Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – January 14th – January 20th

Kevin Owens, 22, was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Congress Heights. Police are investigating the incident and no suspect information is available at this time.

Philip Jones, 17, was shot and killed Wednesday night. Mr. Jones was waiting for a bus after playing a basketball game, when he was shot. A 14-year-old female was also shot in the incident.

Two people were shot late Monday night on a Metrobus near Union Station. A man, about 5’10” tall, was described as a suspect. He was last seen wearing a red jacket and a black hat.

A juvenile male was stabbed Thursday in front of the Richard Wright Public Charter School near the Navy Yard in Southeast. The juvenile male is expected to recover from his injuries.

Four men were shot in two separate incidents Thursday. All of the victims were reported as conscious and breathing. No suspect information is available at this time.

Former professional basketball player and current CBS sports commentator Greg Anthony, 47, was arrested Friday and charged with soliciting a prostitute. Mr. Anthony was one of several people arrested in an undercover sting operation.

Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late former DC mayor, was accused of threatening a bank teller Tuesday, January 13th. He is expected to turn himself in to police Tuesday or Wednesday, January 20th and 21st, respectively.

DC police found a toddler wandering the streets alone early Monday morning. The young boy, about 2-3 years old, was barefoot when police found him. Ultimately, he was reunited with his parents.

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City-Wide Highlights

Kevin Owens, 22, and Philip Jones, 17, were shot and killed in Congress Heights this past week. Mr. Owens was killed Monday afternoon and no suspect information is available at this time. Mr. Jones was killed after he played basketball and was waiting for a bus. • So far this year there have been 7 homicides reported, which is 20% increase compared to this time last year. There were 2 instances of sex abuse reported this past week in the District. • There were 659 total crimes in DC this past week including 109 violent crimes.

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Recent Crime News

January 20th

Washington Post: Three juveniles injured in shooting in Northeast DC “Three juveniles were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Lt. Sean Conboy, a department spokesman, described the injuries as minor — two suffered graze wounds, and another was wounded in the hand. The ages of the victims were not immediately available.”

Washington Post: Woman arrested after leaving baby in car at DC Metrobus stop, police say “A woman was arrested in Northeast Washington for leaving her toddler in a car and then assaulting a police officer who spoke to her about neglecting the child, according to Metro police.”

MyFoxDC: Police pursuit ends outside Capitol during State of the Union address “A police chase ended near the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night—while at the same time, President Barack Obama was giving his State of the Union address inside…It was apparently the result of a police pursuit started in Prince George’s County, and ended in the shadow of the Capitol building.”

NBC Washington: Christopher Barry, son of “Mayor for Life,” to turn himself in over outburst at bank “The son of the late Marion Barry is expected to turn himself Wednesday to face charges stemming from an angry outburst at a local bank. Marion Christopher Barry, who is a candidate in the special election to fill his father’s unexpired term, faces misdemeanor charges of making a threat and destruction of property, according to lawyers handling the issue for Barry.”

Police are searching for a man wearing a FedEx uniform after a shooting Tuesday night in Northeast

Two people were shot late Monday night on a Metrobus near Union Station

ANC Commissioners in Capitol Hill neighborhood leaders are advising residents to pay attention to surroundings after a stabbing a few days ago

January 19th

Washington Post: DC police investigating fatal shooting of 22-year-old man in SE Washington “A 22-year-old Southeast Washington man was fatally shot Monday afternoon in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. The man, who was identified as Kevin Owens, was shot about 2 p.m.”

Police found a toddler wandering alone in Southeast early Monday morning

January 18th

Explosion at K Street building injures two and forces shut down of street

January 17th

Washington Post: DC police arrest CBS sports commentator Greg Anthony in prostitution sting “CBS sports commentator Greg Anthony, a former NBA player, was arrested Friday and charged with soliciting a prostitute during an undercover sting operation, D.C. police said. Anthony, 47, a father of four, was arrested in a room at the Doubletree Hotel on Rhode Island Avenue NW, not far from the White House, about 5:46 p.m., according to Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.”

Washington Post: Three strong-arm robberies in upper NW Washington Friday; arrests made “A brief crime wave spanned a few blocks of the Tenleytown area of upper Northwest Washington on Friday afternoon. Three strong-arm robberies were reported in a neighborhood generally free of violent crime.”

Southeast community members gathered to discuss the recent killing of 17-year-old Philip Jones

A Northwest club was temporarily shut down after a fight broke out outside of the club Saturday morning

January 16th

Rabbi charged with voyeurism is expected to be in court Friday for a hearing

January 15th

Washington Post: Person fatally shot in Congress Heights identified as a 17-year-old “A man died and a juvenile was injured in a shooting in Southeast Washington on Wednesday night. D.C. police are looking for a teenage suspect. Police spokesman Sean Conboy said that the juvenile, who is a female, suffered minor injuries. Her age was not immediately known. Spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said that an adult man had died.”

Washington Post: Four men shot in Southeast Washington “Four men were shot and wounded in two separate incidents Thursday evening in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police…Police said that the three victims were all reported to be conscious and breathing. Two were located at the scene and taken to area hospitals. Police said the third victim made it to a hospital on his own.”

NBC Washington: Boy stabbed near Navy Yard “A boy was stabbed near the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C. Thursday, police said. The stabbing took place in front of the Richard Wright Public Charter School, police said.”

DC police released a video as they search for a suspect linked to an armed robbery

Authorities are searching for persons of interest linked to two armed robberies

DC Medical says the woman who lost her life in the Metro’s electric malfunction incident died from acute respiratory failure

17-year-old shot and killed Wednesday night was identified as Philip Jones

FBI arrests man for allegedly plotting to attack US Capitol building

January 14th

WUSA9: 2 suspects wanted in NE sexual assault and robbery “The Metropolitan Police Department is searching for two suspects in connection with a sex assault and robbery that happened in the 700 block of 51 St. NE, D.C. in November. The incident happened on November 7, 2014, around 1 a.m., police said.”

Washington Post: Kevin Robinson sentenced to prison for sex with 9-year-old at Beltsville research center “A federal judge sentenced a District man Wednesday to 17-1/2 years in prison and lifetime supervision for transporting a minor to engage in sex.”

Washington Post: Marion Barry’s son threatened bank teller, destroyed security camera, police say “Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late former D.C. mayor, threatened a teller and destroyed a surveillance camera at a Chinatown bank branch Tuesday, according to police. Barry, 34, is running for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat held by his father, Marion Barry Jr., before his death Nov. 23.”

Crime Tip of the Week

Although gas prices are down, NBC Washington has reported that police in the area are warning drivers about gas station thefts. Thefts from automobiles are one of the most common forms of crimes in the city, and they are also one of the most preventable. Keep in mind the following tips to help protect yourself from theft.

When you are pumping gas at a station, remember to lock your car doors. It only takes a matter of seconds for a robber to open your car door and steal valuable items when you are focused on the pump.

Keep your wallet in your pocket and do not leave it in the car. If a criminal sees an unattended wallet, it will incentivize the criminal to steal it.

Posted January 22 2015 at 4:22 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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