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Man with gun dies after being shot by police in Southeast D.C.

June 13 at 12:30 AM

A man died after being shot in a confrontation with D.C. police officers Tuesday evening in Southeast Washington, authorities said.

In a statement, D.C. police said the incident began about 7:15 p.m. when uniformed patrol officers went into an alley in the 3700 block of First Street SE, where a group of people were standing.

When members of the group saw the officers, they ran, and officers pursued. During the chase, one member of the group drew a gun, and officers fired, according to the police account.

The person who drew the gun was hit and was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said. Police Chief Peter Newsham, who went to the scene, said the person was male and appeared to be an adult.

The man was not named Tuesday night, pending notification of relatives.

Newsham said a gun was found at the scene. “We recovered the weapon from the suspect,” he said. In a photograph, the weapon appeared to be a semiautomatic pistol.

The site of the shooting is on the western edge of the Washington Highlands area and about 200 yards east of South Capitol Street.

No officers involved were hit by gunfire, police said, and none of them was named as of late Tuesday.

Newsham tied the incident to the presence of illegal guns in the city.

“We’ve got to get these illegal firearms out of our community,” the chief said.

He said he saw no reason why anybody needs to be standing “in any alley in D.C. armed with an illegal firearm.”

The fatal shooting was the second involving police in the Washington area in two days.

Police in Montgomery County, Md., shot and killed a man Monday in a confrontation in the Silver Spring area.

Man fatally shot near Trinidad neighborhood in Northeast Washington

June 13 at 10:52 AM

A man was fatally shot early Wednesday near the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

The shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m. in the 1200 block of Mount Olivet Road NE.

The wounded man was found in the parking lot of a convenience store, but police said it is possible that he had been shot a short distance away, ran to the store and collapsed there. It was not immediately clear whether he died at the scene or at a hospital.

Police released few other details about the shooting. The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of relatives. Police were looking for two men in a yellow Dodge Charger last seen heading east on Mount Olivet Road toward West Virginia Avenue.

 

March 30, 2018

Summary

A woman was fatally stabbed in Southeast Washington. Around 7:58 a.m. Thursday, D.C. Police received a call that a person was down in the alley in the 500 block of Oakwood Street SE. Officers found a woman unconscious and suffering from several stab wounds. She was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not released, pending the notification of her family. • A boy has been hospitalized after police say he was shot in Northwest D.C. The shooting happened around 5 a.m. in the 5900 block of 13th Street. Police say they responded to the area after hearing the sound of rapid gunshots. They were flagged down by a vehicle with the wounded boy inside. Officers followed the vehicle to Children’s Hospital where the gunshot victim was identified as juvenile Hispanic male. He suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the right foot. Police have not released the age of the shooting victim.

February 15, 2018

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Two people were in federal custody Wednesday, and three people were recovering from injuries after authorities said the driver of a rented sport utility vehicle tried to enter a secured area of the top-secret National Security Agency. Authorities quickly concluded the incident was not terrorism. In late afternoon, an FBI spokesman said one theory being investigated is whether the driver mistakenly turned onto a restricted parkway exit and panicked when he saw heavily armed police. “Until we complete all the interviews, we just can’t say definitively,” said David Fitz, the spokesman. • A Montgomery County school counselor is among those arrested in a raid on a D.C. bar two weeks ago. According to court documents, Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration enforcement officers, members of the Narcotics and Special Investigations division, the Second District Club Action Team and the Second District Crime Suppression Team responded to the Mason Inn in Northwest D.C. on Feb. 1 at around 6:45 p.m. Upon their arrival, the officers encountered a vendor table with 102 assorted edibles, five capsules containing brown liquid, nine bags of marijuana and two jars of marijuana.

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January 26, 2018

Summary

Four people were wounded Thursday night during a shooting in Northeast Washington, where one man was found unconscious, D.C. police said. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of Kenilworth Avenue about 9:15 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police found one wounded man who was unconscious but breathing at the scene. Officers also found two men and a woman who were wounded but were conscious and breathing at the scene, Carew said. • A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured inside an apartment Thursday afternoon in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Police Chief Peter Newsham said officers detained a man outside the apartment complex in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE, and detectives were questioning him as a person of interest. No arrest had been made as of Thursday evening.

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Washington Post: Four shot and wounded in Northeast Washington “Four people were wounded Thursday night during a shooting in Northeast Washington, where one man was found unconscious, D.C. police said. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of Kenilworth Avenue about 9:15 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police found one wounded man who was unconscious but breathing at the scene. Officers also found two men and a woman who were wounded but were conscious and breathing at the scene, Carew said.”

Washington Post: Teen girl shot in head inside apartment in Northeast Washington’s Ivy City “A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured inside an apartment Thursday afternoon in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Police Chief Peter Newsham said officers detained a man outside the apartment complex in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE, and detectives were questioning him as a person of interest. No arrest had been made as of Thursday evening.”

Washington Post: Police arrest man in burglaries at cellphone stores in Northwest D.C. “Police said they arrested Lorenzo Adams, 19, of Southeast on Wednesday and charged him with two burglaries and four other break-ins over the past several weeks, including one in which $10,000 was taken. The suspect was awaiting his initial appearance in court on Thursday.”

Washington Post: Man charged with murder in decade-old D.C. shooting “A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with a D.C. shooting from 2008, police said Wednesday. At around 7:45 a.m. on June 22, 2008, officers responded to the 600 block of Farragut Street Northwest for the report of an unconscious person, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 21-year-old Michael Francis Taylor of Silver Spring suffering from a gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said. In 2015, police arrested Joshua Massaquoi of no fixed address and charged him with first-degree murder in Taylor’s killing. Court documents filed in that arrest said the shooting was related to a botched drug deal.”

NBC Washington: Police: Man Dumped 2 Tons of Trash Into DC Park “A man hired to haul trash away from a home is accused of dumping 2 tons of trash into Kenilworth Park in Northeast D.C. He even cut down trees to fit his truck into the woods.”

January 24, 2018

Summary

A man was arrested at a White House vehicle checkpoint Tuesday morning after police found two handguns and ammunition in his possession. Bryan McHugh, 43, of Alexandria, Virginia, was parked at a vehicle checkpoint at 2:30 a.m. and told officers his vehicle “contained a pressure switch with extra gasoline,” a police report says. Secret Service officers searched McHugh’s vehicle and found two handguns and six rounds of ammunition. Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department were called to the scene and declared the vehicle safe. • A girl was found dead at a boarding school in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, according to officials. DC police said they were investigating at the SEED School of Washington D.C. after the 12-year-old girl was discovered to be dead at about 6:15 a.m. Investigators said they believed the girl’s death was a suicide and that no foul play was suspected at this time.

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NBC Washington: Police: Man Stopped at White House Checkpoint Had Loaded Gun “A man was arrested at a White House vehicle checkpoint Tuesday morning after police found two handguns and ammunition in his possession. Bryan McHugh, 43, of Alexandria, Virginia, was parked at a vehicle checkpoint at 2:30 a.m. and told officers his vehicle “contained a pressure switch with extra gasoline,” a police report says. Secret Service officers searched McHugh’s vehicle and found two handguns and six rounds of ammunition. Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department were called to the scene and declared the vehicle safe.”

