by Jennifer Currier December 29, 2015 at 2:15 pm 0

John Matthews Missing 12-28 (via MPD)

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 74-year-old man who is missing from Washington Hospital Center near Howard University and may need medical attention.

John Matthews was last seen at the hospital at 110 Irving St. NW yesterday.

Matthews is described as a black man with black hair, approximately 5-feet 6-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He’s also missing two fingers on each hand — the ring and middle on the right, and ring and index on the left.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, grey slip-on shoes and a Washington Redskins beanie hat.

Police are asking the public in the area to be on the lookout for Matthews and be aware he may require medical attention.

Any information or tips about his location can be called in to 202-576-6768 or texted to 50411.

Photo via Metropolitan Police Department

by Borderstan.com April 20, 2012 at 6:30 am 1,134 2 Comments

A victim was robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening at 14th and R Streets NW. The alert from police said the robbery as at 11:29 pm and that one suspect was involved. If you were a witness or have information about the robbery, please call 911 with event number I20120188080.

The Borderstan area — Dupont, Logan and U Street — recorded 17 gun robberies in the first three months of 2012, up from 12 in the same time period in 2011. Citywide, gun robberies are up about 51% this year compared to 2011 numbers. See related posts below for more information.

The Police Alert: “ROBBERY GUN_2329 HRS_14 TH AND R ST NW_LOF B/M,5’6 DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20120188080. Sent on: 04/19 23:45.”

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by Borderstan.com April 6, 2012 at 11:30 am 1,012 0

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

A victim was robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening at 16th Street and Florida Avenue NW. The alert from police came at 6:40 pm. Three suspects with a bike heading westbound on W Street NW were reported. No arrests have been announced.

The Borderstan area — Dupont, Logan and U Street — recorded 17 gun robberies in the first three months of 2012, up from 12 in the same time period in 2011. Citywide, gun robberies are up about 51% this year compared to 2011 numbers. See related posts below for more information.

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by Borderstan.com November 3, 2011 at 6:48 am 0

U Street NW, PSA 305Police Alerts reported a stabbing early Thursday morning, November 3. The crime occurred west of Dupont Circle on the 2200 block of P Street NW, which is close to the bridge over Rock Creek Park. The only details at this point are from the Alert, but the incident occurred at 12:44 am:

Police Alert- STABBING44HOURS\2200 BLK OF P STREET, NW\LOOKOUT B/M, 20’S, LT COMPLX, GREY HOODED, BLK SLEEVES, JEANS, L/S NORTH ON 22ND ST, NW DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I22110572166. Sent on: 11/03 01:07

by Borderstan.com October 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm 4 Comments

Borderstan crimeThe following two crimes are a reminder that robberies don’t just happen on quiet, dark streets late at night. It always pays to be alert, which early-morning joggers and dogwalkers need to remember

Both reports are from DC Police Alerts.

  • Sunday evening around 7 pm a robbery was reported on the 1400 block of U Street NW: “Police Alert-Robbery, Robbery in the 1400blk of U St. NW LOF ..B/M..18-25YOA..160-180LBS..GREY DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #i20110539688”
  • Morning morning another robbery occurred on the 1400 block of P Street NW around 6:30 am: “Robbery Force Violence, 3D is on the scene of a Robbery Force Violence in the 1400 block of P Street NW. LOF/ 2 subjects wearing all black clothing. Sent on: 10/17 06:36”

by Borderstan.com August 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm 0

From Police Alerts… a 19-year-old man has gone missing from Adams Morgan in the vicinity of 18th and Calvert Streets NW.

Police Alert-Missing Person Critical w/Command Post; “Missing Person Critical w/Command Post 1800 block of Calvert St., NW LOF H/M, Luis Nunez, 19 yrs old, 5’8-5’10, 260-290lbs, LSW a dark blue hoody, white t-shirt and blue jeans. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #CCN 113-336”

You can sign up for alerts at Alert DC.

by Borderstan.com July 5, 2011 at 8:51 am 0

There was a robbery at 2:32 Tuesday morning on 14th Street NW between O and P Streets. The two suspects were armed:

Police Alert-Robbery (Gun), Robbery (Gun) 0232 hours 1400 b/o 14th St NW LOF: (2) B/M, suspect 1: short, orange t-shirt, black pants 26 years old; suspect 2 B/F, 20 years of age, white t-shirt, shorts, slim build  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20110343949, Sent on: 07/05 02:41

by Borderstan.com October 25, 2008 at 3:52 pm 1,629 0

Sign up to have DC Crime Alerts delivered to your cell phone, PDA or Blackberry.

Sign up to have DC Crime Alerts delivered to your cell phone, PDA or Blackberry. (Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Julie of Borderstan attended the PSA 208 community meeting on Tuesday night (her meeting wrap-up is here). She also reports on the new DC Police Alert System, which sounds very interesting and helpful. Here is her summary of the new system.

  • DC Police Alert is a new service that enables the Metropolitan Police Department to notify businesses and residents quickly about crimes that may require community action. With DC Police Alert, the MPD can send emergency alerts, notification and updates to your cell phone, pager, BlackBerry, PDA and/or e-mail account.
  • All you have to do is sign up at http://72hours.dc.gov. The system will identify your geographical area based on the information you provide, and forward alerts that are appropriate to you. When you go to the site, click on the “Alert DC” logo to sign up for this service.
  • This program will initially notify those who sign up regarding violent crimes, or crimes that have “actionable reports,” which is to say crimes that have been reported with very specific descriptions of the suspects.
  • If you have actionable information regarding a crime, call 911. Do not take action on your own.
  • If you choose to have the service contact your cell phone, BlackBerry or PDA, standard text messaging rates will apply.
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