Peter Hermann, Washington Post

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Recent articles by Peter:

D.C. police say ‘person of interest’ in custody in attempted kidnapping of child

The 6-year-old girl, who was steps from her Georgetown home, was able to break free. → Read More

D.C. mayor wants to hire more officers to combat crime, be in neighborhoods

The force would grow to 4,000 officers in four years under Muriel E. Bowser’s plan. → Read More

More than 100 pounds of heroin, 55 pounds of marijuana and six guns. Court papers describe drug operation.

A recent bust in the D.C. area was described by officials as one of the largest in recent memory. → Read More

D.C. police help clean up 1,000 tires illegally dumped in Fort Dupont Park

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the case. → Read More

Violent weekend leaves five dead in District

The spate of incidents comes after a year in which homicides spiked in the city. → Read More

Police say man admits firing bullet that critically wounded bystander in Northwest Washington

The suspect was ordered detained until Jan. 14, his next court hearing. → Read More

D.C. police, ATF arrest two suspects and seize large amount of heroin, guns

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) says months-long undercover operation “saved lives.” → Read More

Two people found dead after D.C. house fire

The man and woman were not immediately identified. → Read More

D.C. police chief says critical council hearing ‘emboldened’ drug dealers

He made the comments after a teenager was shot on a Southeast Washington street where enforcement has been questioned. → Read More

Suspect arrested in New Year’s Day shooting of ‘unintended target’ in Northwest Washington

The victim, who was shot in the head, remains in critical condition. → Read More

D.C.’s first homicide victim of 2019 identified as 19-year-old man

Police say the man was shot in a second-floor stairwell of an apartment building in Southeast. → Read More

‘I got to do what I got to do to be a Marine’: Mother recalls son killed at Marine Barracks

Police believe a fellow Marine accidentally discharged a weapon in barracks in Southeast D.C. → Read More

Five shootings reported in D.C. on New Year’s Day

Two victims were in critical condition, authorities said. → Read More

Youth killed by hit-and-run driver in Reston is identified

Police say Marvin Daniel Cruz Serrano, 16, was struck while trying to cross a road. → Read More

Woman carjacked at midafternoon in Wheaton, police say

Montgomery County police said they arrested two suspects and seized a fake handgun. → Read More

U.S. Marine fatally shot at barracks on Capitol Hill

Officials say the investigation so far suggests the shooting at Marine Barracks Washington was accidental. → Read More

Centreville woman dies in crash in Fairfax County

Police said she lost control of vehicle Monday night on a curve on Fairfax County Parkway. → Read More

Homicides spike in District as shootings become more lethal, police say

Killings in many other major cities declined and dropped or held steady around much of the Washington region. → Read More

D.C. police seek man in two sexual assaults in Northwest Washington

One woman was attacked at knifepoint in front of her residence in Brightwood Park. → Read More

Boy, 14, shot and critically wounded inside car in Northeast Washington

The police chief said the young victim is “in a struggle for his life.” → Read More