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DC Crime Summary - January 19th - 25th

DC Crime Summary - January 19th - 25th

There was one homicide and several violent crimes this week in the District. A man was shot and killed Saturday in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Kenneth Poindexter, 29, of Southeast, was found about 1 p.m. in a house, police said. They said he had been shot multiple times. A girl was found dead at a boarding school in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, according to officials. DC police said they were investigating at the SEED School of Washington D.C. after the 12-year-old girl was discovered to be dead at about 6:15 a.m. Investigators said they believed the girl’s death was a suicide and that no foul play was suspected at this time. Four people were wounded Thursday night during a shooting in Northeast Washington, where one man was found unconscious, D.C. police said. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of Kenilworth Avenue about 9:15 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police found one wounded man who was unconscious but breathing at the scene. Officers also found two men and a woman who were wounded but were conscious and breathing at the scene, Carew said. • A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured inside an apartment Thursday afternoon in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Police Chief Peter Newsham said officers detained a man outside the apartment complex in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE, and detectives were questioning him as a person of interest. No arrest had been made as of Thursday evening. • A Virginia man who sex-trafficked a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl for two years was ordered on Friday to serve 30 years in prison and pay the victims the $648,000 they generated. Michael Edward Gunn, 41, ran a prostitution ring out of his home in Dumfries, Virginia, about 40 miles from Washington, D.C.. His wife, Angel Gunn, 35, and his live-in girlfriend, Vanessa Domingues, 31, assisted him. According to federal court documents, Gunn posted ads for the teenagers on the online classifieds website Backpage, using fake photos. Then, he, his wife or his girlfriend drove the teens to meet customers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Washington Post: Man slain in Southeast Washington Saturday afternoon “A man was shot and killed Saturday in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Kenneth Poindexter, 29, of Southeast, was found about 1 p.m. in a house, police said. They said he had been shot multiple times.”

Washington Post: Four shot and wounded in Northeast Washington “Four people were wounded Thursday night during a shooting in Northeast Washington, where one man was found unconscious, D.C. police said. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of Kenilworth Avenue about 9:15 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police found one wounded man who was unconscious but breathing at the scene. Officers also found two men and a woman who were wounded but were conscious and breathing at the scene, Carew said.”

Washington Post: Teen girl shot in head inside apartment in Northeast Washington’s Ivy City “A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured inside an apartment Thursday afternoon in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Police Chief Peter Newsham said officers detained a man outside the apartment complex in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE, and detectives were questioning him as a person of interest. No arrest had been made as of Thursday evening.”

NBC Washington: Man Trafficked Teens Across DC-Area With Help From Wife, Girlfriend “A Virginia man who sex-trafficked a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl for two years was ordered on Friday to serve 30 years in prison and pay the victims the $648,000 they generated. Michael Edward Gunn, 41, ran a prostitution ring out of his home in Dumfries, Virginia, about 40 miles from Washington, D.C.. His wife, Angel Gunn, 35, and his live-in girlfriend, Vanessa Domingues, 31, assisted him. According to federal court documents, Gunn posted ads for the teenagers on the online classifieds website Backpage, using fake photos. Then, he, his wife or his girlfriend drove the teens to meet customers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.”

Fox5DC: Armed carjackers flee after crash in SE, police say “D.C. Police are searching for three armed carjacking suspects who they say stole a Subaru Impreza just before 11 p.m. Monday from an area near the National Cathedral. The car was believed to have been taken from the northwest near the 3100 block of 36th Street. Officers later spotted the vehicle in southeast and began a pursuit. Police say the suspects crashed at Cook Drive and Mississippi Avenue and ran from the scene. No injuries were reported.”

Fox5DC: Police: Man attempted to kidnap female student walking to school in Northwest DC “Police say they are searching for a man who tried to abduct a D.C. student on her way to school Monday morning. The attempted kidnapping incident happened at around 8:05 a.m. in the 3700 block of Davenport Street in Northwest D.C., according to police. Police say the victim was walking on the sidewalk when the suspect grabbed her from behind and lifted her off of the ground in a bear hug. The girl was able to escape and ran away towards her school after a brief struggle with the man.”

