Matt sends from the Palisades over the weekend. I remember other “tickets” were distributed on H Street, NE to warn about the coming Streetcar parking restrictions. Anyone else get one of these about not leaving visible items in your car to prevent car thefts?
Photo from Capitol Hill by David
I was just wondering if people discussed whether cars with wheel locks are among those targeted?
Our neighbors at A St SE and 7th had theirs stolen the other night.”
It had been 4 days since our last stolen wheels report.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Investigations Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in reference to an Armed Kidnapping / Armed Robbery (Gun) offense that occurred on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 1100 block of Shepherd Road, Northwest.
At approximately 1:53 am, the suspects approached the victim at the listed location. The suspect brandished a handgun and demanded property. The suspects assaulted the victim then forced him into the trunk of his vehicle. The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. Officers located the victim’s vehicle parked in the 7400 block of 9th Street, Northwest. The victim was found in the trunk of the vehicle. The victim was not injured. (more…)
I got lots of reports of a helicopter circling last night and it sounds like there may have been two incidents. Regarding the one around Mount Vernon Square/Triangle it appears related to a “critical missing person” report:
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating endangered 22-year-old Aaron Weatherly, who was last seen walking northbound in the 700 block of 5th St, NW on Monday, February 18, 2019.
Aaron Weatherly is described as a black male, with medium brown complexion, 5’1″ in height, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair with a fade. He was last seen wearing a black coat, black pants, a green polo shirt and brown boots in front of 715 7th St NW. He may be in need of medication, has a mindset of a 2-yr old.
MPD is asking that if you have any information about the whereabouts of Aaron Weatherly to please call 202.727.9099.”
Another reader responded to the queries with:
“Not likely related but ANOTHER Eckington shooting, 8:55 pm, 1700 Lincoln, choppers circling here for an hour afterward.”
Ed. Note: I have not found any police reports about that shooting so perhaps it was shots fired (nobody hit). Though I did find a report about a shooting around 12:30pm on Lincoln earlier in the day:
“Shooting in the 1600 block of Lincoln Road NE. Lookout for B/M, dark complexion, gray coat with black hood, armed with a black semiautomatic handgun. L/S E/B on Q street NE”
Photo by Jackie
“Yet another shooting over near Big Ben, multiple shots fired.”
“First District units are currently investigating a shooting that occurred today around 1:45 pm at the corner of North Capitol and New York Avenue, NW. An adult male was found suffering from gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital. Anyone with information relating to this event, or any other criminal event that has occurred please call 202-727-9099, contact me directly at [email protected] or send your anonymous text tips to 50411.”
A reader reports just after 4pm:
“there was just a shooting in Eckington on Eckington Place, north of FedEx and just south of Qualia Coffee. A guy was shooting from the northwest corner of Eckington Pl and Q St NE and I saw a kid go down and stay down. Probably 6 or 7 shots. Obviously traffic around Dave Thomas Circle is a no-go.”
“Alert: Shooting, 1551 hours, 1500 blk Eckington Pl NE, Lookout for a B/M, 5’11, black sweat shirt, grey sweat pants, black shoes L/S W/B on Harry Thomas Way NE”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday February 15, 2019, in the 100 block of Harry Thomas Way, Northeast. (more…)
14th and Park Road, NW
“The 4th District continues to work on issues of concerns, namely prostitution on and around the 14th St corridor between Park Road N.W. and Spring Road N.W.
I would like to report that 7 recent arrests for prostitution were made in the area as a result of a focused effort.
These arrests were result of the concerns the community voiced and the information they provided in reference to prostitution and human trafficking as a whole.”
“Members of the ATF/DC Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Arson offense that occurred on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.
At approximately 10:44 pm, DC Fire and EMS and officers from the Second District, responded to an establishment, at the listed location, for the report of a fire. (more…)
Damn it, I think this qualifies as an uptick.
Above from 11th and N Street NW.
and 6th and Q Street, NW above. “They even used what looked like a propane tank to hoist the car!”
And above from Oneida Street. NW between 5th and 7th.
It had been 2 days since our last stolen wheels report.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Lewd and Indecent Acts offense that occurred on Monday, February 11, 2019, in the 400 block of L Street, Northeast.