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Just so we all know a bit more about @darsal: he loved a good beer, was a connoisseur of great music, had a wry sense of humor, and an understanding shoulder when things weren’t going well. He would make you smile, even when life was shit. He wasn’t just a “bike guy."
— Rudi Riet (@randomduck) April 20, 2019
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Friday, April 19, 2019, in the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue, Northeast.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., an automated license plate reader alerted that there was a stolen white van in the area of Benning Road, NE. Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District officers saw the stolen van near the area of Benning Road and Florida Ave, NE and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to stop for the officers and fled the area. A short time later, officers from the Fifth District discovered the driver of the stolen van was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue, NE. The preliminary investigation into this crash revealed that the driver of the stolen van was speeding, while traveling westbound on Florida Avenue NE. (more…)
7th and Ingraham Street, NW
“On April 19, 2019, at approximately 5:26 pm, multiple gunshots was reported in the 600 block of Ingraham Street NW. MPD officers canvassed the area and located a five shell casings. There were no reports of injury or damage.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact MPD at (202) 727-9099.”
“On Friday, April 18th at approximately 4:04pm the Fourth District Police Department responded to the scene of a confirmed Shooting in the 700 Block of Princeton Place NW. A juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body was discovered. The victim was unconscious and not breathing. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to their injuries. Lookout is for B/M 24-25 black mask, black jacket. (more…)
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Thanks to C. for passing from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have announced an arrest has been made in reference to multiple Theft offenses that occurred at the following locations:
Theft Two: On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in the 800 block of 14th Street, Northwest, at approximately 8:00 am, the suspect took a bicycle from the listed location. CCN: 19-004-712
Theft Two/ Destruction of Property: On Friday, February 8, 2019, in the 700 block of 5th Street, Northwest, at approximately 7:00 am, the suspect cut a lock and took a bicycle then fled the scene. CCN: 19-027-272
Theft Two/ Destruction of Property (two counts): On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in the 400 block of L Street, Northwest, at approximately 12:45 pm, the suspect entered a garage at the listed location. Once inside, the suspect cut a fence to a storage area. The suspect then cut a lock and took a bicycle then fled the scene. CCN: 19-048-277
Theft Two/ Destruction of Property: On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in the 500 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, at approximately 9:49 pm, the suspect cut a lock and took a bicycle then fled the scene. CCN: 19-052-827
Theft Two/ Destruction of Property: On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in the 500 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, at approximately 9:50 pm, the suspect cut a lock and took a bicycle then fled the scene. CCN: 19-053-513
Theft Two: On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the 400 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, at approximately 6:24 am, the suspect took two bicycles then fled the scene. CCN: 19-055-314
Second District: (more…)
via google maps
“Robbery in the 1000 block of Quincy Street NW. Lookout for 5 B/M’s. Suspect (1) B/M, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt. Suspect (2) B/M wearing a black hooded sweat shirt. L/S in a silver 05/06 Acura with heavy tinted windows. Suspects are armed with black hand guns.”
“The Fifth District is pleased to report that members of the 5D Crime Suppression Team conducted an operation on Wednesday April 17th at approximately 6:30 PM in the 1200 block of Queen St. NE. The operation yielded the recovery of 2 illegal firearms, numerous rounds of ammunition, and the arrests of 4 subjects. (more…)
via google maps
A reader reports:
“We heard between 6 and 8 gunshots at the corner of 5400 8th Street NW around 3:55 am. No one was injured. Police showed up 5 minutes after. Neighbors were out speaking with the Police.”
Thanks to Tammy for passing on from NBC Washington:
“A 94-year-old woman is recovering after someone attacked her and took her purse in D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood Monday night. [2900 block of Porter Street NW, 11:15pm]
The woman says she walked to an Exxon gas station nearby to ask for help, but an employee there turned her away.”
What. The. Hell.
via google maps
From MPD last night:
“Earlier this evening, members of the Third District mountain bike unit were patrolling in the 2900-3000 blocks of 11th Street NW in response to the recent incidents involving gunshots. As the officers approached a group of individuals, all 3 fled on foot. After short foot pursuits, Officers were able to apprehend all 3 (2 juvenile males and 1 adult male). Each of the 3 subjects were in possession of illegal handguns and were placed under arrest.
As a result of the work of these Third District officers, 3 illegal handguns were taken off the streets and 3 subjects were arrested. We will continue our efforts to remove these illegal firearms from our streets, especially in an area that has seen too many recent incidents of violent crime.”
Another reader reports: (more…)
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A reader reports a shooting/shots fired around 3pm at 8th and R St, NW.
From ALert DC:
“MPD reports the 1700-1800 Block of of 8th Street, NW is closed in both directions due to police activity. Please avoid the area.”
Also from MPD around 3:15pm:
“Shooting at the intersection of Holbrook and Queen Streets, NE. No lookout”
Update from MPD:
“Earlier this afternoon members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting in the 1500 Block of Holbrook St NE. Officers located two adult male victims. The first victim sustained a gunshot graze wound to the abdomen and a gunshot wound to the leg. The second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Both victims were transported to area hospitals and are in stable condition. The Fifth District Detective’s Office is currently handling this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this offense are urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or via text 50411.”