Former DC Councilmember Jack Evans’ car was stolen from outside his home in the Georgetown neighborhood on Monday afternoon after he left it running, according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
Officers responded to the 3100 block of P Street Northwest at approximately 3:40 pm due to a report of a stolen vehicle.
The politician told the police that his Subaru Crosstrek was parked outside his home on P Street and running with the keys inside, when it was stolen. The car was last spotted driving eastbound on P Street Northwest.
The former Ward 2 representative resigned from the DC Council last year after a probe into his outside employment as a lawyer and consultant identified 11 ethical violations and he faced expulsion.
Evans is the latest victim of car theft, which has been on the rise in the District. DC Councilmember Mary Cheh’s car was also stolen in Northwest last December.
MPD recently launched a Carjacking Task Force to specifically address DC’s carjackings, auto thefts, and unauthorized use of vehicle offenses.
According to MPD data, motor vehicle theft in the District has reached 477 this year as of February 23, up from 321 in the same period of 2020, which is a 49 percent spike.