Evening Robbery on the 200 Block of Fifth Street SE

The Crime Blotter - December 21

There was a sidewalk robbery on the 200 block of Fifth St. SE at 9:43 p.m. Four men approached a pedestrian from behind. They demanded his belongings at gunpoint. They fled eastbound on Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

There was a knifing on the 1700 block of Independence Ave. SE at 3:45 a.m. An unknown man stabbed a pedestrian from behind and fled the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

In Other News

There were burglaries on:

  • the 1700 block of E St. NE at 11:31 a.m. at a residence;

  • the 400 block of 23rd Pl. NE at 12:30 p.m. at a residence.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1900 block of Gales St. NE in a taxicab;

  • the 100 block of Tennessee Ave. NE.

There were thefts from automobiles:

  • the 1900 block of M St. NE;

  • the 1600 block of L St. NE;

  • the 1200 block of Fourth St. SW;

  • the 500 block of Seventh St. SE.

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 Dec. 22, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.