Dear PoP – Big Police Presence last night (Aug 14) in Mt Pleasant

“Dear PoP,

Last night (Sat., Aug. 14th) around 7:30pm in Mt Pleasant there were about 15 police cars (some said more) and several police on Mt Pleasant street and an on foot chase of a couple of kids in the neighborhood. The chase happened on Mt Pleasant street right in front of the convient store and hellers but we never were able to find out what happened. It seemed like an awful lot of police cars for a simple kid thing. Any ideas on what happened?”

Hmm, this is the first I’m hearing. Any Mt. Pleasant residents witness or know what happened Sat. night Aug. 14th on Mt. Pleasant St, NW?

Update from MPD:

“Four people arguing led to three suspects trying to assault the fourth. Female officer on the scene of the assault requested assistance and back-up units arrived. I also responded. Suspects immediately apprehended and transported from scene which we cleared without any further incident. Crowd present from unrelated community event at small park.
Inspector Medina “

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  • Seems there was something going on Friday night as well

  • I think it’s a little strange they note “female officer…requested assistance”; would they ever say “male officer?”

    • You are saying they shouldn’t be the practical in the name of being politically correct? it’s harder for a small female officer to subdue a grown man than a larger male officer.

      that may be besides the point. a lot of jurisdictions only let male officers frisk male suspects, and vice versa. so yes, they would say “male officer requests assistance” if the suspects were female.

    • Yeah, that “female officer” really popped out at me too. Like if they had just put “office requested assistance” we would have all said “what a pansy! Couldn’t arrest four guys on his own?!”

  • Big Police Presence last night in Mt. Pleasant was the result of an even bigger doughnut presence in Mt. Pleasant. The fact that Heller’s is mentioned in the description is no coincidence.

  • Maybe they were arguing over the last one with rainbow sprinkles?

  • If it is the female officer I think it is, then she is really cool and works hard on the night shift to keep Mt. P safe. Only 2 weeks ago I was a victim of a robbery with force and violence on Kenyon in between 17th and Mt P. I was walking home around midnight on weeknight and jumped by 3 Hispanic females and at least two males were present.

    There has been an increases presence of bored kids and the “female officer” responded promptly. I can say she was more helpful in a very scary time than the “male detective” currently on the case, who has yet to call me back.

    females walking alone at night- Don’t be complacent. Be aware of your surroundings. Mt P is my home and what I consider to be very safe but it can happen anytime and to anyone.

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