3249 Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1 pm a man came into the Mount Rainier Police Station to surrender on several open arrest warrants. The officers conformed that he was indeed wanted by Prince George’s County on charges of 4th degree burglary and two counts of failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 7:25 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The owner told the officers that he came out to his vehicle to find that both drivers’ side tires were flat. On closer observation the officers’ discovered one puncture hole in each tire consistent with an ice pick or similar tool. No evidence or witnesses to the vandalism could be found.
2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:15 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued the appropriate citations and his vehicle was impounded.
3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:30 am officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle. The owner told the officers that when he came out to his vehicle this morning he discovered it was not where he parked it the previous evening. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been impounded by Maryland-National capital Park Police officers for being abandoned and blocking the roadway. The owner contacted Park Police and made arrangements to get his vehicle back.
4500 block of 31st Street: At about 10:15 am officers took a report of an attempted stolen auto. The officers’ investigation revealed that sometime during the previous evening someone broke the driver’s side door lock on the victim’s vehicle. Once inside the suspect(s) tampered with the ignition, however they were unsuccessful in getting the vehicle started and abandoned the theft. Nothing was stolen from inside the vehicle and no evidence was recovered or witnesses identified.
3500 block of Newton Street: At about 11:50 am officers took a report of an attempted stolen auto. The officers’ investigation revealed that virtually the same MO was used in this case as the attempted theft in the 4500 block of 31st Street an hour and forty-five minutes earlier. Again, the suspects were unable to get the vehicle started and nothing was stolen from inside. No evidence was recovered or witnesses identified.
4100 block of Rainier Avenue: At about 6 pm officers took a report of a storehouse burglary. The victim/owner told the officers that when she returned home she discovered a side gate open and saw that her storage shed had been broken into. When she checked the contents of the shed she saw that someone had stolen her light blue Lamond Versailles bicycle. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.