09/02/15 4:39pm



“The Metro Transit Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with any information regarding the whereabouts of Bijon Lamont Brown (pictured below) who is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred onboard a Metrobus in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, SE on August 21, 2015 at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Anyone who has information about Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call Metro Transit Police Detectives at (202) 962-2121 and reference case #2015-44036. Tips also can be sent via text message to “MyMTPD” (696873).

An arrest warrant has been issued for Brown in reference to this case. Do not approach. He should be considered armed and dangerous.”

09/02/15 4:17pm


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigations Division announced today the arrests of two individuals in connection with the interception of a 500 package that contained 116 kilos of synthetic drugs. The seized packages contained more than 19,000 packets of “Bizarro” drugs, its contents containing XLR-11, a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, which is the largest single seizure of synthetic drugs in the District – with an estimated street value of $2.3 million.

At approximately 12:52 pm, on September 1, 2015, MPD detectives with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations and Drug Enforcement Administration special agents arrested 33-year-old Siraj Issa, of Northwest, DC and 41-year-old Yenework Abera, of Alexandria, VA, in Northwest, DC. They have been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Synthetic Cannabinoids. (more…)

09/02/15 4:00pm

1322 9th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I saw this placard up on the 1300 block of 9th Street NW, in the empty overgrown lot next to Daryl Carter’s design studio and Thally. Hard to read, but the Nature of Operation states: Vibrant community gathering place serving kitchen-garden produce, District-made beers and spirits, grilled meats, hearth-baked breads and pastries. All cooking will be done using a handmade wood-burning oven and grills. Seating inside for 8, Sidewalk cafe seating for 16, Summer garden space for 323.Total Occupancy – 386.

Sounds awesome and will be a good use of this otherwise empty lot! Welcome to the neighborhood!”

City Paper reported it’s from:

“The LLC was registered by David Rosner, one of the co-owners of Etto and Garden District.”

Updates when more info is known.


09/02/15 3:45pm


“Dear PoPville,

I was at Zeba bar on Saturday night (8/29) and lost my camera. Either that or it was stolen. It was a black Sony DSLR. I’ve checked with Zeba a few times and they don’t have it. It is missing its lens cap. I somehow still have that. Photos of the camera are attached.

I would be so grateful to get it back. Would you mind posting this to see if anyone has seen it? It probably has a lot of photos of a baby shower on it, and few big group photos and likely some dancing photos taken at Zeba.

Any leads can be sent to: lostcamera0829@gmail.com.”

09/02/15 3:30pm

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 2 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.


“Harriet in her normal morning routine. Dupont Circle.”


“Salty is a hospice kitty from Kentucky now enjoying the good life in Chevy Chase DC. He has been especially loving his new heated kitty bed.”


“Woodrow the Rottweiler from Bethesda. 120lbs of puppy.”

09/02/15 3:05pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

“Dear PoPville,

Did you hear about the new Wildlife Action Plan that the DC government has proposed, which calls for ending the Trap-Neuter-Release program in DC (that’s how I found Troubled!!) and rounding up all the cats to put in “shelters” (i.e., euthanize)? The public has until Sept. 6 to write to the DC government to support the Trap-Neuter-Release program by writing to swap.comments@dc.gov and putting “Wildlife Action Plan” in the subject line.”

09/02/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

Daytime Burglaries in SE Petworth

“Our house was burglarized yesterday at 9:36 am. The intruders climbed through a small alley-facing window into our carport and then kicked in our basement door. They took a 50″ TV and a laptop. Luckily, our alarm was set and they did not enter the main part of the house.

The security company immediately called the police, who arrived 7 minutes after the alarm went off. The thieves were long gone, but the DC police who arrived were professional and very thorough – from the K9 unit to the responding officers to the crime scene officer who pulled prints. With all the negative press for law enforcement lately, I just wanted to highlight our positive (well, as positive as it could be given the circumstances) experience with DC Police.

Unfortunately, we learned we were the third daytime burglary in the past couple of months in our particular alley. Neighbors noticed a suspicious black sedan with 2 men parked in the alley outside our house. If you live on the alley bordered by Rock Creek Church/Shepherd/Illinois/4th St NW, be sure to secure your basement entry points. All the burglaries involved kicking in a basement door, prying open a small basement window, or taking a basement door off its hinges.”

Another reader sends via email:

“Just a heads up for folks living in the Shaw area around 5th St & Q St, early this morning at 2.00AM I woke up to the sound of someone trying to break in to my back yard. I heard what seemed like metal being pounded by an object of some sort. We have a fairly tall 9ft roll up gate which would make it pretty difficult to break in but when I looked out from the window (our bedroom faces the back yard) I saw a guy with a flashlight trying to open our neighbor’s gate. I immediately called the MPD who responded in about 5 minutes. Two officers came through the alley on foot but the guy was gone by then. Please double check that you have locked your doors, people!”