Monday, August 11, 2003

FW: Reminder - Dupont Public Safety Meeting Tuesday

Dupont Public Safety List and Neighbors of Riggs Place:

The Joint Dupont Public Safety Meeting will start with getting an update
on the mini-crime spree on the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Riggs Place. The
police have been very responsive to the issue including posting a
policeman on the block nearly full-time since Friday. Having many of the
effected people in the room at the same time could help solve these

The 6 to 10 reported crimes on these two blocks in 24 hours contrasts to
an average of slightly over one crime reported in the whole police
service area (half of Dupont) per 24 hour period. Depending on the
turnout for the crime spree issue, we may also get into a general
overview of crime in the neighborhood, the CAC, the PSA border issues,
various drug investigations, etc.

1620 V Street at 7 Tuesday.

Rob Halligan

Joint Dupont Public Safety Committee

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Halligan (ANC 2B01 Commissioner)

Despite my expressed inclination to cancel the monthly Public Safety
meeting, I would like to hold it to concentrate on the issue in the
letter below. Many people are away, that room can be stifling, the CAC
decided not to meet until September, there's no follow up from meeting
with the Chief since he didn't show at the ANC meeting, and the new PSA
map reflected the changes we asked for, but a crime spree is a good
reason to share stories and get progress reports with citizen's and

Hope to see you at 1620 V Street at 7 Tuesday the 15th.

Rob Halligan
319 1313

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Halligan (ANC 2B01 Commissioner)
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:02 PM
To: Detective Swinson; Frank Hill; Larry McCoy
Cc: Gil Hill; Marco Santiago; Bill Glew; Bob Meehan; Carol Mitten;
Darren Bowie; Irv Morgan; Ramon Estrada; Scott Major Giese; Stuart
Dwyer; Vince Micone
Subject: Request for MPD Stakeout on 1700 block of Riggs

Commander McCoy, Lieutenant Hill, Detective Swinson:

Below is a description of crimes and suspicious character sightings on
the north side of the 1700 block of Riggs in the past 3 days.
Considering their frequency, pattern, severity, and brazenness I request
a police stakeout on this block.

Attempted break-in Tuesday - have no details, a sign was posted for a
short period describing.

2 doors getting broken in Wed. Burglars went all through the houses
stealing things. Maybe was at 2:30 pm.

3 descriptions of 3 suspicious black males. In one they knocked on a
door asking for someone who didn't live there. In the other they were
snooping. A third description had them chasing someone.

Thursday night a black male was looking in back windows.

Thursday night 3 cars were broken in to.

Friday morning the same house was broken into again.

This pattern of re-breaking into houses has been seen before. The
burglar who was arrested Thursday must not have been responsible for the

If anybody in receipt of this email has more or clarifying information,
I would like to hear about it. Please make police reports or call 311. I
was in the process of canceling my monthly meeting with the 3rd district
Commander because many of the regular attendees are out of town. I think
we should have the Joint Dupont Public Safety Meeting at 3rd District
headquarters (1620 V Street NW at 7:00 pm) Tuesday the 15th with this
crime spree on the top of the agenda. Any one in receipt of this email
is welcome.

I've been trying to get more police patrols of this block for months.
(Since I live on the block, it may have seemed self-serving). The police
need crime reports and suspicious activity to justify deployment. Now
you have that.

Rob Halligan
Joint Dupont Public Safety Committee Co-Chair
202 319 1313

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