Friday, March 19, 2010

That time of the year again

Due to all the snow this winter, crime was down. It gets a little nice and things become off the chain. Since I've been living here, March and April are the worse for crime. We had a carjacking in Fairfax Village earlier this month. I went to the PSA 606 meeting and learned that we've had some vehicle break-ins and stolen autos in the month of February and March. Then, in the wee hours of this morning, there was a shooting on Pennsylvania Ave. According to the article, police believe the man was shot on the Maryland side of Pennsylvania Ave, although he was found on the 3900 Block of Pennsylvania Ave in DC.

At the PSA meeting, Lt. Hodges stated that the community needs to be vigilant and help be the eyes and ears for MPD. If the bad elements see that the community cares, they'll go elsewhere. 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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