Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Police Report: March 20-26

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.

March 26th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: M/V collision – 12:50am. Officers impounded a 1998 Honda Civic after it had crashed into two parked cars and left abandoned. The vehicle was not currently registered and the tags had expired back in October of 2015. It had not been reported stolen.

34th Street and Arundel Road: M/V collision – 11:30am. Officers impounded two vehicles that had been involved in a collision in the intersection. Neither driver was injured and refused EMS treatment.  

3400 block pf Perry Street: 1st degree assault – 7:40pm. Officers responded for the report of an assault that had just occurred. When they arrived they found a man suffering from a facial laceration and a woman suffering from a cut to her hand. The male victim led the officers to a knife and sword that were used by the assailant to cut both victims. With the assistance of witnesses the officers were able to locate the suspect and other evidence inside the home. The suspect was arrested and delivered to the custody of PGPD detectives for further questioning and charges. Both victims were taken to Medstar for treatment of their wounds.

March 25th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 3:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

March 24th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Fraud – 4:30pm. The victim told officers that he sold a pair of shoes online using PayPal. After believing the funds had been deposited into his account he shipped the shoes to the buyer in Illinois. When he tried to withdraw the funds from his account he found them unavailable and the transaction fraudulent. The victim contacted the local police in Monee, Illinois and PayPal in an attempt to resolve the issue.

March 23rd:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Home invasion robbery (arrest). MRPD officers were notified that PGPD robbery detectives along with officers from the Repeat Offenders Prevention Enforcement (ROPE) Fugitive Unit arrested a woman and charged her with the home invasion robbery that occurred back on November 27, 2015. She was located and arrested at an address on Franklin Street, NE. When questioned about the crime she waived her rights and admitted to her involvement in the robbery. PGPD also identified her male accomplice and charged him with the crime as well. He was interviewed at DOC but invoked his rights and refused to give any statement.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Attempt suicide – 6:15am. Officers responded for the report of a man who had attempted suicide. They found the man sitting in chair on his front porch bleeding from lacerations to his left wrist. EMS responded and transported him to Prince Georges Hospital for treatment of his wounds and committed for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

4200 block of 30th Street: Missing person – 5:15pm. Officers received a report from the daughter of a man suffering from dementia that he left home at about 12:30pm to buy a lottery ticket and did not return. Officers later discovered that the man was at Washington Adventist Hospital under the care of the medical staff. His daughter was notified.

3100 block of Arundel Road: Stolen vehicle – 6:55pm. The owner of a 2005 BMW told officers that she came home from work and discovered that her vehicle had been stolen sometime during the day. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Burglary – 7:25pm. The residents told officers that when they returned home from work they discovered that someone had entered their apartment, ransacked it and stole a quantity of cash, two laptop computers and a camera. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment. The residents said that they had subleased a bedroom to a co-worker that had moved out but thinks he may still have a key to the apartment and may be responsible for the theft. The residents were advised to contact management to have the locks changed.

March 22nd:

4600 block of 30th Street: Stolen auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2010 Dodge told officers that she came out for her vehicle this morning and discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses were identified. At about 6:30pm officers were notified that the vehicle had actually been repossessed and not stolen.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 5:25pm. Officers stopped a 2007 Pontiac for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and sent on his way. The vehicle was impounded.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Traffic – 8:45pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Honda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the tags on the car were listed to another vehicle. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and sent on his way. The vehicle was impounded.

March 21st:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Attempted sexual assault – 4:45pm. The victim told officers that on Sunday March 20th at about 8:30pm she was walking along the sidewalk when a black male (NFD) approached her from behind, pushed her up against a wall and attempted to sexually assault her. She was able to fight off her assailant and he fled the scene towards City Hall. She was not injured and did not want to be checked out by EMS personnel. A copy of the assault report was forwarded to PGPD detectives for follow-up.

March 20th:

3800 block of 34th Street: EPS – 12:20am. Officers responded to check on a woman who had been seen sitting in a car for an extended period of time. When the officers spoke with her she immediately showed signs that she was not in a proper state of mind. Officers took her into custody and transported her to a local hospital for emergency treatment and evaluation.

4000 block of 34th Street (ZZ Pizza): Armed robbery – 9:20pm. Employees propped open the back door in order to take out the trash. While the door was open a man came into the store, placed a knife to her side and demanded money. He walked her to the front cash register where another employee was counting the drawer. He demanded that that employee surrender the cash, which he did. The suspect fled out the back door, got on a mountain bike and fled down Bunker Hill Road towards Brentwood. The suspect was described as a black male in his mid- 20s, 5’5” tall, 160lbs, wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask. One of the victims said that he thinks he has seen the suspect in the area on a regular basis. PGPD robbery detectives were notified and a canvas of the area for the suspect proved negative.

