Two men wanted for making off with three bicycles from a condominium building in Logan Circle have been caught on video, according to authorities.
The theft occurred in Solo Piazza at 1300 13th St. NW about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
Video police distributed today shows two men in dark jackets with hoods entering the building and walking around in its garage. They eventually left the building with the three bikes.
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 at 50411
Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department
The attack happened on the 1200 block of M Street NW about 12:45 a.m.
The men were inside an apartment building about two blocks east of Thomas Circle NW when one man used a knife to repeatedly stab the other man in his stomach, according to authorities. The man with the knife then held it to the throat of a woman whom he forced out of the building before he fled.
The stabbing victim was conscious after the assault. But his condition wasn’t immediately clear.
Police arrested 41-year-old Robert Bethea of Northwest D.C. in connection with the stabbing. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.
Photo via Google Maps
The armed robbery happened on the 1200 block of R Street NW about 1:15 a.m.
The victim was walking about two blocks north of the Logan Circle NW traffic circle when a man came up to him and pulled out a handgun, according to authorities. The man with the gun then pointed it at the victim’s chest.
“Shut the f–k up and keep walking,” the man with the gun said, while ordering the victim to hand over some of his belongings, according to police.
The victim then gave the man his wallet and iPhone.
The thief soon after directed the victim to continue walking and fled.
Authorities sent out a tweet with a suspect description after the crime:
Robbery Gun in the 1200 block of R Street NW//LOF B/M, dreadlocks, wearing a black sweatshirt and dark pants//4692
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 15, 2016
Photo via Google Maps
(Updated at 12:36 p.m.) The forthcoming Logan Circle men’s J. Crew store is due to open next Wednesday, according to a representative from the company.
The store, which is located at 1618 14th St. NW, will officially open on Nov. 9, a J. Crew representative said.
The store will host a grand opening party on Nov. 19 at noon to celebrate the opening, according to a “classified” brochure the clothing retailer mailed to a Borderstan reporter’s home yesterday.
The event will include complimentary professional portraits by a photographer along with “drinks, snacks and shopping.” Everyone who spends at least $100 will receive an unspecified gift, the retailer said.
A man sought in the theft of a computer tower during a break-in at a Logan Circle building last week has appeared in surveillance footage, police said.
The burglary occurred on the 1300 block of 15th Street NW between about 4 and 4:45 a.m. last Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows a man with a backpack walking down a hallway in a building and into a room with computer equipment.
The man eventually left the room and exited the building carrying a paper grocery bag with something in it.
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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 YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department
The organizers behind the annual Little Goblins Parade in Logan Circle are again on the hunt for some volunteer “goblin wranglers.”
“Neighborhood little goblins, spooky and sweet, will take over the streets Saturday, October 29, and we could use a few pairs of hands to assist with passing out treats, street safety (MPD will also be on hand), and post-parade festivities,” said Joelle Myers, a co-founder of the parade.
The parade needs about 20 volunteers to hand out candy and help keep things in order.
Princesses, superheroes and even a little Kim Jong Un descended on Logan Circle in search of candy during last year’s event.
Locals who want to help out can contact Myers by email.
Someone etched a racist message on a car belonging to a Logan Circle couple in a suspected hate crime earlier this month.
A vandal carved the word “n—-r” into the front passenger side of a Corvette Z06 parked in an alley along the 1400 block of Corcoran Street NW sometime on Saturday, Oct. 1, according to a police report.
The man who owns the car, who only wanted to be identified by his first name, Glynn, said he believes he was targeted because he’s black and his wife is white.
“I don’t think this is a random act. Especially when somebody’s going to use that particular slur,” Glynn told Borderstan.
A woman was stabbed in Logan Circle this afternoon, police said.
The stabbing happened on the 1400 block of N Street NW about 2:15 p.m. today.
The victim was conscious after the attack, according to authorities.
Police released this tweet with a description of a woman they’re seeking in connection with the assault:
Stabbing at 1415 hrs in the 1400 block of N Street NW. L/O for W/F wearing a tan shirt DONT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #I20160612886
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 7, 2016
The stabbing occurred about a block north of Thomas Circle NW, where a man stabbed another man early this morning.
We’ll update this story when we have more information.
The stabbing happened outside the National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle NW about 2 a.m. today.
The two men were fighting when one of them stabbed the other one in his stomach, causing a “severe laceration,” police said.
“I don’t give a f–k about you,” the assailant told the victim, according to authorities.
The attacker then joined someone in what appeared to be a black Hyundai Elantra car with Virginia license plates and drove away.
Three good Samaritans came to help the victim, who was brought to a local hospital for treatment.
Police haven’t released descriptions of the suspects.
The National Park Service has reversed a contentious rule banning dogs and their owners from walking in the area around Logan Circle park’s statue.
According to the federal agency, leashed dogs and their owners are now allowed to roam every part of the park, including the fenced-off area that surrounds the statue of Major General John A. Logan. Dogs and humans were previously banned from that area, sparking a neighborhood debate back in May.
The rule change came about over the summer, said Robin Nixon, Chief of Partnerships at the NPS.
“After further consultation with solicitors at the Department of Interior, it was determined that we could not restrict pets from open areas, including the grassy area around statues,” Nixon said.
But that doesn’t mean dogs have free run of the place, she cautioned. Dog owners must keep their canines leashed at all times. It’s also illegal to let dogs go to the bathroom on or near the base of the statue, Nixon explained.
