by Tim Regan October 8, 2015 at 10:10 am 0

Police CarA woman was approached and robbed by another woman in Shaw yesterday afternoon, say D.C. Police.

According to authorities, the woman was walking near the intersection of 7th and T streets NW around 3:30 p.m. when she was approached by another woman, who then assaulted and robbed her.

Witnesses flagged down police, and the suspect was arrested shortly thereafter. Police said the victim of the robbery and assault suffered minor injuries.

In other crime news: 

A masked man on a bike robbed a person in Dupont Circle around 8:24 p.m. yesterday evening, police tweeted.

Police are also on the lookout for a man filmed breaking into a car in Park View last week. In a video released this morning by police, a man can be seen approaching a car on the 800 block of Otis Street NW and smashing a window. The man then appears to reach inside the car and pilfer several items.

by January 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm 1,651 0


PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of Kalorama. (Image: MPD Web site.)

Here is a list of selected crimes that occured January 16-22 in PSA 208. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street NW) is part of PSA 208, which includes Dupont Circle and parts of Kalorama Circle.

Also: A neighbor on the 1500-block of R Street reports that there were two thefts from autos this past week on the block–one of them between noon and 2 p.m. on January 20. Remember the rules about NOT leave anything visible in your car, “Car Talk: Are Your Hookups Showing?”


by December 11, 2008 at 7:27 am 1,345 0

MPD's Second Police District; PSA 208 is in the lower right-hand corner. (Image from MPD Web site.)

MPD’s Second Police District; PSA 208 is in the lower right-hand corner. (Image from MPD Web site.)

The following crime report for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 is for December 5 to 7. PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods.

  • Robbery occurred in the 1800 b/o K St. NW on 12/6/2008 335pm. Citizen reports the suspect, a white male, 19yoa, 5’9, 150 lbs. snatched her purse. A witness chased the suspect and held him until MPD officers arrived. CASE CLOSED with the arrest of the suspect.
  • Burglary occurred in the 1600 b/o Riggs Pl. NW on 12/5/2008 between 530-545pm. Citizen reports the residence was entered by prying open the roof hatch and a camera bag containing two cameras and assorted lens was stolen.
  • Burglary occurred in the 900 b/o17th St. NW between 12/4/2008 650pm-12/5/2008 10am. Citizen reports the office was entered by prying the side door and 2- laptop computers were stolen. (more…)

by August 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm 1,104 0

If you see suspicious activity or a crime call 911.It is imperative that everyone take the time to report these problems to MPD.In order to justify increased resources they must have appropriate data to support the assignment of officers.This data comes from, among other places, 911 calls.

Tampering with an auto, such as trying a door handle or putting hands on the windows, is a crime in this city.If you see someone “casing” the cars in the neighborhood, call 911.

When reporting criminal activity to 911 be as specific as possible with descriptions of suspicious individuals.

  • Note physical details such as height, weight, hair color, hairstyle, eye color, complexion, facial characteristics (bulbous eyes, high cheekbones, facial hair, etc.),or speech patterns.
  • Note details about clothing, such as color, any logos, hat styles and most importantly shoes.Criminals can be very clever and change or shed most clothing items, but they usually don’t have time to change their shoes.

Contact your City Council members (see our resources page) to let them know that increased fiscal support for the police department is a priority for you.This is particularly important during budget discussions that occur during March.

Keep up the communication!Use the Borderstan email list and this blog to share information and ask questions of your neighbors regarding what is going on in the area.Talk to each other, talk to the police officers that you see.

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by August 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm 1,537 0

We wanted to give you a quick update on a few things:

  1. Most recent crime report from Officer Mike Smith, PSA 208 (as always report is for all of Borderstan)
  2. News about two recent crimes, on in Borderstan and one just beyond our borders.
  3. Summary of new public safety measures instituted by the police in East Borderstan/PSA 307.
  4. Reminder: Public safety meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m.
  5. Borderstan’s northern border has changed.

Borderstan Crime Report
The three most recent Borderstan Crime Reports are in the attached document (most recent one first). This will allow you to look at trends going back to June 8. Here is Officer Mike Smith’s summary for the two-week period that ended Sunday (the chart will stats is in the attached document):

  • Property crimes continue to plague the area, especially theft from autos.
  • Violent crimes have taken a noticeable downturn over the last four weeks. Only one robbery was reported this period and it occurred in the 1400 Blk of R St.
  • Please remove GPS units and brackets, IPODS and their chargers, laptops and anything else of value from vehicle even if only parking for a short time. These three items are the primary targets of thieves in the area.
  • If you have any questions/comments please contact me at [email protected]. — Officer Mike Smith

Three Recent Crimes

  1. There were three notable crimes recently. The first was an 11 p.m. burglary in Borderstan. An intruder gained access to the fourth-floor deck of a row house, opened an unlocked window and entered the apartment of the woman living there. She was not hurt, but some items were stolen. What is notable is that the intruder gained access to the building through an adjoining building that was not properly secured. Two things you should ask yourself: First, does an intruder have access to my home through a neighboring property? Are any of the properties abandoned… undergoing construction… or improperly secured in anyway, especially in the rear. Second, are the windows and doors of upper floors in my building properly secured? Don’t leave windows and doors unlocked even if they are on upper floors — especially if you do not have iron bars.
  2. The second crime had more serious consequences and occurred on the 1400-block of Swan Street NW, just over the northern Borderstan boundary. Here is a description of the crime from Lt. Erich Miller of the MPD’s 3rd District: “On 7/30/08 at 2205 hours a 41-year-old complainant reported that he observed the suspect running towards him. The suspect then struck him with a black colored gun across his head. The complainant suffered lacerations to his forehead and lost consciousness. He was taken to MedStar in stable condition. Stolen was a wallet, drivers license and various credit cards. There is a lookout for a B/M, 20’s, wearing dark clothing. The case is being investigated by the Third District.”
  3. The third crime is reported by Sgt. David Terestre, PSA 307/3rd District: “On Saturday August 2, 2008, there was a strong-arm robbery that took place on the 1600 Block of R Street, the female victim was struck with a fist and the juvenile assailant fled to the 1400 Block of R Street with her IPhone. Later that day, I had my 307 evening units meet me on the 1400 Block of 14th Street to serve a warrant. Officer McKenna spotted an individual that matched the suspect’s description. Upon seeing the police, he fled into 1416 14th Street building to the fourth floor. Officers McKenna and Hollan caught him with the IPhone on his person. Through these officers knowledge of the area and quick actions, they closed this violent robbery case within an hour.”

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