138 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 138 Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Available now!! Sunny and bright 3 bedroom 2 level home, with great bay windows in Bloomingdale. New carpet, and freshly painted.Full size washer/dryer. Easy commute to downtown. App Fee $40/pp. Pets case by case.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $2,950/Mo.

via google maps

From MPD:

“This evening [Thursday] at approximately 6:30 pm in the unit block of Florida Avenue NW, three subjects occupying a gold Ford Explorer accosted several citizens at gunpoint as they exited an establishment in the block. The victims were robbed of their personal possessions, and the suspects fled the scene in the vehicle.

Moments later the Office of Unified Communications dispatcher broadcast the radio run for the robbery, including a look-out for the suspect vehicle.

Fifth District officers immediately flooded the area while canvassing for the victims and suspects. Within moments, one of the officers spotted the suspect vehicle and began coordination with other officers in the area to conduct a felony vehicle stop. While doing so, the suspects became aware of the increasing MPD presence, and the suspects fled in the vehicle to an alley in the 200 block of Morgan St NW. The suspects bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Despite two of the suspects being armed with guns, the officers selflessly gave chase on foot. All three suspects were apprehended without injury to the officers or the suspects. (more…)

in the dark

“Dear PoPville,

The security enhancements promised below will be helpful only if actually implemented and done so with a sense of urgency. I live at the corner of Flagler and Adams Streets, NW. Last night, two nights following a homicide a half block south of the Adams/Flagler DC Water construction staging area and following the promises made below, I noticed that the east-side sidewalk on the 2200 block of Flagler Place is still almost completely dark as one walks north towards Adams Street –see attached photo. Additionally, the sidewalk dead-ends due to DC Water project fences that continue to block access to Adams Street. This morning, I walked down the stretch and could see that the light fixture on top of the DC Water fence is missing lightbulbs –see attached photo. It’s beyond my comprehension that such a situation would exist given what has happened in this area in recent days. I noticed this fixture missing lightbulbs only because it is near my house. I suspect that if I walked the perimeter of each of the three DC Water construction staging areas, there would be other fixtures in similar condition. I ask that DC Water increase the sense of urgency given the promises made below.” (more…)

via Google maps

From MPD:

“Alert: SHOOTING at 0419 hrs in the 2100 block of Flagler Pl., NW. No lookout at this time”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2100 block of Flagler Place, Northwest on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

At approximately 4:19 am, members of the Fifth District were patrolling the area when they heard gunshots. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male victim conscious and breathing, and suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Seth Conrad Rich, 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.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“Dear PoPville,

Some readers might be interested in the First Street Tunnel’s response to ongoing armed robberies in northern Bloomingdale. As I understand their message, they intend to make no changes in light of these assaults. I have contact McDuffie’s office to request further action.”

We are very sorry to learn of last evening’s robberies on Channing Street, Adams and First Streets. Most importantly, we are distressed to learn that your friend was a victim in one of these robberies.

DC Water and Skanska Jay Dee have been working with the Metropolitan Police Department throughout the construction of the First Street Tunnel. MPD has authority for policing the area and we work with them should they require access to our construction staging areas (CSA). In addition, we hired off-duty MPD officers to patrol the CSAs (20 hours per week), and have site security during all off hours, including weekends, at our jobsites and the Bryant Street Alternative Parking Area. Also, to improve security around the immediate vicinity of our work areas, we installed lights around the CSAs and mirrors to prevent pedestrian blind spots. However, our security guards are not authorized to make arrests or use force. If they see something suspicious, they report it to MPD. Similarly, concerns related to crime in the neighborhood should be directed to MPD.

Please know that your concerns about criminal behavior are deeply troubling to all of us and we continue to look to MPD for the safety and protection of the entire community.

via google maps

From MPD:

“Robbery Gun- 100 block of Adams St NW

On Tuesday, July 05, 2016, at approximately 11:00PM, the victim reports while walking on Adams Street NW, the suspect jumped in front of the victim armed with a silver handgun demanding his property. The suspect ordered the victim to disable his cell phone which the victim complied. The suspect fled with a second individual on foot eastbound on Adams Street NW.


Suspect 1: black male, 23-28 years of age, 6’1”, 170 lbs, dark skin tone wearing a black hoodie, black mask, dark sweatpants armed with a silver handgun.

Suspect 2: black male, 23-28 years of age, 5’9”, 150 lbs, dark skin tone wearing a black hoodie, dark pants and black headphones

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”


“Robbery Gun- 2300 block 1st ST NW

On Tuesday, July 05, 2016, at approximately 11:10PM, the victim reports while in the rear of the 2300 block of 1st Street NW, he was approached by a suspect armed with a silver handgun that demanded his phone. The victim complied and the suspect disabled the phone. The suspect was accompanied by a second suspect and both fled on foot northbound through the alley.


Suspect 1: black male, 20-29 years of age, 5’10”-6’2”, thin build, dark skin tone wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black mask, black pants armed with a silver handgun.

Suspect 2: black male, 20-29 years of age, wearing a black shirt and black pants

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

2320 North Capitol Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2320 North Capitol Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“3-4 Bedroom house completely renovated in 2016 – ALL NEW appliances, paint, systems, etc. Hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms up with 2 bathrooms, possible bedroom area on loser level with half bath. Half bath on first floor, large deck, parking & interior garage in rear.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3-4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,800/Mo.

Lebowski Fest Flier

From an email:

“Lebowski Bash! @ The Pub and the People
1648 North Capitol Street, NW
When: Saturday, July 25th, starting at 5pm

Movie Character Costume Contest! (Winner gets a $50 gift certificate!)
$3 Oat Sodas (Coors Light Drafts)
$5 Jailbreak Feed the Monkey Hefeweizen
$6 White Russians with Tito’s Vodka”

Favorite Lebowski quote? Go!

“You’re not wrong Walter. You’re just an asshole.”