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Props to the Cops – Times Two

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm 7 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

Members from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District Detectives Unit have announced that an arrest has been made in the Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery in the 1800 block of L Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at approximately 8:07 pm, three subjects wearing mask entered the Pret A Manger restaurant located in the 1800 block of L Street, Northwest. One of the suspects brandished a firearm and demanded money. A scuffle ensued between a complainant in the store and a suspect, and the firearm discharged. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, approximately an hour later, an arrest was made in connection with the Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery.

Arrested was 19-year-old Elijah Warren of Upper Marlboro, Md.

The complainant was treated and released from a local hospital for injuries sustained in the scuffle.


This evening [Thursday] shortly after 9pm, suspects approached a complainant at knife point at 14th and Potomac Avenue Southeast and demanded the complainant’s property. The suspects then fled north in the 500 Block of 14th Street, SE. The complainant then quickly dialed 911. As a result of 1D district-wide units deployed to this area to combat the recent robberies, along with the quick response of PSA 106, 107, and 108 officers, two adult males and one adult female were placed under arrest for the armed robbery. The complainant was not injured. The case is currently under investigation by the First District Detectives Office, and therefore no additional information can be provided at this time. The First District Team members were right where they needed to be at the right time to bring this case to a good conclusion.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Additionally, remember to call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activity.

  • Anonymous

    Why do the criminals from MD come to DC to commit their crimes? Is it because of our lax laws (said *somewhat* sarcastically)?

    • anon

      I think it’s called a “target rich environment”. Somewhat related to “don’t shit where you sleep”.

      But, yes, non-sarcastically: the risk/reward for committing violent crime in DC is different than MD. And we have our council members to thank for it.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t it be lovely if we lived in a city that didn’t warrant so many “Props to the Cops” posts? I’m sure we will have 6 more by Monday morning.

  • Anonymous

    So happy the cops are cracking down on crime in our neighborhood. Hopefully the perpetrators are getting discouraged and this crime wave will abate.

  • mk

    “As a result of 1D district-wide units deployed to this area to combat the recent robberies, along with the quick response of PSA 106, 107, and 108 officers…”

    oh, wow! imagine that. when you have cops regularly patrolling neighborhoods, it’s easier to catch suspects!

  • Anonymous

    This is nice and its good to see that the cops are having some success. But, it did just occur to them, four weeks after arresting 3 jackasses for assault in Adams Morgan to take a look at the stolen phone in their possesion and, lo and behold, turns out it belongs to TC Maslin who was assaulted in Capitol Hill and whose plight has been the subject of community angst for weeks. They’ve had the perps in custody for weeks while burning who knows how manyan hours investigating the crime.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      “Reports that MPD failed to try and track Mr. Maslin’s phone are inaccurate. The day Mr. Maslin was found and identified, we spoke with his wife and obtained the information necessary to track his cell phone. The phone could not be tracked because the battery was dead and the SIM Card had been removed. In addition, the detectives continued to pursue that information by subpoena to obtain additional records from the service provider.

      Detectives assigned to this case have diligently pursued several leads from the morning Mr. Maslin was found. It was a combination of multiple items of evidence; i.e., video, credit card records, interviews, and the phone recovery that lead to this arrests. None of those items alone would have been sufficient for an arrest.

      This case is one that is typically the most difficult to solve; no witnesses, no physical evidence on the scene, and no ability to interview the victim to gain additional information. I am thankful that we brought this case to closure.

      Cathy L. Lanier
      Chief of Police”


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