Crime Report: Mopeds, Crash on Foxhall, Attempted Break-in, Coffee with a Cop


By Mark Martinkov

Georgetown Residents Concerned About Influx of Mopeds; Officials Introduce Registration Mandates

Residents have voiced their concerns about the recent uptick in mopeds on the streets of Georgetown. Neighbors have reported Moped drivers illegally parking their vehicles in front of homes and driving on sidewalks to avoid traffic. Several incidents of individuals being nearly injured as a result of moped drivers disobeying traffic laws (stop signs) and driving recklessly above the speed limit. The corners of Wisconsin and N St. NW and 28th St. and M St. NW have been a particular hotbed for Moped activity as delivery drivers await their pick-up orders at nearby restaurants. Community groups, including the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG), are working with MPD to address neighborhood concerns.

MPD is initiating a crackdown on moped driving. In response to community concerns, MPD has launched Operation Ride Right, aiming to ensure that mopeds are properly registered, insured, and operated by licensed drivers, similar to motorcycles. Additionally, Under the proposed Moped Registration Accountability Amendment Act, companies that rent the vehicles would have to register their fleet, which requires insurance. Last week, MPD impounded approximately 17 mopeds and scooters, and there were five arrests for operating without a permit.

MPD and Citizens Association of Georgetown Coffee with a Cop at Grace Street Coffee Roasters on Tuesday, June 18

The Metropolitan Police Department, Grace Street Coffee Roasters, and the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) invite you to join them for Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Street Coffee Roasters, located at 3299 K St NW. This event offers an opportunity for good conversation and community engagement over a cup of coffee. Everyone is welcome, and you’re encouraged to bring a neighbor.

Attempted break in on the 1600 Block of 35th St. NW

A resident on the 1600 Block of 35th Street NW reported an attempted break-in at their home on the afternoon of June 5. The resident heard loud banging at their door and came down the stairs to see two men trying to breach it. Police who arrived at the scene had limited ability to identify the subjects but encouraged neighbors to keep a lookout for any suspicious behavior.

Upon being notified, MPD dispatched officers to monitor the area until the resident could repair their damaged door and install cameras following the incident. Neighbors are encouraged to install cameras in order to deter and solve crimes that may occur at or near their residences. Please contact the Citizens Association of Georgetown for any assistance with installing cameras.

MPD Investigating Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian on Q St. and Foxhall Road

MPD’s Major Crash Investigations Unit is probing a fatal traffic accident in Washington, D.C., where a pedestrian, identified as 77-year-old Patricia Bullinger, was struck and killed. The incident occurred on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, around 8:05 a.m. at the intersection of Q Street and Foxhall Road, NW. The preliminary investigation indicates that as a vehicle turned left onto Foxhall Road from Q Street on a green light, it collided with Bullinger, who was in the crosswalk, resulting in fatal injuries. The driver remained at the scene, and Bullinger was rushed to a local hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

Authorities urge anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward. The investigation is ongoing, with the Metropolitan Police Department seeking assistance from witnesses or individuals who may have pertinent information to provide context to the tragic event.  Please call the police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. 

MPD Seeks a Suspect in Northwest Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the 3500 block of Whitehaven Parkway NW, on Saturday, March 30, 2024, around 4:35 p.m. The suspect made unwanted sexual contact with the victim before fleeing the scene. Surveillance cameras captured the suspect, and the footage can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/CPaLrI3j2Zg.

The police urge anyone with information about this incident to contact them at (202) 727-9099 or text tips to 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C, is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible. The authorities emphasize not to take any direct action if the suspect is spotted but to inform the police immediately.

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One comment on “Crime Report: Mopeds, Crash on Foxhall, Attempted Break-in, Coffee with a Cop”

  • DIANE STAMM says:

    It would be helpful if the police publicized what the law states about where mopeds and bicycles are allowed to operate. There also needs to be a crackdown on riders leaving mopeds/scooters in the middle of sidewalks. Some cities are starting to ban them. Something to consider.

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