by Tim Regan October 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm 0

(Updated at 4:10 p.m. Thursday) Minions ran amok with Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen at the Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th St. NW) in Shaw last night.

The center screened the film “Despicable Me” outdoors starting at 6:30 p.m. in partnership with the Friends of Kennedy Recreation Center and Allen’s office. Residents brought chairs and blankets to sit on while they watch the film.

Popcorn was provided for free and the Dolci Gelati truck was on site to sell gelato. A portion of those sales went toward funding new programs for children and seniors at the recreation center.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan June 10, 2015 at 10:00 am 0

Police are seeking six persons of interest in connection with a violent robbery that occurred early Sunday morning on the 1400 block of 5th Street, near the Kennedy Recreation Center in Shaw.

In a video released by D.C. police, six individuals, many of whom appear to be male, can be seen holding a victim down and forcibly robbing them.

Throughout the robbery, some of the individuals appear to take turns punching and kicking the victim. Roughly half a minute into the assault, the individuals run away.

Video via MPD

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 $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

by January 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm 1,920 2 Comments

U Street NW, PSA 305From Cody Telep. Telep is working on his PhD in criminology at George Mason University and lives in the U Street area. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at [email protected].

Borderstan’s first homicide of 2012 occurred Thursday night (January 26) after a stabbing at about 7 pm in the 1500 block of 7th Street NW. The victim, 19-year-old Dalontray Williams of Northwest Washington, was found in the lobby of the Kennedy Recreation Center at 1401 7th Street NW in Shaw. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital (see the Metropolitan Police Department press release).

Police Service Area 308 (Convention Center area) Lieutenant Linda Wingate said that police will be paying special attention to the area where the homicide occurred and to the Kennedy Recreation Center. No information on a suspect has been released and homicide detectives continue to investigate. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

Homicides within Borderstan’s coverage area are rare, especially in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Only one occurred in 2011 (although a second occurred adjacent to Borderstan’s boundaries) and five homicides were recorded in Borderstan in 2010.

See What’s Behind DC’s Declining Homicide Rate? from January 26.


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