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.
4000 block of 34th Street: Theft – 2:40pm. The victim told officers that she was unpacking items from a friend’s vehicle at Red Dirt Studios and when she was from the vehicle for a short time her purse was stolen.
4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Strong arm robbery – 6:45pm. The victim told officers that while he was walking home he was approached by two unknown black males who grabbed him and repeatedly punched and kicked him. He fell to the ground and the suspects his went through his pockets and stole his cell phone, wallet and a quantity of cash. The victim stated that after the suspects took belongings they again kicked and punched him causing bruises and lacerations to his hands, legs and face. Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim stated that the suspects never said anything and that he could not identify them if he saw them again. The victim was transported by ambulance to Providence Hospital for treatment of his injuries. PGPD District I robbery detectives responded to the hospital to take over the investigation.
2500 block of Arundel Road: Vehicle impound – 11:25am. Officers impounded a 2009 Toyota and a 2015 Nissan after both were disables after being involved in a property damage collision.
2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:40pm. The owner of a 1999 Honda Civic reported that his neighbor told him that he saw an unknown male pouring something into the vehicle’s gas tank. The owner could not provide any additional information about the neighbor so a further investigation could be conducted.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: Burglary – 3:15pm. The resident told officers that when he returned home from work he discovered his bedroom door open. His clothes and miscellaneous items were scattered about the floor and several items of his personal property and cash had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment and the resident sai\d it may have been possible that he may have left the front door unlocked.
3100 block of Chillum Road: Vehicle impound – 7:30am. Officers impounded a 2010 Toyota that was unregistered and displaying a tag issued to another vehicle.
4300 block of 28th Place: Vehicle impound – 9:15am. Officers impounded a 2000 Mercury for displaying tags that expired back in November of 2016.
4100 block of 34th Street: Hit and run collision – 10:40am. The owner of a 2005 Chevy parked her vehicle in the business district at about 8am this morning. When she returned to the vehicle a couple hours later she discovered damage to the rear bumper and tail light.
2900 block of Allison Street: Vandalism to auto – 4:50am. The owner of a 2012 Honda Accord reported that sometime between 7pm on the 8th and the time he called police someone removed the temporary registration tag from the vehicle and ripped it up.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: EPS – 9am. Officers were called to Rainier Manor for the report of a woman in the lobby who stated she wanted to harm herself. She was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital and released to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Stolen auto – 9:30am. The victim told officers that she parked her 2001 Dodge Caravan outside her residence at about 8:45. When she returned to the van about 45 minutes later she discovered it had been stolen.
3800 block of 33rd Street: Returned missing person – 12:10pm. Officers on patrol encountered a 40- year old man who had been reported missing to MRPD last September 20th. The man said he had been out of state since that time but was in good health. His information was removed from NCIC missing persons files.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: Emergency petition – 7:15am. Officers responded for the report of a man running around banging on apartment windows. Officers found him in his apartment soaked in gasoline with no clothes on. He had turned on the stove to try and ignite the gasoline fumes. The apartment was evacuated until cleared by the fire department. The man was taken by ambulance to Washington Adventist hospital and released to the medical staff for an emergency psychological examination.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): Assault – 6:20pm. Officers were called to the BP station regarding a pickup truck that had been left there earlier in the day. Management wanted the officers to tow the vehicle from the lot, however since it is private property they were unable to do so. While on the scene the owner of the truck arrived and wanted to drive the truck off the lot but was stopped by the officers because he was under the influence of alcohol. The man became agitated, refused to obey the officers’ commands and started a physical altercation. The altercation quickly turned violent and the officers had to call for assistance from officers in other jurisdictions to get the man under control and under arrest. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was charged with assaulting an officer, disorderly conduct and other charges before being delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. One Mount Rainier officer sustained minor injuries during the altercation. He was treated and released at a local hospital.
3300 block of Perry Street: Theft – 12pm. The victim told officers that her child’s father came into her place of employment to discuss matters related to the child. The man became disorderly and when she told him she was going to call the police he took her cell phone and left the premises. The officers documented the incident and advised the victim of her options with a District Court Commissioner.
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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