Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – September 2nd – 8th

There were 3 homicides this past week, bringing this year’s total to 108, which is a 47% increase and greater than the total number of homicides for all of last year.

Jarrell Hall, 28, was killed in a double shooting Monday night near Shepherd Parkway. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are investigating the incident.

Davon Wade, 22, was shot and killed near Langdon Park Friday night. Two other victims were also injured in the incident.

An unidentified man’s body was found inside of a burning car in Congress Heights. DC Police believe the victim was shot before the body was found inside of the vehicle.

Uyer Hooper, 55, was shot to death in the Takoma neighborhood Sunday morning. Dejuan Ethridge, 27, was arrested and charged in connection with the homicide.

A man from DC pled guilty to sexually abusing a juvenile girl who is his relative. The victim was diagnosed with Trichomonas, an STD, and prosecutors did not release the name of the 31-year-old suspect in order to protect the identity of the victim.

DC Police seized 265 lbs. of synthetic marijuana at a warehouse in Northwest. Siraj Issa, 33, and Yenework Abera, 41, were arrested in the case, and they were charged with possession with intent to distribute $2.3 million worth of synthetic cannabinoids.

A photo was released of Bijon Lamont Brown, who is wanted in connection with a shooting on a Metrobus on August 21st. Police believe the suspect is armed and dangerous.

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City-Wide Highlights

There were at least 7 shootings and 4 stabbings in the District this past weekend. The violence resulted in 3 homicides, contributing to a total of 108 homicides reported so far this year. Homicides have increased by 47% compared to the same time last year, and there have been more homicides this year than all of last year.

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Latest Crime Stats

Please Note: The Weekly Crime emails rely on the data provided by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Crime Map. Currently, the MPD Crime Map does not provide any crime data after August 21st, 2015. For this reason, the Weekly Crime emails cannot include updated crime charts and crime maps. We apologize for any possible inconvenience.

Recent Crime News

September 8th

Washington Post: 7 people shot in D.C. as Labor Day weekend comes to a bloody end “Seven people were shot and wounded within an hour late Monday as gunfire punctuated an already deadly holiday weekend in the nation’s capital. At about 10 p.m., dozens of shots were fired in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, a rundown corridor of convenience stores just south of the new headquarters for the U.S. Coast Guard and the city’s new homeland security headquarters.”

WJLA: Concerned residents gather for “Stop the Violence” meeting “Around 50 people concerned about rising violence gathered in Northwest Washington’s Truxton Circle neighborhood Tuesday night. They wanted to talk about ways individual people—not the police, not the government—can do something about the city’s surging homicide rate.”

WUSA9: Man ID’d in SW, DC shooting “Police have identified a 28-year-old man as the victim in a SW, D.C. shooting that happened on Labor Day. The man has been identified as Jarrell Hall, 28, of Southwest, D.C., Metropolitan police said. Authorities responded to the report of a shooting in the unit block of Forrester Street in Southwest, D.C. around 10:32 p.m.”

Washington Post: One dead in spate of Monday night shootings in Southeast “One man was killed in a spate of shootings in Southeast Washington Monday night that left six others wounded in the span of one hour, according to D.C. police.”

NBC Washington: Multiple People Shot, Injured in Southeast D.C. Incident “As many as four people were shot Monday night in a single incident in Southeast D.C., police said. The shooting occur ed about 10 p.m. on the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE, the Metropolitan Police Department said.”

Authorities are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon

Authorities are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon

Man died after he was found naked in the Potomac River

Prayer vigil was held for Taije Chambliss, 13, after she was shot in the leg

September 7th

Fox5DC: Another violent weekend in DC brings homicide total to 108 “The Labor Day holiday weekend has proved to be a violent one in the District, and the city’s homicide total for the year has now reached 108. That’s higher than the number of homicides that took place in all of 2014. Police are investigating multiple shootings, and a body that was found in a burning car.”

NBC Washington: Man Stabbed Near Howard University “D.C. police were investigating a stabbing Monday night near Howard University in Northwest Washington. The man was attacked near Georgia Avenue and Gresham Place NW, police said about 9:35 p.m. He was conscious and breathing, police said.”

Neighbors are rattled after a man’s body was found in a burning car Saturday night

Police car chase ends Monday night in Brookland

Two robberies took place in Tenleytown and Friendship Heights neighborhoods Monday morning

Surge in non-urgent 911 calls is draining city resources for EMS

September 6th

Washington Post: Gunshot deaths of man in NW and man in burned car homicides “A 55-year-old man was shot and killed in northwest Washington early Sunday, police said. In addition, police said a ruling of homicide was issued in the death of a man whose body was found Saturday night in a car that had been on fire.”

