“marked units and city-wide plain clothes units converged on the area and were successful in stopping several subjects”

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From MPD:

“Earlier this evening [Wednesday] several robberies and assaults occurred within minutes of each other in the area surrounding the 1400 block of South Carolina Avenue SE, 1400 block of C Street SE and the 300 block of 15th Street SE. First District marked units and city-wide plain clothes units converged on the area and were successful in stopping several subjects. First District Detectives then responded to multiple scenes and were able to identify five juvenile suspects as the culprits. Several of the cases have been closed by arrest while the remainder are being actively investigated by the First District Detective’s office.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text message 50411.”

9 Comment

  • SusanRH

    And I am sure the kids they arrested are back out on the streets today

  • Glad to see the cops on this, but I would really like to know if any of these kids were parts of the group that were arrested after the last big wave of group robberies.

  • Fortunately for them, our “catch-and-anonymously-release” program means that they won’t ever have to worry about anyone in the neighborhood knowing who they are, what they look like, or where they live, and they’re already back out by now free to mug and assault again later this afternoon! That’s especially good news given how nice it is out today – it would have been a shame for them to miss such a nice fall afternoon in jail!

  • Around U st, I’ve noticed a 20x increase in patrols. Granted mostly in cars, but I do see officers on bikes. Targeting when school gets out.

    Glad to see we are able to admit where the problem is — young black men out of school.

    The continued failure of the new AG to get detention on these kids is a problem. I’d suggest mandatory tracking devices.

    • re: tracking devices, that doesn’t nearly go far enough. The number of times I’ve read about one of these perps committing crimes while wearing a tracking decide is ridiculous. For example, the lowlife that raped the woman on A street was caught two weeks before with synthetic weed and a tampered with tracking device in violation of his probation for an armed robbery committed two years before. And he was out on the street the following day. Somebody in office has to have the courage to craft some legislation that keeps violent offenders in custody.

  • Catch and release; rinse and repeat.

  • Plain clothes and (unmarked vehicle, pretty please) are effective crime detection methods. Prosecutors, well that’s another story.

  • I feel for the cops doing their job only to have it undone in the courts systems.

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