On Saturday, July 26, at 5:00 a.m., the offense of First Degree Sexual Abuse took place on the 500 block of 49th St. NE. An adult female was walking in the area when she was approached by an unknown subject and forced to the rear of the location. The subject then proceeded to sexually assault her. The suspect was described as a light-complexioned black male between 25 and 29 years old with medium length plaits or dreads. He was wearing tan shorts and a white t-shirt and is of medium build.
On July 24, at 11:25 p.m., the offense of Armed Robbery of an Establishment with a gun took place in the 1900 block of Rhode Island Ave. NE. The MPD are currently investigating the case and seek the public's assistance in locating and identifying two persons of interest which can be seen in the below video. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the police at (202) 727-9099.
On July 22, at 2:35 a.m., the offense of Armed Robbery of an Establishment took place in the 2800 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE . The MPD are currently investigating the case and seek the public's assistance in locating and identifying three persons of interest which can be seen in the below video. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the police at (202) 727-9099.
On July 20, at 12:30 a.m., a complainant reported that a subject approached him from behind on the 1000 block of Massachusetts Ave. NE. The subject forced the victim to the ground and placed a small knife on the complainant’s face while he demanded his ATM card and PIN. The victim complied and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The MPD urge anyone with information on this case to contact the police at (202) 727-9099.
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Work has started on the mural at William Rumsey Aquatic Facility, 635 North Carolina Ave. SE. The mural, to be located on the left entrance wall, will be painted by noted artist Aniekan Udofia, who has been with the MuralsDC program since its inception and has painted multiple art projects throughout the city including the Duke Ellington mural and the mural on the side of Ben’s Chili Bowl.
Lieutenant Edward Bernat of PSA 506 provided the following tips to prevent being a victim at an ATM:
Already a favorite destination in Tenleytown since 2009, owner Atul Bhola opened Masala Art’s second location yesterday in Southwest (1101 4th St SW, 202.554.1101, masalaartdc.com).
A much-anticipated opening for those in the neighborhood (or for Arena Stage pre-theater diners), the restaurant provides another option just north of Subway, on a block where you also can find Station 4 and Z-Burger.
The Wharf Construction Committee met on July 2 to discuss the development of the Southwest Waterfront. After introductions were made, the floor was opened to review items on the agenda.
All community events will continue as scheduled throughout the summer and into the fall. The final scheduled event for the year will be the Parade of Lighted Boats on Saturday, December 6. All events are free of charge.
On Friday July 4th, at 5:20 p.m., a convenience store in the 5500 block of Colorado Ave. NW was robbed and 76-year-old James Oh was killed. The MPD is currently investigating the incident as an Armed Robbery of an Establishment and Homicide. The Police urge the public to view the below video and asisst in identifying the individual shown in the video. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.
On Sunday July 20th, 2014, officers from the MPD were called in to investigate (the sound of) gunshots on Minnesota Ave. NE at 9:35 p.m. Upon arrival, the police discovered Delonta Lavale Martin, 22, in the 4700 block of Minnesota Ave. NE. He had been shot multiple times, and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. The MPD offers a reward up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone in a homicide case.
On July 18, 2014, at 9:00 p.m., on the 1900 block of Benning Rd. NE, there was an occurance of First Degree Sex Abuse with Force. This criminal act occured within 1000 feet from a school. Police ask anyone wih information on this act of violence, or other criminal activities to contact them at (202) 727-9099.
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There was a burglary on the 1700 block of Benning Rd. NE at 5:30 p.m. at an office room.
There was a robbery with Force and Violence on the 600 block of C St. SE at 10:45 a.m.
On Monday, July 21, 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday, July 23, 7-9 p.m. at the Hill Center, the detailed renderings of all six parcels of land on both sides of Pennsylvania Ave. between 7th and 9th Sts. SE, which comprise the Eastern Market Metro Plaza, will be presented and discussed. Preliminary cost estimates will also be presented.
A burglary on the NE has left one household in distress and car-less. On July 17th, at 12:01 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on the 1200 block of E St. NE through the rear door while the occupants slept inside. The suspect(s) then proceeded to steal propetry and a vehicle belonging to the residents. Police ask anyone with information on this case and other similar crimes to contact them at (202) 727-9099.
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