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by Andrew Ramonas — August 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Police car lightThieves made the shotgun their weapon of choice in three separate robberies within a couple blocks of Florida Avenue NW over the weekend, according to authorities.

The armed robberies happened on the 1600 block of 4th Street NW, 100 block of S Street NW and 400 block of Q Street NW. Authorities haven’t reached the conclusion that the crimes are related, police spokeswoman Alice Kim said today.

On S Street, three men robbed a man and a woman of their iPhones and other belongings about 12:05 a.m. Saturday.

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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:

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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 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.

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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.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

1300 block of Otis Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)A group of teenagers pummeled a man and robbed him in Columbia Heights last night, police said.

The violent robbery occurred on the 1300 block of Otis Place NW about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was walking about two blocks southwest of the Raymond Recreation Center when three teen boys came up to him, according to authorities.

One of the teenagers then covered his face with a mask before all three of them started to punch the victim’s face and other parts of his body. The boys soon after got the man’s iPhone and wallet and fled.

The victim declined medical attention.

Police put out this tweet after the crime:

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 3, 2016 at 7:40 am 0

1800 block of Newton Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was killed in a “domestic-related” stabbing in Mount Pleasant early yesterday morning, police said last night.

The homicide happened on the 1800 block of Newton Street NW about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police found 32-year-old Pedro Sixto Esparragoza of Northwest D.C. with an apparent stab wound in a home just west of Bancroft Elementary School near Rock Creek Park, according to authorities. He was brought to a local hospital, where he died.

Edy Dinora Portillo Martinez, a 28-year-old Northwest D.C. resident, was arrested yesterday and charged with second degree murder while armed. Information on Martinez’s wasn’t immediately available.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0

1000 block of K Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)Three thieves with guns robbed a man and tied him up with a cord and a shower curtain near the H Street corridor yesterday afternoon, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 1000 block of K Street NE about noon Monday.

The victim was outside a home in the area when one of the robbers came up to him, according to authorities. One, or both, of them then smoked a cigarette. But it wasn’t clear whether they knew each other.

The thief eventually left and returned with two armed individuals. The victim and the three people went inside the home soon after.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 2, 2016 at 8:05 am 4 Comments

Police car light(Updated at 8:15 a.m.) Two men abducted a woman in Shaw and took her to Southeast D.C., where one of them sexually assaulted her over the weekend, police said last night.

The kidnapping happened on the 600 block of T Street NW Sunday, not long after midnight. After the abduction, the first degree sexual abuse occurred on the 3200 block of 28th Street SE, near Suitland Parkway and the D.C.-Maryland border.

The victim was walking near the Howard Theatre when the two men forced her into a car and drove her to a Southeast alley, according to authorities.

Police are looking for:

  • a black male, in his late twenties to early thirties in age, light complexion, low haircut, wearing a brown polo style shirt, blue jeans, and a hat.

  • a black male, in his late twenties to early thirties in age, dark complexion, low haircut, and plastic black oval shaped eyeglasses.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.  The Metropolitan Police Department 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 an assault committed in the District of Columbia.

by Andrew Ramonas — August 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm 0

15th and Chapin streets NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 8:32 a.m. Friday with additional details about the crime. Though a police report originally said the man was simply robbed, authorities today said the man was sexually assaulted during the incident.)

Two men armed with a knife sexually assaulted and robbed a man in Meridian Hill Park this past weekend, police said.

The armed robbery occurred near the park’s entrance at 15th and Chapin streets NW about 2 a.m. Sunday, July 31.

The victim was walking in the area when the two men popped out from behind a parked car, according to authorities.

One of the men then put a knife to the victim’s chest and grabbed his hands. The duo soon after directed the man into some bushes in the park, where one of the men sexually assaulted him and took his iPhone 6 and wallet before fleeing, police said.

Police described the suspects as:

  • a black male, approximately 25 years of age, approximately 6’2″, with a medium build and dark complexion, wearing blue jeans and a white tee shirt.
  • a black male, approximately 25 years of age, approximately 6’2″, with a medium build and dark complexion, wearing jeans and a black sweatshirt.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm 0

Rosebar Lounge at 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW

A man was slammed in the head with a table and hit there again with a broken piece of the furniture in a fight at a Dupont Circle club over the weekend, police said.

The attack happened inside Rosebar Lounge at 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The man and someone else were fighting in the club when the person brawling with the victim hit him over the head with the table, breaking it, according to authorities. The attacker then grabbed a part of the table and whacked the victim in the head with it.

Two bouncers intervened soon after. The assailant then hit one, or possibly both, of them with a broken table piece.

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by Andrew Ramonas — July 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm 0

Pret a Manger at 1432 K St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman sleeping outside a downtown eatery pulled a knife on another woman who disturbed her slumber yesterday morning, police said.

The incident happened in front of the Pret a Manger at 1432 K St. NW about 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

The sleeper woke up when a woman asked her to leave, authorities said.

“I’m going to kill you b-tch,” the woman who was sleeping said, while flashing a knife, according to police.

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by Andrew Ramonas — July 21, 2016 at 4:35 pm 0

A man sought in a burglary at a pie shop on the H Street corridor has appeared on surveillance footage, police said.

The crime happened in Dangerously Delicious Pies at 1339 H St. NE about 5:15 a.m. June 23. A burglar forced open a rear door to the store, went inside and stole cash before leaving, according to authorities.

Video police distributed today in connection with burglary shows a man with a baseball cap rummaging around an office and going through a cash register.

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 indictment 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 YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

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