03/10/14 10:15am

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“Dear PoPville,

My good friend lost her cat, Minou, yesterday. She was doing some yard work when Minou got startled and managed to sprint out of a gate that had been left slightly ajar. It happened so fast and my friend is quite distraught. Minou is one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever met, and we all adore her. She generally loves humans, but she must be so scared right now, I’m not sure she’d approach anyone. This happened in Trinidad near 15th and Neal St NE.

12 lbs female cat answers to Menew or Nunu.
Green eyes, black and orange patches with white belly.
Lost from 1500 block of Neal St NE on March 9th
Contact Katherine at (202) 417-6948
lostminou(at)gmail.com”

UPDATE: Found!

03/10/14 8:41am

From the Washington Post:

“Eva Nash said she and her husband heard loud shouts outside of their house on the 1200 block of Neal Street NE shortly after 11 p.m. They looked out to see a crowd of 20 to 30 people of various ages on the street and sidewalks, with at least three separate fights occurring. Nash watched as one fighter body-slammed another onto her Mini Cooper, denting the hood.”

The report says the Nash family was unimpressed with the MPD officer’s response as none of the combatants were detained. The family that filed the complaint were also told “that officers are told not to engage with large crowds if it might put them in danger” according to the Post report.

Perhaps MPD needs to send more than one officer to a report of a brawl involving 20 to 30 people?

02/27/14 11:00am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I moved to Trinidad in 2012. We’ve had nothing but great experiences. Last week though, we fell victim to a package thief. I have to say, we’ve been very lucky because we just had a son and we’ve been getting dozens of baby shower packages delivered without incident. Hilariously enough, the stolen package was a box of diapers, baby wipes, and breast pads for my wife and newborn son.

MPD came to our house last night with the missing package and said that the caught a “young man from the neighborhood” who had ditched several packages in an undisclosed area…. ours was in that pile. They didn’t see this man with our package in his hands, but he had others. The MPD was returning all packages to their proper owners and following up on police reports, etc.

Just want to give big thank you to the MPD. They’re doing an awesome job.”

02/06/14 4:00pm

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There have been chain link fences surrounding this development on the 900 block of 12th Street, NE just south of Florida Ave for as long as I can remember. I finally see the fences came down and some landscaping was going on out front when I walked by. Units are now for sale too – the one at 923 12th Street, NE says:

“5-LEVELS AND NEARLY 4000 SQ/FT OF LIVING SPACE IN THE HOT H STREET CORRIDOR. FEATURES INCLUDE 5 BR, 5BA, GOURMET KITCHEN WITH GRANITE & ELECTROLUX, HUGE FINISHED BASEMENT, SEPARATE LAUNDRY ROOM, PARKING, GREEN ROOF WITH PATIO AND SPECTACULAR CAPITOL VIEWS & MUCH, MUCH MORE. KVS TITLE IS PREFERRED ($500 BUYER CREDIT FOR USING KVS).”

Sadly their are no interior photos listed.

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02/05/14 3:00pm

1252 16th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1252 16th Street, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“Make this your HOME. Newly Renovated! 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Row House. Enjoy in town living. Close to the H Street Corridor, Gallaudet University, National Arboretum, Capitol Hill, Langston Golf Curse. Easy commute to Navy Yard, Boling& Andrews Air Force Bases. Galley Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops, Gas Cooking & Dishwasher. Washer & Dryer in unit.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $1,850/Mo.

02/04/14 10:02pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I was just curious if you had any idea what is being built on 13th and Florida NE. It looks like it could be commerical on the bottom floor, but I’m not quite sure. They are definitely moving quickly on the renovations, though.”

I spoke with some workers last weekend who said there could be plans for a restaurant or corner store but they weren’t 100% sure. Stay tuned.

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01/16/14 9:49am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in connection with an assault with the intent to commit first degree sexual assault while armed, which occurred in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue, NE.

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at approximately 11:10 pm, an adult female was walking in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue, NE, when she was approached from behind by an unknown male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and forced the victim into a residence and attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male, light complexion, slim build, 20 to 30 years of age, bald head, last seen wearing a grey hooded sweat shirt, and armed with a silver handgun.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

12/19/13 9:30am

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From @DCPoliceDept just before 7pm last night:

“Robbery/Stabbing_1850 hrs_600 b/o H St NW_LOF 2 young B/M’s wearing dark clothing, HH jackets.”

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From @dcalerts just befor 9:30pm last night:

“Police Alert- vice 4 CONFIRMED A shooting/2120hrs/1200 Block Bladensburg Rd, NE/ no lookout”

Update from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth Police District requests your assistance in providing information concerning a shooting that occurred last evening, Wednesday, December 18,2013, at approximately 9:32 PM in the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE, in our Trinidad Community.

While on 16th Street, NE, a group of three men were congregating when gunshots rang out from the North Alley of the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE and two of those three adult males realized that they had been shot. Calls were placed into 9-1-1 and Fifth Police District Units responded to assist and begin the preliminary investigation into this criminal act.

Both victims were transported to local area hospitals for treatment of their wounds.

We have worked extremely hard this year in reducing crime and the fear of crime in Trinidad. You have stepped up and supported us every step of the way and our collective efforts have made a positive difference. But, as last night reminded us of, we still have work to do. We will not let the reckless and dangerous acts of a very few endanger this community as a whole.

Based upon this event, we are committed to increasing our visibility and bringing forth stability and pro active strategies to reduce, with a goal of eliminating, the criminal element within our community.

We ask that you help us to help you. Continue to be our eyes and ears on this criminal matter and any other matters that erode the safety and security we have built together. If you see something, say something. Call 9-1-1 with anything and everything you feel we need to know, need to intervene on, no matter how small or inconsequential it may seem.

We feel strongly that with your assistance we can close this shooting. Be an active listener, ask questions and seek out information that can bring these criminals to justice.”