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DC Police Union - Daily News Clips - December 23, 2016


The DC Police Union’s office will be closed Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th in observance of the holiday. • A video was released of a man stealing a package from the front porch of the home. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect. • Jonathan Waddell wasa arrested and charged with two robberies of cab drivers in the Edgewood neighborhood.

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Crime Updates

WUSA9: DC man admits making bomb threats for own amusement “A man suspected in a series of hoax bomb threats at or near landmarks in D.C. told police he made the calls because he was “high and upset” and thought it would be “funny.” The FBI arrested James Cherry on Dec. 16. In a previous interview with agents, the FBI said he admitted to phoning in three bomb threats this summer: one at Union Station, one near the White House, and one near McPherson Square Metro Station.”

WJLA: ‘Porch pirate’ strikes Northwest D.C. home, resident shares surveillance video with police “This week, shoppers have been busy picking up last minute gifts — and so have thieves. Anthony Burley said his home surveillance video recorded a porch pirate.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Police looking for 2 suspects who assaulted, robbed a man in apartment building “D.C. police arrested one juvenile and are looking for two others suspects they say followed a man into his Northwest Washington apartment building, then attacked and robbed him.”

Washington Post: D.C. man charged with two robberies of cabbies in the District “Johnathan Waddell of Northwest Washington has been charged with armed robbery and robbery. Police said that in each case, the suspect robbed the driver in the 300 block of Evarts Street NE, near a playground in the Edgewood neighborhood, two miles north of Union Station.”

Public Safety Update

WUSA9: DC daycare evacuated due to gas leak “A Southeast D.C. daycare has been evacuated after reports of a gas leak, D.C. Fire and EMS said. The gas leak was reported around 9 a.m. at Sunshine Early Learning Center. Officials the leak has been contained.”

Washington Post: Man critically injured when dangerous levels of carbon monoxide fill home “A man, his wife and his teenage daughter were rushed to a District hospital Thursday morning after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning inside their home in Northeast Washington, according to the D.C. fire department.”

Washington Post: Metro’s watchdog received a complaint about falsified inspection reports three years ago. And? “Metro’s Inspector General investigated a whistleblower complaint three years ago alleging that workers had falsified inspection reports involving bridges, platforms and tunnels. The watchdog also notified Metro’s management of the allegations, a spokeswoman for the mass-transit agency said this week.”

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

Posted December 23 2016 at 12:18 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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