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Daily News Clips - April 12, 2017

Summary

A suspect was arrested Tuesday after someone shot at a Metrobus with a pellet gun in the Congress Heights neighborhood. No one was on the bus at the time of the shooting. • A photo was released of a person of interest wanted in connection with destroying two windows on a police cruiser Tuesday morning. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person of interest.

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Crime Updates

WJLA: Man charged in murder of N.C. woman temporarily living in D.C. appears in court “The man charged with viciously torturing and murdering a young artist appeared in court Tuesday. El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, 28, is charged with murdering a visiting artist March 20 in Northeast Washington. El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, 28, is charged with murdering a visiting artist March 20 in Northeast Washington.”

WJLA: Officials: Metrobus shot at during early morning hours in SE, D.C., 1 arrest made “An arrest was made early Tuesday morning after someone shot at a Metrobus with a pellet gun in Southeast Washington, Metro Transit Police reported. Authorities confirmed no one was on the bus at the time of the shooting.”

Fox5DC: Solving the Pam Butler case: A detective unravels a lie “The investigation into the 2009 disappearance of Pamela Butler has revealed stunning new information in the case. The man accused of abducting her was also accused of kidnapping and assaulting his first wife who has been missing now for 28 years.”

WJLA: Person wanted for destroying 2 windows on police cruiser in Northwest D.C. “Police are searching for a person who destroyed two windows on a marked police cruiser early Tuesday morning. The incident happened in the 1500 block of 7th Street, NW.”

Fox5DC: DC officer hospitalized after crowd altercation in Southeast “At least one D.C. police officer has been transported to the hospital following a scuffle by a large crowd in a Southeast D.C. neighborhood, FOX 5’s Marina Marraco reports. D.C. police said two people have been arrested after the injured officer was assaulted during an altercation in the 2600 block of Birney Place.”

Washington Post: Two cell phones vanish Monday, police call it theft “One thing about those old phones, the ones with dials or pushbuttons, that were housed in booths or sat on your table at home: they seldom went lost or got stolen. For all their convenience, modern iPhones have a way of wandering off, and not returning, as was seen in the District the other day.”

Public Safety Update

WJLA: George Washington University reports 2 students contracted mumps “George Washington University health officials report two resident students on the university’s Foggy Bottom campus have contracted the mumps.”

Mayor and City Council

WTOP: DC parking-ticket revenue drops, even as fees rise “It seems only logical that higher parking meter rates and higher parking-ticket fines in D.C. would generate more revenue for the city. But the District’s parking-ticket revenue in fiscal 2016 was down nearly $20 million over the previous year, said John Townsend with AAA Mid-Atlantic.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted April 12 2017 at 9:53 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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