“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to inform everyone to keep a look out for a man who assaulted my wife last night while walking our dog on the corner of Allison Street & the 4500 block of Georgia Ave around 8:30pm. I am writing on her behalf as I think people need to be aware of this.

A hooded Hispanic man was standing up against the fence along the 4500 block of Georgia Ave as my wife was walking north up Georgia Ave. Suddenly the man charged full speed at my wife shoving her, and tried to knock her to the ground. She caught her balance before he began charging at her again to knock her over. She then screamed at him and yelled “WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM??!!!” and he stopped a few feet short of her I guess surprised that she was not backing down. He said nothing to her and he began approaching her again. She screamed at him again and he apparently just stood there staring at her like a F***ing creep. My wife at this point was bracing herself to fight back and slowly began backing up as to not turn her back towards him. He kept walking slowly towards her, but she has told me he seemed unsure about approaching again since she was going to put up a fight. When she had enough distance from him, she ran away down the block with our dog towards 13th Street. She looked back after running down the block to make sure he wasn’t following her and said she saw him just calmly walking away up Georgia Ave out of view.

My wife ran back to our house, as this was only a block away and called the police. The police came within 2 minutes and immediately began relaying the man’s description to the other police in the area. They were great and many thanks go out to the two officers for making sure my wife was safe and arriving so quickly.

My wife’s description of the man was this: Hispanic male, probably late 20s, dark hair, stocky, probably around 200 pounds, wearing a bright blue coat with the hood on. The coat appeared to be a wind breaker. I wouldn’t be surprised if this psychopath lives nearby.

Sadly our 80 pound dog is really friendly and didn’t do much to protect my wife at the time. Unfortunately, I happened to be at my office Xmas party when this all went down. I have to say this guy was pretty brazen to attack my wife with such a large dog at her side. The police were equally puzzled by this. We have lived in the neighborhood for years and never had a problem like this. Either way, if you see somebody suspicious on the street fitting this description, please call the police and be careful.”

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) incident which occurred on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at approximately 12:29 PM in the 3700 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The subject was captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref. CCN 14-194-426.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411″

@DCPoliceDept tweets around 12:50pm:

“Shooting Investigation/3800 blk of Georgia Ave NW/LOF a B/M, wearing all black clothing, carrying a black backpack & armed with a handgun”

Update from MPD:

“Today, at approximately 12:30 pm, a man was standing in the 3700 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW when he was approached by an individual who pulled out a pistol and fired several shots at that man. The suspect then ran away.

The victim was struck at least once and was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this event is asked to call 202-727-9099″

Ed. Note: This is getting ridiculous.

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.”

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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!”

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