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From MPD Monday night:

“In reference to ongoing complaints of drug distribution and use in the area around 11th and H St NE, the First District’s Crime Suppression Team has been conducting operations the area. Tonight, the Crime Suppression Team’s efforts yielded two arrests in the 700 block of 11th St NE for Distribution of Heroin and Possession of Heroin, respectively. The Distribution of Heroin defendant has a significant criminal history which includes prior drug and robbery convictions. The Crime Suppression Team members will continue to aggressively pursue the prosecution of these individuals to positively impact the the quality of life of PSA 104 residents and stakeholders.”

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Ed. Note: There had been a string of recent burglaries in Adams Morgan/Lanier Heights recently.

From MPD:

“At approximately 12:45 today [Monday], members of the Third District responded to the 1900 block of Calvert Street NW in reference to a reported burglary. A witness provided the officers a lookout for 2 subjects that were seen exiting a residence. After canvassing the area, 2 subjects were located and detained pending investigation. During this time, a second call was received for another burglary in the 1800 block of Calvert Street NW. Through the investigation it was determined that the subjects stopped were in possession of property that had been stolen from the second location. 2 Adult males were placed under arrest for Burglary in the Second Degree.

Third District detectives are working on this case to determine if these subjects are responsible for any of the recent burglaries that have been committed in the PSA 303 area. This arrest would not have been possible without the assistance of the alert witness and the quick response of the officers.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District have announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Kill offense which occurred in the 1300 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at approximately 4:23 pm.

A masked suspect approached the location on foot, firing multiple rounds that struck four adult male victims who were in the area. Three of the victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One victim was transported in critical condition.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant 26-year-old Kevin Antonio Cole, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill.

This case remains under investigation.”

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From MPD:

“Pursuant to an investigation into the gunshots that were fired in the 700 block of Gallatin Street, NW, on June 5, 2016, this evening members of the Fourth District Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant on a house located in the 700 block of Gallatin Street, NW. The members recovered suspected drugs, a firearm and ammunition, and made two arrests in connection with this seizure.

This is just one example of how the Fourth District has been working tirelessly to combat the violent crime in this area. This year alone, Fourth DIstrict members have recovered multiple guns in this area and have made over a dozen arrests for robbery as well as firearm and drug-related offenses, and we will continue to work diligently to eliminate the violent crime pervading this area.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Narcotics and Special Investigations Division’s Criminal Interdiction Unit and Maryland State Police have announced that an arrest has been made in connection to an illegal fencing operation in the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue, NW area.

Following a series of robberies in the District and Prince George’s County, Maryland, MPD’s District Detective Unit, along with our Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) began an investigation into Discount Auto Sound Inc. located on Georgia Avenue, NW. The operation involved stolen property taken in multiple robberies between March 17, 2016 and May 7, 2016. Over the course of the investigation, the suspect provided CIU officers with cash, heroin, and a firearm in exchange for stolen merchandise.

On Monday, June 6, 2016, 39-year-old Tom Van Huynh was arrested in Maryland and is being charged with Felony Trafficking Stolen Property, Distribution of Heroin, and Receiving Stolen Property, pending extradition to Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Maryland State Police (MSP) jointly participated in the investigation. MSP executed a search warrant in Maryland where they found three handguns, an assault rifle, a shotgun, multiple rounds of assorted ammunition, prescription pain killers, and over $26,000 in US currency, along with a Honda Civic outfitted with police equipment and fraudulent credentials. In addition, MPD executed a separate search warrant where electronics and documents were seized in connection to this case.

The investigation into this case is ongoing.”

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Ed. Note: Back in February we (at least I) learned “laundry detergent is a form of street currency used in the drug trade.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District announced an arrest has been made in reference to multiple theft two offenses that occurred in the following locations:

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, in the 5200 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest, at approximately 10:11 am, the suspect entered the establishment and took several bottles of laundry detergent.

On Friday, May 13, 2016, in the 100 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest, at approximately 8:49 am, the suspect entered the establishment and took several bottles of laundry detergent.

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, in the 100 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest, at approximately 8:10 am, the suspect entered the establishment and took several packs of diapers.

On Monday, May 30, 2016, in the 3600 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest, at approximately 6:40 pm, the suspect entered the establishment and took several bottles of laundry detergent.

On Friday, June 3, 2016, in the 100 block of Carroll Street, Northwest, at approximately 6:40 pm, the suspect entered the establishment and took several bottles of laundry detergent and some cheese.

On Friday, June 3, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 24-year-old David Winchester, of Silver Spring, MD, was arrested and charged with five counts of Theft Two.”

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From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police have arrested an 18-year-old Lanham man on charges of misdemeanor sexual abuse following an assault last night at L’Enfant Plaza Station.

The incident occurred on the Green Line platform shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday. The victim, an adult female, reported to police that she was walking on the platform when the suspect “passed her and then reached back and grabbed her buttocks,” according to a police report. The victim confronted the suspect with her boyfriend at which time the suspect fled on foot. The victim ran after the suspect while yelling for police assistance. Multiple MTPD officers at the station pursued the suspect on foot and ultimately apprehended him in the 500 block of C Street SW.

The arrestee is identified as Jose Francisco PLEITEZ, 18, of Lanham, Md. The victim was not physically injured and declined medical attention.

Metro Transit Police investigators believe that there may be other victims who were assaulted by Pleitez. Anyone who may have been a victim or has knowledge of other incidents is urged to contact MTPD detectives at (202) 962-2121.

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From Metro Transit Police:

“ARREST: Dominick Simons, 25, of Washington, DC, on charges of armed robbery & kidnapping.”

I called a metro spokesperson for some details and they explain around 3pm a victim was forced from Bethesda to Friendship Height and robbed. Later a call with a similar description came from Van Ness where Metro Transit Police was able to make an arrest.