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From MPD last night:

“Good evening, recently MPD members were in the vicinity of the 3000 block of 14th when they observed a subject steal a bicycle by using bolt cutters. MPD units quickly apprehended the subject without incident and recovered the bicycle. As a reminder, making your bicycle hard to steal and registering your bicycle with the MPD can help prevent this crime. Also, please report all bicycle thefts so that the MPD can keep abreast of theft patterns. Thank you.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Tuesday], at approximately 17:20 hours, members of your Third District VICE Unit were conducting pro-active operations within the 1000 block of Lamont Street, NW when they observed an adult male acting suspicious in an alleyway. Upon contact with this subject, he was found to be carrying an unregistered and fully loaded handgun upon his person. The subject was arrested and charged with “Carrying Pistol”, “Unregistered Firearm” and “Unregistered Ammunition.”

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to relay an incident that happened to my daughter this morning [Sunday] on Rhode Island Ave just past N Capitol. The two of us were walking down Rhode Island Ave around 8:00 am enroute to a yoga class (carrying only non threatening yoga mats). We were walking behind a male (late 20’s). There were 4 other males standing on the bridge by N Capitol St. The man in front of us stopped and we walked by. We continued past the other lane of N Capitol and I could hear someone coming up behind us. Just as I was about to turn around, the guy we had been walking behind ran up and smacked my daughter on the side of her face and knocked her into the street and then walked down N Cap St. (the other guys on the corner did NOTHING to assist) Neither one of us had a phone (a rarity!) so we borrowed a phone as soon as we could and called 911.

While we were in front the yoga studio waiting for police to arrive, the guy came down to the corner of RI Ave and 1st street, saw my daughter and yelled some insanity at her and then walked down RI Ave. The police came about 15 seconds later and apprehended the guy. Fortunately, my daughter was not seriously injured (swollen lip, cut about her eye from her glasses), but we were both very shaken up. Clearly the guy has mental issues, but it was terrifying nonetheless. I wanted to commend the DC police for their quick action and compassion towards my daughter and stress the importance of calling 911 should anyone witness or be involved in an assault like this. Hopefully this disturbed individual will be off the streets for a good while and/or get the help he needs.

But I really wanted to share how quickly and compassionately police responded and how important it is to call 911 to get the disturbed off the street. And always be aware of your surroundings.”

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From Metro Transit Police:

“Metro Transit Police have arrested and charged Reginald Anthony KLAIBER, 24, of Greenbelt, Md., with assault with a deadly weapon (knife) following an assault on a juvenile transgender female this afternoon aboard a Green Line train. The charges include the possibility of enhanced penalties for hate/bias motivation.

Transit Police officers were dispatched at 4:38 p.m. today for an assault in progress aboard a Branch Avenue-bound Green Line train on approach to Fort Totten. Officers responded to Fort Totten Station, where they apprehended the suspect as he attempted to flee the scene. Officers also recovered a 3.5-inch folding knife.

The victim, a 15-year-old transgender female, was allegedly stabbed in the back by the suspect after the two exchanged words aboard the train. Witnesses told Transit Police detectives that the suspect made bias-motivated remarks about the victim’s transgender status immediately prior to the assault.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening puncture wound. She is listed in stable condition.

If convicted, the suspect faces a maximum penalty on the assault with a deadly weapon charge subject to a 1½ times enhancement under District of Columbia law.”

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From MPD last night:

“At approximately 10:55 pm, members of the First District responded to 401 M Street, SW, for a possible robbery of the Safeway store. Upon arrival, MPDC officers observed a suspicious male who they attempted to stop. The subject fled the scene on foot with the officers in pursuit. The subject dropped a bag containing US Currency and was subsequently stopped and placed under arrest on N Street, SW, where a pistol was also recovered. First District Detectives are continuing to investigate the crime.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in the sexual assault which occurred in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately 2:35 am, detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit responded to the report of a sexual assault in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The victim reported that an Uber Cab driver sexually assaulted her.

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at approximately 6:00 am, 31 year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Sexual Abuse.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth Investigations Division have announced that two arrests have been made in the first degree child sexual abuse which occurred in the 3200 block of Park Place, Northwest.

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the Youth Investigations Division learned of a sexual assault that occurred at an unknown location in the District of Columbia. Subsequent investigation identified the location of the assault as the 3200 block of Park Place, NW, where a juvenile was sexually assaulted by two adult males.

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 7:21 pm, members from the Youth Investigations Division arrested 45 year-old Orlando James Roberts of Northwest, Washington, DC, and charged him with First Degree Child Sexual Abuse.

Subsequently, at approximately 8:30 pm, members from Prince George’s County Police and District Heights Police Departments arrested 19 year-old Javon Rashawn Henson of District Heights, Maryland, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, which charges him with First Degree Child Sexual Abuse. Mr. Henson is being held as a fugitive.”

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.”

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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.”