District Crime Data at a Glance
2021 Year-to-Date Crime Comparison*
As of April 8, 2021
The statistics below reflect the data entered into MPD’s records management system (Cobalt) as of 12 am on the date above. The homicide numbers are based on numbers submitted by the Homicide Branch.
|Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon||380||342||-10%|
|Violent Crime – Total||892||875||-2%|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||589||783||33%|
|Theft from Auto||2,712||1,868||-31%|
|Property Crime – Total||7,158||5,307||-26%|
|All Crime – Total||8,050||6,182||-23%|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips’ Statement on Hate- and Bias-Related Crimes against Persons of Asian Descent
WASHINGTON – As the District of Columbia and this nation have faced the unprecedented public health emergency posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we also have witnessed, in some areas across our nation, an unsettling rise in crime that has targeted Asian-Americans. These acts are reprehensible and tear at the fabric of our society. Hate and bias-related crime have no place in our community, and any attack on Asian-Americans is an attack on us all. While we are making sacrifices and living and working in unusual conditions, we must continue to act responsibly and with compassion towards one another. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia stands in solidarity with the community in seeking to root out hate- and bias-related crime.
The United States Attorney’s Office urges the community to be vigilant and to report any suspected hate- or bias-related crime to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) by dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency or contacting the MPD Hate Crimes Hotline by calling (202) 727-0500 or e-mailing email@example.com.
OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Two Former SunTrust Bank Employees Sentenced, Ordered to Pay $83,800
WASHINGTON – Rashad Liverpool, 28, and Robert Tillery, 45, were each sentenced on Friday, by the Honorable James A. Crowell IV, Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips. The two former SunTrust Bank employees each pled guilty in February 2020 to financial exploitation of an elderly person, in violation of Title 22, D.C. Code, Section 933.01(a)(3), for defrauding a 72-year-old military widow with diminished capacity of $83,800. The court ordered both defendants to pay restitution for the entire amount that they each stole. The court suspended imposition of each defendant’s sentence to the maximum period of incarceration provided for under the D.C. Sentencing Guidelines, effectively sentencing each defendant to the maximum period of supervised probation. The court may impose incarceration if a defendant violates the terms of probation. According to the government’s evidence, during the summer of 2018, Liverpool and Tillery each frequently visited the victim, a client of SunTrust Bank, after normal business hours and against bank policy. They identified funds that the widow held at Bank of America and took advantage of her diminished capacity in order to move those funds into accounts that they controlled. Liverpool moved $51,900 into a joint account that he created in his and the victim’s name at Capital One Bank. He used all of the funds for his own benefit, including two trips to California and one trip to Miami. During the trip to Miami, Liverpool used the victim’s funds to stay at a beachfront hotel, rent a red Ford Mustang, and purchase items from a mini bar. Liverpool also made ATM withdrawals totalling $3,200 from the victim’s account while she was hospitalized. Meanwhile, Tillery withdrew $3,000 in cash from one of the victim’s accounts and wrote himself a check for $25,700 from another. He used these funds to make purchases at various outlet stores and finance a move to Chicago. The scheme ended when the victim was hospitalized and a newly appointed attorney-in-fact discovered that the funds were missing. In announcing the sentence, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of the Metropolitan Police Department, specifically Detective Phillipe Moore of the Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit, as well as the work of Investigator Jonathan Rich, of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia at the time of investigation, who investigated the case together. He also acknowledged the work of those who handled the case at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Mika, Assistant U.S. Attorney Chimnomnso Kalu, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Romano, and Supervisory Victim Witness Advocate Jennifer Clark. This prosecution is part of the Office’s wider efforts to combat crimes against seniors and vulnerable adults. In 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia simultaneously launched initiatives to address the abuse and exploitation of older adults. The Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Initiative at the U.S. Attorney’s Office expanded its response to criminal and civil violations targeting older adults. The initiative has enabled the U.S. Attorney’s Office to develop and coordinate further its prosecution of these cases and enhance its overall support of older or vulnerable victims. The team consists of experienced prosecutors and victim advocates from across the Office, to include the Superior Court, Criminal, and Civil Divisions, as well as the Victim Witness Assistance Unit. This prosecution is indicative of the continued collaboration between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Attorney General (from which an attorney is detailed to handle, as a special assistant United States attorney, financial crime cases involving elderly victims) to prosecute cases of this kind.
