“Dear PoPville,

I walked out of our row house yesterday in Kingman Park and found this huge rack of keys in the grass beside our driveway. The keys being there in the first place is somewhat strange because it would require someone walking about 10-15 feet into my yard and I haven’t had anyone over recently and the water meter is in the front of the house. Maybe someone tossed them into the yard from the alley, Read More


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

A little after 9 am, near the intersection of 17th and E Street NE, a woman was attacked by another woman holding a steel bar (like rebar or a crowbar). The woman who was attacked was saved by a bystander — a person who lives in the area — and was able to jump into someone’s car, who then apparently drove her to safety.

The woman who attacked her was seen wandering the area after that. Read More

From MPD:

“Alert: Shooting Investigation at 2258 hours at 14th Street and Randolph Street NW. Lookout for B/M 5’6″ wearing black shirt with gray pants.”

“Alert: Shooting Investigation in the 600 Block of Bryant St NW. Lookout a possible white SUV last seen S/B on Georgia Ave., NW.

The Third District is currently investigating a shooting at 6th and W street NWRead More

A reader reported from 15th and Isherwood NE: “At least 15 rounds fired, about two blocks from where the mass shooting in August took place.”

MPD wrote just before 6:30pm last night: “Shooting Investigation in the 1500 block of F St NE. Lookout is for a silver in color vehicle traveling northbound on 16th street NE.”

Updates if more official info is released.

“Something’s happened at 15th and around Isherwood NE, and it ain’t good.” photo by Phil Yabut

Update from MPD: “Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, August 1, 2022, in the 1500 block of F Street, Northeast.

At approximately 8:28 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the members located six adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life, one of the victims remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The additional five victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 24 year-old Lance Melvin, of Southeast, DC.” Read More

Update: OP has called 911.

“The police have come and gone. They said that it definitely was an old projectile. A specialist came and x-rayed it to see if there was anything inside the pipe, but it was empty and not live. So, thank goodness that all is well and safe! Thanks to you and everyone who commented!

Unfortunately, I don’t have any insight into how it got there, just seemingly discarded, not even buried, under the porch. I have lived here for 3 years and the prior owners would be in their 80s, but I don’t know anything about them. It could be a “souvenir” that a vet brought back (the police said they find a lot of grenades). But one cop who is about to retire after 28 years on the force said he’s never seen anything like this before!”

“Dear PoPville,

I found this thing that looks like either some kind of lawn ornament or a missile! I found it only slightly buried underneath my front porch in the Kingman Park neighborhood. I have no idea what it is! It’s fairly heavy and made of metal. One of the pics has my hand in it for scale.” Read More


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