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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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