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8421Re: [MPD-5D] Bottle Bombs

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  • Quintana, Janice (OUC)
    Jul 3 3:55 PM
      Ms. Alexander, pls provide number you used to call 911 so I can pull the recorded call and identify operator. Also what is the location? Thank you,

      Janice Quintana
      Office of Unified Communications/911

      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sat Jul 03 18:10:56 2010
      Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Bottle Bombs

      Commander Greene,

      Another bottle bomb just went off in our alley. Huge explosion, lots of smoke, set of car alarms and scared everyone on our block. I ran outside but, of course, the perpetrators were long gone. I called 911 right away. The operator would not even take my address. She asked if I got a description. I did not -- they set these things to go off and then run. I told the operator that they have been typically setting off several in a row, that they set one off and then in another 5-10 minutes you can here one go off a couple blocks away. She said to call back when they returned or when I had a description. I suggested they send a car out to the area because they could probably hear the next one go off by the time they got here. She repeated to call back when they returned. Frustrated, I hung up.

      I'm still shaking from how loud the explosion was, not 2 feet from my house. I'm afraid it's going to take someone getting seriously hurt (there are several kids playing outside on my block) or someone's house burning down before this group is stopped.


      On Jul 3, 2010, at 3:25 PM, Greene, Lamar (MPD) wrote:

      I will have research our arrest log to find out if anyone was arrested, I will follow up shortly
      Commander Lamar D. Greene

      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sat Jul 03 15:06:40 2010
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Bottle Bombs

      I live in the Trinidad neighborhood where a group of youth/young adults was setting off what I'm guessing were bottle bombs last night from about 11:00pm - 1:00am. These bombs were extremely powerful and shook the house. Several were set off in the alley right outside my bedroom window. I called 911 twice. I heard them being set off again this afternoon, though a few blocks away from the sound of it.

      Can you tell me if any progress has been made in apprehending these folks?

      Thank you,

      On Jul 3, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Greene, Lamar (MPD) wrote:

      Call 911 if you feel that someone has intentionally thrown a fire work on your person. Officers will respond and take the appropriate action.
      Commander Lamar D. Greene

      Have you heard the knock at your door?

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      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sat Jul 03 13:01:28 2010
      Subject: Re: RE: [MPD-5D] Fireworks Safety

      What is also being done/going to be done with children under 16 being allowed to throw fireworks towards people and other citizen's property?

      Sabrina Hill

      On Jul 3, 2010, Philip Blair & Mary Pat Rowan <blair-rowan@...> wrote:


      Thanks for this. It is useful. Forgive me for adding two suggestions of additions that would make it more useful…

      What advice do you have for residents who find streets and sidewalks littered the next day with the trash left behind by the fireworks users, trash which might include (and in my experience has included) unexploded duds and unlit fireworks that present a serious hazard for the children who find them?

      What is the definition or description of what makes a firework illegal.

      Commissioner Philip Blair
      AND 5A10

      -----Original Message-----
      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Fayette
      Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 10:42 PM
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Fireworks Safety

      5D Community,

      Reporting Illegal Fireworks
      To report the use or sale of illegal fireworks, contact the DC Fire/EMS Department's Fire Prevention Division at (202) 727-1600 or (202) 727-1614.
      If you are aware of fireworks being set off in your neighborhood, call 9-1-1 to have police and fire personnel investigate the situation. Specially-trained teams will respond to ensure that any fireworks being set off are legal and safe. These teams are also inspecting fireworks stands operating in the District of Columbia for compliance with the law.
      The Fire/EMS Department seizes illegal fireworks products that are discovered in the District and destroys them after 30 days. Whether you're celebrating Independence Day or the New Year, a backyard barbecue or other family occasion, it is important to understand the laws regulating fireworks use in the District of Columbia.
      Fireworks Safety Tips
      • Always read and follow label directions.
      • Always have an adult present.
      • Never ignite fireworks indoors.
      • Only ignite fireworks outdoors.
      • Always have water or sand nearby to extinguish fireworks after use.
      • Never experiment or attempt to make fireworks.
      • Light fireworks one at a time.
      • Never re-light malfunctioning or dud fireworks.
      • Store fireworks out of the reach of children.
      • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
      • Never throw fireworks at another person.
      • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
      • Stand at least15 feet from burning cones and fountains.
      • Do not light fireworks near combustibles such as gasoline, newspapers, etc.
      • Do not ignite fireworks that have been wet and then dried.
      • Do not light fireworks at any place other than the fuse.
      • Do not use illegal fireworks. <http://fems.dc.gov/fems/cwp/view,a,3,q,636583.asp>
      • Only use fireworks products that have a label clearly listing the manufacturer's name, address, and warnings.
      For additional information about safe use of fireworks, or any other fireworks related information, contact the DC Fire/EMS Department Fire Prevention Division at (202) 727-1600 or (202) 727-1614.
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