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Local Area Murder Rates Are Down

Take a minute to look over the latest crime stats, as reported by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department's Crime and Activity Statistics page. Homicides in Washington, D.C. are down, and arrests of juvenille suspects are up (for the week, at least). Have a look at the DCMPD's weekly arrest reports, if you want even more detailed information.

Keep in mind that this week has been alot warmer than last week, which saw snow and freezing temperatures between Wednesday and Friday, January 20-22. In Penn Branch, that's when our young turks like to ditch the grown-ups to hook up with their friends, outside or at a friend's house, ..where they can swear out loud and indulge some other bad habits they don't like us hassling them about. For that reason, it's probably wise to keep the kids (especially, your teens) on a short leash, this week--ask smart questions, keep an eye on who they're running with and stay in their business--to insure they stay out of trouble and don't bring any to your doorstep.

And if, while passing through Penn Branch Center, you happen to see Officer Halley on patrol, tell that man you appreciate what he's doing there and the high level of professionalism, with which he is representing the DCMPD. Just this weekend, I saw some five or six local teens creating a loitering problem in front of Penn Branch Liquors, and it took all of half a minute for Officer Halley to settle things. I have no doubt that Penn Branch Center would be a sewer without him.

This is a GREAT neighborhood, my friends, and it takes good folks to keep it that way.

Mel Dyer

[Edited, 3/11/15]


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