08/04/15 3:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From MPD 5th District Assistant Patrol District Commander:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth Police District is proud to announce the upcoming deployment dates for our All Hands on Deck (AHOD) 2015 August Initiative, commencing Friday, August 28 at 3 pm and continuing through 6 am on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

During AHOD, all available sworn MPD personnel are placed on patrol throughout the District emphasizing community policing, focused law enforcement and community outreach. This includes increased foot patrols, detectives following up on cases, and police recruits passing out specific crime related information. There is no departmental use of overtime associated with our AHOD.

AHOD is about reducing violent crime and increasing police visibility. The Fifth Police District has made a substantial impact during our past AHOD’s due to the continued support of our residents and the dedication and hard work of our officers.

The dates for this AHOD were selected based on predictive analysis using past data to indicate when violence is likely to occur which allows us to strategically deploy our resources accordingly.

This year, under the leadership and direction of Commander William Fitzgerald, we seek your assistance in developing our deployment plan and request your input in deploying foot patrols within our community. This is your opportunity to directly assist us in creating foot patrols in areas of need during this AHOD. All suggestions and recommendations shall be forwarded to Captain Mark Beach no later than Sunday, August 9th at: mark.beach@dc.gov

The All Hands on Deck began in 2007 as part of Chief Lanier’s Summer Crime initiative aimed at capping traditional summer crime trends by putting more officers on patrol and engaging them in one-on-one interactions with residents.

As always; anyone who is the victim of a crime or witnesses a crime in progress should call 911 immediately. Individuals who have information regarding crimes should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally anonymous information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

08/04/15 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 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.

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“Babs- Shaw”

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“Beignet aka Benny of Lanier Heights”

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“Moxie – Meridian Hill”

08/04/15 3:05pm

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3462 14th Street, NW

Thip Khao represent!! As the only rep from DC Bon Appétit writes:

“We love: the frequent specials, which bring hard-to-find Laotian traditions (such as the “temple tray,” served for Asian New Year) to D.C.”

You can see the full list of nominees here.

Ed. Note: Rose’s Luxury won last year.

And don’t forget Thip Khao will be launcing a new Lao Noodle House soon too.

08/04/15 2:25pm

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@ravielem tweets us:

“@PoPville dc streetcar is now a choice in the next bus app. Sign that service will finally be starting soon?”

Also as other noted last month, the coming soon signs have been removed from the pylons too.

Ed. Note: At this point I feel like unless these things serve cold beer for a dollar out of vending machines that accept smarttrip – this could become the most anticlimactic new transit option since Smart Bike.

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08/04/15 2:10pm

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Smash and grab in Columbia Heights: ISO my new workout clothes and trainers

“Yesterday evening between 8:30 pm and 10 pm, in front of 3551 13th St, NW, someone shattered the passenger side window of my car, and grabbed my gym bag containing nice, new-ish workout gear.

Unless the perp wears a woman’s 5.5 shoe, the Asics gel trainers may now be sitting on a sidewalk “for sale” along with two sets of small and medium-sized yoga/gym tops and pants.

I looked in alleys and front yards this morning in case he (?) tossed the stuff someplace.

Momma doesn’t need another excuse to skip the gym!

Please contact me if you find any of my gear. Thank you.”

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08/04/15 1:10pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday I took my first walk along the tow path in Georgetown since moving to DC 8 years ago. I’m not sure why I never visited it sooner, but I was impressed with how clean the water looked and was kind of surprised at all the aquatic life I saw enjoying a warm summer day. But then like a screeching record, I spotted this (see attached pics).

There it was … a snakehead just chilling out. I have heard they’re incredibly invasive and can inflict significant damage in the waters where they live. I’m wondering what PoPville readers know about them. Is the canal infested with them? Can anything be done to get rid of them? Or are they just part of the ecosystem now and not anything to worry about?”

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From the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders fact sheet:

Aren’t those “Frankenfish” in there?
Yes, there are Northern Snakehead (Channa argus) in the Tidal Potomac River. The Snakehead is a non-native species to this watershed, but so are Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass (introduced in 1854). Snakeheads are a blast to catch. They will take a well presented fly, fight hard, and make great table fare.

If I catch a Snakehead, what should I do?
There is no legal requirement to kill a Snakehead if you catch one. However, it is illegal to possess one alive. The laws require that you either release the fish or kill it on the spot if you are keeping it. While it is not illegal to release a Snakehead if you choose, the VDGIF, MDDNR, and the USFWS are still asking anglers to kill all Snakeheads caught in an effort to help control the propagation of this species. Please visit their respective websites for more details. If you catch a Snakehead bearing a USFWS tag, you are asked to kill the fish, retain the tag, and call the number on it. You will be asked questions about where it was caught, how it was caught, its size, and its approximate weight. Also, the USFWS may wish to collect the fish. For your efforts, you will be rewarded with a “Snakehead Control” hat, which is a coveted prize among TPFR members.”