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Daily News Clips - March 7, 2018

Summary

Police are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a male victim inside of his Southeast D.C. residence. D.C. police say the suspect was helping the victim carry items into his home in the 4500 block of 3rd Street at around 5 p.m. Monday. Once they were inside, the suspect pulled down the victim’s pants and sexually assaulted him. The suspect fled the scene afterwards. The suspect is described as a black male between 40 and 45 years old. He is 5’10” tall with a medium build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black and tan coat, black clothing and a black skull cap. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. Tips can also be submitted to the text tip line at 50411. • A 26-year-old convicted sex offender admitted Tuesday that he made online racist threats against Howard University students from a Panera Bread restaurant in Virginia in the fall of 2015. John Edgar Rust left messages on 4chan and Reddit using the n-word to say that any blacks “left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go . . . After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.” He also wrote, “I’ll go out a hero knowing I made the world better.”

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: DC police: Man sexually assaulted victim after helping him carry items into residence “Police are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a male victim inside of his Southeast D.C. residence. D.C. police say the suspect was helping the victim carry items into his home in the 4500 block of 3rd Street at around 5 p.m. Monday. Once they were inside, the suspect pulled down the victim’s pants and sexually assaulted him. The suspect fled the scene afterwards. The suspect is described as a black male between 40 and 45 years old. He is 5’10” tall with a medium build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black and tan coat, black clothing and a black skull cap. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. Tips can also be submitted to the text tip line at 50411.”

Washington Post: Sex offender admits online racist threats against Howard University students “A 26-year-old convicted sex offender admitted Tuesday that he made online racist threats against Howard University students from a Panera Bread restaurant in Virginia in the fall of 2015. John Edgar Rust left messages on 4chan and Reddit using the n-word to say that any blacks “left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go . . . After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.” He also wrote, “I’ll go out a hero knowing I made the world better.””

NBC Washington: More Than 30 Years Later, Couple’s Deaths Ruled a Homicide “More than 30 years after a Northwest Washington couple died in what was believed to be an accidental fire, police are investigating their deaths as homicides. It was the middle of the night when Bessie Mae Duncan and Roy Picott’s Quincy Place home caught fire on Jan. 11, 1985. By the time firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. Duncan was found dead inside the home. The medical examiner determined she died from smoke inhalation and ruled her death accidental. Picott was rescued, but died from his injuries two months later.”

Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in 2010 fatal stabbing in Anacostia “D.C. police on Tuesday arrested a man living in Upstate New York and charged him with fatally stabbing a man in Anacostia in 2010, according to the department. Jackie Berry, 28, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., was charged with second-degree murder while armed. Police said he was arrested on a warrant issued in D.C. Superior Court; authorities did not say where the arrest took place.”

Washington Post: Md. man charged with murder in D.C. shooting “A Maryland man was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting of a man in D.C. in 2016, police said. At around 1:45 a.m. on May 8, 2016, officers responded to the 2900 block of Nelson Place SE for reported gunshots, D.C. police said in a statement. They found Don Lavae Williams Jr., 34, of Waldorf suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he died, the statement said.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC Police Visitor Parking Loophole Allowed Officer to Park Multiple Cars on 1 Street for Months “A dispute between neighbors in a northeast D.C. community reveals a potential loophole in Washington, D.C., parking rules, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. The loophole allows residents to clog neighborhood streets with a limitless number of vehicles and block curb access to nearby homes.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. bill would allow homeowners to sell houses without giving tenants first bite “The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to legislation allowing homeowners who rent out their homes to sell them without giving their tenants the first opportunity to buy. Realtors and housing activists packed the Council chamber as lawmakers voted 10 to 2 to exempt single-family houses from the District’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA), a law designed to protect renters from being pushed out of their homes during redevelopment. In a fast-gentrifying city where housing prices have soared, any changes to tenant protection laws strike a nerve.”

Fox5DC: Report: Mayor Bowser will not testify at council hearing on Antwan Wilson’s resignation “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will not testify at an emergency council hearing regarding the resignation of former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson, according to a report by the Washington Post. This news comes one day after FOX 5 reporter Marina Marraco spoke to Bowser, pressing for answers on the same issue. While Bowser would not go on record with FOX 5, she told The Post she would not testify. According to the report, Bowser said she believes the hearing will be a political circus and that her office is cooperating with the inspector general, who is also investigating the matter.”

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Posted March 07 2018 at 10:02 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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