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Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.
If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you will need to sign up for one, and then join the Borderstan Reader Photos group. Already a Flickr member? Join the group! You can submit up to five photos per day in the Borderstan reader pool. We are looking for photos from D.C.’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.
The editors at the website, Who Murdered Robert Wone, put up a post late Wednesday afternoon with the headline,”The Civil Trial That May Never Be.” We won’t steal their news, but here’s the opening:
“We’ve heard from a source that a settlement has been reached in the civil trial between Kathy Wone & family, and defendants Joe Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward. We’re trying to confirm this with the case principals.”
The case was scheduled to begin in October in D.C.
Robert Wone was murdered on August 2, 2006, in a row house at 1509 Swann Street NW. No one has ever been charged in Wone’s murder. However, Price, Zaborsky and Ward were tried for obstruction of justice and evidence tampering in the case. They opted for a bench trial and the judge came back with a not guilty verdict last June.
Wednesday Update: It appears that the trial could close today or tomorrow. Also, remember that this is not a jury trial. The three defendants all waived their rights to a jury trial, which means the judge will make a ruling in the charges.
The trial of three men accused of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the August 2, 2006, murder of Robert Wone resumed yesterday at DC’s Moultrie Courthouse. The editors at Who Murdered Robert Wone? have detailed (but easy-to-read) reports of Monday’s trial, which resumed after a one-week break.
Robert Wone was found murdered almost four years ago in a row house at 1509 Swann Street NW. No one has been charged in his murder. The three men on trial lived at the Swann Street house where Wone was visiting and was murdered. The three defendants–Joseph Price, Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky–are accused of obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and tampering with evidence.
It’s summer… be careful out there. From Police Service Area (PSA) 208 reports:
“Robbery Force and Violence in the 1500 Swann Street NW (PSA 208). Suspects 1, 2, and 3 struck the complainant in the face knocking him to the ground and stole property from him. Subjects were male teenagers, wearing jeans, blue T shirts, and red cap.”
- Burglary. 1600-block of Q Street NW. Burglary: Burglary while a building is not occupied. Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on March 26, 2009.
- Burglary. 1600-block of Swann Street NW. Burglary: Burglary (unsuccessful) Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on March 28, 2009. (Editor’s Note: I believe this was the unsuccessful attempt on Saturday by the Rooftop Burglar.)
- Burglary. 1400-block of R Street NW. Burglary: Burglary while a building is not occupied. Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on March 27, 2009.
- Theft from auto. 1400-block of S Street NW. Theft from auto: Burglary while building is occupied. Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on March 28, 2009.
There was another attempt at a burglary-via-rooftop… on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. on the 1600-block of Swann Street NW. Yes, broad daylight. Details below, followed by safety tips from MPD.
From MPD 2D: “This afternoon [Saturday, March 28], there was an attempt First Degree Burglary in the 1600-block of Swann Street NW, at approximately 3:45 pm. A suspect was observed on the roof of an apartment building armed with a crow bar and attempting to access the sky light. The residents observed his activityand called the police. The lookout is for a black male, 40s to 50s,bearded and wearing light clothes.”
- Please call the police whenever you observe suspicious activity in your community.
- Also, establish a phone tree with your neighbors, who may call the police when they observe suspicious activity in close proximity
to your home.
It is surely the most famous modern-day D.C. murder that happened oh-so-close to Borderstan: the Aug. 3, 2006, murder of attorney Robert Wone. It happened on the 1500-block of Swann Street NW, just one street above Borderstan’s northern border of S Street.
The unsolved murder has garnered so much coverage–due to the strange circumstances of the crime–that there is a Web site devoted to the Wone’s murder: “Who Murdered Robert Wone?” If you are not familiar with Wone’s murder, go to “FAQ – Wone: 101.” (You can also search Borderstan.com for earlier postings.)
According to the editor’s the purpose of the Web site is:
Incident 1: Robbery with a Gun, 1900-block of S Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Thursday, November 27, at 1:30 a.m., on the 1900-block of S Street NW.
