A man was arrested on Capitol Hill on Friday who, according to D.C. police, did not have a home but did have a gun. Police said they later charged him in two Capitol Hill burglaries.
In a statement, the police said Lawrence Prince, 28, was arrested in the 200 block of Ninth Street NE, after “he was found to be in possession of a firearm.” They said Prince had “no fixed address.”
After investigating, police said, they charged him in connection with a burglary on Jan. 22, in the 300 block of Constitution Avenue NE.
In that incident, the police said, someone went into a home around 5 a.m. through a window.
Inside the home, police said, an occupant confronted the intruder. The intruder fled empty-handed, the police said.
Rowhouses sit in either side of the tree-lined street, three blocks from the Supreme Court.
Three days after the incident on Constitution Avenue, police said, someone climbed through a window to get into a house in the 200 block of Ninth Street NE.
No one was home at the time, police said. They said the intruder took property then drove off in the victim’s vehicle. In addition to burglary, the police said, Prince was charged with theft in that incident.
In a report issued earlier Friday, police said their investigation was touched off after police were called about 9:30 a.m. about a “suspicious person” in the 300 block of Seventh Street NE. The report did not say what made the person appear suspicious.
They indicated that officers who responded to the call found someone who matched the description given. The individual had a loaded handgun, police said.
They said Prince was then placed under arrest.