Friday, February 03, 2006

BREAKING: North End Security Alert From The Police

I received an e-mail from the Central Precinct saying (with my own editing):
On Monday, January 30 at 7:45 PM 4 black males in a white 4WD vehicle pulled up to a man who was walking his dog near Madison St. and 5th Ave. N. in Germantown. The vehicle had tinted windows and a light around the license plate. 2 of the 4 got out. 1 of the 2 was 6'11” 5'11" tall, 150 lbs., with a light goatee. That individual demanded money while the other person, who was 5'7" tall and 120 lbs., watched.

The victim told them he didn’t have any money. They searched his pockets. The suspects appeared mad that he did not have any money, and they fired one gunshot into the air. All 4 suspects left in the suspect vehicle.

Neighbors should be on the look out for this vehicle. If anyone sees it, please call 862-8600. These subjects are armed and dangerous, so DO NOT approach them. Call the police. Try to obtain a tag number and clothing descriptions if they should happen to get out of the vehicle. Again, do not try to contact them as they are more than likely armed. If you see a gun on them, call 911.
Also, the Central Precinct reports that they have increased enforcement in the North End in the past several weeks due to the ongoing apparent feud between two "low level" rival street gangs. They write that this situation, including the graffiti, is of "utmost concern" to them. They ask neighbors to let them know of any suspicious activity, including any subjects in the "area involved" (that would include most of Salemtown, but especially the blocks from 5th Ave. on the east to 7th Ave. on the west and from Garfield St. on the south to Buchanan St. on the north), where a lot of bandanas or where "certain colors" seem to be the dominant trait of the entire group.

CORRECTION: The height of the first suspect is 5'11".


  1. That's pretty scary, man. I like the way your write. Why don't you check out WikiLog Probably you could post an entry there and drive up your blog traffic.

  2. 6'11" ? !?! A seven footer? He'd be hard to miss!

  3. My mistake. That was a typo. He was 5'11". I'm changing it.