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by Tim Regan — August 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Authorities are still on the lookout for four men connected a violent robbery and attempted sexual assault that occurred in Shaw’s Blagden Alley about two weeks ago.

The crime happened in an alley on the 900 block of M St. NW around 3 a.m. on Aug. 7.

As we reported earlier this month, a robber threw a man to the ground and punched him before patting him down for money, authorities said. When the robber found the man had no money, he told the man to perform oral sex on him. But the man called out to a bystander who came to his aid, causing the robber to run off with the man’s backpack.

Police yesterday released a video that shows four men they believe are connected to the crime. In the video, the men can be seen walking through or near Blagden Alley.

MPD is asking anyone with information regarding the crime to call them at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411.

Video via MPD

by Tim Regan — August 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

1500 R St. NW, photo via Street ViewA group of thieves held two people at gunpoint and robbed them near 14th Street over the weekend, according to D.C. Police.

The robbery happened on the 1500 block of R St. NW just after 3 a.m. Saturday. The area where the crime occurred is a little more than a block from the busy 14th Street corridor.

A man and a woman were walking west on R Street when three people walked out of an alley and approached them, according to a police report. One of those people pulled out a silver handgun, pointed it at the man’s head and demanded the duo hand over their property.

The man and the woman put up their hands, prompting two of the robbers to go through the victims’ pockets. The thieves took an iPhone, $110, a wallet and a passport before heading east on R Street, the police report noted.

Authorities did not release a description of the suspected robbers.

Photo via Google Street View

by Andrew Ramonas — August 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

700 block of Kenyon Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A would-be thief held a knife to a man’s throat in Park View last night, but left him alone after discovering the victim had no money, police said.

The attempted armed robbery occurred on the 700 block of Kenyon Street NW about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was walking in an alley about a block north of Bruce Monroe Community Park when a man came up to him from behind, according to authorities. The new arrival then grabbed the victim by his shirt and put a knife to the man’s throat before ordering him to hand over his money.

The man with the knife soon after went into the victim’s pocket to grab his wallet. But when he pulled the wallet out, he discovered it was empty.

He then put it back in the victim’s pocket and fled.

Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.

by Andrew Ramonas — August 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm 0

900 block of N Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday) A woman stabbed a man in Shaw after they boxed with each other Tuesday night, according to authorities.

The stabbing happened on the 900 block of N Street NW about 9:30 p.m. The area is just west of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The victim and his assailant were “playing” when they boxed, according to authorities. But the boxers eventually became “disrespectful” to one another, escalating the fight, police said.

At some point, the woman pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in his stomach.

The man was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Police put out this tweet with a suspect description:

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — August 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0

1200 block of U Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man made a weapon out of a post used to hold up rope for crowd control near the U Street Metro station over the weekend, police said.

The assault with a stanchion happened on the 1200 block of U Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

The man was arguing with another man outside of the &pizza on the block when the attacker punched him and then hit the victim over the head with the pole, according to authorities.

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by Tim Regan — August 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

1600 block of Hobart St. NWSomeone put a gun to a woman’s head during a robbery in Mount Pleasant yesterday afternoon.

The robbery happened about a block west of the Columbia Heights Metro station on the 1600 block of Hobart St. NW around 1:30 p.m. yesterday.

The woman was walking along Hobart Street when someone approached her from behind and began shaking her, according to a police report. Then, the thief put a handgun to her head, causing the woman to put her hands up.

The robber snatched the woman’s purse and ran off on 16th St. NW toward Columbia Heights, police said.

Authorities haven’t released any information regarding a possible suspect.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — August 12, 2016 at 7:00 am 1 Comment

Connecticut Ave and S St NW

(Updated at 9:47 a.m.) Someone shot and wounded two men in Dupont early this morning.

Gunfire erupted on the 2000 block of S St. NW. just before 2 a.m., police said. The area where the shooting occurred is nearby several popular bars and restaurants including Thaiphoon, Glen’s Garden Market, Russia House and McClellan’s Retreat.

Two men were wounded in the shooting, according to authorities.

Officers found one of the men on the 2000 block of S St. and the other on the 1700 block of Connecticut Ave. NW. Both victims were conscious at the scene of the crime, police said.

One person was arrested shortly after the crime occurred, according to D.C. Police spokeswoman Karimah Bilal. Authorities have not yet released that person’s name.

A Dupont resident wrote on the neighborhood listserv that they heard a “volley” of gunshots and several “speeding cars” in the area around the time of the shooting.

