There were two gun robberies Tuesday night, November 27, about one hour apart. The first incident was around 9:30 pm at 19th and R Streets NW — just east of Connecticut Avenue NW — and involved three men. The second robbery occurred around 10:20 pm on the 1800 block of R Street NW, just west of New Hampshire Avenue, and also involved three suspects.
From DC Police Alerts:
- “Robbery Gun. Robbery Tact #2 CONFIRMED A Robbery @ 19th & R St., NW LOF: 3B/M’s, 20’s, wearing blk puffy jkts. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120597827. Sent on: 11/27 21:04”
- “Robbery (Gun). 2084 CONFIRMED A Robbery (Gun)/ 2022 hours/ 1800 blk R St NW/ LOF: (2) B/M, 6’2, thin build, med complexion, dark skull cap amd (1) B/M, 6’2, thin build, med complexion, dark skull cap, green puffy coat DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120597824. Sent on: 11/27 22:00”
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Rest in Peace“Black Cat Bill” Very Much Alive
November 30 Update and Correction: “Black Cat Bill” is very much alive. The Washington City Paper‘s Ryan Little even paid a visit to William “Willy” Turner. Our original story is below. We regret that our information was incorrect — apologies all around, including to Mr. Turner. – The editors
We Love DC shared the sad news that Black Cat Bill
had passed away a few days ago. They said it best, Bill, “the unofficial doorman for the Black Cat on 14th Street NW… was is an institution… for years and years, panhandling in front of the rock club, his signature call of ‘Black Cat, Black Cat, how bout a little change for the homeless,’ is familiar to anyone who ever caught a show at the Cat.”
Walking in Winter Wonderland
The first sign of the impending winter holidays (which looks a lot closer on this side of Thanksgiving) is here! The National Christmas Tree is up, according to the National Park Service. This year’s tree replaces a previous Colorado blue spruce that was replanted on the Ellipse after the previous tree was damaged by a wind storm in February of this year. The lighting of the tree will take place on December 1 from 5 to 6 pm, and the Pathway, featuring trees to represent US states and territories, will run from December 6 to 23, daily from 11 am to 11 pm.
Guardian (Shopping) Angels
This year, the Guardian Angels were out in force, protecting citizens during the craziness that is Black Friday, according to Washington City Paper. Not only did they hand out safety tips, but they also escorted patrons from stores to cars and public transportation and identifying criminals in action, sometimes making citizens’ arrests! We’ll all look forward to seeing the stats from this year’s holiday season. An early thank you to anyone who participated!
It appears that they Guardian Angels have or are doing some work in Adams Morgan. I saw this post on Monday on Yahoo! Groups Dupont Forum list. There have been several (highly publicized) incidents of violent crime in the Adams Morgan area recently, many or most of them not 18th Street during the crowded weekend nights. Here it the posting from the Guardian Angels:
Posted by: “John Unique Ayala”
Please join us for our weekly walk around the neighborhood of Adams Morgan. We patrol all alleys and dark spots surrounding (Mozart, Champlain, 17th, Ontario, Euclid, etc.) as well as 18th St. & Columbia Rd. Bring a neighbor! All you need is a smile, flashlight, pen & pad. Join old friends or make new ones.
If you have an orange hat please bring it. We encourage any and everyone 16 years old and older to patrol with us. The Guardian Angels walk With the people in the community. We must have at least 5 community members from the scheduled neighborhood or the walk will be cancelled. Please join us Monday 20, 2008 from 7 PM to 9 pm We meet in front of Sun Trust bank & the Police Substation on 18th street and Columbia Road. EXCEPT AS NOTED.
To start a weekly patrol in your community with the Guardian Angels please contract John Ayala.