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Daily News Clips - March 15, 2017

Summary

After Monday night and yesterday morning’s snowstorm, commuters are advised to carefully travel to work. Authorities have warned that roads may continue to be slippery, especially as temperatures fell to the 20s overnight that caused snow to refreeze. • Andrew Cook, 20, was arrested Monday night and charged with felony destruction of property, simple assault, and threatening to kidnap or injure a person at a LGBT Community Center in Northwest. DC Police are investigating the incident further to as a potential bias related crime.

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Crime Updates

WUSA9: Police search for man connected to assault on Metro train “Police are searching for a person of interest in connection to an assault on a Metro train near Metro Center on Friday. According to officials, the assault happened on a Blue line train around 8:45 a.m.”

Fox5DC: Arrest made in LGBT Community Center vandalism, assault “D.C. Police announced Tuesday that they arrested a man suspected of vandalizing an LGBT Community Center in Northwest on Sunday. Andrew Cook, 20, of Southeast D.C. was arrested on Monday night and charged with felony destruction of property, simple assault, and threatening to kidnap or injure a person.”

Washington Post: Judge requests prosecutors begin sharing specific evidence with defense involving Jan. 20 rioting case “A D.C. Superior Court judge overseeing the cases of more than 200 protesters arrested during the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Trump said Tuesday that prosecutors must begin informing defendants of the precise allegations against them — and how the government intends to prove each person’s involvement in the chaotic riots.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Late-season snowstorm hits DC area; refreeze concerns overnight “A powerful nor’easter brought the D.C. region its heaviest snow of the season. Snow began falling late Monday night and by the early morning hours on Tuesday, with much of the area along the Interstate 95 corridor receiving about an inch on the ground. A heavy rain/snow mix followed the snow and brought icy and slippery conditions to D.C. area highways and side streets.”

NBC Washington: Thousands of Power Outages Reported Due to Wet, Heavy Snow “Wet, heavy snow and freezing rain fell on the D.C. area Monday night and Tuesday morning, leading to thousands of power outages across the region.”

NBC Washington: Journalist’s Death Leads to Conversations About Crosswalk Safety “Biking is a green, healthy option for getting around D.C. But it comes with certain dangers. News4’s Derrick Ward explained how one woman’s death highlighted the need to broaden conversations about crosswalk safety.”

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

Posted March 15 2017 at 8:41 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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