- Details: Complainant reports he was walking in the block when the suspect approached him from the rear, pointed a silver colored gun at him and demanded his property. Suspect fled on foot. Police believe there may be a connection between this crime and the street robbery that occured about 75 minutes earlier at 1617 15th Street in Borderstan.
- Lookout: Lookout for a black male, 19 years of age, 6’0″, medium complexion, wearing a blue-white skull cap, dark coat, carrying a silver gun.
Incident 2: Assault with Intent to Rob, 1800-block of R Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Saturday, November 22, at 11 p.m., on the 1800-block of R Street NW.
- Details: Complainant reports he was walking in the block when he was approached by two suspects and was punched. The suspects fled on foot, eastbound on R Street.
- Lookout: Lookout is for two black males, 15- to 17-years old, 5’11”, 165 to 170 pounds wearing black coats.
Incident 3: Robbery Force & Violence, 1800-block of T Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Saturday, November 22, at 10:40 p.m., at 1800-block of T Street NW.
- Details: Case closed with arrest of three suspects. The complainant reports he was walking in the block and was approached from behind by three suspects. All three suspects knocked the complainant to the ground and started punching him. The suspects fled on foot and were apprehended by Officer Mike Smith, PSA 208. The complainant was treated at George Washington Hospital for his injuries.
- Three Arrested: Arrested were one adult and two juveniles. The adult is identified as Joshua Fortson, Black Male, DOB: 7/24/89. His address of record is 1119 Stevens Road SE. The two juveniles arrested are 15- and 17-years old and live in the vicinity of the arrested adult suspect; their names cannot be released because they are juveniles.
Incident 4: Robbery Force & Violence, 1700-block of Swann Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Tuesday, November 11, at 6 p.m., 1700-block of Swann Street NW.
- Details: Complainant reports while walking in the block a group of six males jumped him from behind and began punching him. The complainant sustained a laceration to his forehead and was treated at George Washington University Hospital.
- Lookout: A general lookout was provided for six black males in their late teens to early ’20s.
Incident 5: Assault with Intent to Rob, 18th & New Hampshire NW
- Date, Time & Location: Monday, November 10, at 12:10 a.m., at 18th Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW.
- Details: Female complainant reports she was walking in the block when two suspects approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground. The suspects attempted to grab the complainant’s bag, but fled before taking possession of it. The suspects fled on foot northbound on 18th Street.
- Lookout: Lookout is for two black males, 15- to 16-years old, 5’7″ to 5’8″, 140 pounds, wearing blue jeans and dark coats.
Arrest Made in Theft from Auto
PSA 208 officers made an arrest in a Theft from Auto case on November 27 in the 1600-block of O Street NW. The suspect is identified as Reginald Teneyck, 52-years old, no fixed address.
Wow! Yes, this is about the 2006 murder of Robert Wone in a house on the 1500-block of Swann Street NW. It’s important to note that the investigation is still ongoing. Why? This arrest is NOT for Wone’s murder, but for the obstruction of justice by Dylan Ward. Ward was the roommate of the owners of the Swann Street house where Wone was murdered on the night of August 2, 2006. Read on!
From The Washington Post:
Authorities arrested a man this week on obstruction of justice charges in the two-year-old investigation into the slaying of a prominent lawyer found stabbed in a townhouse near Dupont Circle.
Dylan Ward, a resident of the home where Robert Wone was killed, was arrested Wednesday in Dade County, Fla., where he now lives, authorities said yesterday.
The arrest is the first in the case since Wone, 32, was stabbed three times in the chest as he stayed overnight in the home Aug. 2, 2006. Wone was general counsel for Radio Free Asia. Read entire article.
From the Washington Blade:
An arrest has been made in connection with the 2006 murder of prominent local attorney Robert Wone.
Dylan Ward, a roommate in the home where Wone was stabbed to death, was arrested in Dade County Florida and charged with obstruction of justice, according to Channing Phillips, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Phillips said Ward was scheduled to appear before a federal court in Florida, where he now lives, at 10 a.m. Friday. He was not arrested on a murder charge; more information about the charges should be available Friday morning. Read entire article.