DC Crime Summary – April 8th – 14th
• A security guard was shot and killed at the US Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland Md. Thursday night. The incident allegedly began with the suspect – Ronald Anderson – kidnapping his girlfriend in DC and ended in a dramatic car chase that involved a shooting. A DC police officer was wounded in the shooting and the suspect was charged with kidnapping and assaulting an officer.
• A man’s body was found in the water near the Tidal Basin Saturday afternoon, and police are asking for the public’s help identifying the body. According to reports, the man was about 30-50 years old and he was wearing a laminated business card around his neck that said, “Fuzz W.S. Fuzzy Shoe Shine Doctor.”
• A Howard University student died Sunday after he was found unresponsive. Authorities are investigating the cause of death.
• Dominique Johnson, 19, was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the stabbing death of a 30-year-old lawyer in a downtown hotel. The suspect was the second person arrested in connection with the case.
• Leo Thornton, 22, was identified as the man who committed suicide Saturday on the West front of the U.S. Capitol building. Mr. Thornton died from shooting himself and no one else was injured in the incident.
• A person was stabbed Tuesday afternoon at the Benning Road Metro station. It is not clear if the victim was stabbed inside or outside of the Metro station and authorities are investigating the incident.
• Andre Wonson, a rookie DC firefighter, will appear in court later this month after he was arrested for possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition.
• Arthur Baldwin, an off-duty member of the Secret Service, was arrested Friday morning and charged with the first-degree burglary of his ex-girlfriend’s home.
• The DC attorney general’s office has filed complaints against half a dozen Petworth neighborhood convenience stores that are allegedly selling illegal synthetic drugs.
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A security guard was shot and killed at the US Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland Md. Thursday night in an incident that allegedly began with the suspect – Ronald Anderson – kidnapping his girlfriend in DC and ended in a dramatic car chase that involved a shooting. A DC police officer was wounded in the shooting and the suspect was charged with kidnapping and assaulting an officer. • So far this year there have been 29 homicides and 54 instances of sexual abuse reported in the District. There were 7 instances of sexual abuse and 23 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. Assaults with a gun have increased by 8% compared to this time last year. • There were 625 total crimes in DC this past week including 106 violent crimes.
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WUSA9: Person stabbed in NE, DC “Police are investigating after a person was stabbed on 45th Street and Benning Road in Northeast, D.C. Tuesday afternoon. It is not clear at this time if the stabbing was inside or outside of the Metro station in the area, DC police said. WMATA stated they have reports of stabbings at Benning Road Station and Capitol Heights Station. They have no suspects or victims, WMATA added.”
WUSA9: Caught on cam: Person of interest in DC armed robbery “D.C. police are asking for help identifying a person of interest in an armed robbery. According to police, a man seen in security video from a convenience store is a person of interest in an armed robbery that happened March 27 on the 2900 block of Minnesota Avenue SE.”
Washington Post: Police link man arrested in DC bank robbery to Black Hat Bandits “Authorities have identified the defendant as Thomas Anthony George, most recently of Southeast Washington. George is described in an FBI affidavit as a “career bank robber offender” who has been convicted of robbing banks in the area three times — in 1988, 1993 and 1999.”
MyFoxDC: Police seek help in identifying body found near Tidal Basin “District of Columbia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose body was found in the water near the Tidal Basin. Police say the body was found Saturday afternoon between the Tidal Basin and a bridge carrying Interstate 395 across the Washington Channel of the Potomac River.”
WUSA9: Police investigate SW, DC motorcycle, pedestrian crash “Police are investigating a motorcycle, pedestrian crash that happened in Southwest, D.C. on Sunday morning. US Park Police said the crash happened around 5:55 a.m. on eastbound Independence Avenue at Kutz Bridge. The accident resulted in serious injuries, police added.”
Washington Post: Man’s body found in water near Tidal Basin “A man’s body was recovered from the water near the Tidal Basin on Saturday afternoon, D.C. police said Sunday. Police said the body was found in the water in the 1300 block of Maine Ave. SW, between the Tidal Basin and a bridge carrying Interstate 395 across the Washington Channel of the Potomac River.”
WUSA9: Police investigate death of Howard University student “A male student at Howard University died after he was found unresponsive in Northeast, D.C. Sunday, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.”
