Washington, DC

Thanks to ashleynmeadows for sending us the rather artistic, though painful sight from Bloomingdale.

Bill reports below: “Behold my car (that had wheel lock on it) first thing this morning. Here in Brookland. The police recommended that I get more surveillance cameras and said that they don’t have enough staff to adequately increase patrolling in our neighborhood. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!

It’s coincidentally my birthday so happy birthday to me.”

It had been 1 day since our last stolen wheels report.


12th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE

Derek sends 5pm yesterday. In March 2018 The Post reported about a horrific crash here:

“A fire engine responding to an emergency call Friday was involved in a crash that left a motorist dead and critically injured a pregnant pedestrian on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington, fire officials said.”

From 2018: Read More


“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I are considering purchasing a house in Brookland that had been flipped quickly by a developer. We submitted an offer, had an inspection done, etc. Other than a few small things and one moderate foundation issue, each of which the developer agreed to fix, one issue we asked about was accessing the permits for the work that had been done. The seller’s agent informed us that the work as done without having acquired permits 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


400 Michigan Avenue, NE

Full report from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District have announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill offense that occurred on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, in the 400 block of Michigan Avenue, Northeast

At approximately 9:12 am, the suspect intentionally struck an adult female victim that was walking at the listed location. As an adult male victim came to the aid of the female victim, the suspect attempted to strike them both with the vehicle. The suspect then exited his vehicle and engaged in a physical altercation with the adult male victim. During the altercation, the suspect brandished a knife and stabbed the male victim. The suspect then fled the scene.

The adult male and female victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries by DC Fire and EMS. The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle and was apprehended a short time later by responding officers. The detectives’ investigation revealed that this offense is domestic in nature.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 48 year-old Dorsey Lee Mack III, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill.” Read More


A few readers messaged photos from Michigan and North Cap around 7pm. One reader responded:

“About 10ish shots fired from a car around 5:15pm”

Alert DC reported: “MPD reports the 100 block of Michigan Ave NW is closed in both directions due to police activity. Please use alternate route.”

Elsewhere last night MPD reported around 8:30pm:

“Shooting in the 2300 Block of Rhode Island Ave NE. Lookout for a small grey car traveling east on Rhode Island Ave NE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION, CALL 911″

Updates if when more is known.


via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 2126 hours (Wednesday) V-1 reports being assaulted and robbed by a group of juveniles who shot her several times with a BB gun as well as punching her. The suspects robbed V-1 of her purse and car keys and then fled in an unknown direction. V-1 sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The case is actively being investigated by the Fifth District Detectives office. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the MPD at 202-727-9099.


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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