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It’s gonna take alotta bags of beer to salve this wound…

“Dear PoPville,

Your site has reported previously on possible incidents of banking cards being compromised at the Giant on H Street NE. I fear that I may be their latest victim. In the last week both my debit card and credit card have been used fraudulently, but the actual cards never left my possession. I live three blocks away from the Giant and it is the only place I can think of where I would have used both cards.

Curious to know if anyone else has had this same experience recently or if Giant has commented further on these concerns. It is extremely frustrating!”

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From MPD:

“Fifth District patrol units and detectives are investigating an Attempt Robbery hold up gun which the Assailant shot victim that occurred on April 20, 2017, at approximately 06:58 AM in the Unit Block of N street NW. The subject is described as Black Male, 25-30 years of age, wearing a Hooded jacket, Timberland style boots. Victim believes he observed a Tattoo of ocean waves on suspect shoulder/arm. He was armed with a handgun. No property was obtained. Victim Transported to local hospital in stable condition for the gunshot wound. 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”


Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force seek the public’s assistance in identifying three persons and a vehicle of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery of an armored car employee, which occurred in the 5400 block of 5th Street, Northwest on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

At approximately 11:47 am, an employee of an armored car service was walking to an establishment carrying an empty currency bag. Two suspects exited a vehicle and approached the employee brandishing assault rifles. The suspects ordered the employee to the ground and took the bag. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. The bag was later recovered by MPD Officers in the 300 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest. (more…)

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Matt reported just after 10pm:

“One gunshot fired outside of NoMa Metro, M Street. Shooter took off running up MBT ramp; police on the way. Possibly 1 person shot”

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5th and Kennedy St, NW

From MPD:

“On today’s date shortly before noon, two black males approached an armor car driver parked outside of a business near the intersection of 5th and Kennedy Street, NW and demanded a bag he was carrying. Both suspects were armed with AK47s and were able to obtain the bag. The suspects entered a dark in color vehicle driven by a third suspect and fled eastbound on Kennedy Street. The bag was recovered by arriving units near the event location.

Lookout information: (more…)

plants back

“Dear PoPville,

On April 18 at 2:11 a.m. most of my potted plants were stolen from the front of my house on Capitol Hill. I know that in the grand scheme of things this is not the worst of crimes. But my house has been the repeated target of burglars, and I’m tired of it. I had all my Halloween decorations and then my Christmas decorations stolen.


I am also somewhat concerned for my safety.

I am hoping someone will recognize the individual in the grainy video or happen to spot my plants around (they are violets in small round steel containers).

I just want my plants back, and I want this person(s) to stop targeting my house.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 600 block of C Street, Northeast, on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

At approximately 1:40 pm, members of the First District responded to a report of an unconscious male inside of a residence. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located an adult male who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire & EMS personnel were called to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 79-year-old David Norwood, of Northeast, DC.

On Monday, April 17, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 21-year-old Malcolm Amir of Northeast, DC. He was charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.”


Thanks to Haile for passing on this awful story from the Washington Post:

““I need you to give me the password for that phone and look the other way, otherwise it will not end well for you,” the man was told, according to a Metro account.

When the man held onto the phone, the people began punching him in the face and head.”