DC Crime Summary – April 22nd – April 29th
There were three homicides this past week, bringing the total to 36 which is a 9 percent increase over last year. • During the past week there were several other shootings and stabbings that resulted in serious injuries. • There were several fights at DC high schools that required police response, including one in which a student punched an officer. The student was arrested. • There were two instances in which an individual climbed a fence at the White House complex that resulted in a lockdown of the facility. To prevent future incidents, the Secret Service has unveiled their plan to double the high of the fence surrounding the White House by 2018. • MPD asks that members of the public with any information regarding these cases or others to contact police.
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Washington Post: Man shot on Saturday in Northeast Washington dies of injuries "A man who was shot in Northeast Washington on Saturday night has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police. Nuru Frenche, 23, died at an area hospital on Sunday, police said. Authorities made the information about the shooting public on Wednesday."
WUSA9: 1 killed in overnight DC stabbings "The third stabbing happened in the 1200 block of N. Capitol St. in Northwest, D.C. around 1:17 a.m. Authorities say the stabbing happened at the Tyler House Apartments. Officers found a man suffering from a significant stab wound. The victim died at the hospital."
WJLA: Man dies after stabbing in Northwest D.C. "A man has died following a stabbing late Saturday night in Northwest Washington, according to Metropolitan Police. Police said 38-year-old Dimas Fuentes-Lazo was found by officers with stab wounds and was taken to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. Lazo later died."
Washington Post: Police ID woman who was fatally stabbed in Glover Park apartment "D.C. police have identified a 61-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed last week inside of a Glover Park apartment during an incident police described as a domestic-related attack. Officials identified the victim as Cheryl Robin Schafer, of Falls Church, who police said was fatally stabbed inside a building in the 4000 block of Tunlaw Street NW on April 22."
WJLA: Tow truck driver shot while repossessing a car in Northeast, D.C. "D.C. Police are investigating a series of violent crimes from this weekend. There were six shootings and two stabbings, one of them fatal. The latest shooting happened in broad daylight near 8th and Hamlin Street, NE. Witnesses recounted hearing multiple shots fired. A woman at the scene told us the victim is her cousin, a tow truck driver who was repossessing a car when he was attacked. We are not revealing her identity."
Washington Times: Student stabbed near Woodrow Wilson High School “A Woodrow Wilson High School student was stabbed Monday morning a few blocks from the school in Tenleytown, according to Metropolitan Police. Police said the unidentified victim was walking to school when he was stabbed. The student was able to walk the rest of the way to the school, where teachers called for an ambulance. He was taken to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.“
WJLA: 2 arrested in stabbing near D.C. high school "D.C. police arrested two suspects in connection with the stabbing of a juvenile male near Theodore Roosevelt High School in Northwest D.C. Tuesday. Police arrested 19-year-old Deangelo McCombs and 19-year-old Malik Dominique Lambert and charged both with assault with a dangerous weapon."
Washington City Paper: D.C. Police Seek Suspects in Alleged Robbery/Assault That Started Along Met Branch Trail “A person who chased after a group of bikers along the Metropolitan Branch Trail after one of them allegedly hit him was robbed and assaulted, D.C. police say.”
Fox 5: DC police searching for 2 men who tried to lure girl into car with candy "Metropolitan police say they are searching for two men accused of trying to lure a girl into their vehicle in Northwest, D.C. by using candy. The incident occurred in the 3900 block of Argyle Terrace, in NW, D.C on April 18 around 7 p.m. The vehicle police are looking for is described as being either a white sedan or a small white SUV. The two men approached a female child in the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle offered the child candy, and attempted to lure the child into the vehicle."
Washington Post: Woman sexually assaulted in Columbia Heights "A woman was sexually assaulted in Columbia Heights on Sunday, police said. The woman was in the 2500 block of 12th St. NW about 1:15 a.m., when a man approached her from behind and forced her into an alley where the assault took place, authorities said."
Washington Post: Suspected robber jumped fence near White House trying to flee scene "A suspected robber was injured Tuesday afternoon after he jumped a fence near the White House to flee the scene of a crime, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said. The man was taken into custody shortly after he jumped the west fence of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building around 3:55 p.m., said Robert K. Hoback, an agency spokesman."
Washington Post: Police release video showing robbery and attack near Howard University “D.C. Police have released a video showing several people attacking and robbing a man along Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington near Howard University. The incident happened around 4:15 a.m. on March 20 in the 2600 block of Georgia Avenue NW. The short video, made public Monday, shows several people involved in attacking the man.”
WJLA: Spike in ‘smash and grab’ car break-ins in D.C. neighborhoods "Police say thieves are casing the streets of Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, Dupont Circle and Logan Circle between the hours of 1:30-5:30 p.m. in search of valuables. Once the thieves have spotted valuables in a vehicle, they put a device up to a window, shatter it, grab the valuables and are gone in 15 seconds."
Washington Post: Man who jumped fence near White House committed robberies, sexual assaults, police say “The man who police say jumped a fence securing the White House grounds to escape a Tuesday afternoon crime spree had minutes earlier groped a female college student and previously robbed others of a cellphone and purse, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court."
Washington Post: Secret Service detains man who threw personal belongings over White House fence "The White House was on lockdown Wednesday morning after a man threw personal belongings over the north fence, according to the U.S. Secret Service."
WJLA: Adding names to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial "Engravers are adding the names of the 2015 fallen officers to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. They’re adding 252 names this year, including the names of fallen officers from last year along with the names of officers killed in prior years."
Washington Post: This may be the best way to measure gun violence in America "The more telling number about gun violence might be “shots fired.” And now, thanks to broader adoption of new technologies, it is getting easier to show just how common gun violence is in America."
WTOP: In D.C., a push to halt pedestrian traffic deaths "In a blue-striped polo shirt and blue jeans, plain clothes D.C. Police Sgt. Terry Thorne carried a police radio and stepped into the crosswalk on busy 14th St. NW. Drivers must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. But, immediately, two did not. Many others would also get pulled over in the Monday afternoon traffic sting."
NBC Washington: Secret Service Plans to Raise White House Fence by 5 Feet “The U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the White House security fence by 5 feet and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers, according to a copy of an agency report obtained by the News4 I-Team."
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