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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – December 19th, 2016

Summary

A woman was forced into a van, robbed and assaulted early Sunday in the Mount Pleasant area. The victim was grabbed by one man and then attacked in the van by two others. After the robbery and assault, she was thrown out near the Woodley Park area. The persons of interest are described as black males in their late 30’s. The vehicle is described as a white work van. The vehicle’s make, model and registration are unknown.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Woman kidnapped, robbed and assaulted in Mount Pleasant “A woman was forced into a van, robbed and assaulted early Sunday in the Mount Pleasant area of Northwest Washington, the D.C. police said. Police said she was walking in the 1600 block of Monroe Street NW about 3:30 a.m. when she was grabbed by one man and then attacked in the van by two others. After the robbery and assault, she was thrown out near the Woodley Park area, the police said.”

Fox5DC: DC Police investigate kidnapping, robbery in Northwest “The Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a kidnapping and robbery in Northwest. The victim told police she was walking in the 1600 block of Monroe Street, Northwest around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. She says she was grabbed and forced into a white work van where three men assaulted her and stole several of her things. Police say the victim was then thrown out of the van near Woodley Park. She was hurt but is expected to be okay. According to police the persons of interest are described as black males in their late 30’s. The vehicle is described as a white work van. The vehicle’s make, model and registration are unknown.”

Washington Post: Robbers in the region are demanding cigarettes along with cash “It’s not always the cash robbers are after when they hold up a service station or a convenience store. At least not immediate cash. Sometimes they also want cigarettes. Possibly this is because robbery is a high-stress activity, and cigarettes have been said to calm the nerves. However, authorities also recognize that a cigarette pack is a relatively high-value item, almost impossible to trace, and readily sold. Cigarette robberies are common all over the country, and the Washington region is no exception. As a sample of recent police reports shows, they occur all over this area, in Maryland, Virginia and the District.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Local governments alarmed as Metro says it needs an extra $1 billion over 3 years “Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld has spent much of his first year studying how much it will cost to fix the region’s transit system. The price tag is a lot higher than local government officials say they expected or can afford. The total additional cost for the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia to fulfill Wiede­feld’s goals to improve safety and reliability over the next three budget years exceeds $1­ billion, according to new Metro forecasts. That includes a hefty 36 percent increase between now and 2020 in the annual subsidy the three jurisdictions pay to cover Metro’s operating deficit.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Fire destroys clubhouse at District Yacht Club in Southeast Washington “The clubhouse and two other buildings at the District Yacht Club near the Washington Navy Yard were destroyed in an early morning fire Monday, about 12 hours after members held a children’s Christmas party. Flames did not reach the 40 boats docked at slips in the Anacostia River, just behind the clubhouse in the 1400 block of Water Street SE, along a stretch of riverfront property known as Boathouse Row. No injuries were reported.”

WTOP: Power outages reported in Northeast DC “A large number of power outages were reported in Northeast D.C. Sunday morning. As of 8:30 a.m., Pepco was reporting 2,000 outages in the Brookland and Fort Lincoln neighborhoods of Northeast D.C., the area along Rhode Island Avenue near South Dakota Avenue. Traffic lights in the area may be dark.”

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Posted December 19 2016 at 11:16 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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