From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.
The Metropolitan Police Department is hosting a neighborhood watch training on Thursday, April 18.
The event, which will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Third District Station at 1620 V Street NW, will be led by Samantha Nolan. She is an at-large member of MPD’s Citizens Advisory Council and serves as the citywide neighborhood watch trainer.
The training is focused on reducing opportunities for criminals to help prevent crime and reduce the chances of becoming a crime victim.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Samantha Nolan at nolantutor[AT]yahoo.com. There is no cost to attend the training.
PM UPDATE: The Washington Post says that DC Police have charged “Samson Alemayhu, 48, with first-degree murder while armed. Alemayhu is accused of killing Assefaw Hagos.” — Borderstan
DC Police announced that they have charged a suspect in the May 28 murder of 40-year-old Assefaw Teweld Hagos of Silver Spring, MD. Hagos was found in front of 1936 9th Street NW with a stab wound at 2:19 am on the 28th; he died a short time later.
On Friday, May 28, 2010, at approximately 0219 hours, a unit from the Third District, was flagged down by a citizen at 9th and U St., NW. The citizen directed the officers to a male who was lying on the sidewalk in front of 1936 9th St., NW. The male was suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. DCFEMS responded and transported the victim to the Hospital, where he succumbed to his injury.
On Sunday, May 30, 2010, thanks to the hard work of the citizens, members of the Third District and our Homicide Detectives, the defendant in this case was arrested at the Homicide Branch at 2115 hours and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed pursuant to an arrest warrant for the stabbing death of the above decedent.
From the MPD, via the Third District listserv on Yahoo! Groups:
(Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery which occurred on Columbia Road, NW.
At approximately 9:05 a.m., on Saturday, January 31, 2009, a lone male reportedly entered C.W. Financial located in the 1700 block of Columbia Road, NW. Once inside the suspect displayed a silver colored handgun and robbed the business of an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the scene.