Thursday, September 29, 2016

Police Report: September 11-17

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.

September 17th:

3100 block of Perry Street: Attempt theft – 11:35am. The resident reported that someone tried and failed to steal a cast iron flower pot from her backyard.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 4:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: Warrant service – 5:15pm. Officers arrested a man after learning he had an open arrest warrant through the U.S. Marshall Service Office in Arlington, VA for a parole violation.

4300 block of 28th Place: Vandalism – 8:40pm. The resident reported that when she returned to her apartment she discovered someone had put super glue in the door lock. She believes an ex-boyfriend may be responsible but is unsure. Maintenance responded and helped her get into her apartment.

September 16th:

2700 block of Allison Street: Disorderly – 2am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Stolen auto (recovered) – 8am. Officers were informed that a 2015 Isuzu leased and not returned to Thrifty Rental Car on September 9th was found in the 9200 block of E. Hampton Drive in Capitol Heights.

2200 block of Varnum Street: Vandalism – 9:30am. A Kay Management employee was conducting a routine inspection of the former New Horizons Church property and discovered two cracked windows. It appeared as if someone had used a piece of concrete to try and smash the windows out.

4300 block of 31st Street: Fraud – 10:50am. The victim reported that she discovered someone had been making unauthorized charges to her bank account. Her financial institution’s fraud department was contacted for a follow-up investigation.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 2pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 2:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

2700 block of Upshur Street: Theft – 6:15pm. The victim reported that when he left his residence this morning there was a bottle of vodka sitting on the kitchen counter. When he returned this evening it was missing. He said that there were contractors in his house while he was gone. Officers will follow-up with the leasing office.

September 15th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Thrifty): Theft – 8:15am. The owner reported that six batteries were taken from two commercial trucks parked on his lot. Officers were able to process the scene and remove several latent prints from a white commercial box truck.

3400 block of newton Street: Theft from auto – 9:20pm. The owner of a 2012 Hyundai reported that sometime overnight someone broke in to his car, damaged the center console and stole a small quantity of cash.

4100 block of 30th Street: EPS – 1:50pm. Officers assisted with the service of an emergency petition. The person named on the petition was taken into custody without injury and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where she was released into the care and custody of the medical staff.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Assault – 9:25pm. Officers investigating a traffic collision detained the driver of the striking vehicle. They determined that the driver was intoxicated and she became hostile and began yelling profanities at the officers and witnesses present. She was arrested and became combative, striking one officer in the face with her knee as the officers were trying to seat her in a police vehicle. She was placed in leg restraints and a secure transport vehicle from Hyattsville PD responded to transport her to DOC in Hyattsville for charges and processing.

September 14th:

4700 block of 31st Place: DUI arrest – 3:15am. Officers investigating a traffic crash observed that the driver was so intoxicated that he could barely get out of his vehicle. When he finally did he was holding an open container of beer. The suspect refused a breath test and was unable to complete standard field sobriety tests. He was arrested, charged with driving under the influence and released from the police station.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 11:15am. The owner of a 2011 Mazda reported that sometime overnight someone smashed out the driver’s side front window. No items inside the vehicle were taken.

2900 block of Allison Street: Domestic assault – 11:35pm. The victim told officers that she and her boyfriend got into a verbal argument that turned physical. She said her boyfriend grabbed her by the neck and choked her. She was able to free herself without sustaining serious injuries. The boyfriend packed some clothing and left the apartment. Officers completed a domestic violence lethality assessment before the victim left to stay with relatives. She was advised to seek domestic assault charges with a District Court Commissioner.

September 13th:

Buchanan Street and Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 3am. Officers stopped to investigate a vehicle that was disabled in the roadway. They learned that the driver of the vehicle did not have a driver’s license and was in possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger compartment. The driver was issued a criminal citation for the open container infraction and the appropriate traffic citations. The vehicle was impounded.

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 7:45am. Officers impounded an unregistered 2004 Volvo that was also displaying expired tags

2900 block of Allison Street: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers impounded a 2003 Honda Civic for multiple registration and tag violations.

4700 block of 27th Street: Burglary – 6pm. The resident told officers that sometime after she left home this morning someone broke into and ransacked her apartment. The only things she discovered stolen were some jewelry and a quantity of cash. Officers were unable to locate a point of entry and processed the apartment for evidence with negative results.

