4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP Station): At about 8:30 am officers took a report of an attempt theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she saw a man try and open her car door. When she confronted him he immediately got into a black Lexus with Maryland vanity tags MRSALD and fled the area. . Further investigation revealed that the Lexus had been reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County and had been recently involved in two other thefts from autos; one at the Exxon station on Queens Chapel Road and Hamilton Street, the other at a station on Michigan Avenue in NE DC. A search of the area by MRPD officers and officers from surrounding jurisdictions proved negative.
4300 block of 28th Place: At about 6:45 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that when he returned home from an errand he found his front door forced open and his watch missing from his coffee table. No evidence or witnesses could be located.
April 16th (early morning):
4200 block of 30th Street: At about 5:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the night someone entered her vehicle and stole a nylon duty belt she used for work as a special police officer. There was no damage to the vehicle or its locks, and no weapon was taken. A check of the area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative.