From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 900 block of 12th Street, Northeast, on Friday, February 17, 2017

At approximately 9:21 pm, members of the First District responded to the location for the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 53-year-old Eric Linnair Wright, of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. 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.”

“Units from the Third District are currently investigating a shooting with multiple crime scenes along Georgia Avenue, NW, at both Euclid and Morton Streets. Because of this police activity, drivers are asked to avoid this area.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

“Shooting at 0357 hrs in the 1300 block of Florida Ave NE. Lookout for B/M 5’7 dark jacket and cap armed with a silver handgun”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Lighter) offense which occurred in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest on Friday, January 20, 2017.

At approximately 2:00 pm, the suspect approached the female victim and set her hair on fire. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The Metropolitan Police Department has investigated several tips from the public regarding this offense. As a result of information received from the public Ms. Norma Zahory was named as a potential person of interest. After a thorough investigation, it was determined Ms Zahory was not in the area at the time of the incident and Ms Zahory has been ruled out as being involved in this offense.. Detectives encourage the public to continue to assist with information.

The person of interest is pictured below:


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.”

mtp burglaries popville

From MPD:

“Over the past week there have been several burglaries which have occurred in the neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant. These burglaries have occurred during the daytime hours while residents are away. The suspects have entered these residences by kicking in the front or rear doors of the homes. We are asking all residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. You will notice that our officers have stepped up patrols on the side streets and alleys. We also have our officers going door to door to hear any concerns in which you may have. We would like to encourage all residents to participate in the DC Governments Private Security Camera Program. Visit www.ovsjg.dc.gov”

shooting petworth sentencing

From MPD:

“District Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
For Shooting Man in Back on Northwest Washington Street
Defendant Fired 11 Shots at Group of People on Springtime Afternoon

David Gore, 36, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to seven years in prison for firing 11 gunshots at a group of people in Northwest Washington, hitting one victim in the back. (more…)

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit has announced an arrest in a First Degree Sexual Abuse (Stranger), Kidnapping, Burglary, and Robbery offense which occurred in the 1800 block of T Street, Northwest, on October 6, 2007.

At the listed location, the suspect broke into the residence and went to the victim’s bedroom. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim and stole items from her home before fleeing.

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 42-year-old Ronald Berton Jr, of Craigsville, Virginia, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse with Aggravating Circumstances, Burglary One, Kidnapping, and Robbery.”

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“Something’s up near the 800 block of Crittenden – Buchanan to Decatur and 8th to 9th was blocked off”

“Dear PoPville,

It was a quiet morning around Sherman Circle when I decided to take my dogs for a walk. Just as I open the door the Ring doorbell activated itself and caught on video this crazy amount of gunshots. So scary and so dangerous!! There is a significant amount of cops at 9th and Crittenden… again!! Already a busy summer around that area. Just wondering when is going to stop!!”

MPD reports:

“Today around 11:00 am, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 4700 block of 9th Street, NW. The victim was located at a local hospital and is currently undergoing emergency medical treatment. The case is being investigated by detectives of the Fourth District. There is no additional information that can be provided at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this offense can call the MPD at (202)727-9099 or text at 50411.”


“Dear PoPville,

This one is from Friday 2/10 at 1:28pm near 10th & Spring NW. He seems to be fairly inebriated (stairs are hard!) and misses the pretty obvious fact that we have camera in plain view but thinks ahead enough to wrap the box up in an extra coat to hide it as he walks away. The box contained a present from a family member that was largely sentimental and not really of significant monetary value so that’s tough news since we know the chances of recovery are super slim. I’ve reported it to MPD via the online reporting form anyhow and thought I’d send it your way, too….”

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From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting which occurred in 1D on February 11, 2017 at approximately 12:25 PM in the 1400 block of H Street NE. An adult victim was suffering from an apparent gun wound and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening . There is look-out for 3 black males. The subject with the gun is described as 5’-7” to 5 -9, wearing black jacket and blue jeans. Subject 2 and 3 have similar clothing.

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”

hate crime
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Washington Blade reports:

“A police report, which lists the incident as an anti-gay hate crime, says Logan Circle resident Robert Richard Brice Kohler told police the incident began about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 while he walked his dog in front of a large row house at 1334 Vermont Ave., N.W.

“Victim 1 was walking his dog near the listed location when he became aware of the presence of Suspect 1 through Suspect 4,” the police report says. “Victim 1 heard Suspect 1 state, “Hey Snowflake! This is what a Trump America looks like, faggot!”

Read more details from the Blade here.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw


“Metro Transit Police daily blotter reports show the time and location of arrests, reports and citations for a specified 24-hour period. Generally, reports are published every weekday, except holidays. Please note that blotter reports are not a comprehensive list of every police event, and information is based on initial reports made to MTPD. Follow-up investigations may reveal different or additional information. As a result, the classification of crimes may change as investigations are advanced. Please refer to crime statistics for official information. Incidents that occur aboard trains are reported from the nearest rail station.”

You can see yesterday’s here.