Police Search for Suspect in Northeast Burglary

Weekend crime blotter

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Surveillance photo of suspect sought in Maryland Avenue burglary. Image courtesy: MPD

Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District are looking for help to identify and find a suspect after a burglary on the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue NE on Saturday, December 9th.

At around 12:40 a.m. that day, a suspect broke into a business on that block. Inside, he tried to open the cash register but was unsuccessful. The suspect left the business and got into a waiting vehicle, described as a black Hyundai Santa Fe. Nothing was taken.

A nearby surveillance camera captured a person of interest in this case that can be seen in the above photos.

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 1:20 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 5:42 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 12th Street SE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 12:25 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the Unit block of New York Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 12:25 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of F Street NE on charges of Threats to do Bodily Harm.

At 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 2000 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 3:30 a.m. Saturday, a store was robbed on the 200 block of M Street NE.

At 2:45 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of A Street SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 8:06 a.m. there was a robbery on the 1600 block of Kramer Street NE.

At 11:22 a.m. Sunday, a care was stolen on the 1200 block of Carrollsburg Place SW.

At 9:02 p.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested on the 2000 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Destruction of Public Property.

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 9th to 11th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.