“On January 24, 2014, officers were patrolling as part of an initiative to combat package thefts in the Third District. While patrolling in the 1000 block of W Street, NW, the officers observed a subject walk up the steps of a residence, take a package, and place the item in the hood area of his sweatshirt. The officers continued to observe the subject as he approached a second residence in the same block. Before the subject could take packages from that residence, the officers made their presence known. The subject attempted to discard the package from his hood, but the officers were in a position to observe this and placed the subject under arrest.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099.”