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Daily News Clips - March 2, 2018

Summary

A man was struck and killed by a vehicle in Southeast D.C. while crossing the street, police say. The crash happened near Wheeler Road and Alabama Avenue around 3 a.m. Police say an SUV struck the pedestrian and then slammed into a tree. Power lines and wires were downed as a result of the crash. Police say that the driver was taken into police custody. • More than month after a 29-year-old man was gunned down in Southeast Washington, police have made an arrest in the case. Charles Wennen Young, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder while armed, a police report says. Kenneth Poindexter, 29, was killed Jan. 20 in the 4700 block of Benning Road, close to H.D. Woodson High School.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Pedestrian struck, killed by SUV in Southeast DC “A man was struck and killed by a vehicle in Southeast D.C. while crossing the street, police say. The crash happened near Wheeler Road and Alabama Avenue around 3 a.m. FOX 5’s Annie Yu reports that an SUV struck the pedestrian and then slammed into a tree. Power lines and wires were downed as a result of the crash. Police tell Yu that the driver was taken into police custody.”

NBC Washington: Man Arrested in Shooting Death of DC Man “More than month after a 29-year-old man was gunned down in Southeast Washington, police have made an arrest in the case. Charles Wennen Young, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder while armed, a police report says. Kenneth Poindexter, 29, was killed Jan. 20 in the 4700 block of Benning Road, close to H.D. Woodson High School.”

Washington Post: D.C. police arrest suspect in killing of woman in her home “D.C. police on Thursday arrested a suspect in the January killing of a woman who was found shot inside her home in Southeast Washington. Members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force took Jessie Taylor, 41, into custody. He was charged with second-degree murder while armed. Police said he has no fixed address.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Firefighters rescue infant, residents from wind driven apartment fire “Nearly a dozen residents of a Southeast D.C. apartment complex, including an infant, were rescued after a fire that was fueled by the heavy winds trapped them inside. The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. in the 1200 block Maple View Place. Firefighters used ladders to rescue the residents from the 3-story complex. The Red Cross was requested as an undetermined number of residents have been displaced.”

Fox5DC: Sinkhole displaces woman from Northeast DC home “A woman in northeast D.C. is now living in a hotel after she said a sinkhole opened up and caused major damage near her home. Willistene Montgomery told FOX 5 that the sinkhole developed in late February. She told us that since she evacuated she has not been allowed to go back inside of her home. Montgomery said she found the massive hole when she noticed her fence was down in the rear of the house. Willistene told us that the Red Cross provided her with a hotel room for a few days but now she is paying for the costs out of pocket. She has been unable to reach anyone from the District to help.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: As D.C. probes school enrollment fraud, more paybacks could be coming “An investigation into possible widespread enrollment fraud at one of the District’s most revered public schools has revived concerns about nonresidents taking coveted spots — and avoiding thousands of dollars in annual tuition — at some of the city’s highest-performing schools. The District’s Attorney General has brought dozens of cases against families who have violated the school system’s residency rules since the passage of a law in 2011. The disclosure by The Washington Post of the probe into false D.C. residency claims at Duke Ellington School of the Arts raises the prospect of more.”

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Posted March 02 2018 at 9:47 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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