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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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