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Homicide: 1400 block of Morse Street, NE


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This notice comes to us from Anthony Clay:

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1400 block of Morse Street, NE

Report Says Teenage Crime Way Up In D.C.; Lack Of Youth Programs To Blame?

A few days ago, Scott McCabe of the Washington Examiner published an article reporting that teenage crimes in D.C. are way up thus far this year

"The number of children under 18 arrested and charged with violent crimes -- homicide, rape and aggravated assault -- has risen 10 percent this year compared with last year,"  McCabe wrote.  "Burglary arrests of juveniles jumped 90 percent, while thefts shot up 173 percent."

Read McCabe's entire story on the Examiner's website.

Investigation Into Homicide in the 1800 block of Central Place NE


This story comes to us from Gwendolyn Crump:

Washington DC - Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide in the 1800 block of Central Place, NE.


Fourth DC Youth Who Escaped South Carolina Has Been Captured

This story comes to us from Reggie Sanders:

Washington, DC -- The DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) announced that a youth under the agency’s supervision who escaped from a South Carolina placement center on April 20th was taken back into custody by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force today without incident.  The task force is made up of several state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the United States Marshals Service. 


Northeast DC Man Arrested in Shooting

This arrest alert comes to us from Metro Police:

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced yesterday that an arrest has been made in the homicide of 19 year-old Jamal Wilson.

On Sunday, November 14, 2010, at approximately 12:30 am, units from the Fifth District responded to the unit block of P Street, NW, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival they located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

DC Fire & EMS Department Receives Large Donation to Expand Their Community Outreach Program

This story comes to us from Pete Piringer of the D.C. Fire Department: 

It is often said that education is our most powerful tool.  Fire safety education programs, which teach people how to prevent fires and how to react in the event of an emergency, are extremely powerful in preventing avoidable injury and even death. In order to better educate their community around fire-safety, the DC Fire & EMS Department will expand their current education program.

Fireman’s Fund is donating $16,000 to the DC Fire & EMS Department so they may purchase fire safety training equipment, including audio and visual training equipment and “take home” fire safety brochures.

Brookland Man Writes Letter to MPD about Accused Attack

Check out this note that was written by a 23-year-old graduate student at Catholic University to the Metro Police Department as well as the greater Brookland community:

"Around 12:00 AM Sunday I was tackled by some rowdy high school aged kids at the Brookland metro who were fooling around. They were trying to intimidate me prior to this by yelling in my face as I left the escalators on the 10th street side
of the station, where the bus stops are. After this, some followed me a bit and
one guy jumped on me from behind and put his arm across the front of my neck
before releasing once I was on the ground, while still within the station.
Earlier some of the group--which may be more than one group, there were over a
dozen people--were also messing with a young lady who was trying to run up a
broken escalator to catch a train--tripping her and getting in her way--and some
jumped fare gates and knocked stuff down with in the station.