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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Washington DC.

Friday
Aug292014

Cops: Argument Among Roommates Led to Laurel Murder

(LAUREL, Md.) -- Police have charged one man and are searching for another in connection with the murder of the men's roommate in Laurel, Md. last weekend.

On Thursday, Prince George's County Police announced that they've charged 32-year-old Santos Leonel Mejia-Yanes with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Jacinto Perez.

A warrant has also been issued for the arrest of 34-year-old Bayron Cruz-Vargas, whose wanted for first-degree murder as well as first-degree assault, among other charges, in the same case.

Perez was found dead on Aug. 24 on the 8800 block of Enfield Court. Police said his body parts were left in two bags.

"The suspects and victim were roommates. The preliminary investigation reveals the three men got into an argument inside their apartment that turned violent and ultimately escalated to the murder," Prince George's County Police said in a statement.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Two Arrested in Armed Robbery in NE DC

(WASHINGTON) -- Quick action by police led to the arrests of two people in connection with a robbery on Wednesday in Northeast Washington, D.C.

The gunpoint robbery happened around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on the Metropolitan Branch Trail near R Street NE, according to Metro Police.

Officers then arrested De’Andre Cox and David Lamont Green, both 22. Police said both men are charged with armed robbery, while Green has also been charged with carrying a pistol.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Police Release Sketch in String of Sex Assaults

Metropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) -- As the search continues for a man believed to have committed a recent string of sex assaults in Washington, D.C., police have released a composite sketch of what the suspect may look like.

The sketch was released Tuesday night as police try to catch the culprit before he strikes again.

The first reported incident happened on Aug. 20 on the 1700 block of Kenyon Street, followed by another attack on Aug. 23 on the 1300 block of Oak Street NW, and a third incident a day later on the 1700 block of Park Road.

According to Metro Police, all of the incidents happened during the early morning hours, the victims were all women, and in each case the attacker put his arm around the victim and then groped her. In the incident last Saturday, the victim was stabbed during a struggle with the attacker.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.


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Tuesday
Aug262014

Police Make Arrest in Oxon Hill Killing

(WASHINGTON) -- Police have made an arrest in connection with a weekend murder in Oxon Hill, Md.

Antjuon Riddick, 36, was arrested Monday, and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kenneth Antoine Jones, also 36.

Prince George's County Police said late Saturday night they were called to the 5000 block of Glassmanor Drive on a report of a shooting. At the scene, officers found Jones suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from an argument between the two men.


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Monday
Aug252014

Police Investigate String of Sex Assaults

(WASHINGTON) -- Police are investigating a string of sex assault incidents that occurred in Northwest Washington, D.C., and which investigators believe may be related.

The first incident happened last Wednesday on the 1700 block of Kenyon Street, followed by another attack on Saturday on the 1300 block of Oak Street NW, and a third incident on Sunday on the 1700 block of Park Road.

According to Metro Police, all of the incidents happened during the early morning hours, the victims were all women, and in each case the attacker put his arm around the victim and then groped her.

In the incident on Saturday, the victim was stabbed during a struggle with the attacker.

Police said the suspect has been described as a Hispanic male who appears to be in his mid-20s.


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