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DC Crime Summary - March 2nd - 8th

DC Crime Summary - March 2nd - 8th

There was one homicide and several violent crimes this week in the District. A Maryland man was arrested after, D.C. police said, he drove a sport utility vehicle onto a sidewalk and fatally struck a pedestrian early Friday in Southeast Washington’s Congress Heights neighborhood. The pedestrian was identified as Vincent Childs, 42, of Southeast. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, in the 3200 block of Wheeler Road. Police said it occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m. • D.C. police say a man has been declared dead after Secret Service reported they were investigating a person found allegedly suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House. Secret Service officials say the subject approached the area of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds. Investigators say the suspect shot himself in the head. They say none of the shots fired appear to have been directed towards the White House. Police are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a male victim inside of his Southeast D.C. residence. D.C. police say the suspect was helping the victim carry items into his home in the 4500 block of 3rd Street at around 5 p.m. Monday. Once they were inside, the suspect pulled down the victim’s pants and sexually assaulted him. The suspect fled the scene afterwards. The suspect is described as a black male between 40 and 45 years old. He is 5’10” tall with a medium build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black and tan coat, black clothing and a black skull cap. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. Tips can also be submitted to the text tip line at 50411. • Police are investigating after a body was found near a construction site in Southeast D.C. The body of a man was reported to authorities around 2:20 a.m. along the unit block of I Street in a large fenced off section below the Interstate 695 overpass.Several lanes of Interstate 695 were closed between the South Capitol Street exit and the 6th Street exit during the investigation. Police say it’s not clear If the man fell or jumped from the overpass. They do not suspect foul play at this time. All lanes in the area have reopened. A man was arrested in the area of the White House for assaulting an officer Thursday night, the Secret Service said. Officials said the incident happened at around 8:40 p.m. and the man was apprehended by Secret Service uniformed division officers. The suspect is facing charges of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, threats to do bodily harm and destruction of property.

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Washington Post: Intoxicated driver fatally strikes pedestrian on sidewalk, D.C. police say “A Maryland man was arrested after, D.C. police said, he drove a sport utility vehicle onto a sidewalk and fatally struck a pedestrian early Friday in Southeast Washington’s Congress Heights neighborhood. The pedestrian was identified as Vincent Childs, 42, of Southeast. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, in the 3200 block of Wheeler Road. Police said it occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m.

Fox5DC: Police: Man dead, after officers reported person with self-inflicted gunshot wound near White House “D.C. police say a man has been declared dead after Secret Service reported they were investigating a person found allegedly suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House. Secret Service officials say the subject approached the area of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds. Investigators say the suspect shot himself in the head. They say none of the shots fired appear to have been directed towards the White House.”

Fox5DC: DC police: Man sexually assaulted victim after helping him carry items into residence “Police are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a male victim inside of his Southeast D.C. residence. D.C. police say the suspect was helping the victim carry items into his home in the 4500 block of 3rd Street at around 5 p.m. Monday. Once they were inside, the suspect pulled down the victim’s pants and sexually assaulted him. The suspect fled the scene afterwards. The suspect is described as a black male between 40 and 45 years old. He is 5’10” tall with a medium build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black and tan coat, black clothing and a black skull cap. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. Tips can also be submitted to the text tip line at 50411.”

Washington Post: ‘I pummeled him pretty good’: Carjacker stole two vehicles at one D.C. gas station, but not without a fight “They were headed to work and had pulled into a gas station in Northeast Washington to fill their vehicles — a hulking Chevrolet Trailblazer and an older model Honda Accord. Kelly Byron Williams, 58, and Freddie Wyatt, 52, had never met. But on Tuesday afternoon, police said, each became a victim of a carjacker who, in a few chaotic and violent moments, stole and wrecked both their vehicles. Williams, a maintenance supervisor for D.C. schools, said he fought back, punching the assailant several times in the face as the man wrested control of the Trailblazer from him at a Shell station in the 3800 block of Minnesota Avenue NE, between Benning Road and East Capitol Street.”

