commander’s corner

Everyone has three options for reporting Thefts and Destruction of Property offenses:
1.       Call 911 and a MPD Officer will respond to your location to take a report
2.       Go to the MPD website: www.mpdc.dc.gov , on the right side of the homepage there is a section titled “popular links”; the second link down connect you to our online reporting tool
3.       Report in-person at any MPD station
 

 

An adult female suffered a stab wound during an altercation with an acquaintance while inside of a private residence. The victim walked to the corner of Kentucky and C St SE where an passerby observed her and contact 911. She was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The assault is under investigation by the First District Detectives Unit.

Commander Daniel Hickson

Metropolitan Police Department

First District

101 M Street SW

202-729-2037 Office

202-270-2279 Cell I saw on the New Hill East list serve that there was a stabbing tonight at the corner of Kentucky and C. Has this been confirmed and if so are there any additional details?

This afternoon at about 2:30 PM a victim had a cell phone snatched in the 800 block of First St NE by two juvenile suspects. As the suspects fled the victim screamed, which alerted two Special Police Officers who attempted to stop the suspects. Two First District bike officers on patrol in the area came across the SPOs struggling with suspects and were able to effect an arrest. The suspects were arrested for robbery and the victims property recovered.

Commander Daniel Hickson

Metropolitan Police Department

First District

There were two robberies reported last night in the First District; one case was closed by patrol officers and the other is under investigation by the First District Detectives.

At about 9:45 PM a woman was accosted in the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW by a suspect who snatched her purse and fled. First District officers responded and a short time later a PSA 105 officer located a suspect a short distance away. The suspect was identified and subsequently arrested for Robbery and the victim’s property recovered.

Shortly after 10:00 PM a victim reported that he walked into the alley rear of the 200 block of L St SW with an unknown subject at which time he was assaulted and robbed of his property by two suspects. The assailants are described as a black male 5’11”, 170, dark complexion, wearing a black jacket with an orange shirt underneath and a tan hat that had ear flaps; the second suspect is a black male, 6’3”, 200, wearing dark pants and jacket.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 whenever you see suspicious activity or persons.

Commander Daniel Hickson

Metropolitan Police Department

First District

There were two robberies reported last night in the First District; one case was closed by patrol officers and the other is under investigation by the First District Detectives.

At about 9:45 PM a woman was accosted in the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW by a suspect who snatched her purse and fled. First District officers responded and a short time later a PSA 105 officer located a suspect a short distance away. The suspect was identified and subsequently arrested for Robbery and the victim’s property recovered.

Shortly after 10:00 PM a victim reported that he walked into the alley rear of the 200 block of L St SW with an unknown subject at which time he was assaulted and robbed of his property by two suspects. The assailants are described as a black male 5’11”, 170, dark complexion, wearing a black jacket with an orange shirt underneath and a tan hat that had ear flaps; the second suspect is a black male, 6’3”, 200, wearing dark pants and jacket.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 whenever you see suspicious activity or persons.

Commander Daniel Hickson

Metropolitan Police Department

First District

101 M Street SW

Earlier this morning an Armed Robbery occurred in the 1500 block of MD Ave NE, in the Fifth District. A lookout for the suspects and the vehicle they fled in was broadcasted.  A short time later, one of the PSA 104 officers who works H St NE observed an assault at 7th and H Streets NE. The officer requested assistance and as he approached, the assailant entered a vehicle and fled. The officer learned that he had interrupted a robbery in progress and that one of the suspects was reported to be armed. A lookout was broadcasted for the suspects and vehicle (the vehicle lookout matched the 5D robbery as well). A US Capitol Police Officer monitored the lookout and spotted a vehicle matching the description moments later. MPD officers responded to assist and the vehicle was stopped at 11th and Independence Ave SE.

Detectives from 5D and 1D responded to the location of the stop to assist with the investigation. The suspects were subsequently arrested and charged with armed robbery in both the 5D incident as well as the 1D incident. This successful conclusion was achieved due to the communication and cooperation between officers and detectives from the Fifth District and the First District, as well as the alert action of a US Capitol Police Officer.

Commander Daniel Hickson

Metropolitan Police Department

First District

101 M Street SW

202-729-2037 Office

202-270-2279 Cell

MPD has made progress in the last year or two locating stolen property, particularly stolen personal electronics like cell phones. There are several businesses that purchase used cell phones, both inside and outside of DC. Often the best opportunity we have to locate stolen property from these type of businesses is within the first 24-48 hours, for that reason it is imperative that we obtain the serial number to these stolen devices as quickly as possible. It has been our experience that when taking reports, many victims do not have a record of their device serial number. For that reason I want to urge everyone to make a record of your device serial number and keep it in a place where you can obtain the number to supply MPD if you are a victim of a crime.  

