13-year-old arrested for a series of alleged crimes in DC

Police said they arrested the young boy for a total of 11 crimes, including trying to take a woman’s car and hitting her multiple times in the head with a hammer.

WASHINGTON — DC police announced the arrest of a 13-year-old Northeastern boy who allegedly committed a series of crimes over the past month, committing various offenses between March 27 and as late as Tuesday.

Police have not released the boy’s name due to his age, however, he has been charged with an armed robbery in which he punched a northeast DC woman in the back of the head with a hammer several times; carjacking with a firearm, car theft and two assaults, among a long list of other crimes. The boy is twice charged with committing up to three crimes in one day.

Find the full list of his alleged offenses, including their locations, below.

  • Theft One (Stolen Auto): M Street Northeast Unit Block, March 27

  • Armed Robbery (Firearm): 900 Block of G Street, Northwest, March 27

  • Unarmed carjacking: 1300 block of 4th Street, northeast, March 27

  • Attempted carjacking and assault with dangerous weapon (hammer): 900 block of 12th Street, Northeast, April 7

  • Assault with intent to commit robbery: 700 block of 19th Street, northeast, April 11

  • Armed Carjacking (Pistol): 1,600 blocks from D Street, Southeast, April 12

  • Unarmed Carjacking: 1400 Oates Street, Northeast, April 12

  • Attempted armed robbery (firearm): 1300 G Street, Northeast, April 17

  • Theft One (Stolen Auto): Massachusetts Avenue Unit Block, Northeast, April 19

  • Assault with a dangerous weapon (pistol): unit block of Rhode Island Avenue, northwest, April 19

  • Armed carjacking (pistol): 1400 H Street, Northeast, April 19

These crimes are just the latest to involve a young teenager.

In an unrelated incident Thursday, another DC boy was charged with armed carjacking after a group of suspects pulled out a handgun as he attempted to take a car on April 5.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Bryant Street, Northeast on the day of the incident after around 1 a.m. a group of suspects approached a victim in a car.

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The group took the victim’s belongings and drove away. Although the car has yet to be found, on April 19 the 14-year-old was arrested and charged with carjacking armed with a firearm.

The crimes come a week after Deputy Chief Morgan Kane said citywide robberies were up 58% and carjackings up 47% from the same time last year in the district.

Asst. Chief Kane added that over the past 30 days crime has increased. They said they saw crime increase the most along the U Street corridor and in Columbia Heights.

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The problem of juvenile delinquency was one the DMV officials have worked to solve.

In February, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks addressed the growing and disturbing trend of carjackings at a joint press conference, alongside DC police. .

MPD leader Robert Contee said his officers would move to the Prince George County border. He said a number of carjackings start in DC and go through Prince George’s County and back.

The two chiefs, Contee and Malik Aziz of Prince George’s County, said it would take more than officers to stop these children from stealing cars.

“Recess is over,” Chief Contee said.

2021 has been one of the worst years in recent history for carjackings. According to officials, of the 132 carjackings in DC, 85 of those arrested were under the age of 18. On the other side of the border, 152 carjackings, including 86 by a minor.

RELATED: “Recess is over” | MPD leader Robert Contee reacts to a rise in carjackings

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