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Daily News Clips - July 7, 2017

Summary

DC Police are looking for the man who sexually abused a woman at a Northwest Washington construction site early Sunday morning. DC Police are actively investigating the incident. • A man who was shot and wounded by a D.C. police officer Wednesday night in the Park View neighborhood of Northwest Washington raised a handgun toward the officer who fired, authorities said in a statement.

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Crime Updates

WJLA: Woman sexually assaulted at knifepoint at NW DC construction site “The Metropolitan Police Department is looking for the man who sexually abused a woman at a Northwest Washington construction site. The police report shows the attacker “threatened her with a knife and forced her into the basement” early Sunday morning.”

Washington Post: D.C. police say man shot by officer in Northwest Washington had raised gun “A man who was shot and wounded by a D.C. police officer Wednesday night in the Park View neighborhood of Northwest Washington raised a handgun toward the officer who fired, authorities said in a statement. The man, identified as Kenneth Burley, 28, of Southeast, was taken to a hospital. Police said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.”

Washington Post: Majority Whip Steve Scalise undergoes another surgery “Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise underwent another surgery Thursday to handle an infection from wounds he suffered in Alexandria last month, according to a statement by MedStar Washington. In a brief update, the hospital said Thursday the House Majority Whip remains in serious condition after complications arose this week that saw him readmitted to the intensive care unit.”

Washington Post: Man arrested at Trump hotel with military-style rifle ordered to undergo mental evaluation “A Pennsylvania man accused of bringing a military-style rifle to Trump International Hotel in May was ordered by a federal judge Thursday to undergo a psychiatric exam after prosecutors alleged he was in the throes of a debilitating mental illness.Bryan Moles, 43, pleaded not guilty June 22 to a firearms charge after being arrested in the District on May 31 after police found an AR-15 rifle, a handgun and more than 90 rounds of ammunition in his 2017 black BMW parked at the Trump International Hotel. ”

Public Safety Update

WJLA: Police: Girl, 12, located safely after going missing in D.C. “UPDATE: Diamond Stewart, 12, has been located safely after going missing in D.C. on Monday, police report.”

Washington Post: He became a violent criminal at age 13, then later turned his life around, only to be fatally shot Wednesday “This week, Yisrael, at age 43, was killed, shot along with a juvenile in a courtyard of a public housing complex in Northeast Washington’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood. The youth was critically injured. A motive remains elusive, and Yisrael’s family, which includes a nephew who is a Maryland state delegate from Prince George’s County, said they have no idea what happened to their loved one.”

WJLA: Single-tracking ends after reported fire activity outside Congress Heights Metro in D.C. “Single-tracking on the Green Line has ended following reported fire activity outside of the Congress Heights Metro station early Friday morning in Washington, D.C. Delays continue in both directions due to the activity.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: Mayor Bowser breaks ground on Petworth homeless shelter “Mayor Muriel Bowser broke ground Thursday morning on the first in a series of smaller neighborhood shelters that are planned for all eight wards of the city. The building, which is part of Bowser’s five-year plan to prevent and end homelessness in the nation’s capital, will become a temporary housing facility for homeless families.”

WUSA: Councilmember Trayon White talks violence in DC “Violence in Washington, D.C. did not stop to observe Independence Day. One person died after six people were shot and another person was stabbed overnight on July 4th. Councilmember Trayon White joined WUSA9’s Adam Longo on Off Script to speak openly about the issue.”

WUSA: Is DC Mayor Bowser addressing the homelessness issue? “Thursday morning, The Washington Post published poll results of constituents’ opinions regarding D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s performance in addressing homelessness in the District. In the poll, 32 percent marked that Bowser was doing an “excellent/good” job, while a whopping 62 percent reported a “not-so-good/poor” rating. Six percent of those questioned said that they had no opinion.”

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

Posted July 07 2017 at 9:40 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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