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MPD: “Rash of burglaries in Mt. Pleasant”

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm 5 Comments

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From MPD:

“Over the past week there have been several burglaries which have occurred in the neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant. These burglaries have occurred during the daytime hours while residents are away. The suspects have entered these residences by kicking in the front or rear doors of the homes. We are asking all residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. You will notice that our officers have stepped up patrols on the side streets and alleys. We also have our officers going door to door to hear any concerns in which you may have. We would like to encourage all residents to participate in the DC Governments Private Security Camera Program. Visit www.ovsjg.dc.gov”

  • mwmp

    I have noticed an increased police presence and was hoping it was nothing serious. Glad there aren’t any injuries but majorly sad for the victims of burglary- what an unsettling and scary thing to have to go through.

  • LedroitTigah

    Ugh. I hate this. I have a serious alarm and no electronics in my house anyway, but having my house burgled would be such a major blow to my sense of safety. I feel for the victims, and hope the burglers get caught (or knock it out!!!!!)

    • LedroitTigah

      (Err, I meant knock it off, not out )

  • And I had just noted, in my February ANC newsletter, how the burglary count here has dropped in recent years: “As for burglaries, the total reported for 2016, 17, is about one-third what it was just a few years ago, and one-fifth the total reported in 2011.” Seventeen burglaries in a year is just 1.5 per month. And bang — four in one week.
    One of the victims has good video of the burglars. The clearance rate here for burglaries is only about 10%. But perhaps this will be the one in ten that actually gets “cleared by arrest”.
    Meanwhile, lock your doors. It’s a safe neighborhood, but not perfectly so.

    • Anon

      Photos of the burglary suspects could be helpful…

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