Monday, December 21, 2015

Police Report: December 13-19

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.

December 19th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 12:20am. Officers impounded a 2010 Toyota Tundra for being parked in a handicapped space without a permit.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): EPS – 3:50am. Officers patrolling the area saw a man lying in the parking lot who appeared to be unconscious. Further investigation revealed that he had previously been acting erratically and was exhibiting all the signs of being under the influence of PCP. EMS arrived on the scene and he was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical and psychiatric evaluation.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: Burglary – 12:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived they checked the home and found no one inside. Further investigation revealed that the suspect(s) entered the home from an upstairs window and were startled by the victim returning home. A cell phone was the only item reported stolen. The scene was processed for evidence and PGPD detectives were notified of the crime for follow-up. 

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advanced Auto): Theft – 2pm. Store employees told officers that a black male came into the store, picked up a car battery from a shelf and left the store without paying for it. Store management tried unsuccessfully to locate the suspect as did the officers canvassing the area.

December 18th:

3200 block of Shepherd Street: Tampering – 1am. The owner of a 2007 Chevy told officers that while sitting in his house with the window open he heard the door to his car open. When he looked out to investigate he saw a man about 6’ tall wearing a big puffy jacket and a ski mask standing by the car’s open door. When he yelled out to the man he immediately fled the area on foot. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect to no avail. The victim stated that his vehicle was unlocked and nothing was taken.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:40am. Officers canvassing the area for the suspect in the above tampering incident stopped a man fitting the general description given by the victim. Further investigation revealed that he was not involved in the tampering but did have two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for trespassing and destruction of property. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal Citation – 9:25am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street (Family Dollar): Theft – 3:40pm. Store employees told officers that a black male in his early to mid- twenties came into the store and stole several items of clothing valued at under $100. The suspect fled on foot and a canvass of the area was met with negative results.

One Municipal Place: Criminal Citation – 3:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of 35th Street: Criminal Citation (x2) – 4:20pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: Criminal Citation – 6:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

December 17th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Robbery (arrest). On November 27th a home invasion robbery occurred in an apartment in the 2900 block of Arundel. Shortly after the robbery PGPD detectives developed a possible suspect through investigatory measures. The victim was shown a six person photographic array at which time he identified the female suspect as a principal participant in the robbery. Detectives obtained a warrant for her arrest charging her with home invasion robbery, 1st degree assault and various other charges. With the assistance of the PGPD Fugitive Unit she was located at an address in NE DC where she was arrested. During questioning after her arrest she waived her rights and provided a statement admitting her involvement in the robbery.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 12:05pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Jeep Liberty for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and the vehicle’s registration expired back in May. The driver was charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded. 

4700 block of 27th Street: Fraud – 1:45pm. The victim reported that he was made aware of two consumer accounts that were opened in his name without his consent or knowledge. Both fraudulent accounts originated in the state of Michigan. The victim has contacted the credit reporting agencies and is in the process of repairing his credit report.

December 16th:

4200 block of 30th Street: MIR – 3pm. Officers responded for the report of a person soliciting. He was located, identified and found to be soliciting for an energy company. He was advised of the City’s solicitation permit process and released.

Russell Avenue and Kaywood Drive: Recovered stolen auto – 9:10pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license late reader were alerted to a 1996 Honda Accord reported stolen from an address in Montgomery County on December 15th. The vehicle had a defeated ignition but was drivable and still had both tags attached. The vehicle was impounded and Montgomery County Police were notified of the recovery.

December 15th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 12:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 9:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Found property – 8:20am. Officers took possession of a wallet found by a citizen on the side walk at the corner of Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street.  The wallet contained several debit cards and identification cards. The wallet was placed into MRPD property for safe keeping. 

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3500 block of Newton Place: Vehicle impound – 11:20qm. Officers impounded a 2004 Honda that was unregistered and had no tags attached.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: MIR – 12:30pm. A man reported that he purchased four airline tickets at the Mount Rainier Variety Store back in September. When he attempted to confirm the tickets with the airline he was told that the tickets were not valid. Officers spoke with the owner/manager who said that the tickets were reserved but were cancelled because her store didn’t complete the purchase. The store owner/ manager made a new reservation today and she will notify Lopez when everything is clear for him to travel. 

Queenstown Drive and Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 12:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

December 14th:

Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: M/V collision – 2:55am. The driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry told officers that he was coming around the traffic circle when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a curb and a light pole. The vehicle was disabled and was impounded. Pepco was notified of the damage to the pole. 

