From MPD:

“On Sunday, December 14, 2014, around 4:30pm, the victim was in the alley and was shot by an unknown suspect. The victim was conscious and breathing on the scene and transported to a local hospital for treatment. At this point we are looking for two black male suspects wearing all black clothing between 5’8”-5’9” in height. One of the suspects had a dread hair style. The suspects may have left the scene on bicycles. This does not appear to be related to the shooting from the 4600 block of 9th Street, NW, that occurred last night. Detectives are investigating and ask that anyone that has information related to this offense call the MPD Command Information Center at (202)727-9099 or text at 50411.”

From MPD:

“Tonight at around 10:15pm several shots were fired by an unknown suspect in the 4600 block of 9th St NW. A 12 year old boy was inside the house and a bullet struck him in the leg. He was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated. The injury does not appear to be life threatening. There is no additional information at this time. If anyone has any information regarding this offense, please call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse & Armed Robbery offense that occurred in the area of 13th & Quincy Streets, Northwest.

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at approximately 11:30 pm, an adult female was walking in the area of 13th & Quincy Streets, Northwest, where she was approached by the suspect who robbed and sexually assaulted the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male, tall, medium to dark complexion, and was last seen wearing a black jacket, grey pants, tan Timberland style boots, hat, scarf (used to cover his face) and armed with a handgun.”


From an email:

“Celebrate the holiday season with our 9th annual free outdoor arts and crafts festival on Upshur Street in Petworth!

Come shop along the 800 block of Upshur Street in Petworth, where businesses and restaurants will be open and vendors will be lining the street selling one-of-a-kind handmade goods. If you get chilly, you can pop inside for more unique items at Willow DC or Fia’s Fabulous Finds. You can also pick up a new read at Upshur Street Books, find a vintage treasure at Bentley’s Vintage Furniture & Collectibles or have a bite to eat at Domku or Petworth Citizen if you need a warm-up.

Musical Performances by:
12pm – Flo Anito Music
1pm – Sara Curtin
2pm – The Lucky So & So’s
3pm – Three Man Soul Machine

If your shoulders are getting sore from all the bags you are carrying, Lighthouse Yoga Center is hosting an open house and Petworth Massage will be offering sliding-fee mini-massages. Lighthouse is also having a free kids’ yoga class at 2 PM!

Once you are refreshed, walk across the street to the Petworth Library for their annual used book sale. Then pop over to Annie’s Ace Hardware, where you can pick up some holiday decorations and a tree.

Last but definitely not least, visit the kids’ annex we have in the CrossFit Petworth space, right under Annie’s. Glazed Over will be having a special ornament decorating session, there will be games and crafts for the kids, and you can decorate our wish tree with your holiday wishes. And if you have a bike that needs some holiday love, The Bike House is offering a winterize-your-bike tuneup session from 12-3.

We can’t wait to see you there!”


DC8513000 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 4006 Illinois Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Move in ready home just blocks from Petworth Metro Station. Enjoy the front porch on an extra wide avenue; 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths. Main level Hardwood floors; huge pocket doors between LR and DR; large kitchen with breakfast area; walk out to deck and fenced yard. Add your personal touches to make this your special retreat in a neighborhood of $800,000 homes!!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $599,999.


A reader writes:

“We had a package stolen from our front porch on the 900 block of Farragut Street [Friday, 3:30pm]. Can you please post this picture on your site. He placed the package in the black garbage bag. Now that it is the holiday season, be aware that others maybe tracking your comings and goings. We’re also calling the police about this as well. Thanks.”