Washington, DC

From Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:


In response to a spate of recent violent incidents in Ward 5, last week I shared that I would be providing a more detailed update, as well as hosting a series of community conversations around public safety. I called upon Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to increase patrols and have been working with both MPD and Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) to confront recent challenges. Please find below specific actions taken by MPD and ONSE in response to my requests.

Finally, I want to invite all residents to attend and participate in one of three upcoming community conversations on public safety taking place this Saturday, December 14, Monday, December 16, and Wednesday, December 18 (full details below). While I understand the notice for these meetings is relatively short, I did not want to delay these important conversations.

In service,


Update from the Metropolitan Police Department:

The Fifth District Crime Suppression Team is targeting all of Brentwood, Langdon, Edgewood, and Brookland neighborhoods on a daily basis, 7 days a week.

Additional officers and beats: Read More


400 Michigan Avenue, NE

Full report from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District have announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill offense that occurred on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, in the 400 block of Michigan Avenue, Northeast

At approximately 9:12 am, the suspect intentionally struck an adult female victim that was walking at the listed location. As an adult male victim came to the aid of the female victim, the suspect attempted to strike them both with the vehicle. The suspect then exited his vehicle and engaged in a physical altercation with the adult male victim. During the altercation, the suspect brandished a knife and stabbed the male victim. The suspect then fled the scene.

The adult male and female victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries by DC Fire and EMS. The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle and was apprehended a short time later by responding officers. The detectives’ investigation revealed that this offense is domestic in nature.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 48 year-old Dorsey Lee Mack III, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill.” Read More


A few readers messaged photos from Michigan and North Cap around 7pm. One reader responded:

“About 10ish shots fired from a car around 5:15pm”

Alert DC reported: “MPD reports the 100 block of Michigan Ave NW is closed in both directions due to police activity. Please use alternate route.”

Elsewhere last night MPD reported around 8:30pm:

“Shooting in the 2300 Block of Rhode Island Ave NE. Lookout for a small grey car traveling east on Rhode Island Ave NE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION, CALL 911″

Updates if when more is known.


via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 2126 hours (Wednesday) V-1 reports being assaulted and robbed by a group of juveniles who shot her several times with a BB gun as well as punching her. The suspects robbed V-1 of her purse and car keys and then fled in an unknown direction. V-1 sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The case is actively being investigated by the Fifth District Detectives office. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the MPD at 202-727-9099.


Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday, September 19, 2019, in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.

At approximately 10:21 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located one adult male and one adult female victim, inside of an establishment, suffering from gunshot wounds. A second adult male was located in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victims to local hospitals for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, one of the adult male victims was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Sean Coleman-Bey, of Northeast, DC. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

Today (9/5) two guys were walking their dogs and letting them defacate on the property of the Howard University Divinity School directly behind the no trespassing no walking dogs sign. And when I told one of them that the sign indicates dogwalking isn’t permitted, he smiled and replied “oh, we just ignore it.” Read More


Unfortunately I was out of town over the weekend and received many messages about crime reports over the weekend. While I try to tweet these out as I get them, I’m posting them here for posterity and our historical record. Thanks to all who messaged me and apologies for the late reply.

From Friday:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Burglary One and Second Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Friday, August 30, 2019, in the 1300 block 30th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 1:30 AM, the suspect gained entry to a private residence. Once inside, the suspect sexually assaulted a female victim. The suspect then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years in age, with bald or short hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt.

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 sending a text message to 50411.”

From Saturday August 31st:

“The First District is currently conducting an investigation into shots being fired in the 1100 block of I St SE. At this time no one has been struck. A vehicle in the area was struck.

The suspects involved in this incident have been described as 2 black male juveniles riding a blue and black Revel Moped. Read More


From MPD:

“Thanks to a tip from an observant anonymous citizen, members of the Fifth District’s Crime Suppression team responded to the 1900 block of Quincy Street, NE, for the report of a Marijuana Pop-up Party.

Once on the scene, the officers received consent to search the residence and located two handguns, and an amount of marijuana, edibles and assorted THC products (pictured). No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

We’d like to thank the anonymous citizen for bringing this to our attention, and encourage everyone who is aware of these events to call 911 or send an anonymous text to 50411.”


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