Thursday night: Damaged cars but no injuries from gunshots at 8th & Taylor St NW

Thursday night: Damaged cars but no injuries from gunshots at 8th & Taylor St NW

According to MPD, the sound of gunshots was reported on Thursday night, April 18th at around 10:45pm in the area of Georgia Avenue and Shepherd Street NW.

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9-year old dog stolen on April 9th still missing, HRA offers reward for public help

9-year old dog stolen on April 9th still missing, HRA offers reward for public help

A nine-year old grey and white bull terrier, Bae, was allegedly stolen from her home on the 1200 block of Decatur Street NW around 5:45pm on April 9th. At first, the owners had hoped a yard gate left open by a service provider may have let the dog escape on her own, but a video captured by a neighbor’s security camera shows two people — a man and a woman — walking with Bae.

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Lulabelle’s was burgled again, opening today for a fundraiser

Lulabelle’s was burgled again, opening today for a fundraiser

Son of a ... Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop at 847 Upshur Street NW was robbed again last night, making twice in as many weeks. The thief or thieves first tried prying the door open, damaging the door in multiple places, until giving up and smashing the old plate glass into pieces.

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How to take advantage of the Security Camera Rebate Program (updated)

How to take advantage of the Security Camera Rebate Program (updated)

When DC's Private Security Camera System Incentive Program officially launched in February, most of Petworth was left off the eligibility list (only PSA 403 was eligible). Thanks to the persistence of neighbors, ANC 4C and 4D Commissioners and Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, now all of Petworth is eligible to participate (PSAs 403, 404, 406 and 407). Here's what you need to know...

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Man chases a family at Sherman Circle after telling woman her baby was beautiful

Man chases a family at Sherman Circle after telling woman her baby was beautiful

According to resident, a man sitting on a bench at Sherman Circle approached her and her young daughter at Sherman Circle on Monday afternoon, March 11th, and then wouldn’t leave them alone, eventually chasing them to EL Haynes for safety.

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Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

On Friday, February 15th, surrounded by bright colorful posters and toddler-sized school chairs, a very large crowd of residents and government officials gathered at Blandi's Child Learning Center to talk about the recent shooting at 5th and Kennedy Streets, along with other crime issues in the area.

The take-away? According to MPD Chief Peter Newsham, the intersection of 5th and Kennedy is the most dangerous intersection in their Fourth District.

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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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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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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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A shooting on Varnum & 8th Sunday night leaves no injuries but many questions

A shooting on Varnum & 8th Sunday night leaves no injuries but many questions

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.

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