07/24/16 7:43am

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred in the 1300 block of Michigan Avenue, Northeast on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

At approximately 5:15 am, members of the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic accident involving a 2008 GMC Yukon Denali. A Mount Rainer law enforcement member was attempting to stop the vehicle close to the DC/Maryland border when it fled into the District of Columbia. The decedent operating the SUV travelled at a high rate of speed onto Eastern Avenue, NE and eventually onto Michigan Avenue, NE. The SUV crossed the intersection of 14th Street, NE when it swerved to the right side of the road, mounted the curb, and struck a tree. (more…)

07/24/16 7:35am

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MPD reported:

“Police Involved Shooting//Ga Ave & Ingraham St NW”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“MPD is currently on the scene of a shooting in the 5200 block of Georgia Avenue NW. The street is currently closed, and residents are asked to avoid the area. More information will be provided as it becomes available. If you have any information about the incident, please call the MPD tip line at 202-727-9099.”

07/22/16 4:00pm

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Thanks to a reader for passing on:

Please join Georgia Avenue Thrive’s first ever outdoor movie night!
The family-friendly movie of Zootopia is FREE and so is the popcorn!
Gates open at 7:30pm
Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Ave) hosts a storybook reading at 8pm.
Movie starts at sundown (about 8:30pm).
Bring your blanket, pillows and chairs and join your neighbors for a relaxing night of entertainment on Georgia Avenue!
A special thank you to the Columbia Heights Initiative for subsidizing the equipment rental and Salvation Army on Sherman for loaning extra chairs!

Help us out with a tax deductible donation: https://www.crowdrise.com/georgia-avenue-thrive-movie-night—saturday-july-23-800pm/fundraiser/georgia-avenuethrive

07/22/16 3:25pm

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.

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“Sulli, a 10 week old male goldendoodle, checking out his new backyard in Shaw.”

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“Obi (upside down) and his sister, Ripley are Homeward Trails alums and love to spoon in CH.”

07/22/16 3:12pm

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From MPD:

“As you may be aware, the new Pokémon GO game has become increasingly popular since its release on July 6, 2016. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) would like to take this time to alert the public of some of the following items related to this application, including safety tips and cautionary measures players should consider.

This reality game may cause players to have a lowered sense of awareness to their surroundings while focusing on smartphones and mobile application devices. Across the nation, there have been reported robberies, an increase of accidents caused by players, and other public disturbances or crimes taking place. Fortunately, MPD has not seen an increase of crimes stemming from Pokémon GO in Washington, DC. There have not been any reports or incidents directly related to this application as some other cities have reported.

However, some personal safety issues should be taken into consideration for players who have or wish to engage the Pokémon GO game. MPD encourages our residents to take precautionary measures and keep in mind the following concerns: (more…)

07/22/16 2:55pm

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From Alert DC:

“The National Weather Service reports the temperature is 91 degrees with a heat index of 96 degrees. The Heat Emergency Plan has been activated. MPD, FEMS, and the Ward Outreach have been notified.

As temperatures rise, the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and DC Water urge those in the District to beat the heat without tampering with fire hydrants. Unauthorized hydrant use can hamper firefighting, damage the water system and cause injury. It can also flood streets, creating traffic dangers and it can lower the water pressure for everyone on the block.

Residents and visitors in the District can keep cool by staying in shade or air conditioning and drinking plenty of water. When the temperature or heat index reaches 95, residents are encouraged to take extra precautions against the heat. If they do not live in an air-conditioned building, they may take refuge at a District swimming pool, cooling center, recreation facility, senior center or other air-conditioned building. More information, and locations, can be found at dc.gov or by calling 311.”

From a press release:

“Due to high temperatures forecasted through early next week, Pepco is sharing with its customers tips on keeping cool and ways to decrease energy usage.

In addition, Pepco has all of its resources available to respond in coordination with emergency management partners if any outages occur during this heat wave. One hundred fifty Pepco linemen, more than 250 contractors and 180 tree trimming personnel are assigned to the system and ready to respond, if needed. In preparation, crews have confirmed that additional poles, transformers, and cable are fully stocked and ready to deploy.

Here are a few ways in which all customers can make a difference and save energy: (more…)

07/22/16 2:30pm

624 Princeton Place Northwest

This rental is located at 624 Princeton Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“No expense was spared in designing this jaw-dropping home! Professionally decorated, this home comes full of furnishings that suits the most discerning taste. Open main level features a luxe kitchen & sep dining room with ample seating + stunning deck w/ fire pit. Upscale baths, glorious walk-in closet in Mstr. Finished bsmt with more room to relax. Secure pking space. Just 3 blocks to Metro!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,500/Mo.

07/22/16 2:00pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Nude Man On Georgia Ave?

About 4pm Wednesday, there was a young man and a young woman walking north on Georgia Ave (I saw them at Georgia and Kenyon). The young woman was wearing a summer dress, the young man was wearing nothing at all. Completely nude. Not even shoes. They seemed very casual about the whole thing. Didn’t seem to want to bother anyone, just strolling around. Anyone else mention this?”

07/22/16 1:25pm

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From MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 10:45am, First District members responded to the 8th and L Streets, Northeast, in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, the victim reported while walking, a male suspect approached her and struck her in the face with a brick. A non-involved witness observed the assault, chased after the suspect northbound on 8th Street, NE, then westbound on Florida Avenue, NE, and lost sight of the suspect in the area of 3rd and M Streets, Northeast. The victim sustained injuries to her face and was transported by DCFEMS to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s, light complexion, 5’8, slim build, last seen wearing a gray sweat suit.

This case is being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text message 50411.”