I live on 16th street SE, between east capitol and A SE. Last night my father in law went to get some milk at the Cupboard around 5pm.
Apparently as he walked on East Capitol he passed a group of teenage high schoolers (presumably from Eastern High School). One came up behind him and hit him on the head with a metal pole. [He is doing ok. Just needed stitches. He is very lucky that he was hit where he was, a couple inches over he may not be here with us.] The kid ran off and the others laughed and then dispersed as he made it back to our home afraid they would continue to attack him.
We had the police respond and they were unable to find anything at this point. I have often felt uncomfortable and harassed by high school age children in this area and now they are actually attacking people for fun.
There was no attempt to take any of his possessions, so this is just a depraved act similar to the knockout games.”
“Please be aware of this suspicious activity event that occurred today. [Ed. Note: Yesterday]
This morning at about 11:15 AM, a female victim was operating her vehicle in the 1100 block of I Street SE and stopped at a traffic light, where another vehicle struck her car from behind. When the victim of the struck vehicle exited her car to inspect the damage she turned her vehicle off, took her keys with her and locked the doors. She spoke with the operator of the striking vehicle, who moments later left the scene without making his identity know to the victim. A observant citizen was able to report that while the victim was speaking with the operator, another subject exited a second car and walked up to the passenger side of the victim’s car and tried to open the door. After he was not able to gain entry to the vehicle, he returned to the second car and both suspect vehicles drove off.
The lookout for the striking vehicle is for a dark color Acura with MD paper tags. The description of the second vehicle is a dark gray Acura with unknown tags.
While we cannot be certain of the intentions of this second person, the actions of this event are similar to previously reported carjacking events. If that was their intention, the crime was thwarted because the potential victim followed the advise that we have given to the public: if you are involved in an accident and get out of your car to inspect the damage and speak with the other driver- first turn you car off, take the keys out of the ignition and lock your doors when you exit. If you feel uncomfortable, please call 911 and an officer will respond t assist you with the exchange of information.
The Hit & Run will be investigated by the First District H&R Coordinator; however, the incident will also be investigated by the First District Detectives Unit who are coordinating the investigation of several similiar incidents.”
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“Councilmember Tommy Wells praised the selection of Donatelli Development and Blue Skye Construction for the Phase 1 redevelopment of Reservation 13. The Hill East project will consist of the construction of two mixed-use buildings focused on parcels F-1 and G-1 to the east of the Stadium-Armory Metro Station.
“The development for Hill East has been long delayed. With nearby access to public transit and bordered by the Anacostia River, this is a great opportunity to bring new amenities to the community, as well as the city. It is an important step toward creating the mixed-use development our city needs.
“The city will now enter into negotiations with the development team, and there is a lot of community-led work that still remains. I am particularly interested in adding affordable housing to the neighborhood to maintain the diversity that makes our city great. I look forward to the next phase of this development and to working with neighbors to honor the community’s vision.”
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Featured Property: 1504 Massachusetts Ave SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Described as both “Other” and “Included in Sale Price”
Living Area Square Footage Per Tax Record: 892 Original List Price: Listed at $499,900. on 17 May 2013 List Price at Contract: $439,900.
Days on Market: 75 Settled Sales Price: $439,900.
Seller Subsidy: $10,000.
Settlement Date: 08/30/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
Per tax records, it looks like the recent owner paid $140,000. in February 2013. After renovating the property, they started with a list price of $499,900. during the hot Spring market days of May. As was noted by commenters on the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post, 75 days on the market sure seems like a long time for a property in DC to be on the market.
In July 2013, the average number of days on market throughout all of DC was 35, which was significantly less than the 52 days on market average for last July. In the 20003 zip code that the subject property is in, the average days on market for July 2013 was only 23 (down from 33 in July 2012).
The fastest moving residential zip code in July 2013 was 20004, which is the area around Metro Center. There were nine transactions in that area, with an average of 17 days on market. The slowest moving zip code in July 2013 was 20007, which is Georgetown. There were a whopping 55 closed sales in that single month, with an average marketing time of 92 days. The average price in that area in July 2013 was $1,268,388.
Note that like the GDoN-R sale featured two weeks ago, the subject transaction was financed with a VA loan.
The listing agent was Ana Ron of ANR Realty, LLC. Wemmy Adeboyejo of Century 21 New Millenium represented the buyer.
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Yesterday I had an interesting experience and I am unsure if I did the right thing. Around 3PM I left my neighborhood metro and was confronted outside by a teenage boy beating up another teenage boy. There were about 10 other kids standing around watching it. The kid getting beaten up was able to escape and started running and yelling, “You are going to jump me! You are going to jump me in front of all these people.” There were several other people, more specifically adults (both white and black) and no one was saying anything and just walking by. The group of teenagers began to chase the kid and I started yelling as loud as I could to leave the kid alone and kept yelling it. I must have yelled it ten times, but they kept going after the kid and I right away started calling the police. Another kid in the group noticed that I was calling the police, and started yelling at me to hang up and I started yelling back to leave the kid alone. He then proceeded to yell, “White cracker etc etc, this is why no one wants your kind moving into our neighborhood.” He yelled a bunch of other things, which reflects a host of other underlying issues associated with the rapid gentrification in our city. Bad or good, that can be debated on another post. The police said they were on their way, the kids ran off, and I had a ten minute walk home that was uncomfortable to say the least.
I am wondering what I should have done in that situation to keep myself safe, but to bring attention to the situation. Everything I did was based in adrenaline and in the heat of the moment. I did not even take a second to fully think through the possible consequences of my actions, and am guessing I could have handled the situation differently. I was mainly thinking about the awful incidents that have ended horribly due to the bystander effect, and that is what made me start yelling.
I am sure the PoPville community will have varying opinions, but I am wondering if we could get the DC Police to answer this one. I know I am not the only one in DC that has been confronted by this, and I know I may be in a similar situation in the future.”
Ed. Note: I inquired with one of MPD’s leadership team who replied succinctly, “I give credit to those that intervene by calling 911 or shouting out to stop an attack”.
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