“On 12/9/13, at approximately 11pm, the complainant sustained several apparent gunshot wounds to the chest in the 700 block of Farragut St., NW. The complainant was transported to an area hospital and admitted in stable condition. There is no usable lookout or additional information at this time. The Fourth District Detectives are investigating this crime.”
“The First District has seen an increase in package thefts the past few years around the holiday season. First District Officers are aware of the historic trend and are giving special attention to residential areas. Within this past week, we have made three arrests of individuals regarding separate package thefts. In two of these incidents, the Officers were initially alerted by concerned neighbors who called 911 to report suspicious activity. I would like to thank the citizens who reported the activity and request the assistance of the entire community in being vigilant and reporting to 911 anytime they observe suspicious activity or persons. In each of the below incidents, the stolen property was also recovered.
· On Friday November 29th, at about 6:45 pm, a 19 year old male was arrested for a package theft from the 200 block of 11th Street SE
· On Saturday November 30th, at about 9:30 am, a 50 year old was arrested for the theft of a package from the 600 block of A Street SE
· On Thursday December 5th, at about 7:30 pm, a 25 year old male was arrested for the theft of a package from the 1200 block of Independence Ave SE
In addition to your vigilance, we also like to ask that you consider having packages delivered to an alternate site (work place or friend’s home) where someone would be present to accept delivery.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred in the 900 block of Sheridan Street, NW.
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at approximately 8:58 pm, officers from the Fourth District responded to the 900 block of Sheridan Street, Northwest for the report for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.
The decedent is identified as 31 year-old Demetrius Eccles of Northwest, Washington, DC.”
From @dcalerts at 6:16pm and 12:18am respectively:
“Police Alert-Stabbing in the 600 Block of T Street, NW @ 1816hours. LOF B/M, 40-50 yoa, wearing all black clothing”
“Police Alert-5D Shooting_0018 hrs_200 blk Bates St, NW_No Lookout DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911″
Update from MPD:
“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred in the 200 block of Bates Street, Northwest.
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at approximately 12:10 am, police officers from the Fifth District responded to the 200 block of Bates Street, Northwest for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.
The decedent is identified as 32 year-old Lamont William Hall of Southeast, Washington, DC.”
“In the past month, members of the Second District along with several community members have worked together in an attempt to identify and arrest a suspect who has been seen in the area of Lafayette Elementary School who has been involved in several indecent exposure incidents.
With the help of several officers, detectives assigned to the Second District and residents of the community a suspect was identified in the case. After several interviews and the continued diligence from the investigators involved in the case an arrest warrant was obtained for the suspect.
[Last week] members of the Second District arrested William Russell Kirkpatrick of Washington DC for the offenses which involved the indecent exposure incidents as described.
We would like to thank the community for their patience and work throughout this entire process.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal police involved shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Queen Street NE.
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at approximately 9:05 pm, members of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division (NSID), Gun Recovery Unit (GRU) attempted to stop an individual, when the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the officers – striking one of them. The officers returned fire striking the suspect.
Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The suspect’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.
The suspect is identified as 19-year-old Darius Jamal Murphy from Northeast, Washington, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is conducting the investigation.”
I had some packages delivered – they both arrived on the same day – and both were stolen…I found the empty boxes in the alley way behind my house. Fortunately both merchants were willing to not charge me for the loss, but it happened to a neighbor of mine – and she was not so lucky.
I noticed over the weekend some plastic shipping envelopes clusters together on the ground at the entrance of the alley way behind my house. Are others experiencing this problem? I have lived in my house going on 4 years and it has only happened to me once, but I no longer get my mail packages delivered to my home.”
Another reader asks:
“I am at a loss on finding a package receiving center on H Street. I just moved to the neighborhood and am having a lot of packages delivered and unfortunately it’s not feasible to have them sent to my work.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced the arrest of one of its own members. On Monday, December 2, 2013, the Metropolitan Police Department became aware of an allegation that an on duty officer had produced pornographic images of a juvenile. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department took immediate steps to investigate this allegation.
Within hours on Monday, December 2, 2013, Officer Marc Washington was arrested by members of the Youth Investigations Division and the Internal Affairs Bureau and charged with Production of Child Pornography.
Officer Washington joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 2006 and was assigned to the Seventh District.
“We invest a great amount of time and effort to ensure that we are hiring the right people and we continue to proactively monitor integrity across the department,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “But to learn of an allegation of this kind against a person who is sworn to protect our children, it is both shocking and disturbing. We are fortunate that someone came forward to alert us of this behavior to ensure that we prevent future victims.”
I live on 16th street SE, between east capitol and A SE. Last night my father in law went to get some milk at the Cupboard around 5pm.
Apparently as he walked on East Capitol he passed a group of teenage high schoolers (presumably from Eastern High School). One came up behind him and hit him on the head with a metal pole. [He is doing ok. Just needed stitches. He is very lucky that he was hit where he was, a couple inches over he may not be here with us.] The kid ran off and the others laughed and then dispersed as he made it back to our home afraid they would continue to attack him.
We had the police respond and they were unable to find anything at this point. I have often felt uncomfortable and harassed by high school age children in this area and now they are actually attacking people for fun.
There was no attempt to take any of his possessions, so this is just a depraved act similar to the knockout games.”
On Saturday night around 2AM, my boyfriend and I were traveling home after spending the evening out. While walking down the 1500 block of Park Rd. NW, we encountered a young girl who looked like she was in her early twenties. She was being detained by two older men who looked liked like they were in their thirties. It was obvious she didn’t know them. She mouthed to us to please help her, and the look on her face could only be described as pure terror, and perhaps shock. We went over to see what the issue was and the two men just kept saying “she’s drunk, she’s drunk.” We said, she could walk with us and we would make sure she got home safely. She tried to leave with us but the two men wouldn’t let her leave. One of them went as far as to grab my arm to keep us from leaving. At this point we noticed that her jeans were undone and her undergarments showing. Her purse was also open. We called the police. One of the individuals then disappeared into an apartment building, while the other tried to make us leave the girl with him. While my boyfriend was on the phone with the police, the girl was able to get away and just ran in the opposite direction. I’m unsure why she didn’t wait for the police to come, maybe she was in shock. Perhaps she was underage and feared any legal implications. While intervening may have not been the safest thing for us to do, I hope that by doing so we were able to stop something horrible from happening.
In any regard, I thought it was important to share this story because it highlights how important it is for women and men to be smart when traveling home at night. Don’t walk around intoxicated, especially by yourself, especially late at night. Things like this can happen anywhere in the city but if you do live in a transitioning neighborhood or an area with higher crime rates, be smart. Just because it hasn’t happened doesn’t mean it can’t.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in connection with an Armed Robbery which occurred in the 1800 block of Columbia Road, NW, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at approximately 1:48 pm.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”