From MPD:

“On Sunday, October 12, 2014, at approximately 3:00 a.m., officers responded to a radio run for sounds of gun shots in the area of 3500 New Hampshire Avenue NW. After officers canvassed the area, nothing was found. Shortly thereafter, an individual arrived at a local hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound to his left foot. The complainant stated to the officers that he believed he had been shot in the vicinity of 11th & Monroe Streets NW, however no suspect information was provided. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099. Thank you.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Thursday], between the hours of 7-8pm, members of 3-D VICE conducted a “VICE Prostitution Reversal” operation along the 3D/4D border of 14th Street,NW.

This operation stemmed from numerous recent complaints of illegal prostitution during the recent 3D/4D border Community Meetings.

During this operation, a total of six (6) adult male defendants were arrested each of whom were seeking sexual favors in exchange for the promise of monetary compensation.

All of the Defendants were arrested and charged with “Solicitation of Prostitution.”

Thank you to the 3D/4D citizens for the intel and information that helped make this a successful operation.”


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Accident at 11th and Girard at 2:30am last night

Driver was heading EB on Girard travelling at about 50 mph. When he crossed 11th he must have lost control and smashed into the wall in front of the house on the SW corner. The car ended up on its side. Luckily there was a police officer travelling shortly behind the driver so he was the first on the scene. They pulled the driver from the car alive and took him away in an ambulance. I can only imagine that the driver was drunk but I don’t know for sure.”


Thanks to all who sent emails and tweets. From MPD:

“Around 5:30 pm, units received a call for a man down in the 3400 blk of 14th St NW. Upon arrival, an adult male was located suffering from an apparent stab wound. The male was transported to an area hospital where he has been pronounced. This case is being investigated by Detectives with the Homicide Branch. The 3400 blk of 14th St NW is temporarily closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3400 block of 14th Street, NW.

On Friday, October 3, 2014 at approximately 5:33 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a man down. Upon arrival, they located the victim, 35-year-old Kenneth Young Jr. of Northwest, DC suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”

3501 13th St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

UIP property mgt Inc. the new owner of 3501 13th St NW, which bought the building in June for $6 million, promptly filed civil suit in July to increase the rents of every tenant in the building for $991.55 (I have attached PDFs of some of the court docs). They want to add another $991.55 to the preexisting rent of every unit in the building. The attached doc that I sent was scanned from the packet the city sent. It outlines the proposed “temporary” surcharge by unit.

UIP rent increase (PDF)

UIP court doc 1 (PDF)

UIP court doc 2 (PDF)

In what would appear to be an attempt to make an end run around various DC laws regarding tenants rights, UIP justifies this “temporary” rent increase in the name of making improvements to the property. Clearly, this doubling of the rents of most tenants would be a defacto eviction for most of the tenants of this section 8 housing.

The tenants (of which I am one) were notified on the 15th of September by the DC Office of Administrative Hearings that they were required to appear in court on Oct 24 at the Office of Administrative Hearings or risk losing the case.

Now, UIP may not succeed in this opening gambit in it’s attempt to force the people who live at 3501 13th from their homes. However, the crass disrespect towards the people who live at 3501 13th is demonstrated by the fact that they filed a suit that will require working people to take a day off and go to court to head off a cynical ploy by their landlord to evict them by other means.”