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From MPD:

“On 6/30/20 at approximately 11:12 p.m., First District officers responded to the 14th St SE and L St SE to assist members of DCFEMS who were on the scene after a vehicle collided with a tree and parked vehicle. Officers found evidence that gunshots had been fired from the vehicle prior to the collision, and the occupants of the vehicle had fled the scene. Two firearms were recovered. A short time after the traffic crash, an adult male victim responded to an area hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the lower extremities. The victim did not provide a lookout for the suspects.

First District detectives are actively investigating this incident. If any member of the public has information or video of the incident, please contact the First District Detectives Office at (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099.”


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From MPD:

“On June 30, 2020, at approximately 8:50 pm, Fourth District Units responded to the 300 block of Van Buren ST NW, in reference to a shooting. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I saw the post yesterday about the two horrible traffic fatalities. The story of the young man that was killed crossing the street between Piney Branch and Dalia Street caught my attention because I live on Dalia Street, so I understand how dangerous it is to cross this street during the day, so the nighttime is even worse. My heart aches for him and his family and wanted to share a petition that was circulated through my building.

Please sign this petition: “DC Department of Transportation: Stop sign at Piney Branch and Dalia”

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“Note: Photo taken before COVID-19. Masks and social distancing in place now. Photo credit Sam Kittner.”

From Takoma Main Street:

“Starting today, the business side of Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park will be closed to vehicular traffic in order to create the Takoma Streetery – an area for visitors and businesses to spread out to allow for social distancing.

This repurposed public space will offer a community patio, restaurant dining areas, outdoor retail spots and a pedestrian walkway. For additional information on this initiative, read more here.

Find outdoor dining options available Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on Monday, June 8, 2020, in the 7000 block of Piney Branch Road, Northwest.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 9:17 pm, a vehicle was traveling in the listed location when it struck a pedestrian. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the crash and determined the pedestrian displayed no signs consistent with life. The pedestrian remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified 21-year-old Timothy Abbott, of Northwest, DC. Read More

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Rendering via Hines

From a press release:

“Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Development Group along with joint venture partner, Bridge Investment Group, announced today they have closed on one and a half acres at The Parks at Walter Reed to develop The Hartley, a 323-unit luxury, multifamily property, anchored by natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market. Santander Bank N.A. and EagleBank are providing the construction financing.

Construction on The Hartley is expected to begin in May 2020 with completion of the project in early 2022. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user District Shots

“Dear PoPville,

I think I might have it but I don’t know for sure

I had a 102.4 fever on Friday night, and had a “telemedicine” appointment with a doctor on Saturday afternoon. She asked what other symptoms I had, and I told her “I really have none apart from aches and pains of the flu.”

She thought it would be best to schedule me for a test the next day.

I went to bed Saturday night and woke up sweating and feeling horrible. My temperature was 103.8, which scared the hell out of me. I called the Takoma Park VFD to ask if I should go to the ER. Read More

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Thanks to Natalie for sending: “In the vein of creative entrepreneurial responses to COVID19 disruptions to local businesses”

From Cycled:

“We are excited to announce the CYCLED! Home Bike Rental Program! We have heard the community loud and clear, and we are thrilled to offer a weekly rental program to help you continue to enjoy the classes you know and love ♥︎ We have 45 bikes available for weekly rentals at the rate of $39 per 7 days. Checkout the details below, including the specifications of the bike, to determine if this is a good fit for you. Read More

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Oof. Thanks to Beth for sending: “Carroll Ave in Takoma DC, right in front of Takoma Central and Yoga District, across the street from Starbucks. I was surprised to see a tire theft on a main street, but this area is very quiet overnight. And these thieves move fast. I spoke with the car’s driver. It’s a rental – she just moved to DC from NYC yesterday.”

It had been 7 days since our last stolen wheels report.

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Florida and North Capitol Street, NE

A reader reported Tuesday night:

“This happened about 12 min ago (around 6:15pm). Saw guy unresponsive on ground at the Exxon. Cops swarmed shortly after and shut down neighborhood. Helicopter included

Neighbors said they heard 9 gunshots”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting at North Capitol and Bates Streets NW. An adult male is being transported to an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Later around 9:45pm MPD reported:

“Shooting Investigation in the 7200 block of Blair Rd NW. Lookout for a silver Dodge Charger operated by a black male.”

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