29 Jan 2023


From the MPD Blotter

Arrests and other crime information in the area, directly from MPD. If you have a tip, you can always call 202-727-9099. You can also send info anonymously to the TEXT TIP LINE by texting 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

  • Suspects and Vehicles Sought in an Armed Robbery of an Establishment (Gun) Offense: 1500 Block of Independence Avenue, Southeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects and vehicles in reference to an Armed Robbery of an Establishment (Gun) offense that occurred on Saturday, January 28, 2023, in the 1500 block of Independence Avenue, Southeast.
At approximately 3:52 am, the suspects entered an establishment and approached an employee at the listed location. The suspects brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The employee complied. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle which was followed by an awaiting vehicle.
The suspects and their vehicles were captured by surveillance cameras and can be seen in the photos above.

  • AG Schwalb Statement on the Killing of Tyre Nichols

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today issued the following statement on the video released by the Memphis Police Department that depicts five officers brutally beating and ultimately killing Tyre Nichols:
“This evening, Washington DC is reminded that our institutions still have a long way to go toward upholding true equity and justice. No one can watch the video of Tyre Nichols being beaten to death without being overwhelmed with horror, sadness, and disgust.
“Shelby County District Attorney Mulroy has taken important first steps toward accountability through the indictments of the five officers under investigation for Tyre’s death. However, nothing will return Tyre to his family, and true justice will only be realized when people, particularly Black people, are free from excessive police force.
“People across the District are understandably angry and heartbroken, and have a right to make their voices heard. We will always protect and support District residents who exercise their democratic rights to protest peacefully.
“I urge all of us to come together as a community to support Tyre’s family, support each other, and continue the hard work needed to achieve true justice.”

  • MPD’s Weekly Firearm Recoveries: Monday, January 16, 2022 to Monday, January 23, 2023

-A Taurus PT-111 G2 9mm caliber handgun was recovered in the 1200 block of Half Street, Southeast. CCN: 23-009-481

-A Glock 44 .22 caliber handgun was recovered in the 1800 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. CCN: 23-010-658

-A Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum .38 caliber revolver was recovered in the 1200 block of Linden Place, Northeast. CCN: 23-012-149

-A Kel-Tec Sub-2000 9mm caliber handgun was recovered in the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The following person was arrested: 47-year-old Rhodes Taylor Carter, of Temple Hills, MD, for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Possession of Unregistered Ammunition, and Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device. CCN: 23-012-375

  • USCP Officers Arrest Serial Armed Carjackers Hiding in Restaurant Freezer

On January 24, 2023 United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers arrested two suspects who hid in an outdoor restaurant freezer after a vehicle pursuit.
Around 11:45 a.m., an officer along the 100 block of E Street, NW, spotted a white BMW sedan that was believed to be tied to multiple armed carjackings across a neighboring county. The people inside the car were considered to be armed and dangerous. The officers attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver sped off.
The driver clipped a USCP van along First Street, then crashed into a USCP SUV along the 300 block of Third Street, SE.
The driver and passenger got out of the car, ran and then tried to hide in an outdoor freezer behind a restaurant along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, where they were caught by USCP officers. A gun and a high-capacity magazine were recovered.
The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Cedae Hardy and 18-year-old Landrell Jordan.
The charges include Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Carrying a Pistol without a License, Felony Fleeing, Reckless Driving, Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Auto X2), Large Capacity Feeding Device, Destruction of Property, Unregistered Ammunition, and Unregistered Firearm.

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