Archive for the ‘vandalism’ category

Persons of Interest Sought in Colony Club Burglary

August 31, 2015

The Metropolitan Police Department released a video late Friday afternoon related to the break in and burglary of Colony Club back on August 23rd. Below is the release from the 3D listserve and the video:

The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying three persons of interest in reference to a Burglary II incident which occurred in the 3100 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, on Saturday, August 23, 2015, between 2:31 AM and 2:34 AM. The subject was captured by the building’s surveillance cameras.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.  The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Disturbing Video of 77 Market Vandalism and Robbery

July 1, 2015

Last Saturday, June 27th, there was a horrible robbery at 77 Market located at Georgia Avenue and Irving Street, NW. I know many in the neighborhood may already know about this, but I’m sure other don’t. In reading the report and watching the video on Fox 5, this is far more disturbing that what one would normally think of with a robbery. According to the Fox 5 report:

It was caught on camera — a dangerous duo struck a Park View convenience store. But this was far from your typical stick up. There was no gun — just fury — enough to turn the store upside down. And the store’s cashier is just thankful to be alive after the close encounter.

I’ll definitely be working with Commissioner Rashida Brown and MPD to address what appears as a serious crime trend in the area. I know that for the past few months that crimes data from the DC Crime Map shows an overall increase in nearly all statistical areas. I’ve had a few leads as to why, and want to make sure that the community works with MPD to solve this persistent problem.

77 Market

Be on the Alert for Two Mischievous & Destructive Neighborhood Youth

October 27, 2014
Stolen, and recovered, holiday decorations.

Stolen, and recovered, holiday decorations.

Yesterday, as I was walking home from Georgia Avenue up Princeton Place, I saw two young African American boys, around the age of 7 or 8, riding bikes south on Warder making a commotion and carrying Halloween tombstone decorations. Upon looking closely, I realized that the tombstones they were carrying were, in fact, from my yard. I followed them onto the Park View Rec Center grounds, confronted them, and recovered the decorations. Initially, they denied stealing them, but finally fessed up when I wouldn’t let it go. They also indicated that other decorations had been stolen and blamed an older youth for that. I had them show me where the youth lived, and along the way I was shown another tombstone that they had destroyed. I also called the police to report the theft. All in all, five tombstones were stolen. One was destroyed, three were recovered, and one is completely gone.

In talking to another neighbor on Princeton Place I was informed that these two boys are trouble and have been riding their bikes around the area recently. The neighbor on Princeton relayed a story on how the boys have been digging around in a construction dumpster on the street and leaving their bikes in the street. He confronted them, made them get out of the dumpster for their safety, and watched them ride away. Later, the boys came back, went onto his property and pulled construction debris off of his yard and dumped it on the sidewalk to get even.

While these may seem like simple issues, in both cases the boys came up into the front yard of the property as far as the house and maliciously destroyed or removed property.

As a word to the wise, be on the look out for these two youth and be mindful of anything you may have in your front yard that is unsecured. Also, don’t hesitate to call the police if you see them destroying private property.

Park View CVS Vandalized

August 9, 2013
The Park View CVS, located at 3642 Georgia.

The Park View CVS, located at 3642 Georgia.

As I walked past the CVS on the southwest corner of Georgia and New Hampshire avenues I noticed that the Georgia Avenue side of the building was taped off and several of the large windows have been smashed. This appears to be vandalism to me, but I’m reaching out to MPD for confirmation. I’ll provide an update when I learn more information. Below is a close up of one of the broken windows.

UPDATE: As of 3:00 p.m., a crew is already at the CVS and in the process of replacing their broken windows.

UPDATE FROM MPD: At about 4:00 am this morning, police received the call for a burglar alarm. Once on the scene, they discovered the broken windows by unknown person(s)/manner.

Close up of one of the broken windows at Park View's CVS.

Close up of one of the broken windows at Park View’s CVS.

Vandal Strikes Street Sweeping Signs at Monroe and New Hampshire Ave, NW

January 31, 2012

Defaced No Parking/Street Cleaning sign on New Hampshire Avenue

This is one of the oddest things I’ve seen recently. It appears a resident near the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Monroe Street, NW, is against street cleaning. As you can see to the right and below, the No Parking Street Sweeping signs have had their cleaning times and days information painted out.

The sign to the right, located just north of Monroe on New Hampshire, has since become a location for vandals to add stickers to as well. I have to wonder what the purpose is behind defacing these signs. If the street sweeping information has been blocked out, does it actually prevent a parked car from getting a ticket? I’d like to think not … but if not, then this actually increases the probability that an unfamiliar driver will get a ticket since they can’t read the sign.

Below is one of the signs from Monroe Street, between New Hampshire and 10th Street.

Vandalized Street Cleaning sign on Monroe Street, looking toward 10th Street

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