Dear Commander Greene, congratulations to you and your staff on the arrests - great work! The potted plants on my front porch get re-arranged about once aMessage 1 of 5 , Oct 29, 2009View SourceDear Commander Greene, congratulations to you and your staff on the arrests - great work!The potted plants on my front porch get re-arranged about once a month - I always quickly put them back into place to signal to whoever is doing it, that I am home and not out of town or on vacation. An Eckington neighbor also mentioned they'd been noticing items in their yard being re-arranged, so it's not unique to my house.Over the past two months - at least once a week, I get random visitors to my front door at very strange hours. It just happened again last night @ 11:30pm - two young black men knocked on my front door and when I answered, they didn't have a purpose - and just said "wrong house" and walked out my front gate.Do you agree the above situations are a way to see if we're home or not, to identify vacant homes to rob? If so, perhaps these methods are worth mentioning in a crime prevention newsletter to help others with similar experiences?Congrats again on the arrests.Best regards,Steven
From: "Greene, Lamar (MPD)" <lamar.greene@...>
Sent: Thu, October 29, 2009 10:24:45 AM
Subject: [MPD-5D] BURGLARY ARREST
CITIZENS WORK WITH UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS IN TRINIDAD NEIGHBORHOOD
On October 28, 2009, at approximately 1135 hours the Fifth District Street Crimes Unit was working in a tactical capacity in the Trinidad neighborhood. They suddenly noticed two black male subjects walking in the 1200 block of Florida Avenue looking around as if to be searching for something. Under cover officers were called and watched the subjects go to 1220 Florida Avenue , they appeared to knock on the front door and turn the knob. Citizens in this area worked hard to give the officers information about suspected burglars and suspicious activity in this area.
The two suspects went to the rear of the house and gained entry through a window, both subjects were apprehended at that time and charged with burglary in the second degree!!! Arrested--- One Juvenile and One Adult Daniel Greene 18 years old and residing in the Sixth District. Detectives are attempting to connect these burglars to the other burglaries in that area!!