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by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

From an email: “A group of us in Bloomingdale are attempting to raise funding to support construction of the Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden in LeDroit Park, with construction scheduled to begin early in the New Year.”

For those not familiar with Tricia you can read about her tragic story here. She was a beloved member of Bloomingdale and so many other communities. RIP.

The fundraiser says:

“Friends and family of Tricia McCauley, in partnership with Common Good City Farm, are honoring her legacy through the creation of the Tricia McCauley Memorial Fund. The fund will preserve Tricia’s love of herbalism and teaching through supporting the ongoing cultivation of the medicinal herb garden, now The Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden, as well as herbalism workshops at Common Good City Farm. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

Tricia McCauley was found in the 2200 block of M Street, Northwest, on Monday, December 26, 2016.

As tweeted by the Washington Post’s Keith L. Alexander:

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0

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From an email:

Deadline for letters to be signed and returned is Tuesday, April 11 evening (i.e. tomorrow). This is not just for Tricia, whom we lost tragically and brutally, but also for the Public Safety of the DC community, so that such a thing never happens again.

Hello,
Just a reminder (if you have not already) to send your letter in memory of the tragic loss of our beloved friend and Bloomingdale resident
Tricia McCauley.
(and please pass this email along to friends and other DC residents, and/or share on Social Media) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2017 at 11:15 am 0

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From an email:

“Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave, NW) is hosting a benefit for Common Good City Farm beginning Thursday in memory of Bloomingdale resident Tricia McCauley. In addition to charitable contributions to the cause from both 3 Stars Brewing and DC Brau (a rotation of DC Brau and 3-Stars on the “Common Good” Tap, with all proceeds going to support the farm), Atlas Brew Works will debut “Isla De Encanta” – a beer brewed in her honor and especially for this event. All proceeds will go to Common Good City Farm in Bloomingdale, a non-profit organization where Tricia honed her skills as an herbalist.

Common Good will also be dedicating a memorial herb garden at their location on Sat, April 15th at 11AM.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 26, 2016 at 7:56 pm 27 Comments

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Full update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 2200 block of M Street, Northwest, on Monday, December 26, 2016.

At approximately 11:58 pm, members of the Second District received a call for a sighting of vehicle in reference to a Critical Missing Person. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult female inside of the vehicle suffering from apparent trauma to the body. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene where they found no signs consistent of life. The decedent was pronounced dead at the scene by the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to ligature strangulation with blunt force trauma and the manner of death to be homicide.

The decedent has been identified as 46-year-old Tricia McCauley, of Northwest, DC.

On Monday, December 26, 2016, 29-year-old Adrian Duane Johnson AKA Duane Adrian Johnson, of Upper Marlboro, MD, was arrested and charged with Theft II and Simple Assault.

Following the autopsy of the decedent, Mr. Johnson was additionally charged with First Degree Murder (Felony Murder).” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

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Just got tweeted Falloween in the Park at Ledroit.

“Saturday at 10 AM
The Park at Ledroit
239 Elm St NW

Join the Friends of the Park at Ledroit, Common Good City Farm, ANC1B, Howard University Hospital and the Ledroit Park Civic Association for the annual fall celebration in the Park at LeDroit.

A celebration of fall and Halloween and our wonderful community!! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 28, 2016 at 9:45 am 20 Comments

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Photo via @dcjpad

The Washington Post reported the integral role Padget played in tipping off the police to the person of interest wanted in the disappearance and subsequent death of Tricia McCauley:

At 10:21 p.m., D.C. police issued a “critical missing alert” for McCauley, with a picture of her and descriptions of her car and a man who may have been seen driving it. It flashed on Jonathan Padget’s phone as he walked his dog about midnight near 21st and P streets Northwest. He knew McCauley through his involvement in D.C. theatre.

Padget said he saw a white car parked on P Street with a man in the driver’s seat smoking a cigar or cigarette, with music blaring. “He was bouncing around to the music,” Padget said. “He was looking directly at me.”

Padget, a freelance writer, said the man stuck his head out the window and angrily asked, “Hello, sir, how are you?” He then drove off, but not before Padget noticed that the license plate matched the one on the police alert. He called police, who found the car three blocks away.

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm 79 Comments

Popville bullet

“Dear PoPville,

I live at 5th and O Sts NW. I’m done with the insanity every time the weather turns nice and my neighbors go on shooting sprees. They’re not even my neighbors, they’re the people that lost their right to subsidized housing because of their criminal records, who now live in MD. But they drive here to hang out where the 5th and 7th St gangs were and pretend their old “territory” is still theirs – you can see their MD plates filling the parking lots of the housing communities on these blocks. My neighbors and I pitched holy hell two summers ago when there were multiple shootings outside Kennedy Rec until we got a 24/7 police presence on that block. It took 5 shootings and daily phone calls to the mayor’s office to get it done. We have talked to the police, we have talked to the mayor’s office, we have talked to our ANC reps. The problem is tremendously clear. These are repeat offenders who get arrested, but are back on our street within a matter of days. So the issue is the court system. These felons are not being prosecuted, they are being released, and they know they’re going to be released. Our officers are present on these blocks, they engage with the community and they risk their safety, as they did last night, chasing an armed man for multiple blocks on foot until he managed to evade them on our block while his friends shot up 6th and O. I cannot imagine how frustrating it is to do your job, day in and day out, and watch the same people you arrest for blatant criminal activity back on the same block committing these same violent offenses in less than three days.

So where is the breakdown? (more…)

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