Yesterday I witnessed a police chase that made its way into my alley.
I was broadcasting seeds in the front and rear yards, and planting them in some of the pots. While in the front, watering and broadcasting I observed about 3 or 4 marked police vehiles and one unmarked vehicle race up and down my street. Speed humps and one way streets be damned, they were circling around going through alleys, turning around stopping.
That went on for a while.
Then I ventured to the backyard with a bunch of seeds I needed to get rid of and there were cops on foot down one end of the alley. Then I noticed an unfamiliar top of the head in one yard (we have high fences). It could have been a policeman, could have been a renter, could have been one of the guys the police were looking for, dunno. In no time they were a little closer and on the deck of someone's house. I called the owner of the house, and left a message that there were a dozen cops in her rear yard. Reality about 4 or 6. Next to the house with the deck there were people working on their deck/shed/on going backyard project talking to the police. And then the helicopter shows up circling the block.
In the end the police captured two guys. For what? I have no clue.
There were several unsecured backyards that they could have hidden in as well as a secure but neighboring an unsecure yard, yard. Not everyone on the block has seen fit to keep their backyards locked or even properly latched.
There is one arrest that fits the time period and area, but only one guy:
ARREST# : 031142491
DT-TM: 05-OCT-11 - 1825
LOCATION: REAR OF 1610 4TH ST NW - PSA: 501
OFFENDER: WILLIAMS, D
OFFENSE: UCSA PWID COCAINE (CRACK)
Nothing stating where the other guy was caught, as I thought there were two guys and it seems they ditched their car over by 4th and Florida.