Archives for June 2015

A Message from Commander Gresham

Anti-Crime Workshop  POSTPONED BY RAIN — TO BE RESCHEDULED

The Metropolitan Police Department is offering an open-air briefing on Tuesday, July 7th an 7:00pm at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Porter Street.

We will pass out ant-crime literature and discuss the following:

  • Tips on how to protect your home from burglars
  • Tips on how to protect yourself from identity theft
  • Tips on how to protect your car from theft

And many other valuable anti-crime tips.

Week of June 22nd

Crimes

PSA 203

  • Theft from Auto- 15091394 – 5100 34th Street NW- window smashed and purse stolen.
  • Theft from Auto- 15092449 –2900 VanNess Street NW – smashed window and ipad stolen.
  • Burglary2- 15091711 — 4300 Conn. Ave. NW – window smashed and $200 US Currency stolen.
  • Theft from Auto- 15091869 –5100 34th Street NW – window smashed and Apple Macbook pro stolen and galaxy cellphone stolen.
  • Theft 2- 15094193 –3000 Van Ness Street NW –smashed window and laptop HP stolen.
  • Stolen Auto—15094207—3400 Newark Street NW – stolen was a black 2008 BMW 335i convertible
  • Theft—15095686—vehicle stolen, left unattended in driveway with key, no vehicle information provided.

PSA 204

  • Theft – 15091316—2700 Conn. Ave. NW – stolen bike
  • Theft 1- 15093317—2500 Calvert St. NW—C-1 valet parked his 2011 Lexus ES350 and when he returned the key and car was stolen.
  • Theft 2- 15093219 – 2300 Wisconsin Ave. NW—Bikes stolen from location, locks cut.
  • Homicide—15092280—3600 Calvert St. NW—C-1 was found with multiple stab wounds.
  • Theft 2- 15092068—2400 Huidekoper Pl. NW—Package stolen from front porch.
  • Theft from Auto- 15093823—2800 McGill Terrace NW –smashed window and purse stolen.
  • Theft- 15094022—3600 Calvert St. NW- C-1 walked away from her desk and when she returned her purse was missing.
  • Burglary 2—2900 Conn. Ave. NW- 15094262—Window broken to establishment and stolen tools.
  • Theft 1- 2200 Observatory Place NW- 15094170—Someone took some clothes, a guitar and tv from in the front yard of property that was left unattended.
  • Theft from Auto—15094894—2600 Garfield Street NW—unlocked vehicle, unknown persons stole passport and money
  • Theft from Auto- 2400 39th Place NW—15095520—sunglasses and $10 US Currency stolen from vehicle, unlocked door.

Safety Suggestions from Officer Hardy-Robinson

Thefts from Autos

One of the most common types of theft is theft of valuables from your automobile. Theft from auto is strictly a crime of opportunity that can be prevented if you take away the opportunity. Thieves generally won’t waste their time breaking into autos that don’t have valuables in plain sight.

Recently, the Metropolitan Police Department has recorded an increase in thefts from autos, particularly in areas across DC known for their fashionable stores, popular restaurants and trendy bars. Cars parked near sporting venues when games or concerts are scheduled may also be targeted. If you plan on parking your car in a neighborhood that is known for its numerous visitors, remember thieves know these areas are popular, too. Be sure to either take valuable property with you or secure it properly. Please take the precautions listed below to help ensure your auto is not targeted by thieves:

  • Keep Your Valuables Out of Sight: The best way to prevent theft from your auto is to always keep valuables out of sight. Never leave cell phones, briefcases, suitcases, or electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, laptop computers, etc.) in your car in plain view. Take these items with you, or secure them—all the time, every time.
  • Secure Your GPS Device: While many GPS devices are mounted in the dashboard of the vehicle, the MPD encourages anyone who uses a portable GPS device to take it with you, along with any other items of value, when you park the car.
  • Use Your Trunk: If your car has a trunk, use it. Put valuables in there or in a locked glove compartment. Hiding items under seats is better than leaving them in plain view, but securing them inside the glove compartment or trunk is a far better deterrent.
  • Don’t Tempt Thieves with New Purchases: During the holiday season especially, or any time you’re shopping, place packages in the trunk, not on the passenger seats or floors.
  • Remove Your Radio Faceplate: If you can unfasten your sound system and take it with you, or lock it in your trunk, do so. And don’t forget to do the same with your CDs and tapes.
  • Lock It Up: Also, keep your car doors and windows locked—all the time!
  • “Remember: “Outta sight, outta mind”—if thieves can’t see your valuables, they’re less likely to waste their time targeting your auto. Take the time to secure your valuables; it makes a difference.

Week of June 14th

Crimes

PSA 203

  • Burglary2-15089256– 4400 Conn. Ave. NW- Unknown person entered construction site by breaking the lock and took power tools.
  • Theft- 15089386—3900 37th Street NW- power tools were taken from construction site.
  • Theft- 15089570—4300 Conn. Ave. NW—Unknown persons took wallet from unsecure locker.
  • Stolen Auto- 15089914—3300 36th Street NW—stolen was a black 2012 Lexus RX 350 SUV
  • Theft- 15089957—4200 Conn. Ave. NW—took items from store without paying.
  • Theft 2- 15090089—4200 Conn. Ave. NW—took items from school.
  • Theft from Auto- 15090632—3000 Porter St. NW—window smashed and took money out of vehicle.
  • Theft from Auto- 15090696- 3500 Ordway St. NW—window smashed and took wallet out of vehicle.
  • Theft from Auto- 15090742—4300 Conn. Ave. NW—window smashed and took purse from front seat of vehicle.
  • Theft from Auto- 15090745—3400 Yuma Street NW—window smashed and took laptop left in vehicle.
  • Theft from Auto- 15090806- 3500 Porter Street NW—window smashed and wallet taken from vehicle.
  • Theft- 15090910- 3400 Conn. Ave. NW- stolen bike

PSA 204

  • Stolen Auto- 15089292- 2700 Devonshire Pl. NW—stolen was a 2006 BMW black 325
  • Theft from Auto- 15089594- 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW—smashed car window and took purse and wallet.
  • Theft- 15089628- 2200 37th Street NW- Potted plant stolen
  • Burglary 2- 15088153- 3100 Conn. Ave. NW—Unknown person entered home through front door and took prescription medicine.
  • Theft1- 3100 Conn. Ave. NW—someone took jewelry from dresser.
  • Theft from Auto—15089894—2400 Tunlaw Road NW—smashed window and stole laptop that was wrapped in a towel.
  • Theft 2- 4000 Cathedral Ave NW- cash was stolen from the complainants purse.
  • Theft from Auto- 15090718—3000 Conn. Ave. NW—window was smashed on vehicle nothing was stolen.
Arrest

2660 Woodley Road- Soliciting Prostitution at hotel—1517062