Police Seek Assistance After 15th Street Robbery

Crime Blotter: May 29th

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At approximately 5:45 p.m. Wednesday evening, a woman was walking on the 400 block of 15th Street SE when a juvenile male suspect snatched a cell phone from her hand, she later reported to police. The boy then fled, eventually throwing the phone to the ground.  He was last seen running southbound in the 400 block of 16th St SE.

The boy is described as a black male around 12 years of age. He is about five feet tall, skinny, and was wearing blue jeans and a grayish-green shirt.

The case is being investigated by MPD Detectives. Investigators can be reached at (202) 299-2025, should you have any information about the incident.  Alternatively, information can be forwarded to investigators by contacting the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099 or the Text Tip Line by texting 50411.

In Other News

At 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, one man and one woman were arrested on the 200 block of Oklahoma Avenue NE on charges of Speeding (30 mph or more).

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 21st Street on charges of Possession of Unregistered Ammunition.

At 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of O Street SW on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

At 7:20 p.m. a woman was arrested on the 200 block of I Street SE on charges of [Simple] Assault on a Police Officer.

At 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of I Street SE on charges of Vandalizing or Taking Property of a Government Official.

At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of N Street SW on charges of [Simple] Assault on A Police Officer.

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 May 30th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.