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by Borderstan.com — May 29, 2013 at 8:00 am 1 Comment

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported an assault with intent to rob around 7:30 pm, Tuesday, May 28, at Vermont Avenue and V Street NW. The lookout is for one man; details are below.

From the Police Alert: “Assault w/ intent to Rob. UNIT 3061 CONFIRMED A Assault w/ intent to rob at Vermont & V St NW. LOF a B/M, 6′ all dark clothing. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130257166. Sent on: 05/28 19:50.

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Assault w/ intent to rob at Vermont & V St NW. LOF a B/M, 6′ all dark clothing. 6972.”

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by Borderstan.com — May 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

From David McAuley. Email him at david[AT]borderstan.com.

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ANC 2F. Click for a larger image. (DC Board of Elections)

Police response times was on the agenda of Advisory Neighborhood Committee (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle Wednesday, May 22. ANC 2F’s Crime and Public Safety Committee and its Community Development Committee (CDC) met simultaneously in adjacent rooms at the Washington Plaza Hotel that evening.

Public Safety: Response Times

A bicycle theft has prompted ANC 2F to look into local police response times and practices.

At the April ANC 2F meeting, Commissioner Peter Lallas, 2F-01, asked why it took Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers 15 minutes to respond to his call when he saw someone riding his recently stolen bicycle, even though 47 officers were on duty and there were no other emergency calls at the time.

Chief Cathy Lanier has said the MPD strives for response times of five minutes. The MPD promised to look into the matter.

“If police are not responding as promptly as we’d like them to, that raises several questions,” Lallas said in an interview later. “Do we have enough officers? Do we have the resources available to keep out area safe?”

Lt. Jeff Carroll of the MPD was at the Crime and Public Safety Committee meeting to follow up. Records showed response time for the incident was 14 minutes, Lt. Carroll said. Carroll explained 911 calls are answered by a DC agency called the Office of Unified Communications (OUC). This agency then directs response appropriately. In this case, records showed, the call took 10 minutes to go from the OUC to the MPD, after which the police responded in four minutes.

According to Lt. Carroll, the theft of Lallas’s bicycle occurred at the time of a police shift change. At these times, the police are effectively at half-strength, and criminals know when police shift change occurs.

“The MPD should never be at half strength,” Lallas said.

Lt. Carroll also said the MPD had some relevant internal numbers about staffing and response time. He will look into whether they can be publicly released and report at future ANC 2F meetings.

The above and more will be discussed when ANC 2F has its next regular monthly meeting Wednesday, June 5, 7 pm, at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW.

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by Borderstan.com — May 28, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery just after 10:30 pm, Sunday, May 26, on the 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, between Q and R Streets. The lookout is for one man; details are below.

From the Police Alert: “Robbery (Gun), 2240 hrs, 1600 blk Conn Ave NW, LOF: B/M, mid 20’s,6’2″, 180 lbs, short hair, blk coat, dk jns, L/S towards R St NW, DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130254188, Sent on: 05/26 23:34.

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “2D Robbery Gun-1600 blk Conn Ave NW/ LOF:B/M, mid 20’s, 6’2″, 180, short hair, blk coat, dk jns/ L/S towards R St//2495.”

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by Borderstan.com — May 21, 2013 at 7:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery just before 1 am this morning, May 21, at 20th and S Streets NW. The lookout is for one man; details are below.

From the Police Alert:ROBBERY GUN 0054 HOURS 20TH & S STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR B/M 29-31 YEARS OF AGE, WEARING A BLACK SHIRT & BLUE JEANS LAST SEEN NORTH BOUND ON 20TH DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130242441, Sent on: 05/21 01:12

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Gun //20th & S Street NW //LOF B/M 29-31 YOA wearing a black shirt & blue jeans //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — May 14, 2013 at 7:30 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 1700 block of 9th Street NW just before 7 pm Monday night, according to a tweet and Crime Alert from the Metropolitan Police Department.

The victim was uninjured, but his iPhone was stolen. The suspect is described as a black male between 17- and 20-years-old, and about 6 feet tall was last seen wearing all black clothing.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

From the Police Alert: “Robbery Gun, UNIT 3072 CONFIRMED A Robbery in the 1700 blk of 9th St, NW. LOF a B/M, 5’11-6′, 17-20 yoa, all blk clothing.  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130227965, Sent on: 05/13 21:01″

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Gun in the 1700blk of 9th St, NW. 1852hrs. LOF a B/M, 5’11-6′, 17-20 yoa, all blk clothing. 6972″

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by Borderstan.com — May 7, 2013 at 7:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 11:10 pm yesterday, May 6, at 16th and R Streets NW. The lookout is for one man; details are below.

There is usually a fair amount of foot and car traffic at this intersection at this time of the evening. It is only one block from the 17th Street business corridor, and the large Chastleton condo building is at the northeast corner.

