Crime and Public Safety Report

Call it the story of the thief who couldn’t drive straight or hide fast enough. And it all happened right in front of the house of Ray Kukulski, former president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown — with his own car taking a hit on June 11, a sunny Sunday, with Georgetown full of visitors. Crime can happen in broad daylight, as they say.

The Metropolitan Police Department alert read: “Robbery Snatch at 1501 hrs in the 3000 block of K Street, NW Lookout for a B/M, late 20’s to early 30’s, wearing a white tank top and blue jeans.”

Here’s where Kukulski chimed in: “Additionally, in the aftermath of a different robbery in the 1000 block of 31st Street, the perp stole a car and drove the wrong way up 30th Street, hit my car parked in front of my house.” Kukulski’s house is on 30th Street between K Street and the C&O Canal.

“He then backed into another car two down from me and sideswiped the car between us,” Kukulski continued. “He then abandoned the stolen vehicle in front of my house and fled on foot. Witnesses said he was either intoxicated or stoned.

“The police arrested the perp while he was hiding under a car in 3100 block of South Street,” Kukulski concluded. “I have the sequence in front of my house as he is hitting my car, the other two, abandoning the stolen vehicle and running away recorded on my security camera system.”

That’s why that helicopter was buzzing south of M Street on Sunday afternoon, and that’s why the tow truck drove north on 30th Street, a one-way southbound street, and blocked traffic before 7 p.m. for about 15 minutes to pull away the stolen vehicle as the MPD cruiser stood guard.

Crimes in Georgetown, Burleith
(Police Service Area 206)

Data supplied by the Metropolitan Police Department


■ 1417-1510 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:18 p.m. June 5.

■ 3030-3099 block, K St.; 4:43 p.m. June 11.


■ 3042-3099 block, P St.; 8:58 p.m. June 8.


■ 2800-2899 block, M St.; 6:49 p.m. June 5.

■ 1000-1019 block, 33rd St.; 6:44 p.m. June 6.

■ 3200-3275 block, M St.; 6:48 p.m. June 7.

■ 3200-3275 block, M St.; 7:06 p.m. June 7.

■ 3000-3029 block, K St.; 7:03 a.m. June 8.

■ 3200-3275 block, M St.; 7:38 p.m. June 8.

■ 1000-1025 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 12:53 p.m. June 9.

■ 3810-3899 block, Reservoir Road; 8:43 p.m. June 9.

■ 3100-3199 block, M St.; 10:19 a.m. June 10.

Theft From Auto

■ 1200-1299 block, 31st St.; 5:21 a.m. June 5.

■ 1000-1199 block, 30th St.; 7:55 p.m. June 5.

■ 3100-3199 block, N St.; 9:01 p.m. June 5.

■ 1501-1548 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 3:18 p.m. June 6.

■ 3500-3799 block, Winfield Lane; 11:06 a.m. June 7.

■ 1321-1399 block, 31st St.; 4:22 p.m. June 7.

■ 3500-3599 block, P St.; 6:42 p.m. June 7.

■ 2700-2799 block, Olive St.; 8:10 p.m. June 10.


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