Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – February 25th – March 3rd

Davon Barnes, 25, was allegedly shot and killed in the Deanwood neighborhood February 24th by his younger brother, Bobby Barnes, 21. According to reports, the two brothers were arguing about the suspect’s son when the situation escalated. The suspect has been charged with first-degree murder.

A juvenile male was shot near an elementary school Friday afternoon in Southeast. Jerlyu Wood was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting and he was charged with assault with the intent to kill.

A father waiting to pick up his child outside of a Northeast elementary school was carjacked Friday evening. The driver was approached by four suspects in a dark-colored sedan.

A man has been arrested in connection with an armed carjacking in Georgetown. The incident took place Wednesday afternoon and police are still searching for a man who was believed to have been driving a Ford Explorer SUV.

A mosque in Northeast was vandalized for the second time in the past week. The vandals ripped religious items off the walls during the second incident, leading some to believe that this was a hate crime.

Bridgette Robertson, 30, was arrested this past weekend and charged in connection with a shooting at a city government parking ticket officer. It is not known why the parking enforcement agent was shot at but the agent was not hit in the incident.

DC officials announced that they are still searching for Relisha Rudd, an 8-year-old girl, who disappeared from DC’s General Homeless shelter about a year ago.

A video was released Saturday of a person of interest connected with an assault with a gun that took place in Northeast. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person of interest.

The possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana is now legal in the District but questions remain over how the law will be enforced. DC Police Union Secretary Marinos Marinos discussed these issues on MyFoxDC Thursday.

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City-Wide Highlights

Davon Barnes, 25, was allegedly shot and killed in the Deanwood neighborhood February 24th by his younger brother, Bobby Barnes, 21. According to reports, the two brothers were arguing about the suspect’s son when the situation escalated. The suspect has been charged with first-degree murder. • A juvenile male was shot near an elementary school Friday afternoon in Southeast. Jerlyu Wood was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting and he was charged with assault with the intent to kill. • So far this year there have been 16 homicides and 30 instances of sexual abuse reported in the District. There were 7 instances of sexual abuse and 13 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. Assaults with a gun have increased by 24% compared to this time last year. • There were 459 total crimes in DC this past week including 82 violent crimes.

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March 3rd

WUSA9: DC teacher to appear in court on child sex abuse charges “A D.C. elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing a child is due in court Tuesday. Prosecutors say Leroy Ware, a special education teacher at Miner Elementary, fondled a nine-year-old girl. Ware faces two counts of misdemeanor child sexual abuse.”

Washington Post: Woman charged with shooting at ticket writer in Northeast Washington “A woman was charged with shooting at a parking ticket officer who was writing up an infraction in Northeast Washington in November — even though she did not own or have any connection to the car, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court.”

March 2nd

Washington Post: Woman is charged in warrant with assaulting a parking-ticket officer “A Northwest Washington woman was arrested last week in an incident in which someone shot at a city government parking ticket officer, the D.C. police said.”

Washington Post: Two arrested in separate attempts to access White House grounds “The first incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. along East Executive Avenue NW, near the Sherman monument. Brian Leary, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service, said a man climbed over a bicycle rack and was arrested. He was taken to the D.C. police department’s Second District station and charged with unlawful entry.

Washington Post: DC officials: We’re still dedicated to searching for Relisha Rudd “Bowser and top city officials from the police department, the Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI gathered at the police department’s headquarters Monday with the aim of keeping Relisha’s case in the public eye. They said investigators continue to search for the girl who vanished last March at age 8.”

March 1st

Washington Post: Arrest made in shooting near DC elementary school “Jerlyu Wood was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with intent to kill in connection with the shooting, which occurred about 4 p.m. the day before in the 2500 block of Alabama Avenue SE. Police said a juvenile male was shot and wounded in the incident, though he remained alive Sunday.”

Washington Post: A year after girl’s disappearance, people gather to keep hope alive “The last indication that Relisha Rudd might still be alive came a year ago Sunday, when she was spotted on a surveillance camera at a hotel. But the few dozen people who gathered at a church in Southeast Washington on the anniversary of the young girl’s disappearance did not seem to have given up hope that she will one day be found safe.”

February 28th

Washington Post: Man waiting for his child is carjacked outside school “A father waiting outside an elementary school to pick up his child after a field trip was carjacked Friday evening, D.C. police said Saturday. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of G Street Northeast, near Ludlow Taylor Elementary School. The driver was leaning on his car, a Mitsubishi Eclipse, when four suspects approached him in a dark-colored sedan”

February 27th

NBC Washington: Boy shot near Southeast DC elementary school “D.C. police are investigating a shooting Friday afternoon involving a juvenile. According to officials, the shooting was reported just before 4 p.m. at Alabama Avenue and Naylor Road SE, near Stanton Elementary School. The shooting victim, a juvenile boy, was conscious and breathing when police arrived. Sources told News4 the boy may be as young as 14 years old.”

NBC Washington: Northeast DC mosque vandalized second time in a week “Leaders of a Northest Washington mosque that has been vandalized twice in the past week vow they will stay open. The first vandalism was reported some time Monday evening at the Ivy City Mosque in the 2000 block of Gallaudet Street NE. At that time, the director of the mosque said he will not only begin locking doors, but will install cameras.”

WUSA9: Caught on cam: Police seek person of interest H St. assault “D.C. Police need your help in identifying and locating a person of interest in connection with an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred Saturday on H Street in Northeast.”

DC police are investigating break-ins at a mosque in Northeast

A suspect was arrested in connection with a carjacking in Georgetown

February 26th

NBC Washington: Suspect arrested, another wanted in armed carjacking in Georgetown “Police said they have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with one armed carjacking and another attempted carjacking in Georgetown Wednesday afternoon.”

WUSA9: Some think new marijuana law will make roads dangerous “While some believe legal marijuana won’t make a difference, others believe the new law will make roads more dangerous.”

Northeast DC mosque was ransacked and damaged

February 25th

Washington Post: Man slain Tuesday night near Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens “A man was shot and killed Tuesday night in the Deanwood area of Northeast Washington, the D.C. police said. The shooting occurred about 7:40 p.m. in the 4500 block of Quarles Street NE, according to Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.”

Washington Post: Police say brother killed brother in dispute in Northeast Washington “The younger brother of a man fatally shot in Northeast Washington’s Deanwood neighborhood Tuesday night has been arrested and charged with fist-degree murder, according to D.C. police and an affidavit filed in court.”

WUSA9: Driver in fatal H Street accident has history of speeding, DUI “At twenty-seven-years-old, Philip Snodgrass worked at the National Federation of Federal Employees while earning his Masters at Georgetown University. Drew Halunen worked closely with Monday’s H Street victim, Phil Snodgrass, and wants everyone to know about Snodgrass’ accomplishments.”

MyFoxDC: New wheelchair for DC woman struck in hit-and-run accident “A young D.C. woman is moving forward after being struck in a hit-and-run accident. Esmerelda Lovos was thrown from her wheelchair during the December accident, and after months of waiting, she got a new set of wheels on Wednesday. She got the special delivery at HSC Pediatric Center. One look at the new wheelchair and Esmerelda was all smiles.”

Crime Tip of the Week

According to NBC Washington, there is a new way for DC residents to protect themselves from tax fraud. The Internal Revenue Service has chosen DC, among other states, for a pilot program. DC residents can opt-in to the program, and they will receive an IP Pin. An IP Pin (which changes every year) must be used hand-in-hand with a Social Security number and it provides an extra layer of security. Those who choose to opt-in will receive greater protection from tax fraud but they cannot elect to opt-out of the program in future years.

Posted March 05 2015 at 1:45 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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