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.Read More
Latest Petworth News...
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.Read More
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?
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.Read More
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.Read More
How well do you know the officers who patrol the Petworth area? Now you have an opportunity to get to know two of the leaders of Police Service Area 407 on Saturday, May 19th from 9-11am at Slim's Diner (4201 Georgia Ave NW) at a new series called MPD on the Patio.Read More
Helen Mitchell, who has a long history of service to DC and Ward 4, passed away this week at the very respectable age of 90. She was the grandmother of PSA 407 Lieutenant Anthony Washington.Read More
Readers reported hearing the sound of gunshots on Sunday evening, April 1st, around 8th and Varnum (also reported at Webster and Illinois Avenue, but this was the same incident... sound just carries).
It's a wacky story.Read More
MPD's Chief of Police Peter Newsham sent out an email this afternoon informing residents that Fourth District Commander Wilfredo Manlapaz has been promoted to Assistant Chief. Manlapaz will take on the role of running MPD's Internal Affairs Bureau.Read More