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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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
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