renter response

A reader reports on Sunday:

“My girlfriend and I just toured a room in a house in Brightwood that we saw on Craigslist. The man was very cordial and professional and the tour was pretty routine. A few hours I got the below email from the owner of the house.

Obviously, we were pretty upset when we got this message. To us it was pretty clear that he didn’t like that we are an interracial couple (I’m white and my girlfriend is black). Luckily, we were not interested in renting the room.

I was hesitant to reach out, but I’m still upset. The whole thing is sad, especially since the man was an older African-American man.”

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“Dear PoPville,

We found a lost dog in our front yard on Friday at 13th Street and Madison NW (5700 block of 13th Street), near the Georgia Ave Walmart. The dog is a friendly black and white female pit bull-mix. She is wearing a black collar with no tags, and does not have a microchip. We have reported her to Washington Humane Society and DC Animal Control, but they don’t have any matching lost dog reports.

We are keeping her at our house for now but hope to reunite her with her owners.

Readers can contact keltonwilliams1(at)gmail.com if they have any info please.”

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A reader reports:

“This happened after 3:15. I was told the SUV had the right away and the small car ran the light southbound on 13th. Was also told everybody walked from the overturned SUV. A woman and two children. They were at the ambulance. The driver in the small car is an elderly lady and was still sitting in the driver’s seat. A second ambulance arrived at the scene.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Friday, April 8th, 2016, in the 100 block of Missouri Avenue, NW, during an investigation in collaboration with a local law enforcement agency, MPD recovered a semi-automatic firearm, a large amount of crack cocaine and a large amount of cash. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday April 9th, 2016, MPD officers observed a subject that was in possession of a firearm in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. Recovered from the subject was a semi-automatic firearm. Arrested was 21 year-old Bravon Freeman of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Sunday April 10th, 2016, MPD officers received information from a concerned citizen that a subject was in possession of a firearm in the 400 block of Kennedy Street, NW. The citizen provided a very detailed description of the person’s suspicious activities and clothing description that provided the officers with enough information to conduct a thorough preliminary investigation that led to the arrest of 30 year-old Jose Orellana of Northeast, Washington, DC.

Please call 911 to report suspicious activities, vehicles, and/or persons. Provide the best possible description and location to provide officers with information to conduct a thorough preliminary investigation.”

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5000 block of 5th St, NW

A reader reports just after 3am from the 5000 block of 5th ST, NW (around 5th and Gallatin St, NW):

“Woke up to seeing 10 cop cars multiple arrest and what looked like a dead body shot in the head taken away. This is a nice neighborhood. This needs to stop!”

Earlier DC Alerts reported:

Shooting at 2305 hrs at Missouri AVE AND Kansas AVE NW. LOF 2 B/M CALL 911″

6600 7th Street

This house is located at 6600 7th Street, NW. The listing says:

“There is a lot of ” happy living” in this one-of-a-kind corner property located in the popular area of Brightwood/Takoma Park. Near Takoma Park Community Center Swimming Pool and Tennis. Walking distance to Takoma metro and Coolidge High School. Rarely will you find a home so unique. This is an estate being sold “As Is”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $650,000.

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5828 Georgia Ave, NW

“Hey Popville,

Simple Bar and Grill on Georgia Avenue has recently been the subject of several acts of vandalism. The two front windows have been broken (twice!) and now the door has been smashed. It seems likely it’s all the work of the same people or person but who knows? Anyway if you know Wil, the owner, you know he’s a very nice guy who is a big supporter of the neighborhood. And if you’re a resident of the area you also know Simple is one of the few options available for sit down dining (and the food is good!) Having to replace the windows and buy security cameras can’t be cheap, so if folks are in the area this weekend, maybe they can throw a little business their way. Thanks.”

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“Hey PoP,

Don’t know if you saw this article in WTOP. I was furious to read that Walter Reed construction won’t start for another 5-7 years!”

“Construction is expected to begin within 5 to 7 years after closing,” D.C. Council Committee of the Whole Legislative Counsel Cynthia LeFevre tells WTOP in an email.

LeFevre expects “substantial completion” of the entire redevelopment project within 23 years.

From Council Member Brandon Todd:

“Let’s discuss, for a moment, the re-development of the former Water Reed Medical Campus. I understand there has been some confusion as to the specifics of the overhaul, and, today, I aim to clear up some of your questions and misconceptions. On Tuesday, February 16th, the Council unanimously voted in favor of bill 21-474, the “Walter Reed Development Omnibus Act of 2015.” The approval of this much-anticipated legislation paves the way for the revitalization of the Walter Reed site. Following a second Council vote and the Mayor’s signature, developers will be able to break ground on the site. (more…)

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A resident inquires on an MPD listserv:

“Several neighbors heard multiple gunshots in the 700 block of Somerset Pl. NW shortly after 9 pm tonight. Cruisers were on the scene shortly after that occurred.
Is any information available on this?”

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MPD responds:

“Officers responded to several 911 calls for the sound of gunshots in the area. Shell casings were located in the rear alley of the 700 block of Sheridan Street, NW. A home nearby was struck by one of the bullets. We currently have several suspects stopped related to this destruction of property and unlawful discharge of a firearm. At this time, we do not believe anyone was injured. The investigation is ongoing.”

“A firearm was recovered in reference to this offense. Shotspotter did not detect the gunshots.”

Two firearms were recovered. Investigation is on going with this incident.”

Ed. Note: A note of caution to those who overly rely on Shotspotter to prove or disprove accounts of shots fired/shootings.

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In a separate incident:

“On February 19th, 2016, at approximately 1:30 AM, 4D officers responded to a 911 call for the sound of gunshots in the area of the 300 block of Emerson Street, NW.

A second 911 call was received from a resident of the 300 block of Emerson Street, who reported that a stray bullet had struck his house.

Moments later, 4D officers stopped a male suspect who attempted to flee from the north alley of the 300 block of Emerson Street, NW.

A 9mm handgun and expended shell casings have been recovered from the alleyway. A vehicle was also seized pursuant to this investigation.

No injuries related to the gunfire have been reported at this time.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this offense to please contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”