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Updated March 9, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 5, 2021
D.C.-Area Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Violence at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
Man Used Fists and Helmet to Shatter Glass Panels of Door Leading to Speaker’s Lobby
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Zachary Jordan Alam, 29, from the District of Columbia area was indicted today for assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers while using a dangerous weapon, among other charges, for his violent conduct within the U.S. Capitol building on January 6. After entering the Capitol building unlawfully, the man punched, kicked, and using a helmet, shattered the glass panels of doors leading to the Speaker’s Lobby as others who had breached the building also sought to force their way in further.
Alam was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on 11 counts. The indictment charges him with two counts of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, one while using a dangerous weapon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 111(a)(1) and (b), and one with the intent to commit another felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a)(1); one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1512(c)(2) and 2; one count of interfering with a federal officer during the commission of a civil disorder, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 231(a)(3) and 2; one count of destruction of government property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1361; three counts of unlawful entry, disorderly conduct, or violent conduct using a dangerous weapon in restricted buildings or grounds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1752(a)(1), 1752(a)(2), 1752(a)(4) and (b)(1)(A); and three counts of disorderly conduct, violent conduct, or parading or demonstrating in a Capitol building, in violation of Title 40, United States Code, Sections 5104(e)(2)(D), 5104(e)(2)(F), and 5104(e)(2)(G). Two of the counts – assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers while using a dangerous weapon, and obstruction of an official proceeding – carry maximum penalties of 20 years.
According to the indictment, Alam caused more than $1,000 worth of damage to the glass panels of the doors to the Speaker’s Lobby of the U.S. Capitol building. It is alleged that on January 6, the doors to an area known as the Speaker’s Lobby, a hallway that connects to the House Chamber, were barricaded and guarded by three officers of the United States Capitol Police. Video footage from inside the Capitol building shows Alam repeatedly punching the glass panels of the doors located immediately behind the officers and then kicking the glass and smashing the glass with a helmet, ultimately breaking the windows.
Alam was arrested and originally charged by criminal complaint on January 30, in Denver, Pennsylvania. On February 2, United States Magistrate Judge Richard A. Lloret of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ordered Alam detained pending his transfer to the District of Columbia for further proceedings.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, with valuable assistance from the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance from the FBI’s Philadelphia Division.
The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos at fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Inauguration Bridge Closures
The following bridges will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. These closures will remain in effect until 6 am, Thursday, January 21. See below for information specific to each of the affected bridges:
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge – East bound traffic will be closed to all vehicles entering the city. West bound traffic will flow normally, leaving the city.
Arlington Memorial Bridge – No traffic allowed in either direction.
I-395 & 14th Street Bridge – North bound traffic will be closed to all vehicles entering the city. South bound traffic will flow normally, leaving the city.
The following bridges will have commercial vehicle restrictions, but remain open to local vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists beginning on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra time as commercial vehicles will not be allowed access. These will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m., Thursday, January 21. See below for information specific to each of the affected bridges:
South Capitol Street/Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge – North bound lanes will have commercial vehicle restrictions but remain open to local traffic. South bound traffic will flow normally, toward Maryland.
11th Street Bridge – Travel lanes into the Navy Yard area will have commercial vehicle restrictions but remain open to local traffic.
John Phillip Sousa (Pennsylvania Ave.) Bridge – Travel lanes west toward downtown will have commercial vehicle restrictions but open to local traffic. South bound traffic will flow normally, toward Maryland.
Key Bridge – will remain open, but access to Whitehurst Freeway will be closed. Traffic from the Key Bridge will make a left turn onto Canal Rd/MacArthur Blvd and local traffic may go right on M Street. East bound on M Street will have commercial vehicle restrictions.
Essential employees who normally cross these bridges to access their place of employment are encouraged to seek access to Washington from the east via 295 North at E. Capitol St., Benning Rd. or New York Ave. (Route 50).
Additionally, drivers will be able to enter Washington from the Capital Beltway in Maryland. All major roadways leading into the District are open. Both the Wilson and American Legion Bridges will remain open for traffic between Virginia and Maryland. Chain Bridge will also remain open.
All vehicles, including delivery vehicles that do not have appropriate credentials, will not be able to access restricted zones between midnight, January 19, and January 21 at a time to be determined.
There is the potential for intermittent closures in the downtown area. Any decision to close a street will be based upon public safety. For timely traffic information, please visit: twitter.com/DCPoliceTraffic,
Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of downtown area and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.
Members of the public are reminded that DC CODE: § 7-2509.07 expressly prohibits anyone from carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of any First Amendment activity, to include members of the public who have been issued a Concealed Carry Permit in the District of Columbia.
