DC Crime Summary – July 22nd – 28th
• Violent crime, especially homicides and assaults with a deadly weapon, are up compared to this time last year.
• There were 5 homicides this past week, bringing this year’s total to 83. Homicides have increased by over 22% compared to this time last year, while total crime and property crime have all increased in DC compared to the same time last year.
• Antonio McCallister, 23, was shot and killed Friday night in Garfield Heights. No suspect information is available at this time, and police are investigating the incident.
• Melvin Williams was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in Woodland Terrace. No suspect information is available at this time, and police are investigating the incident.
• Isiah Ageyekum, 25, was shot and killed Thursday afternoon, July 23rd, in Bellevue. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are investigating the incident.
• There was a fatal stabbing Monday afternoon near MPD’s headquarters. Police are investigating the incident, and no suspect information is available at this time.
• Jerome Diggs, 47, man was shot and killed near the Nationals Park Monday night. Gary Nathaniel Proctor, 37, was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with the homicide.
• Antwon Deangelo Green, 27, was arrested Thursday, July 23rd, and charged with fatally shooting Breond Keys, 38, at an Anacostia barbershop in October 2014.
• Jarod Yorkshire was sentenced to 37 years in prison after he was found guilty of shooting and killing Derrick Ragland, 19, in 2011.
• A 33-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed while riding her bike along the John Philip Sousa Bridge. The suspect was described as a man who is about 30-40 years old and 5’11” tall.
• An off-duty DC Police Officer exchanged gunfire with two robbery suspects Tuesday night near Langdon Park. The off-duty officer witnessed the two suspects committing a robbery and shooting the victim. After the officer confronted the suspects, the suspects shot at the off-duty officer and fled the scene.
• Claudia Roldan, a 35-year-old employee at a Foggy Bottom daycare center, was charged with physically abusing a 3-month-old and 7-month-old at the center.
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There were 5 homicides this past week, bringing this year’s total to 83. Homicides have increased by 22% compared to this time last year, while total crime, property crime, and violent crime have all increased in DC compared to the same time last year. • So far this year there have been 145 incidents of sexual abuse reported in the District. • There were 8 incidents of sexual abuse and 48 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. • Armed robberies with a gun have increased by 17% and assaults with a gun have increased by 19% compared to this time last year. • There were 873 total crimes in DC this past week including 177 violent crimes.
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Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Woodland Terrace “A 31-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Melvin Williams, of Southeast, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The shooting occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of Ainger Place SE, in the Woodland Terrace housing complex of Alabama Avenue.”
Washington Post: D.C. police identify one of two victims in Monday afternoon homicides “District police have identified a man who was fatally shot Monday afternoon near the waterfront in Southwest Washington as a 47-year-old who lived a block from where he was struck. Jerome Diggs was pronounced dead at an area hospital shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 4:50 p.m. in the 1300 block of First Street SW.”
Washington Post: Four gunpoint street robberies were reported early Tuesday to D.C. police “At least four gunpoint street robberies were reported shortly after midnight Tuesday morning in quiet sections of upper Northwest Washington, and two more, linked by descriptions of the robbers, were reported about two hours later near the H Street NE corridor.”
MyFoxDC: DDOT: Mile markers to be placed on Metropolitan Branch Trail ‘within one month’ “After several muggings on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, D.C. officials promised new mile markers would be placed along the trail. Over 1,200 people use this trail each day and many are upset with the crime that happens here. The problem is if you are a victim of a crime or you need emergency care, it is hard to pinpoint where you are.”
WUSA9: Man arrested for Southwest DC shooting death “A man was arrested and charged Tuesday for the shooting death of a Southwest D.C. man. Gary Nathaniel Proctor, 37, of Southwest, D.C. was charged with murder II while armed, police said. Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1300 block of First Street SW. Police say the shooting happened around 4:52 p.m., according to authorities.”
Washington Post: Man fatally stabbed across from D.C. police headquarters “A man was stabbed to death in the District Monday afternoon within a block or so of D.C. police headquarters. The stabbing occurred near 4th and E Streets NW, police said. There have been few if any killings in recent years so close to both the police headquarters and the Superior Court buildings.”
WJLA: Man fatally shot in Southwest D.C. “A man was fatally shot in Southwest D.C. on Monday night, police said. Authorities said an unidentified man was found unconscious and not breathing. Homicide detectives were notified. Police added that the shooting occurred on the 1300 block of 1st Street SW. Additional details were not released.”
Washington Post: Crime over weekend in District includes shootings, other mayhem “D.C. police recorded one homicide since Friday night — a 23-year-old man fatally shot in Southeast. But authorities were busy throughout the District with a variety of other calls that unnerved residents.”
