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by Borderstan.com — March 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm 1 Comment

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 12:51 pm today (Thursday, March 7) at 1936 11th Street NW, just south of U Street. The lookout is for a 30-year-old white male armed with a handgun; more details are below. According to the Tweet from DC Police, a business was robbed. Google Maps places the location as a small market south of Vinoteca, the Eleven Market.

It was the third second gun robbery in the area since February 23 — see Monday Night Gun Robbery, 1900 Block 12th Street NW and Saturday Morning Gun Robbery, 12th and U NW.

From the Police Alert: “Robbery Gun_1251 hours_1936 11th St, NW_LOF: W/M, 5’5″, 30 years of age, skinny build, wearing a green jacket & blue jeans, armed with a handgun. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130103168.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery of Establishment (RHUG): 1900 B/O 11th St NW no reported injuries. LOF W/M, Green jacket and jeans armed with a gun. /37439.”

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by Borderstan.com — March 1, 2013 at 8:00 am 1 Comment

From Allison Acosta. Email her at allison[AT]borderstan.com.

"Intersections"

Intersections on U Street NW were among the most dangerous. (Allison Acosta)

A new report from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) shows that many of the crashes involving injury to pedestrians and cyclists in 2010-2012 took place in Borderstan’s neighborhoods. The DDOT report analyzed the top 5 percent high hazard locations using data from crash reports over the last three years.

Of the 24 hotspots for pedestrian crashes in DDOT’s report, 10 were in the Borderstan area. Four of the most dangerous intersections for cyclists were in our neighborhoods.

The stretch of U Street and Florida Avenue between 6th Street and 18th Street NW seemed to be particularly dangerous, with 15 crashes involving pedestrians and 13 involving cyclists.

The city’s most dangerous intersection was at 14th and U Streets. Pedestrians were struck by vehicles seven times and cyclists six times at this corner, adjacent to the Reeves Center. This corner has long been one of the most hazardous in the city.

DDOT spokesperson Monica Hernandez said the U Street Streetscape project will include work to smooth pavement and sidewalks between 9th and 14th Streets along U Street NW. It will also make the sidewalk on the south side of U Street between 13th and 14th Streets ADA compliant, under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the project does not include plans to improve signage or pavement markings at these intersections.

According to the report, the intersection at 18th and Florida Ave has already undergone construction to improve safety and an improved design has been completed for the intersection 13th and K Streets. Improved pavement markings and signage were recommended for several of the other intersections in our area.

On March 13th, Noah Smith (ANC 2B09) plans to introduce a resolution on the recently introduced Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013 at 2B’s ANC meeting. Smith’s amendments will aim to increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the bill originally introduced by Council members Mary Cheh and Tommy Wells.

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by Borderstan.com — February 26, 2013 at 5:35 am 1 Comment

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery around 11:40 pm on Monday, February 25, on the 1900 block of 12th Street NW, just south of U Street. The lookout is for one man, around 5’9″, wearing a gray hoody and dark pants.

It was the second gun robbery in the area in less than three days; there was also a gun robbery at 12th and U Streets NW around 4 am on Saturday, February 23.

From the Police Alert: “ROBBERY GUN 2341 HOURS 1900 BLOCK 12TH STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR B/M, 5’9″, WEARING A GRAY HOODED SWEAT SHIRT, DARK PANTS, SLIM BUILD, ARMED WITH A HANDGUN DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130088147, Sent on: 02/25 23:59.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Gun //1900 blk 12th Street NW //LOF B/M wearing a gray hoodie wearing dark pants //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — February 23, 2013 at 8:42 am 0

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery at 12th and U Streets NW around 4 am Saturday, February 23. The lookout is for one man wearing a gray hoody and green hat.

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Gun //12th & U St NW //LOF B/M, wearing a gray hoody, & a green hat //6559″

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by Borderstan.com — February 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

"Lincoln"

Lincoln Theater on U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

On Tuesday, February 26 the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) will host a facilitated discussion on the future of the Lincoln Theatre.

This meeting comes after DCCAH announced in December 2012 that it will put the historic U Street theatre up for lease after its long struggle to maintain an owner and turn a profit.

Next Tuesday’s discussion will include a public feedback session, which will help drive the process of selecting the new commercial operator to manage the theatre.

Originally, the meeting was scheduled to be held at the DCCAH office in SE DC, but after push-back and complaints from the community’s residents, the meeting location was changed to the Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW.

The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 pm and is open to the public. For more information, visit the Eventbrite page.

