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Beginning today, City Desk will provide regular updates on crimes throughout the District.
Car Trouble: Armed suspects carjacked a Range Rover around 14th and E Streets NE on Nov. 23. When the Rover stalled about a block away due to its security system, the alleged thieves jumped out of the dead vehicle—and immediately carjacked another. “About 10 hours after the vehicle was stolen,” First District Commander David Kamperin says, “it was observed being operated in the Sixth District. Officers, aware of the lookout, were able to stop the car and a juvenile subject was arrested.”
Two package carriers delivered some heroism on Nov. 24. The working Joes spotted trouble at 10:25 a.m. behind the 3100 block of 14th Street NW: Perps armed with a knife were trying to carjack a driver. Though one of the alleged robbers escaped, the delivery guys kept another pinned down until police arrived. The suspect was identified as Frank Mabry, 45, of no fixed address.
A red car traveling in the 1400 block of Nicholson Street NW struck a man at 10:55 p.m. on Nov. 26. The car fled going southbound. The victim, described as “a Hispanic male adult,” is in critical condition. Police are seeking information on the hit-and-run.
Locked and Loaded: A group police said consisted of “6 white males, ages 14-19 yrs, and 130-150lb/s” kicked in a door in the 4900 block of 42nd Street NW on Nov. 23 and stole a rifle.
The Metropolitan Police Department’s ShotSpotter system detected gun play in the 700 block of Harvard Street NW on Nov. 26. Police responded and found three shooting victims in a Harvard Street dwelling. Two sustained non-life threatening injuries; the third, Jose Rene Rodriguez Guterrez, 31, died.
Dime Bags: MPD’s Narcotics Strike Force made some busts in unspecified locations in Southeast PSAs 701, 705, and 706 on Nov. 26. Arresting 11, the cops seized $172 in cash; five $10 bags of marijuana; and 31 $10 bags of crack cocaine, for a haul worth $532.
Police were sent to the “Kennedy/Longfellow Street area” (once described as an open-air drug market) on Nov. 29, where they charged Nathan Williams with possession of cocaine, Christopher Moore with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and Craig Campbell with possession of ecstasy.
Homicide: Officers responded shortly after midnight Nov. 29 to the 600 block of Longfellow Street NW after reports of gunfire. A 23-year-old man had already been taken to an area hospital with a gunshot wound by the time they arrived. Edwin Reyes, of the 5500 block of Seventh Street NW, was pronounced dead at 9:25 a.m.
Source: MPD’s District listservs, public releases