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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 21st, 2016

Summary

Two people were shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in separate incidents near the eastern edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The shootings occurred about two hours apart but it is not clear whether the incidents were related. No suspect information is available at this time.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Two shot in daylight attacks at edge of Capitol Hill area “Two people were shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in separate incidents near the eastern edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The shootings occurred about two hours apart in the 1500 block of A Street SE, and police said they were investigating, but it was not immediately clear whether the incidents were related. The shootings occurred on a street lined with renovated rowhouses, many with barred windows. The street is three blocks from Lincoln Park and a block beyond the eastern boundary of the Capitol Hill historic district.”

Washington Post: A D.C. man has been accused of stealing a dog. He says it was a rescue. “D.C. police have charged a man who they say was caught on surveillance video last month taking a 4-month-old golden retriever from a fenced yard in Southwest Washington. However, the suspect, Louis Vondell, 28, reportedly told police that he took the dog because he felt it had been mistreated, having been left outside in the rain. An arrest affidavit says Vondell provided police with receipts showing he paid for the dog to get a vaccine shot and to have eye surgery for a disorder called “cherry eyes,” or a slippage of tissue around an eye.”

WUSA9: A fight broke out during an anti-NPI in D.C. “Police had to get involved Saturday afternoon, after a protest turned violent on Pennsylvania Avenue. Approximately 300 protesters were gathered outside of the Reagan building, to voice their concern with the National Policy Institute, a group that has been called anti-semitic, racist, and xenophobic. When two people, claiming to be NPI staff, entered the crowd with a camera, they were attacked by some members of the crowd. NPI was in town for an annual convention, which often invites protest. At least two protesters were put in handcuffs, although it’s unclear if any arrests were made.”

WUSA9: FOUND: 15-year-old girl from DC “Police found the missing 15-year-old girl from the District. Jonnice Tamyah Miller was found in good health by police.”

Police Updates

Fox5DC: DC police honor seniors with Seasoned Citizens Ball “D.C. police celebrated several senior citizens who have been longtime supporters and safety advocates in their communities. Officers in the Seventh District hosted its 2016 Seasoned Citizens ball at the PR Harris Education Center in Southeast D.C. Friday afternoon. The seniors were treated to a free lunch and desserts as well as a DJ to show off their dance moves. Members of the police department, military personnel and other law enforcement agencies served as dance escorts for the seniors.”

Public Safety

WJLA: One person injured after car crashes into a light pole in D.C. “One person was injured after a car collided into a light pole Monday morning in Northwest D.C. D.C. Police got to the scene on Canal Road NW near M Street NW and Foxhall Road NW. One person was taken on a stretcher from the car. The light pole fell across the road, blocking outbound lanes.”

Fox5DC: Disruptions after water main break in northwest DC “A water main break caused early-morning disruptions to homes, businesses, and commuters in an area of northwest D.C. The break happened Sunday night around 9 p.m.to a 12 inch main along Connecticut Avenue. Roads were closed along Connecticut Avenue between Yuma Street and Vann Ness Street for several hours. Crews reopened the roadway around 6:30 a.m.”

NBC Washington: D.C. General Fire Alarm System needs upgrade due to vandalism “The D.C. fire marshal has threatened to order the shutdown of the D.C. General Family Shelter for the homeless if the shelter’s fire alarm system is not immediately fixed and upgraded. A D.C. government memo obtained by the News4 I-Team said the shelter’s fire prevention equipment and alarms have suffered ‘continuous, extensive vandalism.’”

NBC Washington: Strong winds uproot trees, snap power poles in DC area Sunday “Strong winds uprooted trees, cut power for thousands and contributed to wildfires in the D.C. area this weekend. Storm Team4 declared a Weather Alert through Monday morning. A wind advisory has been extended until 6 a.m. Monday with winds gusting up to 55 miles per hour. Strong winds have blown down trees and branches throughout the region.”

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Posted November 21 2016 at 8:55 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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