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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigations Division announced today the arrests of two individuals in connection with the interception of a 500 package that contained 116 kilos of synthetic drugs. The seized packages contained more than 19,000 packets of “Bizarro” drugs, its contents containing XLR-11, a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, which is the largest single seizure of synthetic drugs in the District – with an estimated street value of $2.3 million.

At approximately 12:52 pm, on September 1, 2015, MPD detectives with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations and Drug Enforcement Administration special agents arrested 33-year-old Siraj Issa, of Northwest, DC and 41-year-old Yenework Abera, of Alexandria, VA, in Northwest, DC. They have been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Synthetic Cannabinoids. (more…)

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From MPD:

“Since Friday night MPD has recovered 21 illegal guns across the city. 16 arrests made for illegal gun possession.”

Some details:

“At approximately 10 pm [Saturday], MPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2300 block of 18th Street, NW [Adams Morgan], as the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. It was determined that a loaded handgun was accessible to both the driver and passenger. They were both placed under arrest.”

and

“This evening at approximately 2225 hours officers heard the sound of gunshots in the area of the 1200 vlock of Simms Place, NE. The officers were deployed to the Trinidad area as part of Chief Lanier’s All Hands on Deck Initiative. The officers quickly alerted other officers as numerous individuals were observed fleeing the area. Members of the Fifth District’s Crime Suppression Team quickly identified an individual acting suspicious as he fled the area. Crime Suppression Team members, along with Fifth District Patrol officers, stopped the individual in the 1300 block of Childress Street, NE, following a foot chase. A loaded handgun was recovered and the individual was placed under arrest. He was charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a License. Officers canvassing the area of the 1200 block of Simms Place, NE, located and recovered two additional loaded handguns. Thankfully, no one was injuried as the result of the reckless act of firing a weapon in our community. The quick actions, keen observations and outstanding communication among the officers led to the recovery of three handguns and one arrest of an adult male. Outstanding work by all of the officers!!!”

and

“An adult male reported that, at about 11:46 P.M. on Sunday, August 30th, he was approached by two male subjects at 13th and Clifton Streets, NW. One of the subjects displayed a handgun and the pair demanded the complainant’s belongings. The complainant refused to comply and fled. He subsequently called 9-1-1 and gave a description of the two suspects. Upon hearing the description broadcast by the dispatcher, numerous 3D units began to canvass the area for the suspects.

Within minutes, two subjects matching the suspects’ descriptions were stopped by Focus Beat Officers D. Buerster and H. Sarin at 11th and U Streets, NW, and a BB Gun was recovered from one of them. The complainant and a witness to the offense were transported to the scene, and the suspects were positively identified as the perpetrators of the attempted robbery. The arrestees, both 15-year-old males from Washington, D.C., were placed under arrest and transported to the Juvenile Processing Center.”

and more detail from Deputy Chief Groomes:

“Good afternoon all ….sorry it took me a while to compile this information but I want to send further information on how the Patrol Districts combat violent crime such as robberies, felony assaults, shootings and also citizen complaints that are brought to the attention of the commander…this is in addition to the support that the Chief of Police has provided via specialized units and the patrol support teams…..

Each district has an established Crime Suppression Team composed of ten to sixteen uniformed officers that address specific issues that the commander focuses on …. Since June these units have been able to

Make 788 arrests

Recovered 79 GUNS

Executed 43 search warrants

Recovered 23 ATVS

Seized/Recovered hundreds of grams of Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin and PCP”

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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 35 year-old Kassahun Abebe Edo, of Irving Texas which occurred on Saturday, August 22, 2015, in the 700 block of Fairmont Street, Northwest.

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, at approximately 7:30 am pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 24 year-old Milkiyas Bayisa of Adelphi, Maryland was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was charged with Second Degree Murder in connection to the homicide of Mr. Edo.”

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From MPD:

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

On Sunday, August 23, 2015, nine adult males were arrested. The men have all been charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.

The total count of arrests in this operation so far is 224. These recent arrests took place in and around the downtown area in Washington, DC.

The Human Trafficking Unit began conducting prostitution enforcement operations on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

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

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Credit where credit is due. With all the frustration and helplessness felt due to the recent rise in crime – it’s easy to forget that there are some good police out there doing very good work. Thank you.

@DCPoliceDept tweets:

“In the last 30 days, MPD has recovered 102 illegal firearms. This weekend alone, MPD recovered 10 illegal firearms.”

and though this could be read a few ways, still good work by some:

“So far this year, MPD has made 53 arrests for murder – compared to 38 arrests, at this time last year.”

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From MPD:

“Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigation Division Human Trafficking Unit announced 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 15 arrests during the last few days bring the total arrested in this operation to 127 since Tuesday, July 14, 2015. These incidents occurred in and around the West Virginia Avenue corridor in Northeast, Washington, DC. All 15 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 the Metropolitan Police Department with those concerns.

The operation is ongoing.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide in reference to a stabbing offense that occurred on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at approximately 6:36 pm, in the 1300 block of 7th Street, NW.

Members of the Third District responded for a call of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted. On Thursday, July 30, 2015, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains were later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Antoine Jackson of Hyattsville, MD.

On Saturday, August 1, 2015 pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) arrested 25-year-old Tyree Donnell Morgan of Northwest, DC. He was charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.”

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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.”

and

“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.”