Crime Report: M Street Kidnapping, Two Arrests in Violent Georgetown Incidents

In the heart of Georgetown, an attempted kidnapping of a young male toddler took place on June 7 in broad daylight in front of Urban Outfitters on the 3100 block of M Street, NW. A 911 dispatcher received a call at approximately 2:32 p.m. conveying desperate pleas from a family: “He tried to take our baby, he tried to take our baby!”  

“I saw two guys, like fighting over this child,” the caller said. “The person who tried to kidnap this child — he just walked up and tried to grab him, like literally grab, and they – it was like a tug of war,” the unidentified witness stated, per an MPD press release. According to the caller, the victim’s family was attempting to load the toddler into a car when the scuffle took place. The attacker “allegedly struck up a conversation with the young victim, then grabbed him and tried to run away” and the family “fought off the would-be kidnapper,” before he fled, NBC 4 reported. 

On June 9, following MPD publication of suspect photos, 18-year-old suspect Emilio Andres Rizo, of Rockville, MD, was then arrested and charged with the attempted kidnapping while disembarking from a Metrobus.  

In another violent scene in Georgetown on the 2800 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, 46-year-old Steven Rushing of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Saturday, May 14, for an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) offense from the previous evening, per MPD reports. At approximately 6:28 p.m. on the Friday evening before, Rushing was reported to have brandished a knife after approaching a group of people then assaulting and “attempt[ing] to stab” one of the victims. Rushing was “apprehended by responding officers.”

Detectives from MPD’s Second District also announced on June 6 an arrest of 34-year-old David Kelly Dickey Chao, of Reston in reference to a Burglary Two offense that occurred on Sunday, June 5, in the 2900 block of M Street, NW. At approximately 1:30 a.m., the “suspect forcibly entered an establishment” and once inside “attempted to take property, but was apprehended by responding officers.

Separately, 32-year-old Charles Middleton of Bethesda was “arrested and charged” on Friday, June 10 with an “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun)” offense following an April 10, 2022 gun threat incident in the 2300 block of Wisconsin Ave. NW., according to an MPD press release. At approximately 11:00 p.m., “suspects entered an established” where one of the suspects was “involved in a verbal altercation with a patron of the establishment when an employee intervened.” When the confrontation moved outside, “one of the suspects brandished a handgun” and “pointed [it] in the direction of the employee.” Suspects then “fled the scene.” An additional suspect captured on a surveillance camera can be seen here.







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