Neighborhood Crime Alert

Dear Neighbors –

 As of July 4th, we have had 4 assaults within a 3 block radius.

  1. A man was beaten in the morning on July 4th at the corner of P and First St NW. This was done by 3 young men, possibly juveniles.
  2.  Wednesday, July 13th, someone was assaulted at the unit block of Bates St NW during the afternoon hours. Group of young men that ran towards N. Capitol St.
  3. Thursday, July 14th. A man was robbed and badly beaten by a group of about 6 around 10pm.
  4. Thursday, July 21st. Robbery at gun point P and First St NW by a young male, 18-23 years of age.
  5. There have been home burglaries as well.

 Metropolitan Police has had a significant increase in presence and has made a record number of arrests for drug possession and distribution. MPD cannot be every where all the time however. We need to also take some basic precautions to prevent a repeat of last summer (see July/August 2010 crimes). Here are some of the things you can do to keep yourself and the neighborhood safe:

  1. Put your phone away when walking around. You are distracted and not aware of your surrounding if you are reading your email or texting when walking home from work. If you are distracted and cannot provide a good description of your assailant to MPD if you happen to be a victim of crime.
  2. Put the Ipod away. If you are too busy listening to music, someone could be walking behind you and jump you without you will never hear them coming.
  3. Quit flashing your Iphone, Ipod, or Ipad. Remember, keeping those items in plain sight is like flashing 3 to 6 $100 bills to everyone that can see you.
  4. Join the neighborhood safety walks. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm neighbors meet at the corner of P and First for an hour walk. Again, I know we are all busy or don’t like to get involved,  if you don’t get involved,  who will? MPD can help us take back the neighborhood, but it is up to us to keep it.  
  5. Join the Neighborhood Crime Watch/Block Captain Program. Email me for more information. We need Block Captains.

 I will follow up with MPD to ensure we continue our community partnership, but we need our neighbors to get involved.

Below are the 2010 July and August Crimes in the Bates Area Civic Association Area. In the 2 month period, we had 12 assaults with deadly weapons, robberies and assaults.

 

7/6/2010 ADW

OTHER

100 B/O FLORIDA AVE NW

10095105

BACA Florida
7/10/2010 THEFT

2

1600 B/O 4TH ST NW

10097282

BACA 4th
7/15/2010 ROBBERY

PBS

1500 B/O NORTH CAPITOL ST

10100230

BACA NC
7/15/2010 THEFT

2

1300 B/O NEW JERSEY AVE NW

10100132

BACA NJ
7/17/2010 ROBBERY

ASSAULT W/INTENT

1700 B/O 4TH ST NW

10101204

BACA 4th
7/18/2010 THEFT

2

UNIT B/O P ST NW

10102054

BACA P
7/18/2010 THEFT F/AUTO

2

200 B/O FLORIDA AVE NW

10102096

BACA Florida
7/19/2010 STOLEN AUTO

STOLEN AUTO

UNIT B/O Q ST NW

10102560

BACA Q
7/21/2010 ROBBERY

P/P

200 B/O FLORIDA AVE NW

10103559

BACA Florida
7/21/2010 STOLEN AUTO

STOLEN AUTO

1700 B/O NORTH CAPITOL ST

10103817

BACA NC
7/23/2010 THEFT

2

300 B/O FLORIDA AVE NW

10104891

BACA Florida
7/31/2010 ROBBERY

GUN

UNIT B/O NEW YORK AVE NW

10109055

BACA NY
7/31/2010 STOLEN AUTO

STOLEN AUTO

1ST ST NW & Q ST NW

10109483

BACA Firts
8/3/2010 ROBBERY

SNATCH

200 B/O P ST NW

10110698

BACA P
8/4/2010 THEFT

2

1300 B/O NEW JERSEY AVE NW

10111163

BACA NJ
8/4/2010 THEFT F/AUTO

1

1700 B/O 3RD ST NW

10111177

BACA 3rd
8/5/2010 BURGLARY

2

1700 B/O 1ST ST NW

10111782

BACA Firts
8/5/2010 ROBBERY

CAR JACKING – GUN

100 B/O P ST NW

10111608

BACA P
8/6/2010 BURGLARY

2

1700 B/O 1ST ST NW

10112302

BACA Firts
8/8/2010 BURGLARY

2

1800 B/O NORTH CAPITOL ST

10113570

BACA NC
8/10/2010 BURGLARY

2

1800 B/O NORTH CAPITOL ST

10114590

BACA NC
8/10/2010 BURGLARY

2

1800 B/O NORTH CAPITOL ST

10114476

BACA NC
8/10/2010 STOLEN AUTO

STOLEN AUTO

1800 B/O NORTH CAPITOL ST

10114269

BACA NC
8/11/2010 BURGLARY

1

300 B/O FLORIDA AVE NW

10114777

BACA Florida
8/13/2010 THEFT

2

UNIT B/O Q ST NW

10115894

BACA Q
8/15/2010 ARSON

ARSON

1600 B/O 4TH ST NW

10117143

BACA 4th
8/16/2010 BURGLARY

2

UNIT B/O FLORIDA AVE NW

10117530

BACA Florida
8/16/2010 BURGLARY

2

UNIT B/O FLORIDA AVE NW

10117583

BACA Florida
8/18/2010 BURGLARY

2

1800 B/O NORTH CAPITOL ST

10118591

BACA NC
8/18/2010 THEFT F/AUTO

1

1800 B/O NORTH CAPITOL ST

10118935

BACA NC
8/20/2010 ADW

KNIFE

100 B/O Q ST NW

10120116

BACA Q
8/23/2010 ADW

OTHER

4TH ST NW & Q ST NW

10121593

BACA 4th
8/25/2010 ROBBERY

GUN

UNIT B/O FLORIDA AVE NW

10122322

BACA Florida
8/26/2010 ADW

OTHER

1300 B/O NEW JERSEY AVE NW

10123041

BACA NJ
8/26/2010 STOLEN AUTO

STOLEN AUTO

1700 B/O NEW JERSEY AVE NW

10123211

BACA NJ

 

 

Geovani A. Bonilla

Bates Area Civic Association


One thought on “Neighborhood Crime Alert

  1. There was another beating on the evening of July 12th, around 10pm, near 1st St and P. I called 911, while it was happening. I left my name and number and no one every called or came by to ask me anything about what I saw. We can be more vigilant, but the police also need to take it seriously when one of us calls to report a crime. How is it that all of these crimes are happening within the same block, and the police can’t catch these fools. This is ridiculous!

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