Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – March 18th – 24th

Milton A. Swinson, 30, was found dead in a burning car Thursday morning in Southeast. The victim was shot and police have ruled the death a homicide. No suspect information is available at this time.

Tyrone Moore, 32, was stabbed and killed inside of a Northeast home early Sunday morning. Harold Marshall, 38, was arrested in the case and was charged with first-degree murder.

Richard Dudley, 61, was stabbed to death Thursday afternoon in Southeast. Andrew Miller, 32, was arrested in connection with the killing, and has been charged with first-degree murder.

Momodu I. Bello was arrested and charged with second-degree murder of Nancy Tinoza, 26. According to reports, Mr. Bello crashed his car into a parked vehicle early Sunday morning, which resulted in Ms. Tinoza’s death.

A woman was shot in the leg while riding a Metrobus on Route 92 in Southeast this past Friday. Two men who were riding the bus are in custody in connection with the shooting.

Damontay Holliway, 23, was arrested Thursday evening in connection with last week’s shooting death of Marcus Troy Alston, 27. Mr. Holliway was charged with first-degree murder while armed.

David Morris, 33, was arrested in connection with assaulting an adult male. Mr. Morris was formally charged with assault with the intent to kill.

Christopher Wallace, 30, was sentenced to 42 months in prison after he was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse sexually assaulting a woman in Glover-Archbold Park in 2014.

A DC police officer waited more than 20 minutes for a DC ambulance that never arrived Tuesday afternoon. An ambulance was called to the scene when the officer sustained injuries while making an arrest.

DC police held an emergency meeting Saturday in Petworth with residents. The event was used to address the uptick in violence, which includes a shooting and a homicide near the Petworh Metro station, and attendees discussed realistic ways they could purge crime.

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City-Wide Highlights

Milton A. Swinson, 30, was found dead in a burning car Thursday morning in Southeast. The victim had been shot and police have ruled the death a homicide. No suspect information is available at this time. • Tyrone Moore, 32, was stabbed to death inside of a Northeast home early Sunday morning. Harold Marshall, 38, was arrested in the case and was charged with first-degree murder. • Richard Dudley, 61, was stabbed to death Thursday afternoon in Southeast. Andrew Miller, 32, was arrested in connection with the killing, and he was charged with first-degree murder. • Momodu I. Bello was arrested and charged with second-degree murder of Nancy Tinoza, 26. According to reports, Mr. Bello crashed his car into a parked vehicle early Sunday morning, which resulted in Ms. Tinoza’s death. • There were three homicides this past week, and so far this year there have been 25 homicides as well as 41 instances of sexual abuse reported in the District. There were 4 instances of sexual abuse and 14 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. Assaults with a gun have increased by 20% compared to this time last year. • There were 588 total crimes in DC this past week including 113 violent crimes.

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Recent Crime News

March 24th

Washington Post: Two teens are arrested in five recent robberies on a trail in Northeast DC “Two teenagers have been arrested in Sunday’s four robberies on the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Northeast Washington, the police said. In addition, police said. The youths were charged in a fifth trail robbery, which occurred Monday evening.”

Washington Post: Maryland driver who hit truck charged with murder in passenger’s death “A driver accused in the death of an Arlington woman was intoxicated and speeding when he plowed into a parked truck early Sunday, according to D.C. court papers charging him with second-degree murder.”

Washington Post: Widespread problems hampering new 911 fire dispatch system in DC “A computer system used to dispatch D.C. firetrucks and ambulances has malfunctioned almost daily since it was installed in the fall, slowing response times to their worst levels in more than two years and leaving dispatchers blind to whether they are sending the closest units to fires and medical emergencies.”

March 23rd

Washington Post: Driver faces second-degree murder charge in fatal crash “A Maryland man has been charged with second-degree murder after crashing his car in the District and killing a passenger. Nancy Tinoza, 26, of Arlington died after the crash early Sunday morning. Police said that the actions of the driver, Momodu I. Bello of Fort Washington, led to her death.”

Washington Post: Sunday night street robbery in Georgetown “A pedestrian was punched and robbed Sunday night in the residential heart of Georgetown by three attackers who took two shopping bags.”

WJLA (ABC News): DC police attempting crackdown on illegal dirt bikes, ATVs on streets “It’s becoming a growing problem in the District, with residents and motorists expressing concern over the hoards of illegal dirt bikers and all-terrain vehicle, or ATV, riders seemingly taking over the street at will.”

DC police activated 6 new speed cameras across the District

March 22nd

Washington Post: District man dies after being stabbed in Northeast home “D.C. police said officers found Tyrone Moore, of Northeast D.C., suffering from stab wounds after they were called to a home in the 1600 block of F Street NE, around 12:30 a.m. Moore was pronounced dead at a local hospital.”

