Category Archives: Crime

Reward for Information: Homicide of Wayne Dailey

Mr. Wayne Dailey was shot and killed in the 1600 block of Montello Ave NE on Monday, June 20th at 2:45 am. There were news reports from WJLA and Fox on the incident but information about the incident and the victim remains limited.

The Metropolitan Police Department is looking for information that will help lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. The flyer is attached (dailey_wayne) with additional details. Anyone with information about this crime in our neighborhood and that may help solve the murder is encouraged to contact MPD.

Mayor’s Walk Through Follow Up and Spring Cleaning

Last May 11th the Mayor and many city administrators and staff completed a walk through in the northern area of Trinidad with community members. During the walk many issues with street lights and signage, property in disrepair or abandoned, rodents, trash, and our streets and sidewalks were identified. The city worked to close out those issues to improve our neighborhood. The report is available on the Mayor’s website or on the following link: Ward 5 RESULTS Walk – TrinidadV2.

As we begin neighborhood clean ups this spring, we will all need to identify what areas residents can address. We can also initiate 311 requests for city support where city services are needed to fix street lights, repair sidewalks, address illegal dumping, and other areas.

Clean ups are scheduled for April 9 and May 14. We encourage everyone to come out and participate. We also encourage everyone to use the 311 phone number, online system, or phone app to report issues with street lights, rodent infestation, graffiti, unsafe sidewalks, and other issues. The system is easy to use and allows for follow-up and monitoring. Any issues that are not being resolved in a timely manner can and should be raised with your Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. The Ward 5 staff in the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS) can also be enlisted in collaboration with the appropriate ANC Commissioners to resolve issues.

Let’s work together to get our neighborhood spruced up for spring and summer so that we can all enjoy cleaner, safer streets!

 

Security Camera Rebate Program

DC has announced a rebate program for security cameras in residential (up to $500 per address)  and commercial properties (up to $750 per address). Our neighborhood falls in a priority area where rebates can be made as long as funding remains available. The press release with links and additional information is included below. Cameras can serve as a crime deterrent as well as a way for victims to seek justice when crimes are committed.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 17, 2016

CONTACT:
Jordan Bennett (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; jordan.bennett@dc.gov
Christopher Dyer (OVSJG) – (202) 727-6331; christopher.dyer@dc.gov

Mayor Bowser Launches Private Security Camera Program as Part of Safer, Stronger DC Initiative

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with the Director of the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants Michelle M. Garcia, officially launched the Private Security Camera Incentive Program. The program will provide rebates for the purchase, installation, and registration of a security camera system on the exterior of a building owned or leased by a resident, business, nonprofit, or religious institution.

Potential applicants can visit http://www.ovsjg.dc.gov or contact the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants at security.cameras@dc.gov or (202) 727-5124 for more information.

“The installation of private security cameras in the city is another step to deter crime and assist police during investigations,” said Mayor Bowser. “This innovative rebate program helps equip residents, small businesses, nonprofits and religious institutions with the tools they need to help prevent crime and identify suspects.”

The legislation to create the program was originally introduced in September 2015 as part of Mayor Bowser’s comprehensive public safety agenda, “Safer, Stronger DC.” Councilmember Charles Allen moved the legislation in January, following months of delay by the Judiciary Committee.

“I want to thank the Council for taking an important step forward,” continued Mayor Bowser. “But we have a lot of work to do to make the District safer and stronger. I call on the Council to take up other components of my Safer, Stronger legislative package.”

For more information on the Mayor’s Safer, Stronger DC package, visit: mayor.dc.gov/saferstronger.

Once the cameras are installed and registered with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), officers will be able to request the video footage from their owners while investigating criminal activity that may have occurred in the vicinity of the camera. In addition, the cameras will help serve as a deterrent to anyone considering a crime against a property – like burglaries and package thefts. MPD will not have live video access to the cameras.

Security cameras purchased and installed after September 22, 2015 are eligible for the program. For the first several months, only addresses within priority MPD police service areas (PSAs) can submit rebate applications. After August 1, addresses anywhere in the District can apply. There is at least one priority PSA in each Ward and they were selected based on crime levels and public safety indicators.

The priority PSAs are:
MPD First District: PSAs 104, 105, 107 and 108;
MPD Second District: PSAs 202, 207 and 208;
MPD Third District: PSAs 302, 303 and 305;
MPD Fourth District: PSAs 402, 403, 405 and 409;
MPD Fifth District: All PSAs;
MPD Sixth District: PSAs 602, 603, 604 and 608; and
MPD Seventh District: All PSAs.

To identify the PSA of a property address, please visit: http://geospatial.dcgis.dc.gov/PSAFinder.

The program has a budget of $500,000. Rebates will be issued so long as funding is available.

