Grinch Who Grabbed Packages Arrested

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D.C. police interrogate a man, sitting on stoop of a P Street building, and examine packages. Georgetowner photo.

On Christmas Eve eve, Dec. 23, Metropolitan Police officers arrested a man whose small shopping cart contained packages that were not his on the 2600 block of P Street NW in Georgetown.

The police examined the parcels, allegedly grabbed from nearby front steps and porches, and asked the man why his name was not on any of the packages. At one point, six police cruisers were packed near 27th and P Streets.

Here is the report sent by Lt. Dustin Bellavance of the Metropolitan Police Department:

“On Dec. 23, at approximately 4:30 PM, members of the Second District received a call for a suspicious person taking packages off of residents porches in the area of 3100 block of O St NW. MPD members responded to the area and began to canvass for the individual described. MPD officers were able to locate and individual who was found to be in possession of 13 packages that did not belong to him.

“After the officers’ investigation was complete, the individual was placed under arrest for the stolen packages and MPD officers were able to return several of the packages to the rightful owners.

“MPD would like to thank those citizens who were involved and those who contacted the Second District upon seeing suspicious activity in their neighborhood.”

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