Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – February 18th – February 24th

DC police officer Shannon Strange was honored Thursday night for saving the life of Jaydan Stancil, 9, who was shot in the head this past October in Northeast. According to reports, officer Strange found Jaydan after he was shot, carried him to his cruiser, and was able to take him to a local hospital quick enough to save his life.

Marcus McClam, 29, was shot and killed in Brentwood Monday morning. Two men last seen wearing a blue and white jacket were described as suspects.

Torrey Bowman, 31, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon and police have arrested Ravinel Oliver, 18, and Keith Leftwich, 20, in connection with the case. The suspects were both charged first-degree murder.

A man was fatally shot Tuesday night near the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. No suspect information is available at this time.

Philip Snodgrass, a 27-year-old attorney walking to night classes at Georgetown Law school, was struck by a car and killed Monday night. The driver, James Brooks Chandler, was allegedly under the influence of narcotics and he was charged with second-degree murder.

Police identified the body of a woman, Lakida Goodman, 34, who was found dead about a month ago in Southeast. The cause of her death was determined to be homicide and Vernon Bullock, 32, is being sought for arrest. He is wanted for second-degree murder.

A video was released of several persons of interest connected with the 2014 homicide of Daniel Calvin Short. Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying the persons of interest.

Rasdavid Lagarde, 27, faces 20 to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the 2013 fatal shooting of Omar Sykes, a 22-year-old student at Howard University, during a robbery.

A photo was released of a suspect wanted for carjacking a vehicle with a child inside Tuesday evening. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

A juvenile was arrested Friday and was charged with 10 counts of second-degree burglary and one count of first-degree burglary.

Georgetown rabbi Barry Freundel pleaded guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism. He also admitted to secretly videotaping dozens of nude women as they prepared for ritual baths.

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City-Wide Highlights

A man was fatally shot Tuesday night near the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. No suspect information is available at this time. • Marcus McClam, 29, was shot and killed in Brentwood Monday morning. Two men last seen wearing a blue and white jacket were described as suspects. • Torrey Bowman, 31, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon and police have arrested Ravinel Oliver, 18, and Keith Leftwich, 20, in connection with the case. The suspects were both charged first-degree murder. • Philip Snodgrass, a 27-year-old attorney walking to night classes at Georgetown Law school, was struck by a car and killed Monday night. The driver, James Brooks Chandler, was allegedly under the influence of narcotics and he was charged with second-degree murder. • So far this year there have been 13 homicides and 23 instances of sexual abuse reported in the District. There were 6 instances of sexual abuse and 9 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. Assaults with a gun have increased by 31% compared to this time last year. • There were 378 total crimes in DC this past week including 61 violent crimes.

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Recent Crime News

February 24th

Washington Post: DC police: motorist in pedestrian fatality appeared to be on narcotics “The motorist who drove his SUV onto a sidewalk in downtown Washington on Monday — killing an attorney on his way to night classes at Georgetown’s law school — appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and had previous speeding citations, according to court records.”

WUSA9: DC police seek suspect in Southeast homicide “D.C. police are asking for the public’s help locating a suspect who is wanted in a homicide that occurred in Southeast, D.C. last month. Vernon Bullock, 32, is wanted for the murder of Lakida Goodman. The homicide took place in the 3000 block of Stanton Road SE and Vernon is wanted pursuant to a D.C. Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with second degree murder, said Metropolitan Police Department’s Officer Hugh Carew.”

Washington Post: DC area nurse Jared Kline rejects plea deal in sexual assault of patients “A Washington area nurse charged with sexually assaulting patients at three D.C. hospitals rejected a plea offer at a hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors offered Jared Kline, 37, a deal in December, saying they would dismiss any additional charges if he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse.”

Washington Post: Alleged White House fence-jumper scheduled for plea hearing “The man who allegedly jumped the White house fence and ran into the executive mansion through an unlocked front door last fall is scheduled for a plea hearing next month.”

NBC Washington: DC man Daniel Rosen accused of soliciting a juvenile “A 44-year-old D.C. man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly electronically soliciting a juvenile. A Fairfax County detective arrested Daniel Rosen at his home in the 3200 block of Adams Mill Road NW. Rosen is awaiting extradition to Northern Virginia.”

Northeast DC mosque was ransacked and damaged

A dog was found inside of a DC dumpster and a $2,000 reward was offered

February 23rd

Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Northeast DC “D.C. police said a man was found fatally shot early Monday in Northeast Washington. Police identified the man as Marcus J. McClam, 29, of Upper Marlboro. The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road NE, police said. Officers responded to a report of shots fired, and went to the rear of an apartment building where they located five shell casings, according to a police report.”

