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


Kaelia Minor, 17, was fatally stabbed near Sherman Circle in Petworth late Monday after an argument on a Metrobus. Police identified the suspect as Kyla Jones, 18, of Northwest. Jones was charged with second-degree murder while armed. • A man and woman were stabbed late Tuesday night by a man near the Capitol View neighborhood. Both victims are expected to recover. No other suspect information is available at this time. • Willie Quinones, 26, of Southeast, was charged with armed robbery for robbing a popular all-night diner near the Tenleytown Metro station early Monday. A second male suspect is being sought. • A D.C. police officer was struck by a car Tuesday near the Manor Park neighborhood. The condition of the officer is unknown at this time. The crash is still under investigation.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: High school senior fatally stabbed after argument on Metrobus in D.C. “Kaelia Minor had finished dance rehearsal at Coolidge High School and was riding the No. 62 bus home from Takoma to Petworth. It was about 8 p.m. Monday, and the bus ride was anything put peaceful. Authorities said Minor, 17, and another young woman got into an argument about a cellphone, the latest flare-up in a long-running dispute. The shouting continued when the bus reached Minor’s stop at Emerson Street and Kansas Avenue, three blocks from the Coolidge senior’s home in Northwest Washington. Police identified the suspect as Kyla Jones, 18, of Northwest. They said that she was charged in a warrant with second-degree murder while armed and had turned herself in.”

WUSA9: Argument sparks stabbing of woman, man in SE, DC “A man and woman who were walking together late Tuesday night were stabbed by a man in Southeast, D.C., Metropolitan police say. Police responded to the 5000 block of Call Place SE around 11 p.m. where they found a man lying in the street. The investigation shows a man and woman were walking in the area of the 5000 block of D St. when he got into an argument with a male suspect. Authorities said the suspect stabbed the man three times. The woman tried to intervene, however was also stabbed.”

Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in armed robbery of all-night diner in Tenleytown “D.C. police have arrested one of two men who authorities allege robbed a popular all-night diner near the Tenleytown Metro station early Monday, with one urging his armed accomplice to “just shoot” customers and staff. Willie Quinones, 26, of Southeast, was charged with armed robbery. Police said officers arrested him Monday, the same day as the hold-up of Osman & Joe’s Steak ’n Egg Kitchen. Police announced the arrest Tuesday night. A second man was being sought.”

WUSA9: Person wanted for setting ambulance on fire in NE, DC “A man was captured on a surveillance video setting a man’s ambulance, which was not used for medical purposes, on fire over the weekend. Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, a man with a mask and what appeared to be a bag in his hand, was seen on surveillance lurking in an alley between K and Parker Streets in Northeast, D.C. The video shows the man walking Peter Luce’s driveway. One minute later, he turns around and walks back and into his driveway.”

WTOP: Man charged in connection with shots fired in Franklin Park “U.S. Park Police says they’ve arrested a man in connection with an incident in Franklin Park in downtown Washington in which shots were fired. Park Police say 32-year-old Kerwin Leon Bowman of Washington was arrested Friday. Police say no one was injured in the shooting, which happened around 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12, and four shell casings were found. Police say a gun matching the weapon used in the crime was recovered and that Bowman is charged with felony possession of a firearm. His attorney, Karen Minor, declined to comment on the case when reached Tuesday.”

Police Updates

WUSA9: Officer hit by car in Northwest DC “A D.C. police officer was struck by a car Tuesday, officials said. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. between Blair Road and Madison Street in Northwest, DC. The condition of the officer is unknown at this time. Officials said the officer may have been on a Segway. Police said the driver stayed on the scene.The cause of the crash is still under investigation.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council cedes more power of statehood constitution to residents “A divided D.C. Council voted Tuesday to accept a constitution largely drafted by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s office as the foundation for its bid to become the 51st state. But lawmakers also required the possible future state to hold a constitutional convention to allow residents to tweak the document as they see fit. It was a win for longtime statehood activists who criticized Bowser for drafting a state constitution with limited community input. And it basically turns her constitution into a placeholder document. Bowser and the council plan to petition Congress and the president for statehood if D.C. voters approve a referendum Nov. 8.”

Public Safety

WJLA: Delays on Silver/Orange/Blue Lines due to arcing insulator outside Rosslyn “An arcing insulator incident early Wednesday outside the Rosslyn Station caused several delays on the Silver, Orange and Blue Lines during the early morning commute. Metro reported Silver and Orange Line trains were single-tracking between Foggy Bottom and Clarendon and Blue Line trains were single-tracking between Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery following the incident, but trains have since resumed normal service.”

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Posted October 19 2016 at 11:34 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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