Anonymous Tip Leads to Four Arrests in Burglary

The car chase and crash was first reported as a carjacking on Sept. 17.

An anonymous resident's call about a suspicious vehicle eventually led to a and four arrests on Sept. 17, according to police.

The call originated in Glover Park and the caller reported a car that appeared to be "casing" the area around the 3900 block of W Street, NW. When police approached the vehicle, it drove away, according to Lt. John Hedgecock. 

Hedgecock said the car managed to evade police initially, but then crashed the car, a tan Nissan Altima with temporary Maryland plates, at Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street, "due to very erratic driving."

All four suspects fled the vehicle, but police were able to eventually locate and arrest all four.

Officers discovered the "proceeds of a crime" in the back of the car the suspects were driving.

The personal property was linked to a home in Glover Park, which had been burglarized.

Hedgecock said he appreciated the anonymous person taking two minutes to report something suspicious, "We couldn't have done it without that caller."


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »