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by Tim Regan — June 11, 2015 at 11:00 am 152 0

Photo via Twitter.com/Marrakech_DCA recently released Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) report has shed new light on an alleged assault that caused D.C. police to order Marrakech Restaurant (at 2147 P St NW) closed for 96 hours earlier this week.

According to the report, which seems to vindicate Marrakech of improper conduct, the fight that broke out among several men inside the restaurant around 2 a.m. on last Saturday was “quickly defused” by members of the restaurant’s security.

The initial notice of closure, as first reported by an anonymous reader on PoPville, said that Marrakech may have violated D.C. Official Code when a bouncer allegedly put a male patron into a chokehold and dragged him from the building while breaking up a fight. It also alleged that restaurant management failed to “report the incident to the 911 system” after it occurred.

The ABRA report details exactly what led to several patrons being ejected from the restaurant’s “Aura Fridays” event early Saturday morning.

According to the report, a patron (named as C-1 in the report) was dancing when he bumped into another patron (C-2), causing C-2 to spill his drink.

C-1 agreed to purchase C-2 another drink, at which point C-2 and “several others” began punching and kicking C-1.

C-2 was then ejected from Marrakech by security. He later reported to police that he was choked and dragged while being ejected by a bouncer.

But the ABRA report says that claim is unsubstantiated. Security camera footage taken from the night of the incident shows a bouncer flagging down D.C. police with a flashlight just two minutes after the scuffle began. And neither the camera’s footage, nor a report given by Officer Herbert Rose, a D.C. police officer at the scene, indicated that the bouncer choked or dragged anyone in the restaurant.

Furthermore, Rose said in an interview included in the ABRA report that he “has no idea why MPD would close the establishment, nor why there was no investigation conducted prior to making that decision.”

“Officer Rose stated from what he observed,” continued the ABRA report, “Marrakech Restaurant appeared to do everything within regulation regarding MPD and ABRA requirements.”

The report concluded that Marrakech was in compliance with its ABRA licenses.

At an ANC 2B meeting last night in Dupont Circle, it was announced the closure notice would be allowed to expire, and that Marrakech would be allowed to reopen.

MPD was not available to comment at the time this article was published.

Photo via Twitter.com/Marrakech_DC

by Tim Regan — June 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm 0

Police CarThe Metropolitan Police Department is on the lookout for police officers who deserve recognition for their work around the area.

MPD is accepting nominations from the public for the Washington DC Police Foundation‘s 10th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony. The event honors officers who gave “outstanding police service” or exemplified “community-oriented policing” in 2014, according to MPD.

Got a friendly neighborhood police officer you want to nominate? Locals can submit their nominations online until 5 p.m. tomorrow.

by Borderstan.com — June 27, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

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

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Police continue to investigate an attack inside of Manny and Olga’s Pizza at 1841 14th Street NW early Sunday morning. Based on video from the incident posted to WorldstarHipHop.com, a drag performer is involved in a verbal altercation with two females that turns into a physical fight.

The two females seem to instigate the physical fight after one was spit on, although it is not clear if the video shows the entire incident. The performer is identified by Metro Weekly as Heidi Glüm, whose real name is Miles Denaro (although he uses the last name DeNiro).

The video shows Denaro being pulled by the hair and beaten, and at the end of the clip he is bleeding from a head wound.

As Queerty reported, the video shows other customers and employees are slow to break up the altercation, and some seem to be cheering for the fight to continue. Denaro said he suffered cuts on his arms, hair loss, and a huge gash on his head in the incident. Queerty also published Denaro’s tweets from immediately after the attack, in which he claims he did not want to fight back because the attackers were female. He also used racially offensive language in one of his tweets.

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Manny & Olga’s Pizza on 14th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

According to the Washington Blade, both Denaro and one of the females in the video have filed police reports in the incident. Denaro did not call police at the time of the incident but accused both women of simple assault and a hate crime in a report filed Monday with the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Denaro, 24, says the women were making fun of his shoes and makeup and that led to a verbal altercation that turned physical after one of the women slapped him in the face and he spit on her. His report claims, and the video seems to confirm, that he was punched and kicked repeatedly in the incident.

One of the two women in the video, filed a complaint against Denaro accusing him of biting her in the leg and claiming he gave her HIV. That assault was classified in the report as an aggravated assault.

Denaro admitted to the Blade that he bit the woman, but says he did so in self-defense. Denaro, who is HIV positive (according to the Blade), can be heard in the video saying “you’ve got AIDS now,” but it is unclear if this is related to the bite or blood from head wounds sustained in the attack.

