MPD recovered at least 6 guns last night/early morning

From MPD:

“Tonight, MPD units responded to investigate a reported man with a gun in the area of New Hampshire Avenue and Randolph Street, NW.

A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle in the 500 block of Decatur Street, NW, and a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered inside of the vehicle. One adult male was arrested.

This gun recovery was made possible by concerned and engaged residents in the community.


“Members of the NSID Gun Recovery Unit encountered a vehicle in the area of 7th and Kennedy Streets, NW. Following an investigation, a Smith and Wesson M&P 40, .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun was recovered, and an adult male was arrested.

If you have information about illegal firearms in the city, there are several ways you can assist us in keeping the community safe, and rewards of up to $2,500 are available.”


“Tonight, Fourth District Crime Suppression units were patrolling in the 600 block of Morton Street, NW. During which, they contacted an individual who was later found to be in possession of a Sar Arm model BGP semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine. One adult male was arrested.”


“On 5/9/2019, at approximately 11:20 PM, members of the Fifth District were patrolling in the Summer Crime Initiative Area and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 block of 17th Street, NE. During that stop, the officers obtained consent from the adult male driver of the vehicle to conduct a search of the vehicle. During that search, the officers located a loaded .380 caliber handgun which was concealed in the glove compartment. The adult male was then placed under arrest for possession of the illegal firearm. Great job, Officers Salavatov and Nguyen!”


“This morning at approximately 0725 hours, 2D members received a call for service for disorderly behavior in the 1900 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW. Once our officers arrived, they interviewed the subjects who were described as trespassing onto private property by the 911 callers. During their initial investigation, 2D officers were paying careful attention and later recovered two handguns from the scene. Additionally, they arrested two suspects, one of whom fled on foot from the officers.

Please join me in commending our officers and making specific note of the following:

1) The 911 call came from a concerned citizen who took the time to observe the behavior and report it.

2) No call for service is routine for MPD members.

3) Illegal handguns are a serious challenge that our MPD officers are tackling with dedication.”

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