Crime Report: Cameras Prove to Be Essential

By Paulina Inglima

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

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

Monday June 10, 2024: Police arrested Darryl Lamond Quander on a D.C. Superior Court warrant, who was charged with 19 counts of second degree theft for a string of retail theft from various CVS stores in D.C. Bizarrely, the robberies, which took place from February through April 2024, were primarily of Red Bull energy drinks. In total, he stole over $3,800 of merchandise. Red Bull does, it seems, give you wings. 

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

Friday June 21: At 1:53 am, two suspects broke in through the window of a business on the 5100 block of MacArthur Boulevard NW, afterwards jumping over the counter and taking money, then fleeing the scene. Video footage provided by MPD shows the crime being committed from cameras inside and outside the store. 

Monday July 1: A 22-year-old Prince George’s County woman, Tiffany Taylor Gray, was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force for the April 5 stabbing and murder of NW D.C. resident Fasil Teklemarium. She has been charged with First Degree Murder while Armed -Felony Murder, and will go through the extradition process to face charges in D.C. 

Monday July 1: At 8:25 pm, on a trail in the 3800 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, a suspect “made 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 book bag.” 

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 Safety Update, “The subjects were seen in a white Toyota sedan with California 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 filled with money before fleeing the scene.

Friday July 5: 18-year-old Kentrell Flowers of SE D.C. was arrested and charged with “Armed Carjacking, Carrying a Pistol without a License, and Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device,” after being shot by two U.S. Marshals he was allegedly attempting to carjack. According to the police report: “The suspect exited a vehicle, approached one of the Marshals, and pointed a handgun at him in an apparent attempt to carjack him. 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 Internal Affairs Division’s Force Investigations Team, which investigates all law enforcement officer involved shootings in the District of Columbia. The facts and evidence in the case will be independently reviewed by the United States Attorney’s Office. The carjacking offense remains under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.” 

An image of the gun used in the carjacking is pictured below. 




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *