Youth Tackled for Smart Phone in Southeast

Crime blotter: November 14th


On Tuesday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m., two unknown juveniles approached another young male from behind on the 1400 block of Potomac Avenue. They pulled him to the ground and demanded the victim hand over his smart phone and give them the password.

The victim did as they asked, and the two suspects ran away.

Police are investigating. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

In Other News

At 1:16 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of Leaving After Colliding — Personal Injury.

At 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, there was a theft from a specialty shop on District Square SW.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on November 15th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.