From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, an arrest was made in connection to two carjackings which occurred throughout the District of Columbia.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at approximately 1:40 p.m. officers from the Second District received a call for two armed carjackings in progress. The first carjacking occurred in the 3100 block of P Street, NW. The second carjacking was in close proximity and occurred in the 2600 block of P, Street, NW. In both carjackings a suspect approached an operator of a vehicle, and demanded the keys while displaying a gun. The victim in the 3100 block of P Street, NW was able to drive off. The victim in the 2600 block of P Street, NW complied and the suspect drove away in the victim’s vehicle.

Members of the United States Park Police then observed the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed. Park Police Officers continued to follow the suspect. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit the suspect was apprehended by members of the U.S. Park Police. After further investigation by MPDC detectives, 21 year-old Ronald E. Johnson, of Northwest, D.C was arrested and charged with two counts of Armed Carjacking and one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.”

From MPD:

“On 02/25/2015, at approximately 7:20 pm, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit were patrolling the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW when they contacted two adult males who were seated within a motor vehicle in the parking lot of said location. Upon contact with them, both subjects were found in possession of narcotics and a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Both adult male subjects were arrested and charged accordingly.”

From MPD:

“On February 18, 2015, MPD units responded to the scene for a theft in progress that occurred in the 1400 block on Monroe Street, NW. A witness observed the suspect steel a package from the porch of a resident. Another good Samaritan later stopped the suspect and held him until the police arrived. PSA 409 Officer Tran responded and after his investigation arrested the suspect for 2nd Degree Theft. This is a great example of community members being vigilant and assisting the police with taking suspected thieves off the street.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Friday, February 20, 2015, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District arrested a juvenile male, of Northwest, Washington, DC, charging him with a series of Burglaries in Washington, DC. The juvenile male is being charged with one count of Burglary One and ten counts of Burglary Two in the following offenses:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 1800 block of L Street, NE. (CCN 14-084-191)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1200 block of Kirby Street, NW (CCN 15-010-303)

Between Monday, January 26, 2015 and Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2000 block of Maryland Avenue, NE (CCN 15-013-364)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1400 block of New Jersey Avenue, NW (CCN 15-013 -816)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1400 block of New Jersey Avenue, NW (CCN 15-013 -893)

Monday, February 2, 2015, Unit block of Randolph Street, NW (CCN 15-016-522)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 200 block of Morgan Street, NW (CCN 15-016-748)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Unit block of U Street, NW (CCN 15-016-949)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Unit block of Rhode Island Avenue, NW (CCN 15-017-065)

Thursday, February 12, 2015, Unit block of R Street, NW (CCN 15-021-522)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Unit block of S Street, NW (CCN 15-024-059)”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that on Thursday, February 12, 2015, four persons were arrested in connection with numerous carjacking’s and stolen autos which occurred throughout the District of Columbia. The case numbers, offense, address, date, and district of occurrence are included below.

20 year-old Will Smith, of Northwest, was arrested and charged in connection with following three Carjacking’s and three Theft I Stolen Autos:

· 15-021-485 Carjacking 900 FL Ave NW 2-12-15 3D
· 15-020-644 Carjacking 1900 9th St NE 2-10-15 5D
· 15-020-645 Carjacking Unit Blk FL Ave NE 2-10-15 5D
· 15-014-713 Theft I Stolen Auto 600 F St NE 1-30-15 1D
· 15-014-213 Theft I Stolen Auto 600 F St NE 1-29-15 1D
· 15-016-086 Theft I Stolen Auto 900 Brentwood Rd NE 2-1-15 5D

A juvenile female was arrested and charged in connection with following Carjacking:

· 15-021-485 Carjacking 900 FL Ave NW 2-12-15 3D

18 year-old Dekirra Timmons, of Northeast, was arrested and charged in connection with following three Carjacking’s:

· 15-020-644 Carjacking 1900 9th St NE 2-10-15 5D
· 15-020-645 Carjacking Unit Blk FL Ave NE 2-10-15 5D
· 15-021-485 Carjacking 900 FL Ave NW 2-12-15 3D

A juvenile male was arrested and charged in connection with following three Carjacking’s and three Theft I Stolen Autos:

· 15-021-485 Carjacking 900 FL Ave NW 2-12-15 3D
· 15-020-644 Carjacking 1900 9th St NE 2-10-15 5D
· 15-020-645 Carjacking Unit Blk FL Ave NE 2-10-15 5D
· 15-014-713 Theft I Stolen Auto 600 F ST NE 1-30-15 1D
· 15-014-213 Theft I Stolen Auto 600 F ST NE 1-29-15 1D
· 15-016-086 Theft I Stln Aut 900 Brentwood Rd NE 2-1-15 5D”

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Two 3 month old kittens stolen from Petco in Columbia Heights on Monday

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced an arrest has been made in connection with the theft of two kittens. The offense occurred on Monday, February 9, 2015, at approximately 10:45 am, in the 3100 block of 14th Street, Northwest.