Washington Post: A dozen teenage boys arrested and charged with robberies in D.C. “Twelve teenagers were arrested and charged for their involvement in robberies that happened throughout the District over the last month, D.C. police said. The youths ranged in age from 13 to 17 years old. The robberies occurred in February in parts of Northeast, Southeast and Northwest.”

Fox5DC: Body found below overpass in Southeast DC “Police are investigating after a body was found near a construction site in Southeast D.C. The body of a man was reported to authorities around 2:20 a.m.along the unit block of I Street in a large fenced off section below the Interstate 695 overpass.Several lanes of Interstate 695 were closed between the South Capitol Street exit and the 6th Street exit during the investigation. Police say it’s not clear If the man fell or jumped from the overpass. They do not suspect foul play at this time. All lanes in the area have reopened.”

Fox5DC: Man arrested outside White House, Secret Service says “A man was arrested in the area of the White House for assaulting an officer Thursday night, the Secret Service said. Officials said the incident happened at around 8:40 p.m. and the man was apprehended by Secret Service uniformed division officers. The suspect is facing charges of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, threats to do bodily harm and destruction of property.”

Washington Post: Fifth-grader struck by vehicle while walking to school in Northwest D.C. “A fifth-grade student heading to her school was struck by a vehicle and injured Wednesday morning a block from the campus in Northwest Washington, according to police and school officials. The victim is a student at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual school in the 1300 block of Aspen Street NW. The girl was struck in the 1400 block of Aspen Street, near 16th Street. D.C. police would confirm only that a female juvenile was struck by a vehicle shortly after 8 a.m. and was reported conscious. A fire department spokesman said that the girl was taken to a hospital in serious condition, but the school’s assistant principal said later that the victim’s condition had improved.”

Fox5DC: 8-year-old boy struck by car in Southeast DC “An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Southeast D.C. Thursday evening. D.C. police say they received a call about the collision at 30th Street and Southern Avenue at around 6:53 p.m. The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene. Residents say speeding has been an issue for this narrow one-way street. However, police have not said if speed may have been a factor.”

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NBC Washington: 2 Children Struck by Vehicle in NW DC “Two children were struck by a vehicle in Northwest Washington Monday morning. Police say the 6-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were struck near the intersection of 14th Street and Somerset Place NW just before 8:30 a.m. Both children were conscious when they were taken to the hospital. The vehicle that struck the victims stayed at the scene. The crash is under investigation.”

Fox5DC: DC police looking for missing 73-year-old man with Alzheimer’s “D.C. police say they’re looking for a critically missing 73-year-old man with Alzheimer’s. Police say Harris Lenowitz was last seen on Sunday at around 2 p.m. at the U.S. National Archives Museum near 7th and Constitution Ave, NW. He was seen wearing a black rain jacket with a gray hood that says “Minnesota 2011 Governor’s Fishing Opener” and a black beanie hat.”

NBC Washington: Winds Knock Down Wall at Vacant DC Home “A D.C. home that was previously damaged by fire suffered additional damage Friday when strong winds knocked down a wall. A car parked next the building also suffered damage.”

Fox5DC: Residents displaced after fire in utility room of Northeast DC home “Four residents were displaced after an early morning fire in Northeast D.C. The fire was reported in the 1000 block of 18th Street around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Fire investigators say the blaze originated underneath the home’s boiler in the utility room. No injuries were reported. Officials say the Red Cross will assist the displaced residents.”

NBC Washington: ICE Detains DC-Area Immigration Activist in Arizona “Immigration rights activists are protesting the detention of a prominent Washington-area organizer in Arizona after she appeared for what she thought was a routine hearing. According to The Washington Post, Alejandra Pablos, 32, was detained Wednesday when the legal permanent resident traveled to the Phoenix area to check in with immigration officials on a pending deportation case stemming from a felony conviction for driving under the influence.”

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Posted March 09 2018 at 5:45 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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