Posts Tagged ‘MPD’

Police Looking to Public to Identify Man in Connection With Relisha Rudd Case

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the man in this video in connection with the case of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd.
Officials did not detail how this man may be involved, only saying that the "Department believes this individual may have information and we are only seeking to speak [...]

The Needle: Litteratti

Trash Police: Who knew? April is litter enforcement month, which means police will be paying special attention to illegal dumping and littering from vehicles. Fines start at $50 for littering and can run up to $500 for illegal dumping. +2
Like a Bird: The rare snowy owl that visited D.C. and then got hit by a bus had [...]

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 [...]

Fact Check: No Dead Body in Front of Columbia Heights Target

A vigilant reader wrote into PoPville today saying he saw a possible dead body in front of the Target in Columbia Heights this morning. The Prince subsequently posted this possible dead body sighting:
Black male 20 to 30 years old, in a black jacket, lying face down on the sidewalk in a small pool of blood. [...]

MPD Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing From Evidence Room

Another D.C. cop is in trouble with the law.
Twenty four-year police force veteran Rodney Williams was arrested and charged with second-degree theft Thursday for stealing evidence from the Evidence Control Branch, MPD said Friday.
Officials would not reveal what he stole, but said a tip from another department employee launched the investigation.
Williams is just the latest [...]

Beware: Scammers Pretending to Be D.C. Law Enforcement Are Trying to Steal Your Money

Scammers are calling residents pretending to be D.C.-based officials and asking them to wire money to satisfy an unpaid ticket, bill, or loan, the Metropolitan Police Department said today.
According to MPD, the scammers often say they are a detective with "financial crime unit" of the Metropolitan Police Department or an IRS agent. Several of the [...]

Report: 78 Percent of 911 Calls for Sexual Assaults at GW Don’t Have Police Reports

The Metropolitan Police Department received 76 emergency calls for sexual assaults on George Washington University's campus in the past four years, but only 17 of those—22 percent—have an accompanying police report, according to an article from the school's student newspaper, The Hatchet.
The paper quoted crime experts and victim advocates saying the discrepancy seems "surprisingly [...]

District Line Daily: Chief Lanier Defends Her Cops

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier met with residents last night to quell citizen concerns over a [...]

MPD Expands Its Klout With Instagram

The already social media-savvy Metropolitan Police Department announced yesterday that it's been using Instagram to communicate with D.C. residents in the hopes of solving open investigations.
The department has had the account, DCPOLICDEPT, for about eight weeks, and has posted 23 photos. It currently has 114 followers.Its posts largely consist of pictures and descriptions of missing [...]

D.C. Cop Indicted on Attempted Murder Charges

A Metropolitan Police Department officer was indicted on a number of charges including attempted first- and second-degree murder in Prince George's County after a November incident in which he allegedly tried to hit his wife with a "metal lamp post," according to the Prince George's County state's attorney's office.
An MPD spokesman says the officer has been [...]

New Traffic Cameras Will Ticket Cars for Endangering Pedestrians and Bikers, Blocking Intersections

If, hypothetically speaking, there were a war on cars in D.C., the battlefield just got a little trickier for drivers.
The Metropolitan Police Department announced today that it will install automated traffic enforcement cameras throughout the city that will ticket drivers for offenses like not stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks and not stopping at stop signs.
The [...]

MPD’s Twitter Feed Is Awesomely Artistic

Yes, the Metropolitan Police Department Twitter feed is useful for things like news and crime alerts. But it's also an exemplary showcase of the possibilities of integrating social media with what appears to be old-school Microsoft Paint. The results can only be described as avant-garde.
Take this tweeted pictured from today, for instance, informing followers that [...]

Man Who Set Himself on Fire on the National Mall Dies of His Injuries

The man who authorities believe set himself on fire on the National Mall Friday died of his injuries later that evening, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Saturday.
Because of the severity of the burns, authorities have not yet been able to identify the victim and will use dental and DNA analysis to do so, according to [...]

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 [...]

U.N. Brown Shirts Actually Just MPD Officers

Are a team of NATO and Russian officers training alongside D.C. police officers in Columbia Heights?
Well, the answer is almost certainly no, but nothing is definite, at least according to one extreme Columbia Heights vigilante with the Twitter handle @bombecerise.
The woman tweeted she saw UN troops and Park police training in Columbia Heights. This prompted [...]