Posts Tagged ‘metropolitan Police Department’

D.C. Increases Synthetic Drug Penalties As More Crimes Linked to Those Substances

"I don't want anyone to be fooled," Bowser said. "These chemicals are nothing like marijuana."

In One Day, D.C. Unable to Meet 77 Requests from Domestic Violence Victims

"This report shows us what we already know—there are not enough options for survivors in D.C.”

Quadruple Murder Suspect in Brooklyn, Police Believe

Suspect worked at victim's company

The Murder Capital, Remembered

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

District Line Daily: Police Pinch

Are too many police officers retiring at once?

D.C. Homicides and Sexual Assaults Up in 2013, Robberies Down

In 2013, D.C. saw a slight increase in the number of homicides citywide, even excluding the 12 people who died in the September Navy Yard shooting. The city had 104 homicide victims including those who died at Navy Yard—a bump from the 88 homicides the city saw in 2012, according to Metropolitan Police Department's 2013 annual police report, which it released [...]

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. [...]

Police on Relisha Rudd: “He May Have Killed Her”

Kahlil Tatum, the man authorities are seeking in connection with the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, could have killed her, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday afternoon.
Officials are now searching the sprawling Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, off Anacostia Avenue NE, for any signs of the missing girl.
The last sighting of Relisha was March 1, Lanier [...]

Is Your Neighbor Making Meth? D.C. Cops Want to Help You Figure It Out

The Metropolitan Police Department hosted a meeting  last night to help residents determine if their neighbors are cooking meth in their homes. No, it wasn't a seminar for Breaking Bad fan-fic authors; while meth busts in the District are rare , D.C. cops are anticipating growth in the city's meth use, and want wary citizens to stay [...]

Police Records Reveal More Information About Cop Who Allegedly Prostituted Minors

A police affidavit filed to request an arrest warrant reveals more information about today's arrest of officer Linwood Barnhill, Jr, who was charged with two counts of pandering a minor. The first charge states he attempted to compel a 16-year-old into prostitution, while the second one states he procured a 15-year-old into prostitution.
Much of the information surrounding [...]

Cop Accused of Prostituting Out Missing Teen Arrested

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Officer Linwood Barnhill, Jr. Wednesday and charged him with two counts of pandering a minor.
Last week, officers found evidence suggesting that sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography were occurring in Barnhill's Southeast apartment.
A routine investigation into a missing 16-year-old led investigators to the officer's apartment, and [...]

Police: Watch Out for This $100 Bill Schemer

The Metropolitan Public Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a crafty thief who purchases small items in stores with $100 bills. When the clerk hands him the change, he says that it's the wrong amount, confuses the clerk, and leaves with both the $100 bill and the change.
Police says the [...]

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 [...]

The Reef in Adams Morgan Will Close

Popular Adams Morgan bar The Reef is closing permanently as a result of a stabbing there earlier this month.
"As many of you know, the last few weeks have been very challenging for the Reef," a manager at the bar wrote in an email Wednesday to some customers, which Washington City Paper obtained. "After much effort, [...]

Police Say They Searched Car Where Dead Trinidad Boy Was Found

Almost 24 hours after 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury was found dead in parked Trinidad car, police say that they still have questions about how he died.
No cause of death has been determined yet for Kingsbury, who went missing on Sunday morning, Assistant Chief Peter Newsham said in a press conference in front of police headquarters late this [...]