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Ed. Note: On Saturday night there was a shooting in the 5400 block of Georgia Ave, NW.

From MPD:

“Today at approximately 2:15 AM, an off-duty MPD officer heard multiple people arguing in the rear alley of the 900 block of Ingraham Street, NW. The officer went to investigate when he observed an adult male subject fire a gun at another male in the alley. However, the shots did not take effect. The complainant then jumped into a vehicle and fled the location. The off-duty officer broadcast a lookout for the vehicle and the suspects to other units. The vehicle containing the complainant was stopped in the 5600 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, and the suspect was stopped at 9th & Ingraham Streets, NW. The suspect was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol. An identification procedure was conducted and both the off-duty officer and the complainant positively identified the suspect. The suspect was then placed under arrest for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) and Carrying a Pistol Without a License.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what the police activity at New Hampshire & Upshur was tonight around 9:30 PM? Cops giving chase on foot, lots of cop cars, and the cops looking for someone in my yard and going through my neighbor’s trash cans. Pretty spooky.”

From MPD:

“On February 2nd, 2016, at approximately 9:30 P.M., Fourth District police officers received a 911 call for an Armed Robbery that had just occurred in the 4200 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The 911 Dispatcher provided the officers with a description of 4-6 suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing. One of the suspects was reported to be armed with a black handgun. As officers responded to the scene, the suspects in the first Armed Robbery proceeded to locate a second victim and commit a second robbery in the 500 block of Varnum Street, NW.

As the officers were canvassing for the victim of the first robbery, they observed four suspects wearing all dark clothing and ski masks running eastbound in the 500 block of Varnum Street, NW. When the officers attempted to stop the suspects, they continued fleeing southbound into the west alley of Grant Circle, NW. The officers pursued the suspects on foot and apprehended all four suspects. Prior to their apprehension, the suspects were observed removing their ski masks and throwing them to the ground, as well as discarding the victim’s property.

Pursuant to this investigation, a black BB pistol, a knife, ski masks, and property belonging to the victims of both robberies was recovered. Four juvenile males were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this offense to contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

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From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police today arrested a juvenile suspect on Aggravated Assault charges for his role in the December 21 assault aboard a Red Line train at NoMa-Gallaudet Station.

The assault occurred aboard the train as it approached NoMa-Gallaudet Station at approximately 5 p.m. The adult male victim was struck in his face, causing a loss of consciousness and serious injuries that required hospitalization.

The juvenile, whose name cannot be released due to his age, is a 17-year-old resident of Southeast DC.

On January 9, the juvenile was stopped at Gallery Place Station by a Metro Transit Police Officer who noticed that the juvenile appeared to match the image of a person of interest in a BOLO (“be on the lookout”) notice that had been issued to law enforcement officers. When stopped, the juvenile was in possession of a BB gun and was arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon. He was held in custody pending the issuance of a juvenile custody order, which was served today.

The investigation into the assault remains active, and charges against other individuals are possible.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in five known Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse and Robbery Force and Violence cases.

Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse and Robbery-Force & Violence incident which occurred in the 200 block of 8th Street, Southeast, on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, between 10:30 pm and 10:45 pm. CCN: 15-188-289

Robbery-Force & Violence offense which occurred in the 1300 block of Ives Place, Southeast, on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at approximately 9:15 pm. CCN: 15-888-801

Robbery-Force & Violence offense which occurred in the 900 block of East Capitol Street, Northeast, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at approximately 10:35 pm. CCN: 15-191-819

Assault with Intent to Commit Third Degree Sexual Abuse and Robbery-Force & Violence incident which occurred in the 100 block of Seaton Place, Northwest, on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, between 7:22 pm. CCN: 15-204-138

Robbery-Force & Violence offense which occurred in the 700 block of H Street, Northeast, on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at 1:00 am. 15-208-163

On Friday, January 15, 2016, 25 year-old Melvin Dehardt Latney of Southeast, DC, was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse, Assault with Intent to Commit Third Degree Sexual Abuse, and five counts of Robbery.”

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From Metro Transit Police:

“Metro Transit Police arrest juvenile suspect for November Green Line assault and robbery

Metro Transit Police today arrested a 15-year-old female for a violent assault and robbery that occurred aboard a Green Line train during the early morning hours of November 22, 2015.

The juvenile respondent was arrested without incident this morning by the MTPD Warrant Squad at her residence in Northeast DC on a Juvenile Custody Order that was issued yesterday.

The juvenile is charged with felony assault and robbery for her actions aboard the train that night. It is alleged that the respondent was with a group of other juveniles aboard the train at approximately 1:16 a.m. As the train traveled between Fort Totten and Shaw-Howard stations, the group surrounded and began to harass a 14-year-old male passenger. Police allege that the juvenile respondent is the person responsible for first mocking, then violently kicking and punching an adult male victim who attempted to intervene on behalf of the 14 year old.

