Crime Report: 2 GU Incidents, Suspected Arsonist Nabbed

At the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E January meeting, Second District Captain Steve Andelman of the MPD reported that property and auto theft are significantly down over the last 30 to 60 days. This is due in part to officers actively patrolling the area and the community heeding law officials’ advice of not leaving cars idling and unlocked, Capt. Andelman said.  

Last week, The Georgetowner reported on a trio of fires started within 30 minutes and a half-mile radius in Georgetown linked here. Capt. Andelman reported that a homeless woman who was responsible for all three fires has been arrested and charged with arson.  

Andelman also believes that the recent tire slashing activity on 31st and N Streets NW may be resolved. A homeless man, who is believed to be tied to the slashings, was picked up for simple assault. Detectives can’t technically link him to the crimes so further investigation of video surveillance footage will be undertaken before any charges can be made.  

In this report, there was a second case of vandalism in two weeks on the Georgetown University campus, and several armed and unarmed robberies. 

Below you will find a detailed timeline of the latest crime and police reports in or near Georgetown with links to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) press releases and surveillance videos.  

Jan. 9 – Robbery Investigation: Underway in the 1400 block of New York Avenue NW. MPD is on the lookout for a black male, 19 years-old, medium complexion. He was wearing a red beanie, navy blue coat, red book bag, and was last seen running from 14th Street towards G Street.  

Jan. 8 – First and Second District Arrests: Details on multiple arrests that were made throughout both districts can be found here. 

Jan. 7 – Video Update for Armed Robbery (Gun): The incident occurred on Jan. 5 in an establishment located in the 1300 block of U Street NW. A MPD press release with additional details including a link to video surveillance of the suspect can be found here. 

Jan. 7 – Armed Robbery (Gun): Incident occurred in the 1700 block of Lamont Street NW. MPD is on the lookout for two black males, 20 years of age, 6’0”, thin builds, wearing ski masks, armed with handguns, and driving a silver-colored sedan.  

Jan. 7 – Robbery Arrest Made; Additional Suspect Sought: The incident occurred at Seventh and H Streets NW. A MPD press release with additional details including suspect surveillance photos can be found here 

Jan. 7 – Burglary: Incident occurred in the 2000 block of S Street NW. Video surveillance footage of the suspect can be viewed here 

Jan. 7 – Burglary: Incident occurred on Dec. 23 in the 1800 block of 15th Street NW. Recently released video surveillance footage of the suspect can be viewed here. 

Jan. 7 – Auto Theft Arrests Made: A MPD press release linked here details all auto theft arrests made since Dec. 31. 

Jan. 6 – Burglary: Incident occurred in the 1100 block of 34th Street NW. After forcibly gaining entry into the listed location, the suspect destroyed property and fled the scene. Video surveillance footage can be viewed here. 

Jan. 6 – Robbery (Snatch): Incident occurred on Jan. 1 at 10:51 a.m. in the 3000 block of Mount Pleasant Street NW. Video surveillance footage of the snatching has been captured and can be viewed here. 

Jan. 5 – Burglary: Incident occurred on Dec. 26 in the 5100 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. Recently released surveillance video footage of the suspect can be seen here. 

Jan. 4 – Unlawful Entry: A Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) officer reported they found an unauthorized individual at the Leavey Center Hotel Conference Center located at 3800 Reservoir Road NW. 

Jan. 4 – Attempted Armed Robbery (Gun): Incident occurred on Dec. 29 in the 3700 block of Georgia Avenue NW. A recent MPD press release with additional details including video surveillance footage of the suspect is linked here 

Jan. 4 – Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Hammer): Incident occurred in the 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW. Additional details including a surveillance photo of the suspect is linked here. 

Jan. 4 – Stabbing Investigation: Underway for an incident in the 3700 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW. No lookout information is currently available. 

Jan. 3 – Destruction of Property: A GUPD officer reported that an unknown individual vandalized and damaged an elevator at Village C East located at 3791 Library Walk. 

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 Test 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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