Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD Monday night:

“In reference to ongoing complaints of drug distribution and use in the area around 11th and H St NE, the First District’s Crime Suppression Team has been conducting operations the area. Tonight, the Crime Suppression Team’s efforts yielded two arrests in the 700 block of 11th St NE for Distribution of Heroin and Possession of Heroin, respectively. The Distribution of Heroin defendant has a significant criminal history which includes prior drug and robbery convictions. The Crime Suppression Team members will continue to aggressively pursue the prosecution of these individuals to positively impact the the quality of life of PSA 104 residents and stakeholders.”


Yesterday morning a reader reported:

“Someone rode off on our surrey bike today. It was parked on 6th street so my cameras didn’t catch them going down Marion. I don’t think they will get very far. Please help us look out for it. It’s very (VERY) conspicuous.”

Around 3:30pm that day C.Jønez tweeted us:

“is this it?? Spotted just now passing Shaws Tavern on U st being ridden by 4 younger looking people.”

I emailed OP who sent the photo above: “we got it back thanks to your tweet!”


A reader reports Wednesday around 5:30pm:

“As I was stepping off the 60 bus on Rock Creek Church Road at Webster, a black SUV smashed into the bus after having zigzagged his way at high speed up the road. The driver got out of his disabled vehicle and ran up the road, but people in the neighborhood chased him down and pinned him down until the cops got there. Fortunately no one seems to be seriously hurt, but the poor bus driver is pretty shaken up.

This is 5 days after a neighborhood walk through with DDoT and local officials about the unsafe traffic on this block.”


Thanks to all who wrote in last night:

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to pass along a pretty incredible story from tonight — at about 10:20 tonight we heard screams coming from the street (Randolph Pl) and within seconds a hoard of neighbors realized what was happening and came out of their houses to chase down and detain the thief until the police arrived. I can’t speak to whether it was at gunpoint or if there was also an assault, but the screams were absolutely glass shattering. Moral of this story: never underestimate your neighbors, and scream as loud as you can if ever in this situation.

Props to all of the neighbors who ran out in defense of someone they didn’t know! Makes me feel great about my neighborhood!”

From MPD:

“On May 12, 2016, at approximately 10:30PM, a Robbery occurred at 1st and Randolph Pl., NW Several citizens observed the victim being robbed. The citizens quickly took action and apprehended the suspect. As the citizens continued to hold the suspects they called 911. Units from the Fifth District responded and arrested the suspect.

This is an outstanding job by the citizens of the Fifth District and all should be commended for a job well done.