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Active Night for MPD responding to a Massive Fight with 2 Officers Injured and Seven early morning Stabbings

by Prince Of Petworth July 19, 2014 at 8:05 am 27 Comments


First the (relatively) good news: [email protected] tweeted us the photo above around 10pm from 16th and Lamont St, NW.

MPD then wrote:

“On today’s date, at approximately 20:45 hours, an adult female victim was robbed of her purse at the intersection of Park Road. Frand Hyatt Place, NW. (Robbery Snatch).

Upon observing the robbery, several concerned citizens pursued the suspect on foot and apprehended him in the 1600 block of Lamont Street, NW and held him there until 3D VICE arrived. The victim identified the suspect at time of stop and members of 3D VICE placed him under arrest for “Robbery”.

The citizens in this case should be commended for their utmost bravery, assistance to MPD and their compassion for the victim. Great Job D.C. Citizens !!!”

Now for the less “good” news: Around 10/10:30pm I also received multiple reports along the lines of:

Around 100+ people just streamed down from Georgia and Varnum with 10+ cop cars in tow making crazy sirens – half the crowd was running for their lives, half walking. Pretty intense. Cop cars still straggling here. Any intel on what it was???”

I have seen no reports from MPD but will try to find out more.


“an establishment (5100 blk of Georgia Ave) held a youth birthday gogo party …. The venue had vast fights and was overcrowded, thus MPD had to disperse the crowds which fled into the street …down the street and to the Metro area…. We have asked both DCRA and ABRA for a review of said license and we took a report … 2 officers were injured as well to control said crowd.”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“1D Stabbing_0007 hrs_7th St at E St. NW_No Lookout”

“Stabbing _0153 Hrs _ 3800 Blk East Capitol St NE_LOF: B/M with dreads, wearing dark clothing”

“Stabbing _ 0219 Hrs _ 3400 Benning Rd NE _ No Lookout”

“3D Stabbing_0237 hrs_700 blk Gresham Pl. NW_No Lookout”

“3D Stabbing_0304 hrs_1400 blk Chapin St NW_No Lookout”

“1D stabbing, 400 block 2nd street nw, one adult male stabbed in back conscious and breathing.”

“1D stabbing, 800 block North Capitol Street NE, Conscious and breathing”

  • Anonymous

    I just stepped outside of my place on Chapin St. to check out the scene. There are two dried up puddles of blood right outside of my building. One of them is next to a tree box, so that tree box could have some in it as well. The few people I have seen walk by don’t seem to know that anything even happened. Somebody was stabbed here just a few hours earlier, and the residents who live right here for the most part have no idea.

    • anon

      Nothing like walking out to your front sidewalk in the morning and seeing blood all over the place.

  • Laura

    This seems like it would be major news. Very confused why I can’t find anything on WJLA, etc. ??

    • You’ll probably find something later today. I often post earlier than other outlets (my kid decided to wake up at 430 am so I had a head start…)

      • dcd

        Uugh, I remember those days. It gets better . . . I promise.

    • Anon

      The Post has a story on the purse snatching.

  • Great that the residents stopped the purse snatcher but I’m a bit surprised the police commended them in the way they did — seems to encourage citizens to confront and “apprehend” dangerous (and potentially armed) criminals.

    • Anonymous

      “seems to encourage citizens to confront and “apprehend” dangerous (and potentially armed) criminals.”
      Which, oddly enough, would probably reduce crime. Scumbags know folks are told to peacefully comply, which greatly increases the chance of perp success, while lowering their perceived risk. Easy marks get hit. If the rewards are less certain, and the risks higher, some — not all! — predators will be deterred. It’s human nature.

      • Anonymous


      • Anonymous

        Glad at least someone in this town is actually chasing down criminals and making arrests! The cops sure as hell aren’t. It’s terrible in Columbia Heights. MPD needs a top to bottom overhaul.

  • Anonymous

    What time were the reports from Varnum and Georgia? Have you been able to find out anything?

    • 10-10:30pm no word yet on what happened.

      • AnonMPD

        It was a large fight between various teenage cliques/groups, not from the area. Arrests were made but the fight involved well over 100 people.

  • Garper

    I was at the Georgia Ave metro station on Georgia Ave shortly after the above-mentioned incident occurred, and one of the many police officers there who shut down the northbound lanes told me, “shitheads being shitheads,” which though not very descriptive does suggest it wasn’t that serious.

    • Anonymous

      Sounds about right.

  • anonymous

    Where is Frand Hyatt Place, NW?

    • Anonymous

      Misspelling – Intersection of Park Rd and Hyatt Pl

      • Anonymous

        still misspelled. its Park Rd and Hiatt Pl NW; i.e., the block behind Target in Columbia Heights.

  • Anonymous

    Montgomery County records related to the individual ID’d by the WaPo as the purse snatcher make me sick. This guy skated after being picked up in relation to an armed carjacking and assault in 2007, had nearly all of a robbery (conspiracy) sentence suspended in 2011, and again had a huge chunk of a CDS (Distribution of a Controlled Substance) suspended in 2011. I’m all for reform, and think that our prisons don’t really do the job, but good lord. These citizens did the right thing when they encountered this guy, but are our local governments doing the right with guys like this when they get picked up by the police the first couple of times?

    • Accountering

      I am very much for reform in the case of non-violent drug offences. The moment you put a gun on an innocent person, you have lost your right to be a productive member of society, perhaps forever IMO…

  • Anonymous

    Is that what youth these days have come to – Delivering vast fights? All the while, repeat offenders continue to commit crime in the hear of the nation’s capital? And multiple stabbings. And it isn’t even that hot out. Criminy!

  • Anonymous

    Saw a huge group of youths walking up GA ave friday evening, wasn’t in the 100s yet but I figured they were up to no good. Contemplated calling the cops, but they weren’t really doing anything wrong, just walking/singing/tripping each other etc. I saw them closer to Kansas Ave so I assume they were walking up to this gathering.

  • Anon

    SHOCKED! SHOCKED to discover that a “youth gogo party” ended poorly.

    • Alan

      Don’t blame go-go for that any more than you’d blame “Satisfaction” for the stabbings at Altamont.

  • Hilltopper

    what do 1D and 3D mean (in the police reports)?

    • mcd

      It is the police district where it happened. 1st District, 3rd District, etc.

  • cjmwilliams

    For what it’s worth, I live in the building on Chapin, my dog had me up before 4 for a potty stop, and we met at the door by an officer who asked us to remain in the building. When I gestured to the dog with a desperate look, she escorted us out of the building, down the stairs, through the crime tape, and across the street. Same deal when we returned. I just stood there aghast at what had happened & I didn’t ask for details, just that I hoped everyone would be ok. I know they don’t wash the scene after investigating, but it was distressing (or comforting?) to see folks later in the day not even noticing it. I heard one family with small children bemoan the poor soul who “lost their ice cream.” I am curious to learn more, as there are just a shameful number of rumors flying around the neighborhood.


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