From the Police Alert: “ROBBERY GUN 2310 HOURS 16TH & R STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR B/M, 6’0″-6’2″, 30 YEARS OF AGE, WEARING BLUE JEANS DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130215204. Sent on: 05/06 23:28.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3D Robbery Gun //16th & R Street NW //LOF B/M, 6’0″, 30 YOA, wearing dark jeans //Last seen walking east //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — April 29, 2013 at 7:07 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported two robberies in the area Sunday night, April 28, one involving a gun and the other with force and violence.

The gun robbery occurred around 9:15 pm near the intersection of Q Street and Vermont Avenue NW, just north of Logan Circle. The robbery with force and violence happened around 11 pm on the 700 block of Florida Avenue NW and involved three suspects. More details on both crime are below.

Gun Robbery

  • From DC Police Alerts: “3072 CONFIRMED A Robbery Gun//2058// Vermont Ave & Q St NW// B/M 6’0″-6’2″, 35 YOA, Blk Cap, Blk Jacket, Blue Jeans DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130199874, Sent on: 04/28 21:21″
  • From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3072 confirmed a Robbery Gun//2058// Vermont Ave & Q St NW//B/M 6’0″-6’2″, 35 YOA, Blk Cap, Blk Jacket, Blue Jeans. 7626″

Robbery with Force and Violence

  • From DC Police Alerts: “Robbery Force & Violence_2310 hours_700 Florida Avenue NW_LOF: 3 B/Ms. S-1 – thin build, wearing green jacket and blue jeans. S-2 – heavy set wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. S-3 – No description  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT # I20130200060, Sent on: 04/28 23:46″
  • From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Rob F&V_2310hrs_700 Florida Ave NW_LOF: 3 B/Ms. S-1-thin build, green jacket, blue jeans. S-2 -heavy set, dark hoodie.S-3- no desc. // 8138″

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by Borderstan.com — April 27, 2013 at 9:30 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

A man was robbed and beaten early Thursday morning near the intersection of 14th and N Streets NW, according to a post from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). According to police, three men approached the victim at about 1 am and began punching him.

During the attack, one of the suspects stole the victim’s iPad. Two of the three suspects were later apprehended and charged with robbery. A third suspect fled the area on foot. The victim’s iPad was not recovered.

NBC Washington spoke with the victim in the case, who says the suspects shouted homophobic slurs in Spanish at him. The incident occurred on the sidewalk near 1321 14th Street NW, the location of Crew Club, which according to its website, is a fitness and lounge facility that caters to gay men.

Police are investigating the case as a possible hate crime and are still seeking the third suspect. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com — April 24, 2013 at 6:30 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported an armed carjacking early this morning, April 24, on the 900 block of Westminster Street NW. Police reports said three men had occupied a red Geo Prism at 2:07 am and were armed with at least one knife; more details on the suspects are below. Westminister is a one-block street between S and T Streets NW.

From DC Police Alerts: “ARMED CARJACKING 0207 HOURS 900 BLOCK WESTMINSTER STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR (3) B/M’S OCCUPYING A RED GEO PRISM SUSPECTS ARMED WITH A KNIFE DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT  I20130190244, Sent on: 04/24 02:17.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “ARMED CARJACKING 900 BLOCK WESTMINSTER ST NW LOOKOUT FOR (3) B/M’S OCCUPYING A RED GEO PRISM MD TAG 2AP66 SUSPECTS ARMED WITH A KNIFE.”

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by Borderstan.com — April 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm 1,586 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 11:50 pm yesterday, April 20, at 18th Street and Florida Avenue NW. The lookout is for two men, one of them armed with a handgun; details are below.

From the Police Alert: “Robbery Gun_2350 hours_18th Street & Florida Avenue, NW_LOF: S-1- B/M, 6’2″, dark complexion, dreads, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and armed with a black handgun; S-2 – B/M, 6’2″, medium complexion, wearing a red jacket. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130184789.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Rob Gun_2350hrs_18th St/Florida Ave NW_LOF: S-1-B/M, 6’2, dark comp, dreads,gray hoodie,blk gun; S-2-B/M,6’2,medium comp, red jacket //8138.”

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by Borderstan.com — April 17, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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MPD Neighborhood Watch Training will be at 1620 V Street NW.(Luis Gomez Photos)

The Metropolitan Police Department is hosting a neighborhood watch training on Thursday, April 18.

The event, which will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Third District Station at 1620 V Street NW, will be led by Samantha Nolan. She is an at-large member of MPD’s Citizens Advisory Council and serves as the citywide neighborhood watch trainer.

The training is focused on reducing opportunities for criminals to help prevent crime and reduce the chances of becoming a crime victim.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Samantha Nolan at nolantutor[AT]yahoo.com. There is no cost to attend the training.

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by Borderstan.com — April 12, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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News from DC’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

Crime within the Borderstan boundaries in the first three months of 2013 was up slightly from 2012 numbers.

Overall, there were 651 total serious violent and property crimes, an increase of about 2% compared to the 638 incidents in the same time period in 2012 (see Crime in First Three Months of 2012 Up Only Slightly from 2011). Violent crime and property crime are both down about 5% when examining all of DC.

