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by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0


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From MPD:

“Good morning, last night at approximately 10:50 a black sedan driving westbound in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Ave, NE fire multiple rounds out of the driver’s side window striking an adult victim in the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Anyone having information regarding this crime is urged to call the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or the Fifth District Detectives Office at 202-698-0660.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2016 at 2:50 pm 53 Comments

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Yesterday a resident reported, on theBrookland listserv, encountering a man masturbating on the MBT around 11:30am. The following description of the 911 call could be even more disturbing:

“Where are you?”
“RHI metro bridge on the Metropolitan Branch Trail.”
“Oh are you in the metro?”
“No.”
“By Foreman Mills.”
“What’s the cross street?”
“Rhode Island Ave. I am on the MBT.”
“But where on the MBT.”
“Just south of the 2.1 mile marker.”
“Mam, that doesn’t help me.”
“I thought the whole point of the mile markers was to help us tell you where we are?”
“Where are you again?”
“On the Metropolitan Branch Trail, just by the RHI Bridge Steps across from Foreman Mills.”
“What is the cross street?”
I lost it then. This is redic.
“WHAT IF I WAS BEING RAPED? Could you find me then?”
“I will send someone out there now.”

I am so frustrated, and I feel unsafe.”

I emailed OP this morning who said she heard from the 911 office today and “They are re-training everyone about the MBT.” Given the number of incidents reported on the MBT let’s hope this training is done post haste. And is thorough.

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2016 at 2:10 pm 19 Comments

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A reader sends from You Caring:

“According to a Washington Post Article, Lakira Renee Johnson is a 21-year old woman who was pregnant with twins. Around 10pm on August 30 as she emerged from a Northeast Washington, DC carryout store she was shot in the stomach. Police described her as a bystander who was not targeted by the gunman. Lakira went into labor unexpectedly at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Saturday. Her twins were born alive and lived long enough to be named Heaven and Nevaeh – “Heaven” spelled backward. Lakira underwent additional surgery Monday to repair damage, caused by the bullet that struck her in the stomach, that could not be addressed until after the twin’s birth. She remains hospitalized and has two other?#160;daughters, ages 3 and 7. We have established this fund to help support Lakira and her family in any way we can.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm 44 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I recently had been a resident of Rhode Island Row in NE DC. That was until the person living above me started a fire and ran out the building with no shoes on. The fire caused my whole apartment to flood with water and destroy almost everything my roommate and I own. If that wasn’t horrible enough the way Bozzuto management handled the situation was appalling. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 2, 2016 at 10:45 am 8 Comments

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From MPD:

“On Friday, September 2, 2016, at approximately 12:35AM, officers responded to the 2500 block of 14th Street NE to the sounds of gunshots. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite extraordinary lifesaving efforts by MPD and DCFEMS personnel, unfortunately the victim displayed no signs of life on the scene, and was therefore not transported to a medical facility.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Homicide Branch at 202-645-9600, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Reference CCN# 16-147-874.

Persons with information may also anonymously text via cell phone to 50411.”

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A reader reports:

“woke up to maybe 6 gunshots on 4th and m nw last night. Any word on what happened?”

Anyone else hear them?

by Prince Of Petworth August 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm 1 Comment

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating an Assault With Intent to Kill offense that left two victims injured.

The offense occurred in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. At approximately 8:0010:00 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male and an adult female suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital. The male victim was admitted in critical condition. The female victim is in stable condition.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2016 at 11:01 am 4 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

Several cars were shot on the 1300 block of Downing Street Sunday morning (the 14th) at 4:50 AM. In total, eight or more cars were shot, some 5-7 times. Police were on the scene within a minute or two investigating, collecting shell casings, and preparing a report until around 7 AM. Around 6am a man who was casually walking up and down the block was taken away in handcuffs but it isn’t known if it was related to the incident.

If you parked your car over there that night I highly recommend that you come see if there is damage. If you need a police report for insurance purposes, the number is 135899.”

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