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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday, March 20, 2021, in the unit block of Madison Street, Northeast.

At approximately 7:44 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Read More


1200 block of H Street, NE photo by Jon Simons

Jon reported at 5:16pm: “7-8 shots, broken car window and lots of chaos at @autozone on H St NE.”

From MPD:

“On 1/22/21 at approximately 5:09 pm, First District officers responded to the 1200 block of H Street NE for the report of a shooting. On the scene, officers located an adult male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. Read More


thanks to Denis for the mashup

From MPD: “Hop-In Motor Vehicle Thefts Last Night

At approximately 12:10 AM, in the alley of the 200 block of 10th St. SE, a victim left his car running when he got out to open his parking gate. An unknown suspect then entered his vehicle and drove away. The victim suffered some injury when he tried to hold onto the car as it pulled away and fell.

At approximately 12:28 AM, in the 900 block of H St. NE, a victim left his car running when he parked and got out to throw away some trash. A juvenile suspect then entered his vehicle and attempted to drive away but was unable to put the car in gear. Read More


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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, January 9, 2021, in the Unit block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 5:28 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located a juvenile male victim, inside of an establishment, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 17 year-old Omari Dunn, of Northwest, DC. Read More


Photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim

Ed. Note: If interested in following these events as they unfold – you can follow our twitter feed @PoPville here.

We received the first report at 10:09pm last night (Wednesday):

“Seriously, what’s with the explosion sounds (similar to a generator blowing) that we’ve heard several times in Fort Totten? The power has gone out several times again.”

“Same! We are without power near Fort Totten metro – two or three huge booms tonight. Same thing earlier this morning, but luckily power just flickered then.”

“The loud bangs are continuing. In the past the loud bangs came first, then we lost power. Tonight I only heard the bangs after we lost power. Intermittent sirens somewhere nearby.”

“It’s a transformer or some power line on 12th between Allison and Buchanen, it’s been exploding every couple days. Pepco was working on it earlier today after it happened, but just happened again minutes ago” Read More

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From MPD:

“On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at approximately 1pm, in the 3300 block of Georgia Ave, NW, a black male in his 40s, on a red bicycle shot at and struck an adult male. The victim was treated at a local area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect fled on his bike in an unknown direction.

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

From MPD sent at 1am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the area of 2nd and Bryant Streets NW. Officers patrolling the area heard the sounds of gunshots and located a vehicle that had been shot up at 2nd/Bryant Streets NW. Meanwhile, an adult male arrived at an area hospital with an injury to the face. Read More

Ed. Note: We spoke about some basements getting battered in Edgewood here.

“Dear PoPville,

We moved into our brand new construction house in Brightwood/Manor Park 6 days ago and had some major flooding (2-3 feet of water in the basement). The alley and yard funneled directly down into our basement. The drain in our yard and at the bottom of the stairs leading into our basement did nothing and neither did the sump pump (that had a battery backup). Read More

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Nick Schieber. Photo by Cassandra Hetherington

Cassandra Hetherington is a a volunteer for Uptown Main Street. She wrote about Maria Villalta and Pica Taco here.

Thanks again to Cassandra Hetherington for sharing with us:

“Musicians Jamaal and David sip beer and discuss their upcoming performance at a nearby coffee house. Due to the dark cloudy skies and threat of rain, Jamaal left his guitar at home so for now, they are unable to practice playing their instruments together. Jamaal and David, both residents of Manor Park, met at Jackie Lee’s many moons ago and quickly became friends. This is exactly the kind of neighborhood bar Nick Schieber, Jason Crafton, and Amanda Kelsey hoped to create when they opened Jackie Lee’s on Kennedy Street NW.

Having moved to D.C. from Florida a decade ago, Nick spent the majority of his adult life working in restaurants; most recently at the Red Derby on 14th Street NW. Jackie Lee’s relaxed and welcoming vibe, a reflection of its owners, has attracted a diverse clientele of mostly neighbors into this restaurant and bar. Read More

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