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This rental is located at Illinois Ave NW at Ingraham St. The Craigslist ad says:

“$725 / 1br – Spacious Single Room in 4br House (5317 Illinois Ave NW)

One housemate is moving out in the middle of May, and we’re looking for another person to take her room. The room is available starting May 20. We are all on individual leases, and our landlady is looking for a 12 month commitment (no summer housing).

The room is on the second floor of a house about a mile from the Petworth Metro, 1.5 miles from the Fort Totten metro. Bus stops for the 70/79 to take you into DC or up to Silver Spring are steps from the door, along with bus stops for the E4 (west to Friendship Heights or east to Fort Totten). It is about 10×8 and has two large windows and a medium-sized closet. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

“Dear PoPville,

There is a a growing problem on Georgia Avenue that authorities have not taken action. There is a group of men that are loitering outside what seems an abandoned home in the 5800 block Georgia Avenue NW on a 24 hour basis.

They stay in the front steps and porch drinking, doing drugs and having sex in public. Since it’s not a lit area, the group has grown from a couple to individuals to a sometimes crowd. Not only are they littering and damaging a neighborhood that is looking to improve, but they actively harass the public that walks by or parks on the street as patrons of the few business on the block. In some instances even having drunken individuals laying passed out on the sidewalk, hanging personal clothing garments on the parking meters and signs and even threatening local neighbors. (more…)

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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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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…)

anxo kennedy
711 Kennedy Street, NW

The liquor license placard says:

“Applicant requests a Summer Garden Endorsement with 10 seats.”

Nice! Previously we learned:

“The 1,300 square foot Cidery and Tasting Room at 711 Kennedy Street NW will be the center of all ANXO cider production upon opening. The tasting room includes a bar that seats 30, and will function as a neighborhood bar three days a week. In addition, we look forward to hosting events that celebrate cider and DC’s growing community.”

Standby for an opening date.

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Holy crack! Thanks to a reader for sending this photo of a home that’s “about to collapse” in the 5400 block of 9th Street, NW. Apparently construction crews were digging a new foundation after demolishing a home and this resulted in damaging the foundation of a neighboring home that is now expected to a collapse, per DCRA. Yikes.

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Update – thanks to a reader for sending last night:

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz

“Dear PoPville,

This happened at the intersection of 7th and Gallatin NW, just south of Kennedy St.

Yesterday my husband and I had an intense and scary encounter with a pit bull while walking our dog Lucky, a twenty-three pound mixed breed. Before I give you the harrowing details, know that everyone’s ok, but I want to share it to highlight three important message:

1) NEUTER your dog! There is absolutely NO reason for anyone who isn’t a professional dog breeder to have intact dogs (and even that’s questionable in many cases). Especially male dogs. Period.

2) EVERY DOG should have BASIC OBEDIENCE TRAINING and SOCIALIZATION with both dogs and people. Especially larger, powerful breeds.

3) NEVER let your dog roam freely and never just stick it out in your yard, even if you think it can’t get out.

Here’s what happened. We took Lucky on a long walk yesterday afternoon. About a mile from our house in a residential neighborhood we spotted a large pit bull that was off leash with no human in sight across the intersection we were approaching. This was a big dog, I’d guess 70-80 lbs, with a huge head, ripped muscles, and an intense stare.

Now, I know that pit bulls are great dogs and that most problems associated with them are 100% caused by how people raise and treat them. But I’m not so naive to think that there’s not the seedy pit bull dog fight/guard/status culture going on in DC where these dogs are trained and encouraged to be aggressive, especially towards other dogs. We had no way of knowing which kind of pit bull we were about to encounter. (more…)

shots fired

A reader reported around 6:30pm Monday night:

About 10 shots fired. They hit two homes. Street blocked off between Gallatin and Farragut”

MPD reported:

“At approximately 1823 hours, the 4th District received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 5000 b/o 5th Street N.W.

Upon MPD arrival, members discovered shell casings on the street and one on the front porch of a house in the 5000 b/o 5th Street N.W. A closer examination of the shell casings revealed that the shells in the street were a different caliber from the shell casing located on the front porch.

Members also discovered that three house sustained minor damage as a result of the shots being fired. (1 window and drain gutters)

4th District members canvassed the area for witnesses and learned that a group of individuals were sitting on the front porch of the house in the 5000 b/o 5th Street N.W. One of the individuals on the porch, who also lives at the location, was identified. While this individual and his friends were on the porch, another male or group of males approached on foot. Words were exchanged and shots were fired.

We believe at this time that an individual on the porch exchanged gun fire with the individual(s) on the street due to the location of the shell casings found and different calibers.

Detectives are interviewing the person on the porch who lives at the location at this time. The individual is being very uncooperative.

Detectives are in the process of obtaining a search warrant to check the inside of the location for one of the weapons involved in this incident.”