NBC Washington: Police: Man Stopped at White House Checkpoint Had Loaded Gun “A man was arrested at a White House vehicle checkpoint Tuesday morning after police found two handguns and ammunition in his possession. Bryan McHugh, 43, of Alexandria, Virginia, was parked at a vehicle checkpoint at 2:30 a.m. and told officers his vehicle “contained a pressure switch with extra gasoline,” a police report says. Secret Service officers searched McHugh’s vehicle and found two handguns and six rounds of ammunition. Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department were called to the scene and declared the vehicle safe.”

Fox5DC: Girl found dead in DC boarding school, officials say “A girl was found dead at a boarding school in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, according to officials. DC police said they were investigating at the SEED School of Washington D.C. after the 12-year-old girl was discovered to be dead at about 6:15 a.m. Investigators said they believed the girl’s death was a suicide and that no foul play was suspected at this time.”

Fox5DC: 22 arrested after large marijuana bust at DC restaurant and lounge “A massive drug bust at a restaurant and lounge in Northwest D.C. has led to the arrest of 22 people during an apparent underground marijuana party. D.C. police say officers in their Narcotics and Special Investigations Division went to the XO Restaurant and Lounge in the 1400 block of L Street last Saturday at around 7 p.m. to investigate ongoing drug complaints that have been made from the community about the business.”

Fox5DC: VIDEO: Unruly customer spits water in face of DC coffee shop manager “D.C. police are searching for a man caught on camera spitting in the face of a Northwest D.C. coffee shop manager. After the Petworth coffee shop posted surveillance video of the incident on social media, it got a lot of traction and commenters revealed the suspect is no stranger to this kind of behavior. The incident happened Mondayafternoon at Qualia Coffee on Georgia Avenue. The owner says the man was already banned from the coffee shop for being nasty to staff.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: 10 Injured After Metrobus, Vehicle Crash in SE “Ten people were injured Thursday morning after a Metrobus and a vehicle collided in Southeast Washington, D.C. fire officials say. The crash happened in the area of Waclark Place and King Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Fire officials say nine adults and one child were taken to the hospital, but all of the injuries were minor. An ambulance bus has been called to the scene to help transport patients. No further details about the crash have been released.”

Fox5DC: Woman, child rescued from house fire in DC “Firefighters rescued a woman and a child from a burning house in Southeast, D.C. early Friday morning. The fire was reported just before 4 a.m. on the first floor of a house in the 3000 block of N Street.”

NBC Washington: DC Officials: False Emergency Alarm Is Unlikely “False emergency alerts warning of an incoming ballistic missile terrified Hawaii residents on Saturday. Could it happen here? The head of the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency said it’s unlikely. “[An alert] would go through at least a half-dozen people before it goes out to the public,” director Chris Rodriguez said. He said there is no single button in the D.C. Joint All Hazards Operations Center that could send such an alert.”

NBC Washington: 2 Blue Line Stations Reopen After Possible Track Fire; Delays Persist “Two stations on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines reopened Monday after the stations were briefly shuttered for unscheduled track work. Metro has not yet said what prompted the closure, but Twitter users shared photos and videos of a fire on the tracks. The Crystal City and Pentagon City stations were closed about 10 a.m., Metro said. Metro has not confirmed the cause of the closure, but photos from riders show a small fire on the tracks at Pentagon City.”

Washington Post: A fierce flu season pummels Washington region “A vicious strain of the flu is battering the Washington region, mirroring a wave of debilitating illness that in recent weeks has seized the entire United States, health officials say. With the number of cases across the country still rising, health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia are reporting a surge in patients showing up at doctor’s offices and emergency rooms suffering from fever, severe headaches, muscle aches and nausea.”

Popville: “I just wanted to share a fantastic experience with Third District Police and Officer Perry Morgan Jr.”This is all to say that community policing, and more specifically, a smart, adaptable, empathetic police officer can make the difference between a set of lost keys, and perhaps a court appearance for kid that innocently found them, and a relieved resident, a couple happy kids, and improved relationships between the police and the community.”

Fox5DC: Hospitals in Montgomery County limiting visitors due to flu epidemic “Some hospitals in D.C. and Maryland are taking extra precautions in the midst of a deadly flu season as they are limiting who can and cannot visit their facilities. In Montgomery County, six of its hospitals are not allowing kids under 12 years old to visit. In the District, there are certain restrictions in the majority of hospitals in the city, so people will want to check with their hospital before heading over there with a child or other visitors.”

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Posted January 26 2018 at 4:34 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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