2400 block of Arundel Road: At about 4:10 pm officers took a report of a vandalism at the Grand China restaurant. The proprietor told the officers that a man came into the restaurant, broke a sign and fled. Since the proprietor new the man from previous dealings he gave the officers his name and a physical description. This enabled the officers to locate him a short time later. The officers took him back to the restaurant for a positive ID. The proprietor elected not to press charges against him; rather they agreed that he would reimburse the restaurant for the damage. He was released without further incident.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4 pm officers took a report of vandalism. The owner showed the officers where person(s) unknown spray painted graffiti on the back wall of the business.
4000 block of 34th Street: At about 10:45 pm officers responded to ZZ Pizza for the report of an attempted theft/assault. The victim told the officers that he was inside the store when he observed a black male outside who was in the process of stealing his bicycle. The victim ran outside and grabbed his bike to keep the suspect from taking. The would-be thief began to assault him and a scuffle ensued. At that point two other black males got involved and began assaulting the victim as well. The victim ultimately prevailed – he kept the thief from stealing his bike and his three assailants ran away. He sustained minor cuts and bruised but refused medical attention. A canvas of the area for the three suspects proved negative.