Crime Report: Car Break-ins, Officer-involved Shooting, Rock Creek Accident

By Mark Martinkov

Car Break-in on the 3100 Block of N St. 

On May 18, at approximately 11:25 p.m., two individuals were captured on video casing cars on N Street NW before one of them broke into a vehicle and stole a backpack. The incident occurred on the 3100 block of N Street NW, with further reports indicating at least two more cars were targeted on the same block. Notice of the incident was promptly distributed to the neighborhood via the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s (CAG) network of Block Captains.

Police have already taken a report for the break-in captured on camera, but it remains unclear if the other two incidents have been officially reported. Residents are urged to check their vehicles and report any suspicious activity to MPD. This footage is being shared with authorities to assist in their investigation, as it is suspected these individuals may have been responsible for multiple car break-ins in the neighborhood recently.

Firearm Recovered by Police on Prospect Street

On May 19, at approximately 4 p.m., MPD’s Second District recovered a firearm on the 3200 block of Prospect Street NW. The weapon was found in the restroom area of a business and has been processed by the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS).

Charges may be forthcoming if appropriate. Authorities ask anyone with information to contact the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or send an anonymous text tip to 50411.

3 Hurt in 3-car Crash on Rock Creek Parkway

Three people were injured, one critically, in a multi-vehicle crash on Rock Creek Parkway on the evening of Saturday, May 18. Both directions of traffic on Rock Creek Parkway were closed. U.S. Park Police and D.C. Fire and EMS said it happened at about 8:30 p.m. near P Street NW.

The cause of the crash and the total number of vehicles involved are still under investigation. Authorities stated that all three individuals taken to the hospital are considered to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Man Who Allegedly Stabbed MPD Officer Shot 

On Saturday afternoon, May 18, in Foggy Bottom, a police officer shot a man armed with a knife, according to MPD. The incident occurred after officers responded to a call regarding an individual experiencing a mental health crisis at an apartment complex on the 2400 block of Virginia Avenue NW. As officers attempted to take the man into custody for evaluation, he pulled out a knife and stabbed an officer. An attempt to subdue the man with a Taser was unsuccessful, leading another officer to use a service weapon and shoot him. The police officer and the suspect were transferred to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a 28-year-old D.C. resident, has been placed under arrest for four counts of Assault on a Police Officer.

MPD Searching for Suspects in Business Theft on Connecticut Ave.

Detectives from MPD are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying suspects involved in a business theft. The incident occurred on Saturday, May 18, 2024, around 2:10 p.m., when officers responded to a retail business in the 1100 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. Two suspects forcibly broke into a display case and stole property. They then fled the scene in a vehicle driven by a third suspect. MPD urges anyone with information about the suspects or the incident to come forward. Surveillance cameras captured the following images of the suspects and their vehicle.

MPD Seeks Owners of Property Stolen from Construction Vans

Officers from the MPD Second District Crime Suppression Team are requesting the community’s help identifying companies or individuals who had their tools and construction equipment stolen from construction vans on Monday, April 22, between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. The thefts occurred at the following locations:

  • 700 block of 24th Street NW
  • 2800 block of New Mexico Avenue NW
  • 700 block of G Street NW
  • 3100 block of O Street NW

The Second District Crime Suppression Team has recovered a significant number of tools and construction equipment and is working to return the items to their rightful owners. If you are aware of any construction company or contractor who may have been a victim of these thefts, please get in touch with Officer Brian Murray at or Officer Yenli Almanzar at



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