A reader reports:
“The following alerts from MPD show that violent crime is a problem in Adams Morgan, apart from the recent incident on 18th Street where a motorist hit two MPD officers and a DDOT person (every MPD officer I have talked to said the incident was intentional).
Saturday night (6/24)–Alert: Robbery Force and Violence at 0251 hrs in the 2300 block of Champlain St NW. LOF 2 B/M LS N/B Champlain St NW
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20170372454
Sent to 3rd District (PSA 301-308) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD # 11205
Friday night (6/23)— (more…)
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From MPD around 3am:
“Good morning. The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 200 block of W Street NW. An adult victim has been located with a gunshot wound to the foot and has been transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 202-727-9099. Thank you.”
A reader reports:
“There was a huge police presence this evening at 20th and New Hampshire NW around 6pm. I would say at least 5 police cars and 15 officers on bikes, many of whom looked just as confused as I did. Any idea what was going on? Thanks!!”
A witness writes:
“Just witnessed a dramatic scene at N and New Hampshire. Cops came up to a car on all sides with guns drawn and instructed the driver to roll down the windows and get out of the car. They didn’t have him pull over first (I think they were going for the element of surprise) so New Hampshire was at a standstill. (This all happened in the last 20ish minutes.) They had the (middle aged white) guy in handcuffs when I left.”
Another reader reports about a loud boom:
“There was a loud boom last night around 11pm that was heard and felt through Totten. It set of many car alarms it was so loud/ strong, but there were no Police activity heard afterward. I’m just wondering what it was. It woke me from a dead sleep.”
Another reader reports about helicopter activity:
“Near constant helicopter hovering above 17th and U for the last hour. (From 845pmish) Can’t tell if something is happening or it’s more random military ‘exercises.'”
500 block of Florida Ave, NW
Last Friday sometime during the workday somebody climbed in through one of our street level windows on the backside of our house. They went through our entire basement, a room on the main floor, and our living room. The perpetrator stole my roommates laptop, some jewelry, clothes, odd knick-knacks and even tried on one of her bathing suits (taking it out of the amazon box and leaving it inside out).
If anyone saw anything please let us know/ a good reminder to neighbors to lock all their windows!”
Thanks to valerie for sending.
Ed. Note: A couple weeks ago we spoke about an even worse plant theft.
Multiple readers had reported that a cyclist had been struck by a car at 14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW earlier this morning but Tom shares that the scene was even uglier than first thought:
“I saw a beating happen at 14th at Rhode Island NW this morning. The driver and the cyclist we having an argument after the driver tried to turn and the cyclist was using the cross walk. The driver got out of his car and they exchanged words. The driver then started beating the cyclist. He hit him about 7-10 time in the face. Right in front of a police officer.”
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“Shooting at 2318 hrs in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW.”
Update from MPD:
“Good morning. We are currently investigating an incident last night in the area of the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW. An adult male sustained an injury that might be a possible gunshot wound, however we have been unable to confirm it and have not located any witnesses as of yet. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
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Around 10:30pm Thursday night Michael tweeted us:
“Just heard a number of pops go off around Grant Circle. Maybe 5-6, very rapid. Anyone else hear this?”
“We responded to the sounds of gun shots in the 4700 block of 5th Street, NW. During the canvass, officers recovered several spent shell casings, thankfully no one was injured.”
“After an extensive investigation with the United States Department of State, the United States Secret Service and the Metropolitan Police Department, a total of 18 individuals have been charged or are facing charges stemming from a physical altercation that occurred during a First Amendment assembly on May 16, 2017.
At approximately 4:05 pm, a group of protesters convened at Sheridan Circle, Northwest, to voice their opposition to Turkish President Erdogan. A heated verbal exchange led to a physical altercation between protesters and Turkish security personnel. A total of nine protesters were injured in the altercation.
On May 16, 2017, two individuals, indicated below, were arrested and charged with offenses related to this incident.
· Jalal Kheirabaoi, of Virginia, charged with misdemeanor Assault on a Police Officer
· Ayten Necmi, of New York, charged with felony Aggravated Assault
Investigators have spent the last several weeks using video technology to identify additional individuals who took part in the incident.
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, pursuant to DC Superior Court arrest warrants, two individuals, indicated below, were arrested and charged with offenses related to this incident.
· Sinan Narin, of Virginia, charged with felony Aggravated Assault and misdemeanor Assault or Threatened Assault in a Menacing Manner
· Eyup Yildirim, of New Jersey, charged with felony Assault with Significant Bodily Injury, felony Aggravated Assault and misdemeanor Assault or Threatened Assault in a Menacing Manner
An additional fourteen individuals have outstanding warrants for their arrests and are identified below. (more…)
“1D is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Half Street SW at approximately 9:55 pm on June 14, 2017. The victim is an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm and was transported to a local hospital.
If you have any additional information, call MPD TIPLINE at 1-888-919-CRIME or CRIMESOLVERS TIPS at 1-866-411-TIPS”
A reader reports: The man was found naked and police indicated he may have been on drugs, also “Apparently the victim was both stabbed AND had a single gunshot wound.”