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Police Report: April 16-22

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.

April 22nd:

4600 block of 25th Street: Domestic assault – 11:15pm. The victim told officers that she had been assaulted by her husband and locked out of her apartment. She said she believed that her husband was still inside the apartment and refused to answer the door; and, her 7 year old son was still in the apartment as well. After multiple attempts to have the victim’s husband open the door officers had to force entry into the apartment. Officers found the child unharmed but the victim’s husband was not present. It was later discovered the man took the victim’s car and left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival. The victim completed a domestic violence lethality screen and obtained 2nd degree assault charges against her husband. The victim was treated by EMS on scene.

April 21st:

2900 block of Arundel Road: Domestic – 12:20am. Officers responded for the report of a violent domestic dispute. The reporting person was unsure which apartment, but said that it was coming from an upstairs apartment. Officers checked the building and heard the sounds of the domestic but repeated knocks on the apartment door went unanswered. Fearing that one or both parties may have been injured and that exigent circumstances existed, a decision was made to force entry into the apartment. Once inside the officers located both parties in a bedroom. They both admitted to yelling at each other, but insisted that no physical altercation took place. Neither party would answer as to why they not would come to the door while the officers announced their presence repeatedly. After ensuring that no one was injured the female half of the argument called Lyft and left the apartment.

April 20th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Recovered stolen vehicle – 12:20am. Officers patrolling with a license plate reader were alerted to a 2016 Nissan that had been reported stolen. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen from the 3200 block of Queenstown Drive to MRPD on April 10th. Attempts to contact the registered owner by phone were unsuccessful so the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. The owner will be notified by mail of the recovery.

2700 block Upshur Street: M/V collision – 5pm. While riding on Upshur Street the operator of a 1998 Sunl scooter collided with a parked 2005 Honda CR-V. The operator sustained facial injuries in the collision and was transported by EMS to Providence Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

3500 block of Newton Street: Lost property – 7pm. The reporting person came the Mount Rainier Police Department to report his lost Nigerian passport. He told officers the last time he physically had possession of his passport was back in November of 2016 shortly after travelling outside the United States. He said he was unsure where he may have lost the passport. He victim was provided a police report number advised to contact his embassy.

April 19th:

4000 block of 29th Street: Burglary – 1:50pm. The resident told officers that she returned from work and discovered that her former roommate’s belongings were gone. She said that she noticed a bedroom window had been opened and believed this was the point of entry since the doors were still locked when she got home. She said that she believes that it was her former roommate who broke in and took her own property. There was no damage and nothing belonging to the resident’s was taken.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Attempt stolen auto – 3:20pm. The owner of a 2002 Toyota Rav4 reported that she came out to her vehicle this afternoon and discovered damage to the ignition and the glove compartment ransacked. She said that there was nothing missing and that she may have forgotten to lock the vehicle. At the owner’s request the vehicle was not processed for evidence.

April 18th:

32nd Street and Rainier Avenue: Drunk driver – 9am. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man who was passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. Further investigation revealed that he had been drinking and failed standard field sobriety testing. He refused to submit to a chemical test for alcohol. He was arrested and charged with DUI. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping. 

Case Number: 17-0904

3300 block of Chillum Road: Theft from auto – 10:45am. The owner of a 2015 Chrysler told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had broken out the front passenger side window. He checked the interior of his car and found that his older model iPhone 5 had been stolen.

April 17th:

3800 block of 32nd Street: Drunk driver – 12:35am. Officers responded for the report of a vehicle that had struck a curb. Upon arrival the officers found a Hispanic male passed out in the driver’s seat of a 2002 Ford Explorer. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and admitted to having four drinks. He failed all standard field sobriety testing and was arrested for DUI. He was transported to the Greenbelt Police Department where he submitted to a breathalyzer test. The test revealed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .19, over twice the legal limit for intoxication. He was charged with DUI released.

