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by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Fourth District units responded to the 600 block of Rock Creek Church Road NW just before 10:30 pm, regarding a call for subjects entering an unoccupied residence under renovation. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered 5 individuals inside the location, officers also recovered a .25 caliber handgun from the scene. 5 individuals were arrested and charged accordingly, and another gun has been taken off the streets of the city!”

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

stock photo from a previous search

I received numerous messages last night like this one:

“Helicopters have been circling Columbia Heights/Petworth/Park View since last night. My wife heard it was due to a search for a missing person who was found, but they’re still circling. Anyone know what’s going on?”

MPD first reported:

“Fourth District Officers were searching for a missing person with the assistance of the MPD helicopter. The missing person was located”


“Officers of the Third Police District are searching for a prisoner who escaped from police custody. The suspect is described as an African American male, 5’10”, 155 pounds, dark complexion, wearing a white t-shirt, black pants, and dark shoes. The suspect was last seen running eastbound in the 600 block of Lamont Street, NW. He is wanted on drug, theft, and traffic charges.

Anyone with information regarding this escaped prisoner is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 11, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Confirmed Shooting at 1759 hrs in the 1200 block of I Street, SE. No Lookout at this time.”


“On 9/10/17 at approximately 6:00pm, MPD officers responded to the 1200 block of I ST SE for sounds of gunshots. Once on scene officers found an adult male on the ground conscious and breathing suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower back. The male was transported to a local hospital for treatment. This incident is currently being investigated. Anyone with information involving this case can call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or Text tip at 50411.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“Around 9:30 PM last night, MPD found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound inside of 615 Newton Pl NW. The victim did not survive his injuries. Homicide detectives are investigating and request that anyone with information can call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text anonymously at 50411”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Newton Place, Northwest, on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

At approximately 9:28 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs of life. The decedent remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 41-year-old Antwaun Smith, of no fixed address.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

3118 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone contacted you about clothing donations for Hurricane Harvey victims? I would love to donate some gently used clothing to the folks down in Texas but wasn’t quite sure who/where was accepting.”

From an email:

“Join us for an uplifting evening of DC talent at the Colony Club this Friday, September 8 at 9 pm (doors at 8:30). Attendees are encouraged to donate anything they can; Colony Club will contribute 10% of bar sales to audience donations. Donations will go to Houston-based organizations that center women, children, LGBTQ+ resources, residents experiencing homelessness, people of color, and displaced immigrant communities for a #JustHarveyRecovery. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

Ed. Note: I have not personally seen these rentals and therefore cannot vouch for them, I just pull interesting ones I find on Craigslist. Good luck with your search!

This rental is located in the 700 block of Irving Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2950 / 2br – 1100ft2 – :: Cool Vintage Rowhouse 2BR+Den/1.5BA + Parking

Located in the heart of trendy Columbia Heights, 782 Irving is the quintessential DC home that offers up modern amenities thoughtfully merged with historic charm. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

Photo by Dustin Renwick

Dustin writes:

“so those *were* a dozen or more gunshots I heard around 8:30 – pic at the corner of Warder and Princeton NW”

A reader reports:

“it happened at 8:29pm today 8/23 at 6th and Otis Pl NW basketball courts. sounds like almost 40 gunshots?”

Turn audio loud to hear. Shooting starts around 9/10 seconds in

Rachel writes:

“Arrived at my front porch just in time to hear 20 gun shots ring out at the basketball tournament next to my house. Luckily no one hit…”

Brian writes:

“I was walking on 6th and Newton and heard at least 3 dozen shots. Everyone at the Park View basketball court scattered. Scary stuff.”

Update from MPD (via Twitter @PoPville):

“There was a call for a shooting in the 700 blk of Princeton Place NW. An adult male victim sustained injuries. Have info call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

I am a resident in Park View and bought into the neighborhood a little over a year ago. I live next to a house that typically is rented to Section 8 Housing (Housing Voucher Program). The landlord is basically a slumlord and does not maintain the upkeep on the house. It is so bad, last month the tenants had a pipe burst above the kitchen and the ceiling fell in. Fire department came and shut off water and electricity and Red Cross came and provided emergency move for tenants (12 people living in the house). (more…)


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