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Officially Time to Stop Leaving Your Car Running Even For Just a Sec


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From MPD: “Hop-In Motor Vehicle Thefts Last Night

At approximately 12:10 AM, in the alley of the 200 block of 10th St. SE, a victim left his car running when he got out to open his parking gate. An unknown suspect then entered his vehicle and drove away. The victim suffered some injury when he tried to hold onto the car as it pulled away and fell.

At approximately 12:28 AM, in the 900 block of H St. NE, a victim left his car running when he parked and got out to throw away some trash. A juvenile suspect then entered his vehicle and attempted to drive away but was unable to put the car in gear.

The victim confronted the suspect who fled on foot but was stopped by officers that were in the block. The juvenile was placed under arrest for Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft and Unlawful Entry of a Vehicle.

The First District, the city, and our metropolitan region as a whole continue to see an elevated level of car thefts–many of which involve cars that are left running or keys that are left in cars. Many of these cars are then used in additional, sometimes violent crimes. Please always be aware of your surroundings and ensure that you turn off and lock your car even if only getting out for a moment, and help us get the word out by asking your family, friends, co-workers, contractors, and delivery drivers to do the same.”

Unrelated last night:


via google maps

From MPD:

“On January 21, 2021, at approximately 9:40 pm, members of the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 300 Block of Oglethorpe Street NW for a shooting. Officers located a victim that had a two non-life threating gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the local hospital for treatment. This Case is under investigation by Fourth District Detectives office.

If you have any information in regards to this incident contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”


2nd and L Street, NE

And Madison wrote around 5:30pm yesterday “multiple crime scenes and tons of cops in NoMa around L and 2nd/3rd NE, with reports of a shooter from DC police.”

MPD reported: “Alert: Shooting in the 200 block of L Street N.E. Lookout for a white truck last seen fleeing the scene.”

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