by Borderstan.com March 4, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"Burglaries"

A burglar is gaining access to Dupont homes by pushing out AC units. (Borderstan)

The Metropolitan Police Department is warning residents in the Dupont area about a series of recent daytime burglaries committed in similar ways, according to a post in the Third District Yahoo! group.

In all of the incidents, the suspect entered the homes by pushing out window air conditioning units. He has stolen electronic items in each burglary.

Six burglaries between January 17 and March 1 in both the Second and Third District match this pattern. These incidents occurred January 17 in the 1800 block of S Street NW, February 21 in the 1700 block of R Street NW, February 23 in the 1500 block of 17th Street NW, February 25 in the 1900 block of Florida Avenue NW, February 28 in the 1600 block of 17th Street NW and March 1 in the 1700 block of P Street NW.

In Friday’s incident, which occurred at about 6:45 am, the suspect was described as a black male, about 5’9″ tall and 170 pounds, wearing a spotted black and white jacket.

The Dupont area also faced a series of daytime burglaries in late 2012 (Recent Daytime Burglaries Reported in Dupont Area), although the method of entry and suspect description were different in these incidents.

Anyone with information in these cases is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com January 9, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

 From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"burglaries"

One way to prevent burglaries is a well-lit back entrance with a security door and deadbolt lock. (Borderstn)

A series of recent daytime burglaries has occurred on side streets in the Dupont area, according to a post on Dupont Forum. Three of these incidents occurred on the 1700 block of Swann Street NW. On November 26, a home was burglarized through a fenced back yard accessed from an alley.

A similar incident occurred on December 13, but the suspect fled after being seen in the back yard. He was described as an African-American male about 30 years old and 6-feet tall. A third incident on December 26 also involved entry through the alley.

On December 20, a suspect burglarized a home in the 1700 block of Riggs Place NW from a fenced back yard. It is not clear if these incidents are related, but residents in these areas should take extra precautions to avoid being burglarized.

Burglary Prevention Tips

The Metropolitan Police Department has a number of burglary prevention tips on its website. These include making sure that all doors have a deadbolt lock, and that accessible windows and sliding glass doors are well-secured. Residents should also avoid hiding spare keys outside their home. Doors should also be made of metal or solid wood and fit tightly in the frame.

Residents with backyards should maintain their fence and install motion sensor lighting. The yard should also be kept clean and shrubberies should be pruned to make it more difficult for someone to break in without being seen.

Overall, burglaries were down about 7 percent citywide in 2012 compared to 2011.

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by Borderstan.com August 17, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,325 2 Comments

"Burgalries"

One of the suspects in the burglaries of Vinoteca. (Metropolitan Police Department)

DC Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying at least two suspects in connection with three burglaries of Vinoteca Wine Bar on the 1900 block of 11th Street NW. The burglaries occurred on Friday, August 3, Thursday, August 9, and Tuesday, August 14. The 1900 block of 11th Street is the first block south of U Street NW.

One suspect is described as a black male, late 40s to early 50s, wearing a dark short sleeve shirt, light colored shorts, light-colored sneakers with black tongues, and eyeglasses.

"Suspect"

One of the suspects in the burglaries of Vinoteca. (Metropolitan Police Department)

The other suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a light-colored T-shirt with partially visible lettering 4AR and dark-colored shorts.

Anyone with information about this case should call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by text messaging 50411.

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by Borderstan.com April 1, 2009 at 7:04 pm 0

Got a Borderstan crime report this evening from EveryBlock Washington, DC. Here’s the report.

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