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Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill and a First Degree Cruelty to Children offense that occurred on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in the 800 block of Maryland Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 4:51 pm, members of the Special Operation Division were flagged down by citizens, in reference to a juvenile victim being assaulted, at the listed location. Officers apprehended the suspect. The suspect and victim were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 28 year-old Idreis Alexander Augustus, of Springfield, VA, was arrested and charged with Assault With Intent to Kill, First Degree Cruelty to Children, and Destruction of Property.”

From MPD Wednesday:

“This evening at approximately 4:55 PM, a man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs assaulted a young child who was walking with a parent near 9th St NE and Maryland Ave NE. Several passersby assisted the child’s mother in stopping the assault and detaining the perpetrator. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

A group of white supremacists from what I believe is the group Patriot Front marched on the Capitol about an hour ago [Saturday]. I got caught up in a group of people following them. We were surrounded by mounted and bike police–and I’ve never seen so many police in one place. They were chanting “Life, Liberty, Victory!” and some other gibberish. They assembled on the lawn for about 10-15 minutes, the leader monologued through a bullhorn (it was hard to understand much of it), they chanted once more, and then turned to march north.

Note that many of these brave patriots marching on the Capitol to demonstrate the truth of their convictions were concealing parts of their faces with bandannas or white turtlenecks.”

Ed. Note: I also received a lot of messages about a huge police presence around the Walmart on H Street, NW – apparently it was a staging/protection area for the marchers.


From the United States Capitol Police:

“On February 4, 2020, President Donald J. Trump will deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the Chamber of the House of Representatives beginning at 9 p.m.

Given the high level of security surrounding the event, the United States Capitol Police (USCP) is responsible for a significant amount of preparation and coordination with its numerous law enforcement partners, including the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Park Police, and Metropolitan Police Department.

The following is specific information for the Capitol Complex regarding street closures, parking restrictions, restricted access to the U.S. Capitol, and other details concerning the Joint Session. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user ny273

From MPD:

“I am happy to announce an arrest has been made in the spate of egging incidents around Capitol Hill over the past couple weeks. Today at approximately 4:15, two residents separately called 911 to report seeing the egging suspect around Tennessee Avenue NE. Responding patrol officers quickly located a suspect and he was arrested for several counts of Defacing Property. Read More


701 8th Street, SE

Thanks to Michael for reporting: “Spring Mill Bakery at 8th & G SE has posted a sign that it will be closing at the end of the month (other locations will remain open). Although I haven’t seen it in writing anywhere, scuttlebutt on the street is that Call Your Mother will take over the space.”

Spring Mill opened here back in 2011. In September of last year we learned that the uber popular Call Your Mother was planning on opening up a location on Capitol Hill (after Georgetown opens.) Update: EaterDC now confirms the Call Your Mother part!!


This is crazy

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From a resident on the MPD listserv:

“May we have more detail about the below incident/alert and why it was not included in the crime report?


An MPD Captain replied:

Three suspects assaulted an individual and forced them inside their residence. While inside, the complainant attempt to defend themselves, and was stabbed by one of the suspects. All three suspects fled the scene. The classification was ultimately made as a Burglary I, which may have been why it wasn’t recognized on the crime report. Thank you.”


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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Friday, January 17, 2020, in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast.

At approximately 10:10 am, the suspect approached a female victim at the listed location. The suspect physically assaulted her with the intent to commit a sexual assault.

On Friday, January 17, 2020, 47-year old, Perry McGrier of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”


rendering courtesy Ambar

From a press release:

“Ivan Iricanin, founder and CEO of Street Guys Hospitality, announces that his landmark restaurant, Ambar, is closing for two months on Monday, January 27 to undergo an extensive renovation. Located at 523 8th Street, SE, 20003, the popular Capitol Hill restaurant just celebrated its seventh anniversary as it opened in January 2013. This crowd pleaser is renowned for introducing Balkan cuisine with a modern twist to the nation’s capital. The restaurant became an immediate success with its set-price dining and popular bottomless brunch. Since opening, Ambar has received numerous accolades including a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide; “Best Brunch” in Washingtonian magazine’s annual Winner’s Circle of Reader Favorites; TripAdvisor.com’s Traveler’s Choice Award for “Best Everyday Dining Restaurants in the United States”; “Best Brunch” and “Best Restaurant When You Pay” by the Washington City Paper in their annual Best of D.C. awards, as well as Service Program of the Year” and “Casual Brunch of the Year” at the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington annual RAMMY Awards. Read More


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