Chillum Road and Queenstown Drive: M/V collision – 2:10pm. Investigation revealed that two cars were stopped at a stop sign. The first car started to proceed through the intersection and abruptly stopped. The second car did not stop and rear ended the first. The driver and passenger in the first car were taken to a local hospital for a checkup for minor injuries.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 2:40pm. Officers impounded a 1994 Honda that was parked in the roadway displaying expired tags.

December 13th:

Nothing significant to report.

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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Police Report: December 6-12

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.

December 12th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 1:10am. Officers responded for the report of a man passed out in front of an apartment building. The officers located the individual who was unresponsive. When they got him to come around he was unable to answer basic questions and showed that he was not in the correct state of mind. He was taken to a local hospital and released to medical personnel for an emergency medical/psychiatric evaluation.

3500 block of Otis Street: Stolen auto – 8:30am. Officers learned that the victim/owner of a 2001 Honda Odyssey started his van to warm it up. While the vehicle was running a woman and a man jumped into the vehicle and drove off with it. The victim, accompanied by his cousin, saw the van being stolen and got into another vehicle and gave chase. As he was pursuing his van he saw it slow down and watched the male suspect jump out of the passenger side. The victim chased him on foot and was struggling with him trying to hold him. The female suspect continued to drive the van and turned down Cedarcroft Place in Brentwood which is a dead end. The cousin blocked the van so it could not exit the street. At that time the woman drove down the sidewalk were she struck a house disabling the vehicle and proceeded to flee on foot. Officers located the female a short time later in the 3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue and took her in to custody. She was charged with motor vehicle theft and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The male suspect was found to have an open warrant from January of 2014 charging him with motor vehicle theft. He was arrested, charged with stealing the van and other charges, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 11th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 6:20pm. Officers spoke to the store clerk who said that a customer came into the store, concealed several items of merchandise in his pants and left the store without paying for the items. Officers found the man in the parking lot still in possession of the stolen items. He was arrested, charged with theft on a criminal citation and released.

December 10th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Robbery – 3:30pm. The victim told officers that he was walking down Wells Avenue when he was approached by three black males aged 20-30. The three males stopped him and one of them pointed a gun at his head and demanded his money. He surrendered cash from his wallet and pockets. All three suspects immediately fled towards Perry Street where they got into a silver van parked at 37th and Perry and drove off towards 38th Street then unknown. Officers canvassed the area in search of the suspects with negative results.  The victim was taken to PGPD to be interviewed by District I robbery detectives.

3700 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 4:20pm. Officers were notified by PGPD detectives that a laptop computer stolen in a burglary back on April 23rd was recovered at the Super Pawn Pawnshop in Laurel. The detectives notified the owner/victim of the recovery.

December 9th:

One Municipal Place: Disorderly – 9am. Officers stopped to issue a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public. The woman became disorderly and refused to cooperate with the officers. A struggle ensued and officers were forced to deploy a Taser to get the woman under control and under arrest. She was charged with drinking in public, disorderly conduct and assaulting two police officers before being remanded to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. One officer was treated for a minor injury at Washington Adventist Hospital.

4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 12:35pm. The resident reported the theft of a red bin that her children placed on the curb two weeks ago.

4300 block of 28th Street: Tampering – 6:40pm. The reporting person told officers that she saw a group of juveniles open the driver side door of a 2013 Buick with DC tags. When she yelled at the group they all ran away in an unknown direction. Officers inspected the vehicle and found no damage; and surmised that it may have been left unlocked by the registered owner.

4100 block of 31st Street: Protective order – 11:55pm. Officers served a protective order on a woman that had been obtained by her son. She left the property in compliance with the order.

December 8th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Returned runaway – 8:30am. Officers learned that a 16 year old boy reported missing by his father on November 24th returned home on December 3rd.  The teen was in good condition and had been staying at a friend’s house in Riverdale.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): 1st degree assault – 11:20am. Officers responded for the report of a theft that had just occurred. When they arrived they learned that a woman had dropped her wallet in the Family Dollar store earlier in the day. She left her name and phone number with the store manager in case anyone returned it. A short time later a man (victim) stated that he found the wallet and turned it into the store. Store employees notified the woman, and when she came in to retrieve her wallet discovered that $50 was missing. She located the man who turned in the wallet to the store and demanded her money back. When he said that he didn’t have her money a physical fight ensued. The man punched the female several times to get her away from him whereupon the woman slashed the man’s arm with a bottle causing approximately a 10-inch deep laceration. Officers placed the female under arrest, charged her with 1st degree assault and other charges and delivered her to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. 

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Fraud – 2:15pm. The victim told officers that she was defrauded out of $1,000 by a man purportedly representing her mortgage company. When the man called and requested another thousand she became suspicious and call the company directly. The mortgage company conducted their own investigation and determined that it was fraud and not one of their representatives.

