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From MPD:

“Our efforts in the 900 block of G St., N.W. are really making a difference and I wanted to take a moment and give the community a brief update on our progress. Synthetic marijuana sales and use in this area are a huge concern. In this block over the past week Metropolitan Police Department officers have arrested 8 individuals for distribution of synthetic marijuana, and seized over 100 grams of the drug. Also during this period officers have arrested numerous individuals that congregate in this block for their outstanding arrest warrants. We plan to continue this type of enforcement and we plan on similar and even greater success, with a goal of eliminating any and all criminal activity in this block. I want to thank our community members that have assisting MPD with information on these criminals; Continued assistance and support from our community is essential in this type of problem. Thank you for your time and be safe.”

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From MPD:

“On Friday, April 8th, 2016, in the 100 block of Missouri Avenue, NW, during an investigation in collaboration with a local law enforcement agency, MPD recovered a semi-automatic firearm, a large amount of crack cocaine and a large amount of cash. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday April 9th, 2016, MPD officers observed a subject that was in possession of a firearm in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. Recovered from the subject was a semi-automatic firearm. Arrested was 21 year-old Bravon Freeman of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Sunday April 10th, 2016, MPD officers received information from a concerned citizen that a subject was in possession of a firearm in the 400 block of Kennedy Street, NW. The citizen provided a very detailed description of the person’s suspicious activities and clothing description that provided the officers with enough information to conduct a thorough preliminary investigation that led to the arrest of 30 year-old Jose Orellana of Northeast, Washington, DC.

Please call 911 to report suspicious activities, vehicles, and/or persons. Provide the best possible description and location to provide officers with information to conduct a thorough preliminary investigation.”

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“Dear PoPville,

About 6 pm, I was walking up 11th Street NW. At Girard Street, I witnessed a multi-car accident (at least four moving vehicles involved, some parked cars hit, a biker nearly hit, etc.) This was kind of scary, especially because one of the vehicle’s airbags deployed, a woman got out of that vehicle and was yelling, “please come help, I have baby and my daughter inside, please help [add understandable panic here].” (more…)

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District have announced an arrest has been made in a Robbery Force and Violence offense, which occurred in the 1900 block of 5th Street, Northeast, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at approximately 4:50 pm.

The victim was walking to his residence when he was approached by approximately 14 juvenile males on bikes. Several suspects assaulted the victim and stole his cell phone.

On Friday, April 1, 2016, a 15-year-old juvenile male, of Northeast, was arrested and charged with Robbery Force and Violence.

This case remains under investigation.

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:

“On March 27 during the evening hours, a suspect and complainant were engaged in a verbal argument. The suspect wrapped a bike chain around the complainants neck and began to choke him. MPD members were patrolling in the area and were able to stop the assault with no incident. The suspect was placed under arrest. [The event occurred on the 1100 block of Florida Avenue, NE.]

Thanks to their vigilant patrolling, MPD members were able to detain a serious offense and arrest the suspect.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m a member of the Stonewall Bocce League, an all-inclusive, LGBT Bocce League. Last night was our first game, and an MPD Officer comes up (I didn’t get his name), and asks if he can toss a ball! He actually did really well, and helped our team out quite a bit that round! Kudos to this police officer for making our evening so fun, and for being an ally! Makes me proud to live in a city with a police force that not only works to keep its citizens safe, but also is committed to engaging with the community.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District have announced three arrests have been made in a Robbery Force and Violence offense, which occurred in the 3600 block of New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at approximately 1:45 pm.

Three suspects approached the victim from behind, assaulted him, and then took personal property from the victim.

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, three juvenile males, two from Northwest DC, and the third of no fixed address, were arrested and charged with Robbery Force and Violence.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Sexual Assault Unit has announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse offense, which occurred in the 200 block of H Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

At approximately 7:15 am, the victim was walking in the 200 block of H Street, Northwest, when she was approached by a suspect who pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her. The assault was interrupted by several good Samaritans, who stopped the attack and called the police.

Detectives arrested 35-year-old Lynwood Anthony McClure, of Northeast, DC, and charged him with Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have announced that an arrest has been made in multiple Robbery offenses through the District of Columbia.

A Robbery (Force and Violence) offense occurred on January 27, 2016, in the 1800 block of Newton Street, Northeast, at approximately 8:00 pm.

o After the victim exited her vehicle, the suspect approached her from the front. A struggle began, as the suspect attempted to grab the victim’s purse. The suspect obtained the victim’s belongings and fled the scene. CCN 16-013-430

A Robbery (Force and Violence) offense occurred on February 14, 2016, in the 1100 block of Fern Street, Northwest, at approximately 3:35 pm. (more…)