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Man Arrested in Assault on Eighth Street

On Friday, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District announced an arrest was made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that took place Friday, Nov. 30, on the 700 block of Eighth Street SE.

At approximately 1:25 a.m., the suspect approached the victim at that address, and the two got into an argument. The suspect pulled a handgun and threatened the victim, and then fled the scene.

The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.

A 25-year-old Southeast man was arrested Friday and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).

In Other News

At 3:17 am. Friday morning, police responded to reports of an unarmed carjacking at Eight and G Streets NE. The lookout was for a black male in white pants, shirt and hooded sweater who took a Grey Toyota Camry bearing Virginia tags that include the letters ‘RJ’. The car was last seen headed south on G Street NE.

At 9:36 Friday morning, there was an armed robbery at Kentucky Avenue and C Street SE, near to Payne Elementary School. The lookout is for a black male between 16 and 22 years old, about 5 foot 8 inches, wearing dark pants and a blue hooded sweat shirt. The suspect is armed with a handgun.

Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or 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.


At 1:29 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of Washington Avenue SW on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 2:07 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Half Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 7:37 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of G Street SE 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 30th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.


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