April 16th:

4300 block of 34th Street: Drunk driver – 4:50am. Officers stopped a 2016 Toyota after observing it being driven in an erratic manner. Further investigation revealed that the drive was under the influence of alcohol and failed all standard field sobriety testing. He was transported to the University of Maryland Police Department when he submitted to a breathalyzer test. The test revealed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .22 almost three times the legal limit for intoxication. He was charged with DUI and numerous traffic violations and released. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

Police Report: April 9-15

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.

April 15th:

3800 block of 33rd Street: Death report – 7:40am. Officers responded at the request of EMS personnel for deceased elderly female. The woman's husband told the officers that he last saw his wife alive at about 10pm last night. When he checked on her this morning he discovered her unresponsive and called EMS. The deceased had several known ongoing medical conditions; and there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play. The medical examiner and PGPD Homicide were notified and both declined to respond. The body was removed by Gasch's Funeral Home for final arrangements.

3500 block of Shepherd Street: Found property – 11:25am. Officers took possession of a knife that a resident found in his back yard.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 11:25am. Officers responded for the report of two women doing drugs. Further investigation revealed that one of them had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3200 block of Chillum Road: Criminal citation – 4:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: Criminal citation – 11:50pm. Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver gave the officers a false name and identification because he believed he had an open arrest warrant, which he did not. He was issued several traffic citations and a criminal citation for giving the officers a false name.

April 14th:

2700 block of Webster Street: Vehicle impound – 8am. Officers impounded a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander for displaying an expired Texas temporary tag.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: Criminal citation – 7:50pm. Officers stopped to investigate a vehicle stopped in the roadway and found the driver asleep behind the wheel. The officers roused the driver and attempted to ascertain if he OK to continue operating the vehicle. He became loud, disorderly and uncooperative. He eventually calmed down enough so that the officers could issue him a criminal citation for disorderly conduct. He was sent on his way without further incident.

4000 block of 35th Street: Hit and run collision – 11:30am. Officers arrested a man after he was identified as the driver of a vehicle that struck a woman's car and fled the scene without stopping. The victim got the striking vehicle's tag number and gave the information to the officers. The driver was located, still in his vehicle, parked at his residence.

April 13th:

Nothing significant to report.

April 12th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 8:50am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Theft from auto – 10:25am. The owner of a 2000 Ford F150 told officers that he came back to the vehicle after attending church and discovered his handicapped parking placard had been stolen. No signs of forced entry into the truck were found.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:15pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4200 block of 32nd Street: 2nd degree assault – 1:10pm. The victim told officers that she and her child's father got into a verbal argument. When she tried to walk away the man grabbed her, choked her and bit he face before fleeing the scene. Officers canvassed the area for the man and located him as he was trying to get into a neighbor's house. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4000 block of 29th Street: MIR – 2:20pm. Officer spoke with a DC police detective who was investigating a shooting that allegedly occurred in the 700 block of S Street, NW. The victim told the detective that he had been shot in the arm and purchased materials to treat his wound at a local CVS. The detective contacted the CVS and learned that the victim made no such purchase and that DC's ShotSpotter system had not detected any shots fired in the area where the shooting allegedly occurred. The victim then changed his story and said the shooting took place in Mount Rainier. The victim was very uncooperative with the DC detective. No evidence of the scooting could be traced to Mount Rainier. PGPD detectives were notified and will follow up with their counterparts in DC.

3800 block of 33rd Street: Assault – 4:20pm. Officers responded for the report of a neighbor dispute. When they arrived they learned that a man threw a brick through the window of his neighbor's house and damaged the neighbor's fence. Officers apprehended the man in his front yard as he urinated on his front steps. He was arrested, charged with assault and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: Theft – 8:15pm. The victim reported that he was scheduled to receive a package containing a Florida temporary tag. When it did not arrive as expected he contacted the carrier and was told that it was mistakenly delivered to an address on Russell Avenue. He repeatedly tried to contact the resident at that address but was unsuccessful. Florida MVA officials told him he needed a police report so they could send him a replacement tag.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: Vehicle impound – 8:30pm. Officers impounded a 1999 Nissan Altima for parking on and blocking the sidewalk.

