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.

 

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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.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Police Report: November 1-7

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 7th:

4200 block of Newton Street: Assault – 6:30pm. The victim told officers that she and her male roommate got into an argument over an electric bill. During the argument the man grabbed her by the shirt and pushed her onto the couch. The victim was advised to seek charges and a protective order through the District Court Commissioner.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 6:40pm. The owner of a 2001 Ford told officers that she came out to her vehicle this evening and discovered that someone had stolen the front license plate.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 10:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

November 6th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:35m. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:45am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 5:40pm. Officers stopped to check on a man found sleeping in the hallway of an apartment building. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office for assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4400 block of 28th Place: EPS – 6:45pm. Officers spoke with the father of a 25 year old man who said that his son suffers from mental disorders, had not taken his medication for quite some time and was being combative. When the officers tried to question the man he assaulted them and resisted arrest. After a brief struggle the man was subdued and arrested. Fire/rescue personnel responded and took the man to Washington Adventist Hospital and released him to the medical staff for treatment.

November 5th:

4200 block of 32nd Street: Attempt burglary – 10:05am. Officers responded for the report that two black males were seen trying to break into a vacant house. Witnesses told the officers that they saw the two men in the vacant house's yard and that one of them tried to open the back door by trying the door handle. One of the witnesses interrupted their attempt by asking "Can I help you?" Neither suspect replied and quickly fled on foot heading south on Rainier Avenue and in an unknown direction from there. Officers found that four of the home's window screens had been cut. The scene was processed for latent prints, several of which were recovered and submitted for possible identification.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 12:15pm. Officers impounded a 2006 Honda Odyssey that had been involved in a traffic collision. The driver was issued several traffic citations as the vehicle's tags were expired and the registration was suspended for an emissions violation.

November 4th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 12:05am. Officers arrested a man for whom they obtained an arrest warrant for possession with intent to distribute a CDS back on October 29th.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Domestic assault – 3am. The victim told officers that during an argument that the male half hit her in the right eye with a closed fist. The officers observed trauma to the victim's eye. The victim refused medical treatment and a lethality assessment was completed. The male half was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:20am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers were dispatched to the Beauty Depot for a shoplifting that just occurred. While responding the officers received a description of the suspect and information that she had just gone into the Price Rite store. Officers located the suspect outside the store and found that she still had the stolen merchandise on her person. The merchandise was returned to Beauty Depot and the suspect was issued a criminal citation for theft under $100.

November 3rd:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant service – 12:45am. Officers responded for the report of a disorderly individual. Officers detained the man and discovered that he had two open arrest warrants out of Montgomery County for failure to appear in court on charges of drinking in public and disorderly conduct (apparently some jurisdictions take these violations more seriously that others). He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Vandalism to auto – 9:40am. The owner of a 2015 Toyota told officers that back on November 1str he got into an argument in the parking lot with a person who was urinating near his vehicle. The next day the owner came out to his vehicle and found long scratches down both sides of the vehicle's doors and he believes the person with whom he argued was responsible for the damage. The possible suspect was not identified.

4000 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 10:30am. The owner of a 2009 Subaru told officers that when she came out to her vehicle this morning she discovered that the spare change she had inside of the vehicle was missing.  She said that she may have left the vehicle unlocked overnight. Nothing else was missing from the vehicle and no evidence/witnesses were identified.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

2900 block of Allison Street: Missing person (runaway): Officers were notified that the 14 year old girl reported missing by her mother on the November 1st had returned home.

November 2nd:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto Parts): Theft – 1:20pm. Store employees called to report that a man came into the store, selected an item and tried to return it as if he had previously purchased it. When the refund was refused the man became disorderly and began yelling profanities at the employees. Just prior to the officers' arrival the man left the store with the item he didn't pay for. Officers searched the area, found the man still in possession of the stolen item and arrested him for theft. He was charged and released to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 1st:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 2:15am. Officers stopped a 2003 Nissan Maxima after observing it commit several traffic violations and strike a curb. The driver was issued several traffic citations. The vehicle sustained a damaged tire and rim from striking the curb and had to be impounded for safekeeping.

2900 block of Allison Street: Missing person (runaway) – 2pm. The mother of a 14 year old girl told officers that her daughter ran away from home on October 31st after being told she could not go out for Halloween. The mother told officers that this is not the first time her daughter had run away from home. The girl's information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.

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.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Police Report: October 25-31

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.

October 31st:

4100 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 1:10am. Officers stopped a man they knew from previous encounters that had two open arrest warrants. The warrants were confirmed and he was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Allison Street: M/V collision – 3:55pm. The driver of a 1992 Mazda experienced a medical emergency and collided with a parked 2003 Ford van. EMS personnel responded to the scene to evaluate the driver but he refused treatment. His car was disabled as a result of the collision and was impounded for safekeeping.

