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“On Monday, August 20, 2018 at approximately 1200 am, members of the Fifth District, along with DC Fire and EMS responded to the 1300 block of North Capitol Street, NW for a building fire.
The fire was extinguished; however, there were several people displaced from their residences due to damage caused by the fire. There were no injuries reported on the scene.
Temporary road closures were put into place, but all have since re-opened.”
From DC Fire and EMS:
“6 adults & 5 children have been displaced as a result of the Working Fire 1300 block North Capital St NW. We have notified the @RedCrossNCR to respond to the scene.” (more…)
“I’m exhausted – this has been a hard summer on my block. Between coming home to people passed out and eventually dying to K2 synthetic drugs, being barricaded inside of my house by men threatening me before going to work, men peeing with their pants down at my door step, dodging bullets and daily harassment; nothing prepared me for what I came home to after work today. (more…)
This rental is located at Bates and North Capital Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$3000 / 3br – 3br Townhouse in the heart of DC
This 3br 1 full and 1 half bath townhouse is located in the heart of DC with one off-street parking spot. You can walk or take a short uber ride to some of the following:
Noma-Gallaudet Metro Red Line (.6 Miles)
Union Station .8 miles
Harris Teeter (.6 miles), Safeway (.8 miles) and Trader Joe’s (.8 miles)
Union Market (.8 miles)
U Street and H Street Corridor
Showing are available in the evening Mon-Fri and most times on Sat and Sun
Whoa. Thanks to E. for sharing from Craigslist:
“$2900 / 3br – 2500ft2 – Three Bedroom House Available Aug 25-April 30
Seeking renters for my beautiful home in the Bloomingdale area while I’m away on a fellowship for this upcoming academic year. It’s a comfortable, furnished, three bedroom, 2.5 bath house with washer dryer, dishwasher, a/c, nice gas stove and a cute backyard which you can use to park a car if you’re not into street parking.
I feel ethically obligated to disclose that there are also drug dealers next door. (more…)
I’m a resident on Bates St. NW, a quiet one-way street between P St. and Q St. NW, and 1st St. and 3rd St. NW (in Truxton Circle). This week, my neighbor’s small front garden has been repeatedly vandalized by the same individual, who has ripped out the same plant twice and tossed it onto the sidewalk. The attempted plant murders (a phrase I never thought I would write) have each occurred at around 5:30 a.m., one on Tuesday and one this morning (Friday). (more…)
Earlier this week MPD reported:
“the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant on a marijuana pop up event in the 2200 block of 25th Place, NE. The event was widely advertised and well attended. Officers arrested 30 distributors, seized pounds of marijuana and THC containing products from 28 vendors, seized over $10,000 in US Currency and recovered 3 firearms!”
Today MPD reports:
“Last evening the 5th District Crime Suppression Team executed a D.C. Superior Court Search Warrant in the 1700 block of 3rd Street NW in reference to a “marijuana pop up party”. Crime Suppression Team members made ten arrest and recovered large amounts of various illegal forms of marijuana and marijuana edibles. Great job Crime Suppression Team for shutting down another illegal “marijuana pop up party”!!!!”
A reader reported yesterday:
“I’m not sure about victim. Was a bit after 1pm. Saw a couple guys in cuffs down on Ingraham, near Jefferson Liquor.”
Another reader reported from 1st and Q Street, NW around 1pm Monday:
“Open house in Truxton Circle – don’t mind the shell casings”
“I heard it and saw people scatter. 7-8 shots.”
Another reader reported:
“I heard 10-15 shots Monday around 1pm, and someone on Nextdoor posted the news that there was also gunfire last night or early this morning in the same area around Q and 1st NW (she talked to cops, and neither incident was fireworks).”
via google maps
“5D is investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:31 pm in the 1600 block of North Capitol St., NE.
An adult male victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call 202-727-9099 or may send a text message to 50411.”
via google maps
“Last night at approximately 9:25pm there were sounds of Gunshots in the Unit block of O Street, Northwest. Four vehicles were struck by bullets. Evidence was recovered and the case will be investigated by the Fifth District Detectives Office. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Fifth District Detectives Office at 202-698-0660 or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Officers will be in the area so feel free to speak with one of them as well.”