Posts Tagged ‘the blotter’

The Blotter: Potomac Gardens Is The New Langston Terrace

D.C.'s Barksdale Crew?: A police source offers fresh details about the alleged Potomac Gardens drug ring that suffered a huge blow earlier this month.  Police ostensibly busted up the crew–connected to an alleged drug market in the public housing complex–when they made 15 arrests. A police source says cops had been working a case against the heroin-cocaine crew for several [...]

The Blotter: They Don’t Call It A ‘Hack’ License for Nothing

You Just Lost Your Tip, Buddy: A cab driver reportedly pulled a knife on a rider after refusing to give change for a $20. On June 12,  at about 1:15 a.m, a man tried to pay for his cab ride to a spot on the 1900 block of 17th Street NW with a $20 bill. The cabbie refused to make change. [...]

The Blotter: GWU Student Dies From Fall

Fatal Fall: A George Washington University student has died after falling from a fifth-floor dormitory window, according to the GW Hatchet. On Sunday at around 4 a.m, Taylor Hubbard, 20, fell from a window located in Guthridge Hall. Cops believe there was no foul play involved. The Hatchet talked to one of the students who discovered [...]

The Blotter: I Got Drunk and Stole What?

Campus Safety: Two students reported sexual assaults last week. One occurred in a Georgetown University dorm on April 9. Campus police issued an alert detailing what happened:
“The complainant had left her room and was walking downstairs toward the basement. As the complainant was heading downstairs, an unknown male followed her and said to her 'Hey [...]

The Blotter: Yes! We’re Robbing You

Bias Attack: Wielding a pipe, a man allegedly went after two transgender individuals on March 13. Via MPD listserv, Sergeant Carlos Mejia says the two victims were in the area of 14th and Shepherd Streets NW when a suspect decided to club them with metal. He says cops discovered the suspect attacked the victims because [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Gilbert Arenas For the Ethical Treatment of Fur Coats

Fur You: If you spotted a panhandler wearing a mink this week, it might be thanks to Gilbert Arenas. On March 2, Arenas "hosted" a fur coat giveaway in which expensive, animal-extracted outerwear was handed out to some of the District's homeless. The currently suspended Wizard guard was helping out animal rights group PETA's "Fur [...]

The Blotter: My Dog Wants Me to Call 911

Car-B-Cue: Sarah Fairbrother and her husband, Luke Wassum, who live near the Petworth Safeway in the 3800 block of Georgia Avenue, were sitting on their porch around 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 when they heard a loud boom. Fairbrother "figured it was a truck with a dumpster, but it was really loud," she says via [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: A Tree-Climbing Poodle and a Dead Dog That Wasn’t

Rise of the Poodle: A poodle got stuck in a tree. Yes, that's right: Poodle. Stuck. Tree. The poodle, whose name is Parker, lives in the 1400 block of Manchester Lane NW. Apparently, Parker was in hot pursuit of a raccoon or opossum on Feb. 23 when he scampered up a tree and got stranded, [...]

The Blotter: A Gallery Place Pounding

Chinatown Beatdown: A Why I Hate DC reader identified only as Meagan reported a seemingly random beatdown via the blog site on Feb. 16. Meagan says she "was walking into the gallery place/Chinatown movie theater and a group of teenagers ran out and started beating a random man in the street. They beat him [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: It’s the Collar, Stupid!

Pushy Cat: A kitten who bullied too much was given up on Feb. 16 in the 1200 block of Mt. Olivet Road NE. The feline was surrendered to Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) because it was aggressive toward other cats in the household. The Humane Society soon discovered the potential reason: A pink collar around the [...]

The Blotter: A Biting and a Baseball Bat

Loves Me Not: On Valentine's Day, there was some clerk-on-clerk action at the 7-Eleven at 1401 Columbia Road NW: A man tried to clock his coworker with a baseball bat. City Paper's Ted Scheinman was on the scene and reports the melee ended at about 11:42 p.m., when cops cuffed the bat-wielder: "One cop lifted [...]

The Blotter: Committing a Crime? You’ll Need Four-Wheel Drive

Mad Max: A man on the Metropolitan Police Department's 6th District listserv was psyched to see a pick-up charging along his street despite the snow—or so he thought. The man, who identified himself as Christopher Jerry, wrote that he spotted the four-wheel-drive truck as it made its way down the 2400 block of T Street [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: If It Looks Like Poison…

Worse Than Poison: The Washington Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) received word on Jan. 28 that someone was poisoning stray cats in an alley intersecting the 900 block of L Street NW. The informant claimed he saw a bottle of anti-freeze next to a pan of cat food. An animal cop arrived at the [...]

The Blotter: Throwing Beer, Making Bets, Getting Cops to Care

Beer Bullies: There was a fracas at Glover Park bar Gin & Tonic on Jan. 30. A man told police  he was hanging out at the watering hole—at 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW—at around 2 a.m. when three guys poured beer on him. For revenge, the victim threw his own brewski onto one of the alleged [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Where Not to Bury a Dog

Rest in Peace: A man was burying a dead dog in Anacostia Park on Jan. 22 when he was discovered by U.S. Park Police. A Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) officer was called in, and the gravedigger explained that his canine—a blue-and-white pit bull—had died of a seizure. The pit was examined by a forensic veterinary [...]