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  • Press, MPD (MPD)
    For Immediate Release Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383 November 3, 2012 Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed (Washington, DC) – Detectives
    Message 1 of 7 , Nov 3, 2012
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      For Immediate Release

       

      Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

       

      November 3, 2012

       

      Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

       

       

      (Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with two attacks against female victims.

      On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 1:53 pm, a male suspect knocked on an apartment door located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE. An adult female victim started to open the door when the suspect forced his way into the apartment and attempted to sexually assault the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the location.

      On Friday, November 2, 2012, at approximately 1:15 pm, this same suspect entered a Howard University dorm room in the 2200 block of 4th Street, NW, displayed a knife and sexually assaulted a woman.

      The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was located in the 5300 block of 4th Street, NW.

      The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday’s offense.

       

      "This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets. Our detectives have been working around the clock since the first assault," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. "Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women."

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    • khenderson029@aol.com
      This is good news indeed! Getting an alleged dangerous sexual predator off of our streets benefits every community in our city. Well done MPD. Kathy Henderson
      Message 2 of 7 , Nov 4, 2012
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        This is good news indeed! Getting an alleged dangerous sexual predator off of our streets benefits every community in our city. Well done MPD.

        Kathy Henderson
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        From: "Press, MPD (MPD)" <mpd.press@...>
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        For Immediate Release

         

        Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

         

        November 3, 2012

         

        Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

         

         

        (Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with two attacks against female victims.

        On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 1:53 pm, a male suspect knocked on an apartment door located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE. An adult female victim started to open the door when the suspect forced his way into the apartment and attempted to sexually assault the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the location.

        On Friday, November 2, 2012, at approximately 1:15 pm, this same suspect entered a Howard University dorm room in the 2200 block of 4th Street, NW, displayed a knife and sexually assaulted a woman.

        The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was located in the 5300 block of 4th Street, NW.

        The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday’s offense.

         

        "This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets. Our detectives have been working around the clock since the first assault," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. "Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women."

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      • Geovani A Bonilla
        Great job on MPDs part. Also a reminder to all of us not to let strangers inside secured buildings. This is a building where a security card is needed to get
        Message 3 of 7 , Nov 4, 2012
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          Great job on MPDs part. Also a reminder to all of us not to let strangers inside secured buildings. This is a building where a security card is needed to get in. I know sometimes we want to be polite and feel that we have to let the person in, but it’s better to say, sorry I cannot let you in, please call the person you’re here to see and they can buzz you in.

           

          So sad that this is the world we live in today.

           

          Geovani A. Bonilla

          Bates Area Civic Association

          Email: gbonilla@...


          From: "Press, MPD (MPD)" <mpd.press@...>

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          For Immediate Release

           

          Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

           

          November 3, 2012

           

          Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

           

           

          ( Washington , DC ) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with two attacks against female victims.

          On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 1:53 pm, a male suspect knocked on an apartment door located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE. An adult female victim started to open the door when the suspect forced his way into the apartment and attempted to sexually assault the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the location.

          On Friday, November 2, 2012, at approximately 1:15 pm, this same suspect entered a Howard University dorm room in the 2200 block of 4th Street, NW , displayed a knife and sexually assaulted a woman.

          The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was located in the 5300 block of 4th Street, NW .

          The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday’s offense.

           

          "This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets. Our detectives have been working around the clock since the first assault," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. "Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women."

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        • Solberg, Andrew (MPD)
          Thanks Geovani, and thanks for repeating the security concerns about not allowing strangers to enter into your building behind you. Andy Solberg From: Geovani
          Message 4 of 7 , Nov 4, 2012
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            Thanks Geovani, and thanks for repeating the security concerns about not allowing strangers to enter into your building behind you.

            Andy Solberg



             
            From: Geovani A Bonilla [mailto:gbonilla@...]
            Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 07:44 PM
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            Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed
             
             

            Great job on MPDs part. Also a reminder to all of us not to let strangers inside secured buildings. This is a building where a security card is needed to get in. I know sometimes we want to be polite and feel that we have to let the person in, but it’s better to say, sorry I cannot let you in, please call the person you’re here to see and they can buzz you in.

             

            So sad that this is the world we live in today.

             

            Geovani A. Bonilla

            Bates Area Civic Association

            Email: gbonilla@...


            From: "Press, MPD (MPD)" <mpd.press@...>

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            Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:43:37 -0400

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            Subject: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

             

             

             

             

            For Immediate Release

             

            Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

             

            November 3, 2012

             

            Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

             

             

            ( Washington , DC ) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with two attacks against female victims.