September 12th:

4700 block of 31st Place: Theft from auto – 6:50am. The owner of a 2011 Hyundai told officers that sometime overnight someone broke out one of the vehicle’s windows and stole a purse from inside.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: 4th degree burglary – 12:25pm. Officers responded for the report of a group of teens trying to hide a gun in their pants. When the officers arrived they stopped the group and determined that none of them had a gun, however one of them was carrying a leaf blower and allegedly cutting grass in the area. Further investigation revealed that the subjects were in possession of a BB gun rifle that they concealed in a nearby bush prior to the officers’ arrival. The officers seized the BB gun and sent the group on their way. Not long after the officers received a call for the burglary of storage unit from a nearby apartment complex. During the burglary a leaf blower matching the description of the one the subject was in possession of was taken. The officers stopped the subjects again and placed the subject with the leaf blower under arrest.

2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen vehicle – 1:20pm. The owner of a 1995 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 8:15 this morning and the time he called police someone stole his car.

September 11th:

4000 block of 29th Street (Quick Mart): Commercial burglary – 12:35am. Officers responded for the report of an alarm sounding from the business. When they arrived they saw that a rear bathroom window was open and heard a vehicle (described as a green jeep by the store’s owner) fleeing the scene west on 29th Street. Officers conducted a search of the building finding no one inside. They saw that the business had been ransacked and discovered items in trash bags in the bathroom and behind the sales counter that could have easily been carried from the store by the thieves. The scene was processed with negative results and PGPD burglary detectives were notified of the crime.

 

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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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

PGC OEM Weather ALERT:

The following is a briefing from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington as of 10 AM Wednesday morning:
Threats:
• Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding, Tonight into Saturday. 
• Severe storm and tornado threat this afternoon/evening.
Overview and Impacts:
• Severe flooding possible. Most likely Thursday into Friday.
• A powerful storm will linger over the Midwest the next several days.
• As with any case that involves localized banding of rain, the exact location of the highest totals is difficult to pinpoint at this time, but will likely be across our region.
• Now thru Friday: 3-6" expected, but up to a foot is possible in localized areas.
• Greatest threat: Maryland, northern Virginia (including the Washington and Baltimore metros),& eastern panhandle of West Virginia. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for this area.
• Amounts have already approached 5" in one location in southern Maryland this A.M., indicating the potential with this storm the next couple of days. These amounts could cause flooding despite dry conditions.
Also: Areas east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the DC Metro Area southward have been upgraded to a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The main severe threat is strong wind gusts, although there is also a risk of a brief tornado.
See attached graphic for what to expect and some things to do to prepare.

Police Report: September 4-10

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.

September 10th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation (x2) – 11am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Family Dollar): Theft – 8:45pm. The store manager told officers that a black male wearing a white t-shirt and carrying a black book bag came into the store, placed several items into his bag and fled the store without paying for them.

September 9th:

4100 block of 34th Street: Disorderly conduct – 12pm. Officers charged a man with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order after having to quell a melee at a private residence.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Stolen vehicle – 4:50pm. Thrifty Rental employees told officers that they leased a 2015 Isuzu truck to a man back on September 3rd. The truck was supposed to be returned on the 5th but the lessee failed to do so. Thrifty employees filed unauthorized use charges against the lessee with the District Court.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 8pm. Officers impounded a vehicle that had been parked blocking a fire hydrant for several days.

September 8th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3800 block of 37th Street: Theft from auto – 8:50am. The owner of a 2003 Saturn reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that his wallet and watch had been stolen from an interior cup holder.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Perry Street: EPS – 3:05pm. Officers responded for the report of a woman screaming in an alley. The officers located the woman who was exhibiting symptoms of PCP intoxication. EMS personnel transported her to a local hospital where the officers filed a petition for emergency medical treatment.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Trespassing – 8:45pm. Officers responded for the report of the odor of marijuana in an apartment building. Officers checked the basement and located a subject loitering. The subject did not live in the building and had no lawful reason to be there. Officers attempted to issue the subject a criminal citation for trespassing and when he refused to sign the citation he was physically arrested, charged and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Bunker Hill Road and 34th Street: Warrant service – 9:05pm. Officers stopped a man they suspected had an open arrest warrant. The warrant was verified through Prince George’s County and charged him with trespassing and theft. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 7th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): EPS – 12:35am. A man came by the police station and told officers that he had been walking around contemplating suicide. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital where the officers filed a petition for emergency psychiatric evaluation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Lucero Travel): Fraud – 1:40pm. A man came into the police station and reported that he purchased plane tickets for a future travel date back in November of 2015. When he went to make travel arrangements he learned that the tickets were fraudulent and the agency was out of business.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Death – 5pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a 59 year old man who had not been seen in a couple of weeks. Officers and management representatives entered the apartment and found the man deceased. The medical examiner along with PGPD detectives responded and preliminarily determined that the man died of natural causes.