September 5th

Washington Post: Triple shooting pushes D.C. homicide count to 106, surpassing 2014 total “D.C. police identified a man who died after being wounded in a shooting that injured two others late Friday in Northeast Washington, officials said.”

Washington Post: Body found in burning car in SE Washington late Saturday “A body was found Saturday night inside a car that had burned in the District, a D.C. police spokesman said. Authorities were sent to the 400 block of Xenia Street SE about 9:15 p.m. where a burning car was reported. After the fire was extinguished, a body was found in the vehicle, said Lt. Sean Conboy, a police spokesman.”

Eighteen illegal guns were seized overnight Thursday in the District

Three people were shot Friday night near Langdon Park

September 4th

Demetrius J. Banks was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting and robbing people leaving Metro stations

A man was shot by robbers in Adams Morgan on Thursday night

September 3rd

Washington Post: Child dies in Southeast D.C.; nearest ambulance was 7 miles away “A child died in Southeast Washington on Thursday, when the closest available ambulance was about seven miles from the scene of the emergency. That ambulance never made it to the child, and a fire engine started the trip to the hospital instead.”

WUSA9: Woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted in DC “D.C. police are looking for a man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint. At around 6:30 a.m. on September 1, the man kidnapped the woman at gunpoint and forced her into a vehicle in the Unit block of M Street SW, police said.”

WJLA: D.C. man pleads guilty to sexually abusing, transmitting STD to pre-teen female relative “A D.C. man pled guilty Thursday to repeated sexual abuse of a girl who is a relative when she was 10 to 11 years old, according to a statement from Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent H. Cohen, Jr.”

WJLA: Police searching for critical missing person “D.C. Police are searching for 37-year-old Kristoffer Braatan who was reported missing on Wednesday, Sept. 2. He was last seen in the 1800 block of Connecticut Ave. NW.”

September 2nd

Washington Post: D.C. police seize 265 pounds of synthetic drugs at NW warehouse “D.C. police this week confiscated at least $2.3 million worth of synthetic drugs that were stored in a warehouse in Northwest Washington and destined for sale throughout the District, according to law enforcement officials and court documents.”

WUSA9: Death investigation underway in SE DC “D.C. police are investigating a death on Anacostia Road SE on Wednesday. Officers are in the 100 block of Anacostia Road at this time. The age and gender of the victim are unknown. Police are not calling it a murder investigation.”

NBC Washington: Man Suspected of Shooting on Board Bus in Southeast D.C. “Police now have a suspect in a shooting on board a MetroBus that injured a man in Southeast D.C. Bijon Lamont Brown is suspected of firing about 10:30 p.m. Friday, August 21 on board a bus on the 2400 block of Elvans Road SE, Metro Transit Police said Wednesday afternoon.”

WJLA: Arrest made in D.C. armed burglary “The Metropolitan Police Department says an arrest has been made for a burglary that happened on Sunday, August 23 in the 2000 block of 28th Street, Southeast. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, 44-year-old Nathaniel Bacchus of Oxon Hill, Md. was arrested and charged with burglary one while armed.”

NBC Washington: Woman Tried to Snatch 3-Year-Old From Stroller on Metro Train, Authorities Say “A woman has been charged with attempting to abduct a 3-year-old girl who was in a stroller aboard an Orange Line Metro train. Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, a mother and her child were aboard a train at the Foggy Bottom station when, according to a charging document, 48-year-old Monique McKnight began walking toward them, yelling.”

Authorities release a video of a man wanted in connection with sexual assault

Woman was arrested and charged with trying to kidnap a toddler on a Metro train

Crime Tip of the Week

According to MPD statistics, about 18 vehicles are stolen every day in the District. Frequently, these vehicles are used to commit other crimes such as robbery or burglary. To prevent your vehicle from being stolen, keep in mind the following tips.

After parking your car, remember to secure it. Even if you are just leaving for a few seconds, thieves will have enough time to jump in your vehicle and drive away. Therefore, it is important to lock your doors, remove your keys from the ignition, and close your windows if you are leaving your car unattended.

Also, consider buying a steering wheel lock or an audible alarm with motion sensors. These devices will deter criminals who search for vulnerable vehicles to steal.

Posted September 11 2015 at 11:38 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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