Over the past 90 days, there have been a rash of Vehicle Destruction of Property and Theft from Auto Crimes in the Fourth District. More specifically, in PSAs 401 and 402, the locations include 1300-1400 blocks of Sheridan St., Rittenhouse St., Somerset place, Tuckerman St., and Fort Steven Drive, to include the 6800-6900 blocks of Georgia Avenue. These crimes have occurred on the evenings and midnight tour. The suspects are gaining entry by smashing and/or damaging the drivers’ front or rear passengers side window with an unknown object. The items stolen are cell phones , coins, clothing and in most cases the vehicles were ransacked and nothing was taken.
You will notice that our officers have increased their patrols on these active blocks with the focus on apprehension of the perpetrator (s). We also have officers walking on foot alongside parked vehicle placing Prevention pamphlets regarding thefts from vehicles on your vehicles. We would like to encourage all residence to participate in the DC Governments Private Security Camera Program. www.ovsig.dc.gov
We are asking all our stakeholders to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to 911. Do not leave valuables or any property in plain view inside your vehicles
REMEMBER IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING!!!