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by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

A reader reports:

“The following alerts from MPD show that violent crime is a problem in Adams Morgan, apart from the recent incident on 18th Street where a motorist hit two MPD officers and a DDOT person (every MPD officer I have talked to said the incident was intentional).

Saturday night (6/24)–Alert: Robbery Force and Violence at 0251 hrs in the 2300 block of Champlain St NW. LOF 2 B/M LS N/B Champlain St NW
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20170372454
Sent to 3rd District (PSA 301-308) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD # 11205

Friday night (6/23)(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

Good grief. A reader writes:

“Corner of Biltmore and Cliffbourne.

Cracking the windows is not enough on sunny days! The dog was in there for at least an hour and a half. Thanks to MPD Officer Dunn and the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Maryland plates, to the surprise of no one…”

And passes on the original report from the Adams Morgan listserv this morning: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm 0

“Our lynx point rag doll named Hexnut escaped from our place in Adams Morgan on 6/20/17 sometime in the afternoon. She is microchipped and an indoor cat. Please email me at jgao(at)jgao(dot)us if you see her. We are hoping someone on PoPville will see her and help us find her. She looks just like the picture.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1829 Summit Place NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2398 / 2br – 655ft2 – HUGE 2 BEDROOM!! NEWLY RENOVATED!! $2398!

Harvard Village is located in the heart of Adams Morgan; one of the most coveted
neighborhoods in DC. We are near the trendy 18th Street corridor which features lively
entertainment venues, great restaurants and unique shops. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm 11 Comments


Photo by Alex

From MPD:

“Detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department announce that two arrests have been made in connection with an Assault with Intent to Kill (Car) Offense that occurred on June 8, 2017, at approximately 8:58 pm in the 2400 block of 18th Street Northwest.

At the listed time and location, the suspect’s vehicle was observed driving at a high rate of speed, striking two MPD officers assigned to bicycle patrol. The suspect continued driving, striking a DDOT Traffic Control Officer.  The suspect’s vehicle came to rest after striking an unoccupied vehicle.

The two injured officers were transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The DDOT employee was also transported to an area hospital, treated and released.

Arrested at the scene were 22-year old Brandon Lord Figures-Mormon of Disputanta, VA, who is charged with Assault With Intent to Kill and Possession of Unregistered Firearm, and 23-year old Dwayne Nicholas Taylor of Prince George, VA, who is charged with Possession of Unregistered Firearm.

by Prince Of Petworth June 9, 2017 at 9:00 am 54 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

MPD Chief Peter Newsham writes this morning:

“A long and tough night 4 the MPD family, one officer remains critical but stable & the other is in fair condition. Thanks 4 all your support”

A PoPville reader shares her account from the scene:

“We were sitting on the terrace at Grand Central so literally a sidewalk between us and the incident. There was an Uber driver stopped letting people out and a bus behind it, with the driver leaning heavily on its horn. That seemed to be it, then we heard a horrible noise. At first, we thought it was the bus having hit the crosswalk side, but then people starting running and we learned it was the bicycle officers that had been hit. I have never seen so many cops show up so quickly in my life. 18th St was blocked from Belmont to Calvert past the Adamo.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 8, 2017 at 9:07 pm 10 Comments

UPDATE from MPD 10pm:

“Good evening. We are currently investigating a motor vehicle accident in the Adams Morgan area of 18th street. Two MPD officers and a third DC government employee were struck by a vehicle in the 2400 block of 18th St NW. The vehicle then struck another vehicle in the 1800 block of Adams Mill Rd where it became disabled. The operator of the striking vehicle has been detained by responding units.

The 3 victims have been taken to area hospitals in various conditions ranging from serious to critical.

There are major road closures in the area affecting vehicles and pedestrians. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.” (more…)

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