Friday, March 20, 2015
Arlington Police Abandon Neighborhoods to Provide Pub Crawl Security
Chief Doug Scott may have retired from the Arlington Police Department but it's still the same old ACPD. Residential neighborhoods have been stripped of police officers for the past two weeks to provide security for St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the Ballston-Rosslyn corridor which are going to morph into March Madness next week, after the St. Paddy's Day Mega Crawl on March 21st. ACPD has had a command post set up in the B-R corridor since March 13th and it will remain until after the NCAA Championship Game on April 6th.
So be sure to lock your vehicle, put personal belongings out of sight in the trunk or locked storage compartment, keep bicycles indoors, turn on security lighting, and watch out for strangers in your neighborhood looking for things to steal and neighbors to rob. Those of us who live in residential neighborhoods that are not in the B-R corridor are on our own until after April 6th.