31 July 2006

National Night Out - Tuesday, August 1st (and the weekend NE crime round-up)

In an effort to get to sleep at a semi-decent hour, I'm cramming quite a bit of information into one post....

· The District's 21st homicide of 2006 came early yesterday morning when 25-year-old John Stapleton, III was stabbed from behind in the heart at the Benning Court Apartments in the 1700 block of Benning Road, NE around 1:20am July 30th, 2006. NBC4 has more here; MPD here.

· The February 17, 2006 death of 84-year-old Annette Oxley was ruled a homicide last week. Ms. Oxley was found unconscious in her residence on the 1500 block of Otis Street, NE. The Medical Examiner's Office determined that the cause of death in this case was murder by Acute and Chronic Cocaine Intoxication.

· Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 DC celebrates "National Night Out," sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Some police districts start their festivities as early as 4pm; you can find the link to yours here.

· Finally, check out the MakeDCSafe.com site and petition for more foot patrols in DC, and consider adopting your own neighborhood version of "Know Five in Frederick." The name may not be as catchy for your immediate area ("Know a Bunch in Brookland," "Know Who's Your Neighbor in Woodridge," "Know Many in Michigan Park," "Know 'Em All in Edgewood or Eckington," "Know Ten in Trinidad," etc.), but the effect could far outshine the snazzy alliteration.

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