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.
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.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: Vehicle impound – 8:45am. Officers impounded a 2004 Toyota that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing.
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.
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.
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.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: Criminal citation – 2:55pm. Officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking in public.
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.
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.
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.
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