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Daily News Clips - March 6, 2018

Summary

Twelve teenagers were arrested and charged for their involvement in robberies that happened throughout the District over the last month, D.C. police said. The youths ranged in age from 13 to 17 years old. The robberies occurred in February in parts of Northeast, Southeast and Northwest. • Police arrested a man in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in front of a community church as he walked home from a southeast D.C. convenience store. Steven Slaughter was killed Jan. 14 on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE. He was a ninth-grader at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Officials announced the arrest of 21-year-old Anthony Deandre Allen of Southeast during a news conference Monday afternoon.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: A dozen teenage boys arrested and charged with robberies in D.C. “Twelve teenagers were arrested and charged for their involvement in robberies that happened throughout the District over the last month, D.C. police said. The youths ranged in age from 13 to 17 years old. The robberies occurred in February in parts of Northeast, Southeast and Northwest.”

NBC Washington: Arrest Made in Shooting Death of 14-Year-Old DC Boy “Police arrested a man in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in front of a community church as he walked home from a southeast D.C. convenience store. Steven Slaughter was killed Jan. 14 on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE. He was a ninth-grader at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Officials announced the arrest of 21-year-old Anthony Deandre Allen of Southeast during a news conference Monday afternoon.”

Washington Post: Shots fired through front door in DC’s Kalorama area “Police said they showed about 2 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of S Street NW. According to a brief account provided Monday, police ernt there after a caller told them that someone had fired through the front door. Whoever had fired was nobody the caller knew, police said. No injuries were reported. When police arrived, they found the bullet holes. They said the matter remained under investigation. More information is being collected, they said.”

NBC Washington: Police: Men Planted ATM Skimmer in Anacostia, Stole Cash “D.C. police are searching for two men who they say used an ATM skimmer and fake ATM cards to make off with cash. The men, who appear to be in their 20s or 30s, are accused of taking money from ATMs over the past month on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Georgia Avenue NW and a location near the Benning Road Metro station, police said Monday morning. Photos from a surveillance camera show two men wearing baseball caps and puffy jackets. One man wears oversized glasses.”

Washington Post: Fire deaths in D.C. ruled accidental three decades ago reclassified as homicides “More than three decades after investigators concluded a fire that killed a couple inside their Eckington rowhouse was an accident caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette, D.C. police said Monday the deaths have now been ruled homicides. While no arrest was announced in the deaths of Bessie Mae Duncan, who was in her 40s, and her husband, Roy R. Picott, 39, authorities said they are focusing on a serial arsonist, Thomas Sweatt, who admitted setting a string of 45 fires in the D.C. region and pleaded guilty in 2005.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: 2 Children Struck by Vehicle in NW DC “Two children were struck by a vehicle in Northwest Washington Monday morning. Police say the 6-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were struck near the intersection of 14th Street and Somerset Place NW just before 8:30 a.m. Both children were conscious when they were taken to the hospital. The vehicle that struck the victims stayed at the scene. The crash is under investigation.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Homeless families at D.C. shelter spent weekend without hot water “Homeless families housed at the shuttered D.C. General Hospital spent the weekend without hot water, the latest indignity at the long-troubled megashelter set to close this year. There’s some dispute over when the problems began: Several residents said the hot water stopped working on Thursday night, but shelter officials say they weren’t aware until about midnight Saturday.”

Fox5DC: Antwan Wilson says Mayor Bowser knew about plans to transfer daughter to another school last year “The former head of D.C. Public Schools who resigned last month following a school lottery scandal claims Mayor Muriel Bowser knew several months ago that he had planned to transfer his daughter to a new school. Speaking out for the first time since stepping down, former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson said he personally told the mayor back in September that his daughter would bypass the District’s school lottery system to secure a transfer to a sought-after high school.”

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Posted March 06 2018 at 10:13 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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