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Better Late than Never?
Kirsten Oldenburg, ANC 6B04
Better late than never! APRIL 2019 CRIME REPORTS
You can find my excel file for April posted here.
New feature: I’ve added a download of the individual reports for PSA 108. With MPD’s PSA realignment on 1/1/19, all reportable crimes occurring in NE Capitol Hill ended up in 108, a PSA for which I have not been including report details. Prior to 1/1/19, most NE reports were included within PSA 107… but now this PSA only includes SE CH.
Overall, compared with March, the total number of crime reports rose in April for all 3 PSAs and within ANC6B. Although, PSA 108 only saw a minimal increase. Below is a bit of a summary.
PSA 106: 76 total reports in April compared with 56 in March. Violent crimes rose by 2 with the worst being a homicide (knife) on 4/29 at Potomac Avenue Metro station. Otherwise, there were 16 more combined thefts & thefts from auto than in March.
PSA 107: reports rose to 44 from 27 in March with 5 vs 4 robberies. Three in each month involved guns. There were 17 more combined thefts & thefts from auto compared with March.
PSA 108: 32 reports in April compared with 29 in March. The same number of robberies each month (2); 1 each using a gun. Four more combined thefts & thefts from auto compared with March.
ANC6B: within this area, there were a total of 99 reports vs 68 in March. The increase is primarily from 26 more combined thefts & thefts from auto and 5 more stolen autos compared with March. Violent crimes totaled 9, the same as in other 2019 months except February, when there were 6 (see the chart under the “2019 CH VCs” tab in the file).
Daily crime reports and arrests; periodic crime narratives and gun recovery info at http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MPD-1D/info
Check my excel file for links to other info, like MPD ID contacts, PSA map, etc.
2019 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Ten awards were announced at an event on 5/8. Among the 10 was 700 Penn (aka the Hine project). Details on all 10 are here, Award videos are here
ANOTHER SCHOOL REPLACES CHAVEZ
I’ve been notified by the DC Public Charter School Board that Digital Pioneers Academy Public Charter School has submitted a request to move from its current location and has signed a 15-year lease for the building at 709 12th Street SE now occupied by Cesar Chavez Public Policy High School. Chavez announced earlier this year it would move its high school to a different campus in DC.
A public hearing on the Digital Pioneers Academy application will be held on 6/17 and a vote on 7/22 at 630pm. For more details and on how to comment on the application, go here
METRO SUMMER PLATFORM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS MAY 25
Metro will shut down the 6 rail stations south of National Airport along the Blue and Yellow lines in Virginia through 9/8. The full info is here, including alternative travel options. For regular, planned weekend work affecting rail service, go here
TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF BIKE PATH
According to Events DC on 5/10 … “improvements are underway for the pedestrian connections from the RFK Stadium Campus to the Multipurpose Fields Complex. Therefore, construction work is currently in progress to repair a portion of the bike path and will be completed in the next few weeks, weather permitting. Signage has been posted alerting bike path users of the construction activity and temporary bike/running path.”
ANACOSTIA RIVERKEEPER MAY 8 MONITORING RESULTS
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