Ward 1 residents will be able to eat food, play games and listen to music for free courtesy of the D.C. Police department later this week.
MPD is scheduled to host summer kick off for its annual its annual “Beat the Streets” event at 600 Morton St. NW this Friday from 2-7:30 p.m.
The event will have free food, a rock climbing wall, a moon bounce and live music alongside giveaways of school supplies and uniforms, hair cuts and safety information. Howard University Hospital staffers also plan to attend the event and “provide dental information injury prevention, general health screenings.”
Beat the Streets is an annual festival meant to help local kids and teens avoid illegal activities.
“This is an opportunity for members of the community to experience the lighter side of the police department while enjoying dancing, free food and fun,” authorities said in a press release.
Flyer via MPD
The Perch, a new farm and community space from Good Sense Farm and Apiary owner Zachari Curtis, is slated to soft open at 3400 Georgia Ave. NW this weekend.
To celebrate its opening, the business will host a party in its new space this Sunday at 5 p.m. The party will include tours, music and drinks, according to an Eventbrite page.
“Come ready to imagine a community space and food hub right on front street,” the event post reads. “Meet and mingle other community members, artists and activists with creative ideas.”
When it opens, The Perch’s 7,200-square-foot space will be used not only to grow mushrooms and greens but also to host mushroom growing classes and community events like clothing swaps, according to the Express.
Photo via Facebook / Good Sense Farm
The crime occurred on the 3600 block of Georgia Ave. NW around 3:45 p.m. yesterday, according to a police report we obtained. That area is nearby several restaurants and bars such as Alfie’s and Colony Club.
The teen was riding his bike when he was approached by three people, police said. One of the individuals hit the teen with a bat before all three pushed him off his bike, according to authorities. The thieves then took the teen’s mountain bike and swiped his baseball cap before running off, police said.
The suspects were last seen heading west on the 800 block of Otis Pl. NW. Police did not provide a description of the alleged thieves.
The teen sustained injuries to his right side, police said, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Photo via Google Street View
The shooting occurred on the 700 block of Fairmont St. NW around 11 p.m. yesterday, authorities said.
Police lieutenant Christopher Moore provided additional details about the crime in an email to the Third District police listserv earlier this morning:
At approximately 11:00pm on 5/30/16 the victim was walking in the 700 block of Fairmont St. NW when he approached several males in the block. One of the males shot the victim. The victim suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Third District Detectives are currently investigating.
Police did not immediately provide additional information about the crime. We’ll update this story if we learn more.
The attempted robbery happened on the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim was walking from a store across from the Bruce Monroe Community Park when someone came up to him, authorities said. That individual then asked the man whether he was “from around the area.”
The man, who lives in Maryland, said he didn’t reside in the neighborhood. The person who approached the victim then flashed a handgun in an effort to rob the man.
But the victim ran to his car and drove away.
Police haven’t released any suspect information.
Photo via Google Maps
The restaurant, which only will operate on Sundays from noon to 9 p.m., will share space with Southeast Asian eatery Alfie’s, another pop-up spot that opened earlier this year. Ex-Duke’s Grocery chef and “Food Network Star” contestant Alex McCoy runs both of the restaurants.
At Lucky Buns, diners can expect a garlic mayo “Burger Royale” and a green chili hamburger, among other burgers at $10 or less, according to Washingtonian.
Image via Lucky Buns
The armed robbery happened on the 600 block of Lamont Street NW about 1:45 a.m. Saturday. The area is just east of Georgia Avenue NW.
The woman and a man were walking on the block when three men approached them, according to authorities. The men flashed handguns soon after and ordered the victims to hand over their belongings.
The woman then attempted to put her cellphone in her pocket to hide it. But one of the men told the woman to give it up and provide the passcode, which she said she couldn’t recall.
It wasn’t clear if the woman ultimately gave him the passcode before he and his accomplices fled with the cellphone and other items.
Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.
According to authorities, other crime in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday afternoon included:
EatsPlace (3607 Georgia Ave. NW) will give a 15 percent discount to all who participate in the cleanup slated to begin on the corner of Georgia Ave. and Otis Pl. NW Saturday at 10 a.m. according to local blog Park View, D.C.
Cleaning supplies will be provided by the event’s organizers. The monthly cleanup, which started in March, has become “a new tradition” in the neighborhood, according to a flyer.
The forthcoming Petworth pizzeria and food truck is scheduled to host a pizza pop-up at coffee and cocktail bar Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave. NW) this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pie possibilities include wood-fired pizzas bedecked in San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil; pepperoni and cheese; and the “Green Monster,” which is topped with pesto, mozzarella, feta, kale and zucchini.
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 16, 2016
Firefighters rescued a woman and a child from the second floor of a Sherman Ave. NW apartment building while a fire burned inside, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
The fire started at an apartment building at 3101 Sherman Ave. NW before 7 a.m. this morning, according to authorities.
More pics from fire – 3101 Sherman Ave NW pic.twitter.com/j2zp1KbqrI
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 16, 2016
One person sustained “minor shoulder injury” during the blaze, but it was immediately unclear whether that person was a firefighter or someone inside the building.
Images via D.C. Fire and EMS Twitter
The armed robbery happened on the 400 block of Kenyon Street NW about 11 a.m. The block, which is just west of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center campus, includes Wangari Gardens.
Police are looking for:
The violent robbery happened on the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 3 a.m. Wednesday. The area is just north of Howard University’s campus.
The victim was in front of a corner store in the vicinity when three people punched and kicked him and a man put a handgun to the victim’s head, police said.
The Georgia & Lamont Public Safety Task Force is hosting its monthly cleanup Saturday. Interested Park View residents should meet at Georgia Avenue and Kenyon Street NW at 10 a.m.
Colony Club at 3118 Georgia Ave. NW is offering free coffee to each of the first 20 volunteers who spend 90 minutes assisting with the cleanup.
The violent robbery occurred about 5 a.m. Sunday on the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW, which includes Bruce Monroe Community Park.
The driver picked up several men on the 1900 block of 9th Street NW near the U Street corridor after they agreed to pay him $30 up front and $20 after the ride, according to authorities.
The crime occurred on the 3400 block of Georgia Ave. NW around 3:18 p.m., according to authorities.
The victim of the stabbing was conscious when police arrived on the scene, said MPD spokesman Officer Sean Hickman.
Authorities are on the lookout for a man described as a:
Black male, 5’7″, 20-22 years of age, short hair, no shirt with blue jeans.
This story will be updated as more details are known.
Photo via Google Street View