4500 block Illinois Ave, NW

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 4500 block of Illinois Avenue, Northwest, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

At approximately 3:57 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 21-year-old Josiah Jones of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411”

A reader later reported just after 8pm:

“Shots at 8pm @ just south of 8th & Decatur. A burst of 8, then a burst of 6-7. No one hurt. Massive police presence here.”

Commenters reported shots fired around 6pm near 5th and Farragut. (more…)

no smoking
Photo by PoPville flickr user District Shots

“Dear PoPville,

We live in a rowhouse in Petworth, next door to a heavy pot smoker. Even when all of our doors and windows are closed, our house still smells like his pot. This is happening every day. it is a big problem for us because we have an 11-month old, and we’re pretty sure babies should not be exposed to pot smoke. We’ve talked to our neighbor about it, but he is not willing to accommodate us. The smell seems to be coming through the basement, but we don’t understand how.

Can pot smoke go through brick walls? We’ve been trying to fill in the gaps in the mortar but that doesnt seem to be making any difference. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and if they have any suggestions. How is his pot smoke getting into our house? Could an air purifier get rid of the smell? Is there anything else we should be trying?”


“Dear PoPville,

Over the last month or so on my walk home from the Petworth metro I’ve seen at least 8 instances of cars with their back windows broken into. Every time these cars have been parked on the 3600 block of Georgia Ave directly next to the CVS (across from Fisherman of Men Church) in that stretch of 8-10 parking spaces before you hit Princeton Place. I have never seen it happen before this and I think some of the times it’s happening in broad daylight which is crazy to me considering how busy the street is.

I had my car window smashed in a couple years ago despite there being nothing of value in the car to steal and it was such a bummer, so I wish I could warn these people before they decide to park in these spots! Obviously people will continue to park there, but at least they know there’s a risk involved. Can CVS post notices on their side wall warning that there’s been a string of break-ins in those spots? Considering that that CVS is always a mess, I’m less than optimistic that they’d do anything about it; but I’d just hate to sit idly by as it happens to more people. Is there anything that we can do?”

3920 3rd Street Northwest

This house is located at 3920 3rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Handsome 3 brms & 3 full baths home in the sought after Petworth, across the street from Lincoln’s Cottage & tree protected space. Finished bment has more rooms & an exit to the rear small porch with space for a small garden. Walkup attic perfect for storage. More garden space on front/side. Bring a flashlight. This property is sold strictly as-is no exceptions. Needs TLC!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $630,000.

derby brunch

At the Red Derby of course:

“Need an escape after your fancy brunch extravaganza for mom?? We’ll extend Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials so you late bunnies can partake. Can’t go home for Mother’s Day and want to party away your Sunday like it’s 1999?? Have a discounted make your own mimosa set up. Have a cool, chill mom who doesn’t want anything fancy?? Bring her to Derby and enjoy both specials!!”

14th and Quincy St, NW

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District have announced arrests have been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon offense that occurred in the 4400 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Members of the Fourth District responded to a call for the report of a stabbing. At approximately 9:02 am, two subjects approached a juvenile male who was exiting a bus near Georgia Avenue and Webster Avenue, NW. The victim attempted to run away after the subjects threatened him. The victim was tripped by the subjects, then stabbed with a knife; both suspects then fled the scene on foot. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 19-year-old Deangelo McCombs, of Southeast DC, and 19-year-old Malik Dominique Lambert, of Northwest, DC, were arrested and are being charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.”