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The Night Note: 08/19/2011

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    Police to Canvass Woodbridge Neighborhood for Info about Crimes “Prince William police plan on going door-to-door in a Woodbridge apartment complex Saturday morning in hopes of getting information that might shed light on a string of recent crimes in the community. Officers will hand out fliers and surveys to residents of the Summerland Heights neighborhood, located at the intersection of Summerland Drive and Prince William Parkway near Interstate 95, 8 a.m. to noon, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said. Police hope to gain new leads about a prowler who they said broke into an apartment in the complex, located at 1800 block of Gableridge Turn, at 1 a.m. June 16, police said.”

    D.C. Fatal Shooting Involved Two DYRS Wards

    Washington Times “A homicide in Northwest Washington on Wednesday involved at least two youths who were in the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), according to D.C. Council member Jim Graham’s office. Mr. Graham chairs the committee in charge of DYRS oversight. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting, which occurred in the 2600 block of University Place on Wednesday at approximately 1:39 a.m., police officials said. Units responding from the police department’s 3rd District arrived to find 19-year-old Osman Al-Akbar of Northwest lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.”

    Maryland Begins Work on Model Medical Marijuana Program

  “A team of lawmakers, doctors, law enforcement officials and patient advocates will spend the next few months creating a plan and drafting state legislation for medical marijuana to be legalized for use by seriously ill patients. The work group, which began meeting Wednesday and is chaired by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, state secretary of health and mental hygiene, was created by legislation passed during the 2011 General Assembly session to develop a model program for medical marijuana use in the state.”