4500 block of 32nd Street: Robbery – 7:20pm. The victim told officers that he was walking to work when a dark colored SUV pulled up alongside of him. A black male in the SUV produced a handgun and stole the victim’s property from his pockets. PGPD detectives responded and interviewed the victim. The detectives’ concluded that the victim may have concocted the story but would document it as a legitimate robbery absent additional information.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 10:40pm. The store clerk told officers that a man stole a bottle of soda and a bag of ice from the store.

September 6th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 12pm. The owner of a 2006 Honda motorcycle told officers that he discovered someone had stolen the tag off his motorcycle.

3300 block of Otis Street: Attempt burglary – 4:20pm. The resident told officers that her back door sustained pry marks from attempt by someone trying to break into the home on September 5th. She also said she had video of the suspects trying to break in and would forward it to the officers for further investigation. The suspects did not gain entry. Officers verified the pry marks and processed the scene for latent evidence with negative results.  

September 5th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Death – 4:20am. EMS responded for the report of a woman having trouble breathing. EMS found the woman unresponsive and all attempts to revive her failed and she was pronounced dead on the scene. Death was ruled as having occurred from natural causes.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Criminal citation – 8:15am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:30am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 9:55am. Officers responded for the report of a man acting erratically. Officers found the man lying next to a motorcycle which he had damaged. When the officers tried to speak with him he continued to act erratically, possibly because he had not taken his prescribed medication. Officers transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital where they completed a petition for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

4500 block of 31st Street: Vandalism to auto – 10:20am. The owner of a 1997 Honda reported that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken the windshield.

4600 block of 30th Street: Stolen vehicle – 11:15am. The owner of a 1996 Honda reported that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen.

4500 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 4:10pm. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle, idling and unattended with three children inside. Officers found three children in the rear seat of the vehicle, one 7 year old and two 18 month old girls, unattended. Officers located the children’s mother inside an adjacent home. She was issued several citations for the unattended children and motor vehicle. The officers also learned that the vehicle was unregistered and the tags had expired back in May of 2016. The vehicle was impounded.

4200 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 4:30pm. The owner of a 2005 Ford reported that someone had stolen the front license plate off the vehicle.

September 4th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: Missing person (runaway) – 5:50pm. The mother of a 15 year old male told officers that she had not seen her son in several weeks. She went on to explain that several weeks ago her son did not come home one night because he stayed at his girlfriend’s house. When he came home she told him that he was not to stay out and to sleep at home, which he immediately ignored. When the son returning home she refused to let him in the house and locked the door to teach him a lesson. Her son left and did not return for two weeks. When he returned on August 14th he informed his mother that he no longer needs to go to school and that he found a job. He once again left after getting some belongings. The complainant has not seen him since.

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, September 27, 2016

Police Report: August 28 - September 3

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.

September 3rd:

4000 block of 34th Street (Glut): Theft – 10:55am. Two suspects came into the store, placed several items in cardboard boxes and fled to a waiting green Mercury Villager van with DC tags DM8559. Officers located and tried to stop the van but it fled into DC and was lost.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 5pm. Officers issuing a man a criminal citation for drinking in public learned that he had two open warrants though Prince George’s County, one for trespassing and the other for disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 34th Street: Warrant service – 9:50pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader were alerted to a vehicle with a suspended registration and a pick-up order for the tags. When they stopped the vehicle they discovered that the driver did not have a driver’s license. The vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly. During the course of the investigation officers learned that a passenger in the vehicle had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for FTA driving without insurance. She was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 2nd:

4100 block of 28th Street: Stolen vehicle – 5:25am. The owner of a 1997 Honda reported that he came out for his vehicle this morning and discovered that it had been stolen.

