by Prince Of Petworth February 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been trying to get someone in the government to do something about this poor flag for a long time. Maybe you know someone who could help put this flag out of its misery, it’s in worse shape than the Star-Spangled Banner was on the night Francis Scott Key wrote his poem. It is flying in front of the Stuart Hobson middle school on East Street, between 4th and 5th NE.”

Ed. Note: Will also pass on to DCPS for action.

by Prince Of Petworth February 25, 2019 at 9:45 am 0

via google maps

From MPD Saturday:

“At about 7:45 PM this evening there was a Robbery in the 700 block of Kentucky Ave. SE. The Victim was walking in the block when he was approached from behind and ‘bearhugged’ by the Suspect who demanded his property. The Victim handed over certain items of property and the Suspect fled. There was no injury to the Victim.

The lookout for the Suspect is black male, about 6′ in height, athletic build, wearing a dark jacket with a hood and a black mask covering his lower face.

The First District’s detectives office is actively investigating this matter. Anyone with any pertinent information is asked to call the Tip-Line at 202-727-9099.”

Ed. Note: Last week there was an armed carjacking on this block.

by Prince Of Petworth February 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

via google maps

A resident wrote on the Hill East Listserv:

“Anyone know what happened on the 700-800 block of Kentucky Ave SE last night around 9 pm?

There were between 4 and 7 cruisers parked for over an hour, plain clothes detectives showed up, and they were searching down the street and even in some people’s yards.”

Another resident responded: “Uber was carjacked.”

MPD confirmed the carjacking: “Armed carjacking occured…there were no injuries.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

“Dear PoPville

Just wanted to give readers a heads up about a scam we encountered while driving home on Valentine’s Day. We were stopped at a red light, and the man in the car next to us honked at us several times and signaled to us to roll down our window. I did, and he said my front right tire was “wobblying really bad” and I needed to pull over ASAP. (more…)


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