Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Family Reunification

Nothing is more frightening than being separated from your child, especially at a busy shopping mall or a large event such as the Independence Day festivities on the National Mall.

The United States Park Police reunites many children each year after the many big events we patrol. We try to make the reunification as fast and seamless as we can.

You can help us.

One of the best aids we can have is a current photo of your child. This photo can be disseminated to our officers and the media to help find the missing child. Often we find the parents don’t have a recent photo or one that gives us the best details.

Please help us find your child.

Many of us have cell phones and other handheld electronics that can take, store, and send pictures. Please take a close up photo of your child’s face. Use the highest resolution possible and avoid distracting backgrounds.

Also, before you set out for a long day in a big group, take a photo of your child showing what he or she is wearing that day. Accurate clothing descriptions can help in finding your child.

If the police need to help you find your child, you will be able to transfer those photos to us so we can push that data out quickly.

If you take the photos with a cell phone, please strip geotag metadata from the image to protect your privacy and your child’s.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Triathlon Closures In Washington, DC On June 19, 2011

The United States Park Police will have road closures on Sunday June 19, 2011 for the Triathlon.

• At 3:00 am Ohio Drive from Inlet Bridge to 23rd Street S.W. will close.

All of the following closures will go in effect at 5:00 am:

• Rock Creek Parkway entrances south from Calvert Street to Virginia Avenue (Northbound will be open from P St. north)

• Rock Creek Parkway from Virginia Avenue to Ohio Drive

• Potomac Freeway at Ohio Drive

• Parkway Drive from Ohio Drive to Lincoln Memorial Circle

• Memorial Bridge and Memorial Circle

• Constitution Avenue from 15h Street to 23rd Street N.W.

• 17th Street from Constitution. Avenue to Independence Avenue

• 15th Street from Independence Avenue to Maine Avenue

• Maine Avenue from East Basin Drive to Independence Avenue

• Independence Avenue from 15th to 23rd Street S.W.

• Jefferson Drive from 3rd to 4th Street

• Jefferson Drive from 14th to 12th Street

• Madison Drive from 3rd to 4th Street

• Madison Drive from 7th to 14th Street

All roadways will be opened no later than 11:00 am

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Park Police Looking For Critical Missing Person

The United States Park Police is looking for Beatty STEVENS who has been missing from the Lincoln Memorial since 1:45 pm today.

Mr. STEVENS is a CRITICAL missing person because of several serious medical conditions including non dangerous mental disease and a respiratory condition.

Mr. Stevens is a 48 year old white male 6’1” tall weighing about 220 pounds. He has facial hair. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and blue jeans.

Mr. Stevens does not have his medication with him and as such is considered to be an endangered person in need of immediate care.

Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Beatty Stevens is asked to contact the United States Park Police at 202-610-7500.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Seeking Information About A Shooting

The United States Park Police is seeking information about a shooting that happened on the Baltimore Washington Parkway on Sunday June 12, 2011 at about 3:30 am.

This shooting may have been the result of a road rage incident.

On Sunday morning at about 3:30 am, a “party bus” with almost fifty passengers was on eastbound New York Avenue taking the ramp to northbound Baltimore Washington Parkway. There may have been some interactions with another vehicle. The bus stopped on the median strip and a black four door older model BMW stopped in front of the bus.

A passenger from the BMW leaned out of the window and fired a gun at the windshield of the bus.

This round went through the glass but did not strike anyone in the bus.

The US Park Police is looking for a black older model four door BMW with DC tags driven by a black male. The shooter may have been a light complexioned black male wearing a white t shirt.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the US Park Police Criminal Investigations Tip Line at (202) 610-8737.