by Andrew Ramonas — July 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm 0

Pret a Manger at 1432 K St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman sleeping outside a downtown eatery pulled a knife on another woman who disturbed her slumber yesterday morning, police said.

The incident happened in front of the Pret a Manger at 1432 K St. NW about 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

The sleeper woke up when a woman asked her to leave, authorities said.

“I’m going to kill you b-tch,” the woman who was sleeping said, while flashing a knife, according to police.


by Andrew Ramonas — July 21, 2016 at 4:35 pm 0

A man sought in a burglary at a pie shop on the H Street corridor has appeared on surveillance footage, police said.

The crime happened in Dangerously Delicious Pies at 1339 H St. NE about 5:15 a.m. June 23. A burglar forced open a rear door to the store, went inside and stole cash before leaving, according to authorities.

Video police distributed today in connection with burglary shows a man with a baseball cap rummaging around an office and going through a cash register.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment 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.

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by Courtney Brown — July 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

1400 block of Girard Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman stabbed another woman in Columbia Heights this afternoon, police said.

The stabbing happened near a park on the 1400 block of Girard Street NW about 1:45 p.m.

The victim was conscious after the attack.

Police said they’re looking for two women in connection with the assault.

Authorities haven’t released any other information about the crime at this time.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — July 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0

2300 block of Champlain Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Two thieves with a gun stole a motor scooter from a man in Adams Morgan last night, police said.

The armed scooter-jacking happened on the 2300 block of Champlain Street NW about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was working on his Honda Elite scooter just north of the Marie Reed Recreation Center when a man and another person approached, according to authorities. One of the new arrivals then showed a handgun tucked into the waistband of his pants and ordered the victim to hand over the keys to the vehicle.


by Andrew Ramonas — July 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm 1 Comment

300 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A young would-be thief tried to steal a good Samaritan’s cellphone after she came to the aid of a distressed woman on the H Street corridor last night, police said.

The attempted robbery happened on the 300 block of H Street NE about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was near the Giant grocery store when she saw the woman crying, according to authorities. She then went to check on her.

A kid arrived soon after and tried to snatch the victim’s iPhone as she helped the distressed woman.


by Andrew Ramonas — July 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm 2 Comments

14th and U-streets NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man flashed a gun at a driver in a road rage confrontation near 14th and U streets NW over the weekend, according to a police report Borderstan obtained today.

The incident happened on the 1900 block of 14th Street NW about 4 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was changing lanes as he approached U Street when another driver pulled up alongside him, authorities said. The new arrival, who had is car window down, then asked the victim what he was doing.

The victim said he moved into another lane.


by Borderstan.com — July 19, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Police van(Updated at 11:09 a.m.) D.C. police are investigating a possible violent crime at a 14th Street apartment building.

Cops were called to the View 14 apartment complex (2303 14th St. NW) around 2:30 p.m. Monday to assist D.C. Fire and EMS personnel on an injury call.

Police tell us that a man inside a sixth floor apartment suffered cuts to his feet and ankles. Though the man’s injuries were not life-threatening, the apartment was covered in an “insurmountable amount of blood,” according to a police report we obtained. Additionally, one resident reported there was blood all over a hallway and an elevator.

Police said the man’s injuries “appeared to have come from another person” but did not identify any suspects or a motive in the possible crime.

Authorities are still investigating the matter.

by Tim Regan — July 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm 1 Comment

900 N St NW, photo via Google Street ViewThree thieves with a gun beat up and robbed a man in Shaw early yesterday morning, police said.

The violent armed robbery happened on the 900 block of N St. NW at about 1:11 a.m. Sunday morning, according to authorities. The area is about one block west from several popular Shaw restaurants and bars.

Three men were walking along the sidewalk when they were approached by three suspects, authorities said. One of the suspects asked if the men had any marijuana or money. When one of the men replied “no,” the suspect pulled out a black handgun and pointed it at him. The two other suspects then hit the man in the face, knocking him to the ground.

Two of the suspects kicked the man repeatedly before making away with his wallet, $105 and a D.C. ID.

The three robbers were last seen heading north on the 1300 block of 10th St. NW, police said.

Additionally, someone with a knife tried to rob a cyclist in Logan Circle late Friday, police said.

A robber with a “large knife” told a cyclist to hand over their bike and money on the 1500 block of P St. NW around 10:45 p.m. Friday night, according to authorities. But the cyclist simply rode away unharmed.

Authorities did not provide a description about the suspect.

by Andrew Ramonas — July 8, 2016 at 10:40 am 1 Comment

1300 block of Wallach Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)Thieves stole a Maryland man’s car and some of his other belongings after waking him up in his vehicle near the U Street corridor early this morning, police said.

