City Desk

The Blotter: Alleged Lady Crooks Busted!


City Desk provides weekly updates on crimes throughout the District.

Death Doesn't Take a Holiday: Shortly before 5 a.m. Christmas morning, three people were shot in a house at 5401 Fourth Street NWMiguel Angel Romero, 21, was killed; two others were hospitalized and are in critical condition. Marlo Antonio Garcias, 20, of the 1300 block of Newton Street NW has been arrested in connection with the shootings. Police believe the gunfire occurred as a result "of a verbal altercation at a social gathering." 

Tremaine Flythe allegedly lunged at Metropolitan Police Department officers with a knife on Kenyon Street NW before being shot and killed by them on the afternoon of Dec. 26. An MPD press release says that Flythe, "who was being investigated in connection with an earlier offense, twice confronted and reportedly lunged at officers in the 400 and subsequently the 600 blocks of Kenyon Street NW, in the attempt to inflict bodily harm." Two policemen, on the force five and six years, respectively, opened fire. Flythe, 32, of Northwest D.C., was pronounced dead at 4:33 p.m. at an area hospital.

Police responded to the vicinity of Fourth and Oakwood Streets SE around 5 a.m. on Dec. 27 for reported gunfire.They found Anthony J. Perkins in the 2900 block of Fourth Street SE inside a car "that had steam billowing from its engine compartment." Perkins, of the 1800 block of T Street SE, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lady Crooks Get Pinched: Three female robbers who allegedly stalked women for their purses have been arrested. After stealing two other pocketbooks on Dec. 12 and 14, the suspects tried a similar bag grab around 12:40 a.m. on Dec. 22, police said. The trio, backed up by four males, approached a pedestrian in the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and started beating her "about the body" until she fell, according to police. The suspects left on foot with the purse, but a cab driver witnessed the incident and alerted police, who saturated the neighborhood. Officers spotted the group around 23rd and G Streets NW and ran after them, nabbing all seven. Six are juveniles; the other was identified as 19-year-old Jasmine Brown of the 1000 block of E Street NE.

Creamy Caper: A robbery occurred at Tangysweet, a trendy frozen yogurt bar at 675 E Street NW, around 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 26. The gunmen tied one of the employees to a chair before making off with what police described as a large amount of cash and a computer.

Source: MPD District listservs, public releases

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  • RobShaw

    Yo - I like this new you got going. Very interesting. Not to throw more work at you but you know what would be cool? Quick google maps plotting these incidents.

    Given a bit of time we might see some really interesting patterns. The possibilities are endless.

  • Comrade Al Gonzales

    I told you these teen-age girl thugs would be caught. Don't mess with West of Rock Creek. Each of these punks should be put in prison for 20 years. They thought they could prey on rich white people, & they were wrong. That dumbass shit doesn't work over here. Maybe these stupid racist punk chicks will learn, but only if they get long prison sentences. We'll follow this case & give updates.

  • cminus

    Comrade Al, 26th and Pennsylvania isn't west of Rock Creek, and it's too soon to conclude that they're the same pack from Cleveland Park.

  • Former Staffer

    Hang all seven of them from the South Capitol St. bridge.

  • tomuchmetro

    I luv Tangysweet.

  • J

    Ouch former staffer- racist much?

  • Former Staffer

    @J - Nope, just strong on crime. I'm about as anti-racism as you'll find. But the death penalty for mob crimes would send a strong message.

    I did worry that it might be received as such, but decided to go with my first instinct.

  • Adrian Bent-Me

    Hang them for stealing pocketbooks? Even Hammurabi would think you're a lunatic- and he was nuts, he would cut off their hands.

    I've been robbed before and it sucks and is extremely frightening, but would never ever push for such a severe sentence merely to serve as a example.

    Former Staffer just needs a hug or an extended stay in the slums to loosen up.