From the files of people can be awful vol. 77 – porch thieves. I wish there were a way to track down this plant but that does not seem likely. Saw this sad report on the Petworth listserv yesterday:
“I had a planter stolen off my front porch Sunday morning at 4:11am @ 5th & Randolph. It was a plant that had been in the family for generations that traveled from Mississippi to Texas to Ohio and finally to DC.
I wanted to share the video in case anyone sees the person and warn everyone to safeguard items on the porch.”
From MPD last night:
“Today around 4:40PM two suspects entered the Looking Glass Lounge at 3634 Georgia Avenue, NW. One suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money. There were no injuries reported.
The first suspect was described as a black male, 5’7″, 160 lbs, brown eyes. black hair, medium build, medium skin tone, wearing, black sweatpants, white shoes with purple and black accents, lime green hoodie with pink Nike swoosh.
The second suspect was describes as a black male, 5’7”, early 20’s, black hoodie, blue jeans, black baseball hat, and a black mask.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call 202 727-9099.”
Update: Looking Glass Lounge will be open as normal tonight with trivia starting at 8 – show ’em some love!!
Security camera footage from Looking Glass:
3716 Georgia Ave, NW
Any word on what’s going on at the Sala Thai in Petworth on Georgia? They’ve been changing it up, hopefully for the better?”
Thanks to Becka Wall for sending the photo above: “Sala Thai on Georgia is rebranding to Pantry — their menus say they’re in transition!”
Daytime theft of landscaping equipment. This happened at 12:55pm on Friday, June 2nd at 16 Grant Circle. Vehicle is a gold Chrysler Pacifica or Chevrolet Equinox. Lookout for a mid 40s male, 70s-esq mustache, white shirt, light jeans and white adidas sneakers. Please contact MPD with case #17-093-330 or [email protected]”
Georgia and Upshur Street, NW
Thanks to Shubha J for sending – looks great!
Of course, another reader jokes “it’ll probably be open between 2:15pm and 2:38pm.”
3821 Georgia Ave, NW just north of the Petworth metro
Thanks to Ben for passing on from MRIS:
“REDUCED $200K. One-of-a-kind development opportunity in the best location in Petworth, directly across from Safeway and one block from the Petworth Metro. Potential mixed-use with 20,000+ square feet of buildable by-right.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
“Gunshots heard on 14th and Randolph St around 10:20PM”
I took it to twitter – final arbiter of such queries:
@PoPville Saw fireworks near Shepherd & New Hampshire. Only went on for 15-30 seconds. Not gunshots.
— Aileen Clarke (@_AileenClarke) May 25, 2017
— Kathryn Schoenberger (@ktscho) May 25, 2017
Well they were powerful fireworks because they were heard from 8th and Randolph to 16th and Newton.
If you would like to participate in gunshots or fireworks? Please send an email with location to [email protected] or tweet @PoPville. Here’s to hoping for many more similar results as last night.
A reader reports Sunday:
“We literally just installed our Ring video doorbell yesterday and our house was burgled early this morning. We live on 14th St between Taylor & Upshur. The man just walked in the front door (forcing the lock with a pocket knife) walked into our home and took a laptop. Our dog was right there but in her crate. She barked and woke me up, but I didn’t realize anything was missing till 2 hours later. Have contacted Police and filed a report but wasn’t sure if there was anything else proactive to do? I’ve attached some pictures in case anyone recognizes him.
FYI, just an update that we miraculously recovered the laptop this morning. It’s a crazy story but we located it 4 hours after the burglary. We located it via the ‘find my mac’ feature. We went to the vicinity (by Fort Steven) and called police. In the meantime my wife randomly asked some kids we saw near where the laptop was located and they recognized the man. He apparently showed up that morning bloodied and seemingly high. They called an ambulance and when the cops showed up he had a warrant and was this arrested. I guess everything he had was left at that families house so they brought my laptop & charger out to us.
Still trying to actually get the computer unlocked & functioning, but glad to have it physically in my hands.”