DC Crime Summary - September 28th - October 5th

DC Crime Summary - September 28th - October 5th

There were several violent crimes this week in the District. The Metropolitan Police Department said two people were shot while inside their car in northeast Washington, D.C., before they drove onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Investigators said the shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road. They said the shots were fired from outside the vehicle. • A man was stabbed Sunday night on a Metro train in the District, authorities said. A Metro spokeswoman said the stabbing was reported about 8:30 p.m. on a Blue Line train headed towards Largo. Two men allegedly involved in an attack in which a sterno can was thrown at a bus driver were arrested and were also charged for committing two violent robberies, police say. Aric Lewis Holmes, 19, of Southeast D.C., and John Webb Paul, 21, of Northeast D.C., were arrested about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after police identified them by reviewing footage of the bus attack. • Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped custody in the District. The suspect was last seen running eastbound in the 600 block of Lamont Street in Northwest. The suspect is described as an African-American man, 5’10” tall, around 155 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and dark shoes. A D.C. man is under arrest after he allegedly threatened to kill a Metrobus driver on Tuesday. Police say the suspect refused to pay his fare, then confronted the driver with a knife and threatened his life more than once. According to a Metro spokesman, the suspect had a folding knife with a 3 1/2 inch blade. • A U.S. Postal Service manager was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Monday for converting postal workers in Northeast and Northwest Washington into a virtual marijuana distribution network for West Coast drug producers, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Crime Map Update

Visit CrimeDC.com to see the latest crime alerts and trends.

Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Victims of NE DC Shooting Flee to BW Parkway, Riverdale “The Metropolitan Police Department said two people were shot while inside their car in northeast Washington, D.C., before they drove onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Investigators said the shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road. They said the shots were fired from outside the vehicle.”

Washington Post: Man stabbed on Blue Line Metro train “A man was stabbed Sunday night on a Metro train in the District, authorities said. A Metro spokeswoman said the stabbing was reported about 8:30 p.m. on a Blue Line train headed towards Largo.”

Washington Post: Man shot three weeks ago outside Potomac Gardens has died “A 24-year-old man who was shot three weeks ago outside the Potomac Gardens housing complex died at a hospital on Sunday, according to D.C. police. Carl Hardy, of Northeast Washington, was shot Sept. 10 in the 1200 block of I Street SE, just outside the gated apartment buildings south of Pennsylvania Avenue.”

NBC Washington: Police: Gunpoint Robberies Target Latino Construction Workers “Police are searching for two persons of interest in a series of gunpoint robberies of Latino construction workers in the Trinidad neighborhood of northeast Washington, D.C. They have released video from a security camera that showed two men running from a Sept. 26 robbery scene in the 1800 block of H Street, Northeast. Investigators said the men could be involved in as many as four robberies in recent weeks.”

NBC Washington: Two More X2 Metrobus Drivers Victimized as Assault Numbers Climb “Two X2 line Metrobus drivers were assaulted over the past two days, only weeks after union officials said the line was too dangerous and briefly halted service to protect driver safety. In the past 36 hours, a knife-wielding man threatened to kill one driver and a passenger threw a can of fuel at another driver. Both drivers were on the X2 line.”

WUSA: DC police search for escaped prisoner “Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped custody in the District. The suspect was last seen running eastbound in the 600 block of Lamont Street in Northwest. The suspect is described as an African-American man, 5’10” tall, around 155 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and dark shoes.”

Washington Post: Postal Service manager gets prison in scheme that delivered dope, not mail “A U.S. Postal Service manager was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Monday for converting postal workers in Northeast and Northwest Washington into a virtual marijuana distribution network for West Coast drug producers, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.”
NBC Washington: Virginia Attorney General Appeals Resentencing of DC Sniper “Virginia’s attorney general is appealing a judge’s decision that ordered convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo be resentenced. Malvo was 17 years old when he and John Allen Muhammad terrorized the Washington, D.C., area with a string of shootings in the fall of 2002. Ten people died and three were wounded.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Despite financial woes, United Medical Center will not need taxpayer subsidy “Southeast Washington’s troubled public hospital will end its fiscal year without need of a taxpayer subsidy but it is facing new financial problems after regulators’ shutdown of its nursery and delivery rooms, according to information presented Friday to the hospital’s board of directors.”

WJLA: Tall buildings, events in D.C. raise concerns for some in aftermath of Vegas shooting “In the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, some residents are concerned about security around the D.C. area given the number of parades and festivals that take place.”

Washington Post: Immigrants rush to file last DACA renewals by Thursday “More than 100,000 young undocumented immigrants — nearly 69 percent of those eligible — have applied to renew their work permits ahead of a Thursday deadline set by President Trump as part of his decision to end President Obama’s signature deportation-relief program.”

Washington Post: ‘We’ll miss him terribly’: 10th-grader dies after breathing woes at soccer game “A teenager who experienced breathing difficulties at a soccer game died Tuesday, after he was taken to a hospital, a Washington, D.C., charter school said in a statement. The District of Columbia International School on Wednesday said it was “devastated” to report the death of the male 10th-grade student, who was not identified in the statement.”

Fox5DC: DC police officers return home from Puerto Rico relief trip “Ten D.C. police officers who traveled to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts on the badly-damaged island after Hurricane Maria returned home Wednesday afternoon. The officers landed at Joint Base Andrews at about 3 p.m. They left for San Juan on Sept. 27, escorted by members of the 113th Wing of the D.C. Air National Guard.”

NBC Washington: Violent Crash in NE DC Sends 2 to Hospital “A violent crash in Northeast Washington left two people injured and two vehicles completely destroyed. A car and a van crashed in the intersection of South Dakota Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE about midnight, the DC Fire Department says.”

Washington Post: Fire on building roof in Northwest Washington blamed on electrical malfunction “A fire on the roof of an apartment building in the Logan Circle area in Northwest Washington on Thursday was caused by an electrical malfunction, fire officials said.”

Fox5DC: Man, dogs escape fire at home in Northwest DC “A man and his two dogs safety escaped an early morning house fire in Northwest D.C. The fire started around 3 a.m. Friday in a dental office located in the basement of a home in the 1600 block of Foxhall Road. A police officer on patrol spotted the man running from the property. The man alerted the officer to the fire and emergency crews were called.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted October 06 2017 at 4:12 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

Get Updates