Thursday, March 1, 2012

Two Recent Arrests - MPD Police Reports

Arrests Made in Dupont Circle Mugging

This report came from Michael Reese, Commander of MPD-2D:
 On February 28, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m., a robbery force and violence occurred at 21st and P Street NW. The victim was knocked to the ground and property removed. 

The suspects fled and were apprehended in the area of 21st and Q Street NW. A 19 year old male and a 17 year juvenile male were arrested. Both reside in Washington, DC.


Police Chief Cathy Lanier has called attention to this report from Lt. John R. Haines of the Fourth District:

See the below posting from 4D. This is why reporting suspicious activity is SOOO important.

Tonight (February 28) around 6:15pm a call came into 911 for a subject breaking into a car in the 7700 block of Alaska Avenue Northwest. A concerned citizen observed a person enter a vehicle and remove several electronic items from the vehicle and then get on a bicycle and ride off towards Georgia Avenue. The caller gave a full description and direction of the suspect. Members of the Fourth District Vice Unit were working an operation in the area targeting Theft from Auto suspects and robberies. The members from the Vice Unit quickly converged on the area and started a grid search for the suspect. Within moments Officer Modl from the Vice Unit spotted a suspect matching the description at the 7-11 at Georgia Avenue and Geranium St NW. The officers approached the suspect and stopped him. They vice unit was able to make a positive identification that this was the suspect that broke into the car and they also recovered the electronic items that were stolen from the vehicle. The suspect was placed under arrest for Theft from Auto and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle. 

Thank you to the concerned citizen who was able to quickly call 911 and get the information to the officers in the field who were able to make a quick apprehension and recover the property for the victim. This is a great example of how taking action can make a difference.

John R. Haines
 Fourth District
 Vice, and Crime Suppression Units

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