3800 block of 34th Street: Possession with intent to distribute a CDS – 11:40pm. Officers patrolling the area observed a group of individuals loitering outside the Alife Market wearing ski masks. The officers stopped and conducted a filed interview with the individuals and discovered that one of them, a 17 year old male juvenile was in possession of marijuana, a digital scale, and packaging material. He was arrested, charged with PWID and released to his parents pending Juvenile Court review.

December 7th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 12:05am. Officers impounded a 2007 Hyundai Sonata for displaying DC tags that expired in April of 2013.

4100 block of 29th Street: Burglary – 3:30pm. The resident told officers that he returned home this afternoon after being gone a couple of days and discovered that a rear bedroom window was ajar and the lock broken. When he inspected the home he found that a laptop, TV, headphones and a digital camera had been stolen. Officers processed the scene for evidence and PGPD burglary detectives were notified.

4700 block of 27th Street (rear parking lot): Robbery – 7:30pm. The victim told officers that as he was arriving home he was followed into the lot by a light colored, possibly a Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300. Once he got out of his car two suspects exited the suspect vehicle, one of whom produced a handgun and demanded he empty his pockets. The suspect with the handgun stole his cell phone and told him to lie on the ground. He complied and the suspects got back into the car (driven by a third suspect) and fled the area in an unknown direction. A search of the area for the suspects and their vehicle was negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation. Suspect #1 was described as a black male in his 20’s, 5’10’’ tall with a thin build, wearing a dark hoodie, armed with a black semi-auto handgun. Suspect #2 and suspect #3 were both described as a black males 5’10’’ tall with a thin build.

3700 block of 36th Street: Warrant service – 11:55p. Officers stopped to investigate a vehicle parked in the middle of the block. Their investigation revealed that it was occupied by an individual wanted for threats of arson by Prince George’s fire investigators. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 6th:

Nothing significant to report.

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, December 07, 2015

Prince George's Gov't Closed Christmas Day

Prince George's County government offices will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015 in observance of the Christmas holiday. This closing includes:

·         Animal Services Facility - (3750 Brown Station Road)

·         Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

·         Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center

·         Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site (Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill)

·         Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site (Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill)

·         Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site (Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill)

·         Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance and Recycling Center

·         Prince George's County Yard Waste Composting Facility

·         Prince George's County Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

·         Bulky Trash Collection (By appointment only)

·         Trash Collection in County Contracted Areas

·         Curbside Recycling Collection

The Bus, will not operate on Friday, December 25, 2015.  Regular operations of The Bus will resume on Monday, December 28, 2015. In addition, the County's Para-Transit and Call-A-Bus service will not operate on Friday, December 25, 2015. Normal operations of the Para-transit services and Call-A-Bus will resume on Monday, December 28, 2015. 

The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 28, 2015.

In addition, Prince George's CountyClick 3-1-1 will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015 and will return to normal operations on Monday, December 28, 2015.  However, residents can still submit service/issue requests online at www.countyclick311.com/

For more information regarding Prince George's County Government office closures, contact CountyClick 3-1-1.

 

 

Police Report: November 29 - December 5

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.

December 5th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 4am. Officers interviewed a woman who said that after a night of drinking her boyfriend used a brick to break the driver’s door window and rear window of her 2002 Toyota Camry. She said that he also struck her several times but did not show any visible signs of being assaulted. The boyfriend had fled the area prior to the officers’ arrival. The victim was advised of her options with the District Court Commissioner. She was offered a ride to the Commissioner’s office but refused.

3300 block of Otis Street: Threat of arson – 6:35am. Officers responded for the report of an unwanted guest. When they arrived they learned that the victim’s daughter’s boyfriend came into the home through the daughter’s bedroom window. The boyfriend eventually left but before doing so threated to return and burn the house down. Officers contacted the PGFD fire investigator’s office who began a criminal investigation. MRPD officers later learned that after interviewing the victim fire investigators obtained an arrest warrant for the boyfriend charging him with threatening the crime of arson.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

December 4th:

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – Officers stopped a 2000 Plymouth after learning that that the tags displayed were listed to a Honda. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license, the vehicle was unregistered and the attached tag was a color photocopy. The vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: MIR – 12pm. Officers responded for the report of a theft of vehicle tags. They met with the owner of a 2006 Honda Odyssey who said that she parked her van in back of her house sometime during November 2014 and had not driven it since. When she went out to the vehicle this morning she discovered the vehicle’s tags missing. A registration check revealed that the registration expired in April of this year; and there was a pick up order for the tags. Officers are following up with MVA to determine if the tags were seized pursuant to the pick up order.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 7:45pm. The complainant showed officers where someone had spray painted offensive language on the roadway. There were no witnesses and no evidence was recovered. Public Works was notified to remove the paint.

