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 27th:3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Stolen vehicle – 2:30am. The owner of a 2015 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 10pm on the 26th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle from where he had parked it.
3000 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 10:15am. The owner of a 1994 Jeep told officers that sometime between 5pm on the 26th and the time he called police someone stole his vehicle from the corner of 31st Street and Arundel Road.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:45am. The owner of a 2007 Toyota Camry told officers that he came out to his vehicle and discovered that a driver’s side window had been smashed out.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.3200 block of Perry Street: Suspicious situation – 10:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a loud explosion. Their initial investigation led them to believe that the explosion was caused by a commercial firework. Fire investigators responded to the scene and were able to recover a piece of an explosive device for analysis. There were no injuries to persons or damage to property from the explosion.
Nothing significant to report.
3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11am. A woman came into the police station to recover property taken from her during a previous incident. Prior to her arriving the officers learned that she had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for various traffic offenses. Her property was returned to her, she was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 10:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3400 block of Newton Street: Found property – 2:05pm. Officers were advised by a citizen that there were two ladies purses laying on the ground. Officer found the purses and both contained their owner’s work identification. Both women responded to the police station and took possession of their property. Officers learned that one of the purses was taken in a strong armed robbery in DC and the other was stolen from a vehicle, also in DC. DC police were notified of the recovery.
3300 block of Chillum Road: CDS possession – 9:25pm. Officers stopped a 2003 Audi for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle immediately got out and fled on foot. After a short foot chase the driver stopped and gave up. He was found in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and was arrested, charged appropriately and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.
3200 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 11:10pm. Officers impounded a 2001 Chrysler Sebring for displaying a fake (photocopied) Delaware temporary tag.
February 23rd:4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): 1st degree assault – 2am. Officers responded for the report of an injured person. When they arrived they located a man sitting on the ground bleeding with a large gash on his left forearm. The man told the officers that after he got off the bus and started walking home to DC he was approached by two black males. One of the men brandished a knife and demanded his property. A fight ensued and the victim was cut on his forearm. He ran to the BP station where he called police and EMS. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for medical treatment of his non- life threatening injury.
3700 block 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30am. Officers impounded a Nissan Altima for parking so as to block the roadway.
3700 block 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a Honda CRV for displaying expired tags that were listed to another vehicle.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Lost property – 6:40am. A man told officers that he lost his wallet somewhere between his apartment and the basement laundry room in his building.
2900 block of Allison Street: 2nd degree assault – 6:55pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic altercation. The female half told officers that the altercation started in a vehicle where her boyfriend punched her with a closed fist in the upper body. She ran to her apartment and called police. The male half fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. The victim did not show any signs of being physically assaulted. She did screen positive on the lethality assessment and spoke with a counselor at the Family Crisis Center. She was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Criminal citation – 10:20am. Officers responded for the report of a civil dispute between two roommates. One of the men was prohibiting the other from leaving the apartment and trying to start an altercation. Officers warned the man twice to cease the behavior and he ignored them both times. He was issued a criminal citation for failure to obey the lawful order of a police officer and sent on his way.
February 22nd:4000 block of Cedar Lane Alley: Warrant service – 3:10pm. Officers stopped a man for a field interview and learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the US Marshal’s Service. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOV in Hyattsville.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 4:05pm. Officers impounded an unregistered 2012 Honda.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:30am. Officers stopped a 2009 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended license and an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on multiple charges of driving without a license. He was issued the appropriate citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Queenstown Drive: Armed robbery – 2:30pm. The victim, a cab driver, told officers that he picked up a fare at the West Hyattsville Metro Station and drove him to Queenstown Drive. Once at the destination the suspect placed a gun to the victim’s head and demanded his money. The victim was able to get out of the cab and flee without injury. The suspect got into the driver’s seat and stole the cab. With assistance from the cab company officers were later able to locate the cab at the intersection of Arundel Road and 32nd Street. A Hyattsville K9 unit responded to try and locate the suspect but could not find a suitable track. The cab was impounded by PGPD Detectives for processing as part of their follow-up investigation.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision – 8:10am. The driver of a 2012 Ford Escape apparently had a medical emergency and struck a Metro bus that was stopped for passengers. The driver of the Ford was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non- like threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Vandalism – 11:55pm. The resident told officers that he woke up to find that one of his bedroom windows was broken. He said that he did not notice how the window was broken.
3500 block of Shepherd Street: Burglary -6:40pm. The resident told officers that when she returned home she discovered that someone had broken in and rummaged through her home. Officers determined that the suspect(s) entered through a rear window by pushing out a window air conditioner. The victim said that nothing appeared to be missing from the house.
3200 block of Chillum Road: 2nd degree assault – 7:25pm. The victim told officers that she and her husband got into an argument that turned physical. The victim sustained visible bruises to her chest. Officers arrested the husband, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
2310 Varnum Street: Theft – 11:40pm. The store manager told officers that three black males entered the store, took several pieces of merchandise and left without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The suspects were described as 21-23 YOA wearing all black clothing.
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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