Man, Woman Killed in Separate Shootings
Two District residents were killed in separate shootings yesterday.
Dante Green, 26, of the 600 block of Quebec Place NW, was shot multiple times in the chest about 11 a.m. at Rock Creek Church Road and Warder Street NW, police said. He was pronounced dead at 11:39 a.m. at Washington Hospital Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Lakecia Wesley, 20, of the 600 block of Edgewood Street NE, apparently was shot in the head in a house on that block, police said. She was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m. at Washington Hospital Center.
No arrests had been made in either shooting last night.
Officer Guilty of Sexually Abusing Store Clerk
A D.C. police officer was found guilty yesterday of sexually abusing a store clerk and committing a lewd act at a video store in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Wilma A. Lewis announced.
Donald Jones, 29, who is assigned to the 4th District, was found guilty by Superior Court Judge William Jackson and was ordered to pay a $1,300 fine. Evidence presented at trial indicated that Jones visited Royce's Video Rentals in the 7400 block of Georgia Avenue on July 20, 1998, and watched an adult video and touched the clerk's backside with his groin area.
Two Students Charged in Bomb Threats
Two students at Terrell Junior High School were charged yesterday with making bomb threats at the school, police said.
A 13-year-old was charged in connection with a May 3 threat, and a 14-year-old youth was charged in a May 27 incident, Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey said in a statement. The school was evacuated while police checked out both threats.
The youths, who were not identified because of their ages, are to be arraigned today in D.C. Juvenile Court.
District public schools have received more than 75 bomb threats -- including more than 10 at Terrell, at First and Pierce streets NW -- since the killings at a Littleton, Colo., high school on April 20. Eight people have been arrested in the D.C. bomb threats, police said.
Girls, 16, Charged With Vandalism
Two 16-year-old girls were arrested yesterday and charged as juveniles with vandalism after they allegedly threw rocks from a Silver Spring overpass onto rush hour traffic on the Capital Beltway.
Montgomery County police were called to the scene about 7:50 a.m., and an officer saw the girls standing on the Colesville Road overpass, picking up rocks and allegedly throwing them at the vehicles below, police said.
Minutes later, a 29-year-old man from Riva arrived on the overpass and said he had heard something strike his windshield as he was stuck in traffic on the Beltway. He said he looked up from his pickup and saw the girls try to hide behind a wall.
Police said there were no reports of damage or injury. The teenagers, who were not identified because of their ages, were released to their guardians.
Man Convicted of Harassing Disabled Men
A 44-year-old Alexandria man was convicted yesterday in federal court of two misdemeanor counts of abusive sexual contact for harassing two mentally disabled men who worked for him at a supply warehouse at Fort Belvoir.
Raymond Pittman, a supervisor at the Defense Service Supply Warehouse, also was convicted of one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure for showing his genitals to one of the victims. The jury found him not guilty on a second count of indecent exposure.
During the two-day trial in U.S. District Court, prosecutors contended that Pittman repeatedly harassed the workers, ages 34 and 39, by rubbing himself against them and exposing himself to them while they were on the job, from 1994 to 1996. Prosecutors said the men -- one of whom is learning disabled and the other who has the mental capacity of a fourth-grader -- felt so terrorized and embarrassed that at one point they hid in the warehouse.
Pittman is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 21 and faces up to two years in jail.