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[MPD-5D] Tagging

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  • Beach, Mark (MPD)
    Thank you very much for bringing this Tag to our attention. Be advised that this information has been passed along to our Intelligence and Gang Unit. The Tag
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 5, 2013
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      Thank you very much for bringing this Tag to our attention.  Be advised that this information has been passed along to our Intelligence and Gang Unit.  The Tag reported is not a teen age prank and warrants immediate action. 
      For those that do not know, "MS 13" stands or represents Mara Salvatrucha (commonly abbreviated as MS, Mara
      MS-13a criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area.  Factions have been reported in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas of Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Prince George's County, Maryland; Long Island, New York; the Boston, Massachusetts area; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Houston, Texas. There is also a presence of MS-13 now in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
      Should you see any graffiti that looks fresh (new), contact us immediately and post a photograph if at all possible. Attached is one example of a MS-13 Tag, and is not the one located in the 2200 block of Third Street, NE.
      Mark Beach
      Assistant Patrol District Commander
      Metropolitan DC Police Department
      Fifth Police District
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      Washington, DC 20002
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      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Hughes, Corinne (MPD) [corinne.hughes@...]
      Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2013 10:20 AM
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Tagging


      Thank you for this, we will have someone look into this.


      Lt. Hughes



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      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Charles Bashara
      Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 11:43 PM
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: Grogan, Brian (MPD); Dorrough, Jonathan (MPD); Roch, Roger (MPD); Krmenec, Thomas (MPD); Lanier, Cathy (MPD)
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Tagging



      Officers (and neighbors), I want to report some tagging that I saw on the pole of the first parking sign on the right (east) side of the 2200 block of Third Street, NE.  In silver paint, it reads "MS 13." 

      We'd appreciate police vigilance in protecting our community.  Thank you for your service.



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