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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.”

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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.”

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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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