Washington, D.C., Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey’s official car, a Ford Crown Victoria, was stolen over the weekend from a street in Southwest Washington. It had been left there Friday by a member of the force’s motor pool so Ramsey would have it when he returned from a one-week trip to a counter-terrorism conference in Scotland.
“There is not a whole lot to add to it,” Ramsey said. “The car was taken, and there was nothing of real value in it. Cars are getting stolen every day.” Ramsey arrived home early Sunday. When he awoke to go to church later that morning, he couldn’t find the black Crown Victoria, and he and his wife went to church in her car, he said. Police said they do not believe the thieves knew they were taking the police chief’s car. No weapons were left inside, but it was equipped with a police radio. Its trunk contained a large duffle bag filled with some of the chief’s riot gear, police said.