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by Tim Regan — June 25, 2015 at 9:50 am 0

Police CarA man was arrested for allegedly carrying a handgun in Columbia Heights around 12:30 a.m., say D.C. Police.

According to the police report, a resident called police after spotting a gun-wielding man walking near the intersection of 15th Street and Columbia Road NW. Officers then searched the area and stopped a man who fit the description of the suspect.

Authorities arrested Jose Costanza, 18, in connection with the incident after recovering a handgun.

by Tim Regan — June 22, 2015 at 10:45 am 0

3100 block of Georgia Avenue NWA man was assaulted with two “dangerous weapons” near the 3100 block of Georgia Avenue NW last night, say D.C. Police.

Police did not identify the weapons used in the assault.

An unknown suspect walked up to a man around 6:20 p.m. and struck him with two objects, according to police. When the man backed away from his attacker, the suspect struck him two more times, injuring him.

Before the attack, police say the suspect and victim were not seen arguing.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — June 5, 2015 at 10:50 am 915 0

Leo Dwyer, Photo via ANC2BFormer Dupont Circle ANC 2B Commissioner Robert “Leo” Dwyer has been found guilty of a hate crime for assaulting a homeless man last summer at the intersection of 17th and Corcoran streets NW.

Dwyer will be sentenced on Aug 11. He faces a up to 270 days of incarceration and a potential fine of up to $1,500.

Police say that on July 28, 2014, Dwyer threw a homeless man’s bedding onto the street, dumped his belongings in a trash bin and sprayed the area with a cleaning solution.

The report also says that Dwyer sprayed the cleaning solution into another homeless man’s face when that man rode past Dwyer on a bike.

During the assault, police say Dwyer used a racial slur and profanity in declaring that he hated homeless people “dirtying up the streets.”  Police say he also told an eyewitness that he “hate[d] these people sleeping here.”

“Robert Dwyer targeted this victim for assault because he was homeless,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. in a press release.  “This prosecution vindicates the principle that everyone in our community deserves the protection of the law.  We will not tolerate this reprehensible behavior in the District of Columbia.”

According to a Washington Blade article, 18 ANC commissioners issued a joint statement urging Dwyer to resign last August.

Photo via ANC 2B

by Tim Regan — June 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

Police are seeking four persons of interested in connection with a tire slashing incident that occurred on May 17 in Mount Pleasant.

Four men were caught on camera walking in what appears to be an alley near the 3200 block of 17th Street NW about 3:30 a.m.

A May 18 post on PoPville appears to show several vehicles from the same area with slashed tires.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Video via the Metropolitan Police Department

by Tim Regan — June 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm 208 0


(Updated at 2:30 P.M.)
A man was shot this afternoon in Columbia Heights.

A spokesperson with police initially told Borderstan that the man was shot in the chest, but police on the scene said that they were not sure where the victim was shot.

The shooting occurred at 14th and Girard Streets NW at about 1 p.m., police said, near the AppleTree Early Learning Institute, a local preschool.

Forensics teams were still inspecting the area when Borderstan arrived on the scene.

No streets are closed, though the buses on the 52, the 53 and the 54 bus lines on 14th Street NW are avoiding the Girard Street stop.

The victim was conscious when he was transported to the hospital.

There are no suspects at this time, police said.

Image via Google Street View

by Borderstan.com — June 5, 2013 at 7:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with the use of a knife around 3 pm on Tuesday, June 4, at 14th and W Streets NW. The lookout is for two men; more details are below.

From DC Police Alerts: “A Robbery Knife at 14th & W Street, NW LOF 2B/M’s 5′-6’tall, 20-23 yrs, wearing blue jeans and dark shirt tattoos on neck DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #075-583. Sent on: 06/04 15:20.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Knife at 14th & W Street, NW LOF 2B/M’s 5′-6’tall, 20-23yrs, wearing blue jeans and dark shirt tattoos on neck #6381.”

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by Borderstan.com — June 4, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

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A suspicious car on the 1700 block of R Street NW on Monday afternoon. (Anna Carr and Luis Gomez Photos)

Yesterday at around 3 pm R Street was closed to traffic for several hours by DC Police from 16th Street to New Hampshire Avenue. A suspicious vehicle, a black Honda Civic, was parked across from Ross Elementary School on the 1700 block of R Street NW.

The man believed to be the driver was taken by the police in custody after they saw what appeared to be propane canisters inside the car. Police evacuated several buildings, including Ross Elementary School as a precaution.

The Honda Civic had stickers that read “Death to Capitalism.”

NBC-4 has more details and reported that “No hazardous materials were found in the car, according to D.C. police. The Secret Service is at the scene and may take over the investigation, D.C. police said.”

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by Borderstan.com — May 21, 2013 at 7:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery just before 1 am this morning, May 21, at 20th and S Streets NW. The lookout is for one man; details are below.

From the Police Alert:ROBBERY GUN 0054 HOURS 20TH & S STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR B/M 29-31 YEARS OF AGE, WEARING A BLACK SHIRT & BLUE JEANS LAST SEEN NORTH BOUND ON 20TH DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130242441, Sent on: 05/21 01:12

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Gun //20th & S Street NW //LOF B/M 29-31 YOA wearing a black shirt & blue jeans //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — May 14, 2013 at 7:30 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 1700 block of 9th Street NW just before 7 pm Monday night, according to a tweet and Crime Alert from the Metropolitan Police Department.