Washington Post: Guard killed at U.S. Census Bureau; chase around D.C. region ends in gunfire “A security guard was killed in a shooting at the Census Bureau’s headquarters in Suitland on Thursday evening in an incident that authorities said began with an abduction in the District and ended with the suspect shot on H Street NE after a dramatic chase and shootout.
Washington Post: Suspect in killing of Census Bureau guard identified as 48-year-old man “She was abducted, police say, in daylight from near the battered women’s shelter where she had been living in Northeast Washington, forced into a green Honda Accord by a man armed with a .45-caliber handgun.”
Washington Post: Secret service officer charged with burglary, destruction of property “Arthur E. Baldwin, 29, was charged with first-degree burglary and destruction of property. According to D.C. Superior Court charging documents, police arrived at the apartment in the 3200 block of D Street SE and noticed dents, broken hinges and a boot print on the front door. Also, two apartment windows were shattered.”
Washington Post: Suspect charged with killing lawyer in DC hotel stole $40, police say “The woman charged in the fatal stabbing of a lawyer in a downtown Washington hotel room stole $40 and the victim’s Metro SmarTrip card, which the suspect’s roommate used to commute to work, according to a D.C. police affidavit filed in court Thursday.”
WUSA9: DC police investigating possible kidnapping “The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a possible kidnapping on T Street NE. According to the D.C. police Twitter account, an armed kidnapping occurred on the T block of T just after 5:30 p.m. Thursday.”
MyFoxDC: First on Fox: DC firefighter facing gun charges remained on duty after January arrest “FOX 5 has learned a D.C. firefighter facing numerous gun charges in Prince George’s County back in January was still on the job as late as Thursday afternoon. Sources tell FOX 5 Oshane Jones worked this week and responded to calls in the district aboard D.C. fire trucks.”
Washington Post: Man, 23, fatally shot in Congress Heights “A 23-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday night in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The victim was identified as Larry Wallace of Southeast. Police said Wallace was shot about 7:10 p.m. in the 500 block of Parkland Place SE, near I-295 and Malcolm X Avenue.”
WUSA9: Man shot on I Street SW in DC “D.C. police are investigating a shooting that injured a man late Tuesday night. According to Metropolitan Police Department officials, police officers heard gunshots in the area of the 200 block of I Street SW at 11:28 p.m. A citizen then waved them down.”
Washington Post: Discount card helps DC police link man to fatal shooting in Northwest “Ten minutes before a man fatally shot the person he was robbing on a Northwest Washington street last month, the suspect made a purchase at a nearby pharmacy using a discount card belonging to his dead grandmother, according to a D.C. police arrest affidavit.”
Washington Post: Second suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of lawyer at DC hotel “D.C. police on Wednesday arrested a second person in connection with the stabbing death of a 30-year-old lawyer who was found dead in a downtown Washington hotel room nearly two months ago. Dominique Johnson, 19, was arrested about 7:45 a.m., and she was charged in an arrest warrant with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to a statement from D.C. police.”
WUSA9: Rookie DC firefighter to appear in court again Apr. 27 “A rookie D.C. firefighter will appear in court again later this month on weapons charges stemming from an incident in March. Andre Wonson was arrested on charges of possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition after officers found an unregistered handgun and other items in his apartment. He was placed on administrative leave.”
NBC Washington: DC officials crack down on synthetic drug sales “D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said he’s cracking down on convenience stores illegally selling synthetic drugs. The attorney general’s office has filed complaints against half a dozen convenience stores in the Petworth neighborhood.”
Crime Tip of the Week
This past week there were 23 armed robberies with a gun and 42 other robberies. While there have been 723 total robberies so far this year, there are ways you can guard against potential robberies by keeping in mind the following tips:
• When you are walking the streets in the District, travel in well-lit areas and always pay attention to your surroundings. If you are on the phone and listening to music on your iPod, a thief may perceive you as a vulnerable target for his or her next attack.
• Trust your instincts. If a person or situation makes you feel uncomfortable then avoid then leave to avoid the person or situation.
• If the unspeakable happens and someone tries to rob or mug you, do not resist. Give up your property. It can be replaced but you cannot.
Posted April 16 2015 at 2:19 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link