A reader shares from his neighborhood listserv:

“My sister and I were robbed at gunpoint at 8:15 Sunday night. We were on I street NE between 8th and 9th NE.

We were walking on I street, about 30 yds west of 9th street toward 8th. A black male in his 20s ran up from behind us and cut us off from the front, shoved a gun in front of us, and demanded cash and phones. We gave them, he took them and ran west on I street.

We were able to call 911 quickly afterward. They took a suspect into custody near 4th & I Street NE. My sister and I both positively identified the suspect as the man who robbed us. They did not find our phones, and I am not sure whether they found a gun. It’s possible the gun was a toy, but it looked real enough to me. I’m not sure whether or for how long they will detain the guy. Without physical evidence, he may walk even if prosecuted.

Just wanted to make folks aware, and apologize for the police havoc in the neighborhood last night.”

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From an email:

“In the theme of “5” each night of the “Five-Day Five-Year Anniversary Simcha” is set to thank patrons while introducing them to its “all grown up” menu and cocktail options. From Tuesday, April 14th through dinner on Saturday, April 18th, patrons will enjoy nightly $5 appetizer and 50% off entree specials off Star and Shamrock’s new menu, as well as a selection of five drink specials all for $5 each. In addition, 5% of all proceeds will benefit Miriam’s Kitchen. Plus on Saturday April 18th, DC’s favorite classic Irish band The MollyHawks will be onhand to mark the night of the actual anniversary with live music. And each night will be peppered with various revelry and surprise giveaways.

Nightly Menu specials will include: (more…)

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Sunday] at around 3:45PM, a citizen in the 1200 block of Linden Place, Northeast, questioned a subject regarding standing in front of an abandoned property in the block. The subject then approached the citizen and engaged in a physical assault. The citizen sustained facial injuries as a result of the assault.

First District personnel responded to the scene and apprehended the subject who was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.”

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1100 block of H Street, NE Friday morning

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of H Street, NE. Preliminary information indicates that on April 9, 2015, at approximately 5:30 pm, officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for an armed kidnapping in the 1900 block of 3rd Street, NE.

The suspect fled with the kidnapping victim, an adult female, in a green Honda Accord, and approximately 30 minutes later, appeared at the offices of the United States Census Bureau, in Suitland, Maryland. At that time, a guard at the facility was shot by someone inside of the green Accord. At approximately 7:35 pm, Seventh District officers observed the green Accord in the Woodland Terrace area and began to pursue. The driver of the green Accord shot at officers in the 2700 block of Bruce Place, SE, and the pursuit continued to the intersection of 1200 block 3rd Street, NE where the suspect again fired at pursuing officers.

The pursuit continued into the 1100 block of H Street, NE where officers attempted to block the vehicle’s path, resulting in a crash. Following the crash, the suspect and a police sergeant were wounded by apparent gunfire. Both injured parties were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The female kidnapping victim was located safely.

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

Update:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have announced the identity of the suspect arrested after the police involved shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of H Street, Northeast on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The suspect, who remains hospitalized, has been identified as 48-year old Ronald Anderson of Southeast, DC. He was placed under arrest and charged with Kidnapping while Armed and Assault on a Police Officer while Armed. The MPD sergeant who was wounded is recovering and the adult female kidnapping victim was located safely.

The investigation remains ongoing.”

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UPDATE: Complete MPD Report on Police Involved H Street, NE Shooting Thurs. Night.

@IAFF36 tweets at 8pm:

“Units responding for a reported shooting 1100 Blk H street NE”

A reader reports via email:

“I live at the corner of North Cap and M NE and saw over 20 police cars racing down M St NE tonight and then hooking a right towards H St NE around 7:50pm. Multiple other police sailing down N Cap, K, L St, etc all heading to the same area.

A friend who lives near 8th and L NE said there were was a helicopter circling H St NE and police cars coming from all directions headed toward the same area.”

On twitter readers send @PoPville:

“20+ metro PD cars & a helicopter circling sherwood rec center, headed towards #hstreet…what’s happening?”

“it was an active shooter. Shooter is down, several officers injured at 11th & H NE cc@PoPville”

“Shooting just occurred in front of &pizza on H street NE. Suspect is likely dead and an officer injured.”

“1 officer shot by suspect before officers opened fire on suspect”

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635 12th Street Northeast

This house is located at 635 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Great house only steps away from H Street revitalization. This 2BR, 1BA, 2Lvl, 1FPl home with deep yard and parking is perfect for buyers looking to add their own personal touches. The main level has a lovely living room with wood-burning fireplace galley kitchen, step-down den leading to outside space. Upper level has large front bedroom, full bath and back bedroom”

635 12th Street Northeast inside

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $649,999.

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8th and H St, NE via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

In August 2013 when I opened up my store on H street with the hopes and dreams that every entrepreneur has. I wanted to be successful, I wanted to give my customers a quality product at a great price and I wanted to be a part of the H Street community. I had scouted the location out for months. I loved the busy street and I thought that the bus stops were great because it dropped customers off directly in front of the store. Unfortunately immediately after I opened up I realized that there was a problem. My problem was the 10-20 regular loiterers that hung out directly in front and to the side of my store.

There was a lot of drug dealing and drug use. On a daily basis drunk or high people would come into the store and yell at me and my employees. They would threaten us. They would get in our faces. These men would sit on the two steps leading up to the front doors and they literally wouldn’t get out of my way or my customers way. They would stand in the handicapped ramp leading up to the store or sit on the handicap railing. They would also sit on the window sills running down the 8th street side of the building. I sent letters to Lt. Godin and commander Hickson at MPD. Lt. Godin really tried to help me. He visited often and did the best he could. In the end the police department is seriously outnumbered. There was only so much they could do. I begged my landlord to please help me but they did nothing. The people loitering outside made it clear that this was their neighborhood and we weren’t welcome.

They proved it in words and in action. I can tell you countless stories from my seven month pregnant employee being assaulted in the store to my own pregnant wife being intimidated. One employee quit after two days another quit after 7 days. I opened the store so I could make more money to support my growing family. Just before Christmas 2014 I asked the landlord to terminate my lease. They said that they wanted to work with me but because of the coming holidays they were short staffed and we could reconvene after the holidays. On January 13, 2014 my wife went into early labor by six weeks. It was a life changing moment. We had our first child, a boy and we named him Benjamin. We call him Benji. With the business costing me about $12,500 out of pocket to run a month it soon became apparent that we couldn’t afford daycare and I watched Benji as a stay at home dad and brought him to work with me. The daily barrage of intimidation and not knowing what would happen next really took a toll on all of us but especially my employees. (more…)