Arrest Made in Massachusetts and Potomac Avenue Robberies

Crime Blotter: April 24th  


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District announced Wednesday that an arrest has been made in reference to multiple Robbery offenses that occurred in the First and Second Districts. A 53-year-old Maryland man was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of robbery in relation to three separate incidents:

  • On Friday, April 12, 2019, at around 6:15 p.m., the suspect approached a female victim in the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE. The suspect threatened the victim and demanded the victim’s property.  The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene.
  • At around 11:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, the suspect approached an elderly female victim in the 2900 block of Porter Street NW.  The suspect threatened her and demanded her property.  The suspect then assaulted the victim, took her stuff, and fled the scene.
  •  At around 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, the suspect approached a female victim in the 1600 block of Potomac Avenue SE.  The suspect threatened and assaulted the victim.  The suspect took the victim’s property then fled the scene.

In Other News

At 6:25 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of C Street NE on charges of Speeding (30 mph or more).

At 8:38 a.m. Wednesday, there was a theft at a construction site on the 800 block of H Street NE.

At 12 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of Fourth Street SE on charges of Uttering Threats.

At 2:16 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1300 block of K Street on charges of Simple Assault.

At 5:04 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Failure to Pay Metro Fare.

At 11:28 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 900 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

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 April 25th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.