Category Archives: Public Safety

Local Law Enforcement to be Honored

The Citizens Advisory Council for the MPD Second District will hold its annual awards banquet on September 30, 2015. The banquet honors officers, as well as local residents, who have done an outstanding job combating crime or contributing toward public safety in northwest D.C. Tickets are available.

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May Crime Report: Tips for Securing Your Home

Overall property crime is up in AU Park, Friendship Heights, and Tenleytown this month, increasing 71 percent compared to April. The rise is driven mostly by car break-ins in residential areas and retail thefts in the Wisconsin Avenue commercial corridor, according to MPD Second District Commander Melvin Gresham.

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MPD 2nd District Gets New Commander

Veteran member of the Metropolitan Police Department Melvin Gresham was promoted to Commander of the Second Police District on Monday. He most recently served as a captain in the Second District, and as an acting commander following the retirement of Second District Commander Michael Reese on March 7, 2015. “I am both honored and excited about my new assignment as the district

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Police Warn of IRS Phone Scam

In what is becoming an annual event, callers who pose as representatives of the Internal Revenue Service and demand immediate payment of back taxes are once again targeting our area. The Metropolitan Police Department today issued the following warning about this most recent scam and information on how to report scammers to the appropriate authorities. “The Metropolitan Police Department is informing the public

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Public Safety Notice: (Another) Arrestee Escape in Tenleytown

UPDATE: At 1:36 p.m. MPD Second District Commander notified the community by email that the escapee had been apprehended in the Sixth District. Earlier today a juvenile escaped from the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in Tenleytown. The Metropolitan Police Department provided the following information in a release at 12:49 p.m.: At approximately 11:20 am today, a juvenile male escaped from the

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Package Thieves Target Holiday Deliveries

Brown cardboard packages delivered to front stoops have become a sign of the holiday season, as people shop online or send gifts to loved ones across the country. Unfortunately, thieves are looking to snap up those boxes before their rightful owners can bring them inside. In a email Monday evening, Commander Michael Reese of the Metropolitan Police Department notified residents of the Second

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Police Seek Help in Identifying Hudson Trail Outfitters Burglar

According to a release issued today, the Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying an individual who broke into the Hudson Trail Outfitters store in Tenleytown. The burglary occurred on Wednesday, November 26 at 4:24 a.m. Security camera footage captured the perpetrator as he used a tire iron to smash through the lower level entry doors on Brandywine Street.

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