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by Andrew Ramonas — December 1, 2016 at 10:05 am 0

1100 block of New Jersey Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman stabbed a man in a domestic dispute in the Truxton Circle area early this morning, according to authorities.

The stabbing happened on the 1100 block of New Jersey Avenue NW about 2 a.m. today.

The woman, who has a child in common with the man, was fighting with him in an apartment about two blocks southwest of the New York Avenue Playground, police said. She then grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the man repeatedly in his right arm.

He was brought to a local hospital with a “severe laceration” on his arm, according to a police report.

Police arrested 24-year-old Tajiana Skinner of Northwest D.C. for assault with a dangerous weapon, according to authorities. Information on her lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Photo via Google Maps

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

1500 block of 1st Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief asked a man for cigarettes and then pulled out a gun t0 rob him in Truxton Circle last night, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 1500 block of 1st Street NW about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was near 1st and Q streets NW when a man came up to him looking for marijuana, according to authorities. The victim said he didn’t known anyone with weed, and the man left.

But he returned and asked for cigarettes. As the victim was pulling out a pack of cigarettes, the man flashed a handgun and took the victim’s wallet, cellphone and Helly Hansen jacket.

The robber then hopped into a white car and drove away.

Police released descriptions of two men wanted in connection with the crime. It wasn’t immediately clear what role the second suspect played.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — October 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

A surveillance camera has caught a man wanted in a shooting that injured another man near Truxton Circle and NoMa last week, police said.

The attack occurred on the 1100 block of Sursum Corda Court NW about 4 a.m. last Thursday, Oct. 20. The area is surrounded by the Sursum Corda low-income housing cooperative between North Capitol and 1st streets NW.

The victim was shot multiple times, including at least once in his leg, according to authorities. He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows a man walking and later running on a sidewalk in a residential area.

Three days later, on Sunday, Oct. 23, another person was shot near the scene of the first shooting. It isn’t clear whether the crimes are connected.

Anyone who has information regarding these cases 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 violent offense committed in the District of Columbia.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas — October 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

300 block of Florida Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 2:35 p.m.) A masked thief robbed a photographer at gunpoint as he set up his equipment in Truxton Circle last night, police said.

The robbery occurred on the 300 block of Florida Avenue NW about 6:15 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was getting ready to photograph two people when a man with a black ski mask walked up to him, according to authorities. The man then flashed a handgun and ran off with more than $2,000 in photography gear, including the victim’s camera.

Police described the suspect as a:

B/M [black male], slim build and wearing black hooded jacket, black mask, blue jeans

According to authorities, other robberies that occurred in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday night included:

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by Tim Regan — October 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm 0

Police_CruiserSomeone was shot near Truxton Circle and NoMa this evening, police said.

The shooting happened on the 1100 block of 1st Terrace NW. The area is close to the Sursum Corda low-income housing cooperative between North Capitol and 1st streets NW.

This is the second shooting to happen in that area in less than a week. Someone shot a man in the leg on the 1100 block of Sursum Corda Court NW last Thursday.

Police put out the following tweet about the crime:

We were unable to reach a representative with D.C. Police for more information. We’ll update this story when we learn more.

by Andrew Ramonas — October 20, 2016 at 8:00 am 0

Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)A man was shot in the leg near Truxton Circle and NoMa early this morning, police said.

The attack happened on the 1100 block of Sursum Corda Court NW about 4 a.m. today. The area is surrounded by the Sursum Corda low-income housing cooperative between North Capitol and 1st streets NW.

The victim was conscious after the shooting.

Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

Photo via Flickr/nullvalue

by Tim Regan — October 4, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

Image via Adult Pinewood DerbyLocals will have a chance to cheer on little wooden cars as they zoom down a sloped track during an event in Truxton Circle this weekend.

Art and events company Crazy Train Studios is scheduled to host an “Adult Pinewood Derby” at the Milk Cult Wonderbox (79 Hanover Place NW) this Saturday from 4-8 p.m.

If you’re not sure what a pinewood derby is, Crazy Train Studios lays it out like this:

Those familiar with the Boy Scouts of America will understand that the Pinewood Derby was the coolest thing those little nerds ever did. For the uninitiated, the concept is simple–carve a wood block into a custom car shape, paint it, add wheels, then race it against your buds on a giant gravity-powered ramp.

During the race, about 20-30 decorated wooden cars will fly down a long ramp in one-on-one matchups, said event organizer and Crazy Train co-founder Mike O’Brien.

Though judges will award prizes to the three fastest cars, they’ll also hand out awards for the best-looking vehicles. And there will be some interesting designs, including pinewood derby cars made to look like a pink swan and a lightning bolt, O’Brien said.

All who enter a car into the tournament will receive a complimentary swag bag with pins, stickers and other goodies, and Saturday’s derby will also have an emcee, a DJ, beer from Pabst Blue Ribbon and ice cream bars from Milk Cult, O’Brien said.

Though attending as an audience member is free, registering for the race costs $10 per car.

Image via Crazy Train Studios

by Tim Regan — September 1, 2016 at 7:00 am 0

A Chinese restaurant in Truxton Circle went up in flames after a fire broke out there early this morning.

The fire began in the kitchen of Eastern Carryout (1532 North Capitol St. NW) some time before 1:30 a.m. this morning, according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo. By the time the fire department arrived, the blaze had spread to the building’s vacant second floor.

Bright flames were seen shooting from the building in a video shared by the fire department around 2:20 a.m. this morning. Fire crews got the blaze under control a half hour later.

Nobody was injured in the fire, which has been ruled accidental, Maggiolo said.

Video via D.C. Fire and EMS

by Tim Regan — July 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

1800 Clydesdale Pl. NW, Screenshot via Google Street ViewA robber punched a man who was on his way to his girlfriend’s house in Lanier Heights last night, according to D.C. Police.

The violent robbery happened on the 1800 block of Clydesdale Place NW just after 10:10 p.m., police said.

According to a police report, a man was walking to his girlfriend’s house when he was approached by four men. One of the men in the group punched the man in the jaw and snatched his backpack, which contained a laptop and other personal belongings, police said.

The assailant and three other people were last seen heading north on the 1800 block of Clydesdale Place NW, according to authorities.

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