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Safety/Crime Alert: 1200 block 27th St

From the Church Hill Neighborhood group:

Safety/Crime awareness: At about 3:45 am this morning, I heard 3 shots fired on the 1200 block of 27th St. Someone was breaking into cars parked on the street. When a neighbor attempted to intervene after a car alarm went off, the suspect fired at him, injuring him. Additionally, a shot went through the front door windows of my girlfriend’s CRV. Break-ins happen. But none of the previous break-ins mentioned in this group have reported a firearms discharge (to my knowledge). Don’t attempt to intervene if you witness a robbery.

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Dubois2 10/22/2018 at 5:30 AM

We are seeing a whole new level of apathy from the first precinct right now, as it relates to theft, drug dealing, etc. So, while this is a cautionary tale, I don’t think the moral of the story is let robbers do what they are gonna do. On the contrary, I’d say being very careful is important. It’s also important to protect your property and look out for your neighbors and their property. Sometimes it’s better to scare away criminals than to try to confront/ see faces/ seek future convictions. Especially at a time when interest in securing those convictions seems low, at RPD, and in the prosecutors office.
Being loud, having exterior floodlights that one can turn on, and, of course, per recent post from35th st, a shotgun helps. I don’t know the particulars of this situation, but from what I see above I salute the neighbor for his bravery. Streets only belong to the public if we maintain that ownership. Otherwise, they belong to criminality and those who live it.
Be careful and be brave.

Johnathan 10/22/2018 at 4:35 PM

I agree with the flood lights comment. I am always amazed by the number of houses in the neighborhood that do not leave their porch lights on at night. Some blocks are entirely dark. What’s up with that?

Yes there are street lights, but more light directly illuminating ones house is better.

ralph on 22nd 10/23/2018 at 6:07 PM

High intensity floods are absolutely necessary for proper target acquisition.Love your neighbors and don’t forget to clear your background.


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