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by Tim Regan — August 4, 2015 at 11:40 am 217 0

1200 block of Connecticut Ave NW

A man was arrested after D.C. Police say he violently beat another man to the point of unconsciousness in Dupont Circle early Monday morning.

Police arrested Michael Medley, 32, on allegations that he assaulted a man near the 1200 block of Connecticut Avenue NW around 2:25 a.m. on Monday.

During the assault, say police, Medley punched another man in the face, causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground. Police say Medley then kicked the man repeatedly while he was incapacitated.

Police arrested Medley on charges of assault with significant bodily injury soon after the alleged beating took place.

The victim of the assault was taken to the hospital from the scene with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Oscar Mendez.

A lawyer for Medley wasn’t immediately available to comment.

by Tim Regan — July 31, 2015 at 10:00 am 241 2 Comments

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When will the city-wide crackdown on prostitution end? Only D.C. Police know.

Authorities announced last night they had arrested seven more men for prostitution-related crimes in Northwest and downtown D.C. and charged them with with solicitation of prostitution.

The latest arrests brings the running tally to 85 men arrested for prostitution-related crimes since July 14.

The arrests are part of a sting operation aimed at nabbing men who search for sex workers online, reported The Washington Post.

Police say the operation is still ongoing.

by Tim Regan — July 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm 612 0

Georgia Avenue and Lamont Street NW

(Updated at 8:36 a.m.) A man was shot and killed in Park View last night, said D.C. Police by phone this morning.

The man has been identified as 24-year-old Derrick Black of Northwest D.C.

Police responded to a report of a shooting on the 3300 block of Georgia Avenue NW around 9:25 p.m. last night. When they arrived, police found Black suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Black was transported to a local hospital from the scene, but later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Police are still investigating the homicide.

by Tim Regan — July 30, 2015 at 10:55 am 200 0

bike robbersA boy was arrested today in connection with a group robbery that occurred in Shaw earlier this month, say D.C. Police.

Police say that on July 11 around 10:30 p.m., 15-20 suspects ambushed three men and one boy near the exit of the Shaw Skate Park on the 1100 block of R Street NW.

The robbers surrounded three of the victims and repeatedly struck them until they surrendered their property, police told Borderstan on July 16.

A video connected to the robbery and released by police earlier this month shows a man forcefully beaten on the ground as he clenches onto a bicycle.

Police have charged the boy with robbery force and violence in connection with the crime.

The investigation is ongoing, say police.

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 $5,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery force and violence committed in the District of Columbia.

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by Tim Regan — July 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm 176 0

Dept. of Justice, photo via Wikimedia CommonsA D.C. man today pleaded guilty to six counts of voyeurism and five counts of stalking after admitting he secretly recorded women “in various
stages of undress” through their apartment windows between 2012 and 2014.

Former U.S. State Department official Daniel Rosen, 45, said he used his cell phone to secretly record women in Mount Pleasant, the U Street Corridor and Adams Morgan.

“Daniel Rosen crept through alleys and peered through windows to secretly film women during intimate, private moments in their own homes,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent Cohen, Jr. today in a press release. “Today he admitted to being a serial stalker and voyeur who robbed women of the privacy they expected in their own bedrooms and bathrooms.”

Rosen often spied on women under the guise of walking his dog, reads the press release, and sometimes returned later to record the same woman again.

Rosen will be sentenced on Oct. 9. Each of the counts of voyeurism and stalking carries a maximum penalty of one year and potential fines.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

by Tim Regan — July 29, 2015 at 10:45 am 1,144 0

Police CarA man and a woman were held at gunpoint during two robberies that occurred just steps away from one another in Adams Morgan early this morning , say D.C. Police.

During the first robbery, police say a woman was approached from behind by two suspects on the 2000 block of Columbia Road NW around 12:23 a.m.

One of the suspects pressed a handgun to the woman’s back, say police, and told her to let go of her property. The second suspect took the woman’s property, and the pair fled into a nearby alley.

Police later tweeted that they were on the lookout for the two suspects; one wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, the other wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

Though authorities have not released a detailed description of what occurred during the second robbery, they confirmed it happened steps away from the first on the 2000 block of Wyoming Avenue NW around 12:40 a.m.

During that robbery, say police, a man was held at gunpoint by two men who fit the description of the previous robbery’s suspects.

Police added that they think the two robberies “might be connected.”

No arrests have been made in connection with either crime.

by Tim Regan — July 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm 350 2 Comments

1400 block of Meridian Place NWA man was robbed at gunpoint near the 1400 block of Meridian Place NW over the weekend, say D.C. Police.

Now, that man has come forward semi-anonymously to tell his side of the story.

The man, who goes by the handle First4Metallicalbums on Reddit, said in a private message exchange with Borderstan he was robbed by three men around 10 p.m. on Saturday.

This is his firsthand account of the crime:

“I walked outside my apartment, looking for my friend to arrive,” he says. “I am on the lookout for her on the street, and three people rushed me from the alleyway next to the apartment. It was very quiet and they didn’t make any [noise].”

The three people that rushed him were “skinny, probably around 5’7”,” he estimates. “[They looked] around 20 years old, wearing dark clothes, one of them probably had a bright orange shirt on.”

One of the men, says First4Metallicalbums, flashed a gun and pointed it in his direction.

