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Theft at D.C. mayor's home not in city stats

The June 3 theft of two bicycles from an open garage at Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's Crestwood home is not listed on the Metropolitan Police Department's crime statistics Web site.

The Web site, crimemap.dc.gov, allows anyone to see what crimes have been committed in their neighborhoods by typing in an address. The mayor's address comes up empty when looking at the past 30 days when the theft occurred.

Fenty and Attorney General Peter Nickles said they did not know why it was not listed. Fenty said he reported the crime right away. Mafara Hobson, the mayor's spokeswoman, did not respond to further inquiries.

Kris Baumann, chairman of the local Fraternal Order of Police, has long argued that the police department is not accurately recording crimes.

The absence of the theft at the mayor's home "calls into the question the accuracy of the crime reports we're giving to residents," Baumann said. "This is yet another example of why people do not have any confidence in this administration."

Fenty did not disclose the crime to the public until Monday when The Examiner reported it. According to The Examiner, the information about the theft was in a report marked "not for publication."

The same day, Fenty said he and his family took "full responsibility" for the theft, which appears to have been committed by three young people who rode off on bikes.

Baumann said the officer who was guarding the mayor's home is under investigation.

Hobson has said the officer "didn't do anything wrong" and was not disciplined.

-- Nikita Stewart

By Nikita Stewart  |  June 16, 2010; 4:31 PM ET
Categories:  Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Comments

Has no one else figured out what really happened re: the original theft? That's the coverup.

Were those mountain bikes in Fenty's garage ever property Fenty had paid for? Were they an illegal gift from a developer? Or, worse still, did Fenty and/or family steal those bikes from whoever they actally belonged to...and the "re-theft" was on behalf of the rightful owners reclaiming them.

The Fenty story makes no sense whatsoever. The alternative theories may or may not be correct but they make more sense than the Fenty version.

So naturally Fenty and the police would want as little record of the matter as possible.

Posted by: smartheart | June 17, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

I am sick of hearing about King Fenty and his bikes being stolen. I wish King Fenty would disappear forever and never be seen again by the public.

Posted by: KappaNupe | June 17, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

What else is Chief Lanier hiding for Fenty? This gets more and more ridiculous each day. Each day there is something questionable coming out about this administration. Makes you wonder.

Posted by: southyrndiva | June 17, 2010 6:06 AM | Report abuse

"What else is Chief Lanier hiding for Fenty?" Rumor has it that all the things she hid for "Councilman Fenty" and his wife-beatings is what landed her the Chief of Police job upon Fenty taking the mayor seat!!! Fenty had to be sure his secrets were protected by paying her hush money via a six-figure salary paid for by DC residents' tax dollars.

Posted by: bodymagicbykim | June 17, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

My comments don't seem to be posting. Apparently, I've made WaPo's list just like I made the Fenty Administration list. I probably won't see any more posts from concernedaboutdc or ward4...anymore either. Interesting!!!

Posted by: bodymagicbykim | June 17, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

We can't believe ANY of Fenty, Lanier or Rhee's statistics!!! All of that data has been manipulated 10 times over. You can believe that.

Posted by: bodymagicbykim | June 17, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, BodymagicbyKim! I know Rhee doesn't recognize the truth but wow ...

Posted by: southyrndiva | June 18, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I agree with @Bodymagicbykim, people should not believe Rhee's "fuzzy math". That woman is a fraud.

Posted by: fivetogo | June 19, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

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