnum Street: Warrant service - 4am. Officers stopped a man known to them to have two open arrest warrants, one for theft and one for disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
4100 block of 31st Street: MIR – 11am. Officers served a protective order on a woman whose mother obtained the order removing her from the residence.
3100 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 1pm. The owner of a 2010 Mercedes told officers that she came out to her vehicle this afternoon and discovered it had been stolen. No evidence/witnesses could be identified.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue: Theft from auto – 2:50pm. The victim told officers that when she got back in her vehicle after pumping gas she discovered that her purse was missing. The victim did not see anyone enter her vehicle. Officers were unable to review the CCTV camera at the time of the report.
3300 block of Chillum Road: EPS – 9:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person following a woman and who was possibly under the influence of CDS. Officers located the man and learned that he followed a women to her residence, entered her apartment and asked for water. When he left the woman’s apartment he was detained by security personnel. When the officers questioned him he was unable to answer simple questions and they subsequently learned that he has a history of mental illness. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.
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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