The robbery happened on the 1300 block of Wallach Place NW about 2:45 a.m. The area is just east of the the Trader Joe’s on 14th Street NW.

The victim was dozing in his white Mercedes-Benz CLK350 when three men opened his front passenger-side door, according to authorities. Two of the new arrivals grabbed the victim’s iPhone and car keys before running away with their accomplice.

The man who was robbed then chased after two of the thieves. But he lost track of them and their accomplice.

The victim’s car was gone when he returned to where he parked it.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects. But the car has a Maryland license plate with “7AF6140” on it, according to authorities.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — July 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

crime scene tape 4A woman gave a man a bloody face after she hit him with a bottle outside a Shaw bar early yesterday morning, police said.

The assault happened near the front door of Cloud Lounge at 1919 9th St. NW about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

A police officer was investigating a report of an illegal fireworks show in front of the bar when a man with a bloody face approached the cop, according to authorities. The man told the officer that a woman hit him in the head with a green bottle and walked away.


by Andrew Ramonas — July 7, 2016 at 8:45 am 1 Comment

Police car light(Updated at 5:05 p.m.) A man sought in a robbery with a gun in Columbia Heights this morning was arrested, according to authorities.

Cops received a report of an armed robbery on the 1300 block of Monroe Street NW about 7 a.m.

Someone, who was was with two other people, refused to buy something from three individuals in the area when one of them flashed a gun, according to authorities. The person with the gun then pushed one of the victims to the ground and robbed him before fleeing with the other suspects.

One of the victims saw one of the suspects on the 1300 block of Park Road NW soon after and told a nearby police officer. The cop then chased the suspect, who tried to hide on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue NW.

Police arrested the suspect, whose name authorities didn’t immediately release.

Cops temporarily shut down at least one street in Columbia Heights earlier today as they looked for the suspect.

Locals spotted a helicopter flying overhead and police rerouting traffic in the area this morning.

Police said they continue to investigate the crime.

by Andrew Ramonas — July 6, 2016 at 3:45 pm 3 Comments

An “explosive device” erupted inside a Columbia Heights Subway last night, injuring two people and causing “significant damage” to the restaurant, police said.

The incident, which police classified as an assault with a dangerous weapon, happened in the Subway at 3306 14th St. NW about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. D.C. Fire and EMS officials believe the explosive was a cherry bomb, agency spokesman Doug Buchanan said.

The two victims were sitting in the eatery when someone threw the device near them, according to a police report. It then went off, giving the victims “several injuries” and leaving the restaurant with at least $5,000 in damage, the report said.

At least one person was hospitalized, Buchanan said.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

When a Borderstan reporter visited the eatery this afternoon, a sign taped to the front door said:

“Due to [an] act of Vandalism, We will be opening late today. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

A Subway representative inside the restaurant declined to comment.

by Andrew Ramonas — July 5, 2016 at 8:25 am 1 Comment

Illegal fireworks seized by the Third District police (Photo via Metropolitan Police Department)

Rain wasn’t the only force that put a damper on Independence Day celebrations over the long weekend.

Police officers took “several hundred” illegal fireworks off the streets in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District, Stuart Emerman, the area’s commander, said in an email to locals overnight. The district includes Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Shaw and the U Street corridor.

A photo Emerman released shows a table covered with what appear to be bottle rockets, firecrackers and other prohibited Fourth of July party supplies that cops seized.

“Throughout the night we have received many calls regarding illegal fireworks in the community,” he said. “The Third District officers have been working extremely hard.”

Photo via Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas — July 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

1300 block of Columbia Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A screwdriver-wielding assailant stabbed a man in the neck in Columbia Heights yesterday morning, police said.

The assault happened on the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW about 11:15 a.m. Thursday. The area is about a block south of the Columbia Heights Metro station.

The attacker and the victim were arguing in or near a home when the screwdriver stabbing occurred, according to authorities.

The individual with the screwdriver left the scene soon after the attack.

The victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Police have arrested someone in connection with the crime. But the person’s identity wasn’t immediately clear.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — June 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

700 block of Gresham Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man hit another man with a gun and knocked him unconscious in a domestic dispute near Columbia Heights early yesterday morning, police said.

The aggravated assault happened on the 700 block of Gresham Place NW about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. The area is just west of Howard University.

The attacker and the victim were in a home on the block when the assailant pistol-whipped the man, according to authorities. The man with the gun hit the victim after he intervened in a dispute between the attacker and a third man, who also was there. The assailant had threatened to kill that person.

Police arrested someone in connection with the crime. But the person’s identity wasn’t immediately clear.

Photo via Google Maps


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