Monday, March 19, 2018
A woman was shot just after 9:30pm Saturday night in the 1200 block of Simms Place NE. According to an email from an MPD representative officers were already in the immediate area at the time, and on the scene while 911 calls were coming in. They found an an adult female with a gunshot wound and rendered aid, applying a tourniquet to control bleeding before the victim was taken to a local hospital. The original test alert included a lookout for two "males wearing all black clothing." The email indicated that police "on the scene stopped an adult male in reference to the investigation." Officers also recovered a handgun at the scene. If you have any information relating to this incident please call 202-727-9099, or you can anonymously text information to 5044. The event number listed in the alert is #I20180150222. This is in the northwestern corner of the Trinidad neighborhood, not far from the border with Ivy City.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Join Walker's Legacy tomorrow at 10am at Browne Education Campus (850 26th St. NE) to celebrate graduates of the Girls Who Enterprise Program. It's a 10-week leadership, development, self-actualization, and entrepreneurship program for girls ages 10-–16. Participants in the program will discuss their projects, hear from featured teen entrepreneur speakers, and present for an opportunity to win college savings bonds and more. Featured speakers for the event are Egypt "Ify" Ufele and Grace Griffin. Ufele started the clothing line Chubiiline [LINK PLAYS MUSIC] and founded the charity Bully Chasers. Grace Griffin is a co-founder of Tendresse & Sage, which produces handmade soaps and personal care products.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Pug (1234 H Street NE) is hosting a fundraiser tonight starting at 8pm for Greater DC Diaper Bank. A $20 donation gets you open drafts until the keg from DC Brau is kicked. Greater DC Diaper Bank (formerly known as as DC Diaper Bank) "provides diapers to social service organizations that are already helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. Diapers act as a 'gateway' to introduce hard to reach families to social services and other vital resources." If you can't make the fundraiser, or just want to do more, you can also donate time, money, or supplies directly to Greater DC Diaper Bank. Those who do head down to tonight's event can take advantage of the opportunity to sample the new food offerings at the Pug.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Local Latin kitchen and taqueria Chupacabra (822 H Street NE) has reopened for the season. They are operating on their spring schedule, which means you can stop by Thursday through Sunday 11:30am–10pm. They've added some new menu items including queso blanco and a quesadilla, plus local beers from Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau, and Right Proper. As always, the restaurant offers delivery and catering.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
ANC 5D Meeting from video shot by Edward Milton
Here's the draft agenda for tonight's Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5D monthly public meeting that will be held at 7pm at MPD's 5D headquarters (1805 Bladensburg Road NE)
Welcome/Unity Prayer & Introduction
- Call to order Roll Call (Commissioner Lee)
- Adoption of the Agenda (Commissioner Lee)
- Adoption of Minutes February & March 1 (Commissioner Lee)
- Chairperson’s Report (Commissioner Lee)
- Commissioners’ agenda meeting 3/27/18
- April 10th meeting location change
- Treasurer’s Report (Commissioner Shropshire)
Fox5 reports on MPD's search for a man who stole a gun dropped by Special Police Officer (armed security office) at the Hechinger Mall Safeway. It all started when the officer approached the suspect, who was attempting to shoplift some Tide, and a struggle ensued. The officer's gun slipped from its holster and the suspect grabbed it and ran. At one point MPD officers chased the man, but they lost track of him and he escaped with the gun.
Monday, March 12, 2018
There was a bit of Twitter chatter yesterday as people realized that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appears to be an investor in local Ivy City distiller Jos. A. Magnus & Co. (2052 West Virginia Avenue NE). This may explain a DeVos sighting some time back at the distillery's Murray Hill Club. Jos. A. Magnus & Co. is best known for their award winning bourbon.
There was another shooting in our area on Friday night about 9:15pm. This one happened in the 700 block of 19th Street NE, which places it in the Rosedale/Kingman Park area just south of Benning Road NE. No lookout information was provided, and I don't have any information on the status of the victims. The crime alert identified this as event #I20180133941. If you have any information for police you can call the tip line at (202) 727-9099 (you can ask to remain anonymous), or anonymously text a tip to 50411.
Apparently this was actually a triple shooting and per a story in the March 10th print edition of the Washington Post all three victims were conscious and breathing when located by MPD ("Three shot, wounded in Northeast, police say"). That was not clear from the original alert which simply read "Alert: Shooting at 2115 hrs in the 700 block of 19th St NE. No Lookout at this time."