Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
Just wanted to give readers a heads up about a scam we encountered while driving home on Valentine’s Day. We were stopped at a red light, and the man in the car next to us honked at us several times and signaled to us to roll down our window. I did, and he said my front right tire was “wobblying really bad” and I needed to pull over ASAP. (more…)
January 12th “CO incident 1800 block Columbia Rd NW.” via DC Fire & EMS
On January 12th there was a large Fire/EMS presence at an apartment on Columbia Rd in Adams Morgan. The DC Fire and EMS twitter had the following tweets about a carbon monoxide incident at the apartment.
Update CO incident 1800 block Columbia Rd NW. #DCsBravest determined source to be defective stove. CO traveled via pipe recesses to several Apts. Ventilating building & residents can return once readings are normal. No EMS transports. pic.twitter.com/o6gspnRYOU
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 12, 2019
A reader reports:
“The attached photo is from L St SE in Navy Yard. This was taken today, it’s now a sheet of ice.”
With the coming precipitation – please be extra cautious walking home tonight.
While we absolutely love snow dogs, truly, when you walk your pup please remember to pick up your dog’s poop. This is a friendly reminder that the snow doesn’t magically incinerate your dog’s poop. So please, please, please, pretty please with a cherry on top – don’t be an asshole.
This message is both a public service announcement/reminder and a plea from a fellow PoPville community member and yogi. A classmate and I had our wallets stolen tonight during an evening class at 405 Yoga Studio on Florida Ave NE. The three thieves were a bit suspicious from the start by the way they were acting. All three came late, weren’t able to pay up front for the class and had accounts set up with contact information in North Carolina (which we found out after class when the police looked into their registration). About ten minutes into class the three individuals left the class (told the front desk attendant something about not liking the class), gathered their belongings and left. Their belongings also included two wallets which were not theirs. The two of us discovered our wallets were missing promptly after the class ended when we noticed our purses were lighter and fraud alerts already on our phones from credit card companies. Both of us had charges placed at CVS locations in NW DC in the amounts of $495 – $500 (in total thousands of dollars) for what has been described as gift cards by the CVS police reports filed. One additional charge was attempted tonight from a different pharmacy in Oxon Hill Maryland. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki Jourdan
On Monday my wife just encountered a scammer at 21st and P St NW. He was a white male with brown short hair and a trimmed beard wearing a black jacket and baggy jeans. He was well spoken and claimed to be locked out of an AirBnB and needed “cash to call and Uber.” Be on the lookout! Doug the Scammer’s scam is catching on.”
Last week we mentioned that &pizza was being pretty awesome during the shutdown, offering a free pie to Feds from 11-2pm. UPDATE:
“To DC + its extended community, Embarking on this commitment to support furloughed govt employees has been encouraging + humbling. Please note that beginning tomorrow, we’re shifting the offer redemption window to 6-8p daily for govt employees with a valid govt issued ID.
The hours are changing, but our support isn’t. Sincerely, Your friends at &pizza.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish
“The District Department of Transportation today announced plans to implement new safety improvements at intersections across the District to support Mayor Bowser’s Vision Zero initiative to end all traffic related fatalities and serious injuries.
The safety improvements, prohibiting right turn on red and installing left turn hardening infrastructure, are both focused on improving pedestrian safety in intersections. Mayor Bowser directed DDOT to look for locations to ban right turn on red and implement other safety improvements at a CapSTAT on Vision Zero earlier this fall.
“As we strive to build a safer, stronger DC, we are committed to exploring all options that can protect our residents and visitors,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “These locations were selected using data and recognized best practices to yield the greatest safety improvements.”
Left Turn Hardening
By the end of December, DDOT will complete the installation of new roadway infrastructure designed to reduce motorists’ speed and prevent cutting across crosswalks and lanes of traffic while making left turns at five intersections across the District. DDOT will install similar infrastructure at a total of 85 intersections over the next two years.
The left turn calming pilot infrastructure is being installed at the following locations:
7th Street and T Street, NW
9th Street and M Street, NW
11th Street and I Street, SE
14th Street and Columbia Road, NW
13th Street and I Street, NW
No Turn On Red
Starting in February, DDOT will begin installing no right turn on red signs at approximately 100 signalized intersections across the District. All signs are expected to be installed by the end of July 2019. A complete list of intersections where right turns will be prohibited is available here: (more…)
From the Office of the Attorney General:
“District residents should be on the lookout for scammers making telephone calls claiming to be with Pepco. These fraudulent callers threaten to shut off residents’ electric service within hours unless the residents pay amounts they supposedly owe to Pepco. The callers request that the payments be made by prepaid card, money order or wire transfer – making it almost impossible for residents to recover their money after discovering they were scammed. (more…)
Photo by Barbara Walker
The photo of the bird with the rat is a hawk, not a falcon. It might be a red-tailed hawk. It is good they are catching the rodents. Please, remind people not to use rodenticide. It poisons the rodents and also the hawks, owls, and even eagles too. We must protect those predators or we open the world’s people to more disease.
Attached is a photo of our Peregrine Falcon, her name is Spirit. Peregrine Falcon’s are the fastest animal in the world. She lives with us at Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Clearwater, FL.”