Georgetown Issues 'Rocky's Report' for April 18
April 18, 2012 – Hi everyone. It's been another week of beautiful spring weather in Washington.
I’d like to thank our SNAP teams for their work over this past week. While SNAP’s job is to focus on students and neighbors, they often interact with other young people living in or visiting the neighborhood. We know many young professionals live in the neighborhoods around campus, not just students and families, and at times SNAP gets involved with these folks in an effort to lower noise levels in residential areas.
This past weekend SNAP, both on active patrol and in responding to calls for noise complaints, interacted with a number of residents who were not Georgetown students. For example, Saturday night in Burleith, SNAP was on active patrol and stopped at two residences where they heard loud noise – one at 10:29 p.m. on 37th Street and one at 10:43 p.m. on T Street. It turns out neither residence involved Georgetown students. SNAP advised residents at both locations to lower their noise. The house on 37th Street remained quiet the rest of the evening; MPD responded to a call regarding the location on T Street and cleared the gathering of 50 people at 12:22 a.m.
On Friday night at 11:24 p.m., we received a call to our SNAP hotline regarding a residence on S Street in Burleith. This was not an address where Georgetown students live but SNAP responded and could not hear any noise. They did find four people sitting on the back porch at a nearby residence who were not students and they spoke to some other neighbors but found no loud noise.
MPD reported there was a 911 call Friday night for a residence on Olive Street in East Georgetown. MPD reports show they responded but found no party. We rarely get calls regarding East Georgetown so we looked and confirmed that students don’t live at that address.
The Reimbursable Detail (RD) also interacted with folks who were not Georgetown students this weekend. Overnight Friday, at approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday, the RD made an arrest in the 1200 block of Potomac. We learned of this and confirmed this was not a Georgetown student.
There was a 911 call on Saturday night in West Georgetown for a party that involved Georgetown students and MPD and SNAP responded. The RD also shut down a party at a University townhouse on Sunday night. The University has followed up with the students involved in these incidents.
This weekend we have two large events on campus that involve many of our students. We will be hosting the Relay for Life on campus Friday night, which raises money for cancer research and runs from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. And on Saturday, we host our annual Run for Rigby at 2 p.m. This is mostly on campus, with just two blocks of the course on 37th Street between O and Prospect Streets. This event is organized by students to raise fire safety awareness in honor of Daniel Rigby, a GU student who died in a fire in his apartment in West Georgetown in 2004. We are grateful that so many of our neighbors have supported this event over the years.
Finally, Prospect Street will be closed on Saturday all day between 35th and 36th Streets to allow equipment for repairs at one of our residence halls.
That’s all for this week. Until next week – be safe!