On Saturday, April 21 at about 9:30pm, a neighborhood resident was attacked by seven teenage males at 10th and O Streets. The victim sustained some slight head injuries as the assailants punched the victim, but is otherwise OK physically. The attackers scattered after the victim yelled out.
The victim and some neighbors contacted the police. Disturbingly, the victim identified two of the attackers with the help of the police, but the police have reportedly failed to apprehend either of them to date.
A while ago, I posted a few ideas on crime prevention. Admittedly I haven't followed through on some (like forming an official neighborhood watch on my block), but I have been diligent about others (like painting over graffiti). Other ideas have been proposed--like organized dog-walking crime patrols--but, to my knowledge, haven't been put into action yet. We all need to continue to be vigilant in watching out for ourselves, our neighbors and for folks visiting our great neighborhood, as highlighted by this terrible recent incident.