“Dear PoPville,

Once again I was hit by yet another package thief (a pair of them in this case).
I work from home so I don’t usually have an issue when couriers leave the packages out on my porch, the problem is that the drivers for UPS and ‘LaserShip’ just plain refuse to ring the bell once they deliver a package, so, many times packages just sit there for a bit until I notice them. I actually walked out to pick up the packages (on this video) not even 2 minutes after the thieves stole some of them.

Funny thing is that the packages they stole only contained acne cream and other ‘beauty products’… judging by the video, they’re teens, so the acne cream might suit them well.

Sometimes I think I should take matters into my own hands and set them up and confront them… any thoughts on this PoPville?”

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From MPD:

“Around midnight in the 1300 block of Fort Stevens Drive, NW, a Special Police Officer was approached by a subject with a gun. This subject shot at the Special Police Officer striking him. The Special Police Officer shot back at the subject striking him as well. Both of them were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The suspect is under arrest and will be charged with assault and firearms charges.”

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated withrepresented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 811 Madison St NW
Legal Subdivision: Petworth
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Petworth
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4 Basement: Yes, Fully Finished Parking: Unpaved (per listing) Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price for this listing: $534,900.
List Price at Contract: $525,000.
List Date: 06/27/15
Days on Market: 40

Settled Sales Price
: $510,000
Seller Subsidy: $37.00
Settlement Date: 09/04/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

There was some discussion on the comments to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post about advertising the location of this home as being in Petworth. The legal subdivision for this home does happen to be Petworth, although it is certainly the case that legal subdivisions don’t always line up with what locals refer to their neighborhood as. The transition to the legal subdivision of Brightwood begins to the north of Missouri Ave NW, and this home is just below.

Neighborhood names in DC serve to facilitate searches for properties, and legal subdivision names tend to be more reliable simply because the boundaries are more concrete than advertised subdivision names. Any time you see an advertised subdivision that is different from the legal, the listing agent has made that change, whereas the legal subdivision is usually autofilled from the tax record information.

Currently, in the legal subdivision of Petworth, there are 29 active listings for fee simple houses ranging in list price from $224,900. to $749,000. Of course, pricing takes into account size and condition, and typically homes that are at the south end of Petworth and closer to Metro tend to be more expensive.

The listing agents for this sale were Hans Wydler and Brittany Barsky with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Kate McCollom with Keller Williams Realty represented the buyer.

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A resident inquires on an MPD listserv:

“Is there any information on the 8-10 gunshots(?) heard on 5th St around Sheridan at 11:35 this morning? I called 911 and police came out to the are very quickly. I’m wondering if they found any evidence of bullets or any suspects.”

MPD replies:

“Officers are on the scene canvassing, no reported injuries at this time. Coolidge HS has been placed on lock down for safety reasons.”

This house is located at 6209 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous!! Bright, contemporary style, built i n 2007. Open floor plan, perfect for entertaining & living large. Chef’s, kitchen, breakfast bar & formal dining, artist studio/home office, powder room & ample storage,2nd floor offers spacious master suite w custom closets & sitting area. 2 BR & BA. balcony.Off st. parking & yard.Near Takoma Park metro, shopping & restaurants. Open Sun 2-4”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $695,900.

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From MPD:

“On August 19, 2015, at approximately 10:23 PM, Fourth District units received a 911 call for a shooting in the 1300 block of Missouri Avenue, NW. Upon arriving on the scene, 4D officers found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower back. The victim reported that he was walking in the area of the 5900 block of 13th Place, NW, when a red sedan with unknown Pennsylvania license plates pulled up near him. Suspects inside of the vehicle began shooting at the victim, and the victim ran towards Missouri Avenue. While running, the victim was shot once in the lower back. The red sedan was last seen fleeing southbound on 13th Place. The victim was transported to a local area for treatment.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Thank you.”


“Dear PoPville,

My fiance and I live (with our dog, Logan) at 5th and Longfellow St NW. Last night, there were two rounds of shots fired. One shot at 10pm. The next set of 5-10 shots fired at around 1045p.

We heard something hit the back of our house (which happens to be our master bathroom which is attached to our bedroom). We were in the bedroom.

We called the police (as did many of our neighbors) who came out to look at the house and search for suspects. Supposedly, they caught a guy the next block up.

With closer inspection this morning, we saw that a rogue bullet that hit the space in between our two upper level back windows.

Any idea what to do now? Should we call the police to retrieve the bullet? Home owners insurance for repair the siding?”

Ed. Note: The police have been called and notified about the bullet/damage.


@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“4D Shooting-2259 hrs, 5900 block of Georgia Ave, NW. 1 suspect in custody.”

From MPD:

“On Wednesday, July 29th at around 11:00PM, at Piney Branch Road and Missouri Avenue, NW, three people were shot, each sustaining non-life threatening injuries. While in the area, MPD officers observed a subject running with what appeared to be a gun. The subject running was captured and recovered was a firearm.”

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From Council Member Todd’s office:

“This Thursday, July 23, I am hosting a Ward 4 Public Safety meeting with Fourth District Commander Wilfredo Manlapaz, cohosted by the Fourth District Citizens Advisory Council.

Join us at the Fourth District Police Station, located at 6001 Georgia Ave NW, this Thursday, July 23, at 7:00pm for a discussion of public safety in the Ward, and questions and answers with Commander Manlapaz.

Ward 4 Public Safety Meeting
Thursday, July 23
Fourth District Police Station
6001 Georgia Ave NW”