Category Archives: Public Safety

Escapee Kenneth Clayton Recaptured

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. today, the Metropolitan Police Department announced that Kenneth Clayton, who fled custody from a psychiatric facility in Tenleytown on Monday, had been recaptured by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. The Task Force, which is a division of the U.S. Marshals Service that locates and apprehends the most violent and dangerous fugitives in the greater Metro

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New Enforcement Camera Targets Fessenden Street

Drivers coming into the District of Columbia frequently turn off River Road onto Fessenden Street, cutting through the residential area to reach Wisconsin Avenue, Reno Road, or Connecticut Avenue  – often zipping through the local blocks with only a casual eye for pedestrians. Restrictions on rush hour turns have helped stem the flow of traffic at peak hours, but speeding remains a problem.

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Public Safety Notice: Arrestee Escape in Tenleytown

Earlier today Kenneth Clayton escaped from the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in Tenleytown. Please be advised that if you observe or encounter Kenneth Clayton, do not approach him and call 9-1-1 immediately. The Metropolitan Police Department provided the following information in a release at 5:52 p.m.: On Monday, November 03, 2014 at approximately 10:40 am, arrestee Kenneth Clayton, charged with Simple

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a wonderful time of year, especially in our neighborhood. Houses are decked out with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, and children in costume eagerly take to the sidewalks in the hopes of filling their bags and buckets with candy. As you get ready to celebrate this evening, please keep an eye out for our littlest pedestrians and follow these

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 42nd St. Circles

The crunch of car tires on plastic, debris in the roadway, and the flimsy white plastic barriers that have come to characterize the mini-circles on 42nd Street may soon be a thing of the past. The District Department of Transportation is currently pursuing permits from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to install permanent roundabouts at the intersections of 42nd and Warren streets.

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Burglaries Up 39% in Tenleytown Area

A recent spate of burglaries in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District, which encompasses most of Washington, D.C.’s northwest quadrant, has residents understandably concerned. This past Tuesday, September 7, 11 burglaries were reported in a single 24-hour period in the Second District, including two in our own neighborhood on Butterworth Place. At a September 24 meeting, Commander Michael Reese reported

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August Crime Report

Through the quick action of a school resource officer the perpetrator of a sexual assault against a juvenile in Tenleytown was apprehended late last week. While burglaries, thefts, and thefts from autos remained the most prevalent crimes across the Second District (MPD 2D) and the Tenleytown area.

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