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.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 5:15pm. The store clerk told officers that she gave a customer permission to take a shopping cart outside to unload their purchases into their vehicle. The clerk said that after waiting on another customer she went outside to retrieve the shopping cart and found that it had been stolen.
Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 12:15pm. Investigation revealed that a 2005 Lexus stopped at a traffic signal was struck from behind by a 1999 Acura that failed to reduce speed to avoid the collision. The driver of the Acura was issued the appropriate traffic citations. No injuries were reported.
2500 block of Arundel Road: Missing person – 6:25pm. The father of a 13 year old girl told officers that his daughter went missing after the two had an argument over a cell phone he took from her. The girl’s godmother contacted officers and advised that she was with her. Officers picked up the girl at the godmother’s residence in Silver Spring and returned her to her father.
4300 block of 28th Place: MIR – 6:20am. Officers took a report of a large tree that fell and struck three vehicles in the rear parking lot. The owners were notified of the damage.
One Municipal Place: 2nd degree assault (supplement) – 9:20am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious individual. Officer located the man in question and identified him as having an active criminal summons related to an assault incident with police on May 23rd. He was served with the summons and a copy was faxed to the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office.
3000 block of Upshur Street: Traffic – 1:55pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a 1999 Honda that had an active tag pick up order through MSP. The owner of the vehicle was present and allowed to remove the vehicle to a private driveway after officers seized the tags for return to MVA.
3100 block of Perry Street: Burglary – 7pm. The resident told officers that he arrived home at about 6:30 and went downstairs to do laundry. It was then he discovered the basement bathroom window had been pushed in. He checked the house and discovered that two iPads had been stolen. His roommate said that he left the house at about 6pm and everything was intact at that time. No evidence or witnesses could be identified.
3100 block of Windom Road: EPS – 10:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man rolling around screaming in the front yard. Officers located the man in question and identified him from past contacts. He had the odor of PCP about his person and was acting in a manner indicative of PCP intoxication. He was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the hospital staff for treatment.
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 10:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:40am. Officers issued each of three men a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (x2): Criminal citation – 11:30am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.
Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 2:50pm. Officers stopped a 2001 Chevy truck after an automatic license plate reader alerted them that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick up order for the tags. The driver was issued the appropriate citations, the tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.
4000 block of 30th Street: Burglary – 4:45pm. The resident told officers that when she arrived home she discovered her dining room window broken and the window air conditioner lying on the ground. When she went into the house and saw that the living room had been rummaged through she immediately notified police and left the house. Officers checked the house and determined that those responsible had fled the area after entering through the kitchen window, rummaged through parts of the house and left via the laundry room door. The resident looked through her house and told the officers that the only thing missing was a laptop computer. The scene was processed for fingerprints and other evidence with negative results.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Recovered stolen auto – 9pm. Officers were notified by Hyattsville PD that their officers recovered a 2009 Chevy Malibu original stolen from the 4200 block of Russell Avenue on September 29th. The vehicle was drivable at the time of recovery and no arrests were made. The owner responded to the scene and took possession of the vehicle.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage as well as a loitering warning notice.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Loitering warning notice (x3) – 8:15am. Officers patrolling the area observed three individuals loitering at the bus stop for an extended period of time. All three were stopped and each was issued a loitering warning notice.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision – 8:20am. The owner of a 2008 Ford Fusion told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered damage to the vehicle’s hood. Officers observed the damage and found it to be consistent with that of damage from another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 12:45pm. An individual came into the police station and turned in a wallet he had found. Officers tracked down the owner who resides in Massachusetts and discovered that it was lost on September 25th. Officers are making arrangements to mail the wallet back to the owner.
4500 34th Street (Thomas Stone Elementary School): Violation of a protective order – 12:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a possible child abduction. Upon arrival they learned that a man had been served with a temporary protective order on September 24th. One of the conditions of the order was that he was not to go to his daughter’s school (TSES). The child’s mother told the officers that she had received several suspicious texts from the suspect so she called the school to check on her daughter. She learned that the suspect picked up the child just after school started. PGPD was notified to assist in the investigation. Officers were able to contact the suspect via phone and get him to return with the child. At that time he was placed under arrest by PGPD and the child was returned to her mother in good physical condition.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Stolen vehicle – 6:30pm. A woman came into the police station to report her 2009 Chevy Malibu stolen. She told officers that she parked her vehicle on the 28th at about 9:30pm. When she looked for her vehicle at about 3:30am this morning she discovered it had been stolen.
4000 block of 34th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 3pm. Officers were notified by PGPD that their officers recovered a 2000 Acura TL that had been stolen from the 4000 block of 34th Street on August 27th. The vehicle was found at about 9:45am this morning in the 1600 block of Amherst Road in Hyattsville. The vehicle was in good condition with both tags attached and no arrests were made.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: M/V collision – 9:15am. Officers investigating the collision determined that the driver of a 2007 Ford Taurus was attempting to park in a parking space but failed to pay attention to oncoming traffic. A passing 2012 Chrysler 300 vehicle struck the Ford causing it to be disabled and impounded.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 11:35am. The owner of a 2008 Nissan Rogue told officers that he parked and secured his vehicle at about 4am on the 27th. When he returned to his vehicle at about 8:00am he discovered it had been stolen.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: Warrant service – 11:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic assault in progress. When they arrived they learned that a couple was involved in a verbal argument. Further investigation revealed that the male half had an outstanding warrant issued out of Prince George’s County for trespassing and disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
One Municipal Place: EPS – 1:50am. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle sitting crossways in the roadway. Officers found that the driver was under the influence of PCP and had an open arrest warrant through PG Sheriffs. Officers recovered a single cigarette dipped in PCP and approximately 2 grams of marijuana from the driver’s door. Due to his state of CDS intoxication the driver could not be accepted at DOC so he was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the custody of medical personnel for emergency treatment.
3100 block of Perry Street: Theft from auto – 10am. The owner of a 2004 Honda told officers that sometime between midnight this morning and the time he called police someone stole all four wheels and tires off his vehicle.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 12:10pm. Officers stopped a 2013 Hyundai after an automatic license plate reader alerted them that the vehicle’s registration was suspended with a pick up order for the tags. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The vehicle was impounded and the tags seized for return to MVA.
4100 block of 33rd Street: Property damage – 6:05pm. A child riding her bicycle lost control if the bike and ran into the left rear bumper of a 2007 Ford causing minor damage. The child sustained a minor scrape to her right knee.
3800 block of 34th Street (Alife Market): Theft – 11:50pm. The store clerk told officers that while he was attending to a customer an unknown black male came into the store. The suspect walked around the store, picked up various items and left without paying for them. The store’s video surveillance system will be viewed when the manager comes in on Monday to see if the suspect can be identified.
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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