The Blotter - March 3

Police Take Measures to Protect Brent Elementary

As a result of a recent break-in, First District officers in conjunction with the DC Public Schools Police have taken measures to prevent future burglaries at Brent Elementary School. Both agencies plan increased patrols and physical checks of the school building during off hours. DCPS has installed a 24-hour surveillance system; and plans to conduct an environmental assessment of the building to determine lighting conditions, door and window lock strength. MPD plans increased traffic enforcement in the immediate area of the school.

In Other News

There were thefts on the:

  • 1300 block of H St. NE at a bar;

  • on Pennsylvania Ave. between G. St. and Potomac Ave. SE;

  • from a convenience store on Seventh St. between D and E Streets SE.

There were burglaries:

  • on Seventh St. between Morris Pl. and G. St. NE;

  • on Seventh St. between K St. and L St. NE.

There was a theft from an automobile located on Ninth St. between E and G Streets SE.

An automobile was stolen on the 700 block of H St. 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.

“Be willing to report suspicious activity,” states Lieutenant Eddie G. Fowler.

“911 is the most direct route to access police service, and we do not want residents to rely on email and other means of communication, as these may take longer to get us there,” stated Andrew Solberg, Commander, Fifth District.

The Blotter is based on the reports dated March 3, 2013 posted by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.