Police Arrest Burglar in Stolen Clothing

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The suspect was wearing a distinct item of clothing --not this one, but something similarly notable-- that had been stolen earlier that day. File photo

Police arrested a burglar wearing clothing stolen only hours earlier from a Northeast home Thursday morning.

In the early hours of Jan. 30, a man broke into a house through the attached garage and rear door of a home on the 1400 block of C Street NE. He stole a bunch of stuff, including a distinct item of clothing.

Police were called to the scene around 4:45 a.m., and while they were still on-scene investigating, the suspect was seen in the area. He was wearing the same distinct item of clothing that had just been reported stolen.

Police stopped him, and after he was identified, arrested him without incident.

Police did not provide a description of the item.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should 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.

In Other News

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of New Jersey Avenue on charges of Destruction of Property less than $1000.

At 1:38 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested during a civil action on the Unit block of Independence Avenue SE on charges of Crossing Police Line.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

At 2:22 p.m. Wednesday there was an assault in the course of a robbery on the 1700 block of Gales Street NE.

At 5:33 p.m. Wednesday, two women and one man were arrested on the 200 block of 19th Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 5:56 p.m. Wednesday, a man and a woman were arrested on the 1600 block of Kramer Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of Second Place SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 8:38 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Independence Avenue SE on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

At 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, two men were arrested on the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of [Simple] Assault on a Police Officer.

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 30th, 2020 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.