From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced an arrest has been made in an assault with intent to commit first degree sexual abuse, involving an adult female victim, which occurred on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at approximately 1:30 am, in an alley in the 2400 block of 18th Street, Northwest.

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, 54 year-old Mickey Crawford was arrested by members of the Third District on the scene and charged with Kidnapping and Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”

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From MPD:

“On today’s date [Wednesday?], at approximately 20:45 hours, members of 3-D VICE Unit were conducting covert operations in the area of 1200 Clifton Street, NW when they intervened in an “Attempted Theft-I Stolen Auto” in progress.

Investigation revealed a 15 year old male suspect had destroyed a vehicle window, entered the vehicle and quickly broke the vehicles steering column and ignition switch in an attempt to hot-wire the vehicle. Members of 3-D VICE were able to catch the juvenile suspect in the act and he was subsequently arrested.

During a search incident to his arrest, the juvenile suspect was found to be in possession of a book bag containing numerous screwdrivers, suspected to be implements of the crime for which he was arrested.

Reminder: Vehicle Theft Prevention

1) Utilize an Alarm System
2) Park in Well Lit Areas
3) Lock your Car
4) Do Not Leave Valuable Visible

Look Out for Your Neighbors…”If You See Something…Say Something!”

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From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police have arrested Delonte Eric BROWN of Southeast Washington, DC, in connection with Monday night’s shooting of two passengers aboard an X2 Metrobus.

Transit Police detectives arrested BROWN overnight in Prince George’s County on a charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He is currently awaiting extradition to the District of Columbia where other charges may be added.

The shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. Monday, January 19, in the 100 block of H Street NW. The eastbound X2 bus was stopped at a bus stop when a male passenger exited through the rear door, turned and fired at least one round into the bus. Two victims, ages 21 and 47, sustained non-life-threatening injuries — one to the hand and the other to the thigh — and were transported to a local hospital.

Within 90 minutes of the shooting, Metro Transit Police released surveilance photos of a “person of interest,” subsequently identified as BROWN. A second person of interest, a female in the company of BROWN, was also identified by detectives late yesterday.”

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From MPD:

“4D Officer Greg Shifley responded to a call for a package theft. The victim had a surveillance camera that captured the suspect go onto his/her porch, open a UPS package, sift through the contents, discard the package, and walk away. Officer Shifley viewed the surveillance footage and made note of the description of the suspect, the suspect’s clothing, and the seemingly empty back pack that he was carrying. While on patrol, Officer Shifley, located the subject that he had previously seen on the surveillance video but this time the back pack was full and the subject was carrying several UPS packages. The suspect was in possession of packages from residences in the following areas:

6700 block of 5th St NW
7400 and 7000 blocks of Blair Road NW
7100 block of Piney Branch Road NW
500 block of Peabody Street NW

He was also in possession of property that were not in packages so we are unable to associate the property to its owner at this time.

Additionally, he was in possession of a screwdriver, so he is probably a good suspect in the theft from autos that have been occurring in the area, but at this point we don’t have enough information to tie him to any actual cases of theft from auto.

This is a good example of a citizen with a good surveillance camera, a quick response and subsequent follow up by Officer Shifley that led to the arrest of the suspect. The suspect is identified as:

Douglas Martinez-Amaya, Hispanic male, 29 years of age, of the 1400 block of Park Road, NW.”

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From MPD:

“On 12/23/14 around 6:30pm,, 21 year old Daniel Hinton was shot to death in the 900 block of Delafield Place, NW. Pursuant to the investigation conducted by MPD’s Homicide Branch, on January 7, 2015, 21 year old Darren Patterson of the 5000 block of 7th Street, NW, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.”

and

“On 12/14/14 in the rear alley of the 800 block of Emerson Street, NW, around 4:30PM, the victim was shot during a robbery. The victim survived his wounds. Based on the investigation conducted by the 4D Detectives Unit, an arrest warrant was obtained charging a 17 year old male with Assault with the Intent to Murder While Armed. On 1/7/15, the perpetrator was arrested and will be charged as an adult when he is presented in DC Superior Court tomorrow.

Great job by the 4D Detectives in obtaining an arrest warrant for the perpetrator and great job by the 4D patrol officers, searching high and low for him to get a violent offender off the streets.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced today an arrest has been made in a stabbing that occurred at an establishment in the 1900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Zanzibar Night Club).

At approximately, 1:10 am on Saturday, January 3, 2015, members of the Second District responded to the establishment for the report of a stabbing. The investigation revealed the stabbing occurred following a verbal dispute between two males. The victim was transported to a local hospital. The suspect 35-year-old Joseph Ricardo Johnson of Northeast, DC was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill.”

From MPD:

“On December 28, 2014, at 11:59am the Fifth District units received a call for a man with a gun walking towards Metro on 4th Street NE. The officers quickly arrived in the 800 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, and arrested an individual, and also recovered a weapon.

Great Job Fifth District day work officers!!!!”

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From MPD:

“On 12/5/14, unknown persons forced entry into a condominium unit in the 3600 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Taken was assorted jewelry, credit cards, and a vehicle. The vehicle was recovered several days later. The Fourth District Detectives Unit (4DDU) identified a subject based on their investigation into the offense. Today [Tuesday], the 4DDU detective in the case interviewed 18 year old Ayang Henok of Takoma Park, MD. Based on the content of the interview and evidence that had been recovered, Ayan Henok has been charged with Burglary II. In this case, an alert neighbor noticed the forced entry into the victim’s residence who was away on vacation out of state. The quick reporting assisted the detective in gathering pertinent information that assisted in the closure of this case. I cannot stress enough the power of the community and neighbors looking out for one another.

If you notice suspicious activity to please call 911 and provide the best description possible and the exact location.”

and

“On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at around 3:40 pm, an alert member of the community called the police after they noticed that someone in the rear alley of the 1200 block of Gallatin Street, NW, was carrying packages that did not belong to them. The community member gave a very descriptive lookout that was relayed to the arriving police officers. The officers quickly located a subject that they observed putting packages into a trash can in the rear alley of . After a brief investigation, it was determined that the packages that were in the trash can were stolen from the porches of nearby residences. The subject was placed under arrest. He is identified as 19 year old Julian Wright of the 1200 block of Decatur Street, NW.

This case closure is an example of an alert community member immediately reporting to police suspicious activity and the quick response by officers to locate the suspect. The packages were returned to the owners.”

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Silver lining for a crappy situation from an understandably frustrated reader:

“Happy to report that the police came yesterday and were wonderful. An officer came to the house and he had a crime scene technician come to photograph the graffiti. We were not expecting them to take it so seriously and are very appreciative. We used a mouse sander to get rid of the tag so everything is resolved.”

From MPD:

“On Saturday, December 20, 2014, at approximately 4:30p.m., Third District Mountain Bike officers were flagged down by a witness who observed a female suspect take numerous mail packages from several homes in the 1900 block of 13th Street, NW.

The Third District Mountain Officers canvassed the area and was able to locate and stop the female suspect in the 1300 block of T Street, NW. After further investigation the female suspect was arrested and charged with numerous counts of Theft and receiving stolen property.

Thanks to the quick action of one of your neighbors we were able to make the arrest!!”