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by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2019 at 11:15 am 0

From MPD:

“Members of the ATF/DC Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Arson offense that occurred on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 10:44 pm, DC Fire and EMS and officers from the Second District, responded to an establishment, at the listed location, for the report of a fire. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2019 at 9:25 am 0

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Investigations Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in reference to an Armed Kidnapping offense that occurred on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in the 3600 block Livingston Street, Northwest.

At approximately 4:45 pm, one suspect approached the victim at the listed location. The suspect brandished a handgun and entered the victim’s vehicle. Two other suspects also approached and entered the victim’s vehicle. The suspects forced the victim to drive to the 3700 block of Legation Street, Northwest. The suspects then fled the scene with the victim’s property.

A nearby surveillance camera captured two persons of interest that can be seen in the photos and in this video: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0

Thanks to Susan and ANC Commissioner 3F06 Monika Nemeth for passing on the news:

“I went to visit Jake’s (5018 Connecticut Ave.) this evening as they are in my SMD and was shocked to learn that they are closing permanently on Sunday. Apparently lease negotiations fell apart. They will be sorely missed.”

Jake’s American Grille opened here in February 2011. Before Jake’s this space was home to Uptown Cathay. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.


5018 Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Monika Nemeth

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


5014 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From a press release:

Morris American Bar, the whimsical Shaw cocktail haven helmed by master craftsman David Strauss, is popping up for just one night at Chevy Chase newcomer I’m Eddie Cano (located at 5014 Connecticut Avenue NW). The special evening will feature an array of cocktails from Strauss (manning the bar, alongside “shared” employee Doug Fischer), including riffs on classic Italian cocktails and Morris favorites. A selection of highlights include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

From the D.C. Department of Health:

“A rabid raccoon has been captured in the vicinity of 32nd St. and Nebraska Ave. NW. If you came in contact with this animal call (202) 442-9143 or email [email protected] Read about rabies here.”

The Washington Post reported:

“Three people in upper Northwest Washington have been attacked by a rabid raccoon, D.C.health officials said.

In a statement issued Monday night, the city’s Department of Health said the raccoon was captured “after attacking three people in the Chevy Chase neighborhood.”

Be safe Chevy Chase! Or is it Wakefield or Forest Hills? Be safe Washington D.C.!!

And I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the legendary garbage truck raccoon.

by Prince Of Petworth September 26, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


5014 Connecticut Avenue, NW previously Banana Leaf

From an email:

I’m Eddie Cano – a cozy, family-friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant – will open in the heart of Chevy Chase (at 5014 Connecticut Avenue NW) this week.

About: I’m Eddie Cano (say it three times fast, and one will ultimately stumble upon the phonetic pronunciation of “Americano” in Italian) is the first independent venture from industry veterans Massimo Papetti (Assaggi Osteria, Cafe Milano) and former ThinkFoodGroup executive chef James Gee (Jaleo, China Chilcano).

Check out the menu and more: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 31, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

From MPD:

“We wanted to inform the citizens of the Second District that an arrest has been made from that unfortunate incident on August 27, 2018 at LaFayette Elementary school located at 5701 Broad Branch Rd NW, in which one of our hard working crossing guards was racially harassed and threatened by a suspect who is now behind bars at the Metropolitan Police Department.

We thank the citizens of the District of Columbia for their outstanding help and patience with putting this criminal behind bars. Have a safe and wonderful evening!”

Unfortunately there was another unsettling aspect of this incident reported by the Washington Post:

“An operator at the District’s 911 center failed to send police Monday afternoon when a parent at an elementary school in Northwest Washington called to report a man outside the building threatening to shoot, according to a city spokeswoman.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

From MPD:

“Vehicle of Interest Sought in a Felony Threats/Stalking Offense: 5500 Block of Broad Branch Road NW

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District seek the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle of interest in connection with a Felony Threats/Stalking offense that occurred on Monday, August 27, 2018 in the 5500 block of Broad Branch Road NW.

At approximately 3:25pm, the suspect was stopped at an intersection in a vehicle at the listed location. The suspect threatened to cause serious harm to the victim who is a DC Crossing Guard. Additionally, the suspect reportedly used language indicating a bias toward the victim’s actual or perceived ethnicity and or national origin. (more…)

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