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Dear PoPville – Police Checkpoints around the District on Saturday?

by Prince Of Petworth February 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm 21 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I were driving around the city on Saturday and went from Trinidad to H street to U street from about 2-4 in the afternoon. In all of these locations there was a police presence blocking at least one street, looking into car windows and pulling certain cars over. I was curious if this was random or if you had heard of a crackdown or checkpoint?”

I believe sometimes they do this when MPD has an “all hands on deck weekend” but I didn’t hear anything about that this weekend. Did anyone else happen to notice any checkpoints or random cars getting pulled over?

Update from MPD:

“There was a traffic initiative in the 1000 block of H Street NE.”

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