At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, First District officers patrolling the Hill East area responded to reports of gunshots, arresting a juvenile found to be in possession of a loaded gun.
The reports of gunfire near Eastern High School were the second made in the area in two days, coming after the school was placed on lockdown for about thirty minutes around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, as the Hill Rag reported.
Police made contact with a group of juvenile males in the area Thursday afternoon. When one of them was found to have a loaded handgun he was placed under arrest at about 4:30 p.m.
The investigation into the two reports of gunshots continues. If you have additional information about either of these incidents, please contact the First District Detective’s Office at 202-299-2025 or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.
In Other News
At 7:28 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.
At 8 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
At 12 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
At 12:33 p.m. Thursday, there was a robbery at a home on the 300 block of Ninth Street SE.
At 12:37 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1400 block of First Street SW on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.
At 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of G Street SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.
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 16th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.