06/12/14 2:25pm

Notice from 2010

“Dear PoPville,

My brother was stopped by authorities at Eastern Market metro station yesterday for a random security check before getting onto the platform. His bag was searched, sniffing dogs roamed, and this hands wiped for gun powder residue, much like what we experience at security lines in airports.

Have you or your readers seen or heard of this before? Will this become the norm?”

Ed. Note: Metro Transit Police have been doing random searches since at least 2008. We also spoke about random inspections in 2010.

1343 C Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1343 C Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Adorable 1 bd/ ba townhouse conveniently located two blocks off Lincoln Park. Hardwood floors, s/s appliances, two sky lights, sandstone wainscoting in bath and W/D in unit. Perfect alternative to apartment / condo living. Off street parking. DC6 just outside front door. Walk to Eastern Market, Barracks Row, H Street, etc.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,875/Mo.

05/30/14 12:55pm


This house is located at 130 10th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“STUNNING + CLASSIC Capitol Hill row home w/ generously sized rooms + fantastic layout. 3BR/2.5BA, 2 levels of living space. Exposed brick, hardwood fls, accent molding. Large LR opens up to private, brick lined patio. Separate dining room. 2 wood burning FPs. Spiral staircase w/ stained glass feature. Excellent location- just minutes to the local restaurants + services! As-is.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $869,000.

05/28/14 8:11pm

From MPD:

“Tonight around 6:10pm, 1D officers were flagged down in reference to a large fight at Eastern Market Metro Station. A total of 7 juvenile females were arrested for Simple Assault. None of the victims sustained injuries.”

In a discussion on twitter @PoPville about the incident, @capitolistdc noted:

“U mean less than 2 blocks from the public safety meeting right now at the Hill Center?”

05/27/14 9:00am

A reader passes on word from Mothers on the Hill:

“We ran into a scene of cops helping a young woman who was just robbed at gunpoint by a car going south in 14th st SE between Independence ave and SC ave SE. She was on foot herself, and not physically hurt but shaken up by the event, around 4pm Monday.”

From MPD:

“Armed Robbery-Gun at 200 block of 14th St. SE. around 4:45pm. Armed individual exited black unknown car model (possibly Charger) with unknown temp tags. Complainant’s purse was taken. No injuries. Additional police officers will continue to patrol this area.”

05/22/14 9:25am

From MPD:

“On May 15, 2014, at around 10:30PM, First District officers were dispatched to a radio run in the 200 block of 9th Street, Northeast, to “Investigate the Trouble.” When the officers arrived on the scene, they located a victim suffering from a laceration to the neck area. During the investigation, it was learned that while the victim was walking northbound in the 300 block of C Street, Southeast, she was approached by a subject described as a black male wearing dark clothes, 30-40 years old, 5’10″, stocky build, short hair, who grabbed her and demanded her purse. The complainant later discovered the suspect cut her on the neck with an unknown object during the robbery.

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest captured in this just released video regarding this case.

This robbery is being actively investigated by the First District Detectives Unit, who can be contacted on (202) 299-2025. Anyone with information can also call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observe suspicious persons, vehicles or activities in the community.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department, First District is investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred in the 200 block of 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC.

At approximately 9:45 PM, Officers received a call regarding an investigate the trouble for an individual screaming for help. Upon arrival, MPDC officers located a victim who reported that she was approached by a suspect who grabbed her, brandished a knife and announced a robbery. During the robbery, the victim was cut on the side of her neck.

The lookout for the suspect in this offense is a Black Male approximately 5’7” – 5’8” in height with a muscular build, balding head, and was wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

If anyone witnessed someone fitting this description, the event, or locates any property in the area that they feel is suspicious such as a purse, wallet, or identification cards that were discarded, we are asking that you call MPDC and report this information on (202) 727-9099 or dial 911 if you need an officer to respond.

As many of you may know, we had a similar incident last Friday at 9th & C St SE, where the female victim was cut on her neck during the robbery. The tactics in both cases are similar, however we have not confirmed that the same individual \is responsible for both offenses.

The detectives are diligently working to ascertain if there is in fact a correlation. In the interim, we have allocated additional resources to this area for increased visibility and security. As more details become available regarding the progress of the case(s) I will provide them via this venue.”


“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest believed to be involved with two Assaults and Robberies while Armed (Knife) offenses.

In each of these cases, a subject has approached a woman while armed with a knife or blade and demanded their property and subsequently cut the victims.

The offenses took place on the following dates:

· Thursday, May 15, 2014, at approximately 10:15 pm, at 9th and C Streets, SE.
· Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at approximately 9:45 pm, in the 200 block of 8th Street, NE.

A person of interest who is being sought in connection with these offenses is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years old, between 5’7 and 5’9 in height, stocky/athletic build and with either short hair or bald.”

318 Maryland Avenue Northeast

This rental is located at 318 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Basement unit w/ tall ceilings and great natural light. Nice condition. Does not feel like a basement. Fireplace, exposed brick walls, open concept, 2 nice size bedrooms. Prime, Hill location. 1,071 sq. feet. Steps to the Capitol Building, Stanton Park, shops, restaurants, union station, etc… Great walk score. Available immediately. 50 dollar application fee per person. No pets.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,000/Mo.

05/20/14 11:13pm

Old Naval Hospital Historic Carriage House - FX Luminaire
Photo of Carriage House at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE courtesy of Hill Center

From a press release:

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital is proud to announce that chef David Guas will open Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery this fall in the historic carriage house on the Old Naval Hospital campus on Capitol Hill.

A renowned chef whose muff-a-lottas were named one of the Best Sandwiches in the U.S. by Food & Wine Magazine, Guas is a regular guest on the Today Show and will be the host and co-judge of American Grilled on the Travel Channel, premiering this summer. This is his first venture in DC and the second Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery for Guas, whose first location is in Arlington, VA. [See their menu here.]

Full of Southern character and casual appeal, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery is a downhome, Southern eatery that will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring seasonal choices. With savory comfort fare, signature desserts, and superior and sustainable coffees from around the world, its operating style and ambiance will fully complement the high-quality, family-friendly and vibrant offerings that the community values at Hill Center.

“The addition of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in the carriage house represents the final step in the historic rehabilitation of the Old Naval Hospital campus and completes the original vision for Hill Center, culminating over a decade of work by the Capitol Hill community,” says Guy Martin, president of the Old Naval Hospital Foundation, which founded and governs Hill Center. “The collaboration will give us an even more inviting campus, where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather for meetings, lectures, performances, gallery exhibitions, or other events, or simply enjoy a meal with their neighbors.””

05/19/14 10:55am

“Dear PoPville,

On Thursday night at approximately 1015pm while walking home from the Eastern market metro my mother was robbed and attacked with a knife at the intersection of 9th and C St. SE. She suffered serious injuries to her neck but will make a full recovery. She’s lived on the Hill for 30 years – it’s just so awful that this type of senseless violence happens.

If anyone has any information please call MPD 1st district and ask for the lead Detective Ray Stargel.

MPD 1D Phone: 202-698-0555 or 202-727-9099

Hoping someone saw something suspicious that will help lead to an arrest.”