by Borderstan.com — November 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm 0

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.

by Borderstan.com — November 11, 2008 at 10:31 pm 0

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








Sex Abuse




Robbery Excluding Gun




Robbery With Gun




Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun




Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Gun




Total Violent Crime












Theft F/Auto




Stolen Auto








Total Property Crime




Total Crime




by Borderstan.com — November 9, 2008 at 9:16 pm 0

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.

by Borderstan.com — October 28, 2008 at 6:47 am 0

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”

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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by Borderstan.com — October 19, 2008 at 9:44 am 0

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.

by Borderstan.com — October 14, 2008 at 8:52 am 0

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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by Borderstan.com — October 5, 2008 at 8:27 pm 0

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.

by Borderstan.com — September 28, 2008 at 9:08 pm 1 Comment

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.

by Borderstan.com — September 22, 2008 at 3:25 pm 0

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.

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

by Borderstan.com — September 20, 2008 at 12:59 pm 2 Comments

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.

by Borderstan.com — September 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm 0

A mid-week PSA 208 crime update.

  • Tuesday, September 2: Bank Robbery: Adams National Bank at 1604 17th Street NW. Suspect was last seen operating a dark blue SUV with a partial Virginia tag of VAH435. Adams National Bank on 17th Street (between Q and Corcoran) was robbed by a lone female armed with a silver handgun. Stolen Was $9,000. Based on her physical description, she does not appear to be the same suspect in a robbery at the same branch of the bank in April.
  • Monday, September 1 at 5:28 p.m.: Robbery (Force & Violence): 1712 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Look out for B/M, mid 30’s, 6’0″, 180lbs, dark complexion, wearing dark pants, dark baseball cap last seen fleeing eastbound on S St. NW. Case Open. Information? Call MPD and refer to CCN: 124-081, 2D PSA 208. The complainant reports that while walking an unknown male approached him from behind and struck him in the head and stated, “Give me your money or I’ll kill you!” Complainant complied. Taken from complainant was a black leather wallet, cellular phone, i-pod and various personal items. No injuries reported.
  • Tuesday, September 2 at 10:20 p.m.: Robbery with Gun at 19th & S Streets NW. Look out for a B/M, in his 20s, 5’6″ to 5’7,” medium build, short black hair, wearing a light-blue shirt, armed with a black handgun, last seen running eastbound in the 1800 block of S Street NW. Case Open. Information? Call MPD and refer to CCN: 124-664, 2D PSA 208. Complainant reports that the suspect approached her from the front displayed a hand gun and pointed it at her. The suspect told her to be quiet then knocked her to the ground causing her to hit her head. The complainant sustained a contusion to the head. The suspect then fired one shot in the air, grabbed her bag and fled the scene. Stolen was a tote bag, wallet, $40, assorted cards and a DC driver’s license. The complainant was transported to George Washington University Hospital by MPDC.

by Borderstan.com — August 27, 2008 at 8:13 am 1 Comment

From Sgt. John McDonald of PSA 208… the following violent crimes occurred August 23-26 in in the Logan Circle and Dupont Circle neighborhoods (PSAs 208 and 307), but outside the actual Borderstan borders.

August 23 at 6:50 p.m.
Assault w/Intent to Rob: 1213 O Street NW
Case closed with the arrest of two suspects.

Victim, reports the suspects approached him from the rear and knocked him to the ground. The suspects started kicking and punching him in the face then demanded his wallet. The victim refused. One suspect then grabbed a brick and threw it at the victim without striking him. The suspects fled the scene and were last seen heading eastbound, on O Street NW. The victim sustained a laceration to the face and refused medical assistance. The suspects were stopped and positively identified in the 1400 block of 11th Street NW.

August 23 at 3:10 a.m.
Assault with Intent to Rob: 1622 18th Street NW
Case closed with the arrest of two suspects.
Two victims report that two suspects (1&2) approached them from the rear and and began to shove them to the ground. Suspect (1) grabbed victim (1) by her legs and began pulling her in the street while suspect (2) attempted to grab her purse. The attempt was unsuccessful. Victim (1) sustained lacerations to her right knee and forearm but refused medical assistance. Suspects (1&2) fled on foot eastbound in the 1700 block of R Street NW.

August 24 at 4:03 a.m.
First Degree Sexual Assault: 1300 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Case open.

Victim reports that she got into the vehicle of an unknown male at which time he drove her to an alley and forced her to have intercourse with him against her will. No lookout. The victim was transported to Howard University Hospital. No lookout was given.

