PSA 502 Crime Meeting Wednesday January 19th

Tomorrow Wednesday January 19th MPD Fifth District will be holding a PSA 502 Crime Meeting at 7:30pm at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center with Lieutenant Edward Bernat, Commander Greene, and Councilmember Harry Thomas.

MPD will be discussing recent Brookland area crime trends including robberies, burglaries and thefts, MPD will also be discussing recent arrests, crime prevention steps, and an introduction to developing a Neighborhood Watch.

With the recent muggings in the neighborhood including those on Newton Street and the recent arrest of a robbery suspect and the December homicide at the Newton Market this will be a good opportunity to learn about recent crime trends and to voice your concerns to MPD.

When: Wednesday, January 19th 2011
Where: Turkey Thicket Rec Center 1100 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Time: 7:30 PM

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center

Brookland Robbery Suspect Apprehended

Commander Greene posted a message to the MPD 5D group earlier today, stating Brookland Robbery Suspect Captured!!.

According to Commander Greene

Last night, January 11, 2011, a female complainant was waiting for the bus in the 3500 block of 18th Street when she was approached by a black male suspect described a s 6-0 feet 120 pounds. The suspect gestured as if he had a gun and demanded her money. The victim screamed and ran into the street, Fifth District officers responded to the commotion and stopped the suspect who fled to the south alley of the 1600 block of Otis Street NE. He was positively identified and placed under arrest.

There have been a number of recent robberies targeting commuters including a number of robberies on Newton , including one at 6:30pm on Thursday January 6th at 6:30pm. There were also two robberies likely by the same perpetrator on Friday January 7th at 6:40pm near 14th Street and at 7:30pm near 10th Street.

Commander Greene also stated that a description of the perpetrator and the use of a silver handgun.

The two robberies on Newton were committed by the same person we believe and possibly the third as well, a black male described as 6 ft in height slim build in dark clothing armed with a silver handgun. Units have his description and are looking for the individual in the area. The individual appeared to head west after each offense was committed possibly toward the metro.

Based on the similarities to the Newton Market Homicide on December 12th, residents are asking if this is the same perpetrator that was involved in that botched robbery.

MPD 5D did a great job apprehending the suspect so quickly. Hopefully this arrest will end the recent robberies occurring the neighborhood.

