From MPD:

“On Monday, December 8, 2014, around 1pm, (6) vehicles were broken into in the 1900 block of Upshur Street, NW. Additionally, a victim was robbed of property by the same subject that broke into the vehicles. The Fourth District Detectives Unit conducted an investigation and were able to quickly obtain an arrest warrant for 18 year old Quinton Battle of the 5800 block of Suitland Road in District Heights, MD. Quinton Battle was arrested by members of the 4D Crime Suppression Team on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. He is currently being held at the DC Jail pending a court hearing.

The detectives are continuing to investigate any other crimes that this subject may have committed. Please continue to call 911 to report suspicious activity.”

From MPD:

“The Third District has made another package theft arrest.

The theft occurred in the 3000 block of 13th St., Northwest.

We used video footage from a private camera to identify the thief.

Thanks to the quick action of one of your neighbors we were able to make the arrest.”

Another reader sends MPD tips:

“Please help us in our fight against mail package theft by reviewing the following tips.

Here’s what you can do to protect your mail from thieves:

1. Get a tracking number from the shipping company.

2. Require a signature with the delivery.

3. If you won’t be home, have the company leave the package at a local shipping center.

4. Set up an obvious surveillance camera with your home security system.

5. If UPS is making the delivery, get onboard with their U.P.S. My Choice program, which sends an e-mail or text message to the customer just prior to package arrival; it will be rerouted if nobody is home. (more…)

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From MPD:

“The recent post referencing difficulty with obtaining assistance installing a child safety seat calls into question the tremendous effort the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Safety Division put forth daily to assist residents of the District.

I am not sure who made the statement you referenced about arrests, but no protestors were arrested. The alignment of current events, and most specifically the demonstrations surrounding the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, while unfortunate, resulted in the cancellation of child safety seat installation hours on one specific day. Members of the Traffic Safety Division, along with the rest of the MPD were deployed to assist with the facilitation of large groups of demonstrators moving throughout the city. As these demonstrations were spontaneous in their nature and comprised of large numbers of demonstrators, all members of the MPD were activated to facilitate the movement of large groups and ensure everyone’s safety on our roadways.

The purpose for writing today is to ensure members of the community are aware of the efforts made regularly to provide for the safety of infants and children while riding in motor vehicles. We take this issue quite seriously. As a rough estimate, the MPD installs over 65 child safety seats per month. Additionally, through a federal grant, the MPD is able to provide child safety seats at low or no cost to those in need.

While the MPD continues to make a tremendous effort in this area, it should also be mentioned that a host of our District of Columbia Government partners, and private healthcare organizations, also provide extensive opportunities to take advantage of child safety seat services. DDOT, DMV, Providence Hospital, United Medical Center, and the Town Hall Arts and Recreation Campus (THEARC) all offer installation services by appointment and with regularly scheduled hours.

For additional information regarding traffic safety, and more specifically child safety seat issues, contact information for the Traffic Division is below.

Contact: Officer Arlinda Page, arlinda.page@dc.gov
MPD Traffic Division
(202) 437-8030
501 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
(Appointment only, 8 a.m.. to 12 p.m..)
(Every Tuesday, booster seat from 10 a.m.. to 6 p.m..)

Helpful Links:

http://mpdc.dc.gov/page/traffic-safety

http://ddot.dc.gov/page/child-safety-seat-usage

http://ddot.dc.gov/page/free-car-seat-inspection-stations

http://ddot.dc.gov/page/car-safety-seat-program

Have a safe holiday season.

Respectfully,

Lieutenant Sean Conboy
Public Information Office”

From MPD:

“In response to community concerns, members of the Fifth District Vice Unit conducted an operation on today’s date [Friday] to identify and apprehend persons involved in the theft of mail packages in PSAs 504 and 503. The operation was a success. Officers observed an individual in possession of a stolen package and effected an arrest. The theft occurred in the 2100 block of Kearny Street, Northeast. The stolen package and its contents were documented and returned to the rightful owner.

Please help us in our fight against mail package theft by reviewing the following tips. (more…)

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the homicide of 18-year-old Johnie Lee Resper of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, which occurred Wednesday, October 1, 2014 near the intersection of 3rd and Adams Streets, Northeast.

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, members from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a juvenile male charging him with Second Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting death of Johnie Lee Resper.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the homicide of 41-year-old Inoe Javier Salvador, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, which occurred on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the 1400 block of Perry Place, Northwest.

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch arrested 18 year-old Edgar Blanco of Northwest Washington, DC charging him with First Degree Murder in the stabbing death of Inoe Javier Salvador.”

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From MPD:

“On Today’s Date [Wednesday] at approximately 1845 hrs, during the evening tour, Fourth District Officers responded to the 3600 block 13th Street, NW, for a Burglary 2 in progress. A look out was broadcasted for a subject taking items from the neighbor’s garage. The suspect was stopped by the police and an investigation lead to the arrest of the subject for Burglary 2 and Assault on a Police Officer. It was through alert citizens and hard working officers that this suspect was apprehended. Thanks to all for their hard work; Good Job!”

From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 1:20am, while walking in the 1300 block of Spring Road, NW, two complainants were approached by a masked suspect brandishing a handgun. The suspect stole a cell phone, wallet and purse from the two complainants and made good his escape. MPD officers responded and initiated tracking the cell phone. As a result, MPD officers were alerted to the location of the stolen phone and following a vehicle pursuit and canvass by police canine, the suspect was located and the stolen property recovered. The suspect was arrested on the scene and a BB handgun, ski mask and other stolen property were seized.

Thanks to the commendable efforts of the MPD members involved a felon was apprehended and stolen property returned to the rightful owner. “

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On October 23, 2014, members of the Fifth District Vice Unit conducted an operation to identify and apprehend persons involved in the theft of mail packages in PSA 501. During the operation, members observed an individual in possession of a stolen package and effected an arrest. The theft occurred in the unit block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The stolen package and its contents were documented and returned to the rightful owner.

With the help of the Fifth District Detectives Unit and the US Postal Inspection Service, the person arrested has been linked to numerous package thefts throughout the Fifth District dating back to January 2014.

The individual was also in possession of Halloween Costume which may have been taken from a package in an unreported theft. If anyone has knowledge of a missing mail package containing a Halloween Costume, please contact me at the email address or phone numbers listed below.

Thank you,

Lieutenant Ramey Kyle
Fifth District
VICE, Street Crimes, Warrant Squad
1805 Bladensburg Road, Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20002
202-698-0150 station
202-384-7577 cell
ramey.kyle(at)dc.gov”

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8th and S St, NW Sept. 20th

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and run that occurred at the intersection of 8th and S Streets, NW.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, at approximately 2:33 am, a bicyclist was on 8th Street, NW when she was struck by a light colored SUV that was traveling southbound on 8th Street, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 53 year-old Tonya Reaves of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 20-year-old Dajane Thomas of Southeast, Washington DC, was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging her with Murder Two.”