4500 block of 32nd Street: At about 9:50 am officers took a theft report. The victim told the officers that sometime between June 5th and June 7th someone stole a laptop computer. The victim was unsure of how to handle the incident thus the delay in reporting it to police.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time): At about 11:15 am officers responded to a reported theft in progress. Witnesses pointed out a man who was leaving the store with merchandise he did not pay for. Officers stopped the man outside the store and found him in possession of the stolen merchandise. They also discovered that he had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court. He was arrested, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:50 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Baltimore County for unpaid child support. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of Baltimore County Sheriff’s deputies.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 8 am officers took a report of an attempted auto theft. The victim told the officers that at about 7 am he saw two black males attempting to gain entry to his vehicle, eventually succeeding in getting the passenger door open. When he started to yell at the two men they ran off. The victim’s vehicle was found to have the ignition removed and the stereo stolen. A search of the area for the two suspects was negative.
3500 block of 37th Street: At about 11 am officers on patrol checked out a suspicious dark blue van. They discovered that the van’s registration was flagged by MVA and there was an MSP pick up order issued for the license plates. The plates were removed for return to MVA and the van was impounded.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 11:25 pm officers responded for a citizen robbery that had just occurred. The officers spoke to the victim, a cab driver, who said that he picked up a fare at the West Hyattsville Metro Station and was taking the man to an address on Queenstown Drive. Once the cab got to the Queenstown area the man asked the driver to stop. When he did the man implied that he had a handgun under his shirt and demanded the driver’s money and watch. The driver complied whereupon the man got out and fled the area on foot. The driver described the man as a black male with short black hair, 40-42 years of age, 5’07” tall, 170 lbs., and wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.