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