by Andrew Ramonas September 27, 2016 at 8:20 am 0

3100 block of 14th Street NW in Columbia HeightsA man sexually assaulted a girl in a Columbia Heights store over the weekend, police said last night.

The attack happened on the 3100 block of 14th Street NW about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify the shop on that block. But the area has several businesses, many of which are in the DC USA retail development.

The man trailed the kid into the unnamed store and offered her gum, according to authorities. He then got a hold of the girl and sexually assaulted her.

Adrian Rendon, a 46-year-old Northwest D.C. resident, was arrested in connection with the assault and charged with second degree child sexual abuse Sunday, police said. James King, Rendon’s lawyer, declined to comment.

The suspect might have links to more crimes than just the sexual assault, according to authorities. Police are asking for information from anyone who may have been a victim of the suspect.

Anyone who has information regarding this case or additional cases should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. DC Crime Solvers 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 an assault committed in the District of Columbia.

by Andrew Ramonas September 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm 0

1500 block of Columbia Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief in Columbia Heights learned over the weekend that a gun isn’t necessarily enough to rob somebody who is unable to hear.

The gun-wielding robber had to use his cellphone to type a note with his demands when he encountered a deaf man on the 1500 block of Columbia Road NW about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

“Give me your bank [card] and money and your pin number,” the message said, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas September 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

1300 block of Perry Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man exposed himself and tried to take off a woman’s pants in Columbia Heights over the weekend, police said.

The attempted sexual assault occurred on the 1300 block of Perry Place NW about 7 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was behind a rowhouse in the area when a man came up to her, according to authorities.

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by Tim Regan August 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Authorities are still on the lookout for four men connected a violent robbery and attempted sexual assault that occurred in Shaw’s Blagden Alley about two weeks ago.

The crime happened in an alley on the 900 block of M St. NW around 3 a.m. on Aug. 7.

As we reported earlier this month, a robber threw a man to the ground and punched him before patting him down for money, authorities said. When the robber found the man had no money, he told the man to perform oral sex on him. But the man called out to a bystander who came to his aid, causing the robber to run off with the man’s backpack.

Police yesterday released a video that shows four men they believe are connected to the crime. In the video, the men can be seen walking through or near Blagden Alley.

MPD is asking anyone with information regarding the crime to call them at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411.

Video via MPD

by Tim Regan August 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments

900 M Street NW, photo via Google Street View(Updated at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday) Someone beat up and robbed a man, then tried to force him to perform a sex act in Shaw early Sunday morning, according to D.C. Police.

The crime occurred in an alley on the 900 block of M St. NW around 3 a.m. Sunday.

A robber threw a man to the ground and punched him before patting him down for money, the police report says. When the robber found the man had no money, he told the man to perform oral sex on him. But the man called out to a bystander who came to his aid, causing the robber to run off with the man’s backpack, authorities said.

Police described the man as:

A black male, approximately 20-21 years old, 6’0″ tall, with a chubby build and dark complexion.  The suspect was seen wearing a black tank top t-shirt and gray sweatpants.

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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 Tim Regan April 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0

police carAuthorities are on the lookout for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman near the Cardozo Education Campus early Sunday morning.

Police said the man approached the woman from behind, forced her into an alley and sexually assaulted her on the 2500 block of 12th St. NW around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police are on the lookout for a man described as:

A Hispanic male in his early 30’s with facial hair stubble, approximately 5′ tall, athletic build, wearing dark clothing with long pants and a backwards cap.

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 April 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

Club Timehri at 2439 18th St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 12:15 p.m. June 20) A 22-year-old woman wasn’t sexually assaulted at a Caribbean nightclub in Adams Morgan on a Sunday in April as she claimed, the club’s owner told Borderstan.

The alleged attack occurred inside Club Timehri at 2439 18th St. NW about 12:45 a.m. on April 17.

Someone followed the victim into a bathroom before engaging in a sexual act with her against her will, according to a police report filed shortly after the alleged incident and reported on in an earlier version of this story.

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by Andrew Ramonas April 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm 1 Comment

Police car lightSomeone choked and tried to rape a woman who was held in a car against her will in the Logan Circle area over the weekend, police said.

The kidnapping and attempted sexual assault happened about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The exact location of the crime wasn’t known. But the woman was seen on the 1300 block of M Street NW before the incident.

The victim was in the area when she ended up in the car, which had four other individuals in it, according to authorities. It wasn’t immediately clear if she was forced into the vehicle, however.

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by Andrew Ramonas March 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

1600 block of Park Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man attacked and tried to sexually assault a woman in Mount Pleasant this week, police said today.

The incident happened on the 1600 block of Park Road NW about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The man followed the woman into a building in the area, according to authorities. He then used physical force against the woman or threatened to hurt her physically before attempting to sexual assault her.

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by Andrew Ramonas February 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

Chipotle Mexican Grill at 3113 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A group of people repeatedly punched a man and hit him with chairs in a gang-related attack at a Columbia Heights Chipotle Mexican Grill over the weekend, police said.

The assault occurred inside the Chipotle at 3113 14th St. NW about 2 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was waiting for members of his family to order food when five people entered the eatery, according to authorities. At least some of the individuals were kids.

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by Andrew Ramonas November 23, 2015 at 8:40 am 0

Police car lightA man with a knife kidnapped a woman whom he sexually assaulted and robbed in Shaw over the weekend, police said.

The armed kidnapping began on the 1100 block of 11th Street NW and ended on the 1500 block of 5th Street NW Saturday morning.

The woman was walking on 11th Street when the man ordered her into his car, according to authorities. He then drove her to 5th Street, where he sexually assaulted and robbed her.

Police said the suspect is:

“A black male, approximately 6′ tall, 200 pounds, in his early 30’s, with small eyes, bald head, and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and light blue jeans. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white minivan with an unknown tag.”

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 $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an armed robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

by Tim Regan November 13, 2015 at 7:05 am 0

Police CarPolice are on the lookout for a man suspected of attempting to sexually assault and kidnap a woman in LeDroit Park on Wednesday evening.

Authorities say a woman was walking on the 200 block of Elm Street NW on Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. when she was forced into an alleyway by a man. The man then tried to sexually assault her, said police.

Police described the attacker as a “black male, approximately six feet tall, 200 pounds, 25-35 years old, dark complexion, [and] wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask.”

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.

DC Crime Solvers 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 Tim Regan August 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0

Police CarD.C. Police are seeking a man they say sexually assaulted a woman while holding her at gunpoint early yesterday morning.

According to police, a woman was approached by a man on the 600 block of Park Road NW around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday. The man then sexually assaulted the woman at gunpoint, say police. The suspect was armed with a black handgun.

The suspect is described as being a Black man in his twenties, about 5’5” or 5’6”, “medium complexion” and muscular.  Police add that the suspect was wearing a blue and white plaid shirt, blue jeans, a blue or purple in color hat and black sunglasses.

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.

DC Crime Solvers 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 Tim Regan August 11, 2015 at 7:00 am 0

Police CarA woman was robbed and sexually assaulted near the 1700 block of Lanier Place NW early Monday morning, say police.

Police say the woman was approached, then assaulted and robbed by a man wielding a screwdriver around 1:15 a.m. on Monday.

The man was described to police as “Hispanic,” in his mid 20s and 5-feet-6 or 7. He is also described as wearing a black shirt with white lettering on the front, white socks which were pushed down and blue short pants.

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.

DC Crime Solvers 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.

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