Fox5DC: Girl found dead in DC boarding school, officials say “A girl was found dead at a boarding school in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, according to officials. DC police said they were investigating at the SEED School of Washington D.C. after the 12-year-old girl was discovered to be dead at about 6:15 a.m. Investigators said they believed the girl’s death was a suicide and that no foul play was suspected at this time.”

Fox5DC: Police investigating alleged inappropriate touching by former staff member at DC charter school “Police are investigating allegations of possible sexual abuse inside a Northeast D.C. charter school. A police report says there could be as many as three victims. The Monument Academy Public Charter School is a weekday boarding school for fifth, sixth and seventh grade students. According to a parent, the allegations are focused on a former staffer. In a letter obtained by FOX 5, the CEO of the school, Emily Bloomfield, says a parent came forward on Sunday with allegations of alleged inappropriate touching by the former staffer who was dismissed on an unrelated matter in December. The letter goes on the say the alleged abuse took place in one of the student life homes.”

Fox5DC: Lawsuit: Former DC Lottery supervisor sexually harassed assistant “La’Prea Holton says the inappropriate behavior started almost immediately after she took a job as a staff assistant in sales at the D.C. Lottery. It started when her male supervisor, who FOX 5 is not naming because he hasn’t been charged with a crime, told her she couldn’t have her preferred size for a staff shirt because her breasts were too large. Holton says the comments about her breasts continued and got worse.”

NBC Washington: 3 Suspects Sought After DC Carjacking, Crash “Police in D.C. are searching for three suspects who stole a car in Northwest Washington before crashing it head-on into another vehicle in Southeast.”

Washington Post: Two ex-staffers plead guilty in release of explicit images of U.S. House member, husband “Two ex-aides pleaded guilty Tuesday to District and federal charges for circulating nude images and video of an elected representative to Congress and her husband to harm her reelection. Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett (D) last year confirmed she was the representative identified as “S.P.” in court papers, saying that in 2016, “my privacy was invaded, which was followed by an organized smear campaign and defamatory press reports concerning both me and my family.””

January 22, 2018

Summary

A man was shot and killed Saturday in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Kenneth Poindexter, 29, of Southeast, was found about 1 p.m. in a house, police said. They said he had been shot multiple times • A Virginia man who sex-trafficked a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl for two years was ordered on Friday to serve 30 years in prison and pay the victims the $648,000 they generated. Michael Edward Gunn, 41, ran a prostitution ring out of his home in Dumfries, Virginia, about 40 miles from Washington, D.C.. His wife, Angel Gunn, 35, and his live-in girlfriend, Vanessa Domingues, 31, assisted him. According to federal court documents, Gunn posted ads for the teenagers on the online classifieds website Backpage, using fake photos. Then, he, his wife or his girlfriend drove the teens to meet customers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Washington Post: Man slain in Southeast Washington Saturday afternoon “A man was shot and killed Saturday in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Kenneth Poindexter, 29, of Southeast, was found about 1 p.m. in a house, police said. They said he had been shot multiple times.”

NBC Washington: Man Trafficked Teens Across DC-Area With Help From Wife, Girlfriend “A Virginia man who sex-trafficked a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl for two years was ordered on Friday to serve 30 years in prison and pay the victims the $648,000 they generated. Michael Edward Gunn, 41, ran a prostitution ring out of his home in Dumfries, Virginia, about 40 miles from Washington, D.C.. His wife, Angel Gunn, 35, and his live-in girlfriend, Vanessa Domingues, 31, assisted him. According to federal court documents, Gunn posted ads for the teenagers on the online classifieds website Backpage, using fake photos. Then, he, his wife or his girlfriend drove the teens to meet customers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.”

Fox5DC: Federal appeals court to hear arguments on DC sniper’s sentence “Bob Meyers doesn’t want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo’s sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out. A federal judge has given a glimmer of hope to Malvo, who was 17 when he was arrested in the random shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in and around the nation’s capital.”

NBC Washington: Masked Men Smash Stolen Pickup Truck Into 7-Eleven, Take ATM “Three men used a stolen pickup truck to smash into a 7-Eleven in northwest D.C. and steal an ATM early Friday. Surveillance video shows a blue Ford pickup truck backing up on to the sidewalk in front of the store in the 200 block of Cedar Street NW and crashing through the window before 2 a.m. “All of a sudden, I heard engines running and then I heard a pop,” said witness Lori Brown. “So I got out of the bed, opened the blinds, opened the curtains, looked outand there was a big truck. It was a Ford truck. I almost know the year. It’s blue, got some primer on it, and it was pulling up and backing up to bust out the window and all the brick.”“

Washington Post: D.C. police charge a 15-year-old boy in robberies that included a carjacking “A 15-year-old boy was arrested early Friday, D.C. police said, after he committed a string of crimes that involved a carjacking and a robbery in Northwest Washington. Police said the youth was captured after a pursuit that went into Southeast Washington. Authorities alleged that the youth tried to steal a vehicle about 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of R Street NW in the Shaw area.”

Fox5DC: DC fire captain arrested for secretly filming girl in store fitting room at Fair Oaks Mall “A D.C. Fire and EMS captain has been arrested for secretly recording a teenage girl inside a store fitting room at Fair Oaks Mall. Fairfax County police say 50-year-old Rudolph Doering is charged with attempted unlawful filming of a minor for an incident that took place on Jan. 7. According to police, the Bristow, Virginia man used a cell phone to try to record a 13-year-old girl from a neighboring stall inside the fitting room at the Hollister Co. store.”

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January 19, 2018

The brazen theft of an ATM at a 7-Eleven in Northwest D.C. was caught on camera early Friday morning. The dramatic video was captured at the 7-Eleven located in the 200 block of Cedar Street, Northwest, near the Takoma Metro train station, at about 1:55 a.m. Surveillance footage shows a blue Ford pickup truck backing into the store’s window, smashing the glass and destroying part of the building. • There are new details in the murder investigation of a 22-year-old D.C. man. Marty McMillan went missing back on April 23 after heading out to meet a woman he found on the online dating site POF, also known as PlentyOfFish. After his disappearance, police told his family last week that his remains were found on Oct. 30 along the side of Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County.

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Fox5DC: Brazen 7-Eleven ATM theft in DC caught on camera “The brazen theft of an ATM at a 7-Eleven in Northwest D.C. was caught on camera early Friday morning. The dramatic video was captured at the 7-Eleven located in the 200 block of Cedar Street, Northwest, near the Takoma Metro train station, at about 1:55 a.m. Surveillance footage shows a blue Ford pickup truck backing into the store’s window, smashing the glass and destroying part of the building.”

Fox5DC: New details in case of slain DC man who went missing after arranging date online “There are new details in the murder investigation of a 22-year-old D.C. man. Marty McMillan went missing back on April 23 after heading out to meet a woman he found on the online dating site POF, also known as PlentyOfFish. After his disappearance, police told his family last week that his remains were found on Oct. 30 along the side of Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County.”

