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From the Files of – Thankfully Some Criminals are Jackasses – Vol. 71

by Prince Of Petworth March 2, 2011 at 11:30 am 31 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user christopher.poole

In which hailing a cab carrying large electronics after a robbery and leaving your back door open while cultivating a massive illegal drug operation is probably not a good idea… Also understanding that MPD uses the term gentleman liberally…

From MPD:

I would like to acknowledge an arrest of a Burglary perpetrator. On February 25, 2011, just before midnight, Second District Officers Adam Crist and Steven Green responded to the 2700 block of P Street NW in reference to an alarm. While responding and in the 2400 block of P Street NW, the officers observed a gentleman attempting to flag down a cab with a conspicuously large unwrapped electronic item. The gentleman was subsequently stopped and a brief query ensued. The residence in question was found to be unsecured. A canvass within the residence revealed that a large electronic item was missing. The officers were able to link the item to the residence. The perpetrator also was in the possession of drug paraphernalia. He was charged with burglary and well as for the drug paraphernalia. We will make the appropriate queries to determine if the perpetrator is linked to burglaries in the area.

From MPD March 1:

On yesterdays date during the evening tour of duty, Fifth District’s burglary reduction unit was working in PSA 501 patrolling the unit block of Adams Street NW. While in the alley Sgt Purnell and the team noticed an open back door that seemed unattended. They responded to investigate the matter, as they approached the a male subject approached the door and began acting evasive. Further investigation revealed a massive marijuana farm being cultivated in the basement of the location, also recovered were three firearms and many other distribution materials. All parties involved have been charged with several narcotic violations !!

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