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9233Tonight's MPD Haunted Houses & Safe Haven Events & SoberRide DC

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  • Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
    Oct 31, 2010
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      Here is the FINAL version and an IMPORTANT note for press conference
      1) MPD Partners with Local Haunted Houses
      Ward 1- Parkview Recreation Ctr
      Ward 5- The Arboretum
      Ward 6- 1D Station
      Ward 8- 7D Station

      2) All Police Districts will serve as Halloween Safe Havens for Families.

      For details, visit: http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/halloween

      3) SoberRide is offering free rides in DC from 10 pm, Saturday night through 6 am, Sunday morning. Get more information at http://www.wrap.org/soberride/ ‬

      Terrorism Prevention is Everyone's Business. If you witness suspicious behavior, report it by calling 9-1-1. In other words, If you See Something, Say Something.
      Poster:
      http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/frames.asp?doc=/mpdc/lib/mpdc/info/comm/seesay_poster.pdf

      Office of Community Outreach
      Metropolitan Police Department
      Washington, DC

      Halloween Advisory

      (Washington, DC) — The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public of augmented police patrols for Halloween on the evening of Sunday, October 31, 2010. We encourage parents and children participating in the festivities to remain aware of their surroundings. We also urge motorists to use extreme caution due to increased pedestrian traffic. It is highly recommended that evening trick or treating occur between the hours of 7 to 10 pm on Halloween.

      Each of MPD's police districts will host a special Halloween event this weekend for young people. For more information, please see:

       Http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/halloween 

      These simple tips will help make your Halloween celebration better than ever.

      Children should:

      • Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame-retardant; wear short clothing that prevents tripping.• Wear sneakers or comfortable shoes.• Use face paint (non-toxic, hypoallergenic) and avoid masks - especially if the eye holes obstruct the child's vision.• See well through facemasks, or use make-up.• Don't wear floppy hats or wigs that slide over the eyes. Also, children should not wear long, baggy, or loose costumes or oversized shoes.• Avoid toy weapons - if desired, use costume knives and swords that are flexible, not rigid.• Stay away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
      Pedestrian Safety

      • Children should stay within familiar areas and surroundings. Parents should establish a route for children.• Children should use flashlights and stay on sidewalks.• Children should cross the street at corners / crosswalks and not between parked cars.• Motorists should drive slowly and watch carefully for children.
       
      General safety

       • If you see something, say something. Report suspicious activity to the police by calling 911.• Many police districts, community groups, business associations and others host Halloween parties. Parents should consider these as a safe alternative to door-to-door "trick-or-treating" for their children.• Parents should set a one-hour window for kids who are trick-or-treating door-to-door.  Set a clear start and end time.• Children should never go into homes - stay on the porch or stoop when asking for treats.• Children should avoid homes that don't have their outside lights turned on.• Children should never talk to strangers or get into strangers' cars.• Children should travel in small groups and be accompanied by parents or an authorized adult chaperone.• Children should know their home phone number and their parents' cell phone numbers, when applicable. They should carry coins for emergency telephone calls or know how to make collect calls.• Children should have their names and addresses attached to their costumes.• Children should bring home treats before eating them so parents can inspect them. When children get home, parents should inspect all candy and other treats before they are eaten. Discard all unwrapped or loosely wrapped candy or fruit.• If you have any questions about suspicious looking treats, call the police department non-emergency number, 3-1-1.• Parents and children should carve pumpkins on a stable, flat surface with good lighting. Small children should never carve pumpkins. Instead, they can help by drawing faces with markers, while a parent does the cutting. Older children carving pumpkins should always be supervised.• Adults should only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.• Adults should keep porch lights on and their driveways illuminated.• Homeowners should ensure that their walkways are cleared of debris on which children may trip and fall.• Parents should cut into fruit, such as apples, to make sure they do not contain foreign objects.• If in doubt, throw it out.• SoberRide is offering free rides in DC from 10 pm, Saturday night through 6 am, Sunday morning. Get more information at http://www.wrap.org/soberride/ ‬








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      Preventing terrorism is everybody’s business.

      If you SEE something, SAY something.

      Call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099 to report suspicious activity or behavior that has already occurred.

      Call 911 to report in-progress threats or emergencies.

                                                                                                     

      To learn more, visit http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/operationtipp.

       

      From: Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
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      Sent: Sun Oct 31 12:15:50 2010
      Subject: MPD Haunted Houses & Safe Haven Events

      MPD Partners with Local Haunted Houses
      Ward 1- Parkview Recreation Ctr
      Ward 5- The Arboretum
      Ward 6- 1D Station
      Ward 8- 7D Station

      All Police Districts will serve as Halloween Safe Havens for Families.

