3500 block of Otis Street: At about 6:15 am officers responded for the report of a carjacking. The victim initially reported that he was in his parked and idling vehicle waiting for another family member when a lone suspect described as a black male approximately 6’-00” tall, slim build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt approached his vehicle. The suspect opened the car door, grabbed the victim by the chest and pulled him out of the vehicle saying “Get out of the car.” The suspect then jumped into the vehicle and drove off on Otis Street towards 37th Street. The victim was later interviewed by PGPD detectives who were following up on the crime. The victim revised his original account of what took place and told the detectives that he was not in his vehicle at the time of incident. He said that he left his vehicle running and unattended while he went into his residence to check on a family member for whom he was waiting. The thief saw the opportunity, jumped into the vehicle and drove off with it. The stolen vehicle is a grey 2002 Honda Accord with Maryland tags 2BKZ10. Since there was no force or threat of force against the victim the crime was documented as a stolen vehicle not as a carjacking.
4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10 am a parking enforcement officer observed a 1987 Mercedes 124 with Maryland tags 1CCR26 parked in violation of the City’s 48-hour ordinance. The vehicle appeared to be abandoned and a stolen check was negative. The vehicle was cited and impounded.
4100 block of Rainier Avenue: At about 9:30 pm officers responded to the police station to meet a victim whose car had just been stolen. While awaiting the officers’ arrival, the victim saw his car being driven on Eastern Avenue. The victim left the station to pursue his vehicle before officers arrived. About 15 minutes later the victim again called to meet officers at the station. The officers were able to speak with the victim this time and he told them he stopped in the 4100 block of rainier Avenue to visit a friend. The victim left his vehicle running with keys in the ignition. While speaking with his friend he saw two individuals get into his vehicle and drive away. A canvass of the area for the victim’s black Chevy Avalanche (DC tags CJ-1150) was negative. A lookout for the stolen vehicle was broadcast to surrounding jurisdictions was given to surrounding agencies.