Thursday, January 31, 2013
The incident happened in November, but police have just released a video.
Police report that two men tried to use a stolen credit card to purchased several electronic items at the Georgetown University Bookstore in November. Second District police released a video this week of two persons of interest whom they believe committed credit card fraud. The incident under investigation happened at about 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Georgetown University Bookstore, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Police ask that any one who has knowledge of this case, or knows the identity of the persons of interest call police at 202-727-9099. Police say that if you see them you should not confront them, but instead notify police. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A home on the 3500 block of T Street was burglarized Monday morning.
A home on the 3500 block of T Street NW was burglarized Monday morning and a laptop and a handbag were stolen, according to police. The residents were at home during the incident. Second District Lt. John Hedgecock explained the incident in a post on a Metropolitan Police Department listserv: "On January 7, 2012, between 10:40 and 10:50 am, two unknown male perpetrators forced their way into the occupied dwelling through the rear basement door. Residents on the upper levels of the home heard the sound of glass breaking and loud footsteps. As residents made their way to the living room, they observed two male subjects running from the rear of the home into the alleyway. The subjects were last seen running east in the alley towards 35th …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The incident happened around 2 or 3 a.m. Wednesday at 34th Street, NW and Dent Place, NW.
In the very early morning Wednesday a thief used a window to break into Le Petit Cafe, a corner market on Dent Place. The owners said items in the store were in disarray and the thief apparently used the bathroom and stole several bottles of wine before leaving through the front door. The little market and prepared foods shop sits at the corner of 34th Street, NW and Dent Place, NW. The suspect also knocked over several planters, cafe tables and a Washington Post newspaper box in front of the store. A resident, who lives in an apartment above the shop, said he woke to sounds of someone trying to get into his apartment. He called police who arrived within two minutes. Ali and Farah Yamininjad, the shop owners, received a call from their …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Private cameras and cameras linked to the MPD system are new tools for Georgetown law enforcement
Cameras operating on two different networks will record street activity on Georgetown's main shopping districts and in "gateway" areas to the neighborhood. "I, personally, am a proponent [of the cameras]. Any tool I can have in my tool box, I'll take," said Lt. John Hedgecock. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Georgetown Patch by signing up for newsletters here. The Citizens Association of Georgetown has made headlines recently for their expanded public safety program, which includes cameras placed on private property. The CAG cameras will record video over the course of 30 days and then automatically delete it. "No one is watching the film unless there is a crime," explained CAG's Richard Hines at the Georgetown Advisory …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Two residential burglaries were reported over the weekend.
A West Village home and a Georgetown University dorm room were burglarized over the weekend. A burglary was reported just before 5 p.m. Saturday on the 1400 block of 33rd Street (between O and P Street). Second District Commander Michael Reese responded on the Metropolitan Police Department list serv to an email request about the incident, writing simply, "Property was stolen from a basement apartment." According to an email on the Georgetown list serv, neighbors "were told that a male kicked in a front door; a resident was home but unharmed." Patch was not immediately able to confirm that information. The incident at Georgetown University took place in the early hours of Saturday morning in Village C West, at 37th and O Streets, NW. A …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Metropolitan Police Department reported 18 crimes in PSA 206.
There were 10 thefts and five thefts from auto reported in Georgetown between July 6 and July 13. Additionally there was one instance each of a robbery, a burglary and a stolen auto. The Metropolitan Police Department released crime reports on the Second District listserv broken down by police service area (PSA); Georgetown is PSA 206. Check out the map to see where and when these crimes occurred.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Georgetown experienced crime rates similar to the Second District as a whole
Crime across the Second District decreased by 12 percent in the last 30 days compared to the same period last year, according to a report created by the Metropolitan Police Department. Property crime, including burglaries, dipped by 15 percent this month compared to last year, but violent crimes like roberries increased by 20 percent in that same period. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Georgetown Patch by signing up for newsletters here. In Georgetown's poice service area (PSA) 206, the numbers mirror increases and decreases throughout the police district. The number of robberies in PSA206 doubled from two to four, compared to last year. Patch asked Second District Cmdr. Michael Reese about two notable robberies last month, …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Citizen Block Watch captains gather and are briefed on crime statistics and safety tips.
Volunteer Block Watch captains met on Wednesday night to review duties and assignments. It was also an opportunity to meet each other and exchange ideas about how to make the residential streets of Georgetown safe from crime. Old and new block captains were welcomed by Citizens Association of Georgetown(CAG) Executive Director Betsy Cooley. Block Watch Coordinator Diane Colasanto introduced guests Lt. John Hedgecock of PSA 206and guards Tesfaye Terefe and Donovan Carmichael of Securitas. Hedgecock has over 20 years on theMPD and has served in all eight city wards. He has been with PSA 206 for about 18 months and is delighted with Georgetown's commitment to reducing crime. He emphasized the importance of residents reporting suspicious …