Police Arrest Man in Armed Carjacking

Crime Blotter: June 17

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On Tuesday, June 18, at around 3:38 a.m., a woman told police two suspects approached the victim and demanded her property at gunpoint. One of the suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers responded to the 1800 block of Maryland Avenue, NE for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

As additional officers were responding to the scene, the victim’s vehicle was spotted in the 2400 block of Rand Place, NE. Following a minor traffic collision, the suspect attempted to flee on foot but was stopped a short distance away.

Fortunately, the victim in this offense was not injured. The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with Armed Carjacking.

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 1 a.m. Monday, there was a robbery on the 1100 block of 19th Street NE.

At 2:12 p.m. Monday, two men were arrested on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 3:10 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 8:54 p.m. Monday, two men were arrested on the Unit block of Seventh Street SW on charges of Unlawful Entry.

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 June18th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.