Commander Stuart Emerman, who took over as the area’s leading officer when former Commander Jeffrey Carroll left for the Special Operations Division last month, introduced himself at last night’s ANC 2F meeting in Logan Circle. (more…)
In response to last night’s shooting near 7th and O streets NW, MPD’s Third District announced the unveiling of a new 24-hour “community outreach post” near the intersection where the crime occurred.
Officers “familiar with the ongoing problems of the area” will man a tent structure on the 700 block of O Street NW day and night to answer questions, take reports and hand out safety pamphlets.
Additionally, Third District Lieutenant Deborah Pearce will be at the location Tuesday through Saturday, 6-8:00 p.m.
“The citizens of the District of Columbia and the dedicated officers of the Third District, working together, can end the violence and continue the progress that has been ongoing over the past several years,” said Pearce in a press release.
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Residents in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District will be able to meet their local police officers and enjoy free food and activities at Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave NW) during the MPD’s annual National Night Out event tomorrow night from 5 to 8 p.m.
“This is an event for families, neighbors, friends, and those who care about their community to come out,” reads a D.C. government press release.
Police officers and government officials will be on hand to answer residents’ questions and to promote crime awareness.
The event will also feature free food and drinks, games and a moon bounce.
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ANC 2F will will host a crime prevention meeting on July 9 at the Marriott Marquis, located at 901 Massachusetts Ave NW.
The meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m., is intended for D.C. residents in Logan Circle, Thomas Circle, Blagden Alley, Franklin Square and parts of Shaw.
Speakers will include D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans, Third District D.C. Police Commander Jacob Kishter, Marc Silverman from security company Kastle Systems, and ANC 2F Public Safety Committee Chair Charlie Bengel.
During the meeting, attendees will learn tips on preventing robberies, bike thefts and auto thefts, as well as hear advice related to installing security cameras.
The meeting will conclude with a Q&A.
Hmmm…. interesting. I only hope that Edward Delgado, former inspector in the MPD Third District, wasn’t punished for proactive action that got much-need results in Columbia Heights earlier this year. But, I wouldn’t want to bet he wasn’t. I will let neighborhood blogger New Columbia Heights tell the story, but I will add that I don’t like what I read and what I suspect. From New Columbia Heights:
Turnover and controversy with neighborhood MPD officials. Looks like there’s something afoot with MPD’s officials in the Third District Substation, which covers the Columbia Heights area – a couple days ago, there was a message on the Substation listserve welcoming a new commander, Inspector Jacob Kishter. The message had no mention of very popular Inspector Edward Delgado, and shortly afterwards a couple of people asked what happened to him.
Turns out, Delgado was demoted and reassigned to the very violent 7th District, apparently stemming from his complaints about DC’s juvenile justice system — in particular, MPD in Columbia Heights had three times arrested a teenager who had committed 21 robberies, and each time he was released by the Attorney General’s office, only to commit more robberies. A frustrated Delgado urged citizens to email DC Attorney General Peter Nickles, and Nickles didn’t like that at all – he refused to read the emails and complained about Delgado’s response. The robbery suspect kid was later released again but I think he was recaptured.