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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Carol Joynt relates her unusual experience with Albrecht Muth.
  • If Georgetown smelled weird yesterday morning, here’s why.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • GM’s not really sure where to start with this one. Apparently a British newspaper wrote an article about the concept of shoplifters using Twitter to organize flash mobs to descend on a store, overwhelm the staff, and make off with some merchandise. But to do this, they (remember “they” is a British newspaper, which generally covers, you know, British or important international news) discuss a recent shoplifting episode at Victoria’s Secret in our little Georgetown. The mob that descended? Four people, with two baby carriages. Four people apparently is British for “mob”.
  • As expected, the Georgetown Post Office is not among those in DC being considered for closing. The USPS, however, is still planning on selling the property to EastBanc, but the post office functions will remain.

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Crime Up First Half of 2011

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Now the the first half of 2011 is safely in the books, GM took a look back at the crime stats to see how we’re doing. Not so great is the answer.

There were 459 crime incidents in Georgetown and Burleith during the first half of 2011. That compares with 407 during the first half of 2010, which means crime was up 13%.

But the story gets more interesting when you look at the individual categories. In most crime was level and even down. But in one category spiked dramatically:

  • Theft
  • 2010 – 269
  • 2011 – 246
  • Robbery
    • 2010 – 27
    • 2011 – 18
  • Burglary
    • 2010 – 29
    • 2011 – 66
  • Theft F/ Auto
    • 2010 – 66
    • 2011 – 70
  • ADW
    • 2010 – 13
    • 2011 – 11
  • Sexual Abuse
    • 2010 – 2
    • 2011 – 4
  • Stolen Auto
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    The Morning Metropolitan

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    • Fascinating story from a Fourth of July in Georgetown, a long, long time ago.
    • Don’t forget the Rose Park farmers market today.

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