Washington Post: Man killed in highway crash had been at family reunion, mother says “The driver of a vehicle who was killed early Sunday in a crash on the Southwest-Southeast Freeway has been identified by D.C. police as a 37-year-old man returning home from a family reunion in Maryland.”
Washington Post: 2 holdups in 10 minutes in quiet Kalorama Heights “Two gunpoint robberies were reported within a few minutes early Sunday morning in a quiet, affluent neighborhood of Northwest Washington where there had not been one such incident in at least a year.”
Washington Post: Man shot, killed in Southeast D.C. “A man shot Friday evening in Southeast Washington died of a gunshot wound in a local hospital, D.C. police said. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Antonio McCallister of Southeast. D.C. police said they responded to a call for the sound of a gunshot in the 2700 block of Langston Place SE, near Alabama Avenue SE at approximately 10:31 p.m.”
WUSA9: Man, 25, fatally shot in SW, DC “A 25-year-old man is dead after being shot in Southwest, D.C. Thursday afternoon, Metropolitan police said. The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Isiah Ageyekum of Southwest, D.C. Police responded to the report of a shooting in the 100 block of Darrington Street around 4:55 p.m., authorities said.”
NBC Washington: D.C. Daycare Worker Accused of Abusing Infants “An employee of a high-end daycare center in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of D.C. has been charged with abusing infants. Claudia Roldan, 35, physically abused a 3-month-old and a 7-month-old at Kiddie Academy of D.C. at 1227 25th St. NW, prosecutors say.”
Washington Post: District man sentenced to 37 years in 2011 revenge shooting “D.C. Superior Jennifer Anderson sentenced Jarod Yorkshire after a jury in May found him guilty of the Dec. 19, 2011, fatal shooting of Derrick Ragland, 19, of Northwest Washington. The jury found him guilty of murder, three counts of conspiracy and obstruction of justice.”
NBC Washington: D.C. Murder Rate Up Nearly 20 Percent “The District’s murder rate has increased by nearly 20 percent, D.C. police confirmed Friday. There have been 78 homicides in the city this year, a 18.2 percent increase over last year’s rate. At this time last year, there had been 66 murders.”
Washington Post: Police arrest man in October fatal shooting in barber shop “Police have charged Antwon Deangelo Green, 27, of Southeast, with second-degree murder while armed. The Oct. 10 shooting in the Kut Upp shop in the 1400 block of Good Hope Road SE claimed the life of Breond Keys, 38, of Southeast.”
Washington Post: D.C. police officer exchanges gunfire with two robbery suspects “An off-duty D.C. police officer exchanged gunfire Tuesday night with two suspects after the officer happened upon a robbery and shooting of a man on a Northeast Washington street, police officials said.”
Washington Post: Pregnant woman stabbed while biking home from work in D.C. “The victim, 33, who did not want her name published, said she halted at a stop sign after crossing the John Philip Sousa Bridge. She had started pedaling again when she saw a man, who seemed unsteady on his feet, walking toward her. She was crossing the street at the intersection of 17th and G streets SE, about two blocks from her home.”
Washington Post: Another stabbing at Metro: Teen attacked in bus area at Brookland stop “A teenager was stabbed in the bus waiting area of the Brookland Metro stop in Northeast Washington, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said. Metro officials said a 17-year-old boy was arrested for the attack Tuesday that wounded a 15-year-old boy. Authorities said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.”
NBC Washington: 5 Shootings, 2 Stabbings Reported in D.C. in 6 Hours “Five shootings and two stabbings took place within six hours in Washington, D.C. overnight, leaving seven men injured. Police began their very busy night at 9 p.m. Tuesday with the report of a shooting in the 100 block of 35th Street NE. Police say the victim suffered gunshot wounds to his buttocks, arm and chest.”
NBC Washington: FBI Searches for Southeast D.C. Bank Robber “The FBI is investigating a bank robbery that happened Wednesday afternoon in southeast D.C. A man robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located at 3200 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.”
Crime Tip of the Week
In an effort to make sure the public is aware of financial scams and crimes, MPD’s Financial Crimes and Fraud has complied a list of popular scams. Below are a couple of those examples to keep in mind, if you ever receive a phone call or email that sounds suspicious.
• Lottery Scam: You may receive an email or phone call congratulating on winning a lottery that you did even enter. The suspect may tell you that you need to wire the suspect money for taxes, but the victim will never receive any winnings.
• Relative in Distress Scam: You may receive a phone call from someone identifying himself or herself as a relative who just got in a car accident. (Alternatively, a caller may tell you that he or she just got in a car accident with your relative.) The suspect will then ask for money immediately to avoid jail time, since they do not have car insurance.
Posted July 30 2015 at 3:37 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link