“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.
At approximately 10:26 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue, Northeast. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Rafiq Hawkins, of Northeast, DC. (more…)
6th and Rhode Island Ave, NE
Thanks to Neil and Rebecca for sending:
“Just saw the new development that will replace the old Rhode Island Ave Shopping Plaza located near the RI Metro station began its demolition of the shopping center… Excited for the Alamo DrafthouseCinema!”
“MRP is developing Bryant Street, a 13-acre site, as a residential-driven mixed-use community that will ultimately include 1,550 residential units and 245,000 square feet of retail.”
Thanks to a reader for sending yesterday: “Found on cars in Brentwood.”
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“On Monday, March 4, 2019, at approximately 9:30am a woman was double parked in the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue, Northeast WDC. The woman got out of her car and attempted to adjust the seatbelt that was caught in the rear passengers door. While working on the seat belt a suspect approached the driver side of the vehicle open the door and drove away. The woman attempted to hold on to the door handle but was unable to maintain her grip, two witness observed the incident and invited the woman to ride with them as they followed the vehicle. As they followed the vehicle the woman advised the witnesses that her 18 month old child was in the vehicle sitting in the car seat. (more…)
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“On 1/30/2019, at approximately 1:42 AM, members of the Fifth District responded for the sound of gunshots in the 2300 block of 15th Street, NE. The units arrived on the scene and located spent shell casings, but no victim. A short time later, an adult male victim showed up at a local hospital with an apparent gunshot wound to the left hand. This case is currently under investigation by members of the Fifth District Detective’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call (202) 727-9099, or send an anonymous text to 50411.”
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“On Saturday November 3rd, at approximately 6:00 am, 5D Patrol Officers responded to a call to investigate the trouble at 925 Brentwood Road, NE, the Valero gas station. Units responded and located a victim who was unconscious, not breathing, and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced. This case is being handled by MPD Homicide detectives, and additional information will be forthcoming.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”
680 Rhode Island Ave, NE
Thanks to Juan for sending:
“Went to satisfy a Popeyes craving at the Rhode Island shopping center location and everything to the right of the Save a Lot food store is fenced off including access to the MBT.”
So what’s the story with the planned development here, anyone recall what’s coming?
“Alamo Drafthouse Cinema today announced its first Washington, D.C. location at MRP Realty’s Bryant Street development along the Rhode Island Avenue corridor. The 44,000 square-foot theater is set to open in 2019 and is the fourth theater for franchisee Cojeaux Cinemas.”
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From MPD Saturday:
“Earlier today members of the Fifth District CST unit executed a search warrant on a suspected marijuana pop up event located in the 600 Block of Rhode Island Ave NE. During the search, officers seized large quantities of edible marijuana products, marijuana, and US currency. Additionally a Glock 22 .40 Caliber handgun and a SCCY CPX-1 9 mm handgun were seized. A total of seven arrests were made. Job well done.”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will operate temporary bus lanes on Rhode Island Avenue NE to manage traffic during the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) planned closure of two Metrorail stations on the Red Line beginning July 21.
The temporary bus lanes on Rhode Island Avenue NE will extend from North Capitol to 12th Streets NE while repairs are completed at the Brookland and Rhode Island Metrorail Stations. The bus lanes will be operational from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, from July 21 through September 3, 2018.
During this period, WMATA will operate shuttle buses and enhanced service on the Metrobus G9 Limited route which will cause a significant increase in the volume of buses along Rhode Island Avenue NE.
In addition to the temporary bus lane, DDOT will also modify the following parking requirements along North Capitol Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE:
No Parking and No Standing or Stopping from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Saturday, on both sides of Rhode Island Avenue from North Capitol Street to 12th Street, NE.
Extend rush hour no parking restrictions by 30 minutes for morning and evening rush on North Capitol Street (600 to 3000 North Capitol Street NE/NW). Rush hours will be 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. These same restrictions were in place during WMATA SafeTrack.”
From an email:
“As part of the shutdown, GGWash and I organized a petition drive to encourage DDOT and WMATA to do a “pop-up” bus lane along Rhode Island Avenue to expedite both shuttle buses and existing Metrobus options.
We’re having a happy hour on August 1 at Dew Drop Inn to talk with DDOT and the community about the process leading to the bus lane and the road (bus lane?) forward. All are welcome.”
“Metro is encouraging Red Line customers to prepare for a major capital improvement project that will result in Brookland and Rhode Island Ave stations being closed from Saturday, July 21, 2018, through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. On the weekend of July 28-29 the work zone will be extended to Silver Spring Station, closing Takoma Station and the Red Line platform at Fort Totten. (more…)
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“Fifth District detectives are investigating an ADW Gun that occurred in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, NE on the evening of July 11th at approximately 11:00 pm. Officers in the area reported hearing gunfire, and moments later a 9-1-1 call was received reporting a person had been shot. Officers responded and located an adult male suffering from a non-life-threatening bullet wound. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099, or text the information to 50411.”