Posts Tagged ‘carjacking’

String of Insane Carjackings Hits Streets of D.C.

Either Vin Diesel is in D.C. shooting his next film, or there's a string of some pretty Hollywood carjackings happening right now.
The Metropolitan Police Department is looking for several suspects in connection with three carjackings and one attempted carjacking in Northeast and Southeast D.C., all using the same surprisingly effective tactic. (Seventy-five percent success rate [...]

Weekend in Review: Summer Solstice Edition

Break out the bongos, hippies! Monday marks the summer solstice, when the sun hits its highest angle of the year. Expect highs in the 90s with a strong chance of drum circles. The annual astronomical event means summer has now officially arrived. And D.C. cops are, naturally, quite busy. Tis the season for peak crime, after all (curfew at 11 p.m., kids): WaPo [...]

No Lesser Sentence for Juvenile Carjacker, Appeals Court Rules

The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the mandatory seven-year jail sentence of a convicted carjacker who was only 16 years old at the time of his offenses.
Court papers show that Juan Peterson, who was arrested alongside several other persons for "a series of armed carjackings," had pleaded guilty to one count of unarmed carjacking and another count of armed [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

Despite all our adamant pleading
The zoo just announced it's conceding
This day was postponed
But Butterstick's loaned
And wanted in China for breeding
Once swine flu has been diagnosed
With Tamiflu, you will be dosed
Now places not distant
Have cases resistant
Here's hoping you won't be a ghost
Enough of such sadness and gloom
This week brought good news for the groom
The motion has [...]

Julia Corker, Senator’s Daughter, Carjacked in Penn Quarter

Julia Corker, the 22-year-old daughter of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), was carjacked last night.
Corker (second from left in photo) was driving a Chevy Tahoe SUV at 7th and D Streets NW, in Penn Quarter, when a man knocked on her window. She proceeded to roll down the window, and the man opened the door, grabbed [...]

Carjacking in the 300 Block of Taylor St. NW; Armed Suspect on the Loose in Petworth

BREAKING: Police are blanketing Petworth after an armed carjacking in the 300 block of Taylor St. NW. The perpetrator, a 5'8" black male dressed in running gear and a ski mask, commandeered the car at approximately 7:50 p.m. and fired on three cops at 7:55, hitting no one. A low-flying helicopter equipped with [...]