MPD Apprehends Armed Robber: Neighborhood Watch Update

by Jon Bender
Neighborhood Watch Director, PSA 202; Chairman, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E 

PSA 202 Map

Please find below the crime statistics for Police Service Area (PSA) 202 for the period January 10, 2014 to January 23, 2014, compiled by Les Wexler. Thefts from auto remain frequent, but no violent crimes took place this period. A first degree burglary was reported on January 14 in the 4800 block of 44th Street. According to the police report, the perpetrator may have entered through an unlocked back door while one of the residents was upstairs asleep. The resident did not see or hear anything during the burglary.

An armed robbery occurred on January 25th, which would normally appear in the next update. However, the satisfying – and dramatic – epilogue to this crime, reflecting great work by MPD officers, merits reporting here.  From MPD Lieutenant Alan Hill:

“On January 25, 2014 at approximately 2240 hours, members of the Second District Vice Unit were on crime patrol in PSA 202 in reference to a high level of burglaries.  Officers were driving westbound in the 4100 block of Fessenden Street, NW when they heard a female yelling “someone help me.” Officer stopped the unmarked police vehicle identified himself to the female and asked her what happened. The female advised the officers that she had just been robbed, that the suspect had a gun.

The complainant pointed towards a black male wearing all black that was running westbound in the 4100 block of Fessenden Street, NW.  Officers [followed] Defendant on foot westbound in the 4100 block of Fessenden Street, NW then eastbound in the 4100 block of Fessenden Street, NW.  Defendant jumped into the front passenger seat of a white colored Lincoln. Officer approached the driver side window and advised the occupants to exit the vehicle. The Driver then placed the vehicle in reverse and accelerated. Defendant then pointed his vehicle directly at Officer and the occupants inside of the vehicle started yelling. Defendant turned his wheels to the right and accelerated at a high rated speed passing Officer and the unmarked police vehicle.  The vehicle was observed by the aforementioned officers go through a stop sign at 41st and Fessenden Streets, NW and then entering the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Fessenden Street, NW at a high speed.  The vehicle collided with a silver colored Hyundai that had the right of way. 

Defendant exited the vehicle and was pursued by Officer.   Defendant was apprehended by Officer in the 4900 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW.  Officer secured the vehicle with Defendant (Driver) and Defendant (front passenger) while they were trapped inside due to the impact.  Once Defendant [driver] and Defendant [front passenger] were taken out of the vehicle by the medics, Crime Scene Search Officer recovered a black colored BB-Gun (underneath the front passenger seat) and a brown colored purse.  The purse was identified by the complainant as the property that was taken from her by the suspects. The purse was photographed and returned to the victim on scene. Defendants were placed under arrest for robbery while armed and were transported to the surrounding hospitals prior to being processed.”

Who says there’s never a cop when you need one?

 

