Police Arrest Man in Southwest Package Theft

Crime Blotter: July 17

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Police announced Thursday evening that they had arrested a man in connection with a Southwest package theft.

On Tuesday, July 16th, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) went to the 1300 Block of Half St SW in reference to a Package Theft that had just recently occurred. Officers were able to find video footage of the incident and suspect. This footage allowed MPD to distribute a lookout of the suspect to all the First District Officers.

Two days later, on Thursday, July 17, the First District Mountain Bike Unit was patrolling the area and officers saw someone that matched the lookout from the package theft suspect.

Officers made contact with that individual and during the course of their investigation determined that it was person who committed the package theft.

The suspect was arrested and charged with the Package Theft (Theft Second Degree)

In Other News

At 1:05 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of H Street NE on charges of Theft of Automobile.

At 1:43 a.m. Thursday, a car was stolen on the 500 block of H Street.

At 6:50 p.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 1600 block of Benning Road NW on charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

At 10:23 p.m. Thursday, a car was reported stolen on the 1600 block of E Street 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 July 18th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.