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“On Jan. 25th, during the early morning hours of 03:30 am, members of the Third District “Crime Suppression Team”, led by Sergeant Lashay Makal, had been conducting pro-active patrols in the area surrounding the neighborhood known as Columbia Heights. Members of the CST observed subjects acting suspiciously, conducted a traffic stop of their vehicle and ultimately recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol from within said vehicle. Both adult occupants were arrested and charged with illegally “Carrying a Pistol”. The arrest occurred at the intersection of 13th & Fairmont Streets, NW.
The “Crime Suppression Team” is a dedicated and select group of officers from the Third District that focus on street level crime such as, but not limited to; Robbery, Theft From Auto’s, Drug and Weapon Offenses. These officers typically work during the late night, early morning hours and are focused on the mission of making your neighborhoods safer places to live and prosper.
Anyone with information during the late night hours is encouraged to contact the 3D Crime Suppression Sergeant, Lashay Makal at (lashay.makal(at)dc.gov).”