7th and H Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on from MPD:

“Arrest made of a suspect in connection with the anti-Semitic graffiti. Charged with Defacing Public Property.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District have announced an arrest in connection with several Defacing Public or Private Property offenses that occurred in the Chinatown area of 7th and H Streets, Northwest.

Members of the First District responded to three separate incidents in the Chinatown area of anti-Semitic graffiti written on Chinese zodiac rat murals. The dates of the reported offenses are as follows:

* Monday, August 1, 2016
* Monday, August 8, 2016
* Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Additionally, on Sunday, August 21, 2016, swastikas were drawn on the windows and tables of a coffee shop in the area. On August 22, 2016, the suspect went to a different coffee shop, and again drew swastikas on the business’ window.

On Monday, August 22, 2016, First District Patrol Officers arrested 60 year-old Generoso Anthony Capodilupo of no fixed address, and charged him with multiple counts of Defacing Public or Private Property.”

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From MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 7:45 p.m., patrol members of the Third District conducted a field investigation in the 3000 block of 14th St. N.W. The investigation of the members led to the on scene recovery of a handgun and the arrest of the individual who was in possession of the handgun.

Anyone who has additional 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.”

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From MPD:

“This evening [Thursday] at approximately 6:30 pm in the unit block of Florida Avenue NW, three subjects occupying a gold Ford Explorer accosted several citizens at gunpoint as they exited an establishment in the block. The victims were robbed of their personal possessions, and the suspects fled the scene in the vehicle.

Moments later the Office of Unified Communications dispatcher broadcast the radio run for the robbery, including a look-out for the suspect vehicle.

Fifth District officers immediately flooded the area while canvassing for the victims and suspects. Within moments, one of the officers spotted the suspect vehicle and began coordination with other officers in the area to conduct a felony vehicle stop. While doing so, the suspects became aware of the increasing MPD presence, and the suspects fled in the vehicle to an alley in the 200 block of Morgan St NW. The suspects bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Despite two of the suspects being armed with guns, the officers selflessly gave chase on foot. All three suspects were apprehended without injury to the officers or the suspects. (more…)

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From MPD:

“On July 26, 2016, members of the Metropolitan Police Departments Gun Recovery Unit (GRU) conducted a gun interdiction operation in the 5th District, specifically in the Trinidad/Simms/Holbrook area which resulted in 3 arrests and the recovery of the following weapons:

1. Tech-9 Masterpiece Arms, 1 round in chamber, 31 rounds in magazine.

2. Beretta 3032 Tomcat 32 cal semi auto, 1 round in chamber, 2 in magazine.

3. Ruger 22/45 lite 22 cal semi auto handgun, 1 round in chamber, 7 in magazine.

Great work!”


“Dear PoPville,

I recently found a bunch of ID cards, credit cards, and metro cards scattered on the ground on Georgia Ave between Park and Morton. I assume the poor girl was robbed and wanted to try to get her stuff back to her. As I write this, it’s about 100 degrees out and I’m trying to avoid going outside. I googled the 4th district station number and, strangely, the 3rd district came up first. I got a rude woman who spoke like I was bothering her and told me to bring the stuff down to V street. It’s about a 20 minute walk from my place one way to 4th district station and, as I mentioned, it’s disgustingly hot. That said, I was going to make time in my day to do it, but it was going to happen later in the day.

I dug deeper and got the number for the 4th. They had officers stop by less than 10 minutes later where they took my name, number, and DOB and took down the details of where, when, and how I found the cards. The officers were polite, helpful, and genuinely seemed to want to help the girl out. I appreciate their courtesy and quickness.”

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From MPD:

“At about 1030 hours [Sunday], the MPD received a call for a Robbery/Force and Violence in the 1200 block of 10th Street, NW. It was subsequently determined that an adult female was walking south in the block when she was passed by two juvenile males. The juveniles males subsequently reversed direction and approached the victim from behind, punched her in the neck, snatched her cell phone, and fled the scene. Officers canvassing the area for the suspects were advised by a witness who had observed the crime and followed the suspects at a distance that they had entered the Mount Vernon Square Metro Station. Several officers entered the station, sighted the suspects, and engaged in a foot pursuit. During the foot pursuit, one of the suspects was observed throwing the victim’s phone onto the Metro tracks. Both suspects were apprehended and later positively identified by the victim. The suspects were juvenile males, age 15 and 16, who reside in NE DC. The robbery victim did not require medical treatment.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotic Enforcement Unit and Gun Recovery Unit have announced recent arrests that have been made in cases in the District of Columbia.

Narcotic Enforcement Unit Arrests:

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, members conducted an operation in the 2900 block of Knox Place, Southeast. CCN: 16-106-953. The following people were arrested:
25-year-old Kevin Johnson, of Southeast, DC, for Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance
21-year-old Demetrius Carroll, of refused address, for Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, members conducted an operation in the 1400 block of Park Road, Northwest. CCN: 16-106-871. The following people were arrested:
23-year-old Quenton Burgess, of Southeast, DC was arrested for Distribution of a Controlled Substance
35-year-old Michael Dudley, of No Fixed Address, was arrested for Distribution of a Controlled Substance (more…)

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Multiple readers report/inquire:

“For the past 30-45 minutes, a police helicopter has been circling over the Columbia heights area. Any idea what is going on?”

Marie says:

“just asked a cop– robbery suspect with a gun”

Update from MPD:

“Armed robbery suspect is in custody. All roads are now open. No threats to the community.”


A reader reports:

“At about midnight a car was heading north on 5th Street NW, evidently with four flat tires. When spotted by a cop in the corner of 5th and Hamilton, the car flipped a u-turn and attempted to speed away with cops in pursuit. A block away, he crashed into the pole on the corner and got out to run. He was apprehended shortly thereafter on foot. Cops were looking under nearby cars for something he might has tried to drop while running.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2900 block of 14th Street, Northwest on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

At approximately 6:30 am, members of the Third District responded to reports of a shooting inside the listed location. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and determined that there were no signs consistent with life.

The decedent was identified as 20-year-old Devonte Crawford of Northwest, DC.

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Northeast, DC, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Murder Two while Armed.”