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NOTE: The arrest data summary provided below is a preliminary count of arrests that have been processed. These numbers are subject to change as the MPD continues to process arrests or make new arrests based on photos and/or video footage.
Summary Report as of 1/11/2021 at 7 am
From Saturday, May 30 through 7 am on Friday, January 8, 2021, there have been 737 individuals arrested and processed for curfew violations, riot-related burglary, and other riot-related events. Of these, 27 were juveniles.
NOTE: Days with zero arrests are not listed below.
June 2020: There were 340 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:
- 19: Saturday night 5/30 into Sunday morning 5/31 (1 juvenile)
- 90: Sunday night 5/31 into Monday morning 6/1 (curfew in effect at 11pm) (10 juveniles)
- 289: Monday night 6/1 into Tuesday morning 6/2 (curfew in effect at 7pm) (9 juveniles)
- 29: Tuesday night 6/2 into Wednesday morning 6/3 (curfew in effect at 7pm) (4 juveniles)
- 1: Friday night 6/5 into Saturday morning 6/6 (Simple Assault) (0 juveniles)
- 1: Saturday morning 6/6 into Sunday morning 6/7 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Sunday morning 6/7 into Monday morning 6/8 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Saturday afternoon 6/13 into Sunday afternoon 6/14 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Saturday afternoon 6/20 into Sunday morning 6/21 (0 juveniles)
- 2: Monday afternoon 6/22 into Tuesday morning 6/23 (0 juveniles)
- 9: Tuesday afternoon 6/23 into Wednesday morning 6/24 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Wednesday afternoon 6/24 into Thursday morning 6/25 (0 juveniles)
- 3: Friday afternoon 6/26 into Saturday morning 6/27 (0 juveniles)
- 2: Sunday afternoon 6/28 into Monday morning 6/29 (0 juveniles)
July 2020: There were 21 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:
- 2: Thursday afternoon 7/2 into Friday afternoon 7/3 (0 juveniles)
- 4: Saturday afternoon 7/4 into Sunday morning 7/5 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Monday afternoon 7/6 into Tuesday morning 7/7 (0 juveniles)
- 11: Tuesday afternoon 7/7 into Wednesday morning 7/8 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Thursday afternoon 7/9 into Friday morning (0 juveniles)
- 1: Saturday afternoon 7/11 into Sunday morning 7/12 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Thursday afternoon 7/16 into Friday morning 7/17 (0 juveniles)
August 2020: There were 71 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:
- 42: Thursday afternoon 8/13 into Friday morning 8/14 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Monday afternoon 8/24 into Tuesday morning 8/25 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Wednesday afternoon 8/26 into Thursday morning 8/27 (0 juveniles)
- 8: Thursday afternoon 8/27 into Friday morning 8/28 (0 juveniles)
- 5: Saturday afternoon 8/29 into Sunday morning 8/30 (0 juveniles)
- 14: Sunday afternoon 8/30 into Monday morning 8/31 (0 juveniles)
September 2020: There were 11 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:
- 2: Saturday afternoon 9/5 into Sunday morning 9/6 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Thursday afternoon 9/10 into Friday morning 9/11 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Tuesday afternoon 9/22 into Wednesday morning 9/23 (0 juveniles)
- 3: Wednesday afternoon 9/23 into Thursday morning 9/24 (0 juveniles)
- 4: Saturday afternoon 9/26 into Sunday morning 9/27 (0 juveniles)
October 2020: There were 21 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:
- 8: Thursday afternoon 10/1 into Friday morning 10/2 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Saturday afternoon 10/3 into Sunday morning 10/4) (1 juvenile)
- 1: Tuesday afternoon 10/27 into Wednesday morning 10/28 (0 juveniles)
- 8: Wednesday afternoon 10/28 into Thursday morning 10/29 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Thursday afternoon 10/29 into Friday morning 10/30 (0 juveniles)
- 2: Friday afternoon 10/30 into Saturday morning 10/31 (0 juveniles)
November 2020: There were 40 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:
- 9: Saturday afternoon 10/31 into Sunday morning 11/1 (0 juveniles)
- 4 Tuesday afternoon 11/3 into Wednesday morning 11/4 (0 juveniles)
- 2: Friday afternoon 11/13 into Saturday morning 11/14 (0 juveniles)
- 21: Saturday afternoon 11/14 into Sunday morning 11/15 (1 juvenile)
- 2: Sunday afternoon 11/15 into Monday morning 11/16 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Saturday afternoon 11/21 into Sunday morning 11/22 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Saturday afternoon 11/28 into Sunday morning 11/29 (0 juveniles)
December 2020: There were 47 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:
- 5: Friday afternoon 12/11 into Saturday morning 12/12 (0 juveniles)