NBC Washington: Man Convicted of Shooting Down DC Metro Escalator “A D.C. man was convicted Wednesday of firing a gun down an escalator in the Columbia Heights Metro station on a busy Friday afternoon. Cesar Morales, 23, chased and shot at his victim as dozens of people were near and inside the station, prosecutors said. The victim was unharmed, prosecutors said.”

NBC Washington: Charges Against 129 Inauguration Day Riot Defendants Dismissed; 59 Remain Charged With Felonies “The government will dismiss charges against 129 defendants in the Inauguration Day riots case to focus on a group of 59 believed most responsible for the violence and damage. More than 200 were arrested and charged with rioting after self-described anti-capitalists broke windows and set fire to a limousine in downtown Washington, D.C.”

January 18, 2018

Summary

Police say a woman has died after being shot and three others have been injured in a drive-by shooting in Southeast, D.C. The shooting was reported at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 16th and U streets in the Anacostia area. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser were less than a mile away when the shooting occurred as they were addressing the homicide investigation of a 14-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend in a nearby neighborhood. • An Uber driver wanted for trying to sexually assault a woman blocks away from the U.S. Capitol has been arrested, D.C. police say. A woman told police a driver she hired stopped his car in the middle of their trip and viciously attacked her about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 on East Capitol Street SE. The victim told police the man parked his car during the trip and tried to sexually assault her.

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Fox5DC: Southeast DC drive-by shooting leaves 4 injured “Police say a woman is in very grave condition after being shot, along with three others, in a drive-by shooting in Southeast, D.C. The shooting was reported at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 16th and U streets in the Anacostia area. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser were less than a mile away when the shooting occurred as they were addressing the homicide investigation of a 14-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend in a nearby neighborhood.”

NBC Washington: Police: Uber Driver Arrested for Attacking Woman Near Capitol “An Uber driver wanted for trying to sexually assault a woman blocks away from the U.S. Capitol has been arrested, D.C. police say. A woman told police a driver she hired stopped his car in the middle of their trip and viciously attacked her about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 on East Capitol Street SE. The victim told police the man parked his car during the trip and tried to sexually assault her.”

Washington Post: Woman wounded in quadruple drive-by shooting in D.C. has died “A woman who was one of four people shot Wednesday outside a convenience store in Southeast Washington has died, according to the D.C. police department. The victim’s name wasn’t immediately made public. Police said the woman was the most severely wounded in the group that was struck by bullets shortly after 11 a.m. in the 2000 block of 16th Street SE, near Good Hope Road in Fairlawn.”

Fox5DC: Mayor Bowser and Chief Newsham search for answers in 14-year-old boy’s death “Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham addressed the press and the community Wednesday, looking for answers in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Southeast D.C. Sunday night. “We are here to ask for your help,” said Bowser. Detectives say Slaughter was shot in front of Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue just before 7 p.m. He was on his way home from a run to the store.

January 17, 2018

Summary

D.C. police arrested and charged a 15-year-old in an armed carjacking early Saturday evening near the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Southeast Washington. The suspect, whose name was not released, was charged after two suspects allegedly brandished handguns and demanded a woman exit her vehicle in the 2300 block of High Street SE at about 5:54 p.m. Saturday, police said. • Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery at a Mexican restaurant in Northwest D.C. last week. Police say the robbery happened Friday inside the El Don Restaurant in the 4400 block of 14th Street. According to police report, the masked suspects entered the restaurant at around 11:31 p.m. with four employees and two customers inside. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun and pointed the weapon at the owner of the restaurant while saying, “Give me everything you got.”

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Washington Post: Police charge 15-year-old in armed carjacking in Southeast D.C. “D.C. police arrested and charged a 15-year-old in an armed carjacking early Saturday evening near the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Southeast Washington. The suspect, whose name was not released, was charged after two suspects allegedly brandished handguns and demanded a woman exit her vehicle in the 2300 block of High Street SE at about 5:54 p.m. Saturday, police said.”

Fox5DC: VIDEO: 2 masked suspects rob DC restaurant at gunpoint “Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery at a Mexican restaurant in Northwest D.C. last week. Police say the robbery happened Friday inside the El Don Restaurant in the 4400 block of 14th Street. According to police report, the masked suspects entered the restaurant at around 11:31 p.m. with four employees and two customers inside. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun and pointed the weapon at the owner of the restaurant while saying, “Give me everything you got.””

NBC Washington: New York Man Charged With Stalking Rep. Kyrsten Sinema “U.S. Capitol Police arrested a suspected stalker outside the D.C. office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.). According to a special agent’s affidavit, officers arrested Amos Olagunju at Sinema’s seventh floor office in the Longworth House Office Building Friday. The affidavit said Olagunju has menaced Sinema since 2014, despite warnings from U.S. Capitol Police and two court-ordered injunctions that he not contact her.”

Washington Post: Arrest made in killing of man who was shot and pushed out of car near I-295 “Police have made an arrest in the case of a man who was shot and then pushed out of a car onto a busy roadway in Maryland along the District border. Malique Lewis, 20, of Southeast Washington has been charged with first-degree murder and assault in the fatal shooting of Armani Coles, 27, according to Prince George’s County police. Coles was one of three friends killed on Dec. 28 in the area, D.C. police said.”

Fox5DC: Suspect arrested in murder of Armani Coles, 27-year-old D.C. schools employee “An arrest has been made in the murder of Armani “Nico” Coles, a 27-year-old D.C. schools employee found shot by Interstate 295 near the Maryland and D.C. border, authorities have announced. The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Malique Nathan Lewis of Southeast D.C. He was being held without bond on charges including first-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and theft.”

January 16, 2018

Summary

A 14-year-old boy died after he was shot Sunday night in Southeast D.C., police say. Steven Slaughter was killed on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE, police said Monday morning. He was a ninth-grader at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Slaughter was shot as he headed home from a corner store with a friend. Officers responded after 7 p.m. after a report of a shooting. • A 17-year-old teenager is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Friday, according to officials. D.C. police said the shooting happened in the basement of a home in the 400 block of Riggs Road Northeast near LaSalle Elementary School at about 2:05 p.m. Authorities said when officers arrived at the home, 17-year-old Davon Fisher and two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

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‘The Best Kid Ever’: Boy, 14, Killed in Shooting in Southeast DC “A 14-year-old boy died after he was shot Sunday night in Southeast D.C., police say. Steven Slaughter was killed on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE, police said Monday morning. He was a ninth-grader at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Slaughter was shot as he headed home from a corner store with a friend. Officers responded after 7 p.m. after a report of a shooting.”

Fox5DC: Teen boy killed, 2 men injured in DC shooting, police say “A 17-year-old teenager is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Friday, according to officials. D.C. police said the shooting happened in the basement of a home in the 400 block of Riggs Road Northeast near LaSalle Elementary School at about 2:05 p.m. Authorities said when officers arrived at the home, 17-year-old Davon Fisher and two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds.”

Washington Post: Man arrested in armed robbery at 7-Eleven on Dupont Circle “D.C. police have arrested a man in the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Dupont Circle last week. Cordell Brockington, 24, of Southeast Washington, was charged Friday with holding up the convenience store in the 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW at R Street. Police said the robbery occurred at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached a cashier holding his shirt up and showing the butt of a gun tucked into the waistband of his trousers.”

