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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – October 26th, 2016

Summary

An armed suspect led officers on a bike and foot chase through the Carver/Langston neighborhood Monday night. The man was captured without further incident. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute while armed along with other charges. • A second man says he was injured after his clothes were set on fire Saturday evening near Columbia Heights, hours before another victim was similarly attacked by two men in the same area. The second victim could not provide any details about what happened.

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WUSA9: Bike chase through NE DC ends with armed suspect arrested “An armed suspect lead officers on a bike and foot chase through Northeast DC Monday night, the Metropolitan Police reported Monday. Officers approached a man, who they believe was armed, in the 2100 block of G Street NE. The man fled on a bike with officers close behind on mountain bikes. The armed man ditched his bike and continued on foot into the 2000 block of Benning Road NE where he threw away his loaded firearm and continued running. After running through alleys and over fences, the man was captured without further incident. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute while armed along with other charges.”

NBC Washington: Second man says he was set on fire in NW DC “A second man says he was injured after his clothes were set on fire in along the 14th Street corridor in Northwest Washington. The victim told police the incident happened in the 3100 block of 14th Street NW just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday, The Washington Post reported. The victim could not provide any details about what happened. According to the report, while the man was lying on the ground, he was set on fire. He told police he didn’t seek medical attention at the time because ‘he just took off his burned jacket and threw it in a trashcan.’”

Fox5DC: Missing 11-year-old last seen near Logan Circle “Officials are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 11-year-old girl who was last seen on Tuesday near Logan Circle in Northwest D.C., according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Breaniya Todd, 11, was last seen in the 1500 block of Kingman Place on October 25. Police describe Todd as a black female, 5’9’’, 190 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing an orange jacket, tan pants and brown boots, according to officials.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington City Paper: District lands $13 million settlement in mega theft case “The District government will recoup at least some money after the largest employee theft scheme in the city’s history, thanks to a new settlement reached today between the city and Bank of America. In 2008, the District sued the bank over the role one of its employees had in helping former Office of Tax and Revenue office manager Harriette Walters make off with more than $48 million in bogus tax refunds. In its lawsuit, the District alleged that Bank of America failed to institute adequate controls from preventing Walters from depositing the fake refunds.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Pedestrian struck and killed in Northeast Washington “A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle early Wednesday in Northeast Washington near Gallaudet University, according to D.C. police. The incident happened just after midnight near New York Avenue and Fourth Street. Police said the driver of a U-Haul truck hit the pedestrian just after crossing the intersection at Fourth Street. Police said the pedestrian, a man, was in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the U-Haul remained at the scene. Police said they have not been able to identify the victim.”

WUSA9: Metro to shut down parts of Red Line for 25 days “Metro’s newest shutdown will cutoff the red line for 25 days and riders aren’t happy. As part of Metro’s major safety makeover there will be no red line trains between Fort Totten and NoMA/Gallaudet from October 29 to November 22. Known as SafeTrack Surge 10, crews will tackle four miles of track including some of Metro’s oldest stations. Buses will bridge the gap, stopping at each closed station including Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue.Metro will provide an update to the media on Wednesday.”

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Posted October 26 2016 at 12:05 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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