Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan August 8, 2016 at 8:55 am 2 Comments

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Gunshots Rattle Residents Near 14th Street — Police are looking for the person who fired several shots near the intersections of 14th and Florida and 14th and Belmont streets NW Saturday night just after 8:30 p.m. “Gunshots 14th and Belmont NW. 6 of them,” one Borderstan reader tweeted. Police sent out an email to locals shortly after the gunshots rang out. “At 8:35 p.m. tonight, MPD units patrolling heard several gunshots in the area of 14th and Florida and 14th and Belmont,” police said in a message to its Third District listserv.

Authorities are also searching for the person who fired a gun several times on the 1300 block of S St. NW just before midnight on Saturday. According to police, “no one appears to have been injured but several adult males were observed running out of the block right after the sounds came out.”

M Street Chipotle Worker Wins Lawsuit — The build-your-own-burrito chain will have to pay $550,000 to a former worker at the 1837 M St. NW location who claimed she was fired in 2011 because of her pregnancy. [Washington Business Journal]

Capitol Hemp Celebrates One-Year Anniversary — The Adams Morgan pot supply shop celebrated its one-year anniversary with a marijuana seed giveaway this weekend. [DCist]

Police Searching for Men Wanted in Two Sex Abuse Crimes  — Police are on the lookout for two men connected to two separate instances of sex abuse. Police said someone “forcefully groped” a woman on the 1600 block of M Street NW on July 3. A shirtless man filmed last month is wanted in connection with the crime.

Additionally, police say a man filmed inside a Metro station is connected to a sex abuse crime that occurred on the 500 block of H Street NE on May 31.

Vincent Orange Resigns D.C. Council Seat — At-Large D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange announced Friday afternoon that he’s stepping away from his seat after facing criticism over possible conflicts of interest related to his new leading role at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. [Washington Post; WAMU 88.5]


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