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Daily News Clips - February 6, 2017


Daron Wint’s trial date is set for September 2018, after he was charged with kidnapping and killing a family and their housekeeper inside of their Woodley Park home in 2015. • DC Police are searching for a man last seen wearing a black wool coat who is wanted for robbing a bank in Mount Vernon Square and attempting to rob another bank in the Brentwood neighborhood. • Si’Onna Branison, 10, was struck by a hit-and-run driver last week, and she suffered multiple broken bones. DC Police have seized the striking vehicle, as they continue to investigate the case.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Family: Police have vehicle that struck 10-year-old girl in their possession “The family of a 10-year-old girl who was struck by a hit-and-run driver say police have the striking vehicle in their possession. Si’Onna Branison was heading home from after school care when she got off a Metrobus at around 6 p.m. Tuesday on 8th Street and Kansas Avenue in Northwest D.C. While she was in a crosswalk, she was hit by a car.”

Washington Post: Man to face trial next year in killing of Savopoulos family, housekeeper, in D.C. mansion “The man charged in the 2015 quadruple slayings of a Northwest Washington couple, their son and their housekeeper is not likely to be tried until September 2018.”

Washington Post: 2nd cabdriver robbed near NE school “A teenager got into a cab at Union Station in the District on Friday morning and asked to go to McKinley Technology High School. That was the start, police said, of the second robbery of a cabdriver near the school this week. At least one of the incidents involved a gun.”

Washington Post: Man sought in 2 bank robberies on same day — one successful, one not “D.C. police and the FBI are seeking a man wearing a black wool coat who authorities say robbed one bank in downtown Washington on Thursday, and then tried to rob another branch later the same day.”

Washington Post: Two daylight armed robberies near upper Connecticut Avenue NW “Two daylight armed robberies were reported in Upper Northwest Washington on Saturday by the D.C. police. One of them was reported about 1:15 p.m. in the 3900 block of Garrison Street, a quiet tree-shaded residential street.”

Washington Post: Payroll specialist pleads guilty to embezzling from D.C. consulting firm “A payroll specialist for a global consulting firm in the District pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to embezzling a quarter-million dollars by diverting salaries from fictitious employees to his personal bank accounts, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: After a year, Metro chief Paul J. Wiedefeld still faces uphill climb “Last August, Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld’s relentlessly chipper exterior began to crack. Within a one-month period, the Washington region’s transit system had experienced a steady stream of high-profile fiascoes: A train derailed in a high-traffic corridor at the start of the morning rush.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Is D.C.’s local government in the fight of its life? “D.C. elected officials are trying, and so far failing, to find a way to fight back against the most hostile Congress and presidential administration they have faced in decades.”

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Posted February 05 2017 at 11:00 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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