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Borderstan Neighbors Public Safety Mtg on Nov. 13


borderstanmeeting111308The second Borderstan Neighbors public safety meeting was last Thursday, November 13. Representatives of the Second and Third police districts, Councilmember Jack Evans (Ward 2) and ANC Commissioner Jack Jacobson (ANC2B-04) attended, along with about 35 Borderstanians. A recap of the meeting is coming this week.

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Three-Month Crime Stats for Borderstan


Here are the Borderstan crime stats for August through October 2006, 2007 and 2008. Borderstan encompasses the area from P to S and 14th to 16th Streets NW. It is split between PSA 208 (west of 15th) and PSA 307 and between the Dupont Circle (ANC 2B) and Logan Circle (ANC 2F) neighborhoods.

Crimes that occurred within 1,000 feet
of 15th Street and Corcoran Streets NW
between August 1 and October 31 for 2006, 2007 and 2008

Crime Type

2006

2007

2008

Homicide

0

0

0

Sex Abuse

1

1

0

Robbery Excluding Gun

3

6

7

Robbery With Gun

1

3

2

Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun

3

1

1

Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Gun

0

0

0

Total Violent Crime

8

11

10

Burglary

8

14

5

Theft

25

18

20

Theft F/Auto

24

16

26

Stolen Auto

5

2

10

Arson

0

0

0

Total Property Crime

62

50

61

Total Crime

70

61

71

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Looking for DC Police Information?


Find information about and from the D.C. MPD in the links section in the right-hand column.

Find information about and from the D.C. MPD in the links section in the right-hand column.

Hey, Borderstanians, if you need information about or from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, check out the new links in the right-hand column here at Bordertan.com under DC Police Department.

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14th & You Update on Logan Circle "Parking Wars"


Good morning, Borderstanians. 14th & You has an update on Sunday double-parking at churches in D.C., particularly the Logan Circle neighborhood, in “Parking Wars Coninued”‚ÄĒ

Many people likely recall the “parking wars” that have plagued the Logan Circle neighborhood over the past several years. A quick primer goes something like this: Logan is home to both a goodly number of residents and a goodly number of churches. Since many of these churches are located along otherwise residential blocks, parking on Sundays (and other days, depending upon the schedule of the church) can be a bit messy. OK, sometimes more than a bit. It’s not uncommon to drive along R St., 13th St., Vermont Ave. and other streets on Sunday mornings and see a number of cars blocking alleys, driveways, intersections, handicapped ramps, and so on.

 

 

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PSA 208 Meeting Tuesday, 7 p.m.


MPD's Second Police District (click on image to enlarge).

MPD’s Second District. PSA 208 is in the lower right side of the map.

The monthly community meeting of MPD’s¬†Police Service Area (PSA) 208 is this Tuesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. Location is the Third District Police Station (even though PSA 208 is part of the MPD’s¬†Second District) at 1620 V Street NW. Meetings usually run 90 minutes to two hours.¬†These monthly meetings are helpful for residents and police alike, giving everyone a chance to talk about public safety concerns, pass along information and get to know one another.¬†West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is part of PSA 208. However, East Borderstanians (PSA 307) are VERY welcome to attend. In fact, your participation is encouraged.

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WaPo: "Attacks by Teen Groups Rising in D.C. and Nation"


From Monday’s Washington Post:

D.C. police say they are seeing a growing number of teenagers and young adults traveling in groups to assault and rob unsuspecting citizens, a trend that mirrors crimes in cities across the country.

In an eight-hour period last week, five people were attacked by juveniles in separate incidents, including an armed carjacking, in the Southwest waterfront neighborhood. And in the past month, there have been between seven and 11 “pack robberies” in or near Adams Morgan in Northwest Washington,¬†Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier¬†said.

