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Arrest Made in the Homicide of Osman Al-Akbar

 

This police notice comes to us from Hugh Carew of MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 2600 block of University Place, N.W.

 

Summer Success in Reducing Crime Statistics?

This story comes to us from the office of Mayor Vincent Gray:

One of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s top priorities for his administration is safe communities. A key initiative in support of this priority has been the Metropolitan Police Department’s Operation Summer Ice.

During this targeted initiative, MPD has focused attention on the highest risk repeat violent offenders in neighborhoods with high levels of violence in order to intervene in conflicts and deter future violence. The Department has also worked with partner agencies to provide services to juveniles in these high-risk neighborhoods to provide productive activities now and build constructive relationships for the future.

During the three-month-long initiative, homicides decreased 71 percent in the target areas. Robbery and assaults with a dangerous weapon each declined 20 percent in the target areas.

 

Residents React To Recent Violence In Columbia Heights

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A string of violence has been taking place in the Columbia Heights area. We hit the streets to ask residents what they think needs to be done to stop crime in their neighborhood.

Community Meeting Regarding Crime & Violence in Spring/Perry/Parkwood Area

 

Guardian Angels Step Up Patrols On Weekends In Adams Morgan

Guardian Angels Step Up Patrols On Weekends In Adams Morgan

 

This story comes to us from John Ayala of the Guardian Angels:

The Guardian Angels have been asked by dozens of business owners and residents to assist with the safety and keeping peace in the Adams Morgan community on the weekends.  The Guardian Angels are an all volunteer safety patrol group and will have a dozen members patrolling  Adams Morgan every weekend up to Labor Day Weekend. 

We will be working in partnership with MPD and will report all incidents to the Third District Police Department.   The goal of the Guardian Angels in Adams Morgan is to deter fights, crime and to make sure everyone who comes to party have a safe and fun evening. We will also be looking for donated office space in the Adams Morgan area so we can have 24 hour volunteer safety patrols.  

Double Homicide in the 1400 Block of Parkwood Place, NW

 

This community notice came to us from Gwendolyn Crump:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide that occurred in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place, NW. 

 

Does The D.C. Police Department Pay Enough Attention To This Issue?

Does The D.C. Police Department Pay Enough Attention To This Issue?

This is an issue that is often discussed in D.C., and I figured why not bring it up again?

Tires are stolen off of locked up bicycles at a fairly regular rate here in the nation's capital, and it never seems to stop.

We want to know how you feel about the problem via the poll below: