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The GLLU, MPD’s Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit, serves the District’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Last week in police activity related to the GLBT community:
* On Sept. 27, Two men were nearly hit by a car when exiting a Logan Circle bar. When one of the men struck at the car with his hands, the driver exited the car and followed them on foot, yelling homophobic epithets at them, and finally heaving a brick in their direction (neither were hit). The suspect fled the scene but was arrested nearly a week later when spotted again by one of the victims.
* On Sept. 30, an underage boy reported being attacked by a group of five former schoolmates, also juvenile boys. The victim claimed the attack was motivated after one assailant heard that he and the victim “were rumored to be boyfriends.”
* On Oct. 3, two men were verbally harassed and physically assaulted while walking on the C&O Canal. Two men approached the victims, attacked them with homophobic epithets, and struck one of the men in the face with a glass bottle. Both suspects were arrested.
* On Oct. 4, a verbal argument between ex-girlfriends escalated into one of the women assaulting the other. The suspect was arrested.
* On Oct. 6, a 79-year-old man reported being robbed and sexually abused inside his home by two male acquaintances. The Sex Assault Investigations Unit is investigating.
Full crime log after the jump.
* On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 members of the Second District responded to an apartment in the 1500 block of 15th Street, N.W. for the call for an assault. Upon arrival on the scene, the two male victims advised officers they were walking from a local bar, which is located in the 1400 block of P Street, N.W. and crossing at 15th and P Street, N.W. As they crossed, a vehicle being operated by the suspect nearly struck them, causing one of the victims to strike the suspect’s vehicle with his hands. The suspect then exited his vehicle and followed the victims, while yelling homophobic epithets at them. The suspect picked up a brick and threw it in the direction of the victims, but did not strike either victim. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. On Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, members of the Third District responded to the 1800 block of P Street, N.W. for a call from one of the victims, who had seen the suspect again. The suspect was located and arrested.
* On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 at approximately 10:15 p.m., members of the Sixth District responded to the area of the 5300 block of Clay Terrace, N.E. for the call for an assault. The male juvenile victim stated he was chased and attacked by a group of five black juvenile males, some of whom he recognized as former schoolmates. According to the victim, the attack was motivated by one of the attacker’s anger towards the victim after the two were rumored to be boyfriends.
* On Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at approximately 3 a.m., two males were walking along the C&O Canal, near the 1100 block of 34th Street, N.W. The two victims were approached by two men and had a conversation, during which the suspects began to verbally attack the victims using homophobic epithets. At some point, one of the suspects struck one of the victims in the face with a glass bottle, causing minor injury. Members of the Second District responded and both suspects were located and arrested.
* On Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at approximately 5 p.m., Seventh District officers responded to a vehicle in the 2700 block of Harford Street, S.E. for the call for an assault. The investigation revealed the two women inside the vehicle were girlfriends for six months. The two began to argue and the suspect assaulted the victim. The suspect was arrested. Neither was seriously injured.
* On Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at approximately 11:30 p.m., members of the First District responded to an apartment in the 400 block of Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. for a dispute. Officers assisted the two residents, who have been life-partners for eight years, in resolving a dispute. Since no criminal allegations were made, the officers documented the incident and left the scene.
* On Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at approximately 6 a.m., Fifth District members responded to the call for an assault in the area of 10th Street and Michigan Avenue, N.E. Upon arrival, they located two males, who were both suffering from minor injuries. The investigation revealed the men were boyfriends for four months and had been engaged in a physical altercation after leaving a local club. Officers arrested the aggressor.
* On Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in the early morning hours, a 79-year-old male contacted MPDC to report he had been the victim of a robbery and sexual abuse inside his residence in the 1200 block of 21st Street, N.W. According to the victim, he invited two male acquaintances into his apartment and subsequently was assaulted. The MPDC Sex Assault Investigations Unit is leading the investigation.