From Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:
In response to a spate of recent violent incidents in Ward 5, last week I shared that I would be providing a more detailed update, as well as hosting a series of community conversations around public safety. I called upon Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to increase patrols and have been working with both MPD and Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) to confront recent challenges. Please find below specific actions taken by MPD and ONSE in response to my requests.
Finally, I want to invite all residents to attend and participate in one of three upcoming community conversations on public safety taking place this Saturday, December 14, Monday, December 16, and Wednesday, December 18 (full details below). While I understand the notice for these meetings is relatively short, I did not want to delay these important conversations.
Update from the Metropolitan Police Department:
The Fifth District Crime Suppression Team is targeting all of Brentwood, Langdon, Edgewood, and Brookland neighborhoods on a daily basis, 7 days a week.
Additional officers and beats: Read More
I live in Woodridge and our street was slated for leaf collection last week. We used the ‘new’ DPW app and got the notification on Fri. Nov. 22 that leaf collection would happen the week of 11/25-30. I and many neighbors followed the protocols and had leaves ready for pickup on 11/25. It was the holiday week and the crew showed up on 11/30 with their blowers and rakes and prepped the piles for vacuuming up by the truck. We saw the truck around the corner vacuuming up another nearby block around RI Ave and Monroe NE so had faith that they would turn the corner and finish the job on our street. They never showed up and it’s apparent that many other streets around the block weren’t collected either; Read More
A few readers messaged photos from Michigan and North Cap around 7pm. One reader responded:
“About 10ish shots fired from a car around 5:15pm”
Alert DC reported: “MPD reports the 100 block of Michigan Ave NW is closed in both directions due to police activity. Please use alternate route.”
Elsewhere last night MPD reported around 8:30pm:
“Shooting in the 2300 Block of Rhode Island Ave NE. Lookout for a small grey car traveling east on Rhode Island Ave NE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION, CALL 911″
Updates if when more is known.
2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
“Momo Yakitori is a yakitori restaurant and bar in the Woodridge neighborhood of Northeast Washington, DC.
Yakitori is a type of Japanese skewered chicken. Our chicken is skewered with wooden or bamboo skewers, grilled over a binchotan charcoal grill and seasoned with a variety of house made sauces. At Momo Yakitori, we use Green Circle Chicken that is antibiotic, hormone-free chicken raised free range on a vegetable diet and certified humane.”
Ed. Note: This was previously the home to Nido and Lace on the Avenue before them.
Thanks to V.J. for sending from Momo Yakitori:
“Thank you for your support! We will be closing our doors at the end of the year. Our last day of service will be 12/29. We’d love to see you at least one more time!”
You can see their menu here.
via google maps
ALERT DC and MPD reported around 11:30pm Monday:
“Shooting in the 2500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE. No Lookout.
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911″
“A shooting that occurred Monday evening in Northeast D.C. has left a man dead.
D.C. police said a gunfire locator detected more than 30 shots were fired, and is unclear how many of those rounds struck the victim.”
Update from MPD: Read More
“Thanks to a tip from an observant anonymous citizen, members of the Fifth District’s Crime Suppression team responded to the 1900 block of Quincy Street, NE, for the report of a Marijuana Pop-up Party.
Once on the scene, the officers received consent to search the residence and located two handguns, and an amount of marijuana, edibles and assorted THC products (pictured). No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.
We’d like to thank the anonymous citizen for bringing this to our attention, and encourage everyone who is aware of these events to call 911 or send an anonymous text to 50411.”
Sherman Ave NW between Euclid and Fairmont
From MPD Saturday:
“Location of incident: in the rear of 2200 Q Street, NW.
At approximately 12:00 pm., a suspect fired a weapon at the listed location.
Members on the scene recovered two shell casings. No victim, no vehicle, or property were damaged.
Also, no weapon was recovered. If you have tips, video or other information related to this incident, please call our Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. If you prefer text, please send to our text tip line at 50411.”
From MPD Sunday/Saturday night 1am (see photo above): Read More
Thanks to a reader for sending these brutal photos. DC Water reported around 9:30pm last night:
2129 Rhode Island Ave, NE
Thanks to VJ for sending:
“A little late, but provost is now open as of mid-week last week.
Here’s a pic of the menu and also my daughter showing off the sweet rooftop and food.” Read More
In September 2015, my wife and I bought our home in the Woodridge area of D.C. While it was further out than was ideal, the price was right and the neighborhood seemed up and coming. For the most part, the up and coming part remains true. However, there is an exception. A neighboring house is the blight of our existence in Woodridge. Further, it is the historic blight of many of our neighbors.
Here is some transactional history on this vacant and blighted fire, health, and safety hazard of a house: Read More