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.
Nothing significant to report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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