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From MPD around 2:45am: “Shooting in the 2700 hundred block of Georgia Avenue NW. Lookout for Gray sedan occupied by (1) short B/M with glasses and (3) females. Unknown direction.

The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2700 block of Georgia Ave NW. An adult male is being treated at an area hospital for a non life threatening gunshot wound to the upper body.

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

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

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Incredibly upsetting update to the Prius Chase Friday night in Columbia Heights that we spoke about on Monday. From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an additional arrest has been made in connection with a Burglary One and First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Friday, February 7, 2020, in the 700 block of Girard Street, Northwest.

At approximately 2:56 am, the suspects gained entry to a residence at the listed location. Once inside, the suspects approached an adult female victim and sexually assaulted her. The suspects took property and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. The victim’s vehicle has been recovered.

On Friday, February 7, 2020, a 14 year-old juvenile male, and a 16 year-old juvenile male, both of Northwest, DC, were arrested and charged with Burglary One and Theft One.

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court custody order, a 13-year old, Juvenile Male of Northwest, DC was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse and Burglary One.”

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Ed. Note: Friday night I received tons of messages about an MPD pursuit of a Prius in Columbia Heights. It was related to the below report.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announces two arrests have been made in connection with a Burglary One and First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Friday, February 7, 2020, in the 700 block of Girard Street, Northwest.

At approximately 2:56 am, the suspects gained entry to a residence at the listed location. Once inside, the suspects approached an adult female victim and sexually assaulted her. The suspects took property and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if you could do a post asking for readers’ best advice on moving in the DC area and any tips they have for a first time home buyer. Just went under contract for a condo in Columbia Heights (more like Pleasant Plains) and would love any advice related to movers, the neighborhood, or anything else related to homeownership!”

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945 Florida Avenue, NW

Whoa haven’t checked in on this development in a minute. A liquor license placard posted for Wm. Mulherin’s Sons says:

“New Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant serving pizza and other Italian-influenced, wood-fired fare. Applicant is applying for a Summer Garden Endorsement with 40 seats. Total seating inside is 200 with a Total Occupancy Load of 275.

Their website says:

“Wm. Mulherin’s Sons started with the discovery of a derelict, abandoned 100-year old whiskey blending and bottling facility on the S. E. Corner of Front and Master St. The building was constructed in 1890 and has been converted into a restaurant and boutique hotel serving urban, wood-fired Italian.” Read More

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Harvard and Sherman Ave, NW

Update: A reader on the block reports the man has been taken into custody peacefully.

Alan Henney reports:

“Police have CLOSED several streets in the Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains and Park View neighborhoods while they attempt to talk a wanted man out of a residence near Girard Street and Sherman Ave NW-DC. The SWAT team and fire/EMS are assisting.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I live on Irving Street between Georgia Avenue and 14th Street, and it is constantly littered with trash. Two things exacerbate this: the south side of the street has street-side trash pickup that blows loose bits of trash everywhere, and my multiple attempts for public trash cans have been rejected by 311.

Today, I came home to find 3 lovely young women in Howard Bison jackets picking up every tiny bit of trash on the street, smiling and making their way down Irving. I jumped out of my car to thank them and they just waved off my thanks.

I’m not sure what prompted this, but thank you Howard University and thank you to students doing this on a blustery, gloomy day instead of Black Friday shopping.”

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