Washington, DC

Thanks to Beverly for sharing the good news about Honey:

“A happy ending to your tweet from March 30. Honey was found on our block this morning! Thanks to everyone who looked for him over the last nine days! Columbia Heights neighbors are amazing!


3rd and F Street, NE

Thanks to all who helped us track this craziness in real time on our twitter.

Update from MPD:

“Good evening. At approximately 3:50pm, officers from the Third District were on patrol in the area of 13th and Columbia Rd NW when they heard the sounds of gunshots. The officers observed a moped exit the area at a high rate of speed and attempted to stop the operator to investigate. The vehicle fled from the officers who pursued it with the assistance of our Air Support Unit. Ultimately, the moped was stopped in the area of 3rd and F Streets NE where the operator was apprehended. Fortunately, there were no accidents or injuries as a result of this pursuit. Read More


Update: On twitter Victor (and others) report: “They’re in line to get some food help from the Spanish Catholic Charities”

“Dear PoPville,

A friend sent me this pic of what looks like a strike? (No social distancing for sure) in front of Park Monroe on 16th NW and Monroe. Does anyone know. Perhaps dc rent strike?”

Ben sends another shot of the crowd: Read More


3513 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I was hoping to order delivery from Pho Viet (on 14th street). They don’t do delivery themselves. A few years back I was able to order through Postmates but can’t find them on there anymore. Usually I order and pick up but I’m too far to walk and will not be taking public transport/ride shares/etc. Read More


Thanks to Frank for sending from Columbia Heights:

“not sure if anyone has noticed but up here in Columbia Heights the police have moved to in front of the middle school rather than congregating inside the precinct.”

Related: A few other folks have asked, “Over the last three days, I have seen individual cop cars with their lights flashing posted at different intersections between Shaw and Logan Circle. I know this happens sometimes but when I take my dog back out three hours later I see the same cop cars with their lights flashing at separate intersections. Any idea what’s up with that?”


Photo by Laurel

Catherine reports: “two shots fired at 14th & Irving. Performed CPR on ground and gurney.”

Lauren reports: “shooting outside of CVS on 14 and Irving/Columbia”

S. reports: “Two shots, followed by a car peeling off with a cop about 20 seconds later giving chase. At least one person hit with EMTs on scene. Now the block is closed off.

It went from a quiet Sunday afternoon to pandemonium in less than a minute.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, March 15, 2020, in the 3000 block of 14th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 3:11 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location after hearing the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 18 year-old Naseem Simpson, of Northwest, DC.

A vehicle of interest in this case was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below:

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”


1518 Benning Road, NE

Thanks to Noah and Walter for sending from CNN:

“Modell’s Sporting Goods filed for bankruptcy Wednesday and will close all of its 153 stores in the northeast.”

On Tuesday we reported that the one in Hechinger mall would be closing but this means that the one in Columbia Heights’ DC USA will also be closing. Updates when we learn what becomes of the spaces.


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