The program provides a rebate of:
Up to $200 of the purchase price per camera installed on the exterior of a residential building, with a maximum rebate of up to $500 per residential address; and
Up to $200 of the purchase price per camera installed on the exterior of a business, commercial, nonprofit, or religious institution with a maximum rebate of up to $750 per address.

Neighborhood Watch Training: November 21 in Trinidad

Neighborhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program where neighbors look out for each other’s safety, property and homes in a systematic and sustained way. It is based on the idea that when residents, businesses, clergy, police and other partners look out for the safety of the neighborhood, establish and maintain open lines of communication, and collaborate to resolve problems of crime and disorder, they create safer, friendlier and healthier neighborhoods.You can learn more about the overall program or download the training manual on the MPD website.

There will be a free neighborhood watch training session at the Trinidad Recreation Center on November 21st at 11 am. We encourage you to attend. This will be a good resource for the community and a way we can all help reduce crime of opportunity in our neighborhood. See the message from Neighborhood Watch Trainer below for additional information and where to register for the training.

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Message from Neighborhood Watch Trainer:

Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention Training will be conducted at the following locations on the dates and times noted. They are free trainings open to anyone interested in reducing crime. Please let me know if you are coming though as hand-outs are prepared based on the number of participants, and space is limited.

If you want to learn ways to prevent crime and reduce your likelihood of becoming a crime victim, please attend the training. You will see pictures of actual crime scenes and learn how to avoid becoming a victim of the crimes. More than 80% of crime in DC is preventable (Crime of Opportunity). By reducing these crimes, the police can concentrate on preventing and solving more violent crimes. You will also learn how to become a block captain, and how to start Neighborhood Watch on your block.

If you would like to attend the training, please contact me by email at NolanTutor@yahoo.com.

I hope to see you at a training. Remember to email me if you would like to attend.

Samantha Nolan
Citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer

November 9, 2015//7:00 pm
Parkview Recreation Center
693 Otis Place NE
Washington, DC 20018

November 10, 2015//7:00 pm
Friendship Public Charter School
1345 Potomac Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

November 14, 2015//11:00 am
Hillcrest Citizens Association
Location To Be Announced

November 16, 2015//6:30 pm
Cedar Heights Apts.
1510 Butler Street SE
Washington, DC 20020

November 19, 2015//6:30 pm
Meadowbrook Run Apt.
3635 6th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20032

November 21, 2015//11:00 am
Trinidad Recreation Center
1310 Childress Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

December 19, 2015//11:00 am
Hemingway Temple AME Church
501 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Overnight: Gunshots on Holbrook Terrace and Stabbing at Layla Lounge

The Police Department issued the following alert by email yesterday after 11:30 pm:

“Alert: 5D is working a confirmed shooting at 1128 HOLBROOK TER NE DC.
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #I20150612057
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-507) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad #7623”

The Twitter notice provided additional details:

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No additional information has been posted on that event and there was no victim identified in the shooting. Anyone with information should contact MPD.

There was also a stabbing incident last night at Layla Lounge near Union Market on Morse Street. The press release from MPD on the homicide is below.

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Public Information Office 202-727-4383

October 22, 2015

Homicide: 500 Block of Morse Street, Northeast
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that took place in the 500 block of Morse Street, Northeast, on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at approximately 1:10 am.

Members of the Fifth District responded to the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they located an adult male within the block suffering from stab wounds, who was unconscious and unresponsive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to area hospital. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 19-year-old Eric Jones of Clinton, Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

5D Citizen’s Advisory Council Meeting TONIGHT

The Metropolitan Police Department works with an advisory panel in each police district. These councils are called the  Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) and each provide the district commander with information and recommendations from the community on the public’s safety problems and police service needs. Regular monthly CAC meetings in each district allow residents to meet and discuss police-related issues with the commander. The meetings also provide an opportunity for police officials to assess the impact of their crime-fighting efforts on the community.

The 5th District CAC meeting will be held tonight (September 24th) starting at 7 pm. The meetings are at the 5th District Police Station at 1805 Bladensburg Road NE.

The guest speaker this month is Attorney General Karl A. Racine. He will cover topics ranging from prisoner early release programs, crime reduction initiatives, and synthetic drugs.

The CAC meetings are open to all DC residents and are a place where you can take security concerns to discuss with the Police Commander.

Crime Mapper

Do you ever wonder which way crime trends shift in the neighborhood or if what you are seeing matches statistics?

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has a crime mapper that is used to search by address, Police Service Area, or District, and other geographic or site locators such as a recreation center, school, or ward. Timeframes can be 30 or 60 days, a year or calendar year to date. Statistics are measured against the same time frame in the prior year.

Not all crime are covered but it does track property crimes (theft, burglary, theft from auto, etc.) and violet crimes (homicides, sex assault, robbery, assaults, etc.).

You can access the tool on the Crime Map website.

