Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – April 22nd – 28th

Darryn Conte, 39, was killed early Sunday morning, after he was shot near the Takoma Metro station. Another man was wounded in the shooting, and police are investigating the incident.

Charles David Hatcherson, 49, was identified as the man who was shot and killed near the Minnesota Avenue Metro station Thursday.

Rashad Allen, 33, was arrested Saturday night, and he was charged with shooting and killing David Simmons, 32. The incident took place the morning of March 15th.

Fuzz Woody Short Fuzzy, 70, was identified as the body that was found in Tidal Basin on April 11th.

A teenage boy was injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon near Congress Heights Metro station. The victim was taken to a local hospital, and authorities are investigating the incident.

Glenvert Leon Green, 24, was arrested in connection with sexually assaulting a woman in Columbia Heights Tuesday morning. According to reports, he forced a woman into an alley before assaulting her. He was formally charged with kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse, and robbery.

A 69-year-old man was punched in the face and spat on by a teenage boy this past Friday at Eastern Market Metro station. A video was released of the suspect, and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

A Dunbar High School student was arrested after she allegedly attacked a teacher Friday afternoon.

A video was released of two persons of interest wanted for burglary in Hill East. The incident reportedly took place Tuesday, April 21st, and authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the persons of interest.

WMATA officials announced the implementation of four new safety measures designed to help prevent a situation similar to the deadly smoke incident that took place about a month ago. The plan includes replacing or improving all lights in Metro tunnels, limiting the level of debris in the tunnels, and reviewing the alarm and ventilation systems.

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City-Wide Highlights

Darryn Conte, 39, was killed early Sunday morning, after he was shot near the Takoma Metro station. Another man was wounded in the shooting, and police are investigating the incident. • Charles David Hatcherson, 49, was identified as the man who was shot and killed near the Minnesota Avenue Metro station Thursday. • So far this year there have been 33 homicides and 71 instances of sexual abuse reported in the District. There were 8 instances of sexual abuse and 38 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. Armed robberies with a gun have increased and assaults with a gun have increased by 11% compared to this time last year. • There were 778 total crimes in DC this past week including 143 violent crimes.

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April 28th

Washington Post: One killed, one wounded in shooting Monday in Southeast Washington “One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting Monday night in Southeast Washington, police said. Andre Antwon McConnell, 26, of Capitol Heights, was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital. The second victim, whose identity has not been released, is in stable condition, the authorities said in a statement.”

Washington Post: Family, co-workers mourn D.C. mailman who loved to laugh “It was a Sunday morning, April 19, and Nathaniel Brooks had dropped off a package for his mother, Dana Montague — aluminum-foil burner covers for her stove — at their home in Southeast Washington. About an hour later, she started getting phone calls that he’d been shot.”

Washington Post: After a night of rioting in Baltimore, fear of violence leads to closures “State officials said they planned to have 2,000 National Guard troops in the city by nightfall Tuesday, augmented by 400 state troopers and police from surrounding communities, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the District. Even with the heavy police presence, much of the city seemed in a mood to cleanse itself from the images and debris of Monday night’s violence.”

There was a stabbing yesterday afternoon in Columbia Heights

DC is sending first responders to Baltimore to assist with the violence

April 27th

MyFoxDC: New suspect images released after 69-year-old man punched in face at Metro station “On Monday, Metro released new images of a suspect caught on security cameras attacking a 69-year-old man at the Eastern Market Metro station. The agency is taking this very seriously and put the video out within a few hours after the assault happened. The search continues on Monday. They are particularly disturbed because of the age of the victim.”

WUSA9: Male shot in Southeast, DC shooting “A male was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Southeast, D.C. Monday morning. The incident happened at Halley Terrance and Mississippi Avenue in Southeast, D.C., police said. When officers got to the scene they found a male who had been shot. His age is unknown at this time, police said.”

April 26th

Washington Post: One dead and one injured in Northwest Washington shooting “Police have identified the man shot and killed early Sunday morning in Northwest Washington as 39-year-old Darryn Conte of Waldorf. Police were called to the 400 block of Butternut Street NW about 2 a.m. Sunday, where they found two men with gunshot wounds, authorities said. ”

Washington Post: Teen shot Sunday afternoon in Southeast Washington “A teenager was shot just after noon Sunday in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. The boy, who was not identified and whose exact age was not known, was shot in the 1300 block of Savannah Street — one block south of the Congress Heights Metro station, police spokesman Paul Metcalf said.”

Washington Post: Person is shot early Sunday just south of H Street NE entertainment corridor “A shooting just south of the H Street NE dining and entertainment corridor early Sunday left one victim wounded, the D.C. police said. The victim was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg, police said. The shooting was reported about 2 a.m. in an alley between 4th and 5th Streets, between G and H streets.”

