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Shots Fired Close To Columbia Heights Metro Station

UPDATED DETAILS ON COLUMBIA HEIGHTS SHOOTING:

This comes to us from MPD:

This morning, a 17 year-old juvenile male attempted to rob a citizen at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Harvard Street, NW.

 

The suspect tried to snatch the complainant's purse but failed. He then fled the scene on foot. A witness that had observed the attack followed the suspect to the 1400 block of Columbia Road.

 

The witness observed 2 Special Police Officers walking in the block and alerted them to the armed robbery suspect. The SPOs approached the suspect and ordered him to the ground. Instead, the suspect reached for his waistband.

 

VITAP/Creating Solutions Together Launches its Youth Violence Intervention Movement in DC

This community forum comes to us from Carmona Ross:

Good afternoon,    

Please join Columbia Heights Shaw Family Strengthening Collaborative next Friday, March 11, 2011 at 10 a.m., as we launch our Creating Solutions Together Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention Movement.  

The launch of this youth violence reduction movement will be held at the Thurgood Marshall Center, located at 1816 12th St. NW, DC.  

Columbia Heights Shaw Family Strengthening Collaborative has received three years of federal funding to assist with strengthening and improving youth violence intervention and prevention strategies in DC.  Come learn about how you can be a part of a movement to reduce and eventually end youth violence in DC!    

Eleven Alleged MS-13 Members Indicted on Racketeering And Other Charges in Series of Violent Crimes

This story comes to us from the United States Attorney’s Office:

        Eleven alleged MS-13 members have been indicted on federal racketeering and other charges for various violent crimes throughout the Washington, D.C. area, including murders, assaults and other attacks aimed at eliminating rival gangs.

 

           The indictments were unsealed yesterday, Wednesday, February 9, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. They were announced by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., Executive Associate Director James Dinkins of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

 

Columbia Heights Neighborhood Fires Prompt Investigation, Authorities Seek Tips

This community notice comes to us from  Pete Piringer of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Services (DC F&EMS):

Fire Investigators assigned to the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Services Department are seeking the assistance of the community in regards to several vehicle fires in the Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant areas. 

Between the dates of August 24, 2010 through this past weekend, September 26, 2010, there have been multiple vehicle fires across the city.  While some of the fires occurred in various quadrants of the City, a few car fires were reported in the vicinity of the Woodner Apartments in Northwest.