Cameras Requested Re: Atempted bike thefts on Montello Avenue in Trinidad this morning
- Keep calling it in.. although this really should be a frequent patrol spot
at this point since it is almost every single hour of every single evening
and very predictable. It's an open air market in the evening- they don't
even attempt to hide it. the cars double park on trinidad and they do
business without a care. they've looked right at me as I walk by and
they're passing things through the window. I've texted it in a bunch- a
few times i've seen squad cars come by quickly, others not. Would love to
see some cameras here. Oates and Trinidad too.. Trinidad is a great
getaway street back to MD. Five times a day cars run the stop sign at
60mph any many times shortly thereafter there's an alert of a burglary or
On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 12:46 PM, TH <tdh17603@...> wrote:
> There are always kids hanging out on the corner of Morse St. and Trinidad
> Ave at night. They are there on an almost daily basis, usually in the
> evening. I would wager some of the kids below hang out there.
> Besides being loud and disruptive to the neighborhood, I suspect there is
> some drug dealing also. I regularly see people in cars driving into the
> neighborhood and driving up to some of the kids and talking to them. Last
> night as I was walking back home from H. St, the smell of marijuana was
> prevalent in the street in that area.
> I know that the drug problem in the neighborhood has gotten better
> compared to the past but just wanted to let the 5D know that it's still
> present. If something could be done about discouraging the kids from
> hanging on the corner, either by the police or neighborhood, it might help
> the drug problem in the neighborhood.
> --- On *Thu, 9/20/12, Geoffrey Hatchard <hatchard@...>* wrote:
> From: Geoffrey Hatchard <hatchard@...>
> Subject: [TrinidadDC] Attempted bike thefts on Montello Avenue in Trinidad
> this morning
> To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, TrinidadDC@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 12:14 PM
> The Trinidad Neighborhood Association twitter feed passed along notes from
> a neighbor on the 1400 block of Montello Avenue this morning that a group
> of kids were trying to steal bikes off of a porch.
> Since the police listserv does not allow links, I've copied and pasted the
> quotes from the neighborhood association twitter feed below:
> "1400 b/o Montello. Group of kids on bikes trying to steal more bikes off
> a porch. Neighbor called police. Police have not shown."
> "Kids took off around corner onto Oates. Likely far gone by now. Neighbor
> said about 5 kids (roughly 15 yr old). All on bikes."
> "He has seen them circling the neighborhood all morning scoping out
> places. They should be in school...."
> Could you address whether this call was forwarded from OUC to 5D for you
> to investigate, and what the policy is for truant youth in the city? Is
> there an officer/team/agency in charge of making sure that kids who are
> supposed to be receiving an education aren't out on the streets causing
> Thank you!