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Thanks to Elaine for sharing: “this beauty on West Virginia Ave near Galludet.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected]. Thanks! Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

Friends of the White Whale Society is brought to you by the team behind Last Christmas Tree in Town.

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From MPD:

“On April 20, 2021, at approximately 03:43 AM Officers responded to Sounds of Gunshots at 16th and Varnum Street NW. A victim was located and reported being shot at while driving his vehicle on 16th Street. The victim was not injured however his vehicle sustained 5 bullet holes. The incident is being investigated by the Fourth District Detective’s Office.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

and

“There were several incidents of shots being fired in the area of 12th St., K St., and the 1200 block of Florida Ave. NE overnight. Read More


Photo by Sarah Yoder

EZ asks last night: “is there a weird mechanical sound emanating from h street which sounds vaguely like a computer fan but scaled up annoying anyone else (besides my husband and I)? Anyone?”

Matt replies: “heard it on a walk with the dog about an hour ago. seemed to be coming from the red building across from sherwood at 10th & g.”

and K: “I hear it (in Trinidad) along w/the usual traffic sounds & that ONE noisy hound that a neighbor walks 2 early that howls like he’s hunting … maybe it’s metro/ Amtrak echos”

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“Car chase ending at 4th & N, stolen vehicle – foot chase ended in a arrest” photo by Matt J.K.

From Council Members to regular folks – sadly, you just gotta stop doing this. More reports from MPD last night:

“This evening at approximately 6:30 pm, a victim left their car running in the 1000 block of First Street SE while picking up food. An unknown suspect entered their vehicle and fled in an unknown direction.

The First District has seen an elevated level of car thefts–many of which involve cars that are left running or keys that are left in cars. Please always be aware of your surroundings and ensure that you turn off and lock your car even if only getting out for a moment.”

and in the 100 Block of M Street SE:

“This afternoon at approximately 4:55 pm, a victim left their car running while getting out to use an ATM. An unknown suspect entered their vehicle and fled in an unknown direction.”

And in other craziness today: Read More

“Dear PoPville,

There’s a big pile of stolen bikes sitting on a public sidewalk just off Mt. Olivet Road in Trinidad/Ivy City. They aren’t chained to anyone’s property – they’re just sitting along an empty stretch of sidewalk and the pile keeps getting bigger. This has been going on for months. My neighbors and I keep calling 311, our councilmember, and MPD to ask them to do something – unfortunately the District doesn’t really care about much that goes on around here and has ignored all of our requests. How can we get these bikes out of here, and maybe back to the people they belong to, or at least someone who needs them?

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