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!

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Police Report: March 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.

March 19th:

Nothing significant to report.

March 18th:

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 9am.  The owner of a 2016 Ford Explorer told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had smashed out the rear passenger side window and stole a GPS unit from inside.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Suspicious person – 2:30pm. The resident told officers that she heard a knock at her door but did not answer it. She heard the door knob move for several minutes like someone was trying to manipulate the lock but the person did not get inside and eventually left. The person was described as a tall black male in his 30s with shoulder length hair and wearing a black shirt.

March 17th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 3:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Malicious burning – 3:20pm. Officers responded after receiving information that someone had set a small fire in a basement boiler room. A resident heard the fire alarm and extinguished the fire prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers inspected the scene and found damage to the door lock to the boiler room and freshly burnt material, possibly cardboard, on the floor. Officers also discovered traces of freshly burnt material in two storage rooms, but no major structural damage. The Prince George’s County Fire Marshall’s office was notified and several investigators responded and took over the investigation.

March 16th:

3700 block of 36th Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:50am. The owner of a 1999 Ford truck told officers that he came out to the vehicle this morning and discovered a large crack in the windshield. The cause of the damage was undetermined.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 4:20pm. The driver of a 2013 Nissan failed to control his speed and rear ended a 2011 Mercedes traveling in the same lane. The driver of the Nissan was cited accordingly. Both vehicles were drivable after the collision.

March 15th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Domestic assault – 12:45am. Officers responded for the report of a domestic argument. When they arrived they learned that a boyfriend and girlfriend with two small children had gotten into a verbal argument. The male half was intoxicated and said that he wanted to go to jail. When the officers told him that he had not committed any crime that would warrant his arrest he said that they would be called back out later. As officers were leaving the female half came running outside advising officers that she had just been assaulted. The male half had smacked her in the face and pushed her. When officers returned the male half was waiting to go to jail. He was placed under arrest, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary – 7:15am. The resident told officers that she locked and secured her apartment when she left home on March 14th at about 7am. When she returned home that evening her apartment door was still secured but a play station was missing from the living room along with other personal items and jewelry that had been in her bedroom. Officers believe that entry was made through an unlocked window (2nd floor apartment).

2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 9:20am. Officers impounded a 2003 BMW that was displaying tags that expired in May of 2015.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 2:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

March 14th:

4000 block of 36th Street: Burglary – 9:30am. The victim told officers that a man renovating an apartment locked and secured the apartment at about 7pm on March 11th leaving several power tools in the living room. When he returned today he discovered the front door unlocked and his tools stolen. Evidence showed that entry was probably made by jimmying a lock on one of the windows. Evidence was also identified that may link this burglary to others in the area believed to have been committed by a small group of individuals who frequent the area.

2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen/recovered vehicle – 10:35am. The owner of a 2012 Ford truck told officers that he came out to the truck this morning and discovered it had been stolen. The truck was equipped with a GPS tracker and it was located in the 2400 block of Evarts Street, NE. DC police responded and located the vehicle unoccupied. MRPD officers gave the owner a ride to Evarts Streets to get his truck which was found to have a defeated door lock and ignition. All of the copper pipe and welding tanks were missing along with all the owner’s tools.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary – 12:30pm. The resident told officers that she was lying in bed and heard a knock at the door. She heard the apartment door open and a man walked into her bedroom. As soon as the man saw her he ran out of the apartment. The victim said that she was pretty sure she locked the door. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim believes the man had a key. Management was contacted and requested to change the locks. PGPD Detectives were also notified.

3200 block of Otis Street: EPS – 2:15pm. Officers responded for the report of a man lying on a vehicle. Officers located the man and observed that he appeared to be under the influence of PCP and was not able to answer basic questions. He was taken into custody without incident, transported to a local hospital and released to the medical staff for treatment.

3400 block of Newton Street: Fraud – 3pm. The victim told officers that back on February 1st he received a paycheck in the mail while he was in jail. He said that when he was released he learned that his brother in law took the check from his mail box and cashed it at a local Cash Check Depot on Queens Chapel Road. The victim stated that he is unsure if he wishes to pursue charges but wanted the incident documented.

3800 block of 30th Street: Disorderly – 11:10pm. Officers responded for the report of two people arguing in the street. When they arrived they learned that two women were in a verbal dispute over relationship issues. One of the women had taken the other’s cell phone and refused to give it back. The officers tried repeatedly to get the woman to return the cell phone but she refused. She was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The phone was returned to its owner.