- 33: Saturday afternoon 12/12 into Saturday morning 12/13 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Sunday afternoon 12/13 into Monday morning 12/14 (0 juveniles)
- 1: Monday afternoon 12/14 into Tuesday morning 12/15 (0 juveniles)
- 5: Friday afternoon 12/18 into Saturday morning 12/19 (0 juveniles)
- 2: Saturday afternoon 12/19 into Sunday morning 12/20 (0 juveniles)
January 2021: There were 83 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:
- 1: Thursday afternoon 12/31 into Friday morning 01/01 (0 juveniles)
- 2: Monday afternoon 01/04 into Tuesday morning 01/05 (0 juveniles)
- 10: Tuesday afternoon 01/05 into Wednesday morning 01/06 (0 juveniles)
- 69: Wednesday afternoon 01/06 into Thursday morning 01/07 (1 juvenile)
- 1: Friday afternoon 1/8 into Sunday morning 01/09 (0 juvenile)
The persons arrested have home addresses in:
- 37%: DC
- 25%: MD
- 11%: VA
- 15%: from other U.S. states
- 12%: Unknown
1,014 charges have been filed against the 737 individuals. These charges are in the following categories:
- 395 (39%) Curfew Violations
- 111 (11%): Felony Rioting (tumultuous and violent conduct with grave danger of or actual serious injury to persons or serious property damage)
- 60 (6%): Burglary
- 69 (7%): Assault on a police officer
- 38 (3%): Other property crimes (damaging, receiving stolen)
- 47 (5%): Unlawful entry
- 51 (5%): Simple assaults and threats
- 35 (3%): Resisting arrest
- 72 (7%): Weapons violations
- 136 (13%): Other (ADW, disorderly, riot misdemeanor, narcotics, traffic, release violations, arson, lewd, indecent, or obscene acts)
51 unrest-related arrestees so far have reported injuries (4 juveniles)
Acting Police Chief Robert J. Contee, III regularly attends and speaks at the press conferences scheduled by the Executive Office of the Mayor.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 8, 2021
Thirteen Charged in Federal Court Following Riot at the United States Capitol
Approximately 40 charged in Superior Court
Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. In addition to those who have been charged, additional complaints have been submitted and investigations are ongoing.
“The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation’s greatest institutions,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin. “My Office, along with our law enforcement partners at all levels, have been expeditiously working and leveraging every resource to identify, arrest, and begin prosecuting these individuals who took part in the brazen criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol. We are resolute in our commitment to holding accountable anyone responsible for these disgraceful criminal acts, and to anyone who might be considering engaging in or inciting violence in the coming weeks – know this: you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“ATF is committed to the rule of law and the protection of all citizens’ Constitutional rights,” said Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Deputy Director Regina Lombardo. “We continue to support our law enforcement partners to ensure those who violated the law during the events at the Capitol this week are brought to justice. ATF has dedicated all appropriate resources to complete these investigations as soon as possible.”
“Today’s charges are just the beginning of the FBI’s ongoing efforts to hold those responsible for the criminal acts of violence and destruction that unfolded during the U.S. Capitol building breach on January 6th,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “To be clear, what took place that day was not First Amendment-protected activity, but rather an affront on our democracy. The FBI, along with our local, state and federal partners, is committed to ensuring that justice is served. We will continue to aggressively investigate each and every individual who chose to ignore the law and instead incite violence, destroy property, and injure others.”
“Deputy U.S. Marshals responded to support U.S. Capitol Police after the incursion into the Capitol building. Our deputies helped to clear the building and escorted members of Congress back to the main chamber for official business,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Donald Washington. “US Marshals will now bring to bear our fugitive investigations expertise to ensure that individuals charged in federal warrants are brought to face justice. Respect for the rule of law is a foundational principle for our democracy and the freedoms that it provides. Unlawful acts will not go unpunished.”
“The events that happened at and around the United States Capitol were unconscionable, and those responsible will be held accountable for their attempts to thwart Democracy,” said Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police Robert J. Contee III. “While these charges represent a positive step, there is still work to be done. Our collective intentions are to work diligently to identify all of the persons responsible for the insurrection at our U.S. Capitol.”
