200 block of H Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Police have apprehended a 35-year-old man suspected of knocking a woman down and trying to sexually assault her near I-395 yesterday morning, according to authorities.

Lynwood Anthony McClure of Northeast D.C. was arrested and charged with assault with the intent to commit first degree sexual abuse in connection with the attack on the 200 block of H Street NW. Information on McClure’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

The woman was walking on the block about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday when a man approached her, police said. The man then pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her.

But several good Samaritans intervened, stopping the attack.

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Emergency crews rescued someone from a building under construction in Navy Yard yesterday around the time an assailant at the site knocked a man down, according to authorities.

The attack and the “high angle rescue” happened at the site of the forthcoming F1RST mixed-use development at 1277 1st St. SE about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The area is just north of Nationals Park.

Neither a representative of the D.C. Fire and EMS Department nor the Metropolitan Police Department could confirm whether the person rescued was the victim of the assault.

The man who was assaulted was arguing with his assailant on a radio, police said. The attacker then came up to the victim and pushed him in the chest, causing him to fall down and hit his head.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

At about the same time as the assault, firefighters used a crane to rescue somebody with serious but non-life-threatening injuries at the construction site, according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez. That individual was taken to a local hospital for treatment.


Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)The H Street NE &pizza location was robbed at gunpoint last night.

The hold-up happened about 10:55 p.m. at the eatery at 1118 H St. NE. An employee reported that two men entered the restaurants wearing ski masks and displaying a gun. The suspects then stole cash and fled on H Street NE, according to an email from Metropolitan Police Department First District Captain Antonio Charland.

The suspects were described as two black men wearing dark clothing and ski masks.

There was also an assault about 5 p.m. yesterday at a 7-11 near Eastern Market.

An employee at the 7-11 at 429 8th St. SE reported that he was assaulted after confronting two young men who he believed were shoplifting. When the employee confronted the men, one picked up a yellow “Caution wet floor” sign and hit the employee on the head, according to an email from MPD Assistant Patrol District Commander Mark Beach.

The employee was not seriously injured in the assault and refused medical treatment. Beach said police believe that the two men live in the area and frequent the 7-11 location.

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Union Station Metro station (Photo via Wikimedia/thisisbossi)A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with an assault aboard a Red Line Metro train that left one man with a concussion and a broken jaw.

The attack happened between Union Station and the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station on a rush-hour Red Line train on Dec. 21. About 5:30 p.m., a group of youths attacked a man on the train after he refused to give them his bag.

Metro Transit Police said in a press release yesterday that a 17-year-old Southeast, D.C. resident was arrested earlier this month. The boy was stopped at the Gallery Place-Chinatown station on Jan. 9. At the time of his arrest, the boy was carrying a BB gun.

Transit Police did not release the name of the suspect because he is not yet 18. Earlier this month, Transit Police released photos of six youths they believed were connected to the assault.



MPD Police CarsOne man was hospitalized in serious but non-life threatening condition after a shooting near King Greenleaf Recreation Center in Southwest Saturday night.

The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. Saturday, according to police. Police who responded to the scene found one man suffering from a gunshot wound in the back. A spokesperson for D.C. Fire and EMS said the man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspected shooter was described as a black man between 21 and 23-years-old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and with a medium complexion. At the time of the shooting he was wearing a black jacket, hat and jeans.

Earlier on Saturday, a man armed with a handgun robbed a store in Hill East. The hold-up happened about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the 900 block of 11th Street SE.  The suspect was described as a 5 feet 7 inches tall black man with a thin build, a black ski mask and gold-rimmed sun glasses.

About 9:30 p.m. Saturday there was an armed robbery near the H Street corridor. Police were flagged down on the 700 block of 13th Street NE by a person who said she and several friends were robbed.

The woman and her friends reported that three suspects approached them and one of the suspects placed a hard object against her side while the others demanded what she had in her pockets. A police officer on the block startled the thieves, who fled without stealing anything from the women. The suspects were stopped a short distance away by other officers and placed under arrest.

Several hours later there was another attack near the H Street corridor that happened about 3:25 a.m. Sunday. A man was violently attacked and robbed by three men on the 1300 block of Wylie Court NE.

The man reported that he met one of the suspects at a bar and shared drinks with him, according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Lieutenant Brian A. Murphy.

The two left the bar together and were joined by the two other suspects on Wylie Court NE. All three suspects then pushed the man to the ground, kicked him in the head and emptied his pockets. The man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after the attack.

On Sunday afternoon, a woman had her cell phone snatched as she left the Union Station Metro station. Two teens on bikes rode by her and one of the teens grabbed the phone from her hand.

