Crime Report: Gun Arrest Near Ukrainian Embassy, Armed Robberies
By March 7, 2022 0 242•
Lieutenant John Merzig of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) joined the March Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2E meeting and provided a public safety update. MPD has increased its presence in anticipation of the truckers’ convoy as well as protests at the Ukrainian and Russian embassies. The U.S. Secret Service has been working in conjunction with MPD on this issue.
On March 3, two men were taken into custody around 9 a.m. by Uniformed members of Secret Service at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street near the Ukrainian Embassy in Georgetown. Both are from Indiana and said they traveled to help Ukraine in the fight against Russia. An assault rifle and body armor were found in their vehicle.
MPD recently pinned this tweet to the top of their Twitter page, “Members of the public are reminded that DC CODE 7-2509.07 expressly prohibits anyone from carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of any First Amendment Activity, to include members of the public who have been issued a Concealed Carry Permit in the District of Columbia.”
Regarding last month’s fatal shooting at 33rd and M Streets NW, MPD is still on the search for the shooter and has increased patrols. Merzig mentioned there was some sort of altercation prior to the homicide so it was not a random act of violence from a stranger. “There was some sort of correlation between the two individuals,” said Merzig.
Property crime, theft from auto, and stolen auto are down significantly by 50 percent. “Cold weather usually plays a factor but continue to lock your car and keep your valuables out of sight,” said Merzig.
Below is a detailed timeline of the latest crime and police reports in or near Georgetown with links to the MPD press releases and surveillance videos.
March 6 – Armed Robbery (Gun) Investigation: Underway in the 2200 block of P Street NW. MPD is on the lookout for a black male wearing a sky blue jacket, jeans, and a face mask.
March 5 – Arrest Made for Armed Carjacking (Knife): The offense occurred on August 31, 2021, in the unit block of K Street NW. A MPD press release with additional details can be found here.
March 5 – Robbery Investigation (Purse Snatch): Underway in the 2400 block of 18th Street NW. MPD is on the lookout for a black male, in his 20s, 5’8” – 5’10”, and wearing a hooded black jacket.
March 5 – Burglary: Offense occurred on Feb. 21 in the 1300 block of Irving Street NW. Surveillance photos of the suspects can be found here.
March 4 – Armed Robbery (Gun): Offense occurred in the area of 14th Street and Main Drive NW. A MPD press release with additional information including surveillance photos of the suspect’s vehicle can be found here.
March 4 – Armed Robbery (Gun): Offense occurred in the 4600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW.
March 4 – Investigation: Underway in the 400 block of Constitution Avenue NW. MPD is on the lookout for a black male armed with a handgun and driving a Toyota Corolla with a VA Tag TYK3619.
March 3 – Armed Robbery (Gun): Incident occurred on March 2 in the 1400 block of Park Road NW. A MPD press release with surveillance photos of the suspects can be found here.
March 3 – Burglary Update: Incident occurred on Feb. 18 in the 6100 block of Georgia Avenue NW. Updated video surveillance footage of the suspect can be found here.
March 2 – Burglary: A Georgetown University staff member reported that someone entered their office and stole an iPhone and charger. The incident occurred at the ICC Auditorium located at 1472-1498 37th Street NW.
March 1 – Homicide Arrest Made: The incident occurred on October 1, 2020 in the 6200 block of Eighth Street NW. Additional details can be found in a MPD Press Release linked here.
March 1 – Burglary: Incident occurred in the 1400 block of Church St. NW. A surveillance photo of the suspect can be found here.
March 1 – Robbery Investigation: Underway in the 900 block of P Street NW.
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.