Police Find Guns During Traffic Stop

Crime Blotter: January 28th

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Police found two illegal guns in the course of a traffic stop last week, officers said in a statement issued Tuesday.

On Thursday, January 23, at 9:05 p.m., First District Crime Suppression Team members conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of M Street SW.

A firearms detection dog from the K9 unit was helping out and with the dog’s help, guns were located in the vehicle. Two adults were arrested for illegally carrying guns.

The Metropolitan Police Department and First District officers want to remove illegal firearms from our community. Should you have any information about illegal firearms please call First District Command Center 202-727-9099 or text the Metropolitan Police Department Text Tip Line anonymously at 50411.

In Other News

At 1 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 900 block of New Jersey Avenue SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 1500 block of F Street NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 7:31 a.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 1700 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE.

At 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 500 block of 13th Street NE 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 January 29th, 2020 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.