WJLA (ABC News): 2 arrested in Sunday slaying of northeast DC man “A District man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon near a northeast D.C. intersection and police said Monday that two suspects had been arrested in the attack. The shooting death of 31-year-old Torrey Bowman occurred about 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Emerson Street near Sargent Road. Two men have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police on Monday identified them as 18-year-old Ravinel Oliver of Upper Marlboro, Md. and 20-year-old Keith Leftwich of D.C.”

WUSA9: Police seek person of interest in 2014 homicide “The Metropolitan Police Department is searching for several persons of interest in connection with a homicide that occurred in D.C. one year ago. Daniel Calvin Short of Southeast D.C. was shot in the 400 block of Florida Avenue NE at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday February 23rd, 2014, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Short later died from his injuries.”

February 22nd

WJLA (ABC News): Man shot and killed at northeast DC intersection “A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon near a northeast D.C. intersection and police issued a description of a suspect being sought in the attack. The shooting occurred about 12:30 p.m. at Sargent Road and Emerson Street. Homicide detectives described the suspect being sought as a thin black man with dreadlocks, who was wearing a black/grey jacket.”

DC police are investigating a series of carjackings and car thefts

February 21st

Washington Post: DC homicide detectives investigating death of Southeast woman “D.C. homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the murder of a 34-year-old woman whose body was found Jan. 19 in the 3000 block of Stanton Road, Southeast Washington. Police on Saturday identified the woman as Lakida Goodman of Southeast.”

NBC Washington: Suspect wanted for stealing car with child inside “D.C. police say an SUV with a child inside was stolen for about 15 minutes Tuesday evening. According to police, the SUV’s owner exited the car in the 4700 block of 2nd Street SE when two suspects pushed him to the ground and left with the car.”

Metro filled with smoke this Saturday at the Woodley Park station

February 20th

Washington Post: DC police arrest man, 22, in 2013 fatal shooting “A 22-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting in 2013 near Anacostia, according to D.C. police. Delonte Johnson, 22, of Southeast Washington, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed. He was awaiting an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Friday.”

MyFoxDC: Witness takes photos of gunmen, leads to arrest in shooting of innocent bystander “A court affidavit filed this week says seven photos taken by a person with a cell phone helped investigators identify the shooter, a teenager who allegedly shot and critically wounded an innocent bystander in Southeast D.C.”

Washington Post: Youth arrested in 11 burglaries in eight months; most in NW Washington “A youth was arrested Friday in connection with 11 burglaries in the District, the D.C. police said. They said the juvenile, who was not identified, was “being charged” with 10 counts of second degree burglary and one count of first degree burglary.”

February 19th

Washington Post: DC rabbi pleads guilty to secretly videotaping women “Barry Freundel, a once-prominent D.C. Orthodox rabbi, admitted in court Thursday that he had secretly videotaped dozens of nude women as they prepared for a ritual bath. In a hearing in D.C. Superior Court, Freundel pleaded guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism.”

Search warrant provides no clues on the homicide of the DC lawyer in downtown hotel

February 18th

Washington Post: Lawyer found dead in hotel room had been stabbed in back, police say “A lawyer who police say was killed in his downtown Washington hotel room last week was stabbed several times in the back and was found lying face down on the floor, according to a search-warrant affidavit filed Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.”

Washington Post: Victims of DC burglaries included Mayor Muriel Bowser’s parents “A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced a District man to more than nine years in prison for a series of burglaries over four years that targeted senior citizens, including the parents of D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.”

Washington Post: Lagarde faces 20 to 30 years in prison in killing of Howard University student “Rasdavid Lagarde, of Northeast Washington, faces a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison for the July 4, 2013 killing of Omar Sykes, a 22-year-old senior marketing major at Howard. Lagarde also pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.”

WUSA9: 2 cousins sentenced to prison for series of armed robberies in 2012 “Floyd Long, 23, of D.C. was sentenced to 19 and a half years in prison and his cousin Alonzo Ferrell, 23, of Capitol Heights, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the robberies they were involved in, said U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr.”

Authorities are investigating a report of an explosion Wednesday morning in downtown DC

Parents who left children in car while they were wine tasting were due back in court today

Crime Tip of the Week

Police have seen an increase in violent carjackings and stolen automobiles this year, despite a number of significant arrests according to the Washington Post. To prevent your car from being stolen and to protect your life in the case of a carjacking, please keep in mind the following safety tips:

Often, suspects are armed during carjackings. If someone unlawfully enters your car and demands that you leave, do not confront the suspect and leave peacefully. Your life is more important than your car.

Gas stations are one of the most common places for car theft. If you are pumping gas, remember to lock the doors and keep an eye on your car at all times.

Posted February 26 2015 at 11:49 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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