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Daily News Clips - October 6, 2017

Summary

Two men allegedly involved in an attack in which a sterno can was thrown at a bus driver were arrested and were also charged for committing two violent robberies, police say. Aric Lewis Holmes, 19, of Southeast D.C., and John Webb Paul, 21, of Northeast D.C., were arrested about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after police identified them by reviewing footage of the bus attack. • Police searching for the killer of a woman stabbed and left in the woods near her home in Southeast Washington in November arrested a suspect Wednesday after matching his DNA to evidence at the crime scene, according to court documents.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Police: 2 Men Arrested After Bus Driver Attack, Robberies “Two men allegedly involved in an attack in which a sterno can was thrown at a bus driver were arrested and were also charged for committing two violent robberies, police say. Aric Lewis Holmes, 19, of Southeast D.C., and John Webb Paul, 21, of Northeast D.C., were arrested about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after police identified them by reviewing footage of the bus attack.”

Washington Post: DNA evidence leads police to suspect in stabbing death of D.C. woman “Police searching for the killer of a woman stabbed and left in the woods near her home in Southeast Washington in November arrested a suspect Wednesday after matching his DNA to evidence at the crime scene, according to court documents.”

Washington Post: Suspected bank robber’s flight is short, and short-lived “The 24-year-old was captured less than nine minutes after police said he walked into a TD Bank branch at 801 17th St. in Northwest Washington on Wednesday afternoon and walked out with $1,160 in plastic bags.”

NBC Washington: Virginia Attorney General Appeals Resentencing of DC Sniper “Virginia’s attorney general is appealing a judge’s decision that ordered convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo be resentenced. Malvo was 17 years old when he and John Allen Muhammad terrorized the Washington, D.C., area with a string of shootings in the fall of 2002. Ten people died and three were wounded.”

NBC Washington: Raucous DC House Party Subject of Supreme Court Case “A late-night party that turned a vacant Washington home into a busy strip club was at the center of a Supreme Court argument Wednesday, prompting the justices to discuss strippers, marijuana and a party host named “Peaches.’‘ The case… revolves around whether police had sufficient reason to arrest the partygoers for trespassing.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Violent Crash in NE DC Sends 2 to Hospital “A violent crash in Northeast Washington left two people injured and two vehicles completely destroyed. A car and a van crashed in the intersection of South Dakota Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE about midnight, the DC Fire Department says.”

Washington Post: Fire on building roof in Northwest Washington blamed on electrical malfunction “A fire on the roof of an apartment building in the Logan Circle area in Northwest Washington on Thursday was caused by an electrical malfunction, fire officials said.”

Fox5DC: Man, dogs escape fire at home in Northwest DC “A man and his two dogs safety escaped an early morning house fire in Northwest D.C. The fire started around 3 a.m. Friday in a dental office located in the basement of a home in the 1600 block of Foxhall Road. A police officer on patrol spotted the man running from the property. The man alerted the officer to the fire and emergency crews were called.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: DC council members working on legislation to make assaults on Metro drivers an automatic felony “After a spike in assaults on Metrobus drivers, two D.C. council members tell FOX 5 they are planning to introduce legislation to make all assaults on transit workers automatic felony offenses. Councilmembers Trayon White (D-Ward 8) and Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), who is also the Metro Board Chairman, said Thursday they believe they can get the support of other council members to pass the legislation.”

Washington Post: Some questions answered on the D.C. concealed gun permit decision “When does D.C.’s “good reason” requirement no longer apply to people seeking a concealed carry permit?”

Fox5DC: Bill proposed to decriminalize sex work in DC “A D.C. lawmaker has proposed a bill aimed at decriminalizing sex work in the nation’s capital. David Grosso (At-Large-I) introduced the Reducing Criminalization to Improve Community Health and Safety Amendment Act of 2017 on Thursday. He said he developed the bill after working with the Sex Worker Advocates Coalition.”

Fox5DC: Brianne Nadeau discusses being first female DC council member to give birth while serving in office “Last month, Brianne Nadeau became the first-ever female D.C. council member to give birth while in office. On Thursday, her 3-week-old daughter Zoe made her debut at the Wilson Building as she joined her mother for a health committee hearing. Nadeau is in a unique situation and making it work. In fact, she really hasn’t stopped working since giving birth.”

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Posted October 06 2017 at 1:10 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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