MPD Issues Burglary Alert

MPD 2DIn an email to MPD Second District residents today, Commander Michael Reese provided information on a pattern of burglaries in police service areas (PSA) 201, 202, and 203. PSA 202 includes Tenleytown, Friendship Heights and AU Park. While burglaries are down overall, at least one tenacious gentleman continues to target the area, focusing on daytime hours and entering residences through rear doors and windows. The text of Commander Reese’s email, including a description of the suspect, follows. Neighbors are reminded to call 911 immediately if they observe suspicious behavior.

From Commander Reese: 

The Second District has an overall 7% decrease in burglary offenses year to date versus last year. Even though there has been a decrease a discernible pattern has been discovered in the upper end of the Second District (PSA’s 201,202,203). The offenses are occurring during the day time hours Monday thru Friday (between 10 am and 5pm). The point of entry is through a rear door or window. Most of the residences have a privacy fence or heavy shrubs that help shield the perpetrator(s) when entry is gained. There has been general lookout of a black male about 6 feet in height possibly in his late teens. Several residents have seen a person in the rear of some of the locations just prior to or right after the offense has occurred. Unfortunately there was no 911 call and this information was learned during follow up investigations. I would like to encourage residents to call 911 when an unknown person(s) is in the rear of residences or when something just does not seem right. Usually residents have a pulse on what is going in their neighborhoods and tips usually help us make arrests. Additional resources have been dedicated to help address this issue.  We are also working with surrounding jurisdictions to ensure that all information is shared and current