Dupont – Logan – U Street

Crimes of Note: Another Robbery Near 17th Street Corridor

There was another robbery near the 17th Street corridor, this time on Monday night around 9:30 p.m. The crime occurred on the 1600 block of P Street; details below the fold. This follows two robberies on Friday evening near this high foot-traffic area.

There was also a daytime robbery on the 1500 block of U Street NW on Sunday around 12:30 p.m. As we have noted before, these types of robberies happen on U Street and they seem to happen all too often during daytime hours.

Following are crimes of note—robberies, assaults, burglaries and stolen autos—that occurred between January 27 and February 1 in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. We will have a roundup of official crime stats later in the week for the area.


  • January 27, 7:55 p.m., Robbery-Force and Violence, 12th and O Streets NW. Three males.
  • January 27, Robbery-Knife, 1100 block of M Street NW.
  • January 31, 12:30 p.m., Robbery, 1500 block of U Street NW.
  • February 1, 9:30 p.m., Robbery-Force & Violence, 1600 block of P Street NW: “The complainant was walking southbound [Note: it would have been east or west] in the block when two unknown subjects approached him from the rear and struck him with an unknown object. The complainant fell to the ground and the suspects stole $200 from him. The suspects ran in an unknown direction. The complainant was unable to provide a description of the suspects.”


  • January 29, between 8 a.m. and 10:20 p.m., Burglary, 1300 block of 15th Street NW-Home.
  • January 30, 4:12 a.m., Burglary, 1800 block of 20thStreet NW. “The reporting person stated that the suspect entered the establishment by breaking out the front window with a brick. Once inside the suspect stole three jugs containing U.S. Currency. He then fled north into the alley from N Street. The MPD responded and canvassed the area and located the suspect and arrested him. This is a closed case.” Note: This was the Safeway on 20th Street and donations for Haiti earthquake victims were stolen.

Stolen Auto

  • Wednesday, January 27, 3 to 7 p.m., Stolen Auto, 1800 block of Swann Street NW.
  • January 30, Stolen Auto, 2100 block of 14th Street NW-Parking Lot/Garage.

February 3, 2010 - Posted by | crime | , ,


  1. […] Crimes of Note: Another Robbery Near 17th Street Corridor […]

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  2. Hard to believe that these happened at 15th and U and 16th and P. I’ll definitely be more careful about whipping out my iPhone now, even in the middle of the day.

    Comment by problematicknowledge | February 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. I’m befuddled at the ineptitude of our city’s leadership, regardless of their geography, to tackle crime in a serious manner. This includes Chief Lanier. Why methods that work in other jurisdictions aren’t employed here is shocking. I know these people talk to each other. I know that there are seminars and conventions that law enforcement personnel go to.

    Comment by Avi | February 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. Thank god this happened at 16th & P. This means Glover Park got another small reprieve from the terror of city living, and Mendelson was spared another anxious day of wondering if crime really might be a legislative issue.

    Seriously though. 16th & P? That is brazen, and the worst part, is that these street crimes, as of late, have gotten more and more brazen, and are occurring in more open places and highly trafficked places!

    Comment by Avi | February 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Actually, I believe Mendelson lives in Cleveland Park.

      Comment by mattyillini | February 3, 2010 | Reply

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