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 October 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

The attached photo is along the back side of Raymond Elementary as seen from Rock Creek Church Rd & 9th St NW. The speed limit sign in the picture warns that “children are present” …are they hiding in the 5′ tall weeds/grass??! What makes it worse is the mowing crew was out Thursday night around 8pm and didn’t bother to take care of it – any idea who can be contacted to fix this?

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

courtesy Republic Kolache

From an email:

“This weekend we’re opening up our new “Republic Kolache @ Reliable Tavern” to the public. We’re bringing our classic combo of savory & sweet kolaches and coffee, plus squeezed-to-order juices and fresh licuados (Mexican-style smoothies) into the Reliable Tavern space [3655 Georgia Ave, NW] each Sat & Sun morning, 9a-noon.

(For the uninitiated, kolache = Czech pastry with a cult following in Texas, consisting of a light slightly-sweet dough filled with savory or sweet ingredients)

We’ll have classic Texas tunes on the jukebox, and look forward to meeting our neighbors up in Petworth/Park View!”

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 8th and Varnum St, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1400 / 700ft2 – 1br/1ba Lovely, Spacious Petworth Apartment in Upshur Corridor

Lovely, recently renovated basement apartment with updated bathroom fixtures and kitchen appliances available October 1st, 2017. Rent is $1400/month (all utilities included)!

1 block away from the Upshur corridor and a short walk to the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro on the Green Line. The apartment has an open floor plan with separate spaces for living, bedroom, and kitchen. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

3628 Georgia Ave, NW

From an email:

“We’re happy to announce DC Reynolds has been open for 2000 consecutive days. To celebrate we are having a pig roast with DC Brau (releasing Stone of Arbroath), and debuting our single barrel from Eagle Rare. Tickets are $30 and include the pig roast, 1 free Brau, and expanded #BOGO from 4-9pm. We’d love to thank the community for supporting us for all these years. Next up we’re gunning for Cal Ripkin streak of 2632 consecutive days!”

by Prince Of Petworth September 27, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

via google maps

A reader reports:

“Any word on gunshots this morning around Georgia and Taylor NW? Heard 3 at about 9:40. Helicopter was overhead but seems to be gone. there were foot patrols and motorcycle cops around, as well as the helicopter. Just talked to a cop. It was a robbery. No one hurt. Still shots fired, just no one hit. Was in the alley behind 7-11 at Georgia and Shepherd.


“At approximately 945 this morning, in the alley of the 900 block of Shepard Street, N.W., the complainant reports he was assaulted by five to six suspects. During the assault, one of the suspects produced a gun and shot at the complainant but missed. The suspects took the complainants property and fled the scene. The lookout was for five to six black males, twenty two to twenty five years old. Anyone with information regarding this offense can reach MPD at 202 727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 26, 2017 at 10:50 am 0

14th and Quincy Street, NW

They may no longer be cash only but they continue to anchor a block that is arguably one of the best in the District.

Fellow fans, mark your calendars:

“Derby will be celebrating 10 years on Monday, October 16th

On Sat, October 28th, we’ll be hosting a Motown Halloween Party with dancing in our back room — plus the following specials: a Sugar Pie Honey Punch and a Sex Machine cocktail;

On Tue, October 31st, at 8pm, we’ll be screening the 1978 classic, Halloween, in the back room; we’ll have pumpkins for carving in the main room, patio and up on the deck (and we’ll be picking up the tab for the best pumpkin).

Every fall, we host our annual Halloween drive for DASH … currently, there are 85 kiddos in tow … our aim is to provide costumes and candy so the youngsters can celebrate Halloween at the residence (we’ll be accepting donations until Sun, October 22nd)


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