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Daily News Clips - March 14, 2017


here was a snowstorm last night and this morning in the District. Drivers and pedestrians are advised to travel carefully along city roads, and if you experience or witness an accident, please call the authorities. • Mark Elder Allen-Gifford, a 31-year-old teacher at Georgetown Day, was arrested Friday and charged over the weekend with child sex abuse. According to reports, the suspect allegedly touched and kissed a 14-year-old girl.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Two fatal stabbings in SE Washington Saturday “Two men were fatally stabbed in separate incidents in Southeast Washington on Saturday, police said. In the first incident, police said that Dennis Lee Wise, 51, of Southeast was found dead about 2:15 a.m. in the 1800 block of Bruce Place. In the second, police said that Leonte Butler, 26, was found about 11:15 p.m. in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street SE.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old Northeast D.C. girl “The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a missing 15-year-old girl. Jacqueline Lassey was last seen March 10 in the 1200 block of Morse Street in Northeast D.C. around 8 p.m.”

Washington Post: Georgetown Day teacher charged with child sex abuse kissed, touched 14-year-old, police say “A history teacher at Georgetown Day School accused of sexual misconduct with a student kissed a 14-year-old girl and touched her inappropriately, according to an arrest affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court.”

Washington Post: Mace-carrying White House fence jumper suspect back in court as security questions persist “A California man arrested after jumping the White House fence and walking up to its grand south entrance carrying Mace was in federal court Monday amid continuing questions over how he got so close to the executive mansion without being challenged.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Washington planning for whatever storm brings “Mayor Muriel Bowser, while admitting that forecasts for a snowstorm keep changing, says the District is ready for whatever Mother Nature sends its way. Bowser, speaking Monday afternoon at a news conference at a southeast salt storage facility, says officials don’t know how much snow will hit the nation’s capital Monday night into Tuesday.”

WUSA9: DC deploys snow team ahead of late-season snowstorm “Officials in the nation’s capital say the District Snow Team will be fully deployed as a late-season snowstorm moves into the region. More than 200 plows are scheduled to be on their posts Monday night. Mayor Muriel Bowser says in a statement that the city government is using every resource as it prepares for the snowfall.”

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

Posted March 14 2017 at 8:55 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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