A reader sends word around 2:45pm Saturday afternoon:
“Ton of cops at 3rd and upshur. Looking for shell casings.”
“UPDATE – After original Officers had responded to the area of 2nd and Upshur an individual called MPD and stated he had been shot at while sitting in a vehicle. Fortunately this individual was not hit by any of the bullets, the vehicle was though. If anyone has additional information about this incident please call 202-727-9099.”
“The Metro Transit Police Department is looking for information regarding an altercation that has left one subject seriously injured.
On Friday, March 7, while aboard a Green Line train traveling between Greenbelt and Fort Totten between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m., the below pictured subjects were involved in a physical altercation.
Transit Police boarded the train at Fort Totten to find one of the men with serious injuries. The other man was not aboard the train. The injured man was transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.
Detectives are seeking information from anyone who may have been aboard the train and witnessed the altercation. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is urged to call Metro Transit Police at (202) 962-2121 and reference case 2014-11573.”
“This evening, Metro Transit Police (MTPD) charged Dionte DANIELS, 22, of Glenarden, Md. with attempted second degree murder, assault and reckless endangerment in connection with an incident that occurred last night aboard a southbound Green Line train.
The assault took place shortly after 9:30 p.m. while the train was traveling in Prince George’s County between Greenbelt and Fort Totten stations. When MTPD officers boarded the train at Fort Totten, they found a 46-year-old male victim unconscious with life threatening injuries. He was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition this evening.
A suspect description and photo was broadcast to MTPD officers throughout the Metrorail system, and a man matching the description was taken into custody a short time later at L’Enfant Plaza Station. That subject was subsequently identified as Dionte DANIELS and an arrest warrant was obtained for the charges related to the Green Line incident.
MTPD detectives continue to seek information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information is urged to call (202) 962-2121 and reference case 2014-11573.”
“Last night as I ran in for some soup, i couldn’t help but notice that someone had left their 2 small children in their car as they ran in the store. I stood there for a while looking in the car just to make sure i didn’t see an older child in their with them or an adult in the passenger size, but there wasn’t. I immediately went in the store and asked the cashier to do a store page to the person who left their children in the car. As i said it out of my mouth a lady says OH THATS ME, i just ran in for a second. She kept repeating how sorry she was. I looked at her and asked her does she really realize how serious this is? I told her not to apologize to me, change the behavior. I’m not here to judge her, but i am judging the behavior and the bad choice she just so happen to make. Everyone makes a mistake.
People, Please see the value in your children. There is no amount of anything that you need that is worth putting your children’s life at risk. they were old enough to take in the store for the 2 things she went to buy. Next time I wont hesitate to call CPS. This is not a joke, nor is it an option to leave your unattended children in the house nor your car while you go get what you think you need. I know of someone who spend the entire weekend in jail for doing the exact same thing, and her children were much older. Let this be a warning that YOU are NOT exempt from the LAW, you just didn’t get caught, or should I say, I just didn’t turn you in!
If you wouldn’t leave your keys in the car with it running while you run into a store, or leave your keys in your house door, or door wide open while you run to a store, how much more important is it to make sure your God granted children are safe at ALL times. Children are a gift from God.”
One resident responds:
“Oh my goodness! I knew people like this–the Mommy Police–were out there, ready to scold me the first second I take some “shortcut” with my baby (which we’ve all considered doing at some point). Good grief, cut the lady some slack!!! It’s not ideal behavior, of course, and I didn’t see it myself, but it doesn’t sound horrendous enough to merit a comment on this listserv at all, much less a 3-paragraph diatribe.”
“Units received a call for a traffic accident at 9th and Madison St NW around 8pm. Several vehicles are involved. A male subject was located inside one of the vehicles suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced. Detectives with the Homicide Branch are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
UPDATE from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1200 block of Madison Street, Northwest.
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at approximately 7:51 pm, police officers from the Fourth Patrol District responded to a call for the report of a vehicular accident in the 900 block of Madison Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside the vehicle in the 900 block of Madison Street, Northwest. After a comprehensive investigation, it was established that the offense occurred in the 1200 block of Madison Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed to ascertain cause and manner of death.
The victim has not been identified at the present time.”
I was almost hit by the car in the picture tonight near the 1300 block of Pennsylvania NW. I heard a loud crashing sound, saw a car heading straight for me followed by police cars. Fortunately, the light pole (folded over) stopped the car before it hit me. I haven’t been able to gather any additional information about the accident. Does anyone else know what happened? Why were the cops chasing this car? Are the passengers okay?”
Ed. Note: I’ve put in a query with MPD and will update if they have any info they can share.
UPDATE: MPD says this was a suspected DUI and the vehicle was speeding. The driver was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed which occurred in the area of the 700 block of Barnes Street NE.
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at approximately 11:00 am, an adult female was walking in the area, when she was approached from behind by an unknown male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and forced the victim alongside a residence where he sexually assaulted her. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a black male, 20 years of age, medium build, brown complexion, and goatee.
Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
I was walking on the 1700 block of Swann Street NW a few minutes ago and came across a car that someone had broken into. The pillow and sheet were pulled completely out of the car but the suitcase inside looked intact (hopefully it is). I’m hoping that the owner is a PoPville reader, or maybe someone out there knows whose car this is and they can come salvage what’s left. For anyone wondering, I didn’t call MPD as I once tried to to flag down a MPD officer in a similar situation and he said that I’d have to call 911 and wait there for a cruiser to respond. Unfortunately I can’t do that today.”
“Around 3am, units received a call for a shooting in the 4800 blk of 9th St NW. Upon arrival an adult male was located suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He has been pronounced. Members of the Homicide Branch are investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 4800 block of 9th Street, Northwest.
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at approximately 3:00 am, police officers from the Fourth District received a call for a shooting at 9th and Decatur Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wound in the 4800 block of 9th Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed to determine cause and manner of death.
The decedent has been identified as 51-year-old Billy Andre Harris of Northwest, Washington, DC.”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3600 block of Jay Street, NE.
On Thursday, February 27, 2014, at approximately 8:34 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to a call for the report of a shooting in the 3600 block of Jay Street, NE. Upon arrival, they located an adult female lying on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on the scene and transported her to a local hospital for treatment where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 19 year-old Tykia Dickerson of Southeast, Washington, DC.”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace, SE.
On Thursday, February 27, 2014, at approximately 5:14 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to a call for the report of a man down in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace, SE. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on the scene and transported him to a local hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 17 year-old Jonathon Adams of Southwest, Washington, DC.”