Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Local Briefing: A Dog Attack, a NoMa Park Opens, + Thanksgiving & Black Friday on H Street NE


A man was injured in a dog attack yesterday in the 1700 block of H Street NE. Police responding to a call a little before 11:30am arrived to find the dog inside the house actively mauling the man, and employed a taser to repel the canine. Officers actually ended up tasing the dog a second time after it resumed the attack. At this point the dog ran into a bedroom and they barricaded the dog in that room until additional help could arrive.  The victim was treated for "serious injuries to the torso and arm." The recently adopted dog belonged to another member of the man's household. That's from a message sent to a local email group by MPD Lieutenant Peter J. Frenzel. WJLA reported that neighbors said the dog had also jumped a fence and attacked a neighbor's dog. Per that article the Washington Humane Alliance later euthanized the dog after it was surrendered by its owner. 

Chupacabra (822 H St. NW) has closed its patio serving area for the season, but you can still hire the crew for catering over the winter.

NoMa's Swampoodle Park officially opened at 3rd & L Street NE last weekend with recreation facilities for kids and for dogs.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Man Injured in Shooting Last Night in 1200 Block of I Street NE

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A man was shot in the leg around 12:22am this morning in the 1200 block of I Street NE. The victim, whose injury was described as "non-life threatening," was taken to a local hospital for medical care. The information above comes from a message sent by MPD 1D Lieutenant Seth Anderson to a local email list. The email (sent at 5:17am) also indicated that MPD did not have detailed lookout information for suspects at the time, but the original alert that went out at 12:43am did mention a lookout for two black males in a silver Mercedes. If you have information about this incident you can contact the First District Detectives Office at 202-299-2025 or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. You can also text 50411 (you can remain anonymous).

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Krampus is Back on H Street NE to Raise Money for Local Foster Kids Dec. 1st

Krampus will return to prowl the H Street NE Corridor Saturday, Dec. 1. The 7th annual Krampusnacht DC will raise funds for the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) 505(c)(3). Proceeds from this year's event will pay for 250+ personalized Christmas gifts for kids in the DC foster system.

Join St. Nicholas and Krampus as they decide who among us has been naughty or nice on an evening filled with holiday celebration and much merry making. The night will feature children's activities, photos with the guests of honor, fire and dance performances, a Krampus charity walk, and an afterparty with a DJ and refreshments.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Man Stabbed Last Night in the 800 Block of 19th St. NE

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A man was stabbed yesterday in the 800 block of 19th St. NE. The alert went out at 6:12pm last night. According to a message sent to a local email group by Lieutenant Peter J. Frenzel, police officers responding to a call for a stabbing in the 1800 block of H Pl. NE found the victim "suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen." The victim was "conscious and breathing" when he was taken to a local hospital. I don't have any further information on the status of the victim. This is in the Carver-Langston area. The text of the original alert appears below.

Alert: Stabbing in the 800 blk of 19 St NE.
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad # 4616

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Have You Seen this Cat?

Reader photo of the lost feline

A neighbor writes in with news of a lost cat. "Our cat went missing Sunday night from the alley between 5th & 6th and G & H NE." If you spot the missing feline please contact Eric at 202-550-9632.

Lots to Love About the Red Bear Brewing Co. Kickstarter Campaign

A Kickstarter campaign for Red Bear Brewing Co. (209 M St. NE) is well underway. They currently have 23 days remaining on their Kickstarter, but they've already passed their initial base goal of $10,000. Red Bear is already "fully funded with both construction and equipment covered" so the Kickstarter is really about the chance to add some fun and unique enhancements and features to the space. So far 121 backers have pledged $12,714 to help make the new brewery truly awesome. The brewers have big plans that include custom designed tables so you can spread out and play the more than 100 boardgames they will have on-hand, a large (12' x 50') mural, and other "unique, fun visuals installed around the brewery."

Monday, November 12, 2018

MPD Arrests Suspect in Nov. 8 Murder of Jelani Mohammed

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On Friday MPD arrested 28 year-old Dale Thomas (of NE) for the fatal stabbing of 38 year-old Jelani Mohammed the day before. The stabbing occurred in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE. Thomas has been charged with First Degree Murder while Armed-Felony Murder.

Friday, November 09, 2018

Two Area Stabbings Yesterday, One Fatal

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A man was fatally stabbed yesterday just after 9:30am in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE. Police identified the victim as 38 year-old Jelani Mohammed of Silver Spring, MD. According to a message sent by an MPD representative to a local email group, officers responding to a report of a stabbing arrived to find Mr. Mohammed "conscious, breathing, and suffering from a stab wound to the torso." He was taken to a local hospital, but they were unable to save his life. The original alert for the stabbing contained a lookout for a black male with a light to medium complexion wearing all black clothing.