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Chief Lanier Responds on Rising Crime in D.C.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier, in an email to MPD listservs today, shared the Metropolitan Police Department’s analysis of the recent rise in violent crime in the District. In the brief report, Lanier sought to place D.C. in the context of a national trend of rising crime facing major cities.

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Neighborhood in the News

Locals sound off on the GDS expansion and the importance of loving contracts in this week’s Neighborhood in the News. Here are the stories you might have missed.

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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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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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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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