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Daily News Clips - August 18, 2017

Summary

A 2-year-old boy is recovering after his day care left him inside a hot van for more than two hours. The toddler attends New Creation Child Development Center on Alabama Avenue in SE. • D.C. police are investigating an anti-Semitic slur scribbled on the brick wall of a recreation area in Georgetown as a hate crime. It is unclear when the vandalism occurred, but a resident says he reported the incident to police on Tuesday.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Mom Says DC Day Care Left Toddler Son in Hot Van for More Than 2 Hours “A 2-year-old boy is recovering after his day care left him inside a hot van for more than two hours. The toddler attends New Creation Child Development Center on Alabama Avenue in SE.”

Washington Post: Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti in Georgetown as a hate crime “D.C. police are investigating an anti-Semitic slur scribbled on the brick wall of a recreation area in Georgetown as a hate crime. It is unclear when the vandalism occurred, but a resident says he reported the incident to police on Tuesday.”

Washington Post: Slain DC teen Jamahri Sydnor remembered at candlelight vigil “Family and friends gathered to remember a District teenager who was shot and killed after being was caught in the crossfire of a shootout while driving in Northeast D.C. last week.”

Washington Post: Killer fired so many bullets into victim that medical examiner can’t tally wounds “A suspect charged with fatally shooting a man in Southeast Washington last month fired nearly 60 rounds from an assault-style weapon and hit the victim so many times the medical examiner “could not provide an exact count” of wounds, according to a court document in the case.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Vietnam Veterans Memorial vandalized “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was vandalized with a red, waxy material Wednesday evening, according to officials. The National Park Service said the material, believed to be a red crayon or lipstick, was discovered at about 8:45 p.m. The marking appeared over a single name on the east wall, according to officials.”

WJLA: 3 construction workers fall 20 ft from lift machine at renovated building in D.C. “Three construction workers fell 20 feet from a lift machine at a building under renovation Thursday morning in Northwest Washington, according to DC Fire and EMS officials. All three sustained serious injuries, and officials say one of the three workers was taken to George Washington Hospital.”

Fox5DC: DC Fire and EMS to review complaint of deplorable conditions inside Deanwood fire station “Firefighters at Engine Company 27 in Northeast D.C.‘s Deanwood neighborhood are sounding the alarm about what they are calling dirty and deplorable conditions at their fire station.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Council member Gray conducted a surprise inspection of Safeway in Northeast. He was disappointed by what he found “Empty shelves, long lines and decaying produce are among the many complaints D.C. Council member Vincent Gray (D-Ward-7) heard firsthand when he made an unannounced visit to the the Safeway in the East River Park Shopping Center in Northeast.”

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Posted August 18 2017 at 10:01 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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