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From MPD yesterday:
“Earlier today, officers assigned to the Third District were patrolling within PSA 305 with an added emphasis on combatting theft of packages within the Third District. As the officers entered the 800 block of T Street, NW, they observed packages that had recently been delivered to a residence in the block. The officers set up an observation post in the vicinity so they could conduct surveillance of the packages and the residence. A short time later, the officers observed a subject remove the packages from the porch and walk away; the individual was stopped a short distance away and found to be in possession of various packages. The officers were able to locate three different complainants and make an arrest.
If anyone has any additional information regarding this matter, they are encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099.”
And on Wednesday:
“Earlier today, members of the Third District received a call for a subject in 600 block of Kenyon Street, NW, who was acting suspiciously by going on the front porches of residences in the block. The officers, who are assigned the additional task of combating stolen packages in the Third District, monitored the call and responded to the area. Utilizing the lookout provided, the members canvassed the area and observed a subject matching the description. The officers also canvassed the immediate area and located an empty box with the shipping label still affixed. After contacting the intended recipient of the package, the officers were able to link the subject to the package’s contents and place him under arrest. This is yet another example of the community and the Metropolitan Police Department working together to solve crime issues in the District of Columbia.”