Both reports remain under investigation, and police have not yet made any arrests in the case.

Prior to the attack, Denaro was performing as Heidi Glüm just down the block at the Black Cat’s monthly “Gay/Bash” event. Glüm is scheduled to appear at next month’s event on July 12.

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by Borderstan.com — June 24, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with force and violence early Sunday, June 23, on the 1400 block of W Street NW. The robbery occurred around 4 am. No description of the suspect is available at this time.

From the Police Alert: “Robbery Force & Violence _0354 hours _1400 W Street NW _No lookout  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #. Sent on: 06/23 04:48.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery//1400 W Street NW// No lookout//5442″

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by Borderstan.com — June 20, 2013 at 7:30 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with force and violence early Thursday, June 20, around 2:30 am, at 14th and W Streets NW. No description of the suspect is available at this time.

From the Police Alert: “ROBBERY FORCE & VIOLENCE 0215 HOURS 14TH & W STREET NW, NO LOOKOUT GIVEN FOR SUSPECT. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130301948. Sent on: 06/20 02:30.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery F&V //14th & W Street NW //No lookout given //6559″

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by Borderstan.com — June 18, 2013 at 8:59 am 0

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

"shooting"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

A shooting occurred on a basketball court near the intersection of 9th Street NW and Rhode Island Avenue NW around 8:30 pm Monday night according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The closest basketball court to that area appears to be the one adjacent to the Shaw Skate Park on 11th Street NW.

According to police, a suspect fired multiple shots, one of which struck an adult male in the hand. The man who was hit is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses reported two suspects who may be involved in the shooting leaving the scene towards R Street NW after the incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com — June 17, 2013 at 8:00 am 2 Comments

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

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Four robberies took place in Borderstan Friday night and early Saturday morning, one of which involved a handgun. A stabbing and a robbery at knifepoint were reported early Sunday morning.

At 5:45pm Friday a gun robbery was reported at the intersection of 14th Street NW and S Street NW. The suspect is described as an approximately 50 year old black male about 5’8″ to 5’10” tall with a dark complexion. He was armed with a silver handgun.

At about 10:15pm Friday a robbery with force was reported in the 1800 block of Vermont Avenue NW. Police are seeking four black female juveniles in that incident.

Just after 10:48pm Friday a robbery fear was reported at the intersection of 8th Street NW and Q Street NW. The suspect in that case is described as a black male about 5’8″ tall with a medium complexion.

In the final Friday night incident, a robbery with force was reported at about 1:25 am Saturday in the 1600 block of S Street NW. The suspects are described as four black males.

On Saturday evening into early Sunday morning, two incidents took places in the U Street area. A stabbing was reported in the 1900 block of 9th Street NW just after 3:30 am. No further information on a suspect or the condition of the victim was available.

At about 4:15 am Sunday a victim was robbed at knifepoint at the intersection of 12th Street NW and V Street NW. The two suspects in that case are described as black males between 19- and 24-years-old, one with dreadlocks in a ponytail.

No injuries were reported in any of the robberies, and police have not announced any arrests. There is no indication that any of these events are related. Anyone with information in any of these cases is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com — June 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm 0

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

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

A victim was shot on 7th Street NW just after 7:00pm Thursday according to a tweet from the Metropolitan Police Department. The shooting was originally reported in the 1200 block of 7th Street NW, but after speaking with police, ANC 6E04 Commissioner Rachelle Nigro reported the incident took place near the intersection of 7th Street NW and P Street NW.

Police told Nigro that a victim walking north on 7th Street NW was struck in the hand by a bullet. The injuries were not life threatening. According to the police tweet, two black males in a black vehicle with tinted windows were seen leaving the scene.

Thursday’s incident was a short distance south of a report of shots fired on Tuesday afternoon. According to a post from police, a suspect shot at a vehicle in the 1900 block of 7th Street NW after a verbal dispute with the vehicle’s occupants. There were no reported injuries and no suspect was located, although police did recover a gun a short distance away.

The suspect in that case was described as a black male about 30-years-old with dreadlocks, a medium complexion, and a thin build. There is no indication the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information in either case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com — June 14, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

From David McAuley. Email him at david[AT]borderstan.com.

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Cafe Ghana at 1336 14th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The owner of Cafe Ghana asked for assistance from MPD at last week’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle meeting.

After a briefing on local crime by a representative of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the proprietor of the Ghana Cafe (1336 14th Street) told the committee homeless people were harassing people in front of his restaurant.

