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Daily News Clips - November 14, 2017

Summary

Police are searching for a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in northeast Washington on Saturday, D.C. police said. According to a police report, the woman told police the man approached her in the 1100 block of Penn Street Northeast around 6 a.m. on Nov. 11. She said the man took her cellphone from her pocket and drew a handgun. • A manhunt is underway as police search for a suspect they say crashed their vehicle in a Southeast, D.C. strip mall parking lot after fleeing from officers Tuesday morning. Police say they received a report of an armed man in a car along the 1100 block of Barnaby Terrace at around 5:30 a.m.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Man Sought for Sexual Abuse, Robbery of Woman in NE DC “Police are searching for a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in northeast Washington on Saturday, D.C. police said. According to a police report, the woman told police the man approached her in the 1100 block of Penn Street Northeast around 6 a.m. on Nov. 11. She said the man took her cellphone from her pocket and drew a handgun.”

Fox5DC: Manhunt as police search for driver after vehicle crash in Southeast DC “A manhunt is underway as police search for a suspect they say crashed their vehicle in a Southeast, D.C. strip mall parking lot after fleeing from officers Tuesday morning. Police say they received a report of an armed man in a car along the 1100 block of Barnaby Terrace at around 5:30 a.m.”

Fox5DC: Store workers fight off DC robber “Dramatic video shows several D.C. store workers fighting off a robber as he attempts to yank out a cash register drawer. D.C. police say the robbery happened in the 1300 block of H Street, Northeast at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Surveillance video from the store captured the intense moments as the suspect walked up to the counter and attempted to pull out the cash register drawer. The video shows four employees fighting back by hitting and punching the suspect.”

WJLA: Police: Man and woman arrested after attacking waitresses following bill dispute in D.C. “Two district residents are accused of brutally attacking a couple of Northwest Washington waitresses. Investigators said a dispute about the bill sparked the fight early Monday morning at La Morenita Latin restaurant on the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue.”

Public Safety Updates

WJLA: D.C. Police mayor’s officer retiring after nearly 28 years in department “A Metropolitan Police mayor’s officer is retiring after spending nearly 28 years in the department. Archie Beslow spent 23 years of his career protecting five D.C. mayors.”

WAMU: In Wake Of Incidents In Las Vegas And New York, Ohio School Cancels Eighth-Grade Class Trip To D.C. “An annual class trip to the nation’s capital for a group of Ohio eighth-graders has been cancelled due to safety concerns in the wake of the mass-casualty incidents in Las Vegas, New York City and Sutherland Springs, Texas. According to the Chronicle-Telegram, the students from the North Ridgeville City Schools west of Cleveland were set to visit Washington in May as part of an annual eighth-grade class trip, but were informed last week in a letter from school leaders that the trip had been cancelled.”

Fox5DC: Metrorail problems cause Tuesday morning delays along several lines “Commuters experienced delays along several Metrorail lines during the Tuesday morning commute. Shortly after 5 a.m., the transit system reported that Blue Line trains were single tracking between Addison Road and Morgan Boulevard due to late clearing track work. Metro also reported that Silver Line trains were not operating between Wiehle and Stadium-Armory – also due to late clearing track work.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: GOP tax ‘cuts’ would be tax hikes for some D.C. families, officials say “At a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) said the proposal to eliminate the deduction for state and local income and property taxes could lead to sharp hikes in the overall tax bill for some District families. The increase could be more than 10 percent in some parts of the city.”

Fox5DC: DC leaders aim to keep District’s rat population under control “D.C. leaders are announcing new methods aimed at keeping the District’s rat population in check. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other community members took part in a “Rat Walk” on Monday to highlight the efforts the city will use to combat the problem, which will include the use of solar trash cans and smart litter bins.”

Washington Post: U.S. attorney for the District picked to serve on Justice Department advisory panel “Attorney General Jeff Sessions selected Jessie K. Liu, U.S. attorney for the District, as one of nine U.S. attorneys to sit on an advisory panel, the Justice Department announced Monday. Liu, who was confirmed by the Senate in September as the District’s top prosecutor, and her colleagues on the two-year committee will advise Sessions on policies and procedures affecting the offices of U.S. attorneys across the nation, on issues such as violent crime, the opioid epidemic, national criminal organizations and U.S. border control.”

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

Posted November 14 2017 at 9:45 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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