by Prince Of Petworth January 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley

From the National Weather Service:

“The next 24 hours will feature strong winds and plummeting temperatures. Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings have been issued for tonight into Monday morning. Bundle up to prevent frost bite and hypothermia.

via National Weather Service

And keep a look out for those in need:

“To request transportation to shelter for people in Washington, DC who are experiencing homelessness, contact the Shelter Hotline by calling (202) 399-7093 or 311. Please include the time, address or location of the person, and a description of the person’s appearance.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm 0

17th and S St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

At 11 AM today, my husband was running past S Street Dog Park in Dupont and was bitten on the arm by a dog (Doberman mix?) that was leaving the dog park. The owner walked away with his dog. When a bystander caught up with him, the owner said he was going to drop off his dog and then come back.

My husband waited around for about 5 minutes and then went to a nearby clinic to get his wound treated. We’re just trying to figure out if the dog has all the necessary shots, so we’d like help IDing this person and the dog. We only want to make sure that we know what kinds of vaccinations and shots the dog has for my husband’s health.

Any tips on this can call 202-579-3243.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 20, 2019 at 7:55 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Kyle

Ed. Note: MPD tells me “This arrest was made possible due to the help from the community. We certainly appreciate it.” These suspects were also charged with the violent robbery and assault where a woman was pushed down a stairwell after being robbed resulting in a broken leg.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced two arrests have been made in reference to an Armed Carjacking offense that occurred on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in the 1400 block of Euclid Street, Northwest.

At approximately 1:12 pm, two suspects approached the victim, while she was at her vehicle, at the listed location. The first suspect assaulted the victim while the second suspect entered the victim’s vehicle. After the assault, the first suspect also entered the victim’s vehicle. The suspects were unsuccessful in taking the victim’s vehicle. Both suspects took the victim’s property from the vehicle then fled the scene on foot.

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 16-year-old Kaveyon Andrews, of Northeast, DC, and pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 17-year-old Thadduse Hartridge, of Southeast, DC, were both arrested and charged as adults with Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed and Armed Carjacking.

As a result of the detectives’ investigation, Andrews and Hartridge were charged in two other robbery offenses that occurred in the Third District. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0

Thanks to Susan and ANC Commissioner 3F06 Monika Nemeth for passing on the news:

“I went to visit Jake’s (5018 Connecticut Ave.) this evening as they are in my SMD and was shocked to learn that they are closing permanently on Sunday. Apparently lease negotiations fell apart. They will be sorely missed.”

Jake’s American Grille opened here in February 2011. Before Jake’s this space was home to Uptown Cathay. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.

5018 Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Monika Nemeth

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2019 at 12:05 pm 0

Ed. Note: An arrest has now been made.

“Dear PoPville,

Thank you for spreading the word about the vicious attack on our dog walker [Ed. Note: MPD has now released video of the assailants, you can see the very disturbing incident here. Please contact police with any info.] earlier this week. We are really grateful to you for sharing information so widely and hope it will help find the two assailants.

A number of your readers have asked about ways to support her and her family.  We plan to continue to pay her while she recovers and some of her medical costs will be reimbursed by the DC Crime Victims Compensation Fund, but there will be additional costs associated with her recovery (including lost wages from family members who will have to take time off to care for her).  We have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to offset those costs for her.  Anyone interested in donating can find more information here.

She’s one of the kindest and most loving people I’ve ever met.  While no one deserves to be attacked like this, it’s especially distressing that she was a victim of this horrific attack.

Lesley, Caesar, and Ana (her clients)”

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2019 at 11:45 am 0

via google maps

From MPD around 4am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the area of the 900 block of U Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. Officers have a subject stopped for questioning, and a weapon has been recovered.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Update from MPD: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 5:05 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

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by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm 0

2467 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a couple readers for sending:

“Just received an email from a commercial broker saying the building on 18th where Idle Time Books is located just sold, dunno what that means for the business but thought you’d like to know.”

In December the Washington Post reported the upcoming sale of the building and business to real estate executive Scott Spector:

“In November, after years of rejecting potential buyers who preferred her real estate to her first-edition copies of Jack Kerouac novels, [Idle Time owner Val] Morgan found what she considered an appropriate suitor — “the bookstore savior,” as she refers to him, bursting into a raspy laugh.

Spector, in a telephone interview, said he’s contemplating myriad changes, including selling new books along with the used, opening a cafe in the shop, and creating space for readings, lectures and community meetings.”


by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 3:35 pm 0

via MPD

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division announced an arrest has been made in reference to a Kidnapping offense that occurred on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in the 2800 block of Dumbarton Street, Northwest.

At approximately 4:55 pm, the suspect grabbed a juvenile victim and attempted to lure them away from the listed location. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

On Friday, January 18, 2019, 37-year-old Susanne Purdy, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Kidnapping.”


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