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Daily News Clips - October 26, 2017

Summary

A police stop of a vehicle speeding across the Kutz Bridge at the Tidal Basin led authorities to a cache of drugs and weapons, including two long rifles, drugs and ammunition, according to law enforcement authorities. Police said they arrested Demetrice Spencer, 33, of Northeast and Kevin Howe, 24, of Southeast and charged each with several firearms violations and drug charges. The incident occurred Friday about 11:30 p.m. • DC police need your help finding two missing teens from Northeast DC. Both girls were last seen on October 23. Angel Nmachi Rockerfeller, 14, was last seen on the 1000 block of Maryland Ave, Northeast, on Monday. Her disappearance was reported Tuesday. She was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt with Washington Leadership Academy written on it when she was last seen.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: U.S. Park Police seize rifles, other guns after stopping a speeding car at Tidal Basin “A police stop of a vehicle speeding across the Kutz Bridge at the Tidal Basin led authorities to a cache of drugs and weapons, including two long rifles, drugs and ammunition, according to law enforcement authorities. Police said they arrested Demetrice Spencer, 33, of Northeast and Kevin Howe, 24, of Southeast and charged each with several firearms violations and drug charges. The incident occurred Friday about 11:30 p.m.”

WUSA: 2 teenage girls from NE go missing on the same day “DC police need your help finding two missing teens from Northeast DC. Both girls were last seen on October 23. Angel Nmachi Rockerfeller, 14, was last seen on the 1000 block of Maryland Ave, Northeast, on Monday. Her disappearance was reported Tuesday. She was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt with Washington Leadership Academy written on it when she was last seen.”

Washington Post: Second arrest made in killing outside Anacostia restaurant “D.C. police arrested and charged a second man Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a band member who also was a brother of a local football standout, following what police said was an argument outside an Anacostia restaurant earlier this month in Southeast Washington.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: DC firefighter critically injured makes remarkable recovery, discharged from hospital “In the days after D.C. rookie firefighter Dane Smothers Jr. was critically injured in an accident at the scene of a house fire, there were fears he would not survive. The 28-year-old had numerous broken bones and there were real concerns he would never walk again. But after nearly three months in the hospital, Smothers is not only walking, but he said he wants to go back to work.”

NBC Washington: App Allows D.C. Residents to Help People Having Heart Attacks Nearby “Washington, D.C., joined other area jurisdictions in using a potentially life-saving app that alerts people who know CPR to the location of people suffering heart attacks. People who have the PulsePoint app on their phones are alerted to 911 calls for cardiac arrest within a quarter mile of their location when they are in a city or county that uses the app. The alert goes out the exact time an ambulance is dispatched, and it also tells you where to find the nearest AED device.”

NBC Washington: The Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault “Dr. Joshua Weiner joins Eun Yang to talk about the psychological effects that follow sexual assault, as more allegations of sexual assault from high-profile figures come to light.”

Fox5DC: Georgetown U. student organization being called ‘hate group’ for views against same-sex marriage “A Georgetown University student group opposed to same-sex marriage has been labeled by some on campus as a hate group. Now, the group’s funding and official status are in jeopardy.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. mayor opens office to engage potential violent offenders before they shoot “Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Wednesday opened a new office in Northeast Washington to reach out to people deemed at risk to commit violence to help “disrupt crime” in District neighborhoods.”

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

Posted October 26 2017 at 9:45 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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