Monday, May 14, 2007

Drug Squad Coming to Tuesday's Dupont Public Safety Meeting and other news

Reminder: Dupont Public Safety Meeting/PSA 306 is Tuesday May 15th at 7pm at the 3rd District Metropolitan Police Dept Headquarters at 1620 V Street. (That’s held on the 3rd Tuesdays for Dupont and Kalorama-Sheridan issues.) Our community depends on good communications to and from our police. This is a roundtable meeting where we problem-solve. Bring an issue – no matter how minor. Or email me or our lieutenants to submit items for discussion. If you are frustrated by past police response to issues, give it another try. MPD seems to have gotten better.


·        At Tuesday’s meeting, we plan to have Lt. Wilfredo Manlapaz who runs the 3D Focus Mission Unit (the drug and vice squad) or his staff to talk about problems with drug dealing in the neighborhood. If you have info that would be of value please collect and convey.


·        Inspector Linda C. Brown who replaced, now, Commander of the Special Operations Division Patrick Burke is planning to come to the meeting to introduce herself.


·        Sergeant Tanya Bell got the command of the GLLU (Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit). She or the lieutenant who oversees that unit may come by.


Upcoming Meetings:


We are planning to hold the June 19th Public Safety/PSA meeting in a church on 15th or `6th Street to talk about issues around homelessness and other community relations issues that citizen and the area churches may have. We’re holding this because quite a few people have independently had issues with what goes on around different churches in that area.  


June 4 DCCA meeting will be on the topic of Public Safety: We’ll be announcing the details of that this week. It’ll be a joint meeting with the Logan Circle Citizens Association and will be at the Studio Theater at 14th and P at 7:30pm.




Wayne Bridgeforth got 40 months this time for stealing packages. He got 7 months the previous time. Thanks to all those who sent letters to the judge.


There’s a grey haired white male of about 60 years who is again going around cutting city trees and going in yards cutting private trees. This guy seems to think he is widening the public right of way. But he’s doing it in a way that is killing and damaging trees. He’ll leave a sharp branch at eye level…Please do look out for this guy. He does it in day light. And please call 911 if you see him. The fine can be $5000 for violating the 2002 Urban Forestry Act.


A graffiti vandal was caught a 14th and U last week but the barrage continues. And now there seem to be a movement to make the graffiti vandal who was jailed last year, the center of a counter-culture movement:



Rob Halligan

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