Last night @DCPoliceDept tweeted:
“Shooting_2000 hours_1000 Bladensburg Rd NE_LOF a B/M, 5’11″, 20 yoa, med complex, dreads, green jacket”
The Post reports that the women was eight months pregnant and taken to the hospital.
More info as it becomes available.
Around 1230am last night a reader tweeted:
“Pretty sure I just heard five or six shots fired in park view.”
@DCPoliceDept then confirmed:
“3D Shooting//600 Blk of Kenyon Street NW//one adult victim//LOF 2 B/Ms wearing mask”
Torron Frieson, also known as Torron Frierson, 35, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a 7 ½-year prison term on charges stemming from a robbery earlier this year of a liquor store and market in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.
Frieson pled guilty in March 2013, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to one count of robbery and two related firearms offenses. The Honorable Patricia A. Broderick sentenced him. Upon completion of his prison term, Frieson will be placed on three years of supervised release.
According to the government’s evidence, on Feb. 7, 2013, at about 8:35 p.m., Frieson entered the M & S Liquor Store and Market in the 200 block of Upshur Street NW. He pulled a mask over his face, grabbed a bag of chips, and walked to the cashier counter. As the cashier prepared to provide change for the chip purchase, Frieson walked into the cashier’s booth, produced a long black handgun, pointed it at the cashier, and grabbed money from the register.
The cashier attempted to move the gun away from him and a physical struggle ensued. During the struggle, the cashier was struck and items in the store were broken. Frieson’s gun and car keys fell to the floor, and parts of the mask came off his face. The cashier threw the gun down an aisle and ran out the store. Frieson then retrieved the gun, and fled the scene, leaving his cell phone behind.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) determined that the defendant had been in the store to purchase beer minutes before he returned for the robbery. Officers also determined that the set of keys left behind by the defendant belonged to a Dodge Durango parked in an alley by the store. Officers found a .45-caliber cartridge stamped 45 Colt Hornady inside the store near the cashier counter. The Dodge Durango was registered to Frieson.
Pursuant to a search warrant, the Dodge Durango was searched and the beer that Frieson had purchased minutes before the robbery was inside the car. Frieson also was identified in a photo array. Frieson was arrested on Feb. 15, 2013 at a residence in Northeast Washington. Inside of one of the bedrooms at the residence was a black Ruger .45 caliber revolver with six cartridges stamped 45 Colt Hornady.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Debra McPherson, Victim/Witness Advocate Jennifer Clark, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Natalia Medina, who prosecuted the case.
Category: props to the prosecutors
On yesterday’s date around 10:00 p.m. there was a robbery that occurred in the 1500 block of 34th Street NW. The suspect approached the victim from the rear and assaulted the victim with a taser. Taken was a cell phone, pocket change and a wallet. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as a follows: black male, 5’10” 140 – 160 lbs., wearing a black jacket, black jeans, black bandana and carrying a black backpack. If anyone has information about this offense please call 202-727-9099.
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Back in March we learned about the hapless criminal who stole a dog at gunpoint and then dropped his phone while the dog escaped and ran home…
He was sentenced to a four-year prison term.
Christopher Young, 18, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a four-year prison term on a charge of armed robbery stemming from an attack in which he stole a dog from a woman at gunpoint, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
Young pled guilty in March 2013 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He was sentenced by the Honorable Robert I. Richter. Upon completion of his prison term, Young will be placed on five years of supervised release.
According to the government’s evidence, on Jan. 5, 2013, at about 10:35 a.m., Young approached a woman who was walking her Yorkshire Terrier in the area of Fifth and Kennedy Streets NE. Young displayed a handgun and said, “Give me your dog. Yorkies cost a lot of money.” He then grabbed the victim’s dog and ran toward Chillum Place NE.
The victim, who yelled for help, noticed that Young dropped his phone on Kennedy Street directly next to where the dog’s leash had dropped. While Young continued running, the dog escaped and ran to its home. Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) determined that the dropped phone belonged to Young, and learned that he had a GPS device on his ankle. Police obtained Young’s GPS records, which placed him directly in the area of 5th and Kennedy at the time of the robbery as well as in the flight path described by witnesses.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Debra McPherson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Natalia Medina, who prosecuted the case.
