by Tim Regan October 15, 2015 at 9:45 am 0

Two suspected robbers were caught on camera attacking a man during a crime that occurred on the 3400 block of 16th Street NW last Sunday around 3:12 a.m.

In a video released yesterday by police, two hooded assailants are seen forcing a man to the ground. While one of the robbers appears to strike the man, the other is seen rifling through the man’s pockets. The robbers then walk away and the man appears to spit blood onto the sidewalk.

Police are still on the lookout for the two men depicted in the video.

In other crime news:

Two men robbed a business on the 3000 block of Sherman Ave. NW near Park View around 9:17 p.m. last night, said police.

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Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

Screenshot via MPD

by Sean Meehan October 1, 2015 at 10:25 am 0

Two persons of interest in connection with a theft near U Street NW have been caught on video.

Surveillance video released today by D.C. Police shows two men entering a hallway on the 2200 block of 11th Street NW. One of the men appears to see the security camera when he enters the hallway and attempts to cover his face with his t-shirt. The other man is wearing a backpack and has the bottom half of his face covered.

It’s unclear from the video where the men are, but the block is mostly residential, with a Children’s Health Center about halfway between W Street NW and Florida Avenue NW.

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Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Video via MPD

by Tim Regan September 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0

D.C. Police are on the lookout for a man they say beat a driver and stole his car near Farragut Square earlier this month.

In a video released by police today, a man wanted in connection with the crime can be seen peering into a camera and darting into traffic near an intersection.

According to police, a driver was stopped at a red light on the 1500 block of K Street NW on Sept. 9 around 9:10 p.m. While stopped, the driver was approached by a man who yanked open the front passenger-side door and demanded property, said police. The assailant then allegedly punched the driver in the face, causing him to jump out of the car and run away. Police said the suspect took the wheel and drove to the 1600 block of K street NW before running into another car. The car then lost power due to its distance from the driver’s keyless entry fob.

The suspect climbed out of the vehicle and chased after the victim to retrieve the keys, said police. After giving chase, the alleged assailant overtook his victim, knocked him unconscious and stole his car keys.

The suspected carjacker was last seen driving north on the 1000 block of 17th Street NW.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim sustained any injuries in the attack. Police said that although the victim was knocked unconscious during the assault, he refused medical treatment at the scene. D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Oscar Mendez said that one person was taken from the scene to the hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition, but could not say if it was the victim.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC 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 a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

by Tim Regan August 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm 0

A man suspected of burglarizing a building in Park View has been caught on surveillance video.

Police say a building on the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue NW was hit by thieves on June 26 between 6:16 and 6:50 a.m.

The person of interest wanted in connection with the burglary can be seen carrying a bike and several other items down a flight of stairs in a video released today by police. The man — who is joined by another man about halfway through the video — appears to climb the stairs several times for more items.

The man also looks directly into the camera several times throughout the video.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., 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 a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

Video via the Metropolitan Police Department

by Tim Regan June 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

Police are seeking four persons of interested in connection with a tire slashing incident that occurred on May 17 in Mount Pleasant.

Four men were caught on camera walking in what appears to be an alley near the 3200 block of 17th Street NW about 3:30 a.m.

A May 18 post on PoPville appears to show several vehicles from the same area with slashed tires.

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Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Video via the Metropolitan Police Department

by Borderstan.com September 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm 1,198 0

"Dog Video"

The doggy casting call for a video was August 26 at the Shaw Dog Park. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

A couple of weeks ago there was a video casting call for dogs (and their owners) at the Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW. A number of doggies showed up with their owners to be photographed and show their best profiles to the casting crew at the site. The finished video will be made available to animal rescue organizations to help them raise awareness and donations for pets in shelters.

We spoke to Robert Lawrentz, the creator of the video project (aka Robert Miranda, his stage name) who will sing “Addie’s Song” in the video about a “mutt” dog he rescued and adopted. The video project is geared to help various rescues and animal outreach programs along with the Washington Humane Society. Proceeds from the song will go toward animal rescue efforts, including the Washington Humane Society.

"Robert"

Robert Lawrentz. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Borderstan: You are releasing “Addie’s Song.” Can you tell us a little bit about what that involves? Proceeds will benefit the DC Human Society, correct?

Lawrentz: I am currently in the studio with my Music Producer Nate Jolley (Ready:Set:Impact) recording and producing my first CD, the Miranda Project. We are working to have Addie’s song released on the various Animal Rescue sites in order to promote the song/video. Jeannie “Kitty of the City” Jones is directing it and it will be included on the CD also. Proceeds of “Addie’s Song” will be donated to the various Rescue organization(s). My team and I are talking with various rescues and animal outreach programs that the song will benefit along with the Washington Humane Society.

Borderstan: Do you sing and play guitar as a hobby or semi-professionally? Did you ever work as full-time performer?

Lawrentz: I started playing guitar at age 8 and played my way semi-professionally thorough college — and after a long detour in High Tech sales & business development I have finally decided that the time was right to pursue my real passion —  music. I am a late bloomer as they say.

Borderstan: I believe you said you had a stage name, “Miranda?”

Lawrentz: My mother’s family emigrated from Italy, but was originally from Spain. Like all immigrants their name was altered on arrival at Ellis Island. I decided to honor my family heritage by using the original family name for this project — Robert Miranda.

Borderstan: How did you come up with the idea of writing “Addie’s Song?”

Lawrentz: We adopted our rescue dog, Atticus, about 1½-years ago. He clearly had been very abused and has a severe case of PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] — even after 1½-years of love and care. I often wondered who abused him… what did they do to him… how could I ever know… and most importantly what can I do to help him. “Addie’s Song” comes from my efforts to understand and help him.

Borderstan: What can you tell us about Addie?

Lawrentz: He’s a mutt – we’re guessing American Fox Hound, Lab, and Shepherd. He came out of a high kill shelter near Richmond, VA. We volunteered to foster him after a friend sent us his picture from the rescue website. He came to us completely feral — he didn’t even know how to climb  stairs! We always wondered why they placed this dog into an inner city home with no kids and no yard.  

The funny answer to that question is while recently looking back at the original website photos my wife, Joan, and I made the startling discovery — that our Atticus was the wrong dog! While he bears much similarity to the original web photos, he clearly is a different dog. We love him all the same, but of course are trying to find out what happened to the original dog we “thought” we were getting.

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by Borderstan.com August 19, 2008 at 11:53 am 0

HBO has a series of “Habla” videos… Latino/a actors, comedians, writers speak directly to the camera about various life events or provide commentary on society. As I am married to a Venezuelan, “Habla Alberto,” is one of my favorites. And, yes, this has happened to my partner at least twice. Someone asks him, “Where are you from?” When he replies, “Venezuela,” they say, “Wow! You don’t look like you’re from Minnesota!” Go figure. Actually, if you’ve been to the Twin Cities, you’ll know that not everyone is blond anymore.

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