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Daily News Clips - December 12, 2017

Summary

Officials have released new images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Monday’s shooting at a Metro station. Authorities say the shooting happened at the Minnesota Avenue Station around 9 p.m. One man was struck but was conscious and alert when he was transported with non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting. • A driver believed to be working with either Uber or Lyft is wanted after he sexually assaulted a woman in Southeast D.C. on Sunday, according to police. DC police said the woman called for a ride at about 4 a.m. on Sunday and the driver suddenly parked the vehicle in the 400 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast, about four blocks east of the Capitol. Investigators said the driver began to inappropriately touch the woman and tried to take off her pants. When the woman began screaming for help, authorities said the suspect started choking and punching her.

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Crime Updates

FOx5DC: New images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Metro station shooting released by police “Officials have released new images of two alleged ‘persons of interest’ in Monday’s shooting at a Metro station. Authorities say the shooting happened at the Minnesota Avenue Station around 9 p.m. One man was struck but was conscious and alert when he was transported with non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting.”

Fox5DC: Uber or Lyft driver wanted for sexual assault near Capitol, police say “A driver believed to be working with either Uber or Lyft is wanted after he sexually assaulted a woman in Southeast D.C. on Sunday, according to police. DC police said the woman called for a ride at about 4 a.m. on Sunday and the driver suddenly parked the vehicle in the 400 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast, about four blocks east of the Capitol. Investigators said the driver began to inappropriately touch the woman and tried to take off her pants. When the woman began screaming for help, authorities said the suspect started choking and punching her.”

NBC Washington: Massage Envy Worker Accused of Sex Abuse to Plead Guilty “The man accused of attacking at least four customers while he was employed as a massage therapist is expected to plead guilty in two of those cases this week, WTOP reports. Habtamu Gebreselassie of Silver Spring, Maryland, will plead guilty Friday, according to WTOP.”

Washington Post: Third phone store robbery in D.C. this month; similar technique in all “It was the third daytime robbery of a smartphone store in the District in 11 days. And the techniques in each case seemed to have much in common. On Monday, a smartphone store was robbed in the 1300 block of F Street NW, according to D.C. police, by two men who motioned toward employees as if they had a gun, and made off with a substantial haul of phones.”

Washington Post: D.C. police make several arrests in robberies throughout the city “D.C. police made several arrests over the weekend, including of teenagers suspected of robbing pizza delivery men in various parts of the city. Several youths robbed a Papa John’s pizza delivery man around 10:15 p.m. Nov. 20 near Edson Place and 47th Street in Northeast, police said. According to a police report, one of them pulled a handgun on the driver and said, “Turn the car off and get out — you don’t want to die for no pizza.””

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Missing 15-year-old girl last seen on Saturday in the District “Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl last seen Saturday night in Northeast D.C. Investigators say Charleisha Calder disappeared from the 1100 block of Florida Avenue Saturday night around 5 p.m. Calder is a black female with a medium complexion. She is 5-foot-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-576-6768, 202-727-9099, or 202-516-6169.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: Downtown DC Residents Beg for Relief From Street Musician Noise “Dozens of downtown D.C. residents attended a D.C. Council meeting on Monday to ask for relief from street noise. They urged officials to enforce noise laws or pass tougher ones.”

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Posted December 12 2017 at 9:43 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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