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Lanier: 23-year-old Md. man likely fell to his death (VIDEO)

D.C. police have confirmed the body of a man found in the ventilation shaft of an apartment building in Northwest is that of a 23-year-old Maryland man last seen early New Year's Day.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 04:29pm EST

Tags: Michael Steven Poe, Metropolitan Police Department, D.C. Police

Crime in D.C.: Less violent death, more sex crimes

New police statistics for the District show a big decrease in the number of violent deaths, but sex crimes are way up and Mayor Vincent Gray wants to put more police on the streets.

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 08:08pm EST

Tags: police, crime, crime statistics, Metropolitan Police Department, vincent gray, Cathy Lanier

D.C. police search for elderly man

D.C. Metro Police have issued a Silver Alert for an 88-year-old man with dementia.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 08:09pm EST

Tags: Silver Alert, Metropolitan Police Department

D.C. police officer stabbed, fatally shoots suspect

District of Columbia police are investigating the fatal shooting of a suspect in northeast Washington after an officer was stabbed.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 09:56am EDT

Tags: Metropolitan Police Department, fatal shooting

Fire destroys warehouse in Northeast

Streets surrounding W&W Wholesale on Morse Street in Northeast are expected to remain closed for much of Thursday after an early morning fire.

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 10:01am EDT

Tags: warehouse fire, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department

Canadian embassy evacuated for suspicious letter

Authorities in Washington evacuated the Canadian embassy and shut down nearby streets to investigate a letter that contained a suspicious substance.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 12:17pm EDT

Tags: Araz Alali, Metropolitan Police Department, Canadian Embassy, Secret Service

Councilmembers' bill would slash D.C. speed camera fines

A proposal by three members of the D.C. Council would reduce speed camera fines in the District from the highest in the nation to a maximum of $50.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 10:55am EDT

Tags: Tommy Wells, Mary Cheh, Marion Barry, D.C. Council, speed cameras, D.C. Department of Transportation, mark segraves, Metropolitan Police Department

Guard accused of sexually assaulting inmate at D.C. Jail

Police are investigating allegations of sexual assault and a cover-up at the D.C. Jail.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:44pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Jail, Metropolitan Police Department, D.C. Police, Gwen Crump, Gwendolyn Crump

Officer shoots pit bull that charged at child

Police tell WTOP the pit bull had been running around a neighborhood in Southeast.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 09:36am EDT

Tags: Metropolitan Police Department, D.C. Police

New type of traffic camera slated for D.C.

More traffic cameras are coming to D.C., but they won't be for speeders or red-light runners.

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 06:07am EDT

Tags: traffic cameras, tickets, Metropolitan Police Department, fines, mark segraves, D.C. Police

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