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.
3200 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 1:45am. Officers investigating a rear end collision discovered that the driver of the striking vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. He failed standard field sobriety testing, was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Domestic assault – 4:50pm. The victim told officers that during an argument her husband assaulted her with a mug of hot tea. The victim had visible signs of injury and was taken by EMS to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Officers recovered evidence from the scene including photos of the victim’s injuries. The husband was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 5pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
3300 block of Bunker Hill Road (Gazebo Park): Criminal citation (x2) – 8:20pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3200 block of Arundel Road: CDS arrest – 10:30pm. Officers stopped a Chrysler van for driving without head or tail lights. While speaking with the driver the officers noticed an odor of PCP coming from inside the van. Officers searched the passenger seat and recovered a small clear vial containing approximately 2.5 grams of liquid PCP. The driver was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The van was impounded for safekeeping.
4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person (supplement): 5:25pm. Officers spoke with a woman who reported her boyfriend missing on May 3rd. She said that the United States Capitol Police had located her boyfriend and he was in good physical condition and did not display any signs that he was a danger to himself or others. His information was removed from NCIC missing persons files.
2700 block of Upshur Street: Death report – 7:45am. Officers responded for the report of a man who had died from an apparent cardiac arrest. The man’s son told the officers that he found his father clutching his and went to call for help. When he returned his father was unresponsive. EMS personnel responded and pronounced the man deceased. The Medical Examiner responded to the scene and determined that the man passed from natural causes related to heart disease.
4100 block of Russell Avenue: Fraud – 9:30am. The victim told officers that he received a call from someone stating they were with the IRS and that he owed over a thousand dollars in unpaid taxes and that if he did not pay it right away his property and assets would be seized. He was told to obtain the payment in iTunes cards. The victim did as instructed and the scammer asked him for more money to recall an arrest warrant. The victim then went to his bank to obtain more money and was advised that he was being scammed.
2400 block of Arundel Road: 4th degree burglary – 1:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man sleeping in the laundry room of an apartment building. They located the man who they knew from previous encounters to have been banned from the property on numerous occasions. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and 4th degree burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4200 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 2010 Chevy for displaying tags that expired in August of 2015, and that had an MSP pickup order for those tags.
4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person (supplement) – 9:30am. Officers took updated information from the girlfriend of a man reported missing yesterday. She said that she was contacted by the rental office advising that an envelope was left for her in the drop box overnight. The envelope contained a rental payment and some additional receipts for her. She said she recognized the handwriting on the envelope as belonging to her boyfriend, but she is still concerned about his welfare because he is not taking his medication.
4100 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft from auto – 6:40pm. The owner of a 2001 Honda that she came out to her vehicle this morning at about 7am and discovered that numerous items of makeup had been stolen from inside. There were no signs of forced entry into the car and officers could only locate scratch marks near the driver’s door lock. The lock was still functional and officers could not determine if that was the point of entry.
4600 block of 27th Street: Missing person – 1:25am. The girlfriend of a 47 year old man told officers that he had not been heard from since about 9pm on the 2nd. He had been visiting a relative in Upper Marlboro and was supposedly on his way home. A check with all the surrounding emergency rooms and DOC were made with negative results. His information was entered into NCIC missing persons files.
3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: Hit and run collision – 8:25am. The owner of a 2013 Toyota told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been struck by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene or leave identification. The damage to his vehicle was minor.
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:40am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for disturbing the peace.
3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 11am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3200 block of Buchanan Street: Traffic – 11:15pm. Officers stopped to investigate a suspicious individual who was sitting in a pickup truck. They learned that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and had an open bottle of alcohol in the truck with him. He was issued State citations for possession of open alcohol in a motor vehicle and released to be taken home by a relative.
4600 block of 29th Street: Citizen robbery – 12:35am. Officers responded for a reported citizen robbery. Upon arrival they met with the victim who told them that while in the parking lot of his apartment building he saw a white Dodge enter the lot. He said that two suspects got out of the car and approached him. One suspect grabbed him by his shirt collar and displayed a knife while the second suspect stole his backpack. The suspects ran back to their car and fled the scene down Varnum Street towards DC. The victim was not injured during the robbery. Detectives from the PGPD Robbery Suppression Team responded to the scene and obtained a statement from the victim to begin a follow-up investigation. No traceable property was taken during the robbery. Suspect #1was described as a black male, 19-23 YOA, 5’11”, thin build, wearing a mask and all black clothing and armed with a knife.
Suspect #2 was described as a black male, 19-23 YOA, 6’0, thin build, wearing a mask and all black clothing
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Missing person – 2:05am. The daughter of an 89 year old man told officers that her father did not come home as expected from an errand to Costco. He had left home at about 11am this morning. A lookout for the man was broadcast to all surrounding jurisdictions and he was later found safe by Virginia State Troopers in Fairfax, VA.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered missing person – 10:35pm. Officers met with a representative of Metro Transit who told them that he was approached by a female who asked for a ride home. She said that she was a missing person out of Charles County. Officers confirmed that she was a missing person and transported her to the Prince George’s/Charles County where she was released to Charles County Sheriff’s deputies to be returned home.
4600 block of 29th Street: Citizen robbery – 11:35pm. Officers were notified by PGPD of a citizen armed robbery that occurred in a rear parking lot. The victim told officers that he was sitting in a vehicle with a woman known only as “Ashley” in the process of making a CDS transaction when a black male approached, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect patted down his pockets, stole a quantity of cash and then struck him in the head with the gun. The victim got out of the vehicle and fled the scene. He also said that he may have heard gun shots and the officers canvassed the area finding no evidence that any shots had been fired. EMS personnel responded and treated victim on scene. PGPD robbery detectives responded and transported the victim to District I for an interview. A K-9 was deployed to try and locate the suspect but was cancelled because there were discrepancies in the time and exact location of the incident.
3200 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 7:05pm. Officers responded for the report of loud music. When they arrived they spoke with a resident who turned out to have two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license. When the officers tried to take him into custody he resisted and the officers were compelled to deploy a Taser weapon. The Taser was ineffective due to the suspect’s clothing, and before additional restraint measures needed to be taken he decided submit to the arrest without further incident. He was released to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro after being charged with resisting arrest.
DOC, Upper Marlboro – Warrant service – 10:50pm. While processing the prisoner in the above case DOC personnel told officers that they had another prisoner in their custody that had been arrested by PGPD officers. They later discovered that the PGPD prisoner had an open arrest warrant not discovered before the PGPD officers left DOC. MRPD officers completed the warrant service paperwork and the suspect remained in DOC’s custody.
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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