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Daily News Clips - November 2, 2017

Summary

Police say suspects on rental bikes robbed a woman in a Northwest D.C. neighborhood. The incident happened on a busy street with plenty of witnesses. The suspects were wearing white masks and riding rental bikes when they swarmed around the victim walking in the area of 21st Street and N Street. The woman’s purse was swiped, according to witnesses. The incident happened at around 10 p.m. Tuesday. • D.C. police raided a home in Southwest D.C. Monday night and seized 53 pounds of marijuana, 72 grams of cocaine and $75,000 in cash. The police department’s narcotics division searched the home on the 900 block of 6th Street SW about 10:20 p.m. Monday, police said in a statement released Wednesday evening. The address is just northwest of the Waterfront Metro station.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Suspects on rental bikes rob woman in Northwest DC “Police say suspects on rental bikes robbed a woman in a Northwest D.C. neighborhood. The incident happened on a busy street with plenty of witnesses. The suspects were wearing white masks and riding rental bikes when they swarmed around the victim walking in the area of 21st Street and N Street. The woman’s purse was swiped, according to witnesses. The incident happened at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.”

NBC Washington: Police Seize 53 Lbs. of Marijuana in Southwest DC Drug Raid “D.C. police raided a home in Southwest D.C. Monday night and seized 53 pounds of marijuana, 72 grams of cocaine and $75,000 in cash. The police department’s narcotics division searched the home on the 900 block of 6th Street SW about 10:20 p.m. Monday, police said in a statement released Wednesday evening. The address is just northwest of the Waterfront Metro station.”

Fox5DC: US Marshals reviewing if policies followed in Speedy Tax Service eviction “The U.S. Marshals said a review was being launched to determine if their policies were followed during the eviction of a tax business in the District after personal tax records were left out in plain sight on Tuesday. The documents, which included people’s social security numbers and tax information, were placed on the curb outside of Speedy Tax Service on 8th Street, Northeast and witnesses reported watching people dig through them.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: 5 suspected cases of mumps reported at American University “Five suspected cases of mumps have been reported at American University. The D.C. Department of Health says all of the affected students have been isolated as a part of standard procedure. Officials have also contacted the students to identify any other potentially affected students who might be at direct risk of contracting mumps.”

NBC Washington: Security Is Boosted in DC Area After NY Attack “News4’s Chris Gordon reports live from the emergency operations center at National Harbor. He tells how officials say they’re protecting “soft targets” from terror attacks.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: Sherwood’s Notebook: Carol Schwartz (No, She’s Not Running) “Carol Schwartz has something to say. And it takes her 745 pages to do it. The former school board member, D.C. Council representative and five-time mayoral candidate is out with her new self-published book, “Quite a Life: From Defeat to Defeat ... and Back.””

Washington Post: Do you love the nightlife? You might be D.C.’s first ‘night mayor.’ “A bill introduced by D.C. Council member Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4) would create D.C.’s: director of the Office of Nightlife. The director, who would be appointed by the mayor, would act as a liaison between government, community leaders and business owners to ensure that all residents benefit from the proliferation of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in the nation’s capitol in recent years, Todd said.”

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

Posted November 02 2017 at 10:08 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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