Crimes in Police Service Area 202

Reported in January 2024

OFFENSE Jan2024 Dec2023 Jan2023 2024YTD Total (avg/month) 2023Total (avg/month) Avg/month Jan 2015 – Jan 2024
Homicide 1 0 0 1 (1.00) 0 (0.00) 0.03
Sex Abuse 0 0 1 0 (0.00) 1 (0.08) 0.11
Assault with Dangerous Weapon 0 0 0 0 (0.00) 1 (0.08) 0.57
Robbery  1 2 2 1 (1.00) 16 (1.33) 1.19
Total Violent Crimes 2 2 3 2 (2.00) 18 (1.50) 1.91
Burglary 0 3 0 0 (0.00) 11 (0.92) 1.92
Thefts from Auto 4 7 9 4 (4.00) 132 (11.00) 13.25
Thefts Other 3 9 12 3 (3.00) 195 (16.25) 21.14
Motor Vehicle Theft 2 3 3 2 (2.00) 31 (2.58) 1.90
Total Property Crimes 9 22 24  9 (9.00) 369 (30.75) 38.20
TOTAL 11 24 27 11 (11.00) 387 (32.25) 40.11

Data reflect the date crimes were reported to MPD and include all crimes reported in PSA 202 as of Feb 4, 2024.  Source https://dcatlas.dcgis.dc.gov

PSA 202 Crime Trends:

Crimes reported in January 2024 were 54% lower than in December 2023 and 59% lower than in January 2023. Unfortunately, the New Year started off with a homicide at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Details can be found below.

Crime Details by Category:

Homicide (1 Total):

  • Monday, January 1 at 1:17 AM; 4300 block of Military Rd, NW; CCN 24000091. Upon arrival, officers located a woman inside of a hotel room who died from gunshot wound injuries. It appeared that there was a party in the room and six men were invited to the party. One of the males stated he wanted to light the room up and was escorted out. Shortly after one of the men fired into the room though the door striking the decedent in the face. On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, the suspect was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.

Robbery (1 Total):

  • Sunday, January 28 at 1:05 PM; 5000 block of Wisconsin Ave, NW; CCN 24014007. The Victim reported that he arranged a meetup with the defendant online to “gift” him some Marijuana. The victim stated that he attempted to flee the location when the defendant placed a knife on his neck and took his property. The victim further stated that after the defendant took his property and fled the scene and he followed the defendant until MPD officers’ arrival on the scene and stopped the defendant. Taken were Marijuana and a cell phone. When officers searched the defendant, they found a stolen Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun with ten rounds in a thirteen-round magazine, a knife, and brass knuckles on his person. The defendant was arrested under arrest for Armed Robbery and Carrying a Pistol without a License. 

Motor Vehicle Theft (2 Total)

  • Friday, December 29 at 7:00 PM; 5300 block of 41st St, NW; CCN 24000397. The complainant reported leaving the vehicle parked directly in front of their residence.  When they returned on January 1, the vehicle was missing.  There is one key-fob unaccounted for and it is believed that it fell off the keychain when exiting the car.  The vehicle was recovered by members of the First District Auto Theft Unit and returned to the owner. 
  • Friday, January 26 at 4:26 PM; 4200 block of Wisconsin Ave, NW; CCN 24012965. The complainant left their iPhone was inside the car.  The complainant’s spouse tracked the phone moving near 14th and Downing Street NE in the 5th District. The responding officer believed he possibly saw the vehicle speed away at a traffic circle near the location where the vehicle was last seen. On January 27th, 2024, the vehicle was located parked and unoccupied near 514 Rhode Island Ave NE. There was no damage to vehicle and both tags were attached. Keys, a DC driver’s license, and credit cards was found in the vehicle and returned to the owner. 

CRIMES REPORTED IN PSA 202 Jan 2024