Gunfire on 5th Street leaves residents ducking for cover and shaking their heads

Gunfire on 5th Street leaves residents ducking for cover and shaking their heads

Five shots, no injuries in the middle of a Friday afternoon.

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"Is that a DC cop?" MPD officers get new uniforms

"Is that a DC cop?" MPD officers get new uniforms

MPD announced that it has rolled out new uniforms to officers across the city at the beginning of the month, and gone are the soft blue shirts the patrol officers wore, replaced with a darker set of uniforms that offer comfort benefits.

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There might have been an obvious giveaway CVS was about to get robbed...

There might have been an obvious giveaway CVS was about to get robbed...

The CVS at the corner of Van Buren and Georgia Avenue (6514 Georgia Avenue NW) was robbed at gunpoint on September 1st. MPD responded and ended up arresting one of the three suspects. 

One of the suspects wore a very… suspect… outfit.

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MPD Chief Newsham responds to calls for more support in SW Petworth

MPD Chief Newsham responds to calls for more support in SW Petworth

Ward 4 Councilmember, Brandon Todd, recently sent a letter to MPD's Chief Newsham requesting that MPD changes occur in how they patrol the Southwest Petworth area, which has seen a large surge in crime. MPD Chief Peter Newsham sent a response to the Councilmember on August 30th.

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CM Todd sends letter to MPD Chief Newsham to get vice to remain in Ward 4

CM Todd sends letter to MPD Chief Newsham to get vice to remain in Ward 4

After a recent surge in crime, residents in the Southwest Petworth portion of Ward 4 have been imploring MPD to bring their Narcotics and Special Investigations Division (NSID) to Ward 4 on a more permanent basis. The Ward 4 Councilmember, Brandon Todd, recently sent a letter to MPD's Chief Newsham requesting that MPD make this change happen. 

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Gunshot victim breaks into Petworth resident's locked basement

Gunshot victim breaks into Petworth resident's locked basement

After the sounds of four to five gunshots one night last week, a homeowner on Crittenden street was startled when there was a crashing sound from the back of his house, and a stranger burst into the house suffering from gunshot wounds.

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Is there a hydromaniac loose in the neighborhood?

Is there a hydromaniac loose in the neighborhood?

File this one under “weird but true.” Someone seems to be going around the area opening up the water spigots on the outside of buildings and homes and letting the water run at full force. Why?

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Shooting reported 8th & Shepherd closed with arrest

Shooting reported 8th & Shepherd closed with arrest

On Friday, July 27th, there was a shooting on the 3800 block of 8th Street (originally reported as occurring at 8th and Taylor Streets). The shooter was arrested.

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Petworth residents trying to find a way to deal with a recent jump in local crime and violence

Petworth residents trying to find a way to deal with a recent jump in local crime and violence

According to neighbors in Southwest Petworth who have been sharing a large email thread, in the last several months there has been a dramatic increase in petty and violent crime along and around Quincy and Kansas Avenue NW.

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Bicyclist involved in a July 4th hit & run looks for witnesses

Bicyclist involved in a July 4th hit & run looks for witnesses

Alex said he was riding his bike in the designated bike lane around Grant Circle around 7:45pm on July 4th when a green Jeep sped around him aggressively. The Jeep's right quarter panel ended up colliding with him, knocking him to the ground and severely damaging his bike. He received injuries to his hands and knees.

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Barricade incident on Arkansas Avenue ends peaceably

Barricade incident on Arkansas Avenue ends peaceably

Late on Tuesday afternoon, July 3rd, MPD closed several streets around Arkansas Avenue and Emerson Street NW due to a domestic dispute that turned into a barricade situation.

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MPD on the Patio returns to Slim's Diner, meet your local PSA 407 officers

MPD on the Patio returns to Slim's Diner, meet your local PSA 407 officers

The monthly get-together returns this Saturday, June 16th,  from 9am to 11am at Slim's Diner at the corner of 9th and Upshur Street NW. (Stop by on your way to the Petworth Farmers' Market!)


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