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“During this time officers observed a vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed in an area filled with pedestrians and bicyclists.”

by Prince Of Petworth — October 17, 2016 at 9:30 am 14 Comments

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From MPD:

“On Saturday, October 15th , 2016, at approximately 12:30am, members of the Third District’s Crime Suppression Team were patrolling in the area of the 1900 block of 14th St., NW. During this time officers observed a vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed in an area filled with pedestrians and bicyclists. The officers initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the interests of safety. During the course of the stop in the 1400 block of Paloma Way, officers discovered that the occupant(s) were armed with an unregistered, loaded, 9mm Handgun. Due to the continual hard work of this group of officers, another illegal handgun was removed from the streets.”

  • Thomas

    Good to know. Can something also be done about the dozens of dirt bikes speeding down Georgia Ave. last night?

    • Anon

      Not really.

      • Marty

        but it should be

    • Sydney

      Heck, they were parading down Pennsylvania Avenue NW between the Capitol and White House, Sunday night ca. 7:30.

  • kgw

    Kudos to these officers for protecting the cyclists and pedestrians with the traffic stop. Getting the handgun off the streets is icing on the cake.

  • Jamgon

    So they got the gun off the street- did they get the car off the street? I’m glad the gun is gone but the car is the thing they were actually menacing people with, did they cancel the drivers licenses of everyone in the car?

    • Anon

      Let me introduce you to this thing called “civil society” in which we have finely codified laws… passengers can’t be charged with reckless driving if they weren’t, uhm, driving.

      • Jamgon

        Fine then, I’ll settle for the car being confiscated and the driver losing his license.

        • DCMau5

          if hes charged w possession his driving privileges will be least of his worries..

  • guest

    speed is a rate. rate of speed is redundant and just clouds the press release.

    • Anon. no. 5

      Law enforcement reports/releases aren’t exactly known for clear and precise writing.

  • BRP

    thank you, police!

  • larry

    Many thanks to the Third District’s Crime Suppression Team!!! We appreciate your vigilance!!!

  • anon

    An unregistered gun was removed from the street … it isn’t like there’s an limited supply of them – they do still manufacture and sell them. I would think that someone who wants one could easily get another one.

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