Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – May 6th – 12th

This week law enforcement officials from across the nation will visit DC for the annual Police Week events. The events honors police officers who have died in the line of duty, and the DC Police Union joins these officers and remembers those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our communities.

DC Firefighter Lt. Kevin McRae, 44, died Wednesday, May 6th, after he helped put out a 2-alarm fire in a Shaw neighborhood apartment. Funeral arrangements are schedule for this Friday. The DC Police Union offers its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Lt. James McRae.

Terrance Wayne Moore, 27, was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Bloomingdale. No suspect information is available at this time.

Rasdavid Lagarde, 28, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for fatally shooting Howard University student Omar Sykes in July 2013.

A man is wanted for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a woman early Sunday morning in Near Northeast. The suspect was last seen driving a four-door sedan with an Uber cab decal on a rear window of the vehicle.

Photos were released of a woman who was found dead in a Chevy Chase apartment in November 2014. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman.

Jason Underwood, a teacher at a DC charter school, was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a student. According to reports, the teacher grabbed a male student by his neck and slammed him into the wall as yelled curses at the student.

DC prosecutors have recommended a 17-year prison sentence for former Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel. Mr. Freundel pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping 52 women as they prepared for a ritual bath.

MPD Detectives David Adams, Michael Murphy, and Shayne O’Bannon as well as Officers Ryan Orgel and Michael Kasco received “Officer of the Month” awards for helping to arrest nine suspects wanted for their involvement in a drug ring.

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City-Wide Highlights

This week law enforcement officials from across the nation will visit DC for the annual Police Week events. The events will honor police officers who have died in the line of duty, and the DC Police Union joins these officers and remembers those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our communities. • There was 1 homicide this week in the District, bringing the total up for the year to 38. • Terrance Wayne Moore, 27, was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Bloomingdale. No suspect information is available at this time, and police are investigating the incident. • So far this year there have been 85 instances of sexual abuse reported in the District. There were 11 instances of sexual abuse and 11 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 compared to this time last year. • There were 678 total crimes in DC this past week including 115 violent crimes.

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Recent Crime News

May 12th

Mother and son speak out after student was thrown against a wall by a teacher

May 11th

WUSA9: Two men shot in legs in NE DC “Two men were shot on Bladensburg Road NE early Monday morning. They were both shot in the legs and suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to Metropolitan Police Department officials. Police are still investigation the shooting in the 1200 block of Bladensburg Road NE. They say it happened at approximately 1:30 a.m.”

MyFoxDC: DC teacher arrested for assaulting student “Police have arrested a teacher at a D.C. charter school for assaulting a student. The altercation happened Monday morning at Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School in Southeast D.C. D.C. police charged 30-year-old Jason Underwood for simple assault.”

Washington Post: Woman said she was assaulted in a car with an Uber decal in Northeast D.C. “D.C. Police said they are looking for a man wanted in an alleged kidnapping and assault of a woman who got into a car that had a decal for the ride-sharing service Uber.”

Mom of Unique Harris is still searching for her daughter after her disappearance in 2010

May 10th

Washington Post: Man shot and killed in Northeast Washington early Sunday “A man was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. Police responded to the sound of gunfire in the 1800 block of North Capitol Street, shortly before 2 a.m., authorities said. While searching the area, police found Terrance Wayne Moore suffering from gunshot wounds. Moore, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.”

WUSA9: Man wanted in DC kidnapping, assault “A man is being sought after police say he kidnapped and assaulted an adult female early Sunday morning. The incident happened around 2:45 a.m. in the area of 11th & G Streets, Northeast.”

Washington Post: Funeral set for Friday for D.C. firefighter who collapsed at scene “Funeral services for a veteran District fire lieutenant who died in the line of duty will be Friday at the D.C. Armory in Southeast Washington.”

May 9th

Ja’khori Ellerbe, 28, was arrested and charged with two robberies in Georgetown

May 8th

Parents wait 23 minutes for ambulance to arrive at the scene for an unconscious 1-year-old

Prosecutors are seeking a 17-year sentence for Georgetown rabbi convicted of secretly videotaping nude women

Police are asking for public’s help in identifying a woman found dead in her apartment

May 7th

Washington Post: D.C. man sentenced to more than 28 years for killing Howard U. student “D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz sentenced Rasdavid Lagarde, 28, to 28.5 years in prison for the July 3, 2013 fatal shooting of college student Omar Sykes as Sykes and a classmate were returning home around 11:20 p.m. from watching fireworks downtown.”

WUSA9: Armed robbery person of interest sought “Police need your help identifying and locating a person of interest in connection to an armed robbery at a D.C. bank. The robbery took place at the Wells Fargo Bank in the 5700 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, police said.”

WUSA9: Georgetown University student robbed at gunpoint on campus “A Georgetown University student was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects on campus late Wednesday night, police said. The incident happened around 9:45 p.m. when the student was approached by two suspects close to the McDonough Business School.”

A man was rescued from an elevator shaft yesterday evening

DC Police Officer is found not guilty of trying to murder his wife

Spikes will be bolted into White House fence to deter jumpers

May 6th

Washington Post: D.C. firefighter dies after fighting 2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw “Lt. Kevin McRae, who started as a fire cadet a quarter-century ago, died Wednesday after helping put out a blaze in a ninth floor apartment in Shaw. The 44-year-old husband and father of three was the District’s 100th firefighter to die in the line of duty since 1856. His cousin was the 99th.”

Hill Now: Man Stabbed Near H Street Wal-Mart After Being Asked for Crack Cocaine “A man stabbed another man near the Wal-Mart on H Street NW last night after the attacker asked the victim if he had crack cocaine. The attacker struck about 11 p.m. on the 800 block of 1st Street NW, police said. The incident began when the assailant walked up to the victim, who was standing outside, police said.”

NBC Washington: 69-Year-Old Victim in Metro Attack Says Teen Asked Him to “Take It Outside” “The 69-year-old man who was attacked at the Eastern Market Metro station last month says the man who knocked him down on the escalator initially shoved him while getting off a train and asked the victim if he wanted to take the dispute outside.”

A person of interest is wanted in connection with a pickpocket incident near Brookland Metro station

A local storeowner is trying to embarrass thieves to deter future thefts

Lance Calvin Buckley, Howard University PhD student, is missing after trying to get a ride from a stranger

Over 30 firefighters in American have died so far this year on the job or shortly after responding to a call

Crime Tip of the Week

Earlier this week, WJLA reported that a dental practice in the District was charged with allegedly submitting fraudulent bills, defrauding patients, and stealing the identities of other dentists. If you or someone you know was a patient at the Dental Arts Group, the accused practice, please check your credit card statements, bank account information, and other personal information to verify that you were not a target. If you checked your records and something appears amiss in connection with this case, contact the police.

Posted May 14 2015 at 12:56 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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