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From MPD:

“On today’s date [Wednesday?], at approximately 20:45 hours, members of 3-D VICE Unit were conducting covert operations in the area of 1200 Clifton Street, NW when they intervened in an “Attempted Theft-I Stolen Auto” in progress.

Investigation revealed a 15 year old male suspect had destroyed a vehicle window, entered the vehicle and quickly broke the vehicles steering column and ignition switch in an attempt to hot-wire the vehicle. Members of 3-D VICE were able to catch the juvenile suspect in the act and he was subsequently arrested.

During a search incident to his arrest, the juvenile suspect was found to be in possession of a book bag containing numerous screwdrivers, suspected to be implements of the crime for which he was arrested.

Reminder: Vehicle Theft Prevention

1) Utilize an Alarm System
2) Park in Well Lit Areas
3) Lock your Car
4) Do Not Leave Valuable Visible

Look Out for Your Neighbors…”If You See Something…Say Something!”

3100 14th Street, NW

In other sorta scuttlebutt confirmation – New Columbia Heights kinda confirms our scuttlebutt from over the summer:

“A friend was eating at a Chick-Fil-A in Crystal City and asked the owner/operator about rumors that a location open in DC. The owner said “you heard correct,” that there would be a Chick-Fil-A at 3100 14th Street NW.”

Back in July we heard Chick Fil A was coming to the former Lime Fresh space which closed back in Dec. 2013. Stay tuned for coming soon signage (protests?) and an opening date.

13th and Park Road, NW

Which do you like better – the paint or the original brick? Their website says:

“A unique collection of 4 brand new condominiums coming to the vibrant Columbia Heights neighborhood. Each home will feature modern finishes and large private outdoor terraces.
Coming Spring 2015 | From The $400s”

Personally I think I like the red brick better but I think the outdoor terraces are gonna be pretty sweet. I’ll show updated photos when it’s complete.



Thanks to all who emailed/tweeted alerts.

From MPD:

“On Saturday, January 10, 2015, around 9:40 pm the victim was shot while in the 3400 block of Holmead Place, NW. He was transported to Medstar by DC FEMS but efforts to save his life failed and he was pronounced dead. Detectives of the Homicide Branch are investigating. The next of kin of the decedent has not been notified at this time. The area will be held by police until a daylight canvass for evidence can be conducted.

If anyone has any information they are asked to call the MPD CIC @ 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3400 block of Holmead Place, Northwest.

On Saturday, January 10, 2015, at approximately 9:40 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to investigate the sound of gunshots reported in the area of 14th and Monroe Streets, NW. Upon arrival in the area, the officers were directed to the 3400 block of Holmead Place, NW, where they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Eduardo Carias-Martinez, of Hyattsville, Maryland.

Investigation into the incident continues. Suspect information is not available at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.”

From @dcalerts:

“3 D is investigating a stabbing at 0319 hours in the 1800 block of Columbia Rd. No Lookout”


From an email:

“For the week of Wednesday, January 7 – Tuesday, January 13, 3 Stars Brewing Company will take over all of The Coupe’s draft beer lines.

Come to THE BAR BAR to celebrate this amazing local craft brew with food pairings and beer flights all week long.

Line Up Includes:

Citra Lemon Saison
Two To The Dome Double IPA
Peppercorn Saison
Ghost White IPA
Southern Bell Imperial Brown Ale
Nector of the Bogs
Desolation Coffee Stout
Pandemic Porter”

3415 11th Street, NW


“Dear PoPville,

While my boyfriend and I were delaying our New Years resolutions and drowning our hungover sorrows in greasy food last week at Ihop, we split the bill with our credit cards. Then proceeded to Target to buy vegetables to make up for the Ihop where we both used our cards again. Both cards were hacked and used around DC today [Tuesday]. Has anyone else experienced this lately in Columbia Heights or at either of these places? Just trying to narrow down the culprit.”

3605 14th St, NW

Mad Momos opened up after much anticipation in Dec. 2012.

Thanks to all who passed on the sad word. Originally the note on their door said:


But then:

“mad momos is CLOSED.

Dear Friends and Patrons of mad momos,

Season’s greetings and Happy New Year to you. The management at mad momos thank you for all the support and amazing times these past few years. Regrettably, we have reached a point in our business where we need to share a difficult decision with you. We have decided to shift our business and focus our attention on opportunities that will better enhance our community in Columbia Heights. Therefore, it is with regret that mad momos will no longer be continuing its operation in the New Year.

A special thanks to our neighborhood and all the staff, past and present without which we could not have made this possible. This has been the most rewarding and unforgettable experience. We have had an amazing run with great success. Please stay tuned for something new and exciting coming soon.

We deeply appreciate all your unending support and most of all, your friendship. We wish you a healthy and happy 2015.

Warmest regards,
mad momos family”