The serial numbers on many phones can be located as listed below
·        Serial number is usually display inside of the device, under the battery
·        If you still have the original packaging, the serial number is often printed on the box/packaging
·        Contact the carrier’s Customer Service Section to obtain the serial number
 
We appreciate the community’s support and cooperation as we continue to combat this crime trend.
Commander Daniel Hickson
Metropolitan Police Department
First District

Please see press release attached and below. This is the first gang recruitment case prosecuted in the District of Columbia. The defendant was successfully charged and indicted under the criminal street gangs statute. I applaud the Metropolitan Police Department’s Gang Intelligence Unit for their efforts and the US Attorney’s Office for ensuring that he could spend up to 20 years in jail for his crime.

Cathy L. Lanier

Chief of Police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 31, 2012

For Information Contact:
Public Affairs
(202) 252-6933
http://www.justice.gov/usao/dc/index.html

District Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Felony Threats
– Defendant Was Member of International “18th Street” Criminal Street Gang –

WASHINGTON – Victor M. Pineda, also known as Victor Pineda-Gonzalez, 20, of Washington, D.C., has pled guilty to seriously threatening a man inside a carry-out restaurant earlier this year in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.

Pineda pled guilty on Aug. 30, 2012, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to a felony charge of threatening to injure a person. He is to be sentenced on Nov. 7, 2012, by the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. Pineda faces up to 20 years in prison for this offense.

According to the government’s evidence, Pineda is an admitted member of the 18th Street criminal street gang, also known as El Barrio Dieciocho, or simply “18th Street.” The gang was formed decades ago in Los Angeles and its name emanates from a street in Los Angeles where its members frequently gathered. Over several decades, cliques of the gang have spread across the United States and the world, including to Washington, DC. The gang is known for commonly committing violent crimes against and threatening its rivals, such as the international criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13.
On May 15, 2012, at about 3:30 p.m., the government’s evidence showed, Pineda and several other 18th Street members surrounded the victim inside a carry-out in the 3000 block of Mount Pleasant Street NW. Pineda told the victim that he heard that he had been talking negatively about 18th Street. Pineda stood within three feet of the victim, and angrily accused the victim of wearing the colors of and hanging out with MS-13. He told the victim that he was “either with us or against us, and if you’re against us, I’ll call the guys from Los Angeles to come get you.”

By invoking the gang’s leadership, Pineda intended these words as a threat to have the leadership intervene and seriously harm the victim. The victim knew of the notorious reputation of 18th Street’s Los Angeles-based leadership, and feared for his life. Pineda and the other gang members confined the victim in the carry-out for several minutes, against his will, for the purpose of intimidating and threatening him.

In announcing the guilty plea, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of the Metropolitan Police Department Gang Intelligence Unit. He also expressed appreciation to Detective Julian Rodriguez, of the Santa Ana, Calif., Police Department, for assistance in providing background about the 18th Street gang. In addition, U.S. Attorney Machen thanked those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialists Debra McPherson and Wanda Trice. Finally, U.S. Attorney Machen praised Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Adam Meinero, of the Fourth District Prosecution Unit of the Felony Major Crimes Section, who prosecuted this case.
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Arrest Made in the Homicide Stabbing in the 1100 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

December 23, 2011
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the stabbing death in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Ave, NW.

On Monday, August 8, 2011, at approximately 6:20 am, units from the First District responded to the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to investigate the report of an unconscious person. Upon their arrival, they found an unidentified female on the scene, suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life.

The victim was later identified as 56-year-old Barbara Ann Lloyd, of no fixed address.

On Thursday, December 22, 2011, at approximately 1:30 pm, detectives from the Homicide Branch arrested 54 year-old Maurice Leo Hawkins, of no fixed address, pursuant to a booking order from DC Jail and charged him with Murder Two while Armed.

Dec. 22 2011
As many of you are aware we have experienced a rash of street robberies recently in the Capital Hill area of the First District. We experience increases of crime in various areas at times; however, our concern is heightened due to the exaggeration of this anomaly. I wanted to share some information concerning these offenses for your personal awareness.

Most frequent days of occurrence have been Fridays and Saturdays, with Friday accounting for 43%
of the offenses The peak time of the offenses is from 8:00 p.m. to midnight ( 70% )
Almost 90% of the robberies involve 2-3 suspects Half of the robberies involved the theft of cell
phones/I-phones

Lt. Eddie Fowler, PSA 106, has implemented an operational plan to address the issue. Although we can not share specifics of his plan, I understand the community’s concerns and desire for information and want to advise that the below strategies have been implemented.

PSA personnel has been redeployed to the target areas
1D district-wide units have been deployed to the target areas
Several city-wide units have agreed to schedule some of their deployment in the area
CSOSA (DC’s version of Probation & Parole) has partnered with us to schedule “accountability visits”
to persons under their supervision who reside in the area.
The First District Detective Unit has consolidated the assignment of these robberies to assist with
identifying related offenses
A 1D tactical unit has been assigned to work within the area and coordinate information with
investigators

I would like to assure you that the First District is doing everything we can to address these issues; we have dedicated officers and managers who are focused on the situation. While we work to address the crime pattern we ask for the community assistance by adhering to the robbery prevention tips that were posted in the listserv and by calling 911 whenever you see suspicious activity and/or suspicious persons.

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