Police Seek Suspect in Kentucky Avenue Phone Snatch

Crime Blotter: November 1


On Thursday evening at about 8:30 p.m., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers responded to reports of a robbery on the 300 block of Kentucky Avenue SE. 

There they found a woman who told them that she was walking in the area when she was approached by a male who snatched her cellphone and then fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male 17 to 19 years old, about 6 feet tall and wearing a dark colored shirt and vest, dark colored pants, white shoes, and a black beanie style hat. 

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099. You can also text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411. 

Crime Solvers of Washington DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 12:40 a.m. Thursday, four men were arrested on the 300 block of K Street NE on charges of Sexual Solicitation.

At 1 a.m. Thursday, a car was stolen on the 400 block of Fifth Street NE.

At 3 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1300 block of First Street SW on charges of Simple Assault.

At 5:40 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of Third Street NE on charges of Lewd, Indecent or Obscene Acts.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 8:50 p.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 600 block of I Street SW.

At 10:20 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of Eighth Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

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 2nd, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.