I signed up for DC Police Alerts several weeks ago. Last night I got this one (highlighted text is mine):
ROBBERY KNIFE_2216HOURS_1300BLK OF R ST NW_FLASH LOF 3 B/M’S ALL W/BLACK JACKETS WINTER HAT 19-25 FLASH LOF 3 B/M’S ALL W/BLACK JACKETS WINTER HAT 19-25FLASH LOF 3 B/M’S ALL W/BLACK JACKETS WINTER HAT 19-25 1SUBJ CARRYING BLACK MACHINE GUN THIS HAPPEN ABOUT 15-20MINS AGO SUBJ WEARING BLACK CLOTHES DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT# #169-881
The crime occured just east of the Borderstan border on the 1300-block of R Street NW. What shocked me was that one suspect was carrying a machine gun. You may recall an earlier posting from November 9 in which police in the Second and Third Police Districts warned that shotguns and AK-47s were increasingly being used in robberies.
Incident 1: Robbery with a Gun, 1900-block of S Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Thursday, November 27, at 1:30 a.m., on the 1900-block of S Street NW.
- Details: Complainant reports he was walking in the block when the suspect approached him from the rear, pointed a silver colored gun at him and demanded his property. Suspect fled on foot. Police believe there may be a connection between this crime and the street robbery that occured about 75 minutes earlier at 1617 15th Street in Borderstan.
- Lookout: Lookout for a black male, 19 years of age, 6’0″, medium complexion, wearing a blue-white skull cap, dark coat, carrying a silver gun.
Incident 2: Assault with Intent to Rob, 1800-block of R Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Saturday, November 22, at 11 p.m., on the 1800-block of R Street NW.
- Details: Complainant reports he was walking in the block when he was approached by two suspects and was punched. The suspects fled on foot, eastbound on R Street.
- Lookout: Lookout is for two black males, 15- to 17-years old, 5’11”, 165 to 170 pounds wearing black coats.
Incident 3: Robbery Force & Violence, 1800-block of T Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Saturday, November 22, at 10:40 p.m., at 1800-block of T Street NW.
- Details: Case closed with arrest of three suspects. The complainant reports he was walking in the block and was approached from behind by three suspects. All three suspects knocked the complainant to the ground and started punching him. The suspects fled on foot and were apprehended by Officer Mike Smith, PSA 208. The complainant was treated at George Washington Hospital for his injuries.
- Three Arrested: Arrested were one adult and two juveniles. The adult is identified as Joshua Fortson, Black Male, DOB: 7/24/89. His address of record is 1119 Stevens Road SE. The two juveniles arrested are 15- and 17-years old and live in the vicinity of the arrested adult suspect; their names cannot be released because they are juveniles.
Incident 4: Robbery Force & Violence, 1700-block of Swann Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Tuesday, November 11, at 6 p.m., 1700-block of Swann Street NW.
- Details: Complainant reports while walking in the block a group of six males jumped him from behind and began punching him. The complainant sustained a laceration to his forehead and was treated at George Washington University Hospital.
- Lookout: A general lookout was provided for six black males in their late teens to early ’20s.
Incident 5: Assault with Intent to Rob, 18th & New Hampshire NW
- Date, Time & Location: Monday, November 10, at 12:10 a.m., at 18th Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW.
- Details: Female complainant reports she was walking in the block when two suspects approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground. The suspects attempted to grab the complainant’s bag, but fled before taking possession of it. The suspects fled on foot northbound on 18th Street.
- Lookout: Lookout is for two black males, 15- to 16-years old, 5’7″ to 5’8″, 140 pounds, wearing blue jeans and dark coats.
Arrest Made in Theft from Auto
PSA 208 officers made an arrest in a Theft from Auto case on November 27 in the 1600-block of O Street NW. The suspect is identified as Reginald Teneyck, 52-years old, no fixed address.
A neighbor on the 1500-block of R Street sent me this email today:
A Jeep parked in front of 1516 R Street was broken into at approximately 5:20 PM this afternoon during busy rush hour trafflc. Police were notified and given a description of the perpetrator.
Looking for more details.
I received the following message from a Borderstan neighbor this morning:
The basement unit at 1516 R Street was entered on Tuesday, September 9th, around 2:00 PM, by kicking in a front window. A flat screen TV and personal computer were taken. Someone was observed entering one of the apartment buildings on the south side of the 1400 block of R Street carrying the stolen PC.
I forwarded the message on to our Borderstan contacts in the 2nd and 3rd Police districts asking for follow up and just received the following from Lt. Erich Miller:
Breaking News,Ofc. John Hansohn just made an arrest of a suspect in possession of a stolen laptop computer taken during a burglary today in the 1700 block of R Street. This subject matches the description of another recent burglary in the Borderstan area. We are proceeding carefully with this case because there are indications that he might be responsible for numerous burglaries in the community. Detective Bovino will be contacting previous burglary victims to examine photo spreads. The suspect in custody has a lengthy history of burglary. I will provide further information tomorrow after we present the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. I think this case will have a significant impact in the Borderstan community. It was also fantastic police work by Ofc. Hansohn.
Lt. Erich Miller