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Daily News Clips - February 7, 2018

Summary

A 56-year-old D.C. man was stabbed to death Saturday at a residence in the 400 block of H Street NW, police said. Gregory Monroe had multiple stab wounds when officers arrived on the scene around 5:45 p.m., D.C. police said. Monroe was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Police did not say whether there were any suspects. • D.C. police have released surveillance video of two suspects who robbed an 81-year-old man in a wheelchair along with his cab driver and caretaker. Police said the armed robbery happened last Friday at around 11:33 a.m. in an alley on Franklin Street just off of North Capitol Street in Northeast D.C. The victim in the wheelchair, Alfred Barnes, is a double amputee who is also going blind. While the thieves didn’t get away with much, Barnes and his wife, Audrey, said they are shaken by the crime.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: D.C. man stabbed to death in Northwest D.C. home “A 56-year-old D.C. man was stabbed to death Saturday at a residence in the 400 block of H Street NW, police said. Gregory Monroe had multiple stab wounds when officers arrived on the scene around 5:45 p.m., D.C. police said. Monroe was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Police did not say whether there were any suspects.”

Fox5DC: 2 suspects rob elderly man in wheelchair at gunpoint “D.C. police have released surveillance video of two suspects who robbed an 81-year-old man in a wheelchair along with his cab driver and caretaker. Police said the armed robbery happened last Friday at around 11:33 a.m. in an alley on Franklin Street just off of North Capitol Street in Northeast D.C. The victim in the wheelchair, Alfred Barnes, is a double amputee who is also going blind. While the thieves didn’t get away with much, Barnes and his wife, Audrey, said they are shaken by the crime.”

Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in December killing of 20-year-old in Southeast D.C. “A 23-year-old has been arrested in the killing last month of a young man who was shot in an apartment hallway in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Ricardo Daquan Boston, of Southeast, was charged with second-degree murder while armed. The charges were filed Tuesday after police said the suspect was extradited from Texas to the District. Authorities did not say where Boston had been arrested.”

Washington Post: Police charge man with 15 burglaries in Northwest and Northeast Washington “Police allege that on Jan. 17, Jones kicked in a door and broke into a basement apartment in the 900 block of M Street NW — three blocks from his apartment — and stole $320. An arrest affidavit says that Jones was caught on surveillance video and that a police officer recognized him. Also, police said, he apparently left behind a yellow bag with a screwdriver, soldering tool and pliers.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: 1 Dead, 1 Injured in Baltimore-Washington Parkway Crash “One person is dead and another was injured in a crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway Monday night. The crash happened about 11:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the BW Parkway near Route 198 in Laurel, Maryland.One person was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person was flown to the hospital. No further details about the crash have been released. Police say the investigation is ongoing.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council sends public campaign finance bill to Bowser, setting up showdown “The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation authorizing publicly financed campaigns, clashing with Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), who vowed she wouldn’t fund the program. The bill sailed through passage without discussion or debate, as was expected after the council unanimously approved the measure in January. Under the voluntary system, qualified candidates would receive a base sum that varies by office, maxing out at $160,000 for the mayoral contest, along with a 5-to-1 match on small donations.”

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Posted February 07 2018 at 11:19 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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