2 washingtonblade.com • january 14, 2011
Customer reports armed robbery at Omega bar
A 39-year-old D.C. man reported being robbed by a male suspect with a handgun in the bathroom at theDupont Circle gay bar Omega on Jan. 3, according to a police report, which says the victim was not injured.The report, prepared by Second District police ofcers, says the incident took place about 8:45 p.m. aterthe victim reported playing pool at the bar with three people now listed as suspects in the case. The report saysa witness told police the victim joined the three men at the bar and bought them drinks shortly ater playingpool with them.“C1 [Complainant 1] went to the men’s restroom, at which time S1 [Suspect 1] entered into the men’s rest-room, approached C1 rom behind, and held a dark colored handgun to the right o C1’s waistband,” the policereport says. “S1 then stated, ‘give it up,’ at which time C1 gave S1 his wallet containing the above listed items,”the report says.According to the report, the victim, who asked the Blade not to disclose his name, told police the suspecttook at least $400 in cash, a North Face jacket worth $450, his Maryland driver’s license, and his cell phone.The victim told the Blade in a phone interview that the suspect also took his iPod.Omega manager Perry Morehouse said the bar is cooperating ully in the investigation into the incident andhas oered to provide police with a security surveillance video that shows the suspects and the victim insidethe bar. Morehouse said that as o Wednesday morning, police had not come to the bar to pick up a disc witha copy o the video surveillance that the bar made or them.Assistant Police Chie Peter Newsham told the Blade in an e-mail that Second District detectives madeseveral “unsuccessul” attempts to obtain the video. But Morehouse said employees are present in the barrom 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day and no one rom the police department came to obtain the video as o earlyWednesday.The police report describes suspect one as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, about 5 eet, 10inches tall, weighing between 150 and 170 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair in a pony tail, having adark complexion and medium build and wearing a black jacket and blue pants. Suspect two is described as ablack male about 25 years old, about 6 eet tall, weighing about 165 pounds, with brown eyes and long blackhair, having a medium build and wearing a gray jacket and gray pants.Suspect three is described in the report as being o “unknown” race and gender, appearing between 25 and30 years old, about 5 eet 10 inches tall, weighing 195 to 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, havinga dark complexion and having a “heavy/at/stocky” build. The suspect wore a black jacket and blue pants, thereport says. The victim told the Blade the third suspect was a drag queen.Anyone with inormation about the incident should contact the Second District detective’s ofce at202-730-1903.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Fluker under consideration for GLBT Affairs post?
Clarence Fluker, who served as the No. 2 person at the D.C.Ofce o GLBT Aairs under Mayor Adrian Fenty, may be underconsideration to succeed Christopher Dyer as head o the ofce,according to a source amiliar with the selection process.Dyer let his post as director o the GLBT Aairs Ofce Dec.30 ater Mayor Vincent Gray inormed him that he would appointa new director o the ofce. The City Council created the ofcethrough legislation making it a cabinet-level agency in the citygovernment.Fluker said he remains in his post as the ofce’s program di-rector. He declined to comment on whether he’s under consider-ation or the director’s position, saying all inquires about person-nel matters must be directed to the mayor’s press ofce. A pressspokesperson did not respond to an inquiry about the matter bypress time.Last month, sources amiliar with Gray’s mayoral transitionteam said at least three others were believed to be under con-sideration or the director’s position at the GLBT Aairs Ofce.Among them were Jerey Richardson, president o the GertrudeStein Democratic Club; Christopher Fitzgerald, head o GrayPride, the LGBT arm o the Gray or mayor campaign last year;and Sterling Washington, ormer president o the D.C. Coali-tion o Black Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual & Transgender Men& Women.Gray has not said when he plans to name the new director othe ofce.
LOU CHIBBARO JR.
CAGLCC names new board members for 2011
The Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber o Commerce elected a new board o directors earlier this week.The new board includes: Mike Larson, president; Max Barger, vice president o programs and events; JoeKolb, vice president o membership; Ernesto Santalla, secretary; and Tavarious Butts, treasurer.“The Chamber’s new leadership brings resh perspectives to grow the organization,” CAGLCC executivedirector Mark Guenther said in a statement. “In 2011, CAGLCC will ocus on three major initiatives. Our toppriority is membership. There is strength in numbers, but also in diversity. Increased membership opens doorsto new opportunities or all. Our second area o ocus is events and programs. … Finally, we will continue toengage the GLBT community to reinorce the message that CAGLCC means business.”
stepped down as head o thecity’s GLBT Aairs ofce when Mayor Vincent Graytook ofce. His deputy, Clarence Fluker, may nowbe under consideration or the job.
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BILL YAnCOSkY, 67
Bill Yancosky, a gay ormer manager at Trio Restau-rant, died at George Washington University Hospital Jan.4. He was 67 and had been a long-time Washington resi-dent.Yancosky was a 17th Street fxture, according to hisriend o nearly 40 years, Roger Gilkeson. He was knownto many in the D.C. gay community or the 17 years hespent as a manager at Trio, which ended in 2007. In re-cent years, he was at Annie’s Paramount Steakhouseeach morning except Sunday where he enjoyed readingnewspapers and having a martini and lunch.Yancosky was born July 23, 1943, in Mt. Pleasant, Pa.He’d been in Washington or more than 30 years andis survived by his partner, Killian Swit, whom he met in2000 and lived with since 2007. Yancosky was marriedearly in lie. He’s also survived by a ormer partner whoremained a riend, Darryl Burrell; two sisters, Joyce Fairand Janice Stone; a niece, Lee Ann Pawlak; and riendsMargie DeJarnette and Carlos Crutchfeld.Yancosky, who enjoyed travel and reading, had su-ered rom health problems in recent years. He died ocardiac arrest.Friends and survivors are planning an inormal “cel-ebration o Yancosky’s lie” at Trio on Jan. 22 rom 4 to 6p.m. For more inormation, contact Gilkeson at 202-333-0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org.