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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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