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“Dear PoPville,

Last week my neighbor’s home at 15th and Buchanan was robbed twice, likely by the same perpetrator within 12 hours! My husband saw the brazen thief exit through the back with the bike that was reported on your blog, as he was in the ally during broad daylight taking in the trash bin. He looked the guy straight in the eye and got a good description. He was wearing a construction uniform to blend in with the construction workers doing work in the ally.

Fast forward only 6 days, we were awoken to a man in the house at 3am yesterday night, who we chased out. Video surveillance at the back of our house caught the robber wearing a police uniform spending about 15 minutes using tools to manipulate the locks on a back window, and opened it an crawled in the house. This was the same man who broke into the neighboring house last week. (more…)

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A reader reports:

“Hi-another brazen break in twice I’m one day one block up!!! Break in to basement apt at 15th and Buchanan last night between 12-4am. Computers, bikes, and passports stolen, as people were sleeping in the bedroom.

Police arrived and dusted for prints this morning, but robber returned! Stole another bike, but was identified by a neighbor: middle aged black male wearing a construction outfit in the alley. Suspect then ride off on the stolen bike!

Brazen and very scary!!!!”

1400 Longfellow Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1400 Longfellow Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“This fantastic garden 1 BR 1BA is available now. Unit features hardwood floors though out, fully updated kitchen, WD and DW in Unit. Full Bath with Jacuzzi Tub and Dual/Removal Head Showers. Central Heating & Cooling. Pets OK Case by Case”


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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,495/Mo.

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Readers report:

“Carjacking at 15th & Allison/Webster NW just before midnight last night [Saturday]. Gun involved. Police notified. Neighbors assisted neighbor victim.”


“Just a heads up, my neighbor was robbed at gunpoint on her front porch last night at 11pm at the 4400 block of 15th st Nw. She was unlocking her door when three young men jumped out of an suv and demanded her keys, then stole her car. Her screams alerted us, and about a dozen people and police were there in minutes.

This was the second incident in our neighborhood that day (16th st heights) as a door was kicked in early in an attempted break-in.”

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This house is located at 4416 14th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated by 2 award winning eco designers, 3129 SF home w/ 4br 3.5ba. Modern details yet keeps historic charm of the 1914 Wardman. Custom details, Kitchen cabs w/ built-in APLs, HW floors, skylights, fireplace, Laundry rm, off st pkg,~ ~Master Suite has walk in shower w/ 4 rain heads, & lg dressing rm~, & finished bsmt. ~~Designed to be a home, not a flip. This masterpiece is sure to impress!”

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This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,349,000.


A reader reports:

“Major house fire this afternoon on Madison between 16th and 14th. Never saw flames but tons of smoke coming out of every window. Firefighters cut holes in the roof. Unsure if anyone hurt or how it started.”

@IAFF36 tweeted:

“Update 1400 block Madison St NW fire in the basement is out. Firefighters still checking for extension in the walls on floors above”




This rental is located at 1314 Delafield Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Magnificent ~Grand Dame Victorian~has been lovingly preserved featuring beautiful hrdwds, high ceilings, untouched woodwork, gracious country KIT, Stone walled fireplace, fully finished basement with bar, 2 car garage, detached garage, and a deck off of the kitchen. Blocks to Carter Barron, Rock Creek Pk & Public Transportation. Come home to another era full of relaxation & elegance.”

Ed. Note: Isn’t that bungalow?


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This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $3,950/Mo.