Weekly Crime Blotter, March 11-March 17, 2024

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By Patrick D. Lewis

This is the crime blotter for the week of March 11, 2024, through March 17, 2024. This blotter reports crimes that occurred on campus or within a few blocks of campus during this period. Information for this report comes from only official press releases, reports, and statements from police.

Monday, March 11

  • No incidents to report.

Tuesday, March 12

  • Unarmed Robbery: A victim at the Brookland-CUA Metro Station was robbed of a pair of shoes at around 5:15 pm. Two suspects were arrested by Metro Transit Police shortly after.

Wednesday, March 13

  • Burglary, Strangulation: A man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and strangled her; she eventually sprayed him with mace, and he fled after making threats. He later returned and was arrested on March 15 (see below).
  • Shoplifting: A suspect stole ten bags of coffee from the CVS on 12th Street. No arrests have been made. 
  • Unlawful Weapons Possession: Three people were arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the 80 block of Hawaii Avenue, NE (adjacent to the DuFour Center) following a search warrant. Edward Anderson, 38, Jermaine Horne, 43, and Roselle Artis, 45 were arrested

Thursday, March 14

  • No incidents to report.

Friday, March 15

  • Burglary, Strangulation, and Barricade Standoff: Police responded to calls for an armed suspect who had broken into a house block of Taylor St, NE, one block east of campus. The man was reportedly strangling his ex-girlfriend. He then barricaded himself in a house after police attempted to arrest him. Police negotiators and the Emergency Response Team responded and took the suspect into custody after several hours. Raphael Johnson, 38, was charged with First Degree Burglary, Strangulation, Threats To Kidnap, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The man was in possession of a rifle and ammunition when arrested. The victim was treated for injuries. 
  • Shoplifting: Two suspects stole items from CVS on 12th Street. They fled in a blue Chevrolet Cruze.
  • Theft From Residence: A resident in the 1200 block of Perry Street, NE, three blocks east of campus, returned home and found her TV, Alexa device, and designer shoes stolen, totaling over $750 in total value. No suspect information is available.
  • Assault: Metro Transit PD responded to an assault at the Brookland-CUA Metro station at 11:06 am and arrested one suspect for the assault.
  • Drug Violation: Metro Transit PD responded to a report for public use of Marijuana at the Brookland-CUA Metro station. The suspect was issued a summons to appear in court.

Saturday, March 16

  • Shooting: A shooting occurred at Monroe Street NE and 8th Street NE at 6:40 pm; it is not known if anyone was struck. 

Sunday, March 17

  • No incidents to report

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