3249 Rhode Island Avenue: Vandalism to auto – 3:25 am. Officers received a call for a man “dancing” on a MRPD marked police vehicle that was parked in front of the police station. Officers were able to catch the man and arrest him but not before he did approximately $3,000 damage to the vehicle. The man was under the influence of suspected PCP at the time of arrest. He was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for a medical examination before being delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): Theft – 12:25 am. Officers stopped a man who had just stolen food from the 7-11. When they told him he was under arrest for theft he became combative and had to be restrained by force. After a brief struggle he was taken into custody. He was charged with theft and resisting arrest and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4100 block of 28th Street: Theft from auto – 8:40 am. A 2004 Honda Civic was broken into by undetermined means and several items were stolen from inside.
3100 block of 31st Street: Theft from auto – 10 am. A combination radio/CD player was stolen from inside a 2003 Chevy S-10.
3100 block of Taylor Street: Vandalism to auto – 11 am. The driver’s side window of a 2001 Toyota Prius was broken out and the interior ransacked. Nothing was taken from inside the vehicle.
3225 Otis Street: Theft from auto – 12:30 pm. The from tag was stolen off of a 2003 Honda Accord sometime during the previous night.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Mount Rainier Library): 1st degree assault – 1:20 pm. A 15 year old male was stabbed by in the chest by an adult relative after an argument and physical altercation. The victim was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for the assailant. The man was located and arrested on the warrant in the early morning hours of December 31st.