NBC Washington: Employees: Masked Man Lit Liquid, Started Fire After Failed Robbery Attempt “Employees at a northeast Washington, D.C., gas station said a masked man, who tried to rob the place, squirted a liquid inside the store and lit it on fire early Saturday morning. Fire crews were called to 1900 block of Rhode Island Avenue Northeast and found the office and store portion of a gas station on fire. There were no injuries. Employees of the station said a masked man demanded money from the cashier. They said when he refused, the would-be robber squirted a liquid through the cash slot and lit it.”

NBC Washington: Metro Train Rape Victim Describes Attack at Suspect’s Trial “A woman who reported being raped on a busy Metro train outside Washington has given emotional testimony in the trial of the man accused of attacking her. John Hicks, of Washington, D.C., is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense and first-degree assault in the 2016 attack in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Washington Post reports that during dramatic testimony this week, the woman described the attack.”

 

 

January 11, 2018

Summary

Police are asking for help finding a 2-year-old boy they say was last seen with his father on Tuesday in Southeast, D.C. Officers say Emir Sheffield was reported missing after he was last observed in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue with his biological father, Sherrod Twitty. He was reported missing the following day. Emir is described as a black male with a light complexion. He is 3-foot tall, weighs 25 pounds, and has black braids and brown eyes. He was wearing a red shirt, blue pants, tan boots, a tan jacket and a red hat when he was last seen. • Police have confirmed that a body found inside a vehicle at Westfield Wheaton Mall was an 81-year-old man reported missing from Washington D.C. Police say the body of Delmar Mosley was discovered at around 11 a.m. Wednesday in the mall’s parking lot. Montgomery County police say the death does not appear to be suspicious. A source tells FOX 5’s Matt Ackland that exposure to the weather may be a factor in Mosley’s death.

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Fox5DC: 2-year-old boy missing after last seen in DC with father “Police are asking for help finding a 2-year-old boy they say was last seen with his father on Tuesday in Southeast, D.C. Officers say Emir Sheffield was reported missing after he was last observed in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue with his biological father, Sherrod Twitty. He was reported missing the following day. Emir is described as a black male with a light complexion. He is 3-foot tall, weighs 25 pounds, and has black braids and brown eyes. He was wearing a red shirt, blue pants, tan boots, a tan jacket and a red hat when he was last seen.”

Fox5DC: 81-year-old DC man reported missing found dead inside vehicle at Westfield Wheaton Mall “Police have confirmed that a body found inside a vehicle at Westfield Wheaton Mall was an 81-year-old man reported missing from Washington D.C. Police say the body of Delmar Mosley was discovered at around 11 a.m. Wednesday in the mall’s parking lot. Montgomery County police say the death does not appear to be suspicious. A source tells FOX 5’s Matt Ackland that exposure to the weather may be a factor in Mosley’s death.”

Fox5DC: Officers injured after man allegedly steals police vehicle and crashes following chase “A person who allegedly stole a police vehicle is under arrest after a high speed chase ended with a crash. Police say the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Keith Edwards, stole the cruiser near Capitol Hill around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday morning and then led officers on a chase which reached speeds of over 100 miles an hour.”

NBC Washington: Man Shot Outside George Washington University Hospital; Gunman Sought “Police have released surveillance photos of a man who shot another man just feet from George Washington University Hospital and a busy Metro station Tuesday night. Investigators say the two men were arguing with each other on the 900 block of 23rd Street NW when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim at 7:40 p.m. The victim walked into the hospital’s emergency room for help. Witnesses say he was shot outside the doors of the hospital.”

January 10, 2018

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D.C. police say a shooting took place outside of George Washington University Hospital Tuesday night. According to police, a man was shot at around 7:47 p.m. in the 900 block of 23rd Street in Northwest D.C. After being wounded, the victim walked into the hospital and was conscious and breathing. • One person is in police custody after stealing a police cruiser and leading officers on a short chase in Southeast Washington Wednesday morning. The suspect stole the police cruiser from the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE about 1 a.m., police say. Officers pursued the suspect for a short distance before the suspect crashed two miles away on the 600 block of F Street SE. Police have not released the suspect’s name but say the person was arrested at the scene.

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Fox5DC: Man shot outside of George Washington University Hospital “D.C. police say a shooting took place outside of George Washington University Hospital Tuesday night. According to police, a man was shot at around 7:47 p.m. in the 900 block of 23rd Street in Northwest D.C. After being wounded, the victim walked into the hospital and was conscious and breathing.”

NBC Washington: Suspect in Stolen Police Car Arrested After Short Chase in DC “One person is in police custody after stealing a police cruiser and leading officers on a short chase in Southeast Washington Wednesday morning. The suspect stole the police cruiser from the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE about 1 a.m., police say. Officers pursued the suspect for a short distance before the suspect crashed two miles away on the 600 block of F Street SE. Police have not released the suspect’s name but say the person was arrested at the scene.”

Washington Post: Gunman robs Dupont Circle 7-Eleven ” A man armed with a handgun robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store early Tuesday on Connecticut Avenue in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, according to D.C. police. Police said the man walked into the store in the 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, at R Street, about 1:10 a.m. Police said he approached a cashier with his shirt up, showing the butt of a gun.”

NBC Washington: Hungry Thief Breaks Into NW DC Chipotle, Eats Barbacoa Meat, Drinks Juice “A man broke into a Chipotle restaurant in northwest Washington, D.C., sat down, and ate some food before leaving the location, according to D.C. police. A police report said the general manager of the restaurant found the man inside a Chipotle restaurant on the 600 block of F Street Northwest shortly after 6 a.m. on Jan. 1. The general manager said the man ate a tray of barbacoa meat and drank an apple juice after the man broke into the location just after 3 a.m.”

January 5, 2018

Summary

A woman has filed suit against George Washington University, alleging that the school mishandled a sexual harassment complaint against her that was filed by a student. University officials behaved in a sexist manner during their investigation, Catherine Woytowicz alleges in court documents. GWU is also accused of “expanding the coverage of their prohibitions so that they mean anything and everything and place all law-abiding faculty, staff and students at risk,” her lawsuit states. • Marcelina Yanez was at Basilica on Christmas Eve, filling pews with pamphlets, preparing the candles and staying for the evening Mass. Just moments after leaving the Northeast Washington church, Yanez was struck by a car while crossing Michigan Avenue to reach a bus stop. Yanez was hit about 6:20 p.m. D.C. police said she had walked into the road trying to cross from north to south and that she was not at a crosswalk. She made it across three lanes before being hit by a 2009 Honda Civic, police said. She died Wednesday at a hospital.

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Washington Post: Woman files suit over handling of George Washington University sexual harassment case “A woman has filed suit against George Washington University, alleging that the school mishandled a sexual harassment complaint against her that was filed by a student. University officials behaved in a sexist manner during their investigation, Catherine Woytowicz alleges in court documents. GWU is also accused of “expanding the coverage of their prohibitions so that they mean anything and everything and place all law-abiding faculty, staff and students at risk,” her lawsuit states.”

