by Andrew Ramonas October 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

1300 Block of Clifton Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Thieves with a gun hit a man in the head and robbed him near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1300 block of Clifton Street NW about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was walking just west of the high school when three people came up to him, according to authorities. One of the individuals then struck the man and someone in the group flashed a handgun.

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by Tim Regan September 22, 2016 at 7:15 am 0

2300 block of 11th St. NW different view, photo via Google Street ViewSomeone shot a man on a block that includes the Cardozo Education Campus and the Garfield Terrace public housing complex some time after midnight this morning, police said.

The shooting happened on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW around 12:30 a.m. today.

The victim was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, authorities said.

The area where gunfire broke out is close to where 23-year-old Eric Garrett was shot and gravely injured on Sept. 12. Garrett died in a local hospital earlier this week.

Police tweeted about the shooting around 2 a.m. this morning:

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan September 19, 2016 at 11:25 am 0

police carThe man shot and injured near the Cardozo Education Campus last week has died, according to police.

Authorities said someone shot 23-year-old Eric Garrett multiple times on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW just before 12:30 a.m. last Monday. Garrett was rushed to a local hospital, where he died yesterday.

Garrett was well-known and well-liked in the Northwest D.C. neighborhood where he lived, according to NBC Washington.

Police said last week they’re looking for a black male who is about 5 feet tall and has a slim build in connection with the crime.

More information from an MPD press release:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of 11th Street, Northwest on Monday, September 12, 2016.

At approximately 12:26 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. On Sunday, September 18, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Eric Garrett, of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINEby text messaging 50411.

by Andrew Ramonas September 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

1300 block of Perry Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man exposed himself and tried to take off a woman’s pants in Columbia Heights over the weekend, police said.

The attempted sexual assault occurred on the 1300 block of Perry Place NW about 7 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was behind a rowhouse in the area when a man came up to her, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas September 12, 2016 at 7:55 am 0

2300 block of 11th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was shot on a block that includes the Cardozo Education Campus and the Garfield Terrace public housing complex around midnight, police said.

The shooting happened on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW about 12:15 a.m. today.

The victim, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, was brought to a local hospital, according to authorities.

Police said they’re looking for a black male who is about 5 feet tall and has a slim build in connection with the crime.

Photo via Google Maps

by Tim Regan April 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0

police carAuthorities are on the lookout for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman near the Cardozo Education Campus early Sunday morning.

Police said the man approached the woman from behind, forced her into an alley and sexually assaulted her on the 2500 block of 12th St. NW around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police are on the lookout for a man described as:

A Hispanic male in his early 30’s with facial hair stubble, approximately 5′ tall, athletic build, wearing dark clothing with long pants and a backwards cap.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.

Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.

by Borderstan.com April 22, 2016 at 7:20 am 0

(Updated at 12:43 p.m.) Someone behind the wheel of a car collided with and critically injured a man on a bicycle near the Cardozo Education Campus early this morning, according to D.C. Police.

Police were dispatched to the scene of a crash involving a car and a cyclist on the 1300 block of Florida Ave. NW at 3:13 a.m.

The 1300 block of Florida Ave. NW was closed to traffic in both directions for hours while authorities investigate the incident. Authorities reopened the stretch of road around 12:40 p.m.

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by Tim Regan March 21, 2016 at 10:00 am 1 Comment

Dozens of community members flocked to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts this morning to sing, chant and wave signs across from members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church.

Westboro parishioners gathered in front of the school at 2501 11th St. NW earlier this morning to tell students “to fear God and keep His commandments.”

But dozens of counter-protestors — including D.C. councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and David Grosso — showed up in opposition of the notoriously anti-gay church. At one point, protestors broke out into “Amazing Grace” to drown out Westboro’s brand of “truth.”

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by Tim Regan November 9, 2015 at 10:20 am 0

Wardman Court ApartmentsParamedics rescued a woman trapped inside of a trash chute on the 1300 block of Clifton Street NW late last night, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at 11:05 p.m. and found a woman stuck in a trash chute between the first floor and the basement of the Wardman Court apartment complex.

How the woman became stuck was not immediately clear, Mendez said.

Rescue workers freed the woman at 11:37 p.m. and transported her to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Mendez said.

