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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.”

takoma
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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to a fatal shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Cedar Street, Northwest on Monday, December 26, 2016.

At approximately 7:46 pm, members of the Fourth District received a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 37 year-old James Dorsey, Jr., of No Fixed Address.

On Saturday, December 31, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 28 year-old Shawn James Brown, of Northwest, DC. He was charged with Second-Degree Murder While Armed.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed offense that occurred in the 1000 block of H Street, Northwest, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at approximately 7:45 pm.

The victim was inside of a building in the 1000 block of H Street, Northwest, when an unknown suspect, armed with a knife, physically assaulted and attempted to sexually assault her.

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 18-year-old Ernesto Agustin Mendoza, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed.”

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From MPD on Friday:

“At approximately 2:30pm a call was sent into MPD for a Man With a Gun in the 2100 block of Georgia Ave NW. 3D MPD Crime Suppression Team units quickly responded. After checking in the vacated warehouse at 2100 Georgia Ave., they were able to locate (4) of the (5) individuals who happened to be filming a video….with real (stolen) pistols, one of which was loaded. Subsequently (2) handguns were recovered and (4) individuals were placed under arrest.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of 11th Street, Northwest on Monday, September 12, 2016.

At approximately 12:26 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. On Sunday, September 18, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. (more…)

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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—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets.  From Friday, December 9, 2016, through the morning of Monday, December 12, 2016, MPD detectives and officers recovered 18 illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.

Among the firearms recovered this weekend were: (more…)

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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-who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets. From Friday, December 2, 2016, through the morning of Monday, December 5, 2016, MPD detectives and officers recovered 13 illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.

Among the firearms recovered this weekend were: (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to share this feel good story because my confidence in local police (in Arlington) was just reaffirmed.

On Tuesday night I was driving to DC from the Rosslyn at 6:45 pm and was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on Key Bridge. When the two lanes become three, the car behind me veered into the far left lane to prevent me from merging. He pulled his car up next to mine and proceeded to yell obscenities at me through our open windows (it was an unusually warm night). When the light finally changed he pulled ahead of me, scratching the front left side of my car. Traffic was horrible, so I was forced to sit behind him for another 10 minutes until we were able to turn left. During that time, he removed items from his car and threw them at my car. When we were finally able to turn onto M, I pulled off the road to avoid him any further (clearly he was not going to pull over to exchange insurance information). (more…)