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DC Crime Summary - December 7th - 14th 2017

DC Crime Summary - December 7th - 14th 2017

There were several violent crimes this week in the District. Two suspects were caught on camera after police say they stole money from a Petworth business at gunpoint Saturday evening. The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in photos. D.C. police are now trying to find the two people who were involved in the robbery at a Annie’s Ace Hardware at the 1200 block of Upshur Street, Northwest, just before 7 p.m.Officials have released new images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Monday’s shooting at a Metro station. Authorities say the shooting happened at the Minnesota Avenue Station around 9 p.m. One man was struck but was conscious and alert when he was transported with non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting. • A driver believed to be working with either Uber or Lyft is wanted after he sexually assaulted a woman in Southeast D.C. on Sunday, according to police. DC police said the woman called for a ride at about 4 a.m. on Sunday and the driver suddenly parked the vehicle in the 400 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast, about four blocks east of the Capitol. Investigators said the driver began to inappropriately touch the woman and tried to take off her pants. When the woman began screaming for help, authorities said the suspect started choking and punching her. Authorities say a body found Tuesday morning in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood may be that of a woman who was reported missing the day after Thanksgiving. Officers received the call at about 8:30 a.m. and responded to the 300 block of 34th Street. Investigators say a woman’s body, believed to be 53-year-old Joni Shareete Rockingham, was in a trash can near the rear driveway of a vacant home.

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Washington Post: Gunfire erupts in Southeast DC, ambulance struck “A private ambulance that was called to take a patient to a hospital was struck at least once when gunfire broke out Friday night in Southeast Washington. The AMR ambulance was part of a fleet contracted by the D.C. Fire Department to carry patients whose condition is not adjudged to be life-threatening.”

FOx5DC: New images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Metro station shooting released by police “Officials have released new images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Monday’s shooting at a Metro station. Authorities say the shooting happened at the Minnesota Avenue Station around 9 p.m. One man was struck but was conscious and alert when he was transported with non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting.”
Fox5DC: Uber or Lyft driver wanted for sexual assault near Capitol, police say “A driver believed to be working with either Uber or Lyft is wanted after he sexually assaulted a woman in Southeast D.C. on Sunday, according to police. DC police said the woman called for a ride at about 4 a.m. on Sunday and the driver suddenly parked the vehicle in the 400 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast, about four blocks east of the Capitol. Investigators said the driver began to inappropriately touch the woman and tried to take off her pants. When the woman began screaming for help, authorities said the suspect started choking and punching her.”

Fox5DC: Two suspects involved in Northwest armed robbery caught on video, police looking to ID “Two suspects were caught on camera after police say they stole money from a Petworth business at gunpoint Saturday evening. The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in photos. D.C. police are now trying to find the two people who were involved in the robbery at a Annie’s Ace Hardware at the 1200 block of Upshur Street, Northwest, just before 7 p.m.

Washington Post: Third phone store robbery in D.C. this month; similar technique in all “It was the third daytime robbery of a smartphone store in the District in 11 days. And the techniques in each case seemed to have much in common. On Monday, a smartphone store was robbed in the 1300 block of F Street NW, according to D.C. police, by two men who motioned toward employees as if they had a gun, and made off with a substantial haul of phones.”
Fox5DC: Body found in DC believed to be Joni Rockingham, woman reported missing after Thanksgiving “Authorities say a body found Tuesday morning in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood may be that of a woman who was reported missing the day after Thanksgiving. Officers received the call at about 8:30 a.m. and responded to the 300 block of 34th Street. Investigators say a woman’s body, believed to be 53-year-old Joni Shareete Rockingham, was in a trash can near the rear driveway of a vacant home.”
NBC Washington: Three Men Use Stolen Church Van to Rob CityCenterDC Store “Three men driving a stolen church van robbed piles of coats from a luxury store at CityCenterDC, police say. Video shows a church van pull up to the Arc’teryx store on H Street NW just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Three men wearing dark jackets, hoods and beanies get out of the van and the video appears to show one of them throwing something at the entrance to break into the store. After breaking inside, the suspects run out of the store with coats and stuff them into the van before taking off.”

Washington Post: Arrest made in voyeurism case at special education charter school “A 23-year-old woman has been charged with voyeurism in a case involving a D.C. charter school for students with special needs. D.C. police said Krisha Garris of Temple Hills, Md., used a cellphone on Dec. 1 to record a 13-year-old girl as she undressed in a bathroom at St. Coletta Special Education Public Charter School in Southeast Washington. Garris then put the video on her Snapchat account, according to police.”

Fox5DC: VIDEO: Suspect pepper-sprays victim inside LGBTQ community center in Northwest DC “D.C. police are investigating what is being called a burglary and possible hate crime at a non-profit organization where the LGBTQ community can gather in the Petworth neighborhood. Surveillance video recorded inside Casa Ruby in the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday at around 1:45 p.m. captured a suspect in a blue or purple-colored hooded sweatshirt also wearing what appears to be a surgical mask pepper-spraying another person before leaving.”

Washington Post: Man killed at Walter Reed site identified, police make an arrest “The man shot to death last Friday at the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center was identified early Saturday by D.C. police as a 45-year-old resident of Northwest Washington. They said Brian Andrew Gibson ,who has been described as the driver of a shuttle bus, died in the incident. He was killed about 8 a.m. in the 6900 block of Georgia Avenue NW during a dispute with another driver of a shuttle bus, according to police.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Federal Court Denies Christmas Ad on Metro Buses “A federal court denied a request Friday by the Archdiocese of Washington to allow it to put Christmas ads on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority buses. The archdiocese had filed a federal lawsuit against Metro after the transit agency refused to sell space on buses for Christmas fundraising ads, citing its ban on “issue-oriented advertising.”“

Washington Post: On snowy day, car crashes into house in Southeast Washington “The car entered the kitchen area of the house in the 3200 block of 15th Place SE, in the Henson Ridge area, according to the D.C. fire department. It punched in a rear door and sheared off some siding. The occupants of the house escaped without injuries, according to the fire department. The car penetrated as far as its windshield, and the driver needed no medical treatment, the fire department said.”
Fox5DC: Missing 15-year-old girl last seen on Saturday in the District “Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl last seen Saturday night in Northeast D.C. Investigators say Charleisha Calder disappeared from the 1100 block of Florida Avenue Saturday night around 5 p.m. Calder is a black female with a medium complexion. She is 5-foot-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-576-6768, 202-727-9099, or 202-516-6169.”

NBC Washington: Veterans Affairs Asking Veterans to Return Benefit ‘Overpayments’ “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending thousands of overpayment notices telling veterans to pay back their benefits.”

WJLA: Bitter cold blast descends on DC area, affects people, pipes and pets “A chilly blast of arctic air is descending on the DC metro area; by Wednesday, wind chill temperatures are expected to be in the single digits. That means anyone working outside, whether laying down concrete, fixing a power pole, or repairing a water heater, will be feeling “the big chill.”“

Fox5DC: Multi-vehicle crash on I-95 causes major delays during morning commute “A multi-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 95 in College Park is causing major delays during the Thursday morning commute. The accident happened on I-95 just before the Interstate 495 interchange. As many as seven vehicles were reportedly involved in the crash. The cause for the accident is still being investigated.”

Fox5DC: Firefighters respond to blaze in Georgetown “Firefighters are on the scene of a blaze at a three story commercial building in Georgetown. The fire was reported at 6:30 a.m.on the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest, D.C. The cause of the fire is under investigation and motorists can expect early morning delays in the area. No injuries have been reported at this time.”

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

Posted December 15 2017 at 12:32 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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