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A reader reports at 7:30pm:

“Some kid, probably 17 – 20 years old just got shot on the 1200 block of Crittenden Street NW. I just happened to be walking south down Georgia Ave from the bus stop when the police swarmed the block. I counted 7 cars, 2 bike cops, 1 police motorcycle, 2 white shirts, and fire/ems both on the scene. The police told the crowd all they heard was a guy got shot, but is going to live. They just put the kid on the stretcher and wheeled him into the ambulance. Looks like he got shot in the front of his neck. He was conscious and looking around. This has to stop.”


“MPD is on the scene of a shooting in the 1200 block of Crittenden St. NW. No look out”

Update from MPD:

“On Friday, August 29 around 6:45 PM in the 1200 block of Crittenden Street, NW, MPD responded to the call for a shooting. Located was a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The injury sustained by the victim is non life threatening. There is no available lookout for the suspect at this time.”

8th and Upshur St, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing from NBC Washington:

“Riyad Market at 800 Upshur St. NW was caught in October 2014 with more than 500 packets of illegal synthetic drugs, the AG said.

The store must vacate the property before November 13, as part of a court settlement, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Thursday. If the store owner stays, the property owners can have them evicted.”

Ed. Note: A prime property that could further add to the revitalization of the 800 block of Upshur St, NW. Looking forward to hearing who the new lessee will be.


From a press release:

“President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home  
Approximate address: 140 Rock Creek Church Road, NW
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
 10:00am – 3:00pm | FREE! 
Register for Family Day

Family Day at President Lincoln’s Cottage is back! On Saturday September 12th 2015 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, you’re invited to join us on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home as the Lincoln family did at the fourth annual President Lincoln’s Cottage’s Family Day event. Family members of all ages will enjoy the live entertainment and creative activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers’ Home! (more…)

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault that occurred in the area of the Unit block of Grant Circle, Northwest.

On Sunday, August 23, 2015, between the hours of 2:00 am and approximately 3:50 am, an adult female was forcibly sexually assaulted. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35 years old, dark complexion and short haircut. He was observed wearing a white shirt. The suspect is possibly an Uber driver, was seen operating a white in color, sports car type vehicle with black leather seats.

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.”

Samuel Dixon Photography

Thanks to Samuel Dixon Photography for again sharing his great photos. You can check out the rest of the pictures at his site here.  “Was out having a beer at Lyman’s Tavern on 14th St when a traveling puppet show out of Austin rolled up. The group is called Ballenarca and they were great.”

Samuel Dixon Photography

Samuel Dixon Photography

Samuel Dixon Photography

Samuel Dixon Photography


“Dear PoPville,

The contractor took the money and ran from a job to fix up the playground outside of our daycare. It is located just one block away from the Petworth metro on Rock Creek Church Rd. and takes care of infants and toddlers up to age 3 or 4. I have attached a photo of the playground in its current state. Below is more information about what happened.”

Sunshine! Running! Playing!

These are what kids love and sadly, an unethical contractor for a playground at Ideal Child Development Center (NAYEC certified) has taken these simple things away from the kids. This contractor started the work, got paid for most of the project, and stopped the work without notice and has not been able to be reached for the last four months.

The estimates from other contractors to take over the playground project is $6,000 over the remaining budget for the playground. We are hoping to raise this amount to finish the playground.

About Us: Ideal has been providing quality childcare for baby and kids for 40 years in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest in the homicide that occurred on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at approximately 3:43 pm, officers from the Fourth District along with members from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the 3700 block of 9th Street Northwest for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located a five week-old infant unconscious and unresponsive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the infant to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for Washington, DC determined the cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries and the manner homicide.

On Monday, August 17, 2015, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 28-year-old Robert Smith Sr. of Northwest was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Murder connection with the death of five week-old Robert Smith Jr. of Northwest, Washington, DC.”