Deon Hardy, 22, was arrested and accused of breaking into a car near the intersection of 13th Street and Otis Place NW around 9:37 a.m. on Sunday.
Police said they received a call that a man was breaking into a car along the block. When officers arrived and tried to approach the man, he ran and hid behind a home. Police lieutenant David Augustine described the following events in an e-mail to the Fourth District’s listserv yesterday evening.
“While officers were setting up a perimeter in the area, another good samaritan called and gave the police the location where he was hiding,” Augustine wrote. “The officers were able to stop the person and conducted an investigation. [which] revealed that the person the police had stopped broken into a vehicle and stole a bag.”
“This arrest resulted because of community members altering the police about suspicious activity in the area,” added Augustine. “This was excellent work between the officers and the community.”
Hardy’s attorney, Elise Haldane, was contacted via e-mail this morning but has not yet replied.