“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in an assault that occurred in the 3600 block 16th Street, Northwest. On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at approximately 3:26 am, an adult female victim reported that she was in the 3600 block of 16th Street, Northwest when an adult Hispanic male assaulted her with the intent to commit a sexual offense.
A short time later, at approximately 4:39 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, a male subject was positively identified and arrested. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Alemen Gonzalo of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”
The information is from the ANC’s website and longtime ANC member, Jack McKay’s monthly newsletter:
Mount Pleasant ANC Meeting Tonight Re Future of Farmers Market
The future of the popular Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market may be in trouble. In the past, the approval process was easy for the Farmers’ Market. The ANC Commissioners did not object to the weekly event, and sent an annual approval letter to the Market’s representative without requiring a sponsor to attend an ANC meeting to present a case for why it would not be a disturbance to the neighborhood.
However, this year, three commissioners – Arturo, Rosa, and Franko – objected to sending a letter of approval to the Market. These commissioners want the sponsor to come appear at the Tuesday, March 24 ANC meeting to answer questions about its operations and value to the neighborhood.
It’s a mistake for the ANC to even appear to be obstructing the Farmers’ Market. The Market has been running for 11 years and is one of the best events in the neighborhood.
If you want to show your support for the Farmers’ Market and other events/businesses that will improve Mount Pleasant please attend tonight’s ANC Meeting.
Details: Tuesday, March 24
7:00pm, Mount Pleasant Library, 16th & Lamont Street NW“
About a week ago Suns Cinema launched their kickstarter. There were doubters as there always are – but good on ya Suns! Off to a terrific start with over $10k raised and 21 days to go towards their $12,500 goal. Looking forward to a potential Hong Kong Cinema week!
“I’m over at Purple Patch and they just received all the appropriate licensing from DC. That being said they are opening for business this evening at 5:00. Their evening hours are 5-2 Sun thru Thurs, Fri and Sat 5-3. There will be Guinness on tap tonight! Happy St Patrick’s Day!”
Ed. Note: The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (arguably one of the best in the District) is scheduled to run from April 4, 2015 – Dec 19, 2015.
From this morning’s rant/revel:
“Rant: Mt. Pleasant Farmer’s market may be denied permits this year. Please go to the ANC meeting to support them on Tuesday, in particular if you are in the SMD of one of one the three commissioners currently opposing the permit.”
Another reader comments:
“These three ANC members are being ridiculous – the ANC has routinely provided letters of support to DPR for events in the park without requiring the requester come before the ANC to explain how the event will work.
From what I read on the ANC 1D google group, these ANC members support the farmers market but are still requiring the market manager come to the ANC meeting before they provide the letter of support to DPR.
I’ve written to my ANC commissioner about this – one of the three – and no surprise, but he hasn’t responded.”
“Around 9:45 pm witnesses heard the sounds of gunshots and observed a group of people run away. Found in the area were shell casings. No victims have been found.
If any had information regarding this event they are asked to call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”
Also many reader reports about the area of 16th and Columbia Road, NW:
“At least four police cars at 16th and Columbia and a huge group of police at the columbia heights station. An Ambulance just arrived at 16th and Columbia as well. A huge group of youth lined up in front of the brown building on Mozart and Columbia. Anyone know what’s going on?”
“Not sure what’s going on. Community center place on mozart and columbia. Lots of cops. Started around 8. Seemed protest-ish. Around 11:45pm still lots of cops”
and on twitter:
“@PoPville Looks like someone ran a car into Columbia Heights Metro on the East Entrance…”