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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See or Hear Something?
We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.