09/04/15 10:10am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Kidnapping and First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at approximately 6:30 am in Anacostia Park, Southeast.

An adult female was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced into a vehicle at the Unit block of M Street, SW. The suspect then drove the victim to Anacostia Park, SE where he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, short black hair, 5’8’’-6’1’’ tall, slim build, 155-160 lbs., 30-35 years old, with a thin beard and mustache connecting to each other, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen operating a 4 door silver Dodge Ram pickup truck, the bed of the pickup had a black colored cap on it along with temporary tags. The suspect was armed with a dark colored handgun.

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.”

09/04/15 9:45am

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09/04/15 9:30am

Person First Project is a photo blog that seeks to give those currently or formerly experiencing homelessness in D.C. the chance to share their stories. In doing this, we hope to reduce the barriers that separate people in D.C. and spark a dialogue. The Person First Project aims to connect us – and to make us all feel a bit more human.

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“My name is Stephan. I’m a drug addict and an alcoholic. I’ve been clean and sober for 39 years. I’ll be 66 in 2 months.

I got into the “alcohol counseling” world quite a few years ago because I want to make a difference. Who else can express more about the pain, the agony, and the bad choices of drugs and alcohol than an alcoholic or a drug addict? I understand how to get clean and I know how to stay clean. It’s a matter of choice.

See, we think that alcoholics are another species from another world, but there’s more to it. It doesn’t make you a bad person. It doesn’t give you the right to give up. So where do we get our strength? It’s through choice, through understanding what we are doing; what we are choosing is not healthy for us. It affects society, the community, the town, the state we live in. It’s a domino effect. You can’t cure it. It has to be a relief from within.”

– Stephan

Author’s Note: Stephan is currently on living on a bench but hopes to go back to Santa Cruz.

09/04/15 8:40am

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From MPD:

“On yesterday date, a male was walking in the 1900 block of Belmont Road, NW, when he was approached by two suspects demanding his cell phone and wallet. The citizen refused, and the subject shot him once and fled south on 19th Street, NW. The citizen is being treated at an area hospital for a non life threatening injury. Suspect 1 is described as a black male, early 20’s, 5’9”-5’10”, dark complexion, short hair, all black clothing. Suspect 2 is described as a black male, early 20’s, 5’11-6’0”, light-medium complexion, clean cut hair, grey shirt with a red horizontal stripe. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office at 202-673-6918.”

Ed. Note: A reader reports it happened around 10:30pm last night.

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From an email:

“What: ANXO, DC’s first cidery and pintxos bar opening in Truxton Circle in late 2015, is changing things up for its next event. Rather than a ticketed, seated dinner, ANXO Sighting number three will be a Basque seafood grilling experience with a demonstrative component by Chef Brad Walker and the District Fishwife herself, Fiona Lewis. The ideal scenario is for guests to enjoy grilled seafood with cider onsite, learn the proper technique from Chef Walker, and be able to replicate the meal at home.

Guests will be able to enjoy smaller portions such as grilled octopus or prawns for between $8 to $15, and whole fish such as Wild Spanish Mackerel for $20. Asturian ciders will be poured by Beverage Manager Tim Prendergast, and will be available by the glass or by large 750 mL bottles for only $10.

Basque grilling is ingredient driven– the focus is on simplicity and quality. For that reason, ANXO is proud to team up with The District Fishwife for this event, and excited to serve such pristine seafood.

ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar is the child of five founders: Managing Partners Sam Fitz and Rachel Fitz, Executive Chef Brad Walker, Beverage Manager Tim Prendergast and Cooper Sheehan. The team focuses on strong relationships with its cidermakers, both locally and internationally, yielding a highly curated selection of cider. Its also home to DC’s first recipients of the Certified Cicerone® title (Fitz and Prendergast), and the fermentation process of ANXO’s house-made cider will result in an incredibly unique Mid-Atlantic cider. Executive Chef Brad Walker (of Boundary Road) “will honor the Basque culinary traditions of honesty, simplicity, and quality by showcasing local producers’ best efforts.”

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Union Market
1309 5th Street NE”