DC Crime Summary – October 15th – 21st
• Jabari Fields, 29, was fatally shot Monday morning, October 20th, in the Brightwood Park neighborhood. Two other people were also injured in the shooting, and police are looking for a suspect driving a Monte Carlo with a Maryland tag (2AY2516).
• A 14-year-old boy who shot and killed his best friend a month ago thought that the gun was unloaded, according to a police affidavit that was unsealed on Friday, October 17th.
• Police arrested three people for illegally attempting to sell firearms near the Columbia Heights Metro Station on Friday afternoon, October 17th.
• A quadruple stabbing took place early Tuesday morning, October 21st, in Columbia Heights. A man has been placed in custody.
• There were fouur sexual assaults reported early Sunday morning, October 19th, in Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and Foggy Bottom. Mustapha Kone, 46, was arrested and charged with attempting to sexually assault two women in Foggy Bottom.
• Two people were robbed at gunpoint on the H Street corridor early Sunday morning, October 19th. The suspects were ordered to lie on the ground, while the criminals took cash and the victims’ cell phones. Ultimately, DC police arrested two suspects linked to the robbery and recovered stolen items.
• A man filling his car with gas at a Rhode Island Avenue gas station was the victim of an armed carjacking. Two suspects approached the victim and ordered him to lie on the ground at gunpoint, while the criminals took the victim’s keys and drove away.
• Barry Fruendel, a prominent rabbi of a Georgetown Synagogue was arrested and charged on October 14th with recording women while they undressed and took ritual baths in his synagogue.
• Barry Judge, the chief marketing officer of LivingSocial, was found guilty of groping a woman at a Four Seasons Hotel in Northwest.
• A cab driver who convinced drunk people to give him their ATM cards and PINs in DC received more than three years in prison.
• Police released a video of a DC parking attendant who was severely beaten in an attack near the Gallery Place Metro Station.
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Jabari Fields, 29, was shot and killed in the Brightwood Park neighborhood on October 20th. Police are searching for a suspect driving a gray Monte Carlo with a Maryland tag (2AY2516). • There were 898 total crimes reported this past week in the District including 146 violent crimes. Total crime has increased by 7% compared to this time last year. • There were 10 cases of sex abuse this past week in the District. Sex abuse has increased by 10% compared to this time last year. • There were 298 thefts from automobiles and 87 burglaries this past week in the District. Thefts from automobiles have increased by 13% compared to this time last year.
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* The 2013 homicide total includes the 12 victims of the Navy Yard mass shooting.
Recent Crime News
Washington Post: Alarm grows over news that rabbi accused of voyeurism took students to ritual bath “Police searched a D.C. rabbi’s office at Towson University on Tuesday as students and campus officials expressed growing alarm over news that the rabbi, who was a professor there, took students on field trips to his Georgetown synagogue and invited them to use a ritual bath where he is now accused of secretly recording women.”
Washington Post: Bystanders rushed to GWU student’s aid as she was being attacked in campus area “Even as campus police responded to the woman’s call for help, placed from a nearby hospital, the man attacked another student, threw her to the ground and tried to take off her pants, authorities said. Bystanders went to the woman’s rescue and pointed a police officer to where the man was hiding, authorities said, and he was quickly arrested.”
Washington Post: Quadruple stabbing in Columbia Heights “D.C. Police are investigating a quadruple stabbing early Tuesday in the 3000 block of 15th Street NW in Columbia Heights…The four men were “all conscious and breathing,” police said. One man was in police custody.”
Washington Post: One dead, two injured in Brightwood Park shooting “Three men were shot, one fatally, early Monday in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police. Police responded to the 5300 block of 8th Street NW just before 3 a.m. and found three victims, according to D.C. Police Cmdr. Kimberly Chisley-Missouri, who posted a brief account on the department’s Internet bulletin board.”
NBC Washington: Men shot while one was holding small child in Southeast DC “The men were sprayed with at least 21 gunshots from a vehicle in the 3800 block of Q Street SE, reports News4’s Shomari Stone. One of victims was holding a three-year-old when the shots were fired. He dropped the child, who received some cuts.”
Washington Post: Sex assaults or attempts in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom investigated “Four sexual assaults or attempts were reported early Sunday within a mile or two of each other in areas of Northwest Washington generally regarded as safe: Georgetown, Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom.”
Washington Post: Man uninjured in DC carjacking “A man who had just pumped gas in the 1800 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE was carjacked late Saturday as he attempted to get back into his vehicle, D.C. police said Sunday. District police said two men ordered the man to the ground at a Shell gas station at gunpoint. They took his money, keys and then drove off in his 2012 Silver Dodge Avenger.”
Washington Post: Two robbed near H Street strip; police arrest two suspects, seize bb-gun “Two people were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday about a block south of the busy H Street NE dining and entertainment corridor…Police said officers in the area took two suspects into custody shortly afterward. The stolen items were recovered and a black plastic bb gun was seized, police said.”
Washington Post: Police arrest three people on charges of trafficking illegal weapons “Investigators said they did not think that the guns were primarily carried for self-defense. Instead, they said in a statement, they thought the guns “were being possessed and intended to be illicitly sold on the streets of D.C.””
Washington Post: Police investigation into rabbi and recordings of women is expanding “Police arrested Barry Freundel, rabbi of Kesher Israel Congregation, on Tuesday and searched both the synagogue on N Street NW and Freundel’s home, a few blocks away on O Street. In two affidavits unsealed Thursday, police said the investigation is expanding beyond the six women mentioned in the criminal complaint.”
NBC Washington: 6th District rocked by violence “D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier admitted a string of violent shootings in the city’s 6th District have frustrated the department. The district has seen nine shootings in the past two weeks.”
NBC Washington: Shooting reported near Southeast DC middle school “Police say an individual was shot just a couple blocks from Kramer Middle School in Southeast. According to officials, crews were dispatched around 3:30 p.m. to the 1900 block of Q Street SE. The victim was conscious when officers arrived. No word yet on the extend of his or her injuries, or age.”
Washington Post: Suspects in killing in Southwest DC implicated victim in shooting of their friend “Two people arrested in the shooting death of a man in his Southwest Washington apartment Friday told police that the victim had killed their friend in the District last year, according to court documents filed by D.C. police.”
Crime Tip of the Week
It is important to remember that a crime can happen anywhere. Sometimes the comfort of an office can lead you to become complacent about crime, but according to MPD’s stats, over half of the crimes that happen in Downtown are the result of office thefts (http://mpdc.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/mpdc/publication/attachments/office_safety.pdf). Thieves may enter an office building disguised as a contractor and search for unattended items. Keep in mind the following rules to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
• Do not leave a laptop in an office overnight. Thieves who break into buildings late in the day will likely search for portable electronics.
• Wallets and personal items should always be placed in a secured area. Criminals may expect you to leave a valuable in a drawer, so do not consider this location safe.
• If you use the garage to park your car, use the buddy system. It is always important that you are not alone when you are in a location that does not feel safe.
Posted October 23 2014 at 6:09 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link