CRIME UPDATE FROM THE DC POLICE UNION

DC Crime Summary – August 20th - August 26th

There was one homicide and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • Dante Miller, 24, of Northeast, was shot and killed near the Carver/Langston neighborhood early Sunday. No suspect information is available at this time. • An off-duty firefighter who works at the Upper Northwest Fire Station was shot in the Naylor Gardens neighborhood while driving in his personal car. • Michael Wiggins, 27, pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a shooting that injured a 7-year-old girl in April. • A woman was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon during what appeared to be an attempted robbery south of the Benning Road metro station near the Fort Dupont neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • A motorist was carjacked at gunpoint while pumping gas early Sunday morning near Capitol Hill. The three robbers made demands, and then drove off with the motorist’s vehicle. • Kevin Germell, 27, of Southeast, was arrested and charged with first degree sexual assault on Tuesday for forcing a women into the woods and abusing her Monday night. The incident occurred near the Washington Highlands neighborhood. • Dejaun Turner was arrested Wednesday and charged with breaking into a residence in the Edgewood neighborhood, sexually assaulting a woman and then holding her against her will after police arrived.

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Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Northeast Washington early Sunday “A 24-year-old man was shot and killed in Northeast Washington early Sunday, D.C. Police said. Police say Dante Miller, of Northeast, was found suffering from gunshot wounds shortly after 2 a.m. The shooting occurred in the 1200 block of 18th Place Northeast. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.”

WUSA9: Off-duty firefighter shot in Southeast D.C. “An off-duty firefighter who works at the Upper Northwest Fire Station was shot in Southeast D.C. Saturday afternoon, Metropolitan Police said. The 44-year-old firefighter has worked with the D.C. Fire and EMS Department for 24 years. The shooting happened in the 3300 block of Southern Avenue while the firefighter was driving in his personal car. He was with a family member at the time, police said. Officials said the victim was conscious and alert, and is currently in stable condition.”

WTOP: Man pleads guilty to shooting that injured 7-year-old girl “Authorities say a District of Columbia man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a shooting that injured a 7-year-old girl when she was coming home from a pizza dinner. U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillip’s office says 27-year-old Michael Wiggins pleaded guilty Friday to one count of aggravated assault while armed and one count of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.”

WJLA: Police searching for critically missing woman in DC “DC Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 48-year-old woman who has been missing since Aug. 1, the Metropolitan Police Department reports. Regina Banks was last seen leaving her home in the 4700 block of Alabama Ave in Southeast almost a month ago, according to police. Police describe Banks as ‘a black female, 5’7” in height, 160 pounds, brown eyes with a dark brown complexion.’ Banks was last seen wearing checkered shorts and a white t-shirt. Police say Banks may be in need of medication and answers to the name ‘Tiny.’”

Washington Post: Woman shot in SE during robbery attempt “A woman was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon during what appeared to be an attempted robbery, the D.C. police said. She was conscious and breathing after the attack, said Officer Sean Hickman, a police spokesman. Another police spokesman, Officer Hugh Carew, said she was apparently shot during an attempt to rob her in the 4600 block of Benning Road SE. It was not clear just why she was shot. After being wounded, the woman was driven in a truck to Oklahoma Avenue and Benning Road NE, where a police officer was flagged down. It appeared that both the woman and the driver of the vehicle, a pickup truck, were targets of the robbery, but that only the woman was hit by the would-be robber’s shots.”

Washington Post: Driver carjacked at gunpoint on Capitol Hill “A motorist was carjacked at gunpoint early Sunday morning on Capitol Hill, the D.C. police said. The motorist was pumping gas at about 1:30 a.m. at a service station in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE when three robbers approached, one with a handgun, police said. The three made demands, and then drove off with the motorist’s vehicle. Its motor had been left running, police said. The site is about two blocks from Eastern Market.”

WUSA9: Man charged with D.C. sexual assault “A man was arrested and charged with first degree sexual assault on Tuesday for forcing a women into the woods and abusing her Monday night in the District. Police arrested 27-year-old Kevin Germell Thompson of Southeast for the sexual offense that happened in the 4800 block of First Street in Southwest. At 11:30 p.m. on Monday, police say the victim was walking and was approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect physically assaulted the victim and forced her into a wooded area where she was sexually assaulted. The suspect was arrested a short time later.”

Washington Post: Police arrest man charged with breaking into home, sexually assaulting resident “D.C. police arrested a man Wednesday and charged him with breaking into a residence in Northeast Washington, sexually assaulting a woman and then holding her against her will after police arrived. The incident occurred Wednesday about 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Channing Street NE, in the Edgewood neighborhood off Rhode Island Avenue. Police said they charged Dejaun Turner with first-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, aggravated assault and kidnapping. Turner’s address was not provided.”

Washington Post: Four suspects wanted in robbery and assault incident that happened near convention center “Authorities in the District said they are looking for four people of interest in connection with a sexual assault and robbery that happened early this month near the convention center. The incident happened Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. in an alley along the 900 block of M Street NW. Police put out a surveillance video Wednesday that showed some of the suspects they believe are involved in the incident. According to police, one of the suspects ‘approached, robbed and assaulted’ a person who was walking in the alley. Police said the assault involved an “intent to commit first degree sexual abuse.’”

WUSA9: New video, photos released in NW, DC fatal hit and run “Police have released new photos and video in connection with a fatal hit and run that happened a week ago in Northwest, D.C. The hit and run crash happened on Friday, August 19, around 2:40 a.m. at New Hampshire Avenue and M Street in Northwest, D.C., Metropolitan police said. Police said a pedestrian was crossing the road at the intersection when he was hit by a car traveling southbound on New Hampshire Avenue. The driver did not stop. Twenty-nine-year-old, David Narvaez of Arlington was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

Police Update

Washington Post: Assistant Chief Peter Newsham chosen as interim D.C. police chief “Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, who frequently is the face of the department as he discusses major crimes before reporters or addresses the D.C. Council, was named interim police chief Tuesday to take over for the retiring Cathy L. Lanier. Newsham has been an assistant chief for 14 years of his 27 years on the force and now serves as head of the criminal investigation division, overseeing all homicide cases and high-profile robberies, burglaries and assaults.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Metrobus driver hits parked vehicle in Southwest Washington “Authorities said that at least eight people suffered minor injuries Monday after the Metrobus they were on crashed in Southwest Washington. The incident happened just before 10 a.m. in the 1100 block of Third Street SW when the bus was making a turn and struck a parked car. Police said there were eight passengers on the bus who reported ‘minor, pain injuries’ at the time of the incident. Those who were injured were taken to a hospital.”

WJLA: Car strikes security guard, bursts into flames in DC “A vehicle struck a security guard and then burst into flames in DC at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Constitution NW at around 11 p.m., ABC7’s Tom Roussey reports. Witnesses say the driver of the car, who was trying to make it through a stoplight, jumped the curb, hit a barrier and struck a security guard while he was on the sidewalk in front of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.”

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Posted August 26 2016 at 9:18 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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