Thursday November 6:
3100 block of Perry Street: At about 6 pm officers responded for a citizen complaint of a suspicious unoccupied vehicle. The officers located the vehicle and an MVA check revealed that the tags displayed on the vehicle were not were not issued to it by MVA. The vehicle had not been reported stolen. The tags were removed and the vehicle was impounded.
Friday November 7:
3700 block of 36th Street: At about 2 am On-Star notified MRPD that a vehicle stolen from the Dover Downs valet service in Dover, Delaware a few hours earlier was in the 3700 block of Perry Street. As soon as the officers arrived they observed an individual get out of the stolen car. When the individual saw the officers he quickly started walking down 36th Street in the direction of Otis Street. The officers ordered the individual to stop but instead he fled on foot and disappeared in the 2700 block of 36th Street. The officers immediately set up a perimeter with the assistance of Bladensburg and Hyattsville officers and a K-9 unit from Greenbelt PD responded to try and locate the individual. The K-9 tracked the individual from the point where he was last seen to the Wells Avenue industrial area along the railroad tracks. At this point the track was lost and attempts to recover it on the Cottage City side were unsuccessful. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and both Dover PD and the victim/owner were notified of the recovery.