Stabbing at 1:30pm Just South of the Petworth Metro

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Stabbing at 1330 hrs at Quebec Street and Georgia Avenue NW. Unknown lookout/”

Update: Additionally, MPD issued a press release today about an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense on the very same corner a week ago:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in connection with an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense, which occurred on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at approximately 5:47 pm, near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Quebec Street, Northwest.

The persons of interest can be seen in this video.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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  • How many incidents is this within a half block of the metro? Assign some foot patrol cops there and let the, patrol Georgia Ave non-stop. That should be their only job. Other wards have constant foot patrol on their main corridors, why not Ward 4? Ridiculous. Whatever MPD is doing, ain’t working. We need a new plan. We want to feel safe. We want results.

    • That’s ward 1 south of the metro, but it’s police district 4D. They changed the police district lines several years ago to include some of ward 1 (Park View and Mt Pleasant) in 4D. So the ward boundary is right there at Rock Creek Church, while the police boundary is down at Park rd.

  • Also unknown lookout? Maybe they should upgrade the potato cam at the corner.

  • Seemingly he was trying to redeem #BOGO at Looking Glass instead of DC Reynolds.
    Easy mistake!

  • Ah. Yes. Didn’t MPD say that foot patrols aren’t effective? It’s better to have police officers sit in their car? Or not be around at all? And remember. We’re not supposed to question how they operate. It might compromise their strategic plan to curb crime in our area.

    • Totally agree. Unfortunately, MPD (and I’ve even seen this from Bowser’s office) has a tendency to blame the victims. Or act like we are overreacting. It’s free reign for criminal in Petworth. A change in leadership or tactics might be warranted.

  • I am not quick to blame MPD, but the lack of police presence (in cars, foot, bikes, whatever) around that area is appalling. Go to Dupont, Mount Pleasant, Shaw, or other areas and there is a way more visible police presence. I just don’t understand what it will take to get more officers around.

    • Well there is that crime deterrent light right behind the Metro exit, which I credit with the complete lack of vampire and orc crime in the area.

    • On several occasions I’ve seen numerous plainclothes and jump-out police officers suddenly materialize along the Georgia Avenue corridor to arrest people. A drycleaner robbery by my house was broken up, and the assailant arrested, when a couple plainclothes guys wearing bullet proof vests hopped out of an inconspicuous car to grab him.

      I actually kind of believe that having uniformed (i.e. visible) police stationed on foot at Georgia and Quebec would deter lawbreakers at Georgia and Quebec, but make it much slower for that officer to respond to an incident a couple of blocks away. Its so intuitive that it’s hard to believe people are so resistant to the notion that having police highly mobile in cars is more effective than having them trying to hoof it in response to a call.

    • It’s the Fourth District. I’ve lived in other areas and cops are very visible. Streets, cars and horses/Segway. I don’t know what is happening in the Fourth District. There have been NUMEROUS incidents near the metro lately. And I’m not even referencing the pickpockets, verbal abuse or property crimes. I’m talking assaults, people shooting guns and robberies. Nothing done except a press conference by Bowser, MPD and some ANC reps saying “we’re on it.” That was two months ago. Nothing. WHERE ARE THE POLICE.

    • There’s a massive police presence in the area compared to what I’m used to. The only thing I’d say is some of them need to spend less time on there cell phones. Especially when driving

      • I’m sure it’s better than it was 20 years ago… Even five years ago. But why should that be our marker? If people are still getting hurt, it’s not enough. We basically give MPD a “pass” on all of the property crime, but they need to be held accountable for the violent crime. This strip along Georgia, especially near the metro should not be that difficult to patrol and keep under control. There is a police station two blocks away for crying out loud.

  • It is mystifying to me that there is a police station just a few blocks from there…

  • That is a sketchy block on Georgia by Quebec. I wish they’d renovate those shops (half are already closed) and turn it into something nice. I think that would go a long way to improving that stretch.

    • I can’t tell whether the decrepit takeout place (next to the hardware store) has finally gone out of business. The exterior looks so terrible that for a long time I thought it was a vacant storefront, until I happened to walk by one weekday during their very limited hours of operation.
      Depending on whether the takeout place really is closed, the only vacant space is where the hardware store used to be. However, most of the stores (none of which have hours posted, IIRC) don’t seem to be open after 6 or 7 p.m. anyway.
      I still don’t understand how there can be THREE mini-marts 1) on the same tiny block and 2) across the street from a CVS.

  • I have no opinion on levels of MPD staffing, etc.

    But I do remember about 10 years back that this was the 2nd intersection in the city to get a “crime camera.” I hope that the crime statistics show progress since then.

  • Ew, who stabs any more? I thought we’d moved on to shootings.

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