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Update from a twitter follower: “Apparently, word on the street… Someone crashed into the gates of the naval observatory back entrance accessed through the alley in between sushi keiko and Washington sports club.”

From the United States Secret Service:

“Precautionary closures are in effect in the 2400 Blk of Wisconsin Ave after a vehicle collided with a security barrier. DCPoliceDept and Secret Service Uniformed Division are evaluating.” Read More


“DC 911 response”

“Dear PoPville,

I just wanted to write in with my experience with DC 911 on Monday 12th at 3:40pm. I called 911 to report a man attempting to break into cars in broad daylight as I sat in my bay window he moved from car to car trying various doors of multiple cars. Read More


Thanks to David for sending: “Saw this one on 13th and F St, NE. Florida plates. Welcome to DC! Apparently there is another one right near here on Maryland Ave that I didn’t catch.”

Another reader caught it: “Maryland NE between 11th and 12th”

And Emmalee writes: “our car this morning on South Carolina at Kentucky SE. Read More

photo by Phil

“Dear PoPville,

On Labor Day, I was unfortunately the victim of the gold sedan flasher (this time on 15th and Fuller in Columbia Heights). I was shocked by the situation and didn’t really think to report it, but then I saw posts about (almost certainly) the same man terrorizing women in other areas of the city. That spurred me to report the crime, primarily because I know this type of repeated behavior often escalates to more violent sex crimes, and I reached out to another victim to get the detective on the case’s phone number. The way the police handled my complaint was almost more traumatizing than the crime itself. Read More

From MPD: “On 9/8/22 at approximately 10:30pm, Fourth District Members responded to the 3600 block of 14th Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim who had been shot in the leg. He was conscious and breathing, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. There is no lookout at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the Command Information Center on 202-727-9099, or send an anonymous text tip to 50411.”

A reader reported: “Six shots were fired at the corner of 14th and Spring Road, NW. Read More

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault on a Police Officer offense that occurred on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, in the 1200 block of Jefferson Street, Northwest.

At approximately 3:58 pm, uniformed members of the Fourth District responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Kennedy Street, Northwest, for the report of a person with a gun. Upon arrival, members located the suspect and attempted to make contact. The suspect brandished a handgun and fired multiple gunshots towards the officers. The suspect then forcibly entered a residence in the 1200 block of Jefferson Street, Northwest. The suspect went to the roof of the residence and refused to come down. MPD Crisis Intervention Officers, along with staff from the Department of Behavioral Health, were in communication with the suspect for several hours in an attempt to deescalate the situation. Read More


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