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by Andrew Ramonas — September 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

Police car lightTwo thieves with a knife stole a pickup truck from a man in Columbia Heights yesterday afternoon, police said.

The armed carjacking occurred on the 3500 block of 13th Street NW about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was hopping out of his truck to open a gate when a van pulled up to him, according to authorities. Two men got out of the van soon after and headed toward the truck, which was still running.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 29, 2016 at 7:25 am 0

900 block of 10th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 3:50 p.m.) A 39-year-old man was shot and killed near the H Street corridor this morning, police said.

The fatal shooting happened on the 900 block of 10th Street NE about 4 a.m.

Police found Eugene Clarke, of Temple Hills, Md., unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived on 10th Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch is investigating the crime.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

1400 block of Maryland Avenue NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man was stabbed near the H Street corridor this afternoon, police said.

The attack happened on the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue NE about 2:45 p.m. today.

The victim was conscious after the attack.

Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

1300 Block of Clifton Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Robbers punched a man in the head and took $4,000 from him in Columbia Heights late last night, police said.

The violent robbery occurred between the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Clifton Street NW about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was walking home from work just west of the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus when two men punched him in the back of his head, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment

1400 block of Columbia Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man talking on his cellphone lost the device and some of his other belongings to thieves with a gun in Columbia Heights early yesterday morning, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 1400 block of Columbia Road NW about 4 a.m. Monday.

The victim was walking in the area when three people drove up to him in a black or gray four-door Nissan car, according to authorities. Two of the individuals then hopped out of the car and went up to the victim.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 27, 2016 at 8:20 am 0

3100 block of 14th Street NW in Columbia HeightsA man sexually assaulted a girl in a Columbia Heights store over the weekend, police said last night.

The attack happened on the 3100 block of 14th Street NW about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify the shop on that block. But the area has several businesses, many of which are in the DC USA retail development.

The man trailed the kid into the unnamed store and offered her gum, according to authorities. He then got a hold of the girl and sexually assaulted her.

Adrian Rendon, a 46-year-old Northwest D.C. resident, was arrested in connection with the assault and charged with second degree child sexual abuse Sunday, police said. James King, Rendon’s lawyer, declined to comment.

The suspect might have links to more crimes than just the sexual assault, according to authorities. Police are asking for information from anyone who may have been a victim of the suspect.

Anyone who has information regarding this case or additional cases should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.

by Andrew Ramonas — September 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm 1 Comment

900 block of T Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man’s friends had some advice for him when he threatened to shoot someone who police said he hoped to rob near the U Street corridor over the weekend: Don’t do it.

The attempted robbery occurred on the 900 block of T Street NW about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim was about a block south of the east entrance to the U Street Metro station when the man appeared, police said.

“Give me everything in your pockets or I will shoot you,” the man said, according to authorities. “I have a gun.”

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by Tim Regan — September 25, 2016 at 9:40 am 0

jumbo-pizza-u-street-photo-via-google-street-view(Updated at 11:43 a.m.) An argument that began inside of a U Street pizzeria early this morning ended in a stabbing and an assault, D.C. Police said.

The stabbing and fight occurred outside of the Jumbo Pizza at 1344 U St. NW just before 4 a.m.

Two people got into an argument over skipping line to order pizza at the restaurant, according to a police report. The two people then took their argument outside, where one of them took a knife out of their backpack and stabbed the other.

The person who was stabbed, a man, retaliated by punching his assailant, knocking him unconscious, police said. One of the victim’s companions then kicked the suspected stabber in the head.

Police arrested the alleged stabber, 20-year-old Jose Nelson Melendez Rodriguez, and the person suspected of kicking him in the head, 20-year-old Justin Anthony McKinney. Information on either of their lawyers wasn’t immediately available.

The victim of the stabbing was taken to the hospital, authorities said.

ABC News reporter Mike Levine tweeted a photo this morning that appears to show the aftermath of the crime:

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by Tim Regan — September 23, 2016 at 11:45 am 0

1600 block of 5th St. NW 2, photo via Google Street ViewA thief armed with a handgun took a woman’s violin case during a robbery in Shaw yesterday evening, D.C. Police said.

The robbery happened on the 1600 block of 5th Street NW around 10:45 p.m. The crime occurred on the same block where another armed robbery took place Wednesday afternoon.

A woman was walking along 5th Street with another person when she felt someone tug on her purse, according to a police report. The woman then fell to the ground, and when she looked up, she saw someone aiming a silver handgun at her.

“Give it to me, Give it to me,” the robber demanded. The woman then handed over her purse and phone, but the robber wanted her violin case, too, police said. It’s unclear whether the case contained anything.