Mike Scott, 24, was arrested in connection with a shooting that took place March 12 in Southeast

DC police are investigating a man’s death that occurred after his vehicle crashed into a parked truck

Five different robberies and attempted robberies may be connected according to DC police

March 21st

Washington Post: Police arrest DC man charged with first-degree murder “Andrew Miller, 32, of Southeast Washington, was arrested Friday night in connection with the stabbing of 61-year-old Richard Dudley, D.C. police said. Officers found Dudley outdoors in the 500 block of Mellon Street in Southeast at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. He succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital.”

WJLA (ABC News): MPD holds ‘emergency meeting’ to combat Petworh crime “A middle-class neighborhood in Northwest is feeling fatigued by violence. On Saturday, police hosted an ‘emergency meeting’ for concerned Petworth residents. It was an open and transparent conversation, centered-on creating realistic strategies to purge crime.”

Washington Post: American U. professor sentenced to a year and a day in prison for burglary “An American University professor was sentenced to a year and a day in prison Friday after pleading guilty to breaking into a Northwest office building after setting several small fires.”

March 20th

Washington Post: Man found stabbed in SE Washington dies at local hospital “A Southeast Washington man was stabbed to death Thursday afternoon. Richard Dudley, 61, died soon after the stabbing at a nearby hospital, D.C. police said Friday.”

Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in fatal Southeast Washington shooting “District police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting last week in Southeast Washington’s Woodland Terrace public housing complex. Damontay Holliway, 23, of Southeast, was charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police said in a statement that he was arrested at 7 p.m. Thursday.”

Washington Post: Woman shot in leg while riding a Metrobus on Route 92 in SE DC “A woman was shot while riding a Metrobus in Southeast Washington on Friday afternoon, and two men who were on the bus are in custody in connection with the shooting.”

Jonathan Blades was sentenced to 10 years in jail after he was convicted of shooting a man outside a DC nightclub

Women in DC have been targeted in a series of Shaw neighborhood muggings

March 19th

Washington Post: Man found dead in burning car in Southeast DC was shot, police say “A 30-year-old man from Maryland who was found dead in a burning car Thursday morning in Southeast Washington had been shot, according to the D.C. police department. The victim was identified as Milton A. Swinson of Fort Washington. Police said his death has been ruled a homicide.”

Washington Post: Choking toddler dies after DC fails to dispatch closest paramedic to house “The city is conducting an investigation into the D.C. fire department response last week to a 911 call to help a toddler who was choking on grapes and later died. Paramedics who were about a mile away were sent to the child’s Tenleytown house on March 13, while others only blocks away were never dispatched. The boy, about 18 months old, died Thursday, officials said.”

Parents who left toddlers in a car while they went wine tasting have pleaded guilty

March 18th

Washington Post: Girl, 6, shot as she walked behind apartment building in Southeast “A 6-year-old girl who was shot Tuesday evening in Southeast Washington was apparently struck by a stray bullet as she walked with another person behind a strip of apartment buildings, according to a D.C. police report.”

WUSA9: DC police arrest man for assault with intent to kill “The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested a man in connection to an assault with intent to kill. Police found an adult male victim who had been assaulted Saturday at about 9:15 p.m. in the 200 block of 61st Street N.E. The man was transported to the hospital, according to police.”

WJLA (ABC News): Missing 12-year-old DC boy Demetrius Brown found safe “D.C. Police said a missing 12-year-old boy was found alive and safe a day after issuing a public call for help in finding the child. Demetrius Brown went missing after having last been seen in the 100 block of Irvington St. SW on Tuesday.”

WUSA9: Man sentenced for sexually assaulting woman in DC park “A 30-year-old Maryland man was sentenced Wednesday for trying to sexually assault a woman in a Northwest, D.C. park in 2014. Christopher Wallace, 30, formerly of Bladensburg, Md. was sentenced to 42 months in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr.”

Washington Post: Injured DC police officer waits more than 20 minutes for ambulance “A police officer drove an injured colleague to a hospital Tuesday evening after waiting more than 20 minutes for a D.C. ambulance, according to District police and fire officials. The ambulance was canceled before it arrived; the injuries were described as minor. The incident is the latest in a string of delays in transporting patients to hospitals and comes after the District’s mayor has raised concerns that a recent surge in 911 calls coupled with a growing population is straining the fire department.”

Crime Tip of the Week

This past week, there was a series of robberies and attempted robberies in the Shaw neighborhood that may be related. In three of the incidents, a suspect was armed with a knife and demanded money or wallet. While you may not live in Shaw, there are robberies, similar to these, happening across the District. Keep in mind the following safety tips:

If you are approached by a person who is armed and demanding money, give the suspect what you have and contact the police immediately after the incident. It is not worth having a conflict with the suspect.

Try to walk the city streets either with a friend or in crowded areas especially at night. Walking alone in isolated areas anytime of the day can leave you vulnerable to criminals.

Posted March 26 2015 at 5:48 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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