06/26/14 1:30pm

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Alleged burglars in alley behind Bennett place, ne

“Dear PoPville,

I was hoping you could share some information for the folks who live in the Carver Terrace and Kingman Park area. Several neighbors on Bennett Place have had their homes broken into in the past few weeks. There are 6 reported break-ins and attempted break-ins. The police have been notified, but up until this point have not been very helpful.

This past week, a friend received a call from his neighbor asking him to check on his house because the alarm was going off. My friend found the back door open and called the cops. Before the police arrived, my friend saw 2 burglars inside the house. He and another neighbor chased the guys out of the home. Unfortunately both intruders managed to escape: one of the burglars ran into a building nearby and had some of his buddies came out to block the neighbors giving chase.

Luckily, the folks on Bennett were able to get some photographs that they passed on to the police.”

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06/16/14 1:40pm

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced today the fire that occurred in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE was intentionally set by the decedent and the manner of death has been ruled a suicide.

On Wednesday June 4, 2014, at approximately 3:54 pm, personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) received a report of an explosion and fire at an apartment building located in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, firefighters found an apartment building ablaze. During firefighting activities, firefighters observed a deceased person in one of the units.

The case was investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The investigation has determined that the fire was intentionally set by the decedent identified as 46 year-old Christopher Christofi of Northeast, Washington, DC. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that the decedent’s death was a suicide.”

06/06/14 3:15pm

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Photo of 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE tweeted to us by @zoeica

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating a death that occurred in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE.

On Wednesday June 4, 2014, at approximately 3:54 pm, personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) received a report of an explosion and fire at an apartment building located in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, firefighters found an apartment building ablaze. During firefighting activities, firefighters observed a deceased person in one of the units.

Due to the condition of the building, the decedent remained on the scene. At this time, the identity of the decedent has not been confirmed.

The case is being investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

06/02/14 12:55pm

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This house is located at 1601 Rosedale St, NE. The listing says:

“Completely RENOVATED end unit home w/3BR/3.5BA. 3 floors. Open + spacious floor plan. Solid hardwood floors, custom iron work + exposed brick. Gourmet kitchen w/ island, granite, + steel. Generously sized BRs w/ attached BAs. Top floor has grand master suite w/ BA + vaulted ceilings. Marble + porcelain BAs. Rooftop deck w/ peek-a-boo views of Capitol + Monument. Secure parking.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $709,000.

Ed. Note: Many the readers who emailed and tweeted about it, request a “judging of the pop up” too.

1674 Kramer Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1674 Kramer Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Charming, bright and sunny 2 bed 1 bath row home in the hot H Street Corridor/Atlas. Features include a fantastic, newly renovated contemporary kitchen & bath, high ceilings, newly refinished hardwoods, loads of storage, and plenty of street parking as well outdoor space in the back! Walk to restaurants, shops, nightlife!! A real must see!!!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,900/Mo.

619 15th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 619 15th Street, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“EXPERIENCE CAPITOL HILL & H STREET ! English basement apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. INTERIOR: New Kitchen and appliances, granite counter tops, new washer/dryer, gated storage area for bike. NEIGHBORHOOD AMMENITIES: Walk to restaurants, parks, shops and grocery stores. Tenant responsible for all utilities. Available February 15th”

Unfortunately no interior photos but I like the location and price. This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,150/Mo.

01/25/14 1:12pm

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Thanks to all who sent tweets and emails that Margo the 2.5 year old cockapoo dognapped at 14th and D Street, NE has been found.

From NBC Washington:

“Eric Peterson said his cockapoo, Margo, was found on Benning Road in northeast Washington Saturday morning, after a tipster saw the dog’s picture on News4 or on social media.”

Update from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that a significant arrest has been made in recent burglaries which occurred throughout December 2013 and January 2014 in Washington, DC.

On Saturday, January 25, 2014 Detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division received a tip which led to the recovery of Margo the dog, who was unharmed, in good health, and returned to her owner. In addition to the recovery of Margo was the arrest of 19-year-old Reshawn Devonta Peay of Northeast charging him with multiple burglaries which occurred throughout Northeast, Washington, DC, including the burglary where Margo the dog was taken.

Reshawn Peay was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree for the offenses on the following days and locations:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 1500 block of Benning Road Northeast
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 1500 block of Benning Road Northeast
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 700 block of 16TH Street Northeast
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 700 block of 16TH Street Northeast
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 1600 block of Kramer Street Northeast
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 700 block of 16TH Street Northeast
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 600 block of 16TH Street Northeast
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 1500 block of D Street Northeast (Margo)”

01/24/14 9:40am

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From the MPD-5D Listserv:

“URGENT!!!

The photo above is of a 2.5 year old female cockapoo named Margo – blonde coloring, about 25 pounds, and recently groomed; she was stolen from my friend’s home last night in NE DC (1500 block of D St NE). She is microchipped (ID# 985121010681957) and was last seen with a black and white collar with red trim. The robbers broke into the basement, took some trivial electronics, Margo, and her dog food. If you see her or have any information as to her whereabouts, please contact me or the DC police’s tip line at 202-727-9099.

There is a REWARD for her rescue!!!!”

11/05/13 1:00pm

1618 F Street Northeast

This house is located at 1618 F Street, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“Gorgeous total gut renovation just blocks from all the hot spots on H Street! Incredible chef~s kitchen with GE Stainless Steel appliances, marble countertops and french doors leading to a back deck with parking below. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, washer/dryer upstairs, finished lower level with separate bed, bath and living area. Incredible value just steps from the new trolly.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $499,900.