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Daily News Clips - January 25, 2018

Summary

A massive drug bust at a restaurant and lounge in Northwest D.C. has led to the arrest of 22 people during an apparent underground marijuana party. D.C. police say officers in their Narcotics and Special Investigations Division went to the XO Restaurant and Lounge in the 1400 block of L Street last Saturday at around 7 p.m. to investigate ongoing drug complaints that have been made from the community about the business. • D.C. police are searching for a man caught on camera spitting in the face of a Northwest D.C. coffee shop manager. After the Petworth coffee shop posted surveillance video of the incident on social media, it got a lot of traction and commenters revealed the suspect is no stranger to this kind of behavior. The incident happened Monday afternoon at Qualia Coffee on Georgia Avenue. The owner says the man was already banned from the coffee shop for being nasty to staff.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: 22 arrested after large marijuana bust at DC restaurant and lounge “A massive drug bust at a restaurant and lounge in Northwest D.C. has led to the arrest of 22 people during an apparent underground marijuana party. D.C. police say officers in their Narcotics and Special Investigations Division went to the XO Restaurant and Lounge in the 1400 block of L Street last Saturday at around 7 p.m. to investigate ongoing drug complaints that have been made from the community about the business.”

Fox5DC: VIDEO: Unruly customer spits water in face of DC coffee shop manager “D.C. police are searching for a man caught on camera spitting in the face of a Northwest D.C. coffee shop manager. After the Petworth coffee shop posted surveillance video of the incident on social media, it got a lot of traction and commenters revealed the suspect is no stranger to this kind of behavior. The incident happened Monday afternoon at Qualia Coffee on Georgia Avenue. The owner says the man was already banned from the coffee shop for being nasty to staff.”

NBC Washington: Capitol Hill Home Invasion Caught on Surveillance Video “New video of the man police suspect of breaking into a woman’s apartment while she was still inside.”

Washington Post: Teenager charged in robberies at four businesses in DC, police say “Two robbers, according to a police account, came in to one of the businesses and demanded money at gunpoint. They got it and fled, D.C. police said. On Tuesday the D.C. police announced that a male teenager from Northeast Washington had been arrested and charged with armed robbery in the holdup, which occurred Oct. 6 about 8 p.m. In the course of their investigation, police said, the 16-year-old was charged in three additional robberies of businesses, and one attempted robbery. Two of the robberies, and the robbery attempt occurred on the same day, according to police.”

Public Safety Updates

Popville: “I just wanted to share a fantastic experience with Third District Police and Officer Perry Morgan Jr.”This is all to say that community policing, and more specifically, a smart, adaptable, empathetic police officer can make the difference between a set of lost keys, and perhaps a court appearance for kid that innocently found them, and a relieved resident, a couple happy kids, and improved relationships between the police and the community.”

Fox5DC: Hospitals in Montgomery County limiting visitors due to flu epidemic “Some hospitals in D.C. and Maryland are taking extra precautions in the midst of a deadly flu season as they are limiting who can and cannot visit their facilities. In Montgomery County, six of its hospitals are not allowing kids under 12 years old to visit. In the District, there are certain restrictions in the majority of hospitals in the city, so people will want to check with their hospital before heading over there with a child or other visitors.”

Fox5DC: After young girl’s death on campus, parents raise concerns over safety at DC boarding school “One day after a young girl was found dead from apparent suicide at a D.C. boarding school campus, more parents are coming forward. They say bullying is rampant at the SEED School of Washington D.C. and that the school doesn’t do enough to keep students safe. The circumstances behind 12-year-old Stormiyah Denson-Jackson’s death remain under investigation. But those closest to her insist bullying did not lead Stormiyah to take her life. Stormiyah’s mother Patricia Denson tells FOX 5 she has retained a lawyer.”

NBC Washington: Metro Meeting to Focus on Derailment, Underground Radio Issues “Metro leaders have scheduled an early Thursday morning meeting to talk about the Red Line train derailment that disrupted service downtown for hours last Monday. News4 has learned that the focus of the meeting will be on communication issues with radios underground and the length of time that it took to get passengers off the derailed train.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Who’s against limiting money’s power in D.C. politics? Perhaps the Democratic mayor. “Dogged for much of its five-decade history by political scandal, the D.C. government is forging ahead with ambitious changes to its election laws and campaign finance regulations. But one elected official is conspicuously absent among those pushing against the status quo: Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), whose stance toward bills designed to reduce the influence of money in politics has ranged in recent months from silence to open opposition.”

Washington Post: Head of influential think tank to challenge D.C. Council chairman “The leader of an influential D.C. think tank has announced that he will run for D.C. Council chairman, arguing that the District needs new leaders who will more effectively tackle income inequality, homelessness and gentrification. Ed Lazere, who for nearly two decades has been executive director of the left-leaning D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, said he will file paperwork Wednesday to challenge D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) in the June Democratic primary.”

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Posted January 25 2018 at 10:42 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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