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by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2019 at 9:45 am 0

I got lots of reports of a helicopter circling last night and it sounds like there may have been two incidents. Regarding the one around Mount Vernon Square/Triangle it appears related to a “critical missing person” report:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating endangered 22-year-old Aaron Weatherly, who was last seen walking northbound in the 700 block of 5th St, NW on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Aaron Weatherly Critical Flyer (PDF)

Aaron Weatherly is described as a black male, with medium brown complexion, 5’1″ in height, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair with a fade. He was last seen wearing a black coat, black pants, a green polo shirt and brown boots in front of 715 7th St NW. He may be in need of medication, has a mindset of a 2-yr old.

MPD is asking that if you have any information about the whereabouts of Aaron Weatherly to please call 202.727.9099.”

Another reader responded to the queries with:

“Not likely related but ANOTHER Eckington shooting, 8:55 pm, 1700 Lincoln, choppers circling here for an hour afterward.”

Ed. Note: I have not found any police reports about that shooting so perhaps it was shots fired (nobody hit). Though I did find a report about a shooting around 12:30pm on Lincoln earlier in the day:

Shooting in the 1600 block of Lincoln Road NE. Lookout for B/M, dark complexion, gray coat with black hood, armed with a black semiautomatic handgun. L/S E/B on Q street NE”

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm 0

A reader reports just after 4pm:

“there was just a shooting in Eckington on Eckington Place, north of FedEx and just south of Qualia Coffee. A guy was shooting from the northwest corner of Eckington Pl and Q St NE and I saw a kid go down and stay down. Probably 6 or 7 shots. Obviously traffic around Dave Thomas Circle is a no-go.”

MPD reported:

“Alert: Shooting, 1551 hours, 1500 blk Eckington Pl NE, Lookout for a B/M, 5’11, black sweat shirt, grey sweat pants, black shoes L/S W/B on Harry Thomas Way NE”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday February 15, 2019, in the 100 block of Harry Thomas Way, Northeast. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 4, 2019 at 9:25 am 0


via google maps

From MPD around 9:30pm Sunday:

“First District units are currently investigating calls for sounds of gunshots around the area of 20 N street and also Half and L street SE…Anyone with information relating to these sounds, or any other criminal event that has occurred please call 202-727-9099 or contact me directly at [email protected]…”

a reader reported:

“I just got off the metro and there’s are a ton of cops and the street in front of big stick is taped off.”


via google maps

From MPD around 1am:

“The Fifth District is investigating an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) that occurred on Monday, February 4, 2019 in the Unit block of Florida Avenue, NE.

An adult male victim was found at the location suffering from multiple stab wounds to the body. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who may have information pertaining to this investigation is asked to call 202-727-9099 or may send a text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


via google maps

I received a lot of messages this morning along the lines of:

“a car going the wrong direction crashed followed by some weird police activity on quincy place nw around 4am this morning….any intel”

MPD tells me that it was in response to a car jacked vehicle suspect spotted in the unit block of Quincy Place, NW. The actual car jacking occurred in the alley of the 100 block of Q St. NE. The suspect was identified and placed under arrest in the 100 block of Harry Thomas Way NE.

Ed. Note: I got other inquires about helicopters in the area and was told ” MPD’s Air Support Unit did not respond to this call.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 28, 2018 at 9:30 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“On 12/28/2018, at approximately 12:50 AM, members of the Fifth District responded for the sound of gunshots in the 1900 block of 1st Street, NE. Upon arrival, officers met with an adult male complainant who stated that he had just been chased by an individual, and shot at. The complainant was not struck by the gunfire, and was able to make it to safety. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 19, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


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Around 6:30pm last night a reader wrote:

“Any info on the incident shutting down N Capital just north of RI? Seems like they’ve roped off at least a couple blocks”

Uncle Jazz reported:

“I heard the shots. A clear 5 shots. Victim was hit across North Cap from The Pub and the People. Ambulance was on the scene quickly and the victim was conscious.”

From MPD Tuesday night:

“Earlier today Fifth District Units responded to the 1700 Blk of Lincoln Rd NE for a call for a shooting. Officers located an adult male victim in the 1600 Blk of North Capitol St NE suffering from gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 18, 2018 at 10:25 am 0

From MPD Monday:

“Earlier today members of the 5th District responded to several calls for sounds of gunshots in the Unit Block of R St NE. Officers recovered 5 cartridges casings during a canvass of the area. No victims or damaged property were located. Anyone with any information regarding this matter are urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or via text at 50411.”

I got a lot of queries about MPD action in Columbia Heights last night:

From Alert DC:

“Stabbing at 1843 hrs in the 3000 block of 14th Street, NW. No lookout.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


138 U Street, NE via Yang Market

From Yang Market:

“After a lot of thought we have decided to close Yang Market; our last day will be Saturday 12/8.

When we made the decision to buy Yang two years ago we wanted to make it a place for everyone in the neighborhood to get the things they need and I think we were successful in doing so. Yang has truly been a labor of love but I’m ready to spend more time with friends and family and remember what everyone looks like. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


175 R Street, NE

Thanks to Neal for sending:

“Pretty bummed over CubeSmart’s lame paint job on this historic (?) building in Eckington. Was wondering if anyone else was upset or if anyone knew anything about its former uses?” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2018 at 1:05 pm 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

There was a major police presence at 1st & U St NE last night around 8:30PM (street taped off, 7 or 8 police cars and a big truck, etc).”

Got a lot of messages about this today.

From MPD:

“Shooting, 2042 hours, 1900 blk Lincoln Rd NE, LOF a B/M, blk hooded sweatshirt L/S towards Rhode Island Ave NE”

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