“Would you let your dog pee on the Washington Monument? It just seems like a common sense thing,” she said.
Some neighbors and local leaders have complained the park’s inner circle has become an unofficial dog park, leading to holes in the ground and discoloration of the statue’s base. Unleashed dogs can usually be seen running and playing in the area on any given evening.
Nixon said that while the agency won’t hesitate to ticket dog owners breaking the rules, it would prefer a more positive solution to the problem.
“We’re probably going to put up some educational information there by the statue that says, this is a memorial,” she said. “The history and the artistry of the statue is really important. We are doing everything we can to preserve them.”
Still, if all else fails, owners who break the law will be subject to fines, Nixon said. The agency plans to ask D.C. Police for extra help enforcing the rules in the coming months.
“It is regulation that your dog must be on the leash and it is against the law to deface government property. Urine will damage the statue,” Nixon said. “Hopefully, the educational effort has some impact, but we’ll go from there.”
The popular eatery announced today it has plans to sling burgers, fries and shakes at 1400 14th St. NW. The new location “will be right in the heart of the city, steps from historic Logan Circle,” according to a press release.
The forthcoming restaurant will also have a large outdoor seating area with picnic tables and plants, the release notes. Inside, the eatery will feature a “ceiling that is inspired by the distinctive street grid that radiates from the nation’s capital.”
If all goes according to plan, the Shake Shack would open in 2017.
More information from the press release:
Locals can eat ice cream, jump on a moon bounce and catch music and theater performances at a Logan Circle church’s festival that begins today.
The three-day celebration at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (1514 15th St. NW) aims to bring Logan Circle residents and nearby churches together through food, music, games and prayer, according to organizers. St. Luke’s is working with the St. Thomas Episcopal, 15th Street Presbyterian and Foundry Methodist churches on the festivities, which end Sunday.
“Our goal is to begin a conversation that transcends race, class, sexual orientation, gender, family status, national origin and all the artificial boundaries that divide our community,” St. Luke’s rector Ray Massenburg said in a statement.
A news release adds:
Whole Foods Market, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Matchbox are among the vendors that are slated to provide food during the festival, St. Luke’s representative Cathy Motley said.
A San Francisco artist on a mission to paint 10,000 Buddhas across the world brought her project to Logan Circle this week.
Since Tuesday, Amanda Giacomini has spent the majority of her days perched atop a cherry-picker spray-painting dozens of Buddhas on the side of Flow Yoga Center (1450 P St. NW). Her goal: paint as many religious figures on the side of the building as she can.
The mural Giacomini is working on is part of a global art project inspired by a trip to the Ajanta Caves, a Buddhist monument site in India.
“In 2012, I started painting these little Buddhas,” Giacomini said. “The first painting took me almost a year. I did about a hundred of them on an eight-foot panel.”
Not long after, she explained, “I just had this inspiration… that I should paint 10,000.”
So, she set off across the country adorning walls with multicolored Buddhas. Not including her newest mural in Logan Circle, Giacomini estimates she’s painted nearly 7,250 deities.
Since beginning the art project on P Street earlier this week, she’s attracted dozens of curious onlookers and even a blessing from Buddhist monks.
“While you’re painting, especially in a city, you get so much wild interaction,” Giacomini said. “Some of it was so beautiful. This woman gave me this big mama bear hug.”
So far, completing this mural has been a challenge: Giacomini said she doesn’t usually paint this high off the ground. It’s been oppressively hot all week. Last night, a violent storm forced her to come down from the lift.
Still, it’s worth it, Giacomini said.
“We’ll probably be working until 8 p.m. tonight,” she added. “It’s been intense… with the height and with the heat and the lightning, it’s been an epic adventure.”
Photos courtesy Flow Yoga Center
The robbery happened on the 1500 block of R St. NW just after 3 a.m. Saturday. The area where the crime occurred is a little more than a block from the busy 14th Street corridor.
A man and a woman were walking west on R Street when three people walked out of an alley and approached them, according to a police report. One of those people pulled out a silver handgun, pointed it at the man’s head and demanded the duo hand over their property.
The man and the woman put up their hands, prompting two of the robbers to go through the victims’ pockets. The thieves took an iPhone, $110, a wallet and a passport before heading east on R Street, the police report noted.
Authorities did not release a description of the suspected robbers.
Two bars in Shaw and Logan Circle are looking for your help to get in Playboy this November.
Columbia Room (124 Blagden Alley NW) and Left Door (1345 S St. NW) are among the 50 finalists for the men’s magazine’s annual “Best New Bars 2016” list. But the D.C. watering holes could rank among the top 10 U.S. bars in Playboy’s November issue, if they secure enough votes on this website (which is safe for work).
— Derek Brown (@betterdrinking) August 21, 2016
— Tom Brown (@ryeryebaby) August 21, 2016
As for Left Door, the bar is a “hushed, bygone haven that belies the non-stop bustle outside” and has a “bordello-meets-parlor” vibe, according to the magazine (SFW). Brown’s brother, Tom, who also owns The Passenger, opened Left Door in January.
“Every year we search the U.S. for the top new places to get a good drink: the best spots where they take making a good drink seriously, but don’t take themselves too seriously,” Playboy says on its website.
Voting ends Aug. 31.