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by Borderstan.com — February 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0

"Day"

For the unconventional gift. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Melanie Hudson. Follow her at @champagne_me or Email her at melanie[AT]borderstan.com. 

It’s only a few days before the dreaded holiday-that’s-not-really-a-holiday: Valentine’s Day. The one day every year it becomes acceptable to say things like “I wheelie like you” and “I love you a latte.” The one day every year you feel justified eating a box of Godiva, because after all, it was a gift. Or the one day you allow yourself to wallow in your singlehood, indulging in a Sex and the City marathon over potato chips and wine.

Even if you are an unsentimental cynic for 364 other days, on Valentine’s Day you’ve been known to send your girlfriend expensive roses, leave a love-sticky-note on the mirror for your fiancé or make overpriced dinner reservations at a restaurant serving chocolate wine for your future partner-for-life. (Or, buy yourself those patent leather platform pumps you’ve been eyeing.)

Listen up, Borderstan: this year, ditch the traditional trappings that Hallmark is peddling and give your sweetheart something memorable, personal, and dare we say, quite hot. This Valentine’s Day, Secret Pleasures Boutique (1510 U Street NW) will add fire and spice into the mix, and Valentine’s Day will never be the same.

Secret Pleasures is a sex shop. There, I said it. Now that term of art can conjure up tawdry, sordid images. But let me assure you, dear readers, it is not a dank and dark house of pornography. Secret Pleasure is a modern, full-service palace of wonders, specializing in discretion. Its tasteful and well-curated articles range from lingerie and crotchless undies to bondage gear and fancy vibrators.

Of course there is your usual assortment of bachelorette party paraphernalia, but the full wall dedicated to lube is a sight to behold. Catering to men and women, straight and gay, singles and couples, the store sells every sex-related item you can think of — and many that even the most inventive imaginations could not dream up.

Among the offerings: body stockings, furry hand cuffs, whips, feathers, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Smart Girls Guide to the G-Spot, Lelo and Je Joue rechargeable massagers and vibrators, how-to manuals, games for couples, leather of every variety and many things we cannot print.

Staff members are open minded, not pushy and have helpful titles, such as “education coordinator.” Many have training in sexuality issues and will answer any and all of your questions. Secret Pleasures encourages its clients to check their reservations at the door and explore a healthy sexuality. They offer classes like the upcoming “Sex Toys 101″ and a recent course on aphrodisiac cooking. And, a variety of their products is available on their website or they will ship orders by phone — for the shy ones among us.

So, you can go the easy route: shop for gifts from a stylish selection, look for an available table at area restaurants, buy a V-Day recommended wine and make a fancy Champagne and Chambord cocktail. Or you can shock the hell out of your significant other — or yourself! — and give a gift from Secret Pleasures. Try it, you might like it.

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by Borderstan.com — February 11, 2013 at 9:00 am 5 Comments

From David McAuley. Email him at david[AT]borderstan.com

"ANC1B"

The ANC1B meeting last Thursday night. (David McAuley)

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1B briefly discussed future action on the proposed U Street liquor license moratorium at its regular monthly meeting Thursday night (February 7). It also heard input from one of the leading advocates of the moratorium. ANC 1B includes the large bulk of the U Street area.

1B Alcoholic Beverage Commission Chairman Jeremy Leffler (1B-02)told his ANC1B colleagues Thursday night that he had received a “leaflet” proposing a multi-ANC “super-committee” on or about March 20.

The ensuing discussion seemed to indicate that ANC 1B wished to participate in the super-committee meeting if held. There was no official motion or vote on the meeting or any other aspect of the moratorium.

The proposed super-committee was first proposed and approved by Logan Circle area ANC 2F at its regular monthly meeting, held the previous evening (February 6). In addition to members of ANC 1B, the committee may also consist of ANC Commissioners from districts 2F, 2B, and/or 6E, all of which fall within the area of the proposed ban, a circle 1,800 feet in radius from 1211 U Street NW, the location of Ben’s Next Door.

ANC 2F commissioners have said that, before a meeting can be held, each participating ANC must pass a resolution in favor of a joint ANC meeting.

Shaw-Dupont Citizens Alliance President Joan E. Sterling spoke briefly in favor of the moratorium. Sterling is one of the two signers of the official moratorium petition to the DC Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). Sterling said that 80% of the moratorium district fell within the bounds of ANC1B. She also said the current number of establishments in the entire proposed moratorium district was well over 100. DC law says that a moratorium can be requested if there are over 18 establishments serving alcohol in a district.

No one at the meeting spoke against the moratorium. The DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) has not set a date for hearings.

