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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 600 block of C Street, Northeast, on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

At approximately 1:40 pm, members of the First District responded to a report of an unconscious male inside of a residence. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located an adult male who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire & EMS personnel were called to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 79-year-old David Norwood, of Northeast, DC.

On Monday, April 17, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 21-year-old Malcolm Amir of Northeast, DC. He was charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.”

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Pamela Butler

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in connection with the 2009 disappearance of Pamela Butler.

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, officers assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District responded to the 5800 block of 4th Street, Northwest, for the report of a missing person. The missing person was identified as 47-year-old Pamela Butler of Northwest, DC. After an extensive investigation, and more than seven years missing, a Petition for Presumption of the Death of a Missing Person was granted by a DC Superior Court Judge. A death certificate was issued for Ms. Butler in July 2016.

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 51-year-old Jose Rodriguez-Cruz of Fairfax, Virginia. He was transported to the Homicide Branch where he is being charged with First Degree Murder-Premeditated in connection with the disappearance of Pamela Butler.

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred in the 600 block of 14th Street, Northeast, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

At approximately 4:19 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for a report of an unconscious person inside of a residence. Upon arrival, members located an adult female suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until she was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent was identified as 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel, of Burnsville, North Carolina.

On Monday, March 27, 2017, members of MPD’s Fifth District arrested 28-year-old El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, of no fixed address, as a fugitive from another jurisdiction for an outstanding warrant. He was subsequently transported to the Homicide Branch where he was charged with First Degree Murder while Armed and Theft One in the death of Corrina Mehiel.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced that an arrest has been made in connection with multiple offenses which occurred in the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

At approximately 2:00 pm, the suspect engaged in a verbal altercation with a victim inside of an establishment. Following the exchange, the subject physically assaulted the victim and made threatening remarks. The subject proceeded to exit the establishment and throw a brick at the door, causing damage.

Based upon the initial investigation at the scene and witness statements, the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this as a potential bias related crime.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 20-year-old Andrew Cook, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Felony Destruction of Property. Cook was additionally charged with Simple Assault and Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.”

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From MPD:

“Every day, the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C. In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams (CSTs)—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets. From Friday, February 17, 2017, through the morning of Monday, February 20, 2017, MPD detectives and officers recovered 17 illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.

Among the firearms recovered were: (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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From MPD:

“Every day, the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C.  In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams (CSTs)—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets.  From Thursday, January 26, 2017, through the morning of Monday, January 30, 2017, MPD detectives and officers recovered 14 illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.

Among the firearms recovered were: (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

Wanted to submit the following from our local list-serv…

“There have been two incidents of assaults in the last 24 hours at the corner of 8th St and L St NE. The police are actively looking for the individual who is described as: a black male, 190+, 5’8″, cropped hair, no facial hair, 20s, wearing blue jeans, a cream sweatshirt and red vest. Please keep an eye out and call the police if you see anyone matching this description!”

And I wanted to add a Props to the Cops (I was one of the victims): After I called to report the assault, the initial police team responded quickly and stayed with me until the special-unit detective arrived. The detective was kind and effective during the interview, and then stayed for an hour going around the block seeking camera footage and providing the description to neighbors. Then I received a call from the Victims’ Services unit, where I had been assigned an advocate. She called me to check in and offer access to free counseling. She also made sure I had all the contact info if I wanted to follow up. Every single person I have interacted with from the police has been very helpful and kind, and they made it clear they take these things seriously, which made me feel much safer in our neighborhood. Thanks to the police!!”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 1400 block of W Street, Northwest on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

At approximately 8:05 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, members located an adult female, in the hallway of the building, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where all lifesaving efforts failed and she was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Waliyatou Amadou of Northwest, DC.

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 27-year-old Deangelo Thorne, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.”

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“Dear PoPville,

My +1 and i were walking down the block tonight (1/8) to The Diner in Adams Morgan, and there was a Uber/Lyft small Kia SUV blocking northbound traffic on 18th. Maryland plates, naturally. After a good 5 minutes of folks honking, a cop (stuck in the traffic about 5 cars back) got out and approached the driver to tell him to either pull over or keep driving because he’s causing a serious jam.

Props to the cop for a) taking simple, but effective and appreciated action, and b) getting out of his cruiser in this 5 degree weather to shame the Maryland driver. Us DC residents always love an opportunity for the latter.”