            On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 1:53 pm, a male suspect knocked on an apartment door located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE. An adult female victim started to open the door when the suspect forced his way into the apartment and attempted to sexually assault the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the location.

            On Friday, November 2, 2012, at approximately 1:15 pm, this same suspect entered a Howard University dorm room in the 2200 block of 4th Street, NW , displayed a knife and sexually assaulted a woman.

            The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was located in the 5300 block of 4th Street, NW .

            The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday’s offense.

             

            "This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets. Our detectives have been working around the clock since the first assault," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. "Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women."

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          • Kimberly Konkel
            How does the community best help these victims? Sent from my iPad ... How does the community best help these victims? Sent from my iPad On Nov 4, 2012, at 7:56
            Message 5 of 7 , Nov 4, 2012
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              How does the community best help these victims?

              Sent from my iPad

              On Nov 4, 2012, at 7:56 PM, "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...> wrote:

               

              Thanks Geovani, and thanks for repeating the security concerns about not allowing strangers to enter into your building behind you.

              Andy Solberg



               

              From: Geovani A Bonilla [mailto:gbonilla@...]
              Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 07:44 PM
              To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
              Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed
               
               

              Great job on MPDs part. Also a reminder to all of us not to let strangers inside secured buildings. This is a building where a security card is needed to get in. I know sometimes we want to be polite and feel that we have to let the person in, but it’s better to say, sorry I cannot let you in, please call the person you’re here to see and they can buzz you in.

               

              So sad that this is the world we live in today.

               

              Geovani A. Bonilla

              Bates Area Civic Association

              Email: gbonilla@...


              From: "Press, MPD (MPD)" <mpd.press@...>

              Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:43:37 -0400

              Subject: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

               

               

               

               

              For Immediate Release

               

              Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

               

              November 3, 2012

               

              Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

               

               

              ( Washington , DC ) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with two attacks against female victims.

              On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 1:53 pm, a male suspect knocked on an apartment door located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE. An adult female victim started to open the door when the suspect forced his way into the apartment and attempted to sexually assault the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the location.

              On Friday, November 2, 2012, at approximately 1:15 pm, this same suspect entered a Howard University dorm room in the 2200 block of 4th Street, NW , displayed a knife and sexually assaulted a woman.

              The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was located in the 5300 block of 4th Street, NW .

              The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday’s offense.

               

              "This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets. Our detectives have been working around the clock since the first assault," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. "Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women."

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            • Solberg, Andrew (MPD)
              I am not sure how best to help the victims. However, I think one suggestion would be to take every possible step to avoid becoming one, and that would include,
              Message 6 of 7 , Nov 5, 2012
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                I am not sure how best to help the victims.
                 
                However, I think one suggestion would be to take every possible step to avoid becoming one, and that would include, for example, taking the step that Geovani mentions below, which is to take a firm and unyielding stance on allowing unknown visitors into secure apartment buildings.
                 
                There are plenty of other steps people can take to avoid becoming victims of other crimes.  One of the most common crimes we see these days is when young people rob victims of their electronic items.  What we often see is that the victims are walking on the street, talking on cell phones or listening to ipads or other devices, and not paying attention to their surroundings while at the same time advertising that they have items of value with them.
                 
                So, we encourage all people to walk with purpose and confidence, stay off the devices, walk with a friend when possible, don't go to ATMs or gas stations at night, if you can avoid it, and so on.
                 
                Most of these are common sense suggestions, but frequently not taken.
                 
                Andy Solberg
                 
                 
                 

                From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kimberly Konkel [teabelly@...]
                Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:33 PM
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                Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

                 

                How does the community best help these victims?

                Sent from my iPad

                On Nov 4, 2012, at 7:56 PM, "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...> wrote:

                 

                Thanks Geovani, and thanks for repeating the security concerns about not allowing strangers to enter into your building behind you.

                Andy Solberg



                 

                From: Geovani A Bonilla [mailto:gbonilla@...]
                Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 07:44 PM
                To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
                Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed
                 
                 

                Great job on MPDs part. Also a reminder to all of us not to let strangers inside secured buildings. This is a building where a security card is needed to get in. I know sometimes we want to be polite and feel that we have to let the person in, but it’s better to say, sorry I cannot let you in, please call the person you’re here to see and they can buzz you in.

                 

                So sad that this is the world we live in today.

                 

                Geovani A. Bonilla

                Bates Area Civic Association

                Email: gbonilla@...


                From: "Press, MPD (MPD)" <mpd.press@...>

                Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:43:37 -0400

                Subject: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

                 

                 

                 

                 

                For Immediate Release

                 

                Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

                 

                November 3, 2012

                 

                Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

                 

                 

                (Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with two attacks against female victims.

