Gay Crime Log: Fast Food Fight Edition
The GLLU, MPD’s Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit, serves the District’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Last week in police activity related to the GLBT community—including a juvie assault in a fast food restaurant—below.
TWEETING TOM. Thursday, April 9. 11:30 p.m. "Members of the Second District responded to a complaint of a suspicious person in the 3000 block of M Street, N.W. According to the callers, they observed a black male taking photographs of strangers with his cell phone. The male was located and identified."
UNHAPPY MEAL. Saturday, April 11. 11:50 p.m. "Members of the Second District responded to the area of the 1600 block of 17th Street, N.W. for the report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers located the adult male victim suffering from minor injuries to his head. According to the victim, he was inside a nearby fast food restaurant, when he became involved in a verbal altercation with an adult female and her small child. At some point, the adult female directed her child to strike the victim with a bottle. The child broke the bottle and struck the victim in the head, causing the injuries. According to the victim, the altercation began when the victim heard the child yelling racist and homophobic slurs and confronted the child. The suspects are described as a black female, heavy set, approximately 50 years old, with red or orange hair and a black male, approximately 7-9 years old, slim and about 5'5" tall."
GANG BANG. Saturday, April 18. 7:30 p.m. "Members of the First District responded to the area of 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. for the report of an assault. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located the victim, an adult male, suffering from minor injuries to his face, neck and wrist. According to the victim, he was attacked by his boyfriend and a group of males accompanying his boyfriend. The victim was treated and released at a local hospital and was provided a safe shelter until the suspect can be apprehended."
PIN-UP PIN. Sunday, April 19. 3:30 a.m. "Members of the Sixth District responded to a residence in the 4500 block of Douglas Street NE for a family dispute. Upon arrival, officers interviewed the mother and daughter engaged in the dispute. It was learned the daughter, who is 17 years old, was displaying photographs on her bedroom wall, which were unwanted by her mother. The daughter refused to remove the photographs. The dispute was resolved and the family was referred to local organizations for further support and assistance."
THIS ONE IS JUST :( Sunday, April 19. 4:30 a.m. the on-call member of the GLLU was paged by an employee of a business in the area of Logan Circle. According to the employee, while cleaning the business, be discovered a hypodermic needle. While attempting to dispose of the needle, he accidentally stuck himself with the needle. The victim was advised to respond to a local hospital emergency room immediately, for the purpose of evaluation and treatment of any potential communicable diseases. Furthermore, the victim was advised to bring the needle to the hospital, so it could be analyzed and disposed of according to the health and occupation standards.
GIRLS ON GIRLS VIOLENCE. Monday, April 20, 2009. 3:30 a.m., members of the First District responded to a call for an assault in the area of 8th and G Streets, S.E. Upon arrival, officers located the three adult female victims. All three were suffering from the effects of pepper spray and had to be treated by D.C. Fire/EMS on the scene. According to the victims, they were leaving a nearby club, when they noticed a white SUV occupied by two black females. One of the vehicle's occupants began to yell homophobic epithets towards the victims. The SUV circled the block and returned. The passenger of the SUV exited the vehicle and deployed pepper spray, striking all three victims. The suspects fled in the vehicle.
HAPPY ENDING. Monday, April 20, 2009. 3:30 p.m. members of the Third District responded to a residence in the area of 5th Street and Florida Avenue, N.W. for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, the officers were advised by the adult male victim he had met the suspect on an adult oriented internet site and invited the suspect to his home for the purpose of engaging in consensual sexual activity. After the departure of the suspect, the victim realized personal property was missing from inside his residence and suspected it had been stolen by the suspect. Officers were able to contact the suspect, who returned the property to the victim.
GET NAKED GUN. Monday, April 20. 4 a.m., members of the First District were flagged down by a male-to-female Transgender individual in the area of the Bus Terminal located near 1st and K Streets, N.E. According to the victim, she was walking in the area, when she was approached by a vehicle occupied by multiple males. At some point, one of the males pointed a firearm at the victim and sped off. Officers were able to stop the vehicle within blocks of the location and conducted a full search of the vehicle and its occupants. No weapon was recovered.
LAME. Saturday, April 25, 2009. 1 a.m. "Members of the First District were dispatched to an apartment in the 1300 block of Delaware Avenue, S.E. for the report of loud music. Once on the scene, the resident was advised to turn the music down, so as to not disturb his neighbors."
GETTING SOME "NO ACTION." Saturday, April 25. 3:30 a.m. "Members of the First District were dispatched to the area of the Bus Station, located at 1st and K Streets, N.E. for the complaint of prostitution. Upon arrival, officers observed several members of the Transgender community walking around the area of the bus stop. No action was taken."
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