via DC Bar
As a longtime DC resident, I’m constantly looking for ways to make the City a better place, and one easy way to do so is to voice my opinion when it matters.
One such opportunity is to chime in during appointments and promotions of D.C Superior Court Judges, the ones whose actions have a great impact on the quality of life for D.C’s residents.
Three of the Superior Court Judges are currently being proposed for Senior Judgeship and the public are encouraged to comment before September 29.
I personally had the misfortune of being the victim of a violent crime, only to realize that the perpetrator was a career felon who was given a minimal sentence by one of these 3 judges, not just in my case last year, but once before, by the same judge, almost 2 decades ago. I believe elevating these kind of judges not only condones this kind of behavior, but encourages it.
I did make my voice heard to the Office in charge of hearing the comments, and hope that other readers of PoPville would take the time to do so, in case they have an opinion one way or another, on any of the 3 judges.”
The D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure is reviewing the qualifications and fitness of the following D.C. Superior Court Judges: (more…)
Photo by Kishan Putta
“NOT HERE: this hateful graffiti was found on 38th st nw next to Ellington Field. We can’t allow #DC to succumb to the hateful climate.”
— Kishan Putta (@kishanputta) August 16, 2017
via google maps
“Shooting-4300 block 2nd ST NE. This offense occurred at 10:05 PM.
An adult male victim was approached by two suspects. One suspect produced a handgun and attempted to rob the victim. The victim resisted and the suspect shot him once in the torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries. The suspects are described as two Black males. The first suspect is approximately 5’6″ and in his twenties. The second suspect is described as 5’4″ in his teens. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
“At approximately 9:30 PM last night, a vehicle was traveling Eastbound on I-695 near the 11th Street SE exit. At this time, suspect(s) in another vehicle fired multiple shots at the victims. Thankfully nobody was hit by the gunfire. This incident is being investigated by members of the First District Detective’s office. Anyone who may have information or witnessed the offense is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099. You can also text information to MPD at 50411.”
“Good morning. Members of the Third District Crime Suppression Team (CST) and the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division (NSID) conducted another prostitution enforcement operation last night/early this morning in the area of 12th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW in response to community concerns regarding an increase in visible prostitution activities. The operation resulted in the arrests of 7 males and 4 females for prostitution related offenses. We will continue our efforts in the area in hopes of making a lasting impact on this illegal activity.”
via google maps
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse offense, which occurred in the 4000 block of 8th Street, Northeast, on Monday, August 7, 2017.
At approximately 1:44 pm, the suspect entered the victim’s apartment and a physical struggle ensued. The suspect attempted to sexually assault the victim. The victim was able to escape and alert police.
On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 36-year-old Lawrence Arvine Johnson of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”
Photo by Nicole Kaeding
Nicole first reported around 5pm:
“Big police response on 14th St NW heading South at Constitution.
Numerous cops with rifles and shields. Traffic is stopped.”
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) August 9, 2017
active shooter, according to security at the neighboring Wilson building
— whats goin on (@Claremonster) August 9, 2017
UPDATE from MPD:
“MPD responded to sounds of gunshots at 12th and Penn NW. Nothing found, location cleared.“
via Metro Transit Police
“Metro Transit Police today arrested Brandon Lynn Williams, 19, of Forestville, Md., on an initial charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse that occurred last week at the Columbia Heights Metrorail Station.
Last Thursday afternoon, the victim, an adult female, contacted Transit Police via Metro’s online harassment reporting system. The victim reported that she was exiting Columbia Heights Station Wednesday evening using the ascending escalator at approximately 7:50 p.m. when she felt a hand up her skirt. The victim immediately left the area, while the suspect returned into the station.
Detectives immediately contacted the victim to gather additional information and offer support. MTPD also deployed casual-clothes officers at Columbia Heights and other stations in an attempt to locate the suspect and other potential victims.
Using information provided by the victim, investigators were able to find the incident on video and obtain images of the suspect. The review of video footage revealed that the suspect placed a cell phone up the victim’s skirt. (more…)
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth District have announced that a stolen dog, by the name of “Diva,” has been located. The dog was stolen during a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense that occurred in the 5200 block of Fitch Street, Southeast on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
At approximately 9:25 am, the victim was walking three dogs at the listed location. Two suspects approached the victim. The suspects then grabbed one of the dogs, physically assaulted the victim, and fled the scene. (more…)
via Metro Transit Police Department
Takoma update: Red Line shooting suspect Jermaine Brown ordered held without bond. #wmata
— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) August 7, 2017
“Overnight, Metro Transit Police arrested the individual wanted in connection with yesterday’s shooting aboard a Red Line train near Takoma. Jermaine Brown, 18, of Seat Pleasant, MD, was taken into custody by MTPD officers at a motel in Capitol Heights shortly before midnight. The suspect is currently charged with a single count of first-degree assault in Montgomery County.
The investigation has revealed that the shooting victim, age 14, is the half-brother of the suspect, and detectives now believe that he was not the intended target. Rather, investigators believe that the suspected shooter (Brown) was traveling with his half-brother when there was an altercation aboard the train involving Brown and three other individuals. During the affray, which was captured by digital video cameras aboard the railcar, Brown pulled a gun and fired multiple times. One round struck the victim (Brown’s half-brother); two other bullets struck the railcar.
The shooting occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday, aboard an inbound Red Line train approaching Takoma Station. (more…)
A reader writes from the 2100 block of 11th Street, NW:
“Looks like the guy was waiting across the street (inside the gated area of the common area of the Beauregard condo building) for the UPS guy to leave after dropping off the packages (we saw this from their security camera). So he comes over to my unit, grabs a box from upstairs, and two more boxes from downstairs. He takes them to the alley behind Beauregard, comes back to my house, grabs the 4th package. Takes it back to the alley behind Beauregard takes out all the stuff and leaves the empty boxes there. The still shots of him is from the security camera of the Beauregard.”