                On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 1:53 pm, a male suspect knocked on an apartment door located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE. An adult female victim started to open the door when the suspect forced his way into the apartment and attempted to sexually assault the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the location.

                On Friday, November 2, 2012, at approximately 1:15 pm, this same suspect entered a Howard University dorm room in the 2200 block of 4th Street, NW, displayed a knife and sexually assaulted a woman.

                The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was located in the 5300 block of 4th Street, NW.

                The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday’s offense.

                 

                "This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets. Our detectives have been working around the clock since the first assault," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. "Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women."

                ###

                 

                 

                 

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              • brian.ions
                Thanks, Commander, Geovani and Kimberly. Good tips, all-- so I ve taken the liberty of cross-posting this thread to the BrooklandGLBT listserv. This was a
                Message 7 of 7 , Nov 5, 2012
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                  Thanks, Commander, Geovani and Kimberly. Good tips, all-- so I've taken the liberty of cross-posting this thread to the BrooklandGLBT listserv.

                  This was a bold, despicable crime against women. However, everyone is at risk the longer criminal perpetrators remain free to commit more crimes.

                  Just as an added reminder... this time of year especially (September through January, really), opportunistic perps also target apartments, condos and houses, where they are more likely to find a gold mine of new, recently-purchased (or exchanged) merchandise for holiday gift-giving.

                  I join Kathy and all in thanking our MPD Detectives for promptly finding and apprehending this suspect.

                  brian/
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                  --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > I am not sure how best to help the victims.
                  >
                  > However, I think one suggestion would be to take every possible step to avoid becoming one, and that would include, for example, taking the step that Geovani mentions below, which is to take a firm and unyielding stance on allowing unknown visitors into secure apartment buildings.
                  >
                  > There are plenty of other steps people can take to avoid becoming victims of other crimes. One of the most common crimes we see these days is when young people rob victims of their electronic items. What we often see is that the victims are walking on the street, talking on cell phones or listening to ipads or other devices, and not paying attention to their surroundings while at the same time advertising that they have items of value with them.
                  >
                  > So, we encourage all people to walk with purpose and confidence, stay off the devices, walk with a friend when possible, don't go to ATMs or gas stations at night, if you can avoid it, and so on.
                  >
                  > Most of these are common sense suggestions, but frequently not taken.
                  >
                  > Andy Solberg
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kimberly Konkel [teabelly@...]
                  > Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:33 PM
                  > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                  > Cc: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                  > Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > How does the community best help these victims?
                  >
                  > Sent from my iPad
                  >
                  > On Nov 4, 2012, at 7:56 PM, "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" Andrew.Solberg@...<mailto:Andrew.Solberg@...> wrote:
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Thanks Geovani, and thanks for repeating the security concerns about not allowing strangers to enter into your building behind you.
                  >
                  > Andy Solberg
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > From: Geovani A Bonilla [mailto:gbonilla@...]
                  > Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 07:44 PM
                  > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
                  > Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed
                  >
                  >
                  > Great job on MPDs part. Also a reminder to all of us not to let strangers inside secured buildings. This is a building where a security card is needed to get in. I know sometimes we want to be polite and feel that we have to let the person in, but it�s better to say, sorry I cannot let you in, please call the person you�re here to see and they can buzz you in.
                  >
                  > So sad that this is the world we live in today.
                  >
                  > Geovani A. Bonilla
                  > Bates Area Civic Association
                  > Email: gbonilla@...<mailto:gbonilla@...
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: "Press, MPD (MPD)" mpd.press@...<mailto:mpd.press@...>
                  > Sender: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                  > Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:43:37 -0400
                  > To: mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com<mailto:mpd-5d@yahoogroups.commpd-5d@yahoogroups.com<mailto:mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com>
                  > ReplyTo: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                  > Subject: [MPD-5D] FW: Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed
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                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > For Immediate Release
                  >
                  > Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383
                  >
                  > November 3, 2012
                  >
                  > Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed
                  >
                  >
                  > (Washington, DC) � Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department�s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with two attacks against female victims.
                  > On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 1:53 pm, a male suspect knocked on an apartment door located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE. An adult female victim started to open the door when the suspect forced his way into the apartment and attempted to sexually assault the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the location.
                  > On Friday, November 2, 2012, at approximately 1:15 pm, this same suspect entered a Howard University dorm room in the 2200 block of 4th Street, NW, displayed a knife and sexually assaulted a woman.
                  >
                  > The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was located in the 5300 block of 4th Street, NW.
                  >
                  > The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday�s offense.
                  >
                  > "This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets. Our detectives have been working around the clock since the first assault," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. "Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women."
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