by Tim Regan October 9, 2015 at 10:45 am 0

Police cars, photo via Flickr.com/MPDPolice arrested a man carrying a gun near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center yesterday afternoon, said Lieutenant Deborah Pearce.

Pearce said a “concerned citizen” flagged down an officer near the intersection of 7th and M streets NW around 3:45 p.m. to report a man carrying a gun. The lieutenant added that officers located the man, and after a brief foot chase, arrested him.

Police recovered a silver revolver and charged the man with carrying a pistol without a license.

In other crime news:

Police are on the lookout for two men filmed in connection with a burglary that occurred in the 1800 block of California Street NW on Sept. 22 between 12:45 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.

Four or five men are wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on the 100 block of Thomas Street NW.

Photo via Flickr.com/MPD

by Tim Regan September 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm 0

Police Car(Updated at 2:20 p.m.) A person was reportedly robbed at gunpoint by four “male individuals” in Park View this afternoon, say D.C. Police.

Police say they received a call for an armed robbery on the 600 block of Lamont Street NW around 12:40 p.m. today.

Police could not provide more details when contacted by phone, but said that more information would be made available later.

by Tim Regan September 11, 2015 at 10:10 am 0

Police CarD.C. Police are celebrating the recovery of another gun, albeit one that fires BBs.

Officers stopped two men for driving a vehicle without seat belts near the 2300 block of 18th Street NW around 11:25 p.m. last night. After one of the men stepped out of the car, officers spotted a .177 caliber BB gun, described by police as a “realistic looking Walther replica pistol,” in the pocket of the car door.

Assistant District Cmdr. Ralph McLean alerted the Third District listserv of the recovery early this morning.

“The subject, an adult male from Bowie, Maryland, was subsequently placed under arrest for possession of the BB Gun,” wrote McLean. “Additionally, both he and the driver were charged additionally with possession of an open container of alcohol. Both suspects were processed at the Third District and remain in custody as of this writing.”

Police identified the two men arrested during the traffic stop as Christopher White and Anthony Williams.

Information on suspects’ lawyers was not immediately available.

by Tim Regan August 10, 2015 at 9:15 am 0

1200 K Street NWThree men were robbed at gunpoint near Franklin Square early this morning, say D.C. Police.

Police say three men were walking near their cars along the 1200 block of K Street NW at 2:45 a.m. when a silver SUV with three men inside pulled up alongside them. Two men inside the car drew guns — one a handgun, the other a rifle — and demanded the victims give them money.

The three victims then ran and the robbers broke into the victims’ vehicles and stole property, say police.

The suspects were last seen heading east on the 1200 block of K Street NW. Police are on the lookout for a car believed to be a silver Infiniti SUV.

Image via Google Street View

by Tim Regan June 25, 2015 at 9:50 am 0

Police CarA man was arrested for allegedly carrying a handgun in Columbia Heights around 12:30 a.m., say D.C. Police.

According to the police report, a resident called police after spotting a gun-wielding man walking near the intersection of 15th Street and Columbia Road NW. Officers then searched the area and stopped a man who fit the description of the suspect.

Authorities arrested Jose Costanza, 18, in connection with the incident after recovering a handgun.

by Borderstan.com March 4, 2009 at 6:53 am 1,188 0

Mid-morning update: As I figured, it was an employee of the Starbucks at 16th and U NW… according to News Channel 8.

Borderstanians: Got this alert last evening from MPD’s PSA 208:

Today, at approximately 4:40pm officers responded to an establishment at 16th St NW and U St NW for reports of gun shots. Investigation revealed it was an accidental self-inflicting gunshot wound to the subject’s leg. Further investigation reveals the victim was an employee of the establishment and was concealing a small caliber handgun. At this time, the victim is in stable condition. The gun shot victim will be charged with hand gun violation in the District of Columbia.

What business was it? He’s lucky he only shot his leg.

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