Package Thief Captured in Northeast

Weekend crime blotter

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On Sunday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m., two First District officers were patrolling the 1300 block of Emerald Street NE. Officers Hashida and Modlin were focusing on burglary, robbery and theft prevention in their patrol when they noticed a man standing in the alley near a fence.

As the officers turned their vehicle into the alley, the man took off running, jettisoning packages as he did so. The police captured the man, and discovered the packages had been taken from a porch on the block. The man also had an outstanding warrant for a burglary offense.

First District Detectives are investigating a robbery that took place in Southeast on Sunday night.

Purse Snatch in Southeast

At about 11:49 p.m. a woman was walking south on Seventh Street SE across the intersection with G Street SE when two boys approached her. They pushed her to the ground and grabbed her purse, then fled southbound on Seventh Street SE.

The suspects are described as juvenile black males wearing dark clothing. No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the First District Detectives at 202-299-2025 or the police information line at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

In Other News

At 12:40 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 900 block of Fifth Street NE on charges of Operating [a vehicle] While Impaired — three or more offences.

At 3:40 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of 14th Street SW on charges of Driving Under the Influence (First Offence).

At 3:30 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on Rochambeau Bridge SW on charges of Driving Under the Influence (First Offence).

At 4:10 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence (First Offence).

At 10:02 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on at Buckeye Drive & Ohio Drive SW on charges of Driving Under the Influence (First Offence).

At 11:40 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 2600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Speeding and Reckless Driving.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of Seventh Street NE on charges of Robbery.

At 10:15 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence (First Offence).

At 11:47 a.m. Sunday, there was a robbery at a convenience store on the 700 block of H Street NE.

At 7:33 p.m. Sunday, there was a robbery at a residence on the 600 block of H Street NE.

At 7:52 a.m. Sunday, there was a robbery at a convenience store on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE.

At 10:03 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 1300 block of A Street SE.

At 11:08 p.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon at a residence on the 1800 block of I 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 February 11th and 12th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.