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Daily News Clips - January 9, 2018

Summary

A Virginia man arranged to pick up 9 pounds of marijuana delivered to an address in Washington, D.C., but it had already been handed over to police, according to a police report. A FedEx box of eight vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana arrived at a community art space in southwest D.C. Friday, according to the police report. It was addressed to a community farm that operates out of the location, but no one there was expecting the marijuana, so it was handed over to police. • A 60-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on a street in Northeast Washington on Dec. 31 has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police. Roderick Scott, of Northeast, was pronounced dead at a hospital on Sunday, police said. The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, near Brentwood. Police said Scott was struck by the driver of a westbound Honda Civic. The driver remained on the scene.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Virginia Man Arrested After Arranging to Pick Up 9 Pounds of Marijuana Sent to Southwest D.C.: Police “A Virginia man arranged to pick up 9 pounds of marijuana delivered to an address in Washington, D.C., but it had already been handed over to police, according to a police report. A FedEx box of eight vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana arrived at a community art space in southwest D.C. Friday, according to the police report. It was addressed to a community farm that operates out of the location, but no one there was expecting the marijuana, so it was handed over to police.”

Washington Post: Pedestrian dies after being struck by a vehicle in Northeast Washington on New Year’s Eve “A 60-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on a street in Northeast Washington on Dec. 31 has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police. Roderick Scott, of Northeast, was pronounced dead at a hospital on Sunday, police said. The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, near Brentwood. Police said Scott was struck by the driver of a westbound Honda Civic. The driver remained on the scene.”

Fox5DC: Man arrested for attacking 68-year-old victim, setting his DC apartment on fire “A suspect has been arrested for attacking an elderly man and then setting his Southeast D.C. apartment on fire last month. Back on Dec. 4, 68-year-old William Wright was taken to the hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries caused from smoke inhalation following an apartment fire on 3rd Street. More than one month later, 46-year-old Shawn Parker has been charged with assault with intent to kill in this case.”

Fox5DC: Washington Nationals TV analyst Charles Ray Knight will not face charges for Alexandria assault “Assault and battery charges have been dropped against former MLB player and Washington Nationals TV analyst Ray Knight. Knight was involved in a physical altercation with a man in October at his home in Alexandria. Knight’s attorney, as well as the other man’s attorney, appeared together before the judge on Monday and said both men agreed to drop charges.”

Washington Post: D.C. woman sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally beating 3-year-old son “Xavier Lyles was only 3 years old when he was brutally beaten to death. Medical experts determined the boy had more than 70 injuries on his little body. They said some had been inflicted months, even years, before his death. Following a month-long October trial, a jury found the boy’s mother guilty of first-degree murder, child neglect and other charges. On Monday, a D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced 28-year-old Francis Lyles to 45 years in prison.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: 2 Boats in DC Marina Destroyed After Large Fire “Two boats in a Southwest Washington marina were destroyed after they caught fire early Monday morning. The fire started at the James Creek Marina on the 200 block of V Street SW. Pictures from the scene show the charred remains of the boat and pier.”

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NBC Washington: ‘This Is Our Home’: DC-Area Immigrants Worry Ahead of Temporary Protected Status Decision “DHS announced Monday that it will end special protections for U.S. residents from El Salvador, forcing nearly 200,000 people to leave the country, find another way to achieve legal residency or face deportation.”

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Posted January 09 2018 at 10:00 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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