- Stolen auto:
- 14TH ST NW & R ST NW. Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on April 5, 2009.
- 15TH ST NW & SWANN ST NW: Crime reported on April 6, 2009.
- Theft from auto:
- 1400 block of RHODE ISLAND AVE NW: Crime reported on April 5, 2009.
- 1400 block of RHODE ISLAND AVE NW: Crime reported during the Day (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) shift on April 4, 2009.
- 1400 block of P ST NW: Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on April 4, 2009.
From MPD 3rd District:
Burglary and Sexual Assault Suspect Sought
The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect who committed First Degree Burglary and First Degree Sexual Abuse on Marion Street, NW on the morning of April 6, 2009.
Adventures of Hoogrrl! has a nice listing of “arty stuff this week.” You know… if you’re into that kind of dangerous, artsy stuff that might expand your brain, rattle your preconceptions of the world and force you to think.
Just warning you! Oh, Hoogrrl has a great listing of blogs in the right-hand column of her site for artsy stuff.
I have walked by there several times the past couple of days and didn’t even notice… Sushi Taro has reopened at the same location on 17th Street NW just above P Street. It had closed for a total renovation. I ate there twice a few years ago. It ain’t cheap, but it is excellent. Found this at Chowhound.
Julie of Borderstan sent some pics of her dog, Gomez. I’ve met Gomez and he’s a nice dog, mostly or all blue Australian Cattle Dog. Gomez is shown here at Congressional Cemetery, which has a program for dog owners, allowing you to take your dog there. To get your dog in “Saturday Dog Blogging,” send your dog pics as JPG files to [email protected].
NBC Washington.com has an online opinion poll, “Best People Watching: Dupont Circle or Georgetown?” NBC Washington.com will do a story on the winner of the poll. You can vote online (for Dupont Circle, of course) until April 15. So far, Dupont Circle is beating Georgetown, three to one.
Here are the year-to-date (January 1 through March 31) crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 for 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Violent crime was up for the period in PSA 307 (from 33 in 2008) to 39 in 2009), with the number of gun crimes doubling from 5 in 2008 to 10 this year. For the January-March period of 2007, there were 8 gun crimes.
Year-over-year, the property crime rate in PSA 307 for the January-March period was flat. There were 200 property crimes this year compared to 199 last year and 213 in 2007.
Here are the year-to-date (January 1 through March 31) crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the last three years: 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Overall, total crime for the first three months of the year in PSA 208 increased for the second year in a row from 482 total crimes in 2007 to 523 total crimes in 2008 and 542 total crimes in 2009. This is a 12% increase in two years for the January-March period; a 4% increase from 2008 to 2009.
The most disturbing statistics for this three-month period are the increases in gun crimes and robberies. The number of gun crimes increased from 7 in 2008 to 14 in 2009 (details below). Robberies (with and without a gun) also increased noticeably from 35 to 45 for the January-March period.