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by Borderstan.com — February 7, 2013 at 10:00 am 0

"GoodWood"

GoodWood at 1428 U Street NW. (Jamie Hurst)

From Jamie Hurst. Email her at jamiehurst[AT]borderstan.com . Follow her on twitter @highheeldtravlr

On a snowy Super bowl Sunday, like many of my fellow Borderstanis, I popped in to GoodWood to check in with the owners, Anna and Dan Kahoe.  They are building a cozy Borderstan community, one home décor sale at a time.

Borderstan: Tell me a little bit about GoodWood and why you were interested in being in Borderstan.

Anna: GoodWood opened in 1994 and Dan and I have had it for ten years. We love being in this neighborhood and we have customers that still shop here from before we had the store. Of course we now have this whole new influx of people. You know, it was great space and a great opportunity and we took it.

I don’t know what drew us… it was close, it was funky. It was – actually in the very beginning I would think of this area, as like this is where Washington is going to become more like New York.

Borderstan: Yeah, I can see that.

Anna: It was the first section of independently owned shops.

Borderstan: Has the changing demographics changed the independence? Or what do you think?

Anna: There are a lot more restaurants and bigger small corporations, like Black Salt. Jeff Black, who does all the restaurants, I feel like he’s a native son. So it’s sort of nice in that instance to be blessed by somebody who’s had a lot of success in DC to bring their name and reputation to the neighborhood. 14th street real estate is skyrocketing and I hope people can still do something cool and different. I feel like we are in the right place.

Dan: We are going to stay as long as we can. We want to be in this neighborhood.

Borderstan: What about this neighborhood draws you? I think its so charming.

Anna: One of the interesting things is that there are not a lot of big buildings so the nature of the retail and of the restaurants is a little cozier and it’s so walkable. People live here, they shop here.

I love that we see people every week. They stop by on their way to the gym or they come every week because they have a book group. I think it’s almost like Cheers or Main Street. You get the same group of people checking in.

Borderstan: You’re building a community with your shop.

Anna: I get nervous over the holidays when some of our good friends leave and it’s mid-January and I’m like, where are they! They haven’t come back yet. You know? I always want to hear about it [their trips].

Meeting people’s parents-I love that. It’s my favorite thing when people bring their parents into the store. Because I feel like the good girlfriend they want to introduce them to.

Borderstan:  They have to show you off! A lot of people shop here because they feel that it’s not just a home goods store but that it’s also homey to shop here. Is there an instance you would want to share where you found an object you were really in love with, and then it found a really good home?

Anna: There are pieces I get really attracted to and I’m always hoping that it goes to one of our regulars, this, that and the other. [laughs] Dan’s going to hate that I tell this story but Dan just brought in today, see that Vanson leather motorcycle jacket over there?

"GoodWood"

GoodWood. (Jamie Hurst)

Borderstan: Oh, yes.

Anna: Dan was wearing that when I met him.

Borderstan: OH!

Anna: I know. So speaking of homey, we are selling a piece of our history.

Borderstan: That’s so bittersweet!

Dan: I got skinny.

Borderstan: Well, that’s not a bad thing.

Anna: People often want to know the story behind something. And often we get stuff at auction and there really is no story. And I’m like, it’s your turn. You build the story. Or the story is that you found it here. This is the beginning.

And my favorite thing is when customers come in and they say, oh, I wish I lived here. That’s the feedback we want. We want people to feel comfortable here. Beyond getting something you need, like a chest of drawers, it’s a place to check in.

GoodWood, 1428 U Street NW. Store Hours: Monday to Saturday 12 to 7 pm, Sundays 12 to 5 pm.

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by Borderstan.com — January 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm 0

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery around 10 pm on the 1100 block of U Street NW, Tuesday, January 15. One suspect was armed with a handgun. The lookout is for three males in ski masks and black jackets.The lookout is for two suspects, according to the DC Police Twitter feed and Police Alert.

From DC Police Alerts: “ROBBERY GUN 2157 HOURS 1100 BLOCK U STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR (3) B/M’S WEARING MASKS, AND BLACK JACKETS, SUSPECT (1) ARMED WITH A HANDGUN, LAST SEEN ON FOOT TOWARDS V STREET NW DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130022765, Sent on: 01/15 22:15″

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3D Robbery //1100 blk U Street NW //LOF (3) B/M’s wearing masks & black jackets // (1) armed with a hand gun // L/S towards V Street //6559″

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by Borderstan.com — January 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"ArtPlaces"

U Street and Adams Morgan are two of the top most art-centric places in the country. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Kathryn Ciano. Follow her on Twitter @katciano. Email her at  kathryn[AT]borderstan.com.

