Crime Report: Nine GU Incidents Including Sexual Assault


Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) representative, Sgt. Robinson, spoke before the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2E to give a crime update for the Georgetown area at their monthly meeting held on May 2. He told the commission there were no assaults with a dangerous weapon reported last month due to an increased presence of officers. Robberies were down 67 percent. Two burglaries reported, one reported alongside sexual assault by a Georgetown University student which occurred in their residence in the 3500 block of O St. NW. The other in the 3300 block of Prospect St. NW where a resident left a garage door open and the suspect later entered and grabbed an item before fleeing.    

Two motor vehicle thefts took place near the Georgetown waterfront. Robinson noted both vehicles were recovered and the area is being given special attention by MPD. Retail areas are getting hit hardest for reported thefts and theft from auto. A search warrant was used at a smoke shop located in the 3200 block of O St. NW. A handgun, ammunition, four pounds or marijuana, and U.S. currency were recovered. Since then, operations have ceased at that location. A handgun was discovered in plain view in a parked car in the 3400 block of Water St. NW. Two other handguns and ammunition were later recovered and the vehicle’s owner did not have a permit to carry the firearms.   

Below is a detailed timeline of the latest crime and police reports in or near Georgetown with links to MPD press releases and surveillance videos.  

May 15 – Unlawful Entry: A GU student reported an unknown person entered their residence in the 3600 block of O St. NW.  

May 14 – Simple Assault: An unknown male physically assaulted someone in the 1500 block of Tondorf Rd. 

May 14 – Burglary: A GU student reported theft of their personal items from their residence at Arrupe Hall located at 1575 Tondorf Rd.  

May 14 – Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) Arrest Made: The incident occurred on May 13 in the 2800 block of Wisconsin Ave. NW. 

May 14 – Stolen Auto Arrests Made: Stolen auto arrests made throughout the District can be found in a MPD press release linked here. 

May 14 – Shooting Investigation:  Underway in the 200 block of Upshur St. NW.  

May 14 – Burglary: Occurred on May 13 in an establishment located on the 1100 block of 15th St. NW. Video surveillance footage of the suspect can be found here 

May 13 – Public Urination: A GU student was observed urinating in public near the LXR Hall located at 35th St. NW. 

May 13 – Theft: A GU student reported the theft of personal items at Village C East located at 3791 Library Walk. 

May 13 – Burglary: Occurred on May 3 in an establishment located on the 1200 block of 11th St. NW. Video surveillance footage of the suspect can be found here. 

May 13 – Shooting Investigation: Underway in the 3700 block of 14th St. NW. MPD is on the lookout for two black males wearing all black clothing. 

May 13 – Attempted Unarmed Carjacking and Robbery (Force and Violence) Arrest Made: The offenses occurred on March 21 in the 2400 block of 20th St. NW. A MPD press release with more details can be found here. 

May 12 – Stalking: A GU student reported the stalking occurred on campus.  

May 12 – Burglary: A GU staff member reported that electronic items were stolen from their Car Barn office located at 3520 Prospect St. NW. 

May 12 – Burglary:  Occurred in the 1300 block of R St. NW. Video surveillance footage of the suspect can be found here 

May 11 – Rape: A GU student reported they were raped on March 17 at LXR Hall located at 35th St. NW. On May 3 another student reported that they were raped at Village C East located at 3791 Library Walk. 

May 11 – Assault: A GU Police Department officer reported that they were physically assaulted in the Leavey Center garage located at 1560 Tondorf Rd.  

May 11 – Assault with Intent to Rob (Gun): Incident occurred in the 1400 block of Chapin St. NW. MPD is on lookout for a gray Toyota Camry with Virginia tag# UFT8544. 

May 11 – Robbery (Force and Violence) Arrest Made: Incident occurred on Feb. 21 in the 1400 block of Swann St. NW. A MPD press release with full details can be found here 

May 10 – Homicide Suspect Arrested: Incident occurred on April 11 in the 3000 block of 13th St. NW. A MPD press release with full details can be found here. 

May 9 – Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) Suspect Sought: Incident occurred on May 3 in the 1300 block of 18th St. NW. A MPD press release with full details, including video surveillance footage of the suspect, can be found here. 

May 9 – Robbery (Snatch): Incident occurred on April 24 in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Ave. NW. Video surveillance photos of the suspect 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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