Washington Post: Church volunteer dies after being struck by car following Christmas Eve Mass at Basilica “The dedicated volunteer known as Nancy was there Christmas Eve, filling pews with pamphlets and preparing the candles. She stayed for the 5 p.m. Mass, as the priest reminded those gathered to live every day like Christ. Just moments after leaving the Northeast Washington church, Yanez was struck by a car while crossing Michigan Avenue to reach a bus stop. Yanez was hit about 6:20 p.m. D.C. police said she had walked into the road trying to cross from north to south and that she was not at a crosswalk. She made it across three lanes before being hit by a 2009 Honda Civic, police said. She died Wednesday at a hospital.”

January 4, 2018

Summary

Police are investigating two gruesome unsolved murders in the D.C. area and trying to determine if they are connected. Armani Nico Coles, 27, was found shot on the road on Dec. 28 at around 6:20 p.m. near Interstate 295 at the Maryland and D.C. line. About an hour later and three miles away, 23-year-old Kerrice Lewis was discovered in the trunk of a burning car on Adrian Place near Ridge Road in Southeast D.C. She was also shot, according to police. • D.C. police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting last month of a 22-year-old man inside a vehicle in Southeast Washington. Derrick Hart, 22, of Southeast, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is charged with shooting Maleak Coffin, of Southeast, shortly after 11 a.m. on Dec. 23. Coffin was found unconscious in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. Police said he died at a hospital Dec. 26.

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Fox5DC: Are 2 unsolved DC area murders that occurred on same night connected? “Police are investigating two gruesome unsolved murders in the D.C. area and trying to determine if they are connected. Armani Nico Coles, 27, was found shot on the road on Dec. 28 at around 6:20 p.m. near Interstate 295 at the Maryland and D.C. line. About an hour later and three miles away, 23-year-old Kerrice Lewis was discovered in the trunk of a burning car on Adrian Place near Ridge Road in Southeast D.C. She was also shot, according to police.”

Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting in Southeast Washington “D.C. police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting last month of a 22-year-old man inside a vehicle in Southeast Washington. Derrick Hart, 22, of Southeast, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is charged with shooting Maleak Coffin, of Southeast, shortly after 11 a.m. on Dec. 23. Coffin was found unconscious in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. Police said he died at a hospital Dec. 26.”

Washington Post: Man killed after meeting with police to complain about drug dealers “Friends told police Ayele sometimes used cocaine, purchased from a dealer who worked the streets outside the Northeast Washington building, according to court documents. But Ayele was soon complaining about his supplier, who he said had turned menacing and had taken over his apartment to stash drugs and guns. Then, last January, Ayele was found dead.”

Washington Post: D.C. man who fatally shot another man while wearing a monitoring anklet is sentenced “A District man who was under court supervision for a drug arrest and was wearing a GPS-ankle-monitoring bracelet when he fatally shot another man a year ago was sentenced to 29 years in prison Wednesday. Late last year, Malik Hough, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 shooting of 22-year-old Herbert Dowtin, about a month after the two got into an argument.”

Washington Post: ACLU adds 10-year-old boy, mother to lawsuit against D.C. police in Inauguration Day arrests “The American Civil Liberties Union added a 10-year-old boy from North Carolina and his mother to a civil suit it filed against D.C. police, alleging the two were injured while they were protesting President Trump’s inauguration in downtown Washington. Police later said they converged on the group to quell a violent riot that erupted.”

January 3, 2018

Summary

A woman who was found dead inside the trunk of a burning vehicle Thursday night in Southeast Washington had been fatally shot, D.C. police said Friday. Her death has been ruled a homicide. A police report says the 1998 Lexus was found on fire about 7:20 p.m. in an alley behind homes in the 800 block of Adrian Place SE, near Fort Davis Drive. • A D.C. man was fatally shot Thursday in Northeast Washington, authorities said. At around 11:25 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Eastern Avenue NE for the report of a shooting, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 23-year-old Ronzay Green of Northeast suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and he was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.

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Washington Post: Woman found dead in trunk of burning Lexus had been shot, police say “A woman who was found dead inside the trunk of a burning vehicle Thursday night in Southeast Washington had been fatally shot, D.C. police said Friday. Her death has been ruled a homicide. A police report says the 1998 Lexus was found on fire about 7:20 p.m. in an alley behind homes in the 800 block of Adrian Place SE, near Fort Davis Drive.”

Washington Post: Man is fatally shot in Northeast Washington “A D.C. man was fatally shot Thursday in Northeast Washington, authorities said. At around 11:25 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Eastern Avenue NE for the report of a shooting, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 23-year-old Ronzay Green of Northeast suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and he was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.”

NBC Washington: DC Police Shoot Man Who Pointed Weapon at Officers “A man was shot by D.C. police officers after pointing what appeared to be a firearm at police, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Investigators said officers were called to the 800 block of 8th Street, Northeast, on Saturday shortly before 9:30 p.m. for a burglary call. When the officers arrived, they saw Kevin Talley, 34, of northeast Washington, who was standing in the street with an apparent gun.”

Fox5DC: Attempted child abduction in Takoma Park, police looking for suspect “Police are looking for a suspect involved in an attempted child abduction in Takoma Park. Investigators say a suspect attempted to abduct an 8-year-old girl on Elm and Pine Avenue. According to Takoma Park Police, the girl was waiting outside for her dad to pick her up to take her to school when the attempted abduction happened.”

December 21, 2017

Summary

Within the span of two-and-a-half-hours, four men were shot in three shootings in D.C. Wednesday afternoon. Two men were shot about 2 p.m. in the 4200 block of Fourth Street SE. When officers arrived at the scene, both were conscious and taken to a hospital. There are no suspects at this time. An hour later, police responded to a second shooting five minutes away from the Children’s National Medical Center. Less than a mile away, a third shooting happened in the 600 block of Park Road NW. Police found a man shot but conscious and breathing. • Police are looking for a teenager who was last seen in Southeast D.C. Tuesday morning. Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah Gregg was last seen around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, D.C. police said Wednesday.

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NBC Washington: 4 Men Injured in 3 Shootings in D.C. “Within the span of two-and-a-half-hours, four men were shot in three shootings in D.C. Wednesday afternoon. Two men were shot about 2 p.m. in the 4200 block of Fourth Street SE. When officers arrived at the scene, both were conscious and taken to a hospital. There are no suspects at this time. An hour later, police responded to a second shooting five minutes away from the Children’s National Medical Center. Less than a mile away, a third shooting happened in the 600 block of Park Road NW. Police found a man shot but conscious and breathing.”

WJLA: Police: 15-year-old teenager missing; last seen in Southeast D.C. “Police are looking for a teenager who was last seen in Southeast D.C. Tuesday morning. Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah Gregg was last seen around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, D.C. police said Wednesday.”

Fox5DC: Stolen 7-year-old DC girl’s dog returned home to family “It was a happy ending for a 7-year-old D.C. girl after her dog was stolen from her family’s yard just days before Christmas. Reagan Turner said her labradoodle named Biscuit was taken by a man at around 1 p.m. Wednesday at their home on 32nd Street in Southeast D.C. About eight hours later, Biscuit was returned home to the family by two strangers who told them that they found the dog on Pennsylvania Avenue.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Staffing shortage leaves US Marshals unable to serve warrants to hundreds of wanted fugitives “Hundreds of warrants for wanted fugitives are not being served because of a manpower shortage within the U.S. Marshals Service. Warrant squads are not getting the personnel they need because courthouse and prisoner security are the top priority. It is an issue that has been an ongoing problem for at least a year or more.”