DC Mayor Vincent Gray’s office announced this week that Adams Morgan and U Street, together, are one of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces in the country. ArtPlace, a community-based collaborative focused on “creative placemaking,” selected these two neighborhoods for the title, among other cities, such as Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle.

According to the press release, ArtPlace selected Adams Morgan/U Street and the rest of the honored neighborhood list based on a set of six indicators identified by a consulting firm that specializes in the study of metropolitan economies:

Four indicators measure the ingredients of vibrancy: the number of retail and service businesses; the percentage of independent businesses; the neighborhood’s Walk Score; and the percentage of workers in creative occupations living in the neighborhood. Two arts-related indicators were also used: the number of arts-related non-profits and the number of arts-related businesses. Finally, neighborhood scores were normalized for family income so that neighborhoods with the highest concentration of income did not skew the results.

This is the second time ArtPlace has recognized the District as a creative community. In 2011, ArtPlace granted $250,000 to fund Arts and Culture Temporiums in four emerging DC neighborhoods: Anacostia, Brookland, Deanwood, and Central 14th Street NW (Spring Road to Longfellow Street NW).

Enjoy our creative neighborhood and get to know your neighbors by checking out the upcoming exhibits at local galleries this weekend — there are almost too many to name. My short list is below, but you can always check out Borderstan’s semi-weekly gallery roundup, or this link for Borderstan’s year-end exhibition roundup for more complete lists of nearby art spots:

  • At Longview gallery, 1234 9th Street NW, Colin Winterbottom’s “Gothic Resilience” presents a series of photos of the national cathedral restoration starting January 10 (including photos of artifacts and architecture damaged in the Aug. 2011 earthquake)
  • Gallery plan b, 1530 14th Street is showing mosaics by Ted Milligan and Michael Curry, starting January 12.
  • Curator’s Office, 1515 14th Street NW, Ste. 201, “Periodically invites a curator (museum curator, critic, artist, collector, educator, promising student, gallerist) to display a tightly focused presentation of an artist or art collective’s work. The invited curator provides an explanation for the selection and defines the cultural significance of that particular artist to contemporary art practice. From time to time, artists are invited to interpret the ‘office/micro-gallery space.”
  • Transformer Gallery, 1404 P Street, is a tiny space hosting an exhibition called “Cabinets of Curiosity,” starting January 19.
  • Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW, opens Here Not There on January 12: “Joshua Wade Smith began Here Nor There with a two-day long urban trek in which he walked along the train tracks from his home in Baltimore to DC. On the second leg of the trip, Smith recorded his walk through Washington, DC from the train tracks near New York Avenue to the doors of Hamiltonian Gallery. The project concludes on opening night with an in-gallery performance. Smith will send runners sprinting down a 40 foot-long racetrack toward a mirrored wall, thereby forcing his performers to undergo the same physical and perceptual challenges he experienced on his solo journey.”
  • Randall Scott Projects, 2030 8th Street NW at V Street, opening in DC in January. Randall Scott has been in and out of the Borderstan area–most recently occupying a 2,400 square foot Shaw studio until that was demolished this fall. See this space for Botticellian and schoolgirlish soul-wrenching figures.

Check the galleries’ websites for exhibition opening info. Most of these galleries are open late enough in the evening so that you can stop in and poke around for a sec on your way home from work. Openings are always the best time to come, when you can meet the artist, and sip wine while you browse. Enjoy!

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by Borderstan.com — December 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm 0

DC Police reported a robbery that involved the use of fear occurred at 7:45 pm on the U Street corridor, at 10th and U Streets, Saturday, December 22. The lookout is for one male. If you saw anything, call 911 with information.

From DC Police Alerts: “HD305-1 CONFIRMED A Robbery Fear: 1945 hours @ 10th & U ST NW. LOF male, 50’s, tall slim build, beard, wearing a black hat, black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. Last seen southbound towards 9th St. NW DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT i20120640434, Sent on: 12/22″20:05″

From DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Fear:1945 hours @ 10th & U ST NW. LOF male, 50’s, tall slim build, beard, wearing a black hat, black jacket, blue jeans and black”

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by Borderstan.com — December 22, 2012 at 9:35 am 2 Comments

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The U Street corridor. (Borderstan file photo)

DC Police reported a robbery with force and violence at around 4:30 am Saturday, December 22, at 12th and U Streets NW. The lookout is for five males wearing dark clothing. If you saw anything, call 911 with information.

