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Daily News Clips - July 18, 2017

Summary

A U.S. Capitol Police officer and a suspect were injured after a vehicle crashed into a patrol cruiser near the Library of Congress on Monday. The officer and the suspect were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. • Police are looking for two people for an armed carjacking in Northeast D.C. • Two people were hurt and eight were displaced after a fire in Northwest D.C.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: US Capitol Police officer injured after vehicle crashes into cruiser near Library of Congress “A U.S. Capitol Police officer and a suspect were injured after a vehicle crashed into a patrol cruiser near the Library of Congress on Monday. Authorities said the suspect crashed a car into the patrol cruiser and a barrier at Second Street and Independence Avenue SE at about 11:45 a.m. The officer and the suspect were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.”

WUSA: Police: 2 suspects wanted for armed carjacking in DC “Police are looking for two people for an armed carjacking in Northeast D.C. on July 8. At 6:08 p.m., police said the two suspects asked the victim if he was selling his scooter. When the victim said he was not, one of the suspects took out a handgun and told the victim to get off the vehicle. He did, and the suspects left with the victim’s scooter.”

Washington Post: Fire engulfs two D.C. rowhouses early Tuesday “Flames leaped from two rowhouses during an intense two alarm blaze early Tuesday morning in the Truxton Circle area of Northwest Washington. At least two firefighters were injured as parts of the second floors, attics and back porches of the houses in the 200 block of Morgan Street NW appeared to burn.”

Washington Post: ‘How far can you run?’ says sister of slain woman about suspect on the lam “Antina Cindette Pratt, 40, had been stabbed 29 times, her family said. Her cellphone was missing, but her ID, backpack and purse were all there. D.C. police identified a suspect in January — Elliott Avery Starks, 34 — who lived in the same apartment complex as Pratt on Pomeroy Road, a short walk from the bike trail. Starks has not yet been arrested, but authorities recently added new urgency to their search for him, announcing that the FBI has joined the manhunt.”

Washington Post: D.C. man robbed three restaurants on same block in Northeast, police say “Three restaurants were on the same block of Minnesota Avenue, and one was hit twice. Two other robberies occurred at the same grocery store two blocks away on Benning Road, according to police.”

Washington Post: Two roommates beaten to death, a third on trial for murder “This week a D.C. Superior Court jury is hearing testimony in an effort to untangle the case, one of the more unusual murder trials to unfold in the nation’s capital.”

Fox5DC: ‘White Devils’ graffiti prompts questions about possible hate crime ” D.C. police are searching for the person responsible for scrawling graffiti on the side of a business in the Northwest. Surveillance video taken last Friday, from an alley in the 4600 block of 41st Street, shows a person on a bike pulling up to the building and writing ‘White Devils’ along with other graffiti on the wall of Universal Flooring.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: Six of those arrested in seven robberies were under 18 “A 12-year-old boy was arrested last week in connection with a robbery in Northwest Washington. He was the youngest of the six youths who police said in a recent report were arrested in the past 11 days in connection with five different robberies or attempts. Of the other juveniles arrested, four were 15 and one was 17. It was not clear if any of the six youths was arrested in more than one of the robberies.”

Washington Post: District to distribute more naloxone to combat opioid overdoses “The District will increase its supply of naloxone, the drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, in an attempt to curb the growing number of opioid-related deaths, city officials said Friday.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Assisted suicide is legal and available in D.C. — for now “District officials say doctors in the city may now begin the process of prescribing life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients, setting up a showdown with Republicans in Congress who are trying to void the city’s assisted-suicide law. City officials say the rules and regulations to implement the law took effect Monday, adding the District to six states that authorize the practice.”

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Posted July 18 2017 at 10:15 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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