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Daily News Clips - February 22, 2017


DC Police Officers Steven Hines, Roberto Adams, John Hayes and Jacoby Taylor pulled a man out of a burning and wrecked car on Sunday, saving his life. In body-worn camera footage, DC Police officers can been seen breaking the front window of the burning car, unlocking the door, and extricating the driver from the vehicle. • DC Police released surveillance video of two armed robberies that took place at separate 7-Eleven stores in the District. Authorities believe the same man may be responsible for both incidents and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person of interest.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: 76-year-old woman charged with murder told police she beat man with baseball bat “The last time Walter Mack Clark’s ex-wife saw him was Feb. 12, a Sunday, when he cooked salmon and rice at her place, then danced with her to The Temptations’ “Some Enchanted Evening.” Their daughter recorded the moment, and the grandchildren joined in, gliding across the living room floor.”

NBC Washington: D.C. Police Release Surveillance Video in Armed 7-Eleven Robberies “Police released surveillance video of two armed robberies at 7-Eleven locations in the District. Investigators believe the same man could be behind the two robberies early Saturday morning.”

Fox5DC: Lincoln, World War II memorials,Washington Monument, D.C. War Memorial vandalized with graffiti “Graffiti has been found at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the D.C. War Memorial, according to The National Park Service. Two of the five acts of vandalism were found at the Lincoln Memorial. U.S. Park Police spokesman Mike Litterst said Tuesday that messages written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend. Similar graffiti was found on a power box along the National Mall.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Vicious attack, robbery in Southeast D.C.; police search for persons of interest “A person was viciously attacked and robbed two weeks ago in Southeast Washington, and police are searching for individuals linked to the incident. Police say the robbery and attack occurred on Feb. 7 in the 5500 block of Central Avenue, SE.”

Washington Post: D.C. prosecutors link violent protests on Inauguration Day to ‘black bloc’ tactics “D.C. prosecutors Tuesday for the first time alleged that more than 200 protesters arrested during the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Trump used so-called “black bloc” tactics, with participants setting out to cause violence and attempting to disguise their identities by covering their faces with masks and scarves.”

Police Update

Washington Post: D.C. police officer joins others in extricating driver from a car on fire “Minutes before finishing his shift, D.C. police officer Steven Heinz came upon a wrecked and burning car, and joined other officers in pulling out the driver, possibly saving his life. In a police body camera video, made on Bladensburg Road about 10:45 p.m. Friday, officers can be seen breaking a front window, unlocking the door, and unfastening the driver’s seatbelt.”

Public Safety Update

WJLA: Report: Total DUI deaths, injuries, crashes and arrests decrease in DC area “The number of deaths, injuries, crashes and arrests linked to DUIs decreased in 2015 compared to 2014 in the D.C. area, according to a report released Monday by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP).”

WUSA9: Metro running out of options to fund agency “Metro is facing new problems. It’s not safety this time; it’s money. General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said he’s running out of options to patch a $415 million hole. Rail trips took a sharp drop in the last part of 2016, according to new documents. They were down 12 percent from the year before.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Two D.C. Council members propose overhaul for paid-leave law “Two D.C. Council members introduced a bill Tuesday that would overhaul legislation that provides one of the nation’s most generous parental and sick leave policies, adding new uncertainty to the fate of a law whose passage late last year was considered a triumph for progressive lawmakers and labor activists.”

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

Posted February 22 2017 at 5:38 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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