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Weekend Crime: Prisoner Who Escaped Custody Near H Street Corridor Recaptured

by Sean Meehan — September 8, 2015 at 11:05 am 6 Comments

H and 7th streets NE (Photo via Google Maps)A prisoner briefly escaped police custody on Saturday on the H Street corridor but was recaptured about two hours later.

Northeast resident Jerome Wright escaped at the intersection of 7th and H streets NE about 5:30 p.m., police said. Wright was charged with distribution of a controlled substance.

On Friday, a homeless man was stabbed at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and E Street NW near Union Station. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to police. A suspect in the stabbing was arrested later that night, but additional information on the suspect was not immediately available.

On Saturday, a man was robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of 13th and E streets NE, near Kingsman Academy Public Charter School. The man was robbed about 10:45 p.m. by more than one person, police said. One of the men displayed a gun during the robbery. The man gave the thieves his cell phone, cash and keys and was not injured, according to police.

Later that night a man was arrested for a stabbing on the 1600 block of Rosedale St. NE in northeast Capitol Hill. The stabbing took place around 11:45 p.m. and the man was arrested shortly afterward, police said.

Early Monday morning there was a robbery on the 100 block of L Street NW. The robbery occurred about 5 a.m., police said, though information on the victim and suspect(s) was not immediately available.

A woman was stabbed about 9:35 a.m. Monday during a domestic dispute at a bus stop near the intersection of P and Canal streets SW. The suspect was arrested on the scene, police said.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Hill Res

    13th and E NE…..2245 hours. Good example of folks just waiting around for the lambs to walk down the street and pounce. Oh what to do Mayor…I know, stay off the streets to limit your exposure or travel in a pack yourself….that’s what animals do, and it seems we have to start acting like them to keep from being victims.

  • AR

    I do have to wonder how many of thee people are doing all the “don’ts”

    Listen to music at night.
    Talk on the phone walking down the street at night.
    Don’t even carry an iPhone 6 in your hand while walking… Those are primary targets, even if you’re not talking on it, don’t advertise that you have one.

    I hate,hate,hate, the blame the victim mentality, but these crimes are getting so brazen, so early, it’s out of hand. It’s terrifying.

  • AR

    And why do they make it seem like the crime is worse if it’s proximity is near a school, at 11:00PM, that’s the perfect place to rob someone.. A long dark stretch with no one around after 5:00PM.. I avoid those blocks at night.

    • Sabastian Cochran

      13th & E is a very long block from the school. I’m not sure why the school is even mentioned. That corner is well lit and frequently traveled, so your imagination has run amok.

      • AR

        Well, not mine.. Hill Now is the one that felt the need to mention it..

        • AR

          And my comment was about mentioning schools at night in general…


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