Here are some “crimes of note” as I call them from Police Service Area (PSA) 307 (primarily the Logan Circle area). Crimes of note by my definition include robberies, assaults, burglaries and stolen autos. The MPD’s key to the abbreviations and initialisms used in the reports is at the bottom of this posting.
East Borderstan (east of 15th Street) is part of PSA 307 while West Borderstan is in PSA 208.
It’s summer, folks. Be careful out there on the street at night. Here are some safety tips from the MPD.
It’s summer… be careful out there. From Police Service Area (PSA) 208 reports:
“Robbery Force and Violence in the 1500 Swann Street NW (PSA 208). Suspects 1, 2, and 3 struck the complainant in the face knocking him to the ground and stole property from him. Subjects were male teenagers, wearing jeans, blue T shirts, and red cap.”
Borderstanians: Warmer weather–and summer–brings a surge in street crime. The following safety tips on how to protect yourself from certain types of thefts are from the Watch Commander at MPD 3rd District; they were posted on the 3D Yahoo! Groups listserv:
In reviewing the past 24-hour report, theft reports are starting to increase. Most of these are bicycle, property and known thefts. The one’s that stand out are the issues that warmer weather brings. One is a purse taken at a restaurant, one is person in a home who took items and the third is a bicycle. This is occurring during the daywork hours and when summer arrives this will start occurring in the evening. Daywork and business beat officers will be addressing these issues.