April 11th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Criminal citation – 11:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3600 block of Shepherd Street: Warrant service – 6pm. Officers stopped a man they knew had an open arrest warrant for second degree assault. The warrant was verified and he was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 10th:

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen auto (supplement) – 8:55am. Officers were notified by DC police that a 1997 Dodge reported stolen from the 4300 block of 28th Place on April 9th had been recovered after have been involved in a hit and run collision. Officers contacted the owners of the vehicle and advised them of how to recover their vehicle from DC.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Stolen vehicle – 10:55am. The owner of a 2016 Nissan Altima told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered it had been stolen. No suspect or evidence was identified.

3800 block of 34th Street: Theft – 1:25pm. The store clerk told officers that two men came into the store and stole several items of merchandise. Officers reviewed security camera footage and found that Suspect #1 was a black male approximately 30-40 years of age, 5-11, 210 pounds, short black hair, wearing a green jacket , green shirt, dark pants with a red belt. Suspect #2 was described as a black male approximately 30-40 years of age, 5-11 240 pounds, short black hair, trimmed beard, wearing a green hoodie with a red emblem on the front and gray sweat pants. The value of the stolen items is approximately $13.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: Civil citation – 8:50pm. Officers issued a man a civil citation for possession of less than 10g of marijuana.

Russell Avenue and Taylor Street: 1st degree assault – 10:05pm. MRPD officers stopped to investigate a vehicle parked in a handicapped space on Russell Avenue at Taylor Street. A check of the vehicle's tag revealed that it was not registered. When the officers approached the vehicle they saw that it was occupied by four individuals – the driver, a front seat passenger and two rear seat passengers. The officers saw one of the rear seat passengers make a move to conceal something under his seat and told him to place his hands in clear view on the seat back in front of him. At that point the driver put the vehicle in in drive and began to flee the scene. The driver stopped, put the vehicle in reverse and intentionally drove the vehicle directly at one of the officers. The officer took an evasive step to avoid being struck however the driver was able to strike the officer with the vehicle nearly knocking him to the ground. The vehicle and its occupants fled into DC and the officers pursued the suspects' vehicle where it crashed in the area of 14th and Hamilton Streets, NW. The driver and front seat passenger fled the crash on foot. MPDC air and K-9 units assisted in a search for the driver but he was able to avoid apprehension and remains at large. MRPD officers were able to apprehend the passenger and a search of the backpack he was carrying revealed that he was in possession of approximately 184 grams of marijuana individually packaged for distribution. MPDC officers took custody of the front seat passenger pending CDS distribution charges and extradition back to Maryland. The two rear seat passengers were also detained by MPDC pending similar charges. Once identified the driver will be charged with a variety of offenses including felony assault on a police officer. The suspect's vehicle was seized and will be processed for evidence. PGPD detectives were notified and will be assisting in the investigation. The MRPD officer who was struck sustained minor injuries only and did not require medical attention.​

April 9th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 12:25am. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

4300 block of 28th Place: Stolen auto – 10:05am. The owner of a 1997 Dodge told officers that he left his vehicle running while visiting a friend in the friend's apartment. When he came back to his vehicle he discovered it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses were located.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: M/V collision/vehicle impound – 1:05pm. Officers impounded a 1996 Honda after it had been involved in a hit and run collision where it struck a 2015 Dodge. Attempts to locate the driver of the striking vehicle were negative.

3700 block of 35th Street: Theft – 10:15pm. Officers interviewed the homeowner who had rented a room to a man whom she wanted evicted. She was advised that this was a landlord/tenant civil matter and that she had to give the man a 30-day notice to vacate. The homeowner then reported that she suspected that the man stole $50 from her room which he denied. The homeowner was advised 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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.

 

Police Report: March 31 - April 8

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.

April 8th:

3700 block of 35th Street: Emergency petition – 12:40am. Officers responded for the report of a naked male laying on the sidewalk. Officers found the man who appeared to be under the influence of a CDS. He was transported by EMS personnel to Prince George’s Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

3800 block of 31st Street: Emergency petition – 11:15am. Officers stopped to check the welfare of a man they saw walking in the middle of the street with no shoes and who seemed to be disoriented. The man was unable to answer simple questions. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

April 7th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2004 Toyota that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.

