From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest has been made in connection with a kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery which occurred in the 1500 block of Meridian Place, NW.

On Monday, May 6, 2013, at approximately 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 handguns and forced them out of the vehicle. The male victim was assaulted at that location and the female victim was taken to the 1400 block of Oak Street, NW, where she was sexually assaulted. Both victims were robbed of property.

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 23 year-old Ryan Ramotar of Northeast, DC was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed.”

04/04/14 9:15am

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department announced today that a suspect has been arrested in connection with multiple carjackings and robberies that occurred in the Second, Fourth and Fifth Districts on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Second District:

At approximately 2:50 pm, a female complainant was entering her vehicle in the 3700 block of Northampton Street NW, when a suspect grabbed her, threw her to the ground and took her vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered.

At approximately 8:05 pm, a female complainant was in the 3200 of Oliver Street NW, when two male suspects punched her, knocked her to the ground, and took her property.

Fifth District:

At approximately 9:35 pm, a male complainant was in the 1800 block of Kearney Street NE when two male suspects punched the complainant, knocked him to the ground and took his property.

At approximately 9:45 pm, a female complainant was in the 3100 block of 10th Street NE, when she was approached by two suspects who sprayed her with pepper spray and took her property.

Fourth District:

At approximately 10 pm, a female complainant was in the unit block of Van Buren Street, NW, when two male suspects approached her, threatened her and took her vehicle. The vehicle was recovered a short distance away.

Through the investigation by detectives from the Second, Fourth and Fifth Districts, a juvenile male suspect was arrested on the afternoon of Thursday, April 3, 2014 and charged with two counts of Carjacking and three counts of Robbery Force and Violence.”

03/31/14 10:30am

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From MPD:

“Members of the Fifth District Vice Unit executed a search warrant [18th and D St, NE]. Narcotics and a firearm were recovered.”


“On Friday, March 29, 2014, at approximately 2330 hours, members of the Third District Crime Suppression Team responded to the 1300 block of 8th Street, NW, in reference to numerous complaints from citizens concerning drinking and drug use on the parking lot and sidewalks. As the officers approached the area they observed a large crowd on the parking lot. The members of the crowd immediately dispersed upon seeing the officers. The officers conducted a thorough canvass of the area and recovered two loaded firearms and a significant amount of marijuana.

This case is still under investigation and anyone with any additional information please email or call Lieutenant Deborah Pearce. I can be reached on 202-498-9833 or by email on”

03/28/14 1:30pm

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced multiple arrests as a result of an investigation into a drug a distribution operation primarily in the Sursum Corda neighborhood in Northwest, Washington, DC.

Members of the Metropolitan Police Department conducted an investigation that began in January 2014 and ended in March 2014. The investigation led to the arrests of 10 individuals pursuant to DC Superior Court warrants on charges of Distribution of Crack Cocaine. The investigation was conducted by various units to include Vice Units from the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Districts; members of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division; Homicide Branch; District Detectives; the Fugitive Task Force and members of the First District Patrol and the Canine Unit. The following individuals were arrested between March 22 and March 25, 2014:

24 year-old Marc Anthony Bolden of Northwest
19 year-old Kenen Yvan Braxton of Northeast
41 year-old Earl Robert Cephus of Northwest
25 year-old Saidu Davies of unknown address
30 year-old Alan Tracy Maybin of Northwest
36 year-old Lorenzo Preston Prailow of unknown address
36 year-old Terry Donnell Thomas of unknown address
21 year-old Nhyre Andre Toliver of unknown address
21 year-old Anthony Dwayne White of unknown address
38 year-old Marquette Dion Whitley of Northwest”

03/25/14 11:00am

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“Metro Transit Police remind riders of the importance of maintaining awareness of your surroundings when using electronic devices. This incident happened shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The suspect was stopped and arrested outside the station. The phone was recovered.

Also, as a reminder, it is never a good idea to chase a suspect. No property is worth the risk of getting hurt. Instead, get a good description of the suspect and be a good witness for police.

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the 1994 homicide which occurred at the intersection of Ogelthorpe Street and Riggs Road, NE

On Saturday, October 15, 1994, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for the report of sounds of gunshots near the intersection of Ogelthorpe Street and Riggs Road, NE. Upon their arrival, the officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as Kevin Spencer Proctor, who was 29 years-old at the time, of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, homicide detectives and members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 41 year-old Frank Joseph Williams IV of Silver Spring, Maryland, and charged him with First Degree Murder in connection with the shooting death of Kevin Proctor.”

02/27/14 11:00am

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“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I moved to Trinidad in 2012. We’ve had nothing but great experiences. Last week though, we fell victim to a package thief. I have to say, we’ve been very lucky because we just had a son and we’ve been getting dozens of baby shower packages delivered without incident. Hilariously enough, the stolen package was a box of diapers, baby wipes, and breast pads for my wife and newborn son.

MPD came to our house last night with the missing package and said that the caught a “young man from the neighborhood” who had ditched several packages in an undisclosed area…. ours was in that pile. They didn’t see this man with our package in his hands, but he had others. The MPD was returning all packages to their proper owners and following up on police reports, etc.

Just want to give big thank you to the MPD. They’re doing an awesome job.”

02/21/14 1:31pm

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From MPD:

“I would like to share some outstanding police work by members of MPD that occurred yesterday.

At approximately 6:00 pm, a female citizen was walking in the area of the 500 block of C Street, NW when a juvenile suspect snatched her cell phone and fled on foot. The female gave brief chase and then alerted Commander Jake Kishter of the Third District and Commander Keith Williams of the Police Academy who were walking in the area. The two Commanders gave chase and subsequently apprehended the suspect along with the victim’s cell phone.”

Ed. Note: This is the second time Commander Kishter has received props chasing suspects on foot.

02/12/14 2:30pm

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From MPD:

“On February 9, 2014, while engaged in proactive traffic enforcement patrols in the 1900 block of 9th Street, NW, a Third District Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired Maryland registration. When the officer approached the vehicle he smelled an odor consistent with marijuana coming from the vehicle. He asked the driver if he had any marijuana in the vehicle and the driver indicated that he did. The driver was removed from the vehicle and secured. The officers then located a black handgun as well as ammunition within reach of the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The driver was then placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana, Carrying a Pistol and Possession of Unregistered Ammunition. Anyone with additional information regarding this matter is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099.”

02/12/14 10:45am



“An accused “cell phone flasher” has been arrested by Metro Transit Police in connection with several recent incidents on the Metrorail system.

Metro Transit Police today announced new charges against Steven Andrew Slaughter, 22, of Washington, DC, for alleged lewd acts and an assault that occurred in January.

Starting in mid-January, Metro Transit Police detectives became aware of a series of incidents in which a male subject would approach female passengers on the Metrorail system and show them a lewd photograph of himself on his cell phone screen. In some cases, the suspect would approach victims claiming that he was raising money for a youth organization.

Slaughter was identified using Metro’s high-definition video surveillance footage, as well as witness statements and reports.”