DC Crime Summary - October 27th - November 2nd 2017
There was one homicide and several violent crimes this week in the District. • A man found dead inside a home in Northeast D.C. was suffocated to death, according to an autopsy. D.C. police were called to the 1700 block of Benning Road NE Saturday night and discovered the victim inside. Investigators had said there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body. No suspects have been identified. • A man is wanted for stabbing two other men who came to the defense of a woman he was arguing with on U Street Northwest, police said. The man and a woman, dressed in a Marilyn Monroe Halloween costume, were arguing loudly in the 1700 block of U Street NW about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. • Someone opened fire outside a convenience store in Anacostia on Monday morning, injuring two men, police said. The men were shot on the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Police responded about 11 a.m. and found the men with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the men was unconscious. Police are searching for a dark-colored, four-door sedan with rims on the tires, Patrol Services South Chief Robert Conte said. Police released a photo of a vehicle of interest. • Police say two men were shot early Wednesday morning in Northeast, D.C. The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. on the 1200 block of H Street. At this time, investigators are on the lookout for a black male, 6-foot-tall, wearing a dark hoodie with stripes on the back. • A Washington man was violently robbed this morning on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. The incident occurred about 9:30 a.m., Monday, near S Street NE as much of the city was at work or in school.
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NBC Washington: Police: Man Found Killed Inside NE DC Home “A man found dead inside a home in Northeast D.C. was suffocated to death, according to an autopsy. D.C. police were called to the 1700 block of Benning Road NE Saturday night and discovered the victim inside. Investigators had said there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body.”
Washington Post: Man robbed in daylight on Metropolitan Branch Trail “One of the two who were following the man on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, seized him from behind, grabbing him around the neck in a kind of choke grip, according to a police report. During the ensuing struggle, according to the account, the other member of the pair went through the man’s pockets. The incident which occurred about 9:30 a.m., Monday, near S Street NE as much of the city was at work or in school, or heading for one or the other, seemed to demonstrate several aspects of Washington life. It showed that although violent crime has declined in the city, it remains a problem.”
Fox5DC: DC police ask residents to stay alert following NYC terror truck attack “After officials say a 29-year-old man in a rented truck plowed through several people on a busy bicycle path in New York City, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 11 more, in what is being described as a terrorist act, authorities in D.C. say they are keeping extra attention on any potential threats in the area, especially as Halloween trick-or-treating and events take place Tuesday night.”
Public Safety Updates
NBC Washington: Halloween Drunk Driving Deadlier Than New Year’s Eve: Report “There are more deadly drunk driving crashes on Halloween than New Year’s Eve, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. News4’s Aimee Cho spoke with the father of an officer killed by a drunk driver who has an important message for people who will be out drinking to celebrate the spooky holiday.”
Fox5DC: Speedy Tax Service eviction puts boxes of personal tax record on Northeast DC street “The eviction of a tax service company put several boxes containing people’s personal tax records and information out on a Northeast D.C. street on Tuesday. The U.S. Marshals removed everything from Speedy Tax Service on 8th Street, Northeast and put it on the curb. The items included chairs, desks and filing cabinets, but more importantly, it contained the personal tax records of several clients. Among the personal information included social security numbers, out in plain sight on the sidewalk.”
Fox5DC: 5 suspected cases of mumps reported at American University “Five suspected cases of mumps have been reported at American University. The D.C. Department of Health says all of the affected students have been isolated as a part of standard procedure. Officials have also contacted the students to identify any other potentially affected students who might be at direct risk of contracting mumps.”
NBC Washington: Security Is Boosted in DC Area After NY Attack “News4’s Chris Gordon reports live from the emergency operations center at National Harbor. He tells how officials say they’re protecting “soft targets” from terror attacks.”
Posted November 03 2017 at 3:31 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link