“9:30 pm, the victim was walking in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest, when a male suspect forced her into a nearby alley and attempted to sexually assault her”

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2015 at 9:08 am 5 Comments

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From MPD:

“he Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping that occurred in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at approximately 9:30 pm, the victim was walking in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest, when a male suspect forced her into a nearby alley and attempted to sexually assault her.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, 200 pounds, 25-35 years old, dark complexion, wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask.

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.”

  • rockyartdc

    If this is right on the border of the 3rd district, why was there no crime alert for this??

  • Anon

    Wow, this is really grim. I hope the victim is able to fully recover from this. Something tells me that odds are relatively high that the perp either currently lives in the area or otherwise spends/has spent considerable time there. This seems far too premeditated for it to be a completely random out of towner.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. The LDP/Bloomingdale border has been a hot spot for this kind of sketchiness for a loooooooong time. Multiple sexual assaults, violent robberies, shootings, stabbings, rock throwing at pedestrians, etc. What freaks me out is the random nature of the criminality – it’s often targeted at local residents not involved in drugs/tuff crews. It’s as bad, if not worse, than the random violence one finds in Hill East.

      • Not sure I agree that this area has been a “hot spot.” I’ve been living close by for a few years and have generally felt pretty safe. And I’m not aware of any recent shootings and stabbings. Perhaps anon could provide some data instead of just blatant non-facts.

      • Caleb

        Yes, this area is often overlooked by the rest of the city in many ways, but in this instance, assaults on random citizens. Due to the lack of any high volume commercial or residential foot traffic, there are pockets of this quickly changing neighborhood where one can be alone on the street for several blocks. Sure that is the case for much of DC, but in this area where there are homes for sale over 1 million dollars where they were selling for 20 percent less just last year, the intersection between the haves and have nots is substantial.

        Also, the addition of two new Howard dorms closer to the center of campus have cut down on the traffic in the area too; I think often leaving those students at greater risk walking from campus to the two dorms in this square block.

        There is often a good amount of police coverage mixed with university police so I even find it hard to put blame only there. As much as I know people enjoy The Park at LeDroit, it may be time to start a discussion to build on that land as it has always been planned. The increase in population density in LeDroit is needed.


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