Early this morning, at approximately 3:00 AM, 3 suspects in a gray or silver Dodge approached 2 citizens with a gun in the 2300 block of Ontario Rd. NW, and demanded their money. One of the citizens resisted the demands by the suspects and was shot in the upper back by one of the suspects. All 3 suspects then fled in their vehicle northbound on Ontario Rd. NW. Nothing was obtained during the robbery. The injured citizen was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries, and is considered to be in fair condition. The second citizen was not injured. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office on 202-673-6915 or 202-727-9099.
“Shooting (230am) – unit blk S St NE – male shot in head, treated & transported to trauma center, life threatening”
Update from MPD:
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the Unit block of S Street, Northeast.
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 at approximately 3:20 am, units from the Fifth District responded to the sound of gunshots report in the Unit block of S Street, Northeast. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 21-year-old Dontel Price of Northeast, Washington, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case 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.
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Anthony Butler, 51, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 13 years and 10 months in prison on charges stemming from the armed robbery of a woman last fall in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
Butler was found guilty in March 2013 by a jury in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on charges of armed robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon, felony threats, and possession of an open container of alcohol. He was sentenced by the Honorable A. Franklin Burgess, Jr. Butler, who has previous convictions for robbery, carjacking and other crimes, is to be placed on five years of supervised release following his prison term. In announcing the sentence, Judge Burgess indicated that he wanted to keep Butler off the streets and keep the citizens of the District of Columbia safe. Butler also faces parole revocation.
According to the government’s evidence, the attack took place about 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2012, near the National Zoo. The victim was walking alone near Adams Mills Road and Walbridge Place NW, headed to a friend’s house for a dinner party, when Butler saw her. He got out of a large red pick-up truck that was blocking her path and pretended to ask for directions.
Butler quickly grabbed the woman’s arm, thrust a knife up to her stomach, and demanded her phone and purse. After he got those items, he demanded her necklace. When she couldn’t get her necklace off fast enough, Butler yelled at her to take it off or he would kill her. After robbing her, he told her to run in the opposite direction and again threatened her if she didn’t comply.
Butler then took off in the pick-up truck. The victim was left on the side of the street without a phone, any money, and the keys to her house. She ran down the street and flagged down a motorist who allowed her in his car, and together they called 911. About 10 minutes later, officers with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Intervention Program spotted a truck matching the description of the one Butler was using near a gas station at Georgia and Missouri Avenues NW. Officers found the victim’s belongings spread around the truck; Butler had a knife. The victim identified Butler and the knife. He was arrested. At the Fourth District Police Station, the woman’s identification was found in his pocket. At trial, Butler argued that he had merely found the purse on the side of the road.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of those who investigated the case from the MPD. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Debra McPherson, Litigation Technology Specialist Paul Howell, and Victim/Witness Advocate Jennifer Clark. Finally, he praised the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Natalia Medina, who investigated and prosecuted the case.
Category: props to the prosecutors
This morning at approximately 12:00 AM, 4D units received 911 calls for the sounds of gunshots around the area of 8th and Buchanan Street, Northwest. Shortly thereafter, 4D units located an adult male suffering from non life-threatening gunshot wounds at Kansas and Allison Street, Northwest. The individual was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.
Ed. Note: For all who inquired about a helicopter in Petworth and Brightwood – this was the reason.
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On April 24, 2013, in the 800 Block of 9th Street NE, a citizen reported that he was approached by two individuals, one of which produced a weapon and stole money from him. There were no injuries reported.
Today (Monday) at approximately 12:01 PM, an Officer from PSA 104 was flagged down by the citizen who was robbed on April 24th, who spotted one of the suspect’s in the area of 8th and H Street NE. The officer immediately gave a description of the suspect and within moments the suspect was stopped by members of the First District Mountain Bike Unit. After an on scene investigation by Detective and Officers, the suspect was placed under arrest for Robbery.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may also be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activities.
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I live in a group house in Mt. Pleasant and we noticed that 3 bikes were missing. Turns out, our house was robbed Friday night. It was robbed while we were all in the house, while sleeping and all of the doors were locked. The thieves popped open a window, stuck their hand through the window and unlocked our back door in order to gain entry into the house. In addition to the bikes, they took other items like 2 dvd players, a camera, an external hard drive, etc. Based on when other roommates were or weren’t around last night, we figured out that it had to be between 1-4 am.
You may want to suggest to readers in Mt. Pleasant to be extra cautious. Apparently even if your doors are locked, it doesn’t necessarily mean your safe.
