2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 10:40 pm officers responded for the report of a disorderly subject. When they arrived they learned that a man came into the store and began cursing out the employees. He then stole merchandise and started to damage various items in the store. The officers were able to locate and arrest him. He was charged with various crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
June 3rd (early morning):
3600 block of Oak Lane: At about 12:35 am officers patrolling the area observed where someone had spray painted graffiti on the building. The officers observed a black male, about 5’10 – 6’ tall wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans running from the area down the railroad tracks behind the 3300 block of Bladensburg Road towards DC. The officers were unable to stop this individual for questioning. Photographs of the graffiti were sent to the PGPD Gang Unit for review. The Gang Unit responded that the graffiti was not done by a street gang but rather by a DC tagging group called the DC Bombers. We will work with Gang Unit officers to see if we can identify the person(s) responsible for the tagging.