Following the assault, the adult victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

MTPD detectives identified the juvenile respondent using Metro’s digital surveillance systems, as well as victim and witness interviews.”

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From MPD:

“On Sunday, January 10, at approximately 3:00p.m., Third District Officers received a call for service for two adult males armed with pistols in the rear of the 700 block of S Street, NW. Once the officers arrived on the scene, they observed two adult males matching the description. The two males immediately fled the scene and threw both pistols to the ground.

The suspects were stopped and after further investigation they were arrested for Carrying a Pistol without a License. Two pistols were also recovered from the scene.

Excellent job by all!!”

In less pleasing news just north of the Shaw metro, DC Alerts reports at 6:38pm Sunday night:

“Robbery [Force & Violence] at 1838 hrs in the 1900 b/o 7th Street, NW. LOF 10 Juveniles. One suspect wearing a green jacket.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I need to give MPD props for an arrest made over the weekend for my break-in that you folks reported on a few months ago:

“Yesterday, just before 12:30 PM, thieves kicked in our front door. Luckily our alarm went off quickly, scaring them off before they took too much and alerting us and MPD quickly. Our family and pets are ok, but they made off with some laptops and one of our cars (keys were on the kitchen counter…) – I love that little car.”

During the investigation, police found a finger print which lead them to issuing an arrest warrant early in December and an arrest over the weekend. I got a call on Monday from the Detective working our case and am looking forward to hearing from the US Attorney this week.

According to the Detective, this particular criminal has been involved in about 10 different break-ins around the neighborhood. He’s currently being held at DC jail on a half-dozen burglary charges and will spend New Years as a guest of the DC justice system.

Well done to the responding officers, our detectives who investigated the case, and ESPECIALLY the officer who took the prints!”

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From MPD:

“On Saturday, December 27th, at about 12:45 A.M., the complainant (an adult male) was walking through an alley in the 1400 block of Girard Street, NW, when he was approached by eight individuals. The subjects surrounded the complainant, and one of them displayed a handgun and demanded his property. When the complainant did not immediately comply, several of the suspects began to strike him, and one of them took his backpack containing his iPhone, U.S. Currency, and items of clothing. The suspects then fled. (more…)

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From MPD:

“On December 22, 2015, at approximately 2105 hours, Fourth District officers were flagged down at 5th & Ingraham Streets, NW, by a victim who reported he had just been robbed of his wallet at gunpoint.

The suspect then fled the scene on a mountain bike. A lookout was broadcast and Fourth District officers stopped an individual matching the description of the suspect in the area of 8th & Madison Street, NW.

A preliminary investigation was conducted, and the suspect was arrested for Armed Robbery. Subsequent to this arrest, the suspect was found to have a knife that was disguised to look like a handgun in his possession.

This investigation is on-going.

On December 22, 2015, at approximately 2144 hours, Fourth District officers received a 911 call for a “Man with a Gun” in the 600 block of Rock Creek Church Road, N.W. Upon the arrival of units in the block, several

individuals observed the police cruisers and immediately fled on foot. One of the individuals was observed holding his waistband while running. He was stopped by Fourth District officers in the 3700 block of 8th Street, N.W., and a loaded Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun was recovered from his possession. The suspect was arrested for Carrying a Pistol Without a License and other related charges.

Anyone with information regarding these offenses is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) announced an arrest has been made in connection with eleven Burglary Two offenses that occurred at the following locations:

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at approximately 4:52 am, in the 3400 block of 14th Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-179-400
On Saturday, November 21, 2015, at approximately 6:00 pm, in the 1700 block of Lanier Place, Northwest. CCN: 15-187-285
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at approximately 10:40 pm, in the 3200 block of Mount Pleasant Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-189-032
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, at approximately 12:01 am, in the 3500 block of 13th Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-190-418
On Monday, November 30, 2015, at approximately 12:09 am, in the 2700 block of 14th Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-190-889
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at approximately 1:42 am, in the 3000 block of Mount Pleasant Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-195-297
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at approximately 2:40 am, in the 3500 block of 14th Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-195-315
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at approximately 11:11 pm, in the 4700 block of 14th Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-195-999
On Thursday, December 17, 2015, at approximately 12:18 am, in the 4500 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest. CCN: 15-200-834
On Thursday, December 17, 2015, at approximately 11:00 pm, in the 2100 block of 18th Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-201-562
On Friday, December 18, 2015, at approximately 7:20 am, in the 3600 block of 14th Street, Northwest. CCN: 15-201-554

On Friday, December 18, 2015, after further investigation, members of CID arrested 45-year-old Jerry Kibler Jr. of Northwest, DC. He was charged with eleven counts of Burglary.

These cases and additional offenses remain under investigation. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”