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From MPD:

“Good afternoon, today, Third District members working in a covert capacity were able to apprehend and arrest two suspects for stealing packages at two different locations. In the first incident, officers observed a suspect in the vicinity of the 1200 block of S Street, N.W. This suspect was riding a bicycle and carrying a box believed to be stolen. An investigation revealed that the recovered items were, in fact, stolen and the suspect was arrested and the property recovered.

In the second instance, a suspect was observed in the vicinity of the 1600 block of Florida Avenue, N.W. carrying two large packages believed to be stolen. When approached by officers, the suspect admitted to stealing the packages and was placed under arrest.

In both of these incidents, officers were addressing increased reports of package thefts and they were knowledgeable of theft patterns and suspect descriptions previously provided by citizens. As always, the MPD appreciates the community’s support and we ask that you remain vigilant. Thank you.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have announced an arrest has been made in connection to an Armed Robbery/Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun.)

After a joint investigation was conducted by MPD and the FBI, 27 year-old Robert Russell of Northwest, Washington DC, was arrested on Friday, September 26, 2014, at approximately 7:00 pm, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Robbery while Armed and ADW (Gun), in connection to the robbery that occurred on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, in the 300 block of K Street, NW.

Subsequent investigation led to Mr. Russell being charged with Robbery while Armed in connection to the robbery that occurred on Thursday, September 25, 2014, in the Unit block of New York Avenue, NE.

MPD and the FBI continue to investigate similar cases that Mr Russell is believe to be involved in.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries that occurred in the Fifth and Fourth District.

Following an investigation, on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 18-year-old, Jonathan Stover of Northeast, Washington, DC, was charged in connection with these offenses.

· Sunday, June 15, 2104: Burglary II in the 1900 block of Bennett Place, NE (Fifth District)

Monday, September 1, 2104: Burglary I in the1200 block of Franklin Street, NE (Fifth District)
Friday, September 5, 2104: Burglary II in the 1800 block of H Place, NE (Fifth District)
Friday, September 12, 2104: Burglary II in the 6800 block of 6th Street, NW (Fourth District)
Saturday, September 13, 2104: Burglary II in the 5200 block of Chillum Place, NE (Fourth District)
Monday, September 15, 2104: Burglary II in the 500 block of 23rd Street, NE (Fifth District)
Sunday, September 21, 2104: Burglary I in the 1800 block of E Street, NE (Fifth District)
Thursday, September 25, 2104: Burglary II in the 800 block of 20th Street, NE (Fifth District)”

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From MPD:

“At 11:30 p.m. the Third District Crime Suppression Team conducted an operation involving the Theft of Bicycles in the 1600 Harvard Street, NW.

A short time later a suspect was arrested for the Theft of a Bicycle at 1600 Harvard Street, NW.”

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“At approximately 1:00 a.m. the Third District Crime Suppression Team conducted an operation involving the Theft of Bicycles in the 1700 Columbia Road, NW.

A short time later a suspect was arrested for the Theft of a Bicycle in the 1800 Columbia Road, NW.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in the First Degree Sexual Abuse, Robbery Force and Violence and Aggravated Assault, which occurred on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the area of 13th and M Streets, NW.

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 41-year-old Garcia Pressley, of Northwest, Washington DC, was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Sexual Abuse, Robbery Force and Violence, and Aggravated Assault. Additionally, he will be charged in two robberies that occurred in March and August of this year, in the area of 13th and M Streets, NW.”

From MPD:

“Tonight [Monday] at approximately 5:38 pm, citizens observed an adult male suspect making forced entry into a residence in the 1100 block of 8th St. NE and called 911. First District Officers quickly set up a perimeter and were assisted by K9 units. The suspect was later found inside and placed under arrest without incident.

Thanks to the outstanding work of First District Officers and the concerned neighbors, a burglary suspect was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest.”

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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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