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Daily News Clips - January 17, 2018

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D.C. police arrested and charged a 15-year-old in an armed carjacking early Saturday evening near the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Southeast Washington. The suspect, whose name was not released, was charged after two suspects allegedly brandished handguns and demanded a woman exit her vehicle in the 2300 block of High Street SE at about 5:54 p.m. Saturday, police said. • Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery at a Mexican restaurant in Northwest D.C. last week. Police say the robbery happened Friday inside the El Don Restaurant in the 4400 block of 14th Street. According to police report, the masked suspects entered the restaurant at around 11:31 p.m. with four employees and two customers inside. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun and pointed the weapon at the owner of the restaurant while saying, “Give me everything you got.”

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Washington Post: Police charge 15-year-old in armed carjacking in Southeast D.C. “D.C. police arrested and charged a 15-year-old in an armed carjacking early Saturday evening near the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Southeast Washington. The suspect, whose name was not released, was charged after two suspects allegedly brandished handguns and demanded a woman exit her vehicle in the 2300 block of High Street SE at about 5:54 p.m. Saturday, police said.”

Fox5DC: VIDEO: 2 masked suspects rob DC restaurant at gunpoint “Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery at a Mexican restaurant in Northwest D.C. last week. Police say the robbery happened Friday inside the El Don Restaurant in the 4400 block of 14th Street. According to police report, the masked suspects entered the restaurant at around 11:31 p.m. with four employees and two customers inside. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun and pointed the weapon at the owner of the restaurant while saying, “Give me everything you got.””

NBC Washington: New York Man Charged With Stalking Rep. Kyrsten Sinema “U.S. Capitol Police arrested a suspected stalker outside the D.C. office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.). According to a special agent’s affidavit, officers arrested Amos Olagunju at Sinema’s seventh floor office in the Longworth House Office Building Friday. The affidavit said Olagunju has menaced Sinema since 2014, despite warnings from U.S. Capitol Police and two court-ordered injunctions that he not contact her.”

Washington Post: Arrest made in killing of man who was shot and pushed out of car near I-295 “Police have made an arrest in the case of a man who was shot and then pushed out of a car onto a busy roadway in Maryland along the District border. Malique Lewis, 20, of Southeast Washington has been charged with first-degree murder and assault in the fatal shooting of Armani Coles, 27, according to Prince George’s County police. Coles was one of three friends killed on Dec. 28 in the area, D.C. police said.”

Fox5DC: Suspect arrested in murder of Armani Coles, 27-year-old D.C. schools employee “An arrest has been made in the murder of Armani “Nico” Coles, a 27-year-old D.C. schools employee found shot by Interstate 295 near the Maryland and D.C. border, authorities have announced. The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Malique Nathan Lewis of Southeast D.C. He was being held without bond on charges including first-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and theft.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses “The roof over one of the D.C.-area’s largest music venues collapsed early Saturday, covering the pavilion in debris. No one was hurt when the roof collapased over an seating area at The Merriweather Post Pavillion about 2:30 a.m., a statement from the venue said. Seth Hurwitz, whose company I.M.P. operates Merriweather Post Pavilion, said in a statement on Facebook that the company had been raising the roof gradually as part of a renovation project.”

Washington Post: Woman is critically injured in Bloomingdale fire “A woman was critically injured Sunday in a fire in her apartment in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington, authorities said. The woman was rescued from a top floor apartment in a three story building in the block of Rhode Island Avenue just west of North Capitol Street, said the DC Fire and EMS Department. The fire displaced about half a dozen residents, the department said. The cause was not immediately known.”

Washington Post: Police award for gun seizure reveals weapon had been in middle school “A tweet from the District’s police chief on Tuesday alerted the public to the heroics of two officers who confiscated a loaded .38-caliber handgun back in November. The tweet also revealed something that wasn’t widely known at the time: The gun allegedly had been in the possession of a 13-year-old while he was inside John Hayden Johnson Middle School in Southeast Washington.”

Fox5DC: After train derailment, Metro says it has identified fix for spotty communication problems “Normal service has resumed on Metro’s Red Line one day after a train carrying more than 60 passengers derailed on Monday morning. No one was injured during the incident, but first responders had to evacuate passengers from the train cars stranded underneath the tunnel. Metro disclosed that there were communication issues between Metro workers above ground and below ground after the derailment occurred. Metro said this area of the tunnel has spotty communication, but they have pinpointed the issue and believe the equipment needs to be fixed. They are planning to make the fix Tuesday night.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Nurses at United Medical Center say babies still being born there despite shutdown of obstetrics unit by regulators “Women continue to give birth at United Medical Center, the city’s troubled public hospital, even after regulators shut down the labor and delivery unit on Aug. 9 citing concerns about patient safety, an attorney representing nurses told the D.C. Council on Tuesday. Births are taking place in the emergency room, said Wala Blegay, a staff attorney at the D.C. Nurses Association, during a public roundtable Tuesday. Obstetrics nurses are no longer working at UMC, and that increases the risks for mothers and their babies, she said.”

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Posted January 17 2018 at 10:00 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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