Last night, U.S. Park Police arrested a person in Hill East who had stolen a car in a different area. The arrest was made about 11 p.m. along the 1700 block of D and E streets SE.


MPD Police CarsA person was robbed at gunpoint on Capitol Hill about 9:30 last night.

The person, who was not identified, reported that they were walking on the 600 block of G Street NE when a man approached them with a gun and demanded their property. The thief stole money and personal items from the victim, according to an email from Metropolitan Police Department First District Lieutenant Brian Murphy.

The suspect is described as a black teen, about 5 foot 8 inches tall with a gray sweatshirt and dark pants.

Earlier in the evening, about 5:30, a man was almost assaulted when a thief he confronted swung a knife at him. The attempted assault occurred on the 500 block of 12th Street SE, according to the police crime report. The crime report listed the location as a drug store, suggesting that the encounter happened outside of the CVS Pharmacy at 500 12th St. SE.

The man reported that he was confronting another man who had stolen from a nearby business at which point the suspect swung a knife at him while fleeing. The man was not injured and police did not provide a description of the suspect.

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Union Station Metro station (Photo via Wikimedia/thisisbossi)A man suffered a concussion and a broken jaw after being attacked by a group of youth while riding a Red Line Metro train between Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet University, the Washington Post reported.

The attack happened about 5:30 p.m. as the train was between the station. According to witness accounts, a group of youth attacked the man on the train after he refused to give them his bag. The youth were able to evade police at the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station and Metro police are currently investigating to track down the suspects.

According to another passenger who spoke to the Washington Post, the youth punched the man for about 30 seconds before he passed out. The victim’s wife said he received a concussion and a broken jaw in the attack.


Police carA woman was robbed at gunpoint by four teens last night on the H Street corridor.

The robbery occurred about 10:15 last night on the 600 block of H Street NE. The thieves stole the woman’s purse and fled, according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Lieutenant Brian A. Murphy.

The suspects were described as three black boys and one black girl between the ages of 15 and 17.

There was also an attempted assault later in the night in Southwest. A woman was talking to a person she knew on the 200 block of K Street SW when the other person grabbed her by her shirt and threatened her with a knife, according to Murphy. The woman was able to break free and flee and no injuries were reported.


Police carA man drove himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound in his arm after a shooting in the Sursum Corda area of NoMa.

Police responded to reports of gunshots in the area about 7:15 a.m. and discovered shell casings but the victim had left. The victim later drove himself to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

On Friday night, a woman was hospitalized after she was attacked by two men who then stole her car.

The carjacking happened on the 300 block of L Street SE about 9:30 p.m., according to police. In a post on a neighborhood listserv, the victim said she was taken to George Washington hospital about 10 p.m., where she received oral surgery due to injuries she sustained when one of the suspects punched her.

The suspects were described as black men in dark gray hoodies and the car they stole is a silver 2004 Honda Civic with D.C. license plates.

There was also a robbery on the 800 block of F Street NE on Friday night. Ten juveniles pushed a woman to the ground and robbed her about 10:10 p.m. Police detained several suspects in the case and most of the property stolen from the woman was returned, according to police.

On Saturday night, a man was knocked unconscious during a fight on the H Street corridor. The fight occurred about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on the 1300 block of H Street NE. The suspect was arrested on the scene.


MPD Police CarsPolice arrested one boy last night after he and a group of juveniles allegedly attacked and robbed a man near Eastern Market.

The robbery occurred about 5:15 p.m. near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue SE and 7th Street SE. A man reported that a group of boys knocked him to the ground as he was walking down the sidewalk and stole personal items from him.

Police canvassed the area and arrested a suspect. Police have not released information on the suspect because he is a minor.

There was also a robbery yesterday near the intersection of 7th and K street NE. That robbery occurred about 4:40 p.m., according to a tweet from the Metropolitan Police Department.

The suspect was described as a black man between 25 and 30 years old wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and blue New Balance shoes with lime green laces.

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Police are seeking help identifying a man they believe is connected to a Dec. 1 robbery on Capitol Hill.

The robbery occurred at 10:35 p.m. Dec. 1 on the 900 block of East Capitol Street NE, according to police.

A woman reported that she was talking on her cell phone when she was approached from behind by the suspect. The suspect punched the woman in the face and stole her purse and cell phone, according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Captain Antonio Charland.

Surveillance footage released by police this morning shows a man police believe is connected to the robbery in a convenience store shortly after the crime was committed.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.


MPD Police CarsA man was fatally shot on Saturday night in Southwest near King Greenleaf Recreation Center.

After hearing a gunshot about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, police discovered 20-year-old Kwaza K. Blue of Southwest unconscious on the 1300 block of 1st Street SW, according to the Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Office. Blue was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives from the police homicide branch are investigating the case but have not released any suspect description.