August 24 at 7:20 a.m.
Robbery with Gun: 1628 Riggs Place NW
Case closed with the arrest of two suspects.

Victims report that while walking suspects (1&2) approached the victims. Suspect (1) produced a gun and pointed it at victim (1); suspect (2) searched him and took $15 from his back pocket. Suspect (1) then pointed the gun at victim (2); suspect (2) searched victim (2), but did not take anything off her person. The suspects fled northbound to S Street NW.

August 26 at 2:05 a.m.
Robbery (Snatch): F/O 1519 17th Street NW
Case closed with an arrest.

Victim reports while standing at an intersection waiting to walk across the street an unidentified. Suspect ran by and snatched his wallet at which time suspect takes $60 out of the wallet, leaves the wallet and flees in unknown direction. The victim then chased the suspect until MPD units arrived and were able to apprehend the suspect. Stolen, but recovered, were a wallet plus contents and $60.

by Borderstan.com — August 25, 2008 at 1:10 pm 0

The Washington Post Magazine ran a feature story on D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier yesterday.

POLICE CHIEF CATHY LANIER CUTS A FORMIDABLE FIGURE as she strides, long-legged, in front of an outdoor lineup of 125 khaki-clad D.C. police recruits standing at attention on a closed-off street in the Langston Terrace neighborhood in Northeast Washington. Nearly 6 feet tall and a fit 160 pounds, Lanier is wearing a blue jacket with four gold stars on each shoulder and shiny black patent-leather boots. Her dyed blond hair spills out of her dark blue police cap. Along with the recruits and more than 150 blue-clad officers, she has mustered nearly 300 of her forces to this crime-ridden area for another All Hands on Deck, a controversial innovation that sends hundreds of cops walking around their beats to meet citizens informally. The goal is to talk about neighborhood problems and to show that the Metropolitan Police Department is out to serve people, not just make arrests — although the weekend exercises usually yield at least a few busts.

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by Borderstan.com — August 19, 2008 at 8:43 am 0

The Metropolitan Police Department PSA 208 Community Meeting is TONIGHT, Tuesday, August 19, at 7 p.m., at the Third District MPD headquarters at 1620 V Street NW. (Yep, at 3rd District even though we are now in the 2nd District.) The PSA 208 meeting is the third Tuesday of each month. Representatives of the Dupont Circle Public Safety group also attend. Remember if you live west of 15th Street that PSA 208 is your PSA — but East Borderstanians are always welcome and your input is helpful.

by Borderstan.com — August 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm 3 Comments

Borderstan Crime Statistics Report: 10-day period from August 5 through August 14. The second column is for the period in 2007 and the third column is for 2008. The final column shows the percentage change between 2007 and 2008. These stats are from the D.C. MPD Web site. The address used for the stats is 15th and Corcoran Streets NW (around 1620 15th Street), which is the geographic center of Borderstan.

Crimes that occurred within 1,000 feet of 1620 15TH STREET NW between August 5 and August 14, 2007 and 2008.

Number of Crimes that Occurred Between
Crime Type 8/5/2007 to 8/14/2007 08/05/2008 to 08/14/2008 % Change
Homicide 0 0 N/A
Sex Abuse 0 0 N/A
Robbery Excluding Gun 1 0
decrease 100
Robbery With Gun 2 0
decrease 100
Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW)
Excluding Gun
0 0 N/A
Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Gun 0 0 N/A
Total Violent Crime 3 0
decrease 100
Burglary 1 1 No Change
Theft 3 2
decrease 33
Theft From Auto 1 0
decrease 100
Stolen Auto 1 0
decrease 100
Arson 0 0 N/A
Total Property Crime 6 3
decrease 50
Total Crime 9 3
decrease 67
How the results are calculated:

Percent change = Number of crimes that occurred within search period minus number of crimes that occurred between the same dates the previous year divided by number of crimes that occurred between the same dates the previous year.
If the number of crimes that occurred between the same dates the previous year is 0, the percent change cannot be calculated and N/A is displayed.
This report and accompanying maps only include offenses where MPD has provided map coordinates that can be displayed. Since January 1st, 2006, this limitation excludes 752 out of 89466 total crimes (approximately 0.84%of the data). The ability to view the map is removed if there are more than 750 offenses.Data Disclaimer:
All statistics presented here are based on preliminary DC Index crime data reported at least two business days before today’s date. The data do not represent official statistics submitted to the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. All preliminary offenses are classified based on DC criminal code and not the FBI offense classifications. Because the data is preliminary, all statistics are subject to change.

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