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Anyone (a teacher?) lose these notebooks?

by Prince Of Petworth September 1, 2016 at 9:55 am 11 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

I was walking my dog down Holmead Place in Columbia Heights when I found two books, and two notebook/planner type books strewn along the sidewalk. I think the owner is a teacher (based on the notes in the notebook and the other books I’ve found with the notebooks), but I can’t find a phone number or name on any of the items. I would love to get this stuff back to its rightful owner. [email protected]

  • 18th Street

    Probably the result of a robbery or car break-in. Maybe notify local MPD station?

    • U Streeter

      I found some items after a car break in – I actually saw the breaking, called the police, and tried to follow the guy but he slipped down an alley and lost me before I could snap a pic. Anyway, the police took the items and told me they would be held under my name at the police station. Never heard anything further, so assume they found their way home. In that case, though, it was tied to a definite crime. Not sure what they would do with simply found items (even if likely to be from crime).

      • 18th Street

        I was thinking that if the victim had reported the crime with a description of the stolen items, MPD might be able to make the connection. I recognize that’s a big leap of faith in MPD.

  • meerswan

    i just think it’s amazing that the person who found the lost notebook just HAPPENS to have that as his email address.

    • Hill Denizen

      Can’t tell if this is sarcasm, but it takes about 2 minutes to create a new gmail address.

      • 18th Street


      • It’s definitely sarcasm :)

        • Hill Denizen

          Good, I was a bit concerned. And sorry to be facepalm inducing, too undercaffeinated for my jetlag.

  • Anon

    Anything in it identifying the school? I found a bag with similar material dumped in my trash bin some years ago. I was able to trace it to the school, and they were able to ID the owner.

    • OP

      OP here – unfortunately, no.


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