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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MPD Executes Search Warrants at Local Carryouts & Shops

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A reader forwarded me this press release about a series of recent raids meant to disrupt robberies and fencing operations. Multiple area spots were targeted in the raids. Here's the list:

Danny’s Carryout - 600 block of H Street, NE
Dana Jewelry – 900 block of H Street, NE
Northeast Market – 1200 block of Mt. Olivet Road, NE
Panda Carryout – 1800 block of West Virginia Avenue, NE
Dollar Magic – 1500 block of Benning Road, NE

Here are some of the items seized (according to the press release):

"487 cell phones · 7 i-Pads · 16 other notebooks/tablets · Multiple other electronic items such as – GPS, Xbox, Playstation, DVRs, etc. · Assorted drugs to include more than 500 packages of K2 spice, marijuana, paraphernalia · 1 BB Gun · Expired food and Over the Counter medication"

Please read the full press release on this one. Just because a place appears on this list does NOT mean they were part of an organized fencing operation. You can get more details by reading the full press release (key portions bolded by me) after the jump.

MPD Announces Major Operation to Curtail Robberies and Fencing Operations **UPDATED: Items seized and locations of search warrants** (Washington, DC)

- Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on Monday announced significant progress in the Metropolitan Police Department’s efforts to curtail robberies and thefts in the District of Columbia. As part of this ongoing effort, MPD’s Narcotics and Special Investigations Division concluded a three and a half week long investigation which targeted businesses in the District that trafficked in stolen property. Police conducted 12 search warrants on businesses in the District of Columbia. An additional search warrant was served by Arlington County Police at a location in Virginia, as part of this investigation. The majority of the 16 individuals who have been arrested are charged with Felony Trafficking in Stolen property, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail and a fine up to $10,000.00. “If you are a criminal and committing thefts or robberies, or if you profit from crime, in the District of Columbia, we will we find you, arrest you, and bring you to justice,” said Mayor Gray. “The District of Columbia is a place of law and order, and neither Chief Lanier nor I will tolerate any crime on our streets. Every single D.C. resident has the right to walk our neighborhoods in safety and confidence.” “As I have repeatedly said, we are attacking thefts and robberies from all angles,” Chief Lanier said. “In this case, we targeted the demand aspect of the problem.” Nicholas Majette, Director of the District of Columbia's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs said many of the businesses targeted in this investigation were operating without licenses or without the proper licenses. He said $12,000 in fines have been issued from business compliance inspections. **Updated** The below property is an example of what has been recovered, and counted, so far: · 487 cell phones · 7 i-Pads · 16 other notebooks/tablets · Multiple other electronic items such as – GPS, Xbox, Playstation, DVRs, etc. · Assorted drugs to include more than 500 packages of K2 spice, marijuana, paraphernalia · 1 BB Gun · Expired food and Over the Counter medication

**Updated** Search warrants were served at the following locations:
· Lions Carryout - 3600 block of Georgia Avenue, NW
· Danny’s Carryout - 600 block of H Street NE
· Dana Jewelry – 900 block of H Street, NE
· Northeast Market – 1200 block of Mt. Olivet Road, NE
· Panda Carryout – 1800 block of West Virginia Avenue, NE
· The Gold Shop – 600 block of Florida Avenue, NW
· B & V – 1300 block of North Capitol Street, NW
· Dollar Discount – 4500 block of Benning Road, SE
· Dollar Magic – 1500 block of Benning Road, NE
· Night and Day Store – 5000 block of Benning Road, SE
· Shell Gas – 4700 block of South Capitol Street, SE
· Nana GSM – 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW
· American Wireless – 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Instead of me sitting around saying, "What are the police doing?" I'm really enjoying reading stories like this and the one the other day where they caught the teen with a mask about to rob someone. Good job, police. Thank you.

ro said...

i guess Danny's wasn't so ``good'' after all

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I completely understand the story, could I have been having a side of X-Box all this time with my General Tso's? I've GOT to start learning to order off the menu.

Robby said...

It's a shame, but it goes to show the city is working to fight crime. I hope Mayor Brown does the same.

MJ said...

i guess Danny's wasn't so ``good'' after all

This has always confused me; the one in the 600 block is clearly named "Good Danny's" compared to the one in the 1200 block which is just called "Danny's" (but I call "Better Danny's"), but I guess their legal name is just "Danny's"? If you Google "Danny's H Street carryout" you get the one in the 600 block mostly.

IMGoph said...

so wait, what exactly happened at panda? i don't want to find out my favorite carryout is a criminal operation!

inked said...

IMGoph,
Unclear. I haven't seen any info clarifying what happened. Even if Panda did pop, it might have been a single employee.