Journalist Alan Henney first noticed a scanner call for a person stuck in a trash chute around 11:25 p.m. last night. Several locals also made note of the firefighter presence at 13th and Clifton streets NW, wrote PoPville.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan October 19, 2015 at 9:35 am 0

13th and florida ave, photo via Street View(Updated at 1:48 p.m.) An underground wire fire and subsequent manhole explosion caused the closure of the 2500 block of 13th Street NW for about an hour yesterday afternoon, D.C. Police said.

Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey said 17 customers lost power for about six hours yesterday.

A witness wrote about hearing the explosion yesterday on the D.C. subreddit.

“Today there was a fire under the street near the intersection of 13th and Florida Ave,” wrote user gabrielle1106.

“One of the manhole covers blew off and made a tremendous noise,” they continued. “There was black smoke rising from the hole and the fire truck came. The street was closed off for about an hour.”

Police said there were no injuries or property damage related to the explosion.

Photo via Google Street View

by Jennifer Currier September 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

OCULUS 2013 PARK(ing) Day Display

Some parking spots throughout D.C. won’t be occupied by cars tomorrow. Instead, they’ll be home to pop-up parks.

PARK(ing) Day is a national event that businesses, organizations and residents celebrate throughout the District each year. The city celebrates the event by turning parking spaces into these pop-up parklets.

Dupont Circle-based Rails to Trails Conservancy is participating in the event for the first time. According to Director of Communications Elizabeth Striano, they’ll set up shop near at 1400 New Hampshire NW and host bike accessory raffles, free giveaways, a bike repair station and pass out drinks and ice pops.

Bicyclists can also stop and get a Polaroid picture in front of a backdrop of a bike trail the organization helped build.

“We’re taking up two spots, so this year we’re feeling it out to see what works and what doesn’t,” Striano said. “Being able to safely bicycle in the city is critical, so we’re excited to help promote healthy places and people.”

There are 10 parks expected to go up in northwest D.C. Each will have a different theme, purpose and activities.

The locations and sponsors for the parks are:

Dupont Circle

  • 2000 M St. NW (Island Press)
  • 1400 New Hampshire Ave. NW (Rails to Trails Conservancy)

Logan Circle

  • 1440 P St. NW (OCULUS)

U Street

  • 1250 U St. NW (District Department of Parks and Recreation)

Adams Morgan

  • 2424 18th St. NW (BicycleSPACE)

Columbia Heights

  • 3407 14th St. NW (Washington Area Bicyclist Assocation)

K Street

  • 2020 K St. NW (Golden Triangle BID, Gensler)
  • 1830 K St. NW (ZGF Architects)
  • 1612 K St. NW (Project for Public Spaces)
  • 1200 K St. NW (HKS Architects, Inc.)

Many of the parks will be open from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, there will be approximately 30 pop-up parks throughout D.C., more than double the amount from last year. Click here for a full list of where to find the parklets across the city.

Photo via Flickr user Aimee Curtis Photography

by Tim Regan September 1, 2015 at 4:10 pm 1 Comment

Police are seeking two persons of interest filmed in connection with an armed robbery that occurred near the Cardozo Education Campus less than two weeks ago.

Police say two men robbed another man with a gun near the 1100 block of Florida Avenue NW on Aug. 22 around 2:55 a.m.

A video released today by police appears to show the alleged robbers chasing down a man and holding him at gunpoint. The two men then appear to look through the victim’s pockets before leaving the scene.

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Video via MPD

by Tim Regan August 31, 2015 at 7:25 am 0

Police CarTwo 15-year-old boys were arrested after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint near the Cardozo Education Campus late last night, say D.C. Police.

Police say a man was walking near the intersection of 13th and Clifton streets NW around 11:46 p.m. when he was approached by the two teens. One of the teens flashed a handgun and demanded the man’s property. Police say the man refused, ran away and called 911.

Officers stopped and arrested the two teens “within minutes” and recovered a BB gun.

by Borderstan.com December 17, 2008 at 8:55 pm 0

Dcist has the goods about an arrest for the stabbing that occured at the U Street/Cardozo Metro stop (13th and U Streets NW) on Saturday:

DECEMBER 17, 2008
Arrest Made in U Street Stabbing
It may be grim out on D.C.’s streets, with eight homicides in the past seven days, but we’ll say one thing about the job local law enforcement is doing right now: talk about some swift arrests. (more…)

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