October 30th:

34th Street and Eastern Avenue: M/V collision – 2:40pm. The driver of a 2000 BMW 323i failed to stop at the traffic light and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree. While documenting the crash officers learned that the driver’s license was suspended. He was charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 7:05pm. Officers stopped a 1998 Chevy truck for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

October 29th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 3:05am. Officers observed a man walking in the roadway and saw him stumble several times. When the officers checked his welfare they saw that he was incoherent, unaware of his surroundings and not able to safely function on his own. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the emergency medical staff for treatment.

3300 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 7:10am. Officers stopped a vehicle after a registration check showed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended. They subsequently learned that the driver’s license was also suspended. He was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

2200 block of Varnum Street: 1st degree assault – 9:40am. Officers responded to assist EMS personnel with an injured person. The victim told officers that he was in an altercation with a man who struck him in the head with an expandable baton. The victim sustained a visible open laceration. Officers canvassed the area and identified a possible suspect. The victim positively identified the suspect as his assailant. He suspect was arrested and a search of his person incident to arrest revealed that he was still in possession of the baton. He was charged with 1st degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 33rd Street: EPS – 4:35pm. Officers responded for the report of a fight in progress. When they arrived they approached a man who was a possible participant and he immediately fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit the man was apprehended. Officers observed him to be under the influence of PCP and in possession of 31 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, and other narcotics paraphernalia. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment and evaluation. Officers applied for an arrest warrant charging the man with possession of a CDS with intent to distribute.

4500 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 7:15pm. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 1992 Acura that had been stolen from the 4500 block of 30th Street back on October 5th. The vehicle was located in the 4400 block of C Street, SE. The vehicle was not drivable, both tags, the battery and the VIN had been removed from the vehicle. The owner was notified and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3700 block of 37th Street: DUI arrest – 8:10pm. Officers stopped a 1992 Toyota after receiving reports from citizen that the driver was possibly intoxicated. The officers observed that the driver was in fact under the influence of alcohol and was holding an open container of an alcoholic beverage at the time he was stopped. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

October 28th:

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Burglary – 8:05am. The victim told officers that the house he and his family were in the process of moving into had been burglarized overnight. The house was vacant at the time due to ongoing construction work. The victim said that he discovered that that three bicycles and a desktop computer had been stolen. Those responsible probably gained entry through a basement window. The victim said that he was unaware that the window was only a plastic sheet. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of 28th Street: Recovered stolen auto - 10pm. Officers were notified by DC police that their officers recovered a 2002 Dodge that had been reported stolen from the 4200 block of 28th Street back on October 25th. The vehicle was not drivable and no arrests were made. The owner was notified and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

October 27th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Stolen vehicle – 8:25am. The owner of a 2005 Ford truck told officers that he came out for his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen. The theft occurred sometime after about 8:20pm last night.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 10:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4700 block of 31st Place: Vehicle impound – 12:50pm. Officers impounded a 1996 Toyota Camry for displaying expired registration plates. The vehicle had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Citizen armed robbery – 7:25pm. The victim told officers that he was walking home from the West Hyattsville metro Station when he was approached by a man who asked if he had any CDS to sell. When the victim told him no the man produced a handgun and demanded that he walk into the back parking lot (Queens’s Manor Apartments). Once in the parking lot another suspect was waiting and both suspects stole the victim’s cell phone, jewelry and book bag. The victim was told to walk away and not look back and he complied. Both suspects fled the area in an unknown direction. 

Suspect #1 was described as a bearded light skin black male in his mid-30s; 5’11” tall; 210lbs.; wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, armed with a handgun. Suspect #2 was described as a dark skin black male; 20-30 YOA; 6’00” tall; 250 lbs.; wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

October 26th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public. While issuing the man his citation they observed that he was so thoroughly intoxicated that he needed medical attention. EMS personnel responded and transported him to a local hospital for medical attention.

October 25th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: DWI arrest – 2:50am. Officers were flagged down by several citizens and advised of a single vehicle collision in the traffic circle. Officers found a 2012 Nissan up on the curb and the driver passed out behind the wheel. The driver had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and was very incoherent. She told officers that she had been drinking and she subsequently failed standard field sobriety tests. She was arrested and while enroute to take a breath test she complained of back pain. EMS responded and transported her to Washington Adventist Hospital for a medical evaluation. She was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Domestic assault – 4:10am. Officers responded for the report of a man injured in a domestic altercation. They met the man outside his apartment and observed that he had bruising and lacerations to his face and bite marks and welts across his neck, side and back area. He said that his wife did this to him after a disagreement. EMS personnel responded and treated the victim’s injuries. Officers located the wife in an upstairs in apartment and arrested her. She was charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

4300 block of 34th Street: Domestic assault – 8am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic argument in progress. When they arrived they were met by the victim who was visibly upset and crying. Officers observed that his shirt was torn and he had visible marks on his face. He said that his girlfriend assaulted him after a long verbal argument where she accused him of cheating on her. Officers arrested her, charged her with domestic assault and delivered her to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

4200 block of 28th Street: Stolen vehicle – 11:40am. The owner of a 2002 Dodge told officers that he loaned his vehicle to his brother who returned it at about 1am this morning. When he went out to use his vehicle at about 11:45am he discovered it had been stolen.