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Carjacking: 1500-block of Kingman Pl; Suspects Arrested


The following crime occured just outside the borders of Borderstan. Kingman Place runs north to south from P to Q, between 13th and 14th Streets NW. Around 9 p.m. on Friday, October 3, there was a carjacking on the 1500-block of Kingman Place NW. The following information is from MPD Assistant Chief of Police Diane Groomes via the 3rd District Yahoo! Groups listserv:

Sat Oct 4, 2008 7:20 am (PDT)

The Third District had a reported carjacking in the 1500 blk of Kingman PL at approximately 9pm… officers responded to the area to take the report as others canvassed for the carjacked vehicle… 3d, 5d and Gun unit were able to find the carjacked vehicle that was occupied by 4 suspects and a brief pursuit was initiated.. the suspects threw a weapon out on New York Ave (which was recovered) and then bailed out at 1st and Florida… 3 suspects were apprehended and charged with carjacking… it was a great job by MPD….

I’ll provide more details when I get them.

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1 Dead, 1 Wounded; Shooting in Rear of 1433 T St NW


Early details on a shooting that occured late this afternoon. The incident occured in the rear of¬†1433 T Street NW. which is a large apartment building on the north side of the street. According to MPD Assistant Chief of Police Diane Groomes, “2 males shot in rear of 1433 T St… one drove themself to hospital… the one taken off scene by ambulance has died… no motive yet… still interviewing witnesses.”

Thanks to Groomes and Mark Cater, Acting Commaner for MPD’s 2nd District, for their rapid response to my request for information.

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PSA 307 Sgt. Comments on Crime Stats


Sgt. David Terestre, PSA 307 posted the following comment in response to Saturday’s blog post, “Borderstan Crime Stats: 41% Dip in August from July.”

While I am not big on statistics, there are a place and purpose for them. Because from where I stand, even one is too many, especially if you are that one victim. I invite community members to look at the overall picture.The underpinnings of communication, responsibility and accountability are solidly in place. The neighborhood and the police are cooperating to address the root causes of crime in the community in an unprecedented fashion.

Keep in mind, this undertaking has been, is and will always be a work in progress. The real perfection is not in the overall percentage reduction of crime, but rather in in the process itself.

Respectfully,
Sergeant David J. Terestre
PSA 307-Third District
Metropolitan Police Department

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Borderstan Crime Stats: 41% Dip in August from July


Good news, Borderstanians. It seems the stepped up police patrols are helping knock down crime, particularly in West Borderstan. Borderstan crime stats for August 2008 (with map) are below, with July numbers for comparison. First, a few observations:

  1. Look at the July crime map (bottom of this posting) and you will see that a few crimes technically fall outside the Borderstan borders (14th to 16th and P to S Streets NW).
  2. The most noticeable point on the map is that more crimes are occuring in East Borderstan (part of PSA 307) rather than West Borderstan (PSA 208).
  3. Crime stats are broken out below.

Violent Crime

  • Homicide: 0 for both July and August.
  • Sex Abuse:¬†0 for both July and August.
  • Robbery Excluding Gun:¬†1 in July and 2 in August; up¬†100 percent.
  • Robbery With Gun:¬†1 in July and 0 in August.
  • Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (no gun):¬†0 for both July and August.
  • Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (with gun):¬†0 for both July and August.

Property Crimes

  • Burglary: 4 in July and 2 in August; down 50 percent.
  • Theft from Auto:¬†18 in July and 7 in August; down 61 percent.
  • Stolen Auto: 6 in July and 3 in August; down 50 percent.
  • Arson:¬†0 for both July and August.

Crime Summary, August vs. July 2008

  • Total Violent Crime:¬†2 in August and 2 in July; no change.
  • Total Property Crime:¬†20 in August and 35 in July; down 43 percent.
  • Total Crimes: 22 in August and 37 in July; down 41percent.

Related Links

July 2008 Crimes in Bordersan (click on map to enlarge)
August 2008 Crimes in Borderstan; 1,000-foot radius from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW.

August 2008 Crimes in Borderstan; 1,000-foot radius from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW.

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