Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

New District Crime Site Steps Into Homicide Watch’s Role

Capitol Justice aims to pick up where Homicide Watch left off

Quadruple Murder Suspect in Brooklyn, Police Believe

Suspect worked at victim's company

Feds: Senate Staffer Confesses in Alleged Sex-for-Drugs Scheme

Staffer allegedly intended to trade drugs for sex

I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Big Bag of Money

What do you do with $17,900 in cash?

The Murder Capital, Remembered

Twenty years later, police and FBI memorialize the victims of a shootout at MPD headquarters in 1994.

Georgetown Rabbi Arrested and Charged With Voyeurism

Barry Freundel has been the rabbi at Kesher Israel since 1989.

Fewer Bikes or Cell Phones Were Stolen on Metro This Year

Crime on subways and buses is at a five-year low through the first half of 2014.

16th Street Heights Corner Store Owner Killed in Robbery

The owner of a 16th Street Heights corner store has died after being beaten in a July 4 robbery at the store, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
James Oh, the owner of the Gold Corner Grocery & Deli at 5501 Colorado Ave. NW, and his wife Soonai Oh were both assaulted during the Friday robbery. James [...]

D.C. Cops Investigate Five Robberies Involving Transgender Women on Eastern Avenue

Police are investigating six robberies along the Eastern Avenue corridor and side streets in Ward 7 in which five of the victims are transgender women, many of them sex workers on that street, which is known as a destination for prostitution. The robberies occurred between June 10 and June 18 between 2 and 6 a.m.
Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier posted [...]

The Consequences of Smoking Pot in D.C. Depend on Where You’re Standing

Unless Congress objects, in July the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 will take effect in D.C. But to say that pot will be decriminalized in the District would be an oversimplification. While possession will be reduced to a $25 civil fine, you still won’t be able to walk around with a lit joint. [...]

No New Leads in Violent Capitol Hill Robberies

D.C. police have no new leads in their investigation of a string of violent robberies on Capitol Hill, a Metropolitan Police Department commander told more than 100 residents during a meeting at the Hill Center.
In all three robberies, the victims were female and walking alone. Two of them occurred near the Eastern Market Metro station [...]

Body Found at Judiciary Square Metro Station

A body was found at the Judiciary Square Metro station behind a parapet wall today at around 2:45 p.m., according to Washington Metro Area Transit Authority spokesman Philip Stewart. 
The adult male is believed to be in his 30s and was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is currently being investigated.
The 4th Street NW entrance of [...]

Police: Logan Circle Is Still Among D.C.’s Safest Neighborhoods

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans tried to reassure the 60-plus Logan Circle residents at Wednesday's ANC 2F meeting that the neighborhood was still one of the safest in the District, despite two recent shootings and a spate of robberies involving a stun gun.
Crime in the District, Lanier and Evans [...]

Shots Fired Near Capitol After Car Chase From White House

A car chase that began near the White House ended in a shooting near the Capitol this afternoon.
The car "attempted to pass a barricade in the vicinity of the White House," where uniformed Secret Service agents tried to stop it, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine says. Police chased the car to the corner of 1st [...]

Pizzoli’s Pizza Bandit Pleads Guilty

The viral star of a mugging caught on camera pleaded guilty Friday to charges relating to a bizarre armed robbery last May at Logan Circle's Pizzoli's Pizzeria.
James E. Wade, 30, will be sentenced in November and faces up to 30 years in prison for the armed robbery charge.
In May, Wade casually approached two men eating outside [...]