Crime: GU Observatory Vandalized, Gun Wielder Threatens BID Employee


Regarding crime related activity, 2021 was an eventful year. Fortunately, the District’s men and women in blue have stayed on top of the situation by vigilantly safeguarding our streets 24/7. The last week of December saw two shootings, a stabbing, a carjacking, several robberies, and vandalism at the Georgetown University (GU) Heyden Observatory. However, arrests were made for: armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, several auto thefts, and a homicide.

Here are the latest crime and police reports in or near Georgetown with links to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) press releases. Stay safe out there. 

Jan. 1 – Shooting Investigation: Underway in the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue NW. No suspect descriptions available at this time.  

Jan. 1 – Robbery Investigation: Underway in the 600 block of Keefer Place NW. MPD is on the lookout for a black male with a thin build, wearing all black clothing, and a black ski mask.  

Jan. 1 – Shooting Investigation: Underway in the 3900 block of 14th Street NW. No suspect descriptions available at this time.  

Dec. 31 – Unlawful Entry: A GU staff member reported an unknown person unlawfully entered the Heyden Observatory located at 3920 Yates Road. The building was secured and the suspect vandalized an office. It is unknown at this time if anything was stolen or destroyed.  

Dec. 31 – Robbery Investigation: Underway in the 1700 block of R Street NW. MPD is on the lookout for two black males last seen operating a silver BMW sedan. 

Dec. 31 – MPD announces Arrests Related to Unauthorized Use of Vehicle Offenses: A MPD Press Release is linked here with details on unauthorized vehicle offenses that occurred throughout the District.    

Dec. 31 – Carjacking Investigation: Underway for an incident that occurred at 7:06 a.m. in the 4300 block of Eighth Street NW. MPD is on the lookout for three black males wearing all black clothing in a 2011 black Mercedes E350 with Maryland tags 9AZ8448.  

Dec. 30 – Robbery Investigation: Underway in the 300 block of T Street NW. MPD is on the lookout for three black males in a white Nissan with paper tags. 

Dec. 30 – Robbery Investigation: Underway in the 2000 block of Eighth Street NW. 

Dec. 30 – Robbery Investigation: Underway in the 3700 block of 14th Street NW. 

Dec. 29 – Armed Robbery (Gun) Arrests Made: Arrests made in multiple armed robberies throughout the District on Dec. 28 can be found in a MPD Press Release linked here. 

Dec. 28 – Assault: At 5:03 p.m. a Georgetown Business Improvement District employee had a gun pulled on him during a conversation in the 3400 block of Water Street NW. The suspect fled and was later apprehended by authorities. No one was reported injured in the incident.  

Dec. 28 – Homicide Arrest Made: Incident occurred on Sept. 10 in the 100 block of Kennedy Street NW. A MPD press release with additional details can be found here 

Dec. 28 – Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Crossbow) Arrest Made: Incident occurred on Dec. 26 in the 1900 block of 14th Street NW. Additional details provided by MPD can be found here 

Dec. 28 – Shooting Investigation: Incident occurred at 6:29 p.m. in the 1800 block of 13th Street NW. No suspect descriptions are available at this time. 

Dec. 28 – Armed Robbery (Knife): Incident occurred in the 1700 block of Park Road NW. Suspect is a black male, 5’9”, skinny build, and wearing a gray beanie at the time of the crime.  

Dec. 27 – Video Update on Burglary Investigation: Surveillance video of an incident that occurred on Dec. 21 in the 4900 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW can be found here. 

Dec. 27 – Burglary: Incident occurred in the 1400 block of R Street NW. Additional details, including a surveillance photo of the suspect’s vehicle can be found here 

Anyone who can identify individuals or has knowledge of the incidents above should NOT take action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C. currently offers a reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. 

Editors’ note: the incidents reported here are culled from police reports and have not necessarily been adjudicated or resolved; a legal presumption of innocence applies. 

 

 

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