Once upon a time, and for so of you, a long time ago, portions of Truxton were in the 3rd Police District. But then there was some reorganization and the police district boundaries changed. And horror of horrors, we (in TC) were thrown into the 5th Police District, 5D. Horror, because we lost Ofr. Tommy Barnes, who was part of 3D. He was very sympathetic to residents, as he too was a resident and experienced the same issues his neighbors experienced. Well today I spotted Ofr. Barnes on the street, enforcing the law. See photo of police on foot, no squad car in sight.
Not to say we don't value the wonderful officers of 5D. It was great that 5D arrested the two men, on the 1700 block of 4th St on Wednesday, who may or may not have been part of the burglary upswing that has been going on in Bloomingdale. There has been a good amount of emails about the arrest on the 5D listserv, so let me add my 'good job' to the rest of the praise for Commander Andy Solberg and his people. Also there was another arrest, yesterday, after someone called 911 spotting some men trying to break into a house on the 2200 block of 1st St NW. Yay to the cops for that arrest. Oh, and yay to the person who reported them and gave a useful description of them. If you want to be mildly informed about the crime in your neighborhood, I'd recommend subscribing to your police district's email list. If you want to be blissfully ignorant then just carry on.
Oh and unrelated, the UHOP parade is this weekend. This is my copy and paste from the 5D listserv email I got about weekend road closures:
On Saturday, May 26, 2012, the United House of Prayer for All People will hold its annual Memorial Day parade. This event will begin at 10:00 am and will conclude at approximately 3:00 pm. The parade will take place along the following route:
* Begin: 6th & M Streets, NW
* North on 6th Street to S Street, NW
* West on S Street to 13th Street, NW
* South on 13th Street to Logan Circle, NW
* Southwest around Logan Circle to P Street, NW
* East on P Street to 7th Street, NW
* South on 7th Street to M Street, NW
* East on M Street to 6th Street, NW where the parade will end
The parade is very entertaining, provided you're not trying to get anywhere by a motor vehicle with more than 2 wheels.