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Daily News Clips - February 13, 2017


DC Police are asking for the public’s help in searching for Miguel Escobar, 14, and Andre Hick, 15, who were both reported to be missing this past week. Both individuals were last seen Wednesday, February 8th. • A suspect was arrested after a police car chase that began in the District and ended inside the Maryland Live Casino Friday night. There was a warrant for the suspect’s arrest for failure to appear at a criminal trial.

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WUSA9: MISSING: 14-year-old Northeast D.C. boy “D.C. Police need the public’s help finding a 14-year-old boy who was last seen on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Miguel Escobar was last seen in the 1200 block of Holbrook Terrace in Northeast D.C.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old from DC “Police need your help locating a missing 15-year-old from D.C. Andre Hick was last seen on Wednesday in the 2800 block of 28th Street in southeast D.C.”

Washington Post: Police chase that started in the District ends at Maryland Live Casino “A suspect was arrested inside Maryland Live Casino on Friday night after a car chase that began in the District, authorities said.”

Fox5DC: Secret Service still searching for more suspects after DC security cameras hack “The Secret Service said the investigation into who hacked into D.C.‘s security cameras before the inauguration of President Donald Trump has gone global. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office confirmed two people were arrested in London in connection to the cyberattack on 123 of the District’s 187 cameras. Officials said ransomware – malicious software that requires a ransom payment to get rid of it – was used, but no money was paid to the culprits.”

Washington Post: Armed robbery reported at Capitol Hill apartment house “A gunpoint robbery occurred Saturday in an apartment house on Capitol Hill, police said. They said the female victim had gotten out of an elevator in a building in the 500 block of Ninth Street NE about 9 a.m. when the robber approached.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Feds withhold millions in transportation funds until Metro safety commission created “Federal officials said Friday that they will withhold millions of dollars in transportation funding from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until they create a new commission to oversee safety on the Metro.”

Washington Post: House fire in Northeast Washington leaves 2 people injured “A fire in a home on Capitol Hill early Friday that left two occupants critically injured, including a professor at the University of the District of Columbia, began in a basement furnace, investigators have determined.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Juvenile justice advocates push back against changes to D.C.’s second-chance law “D.C. lawmakers began wrestling with how to revise a sentencing law Thursday, citing a Washington Post series that found the District’s Youth Rehabilitation Act provided leniency to hundreds of adult offenders who went on to rob, rape or murder in recent years in the nation’s capital.”

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

Posted February 13 2017 at 9:38 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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