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“Dear PoPville,

I live in Fort Totten and just got a knock on my door (Tuesday 4:15pm) from two people who said they worked for ADT and wanted to sell me a home security system. Many of my neighbors are elderly and in the “at risk” population by age, and don’t need strangers knocking on the door during a global pandemic. Nor do any of us for that matter! Read More

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via google maps

Full report from MPD:

On February 13, 2020 at approximately 3:30 pm several armed individuals entered a residence in the 4900 block of First St, NW. Consequently, an exchange of gunfire occurred in the rear of the 5000 block of New Hampshire Ave, NW. One of the suspects was struck, apprehended and charged with Burglary while armed. One weapon was recovered from the scene.

This case is under investigation by the Fourth District Detectives Office. Any additional information please contact 202-727-9099.” Read More

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via google maps

Around 9:15pm last night a reader reported:

“Just heard 8 gunshots in the North Michigan Park neighborhood in NE. (Close to the fort totten metro)”

From MPD:

“Tonight at approximately 9:00 pm, the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 5000 block of 6th Place, Northeast, for the sounds of gunshot and a report of property damage in the 600 block of Nicholson Street, Northeast. Once at both locations, crime scenes were discovered. At this time there are no reported injuries.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099.”

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Photo by VDJance

VDJance writes around 7:15pm:

“SUV (probably going wrong direction onto Gallatin from North Cap), hit a parked car and flipped on its side…”

DCFD reported: “Shortly after 7 PM, #DCsBravest responded to a 2 vehicle crash at North Capitol & Gallatin Sts. NW with 1 vehicle on its side. We stabilized the vehicle & extricated 1 trapped victim, who was transported to an area trauma center with serious, non-life threatening injuries.”

More photos: Read More

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Photo by Jamie Sycamore

Whoa. Thanks to Jamie for sending this spectacular photo which just might be my favorite from 2019. Wow.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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“Dear PoPville,

The red escalator handrails at Fort Totten station were installed a while ago and I read (I think on metro’s website) that they were a test to see if they worked. If so, they would be installed throughout the system. To date these are the only ones that I’ve seen. Anyone know what’s going on with them?”

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