The victim was uninjured, but his iPhone was stolen. The suspect is described as a black male between 17- and 20-years-old, and about 6 feet tall was last seen wearing all black clothing.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

From the Police Alert: “Robbery Gun, UNIT 3072 CONFIRMED A Robbery in the 1700 blk of 9th St, NW. LOF a B/M, 5’11-6′, 17-20 yoa, all blk clothing.  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130227965, Sent on: 05/13 21:01″

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Gun in the 1700blk of 9th St, NW. 1852hrs. LOF a B/M, 5’11-6′, 17-20 yoa, all blk clothing. 6972″

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by Borderstan.com — May 13, 2013 at 8:00 am 2 Comments

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with the use of a knife at 6:36 pm, Saturday, May 11, at 11th Street and Florida Avenue NW. The lookout is for two men; more details are below.

From DC Police Alerts: “3022 CONFIRMED A Robbery Knife_1836 hours_2300 11th St NW_LOF 2 B/M’s 1 w/blk shirt blk pants 2nd w/blue shorts and a colorful shirt DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130224311, Sent on: 05/11 19:37.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Knife_1836 hours_2300 11th St NW_LOF 2 B/M’s 1 w/blk shirt blk pants 2nd w/blue shorts and a colorful shirt / 6365.”

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by Borderstan.com — May 7, 2013 at 7:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 11:10 pm yesterday, May 6, at 16th and R Streets NW. The lookout is for one man; details are below.

There is usually a fair amount of foot and car traffic at this intersection at this time of the evening. It is only one block from the 17th Street business corridor, and the large Chastleton condo building is at the northeast corner.

From the Police Alert: “ROBBERY GUN 2310 HOURS 16TH & R STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR B/M, 6’0″-6’2″, 30 YEARS OF AGE, WEARING BLUE JEANS DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130215204. Sent on: 05/06 23:28.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3D Robbery Gun //16th & R Street NW //LOF B/M, 6’0″, 30 YOA, wearing dark jeans //Last seen walking east //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — April 29, 2013 at 7:07 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported two robberies in the area Sunday night, April 28, one involving a gun and the other with force and violence.

The gun robbery occurred around 9:15 pm near the intersection of Q Street and Vermont Avenue NW, just north of Logan Circle. The robbery with force and violence happened around 11 pm on the 700 block of Florida Avenue NW and involved three suspects. More details on both crime are below.

Gun Robbery

  • From DC Police Alerts: “3072 CONFIRMED A Robbery Gun//2058// Vermont Ave & Q St NW// B/M 6’0″-6’2″, 35 YOA, Blk Cap, Blk Jacket, Blue Jeans DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130199874, Sent on: 04/28 21:21″
  • From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3072 confirmed a Robbery Gun//2058// Vermont Ave & Q St NW//B/M 6’0″-6’2″, 35 YOA, Blk Cap, Blk Jacket, Blue Jeans. 7626″

Robbery with Force and Violence

  • From DC Police Alerts: “Robbery Force & Violence_2310 hours_700 Florida Avenue NW_LOF: 3 B/Ms. S-1 – thin build, wearing green jacket and blue jeans. S-2 – heavy set wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. S-3 – No description  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT # I20130200060, Sent on: 04/28 23:46″
  • From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Rob F&V_2310hrs_700 Florida Ave NW_LOF: 3 B/Ms. S-1-thin build, green jacket, blue jeans. S-2 -heavy set, dark hoodie.S-3- no desc. // 8138″

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by Borderstan.com — April 27, 2013 at 9:30 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

A man was robbed and beaten early Thursday morning near the intersection of 14th and N Streets NW, according to a post from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). According to police, three men approached the victim at about 1 am and began punching him.

During the attack, one of the suspects stole the victim’s iPad. Two of the three suspects were later apprehended and charged with robbery. A third suspect fled the area on foot. The victim’s iPad was not recovered.

NBC Washington spoke with the victim in the case, who says the suspects shouted homophobic slurs in Spanish at him. The incident occurred on the sidewalk near 1321 14th Street NW, the location of Crew Club, which according to its website, is a fitness and lounge facility that caters to gay men.

Police are investigating the case as a possible hate crime and are still seeking the third suspect. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com — April 24, 2013 at 6:30 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported an armed carjacking early this morning, April 24, on the 900 block of Westminster Street NW. Police reports said three men had occupied a red Geo Prism at 2:07 am and were armed with at least one knife; more details on the suspects are below. Westminister is a one-block street between S and T Streets NW.

From DC Police Alerts: “ARMED CARJACKING 0207 HOURS 900 BLOCK WESTMINSTER STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR (3) B/M’S OCCUPYING A RED GEO PRISM SUSPECTS ARMED WITH A KNIFE DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT  I20130190244, Sent on: 04/24 02:17.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “ARMED CARJACKING 900 BLOCK WESTMINSTER ST NW LOOKOUT FOR (3) B/M’S OCCUPYING A RED GEO PRISM MD TAG 2AP66 SUSPECTS ARMED WITH A KNIFE.”

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by Borderstan.com — April 22, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with the use of a knife at 1:40 am this morning, April 22, on the 900 block of Florida Avenue NW. The lookout is for two men, both armed with knives, according to DC Police; more details are below.

From DC Police Alerts: “Robbery Knife_0140 hours_900 Florida Avenue NW_LOF: 2 B/M’s, mid 20’s, short hair,  armed with knives. S-1 – black stocking cap. S-2 – white cap.  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130186558, Sent on: 04/22 02:05.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Rob Knife_0140 hrs_900 Florida Avenue NW_LOF: 2 B/Ms, mid 20s, short hair, armed w/ knives. 1 w/ black stocking cap & 1 w/ white cap // 8138.”

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