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“Just after midnight last night, in the 3000 block of 14th St. NW[at Columbia Road], a subject cornered, threatened, and robbed a pedestrian. When the victim’s friend attempted to intervene the subject also brandished a knife. This offender then escaped on a bicycle, but was stopped a short distance away by several of our segway, foot, and beat officers who converged on the area. The suspect was positively identified and the victim’s property recovered.

Excellent job by our officers!”

From MPD:

“In the early morning hours of June 25, 2015 5D received a call for a sexual assault in the area of 1st and T Streets. NW. The investigation revealed that an armed suspect approached 2 complainants and forced them into a secluded area where he sexually assaulted both complainants.

Thanks to the outstanding work of the Sexual Assault Unit detectives and members of the Fifth District, the suspect was located and arrested.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I already filled out formal commendations for three officers (1 MPD and 2 Transit Police) but wanted to pass along my appreciation of these three outstanding officers.

My wallet was stolen right from my bag on the Petworth metro escalator at around 8:05am Friday morning. I saw the person who did it but he must have been working as a team and he got away.

I saw MPD Officer Anthony Christian walk into the CVS across the street from metro and followed him and explained the situation. He took down my information and even told me to get in his car and we canvassed the neighborhood looking for the suspect! I tried my best to explain what he looked like. I would have recognized him if I saw him, but what I learned this morning is that it’s important to notice clothing and details such as facial hair and haircut if anything like this ever happens again.

Officer Christian and I then reported what happened to the two transit police officers at the station (M. Garcia and M. Broadnax) who also took my information and filed a report. I was very shaken up and had no money,credit cards, or metro card. They walked around the station with me looking for my wallet in the hopes that the thief just threw it somewhere. We didn’t find it but they did give me a metro pass so I could get to work.

Under three hours later, both Officers Christian and Broadnax called me to say that a good samaritan had found my wallet by the CVS and turned it in. Not only was everything still in my wallet minus the $10 in cash, but Officer Christian even told me to keep his number because he works in ward 4 where I live and I can call him directly if I ever run into any issues in the future. Officer Broadnax even DROVE to Dupont to return my wallet to me. I’m so appreciative of these three officers that I want the community to know that the 4th district has some great police serving us.”

From MPD:

“On the afternoon of June 17, Fifth district members and Patrol Support units responded to a call for a man with a gun in the 1500 blk of F St NE. The suspect was observed in the 1500 block of F. St. NE. Upon seeing the police, the suspect fled on foot and was stopped at 1700 Gales St. NE. The suspect was found to have been in possession of a firearm and was placed under arrest. By using good communication and tactics, 5D and Patrol Support units were able to resolve a dangerous situation and apprehend an armed suspect and remove a weapon from the streets.”

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From MPD:

“Members of the MPD 3D Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant at 616 Farragut Street, NW, based on an arrest of subject with a gun that occurred in the 3rd District several days ago. Recovered from the house was a firearm and additional ammunition. There were two people arrested.”


“On Friday, June 12th around 4:30 P.M., two people were riding a dirt bike in the 3600 block of Warder Street, NW. The bike became in an accident and the driver fled. The passenger attempted to flee but was stopped by MPD officers. Recovered from the passenger was a loaded handgun. He was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol. We are seeking to identify the driver of the dirt bike, if anyone has any information they are asked to call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”


“On June 11, 2015, at 10:30p.m., the Third District Crime Suppression Team conducted a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Mozart Place, NW.

After further investigation by the officers a .40 caliber semi auto pistol was recovered from this vehicle. The adult male driver was arrested and charged with Carrying a Pistol without license.

On June 12, 2015, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Third District Crime Suppression team executed a search warrant in the Fourth District based upon this arrest.

As a result of the search warrant an additional firearm was recovered along with ammunition. Also, two adult males were arrested and charged with an Unregistered Firearm.”


“On June 11, unknown suspects forced entry into a premises located in the 3500 block of 14th Street, NW, stealing property. The owner had video surveillance that was viewed by patrol officers. The officers recognized one of the suspects as someone they had contact with on prior occasions and began to canvass the immediate area. The officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest for Burglary II. This closure was made due to the availability of video evidence and the patrol officer’s contact with people on their beat. Arrested was 59 year-old Nathaniel Davis of Northeast, Washington, DC. The detectives will continue to investigate to determine if he is involved in other crimes in the area.”


From MPD:

“In the early morning hours of Sunday May 17th, tires were slashed on numerous vehicles in the Mt. Pleasant Street area. Based on video footage recovered from several buildings, 4D officers and detectives were able to identify a suspect. An arrest warrant was obtained today and 4D officers located the suspect placing him under arrest. The suspect is identified as 19 year-old Walter Portillo of the 1300 block of Kenyon Street, NW.”

From MPD:

“Approximately 60 minutes ago [just before midnight Friday night] Third District officers received a call for a man with a gun in the 1600 block of 7th St, NW.

Foot patrol officers who were in the area located the subject and attempted to stop him.

After a brief foot pursuit the subject was apprehended after he threw the firearm.

This is the 7th gun recovered by Third District officers in the past 3 days.”



“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide that occurred in the 1400 block of T Street, NW.

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, at approximately 9:23 pm, members of the Third District responded to a call for a reported stabbing. After arriving on the scene, Officers located four victims suffering from stab wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported three of the four victims to local hospitals. One of the victims transported to the hospital, an adult female, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 64-year-old Santos Ventura of Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, 70-year old Manuel Antonio Ramos of Northwest, Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed in the stabbing death of Ms. Ventura.”

Around 9:30pm last night readers started tweeting us:

“@PoPville huge police and @dcfireems presence at 14th and T…any idea what’s happening?”

“@PoPville something major going on T St between 14th and 15th lots of EMS, fire and police!”

“@PoPville updated report 4 people stabbed in building”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted shortly thereafter:

“Alert: Stabbing_2125hrs_1400 blk T St NW. 1 in custody.”


From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 12:40 p.m., a male subject robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located in the 3300 block of 14th Street, N.W. The suspect fled with an unknown amount of currency. Third District members immediately canvassed the area and, based on a physical description lookout that was provided, apprehended the suspect in the vicinity of 12th & Kenyon Streets, N.W. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the MPD on 202/727-9099.”

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From MPD:

“On Tuesday, June 02, 2015, at approximately 6:00 pm, the Third District Crime Suppression Unit received reliable information that an adult male suspect was armed with a semi automatic pistol in the 1400 block of Columbia Road, NW.

The Third District Crime Suppression Unit immediately responded to the area and stopped the adult male suspect.

After further investigation the suspect was found to be in possession of an unregistered firearm. The adult male suspect was subsequently arrested for carrying a pistol without a license.”