Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – August 27th – September 2nd

Willard Carlos Shelton, 38, died after he was shot multiple times in Anacostia on Sunday morning, August 31st.

There were at least 5 shootings and 4 stabbings in DC over Labor Day weekend.

Saeve Evans, 28, was arrested on Thursday, August 28th, and charged with shooting 6 people near the Nationals Park in Southwest on August 10th. Mr. Evans was found by DC Police and US Marshals in a foreclosed home in Maryland.

Abdul Ewumi, 39, was sentenced to 12 years in jail after he was convicted of assault with the intent to kill. Ewumi, an auto mechanic, attacked a co-worker with a sledgehammer in a Benning auto body shop in 2013.

De’Andre Cox, 22, and David Lamont Green, 22, were arrested and charged with armed robbery with a gun in Eckington on Wednesday, August 27th.

Steven Williams, 48 and from DC, was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Thursday, August 28th after he was convicted of robbing an armored vehicle in Maryland in 2011.

William Hasson, 55 and a former restaurant manager in Carver Langston, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for first degree-identity fraud. Mr. Hasson used his employee’s Social Security number to open credit card accounts. He charged over $4,500 to those credit cars.

Metro Transit Police saved the life of a male who jumped in front of a Metro train at Rhode Island Metro Station and attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday, August 27th.

There have been 3 flashing incidents reported on the Metro over the past couple of weeks. Victims have told police that they witnessed a male place a blue duffle bag over his lap right before he exposed himself.

A Washington Post article, “Wave of police retirements could shrink size of DC force as District grows”, examined the shrinking police force and illustrated the threat it poses to public safety in DC.

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City-Wide Highlights

Willard Carlos Shelton, 38, was murdered after being shot multiple times in Anacostia on Sunday morning, August 31st. • There were at least 5 shootings and 4 stabbings in DC over the holiday weekend. • There were 847 total crimes reported in DC this past week including 144 violent crimes. • There were 33 armed robberies with a gun, 77 burglaries, and 55 stolen automobiles reported in the District. Motor vehicle thefts are up 10% and total crime is up 6% compared to this time last year.

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September 2nd

WUSA9: DC man sentenced for prostituting 15-year-old “A D.C. man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for prostituting and sexually abusing a 15-year-old. 33-year-old Jason Whren of D.C. was sentenced on Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.”

Washington Post: Accused attacker of Howard University students rejects plea deal offer in fatal shooting “Lagarde and his attorney rejected the plea deal, which carried a maximum sentence of 27 to 30 years in prison, instead choosing to go to trial in November. Lagarde is charged with eight counts, including first-degree murder while armed and robbery while armed, in the death of Sykes and assault of one of Sykes’s friends. If convicted on all eight counts, he faces a maximum sentence of more than 180 years.”

NBC Washington: PD: Woman attacked by knife-wielding man in DC “Police say a woman was walking in the area of Oliver Street and Western Avenue NW around 11:30 p.m. when a man carrying a knife approached her, and tried to take her clothes off. The woman was able to flee from the scene and call police.”

DC police are searching a suspect in connection with a burglary near Fort Totten Park

Authorities are looking for two persons suspected of armed robbery in Dupont Park neighborhood

DC police are asking for public’s help in identifying males responsible for stealing Diesel jeans in Georgetown

Police are searching for a male suspect wanted for robbery in Truxton Circle

Chris Brown pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge after being accused of assault

September 1st

Washington Post: Police investigate fatal shooting of Alexandria man in DC “D.C. police are investigating the death of a man found shot in Southeast Washington over the weekend, authorities said. Shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, police said. They found Willard Carlos Shelton, 38, of Alexandria, with multiple gunshot wounds. Shelton died at the hospital.”

WUSA9: 6 months since Relisha Rudd was seen in DC “Relisha Rudd was last seen in the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue, SE. Police described her as an 8-year-old, black female, 4 feet tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and a medium complexion, weighing approximately 70 to 80 pounds.”

DC Police will began enforcing littering laws on Monday, September 1st

August 30th

NBC Washington: 3 flashing incidents reported aboard Metro in 2 weeks “The agency released a phone one woman took of the man she claims exposed himself to her. The incidents have occurred twice on the Red Line near the Dupont and Brookland stations and once on the Orange Line in Virginia. The victims told police the man carried a blue duffel bag and may have held it over his lap before exposing himself.”

