Thursday, March 02, 2006

Citizens and MPD Working Together Make Arrests

I love posting stuff like this. Sergeant Emerman writes,
Officers made an arrest on Saturday, 2/25, or a suspect in regards to a Robbery (Force and Violence) that occurred that night in the 1200 block of N Street NW. Witnesses and the complainant were able to positively identify the suspect, who had approached and pushed a female complainant to the ground before threatening her and making off with U.S. Currency. The detectives are looking at him to see if he matches any other robberies that have occurred in the area. This was a good example of community and police co-operation that helped apprehend this suspect. I will note that our robberies have seemed to have dropped noticeably since this arrest. Officers also made an arrest for Theft From Auto that same night that occurred in the 1300 block of Corcoran Street. Witnesses again were critical here, and they came through for us. After a short canvass of the area, the officers located a suspect matching the lookout given by the witness, and engaged in a foot pursuit that ended in Logan Circle. This suspect was ordered detained by the judge, due to the fact that he has 2 pending Theft From Auto cases from the 900 block of M Street that occurred less than 2 months ago. Keep up the good work, and let's keep working together!


If you or somebody you know was involved in any of the recent robberies, please follow up with MPD to see if the individual detained had a part in yours. Hopefully we can put this guy away for a long time.

6 comments:

Lewis said...

Thank you to MPD and the US Attorney's office for their work in helping make us safer.

This is really, really scary stuff. Do any of our MPD representatives have any suggestions or tips about how to discourage oneself from looking like an easy robbery victim?

Other, of course, than the obvious stuff like not having headphones in.

jaybird said...

I was the witness to the theft from auto last saturday night. The theft occurred at 930pm and the man who did the act showed no fear whatsoever of being caught. He smashed a rear window, crawled in the car, and stayed in the car for 5 minutes. I called 911 and described the crime as it occurred as well as a description of what the man was wearing and what he was carrying. I rode with police to Logan Circle and gave positive i.d. I have, however, not been contacted by police since the crime. I was hesitant to get involved since this was right in front of my house.

Brian said...

JB,

Personally, I can't thank you enough for your effort in all of this. I know that several of our neighborhood officers read this blog, so hopefully they'll have some comments. If you'd like me to help you get in touch with them directly, please drop a line to logancirclenews@gmail.com.

Ofc. Caron said...

First off, let me thank the community for helping out MPD. I've said it before and it is being redundant, but you ARE our eyes and ears. Jaybird, it is understandable that you are hesitant with helping out, but I have only ever made successful arrests in robberies or thefts from auto when a witness is willing to step forward. The justice process is a slow one and I'm sure you will be contacted by the US Attorney's Office regarding this incident. Without your help, the criminal would have undoubtedly broken into several cars that evening. On behalf of the rest of the citizens of Logan Circle, Thank you!!

Lewis - The obvious suggestions are being aware of your surroundings, don't wear headphones, don't get so involved on your cell phone that you don't know whats going on around you. Look at the people in front of you and behind you. And listen to your instincts, if you think you are in danger and the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, you are probably right so get out of the situation.

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Anonymous said...

I was told today by a resident of 5th street NW between O & P about a 5th & O Street gang. Does anyone know anything about this? Could they be causing the trouble at 9th, 10th, & O Street?