Campus Crime Watch: Stolen bikes and jack-o-lanterns


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Earlier this week, the Hoya reported a rise in bicycle thefts at Georgetown. Vox recommends that students register their bikes with the National Bike Registry. (Bicycle registration, which was required in D.C. until 2008, is potentially the only way to recover a stolen bicycle.) When locking up those bikes, remember: U-locks with steel cuffs are the best, and always lock the front wheel.

In other news, Fall is well underway on the Hilltop, which means one thing—gourd-like squash are being displayed on porches. Sadly, there’s no pumpkin registry in D.C., so be vigilant against this seasonal blight of pumpkin larceny.

Tuesday, October 12
10:00 PM – BURGLARY (Nevils – Riggs Hall). An unknown person entered into an apartment and stole a laptop computer and a charger. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Wednesday, October 13
10:30 AM – THEFT (3600 block of N Street). MPD reported a theft at this location.
12:50 PM – DISORDERLY CONDUCT (3100 block of M Street). MPD arrested a suspect for public drunkenness.
3:17 PM – DRUG VIOLATION (3500 block of Water Street). MPD arrested a suspect for marijuana possession.
4:10 PM – ROBBERY (3300 block of O Street). MPD reported an alleged robbery at this location.
10:25 PM – THEFT (Hariri). An unknown person stole a bicycle from a bike rack by cutting the lock. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.
11:30 PM – DEFACEMENT (Leo’s). An ATM Machine panel door was reported broken. The case is under investigation.
11:30 PM – THEFT (3600 block of N Street). An unknown person stole a bicycle from a bike rack by cutting the lock. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Thursday, October 14
9:20 AM – THEFT (2100 block of Wisconsin Avenue): An unknown person stole several laptop computers from a secured office. The case is under investigation.
8:00 PM – ARREST (3100 block of M Street). MPD arrested three suspects identified as fugitive felons.

Friday, October 15
2:15 AM – DUI (1400 block of 35th Street). MPD arrested a suspect for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
4:00 PM – THEFT (Leavey). An unknown person stole an unattended cell phone. The case is under investigation.

Saturday, October 16
1:12 AM – BURGLARY (Village A). An unknown person entered into an apartment and stole a laptop computer. No suspects or witnesses were identified.
3:09 AM – DRUG VIOLATION (Henle). An illegal substance and drug paraphernalia were confiscated. The case has been referred to student conduct.
6:00 PM – THEFT (New South). An unknown person stole a bicycle secured to a bike rack by cutting the lock inside the lobby. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Sunday, October 17
1:40 AM – UNDERAGE DRINKING (1218 Wisconsin Avenue). MPD arrested a suspect for misrepresentation of age at a bar.
7:00 PM – THEFT (3700 block of O Street). The complainant reported to MPD that between 7 p.m. on Sunday and 6 a.m. on Monday unknown suspect/s stole a pumpkin from his front porch. There is no lookout for a suspect.

Monday, October 18
5:53 PM – THEFT (Leavey). An unknown person stole a bicycle secured to a bike rack by cutting the lock. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.
6:15 PM – THEFT (1400 block of Wisconsin Avenue). The complainant reported to MPD that unknown suspect/s stole a bicycle he had left unlocked and unattended for a short period of time.

To report an emergency, call the Georgetown Department of Public Safety at (202) 687-4343 or the DC Metropolitan Police Department at 911. To report other suspicious behavior, call the DPS tip-line at (202) 687-2320.

Sources: DPS Daily Crime Log [PDF], D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

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