Jasmin Benab, the ever-present, hard-working member of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety team, sent an email out this afternoon on behalf of Kevin Donahue, the deputy mayor, regarding recent updates on city services and next steps for 5th and Kennedy Street.Read More
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On Thursday, February 7, 2019 there was an explosion of gunshots at 5th and Kennedy Street NW. Multiple people were involved, but miraculously, considering the number of shooters, it seems no one was injured. MPD released a video of the shooting from a local retail establishment. There’s a public meeting Friday with MPD to discuss.Read More
A violent scene erupted on the 800 block of Varnum Street NW just before 11pm on Sunday night, leaving two cars on the sidewalk, one person dead from a gunshot, a woman screaming, and a lookout for two men and one woman.Read More
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?
The Security Camera Rebate program started two years ago after the DC Council passed the “Private Security Camera Incentive Program Emergency Act of 2016.” The program provides financial rebates to residents, businesses and churches who purchase outdoor security cameras and who make the recordings available to MPD upon request. Since the program started, DC has funded 10,000 cameras from 4,500 requests across the city, mainly to residents.Read More
File under the "Seriously, what?" category. A man who reportedly has a reputation of being a bad customer at various establishments in DC took his most recent belligerence to a new level by assaulting employees of Qualia Coffee on Monday, January 22nd.Read More
A string of six armed robberies over the last two days – four of them taking place in or near Petworth - have left one man in the hospital and at least seven victims lighter in the pockets. Three of the robberies took place Thursday morning and three took place early this morning. One of the robberies reportedly took place at knife point, and two of the robberies took place at gunpoint. MPD says it is investigating to determine whether the robberies are related.Read More