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.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Domestic assault – 1:20am. The victim told officers that she and her husband got into a verbal argument as he was driving her car. He began driving erratically and she had to grab the vehicle’s keys to get him to stop. When she got out of the car her husband punched her in her back and side before leaving the scene. Officers later found the vehicle abandoned in the area of Arundel Road and Russell Avenue. The victim was advised of her options with the District Court Commissioner.
3300 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 9:25pm. Officers impounded a 2012 Ford Fusion for failing to comply with a State repair order issued back in February of 2016.
3800 block of 33rd Street: Emergency petition – 9:50pm. Officers met with a woman who told them that she was feeling depressed and had begun to cut her legs with a kitchen knife. She said that she takes medication for depression but had not taken it in over three months. She was transported to Prince George’s Hospital and released to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.
3300 block of Chillum Road: M/V collision – 11:25pm. The driver of a 2004 Toyota traveling south on Chillum Road crossed into the northbound travel lane and struck a 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The driver of the Cherokee was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Both vehicles were disabled and had to be towed from the scene.
3700 block of 35th Street: Emergency petition – 4:30pm. Officers responded for the report of a man lying in the street. The officers found the man and immediately recognized that he was under the influence of PCP. He was transported by fire/rescue personnel to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for emergency treatment.
2900 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound (x9) – 11:45am-2am. Officers impounded nine (9) vehicles for parking on a snow emergency route after a snow emergency had been declared.
3000 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 2:05am. Officers impounded a vehicle for parking on a snow emergency route after a snow emergency had been declared.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Emergency petition – 11am. Officers responded for the report of a suspicious person inside the store. When the officers arrived they spoke with the man who said that the TV’s had been talking to him causing him to speak incoherently. He displayed signs of paranoia and rapid mood swings. He refused to disclose his medical history but did say that he had been prescribed many medications but had not been taking them. The officers transported him to Washington Adventist Hospital and released him to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.
2300 block of Varnum Street: Warrant service – 3:10pm. Officers stopped a man who they knew from prior experience had an active open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and transported to DOC in Hyattsville. Once at DOC the man became belligerent and uncooperative and complained of chest pains. He was transported by fire/rescue personnel to Prince George’s Hospital for a checkup. He continued his belligerent and uncooperative behavior at the hospital and refused treatment by the medical staff. He was released without treatment and transported to DOC in Upper Marlboro.
3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Emergency petition – 8:05pm. Officers responded for a vehicle fire. Witnesses told the officers that they saw the driver get out of the vehicle as it caught on fire and stood watching it burn. When the officers spoke with the driver they immediately detected the odor of PCP about his person. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment. While being treated by the medical staff the driver yelled “I was smoking PCP and that’s how the car caught fire.” His vehicle was impounded to clear the roadway.
3300 block of Otis Street: Dog bite – 9:05pm. The victim told officers that as he entered his home he was bitten on the leg by his brother’s dog. The bite did not break the skin or draw blood. A Prince George’s County Animal Exposure Report was completed and faxed to the Health Department and Animal Control.
3100 block of Perry Street: Hit and run collision – 10:50am. The owner of a 2013 Ford told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been hit by another vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.
4500 block of 30th Street: Death report – 6:05pm. Officers were called to the scene by fire/rescue personnel who had responded for an unconscious 73 year old male. They pronounced the man deceased from natural causes. The State Medical Examiner released the decedent’s remains to his family for final arrangements.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: CDS possession – 8:10pm. Officers stopped a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer for driving without headlights illuminated. Upon further investigation the officers located two clear plastic baggies containing a total of 28.5 grams of marijuana. The driver was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3600 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 9:45am. Officers impounded a 2000 Mercedes for a host of registration violations including display of tags that expired in November of 2015 and belonged on a 2001 Jaguar.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant Service – 10:20am. Officers stopped a man known to them to have an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. After confirming the warrant the man was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:40pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.
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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