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Daily News Clips - April 26, 2017


David Blakeney Jr., 26, was arrested by DC Police and charged with fatally stabbing his father, David Blakeney, 53, earlier in April. The suspect was formally charged with second-degree murder. • Joshua Gibbs, 25, was arrested after he allegedly attempted to recruit a child to engage in sex trafficking. • A video was released of a person of interest wanted for burglarizing a rowhouse along the U Street corridor. He was armed with a gun, and authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect.

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Washington Post: Man charged with fatally stabbing his father in Southeast Washington “A 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with fatally stabbing his father earlier this month in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. David Blakeney Jr., 26, of Southeast, was charged with second-degree murder. The victim was identified as David Blakeney, 53, also of Southeast. Dustin Sternbeck, a spokesman for the D.C. police, confirmed the victim was the suspect’s father.”

Washington Post: Police hope video of man’s shooting in Northeast D.C. leads to arrest “The black and white video shows a man standing on a sidewalk just off H Street in Northeast Washington, both hands in his pockets, a silhouette against the glow of a streetlight. A man runs toward him holding what appears to be a gun in his right hand. His arm extends as the victim falls out of the frame. It appears two shots are fired before the gunman’s arm drops down to his side.”

Washington Post: Police say burglar pointed gun at homeowner during confrontation in Northwest “D.C. police are looking for a man who they said burglarized a residence in Northwest Washington and then pointed a gun at the homeowner who tried to retrieve his belongings, according to authorities.”

WJLA: Police: D.C. man arrested on child sex trafficking charges “Police say they arrested a man on charges of child sex trafficking on Saturday in D.C. Police say Joshua Gibbs, 25, of D.C. is accused of allegedly recruiting a child through a website and then trying to take them with “the intent to engage in a commercial sex act.” This happened at around 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.”

Washington Post: Suspect in death of Pamela Butler told witness it was ‘easy’ to get rid of a body “The man charged in the 2009 disappearance and slaying of Pamela Butler told a friend that it was “easy” to get rid of a body, a D.C. homicide detective said Tuesday.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person steals package off porch of home in Northeast D.C. “Police are searching for a person who stole a package off of the porch of a resident’s home on April 8 in Northeast Washington. The theft took place in the 1600 block of Constitution Avenue, NE.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: DC residents fighting against mayor’s proposed ban on backyard chickens “Backyard chicken coops are a growing trend in cities across the nation, but D.C. wants to crack down on urban farmers. Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed a ban on backyard chicken in her 2018 budget bill that is now under consideration by city council.”

NBC Washington: Attorney General: D.C. Landlord Sued Over Apartment Building’s Deplorable Conditions “A lawsuit against the owners and managers of a northwest Washington apartment building claims residents lived with infestations of vermin, mold and contamination. The Office of the Attorney General is seeking receivership for the building at 2724 11 St. NW, abatement of a public nuisance, restitution of rent payments for tenants and penalties.”

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

Posted April 26 2017 at 10:21 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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