Man Arrested, Charged in Fifteen Burglaries

Crime blotter: February 5th


Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers announced Monday that a 34-year-old Northwest man was arrested on charges of Burglary Two in connection with a Jan. 17th offense. After additional investigation, he was also charged with an additional fourteen counts of Burglary Two. Six of those crimes took place on the Hill.

On Monday, January 29, 2018, at approximately 7:00 am, the suspect forcibly entered an establishment in the 800 block of H Street, NE.  Once inside, the suspect took property and US currency then fled the scene.  

On Thursday morning, Jan 18, the suspect entered an unoccupied residence in the 600 block of 10th Street, NE and took property. A half hour later, he burglarized another unoccupied home on the 1000 block of G Street NE.

In the late morning of Monday Jan. 29, the suspect forcibly entered an establishment in the 1300 block of H Street NE and fled the scene without taking any property.  Very early the following morning, he entered another business on the 900 block of H Street NE, where he took money before running away; a few hours later, he entered a business on the 1200 block of H Street NE, but fled the scene without taking any property.

The suspect is also charged with additional burglaries in the Third and Fourth Districts.

In Other News

At 12:50 a.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 1800 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Leaving After Colliding —Risk to Others.

At 5:01 p.m. a man was arrested on the 2000 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 8:05 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 900 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Fleeing from a Law Enforcement Officer in a Motor Vehicle.

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 February 6, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.