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Come Out This Saturday for a MPD Meet and Greet

Tomorrow, come on down to the Georgetown Waterfront Park and meet MPD Officer Atkins. This is part of a series of meet and greets that have been organized by the CAG Public Safety Committee. It’s a great opportunity to meet the men and women in blue who protect us.

So stop by tomorrow at 9 am (a time that GM used to think was early, then he had a baby). If it’s raining, head over to Washington Harbour.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • There’s going to be a meet and greet with MPD officers and CAG block captains at Montrose Park this Saturday at 9:30 AM. It’ll be at the gazebo next to the western tennis courts; and there’ll be coffee and pastries!
  • $3,200 a month for a two bedroom rowhouse actually seems like a pretty good deal.

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MPD No Longer Issuing No Parking Signs

We’ve all seen them. Some of us have put them up ourselves. They’re Emergency No Parking signs, and they’re a fact of life in neighborhoods like Georgetown. They ordinarily evoke a bit of frustration, and sometimes a whole lot, but we learn to live with them.

Those that have had to put them up themselves have had two options:

  • Submit an application to DDOT, pay $34, and travel all the way down to North Capitol St. to pick up the signs once the application is approved;
  • Go to MPD 2D headquarters on Idaho Ave. and pick up the signs for free

Unsurprisingly, most people choose Option Two. But Option Two is available no longer. MPD no longer issues No Parking Signs.

If you need to block off some parking spaces, you have only one choice now: submit and application to DDOT and pay $34. The upside? Maybe fewer people will use them.

Hat tip to GGW’s Lynda Laughlin.

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Closing the Books on the Summer Crime Stats

About half-way through the summer, GM took a look at the crime stats and found that while the numbers were up versus last year, there did not appear to be a sharp spike in summer crime. Now that the air has a chill and the summer is officially over, GM thought he’d take a look back at the whole summer and see how the numbers stack up.

The punchline is that while crime was up in Georgetown this summer versus last year, it was generally in line with past years. Here’s a chart of the total summer crimes in Georgetown (i.e. June 1st to August 31st) from 2006 to 2009:

Summer Crime Stats 2006 to 2009

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

Photo of the Potomac by Flickr user Singlecupofcoffee used under a Creative Commons license.

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BID Budgets Up to $100,000 for Overtime Cops

The Georgetown Current reported yesterday that the Georgetown BID resolved to budget up to $100,000 for the coming months to hire off-duty MPD police officers to patrol Georgetown streets during “peak hours”. Unlike the CAG Neighborhood Guards program, these officers will still have all the powers of a normal cop to arrest suspects, etc. Continue reading

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Crime Alert: Burglars on the Loose

From MPD2D:

The following is a crime alert for residents of PSA 206 involving
several recent burglaries: 

* June 5, 2009, between 9:15 am and 5:10 pm – 1800 block 35th
Street NW – unknown suspect entered through a open/unlocked window and
stole electronic equipment and jewelry
* June 5, 2009, between 8:30 am and 7:00 pm – 2700 block of Q
Street NW – unknown suspect entered through an unlocked kitchen window
then forced open the screen and stole electronic equipment, money and
jewelry
* June 4, 2009, between 8:30 am and 5:40 pm – 2500 block Q Street
NW – unknown suspect entered through an open/unlocked bedroom window and
stole electronic equipment and money

Take this as a lesson: lock your doors and windows. This burglar (or burglars) seem to hit homes during business hours. Make sure you lock up (including your windows) before you leave for the day.

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