4100 block of 28th Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) - 12pm. Officers were notified by PGPD that the 1997 Honda stolen from the 4100 block of 28th Street early this morning was recovered on the 1500 block of Merrimac Drive in Hyattsville. No arrests were made.

3400 block of Newton Street: Recovered stolen auto – 5:30pm. Officers investigating the report of a ransacked 2005 Ford E250 van discovered that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen from an address in Hyattsville. The owner was contacted and responded to the scene and took possession of the vehicle.

September 1st:

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 7am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen vehicle – 8am. The owner of a 2016 Honda reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen. Officers contacted a witness nearby who told them that they just saw a vehicle matching this description in DC on their way to work. Officers transported the victim to the location of the vehicle described by the witness and positively identified it as his. The vehicle was missing its wheels and tires and the driver’s window was shattered.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 2:05pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: Attempt burglary – 3pm. The resident reported that she heard a sound as if someone was trying to open her apartment door. When she went to investigate she saw a black male in his twenties fleeing from her door down the steps and out of the building. The suspect left behind a card he used to manipulate the door lock to gain entry.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 4:10pm. Officers impounded a 2008 Toyota after an investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and was in possession of less than ten grams of marijuana. The driver was issued several State citations and a civil citation got the CDS violation.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 6:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of 34th Street: Domestic – 9pm. The reporting person told officers that she and her husband got into a verbal argument. Her husband became angry during the argument and kicked in the front door breaking the security chain. Officers completed a lethality assessment and advised the woman to contact a District Court Commissioner to possibly obtain a protective order.

August 31st:

4500 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto – 7am. The owner of a 2015 Hyundai reported that someone broke into her vehicle by smashing out a back passenger side window. One inside those responsible stole a laptop and an iPod.

One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 8:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:05am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 9:35am. Officers impounded a 1990 International truck that was displaying tags that expired in August of 2015.

August 30th:

4400 block of 30th Street: Theft from Auto (Supplement) - 5:40am. Officers were notified my Montgomery County Police that tags reported stolen off a 2010 Subaru were recovered at the intersection of East Avenue and Stratford Street in Chevy Chase. At the time of recovery the tags were affixed to a car that had been reported stolen from an address in DC.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Thrifty): Theft from auto – 8:30am. Employees reported that sometime overnight someone stole the batteries out of three rental trucks.

2800 block of Upshur Street: Civil citation – 1:05pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Attempt robbery – 5:30pm. The victim told officers that he was walking to his apartment building when two black males approached him, produced a handgun and demanded his property. The victim got into a physical altercation with the armed suspect and was able to get the gun from him. The victim fired two rounds into the air to try and scare the suspects off and fled the area on foot towards Eastern Avenue to try and get away. The suspects chased the victim demanding their gun back. The victim, fearing that the suspects were going to continue after him removed the magazine from the gun, fired the remaining round in the chamber into the ground and gave the gun back. The suspects then fled and the victim went back to his apartment. Officers later learned that the same suspects committed several robberies in 4D right before and after this incident. MPDC chased a vehicle occupied by the suspects a short time later and after the vehicle struck a pedestrian and crashed they were able to apprehend one of the suspects. He was found in possession of a matching firearm without the magazine. PGPD is coordinating with DC on the case.

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 9:40pm. Officers impounded a 1997 Acura that was unregistered and displaying tags issued to another vehicle.

August 29th:

3200 block of Arundel Road: Theft from auto – 9am. The owner of a 2005 Chevy reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been ransacked and $50 had been stolen from inside.

August 28th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vandalism to auto – 6:55pm. The owner of a 2003 BMW told officers that sometime after 3pm and the time he called police someone cut the front right passenger side tire and damaged the windshield.

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, September 26, 2016

Police Report: August 21-27

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.

