Police Capture Suspect in H Street Carjacking

Weekend Crime Blotter

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At approximately 12:05 a.m. Saturday, a man was sitting in his vehicle on the 100 block of H Street NE when he was approached by a male suspect. He said he had a gun and threatened to shoot the driver before getting in the car and fleeing with it.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers found the vehicle a short time later, but the suspect refused to stop, leading to a brief car chase. The chase ended near Sixth and Morton Streets NE.

The suspect was captured and charged with Carjacking. There was heavy police activity in the area overnight Saturday as the units documented the scene and recovered both the vehicle and evidence.

In Other News

At 12:16 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 400 block of South Capitol Street SW on charges of Assaulting a Police Officer.

At 1:07 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 400 block of Second Street SW on charges of Simple Assault.

At 2 a.m. Saturday, two men were arrested on the Unit block of K Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 4 a.m. Saturday, there was a robbery on the 1300 block of I Street NE.

At 3:04 p.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Eighth Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 1:20 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 1000 block of M Street SE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

At 4:13 a.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 900 block of Potomac Avenue SE.

At 11:43 a.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested at South Carolina Ave & Sixth Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 4:15 p.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested on the 1600 block of D Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 11:08 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 1500 block of Benning Road 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 July 29th and 30th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.