stock photo from a previous search
I received numerous messages last night like this one:
“Helicopters have been circling Columbia Heights/Petworth/Park View since last night. My wife heard it was due to a search for a missing person who was found, but they’re still circling. Anyone know what’s going on?”
MPD first reported:
“Fourth District Officers were searching for a missing person with the assistance of the MPD helicopter. The missing person was located”
“Officers of the Third Police District are searching for a prisoner who escaped from police custody. The suspect is described as an African American male, 5’10”, 155 pounds, dark complexion, wearing a white t-shirt, black pants, and dark shoes. The suspect was last seen running eastbound in the 600 block of Lamont Street, NW. He is wanted on drug, theft, and traffic charges.
Anyone with information regarding this escaped prisoner is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”
A reader reports:
“someone slashed all the tires of about 15 cars (and smashed my window) in 2900 block of Georgia last night”
2720 Georgia Ave, NW
It is a dark day:
Anyone know what’s coming to other side of Chuck & Bill
2851 Georgia Ave, NW at Harvard
From the owners:
“Sweet Pea’s Classic Soul Food is hoping for a summer 2017 opening. We will be offering delicious classic southern cuisine, desserts and beverages made with care and quality ingredients. It will be primarily take-out due space constraints but we hope to offer a small counter and stools for a few of our customers.”
This is the former home to Zippin Chicken, recently reopened nearby, and a tattoo parlor. Updates as they get closer to opening!
via google maps
From MPD around 9pm Sunday night:
“The Third District is currently working a shooting in the 700 block of Gresham Place NW. We have located 2 victims with non-life threatening gunshot wounds and believe a third victim that went to an area hospital on their own may be related to this incident. This third individual also has non-life threatening injuries.
Motorists and pedestrians in the area should expect closures due to the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
2818 Georgia Ave, NW
And if you’re not into the whole vaping thing a bit further east:
Burnt Glasswork’s facebook says:
“Burnt Glassworks is an artist focused glass studio and art showroom looking to foster a sense of community with those working around us.
A retail establishment specializing in glass pipes, bongs and rigs as well as papers and specialty wraps. Custom glass work and repairs.
Art work and clothing.”
2301 Georgia Avenue, NW
We’ve lamented the state of this retail strip many many times over the years. A bunch of the vacant storefronts are being combined to become:
“In3 is the District of Columbia’s first community space focused on inclusion, innovation and incubation.”
Check out all the details and sign up on their website here.
A reader reports:
“Huge flames at Georgia and Fairmont St, NW. There about 9 trucks and about three ambulances that just arrived.”
Update AlertDC reports:
“Street Closure / Fire: 2719 Georgia Avenue NW The road is closed in the 2500-2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW. Please use alternate route.”
Ga. Ave fire under control. Search found no victims. Some extension 2nd flr. Active investigation of cause as structure was vacant. No injs. pic.twitter.com/97iNhYk68x
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) December 30, 2016
From MPD on Friday:
“At approximately 2:30pm a call was sent into MPD for a Man With a Gun in the 2100 block of Georgia Ave NW. 3D MPD Crime Suppression Team units quickly responded. After checking in the vacated warehouse at 2100 Georgia Ave., they were able to locate (4) of the (5) individuals who happened to be filming a video….with real (stolen) pistols, one of which was loaded. Subsequently (2) handguns were recovered and (4) individuals were placed under arrest.”