Man Assaults Child on Maryland Avenue

Crime Blotter: February 12th


A child was assaulted as she walked with a parent on Maryland Avenue NE Wednesday.

At around 4:55 p.m., a man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs attacked the four-year-old girl at the intersection near Ninth Street and Maryland Avenue NE.

The girl is a pre-K4 student at Ludlow Taylor and was on her way home from classes.

Several people passing by assisted the child’s mother in stopping the assault and detaining the man, wrestling him off the girl and putting him in a headlock. Two passing motormen and responding First District officers were able to safely arrest the suspect.

Fortunately, the child is conscious and was taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment.

A PayPal Pool (similar time a GoFundMe) has been set up For the many people wanting to provide assistance to the family. Neighbors have mobilized to provide support and meals.

Anyone who has knowledge of these incidents or applicable video 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.

In Other News

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

At 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the Unit block of M Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 11:17 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of G Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 4:51 p.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 400 block of Ninth Street NE.

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of H Street NE on charges of Destruction of Property Less than $1000.

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of M Street SW on charges of Simple Assault.

At 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of Ohio Drive SW on charges of Carrying a Pistol without a License.

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 February 13th, 2020 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.