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 Queenstown Drive: Theft – 8pm. The victim told officers that after cashing a check he placed the money in his wallet that was secured by a chain to his belt. Later he was accosted by two individuals who accosted him, grabbed his wallet and pulled the chain until it broke free of his belt. Both suspects then fled in an unknown direction.
Mount Rainier Community Garden – 31st Street and Arundel Road: Found bicycle – 11:05pm. A witness reported that a bicycle had been left abandoned for some time. Officers took possession of the bike and stored it for safekeeping.
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: Found property – 1:50pm. A witness found a purse in the alley. Officers took possession of the purse and stored it for safekeeping.
4600 block of 30th Street: Domestic assault – 3:30pm. The mother of a young girl told officers that her boyfriend (the girl’s father) came home intoxicated and pushed the child down on the floor and left the apartment. There were no physical injuries to the juvenile and no medical attention needed. Mom was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner but did not want to pursue the matter further at the time.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Vandalism to auto – 5:20pm. The owner of a 2012 Toyota told officers that she came out to her vehicle this evening and discovered a tennis ball size circular crack on the driver’s side of the vehicle’s windshield.
3800 block of 34th Street: EPS – 8:30pm. Officers on patrol encountered a man walking in the middle of the roadway. When they started speaking with him they realized he was under the influence of narcotics. He was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for treatment.
3400 block of Queens Chapel Road: Possession with intent to distribute a CDS – 9:10am. Officers stopped a 2015 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation led to the recovery and seizure of just over 2lbs of marijuana. The driver was arrested, charged with PWID and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.
4600 block of 29th Street: Traffic – 10am. Officers stopped a 2002 Mitsubishi for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was charged accordingly and the vehicle was impounded.
4000 block of 35th Street: Found property – 3:50pm. A resident recovered a spent .40 caliber shell casing. Officers took possession of the shell casing and placed it into property.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Purse snatch – 11:30pm. The victim told officers that as she was walking towards her apartment a man came up behind her, grabbed her and stole her purse. The suspect, described as a black male in his early to mid- twenties, 5’8” tall, 120 lbs., wearing black pants and a black jacket, got into a green minivan and drove off in an unknown direction.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Vandalism – 8:25am. The resident reported that someone must have damaged the door lock to her apartment because she could not use her keys to open the door. There was no visible damage to the lock and it was still intact on the door. There was no reported unlawful entry into the apartment.
3700 block of 36th Street: Fraud – 9:30am. The victim told officers that he discovered several unauthorized transactions on his bank account during the dates of December 18th through the 24th.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Lost property – 12:45pm. A man reported that he lost his Maryland driver’s license while running errands around the City. Officers documented the loss so he could obtain a replacement license from MVA.
4300 block of Eastern Avenue: Stabbing – 10:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived they located the caller (later revealed to be the suspect) standing outside a black Chevy Impala. They also located the victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds slumped over in the rear seat of the vehicle. EMS responded and transported the victim to Washington Hospital Center. Officers determined that the crime occurred in DC and MPD officers responded to take over the investigation.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 8:35pm. Officers stopped to issue a woman a criminal citation for urinating in public. Further investigation revealed that she had an open attest warrant through Prince George’s County for theft. She was cited for urinating in public, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vandalism – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a man trying to break into a business. When they arrived they spoke with the complainant and learned that the suspect left the scene walking towards 34th Street. A canvas of the area revealed that he worked at a business on 34th Street and was fired minutes before the call went out. The suspect was identified and officers have applied for an arrest warrant charging him with vandalism.
4200 block of 34th Street: EPS – 7:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person. They located the woman in question and observed her to be incoherent, shaking and unable to speak. She was taken into custody, transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for treatment.
3500 block of Newton Place: Hit and run M/V collision – 12:15am. The owner of a 2007 Toyota heard what sounded like another vehicle strike his. He went out to his vehicle and attempted to confront the striking vehicle’s driver who fled the scene. He was able to get a picture of that vehicle’s registration plate. The officers found that the vehicle was a 2012 Nissan Altima registered to an address in the Queenstown Apartments and are working to identify the drive for possible charges.
35th Street and Bunker Hill Road: Hit and run M/V collision – 1:45pm. Officers responded for the report of a hit and run collision. They met with the victim who said that her rental vehicle was struck on the left rear bumper causing a hole and a scrape mark. Officers inspected the vehicle and saw that white paint had been transferred from the striking vehicle onto the rental vehicle. No other evidence could 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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