Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – May 20th – 26th

There were 4 homicides this past week, bringing this year’s total to 48.

Tamara Gliss, 31, was killed Monday night in Shaw in a drive-by shooting. Authorities believe the suspect drove away from the incident on a dirt bike.

Anthony Andre Osgood, 29, was killed in a shooting in Garfield Heights early Saturday morning. A woman was also injured in the incident, and she was taken to a local hospital.

Devonte Reed, 20, was fatally shot Sunday night near the Marvin Gaye Park. Jamie Patterson was arrested in connection with the shooting, and he was charged with second-degree murder.

Stephon Demarrio Clark, 24, was stabbed and killed Friday afternoon in Carver / Langston. Herbert Hines, 47, was arrested in connection with the incident, and he was charged with second-degree murder.

A pressure cooker was destroyed in a controlled detonation by police Sunday night near the National Mall, while authorities were investigating a parked vehicle. No hazardous materials were discovered.

Police have arrested a 34-year-old suspect, Daron Wint, in connection with the killing of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper in a quadruple homicide this past week, Authorities believe that Daron Wint was not the only person involved.

A juvenile male was stabbed Sunday morning near the NoMa Metro station. The victim taken to a local hospital, and no suspect information is available at this time.

Thousands of bikers and spectators gathered in the District on Monday to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” event that honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation.

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City-Wide Highlights

There were 4 homicides this past week, bringing this year’s total to 48. There have been 2 more homicides compared to this time last year. • Tamara Gliss, 31, was killed Monday night in Shaw in a drive-by shooting. Authorities believe the suspect drove away from the incident on a dirt bike. • Anthony Andre Osgood, 29, was killed in a shooting in Garfield Heights early Saturday morning. A woman was also injured in the incident, and she was taken to a local hospital. • Devonte Reed, 20, was fatally shot Sunday night near the Marvin Gaye Park. Jamie Patterson was arrested in connection with the shooting, and he was charged with second-degree murder. • Stephon Demarrio Clark, 24, was stabbed and killed Friday afternoon in Carver / Langston. Herbert Hines, 47, was arrested in connection with the incident, and he was charged with second-degree murder. • So far this year there have been 99 incidents of sexual abuse reported in the District. There were 8 incidents of sexual abuse and 29 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. Armed robberies with a gun have increased by 7% and assaults with a gun have increased by 17% compared to this time last year. • There were 827 total crimes in DC this past week including 119 violent crimes.

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Recent Crime News

May 26th

Washington Post: Victim of shooting in Shaw dies; cause of boy’s death still unknown “The shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. at Seventh and O¬¬ streets NW. Officer Sean Hickman, a police spokesman, said the woman, Tamara Gliss, 31, of Northwest Washington, died at a hospital.”

WUSA9: Arrest made in fatal stabbing of man, 24, in NE, DC “Herbert Hines, age 47, of Northeast D.C. was arrested in connection with the homicide at about 2:06 a.m., officials said. Hines has been charged with second degree murder while armed, according to police.”

Washington Post: District man faces 100 years in prison following conviction in fatal shooting “Jarod Yorkshire, 21, faces 100 years in prison when he is sentenced. The jury found him guilty of murder, three counts of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the Dec. 19, 2011 fatal shooting of Derrick Ragland of Northwest.”

NBC Washington: 63-Year-Old Man Knocked Out, Robbed of $1 in Southeast D.C. “D.C. police are looking for a man who knocked another man out with one punch in an apparent robbery May 17 in Southeast. About 5:45 p.m. that Sunday, a man in a red shirt exchanged words with the 63-year-old victim in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. ”

WJLA: Woman’s $10K life savings stolen in a ‘smash and grab’ in Logan Circle “A pair of smash and grab criminals struck on Friday near Logan Circle in northwest D.C. and made off with a cleaning lady’s life savings. Marina Arias spent three years working seven days a week. She saved $10,000 to make a down payment on a home for her three children.”

