MPD Makes Arrests in Recent Robberies

The Crime Blotter - December 20

The police arrested a juvenile male for an assault that took place on Dec. 16 at 5:35 p.m. on the 100 block of 17th St. NE. A victim was robbed by seven males, and assaulted when he resisted. The suspect was charged with Assault with Intent to Rob.

The police arrested two adult males from the robbery that took place on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. on the 700 block of Seventh St. NE. The two men allegedly approached two pedestrians, brandished a knife and assaulted one of them. An iPhone was stolen. The suspects have been charged with Robbery While Armed.

More Information on Recent Robbery in PSA 108

More information has emerged on the Dec. 19th robbery in PSA 108. The crime occurred on the 1800 block of A St. SE. A pedestrian was robbed of his property. Police are looking for a black male wearing a Helly Hansen jacket with white on the sleeves.

Police Seek Owner of Christmas Package

On Dec. 20, First District officers responding to a report of a package thief in the area of 11th St. and Constitution Ave. NE, detained a suspect during a neighborhood canvass at 11th and Pennsylvania Ave. SE. They recovered a package from the man that appears to be a gift for a child from his/her grandparents. No address or label was found. The owner of the package should contact First District Commander Daniel Hickson at

In Other News

A convenience store was robbered on the 2000 block of Benning Rd. NE at 8:51 a.m.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon at the DC Jail.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1300 block of C St. SE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1600 block of Maryland Ave. NE at a convenience store;

  • the 1600 block of Maryland Ave. NE;

  • the 700 block of Seventh St. NE at a residence;

  • the 1200 block of I St. NE at a residence;

  • the 1400 block of G St. SE at a residence.

There were thefts from automobiles:

  • on the 800 block of Bladensburg Rd.;

  • on the 1600 block of Benning Rd. NE;

  • on the 800 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE;

  • on the 500 block of K St. NE;

  • on the 400 block of Seward Sq. SE;

  • at an undisclosed location in PSA 107;

  • on the 600 block of 14th Pl. 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 Fifth District Commander Andrew Solberg.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on Dec. 21, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.