Washington, DC

Florida and North Capitol Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Know anything about this? One of my neighbors sent a photo of this sign going up at Florida and North Cap (old NY Pizza place that’s had chainlink fencing around the lot got a while). Looks like Aunteaboba’s Instagram talks about a “DC location coming soon,” but wondering if there’s any other scuttlebutt?” Read More


Ed. Note: Should anyone have leads on either item please email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you touch with the OPs.

“Dear PoPville,

It was lost somewhere on 1st street NW between big bear cafe and children’s National hospital when I was walking my dog. Would love to get it back! It was a gift when I was born from my grandpa.”


“Dear PoPville,

Last night someone ditched a large box of tools, small blue cooler, and a hand vacuum on the sidewalk in front of my house in Lamond-Riggs/Takoma. The tools look like they may belong to an electrician or a contractor that does something similar, and judging from the amount of things in there, I have a feeling they are very missed right now.

If anyone is able to help identify who might be missing these tools, I would love for them to be reunited!”


“Dear PoPville,

I am wondering if the community knows where/when there are holiday toy drives in the dc area?”

From Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave, NW):

“Come see us one more time!

Our Annual Toy Drive with Atlas Brew Works is needed more than ever this year! We will open our doors on DEC 16th & 17th from 4pm-7pm. ~ Bring an unwrapped toy and we will give you a free beer!

You can’t drink it here but you CAN take it home!”

From DC Fire & EMS: “Don’t forget that all of #DCsBravest firehouses are drop off points for @ToysforTots_DC. We accept new and unwrapped toys. No toy that can be construed as a weapon will be accepted.”

Please add other events you know of in the comments – thanks!


2nd and W St, NW

Previous shootings/shots fired in Bloomingdale/LeDroit Park for December can be seen here, here and here.

To follow these events in real time, you can follow our twitter here.

MPD reported: “The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the area of 2nd and W Streets NW. A juvenile male has been transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. Read More

W Street, NW between 1st and 2nd photo by mg

Readers report: “sounded like 10+ shots near bloomingdale around 12:36”

“Just heard there was a shooting near Flagler Market in Bloomingdale on the corner of Flagler and W. It sounded like 10+ shots were fired in rapid succession. Right now we’re hearing that a person was shot in the leg.” Read More

727 8th Street, SE

From Summit to Soul:

“As you can see from the photo, a large piece of brick was thrown through our window in the middle of the night. We are fortunate this happened at a time when no one was in the shop; we are all safe and repairs are underway. However, incidents like this make being a small business so difficult – especially in 2020. We will pick up the pieces and carry on, just like we’ve navigated the rest of 2020. But what a rough way to start the holiday season.”

Ed. Note: Check out their great gear here.

Unfortunately a bunch of car windows have been smashed in Bloomingdale too: Read More

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at approximately 8:10 pm the Metropolitan Police Department ShotSpotter recorded sounds of gunshots in the 3700 block of 9th St NW. Units responded and located shell casings in the area. A dark color SUV was observed leaving the area. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

Ed. Note: To following these events as they unfold – you can follow our twitter feed here.

Readers also reported around 10:30pm: Read More

Florida and North Capitol Street, NW

Readers reported: “Tons of shots fired and a bunch of police at Bates and N Capitol, similar location to yesterday’s shooting”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street NW. Units patrolling the area responded to the sounds of gunshots and located two adult males with gunshot wounds. Both individuals have been transported to area hospitals for treatment.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

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


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