Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Robbery Suspect Apprehended!

Our thanks again to Sgt. Stuart Emerman for providing the following, and our thanks to our good friends and neighbors who look out for one another!

On Sunday night, at approximately 8:10 pm, a female was walking in the area of 1314 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, when she was approached by a male who attempted to pull her purse from her.

The woman resisted, and was dragged to the ground, at which time the suspect gained control of the purse and ran from the scene. The offense was observed by a witness who was nearby.

Officers quickly responded and canvassed the area for a suspect. Lt. Smith located an individual in the 1000 block of 11th Street NW who matched the description. The subject provided his name and date of birth, and he was checked for warrants.

While this was going on, an officer on the scene located an ID card on the suspect, which provided a different name and date of birth. The suspect stated that the ID belonged to his twin brother, but it was determined to actually be the suspect.

A warrant was located on file for the correct name and date of birth. In addition, the witness responded to the location where the defendant was stopped and positively identified by the witness as the assailant.

He was charged with Robbery (Force and Violence) and transported to the Third District for debriefing by the Detectives and processing. The case was presented to the United States Attorney's Office this morning and do not know yet what the status was, and what he was ultimately charged with.

As soon as I get in touch with the officer today, I will let you know. Another excellent example of citizens helping one another out to catch this guy!

Sgt. Emerman


Sgt. Emerman said...

Officer Caron presented the case to the U.S. Attorney's Office and they charged him with the Robbery F+V. There is a detention hearing scheduled for this week to see if he will be held until trial.

Chris K said...

Thanks Sgt. Emerman - and a special thanks to Officer Caron!!!

eric said...

Thanks to all involved at MPD. And especially for the follow up info. That is very helpful for us to know what happens in these cases.