August 29th

Washington Post: District auto mechanic sentenced to 12 years in prison for sledgehammer attack “D.C. Superior Court Judge William M. Jackson sentenced Abdul Ewumi, 39, in connection with the April 1, 2013, attack of his co-worker after a customer complained about a mechanical job that the co-worker had performed. A jury last month convicted Ewumi of assault with intent to kill and other charges.”

Washington Post: Judge: DC nonprofit group illegally used funds meant for summer youth program “A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled that a District-based nonprofit group illegally diverted nearly $1 million that was to be used for a summer youth program but was instead used to pay the group’s executive director and accountant, officials with the District attorney general’s office announced Friday.”

Authorities release surveillance video of male wanted for sexual assaults cases in Mount Pleasant

August 28th

NBC Washington: Suspected gunman found living with squatters in upscale Maryland community “D.C. police and U.S. marshals were looking for 28-year-old Saeve Evans when they invaded the home in the Tantallon neighborhood – known for million dollar waterfront homes. Evans was wanted in the shooting of three men and three women early Aug. 10 on N Street SW.”

WUSA9: Police seek persons in connection to assault with a gun “D.C. Police need your help identifying several people and a vehicle in connection with an assault with a dangerous weapon. The incident occurred on August 14th at about 10:52 p.m. in the 300 block of Parkland Place, Southeast, police said. A video provided by police shows a series of gun muzzle flashes and a car backing up quickly.”

NBC Washington: Masked men rob group relaxing on NW DC deck “A group of friends relaxing on the back deck of D.C. apartment Monday night was robbed at gunpoint by two men. A victim told News4 he and several of his friends, all men in their 20s, were listening to music on the back deck of a home in the 3800 block of Jocelyn Street NW in the Chevy Chase neighborhood around 10 p.m. when they saw two men in ski masks approaching them.”

NBC Washington: DC detectives redeployed to street duty instead of working cases “D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has ordered some detectives be redeployed to street duty, instead of working on their cases. The detectives, who are currently assigned to district stations, will be sent to patrol streets in an effort to deter crime for one week per month starting Sept. 14, according to a department-wide email sent by Lanier Tuesday night.”

48-year-old Steven Vondell Williams was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for robbing an armored vehicle

Police are asking for public’s help in finding a male connected with aggravated assault in NW on Thursday night, August 21st

August 27th

Washington Post: DC Checkers’s restaurant manager sentenced in theft of worker’s identification “Like many vacationers, Hasson, 55, a general manager at a Checkers fast-food restaurant in Northeast Washington, posted photos of his fun times on his Facebook page. That’s partly how authorities caught him. Authorities said Hasson paid for his trips by opening credit cards in the name of one of his employees — racking up more than $4,600 in charges. He did it, they said, by pulling the worker’s Social Security number and other details from a personnel file.”

NBC Washington: Police: 3 DC sex assaults in 5 days may be linked “Police said three sexual assaults on women that took place over a five-day period in D.C. may be related, and have released a sketch of a possible suspect. All the attacks were in the Fourth District, which covers the upper Northwest and Northeast quadrants of the city. In one of the incidents, the victim was stabbed.”

Washington Post: Robbers knock man unconscious on Capitol Hill, show gun in Upper Northwest “Three people were robbed Monday in the District in two incidents in places that are usually considered safe. Two of the three were held up at gunpoint in Upper Northwest about 10 p.m. as they sat on a deck behind a house in the 3800 block of Jocelyn Street, police said. In that incident, two men approached, each with a mask over his mouth and nose. Both wore hoodies, and one carried a pistol, police said.”

WUSA9: DC Police arrest 2 for armed robbery “22-year-old De’Andre Cox of Northeast and 22-year-old David Lamont Green of Suitland, Md. were both arrested and charged with Armed Robbery with a gun, police said. Green was also charged with carrying a pistol, police reported.”

Video catches Metro Transit Police saving the life of a male who jumped in front of a metro at Rhode Island Avenue metro Station

Authorities find that there were no hazardous materials in suspicious package left on Albemarle Street NW Wednesday morning, August 27th

Crime Tip of the Week

As the new school year begins, children of all ages will be walking, biking, and taking the bus to school. Please be careful as you drive near schools and be mindful that younger students can be hard to see. Additionally, if you have children, take the time to teach them about DC’s juvenile curfew law. Children under the age of 17 are not allowed to be on the streets, in a park, or in an outdoor public area past 11 PM on Sunday through Thursday night. On Saturday and Sunday night, children cannot be in outdoor public places past 12 AM. Children are exempt from the curfew law if they are accompanied by a parent, if they are completing an errand for a parent, or other reasons listed in the following link:

Posted September 03 2014 at 5:35 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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