August 27th:

4200 block of 28th Street: Domestic – 5pm. The victim reported that she and her son’s father got into a violent domestic argument. During the argument the man kicked her front door damaging the doorbell. The man was arrested and charged with destruction of property.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation - 10:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 26th:

4200 block of 30th Street: Theft from auto (supplement) – 2:15am. Officers assisted DC police with locating a vehicle listed to an address in Mount Rainier that fled from them on a traffic stop. MRPD officers located the vehicle and found it to have different tags attached than those observed by the DC officers. Both sets of tags involved had been previously reported, one set from an address in the 4400 block of 30th Street. The tags on the vehicle were seized.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 10:50pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 25th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 24th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 23rd:

4200 block of 30th Street: Recovered stolen tags – 4:15pm. Officers were notified by PGPD that the tags stolen off a 2015 Toyota on August 22nd were recovered on the BW Parkway at Annapolis Road. No arrests were made. 

2700 block of Upshur Street: Vehicle impound – 9am. Officers impounded a 2005 Volvo for displaying expired tags.

4200 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 9:25pm. Officers impounded a 2001 Jeep Cherokee for displaying expired tags.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Property damage – 6:20pm. The owner of a 2015 Ford reported that he came out to his vehicle this evening and discovered damage to the left side door that may have been caused by another vehicle.

4000 block of 35th Street: EPS – 8:10pm. Officers took a man into custody who was exhibiting symptoms of PCP intoxication. He was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for proper medical treatment.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 7:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3100 block of Buchanan Street: Property damage – 7:40pm. The owner of a 2007 Mitsubishi reported that he came out to his vehicle this evening and discovered scrapes and minor damage to the vehicle’s bumper.

4200 block of 30th Street: Stolen tags – 7:55pm. The owner of a 2016 Kia told officers that she came out to her vehicle this evening and discovered that both the front and rear tags had been stolen.

August 22nd:

3400 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 5:30pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for disorderly conduct.

4200 block of 30th Street: Stolen tags – 6:35am. The owner of a 2015 Toyota reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that the front tag had been stolen off his vehicle.

3100 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 8:50pm. The driver of a 2008 Dodge told officers that as he was backing out of a parking space he struck a parked, unoccupied MRPD marked police cruiser. The cruiser sustained a small crack in the bumper. The driver was a juvenile with only a learner’s permit. He was cited accordingly.

August 21st:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Domestic – 3:30am. The victim told officers that she got into an altercation with a man she had dated previously and against whom she had obtained a protective order. The man followed her home and confronted her. When she told him she was calling police he broke her driver’s door window in an attempt to get her phone. The man fled the scene in a silver truck. She was advised to contact the Commissioner’s officer to obtain charges against the man.

4000 block of 36th Street: Citizen robbery – 6:45pm. The victim told officers that he was accosted by a man with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspect said nothing and went through the victim’s pockets and stole his wallet. The victim and the suspect struggled briefly before fleeing down 36th Street towards Shepherd Street where he got into a Toyota Camry driven by a second suspect and fled towards 38th Street.

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.

 

 

Police Report: August 14-20

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.

August 20th:

2900 block of Allison Street: Citizen robbery – 1:20am. The victim told officers that as he entered his apartment building a man accosted him with a handgun and demanded his wallet. The victim complied and the suspect fled to a waiting light blue sedan and fled towards 27th Street.

2400 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – Officers impounded a 2006 BMW for displaying expired tags.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Protective order service – 11:40am. Officers served a protective order on a woman that was obtained by her boyfriend.

3500 block of Perry Street: Found property – 12:30pm. Officers took custody of a tool box that a resident found in her yard. The tool box was identified as belonging to a resident who had the box stolen from his porch on the 19th. The tool box was returned to the owner.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 3:45pm. Officers arrested a man on an open warrant through Prince George’s County for disturbing the peace.

August 19th:

2900 block of Shepherd Street: Theft from auto – 6:25am. The owner of a 2013 Chrysler came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered someone had stolen all four wheels and tires off his vehicle.

4500 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 7:55am. The owner of a 2015 Chevy reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that the vehicle’s rear window was broken and his wallet was missing.

3800 block of 34th Street (Alife Market): Theft – 11:30am. The store clerk reported that a man came into the store and stole some ice cream. Officers identified the man and obtained a warrant for his arrest for the theft.

4200 block of 32nd Street: Shed burglary – 3pm. The resident told officers that someone broke into her shed by removing a pane of glass. There were two bikes stolen, a Trek road bike with red bar tape and a blue commuter road bike with tan bar tape.

