Two Arrested in Pennsylvania Ave Robbery

Weekend Crime Blotter

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At around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District Officers went to the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE after receiving a report of a robbery.  Police said that the victim was walking in the area when two suspects approached him, pushed him to the ground and took his property.

Officers patrolling in the area observed two individuals matching the description of the suspects.  They stopped two teenaged individuals who were then positively identified as the suspects in the robbery and placed under arrest.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099. You can also text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 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 a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Woman Arrested Saturday for Cruelty to Children

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 2 police went to the 1700 block of E Street NE after receiving calls about a possible child abuse offense. When they got there, a woman told them that while she was under the influence of drugs she bit her granddaughter’s toe, causing injury.

Both DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) Social Worker and MPD Youth and Family Services Division (YFSD) Detectives reported to the scene. The victim was sent to hospital for treatment. The suspect was arrested and charged with First Degree Cruelty to Children.

In Other News

On Friday at 7 p.m., a woman was arrested on the 100 block of P Street SW on charges of Simple Assault.

On Sunday at 2:30 a.m., a man was arrested on the 2500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Simple Assault.

On Sunday at 9:18 a.m., a man was arrested on the 1600 block of E Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence (First Offense).

On Sunday at 3:15 p.m. there was a robbery at a drug store on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE.

On Sunday at 3 p.m. there was an assault in the course of an attempted robbery on the 1900 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 February 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.