Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – September 10th – September 16th

Edward Eugene Hall, Jr., 38, passed away on Wednesday, September 10th, after he was stabbed one day earlier in Bellevue.

Deandria Conyers, 27, was shot in her house in Ridgecrest on Sunday, September 14th. She was taken to a local hospital, where she ultimately died.

Titus Jackson, 26, was shot and killed in Lincoln Heights on Thursday, September 11th.

Kenyetta Jordan, 49, was stabbed and killed in Fairlawn early Saturday morning, September 13th. Yvonnee Simms, 50, was arrested in the case and charged with murder.

Bareket Haile, 26, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue NW on Sunday morning, September 14th. Police believe that suspects were driving a dark colored, four-door Chrysler sedan.

A Pepco crew found a dead body on Thursday, September 11th, near railroad tracks in the Fort Totten area. Police are investigating the cause of death.

Deandre Shaheed, 19, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Mr. Shaheed was convicted of second-degree murder of Akinwole Olu Williams in 2013.

There was a shooting inside of a Northwest barbershop on Friday afternoon, September 12th. Police are searching for a male, about 18-20, years old with a low haircut and a beard.

Darious Antonio Scales, 20, was arrested on September 10th and charged with second-degree murder of Timothy Delonte Dawkins in 2013.

The 14-year-old male responsible for a shooting outside of the National Zoo on Easter Monday was placed under the supervision of DC’s youth correctional agency until he turns 18.

DC police officers will begin carrying emergency kits that include tourniquets. Officers will be able to more quickly deliver emergency care to victims of violent crime.

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City-Wide Highlights

There were 4 homicides this past week in the District – 2 in Ward 7 and 2 in Ward 8. This brings this year’s homicide total to 79 homicides, which is 20% higher compared to the same time last year. • There were 800 total crimes reported in DC this week including 10 cases of sex abuse and 125 violent crimes. Sex abuse has increased by 11%. • So far this year, total crime has increased by 6%.

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Recent Crime News

September 16th

Washington Post: Former Arlington man pleads guilty in 22-year-old unsolved murder at Hains Point “A former Arlington man pleaded guilty Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court to the 1992 fatal shooting of a District man who was sitting in his car with his girlfriend at Hains Point Park.”

Washington Post: DC mother charged with killing 3-year-old son in Southeast Washington apartment “Police say that Frances Lyles, 25, killed her son, Xavier. The boy died of multiple blunt-force injuries. Xavier was found dead in an apartment in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE, where he lived with his mother and 9-year-old sister. Lyles told police that she put her son to bed at 5:30 p.m. and checked on him at 8 p.m. He opened his eyes and went back to sleep, she said, according to a search warrant application.”

WUSA9: Man arrested for sexual abuse and robbery “41-year-old Garcia Pressley, of Northwest was arrested and charged with first degree sexual abuse, robbery force and violence and aggravated assault. Pressley will also be charged with two robberies that occurred in March and August of this year near 13th and M Streets.”

September 15th

Washington Post: Deandria Conyers killed in Southeast DC on Sunday night “A 27-year-old woman was shot and killed in Southeast Washington on Sunday night. Deandria Monique Conyers of Southeast was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound at a house on the 2000 block of Ridgecrest Court SE at 8:48 p.m., D.C. police said. She later died of the injury.”

Washington Post: Domestic violence lands many women in jail not wearing Miss America tiaras “Domestic violence is a hot topic right now — a conversation being fueled by what we’ve witnessed inside a fancy hotel elevator and on the stage of the Miss America pageant… Now, let’s talk about women who may not be wearing high heels and evening gowns, make-up or anything but orange. Women in prison.”

September 14th

WJLA (ABC News): DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash “Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan. It happened near Georgia Avenue and Girard Street. Police identified the victim as 26-year-old Bareket Haile of northeast Washington.”

Authorities are searching for male suspected of burglary and sexual assault in SE

DC police receive a tip and have renewed their search for Relisha Rudd in Kenilworth park

September 13th

WUSA9: Suspect arrested in murder of DC man “Police arrested Yvonne Simms, 50, of SE, D.C. in connection with the stabbing. Simms is being charged with murder two while armed in connection with the death of Jordan.”

