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From MPD:

“This morning [Saturday], at approximately 4 am, a resident of the 3200 block of Adams Mill Road was awakened by a strange noise. He got up to investigate, and noticed that a window on the front of his house was open. He quickly realized he had been burglarized and that several items, including his laptop computer, were missing.

He called the police and when they arrived they asked him to utilize the tracking function on the stolen computer to try to determine its current location. He did so, and the current location for the laptop was obtained. Detectives immediately drove to that location and spotted an individual sitting there utilizing a laptop which happened to be of the exact type that had been stolen. The computer as well as other items stolen from the house were recovered and the suspect was arrested and charged with burglary.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Sunday], at approximately 12:50 am, members of your 3-D VICE Unit responded to 11th & Florida Avenue NW for the report of an “Armed Robbery.” Investigation revealed the victim had been robbed of his wallet and I-Phone.

Members of VICE arrived and immediately observed a armed suspect and pursued him on foot. During the course of the foot pursuit, the juvenile male suspect pulled a handgun from his person and tossed it alongside an apartment building in the 2300 block of 11th Street, NW. The suspect was stopped a short distance away and was arrested. The victim of the Robbery positively identified the suspect as being one of the subjects who had robbed him minutes earlier.

Recovered was a .45 caliber Semi-Automatic Pistol and the victims stolen property.”

From MPD:

“A Burglary I occured in the 900 block of 13th St NE. S-1 and S-2 entered the basement of a private residence and stole the owners property. The complainants provided a lookout and police stopped two suspects with the property a few blocks away and placed them under arrest.”

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From a press release:

“Serious crime on Metro dropped to a five-year low in the first half of 2014, Metro Transit Police announced today. For the six month period (January through June), Part I crime was down 31.6 percent, compared to the same period last year.

Transit Police attributed the reduction – which includes both Metrobus and Metrorail – to multiple factors, including increased customer awareness and outreach, data-driven officer deployment tactics, improvements in technology and intelligence sharing with law enforcement partners.

The drop in serious crime overall was driven by significant reductions in three areas:

Snatch theft of mobile devices – down 49 percent
Bicycle theft – down 35 percent
Robberies – down 43 percent
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From MPD:

“On today’s date [Wed.], at approx. 6:00 pm, members of your 3rd District Crime Suppression Team
observed an adult male subject operating a stolen white colored scooter recklessly through rush hour traffic in the 500 block of Florida Avenue, NW. The subject was subsequently stopped, arrested and charged with “Unlawful Use of a Vehicle”, Receiving Stolen Property”, “Operating without a Drivers Permit” and “Illegal Possession of Narcotics.”

“If you See Something, Say Something.”

Please report suspicious VICE related activity to the 3-D VICE Tip Line (202) 673-6925.”

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And a reader sends the photo above:

“Abandoned/dumped Vespa

This scooter has been in the alley between Newton and Ingleside Streets NW for over a week. I think it was stolen and dumped here. Could you post this to see if it’s owner claims it?”

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From MPD last night:

“Good evening, recently MPD members were in the vicinity of the 3000 block of 14th when they observed a subject steal a bicycle by using bolt cutters. MPD units quickly apprehended the subject without incident and recovered the bicycle. As a reminder, making your bicycle hard to steal and registering your bicycle with the MPD can help prevent this crime. Also, please report all bicycle thefts so that the MPD can keep abreast of theft patterns. Thank you.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Tuesday], at approximately 17:20 hours, members of your Third District VICE Unit were conducting pro-active operations within the 1000 block of Lamont Street, NW when they observed an adult male acting suspicious in an alleyway. Upon contact with this subject, he was found to be carrying an unregistered and fully loaded handgun upon his person. The subject was arrested and charged with “Carrying Pistol”, “Unregistered Firearm” and “Unregistered Ammunition.”

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to relay an incident that happened to my daughter this morning [Sunday] on Rhode Island Ave just past N Capitol. The two of us were walking down Rhode Island Ave around 8:00 am enroute to a yoga class (carrying only non threatening yoga mats). We were walking behind a male (late 20’s). There were 4 other males standing on the bridge by N Capitol St. The man in front of us stopped and we walked by. We continued past the other lane of N Capitol and I could hear someone coming up behind us. Just as I was about to turn around, the guy we had been walking behind ran up and smacked my daughter on the side of her face and knocked her into the street and then walked down N Cap St. (the other guys on the corner did NOTHING to assist) Neither one of us had a phone (a rarity!) so we borrowed a phone as soon as we could and called 911.

While we were in front the yoga studio waiting for police to arrive, the guy came down to the corner of RI Ave and 1st street, saw my daughter and yelled some insanity at her and then walked down RI Ave. The police came about 15 seconds later and apprehended the guy. Fortunately, my daughter was not seriously injured (swollen lip, cut about her eye from her glasses), but we were both very shaken up. Clearly the guy has mental issues, but it was terrifying nonetheless. I wanted to commend the DC police for their quick action and compassion towards my daughter and stress the importance of calling 911 should anyone witness or be involved in an assault like this. Hopefully this disturbed individual will be off the streets for a good while and/or get the help he needs.

But I really wanted to share how quickly and compassionately police responded and how important it is to call 911 to get the disturbed off the street. And always be aware of your surroundings.”

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From Metro Transit Police:

“Metro Transit Police have arrested and charged Reginald Anthony KLAIBER, 24, of Greenbelt, Md., with assault with a deadly weapon (knife) following an assault on a juvenile transgender female this afternoon aboard a Green Line train. The charges include the possibility of enhanced penalties for hate/bias motivation.

Transit Police officers were dispatched at 4:38 p.m. today for an assault in progress aboard a Branch Avenue-bound Green Line train on approach to Fort Totten. Officers responded to Fort Totten Station, where they apprehended the suspect as he attempted to flee the scene. Officers also recovered a 3.5-inch folding knife.

The victim, a 15-year-old transgender female, was allegedly stabbed in the back by the suspect after the two exchanged words aboard the train. Witnesses told Transit Police detectives that the suspect made bias-motivated remarks about the victim’s transgender status immediately prior to the assault.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening puncture wound. She is listed in stable condition.

If convicted, the suspect faces a maximum penalty on the assault with a deadly weapon charge subject to a 1½ times enhancement under District of Columbia law.”

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From MPD last night:

“At approximately 10:55 pm, members of the First District responded to 401 M Street, SW, for a possible robbery of the Safeway store. Upon arrival, MPDC officers observed a suspicious male who they attempted to stop. The subject fled the scene on foot with the officers in pursuit. The subject dropped a bag containing US Currency and was subsequently stopped and placed under arrest on N Street, SW, where a pistol was also recovered. First District Detectives are continuing to investigate the crime.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in the sexual assault which occurred in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately 2:35 am, detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit responded to the report of a sexual assault in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The victim reported that an Uber Cab driver sexually assaulted her.

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at approximately 6:00 am, 31 year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Sexual Abuse.”