March 13th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 7:20am. The owner of a 2007 Hyundai told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered the passenger side rear view mirror was broken off.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 12:15pm. Officers stopped a 2006 Toyota for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had been drinking. He failed a field sobriety test on the scene and a breathalyzer test administered at the PGPD District I station. He was charged with DUI and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3700 block of 37th Street: 2nd degree assault – 12:25pm. The victim told officers that she and her adult son got into a verbal argument over money. During the argument her son threw a rock at her that hit her in the right eye. She sustained a minor abrasion and refused medical treatment. She was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner and encouraged to seek a protection order against her son.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 9:30pm. Officers responded for the report of an unknown trouble. When they arrived they encountered an adult male who was under the influence of PCP and suffering from other medical issues. EMS personnel responded and attempted to take the man to a medical facility for treatment. The man resisted the EMS personnel and the MPRD officers whereupon the officers were forced to deploy a Taser to get him under control. EMS transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical and psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

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, March 15, 2016

Police Report: March 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.

March 12th:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 8:35pm. The driver of a Toyota pickup truck was negotiating the traffic circle when his truck was hit from behind by a Nissan Sentra. The Sentra fled the scene and was followed by the driver of the Toyota. The Nissan was stopped by an Edmonston officer for a traffic violation and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. MRPD officers met the Edmonston officers and conducted a field sobriety test on the female driver. She failed the testing and was charged by citation with DUI and leaving the scene of a M/V collision. She was released and her car was impounded for safekeeping.

March 11th:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 11:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 1:15pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious Chevy van parked in a no parking zone displaying expired tags. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage, was possibly under the influence of PCP and had a suspended license. He was arrested, charged with several traffic violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The van was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:15pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for possession of an alcoholic beverage inside a motor vehicle.

2700 block of Webster Street: Recovered stolen auto – 5pm. Hyattsville City PD officers recovered a 2008 Honda stolen from the 2700 block of Webster Street on March 10th. There was no damage to the vehicle and one arrest was made.

3800 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 11:55pm. Officers stopped to investigate a man rolling in the street. It was eventually determined that he was under the influence of PCP and had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Newton Place: Child sexual assault – 8pm. Officers along with PGPD sex crimes detectives investigated a sexual assault on an 8 year old female that was allegedly committed by her adult cousin.

March 10th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen vehicle – 6am. The owner of a 2008 Honda Accord told officers that sometime between 8pm on the 9th and the time he called police someone stole his car. No evidence/witnesses were identified.

3800 block of 32nd Street: Theft from auto – 7:30am. The owner of a 2007 Chevy pickup truck told officers he came out to his vehicle and discovered that the truck’s rear passenger side window had been broken out and a chain saw had been stolen from inside.

3100 block of Varnum Street: EPS – 10:30pm. Officers met with a case worker from Community Connections about a client who had been missing for several days and had not taken his medications. The client told officers that he wanted to voluntarily go to the hospital for treatment and was given a ride to providence Hospital and released to the medical staff.

March 9th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Vandalism to auto – 11:05am. The owner of a 2015 Honda Accord told officers that she noticed new damage to the left side rear bumper to her vehicle that was not there when she last checked on March 7th. The owner did not know where or when the damage happened.

March 8th:

3500 block of Perry Street: Criminal citation – 8:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 10:30am. Officers stopped a dump truck for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the truck had an outstanding safety equipment violation and an MSP pick-up order for the tags. The driver was allowed to park the truck off the roadway and arrange for it to be privately towed. Both tags were removed from the vehicle for return to MVA.

March 7th:

3800 block of 34th Street: Trespassing – 12:15pm. Officers stopped a man as he came out of a business from which he had been previously banned. Officers placed him under arrest for the violation and when he was searched incident to the arrest he was found in possession of burglary tools. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 12:30pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Stolen vehicle – 2:15pm. The owner of a 2005 Chrysler van reported that the sometime between 9:45pm last night and 8:30 this morning someone stole his vehicle. A canvas of the area was not conducted due to the time lapse in reporting the theft.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Burglary – 5:25pm. The resident told officers that she came home to find a laptop and a game console missing from her apartment. She also found a quantity of US currency and a jar of change missing. She said that she locked her apartment when she left and it was still locked when she returned. Officers found no evidence of forced entry.

March 6th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Forced entry – 5pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue with a call for smoke coming from an apartment.  Fire/rescue personnel forced entry into the apartment and found the cause of the smoke was a pot left on the stove. There were no injuries and no structural damage to the apartment.

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, March 07, 2016

Police Report: February 28 - March 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.

