Police Announce Arrest in Northeast Assault

Crime blotter: November 30th

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Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District announced Thursday that an arrest has been made in two incidents of assault with a gun that took place in the Fifth District.

At about 4:06 p.m. Friday Oct. 20th, a man approached a person in the 1900 block of Third Street NE.  The suspect took out a firearm and shot the victim.  DC Fire and EMS personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

At about 3:42 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21st, the same suspect approached another victim in the Unit block of N Street NW.  He again took out a gun and shot the victim. DC Fire and EMS personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday Nov. 30th, police arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male from Northeast and charged him with two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).  He was in possession of a handgun when he was arrested. He was also charged with Carrying A Pistol Without A License.

Any persons with information regarding these crimes may contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the Text Tip Line by text messaging 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an armed robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 8:52 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of H Street NE on charges of Prisoner Escape.

At 6:10 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of M Street SW on charges of Possession of a Bb Gun.

At 2:05 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 19th Street NE on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

At 4:54 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 18th Street NE on charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

At 4:32 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

At 5:20 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

At 10:10 a.m. Thursday, two men were arrested on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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 1st, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.