Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – April 15th – 21st

A DC Police Officer was punched, while trying to take a suspect into custody Saturday night. The police officer was responding to a shooting in the Shaw neighborhood when the fight broke out.

Nathaniel Brooks, 32, passed away after he was injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon near the Southern Avenue Metro station. No suspect information is available at this time and police are investigating the incident.

A teenage boy and girl were shot Thursday evening in the Benning Ridge neighborhood. The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening and police are investigating the incident.

A man was stabbed Friday night in Congress Heights and he was critically wounded. No suspect information is available at this time and authorities are investigating the incident.

Last week, a 23-year-old man was attacked by 5 people at the Congress Heights Metro station. His jaw was broken in two places, four teeth were nearly knocked out, and he suffered a concussion. Authorities have released images of three suspects, and the incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Jerome Jackson, 11, was reported as critically missing. He was last seen Thursday near Fort Stanton Park and police are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

Nine people were arrested by DC police this past Wednesday, April 15th. They were charged in connection with a robbery at a pharmacy near the Waterfront Metro station.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attacking a Metrobus driver with a Taser in Brightwood.

Dough Hughes, the man who landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the US Capitol building on Wednesday, was charged with a felony Thursday. He faces up to 4 years in prison if convicted.

Dominic Adesanya, 23, agreed to a plea deal, Friday. He was previously charged with jumping the White House Fence in October.

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City-Wide Highlights

Nathaniel Brooks, 32, passed away after he was injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon near the Southern Avenue Metro station. No suspect information is available at this time and police are investigating the incident. • A DC Police Officer was punched, while trying to take a suspect into custody Saturday night. The police officer was responding to a shooting in the Shaw neighborhood when the fight broke out. • 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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April 21st

Washington Post: Man arrested in November stabbing “Andre Joyner of the District was arrested by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, D.C. police said in a statement. He was wanted for the fatal stabbing of Jamie Washington, 31, on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on Nov. 28.”

Washington Post: Woman sexually assaulted by stranger in Columbia Heights “A woman walking in Columbia Heights on Tuesday morning was forced into an alley and sexually assaulted by an unknown man, D.C. police said. The victim was walking on the 1400 block of Clifton Street NW — about a block east of Meridian Hill Park and a block west of Cardozo Education Campus — at about 6:50 a.m., police said in a statement.”

Washington Post: Police: Driver fled the scene of crash that killed passenger “A driver crashed in Southeast D.C. on Sunday, killing a passenger in the car and then ran away, D.C. police said. Police spokesman Hugh Carew said investigators are trying to identify the driver but currently have no information about him or her.”

Washington Post: Teen allegedly committed seven armed robberies in D.C. overnight “A teenager was arrested Monday and charged in connection with seven armed robberies, all carried out within a few hours in Northeast and Southeast Washington early Tuesday.”

Authorities are searching for a man wanted for burglary in the Waterfront neighborhood

A man in a wheelchair rolled off the platform and onto Metro tracks yesterday afternoon

April 20th

Washington Post: D.C. police investigate shooting death of Southeast man “D.C. police are investigating the shooting death of 32-year-old Southeast man. Authorities found the man, Nathaniel Brooks, in the 3600 block of 22nd Street SE around 12:54 p.m. Sunday after reports of a shooting. Police said Brooks, who was shot, was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.”

MyFoxDC: DC man brutally attacked at Metro station; police investigating as possible hate crime “The attack came out of nowhere and left the victim with his jaw broken in two places and four teeth nearly knocked out. He has dozens of stitches, two metal plates in his mouth and his mouth is now wired shut, which is why it is difficult to understand when he speaks. After the first punch, he was thrown to the ground and the group of young men were hitting and kicking him repeatedly.”

Washington Post: Man wounded in daytime shooting in District’s Shaw neighborhood “In the rapidly gentrifying Shaw neighborhood of Northwest Washington, where a report of gunshots created a commotion Saturday night, a daytime shooting Monday left a man wounded, according to a police account. That incident also caused a stir in the neighborhood, which is just north of downtown and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.”

