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Photo by PoPville flickr user pablo.raw

From MPD:

“This morning [Saturday], at approximately 4 am, a resident of the 3200 block of Adams Mill Road was awakened by a strange noise. He got up to investigate, and noticed that a window on the front of his house was open. He quickly realized he had been burglarized and that several items, including his laptop computer, were missing.

He called the police and when they arrived they asked him to utilize the tracking function on the stolen computer to try to determine its current location. He did so, and the current location for the laptop was obtained. Detectives immediately drove to that location and spotted an individual sitting there utilizing a laptop which happened to be of the exact type that had been stolen. The computer as well as other items stolen from the house were recovered and the suspect was arrested and charged with burglary.”

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“Dear PoPville,

On July 28th, a driver backed a mini-van onto the sidewalk in front of Marx Cafe on Mount Pleasant St, incident which was covered here on PoPville. Luckily, no pedestrians were hurt or killed and the restaurant narrowly avoided serious damage. However, there was one casualty – parking sign pictured here.

I took this picture on September 8. It’s nearing 2 months since the sign was knocked over. I walk by it almost every day. Once in a while I’ll tweet it to @DDOTDC or @DCDPW but day after day, the sign remains dejectedly on the ground as people walk by, my tweets lost in the abyss of bureaucratic morass.

Lately there have been a few comment threads on your blog discussing the tepid business environment on Mount Pleasant St, while other areas of the city are in the midst of investment bonanza. The symbolic nature of this sign sitting the ground for weeks was not lost on me, as I personally feel it represents the malaise and mediocrity of the entire corridor and seemingly few people willing to do much about it.”

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Former Suns Discount Store, 3174 Mount Pleasant Street, NW at corner to the left of Bestworld

Thanks to all who sent world last week via the Mt. Pleasant listserv:

“It seems that *Subway (sandwich chain)* may be coming to Mount Pleasant. It would be at 3174 Mount Pleasant Street in the old toy store (white brick facade) adjacent to the Best World. This space borders Kilbourne St. and has been vacant for the past two years. The franchise owners are going through the permitting process now.”

Ed. Note: We spoke about Botanica Boricua coming to former Lamont Video Store at 3171 Mt. Pleasant St, NW here.

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Located off 16th Street on the Mt. Pleasant side in full golden glory is Guglielmo Marconi:

“Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun “in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy”. An entrepreneur, businessman, and founder in Britain in 1897 of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company (which became the Marconi Company), Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit is investigating three sexual assaults in that occurred in the Fourth District that are similar in nature and possibly related.

On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at approximately 2:03 am, a female was walking on Mt. Pleasant Street, when a male attempted to engage her in conversation. When the female turned onto the 1700 block of Kenyon Street, the suspect put his arms around the female and groped her under her clothing. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with long dark hair approximately 26 to 32 years old.

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at approximately 2:35 am, a female was walking in the 1300 block of Oak Street, NW, when a male suspect armed with a knife approached her from behind, grabbed her around the neck, and groped her under her clothing. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed during the altercation. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in late 20s to early 30s, 5’4”, stocky build, cleaned shaven, short hair, wearing a blue, green and white polka dot button down collar shirt, and a red, black and white Chicago Bulls baseball cap.

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On Sunday, August 24, 2014 at approximately 3:10 am, a female was walking in an alley in the rear of the 1700 block of Park Road, when she saw a male following her. The suspect placed his arms around the victim’s waist and groped her. The victim was able to flee. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in mid 20′s, 5’4″, black gelled back hair, and wearing a black short sleeve polo shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who has information regarding these cases should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

Update with Composite Sketch of suspect:

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3060 16th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 3060 16th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Lovely condo in Old World building! Spacious, bright and sunny one bedroom unit located on the 6th floor with beautiful views of DC from every window. Hardwood floors, generous closet space, renovated bathroom and Kitchen with granite counter tops and SS appliances. One block from Columbia Heights metro and bus stop right outside the building.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

1753 Harvard Street Northwest

This house is located at 1753 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits high atop Harvard Hill but is walking distance to the Columbia Heights and Woodley Park metros. Adams Morgan is also steps away. The house is south facing with huge windows in the living room and the master bedroom. Open the windows to hear the roars of lions at the National Zoo… just steps away…Open Sat and Sun 8/23 and 8/24 1-4 PM.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $729,000.

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Rose Jewelers, 3159 Mt Pleasant St, NW

@MiamiUrbanist tweets us the photo above around 7:00 last night:

“@PoPville Smash & grab robbery in Mt. Pleasant in the last hour.”

Another reader emails us some more details:

“You may have already heard, but there was a robbery in Mt. Pleasant around 7 pm tonight (photo below). They threw a rock through the window of the jewelry store, grabbed some merchandise and apparently ran in the wrong direction, based on my viewpoint from the nail salon next door (I think some locals on the street apprehended one of the perps when they changed direction, but several others got away). Quite a mess. I hope they caught the a-holes who did this – one of the clerks was pretty shaken up.”

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