by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2019 at 3:40 pm 0


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.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 9, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

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…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


via Green K Street March/Ride

From a press release:

“Sustainable transportation advocates from around DC will gather on Sun., Mar. 31 at 12 p.m. to call attention to the need for safety measures, including a road diet, on K Street, an essential east-west arterial that crosses North Capitol Street. K Street is an essential through-route for bike commuters, including parents and school children, as it connects connects downtown and Mount Vernon Square to the bike lanes on 4th and 6th Streets NE and the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Organizers are planning a picnic, march and bike ride from the green space at 800 K St NE to 440 K St NW. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 16, 2019 at 2:05 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“On 3/15/2019, at approximately 10:00 PM, an adult female reported that she had just been carjacked by two (2) suspects, in the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road, NE. The complainant reported that one of the suspects produced a handgun, and ordered her out of her vehicle. The suspects then fled the scene in the complainant’s vehicle.

A short time later, at approximately 10:30 PM, members of the 5D Crime Suppression Team located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Circle 7, at 1211 Mt. Olivet Road, NE. The officers approached the vehicle, at which time the suspects fled in the vehicle, striking an officer who was out on foot. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 13, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0


alley behind the 1600 block of L Street, NE

A reader shares the correspondence trying to get this flow of water addressed:

From DC Water:

“So as I understand it, an inspector went to the site and believes that the leak is coming from the building, so he could not access it. He thinks the building may not be occupied. Does that sound right?”

OP shares developer address/info and:

“See attached video there is more water leaking today. This is terrible – how can we address ASAP? I can’t believe this has continued to happen over a month. The water is flowing into Blandesburg road and has flooded the empty lot.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2019 at 11:45 am 0

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District is currently investigating a shooting which occurred at about 1:30 AM this morning in the 1300 block of Riggs Street, NW. The victim, an adult male, sustained a single gunshot wound to the right leg and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

If you have information regarding this case, to include surveillance or doorbell camera video of that area, please contact the Department’s Command Informatiin Center at 202.727.9099.”

and (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


via MPD

Ed. Note: An update to yesterday’s post “At approximately 3:25 am, the suspect gained entry to an occupied residence”, Victims Then Forced to Withdraw Money from an ATM.

From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District and the Violent Crimes Task Force announce an arrest has been made in an Armed Kidnapping and multiple Burglary One offenses in the Fifth District.

  • Burglary One While Armed (Screwdriver), 1300 block of West Virginia Avenue, Northeast – On Thursday, November 29, 2018, at approximately 12:33 am, the suspect entered an occupied residence at the listed location. Once inside, the suspect approached the victim and brandished a screwdriver. The suspect took the victim’s property and then fled the scene. CCN: 18-202-469
  • Burglary One While Armed, 1300 block of West Virginia Avenue, Northeast – On Friday, November 30, 2018, at approximately 3:55 am, the suspect entered an occupied residence at the listed location. Once inside, the suspect approached the victim and brandished an object. The suspect then assaulted the victim, took his property and fled the scene. CCN: 18-203-156
  • Armed Kidnapping (Knife), 1200 block of West Virginia Avenue, Northeast – On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at approximately 3:25 am, the suspect gained entry to an occupied residence at the listed location. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded US currency. The suspect then forced the victims to accompany him to an establishment. Once there, the victims gave the suspect US currency.  The suspect then fled the scene.  CCN: 18-206-58
  • (more…)

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