Screenshot by Dee Herring Revere via Smithsonian’s National Zoo Facebook
“BaoBao is out of the tree and with Mei!”
“On December 24, 2014, around 2155 hours, Third District Officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Sherman Avenue, N.W, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, the officers discovered an adult male shot. The male shooting victim was pronounced on the scene. The lookout for the suspect is a Black male, 6’2 in height, wearing black pants and a black jacket.”
From @DCPoliceDept just after 10:30pm:
“Shooting //845 Bladensburg Road, NE //No lookout given”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in the 1600 block of W Street, NE. Preliminary information indicates that on today’s date at 5:25 pm, officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for an armed carjacking of a FedEx van in the 1300 block of Adams Street, NE. Officers saw the vehicle and a brief pursuit ensued. The vehicle stopped in the rear alley of the 1600 block of W Street where the suspect discharged a firearm towards the pursuing officers. The officers returned fire striking the suspect. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the suspect to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect’s identity is being withheld until positive identification is made. He will be charged with Assault on a Police Officer while Armed and Armed Carjacking.
MPD officers sustained minor injuries. The investigation continues. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal police involved shooting that occurred in the 2800 block of Naylor Road, SE. Preliminary information indicates that on today’s date at 3:12 pm, officers from the Sixth District were attempting to contact an adult male who matched the description of a robbery suspect that had just occurred. The suspect fled, turned towards the pursuing officers and discharged a firearm at them. The officers returned fire striking the suspect. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the suspect to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The suspect’s identity is unknown, at this time. MPD officers did not sustain any injuries. The investigation continues. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.”
From @DCPoliceDept just before 5:30pm:
“Shooting @1728 hrs in the 3900 b/o 14 Street NW. LOF (1) Light skin male, wearing red shirt and white pants.”
Update from MPD:
“On 12/24/14 around 5:30 pm the victim, an adult female, was shot while she was in front of the Sabor Latino Bar & Grill 3910 14th St NW. She was transported to MEDSTAR where she succumbed to her injuries. The lookout for the suspect is a Hispanic male no further description is provided at this time.”
I just wanted to let you know that my ring was returned to me on Saturday! I posted signs on my street in Adams Morgan offering a reward if found, and my incredibly kind and honest neighbor called me to say he had found it! In lieu of a reward, his only request was that we make a small donation to the Washington Humane Society. I was so touched by his kindness and this is truly a Christmas miracle for my fiancé and I as the ring is a family heirloom and could never be replaced. I’m so blown away by how kind and supportive people were towards me during my frantic search. Several people replied to the posting wishing me luck and sending prayers and advice. Thanks again!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab
It’s been an up and down week so I hope everyone has some time to decompress and have fun with family and/or friends or just relaxing on your own. Safe travels for those on the road and for those sticking in town I hope metro’s on time. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone.
This is pretty great – from an email:
“DADDY DAUGHTER DAY AT TOKI UNDERGROUND! [1234 H Street, NE]
Date: Sunday, January 4, 2015
Time: 12:00pm and 2:00pm (2 Seatings Only)
Ticket: $30 includes 1 dad and 1 daughter.
Each additional daughter is $5.
Highchairs will be available! No moms allowed!
Email ticket request to firstname.lastname@example.org
and include your seating time preference.”
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.
“Sierra, City Dog rescue alumni At the arboretum”
“Catsby lounging in Adams Morgan.”
“Ginger, from Mt P”
This unit is located at 1414 22nd Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Wonderful open and sun-bathed 1800+ sq ft , single floor, corner apartment overlooking Rock Creek Park. 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sun Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Full Service building with gym, conference room and roof top deck. Storage & 2-CAR GARAGE PARKING. Incredible location at the intersection of Dupont Circle, Georgetown and The West End. Rare opportunity.”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,399,900 ($1,093 monthly fee.)
Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC
“On 12/5/14, unknown persons forced entry into a condominium unit in the 3600 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Taken was assorted jewelry, credit cards, and a vehicle. The vehicle was recovered several days later. The Fourth District Detectives Unit (4DDU) identified a subject based on their investigation into the offense. Today [Tuesday], the 4DDU detective in the case interviewed 18 year old Ayang Henok of Takoma Park, MD. Based on the content of the interview and evidence that had been recovered, Ayan Henok has been charged with Burglary II. In this case, an alert neighbor noticed the forced entry into the victim’s residence who was away on vacation out of state. The quick reporting assisted the detective in gathering pertinent information that assisted in the closure of this case. I cannot stress enough the power of the community and neighbors looking out for one another.
If you notice suspicious activity to please call 911 and provide the best description possible and the exact location.”
“On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at around 3:40 pm, an alert member of the community called the police after they noticed that someone in the rear alley of the 1200 block of Gallatin Street, NW, was carrying packages that did not belong to them. The community member gave a very descriptive lookout that was relayed to the arriving police officers. The officers quickly located a subject that they observed putting packages into a trash can in the rear alley of . After a brief investigation, it was determined that the packages that were in the trash can were stolen from the porches of nearby residences. The subject was placed under arrest. He is identified as 19 year old Julian Wright of the 1200 block of Decatur Street, NW.
This case closure is an example of an alert community member immediately reporting to police suspicious activity and the quick response by officers to locate the suspect. The packages were returned to the owners.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user washingtonydc
From an email:
“WE NEVER CLOSE
Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar [1104 H Street, NE] & Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club [1103 Bladensburg Road, NE] maintain normal hours 365 days of the year.
Sick of the family on Christmas?
Woke up still drunk the day after New Year’s Eve?
WE’RE PROFESSIONAL ENABLERS, YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND US & WE WON’T LET YOU DOWN
* Little Miss Whiskey’s opens at 5 PM daily, never closes before last call
* Jimmy Valentine’s opens at 10 PM Sunday thru Thursday, and 8 PM on Friday and Saturday. Never closes before last call
DJ Dillinger spins downstairs at Whiskey’s on Xmas Eve
Joe L & krewe spin their annual Festivus party at Jimmy V’s on Xmas Eve
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU WITH OPEN ARMS & ABSOLUTION, KINDA LIKE JESUS BUT W/ A TON MORE BOOZE”
And here’s the list of bars that can stay open until 4am tonight/this morning.