Property Crimes Driving Increase

In the table below, the counts for each offense type for the first quarter of 2012 and 2013 are included. The slight increase in offenses in 2013 is being driven entirely by property crime increases.

The large increase in burglary has been driven in part by a recent string of daytime burglaries in the Dupont area (Police Warn of Series of Daytime Burglaries in Dupont). Thefts also have shown an increase, while thefts from auto are down slightly.

In terms of violent crime, assaults with a deadly weapon are down substantially so far in 2013, and robberies are also down somewhat.

Offense

Jan-March 2012 Crimes

Jan-March 2013 Crimes

Percent Change

Assault with a Deadly Weapon 26 14 -46.2%
Arson 1 1 0%
Burglary 18 36 +100.0%
Homicide 1 1 0%
Robbery 64 57 -10.9%
Sex Abuse 3 3 0%
Stolen Auto 40 30 -25.0%
Theft 190 236 +24.2%
Theft from Auto 295 273 -7.5%
TOTAL 638 651 +2.0%

Top Blocks for Crimes

In terms of examining crime incidents block-by-block, for reasons that are not entirely clear, the new Metropolitan Police Department data system combines multiple blocks of Connecticut Avenue NW around Dupont Circle, making 1300 to 1699 Connecticut Avenue NW a single street block.

Thus far in 2013, this “block” has had the most serious incidents in Borderstan with a total of 29. The 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW has traditionally had the most incidents in that area, but it is now impossible to determine exactly how these 29 incidents are distributed along the street.

The 1300 block of U Street had 14 incidents through the first three months of 2013. Both the 700 and 800 block of Mount Vernon Place (also combined into a single block) and the 900 block of U Street had 13 serious incidents, and the 1400 block of P Street recorded 12 thus far. All of these blocks were among the highest crime locations in 2012 as well.

Crime incidents were fairly evenly distributed across the first three months of 2013. There were 227 offenses recorded in January, 185 in February, and 239 in March.

Data for these analyses were drawn from the Metropolitan Police Department Crime Mapping Application. Incidents are subject to reclassification, so these data may change slightly over the course of 2013.

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by Borderstan.com — April 9, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 11:43 am yesterday, April 8, on the 2200 block of 14th Street NW — between W Street and Florida Avenue. The lookout is for a tall white male with long hair wearing a yellow shirt and armed with a handgun; more details are below.

From the Police Alert: “Robbery Gun_1143 hrs_2200 14th St. NW_LOF: W/M, Long Hair, tall, wearing a Yellow shirt, armed with a Handgun. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130158295.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3D: Robbery Gun_1143 hrs_2200 14th St. NW_LOF: W/M, Long Hair, tall, wearing a Yellow shirt, armed with a Handgun.//4014.”

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by Borderstan.com — April 8, 2013 at 6:29 am 1 Comment

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 11:30 pm last night, April 7, at 16th and Q Streets NW. The lookout is for one man, who was armed with a gun; more details are below.

From the Police Alert: “Robbery Gun_2330 hours_16th & Q Streets NW_LOF: B/M, 170 pounds, short dreadlocks, dark complexion, wearing a black and red track suit and armed with a gun DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130157626, Sent on: 04/07 23:49.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Rob Gun_2330 hours_16th & Q Streets NW_LOF: B/M, 170lbs, short dreads, dark complexion, wearing black & red track suit & armed w/ gun // 8138.”

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by Borderstan.com — April 1, 2013 at 7:30 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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Click for the MPD crime mapping application. (Screen shot)

The Metropolitan Police Department’s crime mapping application is up and running again after months of downtime following a switch to a new records management system in the department.

The system, which allows the public to view the frequency and location of serious crime incidents, had been offline since September 17 (DC Police Crime Data Still Not Available Online).

Visitors to the site can search for crime data based on a specific address, or by using MPD geographic divisions (i.e. District, Police Service Area) or DC geographic divisions (e.g., Ward, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, etc.).

Borderstan falls primarily in Police Service Areas (PSA) 301, 305, and 307 with a small portion in 308 in the Third District and 208 in the Second District. Users can also choose what timeframe to examine. Data are currently available through March 29, 2013, and the application automatically compares the date range chosen to the same time period in the previous year.

The advanced features on the application can be used to download data on specific incidents in Microsoft Excel. These data provide the criminal complaint number, type of incident, the date and shift when it was reported, and the street block and Census tract where it occurred (see Using the Crime Map Application from MPD).

Crime data for Borderstan are also available from the Daily Crime Reports posted to the Second District and Third District Yahoo! Groups, which include information on all serious incidents in the past 24 hours. The Daily Arrest Report has temporarily been suspended, but Chief Cathy Lanier said in late February that these reports would be posted again as soon as possible.

MPD press releases on major incidents and arrests are posted to the Yahoo! Groups and are also available on the department’s News Room Page. Alerts on crime incidents are also available through the Alert DC system, as well as MPD’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Look for additional posts soon with the latest on crime statistics for the Borderstan area.

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