16 more illegal firearms recovered by MPD

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Ed. Note: From Friday, November 11, 2016, through Sunday, November 13, 2016 MPD also recovered 16 illegal firearms.

From MPD:

“Every day the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C.  In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets.  From Friday, November 18, 2016, through the morning of Monday, November 21, 2016, MPD detectives and officers recovered 16 illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.

Among the firearms recovered this weekend were:

  • On Friday, November 18, 2016, a stolen semi-automatic pistol was recovered from the 4300 block of Wheeler Road, Southeast.  CCN: 16-195-921
  • On Friday, November 18, 2016, a stolen silver Smith & Wesson was recovered from the 1300 block of Mount Olivet Road, Northeast.  CCN: 16-195-953
  • On Friday, November 18, 2016, two black semi-automatic handguns were recovered from the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, Southeast.  CCN: 16-196-059
  • On Friday, November 18, 2016, a .45-caliber handgun was recovered from the 300 block of Jefferson Street, Northwest.  CCN: 16-192-083
  • On Friday, November 18, 2016, two .9-caliber rifles and a .45-caliber revolver were recovered from the 500 block of Oneida Place, Northwest.  CCN: 16-195-932
  • On Friday, November 18, 2016, a .45-caliber handgun was recovered from the 3000 block of 14th Street, Northwest.  CCN: 16-196-175
  • On Friday, November 18, 2016, a 20-gauge shotgun with four live shells was recovered from the 4700 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast.
  • On Friday, November 18, 2016, a .45-caliber handgun was recovered from the 300 block of Hawaii Avenue, Northeast.  CCN: 16-196-207
  • On Saturday, November 19, 2016, a .22-caliber handgun was recovered from the 1200 block of Jamaica Street, Northeast.
  • On Sunday, November 20, 2016, a semi-automatic pistol was recovered from the 3100 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast,  CCN: 16-197-125
  • On Sunday, November 20, 2016, a black 9mm handgun was recovered from the 900 block of Barney Street, Southeast.  CCN: 16-197-303
  • On Sunday, November 20, 2016, a 9mm handgun was recovered from the 300 block of 17th Street, Southeast.  CCN: 16-197-312
  • On Monday, November 21, 2016, a black rifle was recovered from the 2400 block of Elvans Road, Southeast.  CCN: 16-197-675

It is one of MPD’s main goals to safely remove illegal firearms from DC streets to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the community. The responsibility to recover firearms falls on the shoulders of all MPD officers.  We also thank members of the community for their help in creating safe neighborhoods.

The Metropolitan Police Department also recovers firearms with the assistance of anonymous tips made through MPD’s anonymous tip line. Anyone who has information regarding gun recoveries should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

2 Comment

  • Would the US Attorney’s office tell us how many prosecutions were made for being caught with an illegal fire arm in DC in 2016? 2015?

  • I asked this last time, but maybe I asked it too late. Out of curiosity, what does DC do with these recovered guns – assuming they are not stolen / been used in a crime.