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.
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.
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.
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:
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
Photo of the Potomac by Flickr user Singlecupofcoffee used under a Creative Commons license.
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
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
* 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.
As described here, MPD temporarily resumed the daily crime summaries for the neighborhood and district listservs following complaints about the crime map replacements. The operative word there was “temporarily”. Those who follow the MPD2D listserv may have noticed recently that the crime summaries changed format dramatically. Find out how the new reports stack up to the old ones after the jump:
Members of the MPD2d listserv may have noticed that they haven’t received a daily summary of crimes for the last two weeks. For those not receiving this listserv, the daily update of crimes provides a listing and description of each crime that occurred in the Second District separated into each PSA (Georgetown’s is 206). For instance, on December 14th, PSA 206 reported the following crimes:
Assault occurred in the 1300 b/o Wisconsin Ave. NW on 12/13/2008
3am. 2 citizens reported they were approached from the rear by 4
suspects, knocked to the ground and beaten and kicked. One suspect
described as a white male, no further description.
Theft occurred in the 3100 b/o M St. NW on 12/13/2008 2- 250pm.
Citizen reports a wallet, laptop, cash and papers were stolen when
left unattended in a store.
Theft occurred in the 1800 b/o Wisconsin Ave. NW on 12/13/2008 5pm.
Citizen reports the suspect, a black male, 42yoa, 5’11, 240 lbs.
stole property from the display shelf. CASE ClOSED with the arrest
of the suspect.
Theft occurred in the 3100 b/o M St. NW on 12/12/2008 315- 715pm.
Citizen reports the suspect, a black male, 6′, dark complexion stole
watches from the store and fled.
Theft occurred in the 3100 b/o M St. NW on 12/13/2008 235- 305pm.
Citizen reports the suspect, a black female, 5’9, 125lbs., stole
clothing from the store by removing security sensors.
These are valuable pieces of information that keep citizens informed. They are also apparently no more. Find out more after the jump: