Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – June 3rd – 9th

Qur’an R. Vines, 21, was fatally shot Monday afternoon in the Benning Ridge neighborhood. A juvenile was also shot in the incident, and authorities are investigating the shooting.

Santos Ventura, 64, was killed in a quadruple stabbing Sunday night in a Northwest home near the U Street corridor. Manuel Antonio Ramos, 70, was arrested in connection with the incident, and he was charged with first-degree murder while armed.

A DC judge granted a new trial to Ingmar Guandique. He was previously convicted in connection with the killing of federal intern Chandra Levy in 2001, and he was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Ten different people were wounded in eight different shootings this past weekend in the District. Authorities are actively investigating the shootings and none appear to be fatal.

A woman was sexually assaulted and beaten in the Congress Heights neighborhood Friday night. The suspect is male, about 5’9” tall, and about 25 years old.

Robert “Leo” Dwyer, a former ANC, was found guilty of assaulting a homeless man in Dupont Circle earlier this year. Mr. Dwyer faces up to 270 days in jail.

A video was released of fourteen persons of interest wanted in connection with the homicide of Charnice Milton, a 27-year-old journalist. The shooter was last seen riding a dirt bike.

DC Police believe that signs of forced entry at the Savopolous household indicate that more than one suspect was involved in the killings. Authorities have arrested one suspect, Daron Wint, and they are searching through cellphones stolen from the Savopolous home to find clues in identifying other suspects.

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City-Wide Highlights

Qur’an R. Vines, 21, was fatally shot Monday afternoon in the Benning Ridge neighborhood. A juvenile was also shot in the incident, and authorities are investigating the shooting. • Santos Ventura, 64, was killed in a quadruple stabbing Sunday night in a Northwest home near the U Street corridor. Manuel Antonio Ramos, 70, was arrested in connection with the incident, and he was charged with first-degree murder while armed. • So far this year there have been 109 incidents of sexual abuse reported in the District. • There were 6 incidents of sexual abuse and 26 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. • Armed robberies with a gun have increased by 11% and assaults with a gun have increased by 21% compared to this time last year. • There were 737 total crimes in DC this past week including 119 violent crimes.

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June 9th

Washington Post: 21-year-old SE man identified as victim in fatal shooting Monday afternoon “Qur’an R. Vines, 21, of Southeast Washington was shot about 4 p.m. behind an apartment complex in the 5100 block of Southern Avenue along the Maryland border, police said. A juvenile also was shot in the incident, and police said those wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.”

Washington Post: D.C. judge orders 70-year-old charged with murder detained “A 70-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing his common-law wife of 20 years and injuring three others inside a house in Northwest Washington on Sunday was ordered detained during his initial court appearance Tuesday.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 17-year-old D.C. teen “D.C. Metropolitan police are asking for help locating a 17-year-old boy who has been missing since May. Police say Francisco Rodriguez-Lopez, 17, was last seen in the 800 block of Crittenden Street NW on Sunday, May 10, 2015.”

NBC Washington: Man, 25, Has Been Missing Since April: Police “Police need your help finding a 25-year-old man who has been missing for more than a month. Maurice Graham was last seen in the 2200 block of Alabama Avenue SE on April 28. Police say Graham is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs between 160 and 180 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and a medium complexion.”

The Dupont Circle home that caught on fire, killing two persons, was not licensed to rent rooms

June 8th

Washington Post: Man is fatally shot in SE Washington; second person was shot and wounded “A man was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Southeast Washington and a second person was shot and wounded, apparently in the same incident, authorities said. The man was killed about 4 p.m. in the 5000 block of Hanna Place SE, said officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman.”

Washington Post: Man, 70, charged with fatally stabbing woman near U Street corridor “D.C. police have charged a 70-year-old man with fatally stabbing a woman during what authorities have described as a domestic dispute Sunday night that left three others injured at a house near the U Street corridor. Manuel Antonio Ramos, of Northwest, was charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police identified the victim as Santos Ventura, 64, but they did not divulge her connection to the suspect.”

NBC Washington: Man Pleads Guilty to Violent Attack on Jogger “A 23-year-old Washington, D.C. man pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree sexual abuse for a assault on a jogger near Meridian Hill Park in April. The victim was walking home from her jog at about 7 a.m. April 21, listening to music through earphones, when Glen Green began following her, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia.”

One person died and three others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night

Two persons of interest are wanted in connection with an armed robbery

Authorities are going to crack down on synthetic marijuana sellers after an increase in overdoses

June 7th

Washington Post: 3 men, 1 woman stabbed in Chinatown “Four people were injured in a stabbing in Chinatown early Sunday, D.C. police said. Police responded to the 800 block of 7th Street NW just before 2 a.m, police spokesman Paul Metcalf said. The victims were three men and a woman, he said. Authorities said that all four victims were conscious and breathing when authorities arrived at the scene.”

