Man Arrested for Taking ‘Upskirt’ Photo

Crime Blotter: June 20th and 21st

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On Wednesday a woman was shopping in a 7-Eleven store on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE when she noticed a man taking photos at an angle under her clothing. She called the store manager for help. Police were contacted, and the man was arrested on charges of Voyeurism (image).

Gunshots Fired on Independence Avenue

Police are investigating reports of the sounds of gunshots heard on the 1600 block of Independence Avenue SE at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Officers who investigated the scene found shell casings in the street. The window on a parked car was damaged.

No victim was located, but Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) K-9 Units checked the area to be sure.

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 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of New Jersey Avenue SE on charges of [Simple] Assault on a Police Officer.

At 2:44 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Voyeurism (Image).

At 8:20 p.m. Thursday, there was a burglary at a home on the 800 block of G Street NE.

At 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 500 block of 14th Street SE on charges of Forgery.

At 10:27 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of 1200 I Street SE on charges of Absconding [Custody Order].

 

At 6:20 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of P Street SW on charges of Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse.

At 6 a.m. Thursday, there was a burglary at a home on the 200 block of 17th Street SE.

At 1:18 p.m. Thursday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon at a specialty store on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE.

At 6:07 p.m. Thursday, a car was stolen on the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

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 20th and 21st, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.