Also on Saturday, police responded to an attempted assault with a dangerous weapon at a home on Capitol Hill about 11:30 p.m. A woman told police that while in an argument with a person in a home on the 900 block of 5th Street SE, the other person threatened to stab her with a kitchen knife. A third person intervened and no injuries were reported. The suspect in the case fled before police arrived.

On Friday night, police responded to a robbery near the Potomac Avenue Metro Station in Hill East. A woman reported that while on the crosswalk at the intersection of 14th Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE a man took her cell phone from her hand and fled down 14th Street toward Potomac Gardens. The woman was not injured in the robbery and police were unable to locate the suspect.


Police car lightA man was shot in the arm on Wednesday night in Northeast Capitol Hill, according to police.

Police received a call at 12:30 a.m. Thursday from a local hospital where a patient was admitted with a gunshot wound. The patient told police that he was in a physical fight with another person on the 200 block of 17th Place NE. The other person’s gun discharged during the fight and struck the patient in the forearm, according to an email from Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Eddie Fowler.

There were also multiple robberies in the Capitol Hill area over the holiday weekend. The first occurred on Thursday night on the 400 block of L Street SE. A woman reported that a man asked her for a cigarette before beginning to pat her down in an attempt to rob her. A friend of the victim’s confronted the man and held him until police arrived and placed him under arrest.

Four robberies were reported in the area on Friday night. The first occurred in NoMa about 10:45 p.m. According to a police alert, four teenage boys robbed a person on the 1100 block of 1st Street NW.

Another robbery occurred 15 minutes later near the intersection of 1st Terrace and K Street NW. A man was bicycling in the area when four teenage boys demanded his headphones. One of the teens punched the victim in the face before the group fled with his headphones.

Later in the night, an armed robbery occurred near the Navy Yard Metro Station. According to a police notice, a man and his friend were confronted by a group of teens outside the Metro station near the intersection of Half and M streets SE. The suspects were described as six or seven teen boys and girls and one of the thieves displayed a handgun before the group stole the victims’ wallets and cell phones.

On Sunday evening, a man was robbed in Southwest about 6:30. A man reported that he was talking on his cell phone on the 200 block of M Street SW when multiple boys grabbed him from behind and stole his property.

There was also an assault reported about 8 p.m. Sunday night on the 700 block of Constitution Ave. NE. The victim was able to identify the suspect, who was placed under arrest.

Early this morning, another attempted assault was reported on the 500 block of G Street SW. Two men were arguing over shared food when the argument escalated into a physical fight. The suspect then grabbed a knife and swung at the victim. No injuries were reported. The man who filed the complaint knew the suspect, but the suspect fled before police arrived.


Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)(Updated at 12:15 p.m.)Elijah Smith, the 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to punching a 69-year-old man in the Eastern Market Metro station in April, was arrested again last night for assaulting a Metro Transit Police Department officer.

Smith was arrested for punching the officer last night, according to a tweet from the Metro Transit Police.

The arrest last night occurred near the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station, according to the arrest report. Smith started arguing with two officers. When one officer walked away, Smith grabbed the back of the officer’s jacket and punched him about six times in the face, the report states. The officers used pepper spray to subdue Smith, who later said to the officers he “took five pills and was drinking,” according to police.

In May, Smith was arrested and charged with simple assault after punching the 69-year-old man on an escalator in the Eastern Market station on April 24. Smith pleaded guilty in September and was on release from jail while he awaited sentencing.


Unit block of P Street SW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was hit with a handgun and robbed near Nationals Park just before 6 p.m. yesterday.

The man was walking on the unit block of P Street SW around 5:45 p.m. when he was robbed by two men, according to police. The attackers hit the man in the head with a gun before taking his cell phone, jacket and shoes, Metropolitan  Police Department 1st District Lieutenant Crystal Beslow said in an email.

There was another gun-related incident last night on the other side of Capitol Hill near the Stadium-Armory Metro Station.

A resident on the 1700 block of Bay Street SE saw a man loading aluminum and copper into a pickup truck in the alley behind the houses on that block, police said. Once he was spotted, the man got into his pickup truck and began to leave. Before leaving, he got back out of the truck and pointed a gun at the resident Without firing any shots, the man got back into his truck and left.

Earlier today, police responded to a call about a stabbing near the intersection of M Street NE and Florida Avenue NE.

About 8 a.m., two men got into a fight in front of a house on the 600 block of M Street NE. One of the men was hospitalized with facial injuries, police said. Police said the man who was hospitalized stabbed the other man at one point, but the other man had fled by the time police arrived.

MPD 1st District commander Mark Beach said in an email that the two fighters knew each other and that neither of them live in the neighborhood.

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