S-townMike over at Enclave reports on a lock-down that occurred last night during the Salemtown neighborhood meeting (and then updates the story to clarify that the robbery actually took place on the edge of Germantown).

John H & Lynn mentioned the lock-down when we saw them a little while ago, and we were all talking about how many sirens we’ve been hearing the past few nights. There have also been a lot of police helicopters (cop-copters?) flying overhead with searchlights and all. It’s not unusual to hear a siren every so often, but in the past two evenings sirens have been more like our constant companions. And those searchlights are definitely weirding out the cats.

Can’t tell if it’s all related to the one robbery, or if there’s more.

Strange that it can feel so peaceful and relaxed in this neighborhood (like walking around taking pictures of holiday lights) while all this crime-fighting is going on.

The crime level WAS nice and low…

3 thoughts on “The crime level WAS nice and low…

  • November 30, 2006 at 6:43 am
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    I need to check my MLA handbook, but I think the correct word and spelling is COPters.

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  • November 30, 2006 at 11:45 am
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    Have you ever checked the crime statistics for your neighborhood?

    I never did figure out what was going on, but the last neighborhood I lived in in Mesa, AZ had weird periods of increased police action. Months would go by and very little sign of guns, cops, etc. Then months would go by were most nights of the week and every night of every weekend would be hovering copters, announcements out of copters about kidnappings, gun shots, car chases, etc. But it was an amazingly crappy neighborhood. I didn’t care since it was literally across an intersection from where I worked and I was getting a 900sqft apartment with an 8′ fenced patio for $600/month with a washer and dryer on the patio enclosure.

    Wow…that ended up being much longer than I intended.

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  • November 30, 2006 at 12:08 pm
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    Have you ever checked the crime statistics for your neighborhood?

    Oh, definitely. It’s a re-developing urban neighborhood; people discuss crime statistics like the weather around here. 🙂

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