“One is pointing a long [barreled] gun in front of me, saying to give him what I got,” he recalls. “The other two went through my pockets from behind [and] took everything I have, which wasn’t much. Just keys and phone. They both took off running in the alley, toward 14th Street.”

First4Metallicalbums says the entire robbery took just 30 seconds.

“Lesson here is that it can happen anywhere, anytime, and sometimes there is nothing you can do,” he said later in a post to the /r/WashingtonDC subreddit. “[I] wasn’t expecting it outside of my apartment. … Hopefully you won’t have to deal with this.”

Police say they have not made any arrests related to the crime.

by Tim Regan — July 28, 2015 at 10:15 am 166 0

Police CarPolice have arrested a man they say was caught red-handed by the owner of the Columbia Heights residence he was burglarizing.

Kevin W. Jones is suspected of entering a home on the 1100 block of Park Road NW through an unlocked window on July 16 around 11:21 p.m.

According to the police report, Jones allegedly climbed through the window and was immediately spotted by someone inside the residence. When the homeowner said he was calling the police, authorities say Jones then exited the home through the same window.

Jones was arrested in connection with the burglary on the 1100 block of Park Road NW yesterday around 8:10 p.m.

Information on the suspect’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

by Tim Regan — July 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm 1,034 0

1500 P Street NWTwo assailants struck a woman with a gun during a robbery that occurred on P Street NW on Sunday, say D.C. Police.

A woman was walking on the 1500 block of P Street NW around 1:05 a.m. when she was approached by a man from behind, say police. The man then flashed a black handgun and demanded the woman’s property. The woman fled in the direction of 16th Street NW, but a second man approached the woman from the front and pointed a gun at her.

One of the two men struck the woman in the face with his gun, say police, and the woman fell to the ground. The men then wrestled the woman’s property away from her, got into a black car and drove away.

Police say the black car was last seen headed north on 16th Street NW.

Image via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — July 27, 2015 at 10:05 am 443 0

2300 11th Street NW, photo via Street View

Two men were shot and injured early Sunday morning near Cardozo Education Campus, say D.C. Police.

According to police, the men were standing near the 2300 block of 11th Street NW around 2:30 a.m. when an unknown person opened fire on them. Both men ran for cover, but were hit by bullets while fleeing.

Both victims were transported from the scene to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A third victim told police he woke up to the sound of stray bullets hitting his home. That man was not injured during the shooting.

Authorities did not release any suspect or related arrest information in connection with the shooting.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — July 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm 335 3 Comments

1000 P Street NW, photo via Street View

(Updated at 4:26 p.m.; the incident happened close to the Shaw/Logan Circle border and the article was changed to reflect that.)

A man struck another man with a metal pipe and was then arrested near the border of Shaw and Logan Circle yesterday, say D.C. Police.

Justin Johnson, 29, is suspected of approaching a man and hitting him in the arm with a metal pipe on the 1000 block of P Street NW around 2:18 p.m. yesterday.

Johnson was arrested at the scene, say authorities. Police did not know if the victim was transported from the scene to a hospital.

A D.C. Fire and EMS representative was not immediately available for comment.

Information on the suspect’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — July 24, 2015 at 10:30 am 212 0

D.C. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men connected to a violent robbery that occurred in a 14th Street NW alley last month.

According police, a man was robbed and beaten in an alley by three people on June 26 around 2:05 a.m.

In a video released yesterday by police, two male persons of interest are shown driving up to, entering and mulling about a convenience store.

Police are seeking information regarding the two men.

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC 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 at 50411.

Video via MPD

by Tim Regan — July 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm 484 0

Police CarPolice announced this afternoon they arrested seven more men on prostitution-related charges in Northwest D.C.

One of the men was charged with pandering, say police. The others were charged with solicitation of prostitution.

Yesterday evening, authorities announced they had arrested 11 men for solicitation of prostitution in the overnight hours between Tuesday and Wednesday.

And on Monday, police said they had arrested 30 men on prostitution-related charges since July 14.

The arrests are part of a sting operation aimed at nabbing men who search for sex workers online, reports The Washington Post.

The latest announcement puts the total number of men arrested on prostitution-related charges in Northwest D.C. since July 14 at 48.

Police say the operation will continue.

by Tim Regan — July 23, 2015 at 10:00 am 487 1 Comment

2400 20th Street NW

A woman was robbed at gunpoint in Adams Morgan early this morning, say D.C. Police.

The woman was walking on the sidewalk near the 2400 block of 20th Street NW around 1:50 a.m. when she was approached by three men. One of the men, say police, pulled out a black handgun and then robbed the woman.

After robbing her, police say the suspects forced the woman to lay flat on the ground and fled north toward Biltmore Street NW.

Police have not made any arrests related to the crime.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — July 23, 2015 at 7:10 am 257 1 Comment

Police CarD.C. Police are continuing to crack down on prostitution in Northwest D.C.

Yesterday, authorities announced they had arrested 11 more men for solicitation of prostitution in the overnight hours between Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Monday, police announced they had arrested 30 “Johns” since launching anti-prostitution efforts in parts of Shaw, Logan Circle and Dupont earlier this month.

The number of prostitution-related arrests in the area since July 14 now stands at 41.

Police say the operation is ongoing.

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