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Daily News Clips - January 23, 2018

Summary

D.C. Police are searching for three armed carjacking suspects who they say stole a Subaru Impreza just before 11 p.m. Monday from an area near the National Cathedral. The car was believed to have been taken from the northwest near the 3100 block of 36th Street. Officers later spotted the vehicle in southeast and began a pursuit. Police say the suspects crashed at Cook Drive and Mississippi Avenue and ran from the scene. No injuries were reported. • Police say they are searching for a man who tried to abduct a D.C. student on her way to school Monday morning. The attempted kidnapping incident happened at around 8:05 a.m. in the 3700 block of Davenport Street in Northwest D.C., according to police. Police say the victim was walking on the sidewalk when the suspect grabbed her from behind and lifted her off of the ground in a bear hug. The girl was able to escape and ran away towards her school after a brief struggle with the man.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Armed carjackers flee after crash in SE, police say “D.C. Police are searching for three armed carjacking suspects who they say stole a Subaru Impreza just before 11 p.m. Monday from an area near the National Cathedral. The car was believed to have been taken from the northwest near the 3100 block of 36th Street. Officers later spotted the vehicle in southeast and began a pursuit. Police say the suspects crashed at Cook Drive and Mississippi Avenue and ran from the scene. No injuries were reported.”

Fox5DC: Police: Man attempted to kidnap female student walking to school in Northwest DC “Police say they are searching for a man who tried to abduct a D.C. student on her way to school Monday morning. The attempted kidnapping incident happened at around 8:05 a.m. in the 3700 block of Davenport Street in Northwest D.C., according to police. Police say the victim was walking on the sidewalk when the suspect grabbed her from behind and lifted her off of the ground in a bear hug. The girl was able to escape and ran away towards her school after a brief struggle with the man.”

Fox5DC: Secret Service investigate vehicle found near White House grounds ” Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies investigated a suspicious vehicle near the grounds of the White House early Tuesday morning. The vehicle was parked at H Street and Madison Place near the northeast corner of Lafayette Square. The vehicle was removed around 5:30 a.m.. Investigators were called to the scene at approximately 3:00 a.m.”

Washington Post: Supreme Court rules for police officers in D.C. house party case that involved mystery hostess called ‘Peaches’ “The Supreme Court on Monday said D.C. police officers acted reasonably in arresting 21 people at a late-night house party a decade ago in a case that featured women in garter belts stuffed with cash and a mystery hostess named “Peaches.” The court ruled unanimously that the officers could not be held liable for making the arrests after they came upon a scene of “utter Bacchanalia,” as Justice Clarence Thomas described it in announcing the decision, at a house party where the homeowner was not present and it was unclear whether the guests had been invited.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: 2 Blue Line Stations Reopen After Possible Track Fire; Delays Persist “Two stations on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines reopened Monday after the stations were briefly shuttered for unscheduled track work. Metro has not yet said what prompted the closure, but Twitter users shared photos and videos of a fire on the tracks. The Crystal City and Pentagon City stations were closed about 10 a.m., Metro said. Metro has not confirmed the cause of the closure, but photos from riders show a small fire on the tracks at Pentagon City.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. General shelter for homeless families to close by year’s end, Bowser says “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced plans Sunday to stop housing homeless families at the troubled megashelter on the campus of the former D.C. General Hospital and begin its demolition. A letter distributed Sunday to residents of the dilapidated shelter said that unused buildings on the campus would be razed starting in April and that the entire facility would be closed by the end of the year.”

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

Posted January 23 2018 at 10:20 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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