Thirteen individuals have been charged with federal crimes. The defendants and charges are outlined below:
- Cleveland Meredith was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with making interstate threats to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
- Richard Barnett, of Arkansas, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and theft of public money, property, or records. Barnett allegedly entered a restricted are of the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
- Lonnie Coffman, of Alabama, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with possession of an unregistered firearm (destructive device) and carrying a pistol without a license. It is alleged that Coffman’s vehicle contained 11 explosive devices known as Molotov cocktails and firearms. It is further alleged he was in possession of two firearms. Coffman was arrested and is currently being held. His detention hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12, 2021.
- Mark Leffingwell, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; assault on a federal law enforcement officer; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Leffingwell allegedly entered the Senate side of the Capitol and when stopped by law enforcement, struck an officer in the helmet and chest. Leffingwell is currently being held and has a detention hearing in district court today.
- Christopher Alberts, of Maryland, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with carrying or having readily accessible, on the grounds of the United States Capitol Building, a firearm and ammunition. Specifically a Taurus G2C, 9mm handgun and 9mm caliber ammunition. The defendant appeared in district court and was released. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 28, 2021.
- Joshua Pruitt, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority. The defendant appeared in district court and was released. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 28, 2021.
- Matthew Council, of Florida, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Council allegedly unlawfully entered the Capitol building, and when stopped by law enforcement, he pushed the officer.
- Cindy Fitchett, of Virginia, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
- Michael Curzio, of Florida, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
- Douglas Sweet, of Florida, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
- Bradley Ruskelas, of Illinois, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
- Terry Brown, of Pennsylvania, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
- Thomas Gallagher was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
In addition, approximately 40 individuals have been arrested and charged in Superior Court with offenses including, but not limited to, unlawful entry, curfew violations, and firearms-related crimes.
The cases are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.
The ATF and FBI continue to urge the public to report suspected use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the recent unrest. Anyone with information can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via ReportIt.com.
The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos at fbi.gov/USCapitol.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 8, 2021
Alabama Man Charged With Possession of Eleven Molotov Cocktails Found Near Protest at U.S. Capitol
Authorities Also Found One Assault Rifle and Three Handguns
WASHINGTON— Today, Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin for the District of Columbia announced charges against an Alabama man that include one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device, and one count of carrying a pistol without a license.
Lonnie Leroy Coffman, 70, of Falkville, Alabama, was arrested yesterday and charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Coffman remains in custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for Tuesday, January 12.
As alleged in the Complaint, on January 6, U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officers responded to reports of possible explosive devices in the area around the United States Capitol. In the course of conducting a protective sweep of the area, officers observed the handle of what appeared to be a firearm on the front right passenger seat of a red pickup truck with Alabama tags. A law enforcement database check of the vehicle registration revealed that the vehicle was registered to Lonnie L. Coffman with a home address in Falkville, Alabama. USCP Bomb Squad members subsequently searched the vehicle and secured one black handgun, one M4 Carbine assault rifle along with rifle magazines loaded with ammunition, and components for the construction of eleven “Molotov Cocktails” in the form of mason jars filled with ignitable substances, rags, and lighters.
Later that evening, Coffman was stopped in the vicinity of his truck when he attempted to return to his vehicle. Coffman was subsequently searched and found to have on his person a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, a 22-caliber derringer style handgun, and two sets of vehicle keys that matched the truck. When asked, Coffman told officers that the mason jars contained melted Styrofoam and gasoline. ATF advised that the combination of melted Styrofoam and gasoline is an explosive mixture that has the effect of napalm because, when detonated, the substance causes the flammable liquid to better stick to objects that it hits.
Coffman is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device, which carries a maximum prison term of up to 10 years, and one count of carrying a pistol without a license under D.C. law, which carries a maximum prison term of up to 5 years.
The charges contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is being prosecuted by the Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason B.A. McCullough and Michael Friedman of the District of Columbia United States Attorney’s Office, and Trial Attorney Taryn Meeks of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. The case is being investigated by the U.S. Capitol Police Department with assistance from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The ATF and FBI continue to urge the public to report suspected use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the recent unrest. Anyone with information can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via ReportIt.com.
