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From MPD:

“Robbery with shots fired

On March 8, 2020, members of the Fifth District were dispatched to the 1300 block of W Street NE for the report of a robbery. Once on scene members learned that the complainant was approaching her car when the two suspects, described as black males, 10-12 years of age, confronted her and demanded her property. Read More


“Fresh, house braised corned beef, homemade slaw, house …riddled rye bread” courtesy MGM Roast Beef.

From an email:

“Good news! MGM Roast Beef is set to re-open on Friday February 7th 2020.

In July 2019 an electrical fire in the kitchen caused the 10 year old Northeast DC institution to shut down.

1905 Brentwood Rd NE photo by DC Fire & EMS

During the down time, Ryan Zaritsky worked on some new menu items to add to the popular line up of hand-carved roast turkey, top round and MGM’s famous brisket offerings.

NEW Additions:
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2300 Washington Place, NE

Update from MPD:

“On January 27, 2020, members of the Fifth District were dispatched to the parking garage at 2350 Washington Place NE for the report of an assault. An on scene investigation revealed that an adult male was assaulted on the second floor of the parking garage. The victim then either fell or jumped from the second level and landed on a dumpster below. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and subsequently released.

An overnight investigation led by the Fifth District Detectives Unit yielded a DC Superior Court Search Warrant. The warrant was executed by Detectives and members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team. An adult male was arrested with the recovery of a semi-automatic handgun with a large capacity magazine as well as a large amount of marijuana and US Currency.

The case continues to be investigated by the the Fifth District Detectives Unit, anyone with information is asked to call (202)727-9099″

“Dear PoPville,

what the heck happened yesterday at rhode island row parking garage? the incident happened at approximately 6:30-6:45p yesterday. I got there as the ambulance drove away and before the scores of cop and investigator cars flooded the area. i was stuck in the garage (parked my car there during the day) for 2.5 hours while they were investigating a crime scene that involved a fight blood and a guy jumped or was thrown off the 3rd story of the parking garage Read More


8th and O Street, NW Photo by Phil Sgro

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, December 14, 2019, in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 10:20 am, 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. Read More


From Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:


In response to a spate of recent violent incidents in Ward 5, last week I shared that I would be providing a more detailed update, as well as hosting a series of community conversations around public safety. I called upon Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to increase patrols and have been working with both MPD and Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) to confront recent challenges. Please find below specific actions taken by MPD and ONSE in response to my requests.

Finally, I want to invite all residents to attend and participate in one of three upcoming community conversations on public safety taking place this Saturday, December 14, Monday, December 16, and Wednesday, December 18 (full details below). While I understand the notice for these meetings is relatively short, I did not want to delay these important conversations.

In service,


Update from the Metropolitan Police Department:

The Fifth District Crime Suppression Team is targeting all of Brentwood, Langdon, Edgewood, and Brookland neighborhoods on a daily basis, 7 days a week.

Additional officers and beats: Read More


Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday, September 19, 2019, in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.

At approximately 10:21 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located one adult male and one adult female victim, inside of an establishment, suffering from gunshot wounds. A second adult male was located in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victims to local hospitals for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, one of the adult male victims was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Sean Coleman-Bey, of Northeast, DC. Read More


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