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Daily News Clips - February 10, 2017


Chasity Smith, 16, was described as missing by DC Police. She was last seen Wednesday in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, and authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating her. • Tyrone Hunter, 24, was arrested and charged with four armed robberies that took place over a two day span in January. In each case, DC Police say the suspect allegedly jumped from a vehicle with a gun and robbed the victim.

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Crime Updates

WUSA9: MISSING: 16-year-old girl in Northeast “Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old in Northeast. Chasity Smith was reported missing on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. She was last seen in the 300 block of 51st Street, Northeast.”

Washington Post: D.C. police arrest man suspected in 4 armed robberies in District “A 24-year-old man has been charged in four armed robberies that occurred over two days in January in Northwest and Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The robberies took place in four different areas of the District, and in each case police said a man with a gun jumped from a vehicle and robbed the victims.”

Fox5DC: EMTs for DC contractor say personal vehicles being broken into while they respond to 911 calls “Several first responders for a city medical transportation contractor said thieves are breaking into their cars while they are responding to emergency calls across the District.”

WUSA9: DC restaurant owner continues to recover after shooting “A 60-year-old woman is recovering after she was shot outside of her restaurant two weeks ago in D.C.‘s Bloomingdale neighborhood. “Pinkie” Stedman, owner of Jam Doung, was shot four times in her arms and legs as she tried to fend off a robber near the corner of North Capitol and Randolph.”

Police Update

WUSA9: DC Police Chief’s job is Newsham’s to lose, sources say “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to name her choice to lead the district’s police force in the next few weeks, and sources familiar with the District’s search process say interim Chief Peter Newsham appears to be the favorite to be tapped.”

WUSA9: Calls for more police on DC streets “William Marrow, from Southeast D.C., described the last two weeks as a nightmare. It was on MLK day, just after 10:00a.m., that his 68-year-old mother, Vivian was gunned down for no reason.”

Public Safety Update

WUSA9: Metro’s plan to keep riders safe “Metro is urgently trying to make riders feel safer. According to the agency’s new report, overall, crime dropped in 2016, but violent attacks increased. Metro Transit Police said there were 151 aggravated assaults last year. That’s up nearly a third from the year before.”

Washington Post: House fire in Northeast Washington leaves 2 people injured “Two people were in critical condition Friday after an early morning house fire in Northeast Washington, officials said. A firefighter also suffered minor injuries.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Youth Rehabilitation Act to Be Weighed by Council “The D.C. Council is taking a closer look at a controversial law designed to give young offenders a second chance. At a hearing Thursday, the legislators heard from a 41-year-old man who served 10 years in prison after he killed someone when he was 16 years old. He said the Youth Rehabilitation Act helped him turn around his life.”

Fox5DC: 15 mph speed limit, $500 tickets could be coming to DC “There are discussions underway in D.C. and in Montgomery County to lower the speed limits in many places, and those discussions center around safety. In D.C. the proposal also comes with big fine increases.”

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

Posted February 10 2017 at 9:21 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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