Charnice Milton’s mother remembers her daughter

Two persons injured in shootings overnight Saturday

Unattended backpack causes an intersection to shut down in Capitol Hill

June 6th

Washington Post: Eight wounded in six Saturday shootings in D.C. “Eight people shot and wounded in the District Saturday in six incidents that appeared unconnected, D.C. police said. In the latest incident, a shooting was reported about 9:20 p.m. in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue SE. The victim’s condition was not known.”

Woman sexually assaulted Congress Heights

Wells Fargo bank in Columbia Heights was robbed Saturday afternoon

June 5th

NBC Washington: 14 Dirt Bike Riders Sought After Reporter Killing “D.C. police now have 14 persons of interest in the killing of local news reporter Charnice Milton. Surveillance video released by D.C. police Thursday evening shows 14 people riding seven dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles. The 36 seconds of video are blurry, but the Metropolitan Police Department is asking the public to watch and help identify the subjects.”

NBC Washington: Police Offer Reward for Information Regarding Suspect in Sexual Assault, Kidnapping “The woman was walking along the 5100 block of 9th Street NW when she was approached by a man who forced her into his vehicle, drove her to a nearby alley and sexually assaulted her, police said.”

Michael Patrick McLoughlin, 24, was identified as one of the men who died in the row house fire

Nina Brekelman was identified as the woman who died in a house fire last week

Child falls out of the third story of a building near Maryland / District border

Elderly woman beats robber with a cane

At least seven people overdosed at DC homeless shelter

Charles Smith, 33, was found guilty of driving on PCP and negligent manslaughter of 4-year-old son’s death

Authorities are searching for 14 people in connection with the homicide of Charnice Milton

Cash, knives, and cellphones were found in vehicles during Daron Wint’s arrest

June 4th

Washington Post: D.C. judge grants retrial in 2001 killing of intern Chandra Levy “A D.C. judge on Thursday granted a new trial to the man convicted of killing federal intern Chandra Levy in 2001, and prosecutors face steep challenges after acceding to the defense request to retry the case, attorneys and legal experts said.”

Washington Post: Former ANC member found guilty of attacking homeless man “A former Advisory Neightborhood Commissioner was found guilty Thursday of attacking a homeless man in the Dupont Circle neighborhood that he represented at the time of the attack. Robert “Leo” Dwyer, 33, was convicted of assault after a two-day bench trial in D.C. Superior Court.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 21-year-old DC woman “Metropolitan Police are searching for a critical missing 21 year-old woman from D.C., who was last seen on Saturday, May 30. Police are searching for Juelle Bembry, 21, who was last seen in the 700 block of Rock Creek Church Road, Northwest, according to authorities.”

Washington Post: Police looking for evidence linking assistant to Savopoulos killings “D.C. police searched the BMW owned by Savvas Savopoulos’s assistant, looking for evidence that could link him to last month’s quadruple killing inside a Northwest Washington home, according to a search warrant application made public Thursday.”

DC Police are searching for 2 robberies suspects caught on camera

There are signs of forced entry at the Savoplous household

Woman recovers $10k after her life savings was stolen in Logan Circle

Park at Fourteenth nightclub reopened after it closed temporarily

June 3rd

NBC Washington: 2 Dead, 5 Injured After Fire Rips Through D.C. Rowhouse “Two people died and five others were hurt in a two-alarm fire that ripped through a row house in northwest D.C. early Wednesday morning. The fire broke out overnight in the 1600 block of Riggs Place NW, about halfway between Dupont and Logan circles. Firefighters were called at about 2:30 a.m.”

Washington Post: Police say cellphones were stolen from slain Savopoulos family “Detectives are focusing on cellphones stolen from the Savopoulos family’s Northwest Washington home, hoping to identify additional suspects from the phones’ locations and the contents of texts and calls made before and after the violent deaths of three family members and a housekeeper.”

WUSA9: Nurse indicted for alleged sex abuse “The male nurse accused of sexually abusing female patients in his care was indicted Wednesday, according to the Department of Justice. Jared Kline, age 37, of Falls Church is accused of abusing at least 4 women while working at hospitals throughout the D.C. area.”

Family of Medric “Cecil” Mills, Jr. files lawsuit against DC Fire Department

5 new speeds cameras began ticketing

Former 2011 DC Teacher of the Year was arrested and charged with child sexual abuse

Crime Tip of the Week

In recent weeks, dozens of residents in DC have been taken to the hospital for overdosing on what is colloquially referred to as synthetic marijuana or spice. As a result of these cases of overdose, the District will be cracking down on businesses that are selling the synthetic drugs. The drug impacts people similarly to PCP – it is a hallucinogen, addictive, and potentially lethal.

Posted June 11 2015 at 3:28 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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