From DC Police Alerts: ROBBERY FORCE & VIOLENCE 0429 HOURS 12TH & U STREET NW LOOKOUT FOR (5) B/M’S WEARING DARK CLOTHING DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20120639348, Sent on: 12/22 04:51″

From DC Police Twitter feed: “3D Robbery F&V //12th & U Street NW //LOF 5 B/M’s wearing dark clothing //6559.”

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by Borderstan.com — December 18, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"Bohemian"

Tap & Parlor/Bohemian Carverns at 11th and U Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Tap & Parlour and Bohemian Caverns, which share a liquor license and building at 2001 11th Street NW, reopened Friday evening after a temporary liquor license suspension that began December 8.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Cathy Lanier shut down the establishments after an alleged second-degree sexual assault that took place in Tap & Parlour. Lanier has the authority to temporarily close establishments serving alcohol for up to 96 hours under the Emergency Suspension of Liquor Licenses Act of 2005.

According to the investigative report by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA; available from Washington City Paper), a female victim reported that she was sexually assaulted by an employee of Tap & Parlour at about 4 am on December 8.

The victim and her friends had been drinking with a manager they knew and employees in the lower level of the stablishment. The victim reported she became tired and went up to the street-level bar to rest. When she awoke, she was being sexually assaulted by a male employee. After an MPD investigation, Lanier closed the bar at 6 pm December 8. The ABRA investigation also concluded that Tap & Parlour was serving alcohol past its closing time of 3 am.

ABRA continued the suspension of Tap & Parlour’s liquor license at a December 12 hearing, but allowed the establishment to reopen following a December 13 hearing. Bohemian Caverns and Tap & Parlour had to meet a number of conditions before reopening (see the Order on Summary Suspension).

These included firing the employee and manager involved in the December 8 incident, fixing a broken lock and broken security cameras, creating written guidelines for ensuring the bar is closed on time and submitting a Security Plan to ABRA. The Security Plan had to cover a number of areas including the placement of security guards and cameras, provisions for reporting incidents to MPD and ABRA and policies on ID checks. Within 30 days, all employees must undergo sexual assault training, and ABRA must ensure that all four security cameras are functional and that security footage is being kept for 30 days.

These conditions were all met on December 14 and Bohemian Caverns tweeted about the club’s reopening for happy hour that day.

Tap & Parlour and Bohemian Caverns will have a status hearing on January 30 to monitor compliance with these conditions. The incident was also referred to the Office of the Attorney General for a potential show cause hearing.

The ABRA Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board also held a fact-finding hearing during their December 13 meeting on the triple shooting outside Indulj on December 3 (Chief Lanier Shuts Down Indulj for 96 Hours Following Triple Shooting). The Board set a status hearing on the case for March 6. Indulj was allowed to reopen on December 7.

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by Borderstan.com — December 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm 0

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The U Street corridor on a weekend night. (Borderstan file photo)

Sunday Morning Update: The MPD announced that “Third District officers investigated a robbery that occurred in the 1000 block of U Street NW. During the course of their investigation, officers arrested three juvenile suspects. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099.”

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According to DC Police reports, 10 men committed a robbery with a knife at 8:02 pm tonight, December 8, on the 1000 block of U Street — a nightlife corridor normally crowded with people at this time on a weekend.

From DC Police Alerts: “3053 CONFIRMED A Robbery hold up Knife_2002 hours_1000 block of U Street NW_LOF: 10 B/M’s all wearing black jackets and blue jeans DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120616743, Sent on: 12/08 20:15″

The DC Police Department tweet: “Robbery hold up Knife_2002 hours_1000 block of U Street NW_LOF: 10 B/M’s all wearing black jackets and blue jeans – 6480″

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by Borderstan.com — December 8, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Details from the DC Police are limited to the Police Alert and Twitter feed, but a man was stabbed in the arm during a robbery at 11:15 pm, Friday night, at 16th Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. The busy intersection, right at the western end of the U Street corridor, usually has a large number of people on the street in the area on weekends at this time.

From the DC Police Alert: “STABBING & ROBBERY_2315HRS_16TH ST & NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW_LOFB/M 6′ BLK JKT HOOD OVER FACE; B/M 5’7″, HOODED JKT DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120615308/ Sent on: 12/08 01:26.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3D STABBING&ROBBERY/ 16TH & NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW/ADULT MALE STAB IN ARM/LOF B/M 6′,BLK JKT HOOD OVER FACE/B/M 5’7″ HOODED JACKET/5269.”

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You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts. You can follow the DC Police on Twitter @DCPoliceDept.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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