mtp mugging

A reader reports at 3:25pm:

“Woman mugged and injured in broad daylight at Mt Pleasant and Irving St NW. looks like she got hit on the face or fell and hit her chin/jaw and was bleeding. She was holding a bag of ice to her jaw.”

Update from AlertDC:

“Alert: Robbery F & V at 1531 hrs in the 3100 block of Mt. Pleasant St. NW. Lookout for group of juveniles wearing school uniform and carrying an orange /black purse

Update from MPD:

“Robbery F & V in front of 1616 Hobart Street, NW. C1 states that S1 and S2 approached her from behind and tried to take her purse. She resisted and was knocked to the ground. S2 picked up a rock and struck C1 on the face. C1 let go of her purse and the suspects ran with the purse across Mt. Pleasant Street, north on 16th St., and west on Irving Street, NW. (more…)

street lamps out

A reader passes on an update from August 11th’s report, as was the case then, I’m not attaching all the photos of lamps out but I vouch they were in the original email.

“Director Dormsjo:

I had the opportunity last night to go out after 10 pm to walk the neighborhood I live in – Mt. Pleasant. I did a cursory survey of streetlights being out in the residential section. I did not survey the alleys and did not walk every block though I believe I was able to get to many streets; walking for about 2 hours.

I found 11 streetlights out, and 1 was out and only came on after I came close to it (walking up the steps of the adjacent house to get the address). Pictures of most of them (one with 2 out) are included.

Key concerns are: (more…)

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Thursday night my Maltipoo puppy, Bently, and I were taking our usual evening stroll when we were attacked by a black Pitbull, Reo. The dog was off-leash and ran down Kilbourne from 18th towards 19th where he sank into little Bentlys ear and started to toss him about. When he went in for Bently’s neck he ended up biting both Bently’s neck and my hand and started to drag us into the street as I gushed blood and tried my hardest to shield my puppy’s neck which he kept trying to snap.

The owner was absent in this until a neighbor was able to pry Reo, the Pitbull, off of us and she took hold of her dog again, finally having sauntered up the street, not heeding our screams. There was immediately a crowd of neighbors around us, two angels even rushed Bently and I both to our respective Emergency Rooms. One neighbor in the confusion picked up all my belongings strewn about the road, and found Reo’s tag with two disconnected DC numbers on it. (more…)

3155 Mt Pleasant St, NW

From an email:

“There’s a new trivia in town! It takes place at Purple Patch in Mount Pleasant Mondays at 8pm and all the questions are written by the hosts, Shaagnik and Marina. There are 6 rounds: one music, one picture, two other categories, and two miscellaneous. First place gets a bucket of prizes from Purple Patch, including $40 in gift cards, second place gets to choose a category for the next week, and best team name gets shots! There are drink and food specials during trivia as well.”

3155 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

This is really terrible news for Mount Pleasant. Thanks to everyone who sent emails last night:

“This was just posted on their Facebook account and is terrible news.”


Radius Pizza first closed back in July of 2012 and then reopened under new management in October of that year. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.


Suzanne Des Marais is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1815 Lamont St NW, Units 1 & 2
Legal Subdivision: Mount Pleasant
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Pleasant


Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Surface, Faces Rear Ownership: Condo
Monthly Condo Fee: $470.96 Square Footage per Listing: 2279
Original List Price: $1,125,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,125,000.
List Date: 05/04/2016
Days on Market: 33
Settled Sales Price: $1,125,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (adjusted for parking): $485.
Settlement Date: 07/08/2016
Transaction type: Standard


Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Surface Ownership: Condo
Monthly Condo Fee: $470.96 Square Footage per Listing: 2052
Original List Price: $1,250,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,250,000.
List Date: 05/04/2016
Days on Market: 1
Settled Sales Price: $1,300,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (adjusted for parking): $623.
Settlement Date: 06/03/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings can be seen here: here.

This property had been a large house with three levels of living space above grade and an unfinished basement. You can see the condition from when it was tenant occupied and transferred in 2014 for $896,000. here. As have many residentially zoned rowhomes throughout DC in recent years, it was converted to two substantially sized duplex condo units. The original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post drew over 100 comments, many debating the value of a condo conversion versus a house. (more…)

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 1800 block of Newton Street, Northwest on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

At approximately 4:35 am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a stabbing. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male victim, inside a residence, suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The offense is domestic related.

The decedent has been identified as 32-year-old Pedro Sixto Esparragoza, of Northwest, DC.

On Tuesday, August 02, 2016, 28-year-old Edy Dinora Portillo Martinez, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.”

behold mt p

Thanks to Dean for sending:

“banner on the burnt out church in Mt. Pleasant being renovated.”

From Valor Development:

“About This Project
3146 16th St., NW, Washington, DC

The Vintage is Valor Development’s newest multifamily offering. Comprised of 85 well-appointed units, The Vintage combines the luxury feel of a boutique hotel with the well thought out amenities of a large scale community. Conveniently located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, just 2 blocks from DCUSA Center and the Columbia Heights Metro, The Vintage truly has it all.”

rendering via Valor Development

missing cat popville

“Dear PoPville,

Perla, our beloved rescue kitten, has been missing since Tuesday. She’s all black, only 3 months old, and is just over 2 lbs. She has a purple collar with small reflectors and a little bell. She’s very friendly but can be shy, especially in new surroundings.

She lives in the 2000 block of Park Rd, NW. She’s also microchipped, if whomever has found her prefers to take her to a local animal shelter or vet’s office.

If found, please email lori.holtz(at) or call/text 843-670-1860.

Please help us find her!

Thanks so much.”


“Dear PoPville,

It comes with great sadness that our outdoor cat and everyone’s best friend in mt.p has been killed by a hit and run speeding vehicle at 1656 irving st. No tags were able to be witnessed. It happened around 745 am 8am…my wife jennifer and I recieved a call from our next door nieghbor…I went outside to the scene and asked my wife not to come out.

He was a foot into the bike lane on irving when he was deliberately struck. It has been very hard for ourselves as well as the nieghbors. Hobart st. Threw him a huge block party 1year ago and the children had a banner competition for the hobart st. Block party. “We love guillermo!!!” Was the banner..

We loved him…..and his sister marmalade is still waiting for him to come home.”