Off Campus Assault in West Georgetown and Burglary in Burleith
Off-Campus Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Burglary Incidents
Incident Summaries (Note: The following two incidents are not related)
Incident One: Assault with a Deadly Weapon. On Thursday, 05/23/2013, between 2 a.m. and 2:45 a.m., the victim was receiving a ride in the suspect’s car from the 18th Street Lounge. When they approached the 1400 block of 35th Street NW, the suspect assaulted the victim with a small knife, producing superficial injuries. The victim is a Georgetown University alumnus.
Incident Two: Burglary. On Thursday, 05/23/2013, between the hours of 8:50 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., unknown intruders entered an apartment in the 3500 block of T Street NW through a locked front door and stole a watch. There were no signs of forced entry, and the victim was not home at the time of the incident. It is not known if the victim is affiliated with the University.
MPD is investigating both incidents. The Georgetown University Police are requesting that anyone who has information regarding this or any other incident(s), or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident(s), to contact them immediately at (202) 687- 4343 or MPD at 202-727-9099.
Date: May 23, 2013
Times: See above
Location: Incident 1: West Georgetown. Incident 2: Burleith
Address, Incident 1: 1400 block of 35th Street NW
Address, Incident 2: 3500 block of T Street NW
Incident type(s) Assault with a Deadly weapon; Burglary
Victim(s): Victim, Incident 1: The victim suffered superficial injuries and refused medical treatment.
Victim, Incident 2: The victim was not physically harmed during the incident.
Witness description of suspect(s):
Incident 1: Light-skinned black male, 6’0” to 6’2”.
Incident 2: Unknown.
The Department of Public Safety would like to remind all students to practice the following security measures:
1. On campus students should call DPS at 202.687.4343 regarding any safety concerns.
2. Off campus students with immediate safety concerns should call MPD at 911 and DPS at 687.HELP.
3. Practice security at home by not propping doors open, always keeping doors and windows locked, even when you are in residence, and not opening the door to strangers.
4. Students noticing suspicious activities or individuals loitering around entrances to residence halls, apartments, or townhouses should immediately notify DPS at 202.687.4343.
5. Students may utilize the services of THE SHUTTLE or DPS SAFERIDES escorts as a means of providing safe passage off-campus. Call 784.RIDE for DPS SAFERIDES escorts.
Georgetown University's Department of Public Safety (DPS) notifies the campus community when crimes are reported to DPS or the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) which the University believes represent a threat to its students or employees, in a manner consistent with the Campus Security Act. The University uses its best efforts to provide information that is both accurate and helpful, but community members should recognize that the University is able to relay information only as it is reported to DPS and/or MPD.