Summary of Crime Statistics for PSA 202

PSA: 202
CCN: 14004424
RPT DATE: 01/10/2014 13:07
OFFENSE: Motor Vehicle Theft
METHOD: Unauthorized Use Of Vehicle
BLOCK: 4100 – 4199 BLOCK OF JENIFER STREET NW
LOCATION: Victim’s Vehicle
START DT: 01/10/2014 13:07
END DT: 01/10/2014 13:07
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14006453
RPT DATE: 01/14/2014 11:20
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft From Auto 2
BLOCK: 4300 – 4305 BLOCK OF 42ND STREET NW
LOCATION: Highway/Road/Alley/Street
START DT: 01/14/2014 11:00
END DT: 01/14/2014 11:15
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14006462
RPT DATE: 01/14/2014 12:00
OFFENSE: Theft/Other
METHOD: Theft 2nd Degree
BLOCK: 4009 – 4099 BLOCK OF ALBEMARLE STREET NW
LOCATION: Other
START DT: 01/13/2014 17:30
END DT: 01/13/2014 21:30
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14006641
RPT DATE: 01/14/2014 17:57
OFFENSE: Burglary
METHOD: First Degree Burglary (Armed Or Otherwise)
BLOCK: 4800 – 4817 BLOCK OF 44TH STREET NW
LOCATION: Residence/Home
START DT: 01/11/2014 23:00
END DT: 01/12/2014 01:30
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14006951
RPT DATE: 01/15/2014 10:08
OFFENSE: Theft/Other
METHOD: Theft 2nd Degree
BLOCK: 4200 – 4229 BLOCK OF WISCONSIN AVENUE NW
LOCATION: Restaurant
START DT: 01/15/2014 10:08
END DT: 01/15/2014 10:08
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14006982
RPT DATE: 01/15/2014 12:00
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft From Auto 2
BLOCK: 3900 – 3925 BLOCK OF INGOMAR STREET NW
LOCATION: Highway/Road/Alley/Street
START DT: 01/15/2014 10:15
END DT: 01/15/2014 11:43
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14007025
RPT DATE: 01/15/2014 13:37
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft From Auto 2
BLOCK: 5200 Block Western Ave. NW
LOCATION: Victim’s Vehicle
START DT: 01/15/2014 11:35
END DT: 01/15/2014 13:25
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14007155
RPT DATE: 01/15/2014 17:06
OFFENSE: Theft/Other
METHOD: Theft 2nd Degree
BLOCK: 5254 – 5299 BLOCK OF WESTERN AVENUE NW
LOCATION: Convenience Store
START DT: 01/15/2014 17:06
END DT: 01/15/2014 17:06
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14007271
RPT DATE: 01/15/2014 21:51
OFFENSE: Theft/Other
METHOD: Shoplifting
BLOCK: 5300 – 5399 BLOCK OF WISCONSIN AVENUE NW
LOCATION: Department/Discount Store
START DT: 01/15/2014 20:35
END DT: 01/15/2014 20:50
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14007751
RPT DATE: 01/16/2014 21:20
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft From Auto 2
BLOCK: 4100 – 4199 BLOCK OF HARRISON STREET NW
LOCATION: Highway/Road/Alley/Street
START DT: 01/16/2014 18:30
END DT: 01/16/2014 19:40
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14007759
RPT DATE: 01/16/2014 21:42
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft From Auto 2
BLOCK: 4200 – 4299 BLOCK OF DAVENPORT STREET NW
LOCATION: Victim’s Vehicle
START DT: 01/16/2014 21:15
END DT: 01/16/2014 21:42
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14008168
RPT DATE: 01/17/2014 16:27
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft From Auto 2
BLOCK: 5300 – 5399 BLOCK OF WISCONSIN AVENUE NW
LOCATION: Parking Lot/Garage
START DT: 01/17/2014 16:27
END DT: 01/17/2014 16:27
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14008314
RPT DATE: 01/17/2014 20:06
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft From Auto 2
BLOCK: 3900 – 3920 BLOCK OF ALTON PLACE NW
LOCATION: Parking Lot/Garage
START DT: 01/17/2014 20:06
END DT: 01/17/2014 20:06
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14008769
RPT DATE: 01/18/2014 14:12
OFFENSE: Theft/Other
METHOD: Theft 1st Degree
BLOCK: 5000 – 5099 BLOCK OF WISCONSIN AVENUE NW
LOCATION: Highway/Road/Alley/Street
START DT: 01/18/2014 14:12
END DT: 01/18/2014 14:12
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14008855
RPT DATE: 01/18/2014 17:36
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft From Auto 1
BLOCK: 5200 – 5223 BLOCK OF WISCONSIN AVENUE NW
LOCATION: Convenience Store
START DT: 01/18/2014 12:30
END DT: 01/18/2014 17:30
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14009374
RPT DATE: 01/19/2014 16:00
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft 1 F/Auto: Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
BLOCK: 4100 – 4151 BLOCK OF BRANDYWINE STREET NW
LOCATION: Highway/Road/Alley/Street
START DT: 01/19/2014 14:40
END DT: 01/19/2014 15:40
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14009741
RPT DATE: 01/20/2014 14:29
OFFENSE: Theft/Other
METHOD: Theft 2nd Degree
BLOCK: 4400 – 4530 BLOCK OF 40TH STREET NW
LOCATION: Convenience Store
START DT: 01/20/2014 14:15
END DT: 01/20/2014 14:20
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14009840
RPT DATE: 01/20/2014 17:49
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft 2 F/Auto: Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
BLOCK: 4200 – 4299 BLOCK OF DAVENPORT STREET NW
LOCATION: Victim’s Vehicle
START DT: 01/20/2014 07:15
END DT: 01/20/2014 17:35
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14010120
RPT DATE: 01/21/2014 11:50
OFFENSE: Theft F/Auto
METHOD: Theft from Auto 2
BLOCK: 3800 – 3899 BLOCK OF GARRISON STREET NW
LOCATION: Highway/Road/Alley/Street
START DT: 01/21/2014 00:01
END DT: 01/21/2014 06:00
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14010652
RPT DATE: 01/22/2014 19:00
OFFENSE: Theft/Other
METHOD: Theft 2nd Degree
BLOCK: 5300 – 5399 BLOCK OF WISCONSIN AVENUE NW
LOCATION: Department/Discount Store
START DT: 01/22/2014 18:00
END DT: 01/22/2014 18:25
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PSA: 202
CCN: 14010932
RPT DATE: 01/23/2014 21:30
OFFENSE: Theft/Other
METHOD: Theft 2nd Degree
BLOCK: 5300 – 5399 BLOCK OF WISCONSIN AVENUE NW
LOCATION: Other
START DT: 01/22/2014 21:30
END DT: 01/22/2014 21:30
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2 comments

  • Anyone know what happened to the people in the Hundai?

    • In response to a follow up inquiry, Lt. Hill of the MPD said that while he was unaware of specific injuries, based upon the damage done to the fleeing vehicle he speculates that “it was probable that everyone involved received at least minor injuries.”