Published Thursday, April 19, 2007 by Klav.
Residents, business, police and community leaders gathered at 13th and G Streets NE Thursday night and walked the H Street neighborhood. Among those who joined the walk: Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, ANC6A Commissioner Bill Schultheiss, MPD Commander Diane Groomes and PSA 102 Lt. Barbara Hawkins; Robert Pittman of the Linden Neighborhood Association; and Anwar Saleem of H Street Main Street.A young activist prepares to tour the neighborhood as Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells welcomes the community to 13th and G Streets NE. ANC6A Commissioner Bill Schultheiss also coordinated the walk. CLICK TO ENLARGE Copyright © 2007. David Klavitter)H Street Main Street Chair Anwar Saleem (center) walks with residents through the alley behind the Atlas Theater. (CLICK TO ENLARGE Copyright © 2007. David Klavitter)In the alley behind Joy of Motion Dance, a detective from the MPD Sex Crimes Branch explains information surrounding a sexual assault reported on April 4. (CLICK TO ENLARGE Copyright © 2007. David Klavitter)
Published Thursday, April 12, 2007 by Klav.
Drawing from a press release
posted on MPD website today (CLICK TO ENLARGE).
At approximately 5 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, an adult female was walking in the 1300 block of G Street, NE. It was at this time that she was reportedly approached by a male who produced a knife and forced her into an alley in the rear of 1336 G Street, NE. A second subject acted as a look out while the first subject sexually assaulted her before both men fled.
The first suspect in this case is described as a black male in his late thirties, medium complexion, 6'1" tall, 200 pounds with a mixed gray beard. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and dark colored stone washed jeans. The second suspect is described as a black male in his twenties with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap and black jacket.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or the department’s Crime Solvers Unit at 1-800-673-2777. All calls to Crime Solvers are confidential. If a caller provides information through Crime Solvers that leads to an arrest and indictment, he/she will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Also, PSA 102 Lt. Barbara Hawkins reports two additional sex offenders have registered to live within the PSA 102 community. These men are NOT wanted by police, but the courts require them to be listed on the registry.
* Michael A. Taylor returned to 800 block of 5th Street. N.E. Wash, D.C.
Black male, 5'11" brown eyes, 42 years old, black hair, tattoo on left upper arm say's Michael and Bridgett in a heart" tattoo on upper right arm " "letters CNT" RELEASED 3/16/07; VICTIM 21 YEAR OLD: CONVICTED OFFENSE: ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE.
* Tab A Branch returned to 600 Block of I Street N.E. Wash, D.C.
Black male, 5' 3" -brown eyes, 40 years old, black hair, tattoo on upper right arm "Black"; scar over left eye
CONVICTED OFFENSE: ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE: VICTIM 18 YEAR OLD.--RELEASED 3/11/07
More information and mugshots are available on MPD's Sex Offender Registry
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2007 by Klav.
Several officers from MPD's Sex Crimes Branch attended the April 10 monthly PSA 102 meeting to brief residents and answer questions about an April 4 sexual assault reported in the alley near the 1300 block of G Street NE. MPD Sgt. Hill said officers were following several leads in the case, as well as reviewing the public sex offender registry.
No additional public safety issues exists at this time, said Hill, but pointed out residents must always be vigilant and aware of one's surroundings anywhere in the city.
MPD will communicate any additional developments in the case via listserv and during the May 8 PSA 102 meeting.
As of early April, 26 registered sex offenders were listed as living or working in PSA 102. Search the District of Columbia's Sex Offender Registry
Published Tuesday, April 10, 2007 by Klav.
MPD First District Commander Diane Groomes distributed this information today:
UP TO $1,000 REWARD
AT APPROXIMATELY 5:45 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2007, A WOMAN WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY ONE OF TWO MEN WHO FORCED HER INTO THE REAR OF 1336 G STREET, N.E.
THE FIRST SUSPECT IN THIS CASE IS DESCRIBED AS SUSPECT NUMBER ONE IS DESCRIBED AS A BLACK, MALE, 30’S, 6’1”, 200 LBS, MEDIUM COMPL, MIXED GRAY BEARD, BLACK HOODIE, STONE WASHED BLUE JEANS, BLACK TENNIS SHOES, ARMED WITH A KNIFE THAT HAS A WOODEN HANDLE AND A HOOK ON THE END. SUSPECT #2 IS DESCRIBED AS A B/M, LIGHT COMPLEXION, BLACK BASEBALL CAP, AND BLACK JACKET WITH A ZIPPER IN THE FRONT.
THE POLICE ARE ASKING ANYONE WITH INFORMATION TO PLEASE CALL THE DEPARTMENT’S OPERATIONS COMMAND CENTER AT 202/727-9099 OR THE DEPARTMENT’S CRIME SOLVERS UNIT AT 1-800-673-2777. ALL CALLS TO CRIME SOLVERS ARE CONFIDENTIAL. IF A CALLER PROVIDES INFORMATION THROUGH CRIME SOLVERS THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST AND INDICTMENT, HE/SHE WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REWARD OF UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Published by Klav.
Community concerns about crime and other current public safety issues also can be discussed during the regularly scheduled monthly Police Service Area (PSA) 102 meeting Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m. at Sherwood Rec Center. Converse with MPD officers responsible for patroling the neighborhoods.
The PSA 102 boundaries are (clockwise) the railroad tracks at Union Station, Florida Ave NE, Maryland Ave NE, 9th St, East Capitol St, 2nd St, Massachusetts Ave, and Columbus Circle. See the MPD website and map to determine your PSA.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PSA 102, photos, crime maps and more go to
Volunteer PSA 102 Citizen Coordinator
Lt. Barbara Hawkins
Metropolitan Police Dept.