Suspect Caught with Crack, Gun in Northeast

Crime Blotter: March 20th

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On Tuesday, March 20 at approximately 8:00 p.m. First District Crime Suppression Team (CST) Officers Akhtar, Little, Babich and Smith made a traffic stop in the 1200 block of H Street NE for a vehicle driving with no headlights.

During the stop, the driver attempted to put the car in gear and drive away. The officers were able to safely and tactically stop him from escaping with no injury to any person.

Further investigation revealed a semi-automatic handgun and a sizable amount of crack cocaine in the driver’s possession.  The driver was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute while Armed.

In Other News

At 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, there was a theft on the 400 block of E Street SW.

At 7:36 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the Unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 8:58 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 2500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 9:56 p.m. Tuesday, there was a theft at a medical center or drug store on the 500 block of 12th Street SE.

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 March 21st, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.