Sunday, March 7, 2010

Our brothers' and sisters' keeper

This past Friday around 3 PM there was a carjacking in main parking lot (Village IV) in Fairfax Village. From the information that I have, two men approached a Fairfax Village resident and demanded the keys to her car and purse at gunpoint. One man fled in her car and the other fled on foot. This happened in broad daylight.

In addition, this past Tuesday a man drove a cab of a semi truck into our parking lot and started idling. He was there for about an hour before police made him move. Apparently, he was using our community as a truck stop.

Since I've been living here, I've noticed an influx in crime around this time of year when the weather starts getting warm. While we have a Full Stride Officer dedicated to Fairfax Village, he is only one person. We ALL need to be his eyes and ears on the street. If you notice anything or anyone that is suspicious, trust your gut instinct and call 9-1-1. If you don't feel that it rises to the level of an emergency there are other options, listed below:
  • Call 3-1-1
  • Text 50411 from your cell phone
  • Call the anonymous tip line (888) 919-CRIME
To stay informed about crime in the neighborhood
  • Join the MPD-6D listserv:
  • Attend a PSA 606 meeting, 3rd Wed of every month, 6:00 PM at the Lutheran Church on Alabama and Branch
  • Sign up for Alert DC

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