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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect or suspects in connection with two Sexual Abuse offenses that occurred at the following:

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, in the Unit block of R Street, Northwest, at approximately 2:00 am, a suspect approached the victim from behind, digitally penetrated her with his fingers, and then fled the scene. (Second Degree Sexual Abuse)
The suspect is described as a black male with short hair in his mid-30s to 40s, about 5’7” to 5’11” tall, wearing a neutral colored jacket and jeans.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the Unit block of R Street, Northwest, at approximately 2:30 am, a suspect approached the victim from behind, groped her through her clothing, and then fled the scene. (Third Degree Sexual Abuse)
The suspect is described as a black male who was bald, in his late 20s to 30s, about 5’6’’ to 5’7’’ tall, wearing a white shirt.

The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating both offenses and attempting to determine if the offenses are connected.

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.”

This house is located at 126 Randolph Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great opportunity to own this spacious, renovated, 3-level, rowhome with basement apt unit in sought after Bloomingdale neighborhood! Home features historic character with contemporary design to include: hardwood and marble floors, custom kitchen, separate dining, 2 master suites, walk-in closets, fireplace, skylights, gated parking and more. Close to metro, bikeshare, shops/restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $875,000.


“I think my kitty Babs may have gotten out of my house Sunday. She’s super sweet and really friendly so if you see her I wouldn’t be surprised if she would come up and befriend you. She’s a bit larger than she is in this photo but looks basically the same. We live in Bloomingdale at Randolph Pl, so please contact me if you see her! [email protected] 317-626-9547”


Thanks to all who wrote in last night:

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to pass along a pretty incredible story from tonight — at about 10:20 tonight we heard screams coming from the street (Randolph Pl) and within seconds a hoard of neighbors realized what was happening and came out of their houses to chase down and detain the thief until the police arrived. I can’t speak to whether it was at gunpoint or if there was also an assault, but the screams were absolutely glass shattering. Moral of this story: never underestimate your neighbors, and scream as loud as you can if ever in this situation.

Props to all of the neighbors who ran out in defense of someone they didn’t know! Makes me feel great about my neighborhood!”

From MPD:

“On May 12, 2016, at approximately 10:30PM, a Robbery occurred at 1st and Randolph Pl., NW Several citizens observed the victim being robbed. The citizens quickly took action and apprehended the suspect. As the citizens continued to hold the suspects they called 911. Units from the Fifth District responded and arrested the suspect.

This is an outstanding job by the citizens of the Fifth District and all should be commended for a job well done.


“I was just wondering if you would be able to help a friend out with a lost dog. Her Australian Shepard got out (he was up at Florida and North Capitol, but was last seen running up North Capitol toward the Capitol). He is young and a little apprehensive of people, so he will probably be hesitant to go to anyone, but any tips on his whereabouts would also be so appreciated! She is currently riding her bike around hoping to find him, but if anyone spots him she can be contacted at either [email protected] or [email protected]


Ed. Note: “Lieutenant Wright made a typo when posting on the list serve. The incident occurred in the rear of the 200 block of V Street, NW.”

An update from a reader:

“This sounds exactly what happened at that time in Bloomingdale today. I witnessed it from inside my house on Crispus Atticus Park. It was in the alley on the park between U and V St. I heard a gun shot fired — then walked to back of house and saw 3 construction workers struggling with the suspect. I couldn’t see the gun at first but heard a couple more rounds go off during the struggle. It was extremely scary. Another construction worked joined the struggle — they wrestled the gun away from the suspect and pinned him to the ground.

I was on phone with 911 during the struggle and cops showed up with in about 2-3 minutes. I took the attached picture of EMS taking away the suspect who apparently was injured during the struggle.

These construction workers were VERY brave to take on this guy.

From MPD:

“At approximately 1130 hours Fifth District received a call for sounds of gunshot in the rear 200 block of V street NW. When the officer arrived several males were holding the suspect on the ground. It was reported that the suspect approached the victim and attempted to rob him. The suspect produced a revolver and the victim grabbed the weapon and as a result the revolver was fired three times one round struck the victim on the left check. The suspect was apprehended by a few men who were working on a vacant house. The weapon was recovered on the scene.”

41 R Street Northwest

This rental is located at 41 R Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom 2.5 bath rowhouse w/Den in Bloomingdale. Modern features – Stainless appliances – Granite counters – Gas range – Outdoor deck – In unit laundry – Gas fireplace – Skylights – Jacuzzi tub in master bath – Custom closets – Off street parking for 2 cars. 10 minute walk to NoMa Metro station, less than a block to local bars and restaurants, and short walk to Union Market”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,900/Mo.

Jeremy, Matt, Brittany & Nick (and Russell the dog) courtesy P&P. 1648 North Capitol St, NW.

Happy B-day to the fine folks at Pub & The People:

“Sunday Sunday SUNDAY! May 1st is The Pub & The People’s First Birthday and everyone’s invited! We’ll have cheap beer deals, great food, good times and a few surprises…please let us thank you in person for making this a great first year!”


“Dear PoPville,

The Bike House has been helping people fix their bikes at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market for the past four years. While we don’t have a full shop’s worth of tools, we have enough supplies to do basic repairs, lube chains, put air in tires, and generally point people in the right direction. The Bike House is an all-volunteer operation that relies on support from the community to exist. We had been storing our tools, repair stand, and tent nearby the 1st and R market, but unfortunately, that arrangement no longer works. In order to continue our Bloomingdale operation, we need a place to put our stuff.

The Bike House is looking for somewhere near 1st and R, NW to store a medium-sized rubbermaid bin of supplies, a repair stand, and a pump. All told about 10 square feet of stuff. Your storage space doesn’t have to be fancy, just safe and dry and somewhere accessible where volunteers could come grab it Sunday mornings.

Let us know if you think you can help. The good karma you get will mean you never get a flat tire again.

We can be reached at [email protected] Thanks.”

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