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.
2400 block of Arundel Road: Property damage – 3:25pm. The owner of a 1999 Oldsmobile was driving down Arundel Road when he saw two men fighting. One of the men was swinging a shovel at the other and mistakenly hit the victim’s car with the shovel. Both men fled, but the shovel man returned a few minutes later and provided the victim with all of his information and said that he would pay for the damage to the vehicle.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision – 3:35pm. The owner of a 2016 Ford told officers that she came out to her vehicle and discovered damage to the front quarter panel that wasn’t there last night.
3500 block of Shepherd Street: Lost property – 11:30pm. A man reported that he lost his wallet somewhere between his residence and his destination. He canceled his credit cards and is seeking a replacement ID. The man called back on February 23rd and told officers that he had merely misplaced the wallet and had found it.
Buchanan Street and Queens Chapel Road: Hit and run collision – 2:15pm. The owner of a 2010 Jeep told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered damage to the rear quarter panel.
2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 8:50am. Officers impounded a 2002 Honda for displaying tags issued to another vehicle.
3200 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 2pm. Officers impounded a 2012 Honda for displaying tags issued to another vehicle.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Fraud – 4:20pm. A woman reported that she discovered three unauthorized, fraudulent transactions made to her bank account. She contacted her financial institution and cancelled her bank card.
3700 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 7:10am. The owner of a 1998 Ford truck reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning to find that someone smashed out the rear driver’s side passenger window and stole approximately $750 worth of tools from inside.
36th and Otis Streets: Hit and run collision – 8am. The driver of a 2016 Ford told officers that another vehicle passing him struck his vehicle and fled the scene. The victim could only describe the striking vehicle as a silver sedan.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3200 block of Otis Street: Criminal citation – 7pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3800 block of 34th Street (Alife Market): Theft – 11:35pm. The store clerk told officers that a man came into the store and stole six (6), 18oz containers of laundry detergent. The clerk could not provide a description of the thief but said he had stolen from the store at least three times in the past.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Recovered stolen vehicle – 12pm. Officers were notified by Anne Arundel County PD that their officers recovered a 2007 Lincoln MKX that was reported stolen from Mount Rainier on January 28th. The vehicle was found at the intersection of Wasena Avenue and Dell Street in Brooklyn, MD. The interior of the vehicle was stripped and the front tag was missing. No arrests were made.
3700 block of Shepherd Street: Lost property – 9:50am. A resident reported that she lost her wallet sometime between February 12th and 13th.
2400 block of Arundel Road: Warrant service – 4:15pm. Officers stopped a man for drinking in public. Further investigation revealed he had an open 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.
4700 block of 25th Street: Domestic – 2:45pm. A brother and sister got into an argument over the volume of music being played. The sister said her brother pushed her during the argument. There were no signs of injury to either party and the sister was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.
Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street: M/V collision – 1pm. Officers investigating the crash determined that a 2008 VW was turning left onto Buchanan Street and failed to yield the right of way to a 2010 Toyota. Both vehicles sustained damage but were drivable. A rear occupant in the Toyota complained of shoulder pain and was transported to Providence Hospital by EMS for treatment.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Theft from auto – 4:30pm. The owner of a 1996 Toyota told officers that she stepped out from her vehicle to take a picture when a silver BMW occupied by two black males in their 20s parked next to her. One of the suspects got out of the BMW, opened the victim’s passenger door and stole her purse. The victim could not advise any other information or direction of travel.
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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