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.
4100 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 7am. Officers impounded a 2002 Toyota Corolla for blocking a private driveway.
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 9:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 3:25pm. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public (one of them was the same guy that was cited at 2:15pm!).
One Municipal Place: Criminal citation – 10:45am. Officers issued each of two men a criminal citation for drinking in public
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft – 3:45pm. The victim told officers that he left his bag on a bench when he got on a Metro bus. When he realized his mistake he went to retrieve the bag and discovered it had been taken. Officers interviewed several witnesses and no one reported seeing who took the bag.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:25pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 4:20pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.
Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street: M/V collision – 2:55am. The driver of a 2002 Volvo travelling south on Rhode Island Avenue collided with the circle median causing significant damage to the curb and wall. The car was not drivable and impounded. The driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations and released.
4000 block of 32nd Street: Attempt burglary – 7:25am. The resident told officers that when he got up this morning he discovered that someone had come into his back porch and tried to break into his home by removing window screens to two different windows. The suspect also pried off a lock to a shed located behind the home. Nothing was taken and no entry was made to the residence.
2300 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:55am. Officers impounded a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria that had an expired registration and had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.
3200 block of Shepherd Street: Vandalism – 4:20pm. The resident told officers that sometime between 4pm on the 20th and the time he called police someone destroyed the front porch railing. He also said that one of the other tenants in the home normally had a bike secured to the railing which was now gone, and he believes that the railing may have been destroyed to get the bike free. The owner of the bike was unable to be contacted at the time of the report to verify.
Perry and 31st Streets: Hit and run collision – 7:45pm. Officers responded for the report that an SUV struck a barricade pole and fled the scene. Officers found one of the poles bent over and two others superficially damaged. They recovered a fog light that possibly came from a dark blue 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe.
3800 block of 33rd Street: Missing person – 11:30am. The father of a 40 year old man reported that he last saw his son back on September 6th. At that time the son told him that he was planning to move to NYC. The father is concerned for his son’s welfare as he suffers from depression and has attempted suicide in the past. A check of all local hospitals proved negative.
4000 block of 32nd Street: Strong arm robbery – 5:05pm. The victim told officers that he was walking in front of Mount Rainier Elementary School when he was approached my two Hispanic males, one of whom punched him in the face and stole his cell phone. When officers asked for more details the victim gave different accounts of the crime and the location where it occurred. Officers documented the incident and the victim’s inconsistent statements and forwarded the report to PGPD robbery detectives for follow-up.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Citizen robbery – 10:10am. The victim told officers that on September 16th while she was at the bus stop she was approached by two black males who demanded her wallet. She said that she believed that one of them had a gun concealed in a pillow case so she surrendered the wallet. Both suspects fled the area on foot. She could not provide a good physical description of the suspects but believes they’re possibly from the area.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 4:45pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 7:40pm. The driver of a 2003 Land Rover entered the traffic circle from Perry Street and failed to yield to a 2002 Honda already in the circle that had the right of way. The driver of the Honda struck the Land Rover in the left rear. The driver of the Honda was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. The driver of the Land Rover was issued several traffic citations and sent on his way.
2700 block of Webster Street: Stolen vehicle (recovered) – 10:15am. The owner of a 1995 Honda reported his vehicle reported his vehicle stolen on the morning of September 12th. Today, he reported that that his girlfriend was driving to work when she observed the vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Queens Chapel Road. The vehicle was found to have a defeated ignition and both tags attached. The vehicle was impounded by PGPD at the owners request as it was not drivable.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Vehicle arson – 9:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle fire. Fire/rescue extinguished the burning vehicle and the officers were able to locate a partial tag number and identify the owner who lives in DC. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen but not yet reported. It is likely the vehicle was intentionally burned and PGFD arson investigators will be handling the follow-up investigation.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Warrant service – 11:45pm. Offices patrolling with an automated license plate reader received an alert on a 2000 Dodge Durango. The alert indicated that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license and an open arrest warrant. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the registered owner as a passenger. The warrant was confirmed to be active out of Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. She was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
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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