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 Queenstown Drive: Lost property – 4:35pm. A man reported that he lost his passport issued by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He said that he suspects he lost ot back of February 4 at about 8pm.
3800 block of 34th Street: Criminal citation – 10:20am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
2200 block of Varnum Street: Fraudulent checks – 3:15pm. The owner of Kaywood Liquors reported that in March and April of last year he cashed two checks for a long time customer. The victim provided notarized statements from both issuing companies stating that the checks were not issued by them to the customer and that the checks are fraudulent. The customer was positively identified and the officers are following up to obtain pertinent criminal charges.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Stolen vehicle – 7:05am. The owner of a 1998 Honda Accord reported the theft of his car that occurred sometime between 10pm on the 27th and the time he called police.
4000 block of 34th Street: Missing person – 2:25pm. The reporting person told officers that her sister was last seen at Northwestern High School on Friday February 24th at about 11am and has not been seen since. She said that her sister has lately been unhappy with her grandmother’s rules at home. The missing person has been diagnosed with ADHD but is not medicated. She is a black female, medium brown skin, shoulder length curly hair and wears black plastic frame glasses. She was last seen wearing blue cargo pants and a blue North face jacket.
4300 block of 28th Place: Fraud – 6:50pm. The victim told officers that she contracted with a company she found on Instagram that promised to help her pay her rent. The victim sent the company $900 but never received they promised to provide. The victim contacted her bank to begin a fraud investigation.
2200 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 10:10am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
3200 block of Otis Street: 2nd degree assault – 7:30pm. The victim told officers that she got into a verbal argument with her daughter regarding a landlord tenant issue. The argument escalated and the daughter struck her mother in the face. The officers observed visible trauma to the victim’s face. The daughter was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 10pm. Officers impounded a 1998 Toyota Camry for displaying tags that expired back in October 2016.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:15am. The owner of a 2000 Ford Taurus told officers that she came out to her vehicle this morning and discovered the driver’s window broken out. Nothing was stolen from inside and no evidence was recovered.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Narcotics arrest – 12pm. Officers responded for the report of an unwanted guest. The resident told officers that a woman who he recently net came to his apartment and indulged in alcohol and drugs. Officers contacted the woman and discovered her in possession of a glass pipe and suspect crack cocaine. She was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Theft from auto – 6:15pm. The owner of a 2005 Toyota Solara came into the police station to report her rear license plate stolen.
3100 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:10am Officers impounded a 2011 Toyota Avalon that was displaying tags that expired in August of 2016.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: Vehicle impound – 8:20am. Officers impounded a 2000 VW Passat that had been posted for 48-hour towing and was unregistered.
4700 block of 31st Place: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2008 VW Jetta that was displaying tags that expired in November of 2016.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Domestic assault – 3:35pm. Investigation revealed that a man physically assaulted two family members during an attempt to take money from one victim’s purse. The man was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vehicle impound – 8:20am. Officers impounded a Chevy Malibu that was displaying tags that expired in June of 2016.
2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 9:05am. Officers impounded a 2009 Kia Rio for displaying Ohio tags that expired in July of 2016.
3400 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:30am. The owner of a 2013 Range Rover reported that someone shot out the vehicle’s rear window. The driver’s side rear window was shattered. There was a small amount of glass inside the vehicle, but no projectile could be located inside the vehicle and was no additional damage to the vehicle.
4000 block of 36th Street: Vandalism to auto – 9:05am. The owner of a 1994 Isuzu truck told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered the driver’s window and the sliding rear window were damaged. The damage appeared to have been caused by a BB gun.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: Vandalism to auto – 10:20am. The owner of a 2014 Kia told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered scratches on the right side of his car.
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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