December 3rd:

3500 block of Perry Street: M/V collision – 1:25am. Officers investigating a motor vehicle collision found that the driver of a 2001 Jaguar rear ended a parked 2012 Hyundai. They determined that the driver of the Jaguar was under the influence of a CDS. She was arrested and taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation due to her intoxicated state. Her vehicle was impounded and charges for driving under the influence are pending.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers observed a 2001 Acura parked with a front tag affixed to the rear of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the tag belonged on another vehicle that was unregistered. The tag was removed and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Theft – 12:20pm. A woman came into the police station to report a theft that occurred on November 26th. She said that she has 20-30 guests for dinner on Thanksgiving and they placed their coats on her bed while they were there. She later discovered that a watch and her wedding ring had been stolen from the bedroom.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 4:40pm. Officers investigating a motor vehicle collision found that the driver of a 2008 Dodge truck failed to pay full time and attention to his driving and struck a parked 2002 Jaguar.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 8:45pm. An officer patrolling with an automated license late reader received an alert for a 2009 Mitsubishi with a suspended registration and a pick up order for the tags. The officer stopped the vehicle and learned that the vehicle had been stopped for the same violation in October by Mount Rainier Officers and the driver still had not corrected the problem. The tags were removed from the vehicle, the vehicle was impounded and the driver was charged accordingly.

3300 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree assault – 10:10pm. The victim told officers that she was walking home from the 7-11 when a man she knew approached and offered her two bottles of vodka. When she refused and told the man to leave her alone he struck her in the face and grabbed her coat. The victim hit the man with her 7-11 bag and pushed him away whereupon he hit her again, made additional verbal threats and fled on foot. The victim was advised to seek charges and a protective order.

December 2nd:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Sunoco station): Theft from auto – 1:25pm. The owner of a 2005 Ford Explorer told officers that she was pumping gas when she heard her car door close and saw a black male getting into a red Nissan Altima with her purse. She said the suspect vehicle, which was displaying temporary tags, fled north on Queens Chapel Road.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Tampering – 3:45pm. Officers received information from the reporting person that two men were seen trying the door handles on his vehicle at about 2pm. The two men were described as black males, 6’ tall with average builds, and about 40 years of age. A relative of the reporting person recorded the two men on a cell phone and officers are in the process of trying to identify them

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: EPS – 4pm. Officers responded to the Mount Rainier library for the report of a disorderly person. When they arrived they located the man in question who was yelling and screaming at employees and patrons threatening to assault them. When officers tried to speak with the man it was immediately apparent that he was not acting rational. He told the officers that he worked for the government as a secret agent and could read people thoughts. Officers took him into custody and transported him to a local hospital where they filled a petition for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

December 1st:

3200 Block of Queenstown Drive: Property damage – 8:30am. The owner of a 2001 Ford told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered damage to the car’s left front bumper. The damage may have been caused by another vehicle.

4600 block of 29th Street: MIR – 11:05am. MRPD officers assisted PGPD investigators with the execution of a search and seizure warrant. The resident had posted musical recording equipment on a social media site that had been taken in a burglary. The property was recovered and the suspect was arrested by PGPD.

One Municipal Place: Theft – 1:40pm. On November 25th officers arrested a woman and charged her with disorderly conduct. When she was arrested she was in possession of a cell phone that was receiving messages from the rightful owner that the phone was stolen and he was trying to recover it. After contacting the owner and verifying that the phone was in fact stolen, officers applied for an arrest warrant charging the woman with theft.

November 30th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: MIR – 9:50am. Officers interviewed a woman who said that she has been receiving harassing telephone calls and text messages from a former boyfriend. She was encouraged by the officers to pursue a peace or protective order against the man.

3700 block of 34th Street: Drinking in public – 2:30pm. Officers on patrol came upon a man lying unconscious in the roadway obstructing traffic; and who was almost struck by several vehicles trying to pass. Officers assisted the man out of the roadway and to the side of the road whereupon they saw him take a drink of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested and charged with drinking in public and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4700 block of 25th Street: Suspicious person – 10:55pm. Officers responded for the report of an injured man knocking on apartment doors asking for an ambulance. The reporting person told the officers that a  black male approximately 20-30 years of age, 6’ 00 “ tall, 200lbs, wearing a tan jacket, blue jeans, grey boxers exposed, and a black knit hat knocked on her door. She said the man appeared to have blood in the area of his eye. When she went to call police the man left the building in an unknown direction. Officers searched the area for the man but were not able to locate him.

November 29th:

Nothing significant to report.

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.