Rashad Allen, 33, was arrested Saturday night and charged in connection with a murder of David Simmons in mid-March

A man was shot and wounded in Trinidad Sunday evening

April 25th

Washington Post: D.C. police identify man who died in shooting on Thursday in Northeast “D.C. police have identified the man who died in a shooting earlier this week as Charles David Hatcherson of Southeast Washington. Police say they were called to the 4300 block of Gault Place NE at about 1:50 p.m. Thursday and found Hatcherson, 49, unconscious and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The investigation is ongoing.”

April 24th

NBC Washington: Teen Spits on, Punches 69-Year-Old at Eastern Market Metro “A teen spat in the face of a 69-year-old man at the Eastern Market Metro station Friday, then punched him in the face, Metro transit police say. They’re still looking for the teen, who fled after the incident.”

Washington Post: Man found shot dead in Northeast D.C. “D.C. Police are investigating a homicide in Northeast Washington. The incident began Thursday about 2 p.m. when police received a report of a man who was unconscious in the 4300 block of Gault Place NE. When police arrived, they found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead on the scene.”

Washington Post: Men fire shots at D.C. Fire official in Southeast “D.C. Police said they are looking for four or five men allegedly involved in an early Friday shooting in Southeast Washington. The incident began just after midnight when a D.C. Fire department supervisor saw people exchanging gunfire from cars in the area of 4th and K streets NE.”

MyFoxDC: Unsealed court documents detail murdered DC lawyer’s double life “Court documents in The Donovan Hotel murder have been unsealed and they are providing a clearer picture of what happened in early February that led to the death of a D.C. attorney. According to the documents, David Messerschmitt was leading two very different lives.”

MyFoxDC: Dunbar High student arrested after allegedly attacking teacher “A female student at Dunbar High School in Northwest was arrested after allegedly attacking a teacher Friday afternoon. Police descended on Dunbar High shortly after noon and took the juvenile into custody. Neither the school system nor police would say what led to the alleged assault, or provide details on the teacher or the teacher’s condition.”

Jarmain Feemster, 18, was arrested Friday and charged in connection with a shooting on April 16th

Police are searching for suspects who shot at an EMS responder Thursday night

Person of interest is wanted in connection with an assault case

An aide to a US Senator was arrested and charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine

A series of shootings and muggings took place overnight

April 23rd

Washington Post: Mistrial in case of D.C. corrections official slain in her Alexandria home “An Alexandria Circuit Court judge on Thursday declared a mistrial in the case of a college dropout accused of brutally attacking and killing a D.C. corrections official — concluding that jurors could not reach a verdict after they twice declared that they were hopelessly deadlocked.”

WJLA: Metro announces 4 new safety measures after fatal train smoke incident “Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) officials on Thursday announced the implementation of four new safety measures in the wake of a deadly smoke incident in a tunnel near L’Enfant Plaza station. WMATA said the new steps come following a safety review with the National Transportation Safety Board.”

There were reports of shots fired in Logan Circle yesterday evening

Two persons of interest are wanted for burglary in Hill East

Residents have deliberately trespasses on live Metro tracks

Gyrocopter incidents creates questions for security officials

White House Jerome Hunt tells News4 why he jumped the White House fence

Arrest is made in Columbia Heights sexual assault case

April 22nd

MyFoxDC: Man arrested in sexual assault, robbery of woman in Northwest DC “Police have arrested a man in the sexual assault of a woman in Northwest D.C. early Tuesday morning. Glenvert Leon Green, 24, of Southeast D.C., has been charged with kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse and robbery. The assault occurred at around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Clifton Street. Police say the victim was forced into a rear alley by a male suspect who robbed and sexually assaulted her. ”

Washington Post: Body found in Tidal Basin identified as 70-year-old man named Fuzz Fuzzy “Police identified Fuzz Woody Short Fuzzy, 70, of Northwest Washington as the body recovered from the water in the 1300 block of Maine Avenue SW on April 11, a Saturday during the peak of the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.”

Gyrocopter pilot flew 30 miles in restricted airspace before he landed on lawn of the US Capitol building

A manhole exploded in Columbia Heights and no injuries have been reported

Six new speed cameras will be added across the District

Crime Tip of the Week

A new study conducted by the Transportation Research Board found that drivers are more far likely to yield to pedestrians if they are travelling at lower speeds. Additionally, WAMU reported this past week that 800 pedestrians were killed from 2003 to 2012. To prevent yourself from being in an accident as a pedestrian or as a driver, keep in mind the following tips.

If you are driving, give a wide berth for pedestrians and cyclists to travel. Sudden movements and turns can often be the cause of accidents, and it is important to give yourself the time and space to react.

There is a lot of construction currently happening in the District. If you are driving or walking near a construction zone, pay attention to work zone flags.

Always pay attention to your surroundings and DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE.

Posted April 30 2015 at 3:49 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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