NBC Washington: Man Shoots, Kills Dog in DC “A man shot and killed a pit bull that he said was in a fight with his pit bull in Northwest D.C. News4’s Kristin Wright reports.”

 

 

December 19, 2017

Summary

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Southeast D.C. Monday evening. Police say they received a call at around 5:22 p.m. about a shooting in the 1800 block of Bruce Place. Authorities found a male victim shot at the scene. He would later die from his injuries. Police have not confirmed the victim’s age or identity, but an ANC commissioner and a youth worker both say the victim was a teenage boy and the shooting happened on a basketball court near the Douglass Community Center. • The same robber, apparently armed with a pistol, has held up convenience stores in the District five times since the day after Thanksgiving, the D.C. police said. In the first of the holdups, a convenience store was robbed in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road NE about 2:20 a.m., the police said. In the most recent of the robberies, money was taken at gunpoint from a store, possibly the same one, in the same block of Bladensburg Road, the police said.

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Fox5DC: Teen boy killed after shooting on Bruce Place in Southeast DC “Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Southeast D.C. Monday evening. Police say they received a call at around 5:22 p.m. about a shooting in the 1800 block of Bruce Place. Authorities found a male victim shot at the scene. He would later die from his injuries. Police have not confirmed the victim’s age or identity, but an ANC commissioner and a youth worker both say the victim was a teenage boy and the shooting happened on a basketball court near the Douglass Community Center.”

Washington Post: Same robber holds up five stores since Nov. 24, D.C. police say. “The same robber, apparently armed with a pistol, has held up convenience stores in the District five times since the day after Thanksgiving, the D.C. police said. In the first of the holdups, a convenience store was robbed in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road NE about 2:20 a.m., the police said. In the most recent of the robberies, money was taken at gunpoint from a store, possibly the same one, in the same block of Bladensburg Road, the police said.”

NBC Washington: ‘What if She Doesn’t Come Back?’ Mother ‘Traumatized’ After 3-Year-Old Picked Up by Stranger at NW DC School “A mother said she was traumatized after coming to pick up her young daughter from school and being told the 3-year-old had been sent with a stranger. When the normal school day at Cleveland Elementary School ended at 3:15 p.m., the girl went to an aftercare program as usual. Around 5 p.m., a man came to pick up his 3-year-old niece. Staff then allowed him to leave a child he wasn’t authorized to pick up.”

Washington Post: Former D.C. area police officer found guilty of trying to back Islamic State “A former police officer for the D.C. Metro system tried to help the Islamic State and obstructed justice, a jury in Alexandria federal court decided Monday. Nicholas Young, a 37-year-old Muslim convert from Alexandria, Va., is the first law enforcement officer ever to face terrorism charges. He was caught last year in an FBI sting operation after helping a man he thought had joined the Islamic State.”

Fox5DC: Court docs: Several men took over DC man’s apartment to stash drugs, guns 2 months before murder “There has been an arrest made in the January murder of a 66-year old D.C. man who told police drug dealers had taken over his apartment. Awlachew Ayele was found dead after a fire tore through his unit on Queen Street in Northeast D.C. – one day after he filed a complaint with the police. Nearly 11 months later, police have arrested 40-year-old Garrett Taylor with first-degree murder.”

Summary

D.C. police are searching for a woman last seen nearly two weeks ago in the Northeast. 26-year-old Michelle Jones Manley was last seen in the 1600 block of Benning Road on Thursday, November 30. Authorities say she was reported missing on December 12. Manley is described as a black female with a medium complexion. She is about 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighs around 125 pounds and has hazel eyes and brown hair. • Three men driving a stolen church van robbed piles of coats from a luxury store at CityCenterDC, police say. Video shows a church van pull up to the Arc’teryx store on H Street NW just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Three men wearing dark jackets, hoods and beanies get out of the van and the video appears to show one of them throwing something at the entrance to break into the store. After breaking inside, the suspects run out of the store with coats and stuff them into the van before taking off.

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Fox5DC: Police search for woman missing for nearly 2 weeks from DC “D.C. police are searching for a woman last seen nearly two weeks ago in the Northeast. 26-year-old Michelle Jones Manley was last seen in the 1600 block of Benning Road on Thursday, November 30. Authorities say she was reported missing on December 12. Manley is described as a black female with a medium complexion. She is about 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighs around 125 pounds has hazel eyes and brown hair.”

NBC Washington: Three Men Use Stolen Church Van to Rob CityCenterDC Store “Three men driving a stolen church van robbed piles of coats from a luxury store at CityCenterDC, police say. Video shows a church van pull up to the Arc’teryx store on H Street NW just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Three men wearing dark jackets, hoods and beanies get out of the van and the video appears to show one of them throwing something at the entrance to break into the store. After breaking inside, the suspects run out of the store with coats and stuff them into the van before taking off.”

Fox5DC: Woman recalls alleged Uber sex assault near Capitol, suspect ID’d by DC police “Clark was able to provide the Uber receipt to police, which helped them identify the driver as 32-year-old Selvin Chocooj, of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Officials described Chocooj as a Hispanic male, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 165 pounds with a medium build. Authorities said Chocooj was driving a dark colored four-door sedan. Anyone with information that could help detectives locate Chocooj, who is wanted for assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse, was urged to call police at (202) 727-9099. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.”

Washington Post: Judge dismisses lead rioting charge against defendants in Inauguration Day protest trial “The D.C. Superior Court judge overseeing the trial of six people charged in Inauguration Day protests that turned violent has dismissed one of the most serious charges of inciting a riot. After hearing the cases presented by prosecutors and defense attorneys during the past three weeks, Judge Lynn Leibovitz on Wednesday said there was not enough evidence against the four women and two men to prove they urged others to riot and destroy property along 16 downtown Washington blocks.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Multi-vehicle crash on I-95 causes major delays during morning commute “A multi-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 95 in College Park is causing major delays during the Thursday morning commute. The accident happened on I-95 just before the Interstate 495 interchange. As many as seven vehicles were reportedly involved in the crash. The cause for the accident is still being investigated.”

NBC Washington: How Do DC Police Decide When to Use Their Weapons? “News4’s Chris Gordon gets a special training about how, why and when D.C. police decide to use their weapons.”

Washington Post: DC police put reporters through shooting drill “The Metropolitan Police Department hosted a “shoot-don’t shoot” exercise with reporters at their training academy on Wednesday. The role-playing drill was to show the stress and training officer receive on a daily basis in the use of force.”

Summary

Officials have released new images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Monday’s shooting at a Metro station. Authorities say the shooting happened at the Minnesota Avenue Station around 9 p.m. One man was struck but was conscious and alert when he was transported with non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting. • A driver believed to be working with either Uber or Lyft is wanted after he sexually assaulted a woman in Southeast D.C. on Sunday, according to police. DC police said the woman called for a ride at about 4 a.m. on Sunday and the driver suddenly parked the vehicle in the 400 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast, about four blocks east of the Capitol. Investigators said the driver began to inappropriately touch the woman and tried to take off her pants. When the woman began screaming for help, authorities said the suspect started choking and punching her.

