Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A look at crime for the weeks of Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, 2013 in Greenbelt, MD.
The Greenbelt Police Department reported a number of burglaries in Center City from Jan. 21-25 almost daily off Crescent Road. (Details can be found in the two police reports attached to this post.) Also several attempted strong armed robberies were reported near the metro and in Franklin Park. The details are below: Jan. 18, 6 p.m. in the 9100 block Springhill Lane: According to police, "the victim was walking with the two suspects, whom the victim had just met, when one of the suspects took the victim’s cellphone from his jacket pocket and fled on foot with the second suspect. The two suspects are described as black males, approximately 17 years old—suspect 1: 6’0”, thin build, wearing a brown North Face jacket; and suspect 2: 5’11”, …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Housed at Franklin Park, it will provide the uninsured and under-insured primary care, dental and behavioral health services.
Community Clinic Inc. (CCI) has raised just over $1 million in pledges toward opening a medical clinic to serve the uninsured and under-insured at Franklin Park in Greenbelt, MD. The nonprofit has another $1 million plus to go by the end of August to reach $2.3 million—or its opportunity to lease the space in the old Giant Learning Center expires, according to Kathleen Knolhoff, CCI's associate CEO. In light of support the county pledged Friday for $300,000, Dr. William Flynt, CCI's CEO, is hopeful other donors will pitch in—an optimism he shared with the Greenbelt City Council at a special session Monday. CCI also has a pledge from CareFirst/Blue Cross/Blue Shield for $772,000, making the total raised thus far $1,072,000. But for it to …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Families head down to Franklin Park's pool to cool off in the summer heat.
Watch this until the end, that's when the kids find their groove. The kids of Franklin Park, MD, are the ones who came up with the words for this video. It is not scripted.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
New residents with higher incomes make Franklin Park a bigger target, according to Fieldstone spokesman. Chief Craze points out in other major crime categories there have been unfathomable drops.
A Fieldstone Properties representative speaking for Franklin Park told the Greenbelt City Council that Franklin Park has decimated crime. A main way they have done this is by evicting undesirable tenants, he said. Greenbelt police officer Tim White, the community police officer assigned to Franklin Park, helped management identify the undesirable tenants, Joe told City Council at its Monday work session. White said another way the police are working with management to reduce crime is by identifying and arresting trespassers. With regard to trespassing, White said, “There’s some reason the complex is like a magnet.” White said, “They’ve got to be visiting somebody, friend, girlfriend, something, and we’re trying to address this issue by …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Greenbelt City Council and Fieldstone Properties discuss rodents, insects, university students being attacked, as well as crime falling and a reduction in complaints at Franklin Park.
Greenbelt City Council held a work session with the owners of Franklin Park at Greenbelt Station on Monday evening, Sept. 19, where both sides exchanged praise and concerns. City representatives praised Franklin Park for significantly reducing crime, organizing community activities, and greatly reducing tenant complaints to the city. Some also expressed concerns that focused on problems with rodents, insects and water leakage. Greenbelt Police Chief Jim Craze, Capt. Carl Schinner, and Officer Tim White, liaison officer for Franklin Park, praised the managers and property owners for reducing crime. Chief Craze said that crime decreased in all categories [Part 1 crimes tracked by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data] this year through …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Greenbelt Police tell residents of Greenbriar Condominiums that successful crime fighting in Greenbelt West has moved it to Greenbelt East.
While crime is down overall in Greenbelt, especially crimes against persons, the crime pushed out of Greenbelt West has moved to Greenbelt East, according to Greenbelt police. So, the police are redirecting the massive effort that reduced crime in Greenbelt West to Greenbriar Condominums in Greenbelt East. That's the message Greenbelt police captain Carl Schinner, patrol division commander, Tom Kemp, and police community relations officer Kelly Lawson delivered to about 130 residents who packed Greenbriar's terrace room at a 7:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday to address concerns about a spike in crimes. Schinner spoke first, telling the residents that an increased police presence at Greenbriar has already led to four arrests, the identification …