Police closed several roads in the area for a few hours earlier this morning to investigate the crime. Those roads were all reopened by about 6:30 a.m.

by Tim Regan — August 10, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0

Unit Block of L Street NE, photo via Google Street ViewA man who was stabbed in NoMa yesterday afternoon turned up in Ivy City before he was taken to the hospital, according to D.C. Police.

The stabbing occurred on the unit block of L St. NE yesterday some time yesterday afternoon.

The man was walking along L Street when someone approached him from behind, according to a police report. The unknown assailant then stabbed the man in the ribcage.

The man later turned up on the 2000 block of Gallaudet  St. NE in Ivy City around 3 p.m., where he reported the stabbing to police. The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition, according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo.

Authorities haven’t released any information on a possible suspect.

by Tim Regan — August 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm 3 Comments

1300 H Street NE 1Someone in a group of kids threatened a man with a box cutter after he called the cops on them for “tampering” with bikes on the H Street corridor yesterday evening, according to D.C. Police.

The crime occurred on the 1300 block of H Street NE around 6:45 p.m. yesterday.

The incident started when after a man saw a group of kids “tampering” with bikes on the sidewalk, a police report said. When the man approached the kids and told them he wasn’t leaving until the police arrived, one of the kids produced a box cutter, prompting the man to pull out a pocket knife. The man was able to flag down several passing police officers before a fight broke out, however.

The officers arrested the kid with the box cutter and nobody was injured during the standoff, police said.

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by Tim Regan — August 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments

900 M Street NW, photo via Google Street View(Updated at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday) Someone beat up and robbed a man, then tried to force him to perform a sex act in Shaw early Sunday morning, according to D.C. Police.

The crime occurred in an alley on the 900 block of M St. NW around 3 a.m. Sunday.

A robber threw a man to the ground and punched him before patting him down for money, the police report says. When the robber found the man had no money, he told the man to perform oral sex on him. But the man called out to a bystander who came to his aid, causing the robber to run off with the man’s backpack, authorities said.

Police described the man as:

A black male, approximately 20-21 years old, 6’0″ tall, with a chubby build and dark complexion.  The suspect was seen wearing a black tank top t-shirt and gray sweatpants.

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by Tim Regan — August 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm 0

500 M St NE, photo via Street View(Updated at 2:41 p.m. with details about a third victim) Someone shot and injured two men and one woman near Gallaudet University in broad daylight this afternoon, D.C. police said.

The shooting happened on the 500 block of M St. NE just after noon, according to police.

The three victims were all conscious after the shooting, authorities said.

According to a D.C. Alert, police are on the lookout for a man described as:

B/M, W/Dreads wearing colorful shirt

We’ll update this story if we learn more.

Photo via Google Street View

by Andrew Ramonas — August 6, 2016 at 8:30 am 1 Comment

800 block of Florida Avenue NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 11:25 a.m.) A man was stabbed near Gallaudet University early this morning, police said.

The stabbing occurred on the 800 block of Florida Avenue NE about 12:30 a.m.

The victim was conscious after the assault.

Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — August 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm 0

2800 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A bullet grazed a woman about three blocks south of the Columbia Heights Metro station tonight, police said.

The shooting happened on the 2800 block of 14th Street NW about 10:30 p.m.

Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — August 5, 2016 at 8:00 am 0

1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NWA man shot in Southeast D.C. early this morning went to the hospital after cops found him near Thomas Circle NW, according to authorities.

The shooting happened on the 1800 block of Stanton Terrace SE about 12:30 a.m. Police officers stopped a car with the victim on the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW about 1:15 a.m.

The man was conscious when cops discovered him, police said.

Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

Photo via Google Maps

by Tim Regan — August 3, 2016 at 10:35 pm 3 Comments

Police_Cruiser(Updated at 2 p.m. Thursday) A man died following a double shooting in Shaw late last night, according to D.C. Police.

The shooting occurred at a parking lot on the 600 block of N St. NW just after 10 p.m. yesterday evening, authorities said.

Officers rushed to the scene of the crime and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a police report we obtained this morning.

The man who died — identified as 19-year-old Derryk Johnson — was shot in the head, authorities said. The other victim was shot multiple times in his back and right leg. That man was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, police said.

The street where the shooting occurred is about one block from several popular restaurants and the City Market at O Street development.

Police did not provide a lookout for a suspect.

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