Washington, DC

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


“Dear PoPville,

Today (9/5) two guys were walking their dogs and letting them defacate on the property of the Howard University Divinity School directly behind the no trespassing no walking dogs sign. And when I told one of them that the sign indicates dogwalking isn’t permitted, he smiled and replied “oh, we just ignore it.” Read More


Unfortunately I was out of town over the weekend and received many messages about crime reports over the weekend. While I try to tweet these out as I get them, I’m posting them here for posterity and our historical record. Thanks to all who messaged me and apologies for the late reply.

From Friday:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Burglary One and Second Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Friday, August 30, 2019, in the 1300 block 30th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 1:30 AM, the suspect gained entry to a private residence. Once inside, the suspect sexually assaulted a female victim. The suspect then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years in age, with bald or short hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt.

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 sending a text message to 50411.”

From Saturday August 31st:

“The First District is currently conducting an investigation into shots being fired in the 1100 block of I St SE. At this time no one has been struck. A vehicle in the area was struck.

The suspects involved in this incident have been described as 2 black male juveniles riding a blue and black Revel Moped. Read More


From MPD:

“Thanks to a tip from an observant anonymous citizen, members of the Fifth District’s Crime Suppression team responded to the 1900 block of Quincy Street, NE, for the report of a Marijuana Pop-up Party.

Once on the scene, the officers received consent to search the residence and located two handguns, and an amount of marijuana, edibles and assorted THC products (pictured). No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

We’d like to thank the anonymous citizen for bringing this to our attention, and encourage everyone who is aware of these events to call 911 or send an anonymous text to 50411.”


Thanks to a reader for reporting Sunday night:

“This was a regular Sunday occurrence for a bit but had fallen off recently. This was the first showdown we’d seen with the police and the thrill seekers we’d seen. They managed to get one of the bikes when one of the riders lost his balance and had to bail. He headed off on foot with the police in pursuit. Read More


716 Monroe Street, NE

From The Bike Rack’s Owner Chuck Harney:

“The Bike Rack and Fox Loves Taco in Brookland are both closed as of now. It is unfortunate and my hope was to be there for a very long time. However, when we first contacted Bozzuto about the space, we were told that there would be an anchor grocery store across the street and the metro busses would be dropping people at the top of the Arts Walk, basically at our front door. It is 5 years later and none of those promises have been fulfilled. Read More


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