Quick-Thinking Resident Leads to Arrest
Police: West Village resident alerted officers to man breaking into car.
A Georgetown resident's quick actions Monday resulted in the apprehension and arrest of a man suspected of breaking into cars on the 3400 block of N Street, NW, according to police. The suspect had multiple prior arrests, according to police.
Officer Antonial Atkins of the Metropolitan Police Department 2nd District wrote in an email to the community:
"On Monday November 5th, 2012 at approximately 1400 hrs a Citizen that lives in the 3400 Block of N St NW observed a suspect break into a car. During this criminal act, I was driving west bound in the 3400 block of N St. NW and was flagged down. The suspect was then arrested and charged with multiple offenses. Several members of the 2nd District PSA 206 and the 2D Burglary Tac Unit assisted in the apprehension and arrest of the suspect. A further check revealed that the suspect had several items on his person and property that may have been taken from other locations in his back pack he was wearing."
Atkins praised the resident for taking action and urged residents to be aware of suspicious activity. He wrote:
"This arrest resulted in the quick action of a CITIZEN in the neighborhood and the combined efforts of a team of Officers that were working together to get this subject arrested for prosecution."