Evening Purse-Snatching on East Capitol Street

The Crime Blotter - December 22

There was a sidewalk purse-snatching on the 1600 block of East Capitol St. at 8:35 p.m.

The assault with a deadly weapon on the 100 block of N St. SW in a sports field at 9:15 a.m.

In Other News

There was a burglary at 11 a.m. at an undisclosed residence in PSA 104.

There was a car stolen on the 600 block of 21st St. NE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1600 block of Benning Rd. NE;

  • the 600 block of the 12th St. NE at a residence;

  • the 1000 block of First St. SE at a bar.

There were thefts from automobiles:

  • on the 1600 block of Lang Place NE;

  • on the 500 block of F St. NE;

  • at an undisclosed location in PSA 107.

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 Fifth District Commander Andrew Solberg.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on December 23, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.