WJLA: 3 men sought in northeast D.C. stun gun robbery “Police are searching for three men whose used a stun gun to rob a victim on a northeast Washington street. It happened near 11th and E streets kust after noon last Thursday. According to a police report obtained by ABC7 News, one of the robbers pointed a handgun at the 53-year-old man while another pulled out a stun gun and tazed the victim in his head.”

Washington Post: Jury deliberates in case against Va. man who killed D.C. security official “Prosecutors said Dawit Seyoum was so angry after a fight with his mother that he vowed to kill the next person who gave him an ugly look — and he did. Defense attorneys said he is a delusional schizophrenic who killed a stranger in an incident partly inspired by a pornography video.”

DC police are searching for persons of interest in connection with an armed robbery in Brookland

After ambulance miscues, 10 more ambulances have been added to the DC Fire Department and EMS

A man linked to the “Black Hat Bandits” group of bank robbers has stolen more than $180,000 in the District, Virginia, and Maryland since January

Jerome Hunt, 54, was arrested for climbing the White House Fence Sunday evening

April 19th

Washington Post: Police investigate weekend gunfire scattered across the District “The sound of gunfire was reported all across the city Saturday night and Sunday morning, in a series of seemingly unconnected incidents that included a violent armed robbery in Northeast and a few chaotic minutes in the Shaw area of Northwest.”

Jerome Jackson, 11, was reported as missing by DC police

Rooftop in Adams Morgan caught on fire

April 18th

Jordan Reese McConeghy, 24, was arrested for graffiti on Metro trains

Six people were injured in a car crash near Oxon Run Park Saturday morning

April 17th

Washington Post: Police arrest suspects after pharmacy robbed of drugs along D.C. waterfront “D.C. police this week arrested nine people in connection with a robbery at a pharmacy near the Waterfront Metro station in Southwest in which authorities said bottles of prescription medicine containing codeine were stripped from the shelves.”

Washington Post: Man charged with murder in Census Bureau shooting “The 48-year-old man who allegedly abducted his girlfriend from Northeast Washington and then fatally shot a security guard at U.S. Census Bureau headquarters was charged Friday with murder in U.S. District Court in Maryland.”

Washington Post: Man critically hurt in Congress Heights stabbing “A man was stabbed and critically wounded Friday evening in the Congress Heights area of Southeast Washington. The incident occurred a few minutes before 10 p.m. in the 600 block of Alabama Avenue SE. The location is near a church and the Congress Heights playground.”

Man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charge of jumping White House fence

DC officials worry about handicap parking fraud

April 16th

NBC Washington: Two juveniles shot in Southeast DC “Two juveniles were shot in southeast D.C. Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed. The victims are a boy and a girl believed to be in their teens. They are expected to survive their wounds. They were shot in the 4400 block of G Street SE after 8 p.m.”

MyFoxDC: 2 men shot in Southeast DC “D.C. police say two men have been shot in Southeast D.C. Police tweeted the shooting happened at around 2:49 p.m. in the 100 block of Ridge Road. Both wounded victims are conscious and breathing.”

Washington Post: Gyrocopter pilot released and allowed to return home to Florida “A federal judge on Thursday allowed the man who landed his gyrocopter at the Capitol on Wednesday to return to Florida, but ordered him confined to his home and forbade him from flying any type of aircraft. Doug Hughes, 61, of Ruskin, Fla., appeared in federal court in the District, wearing a U.S. postal uniform.”

There is a proposal to added steel spikes to the White House fence for extra security

April 15th

Washington Post: Gyrocopter lands on Capitol lawn; pilot is arrested “U.S. Capitol Police said that a small gyrocopter with one occupant landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. One person has been detained, Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said in an e-mail.”

Two were injured in a house fire in Hill East

Crime Tip of the Week

There have been 743 motor vehicle thefts this past year, which is a 10% increase compared to the same time last year. And just this past week there were 53 motor vehicle thefts. Here are a couple of tips to prevent your car from being stolen:

Never leave an extra key in your car. This will automatically make your car a target to criminals.

If you are filling your tank with gas at a station, keep an eye on your car. Gas stations are one of the most popular locations for stolen automobiles so remember to lock your doors, even if you are just pumping gas.

If you choose to valet your car, make sure that you are using an actual company and not people posed as valets. Also, keep the valet card on you at all times.

Posted April 23 2015 at 1:51 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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