On The Look Out

Georgetowner's death ruled homicide, say reports

August 14, 2011

Georgetown neighbors are coping with what police are calling a homicide of 91-year-old former journalist Viola Drath, a correspondent for German newspaper Handelsblatt who also wrote columns for The Washington Times.

Residence of Viola Drath (off-white house in center) (Photo by: Page Evans) Residence of Viola Drath (off-white house in center)

Neighbors said police had been called to the house many times before, with suspicion of domestic disputes.  

If the death is ruled a homicide, it will be the second in five years on Q St., where aspiring British politician Alan Senitt, 27, a volunteer for former Virginia governor Mark R. Warner, was murdered after dropping off a friend who was staying at the home of developer Herb Miller.

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Cameramen and reporters staked out at 3200 block of Q Street (Photo by: Page Evans) Cameramen and reporters staked out at 3200 block of Q Street


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Police chase man through Montrose Park

August 10, 2011

Days after a taxi cab careened and crashed along P Street, U.S. Park Police raced into Montrose Park Tuesday, chasing a "drunk and disorderly" man into the woods. According to a park policeman who spoke to The Georgetown Dish, it was "white male in a white shirt."
At least four policeman gave chase, but the suspect got away, leaving dogs and their owners left to wonder.

 


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Mayor announces parking ticket amnesty

August 1, 2011

Mayor Vincent Gray has announced an amnesty period on parking and other motor vehicles which started Monday. The 6-month program, which will run through January 27, 2012, will allow all ticket types (parking, moving and photo) issued prior to January 1, 2010 to be paid without the doubling penalty. DMV will maintain a website page (http://www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/ticket/ticketamnestyprogamquickfacts.shtm), which will be updated as necessary throughout the six-month period.

The DMV announced increased fees on a number of services, effective July 1.

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