From MPD:

“On today’s date [Thursday], at approximately 16:00 hours, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit executed a District of Columbia Superior Court Search Warrant at a residence located within the 600 block of Harvard Street NW.

This enforcement stemmed from intelligence gathered and concerns from local citizens about suspected drug dealing.

As a result of the aforementioned Search Warrant, members of 3-D VICE recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol, approximately 1.5 pounds of high grade marijuana, proceeds of illicit drug sales and a substantial amount of drug packaging materials meant for resale and street level distribution.

Two adults were arrested and charged with “Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute while Armed.”

Once again, I take this opportunity to thank our community and its great citizens for your pro-active approach to helping us keep your neighborhoods safe. And as always “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING…SAY SOMETHING”.

3-D VICE Tip-Line: (202) 673-6925″

UPDATE: And another:

“On today’s date [Friday], at approximately 15:30 hours, members of 3-D VICE observed an adult male subject within the 1400 block of U Street, NW displaying characteristics consistent with someone illegally concealing a firearm.

Members contacted the subject and after a brief foot pursuit apprehended him in the 1400 block of V Street without further incident. Members subsequently recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

Anyone with information regarding this case or who would like to report suspicious VICE related activities please feel free to call the 3-D VICE Unit Tip-Line at (202) 673-6925.”

07/11/14 9:20am

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 1200 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast.

On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at approximately 10:06 pm, police officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for an aggravated assault/unconscious person in the 1200 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an adult male unconscious and unresponsive lying in the roadway. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

On Monday, July 7, 2014, at approximately, 5:45 pm, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, an autopsy was performed on the decedent and determined the cause of death to be blunt force injuries of the head. The manner was ruled a homicide.

The decedent has not been officially identified at the present time.

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, at approximately 4:00 pm, pursuant to a DC Superior Court Arrest Warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 20 year-old Frank Lee Blanding of District Heights, Maryland charging him with Involuntary Manslaughter in connection to this homicide.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue, Northwest.

On Saturday, July 13, 2013, at approximately 2:00 am, patrol officers from the Fourth District responded to a local hospital for a report of a gunshot victim. Upon their arrival, they located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim of this shooting, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia where an autopsy was performed. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia ruled the manner of death to be a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.

The decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Anthony Sanchez of Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 26-year-old Nilson Maldonado of Northwest, Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed in connection to the homicide of Anthony Sanchez.”

06/24/14 8:55am

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From MPD:

“Greetings! A woman on the Met Branch Bike Trail was assaulted and robbed earlier this evening [Monday. The address of the offense is the 300 block of R Street, NE.]. Due to the rapid response of Mountain Bike Officers a subject was stopped and identified as the perpetrator. The woman was uninjured. Because the offender is a juvenile we can not release information on the offender.

06/17/14 9:32am

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse in the area of the 1800 block of 4th Street NE, on the Metropolitan Bike Trail.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, between 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, an adult female was approached by an unknown male in 1800 block of 4th Street NE, on the Metropolitan Bike Trail. The suspect assaulted her with the intent to commit a sexual offense. The suspect fled the scene on a dark colored bicycle.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 18 years of age, approximately 5’5 in height, medium build, medium complexion, with short hair, slight facial hair around his chin, wearing a white tank top and khaki cargo shorts or pants rolled up. The suspect was riding a dark colored bicycle.

UPDATE: The Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse that occurred on yesterday in the 1800 block of 4th Street, NE, has been closed with an arrest.

06/12/14 9:25am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Fourth District Detective’s Office has announced that an arrest has been made in three related robberies that occurred on June 11, 2014.

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at approximately 6:57 am, a victim was in the area of the unit block of Sherman Circle, NW when a suspect placed a shotgun to their back and demanded the victim’s money. The suspect then fled without obtaining any property.

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at approximately 7:00 am, a victim was in the area of the 4700 block of 8th Street, NW, when a suspect produced a shotgun and demanded the victim’s money. The suspect fled without obtaining any property.

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at approximately 7:10 am, a victim was in the area of the 5000 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW when a suspect brandished a shotgun and demanded the victim’s money. The suspect obtained the victim’s money and fled the scene.

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at approximately 9:00 am, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District Detective Unit arrested a juvenile male of Northwest, DC, and charged him with two counts of Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery while Armed and one count of Armed Robbery.”

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From MPD:

“Fifth District officers received a call for someone kicking a back door in, in the 1800 block of L Street Northeast. Through the great work of a neighbor, and dedicated Fifth District Officers Jerry Holmes, Melvin Washington, and Bryant Collins, a Burglary suspect was taken off the streets.

The officers arrived on the scene of 1834 L Street Northeast and quickly spotted the suspect, a foot chase began and the suspect was captured a short time later. A dedicated neighbor called the police, and took pictures of the suspect to assist with closing this case. Recovered in the back yard of 1834 l Street Northeast was a television.

Due to the fact the arrestee was a juvenile, I am unable to provide his information.

Great team work!!!!”

05/27/14 3:15pm

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department/Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force announced today that four suspects have been arrested in connection to a bank robbery that occurred in the 1300 block of 9th Street, Northwest.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, at approximately 10:40 am, police officers of the Third Patrol District responded to a call for a robbery at the Colombo Bank located in the 1300 block of 9th Street, Northwest. Upon their arrival, they interviewed bank employees that indicated that three black subjects entered into the bank and produced a demand note announcing the robbery. The three subjects were given an undisclosed amount of US Currency and then fled the bank.

On Thursday, May 21, 2014, at approximately 1:00 pm, 20 year-old Allante Alexander of Southeast, Washington, DC and 25 year-old Allesha Alexander of Northeast, Washington, DC, were arrested by members of the Violent Crimes Task force, pursuant to a District of Columbia District Court Arrest Warrant charging them with Robbery.

On Friday, May 22, 2014, at approximately 10:00 am, 20 year-old Alex Alexander of Southeast, Washington, DC and 24 year-old Alvin Alexander, III of Southeast, Washington, DC. were arrested by members of the Violent Crimes Task force, pursuant to a District of Columbia District Court Arrest Warrant charging them with Robbery.

“These arrests exemplify our collective resolve to identify, arrest and prosecute anyone involved in violent crimes that places our neighborhoods at risk.”

05/23/14 12:25pm

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From MPD yesterday:

“Earlier today, officers assigned to the Third District were patrolling within PSA 305 with an added emphasis on combatting theft of packages within the Third District. As the officers entered the 800 block of T Street, NW, they observed packages that had recently been delivered to a residence in the block. The officers set up an observation post in the vicinity so they could conduct surveillance of the packages and the residence. A short time later, the officers observed a subject remove the packages from the porch and walk away; the individual was stopped a short distance away and found to be in possession of various packages. The officers were able to locate three different complainants and make an arrest.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this matter, they are encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099.”

And on Wednesday:

“Earlier today, members of the Third District received a call for a subject in 600 block of Kenyon Street, NW, who was acting suspiciously by going on the front porches of residences in the block. The officers, who are assigned the additional task of combating stolen packages in the Third District, monitored the call and responded to the area. Utilizing the lookout provided, the members canvassed the area and observed a subject matching the description. The officers also canvassed the immediate area and located an empty box with the shipping label still affixed. After contacting the intended recipient of the package, the officers were able to link the subject to the package’s contents and place him under arrest. This is yet another example of the community and the Metropolitan Police Department working together to solve crime issues in the District of Columbia.”