4000 block of 33rd Street: Property damage – 9:10am. The owner of a 2007 Toyota told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered both outside rear view mirrors had been broken. Nothing was missing from the vehicle and no evidence/witnesses were 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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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Police Report: October 18-24

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.

October 24th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Found property – 12:45am. Officers patrolling in front of the police station found a wallet that had either been lost or discarded. The wallet was placed into property pending a claim by the owner.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 8:30am. Officers stopped a 2015 Nissan for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was issued the appropriate citations and his vehicle was impounded.

2500 block of Allison Street: Trespassing – 12:50pm. Officers responded for a report of a man sleeping in the laundry room. They located the man, discovered that he did not live in the apartment complex and cited him for trespassing. He was sent on his way without further incident.

October 23rd:

4400 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 12:15am. Officers responded for the report of two men performing repairs on a Chevy Cobalt and blocking the roadway. When the officers arrived they learned that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and there was a pick up order for the tags. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Upshur Street: Sexual assault – 9:15am. The victim told officers that she was sexually assaulted by a man who entered her home on the false pretense of being an immigration officer checking on her status. The victim said that the man forced her into a bedroom and attempted to have sex with her. She was able to break free and flee the house. The suspect also fled in an unknown direction.  The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect and several photos of him she took on her cell phone along with the suspect’s cell phone number.  PGPD detectives were able to get the suspect’s name from the victim’s information and she was able to positively identify him. Detectives are in the process of locating and charging the suspect.  

October 22nd:

28th and Shepherd Streets: Warrant service – 12:19am. Officers stopped a 1994 Nissan truck for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had no license and he had an outstanding arrest warrant through Prince George’s County 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. The vehicle was also impounded.

2900 block of Allison Street: Assault – 7:50am. The victim told officers that a man threatened him with a knife after accusing him of stealing drugs and money from his apartment. After a brief altercation the victim was able to get away and call police. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and detained an individual matching his description. The victim was able to positively identify the suspect as the man who threatened him with a knife. Two folding knives were recovered from the suspect when he was stopped. The suspect was arrested and charged with 1st degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: Attempt burglary – 4:05pm. The resident told officers that she left home at about 1:30 this afternoon and secured the residence when she left. When she returned at about 4pm she discovered that the front door and door frame were broken. The residence was checked and the victim said that nothing appeared to be missing. It was undetermined whether entry was gained into the home.

3800 block of 32nd Street: Vandalism – 6:55pm. The resident told officers that she returned home this evening and discovered that someone had put super glue into both front door locks and the rear door lock. She was forced to climb through an unlocked window to get into her house. She said that there did not appear to be any other damage or evidence that anyone had gained entry into the home.

2400 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 9:10pm. Officers stopped a 2002 Mazda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

October 21st:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Attempt theft from auto – 3:11am. Officers responded for the report of a tampering in progress. When they arrived they interviewed the complainant who said that she heard noises coming from the parking lot that sounded like someone taking hubcaps off a vehicle. Officers located a 2008 Infinity with large bricks on the ground on both sides of the vehicle. Upon closer inspection the officers saw that four lug nuts were removed from each of the vehicle’s wheels with only the locking lug nut holding them on. The owner was notified of the attempted theft and advised to call MRPD if he discovered further damage.
4500 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 3:45am. Officers stopped a 2015 Ford for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license, was in violation of the vehicle’s rental agreement and had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

October 20th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 1:50pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota told officers that his vehicle was impounded by a private tow company employed by apartment management because they didn’t see his parking permit displayed. When he got his vehicle back from the tow company he noticed that his parking permit placard was missing. 

2900 block of Taylor Street: Theft from auto – 6:15pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that the vehicle’s interior had been ransacked and the spare change she had inside had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle and the owner said that it was possible that the vehicle doors had been left unlocked. 

October 19th:

4700 block of 30th Street: MIR – 12:20pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with an overdose. Upon arrival they found a woman who family members said had taken multiple pills after an argument with a family member. Fire/rescue transported her to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment.

4200 block of 29th Street: Theft from auto – 12:40pm. The owner of a 2003 Honda told officers that she parked her vehicle in her driveway unsecured and went inside her residence. When she returned a few minutes later and discovered that her purse had been stolen from inside her vehicle. The vehicle was processed for evidence with negative results and there were no witnesses.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Little Caesars Pizza): Trespassing – 1:30pm. The manager told officers that a male customer was disrupting the business and had been asked several times to leave the premises. The man was told to leave in the presence of the officers and he continued to refuse the manager’s request. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

October 18th:

Arundel Road and 31st Street: Hit and run collision – 11:55pm. A 2015 Honda Civic was traveling down Arundel Road crossing 31st Street when it was struck by a 2000 Honda Civic. The force of the impact caused the newer Civic’s airbag to deploy whereupon the driver lost control and crashed into a telephone pole. The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene on foot towards Queens Chapel Road. The striking vehicle was found to have a damaged steering column but had not been reported stolen at the time of the collision. All attempts to locate the 2000 Civic’s owner were unsuccessful.

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.