by Prince Of Petworth August 19, 2018 at 9:40 am 0

From MPD:

“Shooting at 2335 hrs in the 1400 block of R Street, NW. Lookout for a B/M, 5’10, heavyset, wearing a black shirt.

The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1400 block of R Street NW. An adult female has been transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area.

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

A reader reports:

“There was a block party that went on all day on R St. The street had been closed to allow for this.

Around 11:50 PM, we hear approx 10 rounds of gun shots fired. It was very loud. We looked over the balcony of our roof top and saw the Red Light Bar immediately clear out (corner of 14th and R St). There must have been 40 people on their outside patio — it was packed as it was a nice night. Everyone went running for cover.

Within 1 minute, another round of gun shots went off — even before I could call 911. This time with approx 6 shots being fired. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm 0

A reader reports around 2:45pm:

“Someone just got stabbed multiple times at the 7-11 on 14th and Rhode Island.”

From MPD:

“Stabbing in the 1400 Block of Rhode Island Avenue, NW. Lookout for Suspect’s is a group of B/M’s, 5’5- to 5’8 in height, facial hair, blue jeans, gucci hat and last seen W/B of 1400 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2018 at 10:25 am 0

14th and Q St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I witnessed a theft/robbery near Le Diplomate (14th and Q NW) this afternoon [Wednesday] at about 4:45. A young man broke the window of a construction van, grabbed the spare keys out of a backpack inside, and attempted to drive off with the van. One of the van’s owners ran up as this was happening and the would-be-carjacker jumped out of the van and ran north on the alley behind Le Diplomate (parallel to 14th).

The thief stole the van owner’s black leather backpack, which contained both his old and new passport, which he had just picked up today in preparation for a trip he is taking on Friday morning, as well as his business checkbook and important business notes and documents.

I’m sure that the owner would love his passports (and anything else!) back, so if you find any of his possessions, please contact him at [email protected] or 301-919-2928.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

5th and Longfellow Street, NW photo by BCENE PR

Ed. Note: Allison reported hearing from 3rd and Kennedy St, NW “sounded like it was at least 10 shots.”

From MPD:

“On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at approximately 10:20 pm, MPD were in the area of 4th-7th, Longfellow-Jefferson Streets, NW, when they heard the sounds of gunshots.

via google maps

Thus far, one victim of a shooting was located in the 500 block of Longfellow St NW and a there was property damage reported to several vehicles within the adjacent block.

The victim, an adult male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds and is listed in serious condition.

This investigation is still in its early phases and anyone with information is asked to call on (202) 727-9099″

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

From a press release:

“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced multiple actions against several residential and commercial property owners to end concentrated drug- and firearm-related activity taking place at their buildings. The Office of Attorney General (OAG) reached court-ordered settlements that require owners of two apartment buildings and two businesses in Deanwood to put in place strong new building security measures. In four new lawsuits, OAG is seeking to ensure the owners secure four apartment buildings in Anacostia, Eckington and Petworth to end drug- and gun-related nuisances. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

Photo from Mount Pleasant Street and Lamont by Jon Whitmore

From MPD:

“On August 14, 2018 – The Fourth District units responded to a shooting in the 3200 block Mount Pleasant Street, NW at 8:45 pm

2 victims were located – both suffering from a gunshot wound

The victims were transported to a medical facility.

The is an on-going investigation, anyone with information is asked to call 202 727-9099.”

Photo near Lamont Plaza by Chris Quintana

From MPD around 7:45pm:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred near the 1200 block of M Street, NW. An adult victim suffered a single gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Should you have any information that can help the investigation please call our Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

From OAG’s Shopping for a rental property? Beware of fake listings!

“Scammers primarily rely on two types of rental scams:

  • Hijacked listings: A hijacked listing copies a legitimate advertisement–photos, location, description–and posts it on another website with different contact information. This type of scam seems legitimate because it mimics a real property, but the person you are communicating with is a scammer, not the owner.
  • Phantom rentals: A phantom rental is a listing that uses photos of a property that is not located at the advertised address. This scam attempts to steal your money or information before you find out the property does not exist.

Both types of these scams lure renters with extremely low rental prices and lavish amenities. Once they have your attention, they request money (such as an application fee) or financial information for the property they cannot deliver. Victims sometimes don’t even realize they have been cheated until they show up to the property and find that it does not exist or is not for rent.

Tips to Avoid Rental Scams
Good deals on rentals do exist, but make sure you do your research to make an informed decision. Here are some tips to avoid being scammed: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Last week, my family endured a terrifying incident in Petworth that I wanted to share. Early Wednesday, August 8, there were gun shots in the immediate vicinity of our house, which while less common than it used to be, is sadly not that unusual. Moments later, a man ran into our backyard from the alley and promptly kicked down our back lower basement door. I was able to get in between him and our main stairs on our ground floor and tackled him to prevent him from getting upstairs where my children and wife were hiding. The man was shot twice in the abdomen (I think) and stopped trying to get upstairs. The police were there within minutes and took the man away on a stretcher.

I can’t prove it, but I am nearly certain that this man, who I don’t know and had never seen before, is associated with a house a block away that has long been connected with the drug trade. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 13, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“On 8/11/18 at approximately 2310 hours, First District officers were flagged down in the 300 block of 13th St NE for a robbery just occurred. An adult female victim was walking southbound on 13th St NE when she crossed paths with an adult male suspect. The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse, trying to snatch it. The purse was strapped around her body and she tried to pull away. However, when the victim realized that the suspect was armed with a knife, she surrendered her property. Passersby saw the altercation and intervened, (more…)


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