From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of Harvard Street, Northwest on Friday, September 18, 2015, at approximately 7:44 pm.

The decedent was identified as 25 year-old Charles Antonio Welch, of Fort Washington, Maryland.

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at approximately 1:00 pm, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 27 year-old Antonio Brown of Suitland, Maryland. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting death of Mr. Welch.”

This house is located at 1608 Newton Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Situated in the Heart of Historic Mount Pleasant. this 1200+ sq. ft. ,3BR 2BA TH with parking is what you’re been looking for! Beautifully renovated with stunning finishes, this home has it all. Enjoy small town charm in the city, in one of WDC’s most eclectic neighborhoods. Another Quality Renovation by KL Development LLC. Agents call/text for alarm code.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $729,500.


Ed. Note: Sorry for the delay in posting – was out of town Friday and Saturday.

A reader reports:

“Wanted to alert you to a shooting that just occurred in Mt. Pleasant ~1800 alley between Irving and Harvard. Report is that a man was shot in the neck in his car. The shooter peeled away in a car and the victim apparently drove approximately 40-50 yards before crashing, as shown in the picture.”


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1800 block of Harvard Street, Northwest on Friday, September 18, 2015, at approximately 7:44 pm.

Members of the Fourth District responded for the report of a shooting and upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to an area hospital, where lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 25 year-old Charles Antonio Welch, of Fort Washington, Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. 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.”

3058 Mount Pleasant St, NW

Update on yesterday’s news about the 24 hour laundromat moving in Mt. P. Thanks to a reader for passing on this email:

“First, the bad news…the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood will have one less laundromat. Now for the good news…
FIT360DC has a new home in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood,
just 3 blocks away!

That’s right, FIT360DC, celebrating it’s 2-Year Anniversary in October, will be moving to it’s new home this Fall, to 3058 Mt. Pleasant St NW, neighbors with EachPeach and Flying Fish. Our buildout of the former laundromat begins this week, with more space and equipment to better serve our regular members and visitors. Our mission remains as always to provide the Mt. Pleasant/DC area with the best in high-level functional training, accommodating athletes of all ages and abilities, supporting a 360 degree approach to fitness for sport, recreation and everyday life. Our service features will continue to include:

24/7 Membership Access
Small Group Strength Training Classes
Personal Training
Nutritional Counseling
And, Coming Soon…BOXING!!!”


“Dear PoPville,

After a long hiatus, I walked the trail off 17th St NW in Mt Pleasant by Rock Creek Parkway. I’m not sure what the park is called, but it’s a very well used area by joggers and dog owners in Mt Pleasant.

Over the weekend, I noticed that about a dozen trees or more have been tagged with graffiti and also maybe mutilated by knives. It was very disheartening to see a beautiful wooded area damaged by a bunch of punks. There have always been some sketchy elements hanging out there, but there was never any graffiti before. I went back a day or two later to walk my roommate’s dog, and I noticed that there was new graffiti as well – mostly new graffiti over the old ones.

I reported the graffiti using the DC 311 app. I have spoken with other users of the trail, so I know I’m not the only person who reported this. I believe the graffiti has been up for a few weeks.

I know there’s a crime wave in the city, and it makes me feel unsafe to walk this park. I think that the graffiti should be removed immediately and I’m hoping that the place is monitored by police.”

Ed. Note: I don’t necessarily think graffiti correlates with your safety (though I do think those, especially those who tag trees are jackwagons) but I also spotted this scene under a bridge in Rock Creek on Piney Branch Parkway that could be just kids but left me a little unsettled:


This house is located at 3214 18th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Sought after modern TH in great Mount Pleasant location. All glass floor to ceiling windows let the sun shine in. First floor family room w/FP opens to rear patio and garden, Upstairs is a living room, dinning room and light filled kitchen. 2BR/2BA on the third. More finished space here since the second floor is bigger than some of the others in the row. Pkg for 2 cars. Walk score of 90!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $689,500.