      For details, visit: http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/halloween

      Terrorism Prevention is Everyone's Business. If you witness suspicious behavior, report it by calling 9-1-1. In other words, If you See Something, Say Something.
      Poster:
      http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/frames.asp?doc=/mpdc/lib/mpdc/info/comm/seesay_poster.pdf

      Office of Community Outreach
      Metropolitan Police Department
      Washington, DC










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      From: Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
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      Sent: Thu Oct 21 17:56:05 2010
      Subject: FW: Nine Indicted in Drug Conspiracy, Accused of Selling PCP in Washington Area

      PRESS RELEASE

       

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

       

      Thursday, October 21, 2010

       

      for Information Contact:

       

      Bill Miller

      U.S. Department of Justice

      (202) 514-6933

      http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/dc/Press_Releases/index.html

       

      Gwendolyn Crump (MPD)

      (202) 727-4383

       

      Melissa Bell (DEA)

      (202) 616-4740

       

       

      Nine Indicted in Drug Conspiracy,

      Accused of Selling PCP in Washington Area

       

      - PCP, Firearms Seized in Searches

       

       

      WASHINGTON -Nine people have been indicted in connection with an ongoing

      investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI

      into a drug ring operating in the Washington , D.C. metropolitan area. Most were arrested

      Wednesday, as authorities conducted searches that led to the seizure of PCP and firearms.

       

       The indictments, accusing the defendants of participating in a ring that distributed PCP,

      were announced today by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the

      Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Ava A. Cooper-Davis, Special Agent in Charge of the

      Washington Division Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and John G.

      Perren, Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

       

      Six defendants were indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court for the District of

      Columbia on a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute PCP. They

      include Allen Lee Sheffield, 31; Spencer Eugene Moore, 31; Latrell Brandon Thompson, 21;

      Raoul Brandon Lawrence, 35, and Tiffany Harris, 28. The sixth defendant is not yet in custody.

      If convicted, they face a minimum of 10 years of incarceration.

       

       The indictment, returned last week, was unsealed today in U.S. District Court.

      Sheffield, Thompson, Lawrence and Harris appeared in court this afternoon and were ordered

      held without bond pending detention hearings scheduled for Tuesday, October 26.

       

      Three other men were indicted by the grand jury on charges of distribution of a controlled

      substance and will be prosecuted in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia . They include

      Alexis Santos, 19, Antonio Whitaker, 20, and a third man who has not yet been arrested.

       

       The investigation focused on allegations of narcotics activities from August 1, 2009 through

      October 15, 2010. The organization primarily operated in an area of Northwest Washington

      bounded by Euclid Avenue to the north, Florida Avenue to the south, 11th Street to the west, and

      Sherman Street to the east. Within this grid is a housing complex known as Garfield Terrace.

      Although this was the main distribution location of the organization, sales took place throughout

      the Washington , D.C. area.

       

       Many of the defendants were arrested Wednesday. MPD and DEA investigators executed

      search warrants at seven locations that day and seized two firearms, approximately two ounces

      of PCP, and small amounts of crack cocaine and marijuana.

       

       In addition to the conspiracy charge, the indictment charges Sheffield, Moore , Lawrence and

      Thompson with additional federal counts of unlawful distribution of PCP.

       

       “Drugs ruin the lives of fathers and mothers and destroy the futures of our children. PCP is

      an especially potent poison that kicks off violent and erratic behavior that threatens our

      families,” said U.S. Attorney Machen. “This case demonstrates that we will aggressively

      prosecute those who sell PCP and other dangerous narcotics on the streets of the District of

      Columbia. Together with our partners at MPD, DEA, and FBI, we are committed to improving

      the quality of life of D.C. residents by bringing drug dealers and other criminals to justice.”

       

       “One of the key components in this case was that I asked our federal partners specifically to

      assist us in going after PCP because of the violence associated with that drug,” said Chief Lanier.

      “And our joint efforts resulted in the apprehension of those responsible for distributing large

      quantities of PCP, a drug that is killing our kids.”

       

       “This week’s operation was a collaborative effort between DEA’s Mobile Enforcement

      Team and MPD, the effects of which will be felt for years,” said Ava Cooper-Davis, DEA

      Special Agent in Charge. “The quality of life for residents of Garfield Terrace neighborhood will

      improve because we removed a crew of people who peddled large quantities of PCP, an

      extremely violent drug.”

       

        U.S. Attorney Machen, Chief Lanier, Special Agent in Charge Cooper-Davis, and Acting

      Assistant Director in Charge Perren praised the efforts of the MPD, DEA, and FBI personnel

      who worked on the case, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bill O’Malley and Emory V. Cole,

      who are prosecuting the matter.

       

      An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of

      criminal laws and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

       

       

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