3600 block of Perry Street: Theft – 5pm. The resident reported that someone stole a tool box from a cabinet on the side of his porch.

4000 block of 36th Street: Found missing person – 12:30pm. Officers assisted the Loudon County, VA Sheriff’s Gang Unit in locating a missing female juvenile who was possibly a human trafficking victim of MS-13 in Texas. The girl fled Texas to Virginia and was staying with her boyfriend in Mount Rainier when MRPD located her. She was taken into custody and with the assistance of PGPD and FBI officers were able to get her into safe housing until arraignments can be made to get her back to Texas.

August 18th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Burglary arrest – 2:20am. Officers arrested a man who forced entry into a home and began fighting with the residents. When the officers arrived the suspect tried to flee the scene on a bicycle but was apprehended and arrested a short distance away. He was charged with residential burglary and other charges.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

Russell Avenue and Kaywood Drive: M/V collision – 9:45am. A man reported that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered a blue Toyota parked with its rear bumper backed into his vehicle making contact and causing damage.

3800 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 12:20pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Honda that was unregistered and displaying improper tags.

Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street: M/V collision – 1:15pm. Officers investigating the crash determined that a 2015 Honda, for unknown reasons, swerved off the roadway and struck a utility pole. Neither the driver nor the pole were injured/damaged.

3800 block of 35th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:20pm. Officers impounded an unregistered 1998 Dodge.

4500 block of 34th Street: Vehicle impound – 4pm. Officers impounded an unregistered 2001 Nissan for displaying fake temporary tags.

August 17th:

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 9:35am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3700 block of 35th Street: Recovered stolen vehicle – 10:20am. Officers checking a 2000 Chevy that had all of its windows broken out discovered that it had been previously reported stolen from an address in Prince William County, Virginia.

August 16th:

3700 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2007 BMW for parking in a posted emergency no parking zone.
2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 12:20pm. Officers impounded an unregistered 1994 Honda Accord.

3100 block of Chillum Road: Traffic – 8:10pm. Officers stopped a 1999 Mercedes for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended and there was an MSP pick-up order for the tags for an insurance violation. The tags were removed for return to MVA, the vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle impound – 11:20pm. Officers patrolling with an automated license plate reader received a hit on a 2003 Acura with suspended registration and an MSP pick-up order for the tags. Officers stopped the vehicle and confirmed that the vehicle had s suspended registration. The tags were removed for return to MVA the vehicle was impounded and the driver charged accordingly.

August 15th:

3800 block of 37th Street: Violation of a protective order – 12:30am. Officers arrested a woman for violating a protective order obtained against her by one of her tenants.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Death report – 6:30am. A co-worker returned home and discovered the deceased laying on the floor unresponsive. EMS responded and pronounced the victim deceased. PGPD Homicide detectives and the Medical Examiners were notified. No foul play was suspected.

3700 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 9:45am. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 14th:

Nothing significant to report.

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.

Police Report: August 7-13

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.

 

August 13th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 11:30pm. A woman’s purse was stolen from a bus stop bench.

August 12th:

3700 block of 34th Street: Violation of a protective order – 1:30am. Officers arrested a man for violating a final protective order.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Recovered stolen auto – 1:10am. Officers were notified by DC police that a 2012 Audi stolen from Chauncey Place was recovered in the 1300 block of Longfellow Street NW. The owner was notified by telephone.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 7am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

August 11th:

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: Theft from auto – 7:50am. The owner of a 2013 Kia reported that someone broke into his car through the read driver’s side window and stole a wallet.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: Residential burglary – 8am. Officers identified a former maintenance employee who illegally entered a resident’s apartment with a passkey. A warrant was obtained for the man’s arrest.

August 10th:

4600 block of 25th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:30am. Officers impounded a 2013 Toyota for blocking a private driveway and that had numerous registration violations.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 2012 Nissan for displaying tags issued to another vehicle that were also expired.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Vehicle impound – 8:15am. Officers impounded a 1995 Geo Prism for displaying improper tags.

