DC Crime Summary – January 1st - January 6th, 2017
There were several violent crimes in the District this week. • A Prince George’s Police Officer was taken to a local hospital, after a man driving a stolen vehicle crashed into two police cruisers in the Carver/Langston neighborhood. The suspect, 25-year-old Michael Anthony Burwell, was arrested and also taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. • Branden J. Dixon, who was arrested on Wednesday for fleeing police with a one-year-old in the car, was also wanted for failing to show up to court in a prostitution case. The suspect and the toddler suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, after the suspect lost control of the car and crashed into a wall. • Shawn J. Brown, 28, was arrested and charged in the shooting death of James Dorsey Jr., 37, in the Takoma neighborhood. Authorities are searching for another suspect related to this incident. • Deana Debrow-Conley, 26, was charged in connection with the death of her one-month-old son. • A woman walking in the woods in the Foxhall Crescent neighborhood found a violin case containing at least one firearm. Authorities also discovered weapons along the C&O Canal, and they are actively investigating the situation.
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Washington Post: D.C. police investigating death of man found on bench in Franklin Square park “D.C. police are investigating the death of a man found on a bench in Franklin Square park in downtown Washington on Monday.”
Washington Post: Man wanted in Dec. 26 killing in Takoma is arrested, D.C. police say “D.C. police arrested one of two suspects Saturday in the Dec. 26 fatal shooting of a man outside a 7-Eleven store in the District’s Takoma neighborhood. Shawn J. Brown, 28, of Northwest Washington, was charged with second-degree murder while armed, police said Sunday. He was arrested on a warrant by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.”
Washington Post: Man stabbed to death in Southeast D.C., police say “A man was stabbed to death in Southeast D.C. overnight, a police spokeswoman said. A bystander found Antoinios Deangelo Butler, 25, of Southeast D.C., lying face down in the street near the BENCO Shopping Center around midnight and flagged down an officer, police said.”
Washington Post: Man wanted in prostitution case charged with fleeing police with toddler in car “Dixon had been arrested Nov. 3 by D.C. police and the FBI who alleged that he was “pimping” women for prostitution from a motel on New York Avenue in Northeast Washington, according to an arrest affidavit. Authorities allege that he advertised the women on the Internet in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. He was charged with felony pandering.”
Washington Post: Gun found in violin case near Canal Road in Northwest Washington “A woman walking in the woods near the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove on Wednesday found a violin case containing at least one firearm, and police said they discovered other weapons strewn along the C&O Canal.”
Washington Post: In D.C., it’s about to be a crime for offenders to tamper with GPS tracking devices “Something that lawmakers already thought was a crime in the District may soon be: tampering with a GPS monitoring device. For more than two years, high-risk offenders who cut off or disabled monitoring devices could not always be charged with doing so.”
WJLA: DC Police: Officer taken to hospital after man driving stolen car crashes into 2 cruisers “A Prince George’s police officer was taken to a hospital after a man stole a vehicle and crashed into two police cruisers, several passenger vehicles, and a utility pole in Northeast Washington, DC police reported.”
Washington Post: D.C. police charge mother in death of month-old baby who was shaken “The couple, in their 20s, met two years ago at a vocational training center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. They married in April in a ceremony outside Union Station. A son was born in June, and the family moved into a motel in the District.”
NBC Washington: D.C. Officials Preparing for Inauguration—and Protests “Signs are popping up around D.C. calling for people to protest the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump. News4’s Tom Sherwood reports.”
NBC Washington: DC Crime Walk Hopes for Community Involvement “A community leader went door-to-door in D.C.‘s Hill East neighborhood to try and convince neighbors to take part in the city’s security camera rebate program in the new year.”
NBC Washington: Area Road Crews Get Ready for Snow “Grab your hat and gloves! The D.C. area could see as much as an inch of snow by the end of the week, and area road crews are busy getting roads ready for the snow.”
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Posted January 06 2017 at 10:43 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link