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From MPD:

“Every day, the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C. In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams (CSTs)—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets. From Friday, February 17, 2017, through the morning of Monday, February 20, 2017, MPD detectives and officers recovered 17 illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.

Among the firearms recovered were: (more…)

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit has announced an arrest in a First Degree Sexual Abuse (Stranger), Kidnapping, Burglary, and Robbery offense which occurred in the 1800 block of T Street, Northwest, on October 6, 2007.

At the listed location, the suspect broke into the residence and went to the victim’s bedroom. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim and stole items from her home before fleeing.

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 42-year-old Ronald Berton Jr, of Craigsville, Virginia, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse with Aggravating Circumstances, Burglary One, Kidnapping, and Robbery.”

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From MPD:

“Every day, the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C.  In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams (CSTs)—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets.  From Thursday, January 26, 2017, through the morning of Monday, January 30, 2017, MPD detectives and officers recovered 14 illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.

Among the firearms recovered were: (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

Wanted to submit the following from our local list-serv…

“There have been two incidents of assaults in the last 24 hours at the corner of 8th St and L St NE. The police are actively looking for the individual who is described as: a black male, 190+, 5’8″, cropped hair, no facial hair, 20s, wearing blue jeans, a cream sweatshirt and red vest. Please keep an eye out and call the police if you see anyone matching this description!”

And I wanted to add a Props to the Cops (I was one of the victims): After I called to report the assault, the initial police team responded quickly and stayed with me until the special-unit detective arrived. The detective was kind and effective during the interview, and then stayed for an hour going around the block seeking camera footage and providing the description to neighbors. Then I received a call from the Victims’ Services unit, where I had been assigned an advocate. She called me to check in and offer access to free counseling. She also made sure I had all the contact info if I wanted to follow up. Every single person I have interacted with from the police has been very helpful and kind, and they made it clear they take these things seriously, which made me feel much safer in our neighborhood. Thanks to the police!!”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 1400 block of W Street, Northwest on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

At approximately 8:05 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, members located an adult female, in the hallway of the building, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where all lifesaving efforts failed and she was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Waliyatou Amadou of Northwest, DC.

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 27-year-old Deangelo Thorne, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.”

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“Dear PoPville,

My +1 and i were walking down the block tonight (1/8) to The Diner in Adams Morgan, and there was a Uber/Lyft small Kia SUV blocking northbound traffic on 18th. Maryland plates, naturally. After a good 5 minutes of folks honking, a cop (stuck in the traffic about 5 cars back) got out and approached the driver to tell him to either pull over or keep driving because he’s causing a serious jam.

Props to the cop for a) taking simple, but effective and appreciated action, and b) getting out of his cruiser in this 5 degree weather to shame the Maryland driver. Us DC residents always love an opportunity for the latter.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to a fatal shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Cedar Street, Northwest on Monday, December 26, 2016.

At approximately 7:46 pm, members of the Fourth District received a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 37 year-old James Dorsey, Jr., of No Fixed Address.

On Saturday, December 31, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 28 year-old Shawn James Brown, of Northwest, DC. He was charged with Second-Degree Murder While Armed.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed offense that occurred in the 1000 block of H Street, Northwest, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at approximately 7:45 pm.

The victim was inside of a building in the 1000 block of H Street, Northwest, when an unknown suspect, armed with a knife, physically assaulted and attempted to sexually assault her.

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 18-year-old Ernesto Agustin Mendoza, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed.”

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From MPD on Friday:

“At approximately 2:30pm a call was sent into MPD for a Man With a Gun in the 2100 block of Georgia Ave NW. 3D MPD Crime Suppression Team units quickly responded. After checking in the vacated warehouse at 2100 Georgia Ave., they were able to locate (4) of the (5) individuals who happened to be filming a video….with real (stolen) pistols, one of which was loaded. Subsequently (2) handguns were recovered and (4) individuals were placed under arrest.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of 11th Street, Northwest on Monday, September 12, 2016.

At approximately 12:26 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. On Sunday, September 18, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. (more…)