CRIME & SAFETY
DC police ID body of man found shot dead in woods
WASHINGTON - D.C. police have identified the body of a man who was found shot dead in a wooded area in southwest Washington. Officers were called to the 4300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on February 16 where the badly decomposed remains of a man were found. This...
Thieves sweep shelves clean in quick hit of Maryland CVS stores
It took thieves about one hour to rob thousands in merchandise from three CVS stores in Chevy Chase and Bethesda, Maryland, Tuesday afternoon. Montgomery County Police radio transmissions revealed how officers were quickly called from one store to another. “Was there another theft at a CVS called in from Chevy...
Shooter Sentenced For Murdering GF Of Dc-area Drug Dealer During Ambush In Puerto Rico: Feds
Pureto Rico-native Jann Jousten Aponte-Rivera, 27, was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years in prison for the drug-related murder of 42-year-old Frederick resident Shantay Myisha Butler, who was killed in retaliation for drug debts, officials say. According to prosecutors, Aponte-Rivera was part of a large-scale drug trafficking organization based in...
Secret Service charge 2 suspects with SUV break-in outside Naomi Biden's DC home
The Secret Service has charged two suspects connected with an attempted break-in of an unmarked government SUV in Georgetown. In November, the agents were protecting President Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi Biden in Georgetown when an agent opened fire.
PHOTOS: Vacant building catches fire in Southeast DC
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — A fire broke out in a two-story house in Southeast D.C. on Wednesday morning. DC Fire and EMS was dispatched at about 6:14 a.m. for a structure fire at a vacant building in the 2300 block of Minnesota Ave. SE. Though firefighters first only saw fire showing from the first […]
Multiple homes hit by bullets in Southeast DC shootout
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — A barrage of gunfire was caught on camera in Southeast D.C. on Sunday night. Bullets hit several homes in the Hill East neighborhood and went through at least one bedroom wall. It happened just before 11 p.m. on Sunday night and neighbors said they’re fed up with the violence. In […]
After feds dismantle street gang, officials say crime in this DC neighborhood went down
WASHINGTON (7News) — On Washington D.C.’s streets, the challenges pile up every time the crime scene tape goes up. How can it be curbed or even lowered just enough, to make a difference?. “What I want people to understand is that we get it. That there is a...
Vermont State Police say woman found dead in Washington was strangled to death
WASHINGTON — Awoman who was found dead in Orange County last year died of strangulation, according to police. Vermont State Police provided an update on the case of 23-year-old Tanairy “Tanya” Velazquez Estrada, whose body was found on Oct. 25 in a wooded area along Poor Farm Road.
Alexandria Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 247 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories
Alexandria Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 247 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories. During the last week, Alexandria reported a total of 247 crime cases, indicating a concerning state of affairs. The crime cases were diverse, with the most frequent being 'Other' at 66 cases, followed by 'Theft' at 58, and 'Assault' at 29. The 'Arrest' category had 19 occurrences, while 'Suspicious Situation' and 'Argument' cases were reported 18 and 17 times respectively. 'Trespass' and 'Vandalism' cases were also notable, with 16 and 14 cases respectively. Alarmingly, there were 4 'Shooting' cases, equal to the number of 'Domestic Related' cases. The least reported crimes were 'Robbery' and 'Burglary', each with only one case. The data suggests a dire need for increased security and law enforcement measures in the place.
2 men injured after NE DC shooting, police say
WASHINGTON (7News) — Two men are injured after a shooting in Northeast D.C. Wednesday night, according to Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officials. Officers said they were investigating the incident on M Street, Northeast around 5:50 p.m. According to officers, one of the men walked into an area hospital. The...
Sixth District MPD Arrests Two Locals Linked to Armed Crimes on Minnesota Avenue and Kimi Gray Court
The Metropolitan Police Department's Sixth District has arrested two men linked to armed crimes. The first incident happened on August 23, 2023, on Minnesota Avenue, Northeast, where a man was shot and injured. He was taken to a local hospital.
Judge Holds Murder Defendant at Initial Hearing
Thank you for reading D.C. Witness. Help us continue our mission into 2024. On Feb. 16, DC Superior Court Judge Renee Raymond found probable cause and detained a woman charged in connection to a 2022 homicide. Sasha McCoy, 27, is charged with first-degree cruelty to children, and first-degree murder for...
Fairfax Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 81 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories
Fairfax Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 81 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories. During the last week, the place of Fairfax reported a total of 81 crime cases. The most common type of crime was Theft, with 26 reported incidents, representing 32% of all cases. This was followed by Other types of crime which accounted for 24 cases, or 30% of the total. Arrests were made in 10 cases, while Assaults were reported 6 times. Suspicious Situations were reported in 5 instances, while Domestic Related incidents, Vandalism, and Arguments were each reported 3 times, accounting for approximately 3.7% each of the total cases. The least common type of crime was Robbery, with only 1 reported case. It is clear that theft and other non-specified crimes are the most prevalent in Fairfax, while violent crimes such as assault and robbery are less common but still present a concern. The local authorities are urged to take appropriate actions to curb the rising crime rates.
Grocery Store Employees Detain Suspect Until Police Arrival; Arrest Made For Larceny and Assault
Chief Antonio DeVaul from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Marvin Flores Cruz, 40, of no fixed address, for larceny and assault. According to police, “On February 16 at approximately 6:32 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7600 block of New Hampshire Avenue (Aldi’s) for the report of a larceny and assault that had just occurred. Upon police arrival, Cruz was being detained by employees at the establishment. Cruz was armed with a knife, which the employees managed to disarm and secure before police intervention.
Police ID Man Found Shot To Death In Prince George's County; Suspects Sought
Tremayne Hall, 35, was found wounded from gunfire inside a vehicle as officers responded to investigate reports of a shooting near the 11100 block of Southlakes Drive in Bowie around 11:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Prince George’s County Police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives are working...
Alexandria Police on the hunt after another late-night attack on a woman
The Alexandria Police Department has detectives in the field today in the vicinity of an alleged sexual assault that occurred overnight. According to APD, a woman was walking in the area of Mount Vernon and Commonwealth Avenue after midnight. A stranger attacked her, assaulted her, and, as of this morning, she was still being treated at local hospital, police say.