Crime log: Man breaks into Smith Center, fire department

Traffic Accident: Hit and Run

Academic Center Garage
Unknown – Unknown
Open Case

A woman unaffiliated with the University reported to the GW Police Department that she observed a scratch on the hood of her vehicle after she parked on the second floor of the garage.

– Case open.

Credit Card Fraud

Marvin Center (GW Bookstore)
Unknown – Unknown
Closed Case

A man unaffiliated with GW reported that someone attempted to purchase merchandise in the GW Bookstore using his debit card that he had lost. After noticing the purchase, the man filed an online report with the Metropolitan Police Department.

– Referred to MPD.

Attempted Fraud/Theft II/From Building

2109 G St.
9/12/2019 – 10:10 a.m.
Closed Case

A female faculty member reported to GWPD that someone stole her debit and credit cards from her wallet. The suspect attempted to place two fraudulent charges on the woman’s debit card and one on her credit card.

– No suspects or witnesses.

Traffic Accident: Hit and Run

Public Property on Campus (19th Street)
9/13/2019 – 12:23 a.m.
Closed Case

A male Safe Ride driver reported that a vehicle traveling south on 19th Street struck his Safe Ride van and tore off the van’s side mirror. The Safe Ride driver reported that the driver did not stop and fled the scene.

– No identifiable subject.

Assault on a Police Officer/Assault With a Dangerous Weapon/Weapons Violation

Public Property on Campus (23rd and I streets)
9/13/2019 – 12:55 p.m.
Closed Case

GWPD officers responded to an MPD report that a man unaffiliated with GW was in possession of a prohibited weapon inside a vehicle in front of JBKO Hall.  The man assaulted an MPD officer who was trying to apprehend him. MPD officers arrested the subject for felony assault on a police officer while armed, carrying a pistol without a license and assault with a dangerous weapon, according to an MPD report. MPD officers transported the subject to the Second District police station for processing.

– Subject arrested.

Burglary II/Non-Forcible

Smith Center
9/14/2019 – 3:45 a.m.
Closed Case

A man unaffiliated with GW broke into the Smith Center and stole a control console that had the words “buff and blue” on it. The subject fled the scene and committed a second burglary at the fire department on campus, where MPD officers arrested him for burglary and transported him to the Second District police station for processing.

– Subject arrested.

Burglary I/Forcible

2119 G St. (Fire Department: Engine 23)
9/14/2019 – 4:05 a.m.
Closed Case

MPD officers discovered that a non-GW affiliated man broke into the fire department through a side door and stole a remote control to the fire department’s garage door. MPD officers learned that the subject had stolen a console from the Smith Center 20 minutes earlier, arrested the subject and transported him to the Second District police station for processing.

– Subject arrested.

Unlawful Entry

Fulbright Hall
9/14/2019 – 1:38 p.m.
Closed Case

GWPD officers responded to Fulbright Hall for a report that a woman not affiliated with GW was inside the residence hall. GWPD uncovered footage from a security camera video showing that the woman followed a female student into the residence hall. GWPD officers arrested the woman and issued her a bar notice. MPD officers responded to the scene and transported the woman to the Second District police station.

– Subject arrested.

– Compiled by Kateryna Stepanenko.

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