The robber swiped the violin case and was last spotted running north with another person in an alley on the 500 block of Q St. NW. Authorities found the case lying on the ground about two blocks away.

Police didn’t release a description of the robber.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — September 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

1600-block-of-5th-st-nw-photo-via-google-street-viewA robber pulled out a gun and yanked a woman’s bag away from her in Shaw yesterday afternoon, according to D.C. Police.

The robbery happened on the 1600 block of 5th St. NW around noon yesterday.

A woman was walking south on 5th Street when someone ran up behind her and pulled out a gun, authorities said. The thief then grabbed the woman’s bag and darted into an alley before she had time to react. The bag contained an iPhone, some cash and several credit cards, among other personal items.

The woman sustained a scratch on her arm during the robbery but declined medical treatment, according to the report.

Police said they’re on the lookout for:

B/M, dreads, wearing a mask; S2: B/M, medium complexion, 20’s, 6’0, wearing a black hoody with a gray strip at bottom armed with a black gun, both L/S running into south alley between New Jersey and O streets NW

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by Tim Regan — September 22, 2016 at 7:15 am 0

2300 block of 11th St. NW different view, photo via Google Street ViewSomeone shot a man on a block that includes the Cardozo Education Campus and the Garfield Terrace public housing complex some time after midnight this morning, police said.

The shooting happened on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW around 12:30 a.m. today.

The victim was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, authorities said.

The area where gunfire broke out is close to where 23-year-old Eric Garrett was shot and gravely injured on Sept. 12. Garrett died in a local hospital earlier this week.

Police tweeted about the shooting around 2 a.m. this morning:

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by Tim Regan — September 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment

400 block of M Street NW, photo via Google Street ViewSomeone armed with a gun forced a man to hand over his “money, money, money” during a violent robbery in Shaw last night.

The robbery and assault happened on the 400 block of M St. NW just before midnight yesterday evening, according to D.C. Police.

A man was sitting in a gated patio area in front of his home when he was approached by a person with a white gun, according to a police report. The person pointed the gun at the man and said simply, “money, money, money.” When the man offered up his cell phone, the robber knocked it to the ground, punched the man in the face and again repeated, “money, money, money.”

The victim then gave the robber his wallet, which contained about $800 in cash. The victim also gave the robber a small handgun, police said.

The thief was last seen with two other people heading north on the 1200 block of 5th St. NW.

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by Tim Regan — September 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm 0

1118 H St. NE, photo via Google Street ViewA masked man with a gun robbed a fast casual pizza restaurant on H Street late last night, according to D.C. Police.

The armed robbery happened inside of the &pizza eatery at 1118 H St. NE just before 11 p.m. yesterday.

A man wearing a mask entered the pizzeria through the front door, walked up to a cashier and pressed a handgun to her side, according to a police report. The man then told the cashier to “pop that drawer” and she complied by opening the register. The armed robber grabbed about $300 in cash and left through the pizza restaurant’s back door.

A witness was able to flag down a police officer on patrol near the intersection of 12th and H streets NE some time after the crime occurred.

Police described the suspected robber as a black man wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt, a grey and white camouflage printed mask, blue sweatpants and white Chuck Taylor shoes.

This isn’t the first time someone robbed the &pizza on H Street at gunpoint. A robber also used a gun to hold up the fast casual restaurant earlier this year in January.

Image via Google Street View

by Andrew Ramonas — September 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm 0

1500 block of Columbia Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief in Columbia Heights learned over the weekend that a gun isn’t necessarily enough to rob somebody who is unable to hear.

The gun-wielding robber had to use his cellphone to type a note with his demands when he encountered a deaf man on the 1500 block of Columbia Road NW about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

“Give me your bank [card] and money and your pin number,” the message said, according to authorities.

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by Tim Regan — September 19, 2016 at 11:25 am 0

police carThe man shot and injured near the Cardozo Education Campus last week has died, according to police.

Authorities said someone shot 23-year-old Eric Garrett multiple times on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW just before 12:30 a.m. last Monday. Garrett was rushed to a local hospital, where he died yesterday.

Garrett was well-known and well-liked in the Northwest D.C. neighborhood where he lived, according to NBC Washington.

Police said last week they’re looking for a black male who is about 5 feet tall and has a slim build in connection with the crime.

More information from an MPD press release:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of 11th Street, Northwest on Monday, September 12, 2016.

At approximately 12:26 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. On Sunday, September 18, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Eric Garrett, of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINEby text messaging 50411.

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