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Multiple readers report:

“There was a massive police response at the Takoma Metro Station at about 9:55 AM today, roughly 8-10 vehicles with lights and sirens, officers running into the station with some apparent urgency. Any idea what that was about?”

One witness writes:

“Wondering if anyone has info on an incident that happened around 10am at the Takoma metro station – I was on a train headed towards Silver Spring when the doors opened at Takoma a young African American male flung himself into my train car about 2 feet from me screaming “HELP ME! HELP ME!” there was a woman on top of him screaming “GET DOWN ON THE GROUND!” and then I noticed the gun in her hands.

She was in plain clothes – though the way she was talking made me think she was police (she never identified herself as police though) and she had a gun in her hand as she was wrestling with the male.

I ran to the back of the train car and huddled with the other passengers while this went on for a good 5-10 mins. She was screaming for the train operator to close the doors but he couldnt because the male was trying to crawl into our car to get away from the woman.
Finally he got the doors closed and we pulled out of the station leaving them there on the platform.”

Replying to a listserv inquiry MPD wrote:

“Metro Transit Police Officers needed assistance with subduing a suspect. MPD officers arrived on the scene to assist.”

Update from Metro Transit Police:

“Shortly before 10am a Metro Transit Police officer was pursuing a subject for fare evasion. The subject became violently combative with the officer and the officer called for back up. Additional MPD and MTPD units responded. OC spray was deployed and both the officer and subject were treated for exposure. An arrest was made.”

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From MPD:

“On Sunday around 3:25 am, MPD responded to a call for a shooting in the area of 7th and Tuckerman Streets, NW. An adult male victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment but did not survive. A second adult male victim that sustained a gun shot wound was located. This victim’s wounds were non-life threatening. The identity of the decedent will be released once notification to the next of kin is completed.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 6400 block of 7th Street, Northwest on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at approximately 3:22 am.

Members of the Fourth District responded for the report of a shooting and upon arrival, they located one adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to an area hospital, where lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead. A second victim, an adult male, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was driven to an area hospital in a privately owned vehicle.

The decedent has been identified as 55 year-old Uyer Barnard Hooper, of Northwest, DC.

Shortly after the shooting on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at approximately 9:00 am a suspect was developed and 27-year-old Dejuan Etheridge of Northeast, DC was arrested. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.”

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From Alert DC:

“[Shooting] at [0005] hrs at 12th and Franklin ST NE LOF B/M 5-10 black/grey Jacket and dark pants”

355 Cedar Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Gone: My Little Bistro. Central American chicken and sandwich shop.
Incoming: Takoma Yucatan Chicken.”

Old Takoma Business Association reports:

353 Cedar St, NW (formerly My Little Bistro)
Tacos and Yucatan chicken plus beer, wine and margaritas.
From the owners of Roscoe’s Pizzeria.
Opening date: TBD

The SpiceSuite
6904 4th St, NW (formerly Sitea Tea)
Spice Bar and Lounge
Opening date: Friday, September 4th.


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Dalton Potter and Jim Kelly are excited to announce that The Potter Violin Company will be adding an additional location in the summer of 2016. Together, they have purchased the historic landmark, the Blair Mansion, on 7711 Eastern Ave in Silver Spring/Takoma Park. The new store will be over 12,000 square feet and will include expanded showrooms, larger work space for luthiers and a large room for recitals, workshops and meetings. Renovations will start soon and the anticipated grand opening is spring of 2016.”

This unit is located at 422 Butternut Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious condo 2 blocks to Takoma Metro Station! Enjoy easy city living among the trees in this terrace level unit with nice windows and lots of natural light. The galley kitchen is updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and opens up to the main living/dining room through a cute cut-out. Enjoy the spacious, carpeted bedrooms and giant walk-in closet in the master suite!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $319,900 ($350 monthly fee.)


From MPD:

“On July 31, 2015, at approximately 2310 hours, an adult male was walking in the 6300 block of 5th Street, NW, when heard gunshots and realized he had been shot in the right foot. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information concerning this offense is asked to contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

343 Cedar Street Northwest

This unit is located at 343 Cedar Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Directly across from Takoma Red Line Station. Secured bldg with Parking. Near downtown Takoma with shops, restaurants, and year round Farmers Market. Two level condo lives like townhouse. True 2bed/2bath both with en suite baths. Additional half bath. Spacious living and dining areas with additional family room leading to private rear terrace. Granite counters. Oversized pantry. Walk-in closet.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $395,000 ($677 monthly fee.)

609 Tewkesbury Place Northwest

This rental is located at 609 Tewkesbury Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“This quaint home w/ traditional floor plan gives the feel of the suburbs while living in the city! In one BR is a small nook that can be used for storage or a computer area. The basement offers lots of additional space for storage and there is a garage space to park a compact vehicle or have more storage. The backyard is a great place to relax and entertain. Takoma Metro .7 miles away!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

DC8631664 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 92 Tuckerman Street, Northwest. The Listing says:

“Move-in ready, semi-detached home features hardwood floors on main and upper levels, open floor plan, remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, lots of natural light, and a finished basement & sunroom for additional living space. Located on a quiet, tree-lined street and close to everything Takoma has to offer, this home is under a mile to the metro, BusBoys & Poets, Trohv and much more.”

DC8631664 - Living Room

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $375,000.


“Dear PoPville,

I just bought a house in Takoma with a very nice driveway- but literally since the day I closed, there has been an issue with many, MANY different cars parking so they are about 1-2 feet into my driveway. It baffles me that so many people either think this is OK or are just that careless with their parking. The space between mine and my neighbor’s driveway is just enough that 2 small cars parked very close together can fit, but not really anything more than that. When cars are a foot or two in front of my driveway I can still get out, because my driveway is connected to my neighbor’s on the other side, so I can just go over into their side but:

1- this is still really annoying! This driveway is mine and I want full use of it!

2- I’m having a lot of repair work done on the house and it is definitely difficult for repair trucks and vans to get in and out

3- If my neighbors ever decide to use their entire driveway, or a 3rd car parks in there, I might NOT be able to get in and out.

I’ve considered calling the city to see if they can add one of those no parking signs starting just before my driveway, or paint the curb or something, and I have left 1 very nice note (I just moved in and I have no idea whose cars these are- haven’t caught anyone in the act yet) but it seems to have been removed from the windshield and the huge van was kept parked there.

What does everyone suggest? I am reluctant to tick off my neighbors before even meeting most of them…”