Drugstore Theft Turns to Assault

On Monday, Jan. 26th, at approximately 4:50 p.m., a drugstore on the 500 block of 12th St. SE was the scene of an offense that could have taken a horrible turn. An individual was seen shoplifting, and when confronted, the suspect pulled out a knife and fled the location. There were no injuries, however the charge of assault with a knife was reported. Police ask anyone with information on criminal activity to contact them at (202) 727-9099.

Notable Arrests

On Jan. 28th, at 3:40 p.m., Irving Thomas was arrested for a theft that occurred on the 700 block of F St. NE.

In Other News

There was a case of sex abuse in a jail in PSA 108 on Jan. 28.

There was a burglary on the 2000 block of M St. NE at 3:30 p.m.

There was a robbery on the 700 block of 16th St. NE at 2:57 a.m.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1100 block of H St. NE;
  • the 600 block of F St. N;
  • the 700 block of I St. NE;
  • the 900 block of 4th St. SW;
  • the 700 block of D St. SE;
  • the 1400 block of Maryland Ave. NE.

There was a theft from an automobile on the 100 block of K 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 Commander Andrew Solberg.