Northeast residents hope to reclaim Marvin Gaye Park, which has been an area used by drug addicts

Candlelight vigil was held for Carolyn Cross, former deputy director of DC’s Department of Corrections who was killed on September 7th

September 12th

Washington Post: Shooting inside District barber shop during evening rush hour “A man was shot and wounded late Friday afternoon in a barber shop on New York Avenue NW, a principal route for homebound commuters. Police said the shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. inside Heads Up Inc. in the 200 block of the avenue.”

Washington Post: Catholic University grad’s killer sentenced to 20 years in prison “On Friday in D.C. Superior Court, that young man, Deandre Shaheed, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting Williams. The 19-year-old, who lived in the same neighborhood as Williams, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder while armed. His accomplices, Floyd Neal, 21, and Lafeyette Robinson, 21, also of the District, are scheduled to be sentenced next month.”

WUSA9: Caught on cam: DC armed robbery, burglary “Police are looking for two people in connection with a burglary in Northwest. It happened on Sept. 4 around 4 a.m. in the 1400 block of Belmont Street, Northwest.”

Mayor Gray discusses the Relisha Rudd case and speed cameras in DC

September 11th

Washington Post: Fatal shooting Thursday night in NE “Officers found the victim on a sidewalk in the 5200 block of Clay Street about 6:30 p.m., authorities said. The victim, whom officials described only as a male, was pronounced dead a short time later, said Gwendolyn Crump, a police spokeswoman.”

NBC Washington: Pepco crews find body in DC “A Pepco crew found a man’s body while performing maintenance work in D.C. Thursday. The crew found the body near some railroad tracks in the 100 Block of Kennedy St. NE. D.C. Police are conducting a death investigation. The cause of death is not yet known.”

Washington Post: DC corrections official died of head trauma, strangulation, smothering “An autopsy showed that Carolyn Cross, who was found in her apartment this week, died of blunt-force trauma to the head, smothering and strangulation, according to the state medical examiner’s office. Police said the case bears similarities to the killing of an Ethiopian immigrant, who was strangled in her home about a mile away on July 4.”

Washington Post: DC police start carrying new emergency kit that includes tourniquets “The kits are part of new training called Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, which has been given to 2,000 officers. More than 300 emergency kits have been distributed thus far. The equipment and training go beyond basic first aid.”

For the first time ever, DC prosecutors will launch a wrongful convictions integrity unit

Female who accused a Cincinnati Red’s pitcher of sexual assault does not have to reveal name according to DC judge

September 10th

Washington Post: DC man dies after Tuesday night stabbing “A Southwest Washington man was fatally stabbed on Tuesday night. Edward Eugene Hall Jr., 38, was stabbed at about 11:07 p.m. at the intersection of First and Brandywine streets SE, according to D.C. police. He died of his injuries on Wednesday.”

Washington Post: Darius Antonio Scales charged in 2013 DC homicide of Timothy Dawkins “A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 2013 murder in Southeast D.C. Police charged Darious Antonio Scales with second-degree murder for the Aug. 21, 2013, killing of Timothy Delonte Dawkins of Southwest D.C.”

MyFoxDC: DC police: Suspect shot after striking DC officer with vehicle “Police say officers were attempting to arrest a male suspect in a car when the suspect placed the vehicle in reverse and struck the officer. The officer fired one round at the suspect and the suspect fled the scene and was apprehended a short distance away. The officer and the suspect both have non-life-threatening injuries.”

Two males have been charged with beating, mutilating, and abandoning a canine used for a dogfight

Authorities are searching for a person of interest in a sexual abuse case in NW

A male has been arrested for robbery of a 7-Eleven in NE on September 6th

DC police are searching for two males suspected of second-degree burglary

DC police will change their speed-camera tickets policy

Crime Tip of the Week

There were 194,549 bicycles stolen in America in 2012 according to the latest FBI data. Last year in Washington, DC there were 1,460 stolen bicycles reported and about 400 of them were stolen from metro stations according to NBC Washington’s article. Thieves have also stolen numerous parts from bicycles. If you bike regularly, or if you are just parking a bike outside for a short time, we have a few tips to help you secure your belonging:

If your bike seat can be removed (via the same way you adjust the seat height), you should consider chaining the bike seat to the frame of the bike.
Bolting your tires to the frame of your bike will prevent criminals from stealing your tires.
Consider purchasing a steel U shaped lock to protect your bike frame from being stolen.

Posted September 17 2014 at 4:56 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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