Citizens and Police Cooperating for Near Northeast and the H Street NE Corridor.

September Meeting Report


PSA 102 Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
7-8:30 p.m.
Sherwood Recreation Center

Special thanks to Gwen Jenkins for taking these minutes.

* Welcome and agenda overview; greetings [5 minutes]
* Review August crime statistics, burglaries and hot spots [10 minutes]
* Block captain recruitment [5 minutes]
* Gallaudet University's Dr. Richard Lytle to discuss off-campus code of conduct [35 minutes]
* Break into neighborhood groups to address specific issues through Partnership for Problem solving; MPD officers and coordinator will help rotate to guide discussions, make plan. Meet with officers. [30 minutes]

>>> Welcome – Dave Klavitter, PSA Citizen Coordinator and MPD Lt. Barbara Hawkins, PSA 102

>>> Crime Stats: Volunteer, Roger Mattiolli reviewed crime stats from last 30 days.
* Total crime for August is below average;
* Robberies down;
* Assaults up, especially on F Street;
* Burglaries, theft and theft from auto are all down;
* Stolen autos up, clustered near where the burglaries are happening.

>>> Lt. Hawkins Report:

* Lt. Hawkins remarked that the last 24 hours were good. MPD made an arrest on a theft from auto – the suspect was also held for 11 burglaries. Residents are still not securing property and they need to do so.

* Portable property is targeted – two additional arrests for robberies were made on 10th and H, approaching people from behind. Residents/walkers must pay attention to their surroundings at all times, but especially in the afternoons and through the evenings.

* PSA officers are back on their regular shifts. Fall Initiative plan (October) is to assign officers to beats with special focus on 8th and H streets.

* Lt Hawkins named “Hot spots” where officers pay special attention.

* Union Station causes concern over safety. MPD plans to add a beat officers.

* The crime camera at 4th and L streets was damaged, but is now fixed. 1000 block of 6th Street being evaluated for a camera

>>> Block Captain Recruitment
* One goal for the block captains is to help “get the word out” about the PSA meetings and the PSA network to residents without internet access.

* The goal is to have approximately 20-30 block captains for the PSA. If anyone is interested in being a block captain, please contact Dave Klavitter at

>>> Dr. Lytle from Gallaudet University.
* Dr. Lytle was present to set ground rules and expectations and to help all residents learn about the resources available to help mitigate and solve conflicts.

* New GU code of conduct has extended to off-campus students. The Office of Student Student Conduct can be found on the web:

* GU is trying to provide incentives for good behavior, but this is only effective if the rules are understood and enforced.

* The Policy is to take action against anything that affects the interests of the University or that demonstrates a flagrant disregard for others.

* If residents have issues with GU students, they should call MPD. MPD will make a report and it will be sent to the University.

* GU’s Off-Campus Housing Office is working on a comprehensive list of all off-campus students.

>>> Small group, neighborhood time with individual officers

>>> The next PSA 102 meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. at Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G St NE. For more information, go to

Voice Newspaper Covers Gallaudet Issues at PSA 102


Voice of the Hill newspaper covered our Sept. 11 PSA 102 meeting where the topic was Gallaudet University's code of conduct for off-campus student behavior.

Read the complete story online.

Sex Offender Released in PSA 102


MPD Lt. Barbara Hawkins asked me to post that Joe Simpson, a convicted sex offender, was released to 1100 block of K St NE. He is a 53-year-old black male. His date of birth is 12/23/53.

Please note that unless specifically indicated, these individuals are not wanted by the police at this time. A list of Class A and Class B registered sex offenders is provided by MPD as a service to the community.
Review the complete registry --with photographs--on MPD's website.

The Metropolitan Police Dept is looking for anyone who may know the identity of the person pictured in this still from a video camera. It was made at the 7-Eleven at Maryland and 8th St NE on Aug. 23. The person is wanted for questioning in the robbery of a citizen in the 1100 block of Maryland Ave NE. Any information, please contact MPD detectives at 202-698-0598. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

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