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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are officially the greatest. If you liked yesterday’s photos of the royal visit – these will blow you away. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for allowing us to use these great photos from yesterday’s royal visit to Petworth:

“Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visit the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. (REYNALDO LEAL/U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)”

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From an email:

“HISTORY DISCUSSION and DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Upshur Street Books…………827 Upshur St., NW

Linda Crichlow White and Lois Cooper, both long-time residents of Petworth and graduates of good old Roosevelt will speak at the new Upshur Street Book Store on Sunday, March 22 at 4:30pm. Lois is the creator of “The Pride of Petworth” documentary. Linda, with her mother, is the author of Back, There, Then, a historical, genealogical memoir that includes memories of Petworth. Linda’s parents purchased their Petworth home in 1950.
Come and connect with us and with Petworth!

Bibliophile and Upshur Street Bookstore Manager, Anna Thorn will moderate the discussion.”

A reader on the ground reports just after 1:30pm:

“The focus of fire-fighting efforts is a row house on the east side of Georgia Avenue, just south of Quincy – next door to the Petworth Market. I saw no flames or smoke, but ladders and hoses deployed in front and behind that building. Traffic on Georgia Avenue is blocked in both direction between New Hampshire and Quincy. Fire vehicles occupy the street.”

@dcfireems tweets:

“Report of Fire – 3700blk of Georgia Ave NW – Units on the scene. Update: Fire has been extinguished. Units looking for extension. #dctraffic”

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From MPD:

“Good day all, I need your assistance spreading the word to your constituents, readers and neighbors announcing an emergency PSA 407 meeting to address the recent concern for sounds of gunshots & gun violence in the Petworth area. The meeting will be Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10am, at the Fourth District Substation located at 750 Park Road, NW. The main phone number for the substation is (202) 576-8222.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 0445 hours, a white pit bull was observed in the 4700 block of 3rd Street, NW, attacking an adult & juvenile female. Officers approached the dog and attempted to stop the attack. The dog continued its attack. Officers shot the dog in the body. The dog fled the scene and was apprehended by Animal Control.

Both Victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to an area hospital for treatment.”

A reader tweets us:

“@PoPville ​Shots fired. 3rd and Upshur at the corner market. police on the scene.”

Update from MPD:

“Around 9:00 PM today, we were alerted to numerous sounds of gunshots in the area of the 300 block of Upshur Street, NW. Several vehicles were damaged. No one has reported being a victim of gun shots at this point. We are following up on a silver van possibly being involved.

If anyone has information regarding this event, they are asked to call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

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Ed. Note: No need to lecture the OP – just take the following as an important reminder that this sh*t happens so keep your wits about.

“Dear PoPville,

I just thought I should alert you guys (and the Petworth area) that last night around 12:15-12:20A, as I was walking north on New Hampshire from the Georgia Avenue metro, I noticed a shorter, skinny hispanic male biking behind me, smoking a cigarette.

I moved out of the way for him to pass, but he still swerved really close to me as he biked by (which I immediately thought was both annoying and sketchy.) I attributed it to him possibly being drunk, but then he turned left onto Shepard. I continued my walk home.

I guess he must have looped back around, because as I was walking by the park between Shepard and Taylor, there he was biking behind me again. This time as he passed by, he reached under my coat and dress to grab my ass… which he was able to do extremely accurately while moving on his bike. This was clearly premeditated. He kept biking north towards Grant Circle, looking back at me occasionally. I ran after him screaming obscenities, and he stopped on his bike to watch for awhile and then biked into the circle.

I flagged down a cop and made a report, but it’s probably not a bad idea to get the word out to the women (and men) of Petworth that there is possibly a creepy f*cking disgusting human roaming around our streets.”