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Props to the Cops – Package Thieves Caught

by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2011 at 11:00 am 18 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

Around this time of year we unfortunately always hear about a rise in packages getting stolen around town. Happy to highlight this ‘props to the cops’ from the MPD-1D listserv, a member writes:

I understand that 1D officers arrested a man who was following UPS drivers and stealing packages from doorsteps across Capitol Hill. Is this right? Can you tell me any details? Several of my neighbors have had packages stolen.

[Response]

Last week members of the First District Mountain Bike Tact Unit arrested a suspect for this type of theft. Interestingly, after you sent your inquiry, we just arrested another person for a similar offense with the past hour. Today’s arrest was a coordinated effort between plainclothes tactical officers and patrol officers. The First District Detectives Unit is investigating the connection of these individuals to other similar thefts.

Commander Daniel Hickson

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