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From MPD:

“On 9/25/2019, at approximately 11:45 PM, members of the Fifth District responded to the 1400 block of Montana Avenue, NE, for the report of a shooting. Once they arrived on the scene, the officers located an adult male victim, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. At this time, there is no usable suspect lookout.

Anyone with information regarding this event is encouraged to call (202) 727-9099, or send an anonymous text to 50411.”

Multiple readers reported a huge police presence including a helicopter in Columbia Heights/Mount Pleasant/Adams Morgan last night:

“We saw several police officers out with flashlights checking the dumpsters behind our place and a few helicopters with searchlights – any idea what’s going on? We asked the cop and he said it would be a good idea if we went home soon (right outside our place). 14th and Florida area…”

One reader wrote us on twitter: “I heard what sounded like a gunshot around 9:20 near 14th and Columbia

Another reader reported:

“Shots fired 3100 block Mass around 1am near South African embassy, fire reported in same area shortly thereafter, Mass shut down by fire response”

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previous case of stolen wheels

A stolen wheels arrest!

From MPD:

“On 4/5/2019, at approximately 2:08 AM, members of the Fifth District were dispatched to the 1800 block of Bryant Street, NE, for the report of several suspects tampering with a vehicle in the parking lot. Once on the scene, the suspects fled from the officers on foot. The officers engaged in a foot pursuit of the suspects, and were able to apprehend one adult male. Read More

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Thanks to all who reported this horrible crash around 5pm last night:

“Entire street closed at NJ. Helmet and jacket on ground looked to be soaked in blood next to mangled bike. Horrifying. Hoping the victim is OK but I have no idea as to their condition.”

“NJ & R crash is bad. There’s a mangled bike and a garbage truck.”

WUSA9 reported:

“Police say the bicyclist was conscious and breathing when officers arrived and was transported to the hospital.

Police say the driver stayed on the scene after the accident.”

Updates when/if more is known on the cyclist’s condition.

From MPD:

“On 3/6/2019, at approximately 12:25 AM, Fifth District Officers responded to the 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE, for the report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle. The officers arrived on the scene and located the victim, an adult male, laying in the roadway, unconscious and barely breathing. The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The striking vehicle did not stay on the scene, and was last seen fleeing westbound on Rhode Island Avenue, NE, from Franklin Street, NE. Read More

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From MPD:

“Shooting at 0552 hrs in the 1700 block of Hamlin Street, NE. Lookout for B/M , 5’10”-5’11”, 20-30 years of age, 140 lbs, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, armed with gun.”

Fox5 reports:

“Police say one person is dead and another has been injured in a double shooting in Northeast D.C.”

Updates when MPD releases their official report.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Amazing. On November 9th we learned that:

“an armed robbery occurred in the 1600 block of Franklin Street, NE at approximately 7pm on the evening of November 9th. The victim of the robbery was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by a man with a gun who took several items of value from the victim. After obtaining the items the suspect attempted to run to an awaiting vehicle, but the victim’s dog, who was in the car at the time of the robbery, jumped from the vehicle and attacked the robber. A second suspect waiting in the car fired a single shot, striking the dog.”

At that time all we knew as that the owner took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment of its injuries. I am happy to report that MPD has now let me know that “the dog is alive. He lost his eye but is now back with his owner.” It’s not much but I know many, myself included, were eager to learn how the hero dog was doing. That s/he is alive and back home is great news. Thanks to all for messaging me their concerns for the pup.

“Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099, or text the information to 5-0-4-1-1.”

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MPD tells me the owner took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment of its injuries. It’s unclear of the status right now but will update when/if more becomes known.

From MPD:

“Fifth District detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 1600 block of Franklin Street, NE at approximately 7pm on the evening of November 9th. The victim of the robbery was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by a man with a gun who took several items of value from the victim. After obtaining the items the suspect attempted to run to an awaiting vehicle, but the victim’s dog, who was in the car at the time of the robbery, jumped from the vehicle and attacked the robber. A second suspect waiting in the car fired a single shot, striking the dog. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From OAG:

“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against a group of auto repair and sales businesses located in Ward 5 for repeatedly spilling toxic oil onto neighborhood sidewalks and streets, the culmination of a pattern of environmental violations spanning a decade. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed suit against the owners and occupants of a property at 2201 Channing St., NE for discharging used oil into public spaces, failing to take required steps to prevent oil spills and leaks, improperly storing hazardous waste, and failing to pay previously-ordered penalties. This is the first environmental enforcement action OAG has brought against local businesses using its authority as an independent agency. In this suit, OAG is seeking monetary and injunctive relief, and penalties to the District. Read More

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2301 Bladensburg Road, NE Photo by PoPville flickr user kellybdc

So much for those crazy long lines.

From Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.:

“After a whirlwind of a year here on Bladensburg Road, we’re excited to announce we will be relocating to Northwest DC! Our new location will offer extended hours (with dinner service!), an expanded menu selection, more seating, and metro accessibility.

Our last day in our current location will be Sunday, March 4th. Read More

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“Last year’s four-year anniversary party at Echostage attracted more than 4,000 Washingtonians. (Photo credit: Danilo Lewis)”

From a press release:

“D.C.’s famed concert and nightlife venue Echostage will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a free show on Friday, September 22 featuring internationally-acclaimed DJ duo Cosmic Gate alongside Jason Ross.

Partygoers will enjoy a complimentary open bar Friday night from 9pm to 10:30pmWashingtonians 18+ can reserve free tickets for Friday’s event here, but must be 21+ for open bar access. In partnership with Electric Family, Echostage will release limited-edition five-year anniversary swag available for purchase at the Cosmic Gate concert.

Echostage’s jam-packed celebration weekend at a glance: Read More

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