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Homicide: Unit Block of Q Street, S.W.

From Araz Alali: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal stabbing which occurred at the unit block of Q Street, S.W.

 

Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

MPD Awarded Grant from the Department of Justice to Hire Veterans as Police Officers

 

From Gwendolyn Crump: The Metropolitan Police Department will be awarded funds from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to hire veterans as police officers, as part of President Obama’s Veterans Job Corps initiative.

“The Metropolitan Police Department is pleased to be the recipient of a COPS Hiring Program award which allows us not only to put five additional officers on the street, but also to support the brave men and women who serve in the military,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. 

District Man Sentenced to 37 Years in Prison For Armed Home Invasion and Assault

From the United States Attorney's Office: Vernon Bunch, 42, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 37 years and 10 months in prison for his role in an armed home invasion and the assault and armed robberies of three victims, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.

 

District Man Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term For Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Girl

District Man Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term For Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Girl

 

From United States Attorney's Office: Matthew Jones Nelson, 37, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 15 years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to first-degree child sexual abuse for engaging in a sexual act with a 10-year-old girl, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

 

Homicide in the 3300 block of 14th Place, S.E.

 

From Araz Alali: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 3300 block of 14th Place, Southeast.