Ha! Agreed. Thanks to a reader for sending from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of intermittent street closures in conjunction with “Sundress Fest” May 1, 2016.

The following streets will be closed on May 1, 2016, from 8:00am to 9:00pm:

Kenyon Street NW from 11st Street to 13th Street NW

*Note: local traffic will be allowed when safe to do so, only at the direction of a Police or Traffic officer.”


Holy moly I can’t believe this is the 12th one – while it’s always fun in the sun, if it rains I’m guessing this one could be one for the ages!!

We have some exciting new change to this years event – A Beer Tent on the street!!! We have finally secured an alcohol license for the day so we’ll have Kenyon blocked off. In addition we will have a few food trucks and the stage is going to be much bigger this year as well.

We are also going to have music/events starting at 11 am. Below is a rough overview of the day:
-Event kick off intro – 11 am
– Karaoke
-live music
-DC Central Kitchen
– Sundress competition -3:30/4pm

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the 2500 block of 12th Street, Northwest.

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, at approximately 1:15 am, the suspect approached the victim from behind, forced her into an alley, and sexually assaulted the victim.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early 30’s with facial hair stubble, approximately 5’ tall, athletic build, wearing dark clothing with long pants and a backwards cap.

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.”

bag of rotting fruit

“Dear PoPville,

This is an odd one.

For the second time this month, someone has left a bag of rotting food (usually a variety of fruit but this time also a bagel!) by the back door of my basement apartment on the 1300 block of Monroe St. This mystery person walks passed our garbage cans, up the parking pad, and down a set of step to drop off these “packages” near our back door. My landlord suggests calling the cops but I’m pretty sure they would laugh me off phone since this probably only counts as littering.

I’m curious if this has happened to anyone else in Columbia Heights or if I’m just lucky.”

stolen bike

Is this a common tactic? Keep your eyes peeled for this one if you can.

“Dear PoPville,

Basically, my bike got stolen and I’d love to get it back, if possible.

I work a part time job at The Coupe on the weekends. On Sunday, I biked to The Coupe to start my shift. The bike rack was full, so I locked (using a U Lock) my bike to the northeast stop sign of Monroe and Park Rd, across the street from The Coupe. When my shift was ended, I found another bike (a gray Fuji Silhouette) locked to mine. I checked, and the Fuji didn’t belong to anyone at The Coupe, so I decided to walk home, hoping that the owner would unlock their bike by the next day.

I worked all day Monday at my full-time job, and returned to Monroe and Park to check on my bike only to find it gone. There was no sign of my bike or the gray Fuji or either bike lock. I filed a police report and registered my stolen bike on”