Tuesday, August 30, 2016

armed robberies in Bloomingdale/Shaw over the weekend

From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:20 PM
To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Armed Robberies in Bloomingdale/Shaw over the weekend

Good evening,

As you are aware there have been several robberies over the last couple of days in PSA 501.  Prior to the two robberies in the early hours of Saturday morning, additional Fifth District resources were deployed to other areas of the Fifth District due to the crime patterns.  After the robberies occurred, units were deployed in the PSA 501 area to include the Crime Suppression Team, mountain bike units, and special beat patrols.  The Fifth District will continue to deploy units in the area as needed. 

In reference to little being done to stop drug usage, loitering, and drinking, that is not the case.  PSA 501 Officers continue to actively patrol the PSA and take necessary enforcement action.  For instance, an operation was conducted tonight in the area of 3rd and Q Street, Northwest, which resulted in two arrests for distribution of heroin. 

Recent PSA 501 Robbery Arrests: 

  • On Thursday, August 25, 2016, 28-year-old Vincent Cherry, of District Heights, MD, and 37-year-old Demetrius Hunter, of Northeast, DC, were arrested for a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense which occurred in the unit block of Bates Street, Northwest.  CCN: 16-139-659
  • On Saturday, August 20, 2016, a juvenile male of Northeast, DC, a juvenile male of Northwest, DC, and a juvenile male of Temple Hills, Maryland, were arrest for an Attempt Robbery offense, which occurred in the 100 block of U Street, Northwest.  CCN: 16-139-601 
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to further discuss any issues in the PSA.

Lieutenant Verna

From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:31 PM
To: McDuffie, Kenyan (Council); Quinn, Teri Janine (SMD 5E06); Holliday, Bertha G. (SMD 5E07); Bertha Holliday; Fitzgerald, William (MPD); Kishter, Jacob (MPD); MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MPD-5D] Armed Robberies in Bloomingdale/Shaw over the weekend 

Councilman McDuffie and other leaders,

As I am sure each of you are aware, Friday and Saturday were quite eventful in Bloomingdale and I see two additional "incidents" that were not part of the initial flurry of emails about the robberies at 1st and S and the robbery near Kochix (3rd and Florida) on Friday evening. Information about both of these incidents were shared on the 5d listserve and also on NextDoor. 

I must admit I am growing more and more weary of going outside anytime after dark...we have witnessed numerous armed robberies in Bloomingdale, LeDroit and Shaw without any visible increase in the amount of patrols in and around PSA 501 (and the bordering PSAs) - focusing specifically on the three gas stations at RI and Fla Avenues, NW. Any person who walks around this area at any time of the day or night can plainly see increased loitering, drug use and drinking happening with little being done...

What is the plan? What are the proactive measures that you propose to deal with this uptick in crime? Would very much like to hear what steps will be taken to deal with this nonsense.

Many thanks,

Brian Smith

[  3  ] Attempted armed mugging on the unit block of Randolph Place NW last night 

This message from last night at 11:00 pm is also posted at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog: http://bloomingdaleneighborhood.blogspot.com/2016/08/attempted-armed-mugging-just-now-on.html

My niece just endured an attempted armed mugging in front of our house while she was looking for her keys.  There were two assailants.  One of them pulled out something that looked like a gun.  He was skinny, about  5'8" with short dreads, wearing black Bermuda shorts and a black shirt.  Her screaming fortunately scared them off. 

Police arrived within a few minutes.  We reported the incident, but want to just raise awareness

[  4  ] Assault W/i To Commit Robbery at Quincy and Florida Avenue NW last night

This message is also posted at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog: http://bloomingdaleneighborhood.blogspot.com/2016/08/neighbor-robbery-at-quincy-pl-nw.html

See this tweet:

OKA The Chent ‏@TheChent                         
Robbery on Quincy & Fla NW. Two masked youth. Be careful out there. Sounds like fun involved. #BloomingdaleDC
11:27 PM - 29 Aug 2016

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