Police were investigating a possible suicide Monday morning. First District Offices said a woman was found Monday morning inside her home on the 600 block of 14th Place NE. A spokesperson said she had suffered what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Commuters were encouraged to avoid the area throughout the morning due to the emergency response.
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 or email MPD Sector Captan Aubrey Mongal at Aubrey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrest in H Street Burglary
Police announced Monday that an arrest was made after a burglary that took place Friday, Feb. 8 on the 600 block of H Street NE.
At around 10 a.m. that morning, a man entered a business at that address and tried to take items from the cash register. He was unsuccessful, and fled the scene.
A 28-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested the same day and charged with Burglary Two of an Establishment.
In Other News
On Saturday at 2:50 a.m., a man was arrested on the 1200 block of H Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.
On Saturday at 3:30 p.m., a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Canal Street SW on charges of Possessing a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device.
On Saturday at 7:43 p.m., a woman was arrested on the 1400 block of First Street SW on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
There were arrests on charges of Simple Assault
- At 2 a.m. on the 1600 block of D Street NE
- at 2:50 a.m. on the 1200 block of H Street
- at 3:30 a.m. on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE
- at 5:10 p.m. on the 1800 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 9th and 10th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.