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“Dear PoPville,

“STOLEN- green briefcase, laptop, red bicycle. Please help! Reward!

My apartment was robbed early on the morning of December 4th and I’m desperately looking for some of my missing items that may have been discarded around Adams Morgan. Can you keep an eye open for a beat-up green women’s briefcase, a silver HP laptop, and a red Felt bicycle dumped anywhere around town? Read More

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From MPD:

“Alert: Stabbing Investigation 3800 block Georgia Avenue NW. Lookout for: B/M dreadlocks and wearing all black. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911″

A reader reports at 8:35pm:

“a guy was unconscious , laying in the safeway entrance, head wrapped, bloodied”

Another reader reported:

“Heard screams, saw people running, & run into a poor kid who has been stabbed multiple times in the head & is begging for help. Stayed w/ lots of others until police came.”

Updates when more is known.

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A few readers messaged photos from Michigan and North Cap around 7pm. One reader responded:

“About 10ish shots fired from a car around 5:15pm”

Alert DC reported: “MPD reports the 100 block of Michigan Ave NW is closed in both directions due to police activity. Please use alternate route.”

Elsewhere last night MPD reported around 8:30pm:

“Shooting in the 2300 Block of Rhode Island Ave NE. Lookout for a small grey car traveling east on Rhode Island Ave NE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION, CALL 911″

Updates if when more is known.

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6th and I Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on the sad news from Sixth & I:

“Dear Sixth & I community,

We are incredibly sad but unfortunately not surprised to let you know that this past Friday, less than 24 hours after many of us sat around the Thanksgiving table in gratitude, anti-Semitic graffiti was carved into a door and drawn on a stairway of our historic building. While the damage to the building is minimal and will be fixed quickly, the emotional scars of such a hateful act will take longer to heal. Read More

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201 I Street, NE

UPDATE: Full report from MPD:

Shortly before 7pm tonight, First District members received a call for a shooting inside a location within the 200 block of I Street, NE. Once on the scene, we did locate an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. While investigating we learned that another victim suffering from a gunshot wound was located at an area hospital. Detectives are actively investigating this case and this scene to determine what occurred that lead to this shooting. If you have any information please don’t hesitate to reach out to MPD at 202-727-9099 or via text at 50411.

As soon as we have more information to share, I will get it out to you immediately. Again, we are actively investigating to determine what occurred here and who is responsible.

Both victims in this case are considered suspects and have been placed under arrest for this event.”

Readers have reported starting around 7:15pm: Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

The car in this picture was outside the CVS on Calvert. We did manage to find these owners and gave them our info. They filed a police report eventually.

It was very frustrating to see. The police response was certainly underwhelming as well. We saw 3-4 taggings, I was also able to tell the Police exactly where the kids were headed. The police were disinterested or, more likely, focused elsewhere. My wife and I swung by the top of 18th and sure enough, the kids were sitting there and no police in sight. Apparently the boundary line is right around there which added to the complexity of “who responds to this call.” They also “can’t do anything” until the property owner files a report. Not helpful.”

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Harvard and Sherman Ave, NW

Update: A reader on the block reports the man has been taken into custody peacefully.

Alan Henney reports:

“Police have CLOSED several streets in the Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains and Park View neighborhoods while they attempt to talk a wanted man out of a residence near Girard Street and Sherman Ave NW-DC. The SWAT team and fire/EMS are assisting.”

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Connecticut and Cathedral Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Saturday night’s shooting happened right in front of our building in Woodley Park. Our coop sent Mary Cheh, Jimmy DuBois (our ANC), and MPD District 2 Commander Duncan Bedlion the following letter. This is the most serious incident in recent memory, but it’s not the only problem we’ve seen with the District’s inexplicable lack of preparation for Zoolights year after year.” Read More

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