3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 9:45 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that someone stole the rear license plate (MD 8BRX81) off his 1998 Oldsmobile sometime between 6 am and the time he notified police. No evidence or witnesses could be found.
3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:20 am officers on patrol recovered a 1999 Chrysler (MD tags 7ELP28) that had been reported stolen earlier in the evening from an address in DC. The officers initially saw the vehicle operating at a high rate of speed in the 3600 block of Bunker Hill Road. They followed it to the dead end of 35th Street where it crashed through the fence, drove down the hill and came to rest on Rhode Island Avenue. The driver and front seat passenger were seen exiting the vehicle running to the rear of 3500 Rhode Island Avenue. A Greenbelt Police K-9 was able to track the two to the area of Perry and 37th Streets before losing the track. Officers later learned that the suspects had just fled from several PGPD police cars in the 4400 block of Rhode Island Avenue before entering Mount Rainier. There were no injuries, no arrests made and the vehicle was impounded. MPD was notified of the recovery.
3800 block of 34th Street: At about 6:30 pm officers stopped a suspicious individual for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s county for providing false information to a peace officer. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4600 block of 30th Street: At about 1:30 am officers responded for a report of a fight in progress inside a vehicle. When the officers arrived they attempted to stop one of the participants for a field interview. The man fled from the officers but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and struggle. He was highly intoxicated and was subsequently arrested, charged with failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.
3800 block of 37th Street: At about 9:50 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous evening someone broke out a window to his 2009 Nissan and stole various items that were inside the car. The vehicle was processed for evidence with negative results.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 3:20 pm officers responded to the report of a customer dispute. The officers learned that an argument between a store employee and a customer escalated to the point where the customer allegedly spit on the employee and the employee punched the customer. Since the assault did not take place in the presence of the officers both parties were advised of their options with the District Court commissioner. During the conversation with the officers the customer became extremely irate and began yelling profanities inside the store disturbing other customers. He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.