A series of violent crimes over the past few weeks will be addressed by the Arlington County Police Department tonight at a community meeting at the Madison Community Center.
Chief of Police M. Douglas Scott, Deputy Chief Michael Dunne, and district officers will be attending the meeting, which begins as 7 p.m.
This meeting, which is designated for issues surrounding District One, will be the first of four where the police department will be explaining the recent crime trends, answering questions, and responding to the concerns of the community.
Crimes have included a series of robberies including numerous car thefts. In the past month, the police department’s public crime records show there have been 13 reported stolen vehicle reports, three of which occurred on Clarendon Boulevard and another two on N. Lee Highway.
The Clarendon-Courthouse-Rosslyn Patch reported that the Market Common Clarendon had been affected car break-ins and that its management has notified those who are tenants at the shopping center’s Residences and showing their concern.
Management gave residents advice such as making sure that their car doors and windows were locked, the Patch said.
The police department will be holding other forums communities for District Two and Three over the next two weeks at various locations. The next meeting, following tonight’s, will be on October 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 7 p.m. and will focus on District Two (South).
- District One - October 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Madison Community Center, 3829 North Stafford Street, Room 6
- District Two (South) - October 24, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 830 South 23rd Street
- District Two (North) – November 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Key Elementary School, 2300 Key Boulevard, multi-purpose room
- District Three - October 25, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Arlington Career Center, 816 South Walter Reed Drive