Police Investigate Traffic Accident Death Saturday in Northeast

Weekend Crime Blotter

At about 3:15 p.m. Saturday August 5, an Acura was speeding westbound in the 600 block of Florida Avenue NE without lights. The driver lost control of the car. It climbed the northwest curb at the intersection of 6th Street and Florida Avenue NE, hitting a pole and a parked car before stopping in the HESS gas station parking lot.

A bystander pulled the driver out of the car, but the passenger was trapped inside and was pronounced dead on the scene. The name of the passenger has not yet been released. The driver was arrested on the scene on charges of Negligent Homicide.

Police are investigating. Anyone who has information about this case should call 202-727-9099.

Police Investigate Rape in Northeast

Police are investigating a rape that took place about 9:30 p.m. Sunday night in Northeast. A woman was raped in a car in the alley behind the 1300 block of H Street NE. The assault took place in a green or grey Jeep Cherokee with DC plates. The suspect is unknown, and police are investigating.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

In Other News

At 4:11 a.m. Friday, a car was stolen on the 700 block of Maryland Avenue NE.

At 4:55 p.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

At 10:43 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of Ohio Drive SW on charges of Aggravated Assault.

At 12:39 p.m. Sunday, there was an assault in the course of an attempted robbery on the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

At 11:19 p.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon in the 2000 block of E Street 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. Call 911.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on August 4-6, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.


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