assault arrest

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in connection with the following Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse offenses that occurred in the Third District:

· 1900 block of 15th Street, Northwest on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 8:20 am. CCN: 17-006-483

· Unit block of Logan Circle, Northwest on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 5:00 pm. CCN: 17-006-102

· 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at approximately 8:00 am. CCN: 17-006-367

In all three offenses, the suspect approached the victim and groped her against her will.

On Friday, January 13, 2017, at approximately 10:40 pm, members of the Third District’s Crime Suppression Team located 57-year-old Michael Hilliard of no fixed address. After an investigation by the Sexual Assault Unit, he was arrested and charged with three counts of Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse.”

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1440 P Street, NW by Mike Chelen

Mike writes us at 4pm: “the P st Wholefoods is being protested in support of #reinstatejulia

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via coworker.org

From Reinstate Julia to Whole Foods!

“I ask John Mackey to reinstate me to my job at Whole Foods Market, and change Whole Foods Market’s policy so that accusations of theft of an item worth $10 or less be covered under their policy for corrective action.

My name is Julia Flores. I am a single mother of two from El Salvador. I have given fifteen years of my life to Whole Foods Market as a dishwasher. I have also fought many times for better working conditions for myself and my coworkers. However, in September I was fired. I am asking John Mackey to reinstate me to my job. “

assault

Update on Wednesday’s post “I witnessed what I believe to be a sexual assault at 15th & T Sts NW today at approx 8:30am.” Following is a full release from MPD (and props to MPD who reached out to us immediately to get in touch with the victim and witness):

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with multiple Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse offenses that occurred in the Third District:

* 1900 block of 15th Street, Northwest on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 8:20 am. CCN: 17-006-483

* Unit block of Logan Circle, Northwest on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 5:00 pm. CCN: 17-006-102

* 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at approximately 8:00 am. CCN: 17-006-367

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s to 50’s, 5’2” to 5’5″ in height, heavy build, dark complexion, and a full trimmed beard. He was wearing a red flannel type shirt. In all three offenses, the suspect approached the victim and groped her against her will.

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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Today’s rental is located at 13th and N St, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“OPEN HOUSE 1/14/2017 10AM-12PM, 1300 13TH STREET NW, #809

Incredible, light-filled, luxury 1-bedroom condo available for rent in Logan Circle! Amazing location, fantastic views, high-end finishes and private outdoor space. Available now at $2,599 per month.

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The Unit: (more…)

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This rental is located at Vermont and Q St, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“Start the New Year in this newly renovated apartment overlooking Logan Circle! Modern, open design inside, Victorian jewel outside. This two-story, 2 BR, 1.5 bath townhouse unit boasts a private entry, tall windows with even higher ceilings, dramatic kitchen/living/entertaining space, and a sunny southern exposure. Hardwood (solid oak/black walnut) and ceramic floors throughout. Granite counters. Lots of light, both natural and recessed. The two bedrooms adjoin, offering both separate and shared entry options for maximum flexibility. Master bath has shower AND jacuzzi. Unit is all-electric and all-new, with central air and all expected appliances, including dishwasher, full-size washer/dryer, large microwave, etc. etc. All just a block from Studio Theatre, Whole Foods, and the 14th Street scene. Storage space for bikes. On-street parking for DC residents. Available NOW. Sorry, no smokers or pets. $3500 monthly INCLUDING utilities (approx. $200 value).”

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $3500/month.

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A reader reports:

“My guess is some sort of performance art. Person with his face wrapped up in tape or gauze, just sitting there like a statue. Uniformed MPD blocking cars and foot traffic. Block now taped off.”

Update: Another reader reports:

“Its been removed, police say it was a mannequin”

Though another reader reports:

“I was wondering what this was. Drove by and his hands are now handcuffed behind his back and he and the chair lying on side.”

An update photo of “the mystery sculpture before the MPD knocked it down” after the jump. (more…)