Two Arrested in Thefts from Auto Saturday

Weekend Crime Blotter

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A man was arrested in connection with multiple thefts from auto Saturday evening in Northeast.

Members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team (CST) were conducting an operation related to a string of Theft from Auto offenses spanning the District on Saturday, Dec. 21. They identified a stolen vehicle being used to commit the crimes, and stopped the vehicle on the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE.

Once stopped, the driver tried to run, throwing a handgun away before he was captured. The passenger who stayed in the car also had a handgun. A search of the vehicle revealed property taken in several theft cases under investigation.

In Other News

At 1:11 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the Unit block of N Street SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 2:05 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1300 block of D Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 2000 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1700 block of E Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 11:37 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 2100 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

 

At 1 a.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested on the 700 block of 13th Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 12:51 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 400 block of 23rd Place 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 December 22nd and 23rd, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.