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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – October 31st, 2016

Summary

Police are looking for two people who donned Halloween costumes and used ‘force and violence’ during a robbery Sunday night in Le Droit Park near a Howard University dorm. • During a hearing Friday in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors said they found DNA evidence on five objects that connects Daron Wint, 34, to the 2015 killings of businessman Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy, 47; their son, Philip, 10; and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57.

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WUSA9: Police in DC seek robbers dressed as turtle, skeleton “Police in Washington say they’re looking for two people who donned apparent Halloween costumes and used ‘force and violence’ during a robbery. Media outlets report that it happened Sunday night in the 300 block of U Street northwest, near a Howard University dorm. Police say a person was robbed by a man dressed in a green and yellow turtle costume, a second man dressed as a skeleton and a woman in her 20s, who was apparently not in costume. Police categorized it as a robbery by force or violence, meaning that property was taken from a victim who may have been pushed or struck.”

Washington Post: Additional DNA evidence links suspect to D.C. quadruple slaying, prosecutors say “D.C. prosecutors said additional DNA evidence has been found linking a Maryland man to the slayings of three family members and their housekeeper last year and expressed frustration that the case is unlikely to go to trial before mid-2018. During a brief hearing Friday in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors said they found evidence on five objects that connects Daron Wint, 34, to the killings of businessman Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy, 47; their son, Philip, 10; and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57. Authorities believe that the victims were attacked in the Savopoulos home in an attempt to extort a $40,000 ransom.”

WJLA: Student from DC accused of putting bleach in pregnant woman’s water “A Pennsylvania university student accused of having put bleach in his pregnant girlfriend’s water in an attempt to harm her fetus has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said. Theophilous Washington, 20, of Washington, D.C., a junior at Millersville University, is charged in Lancaster County with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder of an unborn child as well as reckless endangering.”

WJLA: DC police ask for public’s help locating person of interest in theft “DC police are asking the public to help locate a person of interest in a theft that happened on Friday, August 5. According to police, the incident took place in the 800 block of H Street, NW around 12:45 p.m. Police are calling this a ‘Theft II.’”

Public Safety

WUSA9: Child struck by car in NE D.C. “An 8-year-old girl was hit by a car in Northeast D.C. early Saturday night, Metropolitan Police said. Fire officials responded to the scene in the 5300 block of Chillum Place just before 9 p.m. The girl has serious injuries was transported to the hospital, but officials believe she is going to be ok. A man stopped to help the girl after the incident and suffered cardiac arrest. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police said this is not the person who hit the girl.”

WAMU: Partial Red Line shutdown set to be most disruptive yet for Metro’s SafeTrack “Prepare yourselves, Red Line riders. The most disruptive of Metro’s 15 scheduled ‘maintenance surges’ is about to begin, 25 days of around-the-clock repairs to an old stretch of the rail system’s oldest, busiest line that will affect an estimated 100,000 daily riders. From Saturday, Oct. 29, through Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Red Line will be shut down between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations, with buses replacing trains to bridge the gap in rail service. Rhode Island Avenue station, which opened in 1976, and Brookland station, 1978, will be closed.”

Washington Post: Woman killed in Eastern Avenue crash is identified “The woman killed in the multi-vehicle crash Saturday in Northeast Washington was identified Sunday by D.C. police as a 50-year-old resident of Bladensburg, Md. Police gave her name as Kim Moore, and said a car that was traveling fast in the 900 block of Eastern Avenue NE about 3:20 p.m. straddled the double yellow line and struck the rear of her car on the left side. Her car rotated and struck two parked cars before halting in the roadway. She died at a hospital, police said.”

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Posted October 31 2016 at 10:27 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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