Police Seek Suspect in Assault

Crime blotter: December 4th

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Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District are looking for help to identify and find a person of interest after an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon offense on the Unit block of H Street NW on Friday, Dec. 1st.

At around 9:35 p.m., the victim engaged in an argument with the suspect at an establishment on that block. The suspect picked up a metal can and threw it, and the can hit the victim. The suspect then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The person of interest was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the above video.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411. 

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for any crime committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of H Street NE on charges of Disorderly Conduct — Disrupting Use of a Public Conveyance.

At 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of Second Street SW on charges of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

At 3:43 a.m. Wednesday, there was a burglary at a restaurant in the 1200 block of H Street NE.

At 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, there was a robbery at a convenience store on the 2500 block of Benning Road NE.

At 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, there was a robbery on the 1700 block of E Street NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on December 7th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.