Police are searching for a suspect last seen driving on a dirt bike after he allegedly shot and killed Tamara Gliss, 31

May 25th

Washington Post: One dead, six injured in four separate shootings in the District “Police said Monday that they had made an arrest in the Sunday night shooting death of Devonte Reed, 20, of Lanham, Md. Another man, who was wounded during the same incident, was arrested in Reed’s death, Officer Paul Metcalf, a department spokesman said.”

A shooting occurred Monday night in Shaw

A child was hit by a vehicle by near Hains Point on Monday afternoon

May 24th

Washington Post: Suspicious item is blown up near Capitol as many gather at concert “A pressure cooker was blown up Sunday night on the Mall during an investigation of a parked vehicle that appeared to be suspicious, authorities said.”

A juvenile boy was stabbed Sunday morning near the Noma Metro station

May 23rd

MyFoxDC: Md. man dead after fatal stabbing in northeast Washington “Police say a 24-year-old man from Maryland is dead after he was found stabbed in northeast Washington… Police identified the victim as Stephon Demarrio Clark of Bowie, Maryland. Police did not say what may have led to Clark’s stabbing or whether they’ve identified any suspects.”

MyFoxDC: 1 dead after shooting in southeast Washington “Police in Washington say a man is dead and a woman injured after a shooting on Irving Street in southeast Washington… Police say both victims were taken to hospitals, but the man died of his injuries. Authorities identified him as 29-year-old Anthony Andre Osgood of southeast Washington.”

May 22nd

Washington Post: Suspect in 4 gruesome D.C. killings might not have acted alone, police say “Authorities said in court papers Friday that the brutal killings of the Savopoulos family in Northwest Washington probably involved a conspiracy of more than one person taking the victims captive and waiting more than 19 hours for a $40,000 ransom before killing them and setting fire to their multimillion-dollar home.”

Washington Post: Suspect in quadruple homicide arrested in D.C. “The Savopoulos family thanked law enforcement and firefighters on Friday, hours after police arrested a suspect sought in the killings of three of its members and a housekeeper in a Northwest Washington home.”

There was a robbery in Logan Circle Friday night

There will likely be a new trial for a man convicted of killing federal intern Chandra Levy

May 21st

NBC Washington: Southeast D.C. Woman Arrested and Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run “A Southeast D.C. woman has been arrested and charged in a fatal hit-and-run in D.C. last month. Chatara Sophia Johnson, 26, was charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday.”

WUSA9: Persons of interest sought for assaulting a senior citizen “Police need your help identifying four persons of interest in connection with the assault of a senior citizen. The assault took place on May 8th at about 9:45 p.m. in the 400 block of 7th Street Northwest, police said.”

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, is wanted in connection with the quadruple murder that took place last week

Gyrocopter pilot formally pleaded not guilty to all charges

May 20th

Washington Post: Md. man suspected in killings of four people in Northwest Washington “D.C. police said late Wednesday that they have identified a suspect in the killings of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, young son and housekeeper, who authorities believe were held captive in the family’s Northwest Washington home.”

Washington Post: Marion Christopher Barry pleads guilty to assault in bank altercation “A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced Marion Christopher Barry, the son of the District’s former mayor, to 12 months of supervised probation Wednesday after Barry pleaded guilty to assault and making threats in connection with an altercation at a Chinatown bank in January.”

Washington Post: Gyrocopter pilot who landed at Capitol could go to prison for years “The Florida postal worker who landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol last month was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Washington on six felony and misdemeanor charges punishable by up to 9 1/2 years in prison, prosecutors announced.”

Suspect in quadruple homicide was identified by DNA left on crust of pizza

Husband of housekeeper slain in the quadruple homicide speaks out

Crime Tip of the Week

Crime has increased in the District compared to this time last year. In particular, property crime and thefts are on the rise. In order to protect your car and valuables, keep in the mind the following safety tips.

Remember to lock the door of your vehicle at all times. This is especially important while you are pumping gas, as this is one of the most frequent ways valuables are stolen from vehicles.

If you decide to go out for a night on the town, keep your wallet and cell phone close to you at all times. Do not leave your items in a coat that is hanging in an unsecure location.

Last but not least, trust your instincts. If situation or person is making you feel uncomfortable, leave the area.

Posted May 28 2015 at 2:55 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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