DC Crime Summary – March 11th - 17th, 2017

DC Crime Summary – March 11th - 17th, 2017

There were three homicides and several violent crimes reported in the District this week • Dennis Lee Wise, 51, and Leonte Butler, 26, were stabbed and killed in separate cases on Saturday in the Fort Stanton and Bellevue neighborhoods, respectively. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are actively investigating the incidents. • Tyrone Johnson, 24, was fatally shot Friday morning near Twining Square in Southeast, and no suspect information is available at this time. • A series of videos have been released in connection with four separate homicide cases in the District. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the persons of interest in the videos.• Mark Elder Allen-Gifford, a 31-year-old teacher at Georgetown Day, was arrested Friday and charged over the weekend with child sex abuse. According to reports, the suspect allegedly touched and kissed a 14-year-old girl.

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Washington Post: Two fatal stabbings in SE Washington Saturday “Two men were fatally stabbed in separate incidents in Southeast Washington on Saturday, police said. In the first incident, police said that Dennis Lee Wise, 51, of Southeast was found dead about 2:15 a.m. in the 1800 block of Bruce Place. In the second, police said that Leonte Butler, 26, was found about 11:15 p.m. in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street SE.”

Washington Post: Man fatally stabbed in Southeast Saturday “A man was fatally stabbed early Saturday in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. Another serious stabbing was reported about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, also in Southeast. In the first stabbing, police said Dennis Lee Wise, 51, of Southeast was found dead in the 1800 block of Bruce Place.”

Washington Post: Man shot, killed in SE Washington just before noon “A man was shot and killed Friday morning in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. They said Tyrone Johnson, 24, was found about 11:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.”

Washington Post: ‘They took my daddy’: Family mourns father of three fatally shot in D.C. “Latese Alexander stood in disbelief as she held a plastic LED candle in the Emmanuel Baptist Church parking lot in the District one recent night, still puzzled and in shock as she awaited the start of a vigil for her 34-year-old son, Delonta.”

NBC Washington: DC Police Hoping Public Can Help Crack 4 Unsolved Murders “D.C. police are asking you to give certain images a second look. The images are from murder cases in which detectives are really close to an arrest. News4’s Jackie Bensen reports on what detectives need for that one last break to catch the killer.”

Fox5DC: Hate and bias-related crimes in DC up 62 percent “The latest crime statistics released by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser are revealing hate-based threats and assaults in the nation’s capital are way up.”

Washington Post: Georgetown Day teacher charged with child sex abuse kissed, touched 14-year-old, police say “A history teacher at Georgetown Day School accused of sexual misconduct with a student kissed a 14-year-old girl and touched her inappropriately, according to an arrest affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court.”

Fox5DC: Arrest made in LGBT Community Center vandalism, assault “D.C. Police announced Tuesday that they arrested a man suspected of vandalizing an LGBT Community Center in Northwest on Sunday. Andrew Cook, 20, of Southeast D.C. was arrested on Monday night and charged with felony destruction of property, simple assault, and threatening to kidnap or injure a person.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person wanted for armed robbery at convenience store in Northeast D.C. “Police are searching for a person, who robbed a convenience store Tuesday night in Northeast Washington. In a surveillance video released by police, the robber walks to the register to pay for an item. As the cashier prepares to make the transaction, the robber pulls out a gun and is handed cash by the employee.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance dies after being struck by bicycle “A 65-year-old woman was struck by a bicycle and fatally injured Thursday night in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. police said. They said Jane Bennett Clark of Takoma Park was hit in a crosswalk about 6:45 p.m. as she stepped off the southwest curb at 13th and I streets NW. The site is across the street from Franklin Square.”

NBC Washington: Thousands of Power Outages Reported Due to Wet, Heavy Snow “Wet, heavy snow and freezing rain fell on the D.C. area Monday night and Tuesday morning, leading to thousands of power outages across the region.”

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Posted March 17 2017 at 9:31 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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