Hit and Run and/or Stolen Car?

This morning a driver in a white Stratus with Virginia tags exited the alley behind West Virginia Avenue NE turned right onto Owen Place NE and rammed into a black BMW parked on the street. The black SUV was pushed on the sidewalk and into a tree. The driver fled the scene.

Neighbors who were outside and witnessed the crash called 911. It is likely that the white car may have been stolen and then abandoned after the crash. No one was injured in the accident.

MPD will be at the TNA regular August meeting tomorrow for a security update. Please join us and bring questions you may have for them regarding crime and crime prevention in the neighborhood. Also on the agenda are the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity and 405 Yoga (opening at FL Ave and W Va Ave). The meeting will start at 7 pm at the Trinidad Recreation Center on Childress Avenue NE.

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Mayor Bowser’s Statement on Public Safety

Dear Washingtonians,

As Mayor, my top priority is your safety.  While crime as a whole remains flat, the District of Columbia has experienced a spike in violent crime in 2015, similar to what is happening in cities across the country – from Los Angeles to Milwaukee to New York.  I want you to know that my Administration is working around the clock to prevent crime, respond swiftly when it happens, and hold criminals accountable.

Over the past several weeks, I have been meeting with my public safety team on a frequent basis, talking to community leaders, and working with our federal public safety partners to address violent crime in the District.  Meanwhile, Police Chief Lanier continues to keep MPD officers on the forefront of effective policing.  Just last week, the Chief hosted a national summit with big city police chiefs to identify trends and share best practices.

We are using proven methods and trying new ones to tackle crime.  MPD has increased its street presence through a combination of foot, bike, and Segway patrols.  We are beefing up our patrols in neighborhoods that have experienced higher levels of crime.  And we are using every tool at our disposal to prevent the violence that occurs from synthetic drugs – including our new law that punishes bad acting businesses that sell these extremely harmful and dangerous substances.

We are also working hard to close cases: we will find and arrest individuals that commit violent crime.  We work closely with Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent Cohen and our federal partners to ensure that criminals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and that their sentences reflect the harm they cause to our communities.

Most importantly, we are listening to the residents of DC.  Remember, during an emergency, you should call 911.  And if you have information about a crime, we urge you to send an anonymous message to MPD’s text tip line (50411).  If you see something, please say something.

As we fight crime, we continue to build stronger ties between the police force and District residents.  Our officers regularly attend ANC and community meetings, and they conduct frequent neighborhood walkthroughs.  Residents can sign up for MPD’s neighborhood listserv groups HERE.

Together, we are stronger.  We need your continued involvement and support to maintain the strength and vibrancy of our community.  To find ways to get involved, please reach out to your ward representative at my Office of Community Relations and Services by clicking HERE.

With innovative policing, a committed public safety team and your help, we will keep DC on the right path toward safety and security.

Sincerely,mayor bowser logo

Muriel Bowser

Mayor

Arrests for Solicitation

One of the issues that residents often mention in crime and safety meetings is prostitution along West Virginia Ave NE. Recently the DC Police Department posted two press releases on July 24th and July 25th (see below) highlighting 13 arrests for soliciting prostitution in Trinidad. The operation is on-going and the DC Police Department will provide additional updates as it continues.

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Press, MPD (MPD)’ mpd.press@dc.gov
Jul 25

Public Information Office 202-727-4383
July 25, 2015

Additional Arrests Made in Solicitation of Prostitution Operation

(Washington, DC) – Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigation Division Human Trafficking Unit announced 6 additional arrests have been made in a prostitution enforcement operation.

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit began conducting prostitution enforcement. The 6 arrests between the overnight hours of Friday, July 24 and Saturday July 25, 2015 bring the total arrested in this operation to 63 since Tuesday, July 14, 2015. These incidents occurred in and around the Trinidad neighborhood, in Northeast. All arrested were adult males charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.

The Metropolitan Police Department continues to respond to complaints about crime and encourages the public to contact Metropolitan Police Department with concerns about crime.

The operation is ongoing.

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‘Press, MPD (MPD)’ mpd.press@dc.gov
Jul 24

Public Information Office 202-727-4383
July 24, 2015

Additional Arrests Made in Solicitation of Prostitution Operation

(Washington, DC) – Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigation Division Human Trafficking Unit announced 7 additional arrests have been made in a prostitution enforcement operation.

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit began conducting prostitution enforcement. The 7 arrests between the overnight hours of Thursday, July 23 and Friday July 24, 2015 bring the total arrested in this operation to 57 since Tuesday, July 14, 2015. These incidents occurred in and around the Trinidad neighborhood, in Northeast. All arrested were adult males charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.

The Metropolitan Police Department continues to respond to complaints about crime and encourages the public to contact Metropolitan Police Department with concerns about crime.

The operation is ongoing.

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