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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 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 Andrew Ramonas — September 17, 2016 at 9:10 am 0

Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)(Updated at 11:20 a.m.) A man was shot on the H Street corridor and another man was stabbed in Adams Morgan overnight, according to authorities.

The shooting happened on the 700 block of H Street NE about 12:15 a.m. The stabbing occurred on the 1700 block of Kalorama Road NW about 12:30 a.m.

In the stabbing, the victim was driving a taxi with a passenger just southwest of the Adams Morgan Harris Teeter when the rider stabbed him three times in his chest with a knife, robbed him and fled, according to authorities.

The cabbie was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Police arrested 23-year-old Johnwann Elliot of Southeast D.C. in connection with the crime. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Details on what led up to the shooting on the same block as Po Boy Jim, Crown Fried Chicken and other businesses weren’t immediately available from authorities. But the shooting victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

Police put out this tweet about the suspects after the crime:

Photo via Flickr/nullvalue

by Andrew Ramonas — September 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

1600 block of 6th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A masked thief with a gun stole a car in Shaw this morning a day after another armed carjacking with a masked robber in the neighborhood, police said.

The carjacking today occurred on the 1600 block of 6th Street NW about 3 a.m. The scene of the crime was just around the corner from the 600 block of Q Street NW, where a carjacking happened about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

A police spokeswoman said the crimes don’t appear to be connected.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

600 block of Q Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A masked thief stole a pizza delivery man’s car at gunpoint in Shaw early this morning, police said.

The armed carjacking happened on the 600 block of Q Street NW about 1 a.m. today. The area is about two blocks south of the Shaw-Howard University Metro station.

The victim was bringing a pizza to a man on Q Street when the individual came up to the victim’s car with a handgun, according to authorities. The man with the gun then ordered the victim to leave his car and hand over his money.

The pizza man got out of his car and gave up his cash soon after. The man with the gun then hopped in the car and drove off.

Police described the car and the suspect in a tweet after the crime:

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — September 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

1900 block of 2nd Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief wearing a skull mask grabbed a woman by her neck, put a gun to her head and robbed her in Bloomingdale late last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1900 block of 2nd Street NW about 11:45 p.m. Monday.

The victim was walking about a block north of Rhode Island Avenue NW when a man came up to her from behind, according to authorities. He soon after grasped her neck, flashed a handgun and ordered her to give up her keys.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

1300 block of Perry Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man exposed himself and tried to take off a woman’s pants in Columbia Heights over the weekend, police said.

The attempted sexual assault occurred on the 1300 block of Perry Place NW about 7 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was behind a rowhouse in the area when a man came up to her, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 12, 2016 at 7:55 am 0

2300 block of 11th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was shot on a block that includes the Cardozo Education Campus and the Garfield Terrace public housing complex around midnight, police said.

The shooting happened on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW about 12:15 a.m. today.

The victim, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, was brought to a local hospital, according to authorities.

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

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — September 6, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Police car lightPolice have apprehended two more teenagers sought in a crime spree that included three stabbings and two robberies with a knife in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights areas last week, according to authorities.

Yeison Gomez-Chavez, 18, and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Thursday and charged with assault with intent to kill and robbery, police announced late last week. Both of them are from Northwest D.C.

Gomez-Chavez also was charged with another count of robbery and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. D.C. lawyer Joseph Molina, who is representing Gomez-Chavez, wasn’t immediately available to comment.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

Police car(Updated at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6) An 18-year-old man sought in three stabbings and a two robberies with a knife in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights areas this week has been apprehended, police announced yesterday.

Christian Mendoza of Northwest D.C. was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of robbery with assault with intent to kill and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in the four crimes. David Maxted, Mendoza’s lawyer, wasn’t immediately available to comment.

The first stabbing happened on the 3100 block of 16th Street NW about 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to authorities. The victim in the assault said several men robbed him and someone stabbed him.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

3000 block of 16th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Two thieves with a knife robbed a man in a Columbia Heights apartment building elevator early yesterday morning, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 3000 block of 16th Street NW about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The area is about a block west of the DC USA retail development.

The victim was in the elevator when two men approached him, according to authorities. One of the men then held a knife to the victim’s neck as his partner grabbed the victim’s wallet and cellphone from his pockets.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

1300 block of Meridian Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was met with gunfire when he chased after a robber who pistol-whipped him in Columbia Heights early yesterday morning, police said.

The violent encounter happened on the 1300 block of Meridian Place NW about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim and another man were walking about three blocks north of the Columbia Heights Giant when a silver car with three people stopped near them, according to authorities. Two of the people eventually got out of vehicle.

One of them then used a handgun to hit the victim several times in his head before taking the man’s wallet. The thieves left to return to their car soon after.

But the victim wasn’t done with them.

He chased after the duo until one of them fired a gun multiple times and fled with the other suspects, according to authorities.

The victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — August 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

2600 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man reclaimed his stolen scooter after taking a punch to his face and a screwdriver to one of his arms in Columbia Heights yesterday, police said.

The attack occurred at the BP gas station at 2600 14th St. NW about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

The victim was waiting for cops to arrive to take a report on his stolen scooter when he and another person saw two young men riding it toward the BP, according to authorities.

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