Thursday, August 01, 2013
MPD Makes Major Burglary Arrest in Trinidad
Our area has seen a significant number of home burglaries recently, and many of them appear to be the work of a small number of individuals. Thanks to alert neighbors, one man was arrested recently in the 1400 block of Morse (he was arrested while committing a burglary). MPD has now made an additional arrest, and they are saying it is a big one.
One thing they note in the press release is that they believe this person invaded other homes, or attempted to do so. But they think that these burglaries, attempted burglaries, or break-ins in which nothing was taken, may not have been reported. If you were a victim of such an event, please get in touch with MPD. If you know of a neighbor who may have been a victim, please urge that person to reach out to MPD. Only by reporting all of these crimes (all of which would certainly be reported in upper NW) can we get the police attention that we deserve.
MPD's press release appears below:
TRINIDAD COMMUNITY ALERT: A Significant Arrest has been made in a number of Burglary Cases within our Trinidad Community
The Fifth Police District has made a significant arrest of an individual involved in a series of Home Break ins that occurred in and around our Trinidad community.
This suspect turned himself in to 5D Detectives late last evening on an outstanding First Degree Burglary Arrest Warrant from the 1100 block of Morse Street Northeast, Washington, DC, which occurred on Monday, June 17, 2013.
Based upon evidence recovered in this case, we firmly believe he’s responsible for terrorizing our Summer Crime Initiative Area in PSA 506/Trinidad. We are compiling additional information concerning homes that were broken into in the Trinidad community that will be closed out with this arrest. This case will be presented to the United States Attorney's Office this morning for prosecution.
We believe that there are a number of homes that may have also been victimized that did not come forward or in some cases, entry was made into your homes but nothing was taken, thus no report was made to MPD.
Should you be the victim of such acts concerning your home or place of business, or if you are aware of a friend or neighbor that may been victimized, we ask that you contact Fifth Police District Detective Anthony Commodore immediately. Detective Commodore can be reached on 202-698-0660 (Office), 202-698-0130 (Desk) or at Anthony.Commodore@dc.gov
We now have in custody a major Burglar who has prayed on the Trinidad area putting our homeowners in fear. Based upon the aggressive police work performed by members of the SCI Trinidad Team in concert with Fifth Police District Detective Anthony Commodore and Fifth District Detectives, we can celebrate a success. Their hard work and relentless follow up on information and intelligence is paying great dividends. Great work by all!