Sherman and Park Road, NW

Today in bad driving… and it’s a DC license plate for the record!

A reader reports earlier this morning:

“Is there a full moon? Some of the worst DC driving I’ve ever seen… Including this genius who drove up Sherman Ave on the wrong side of the road and hit the GAS TANK of an oncoming dump truck.”


From an email:

Street Sense to Celebrate its 13th Anniversary with a Showcase of Original Works by Local Artists Experiencing Homelessness

Street Sense has been changing the story of homelessness in the DC community since 2003. Street Sense works with individuals experiencing homelessness to create economic opportunities and to elevate the voices of poverty issues and injustice through media and art. Please join this effort by attending the District of Art, Street Sense’s 13th anniversary celebration.

What: District of Art: A Street Sense Annual Celebration

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Why: Celebrate Street Sense’s 13th anniversary; enjoy original works of photography, poetry, theater, film, and music created by local artists experiencing homelessness; fund raise for Street Sense’s skills-based workshops.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lindsey Robinett

“Dear PoPville,

I filled out the DC voter registration form, signed and scanned it, and emailed it to the contact that it said in the email, but never got any response… Does anyone know if you just assume your registered, or should I get a confirmed response at some point?

From an email:

“The Carlos Rosario School is hosting a Voter Registration and Education Fair from 5:00-7:30pm. We’ll have local artists and musicians, free food from Los Hermanos, activities for the whole family, voter resources and even a practice voting booth. Community partners like Mary’s Center, GALA Theater, OLA and DC Board of Elections will be here, too. Join us at 1100 Harvard Street NW in Columbia Heights and celebration National Voter Registration Day.”



“Today is National Voter Registration Day and we invite you to join us for the first ever “Hillary Con” this Friday, September 30th from 7-10pm at Town Tavern to kick-off voter registration weekend! (more…)

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division, Physical and Sexual Abuse Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to a Second Degree Child Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the 3100 block of 14th Street, Northwest, on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at approximately 4:03 pm.

The suspect followed the victim inside a store for approximately 10 minutes and offered her a piece of gum prior to grabbing hold of her. The suspect then grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her.

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, 46-year-old Adrian Rendon, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Child Sexual Abuse.

Detectives are seeking additional victims that may have come in to contact with the suspect.

Anyone who has information regarding this case or additional cases should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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From MPD just before 1am(and thanks to all who tweeted @PoPville):

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2300 block of 11th Street NW. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area.”

Ed. Note: There was a shooting homicide on this block Sept. 12.

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From MPD:

“Around 5:10 PM, MPD responded to the sounds of gun shots in the area of 8th and Tuckerman Streets, NW. An adult male sustained a gunshot wound that appears to be non-life threatening. The Fourth District Detectives are investigating this offense.

Anyone with information regarding this offense can call MPD at (202)727-9099 or text 50411.”

“Dear PoPville,

I lost a ring on my run tonight and I’m desperate. Small, gold, has the initials ELE on it. I was on 14th from Monroe to mt. Pleasant, Mt pleasant to Harvard, Harvard to Adams mill rd, Adams mill to park, park to 16th, down 16th to Euclid, Euclid to 13th, 13th to Monroe and back to 14th and Monroe. Convoluted route I realize. If anyone is wandering around on those streets and can keep an eye out for it I would SERIOUSLY appreciate it. The ring isn’t anything fancy, just major sentimental value. It’s a very old gift from my grandparents who both passed away and I’m just so sad to have lost it. Figured it was worth asking my kind neighbors to keep a look out before I give up. If you happen to find it, please send me an email ([email protected]).”

jean darc

Thanks to Rick for letting us know:

“Joan of Arc is swordless again at Meridian Hill Park. Any ideas when and what happened?”

The iconic Jeanne d’arc statue was completely restored in 2011.

[Ed. Note: Check out a video of the original dedication with President Harding in 1922 here.]

Maybe someone can figure out how to do this again in the meantime:

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

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From MPD:

“At approximately 7:08pm on Friday, we received a call for a sounds of gunshots in the 1400 block of Fairmont Street NW. Responding units located 2 vehicles that had been struck, but no victims. While investigating the matter, with the assistance of a tip from the community, officers located a handgun inside of a vehicle in the area and seized it pending further identification of the vehicle’s owner. We are not certain that this is the weapon responsible for the gunshots, so we are continuing to investigate. This is the case I referenced when I indicated that one is still pending investigation/arrest.”

Ed. Note: Shots were also fired in this area Saturday and Sunday.