Police Arrest Man for Possessing Blanks Gun in Northeast

Crime Blotter: July 2nd


A man was arrested for possession of a blank pistol Tuesday in Northeast. Police went to the 600 block of 17th Street NE Tuesday, July 2 at around 8:50 p.m. after receiving reports of sounds of gunshots.

When they got there, they found a man who had an ATAK Arms 9mm Blank Pistol. “This type of pistol does not shoot bullets as a traditional firearm does,” wrote a representative of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to the Fifth District list serv, “but is not lawful to possess in the manner in which the suspect had.”

The man was arrested and charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.


Arrest in Eighth Street Stabbing

Police have made an arrest in a stabbing that took place Monday on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE.

At around 2 p.m. Monday, two people were having an argument outside the Nack of America kiosk at 425 Eighth St. SE. One person took out a knife and stabbed the other.

The victim was taken to local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was taken into custody by police at the scene.

A 45-year-old southeast woman has arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife).


In Other News

At 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 1600 block of Kramer Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 12:29 p.m. Tuesday a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Kramer Street NE on charges of Robbery.

At 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery in a parking lot on the Unit block of M Street SW.

At 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, there was a theft from a construction site on the 1200 block of Van Street SE.

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 July 3rd, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.