Friday, March 26th:
4200 block of 30th Street: At about 11:30 am officers took a report of vandalism. The resident showed the officers where someone shot her home several times with paint balls. She said that although the paint could be washed off she wanted to report the incident to police first.
3000 block of Taylor Street: At about 8:40 am officers took a report of an attempted theft from auto. The victim showed the officers where someone broken the rear vent window of a green 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. Those responsible were able to gain entry into the car and tried unsuccessfully to steal the radio. A canvass of the area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for making a false statement to a police officer. The officers also discovered a small plastic bag containing marijuana under the passenger’s seat. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. He was also charged with possession of a CDS.
Saturday, March 27th:
2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 9:30 am officers took a report of a stolen license plate. The victim told the officers that sometime during the overnight hours someone stole the rear tag (MD 2DLJ34) off her 2007 Honda Accord. A canvass of the area for evidence and/or witnesses proved negative.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 10 am officers took a report of a stolen gold 2002 Lexus ES. The owner told the officers that he left the keys in his car when he went inside to purchase fuel. As he was making his payment he saw his car leaving the lot. He could not see who was driving.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 5 pm officers took a report of a stolen black Jaguar XK8 with NJ tags ZRD73T. The victim/owner told the officers that he left his keys in the vehicle when he went inside to pay for fuel. He said that as he was making his payment he saw a gray van pull up next to his vehicle. A passenger from the van got into his Jaguar and fled the lot in an unknown direction. The victim was unable to provide any further details about the van or the person who stole his car.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 11:20 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that as she was pumping gas a she saw a dark color Nissan circling the gas pumps. As the Nissan got to her car a man got out opened her car door and stole her purse that was on the front passenger seat. The man got back into the Nissan and the two fled out of the lot on Eastern Ave towards Rhode Island Avenue. No further evidence/information could be obtained.
Sunday, March 28th:
Rhode Island Avenue and 37th Place: At about 1:30 am officers on patrol saw a man using a pry bar to break into the newspaper vending machine in front of the Mount Rainier Post Office. They arrested him and charged him with theft and destruction of property. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident.