Saturday, August 13, 2011

2nd District Police Report: This Week in Crime

Starting today we are running a new feature highlighting crimes from the Second District Metropolitan Police Report. Police officers submit these write-up in their brief jargon (P/P for "pickpocket," PBS for "pocketbook snatch," ADW for "assault with a deadly weapon, etc.) but we will spell out all abbreviations and add headers to put the essence of the crime into standard English.

This week's crime report included: a ladder-snatch, a kick-fest by a gang of young teens (or even pre-teens) that sent the mugging victim to the hospital, an a gun arrest (OK, it's just a BB gun) outside Whole Foods in Glover Park.

Gang of Teens Send Mugging Victim to Hospital

On July 30, 2011, at 2:30 a.m. four unknown suspects approached a lone victim who was walking along the sidewalk on the east side of Connecticut Ave. near Brandywine St. The suspects pushed the victim to the ground and began to kick and punch him about the face. One of the suspects then searched the victim's pockets and removed a cell phone and the victim's wallet. After the robbery, two of the suspects fled north on Conn. Ave. and the two fled east on Brandywine St. The victim suffered extensive injury to his face and was transported to the hospital.

The 4 suspects are described as follows:
#1-Black/Male, 12-15 years, wearing a black hat, blue pants and a white shirt
#2 through 4-Black/Males, 12-15 years of age (no further lookout provided)

Anyone who has information regarding the listed crimes is asked to please contact the MPDC Command Information Center on 202-727-9099 or Lt. Victor S. Braschnewitz on 202-715-7355 or 202-369


Gun Scare at Tenleytown Whole Foods

This event was called in to the Metropolitan Police as a "Man with a Gun"

Upon arrival on the scene officers stopped an individual that matched the description given in the broadcast lookout. The individual was cooperative, and after being advised about the reason he was being stopped, voluntarily allowed law enforcement members to look into his backpack. Inside the bag was a very realistic looking BB pistol. The stopped individual advised that against his directions a friend of his pulled it out of his backpack to look at it.

The locations and description of his friend was consistent with witness accounts given to the police. The stopped subject was an adult and the BB pistol was not loaded and was secured in his backpack at the time of the stop. The Second District Watch Commander responded to the scene and search MPD data bases for any robberies or crimes of violence in the area for the two weeks prior to the stop. There were no listings with matching descriptions.

[August 4, 2011]


Ladder Snatching

Between July 22, 2011, 8:00 p.m. and July 28, 2011, 8:00 a.m. an unknown suspect(s) entered a fenced in yard in the 5200 block of Linnean Ave. N.W. through an unlocked gate. Once inside they stole an aluminum ladder. There is no lookout for this offense.


Threats Made with Broken Bottle in Hand
On Monday, August 8, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. an Assault with a Deadly Weapon offense occurred in the 1800 block of 19th St., NW and was subsequently reported to the MPD.

The victim reported that while engaged in a conversation with a known subject, that person became enraged and threatened to cause injury to them with a broken bottle. This matter is pending further investigation.


Hotel Guest Bound, Drawers Rifled, But Nothing Taken
On Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 1:10 a.m. a Burglary One While Armed (Gun) offense occurred in the 2000 block of Massachusetts Ave., N.W. (PSA 208) and was subsequently reported to the MPD.

The victim reported that while inside a hotel bedroom, an unknown suspect entered through an unlocked door and pointed a handgun at her. He demanded that she not say anything and then tied her up. He searched through some drawers and left after not finding anything.

The suspect is described as a Black/Male, 37-40 years of age, 6'0"-6'1". 200-220 lbs. with a dark complexion and a stocky build. He was clean shaven and had brown eyes and a bald head.

Hostess Robbed of Her Laptop, Likely by Guest at Her Own Party

On August 6, 2011 a theft from a residence in the 2900 block of Upton St NW was reported to the MPD.
The complainant reports after having a gathering inside the home, her laptop was stolen.

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