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FOx5DC: New images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Metro station shooting released by police “Officials have released new images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Monday’s shooting at a Metro station. Authorities say the shooting happened at the Minnesota Avenue Station around 9 p.m. One man was struck but was conscious and alert when he was transported with non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting.”

Fox5DC: Uber or Lyft driver wanted for sexual assault near Capitol, police say “A driver believed to be working with either Uber or Lyft is wanted after he sexually assaulted a woman in Southeast D.C. on Sunday, according to police. DC police said the woman called for a ride at about 4 a.m. on Sunday and the driver suddenly parked the vehicle in the 400 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast, about four blocks east of the Capitol. Investigators said the driver began to inappropriately touch the woman and tried to take off her pants. When the woman began screaming for help, authorities said the suspect started choking and punching her.”

NBC Washington: Massage Envy Worker Accused of Sex Abuse to Plead Guilty “The man accused of attacking at least four customers while he was employed as a massage therapist is expected to plead guilty in two of those cases this week, WTOP reports. Habtamu Gebreselassie of Silver Spring, Maryland, will plead guilty Friday, according to WTOP.”

Washington Post: Third phone store robbery in D.C. this month; similar technique in all “It was the third daytime robbery of a smartphone store in the District in 11 days. And the techniques in each case seemed to have much in common. On Monday, a smartphone store was robbed in the 1300 block of F Street NW, according to D.C. police, by two men who motioned toward employees as if they had a gun, and made off with a substantial haul of phones.”

Washington Post: D.C. police make several arrests in robberies throughout the city “D.C. police made several arrests over the weekend, including of teenagers suspected of robbing pizza delivery men in various parts of the city. Several youths robbed a Papa John’s pizza delivery man around 10:15 p.m. Nov. 20 near Edson Place and 47th Street in Northeast, police said. According to a police report, one of them pulled a handgun on the driver and said, “Turn the car off and get out — you don’t want to die for no pizza.””

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Missing 15-year-old girl last seen on Saturday in the District “Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl last seen Saturday night in Northeast D.C. Investigators say Charleisha Calder disappeared from the 1100 block of Florida Avenue Saturday night around 5 p.m. Calder is a black female with a medium complexion. She is 5-foot-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-576-6768, 202-727-9099, or 202-516-6169.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: Downtown DC Residents Beg for Relief From Street Musician Noise “Dozens of downtown D.C. residents attended a D.C. Council meeting on Monday to ask for relief from street noise. They urged officials to enforce noise laws or pass tougher ones.”

December 11, 2017

Summary

Two suspects were caught on camera after police say they stole money from a Petworth business at gunpoint Saturday evening. The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in photos. D.C. police are now trying to find the two people who were involved in the robbery at a Annie’s Ace Hardware at the 1200 block of Upshur Street, Northwest, just before 7 p.m. • A private ambulance that was called to take a patient to a hospital was struck at least once when gunfire broke out Friday night in Southeast Washington. The AMR ambulance was part of a fleet contracted by the D.C. Fire Department to carry patients whose condition is not adjudged to be life-threatening.

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Fox5DC: Two suspects involved in Northwest armed robbery caught on video, police looking to ID “Two suspects were caught on camera after police say they stole money from a Petworth business at gunpoint Saturday evening. The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in photos. D.C. police are now trying to find the two people who were involved in the robbery at a Annie’s Ace Hardware at the 1200 block of Upshur Street, Northwest, just before 7 p.m.”

Washington Post: Gunfire erupts in Southeast DC, ambulance struck “A private ambulance that was called to take a patient to a hospital was struck at least once when gunfire broke out Friday night in Southeast Washington. The AMR ambulance was part of a fleet contracted by the D.C. Fire Department to carry patients whose condition is not adjudged to be life-threatening.”

Fox5DC: Police: Man robs DC McDonald’s after climbing through drive-thru window “D.C. Police are looking for a man they say robbed a McDonald’s after climbing through the drive-thru window. The alleged robbery happened Sunday morning around 5 a.m. at the fast food restaurant on the 7400 block of Georgia Avenue. Police say the man climbed through the drive-thru window. Once he was inside, police say he robbed the store and took off with and unknown amount of money. The suspect was last seen on Georgia Avenue heading towards Hamilton Street.”

Washington Post: Man killed at Walter Reed site identified, police make an arrest “The man shot to death Friday at the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center was identified early Saturday by D.C. police as a 45-year-old resident of Northwest Washington. They said Brian Andrew Gibson ,who has been described as the driver of a shuttle bus, died in the incident. He was killed about 8 a.m. in the 6900 block of Georgia Avenue NW during a dispute with another driver of a shuttle bus, according to police.”

 

Daily News Clips – December 6, 2017

Summary

Two smartphone stores in the District have been robbed in three days, with similarities in tactics and techniques used by the robbers. These included the use of trash receptacles found at the scene to make off with the haul. In addition to the robbery Sunday in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, another phone store was held up Friday in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE, according to information released on Tuesday by the D.C. police. • DC police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an armed robbery that took place this morning around 4:45 in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. The suspect was captured on video by a nearby surveillance camera.

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Washington Post: Two cellphone stores robbed in three days in DC, police say “Two smartphone stores in the District have been robbed in three days, with similarities in tactics and techniques used by the robbers. These included the use of trash receptacles found at the scene to make off with the haul. In addition to the robbery Sunday in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, another phone store was held up Friday in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE, according to information released on Tuesday by the D.C. police.”

WJLA: Police looking for person of interest in armed robbery “DC police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an armed robbery that took place this morning around 4:45 in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. The suspect was captured on video by a nearby surveillance camera.”

NBC Washington: Couple Who Claimed Sovereign Rights to Two D.C. Homes Released “A man and woman claiming they are Moorish nationalists who were arrested twice for breaking into D.C. homes and claiming they were the rightful owners face new criminal charges but were also released Tuesday.”

NBC Washington: Honda Accord Tires Stolen Twice Within One Week “Within the past week, all four tires were stolen from the same car twice, and the car was left on a set of bricks. On Nov. 28 and again on Tuesday, a person stole four tires from the same 2017 Honda Accord in Prince George’s County. At 3:32 a.m., in the span of 10 minutes, surveillance footage showed an individual getting out of a car, then removing the tires from the Honda, leaving it on bricks.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC Police Board: Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Motorcyclist Terrence Sterling Was Unjustified “A D.C. police officer violated department policy when he shot and killed unarmed black motorcyclist Terrence Sterling last year, a Metropolitan Police Department internal review board found. Officer Brian Trainer was not justified in opening fire on Terrence Sterling early the morning of Sept. 11, 2016, according to the board. Trainer shot Sterling in the back after Sterling was reported to be riding recklessly. He was 31. “

Washington Post: Trial delayed for former Metro Transit police officer facing terrorism charges “A federal judge in Virginia has briefly delayed the trial for a former Metro Transit police officer accused of supporting the Islamic State, partly over concerns about publicity surrounding the case. Nicholas Young spoke to The Washington Post about the allegations in an article that ran in Sunday’s paper, saying he is being unfairly painted by authorities as a supporter of both the Islamic State and neo-Nazism.”

