More Fireworks in Adams Morgan/Kalorama Last Night

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“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to reach out to see if any other readers heard the sound of multiple fireworks around 1:00am today (1/27). They went off intermittently for about 40 minutes and seemed to be coming from the intersection of Wyoming & 19th. At one point I heard a man yell “Hey! Stop that!” and my husband swears the yelling came from a cop (he was on our balcony at the time), but about 10 minutes later there were two more “explosions”. I called the police to report but was probably asleep by the time they arrived and I didn’t hear any more fireworks.

Later on (7:00am) when I left for work and was walking down Wyoming it looked as though the people setting off the fireworks also vandalized a parked car (rear window cover was torn off, grill was smashed), threw trash/food all over the sidewalk and somehow a screen from an apartment window had been knocked out (this could be unrelated).

I think this may be the third time in a month that there’s been fireworks set off in this area but this is the first time they were so late/early and the only time (that I know of) that was accompanied with destruction of property.”

Another reader reported:

“Multiple neighbor’s and I called in multiple gunshots over several minutes. We’ve never heard any over here before and a lot of us have lived here for years. Any clue if this was gunshots or fireworks? They didn’t sound like fireworks at all.”

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  • I live on Kalorama and parked my car on Wyoming for the first time ever because I couldn’t find a spot.. Walked out this morning around 8am to head to my car and my passenger side view mirror was kicked off and my car was keyed.. Is it even worth it to report something like this?

    • Police or insurance? Probably yes and no. It sounds like this is a recurring problem, and now that the fools know they can get away with fireworks, have decided to see what else they can get away with. Let the police know that the problem is escalating by filing a report. A mirror and paint aren’t necessarily that expensive to fix, and if you report to your insurance, your rates will likely go up.

    • This sucks! Hope your weekend gets better

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