via google maps
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, June 14, 2019, in the 1600 block of West Virginia Avenue, Northeast.
At approximately 1:18 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an unconscious adult male victim, inside of a vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. (more…)
via google maps
“Fifth District Detectives are investigating an ADW Gun that occurred at approximately 7:15pm in the 1600 block of Trinidad Avenue, NE. Officers responded to the location for the report of gunshots being fired in the block and, upon arrival, they located an adult male victim suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099, or text the information anonymously to 5-0-4-1-1.”
From Jimmy Valentine’s:
Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
12 Year Anniversary Party
1103 Bladensburg Rd NE DC
Sunday May 26th
9 PM – 4 AM
BARONHAWK & CHE
COOL HAND LUKE
(and we take credit cards)
In Long (more…)
Photo by bowtch
Thanks to bowtch for sending on Saturday around 5:30pm:
“car drove into a house at 15/U. There was another car involved that I didn’t get in the photo though so just fyi. But somehow the truck ended up where it was.”
Photo by Blaise
12th and Florida Ave, NE
Grant sends photos from the Ghost Bike installation Saturday morning.
DC Bicycle Advisory Council Statement on the killing of Dave Salovesh:
“The District of Columbia Bicycle Advisory Council issued the following statement on the killing of Dave Salovesh.
The BAC mourns the tragic loss of Dave Salovesh, a community leader struck and killed April 19 while bicycling on Florida Avenue NE.
Individual BAC and Pedestrian Advisory Council members issued the following joint statement:
“The cycling and pedestrian community has lost a passionate advocate to a needless death. The majority of the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council, with support of members of the D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council, calls on the Council of the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the District Department of Transportation to enact further protections for cyclists and pedestrians, and to provide more funding for safety, enforcement, and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians throughout the District.” (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards
Just so we all know a bit more about @darsal: he loved a good beer, was a connoisseur of great music, had a wry sense of humor, and an understanding shoulder when things weren’t going well. He would make you smile, even when life was shit. He wasn’t just a “bike guy."
— Rudi Riet (@randomduck) April 20, 2019
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Friday, April 19, 2019, in the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue, Northeast.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., an automated license plate reader alerted that there was a stolen white van in the area of Benning Road, NE. Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District officers saw the stolen van near the area of Benning Road and Florida Ave, NE and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to stop for the officers and fled the area. A short time later, officers from the Fifth District discovered the driver of the stolen van was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue, NE. The preliminary investigation into this crash revealed that the driver of the stolen van was speeding, while traveling westbound on Florida Avenue NE. (more…)
“The Fifth District is pleased to report that members of the 5D Crime Suppression Team conducted an operation on Wednesday April 17th at approximately 6:30 PM in the 1200 block of Queen St. NE. The operation yielded the recovery of 2 illegal firearms, numerous rounds of ammunition, and the arrests of 4 subjects. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron
A reader reports a shooting/shots fired around 3pm at 8th and R St, NW.
From ALert DC:
“MPD reports the 1700-1800 Block of of 8th Street, NW is closed in both directions due to police activity. Please avoid the area.”
Also from MPD around 3:15pm:
“Shooting at the intersection of Holbrook and Queen Streets, NE. No lookout”
Update from MPD:
“Earlier this afternoon members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting in the 1500 Block of Holbrook St NE. Officers located two adult male victims. The first victim sustained a gunshot graze wound to the abdomen and a gunshot wound to the leg. The second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Both victims were transported to area hospitals and are in stable condition. The Fifth District Detective’s Office is currently handling this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this offense are urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or via text 50411.”
Ed. Note: To be honest, the whole thing just makes me sad. Obviously package theft is maddening and frustrating, and maybe I’m reading too much Humans of New York, but after reading the flyer I feel a bit bad for the guy. Obviously, he shouldn’t be stealing. Of course. Let me be crystal clear – stealing is wrong. But I’m wondering, why is he stealing? What got him to this point? Maybe he is a selfish jerk or maybe he’s had a really tough life and is in a bad spot.
Anyway, I’m just depressed about how divided our city has become and it feels like it’s getting worse. I’m left with this nagging sadness. I hope this guy stops stealing. I hope he can be healed. I hope our city can be healed. I’m not terribly optimistic at the moment. I’m going for a walk.
A reader reports reports from Trinidad:
“Cool it, Morpheus just gets me every time I read it. Transcript below…
Have you seen this man?
Seen on camera swiping packages at 4pm on 3/27
He puts them underneath his out of style leather jacket.
Seriously are you an extra in the Matrix? (more…)