On Thursday, February 12, 2015, a juvenile male was arrested and charged with Theft II.

The kittens have not been located. The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.”

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UPDATE from MPD:

MPD Investigating a Fatal Police Involved Shooting: 1400 block of Swann Street, NW

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in the 1400 block of Swann Street, NW. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 11:35 pm on Thursday, February 12, 2015, officers from the Third District were in the area of the 1400 block of Swann Street, NW when they interrupted a robbery in progress. While trying to detain the male suspect, he produced a handgun and fled. Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who continued to flee. The suspect was located suffering from a gunshot wound in the 1500 block of Caroline Street, NW. Preliminary information indicates the suspect may have turned the gun on himself.

The suspect’s identity is being withheld until positive identification is made.

No injuries were sustained by the MPD officers. The investigation continues. 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.”

UPDATE – More details from ANC 2B09 – Commissioner Noah Smith:

One or more armed robberies occurred near 14th St last night after 11pm. Police were chasing a suspect through the neighborhood on foot including on 15th Street and T Street and the surrounding alleys. Gunshots were exchanged in the chase. The suspect eventually died on Caroline St and the circumstances of the death are still under investigation.”

Eyewitness report from the scene last night:

“Craziness on 15th at nw between Swann and T tonight…At least 10 gunshots, I looked out the window because I thought a rock had hit our window. Two bicycle police had dropped their bikes and had drawn their guns facing down the alley on the other side of the street, looking toward 14th St. I assume they were exchanging gunfire with the suspects, although I don’t know who was firing. Crime scene tape now enclosed our street entirely” (more…)

From MPD:

“On February 7, 2015 PSA 303 Nightlife officers conducted multiple traffic stops for motor vehicle violations on 18th Street in Adams Morgan. During one of the traffic stops, officers recovered a Remington Model 1100 shotgun with eight rounds of ammunition. During a second traffic stop, officers recovered a Ruger P-95 semi-automatic handgun.

Thanks to the careful attention and thorough investigation of the PSA 303 Nightlife Officers, two weapons were taken off of the streets of Washington DC to assist in ensuring the safety of numerous residents and visitors in the Adams Morgan Neighborhood.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have announced an arrest has been made in connection to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun.)

On Friday, January 9, 2015 at approximately 10:10 pm, a victim of an assault exited a building located in the 200 block of N Street, NW, and fired several shots at subjects with no rounds taking effect, but striking a parked vehicle.

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 21 year-old Steve Tyrone Gantt of Northwest, Washington DC, was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District announced several arrests have been made in two cases from the Columbia Heights area.

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, at approximately 6:50 pm a group of approximately ten juveniles assaulted an adult female in the 3200 block of Hiatt Place, NW.

On Friday, January 30, 2015, a juvenile male was arrested and charged with Assault with Significant Bodily Injury. On Monday, February 2, 2015, three juvenile females were also arrested and charged with Assault with Significant Bodily Injury and Mayhem.

On Friday, January 23, 2015, at approximately 6:20 pm, a juvenile male was robbed at 14th and Irving Streets, NW.

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, the juvenile male who was arrested in the assault case which occurred on Thursday, January 22, 2015, was also arrested and charged with Robbery Fear in connection to the robbery.”

From WMATA:

“Serious crime on Metro remains at a five-year low, Metro Transit Police announced in its 2014 annual security report. In 2014, Part I crime was down 27 percent or about 5.2 crimes per million riders compared to the same 12-month period in 2013.

Transit Police attributed the reduction – which includes Metrobus, Metrorail and parking lots – to multiple factors, including increased customer awareness and outreach, data-driven officer deployment tactics, improvements in technology and intelligence sharing with law enforcement partners.

The drop in serious crime overall continues to be driven by significant reductions in three areas:

Snatch theft of mobile devices – down 52 percent
Bicycle theft – down 22 percent
Robberies – down 35 percent

Additionally, sexual harassment complaints were down 13 percent in 2014.

“I am pleased that our efforts last year resulted in a significant reduction in crime,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald Pavlik. “While we must still remain vigilant and never forget that one crime is one too many, it is important to thank our officers for their hard work, as well as Metro’s employees and customers for being part of the solution.”

In the last 12 months, MTPD’s Criminal Investigations Division has successfully closed several major cases, including: (more…)