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by Prince Of Petworth — June 23, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

A reader reports:

“There was a huge police presence this evening at 20th and New Hampshire NW around 6pm. I would say at least 5 police cars and 15 officers on bikes, many of whom looked just as confused as I did. Any idea what was going on? Thanks!!”

A witness writes:

“Just witnessed a dramatic scene at N and New Hampshire. Cops came up to a car on all sides with guns drawn and instructed the driver to roll down the windows and get out of the car. They didn’t have him pull over first (I think they were going for the element of surprise) so New Hampshire was at a standstill. (This all happened in the last 20ish minutes.) They had the (middle aged white) guy in handcuffs when I left.”

Another reader reports about a loud boom:

“There was a loud boom last night around 11pm that was heard and felt through Totten. It set of many car alarms it was so loud/ strong, but there were no Police activity heard afterward. I’m just wondering what it was. It woke me from a dead sleep.”

Another reader reports about helicopter activity:

“Near constant helicopter hovering above 17th and U for the last hour. (From 845pmish) Can’t tell if something is happening or it’s more random military ‘exercises.'”

Ed. Note: There was also a stabbing where an employee stabbed another employee at the Van Ness Safeway store. An arrest was made.

by Prince Of Petworth — June 22, 2017 at 11:00 am 0

500 block of Florida Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Last Friday sometime during the workday somebody climbed in through one of our street level windows on the backside of our house. They went through our entire basement, a room on the main floor, and our living room. The perpetrator stole my roommates laptop, some jewelry, clothes, odd knick-knacks and even tried on one of her bathing suits (taking it out of the amazon box and leaving it inside out).

If anyone saw anything please let us know/ a good reminder to neighbors to lock all their windows!”

by Prince Of Petworth — June 21, 2017 at 11:15 am 0

Multiple readers had reported that a cyclist had been struck by a car at 14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW earlier this morning but Tom shares that the scene was even uglier than first thought:

“I saw a beating happen at 14th at Rhode Island NW this morning. The driver and the cyclist we having an argument after the driver tried to turn and the cyclist was using the cross walk. The driver got out of his car and they exchanged words. The driver then started beating the cyclist. He hit him about 7-10 time in the face. Right in front of a police officer.”

by Prince Of Petworth — June 19, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Shooting at 2318 hrs in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW.”

Update from MPD:

“Good morning. We are currently investigating an incident last night in the area of the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW. An adult male sustained an injury that might be a possible gunshot wound, however we have been unable to confirm it and have not located any witnesses as of yet. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth — June 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm 6 Comments

From MPD:

“After an extensive investigation with the United States Department of State, the United States Secret Service and the Metropolitan Police Department, a total of 18 individuals have been charged or are facing charges stemming from a physical altercation that occurred during a First Amendment assembly on May 16, 2017.

At approximately 4:05 pm, a group of protesters convened at Sheridan Circle, Northwest, to voice their opposition to Turkish President Erdogan. A heated verbal exchange led to a physical altercation between protesters and Turkish security personnel. A total of nine protesters were injured in the altercation.

On May 16, 2017, two individuals, indicated below, were arrested and charged with offenses related to this incident.

· Jalal Kheirabaoi, of Virginia, charged with misdemeanor Assault on a Police Officer

· Ayten Necmi, of New York, charged with felony Aggravated Assault

Investigators have spent the last several weeks using video technology to identify additional individuals who took part in the incident.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, pursuant to DC Superior Court arrest warrants, two individuals, indicated below, were arrested and charged with offenses related to this incident.

· Sinan Narin, of Virginia, charged with felony Aggravated Assault and misdemeanor Assault or Threatened Assault in a Menacing Manner

· Eyup Yildirim, of New Jersey, charged with felony Assault with Significant Bodily Injury, felony Aggravated Assault and misdemeanor Assault or Threatened Assault in a Menacing Manner

An additional fourteen individuals have outstanding warrants for their arrests and are identified below. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — June 15, 2017 at 10:30 am 0

From MPD:

“1D is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Half Street SW at approximately 9:55 pm on June 14, 2017. The victim is an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm and was transported to a local hospital.

If you have any additional information, call MPD TIPLINE at 1-888-919-CRIME or CRIMESOLVERS TIPS at 1-866-411-TIPS”

A reader reports: The man was found naked and police indicated he may have been on drugs, also “Apparently the victim was both stabbed AND had a single gunshot wound.”

by Prince Of Petworth — June 14, 2017 at 9:30 am 22 Comments

Last night a reader reported around 10pm:

“possible shooting at 5th and Jefferson NW Street closed & cop looking for casings (looks like it at least).”

Other residents have been inquiring about the incident on the listserv, will update when/if MPD responds.

Also this morning readers write:

“There were at least 10 police cars on the corner and they had blocked off the Randolph Street coming off of 14th St NW. Any idea what’s going on over there? They had a fancy looking guy in a suit walking towards what I assumed was the site of the incident.”

by Prince Of Petworth — June 14, 2017 at 9:03 am 13 Comments

Updates when official reports are released. (more…)


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