April 6th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: 2nd degree assault – 1:15am. Officers responded for the report of an unwanted guest. When they arrived the victim said that a female guest was playing music too loudly and asked her to leave before the music disturbed neighbors. She responded by striking and kicking the victim several times. She was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: Destruction of property – 4am. Maintenance employees reported that a man was kicking apartment doors. Officers found and detained the man who was positively identified as the one the employees saw breaking glass, kicking doors, and using a fire extinguisher to bang on doors. The man was arrested, charged with destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

April 5th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Lost property – 1:05am. A man called police to report that he had lost his Bangladesh passport. His embassy required that he file a police report before issuing him a new one.

3700 block of 37th Street: Criminal citation – 2:40pm. Officers issued a woman a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

4700 block of 25th Street: Warrant service – 2:45pm. While conducting a welfare check on a resident officers encountered a man who they knew had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a traffic charge. The man was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

April 4th:

4400 block of 29th Street: Identity theft – 8:30am. The victim came into the police station and told officers that he received notification from his credit monitoring service that two separate internet retail accounts were opened in his name. He said that he is one the many federal employees whose information was compromised after a hacker accessed the Office of Personnel Management database.  He also said that no financial transactions had taken place on either account and that the accounts have been shut down.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: 2nd degree assault/theft – 2:20pm. The victim told officers that she and the father of her children had an argument and she told him to leave her apartment. The suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and struck her with closed fist in the chest before fleeing the area.  The victim was advised of her options with a District Court Commissioner.

3200 block of Varnum Street: Theft from auto – 5pm. The victim told officers that he came out to his motorcycle this evening and discovered that the tag had been stolen.

April 3rd:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.

April 2nd:

2300 block of Varnum Street: Destruction of property – 5:15am. The reporting person told officers that she sold a man a package of cigars at about 4am. He returned about an hour and wanted a refund for the cigars. When she refused the refund the man became very angry, came into the store and knocked over several displays. The man got back in his vehicle and fled the scene. The customer was described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with a receding hairline. He was last seen in a dark colored two door vehicle, possibly a Honda or Hyundai.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vandalism to auto – 7:45am. The owner of a 1997 Nissan told officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had smashed out the windshield and a side door window. No evidence as to who may have been responsible for the damage was found.

4700 block of 30th Street: Vehicle impound – 7:45am. Officers impounded a 1997 Toyota Corolla displaying DC tags that expired in December of last year.

4200 block of 28th Street: Vehicle impound – 2:30pm. Officers impounded a 2008 BMW 328i for parked blocking a private driveway.

April 1st:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Recovered stole vehicle – 4:15am. Officers recovered a 1999 Toyota Camry that had been previously reported stolen to DC police back on March 29th. DC police were apprised of the recovery and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4600 block of 29th Street: Fraud – 12:25pm. The victim told officers that she was contacted by the suspect, Jeffery Bishop (most likely not his real name), who told her that he had a job for her and got her name from an employment website. The victim was sent a check for $3,350 and told to deposit it into her personal account. The suspect then told her to withdraw the funds and send it to the suspect’s account. Days later, the victim’s bank contacted her and told her that her account was overdrawn by $3,350. The victim also sent $450 by money gram for equipment to help with her job. The equipment never arrived. Further attempts to contact the suspect were negative and the number he provided was not in service.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Warrant service – 9:30pm. Officers stopped a 2005 Dodge truck after a mobile license plate reader alerted that the owner of the vehicle had an open arrest warrant. The officers confirmed the warrant that was through Prince George’s County for first degree assault. The man was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

March 31st:

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: M/V collision – 2:50am. Officers saw a 2003 Toyota operating south on Rhode Island Avenue at a high rate of speed. A few minutes later they found the vehicle had crashed into the traffic circle with both front air bags deployed. Both the driver and passenger refused any medical treatment at the scene. The driver was issued several traffic citations and her vehicle was impounded.

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.

See or Hear Something?

Say Something!

We WANT to be bothered! Call 301-985-6565/6566.