Dane Powell, 30, was arrested on Inauguration Day after he threw a rock at officers. He was formally charged with assault on a police officer while armed. • A total of about 230 people were arrested on Inauguration day, and they were charged with rioting. Many of these suspects self-described themselves as anarchists and were responsible for breaking windows in businesses and setting a limousine on fire. • Earlier in January, a group of burglars and vandals broke into the construction site at Bancroft Elementary School, and this past weekend, DC Police believe the same group of burglars returned and caused about $250,000 in total damage.
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NBC Washington: Man Charged With Assault on DC Officers on Inauguration Day “Police in Washington say they’ve arrested a man who threw a rock at officers on Inauguration Day. Police said in a statement Sunday that 30-year-old Dane Powell of Largo, Florida, was charged with assault on a police officer while armed. A total of 230 people were arrested on Inauguration Day and charged with felony rioting after some in a group of self-described anarchists broke the windows of downtown businesses and set a limousine on fire.”
Washington Post: Burglars, vandals break in to D.C. school under construction, cause $250,000 in damage “During their first plunder of the construction site at Bancroft Elementary School on the weekend of Jan. 6, police said, burglars took a saw, chipping hammer and “all the keys” to the heavy machinery. This past weekend, D.C. police said, they think that the burglars returned to the school in Northwest Washington and put the stolen keys to work.”
Washington Post: Protesters who destroyed property on Inauguration Day were part of well-organized group “Scores of demonstrators charged with rioting in the District on Friday were well organized, ready to confront police and prepared to violently disrupt the inauguration, according to some of the protesters and organizers.”
WJLA: Former D.C. consulting firm mgr. steals over $340K from employer to buy car, pay bills “A former manager at a D.C. consulting and lobbying firm was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling over $340,000 from her employer for personal use, which included a down payment on a car and personal bills.”
Washington Post: At least 3 robberies as focus is on events downtown “The question sometimes arises: What happens to crime in a city such as Washington when so much police and public attention is devoted to events such as the presidential inauguration and to associated demonstrations, disturbances and vandalism?”
Washington Post: D.C. police chief lauds force’s handling of inaugural crowds and demonstrations “Interim D.C. police chief Peter Newsham on Sunday lauded his officers’ handling of the weekend’s crowds and demonstrations.”
Public Safety Update
Washington Post: Metro gets some financial breathing room — but only for the short-term “The District, Maryland and Northern Virginia have agreed to give Metro the extra money it has requested for its next budget, granting the transit agency a bit of financial breathing room as it works to improve safety and reliability.”
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Posted January 23 2017 at 9:27 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link