drugs

“Dear PoPville,

These foil packets of powder have been in the yard of a building in Mount Pleasant for months. What are they? Why hasn’t anyone come back for them?”

Anyone know the shelf life of cocaine these days. Maybe the owner lost them/gave up on them during/after the blizzard?

Ed. Note: The best short story created from this premise gets a free PoPville t-shirt.

mace
Photo by PoPville flickr user slatifolia

“Dear PoPville,

I went to the police station with a friend to make a report of the incident, but the cop unfortunately told me based on the story I’ve provided it was not sufficient (so my friend asked: what is “enough” to make a report?). Another friend of mine was disappointed with the lack of response from the cop and suggested that I reach out to spread awareness.

On Friday late evening/early Saturday morning at 3am, I was followed by a guy about 5’4″, 30-ish, Hispanic, from the intersection of Mt. Pleasant & 15th towards Harvard & 14th. At first, the guy followed by bike as I was heading down towards the direction of Irving. He tried engaging in conversation, but I ignored him as I kept walking. At one moment, the guy disappeared (between Irving & Columbia along 15th street) and occasionally I looked over my shoulder to make sure he wasn’t there. That’s when I took out my keys, along with my mace, so I didn’t have to dig for them while standing at my door. (more…)

GDoN

This unit is located at 2440 16th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Prime Location Mount Pleasant Across from Meridian Park Top Floor Sunny & Updated Condo Kitchen w/ Granite Counter Tops Wine Rack Nice Cabinets & Ceramic Tile Floor Hardwood Floors throughout Unit has W/D Hookup & Washer/Dryer Room on every floor Walk to Harris Teeter Enjoy Adams Morgan & U Street Neighborhood Amenities ZipCars are plenty Bus Transportation on 16th Street Convenient City Living!”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $340,000 ($414 monthly fee.)

don juan
1600 block of Lamont St, NW

From MPD:

The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying three persons of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Chair) incident which occurred in the 1600 block of Lamont Street, Northwest, on Saturday, January 27, 2016 at approximately 11:15 pm.

The victim at a local establishment and was approached by suspect one, who uttered a few words, and then abruptly assaulted him. During the assault, suspect two assaulted the victim with a chair. The assault continued, until the suspects fled the scene. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The persons of interest can be seen in this video:

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.”

road rage
Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

“Dear PoPville,

Mine may be an isolated incident, but I figured I would reach out, as I hope no one else experiences what I did as I walked home to Mount Pleasant yesterday afternoon with my 10-month-old.

As I’m sure you are well aware, there are many “crosswalks of shame” around the District and pedestrians have to gingerly navigate piles of plowed snow to safely cross the street. Around 3:45pm, a man in a late model black Ford F-150 plastered with Redskins stickers narrowly missed hitting my daughter and I as we waited patiently on packed snow for our turn to cross 16th Street at Monroe. Of course, he almost hit us because he gunned it at the last second and decided to swerve around the snow bank on a red light.

As I threw up my hands and shook my head in disbelief, he had the gall to stop, get out of his truck, and yell several times, “I’ll hit and kill you next time, b*itch!” He was still screaming at us as we walked away, with many on-lookers watching the incident in disbelief.

Needless to say, only the most depraved life forms would threaten a female pedestrian with a baby strapped to her chest in front of several other adult and child pedestrians, so no wonder what that piece of human garbage is capable of doing. While I am relieved my child and I were able to walk away safely, I am shaken and wish I had been able to get the offender’s DC tag number.”

3125 Mount Pleasant Street Northwest

This rental is located at 3125 Mount Pleasant Street Northwest. The listing says:

“This 1 BD, 1BA condo is on the top floor of the building filled with natural light, located in the northwest corner of Washington D.C. in Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Updated kitchen, open floor plan, wall to wall carpet. Walking distance from restaurants, stores and more.”

rental

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,800/Mo.

safestreets

“Dear PoPville,

Kind of odd.

Last night (8:45pm) I got a knock on the door. When I looked out the window I saw someone with a yellow ADT vest on. When I opened the door the representative said, “because of the recent spike in crime in this neighborhood we’re doing a door to door offering of our services.”

Ironically he asked if he could come inside to discuss (are you kidding me) and when I said no he asked when a good time would be. (I can still hear him now going door to door with the same pitch.). I simply told him we weren’t interested.

He gave me his card with a name on it. By the looks of the card he seems legit but I for one am not comfortable with anyone asking if they can come in our home at this time of day to discuss home security AND I think it’s a little smarmy to target DC neighborhoods because of a perceived uptick in crime (especially if you’re from Fredericksburg VA).

Attached is the card I got. Legit or not, be safe.”