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Daily News Clips - January 3, 2018

Summary

A woman who was found dead inside the trunk of a burning vehicle Thursday night in Southeast Washington had been fatally shot, D.C. police said Friday. Her death has been ruled a homicide. A police report says the 1998 Lexus was found on fire about 7:20 p.m. in an alley behind homes in the 800 block of Adrian Place SE, near Fort Davis Drive. • A D.C. man was fatally shot Thursday in Northeast Washington, authorities said. At around 11:25 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Eastern Avenue NE for the report of a shooting, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 23-year-old Ronzay Green of Northeast suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and he was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Woman found dead in trunk of burning Lexus had been shot, police say “A woman who was found dead inside the trunk of a burning vehicle Thursday night in Southeast Washington had been fatally shot, D.C. police said Friday. Her death has been ruled a homicide. A police report says the 1998 Lexus was found on fire about 7:20 p.m. in an alley behind homes in the 800 block of Adrian Place SE, near Fort Davis Drive.”

Washington Post: Man is fatally shot in Northeast Washington “A D.C. man was fatally shot Thursday in Northeast Washington, authorities said. At around 11:25 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Eastern Avenue NE for the report of a shooting, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 23-year-old Ronzay Green of Northeast suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and he was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.”

NBC Washington: DC Police Shoot Man Who Pointed Weapon at Officers “A man was shot by D.C. police officers after pointing what appeared to be a firearm at police, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Investigators said officers were called to the 800 block of 8th Street, Northeast, on Saturday shortly before 9:30 p.m. for a burglary call. When the officers arrived, they saw Kevin Talley, 34, of northeast Washington, who was standing in the street with an apparent gun.”

Fox5DC: Attempted child abduction in Takoma Park, police looking for suspect “Police are looking for a suspect involved in an attempted child abduction in Takoma Park. Investigators say a suspect attempted to abduct an 8-year-old girl on Elm and Pine Avenue. According to Takoma Park Police, the girl was waiting outside for her dad to pick her up to take her to school when the attempted abduction happened.”

NBC Washington: Police: Woman Kept GoFundMe Money Meant for Murder Victim’s Family “A Maryland woman has been charged with fraud for taking money that was supposed to go to the family of a D.C. homicide victim, police said. D.C. police arrested Arlene Petty, 30, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, on Friday and charged her with first-degree fraud. Petty created a GoFundMe account to raise money for the family of Stephanie Goodloe, a D.C. church worker who was shot and killed in her Southeast D.C. home in June 2016.”

Washington Post: Robberies, some distinctive, continue to the end of the old year “No particular notice might have been conferred on the robbery that occurred Sunday night in the 300 block of U Street in Northwest Washington. But it occurred around 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and so may have been the absolute last of the robberies in the city in the year 2017.”

Washington Post: The first Inauguration Day protest trial ended in acquittals. But more than 150 defendants await their day in court. “Hundreds of people, wearing all black and hiding their faces, moved through more than 16 blocks of downtown Washington on Inauguration Day. Some carried hammers, crowbars and bricks. They shattered shop windows, and by the end there was more than $100,000 in property damage.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Georgetown residents calling 911 on dockless bikeshare riders “D.C. police are urging people to refrain from calling 911 to report frustrations about the numerous dockless bikes strewn about the city. That reminder comes after WAMU reporter Martin Austermuhle tweeted a screenshot from neighborhood listerv in Georgetown appearing to direct other residents to call 911 to report people riding the dockless bikes as suspicious.”

NBC Washington: Missing DC Girls, Ages 7 and 11, Found Safe “Police in D.C. say two young girls who were reported missing on New Year’s Eve have been found safe. Laila Emoni McNeil, 7, and Paris May Williams, 11, were last seen at 4 p.m. Sunday on the 700 block of 12th Street SE. Police did not say why the girls left home Sunday or where they were. No further information was released.”

Fox5DC: Frigid temps may be responsible for flooded DC middle school “The cold weather may be to blame for a flooded D.C. middle school in Southeast D.C. Officials say Kramer Middle School is without electricity and gas after water flooded the basement overnight. Utility crews were in front of the school early Tuesday morning working to repair the gas break. They believe a pipe burst in the boiler room of the school caused the flooding.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: Bowser: Total DC crime down by 11 percent; Ballou investigation continues “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser visited FOX 5 to talk about Washington, D.C. heading into 2018. Bowser, who is beginning her third year as mayor, said D.C. is fiscally strong and will continue it fight for statehood. She said the District’s main challenge is affordable housing and that around 800 people per month move to D.C.”

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Posted January 03 2018 at 10:09 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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