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by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2019 at 12:05 pm 0

A reader reports at noon:

“Something is going down at Flagler Market on the corner of W St. and Flagler Pl. NW. Lots of police, the store has been taped off and a Crime Scene Unit van just pulled up.”

Update from MPD:

“At approximately 10:50am, a robbery was reported in the 2200 block of Flagler Place NW. 2 suspects entered the store and assaulted a individual inside before taking US Currency. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


via google maps

I received a lot of messages this morning along the lines of:

“a car going the wrong direction crashed followed by some weird police activity on quincy place nw around 4am this morning….any intel”

MPD tells me that it was in response to a car jacked vehicle suspect spotted in the unit block of Quincy Place, NW. The actual car jacking occurred in the alley of the 100 block of Q St. NE. The suspect was identified and placed under arrest in the 100 block of Harry Thomas Way NE.

Ed. Note: I got other inquires about helicopters in the area and was told ” MPD’s Air Support Unit did not respond to this call.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 26, 2019 at 3:10 pm 0

UPDATE: Official response from the Office of Unified Communications:

“Our preliminary findings show that this incident was handled and dispatched expeditiously. DC 911 received 12 calls for this incident at virtually the same time (to the minute). The first call, received at 2:42 p.m., was answered within 12 seconds, and was sent to dispatch in less than a minute. The first DCFEMS unit was on the scene within 3 minutes and 56 seconds of the initial 911 call. The spike in call volume did in fact cause some callers to put in queue (on hold). However, no one was on hold as long as it has been claimed. Instead, most calls that came in were put in queue for a little over one minute. There was one call that held for 3 minutes, and by the time it was answered the responders had already been dispatched. Our call takers are trained and prepared to accommodate and manage all calls despite the sudden change in call volume we experience from time to time when a highly visible incident such as this occurs.”

Whoa. Chase reports:

“On First between U and V NW.

The word is that a guy, his current gf and his ex got into an altercation and started chasing each other in their car. Didn’t sound like anyone was hurt.”

Russell W. Warnick also reported just after 3pm: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 19, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


via google maps

Around 6:30pm last night a reader wrote:

“Any info on the incident shutting down N Capital just north of RI? Seems like they’ve roped off at least a couple blocks”

Uncle Jazz reported:

“I heard the shots. A clear 5 shots. Victim was hit across North Cap from The Pub and the People. Ambulance was on the scene quickly and the victim was conscious.”

From MPD Tuesday night:

“Earlier today Fifth District Units responded to the 1700 Blk of Lincoln Rd NE for a call for a shooting. Officers located an adult male victim in the 1600 Blk of North Capitol St NE suffering from gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2018 at 10:10 am 0


1648 North Capitol Street, NW

From the fine folks at The Pub & the People:

“We’ve put up a heated, dog-friendly holiday tent! It features festive decoration, hot holiday cocktails in cute wintry mugs, snuggle blankets and music. It’s also a great space for groups (including private events), happy hour, brunch and dinner! The tent will be up through mid-March.”

Some cocktail selections: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

From an email: “A group of us in Bloomingdale are attempting to raise funding to support construction of the Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden in LeDroit Park, with construction scheduled to begin early in the New Year.”

For those not familiar with Tricia you can read about her tragic story here. She was a beloved member of Bloomingdale and so many other communities. RIP.

The fundraiser says:

“Friends and family of Tricia McCauley, in partnership with Common Good City Farm, are honoring her legacy through the creation of the Tricia McCauley Memorial Fund. The fund will preserve Tricia’s love of herbalism and teaching through supporting the ongoing cultivation of the medicinal herb garden, now The Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden, as well as herbalism workshops at Common Good City Farm. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


via google maps

On November 9th a reader asked us:

“Any idea why the FBI and MPD are investigating in the unit block of Adams, NW?”

Thanks to another reader for responding with this likely related article from the Washington Post yesterday:

“A D.C. man who described himself as a white nationalist to law enforcement officers and became a social-media follower of the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has been arrested on a gun charge after his worried relatives contacted the authorities, according to federal court filings.

Clark, who lives in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, was arrested Nov. 9, court filings show, after two family members alerted police to his increasingly agitated outbursts, including that the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh shooting “deserved it.

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