Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Police Report: January 12 - February 6

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.

February 6th:

Queens Chapel Road at Buchanan Street: M/V collision – 11am. Officers investigating the collision determined that a 2015 Nissan Altima was coming out of the commercial parking lot and crossing Queens Chapel Road when a 2007 Toyota Camry traveling east on Queens Chapel struck the crossing Toyota. Both vehicles were disabled and were impounded.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Burglary – 12:10pm. The homeowner returned home and discovered the rear door open and called police. Officers checked the residence and found no one inside but determined that the back door was forced open. The homeowner said that he does not believe anything was taken from inside.

28th and Shepard Streets: M/V collision – 2:05pm. The owner of a 1996 Honda came out and noticed damage to her vehicle. Officers located a witness who got the tag number of the striking vehicle. With that information officers located the driver and charged him with the collision and leaving the scene without stopping and providing identification.

4600 block of 25th Street: Theft from auto – 5:35pm. The victim told officers that she as she parked her car and got out she heard the passenger door open. When she turned to look she saw a man steal her purse from the front seat and jump into a waiting 4-door grey sedan. The suspect vehicle fled down 25th Street towards Arundel and then unknown. At about 12:30pm on February 7th officers were notified by DC police that a citizen turned in the victim’s purse. The purse was found in the 3400 block of Fort Lincoln Drive, NE. Most of the victim’s property was recovered in the purse.

February 5th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 10:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

February 4th:

3100 block of Windom Road: Vehicle impound – 9:40pm. Officers impounded a 2002 Buick that was unregistered and did not have tags attached.

2500 block of Arundel Road: Trespassing – 9:15am. Officers located two juveniles trespassing in a basement laundry room. They were warned not to return to the property and sent on their way.

4500 block of 29th Street: Property damage – 6:55pm. The owner of a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle told officers that a neighbor’s son knocked the bike over causing minor damage. The neighbors agreed to pay for the damage to the bike.

February 3rd:

4300 block of Kaywood Place: Theft from auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2011 Buick reported that sometime overnight someone stole the rear tag off her vehicle.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2001 Ford for displaying expired tags.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 3pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Civil citation – 8:15pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less that 10g of marijuana.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 10:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

February 2nd:

4600 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 10:30am. Officers impounded a 1995 Toyota that had a suspended registration with a pick up order on the tags.

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 12:35pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

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

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Armed robbery – 1:40pm. The victim told officers that as she was walking home from work she was assaulted by a man who grabbed her by the hair and punched her in the back. Another man accosted her with a knife, stole her purse by cutting the strap and told her that she would be stabbed if she screamed. Both suspects fled on bicycles towards Hyattsville City. Suspect #1 was described as a tall, thin black male in his 40s with dread locks wearing a red shirt and khaki pants. Suspect #2 was described as a short black male with short hair wearing a black ball cap and a white shirt and nose and cheek piercings.

4000 block of 37th Street: Burglary – 5:40pm. Officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. The reporting person met the officers and told them that she had seen a man standing on the back deck who fled the scene. Officers discovered that the back door had been forced open and there was damage to the door and dead bolt. The house is bank owned, vacant and that there is nothing of value inside. Officers were able to temporarily secure the door and the reporting person was going to contact someone to more permanently secure the residence.

4000 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 6:50pm. The victim told officers that upon arriving home she discovered that a first floor bedroom window was open and that someone had rummaged through several drawers. She did not notice anything taken. Officers discovered one set of foot prints in the snow leading away from the house but no other evidence.

Rhode Island Avenue and Volta Avenue, Brentwood: Field Interview – 9:30pm. Officers stopped four individuals suspected of being involved in a burglary and subsequent vehicle theft in the 4200 block of 34th Street. After releasing the subject’s officers noticed that one of them dropped a set of keys which turned out to have been stolen in the burglary and used to steal the victim’s car. Officers went by the victim’s residence and verified they were in fact the keys taken. On February 3rd MRPD officers stopped the suspect who dropped the keys and transported him to PGPD where he was released to detectives for questioning. He was later charged with the burglary and remanded to the custody of DOC.

4600 block of 40th Street: Recovered stolen auto – 11:10pm. Officers investigating a vehicle theft that occurred in the 4200 block of 34th Street located the vehicle parked and unoccupied in the 4600 block of 40th Street in North Brentwood. The vehicle was towed to PGPD for processing and the victim was notified by phone of the recovery.

February 1st:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 2:15am. Officers investigating a disturbance in an apartment determined that the man causing the disturbance was under the influence of a CDS, probably PCP. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency treatment.

January 31st:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Warrant service – 5:15pm. Officers investigating a domestic disturbance discovered that the male half had an open warrant through Anne Arundel County for failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Arundel Road: Criminal citation – 11:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for vandalism to a door.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Robbery – 1:30am. The victim told officers that he had just gotten out of his car when a black male wearing all black walked up behind him and placed an unknown object in his back. The suspect pushed the victim into the front driver’s seat of a 1996 Isuzu van (Maryland tags CA2641) and demanded his money. The suspect then stole the victim’s wallet containing cash and identification and fled the area on foot. A PGPD K-9 unit responded but was unable to locate the suspect. PGPD robbery detectives are continuing the investigation.


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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