CST “recovered suspected drugs, a firearm and ammunition, and made two arrests”

by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2016 at 9:45 am 18 Comments

via google maps

From MPD:

“Pursuant to an investigation into the gunshots that were fired in the 700 block of Gallatin Street, NW, on June 5, 2016, this evening members of the Fourth District Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant on a house located in the 700 block of Gallatin Street, NW. The members recovered suspected drugs, a firearm and ammunition, and made two arrests in connection with this seizure.

This is just one example of how the Fourth District has been working tirelessly to combat the violent crime in this area. This year alone, Fourth DIstrict members have recovered multiple guns in this area and have made over a dozen arrests for robbery as well as firearm and drug-related offenses, and we will continue to work diligently to eliminate the violent crime pervading this area.”

  • stacksp

    Two Major arrests in this neighborhood this week. MPD is responding to all the request for more policing it seems.

  • Accountering

    Seems like there can be work done administratively as well – take the house from them.

    • anon

      its a rental.

      • Accountering

        Great – then evict them – they should absolutely lose their housing over this.

        • textdoc

          I wonder if this is one of those cases where OAG et al. are also dealing with a difficult landlord. Didn’t the landlord of Riad Market have to be pressured to get rid of them?

          • anon

            landlord is one of the tenants brothers i think.

        • jonah

          There have been two recent evictions in PSA 407 which covers this area. They are often lengthy cases given the severity of an eviction, tracking down the owners, and building a case. However Lt. Washington and OAG have had some recent success with this so the process may already be in motion. One upside to calling in problem issues to 911 is that OAG can use that to build a case against property owners even if MPD can’t do anything about the immediate situation.

  • Glad to know what it was we drove past last night – there were so many police cars we were concerned there had been yet another shooting. Glad to see people seeing the consequences of their actions.

    • SC

      Was it June 5th or 9th?

      • b

        the shooting happened on the early, early morning of the 5th (about 12:40 AM). the warrant/search happened last night on the 9th.

  • jim_ed

    I bet this is the same house the shooting happened in front of. Good job, MPD.

    • b

      It is. The turnaround time on this by MPD was nothing short of excellent.

    • anon

      nope. the shooting actually happened in front of 717/719. They were shooting down towards the house that got raided I believe, which i think was 727

      • jim_ed

        Apologies, I should have said “the house that was involved with the shooting”. That house has been a blight for some time. Hopefully MPD teams with OAG to get the residents out of the neighborhood.

        • anon

          as someone who lives on this block, I can, with 100% certainty, tell you the rest of the block is sick of this house. It is generally a pretty quiet street filled with older residents who have lived there forever, newer residents who are recently married, and parents with kids (from young to college age). This nonsense was the last straw. Pretty sure this house is being sold to developers within the year.

          • Accountering

            I feel like you take on something with the vacant/blighted. Add in a category for “Nuisance” property, and raise the tax to 10% of assessed value. The owner of this house has an obligation to get this sorted out. This 10% tax would be coupled with help from the city to evict the tenants.
            Hopefully it goes to developers and gets flipped.

  • Mike

    Really glad to see something being proactively done about this most recent spate of crime. Hopefully it’s not just a token action though and we see similar reports in the future.

  • A

    Wish it didn’t take negative press coverage and citizen outrage to get results. Funny how that happens. MPD will turn it up for a few weeks and we’ll be right back where we were until the negative press starts again…


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