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Daily News Clips - December 21, 2016

Summary

Clinton Wolmack, 27, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Terry Crutchfield, 45, in an apartment building near the Deanwood Metro station on December 6th. The suspect allegedly shot and killed the victim as he attempted to rob people of synthetic marijuana. • A teenager was attacked and robbed by a group of ten juveniles on Tuesday night near the U Street NW corridor. • Authorities are searching for four men who are wanted in connection with robbing and beating a private security guard near the Waterfront Metro station.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Northeast D.C. man arrested in Dec. 6 fatal shooting in Deanwood neighborhood “D.C. police have arrested a suspect in the Dec. 6 shooting of a man who was found dead inside an apartment in Deanwood that authorities described as a place addicts gathered to use drugs.”

Washington Post: Ten youths take part in attack in U Street corridor “A teenager was attacked and robbed Tuesday night in the U Street NW corridor by 10 other youths, D.C. police said. The attack occurred about 6:45 p.m. at 13th and U Streets, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.”

Washington Post: Barbershop owner who was ringleader of $20 million bogus tax scheme sentenced “A Southeast Washington barbershop owner who led a ring that cashed millions in tax refund checks from bogus federal returns and operated with a network of 400 addresses throughout the region was sentenced Tuesday in the scheme.”

Washington Post: Security guard beaten, robbed in store in SW Washington “D.C. police are looking for four men who authorities said robbed a private security guard of his wallet and beat him last week in a store in Southwest Washington. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW, near the Waterfront Metro station. A surveillance video captured part of the assault.”

Public Safety Update

NBC Washington: DC-Area Police Step Up Security After Berlin Attack “Law enforcment groups across the Washington area are increasing patrols and upping security after a deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald explained what you’ll notice and what you may not.”

Mayor and City Council

WUSA9: DC mayor signs Death with Dignity Act “Mayor Muriel Bowser quietly signed legislation that allows terminally ill adults to end their lives with the help of a doctor, on Monday. The council passed the Death with Dignity Act last month, with 11 members voted in favor of it and two against. Even with that level of support, it’s not a done deal. Congress still has 30 days to review the legislation.”

NBC Washington: DC Businessman Jeffrey Thompson to Be Released From Prison “A District of Columbia businessman who poured millions of illegal dollars into political campaigns will be released from prison Wednesday following a 90-day sentence. Jeffrey Thompson will be released from federal prison in Kentucky Wednesday, News4’s Scott MacFarlane reports.”

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Posted December 21 2016 at 1:16 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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