Police Arrest Seven at Southwest Drug House

Crime Blotter: June 5th

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Police arrested seven people on Thursday night, after they entered a house on First Street SW used to store and distribute drugs.

The First District Crime Suppression Team entered a house on the 1300 block of First Street SW at around 10 p.m., executing a search warrant from DC Superior Court. When the occupants did not respond to the knock on the door, officers forced their way in.

According to the public incident report released by MPD, police recovered more than 100 zip-top bags of crack cocaine, as well as scales and equipment for drug use and sales. No weapons were recovered. All the parties in the home were arrested without incident.

One man was arrested on charges of Maintaining a Place for Storage and Distribution of Narcotic and Abusive Drugs. Five individuals were also arrested at the same time and place on charges of Possession or Distribution of a Controlled Substance. One more was arrested on charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence.

In Other News

At 7:23 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, there was a theft at a home on the 600 block of 16th Street NE.

At 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of 19th Street SE on charges of Burglary.

At 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of Tenth Street SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 9:40 p.m. Wednesday a car was stolen on the 400 block of M Street SE.

At 11 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1300 block of Half Street SW on charges of Theft of an Auto.

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 June 6th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.