August 9th:

3100 block of Windham Road: Vehicle impound – 10:40am. Officers impounded a 2003 Toyota that had been previously damaged by a fire.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Assault – 12:30pm. Officers investigating a strong arm robbery from August 8th stopped to interview a possible suspect. During questioning the man became belligerent and shoved an officer while trying to leave the scene. He was arrested and charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer.

3100 block of Varnum Street: Emergency petition – 2:25pm. Officers assisted DC behavioral health officers with taking a man into custody who was acting erratically and making death threats. The man was taken to Providence Hospital for an emergency evaluation.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): Theft – 4:50pm. The store manager told officers that three women came into the store and stole two wigs.

August 8th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Lost property – 12pm. A man reported losing his DC taxicab permit.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 12:45pm. A man reported that while inside the library he left his phone unattended. When he went back for the phone he discovered it had been stolen.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: Theft from auto – 1pm. The owner of a 1997 Honda reported that someone stole the right side rearview mirror glass from her vehicle.

3309 Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 1:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

3800 block of 34th Street: EPS – 7:20pm. Officers transported an injured man suspected of being under the influence of narcotics to Prince George’s Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

3100 block of Chillum Road (7-11): Disorderly – 8:20pm. Officers arrested a juvenile male for disorderly conduct.

3700 block of 37th Street: Theft – 8:15pm. A man selling his house discovered his wallet missing after showing the property to a prospective buyer.

August 7th:

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 1:15am. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned that the driver had an open warrant for assault out of the District of Columbia. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Vehicle impound – 12:10pm. Officers impounded a 2004 VW that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

34th and Perry Streets: Hit and run collision – 9am. The owners of two vehicles reported that an unknown vehicle struck their parked vehicles and left the scene without providing identification.

3800 block of 34th Street: Stolen vehicle – 3:30pm. The owner of a 2009 Chevy Traverse told officers that her vehicle was stolen sometime during the week she was out of town on vacation.

3800 block of 37th Street: Property damage – 3pm. The homeowner told officers that she was having an ongoing dispute with a tenant and said that the tenant damaged an electrical box.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Property damage – 8:30pm. The owner of a 2008 Chevy told officers that she discovered scratched on the rear bumper of the vehicle.

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, September 09, 2016

Emergency Preparedness Training Opportunity

September marks the annual observance of National Preparedness Month (NPM) when communities across the United States work to provide opportunities for their citizens to enhance personal and family emergency preparedness knowledge and awareness.

 

Please join the Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management at the 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Prince George's Community College – Largo Student Center.  This year's theme "Back to the Basics", speaks to the need to ensure that everyone – individuals, families, and community organizations understand their role in preparedness. This one day conference features hands on training, seminars, and panel discussions, at NO-COST.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Onsite registrants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.   Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.  Parking is free.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration is available online at https://pgcpreparecon2016.eventbrite.comor contact Michelle Ezeofor (301-324-4435) or Eydi Reyes (301-324-4400) in the OEM Office.

 

The 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference includes sessions on:

·         Active Shooter

·         Lessons Learned – Surviving the Virginia Tech Shooting

·         Crisis Communications and Social Media

·         Pet Preparedness

·         Faith Based Preparedness

·         Individual and Family Preparedness

·         Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities, Access or Functional Needs

·         Preparing for Common Disasters: Do's and Don'ts

·         Public Health Challenges Following a Disaster

·         School Preparedness: When Disaster Strikes

·         Volunteerism: Getting Involved

·         Save a Life! Hands Only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training

 

 

This experience will improve individual and family disaster readiness and overall community resiliency.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Holiday Weekend Hurricane

The Capital Weather Gang made this statement on it's morning update today:

"While the storm track could shift and present a less extreme scenario, we would not recommend traveling to Virginia, Maryland, Delaware or New Jersey beaches for the holiday weekend."
See the full update here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/09/02/hermine-to-wallop-mid-atlantic-beaches-serious-coastal-flooding-possible/


Thursday, September 01, 2016

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY - Maryland MVA Tips

Attention Drivers

  • When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school. Consider backing into driveways and garages so you have a better view of your surroundings when leaving.
  • When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking about getting there safely.
  • Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood.
  • Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops.
  • Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
  • Learn and obey the "alternately flashing warning light" system that school bus drivers use to alert motorists.
  1. Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop vehicles.
  2. Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists approaching from either direction must wait until the red lights stop flashing before proceeding.