Crime Report: Cameras Prove Essential

By Paulina Inglima

The cameras have proven essential in identifying suspects and capturing footage of various crimes reported recently. DC residents are still eligible for the Mayor’s Private Security Camera Rebate Program. According to the DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, “A discount is available for the actual cost of an individual camera (up to $200) with a maximum discount of $500 for residential properties (houses, apartments, condominiums, home offices, etc.) and $750 for all other addresses.

If you have information about any of the following incidents, call 202-727-9099 or text the MPD 50411 “TEXT TIP LINE.”

Monday June 10, 2024: Police arrested Darryl Lamond Quander on a DC Superior Court warrant, who was charged with 19 counts of second-degree grand larceny for a series of thefts at various CVS stores in DC. Oddly enough, the thefts, which took place from February to April 2024, primarily involved Red Bull energy drinks. In total, he stole more than $3,800 worth of merchandise. Red Bull, it seems, gives you wings.

Tuesday June 11: MPD executed a custody order from D.C. Superior Court, arresting a 12-year-old juvenile for a March 10 robbery in the 1400 block of Irving Street NW.

Friday June 21 : At 1:53 a.m., two suspects broke into a window of a business in the 5100 block of MacArthur Boulevard NW, then jumped over the counter and took money, then fled the scene. Video Footage provided by the MPD shows the crime from cameras inside and outside the store.

Monday July 1st: A 22-year-old Prince George’s County woman, Tiffany Taylor Gray, was arrested by members of the Capital Region Regional Fugitive Task Force for the April 5 stabbing and murder of NW DC resident Fasil Teklemarium. She has been charged with first-degree murder with a weapon and first-degree murder, and will face extradition proceedings to face the charges in D.C.

Monday July 1st: At 8:25 p.m., on a trail in the 3800 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, a suspect “engaged in unwanted sexual contact with the victim,” before fleeing the scene. According to the police report, “the suspect is described as a tall Hispanic male, in his 20s, with short black hair. He was last seen wearing tennis shoes, a gray sweatshirt, and a black backpack.”

Wednesday July 3: An armed robbery occurred at 1500 33rd Street NW between 1 and 2 a.m.

Thursday July 4: Another armed robbery occurred between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. near Wisconsin Avenue and Reservoir Road. According to the Georgetown BID security update, “The subjects were seen in a white Toyota sedan with California license plate 9GTD204.

Friday July 5: At 4:50 a.m., a suspect entered a business in the 1400 block of Park Road NW, taking a cash register full of money before fleeing the scene.

Friday July 5: Kentrell Flowers, 18, of SE DC, was arrested and charged with “armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a permit, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device” after he was shot by two U.S. Marshals while allegedly attempting to carjack a car. According to the police report: “The suspect exited a vehicle, approached one of the Marshals and pointed a handgun at him in an apparent carjacking attempt. The Marshal drew his service weapon and fired several shots at the suspect. A second Marshal from another vehicle also responded and fired his service weapon. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No law enforcement officers were injured.”

Both Marshals are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division’s Law Enforcement Investigation Team, which investigates all shootings involving law enforcement officers in the District of Columbia. The facts and evidence in this case will be independently reviewed by the United States Attorney’s Office.“The carjacking crime remains under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.”

An image of the weapon used in the carjacking is shown below.

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