MPD Chief Cathy Lanier

MPD Chief Cathy Lanier

Over the weekend, an alert citizen called police about a suspicious person, leading MPD to nab a person suspected of stealing packages on the eastern side of Capitol Hill.  From MPD:

Today First District Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person suspected of stealing packages in the area of 11th & Constitution Ave NE. Officers canvassed the area and later located a subject at 11th & PA Ave SE, who matched the description of the suspicious person. When the Officers contacted the person, they recovered a package and contents, which appeared to be a gift for a child. There was no address label found, so we cannot yet identify the owner of the package. The package/gift is apparently a gift from the child’s grandparents. If anyone in the community learns of a theft of a package that is similar to this, please email me directly at daniel.hickson@dc.gov.

Great lesson- if you see something odd, you can always call 911.  Great work, MPD!