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Four men, all from Washington, D.C., were sentenced Friday to prison terms on charges stemming from various gang-related crimes, including beatings, attempted robberies, and obstructing justice, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
The defendants were among six men who pled guilty in February 2013, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to actively participating in a crew called “Show Out” that committed crimes in areas including Chinatown, Metro Center, NoMa, Bloomingdale, and Woodley Park. Since at least Jan. 1, 2012, the crew’s members canvassed the areas looking for targets of opportunity and teamed up to assault their victims, rob them of items of value, or both. They pursued people they thought were vulnerable to their surprise attacks, including people traveling alone to or from work, homeless people, and people distracted by their cellphones.
The crew also was accused of engaging in “flash mob” style robberies at drug stores, convenience stores, and gas stations, in which multiple members flooded in to the business at the same time, overwhelming and intimidating the staff, and stealing items.
The Honorable Lynn Leibovitz sentenced the defendants this morning. They included Quayshawn L. Leggett, 20, who allegedly had a senior position in the group; James D. Matheny, 19; Ricardo J. Williams, 20, and Travis L. Morris, 21.
Leggett was sentenced to nine years in prison on one count each of aggravated assault, attempted robbery, and committing a crime while affiliated with a criminal street gang. Matheny also was sentenced to a nine-year prison term, on one count each of aggravated assault, obstructing justice, threats to do bodily harm, and committing a crime while affiliated with a criminal street gang. Williams was sentenced to an 8 ½-year prison term on one count each of aggravated assault, attempted robbery, and committing a crime while affiliated with a criminal street gang. Morris was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison one count each of aggravated assault and committing a crime while affiliated with a criminal street gang.
Upon completion of their prison terms, all four of the defendants will be placed on three years of supervised release.
Two other leaders of the “Show Out” crew, both of Washington, D.C., are scheduled to be sentenced May 24, 2013. They include Bernard Trowell, also known as “McLovin,” 19, described in an indictment as “the self-styled president” of the group, and Deandre M. Williams, 19. Both pled guilty in February 2013 to charges stemming from their roles in the crimes. “The Show Out crew ambushed vulnerable victims in some of our city’s most vibrant neighborhoods,” said U.S. Attorney Machen. “Today’s sentences hold four members of the crew accountable for their roles in a series of beatings, robberies, and flash mobs. These prison terms are just punishment for the lawless behavior of these young people.”
“This pack of thugs roamed around the city and preyed upon people whom they perceived to be vulnerable,” said Police Chief Lanier. “The level of violence was unjustifiable. I commend the officers and detectives from the First District, the members of the Intelligence Division and our partners at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for their efforts in bringing these criminals to justice.”
As part of their plea agreements, the defendants, along with Trowell and Deandre Williams, admitted participating in various crimes, including these incidents:
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Category: props to the prosecutors
From @IAFF36 around 7pm:
“Update – 22nd St & Taylor St NE – shooting, correction 3 patients total, treating & transporting to trauma centers #dcfd”
The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects in connection with a sexual assault and robbery which occurred in the 1400 block of Oak Street, NW.
On Monday, May 6, 2013, between the hours of 12:50 am and 1:00 am, a female and a male were sitting in a vehicle in the 1500 block of Meridian Place, NW, when they were approached by two unknown males who produced a handgun and forced them out of the vehicle. The male victim was assaulted at that location whereas the female victim was taken to the 1400 block of Oak Street, NW, where she was sexually assaulted. Both victims were robbed of property.
The suspects are described as two black males wearing ski masks and both armed with a handgun.
Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of these suspects 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.
Last night at approximately 9:15 PM, officers from the First District received a report of a Robbery in the area of 9th and H Street NE. The complainant was walking in the block, when he was approached by a group of Juveniles, who assaulted him and stole his property. Officers were on the scene within moments and quickly broadcasted a lookout for the suspects. In the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue, Officers from the Powershift unit stopped several suspects. After an on scene investigation by First District Detectives and the Officers, four Juvenile suspects were placed under arrest for Robbery Force and Violence. The complainant sustained minor injuries.
Last night about 6:45 pm, a man was shot inside a car in the 4100 block of 20th St., NE. The man died and our detectives are investigating this as a homicide.
The street is still blocked until we can complete our investigation. It should be re-opened soon.
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