He also reported homeless people participating in oral sex at a nearby bus stop. By the time police responded, the proprietor said, the behaviors had ceased. The MPD representative pledged to work on the problem.

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by Borderstan.com — June 11, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported an assault with the intent to rob around 9 pm, Monday, June 10. The crime took place on the 1800 block of 16th Street NW, between S and T Streets. The lookout is for one man; details are below.

From the Police Alert: “Assault w/ intent to Rob. UNIT 3011 CONFIRMED A assault w/ intent to rob in the 1800 blk of 16th St NW. LOF a H/M, 30-35 yoa, 5’6″, 150-180lbs, blk shirt with gray pants. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130283308. Sent on: 06/10 21:04.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Assault w/ intent to rob in the 1800blk of 16th St NW. LOF a H/M, 30-35 yoa, 5’6″, 150-180lbs, blk shirt with gray pants.”

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by Borderstan.com — June 10, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

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

"robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

UPDATE: Police have made an arrest in the case, according to the Washington Post. James Edward Wade, 30, was arrested Saturday and charged with armed robbery.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is seeking a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred on a restaurant patio just east of Logan Circle last month. The incident occurred just before 9:30 pm on Friday, May 17, on the patio at Pizzoli’s Pizzeria at 1418 12th Street NW.

Police have posted surveillance video from the incident, which shows the suspect approaching the two male victims while they ate on the patio. After a brief conversation, he produced a handgun and stole money and an iPhone from the victims before fleeing.

The two male victims, who were interviewed by The Washington Post, described remaining calm even after the casual conversation with the suspect turned into an armed robbery. As the Post noted, the video posted Thursday has quickly gone viral with close to 25,000 views by Friday afternoon, making it one of the most highly viewed YouTube videos posted by MPD.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact police at 202.727.9099.

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by Borderstan.com — June 8, 2013 at 8:45 am 0

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 1:30 am, Saturday, June 8, at 10th and U Streets NW. The lookout is for one man who was riding a bike; details are below.

From the Police Alert: “ROBBERY GUN 0130 HOURS 10TH & U STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR A B/M, DARK COMPLEXION, WEARING A LONG SLEEVE BLUE SHIRT WITH BLACK PANTS, LAST SEEN ON A BIKE DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130277923. Sent on: 06/08 02:11.

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Gun //10th & U St NW //LOF B/M, dark complexion, wearing black pants w/ a white stripe, and a blue hoodie last seen on a bike //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — June 6, 2013 at 7:00 am 0

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with force and violence at 3:52 am today, June 6, at Florida Avenue and V Street NW. The lookout is for two men, one carrying a baseball bat; details are below.

From the Police Alert: “ROBBERY FORCE & VIOLENCE 0352 HOURS FLORIDA AVENUE & V STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR (2) B/M’S 18-22 YEARS OF AGE, 5’11”, DARK COMPLEXION WITH FACIAL HAIR (1) CARRYING A BASEBALL BAT DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT  I20130274405. Sent on: 06/06 04:45.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery F&V //Florida Ave & V ST NW //LOF (2) B/M’S 18-22 YOA, dark complexion, with facial hair (1) carrying a bat //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — June 1, 2013 at 10:00 am 0

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with force and violence at 3:07 am, Saturday, June 1, on the 1800 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW; the block runs from S to T Streets. The lookout is for two men; details are below.

From the Police Alert: “ROBBERY FORCE & VIOLENCE 0307 HOURS 1800 BLOCK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE NW LOOKOUT FOR (2) B/M’S 20-25 YEARS OF AGE (1) WEARING A WHITE SHIRT & A RED HAT (2) B/M DARK COMPLEXION, 190 LBS., DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130264155. Sent on: 06/01 03:20.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery F&V //1800 Blk New Hampshire Avenue NW //LOF (2) B/M’s (1) 20-25 YOA wearing a white shirt & red hat (2) dark complex 190 lbs //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — May 31, 2013 at 7:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a robbery with force and violence at 7:35 pm, Thursday, May 30, on the 2200 block of 11th Street NW; the block runs from W Street to Florida Avenue NW. The lookout is for four men; details are below.

From the Police Alert: “Rob F&V//1935 hrs//2200 block of 11th St, NW//4 B/F// (1) Susp was wearing a yellow shirt, no further info for add’l susp. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130261382, Sent on: 05/30 20:17.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Confirmed Robbery Force&Violence//1935 hs.//2200 block of 11th St, NW//4 B/F (1) Suspect-wearing yearing yellow shirt, no further L/O.6173.”

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