March 5th:

2700 block of Taylor Street: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers impounded a 2007 Mazda for being unregistered and displaying an expired temporary registration tag.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: MIR – 12pm. A nine year old girl told officers that back on March 1st she asked an adult male student to help her with homework. She said that while helping her the man ran his hand down her side from her shoulder towards her waist. The girl then ran out of the room and told her mother about the incident. Officers conferred with PGPD detectives about the incident and determined that no charges were warranted at this time.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Domestic – 5:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute between a separated husband and wife. The husband, who no longer lives at the location, came over and changed the locks without telling the wife. After consulting with the on-duty State’s Attorney officers determined that the situation was a civil matter and advised both parties of their options. The husband left the residence but would not provide his wife a key to the new locks.

March 4th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: Vandalism to auto – 7:25pm. The owner of a 2007 Hyundai told officers that she discovered the car’s driver’s side mirror broken. She said that a neighbor saw someone by her vehicle about the time the mirror was broken. She believes it was a former boyfriend that broke the mirror.

March 3rd:

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 10:25am. Officers were stopped by the store owner and told that a man had just shoplifted several items from the store. The officers stopped the suspect a short distance away and detained him while a further investigation was conducted. Officers viewed the store’s video surveillance recording and confirmed that the suspect committed the theft as described by the store owner. The suspect was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Traffic – 11:10am. Officers stopped a 2004 Honda for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and released. His car was impounded.

3200 block of Varnum Street: MIR – 3:30pm. A woman’s husband told officers that she told him she wanted to kill herself. The woman admitted to making the statement. She voluntarily accepted EMS transportation to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

3400 block of Newton Street: Strong arm robbery – 7:40pm. The victim told officers that as she was entering her apartment building a man came up to her and forcibly stole the purse she was carrying over her shoulder. She ran after the suspect and saw him get into a dark color SUV and flee the area. She was only able to describe her assailant as a black male in his 20s. PGPD robbery detectives responded to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation.

March 2nd:

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 1:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 2:30pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 6:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

March 1st:

4500 block of 34th Street: Property damage – 1:55pm. Officers were notified that a vehicle accidentally struck the fence in the parking lot of Thomas Stone Elementary School parking lot and became stuck in the grass. Officers assisted in getting the vehicle free. Since the incident occurred on school property PGPD officers responded to handle the incident report.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Fraud – 7pm. A man came into the police station to report that money was withdrawn from his bank account without his knowledge or consent. His financial institution is looking further into the transactions.

February 29th:

4100 block of 28th Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:25am. The owner of a 1996 Honda told officers that she came out this morning and discovered that someone had smashed out two of the car’s windows.

Queens Chapel Road and Chillum Road: M/V collision – 10:35pm. Officers investigating the collision determined that the driver of a 2007 Ford swerved to try and avoid hitting a car that was stopped in front of him. He was too late and struck the car which in turn struck a third car. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations. Two of the cars involved were disabled and had to be towed from the scene.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:40am. Officers stopped to speak with a man and during the conversation learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Theft – 2:30pm. A woman told officers that she came home to her apartment and discovered that her cell phone, watch and cash were missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment and no evidence of anything having been disturbed. The woman called her husband who said that he did not come home and remove any of the missing property from the apartment.

3600 block of Perry Street: Vandalism – 4:50pm. The resident told officers that he came home and discovered that someone had used a rake from the back yard to break out a small rear basement window. There were no signs that anyone entered the house and the audible residential alarm did not activate.

4200 block of 34th Street: Theft from auto – 4:15pm. The victim told officers that he was inside a residence doing work. When he went out to his work van he discovered that someone had broken into the van and stole a number of tools from inside. No witnesses or physical evidence were identified.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 9:10pm. Officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with an uncooperative man possibly under the influence of narcotics. EMS determined that the man was having a medical emergency and transported him to a local hospital for treatment. The man’s car was impounded for safekeeping.

February 28th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 2:05am. The store clerk told officers that a man came into the store and stole a beverage and a bag of chips. The man was last seen running towards Eastern Avenue. Officers canvassed the area, located him, and after a brief foot chase were able to get him stopped and under arrest. During the foot chase the man discarded a set of brass knuckles which the officers recovered. The man was charged with theft, possession of a dangerous weapon and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

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.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Police Emergency Number Down

The 301-985-6565 number at Bladensburg Communications is temporarily out of service.

 

Residents should call 301-985-6566 until the main number is back in service.

 

Michael E. Scott

Chief of Police

Mount Rainier Police Department

3249 Rhode Island Avenue

Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

301-985-6580

mscott@mountrainierpd.org

Chief's Blog: http://mrpdchief.blogspot.com

Twitter: @MRPDChief

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