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Recent Crimes Include Robbery at 17th & Corcoran

by Borderstan.com July 22, 2009 at 6:16 am 5 Comments

Here are recent crimes of note in Police Service Areas (PSAs) 208 and 307 from Friday to Monday. Crimes of note are stolen autos, burglaries and violent crimes such as robberies and assaults.

West Borderstan (west of 15th NW) is part of PSA 208 while East Borderstan (east of 15th NW) is part of PSA 307. In general, PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood while PSA 307 covers Logan Circle and a bit of Shaw.

  1. July 17, 6:20 p.m. Robbery (Other Armed), 13th Street NW & Massachusetts Avenue NW – Street/Highway/Road.
  2. July 19, 4:11 a.m., Robbery Force and Violence, corner of New Hampshire Avenue & Swann Street NW. LOF B/M wearing red and white rugby shirt with gold writing on the right side American League and jeans with other suspects no description. Event #I20090393872.
  3. July 19, 1:36 a.m. Attempted Robbery, 1300 block of Florida Avenue NW. LOF 3 B/Ms in a red Jeep Cherokee with Illinois tags–Similar LOF Robbery with Gun in PSA 305. Event #I20090393637.
  4. July 19, 1:37 a.m. Robbery with Gun, 15th & Florida Avenue NW. LOF 2 B/Ms in a red vehicle. Event #I20090393640.
  5. July 20, 9:15 a.m. Burglary, 1700 block of S Street NW – Residence/Home.
  6. July 20, 1:18 a.m. Robbery Force & Violence, 17th & Corcoran Street. NW_LOF B/M 6’02” wearing blue jeans and a white tank top. Event #I20090395451.

  • Eric

    17th and Corcoran? Seriously? That’s unbelievable…

    Catching criminals is great, but the problem is that the crime happened in the first place… There need to be police visible 24/7 to deter the criminals from even trying. If there was an officer or two stationed on every corner in this area, the criminals wouldn’t even try it and there wouldn’t be a single violent crime occur where the criminal wasn’t caught if they did.

  • BorderstanPrep81

    Lets just say there was a cop stationed at 14 and R, 15 and S, 16th and Corcoran, etc, etc…where do the criminals go now? They would go 2-3 blocks away from any police presence and rob some other unlucky soul. Or we could put cops on EVERY SINGLE block in Borderstan….No?

    Make Borderstan the new Trinidad.

  • Eric

    You are darn right the criminals will go somewhere else.

    Aside from the fact that they should be thrown in jail instead of being allowed to terrorize another neighborhood, it means what I’m suggesting has worked and Borderstan is safe. Isn’t that what you want for the neighborhood you live in?

    And more cops should be there when they show up somewhere else, should that happen.

    Criminals are deterred from committing crimes when police are present in sufficent number, and if they commit the crime anyway, then they are more likely to be caught.

    New Trinidad how?

  • Chris

    I was the victim of the 17th and Corcoran incident. I was walking home and the guy came from behind and slammed me in the head, ostensibly in an attempt to rob me. I landed in the middle of the street and, fortunately, a car came and the guy walked away. The police who responded said the neighborhood is less safe than people think. Use common urban sense when walking home by yourself late…be aware of your surroundings and stick to major streets (i.e. avoid Corcoran and Church). The police said they thought they were following the guy earlier bc he seemed suspicious and 2 cars responded within minutes of my call. They’re doing what they can, I think.

  • Joe

    Guys you are looking at this all wrong. The budget for that many officers is just not going to happen. The only way to deter crime like your wanting is to start neighboorhood watch program and get every able person in that area to help.

    Hunt the criminals before they hunt you and watch them flee to another place miles away


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