Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have announced an arrest has been made in connection to an Armed Robbery/Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun.)

After a joint investigation was conducted by MPD and the FBI, 27 year-old Robert Russell of Northwest, Washington DC, was arrested on Friday, September 26, 2014, at approximately 7:00 pm, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Robbery while Armed and ADW (Gun), in connection to the robbery that occurred on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, in the 300 block of K Street, NW.

Subsequent investigation led to Mr. Russell being charged with Robbery while Armed in connection to the robbery that occurred on Thursday, September 25, 2014, in the Unit block of New York Avenue, NE.

MPD and the FBI continue to investigate similar cases that Mr Russell is believe to be involved in.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 10:35 am, a complainant was shot once during a robbery. The complainant received a non-life threatening wound. The incident occurred in the 300 block of K Street, NW. Look-out is for a black male, light complexion, thin build, approximately 25 years of age and approximately 6’ to 6’1” tall. He had full dreads and facial hair and was last seen wearing a grey scarf, grey shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Additionally, remember to call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activity.”


“Dear PoPville,

What’s the story with the Living Social building at the corner of 7th & New York? I walked by it tonight and it’s empty now. I thought that corner building was gonna survive the reconstruction of that block – did plans change? I haven’t heard anything about it.”

Back in Jan. we learned Living Social was closing their cool events space on F Street. Anyone know what’s happening with the building at the corner of 7th and New York Ave, NW?

440 K Street, NW

From a press release:

“Residents of the Lyric 440 K Apartments in Mount Vernon Triangle can add an on-site bakery/coffeehouse to their amenity list with the signing of a retail lease with the owners of Baked & Wired, the iconic coffee shop and bakery in Georgetown. Owners/developers Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company announced the 4,231 square foot lease today, as the new apartment community surpassed the 70% leased mark. The new concept – to be named later this year – will be a sister store to Baked & Wired and will offer handcrafted breads using slow fermentation and traditional baking methods along with hand crafted coffees from a custom Slayer espresso machine using multiple small roasters. The shop will offer a light fare menu that encourages pairings of breads with house-made spreads and toppings. Baked & Wired pastry fans need not worry – the new store plans to provide an assortment of retail offerings and sweets to complement the menu and Baked & Wired customers will be able to pick up special orders at the Lyric 440K location. The new store will have café seating and a welcoming, community atmosphere.

“We want this new concept coffeehouse to be a comfortable gathering space for residents of Lyric 440K and people from all walks of life – from residents and office workers to tourists, students and sports fans headed to nearby venues,” said Baked & Wired owner Tony Velazquez. The new store is scheduled to open in early 2015.”


@wkt1969 tweets us the photo above and writes:

“@PoPville fire at convention center. 9th & N”

@DCPoliceDept tweets:

“Traffic Advisory/Fire (Loading Dock) @ 801 Mt. Vernon St NW/Street Closure in the 1100-1200 blocks of 7th & 9th St NW/”

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Thanks to a reader for updating us with more info at 10:15am:

“I ran into the 2 guys with the most info. They had just pulled their 18 Wheeler into the below ground loading dock when the cab burst into flames! They said it was scary as hell as there were a lot of other trucks there as well. The one guy said… “I just ran! I was first out of the building.”

It looks like it’s under control now. Trucks are starting to depart… And 9th St is starting to open back up.”

More photos and tweets after the jump. (more…)


From MPD:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be implementing daytime lane closures on H Street NW and Massachusetts Avenue NW, between 2nd and 4th Streets NW, starting on Monday, September 8, 2014. The lane closures will continue to take place on a daily basis, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

This important utility relocation and upgrade project will be under construction until end of 2016, and traffic impacts will be 6 days per week for the duration of the project. The current phase of related work—which involves upgrading and installing new underground utilities and restoring the roadway along these two corridors—is expected to last for approximately 18-24 months, weather permitting. (more…)