The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos at fbi.gov/USCapitol. Topic(s): National SecurityComponent(s): USAO – District of ColumbiaPress Release Number: 21-002 Updated January 8, 2021
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National Night Out This Year Tuesday October 6, 2020
A message from Chief of Police, Peter Newsham:
Dear DC Residents,
What we have endured as a city the last couple of days has been unprecedented, but we will persevere. MPD takes pride in professionally responding to crisis situations, and we will continue to ensure the safety of those who live, work, and visit the District of Columbia. Today Mayor Bowser ordered a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia during the following times:
Monday, June 1, beginning at 7 pm and ending at 6 am on Tuesday, June 2
Tuesday, June 2, beginning at 7 pm and ending at 6 am on Wednesday, June 3 During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or motor by car or other mode of transport upon any street, alley, park or other public place within the District.
The curfew imposed by the Mayor’s Order shall not apply to:
- Essential workers, including healthcare personnel and working media with their outlet-issued credentials, when engaged in essential functions, including travel to and from their essential work; and
- Individuals who are voting and participating in election activities, including poll workers, volunteers and individuals exercising their right to vote.
We have started to go through images and video that captured criminal activity during the riots and we are asking for your assistance. If you have any information or video, please share it with us by calling 202-727-9099 or text 50411. If you need to report immediate threats or emergencies, please call 911. You can also file non-violent crimes online: https://mpdc.dc.gov/node/1468616.
Thank you for your support, and please stay home tonight and tomorrow night.
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Beat The Streets coming to a Neighborhood near You
Recent Residential Burglary Reports in PSAs 104, 107 and 108
We are currently investigating a string of burglary reports in PSAs 104, 107, and 108. The suspect is described as an African American male, 20-30s, dark complexion, last seen wearing bright colored running shoes (yellow and/or orange), black long length shirt (Under Armor style), dark colored pants with a possible neon stripe. The suspect reportedly is targeting rear doors of private homes, kicking the doors to gain entry and stealing small property items of value (wallets, cell phones, jewelry, electronics etc.). The suspect may be committing these offenses between late evening and early morning hours. Please be certain to properly secure all doors and windows and report suspicious activities immediately by dialing 911. If a suspicious person is observed, please do not confront the subject but discretely call police immediately and provide your call back information if possible. Please provide a detailed description and last known direction of travel for responding officers. If possible, maintain sight of the subject from a safe distance while remaining on the telephone with the police dispatcher. At this time, there has been no personal injuries reported in these cases as the suspect appears to be targeting small property items of value only. Please pass this information along to your neighbors and contact our Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or the First District Detectives Office on 202-299-2025 with any information you may have relative to these recent events.
Damion L. Taylor, M.P.S., FBINA 257
Lieutenant, First District Substation
Patrol Services South
February Meeting 1DCAC
Oficina de la información pública: 202-727-4383
26 de Abril 2016
El departamento de policía (MPD) anuncia
las ubicaciones de las zonas de intercambios
(Washington, DC) – Para combatir los robos en el Distrito de Columbia, la jefe de la policía Cathy Lanier y el departamento de la policía (MPD por sus siglas en inglés) han designado tres lugares como las zonas de intercambios o “exchange zones” en inglés.
Estas localizaciones servirá como un lugar seguro para los residentes y visitantes a la ciudad donde se pueden intercambiar y finalizar las transacciones de las compras por el internet.
Varios individuos en el Distrito han sido víctimas de los robos derivados del mercado móvil y por las applicaciones de celulares para comprar y vender los bienes. Los sospechosos también han usado estas plataformas para atraer a las víctimas, encontrarse en un lugar, y cuando uno llegue, ocurre el robo.
Según Lanier, “los Exchange Zones estarán en lugares bien iluminados y cerca a las estaciones de la policía, desalentarán muchos de estos tipos de robos mientras darán a los residentes de Washington, DC un lugar seguro para comprar o intercambiar los bienes… La comunidad puede hacer su parte mediante la compra de forma segura en nuestros lugares designados para el comercio de mercancías, comprado por el internet o por el mercado móvil,” dijo Lanier.
Las ubicaciones de las tres Exchange Zones son:
- Divisón de Operaciones Especiales, las patrullas portuarias/ 550 Water Street, Southwest
- Tercer Distrito/ 1620 V Street, Northwest
- Sexto Distrito / 5002 Hayes Street, Northeast
MPD avisa al público de los siguientes consejos de seguridad para cuando inicie un intercambio de compra y venta de bienes con desconocidos:
- No vaya solo
- No de su dirección, el número de teléfono o ningún otro tipo de información personal
- Evite los encuentros durante la noche
MPD seguirá infocándose en recursos significativos en la reducción de robos en toda la ciudad. Si usted tiene alguna información relacionada con un robo, puede enviarnos un mensaje anónimo a 50411 o llamarnos a 202-727-9099.