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Daily News Clips - December 14, 2017

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D.C. police are searching for a woman last seen nearly two weeks ago in the Northeast. 26-year-old Michelle Jones Manley was last seen in the 1600 block of Benning Road on Thursday, November 30. Authorities say she was reported missing on December 12. Manley is described as a black female with a medium complexion. She is about 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighs around 125 pounds and has hazel eyes and brown hair. • Three men driving a stolen church van robbed piles of coats from a luxury store at CityCenterDC, police say. Video shows a church van pull up to the Arc’teryx store on H Street NW just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Three men wearing dark jackets, hoods and beanies get out of the van and the video appears to show one of them throwing something at the entrance to break into the store. After breaking inside, the suspects run out of the store with coats and stuff them into the van before taking off.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Police search for woman missing for nearly 2 weeks from DC “D.C. police are searching for a woman last seen nearly two weeks ago in the Northeast. 26-year-old Michelle Jones Manley was last seen in the 1600 block of Benning Road on Thursday, November 30. Authorities say she was reported missing on December 12. Manley is described as a black female with a medium complexion. She is about 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighs around 125 pounds has hazel eyes and brown hair.”

NBC Washington: Three Men Use Stolen Church Van to Rob CityCenterDC Store “Three men driving a stolen church van robbed piles of coats from a luxury store at CityCenterDC, police say. Video shows a church van pull up to the Arc’teryx store on H Street NW just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Three men wearing dark jackets, hoods and beanies get out of the van and the video appears to show one of them throwing something at the entrance to break into the store. After breaking inside, the suspects run out of the store with coats and stuff them into the van before taking off.”

Fox5DC: Woman recalls alleged Uber sex assault near Capitol, suspect ID’d by DC police “Clark was able to provide the Uber receipt to police, which helped them identify the driver as 32-year-old Selvin Chocooj, of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Officials described Chocooj as a Hispanic male, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 165 pounds with a medium build. Authorities said Chocooj was driving a dark colored four-door sedan. Anyone with information that could help detectives locate Chocooj, who is wanted for assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse, was urged to call police at (202) 727-9099. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.”

Washington Post: Judge dismisses lead rioting charge against defendants in Inauguration Day protest trial “The D.C. Superior Court judge overseeing the trial of six people charged in Inauguration Day protests that turned violent has dismissed one of the most serious charges of inciting a riot. After hearing the cases presented by prosecutors and defense attorneys during the past three weeks, Judge Lynn Leibovitz on Wednesday said there was not enough evidence against the four women and two men to prove they urged others to riot and destroy property along 16 downtown Washington blocks.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Multi-vehicle crash on I-95 causes major delays during morning commute “A multi-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 95 in College Park is causing major delays during the Thursday morning commute. The accident happened on I-95 just before the Interstate 495 interchange. As many as seven vehicles were reportedly involved in the crash. The cause for the accident is still being investigated.”

NBC Washington: How Do DC Police Decide When to Use Their Weapons? “News4’s Chris Gordon gets a special training about how, why and when D.C. police decide to use their weapons.”

Washington Post: DC police put reporters through shooting drill “The Metropolitan Police Department hosted a “shoot-don’t shoot” exercise with reporters at their training academy on Wednesday. The role-playing drill was to show the stress and training officer receive on a daily basis in the use of force.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: Here’s What DC-Area Politicians Say About Net Neutrality “The internet could be a very different place by January if the Federal Communications Commission votes to change essential rules that govern how it works. The FCC is set to vote Thursday, Dec. 14 on whether to repeal rules ensuring net neutrality, the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) like AT&T and Comcast should treat all content equally regardless of where it is hosted.”

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

Posted December 14 2017 at 9:44 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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