Map of Recent Brookland Robberies


View Brookland 2010/2011 Winter Robberies in a larger map

502 December 2010- January 2011 Crime Blotter

Report Date Time Offense Method Address SMD PSA
12/1/10 0:00 THEFT 2 3600 B/O SOUTH DAKOTA AVE NE 5A10 502
12/2/10 0:00 STOLEN AUTO STOLEN AUTO 2900 B/O 10TH ST NE 5B04 502
12/3/10 0:00 THEFT 1 3500 B/O 18TH ST NE 5A10 502
12/3/10 0:00 THEFT 1 1200 B/O RANDOLPH ST NE 5A06 502
12/4/10 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 1 10TH ST NE & RHODE ISLAND AVE NE 5B04 502
12/6/10 0:00 BURGLARY 2 1500 B/O HAMLIN ST NE 5B04 502
12/6/10 0:00 ROBBERY F&V   5A08 502
12/6/10 0:00 BURGLARY 2 2900 B/O 17TH ST NE 5B04 502
12/8/10 0:00 BURGLARY 2 1800 B/O MONROE ST NE 5A10 502
12/8/10 0:00 ROBBERY GUN 1000 B/O MICHIGAN AVE NE 5A06 502
12/9/10 0:00 STOLEN AUTO STOLEN AUTO 1000 B/O KEARNY ST NE 5A07 502
12/10/10 0:00 SEX ABUSE ADULT 2ND 1400 B/O MICHIGAN AVE NE 5A08 502
12/10/10 0:00 STOLEN AUTO STOLEN AUTO 1800 B/O RHODE ISLAND AVE NE 5A10 502
12/11/10 0:00 BURGLARY 2 1300 B/O OTIS ST NE 5A07 502
12/12/10 0:00 ROBBERY GUN 3900 B/O 10TH ST NE 5A06 502
12/13/10 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 12TH ST NE & OTIS ST NE 5A06 502
12/13/10 0:00 BURGLARY 2 1000 B/O MONROE ST NE 5A07 502
12/13/10 0:00 BURGLARY 2 1300 B/O QUINCY ST NE 5A06 502
12/15/10 0:00 THEFT 1 3500 B/O SOUTH DAKOTA AVE NE 5A10 502
12/15/10 0:00 ROBBERY GUN 3500 B/O 12TH ST NE 5A07 502
12/16/10 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 3700 B/O 12TH ST NE 5A06 502
12/17/10 0:00 STOLEN AUTO STOLEN AUTO 22ND ST NE & SOUTH DAKOTA AVE NE 5A10 502
12/18/10 0:00 HOMICIDE GUN 3600 B/O 12TH ST NE 5A07 502
12/18/10 0:00 STOLEN AUTO STOLEN AUTO 1200 B/O JACKSON ST NE 5A07 502
12/20/10 0:00 ROBBERY OTHER ARMED 2800 B/O 10TH ST NE 5B04 502
12/20/10 0:00 ROBBERY KNIFE 800 B/O RHODE ISLAND AVE NE 5B04 502
12/20/10 0:00 ADW OTHER 1700 B/O MONROE ST NE 5A10 502
12/21/10 0:00 ROBBERY ASSAULT W/INTENT 1000 B/O RHODE ISLAND AVE NE 5B04 502
12/23/10 0:00 THEFT 2 1500 B/O KEARNY ST NE 5A10 502
12/23/10 0:00 THEFT 2 3200 B/O 10TH ST NE 5A07 502
12/23/10 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 3700 B/O 12TH ST NE 5A06 502
12/24/10 0:00 THEFT 2 1200 B/O PERRY ST NE 5A06 502
12/25/10 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 3700 B/O 14TH ST NE 5A06 502
12/27/10 0:00 ARSON ARSON 900 B/O JACKSON ST NE 5A07 502
12/28/10 0:00 STOLEN AUTO STOLEN AUTO 1700 B/O LAWRENCE ST NE 5A10 502
12/30/10 0:00 BURGLARY 2 1400 B/O GIRARD ST NE 5B04 502
12/30/10 0:00 ROBBERY GUN 1800 B/O RHODE ISLAND AVE NE 5A10 502
12/31/10 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 1300 B/O NEWTON ST NE 5A07 502
12/31/10 0:00 ADW OTHER 10TH ST NE & MONROE ST NE 5A07 502
12/31/10 0:00 THEFT 2 1200 B/O EVARTS ST NE 5B04 502
12/31/10 0:00 THEFT 1 1300 B/O FRANKLIN ST NE 5B04 502
1/2/11 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 3600 B/O 13TH ST NE 5A07 502
1/5/11 0:00 THEFT 1 1000 B/O MONROE ST NE 5A07 502
1/6/11 0:00 ROBBERY GUN 1300 B/O OTIS ST NE 5A07 502
1/7/11 0:00 ROBBERY GUN 1400 B/O NEWTON ST NE 5A08 502
1/7/11 0:00 ROBBERY GUN 1000 B/O NEWTON ST NE 5A07 502
1/8/11 0:00 STOLEN AUTO STOLEN AUTO 10TH ST NE & MICHIGAN AVE NE 5A06 502
1/9/11 0:00 ROBBERY ASSAULT W/INTENT 1300 B/O IRVING ST NE 5A07 502
1/10/11 0:00 STOLEN AUTO STOLEN AUTO 2800 B/O 12TH ST NE 5B04 502
1/10/11 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 1500 B/O OTIS ST NE 5A08 502
1/10/11 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 1900 B/O OTIS ST NE 5A10 502
1/10/11 0:00 ROBBERY FEAR 1800 B/O RHODE ISLAND AVE NE 5A10 502
1/11/11 0:00 ROBBERY ATTEMPT 3500 B/O 18TH ST NE 5A10 502
1/11/11 0:00 THEFT F/AUTO 2 12TH ST NE & EVARTS ST NE 5B04 502

Newton Market to Reopen on New Year’s Eve

The Newton Market located on 12th and Newton Streets NE will be reopening Friday December 31st New Year’s Eve at 8am. The store has been closed since the December 18th tragic murder of store owner Raj Patel.

ANC 5A06 Commissioner John Feeley posted a message this afternoon encouraging Brookland neighbors and friends to encourage the family as they reopen the store.

Dear neighbors: You may have seen this sign already but I wanted to make sure as many people as possible know about it. On New Year’s Eve at 8:00 AM, Newton Market/Murray’s is reopening. I think we should all stop by at Newton and 12th Street New Year’s Eve day to encourage the family as they reopen their store. Mr. Patel, so tragically murdered on December 18, was a committed member of our business community. He owned his business, his store and lived there. We should support his family as they continue his vision….

This is a good opportunity to stop by and support the Patel family during this very difficult time.

Newton Market