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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced an arrest has been made in the robbery force and violence offense that occurred on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at approximately 10:30 pm.

Several bike riders were in the 1100 block of R Street, Northwest near the Shaw Skate Park exit when they were approached by a large group of individuals who assaulted and robbed them of their property.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015 members of the Third District Warrant Squad arrested a juvenile male and charged him with Robbery Force and Violence.

The investigation is continuing to identify and locate the other suspects. 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.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the homicide of 47-year-old Jerome Diggs of Southwest, Washington, DC, that occurred on Monday, July 27, 2015, at approximately 4:52 pm.

Officers from the First District responded to a call for the report of a shooting in the 1300 Block of First Street, Southwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, members of the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 37 year-old Gary Nathaniel Proctor of Southwest, Washington, DC, charging him with Murder II while Armed, in connection with the homicide of Jerome Diggs.”


“On Tuesday, July 28 at around 8:20 PM while in the 800 block of Upshur Street, NW, the victim was approached by a subject that snatched her purse and fled the scene. The subject was stopped by police and he was positively identified as the subject that robbed the victim. The subject was identified as 33 year-old Floyd Carter of no fixed address.”

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From MPD:

“Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigation Division Human Trafficking Unit announced 6 additional arrests have been made in a prostitution enforcement operation.

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit began conducting prostitution enforcement. The 6 arrests between the overnight hours of Friday, July 24 and Saturday July 25, 2015 bring the total arrested in this operation to 63 since Tuesday, July 14, 2015. These incidents occurred in and around the Trinidad neighborhood, in Northeast. All arrested were adult males charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.

The Metropolitan Police Department continues to respond to complaints about crime and encourages the public to contact Metropolitan Police Department with concerns about crime.

The operation is ongoing.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest has been made in the Destruction of Property offense, which occurred on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at approximately 5:15 am, in the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, members of the Third District Warrant Squad arrested 21 year-old Naol Ayano of Takoma Park, Maryland, charging him with Felony Destruction of Property.”

Also a reader writes:

“Commissioner Bobby Holmes of ANC 1A09 is holding a community meeting tonight to discuss the pubic safety concerns around the Georgia and Lamont area.

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Salvation Army – 3335 Sherman Avenue.
Representatives from the Third District and Fourth District Sub-Station will be there to talk with you about your concerns/issues old and new.”


From MPD:

In reference to the recent Mountain Bike Trail Metropolitan Branch Trail robbery, the 5D Detectives Office has made apprehensions of both subjects involved!! CCN 15-106-205

C-1 states that while traveling N/B on the bicycle trail, S-1, S-2 attempted to push her off the bike, C-1 was able keep her balance, S-1, S-2 chased her

on foot, C-1 jumped of the bike, and stop, she wasn`t able to get away from S-1, and S-2. S-1, S-2 states “Where is your money at?” C-1 told them “In

my bag.” C-1 handed her property over , S-1, S-2 took the listed property from her backpack (Iphone 5/$50.00 U.S currency), and fled N/B toward 3Rd

Street NE. C-1 has no injury. W-1 was able to snap a picture of S-1, and S-2 after the incident.

CR5790, 5D61 (DAVIS) responded on scene. CR500, and CIC (Madison/5400) notified.


S-1:B/M, 14-17 YEARS OLD, Dark skin, Slim built, Short hair, 145-165 lbs, Camouflage shorts (black/gray), white t-shirt, clean shave.

S-2:B/M, 14-17 YEARS OLD, Dark skin, Slim built, Short hair, 145-165 lbs, Dark jeans, no shirt, white shirt on right shoulder, red underwear,clean shaven

NOTE: C-1 means complainant 1 and S-1/S-2 Means Suspect 1 & 2″

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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.”