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From Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office:
“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill to sell the RFK stadium site, unused federal land, to the District of Columbia for fair market value. Currently, the RFK stadium site, which is 190 acres, is the largest track of unused land in the District. Norton’s work in making land owned or controlled by the federal government available to the District has been essential in revitalizing D.C. neighborhoods, such as the Wharf, the Capitol Riverfront, and Walter Reed. (more…)
Emily sends from 16th and D Street, SE.
It had been 1 day since our last stolen wheels report.
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From MPD Saturday:
“At about 7:45 PM this evening there was a Robbery in the 700 block of Kentucky Ave. SE. The Victim was walking in the block when he was approached from behind and ‘bearhugged’ by the Suspect who demanded his property. The Victim handed over certain items of property and the Suspect fled. There was no injury to the Victim.
The lookout for the Suspect is black male, about 6′ in height, athletic build, wearing a dark jacket with a hood and a black mask covering his lower face.
The First District’s detectives office is actively investigating this matter. Anyone with any pertinent information is asked to call the Tip-Line at 202-727-9099.”
Ed. Note: Last week there was an armed carjacking on this block.
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A resident wrote on the Hill East Listserv:
“Anyone know what happened on the 700-800 block of Kentucky Ave SE last night around 9 pm?
There were between 4 and 7 cruisers parked for over an hour, plain clothes detectives showed up, and they were searching down the street and even in some people’s yards.”
Another resident responded: “Uber was carjacked.”
MPD confirmed the carjacking: “Armed carjacking occured…there were no injuries.”
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Thanks to all who messaged last night:
“Someone’s was just shot on 11th and K SE. outside Potomac Gardens. It’s a serious situation with massive police response.”
“Alert: MPD is on the scene of a shooting in the 1100 block of K Street SE”
“On 1/23/19 at approximately 9:15 p.m., officers from the First District responded to the 1100 block of K Street SE for a report of a shooting. On scene, officers located a juvenile male who had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to an area hospital for further treatment. At this time, there is no description of the suspect[s].
The case is being actively investigated by First District Detectives. Investigators can be reached at (202) 299-2025, should you have any information about the incident. Alternatively, information can be forwarded to investigators by contacting the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099.”
Also regarding other messages I received around 8:15pm:
“Massive police presence at 6th & Florida NE near Union Market/Gallaudet. Any idea what’s going on?”
One reader reported:
“MPD Says a mountain bike officer was hit by a vehicle. The officer has minor injuries. The striking vehicle remained at the scene”
hahaha been a minute since we’ve had a good one – thanks to my protege, Barred in DC, for sending from near RFK.
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I’m sure that you have read about the deal that Dan Snyder/the NFL is trying to jam through Congress to set up a new Redskins stadium at the RFK location. Charles Allen, Ward 6 Councilman, has started a petition for those who oppose such a move and any DC taxpayer money being used to fund such a stadium. Any chance you would post a link to the petition for those who might also be interested? Just FYI, I’m not affiliated in any way with his office — just a very concerned citizen who might just give up all hope on this city if Mayor Bowser throws away millions of my tax dollars to fund a stadium for possibly the worst franchise in all of American sports.