Fox5DC: DC leaders say robberies in city down by 33 percent, with help of home surveillance cameras “The District’s mayor and police chief came together on Tuesday to announce a reduction in the number of robberies across the city. Two years ago, a robbery task force was formed and since that time, D.C. officials say robberies have dropped by 33 percent.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Council Wants Proof of Residency for Sheltering Homeless “The D.C. Council wants homeless people to show proof they actually lived in the city before becoming homeless before they are given shelter. Tom Sherwood reports housing activists warn the new law will put more people at risk during the winter.”

NBC Washington: DC Orders Shutdown of 3 Five Guys Locations, Citing Failure to Pay Taxes “The D.C. government has ordered the shutdown of three Five Guys restaurants in the city because the owners failed to pay sales taxes, officials say. The owners of three Five Guys restaurants in Northwest, Northeast and Southwest D.C. failed to pay more than $530,000 in sales taxes that they charged customers but never handed over to the city, the Office of Tax and Revenue announced Tuesday.”

Washington Post: Bill would let poor D.C. drivers keep licenses despite unpaid parking tickets “A bill introduced Tuesday in the D.C. Council would prevent the city from suspending low-income residents’ driver’s licenses because they have unpaid parking fines and traffic tickets, a practice some say unfairly punishes the poor.”

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April 30, 2016

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

DC Victim Hotline

844-4HELPDC (844-443-5732)
The DC Victim Hotline is available for all crime victims in the District of Columbia. The hotline number is 844-4-HELP-DC (844-443-5732) and is operational 24/7. The hotline victim assistance staff provides basic crisis-intervention support and helps callers access the complete continuum of care for crime victims, including relevant and appropriate resources based on the needs of the caller.  Some of these services include:
• Accessing the crime victim compensation fund
• Medical and forensic exams
• Housing
• Legal assistance
• Mental health counseling and support groups
Other individual support as needed
The hotline will help increase the reach and effectiveness of the District’s crime victim response system by providing a highly visible entry point for victims of any crime to access the assistance they need.

 

Contact TTY:
711

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

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The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services manages the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (DC SANE) program. The DC SANE program is a collaborative initiative among three agencies and community-based organizations, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, DC Forensic Nurse Examiners (DCFNE), and the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) whose mission is to provide comprehensive care to adult victims of rape, sexual assault and other sex crimes.

The DC SANE program is staffed 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week by nurses with specialized training in medical forensic evidence collection and paid, professional advocates who will meet the victim at the hospital and stay with the victim throughout the victim’s recovery. Exams are available to victims within 96 hours of an incident. Nurses are prepared to assess the victim for physical injury, provide prophylaxis medication to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and collect specimens to get a full toxicology screen. Advocates will be prepared to manage the victim’s case in the criminal justice system, connect the victim with long-term mental health care, refer the victim to criminal or civil legal assistance, or help the victim get safe housing or access to public benefits.

All services provided by the DC SANE program are free and confidential. Victims of sexual assault do not need to file a report with police to access services.

To access the DC SANE program:

  • To access a medical forensic exam, contact the DC SANE Call Center at (800) 641-4028. Advocates are available 24/7/365 to arrange for you to get a medical forensic exam.
  • To speak to a medical forensic nurse, call (202) 742-1736. If a medical forensic nurse is not available, leave a message and someone will return your call during the next available business day.
  • To speak to an advocate, call (202) 742-1727. Advocates are available by phone Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. If you’ve just been sexually assaulted and need immediate care, go to the Emergency Department of MedStar Washington Hospital Center or contact the DC SANE Call Center at (800) 641-4028.
Contact Phone:
(202) 742-1736
Contact TTY:
711

Financial Assistance for Victims

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If you are a victim of a crime in DC, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance.

To find out more, contact:

DC Crime Victims Compensation Program

DC Superior Court, Building A
515 5th Street, NW, Room 104
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 879-4216
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

 

 

Contact TTY:
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DC Victim Hotline 
The DC Victim Hotline is available 24/7 by telephone, text, or online chat. Through a partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants and the National Center for Victims of Crime, the DCVH provides comprehensive information, resources and referrals in the District of Columbia. The new DC Victim Hotline represents an unprecedented collaboration of service providers in DC who are working to seamlessly connect victims of crime to free, resources and to help them navigate the physical, financial, legal, and emotional repercussions of crime. To contact the hotline, dial or text 1-844-4HELPDC (1-844-443-5732) or access the online chat at www.DCvictim.org/Chat.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is an annual observance to bring communities together and educate the public about victims’ rights, protections, and services. This year’s theme— Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.—speaks to the idea that, when victims receive culturally sensitive and appropriate support and services in the immediate aftermath of a crime, it establishes trust in their community and the criminal justice response. This trust, in turn, begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery.

RFK Events 4-30-16

March 30, 2016 | Volume 2, Issue 12

Dear Washingtonians,

You spoke and I listened.

Last week, I proposed the DC Government’s 21st consecutive balanced budget to the DC Council.

This Fiscal Year 2017 budget reflects your priorities. I made critical investments in things you told me were important to you. This budget makes historic investments in public education, as well as continued investments in affordable housing, transportation, infrastructure, public safety, job training and employment services that give residents a fair shot.

You can read an overview of my proposed budget and other detailed information at mayor.dc.gov/FairShot.

Before announcing my budget last week, I committed to sending legislation to the DC Council to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. With the high cost of living and the expenses of everyday life, low wages create an invisible ceiling that prevents working families from getting their fair shot. In a city as prosperous as ours, we can level the playing field and make sure our residents are paid a good wage so fewer families are forced to leave.

I’ll need your support. Will you join me in our #fightfor15DC? Sign our pledge to join the fight for fair wages.

We will continue to create pathways to the middle class, so that every resident has a fair shot.

Sincerely,
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Muriel Bowser
Mayor

District of Columbia Victim Assistance Academy

The DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants hosts

2015 DC Victim Assistance Academy

Registration is now open for Mass Disaster Training

The DCVAA is a comprehensive, academic and interdisciplinary training for service providers and allied professionals who work with victims in the District of Columbia.

The DCVAA-Mass Disaster will train victim assistance professionals in the District in a two-day, 13-hour session.  The goals of the Academy training are to:

 

  • Be prepared to activate a crisis response team and Family Assistance Center (FAC) with professionals who can assess and respond appropriately to the needs of victims, survivors, witnesses and community members affected by a mass disaster in the immediate, short and long-term
  • Identify the unique aspects of victims’ most basic, concrete needs in a mass disaster that must be quickly and effectively met by crisis responders
  • Identify potential partners for a DC mass disaster response at the District and federal levels, and document the roles and responsibilities of each partner
  • Provide comprehensive death notification training to participants

 

                                            Academy dates: October 26-27, 2015       

Time 8:30 am-5 pm

Location: 441 4th Street NW, Washington DC

Metro Accessible (Judiciary Square- Red Line)

Visit the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants website to download a participant application. The Academy is open to a limited number of 35 participants. Applications are due by October 15, 2015. For more information, email ovs@dc.gov

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