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“On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at approximately 10:46 am, a citizen called 9-1-1 to report a female standing outside the railing of the Roosevelt Bridge. The citizen approached the female and told her “Don’t jump! Don’t jump!” The female was then seen jumping off the bridge.
Officers assigned to the Second District responded to the bridge, observed the female in the water, and notified MPD Harbor Patrol.
Special Operations Division Harbor Patrol officers were patrolling in the waterway nearby and immediately responded, pulling the unresponsive female from the water and beginning to administer life-saving care.
The Harbor Patrol officers transported the female to the shoreline, where she was transported by DC Fire and EMS to an area hospital for treatment. Due to the immediate response of these officers, the woman’s life was saved.”
“On Wednesday, September 14th, an armed burglary occurred at 4843 Illinois Avenue, NW. The Fourth District detectives were able to develop a suspect and quickly obtained an arrest warrant for 32 year-old Youhynas Gray of Laurel, MD.
On Saturday, a member of the Fourth District was off-duty and was at a shopping mall in Maryland when he recognized the suspect. He knew the suspect was wanted in the armed burglary. He contacted the local police and directed the responding officers to the location of the suspect. The suspect is currently in the process of being extradited to the District of Columbia.
“This morning [Tuesday] at approximately 10:20 AM an adult male subject pulled a knife and without provocation, stabbed two adults males both requiring hospitalization. Afterwards, the suspect walked away and was still armed until stopped by responding First Police District Officers in the 200 block of 5th Street, SE and held for identification purposes.
Our first stabbing victim was attacked without warning and stabbed twice. This victim was transported to a local area hospital by DCFEMS, conscious and breathing for treatment.
Our second stabbing victim just happened to be walking towards the suspect on the sidewalk in the 400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE when he was also attacked without warning and stabbed in the left chest area. This victim was transported to a local area hospital by DCFEMS, conscious and breathing for treatment. Both victims are expected to make a full recovery.
The adult male suspect stopped by our officers was positively identified and arrested. The weapon used was also recovered.
This was unprovoked attack on two innocent individuals in our community with law enforcement officers from the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Capital Police in this immediate area.
The First Police District Command Staff, under the leadership of Commander Kane, would like to recognize the swift actions of our officers and officials from the First Police District that effected this arrest without incident and without a use of force and those that provided immediate medical assistance to and comforted the victims.
We would also like the recognize the assistance we received from members of the United States Capital Police who arrived quickly on this chaotic scene and assisted with securing evidence, maintaining a crime scene and canvassing for witnesses and CCTV Cameras along with us.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department’s First District Detectives Office announced an arrest in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) offense that occurred in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
At approximately 10:19 am, the suspect walked up to an adult male in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast and stabbed him in the neck and hand. The suspect then walked up to another adult male, in the same block, and stabbed him in the chest. The suspect fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by officers in the 200 block of 5th Street, Southeast. A knife was recovered from the suspect.
Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 39-year-old Jerome Swinson, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife).”
“Robbery Force and Violence (CLOSED CASE) 400 K ST NW. Our complainant reported to First Police District Units that this morning at approximately 10:00 AM while walking in the 400 block of K ST NW she was passed by two individuals. As they passed the two turned abruptly and attacked her from the rear, punching her to the face and taking her bag. The complainant received facial injuries as a result and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. Both suspects fled the scene on foot and witnesses flagged down a passing 3D Cruiser who immediately voiced a lookout for the two suspects running, both with backpacks. 1D Units quickly converged on the area and a full canvass was being performed when the two suspects were spotted that matched the description and both were stopped at the corner of 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 1D Detectives responded and coordinated investigative efforts and as a result both suspects were positively identified as those that Robbed and assaulted our victim. The suspects were identified as juvenile males who did not live in our 1D Community. (more…)
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announced four arrests have been made in reference to the following offenses:
* Armed Carjacking (Gun), Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Gun), and Leaving After Colliding: On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at approximately 8:40 pm, in the 900 block of G Street, Northwest, three suspects approached the victims, one of the suspects brandished a handgun, and ordered them out of the vehicle. The suspects then took vehicle and fled the scene. A few blocks away, the suspects were involved in a traffic accident with an unrelated driver. As the driver attempted to call the police, the suspect with the handgun, threatened the driver. The suspects fled the scene in the stolen vehicle. CCN: 16-150-885.
* Attempt to Commit Robbery: On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at approximately 9:20 pm, in the 300 block of 7th Street, Northwest, the suspects approached the victim, who was in his vehicle; one of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded his property. The victim fled in his vehicle and did not surrender his property. CCN: 16-150-919.
* Carjacking (Attempt): On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at approximately 10:00 pm, in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast, the victim was stopped in his vehicle, when four suspects approached him. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded his property. The victim fled in his vehicle and did not surrender his property. CCN: 16-150-981.
* Carjacking (Attempt): On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at approximately 10:10 pm, in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast, the victim was stopped in his vehicle, when four suspects approached him. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded his property. The victim fled in his vehicle and did not surrender his property. CCN: 16-150-934.
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the following suspects were arrested and charged as listed below:
* 18-year-old Martrail Cunningham, of Southeast, DC, for two counts of Carjacking and Attempted Robbery
* A 16-year-old Juvenile Female, of Southeast, DC, for Attempted Robbery.
* A 16-year-old Juvenile Male, of Southeast, DC, for Armed Carjacking, two counts of Carjacking, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon(Gun), Attempted Robbery, and Leaving After Colliding.
* 19- year-old Keshard Thompson, of Southwest, DC, for Armed Carjacking, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Leaving After Colliding.”
“At approximately 8:45PM a citizen was operating a vehicle in the 900 block of G Street, NW, when several suspects approached the vehicle. The suspects pulled a handgun and demanded the vehicle. The suspects took the citizen’s vehicle and fled without harming the citizen. At approximately 9:10PM this same group attempted to carjack 2 other vehicles in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The suspects again displayed a weapon and attempted to take the vehicle however in both cases the citizens pulled away and fled without being harmed.
The four suspects involved in these robberies/carjackings were captured a short time later and placed under arrest.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District Detectives Office announced two arrests in two Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (BB Gun) offenses which occurred in the following locations:
3000 block of Veazey Terrace, Northwest, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at approximately 9:42 pm. CCN: 16-146-541.
Three victims were walking, when they were all struck by pellets from a BB gun. The victims sustained minor injuries. One of the victims is a special police officer.
3000 block of Van Ness Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at approximately 12:08 pm. CCN: 16-146-808.
The victim was walking, when he was struck by a pellet from a BB gun. The victim sustained minor injuries.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the pellets were fired from a residence located in the 3000 block of Van Ness Street, Northwest.
On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 19-year-old Hudson Edmund Taylor and 22-year-old Daniel Eduardo Hernandez, both of Northwest, DC, were arrested and charged with two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (BB Gun), Assault on a Police Officer, and Possession of a BB Gun.”
“On Friday, August 26, 2016, at 2:30 p.m., the Third District Crime Suppression Team responded to 14th and Girard Street, NW (Inside the park), in response to numerous drug complaints by concerned citizens. After a brief investigation four adult males were arrested for misdemeanor drug charges. One of the adults males was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. This adult male was additionally charged with Carrying a Pistol without a License.”
“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.”
“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.”