14 Jan 2015

News:

Stay Vigilant: Residents Share Recent Bad Experiences

Although Capitol Hill is easily the best neighborhood in the whole city (and yes, we are completely biased), it’s important to remember that we live in a city, and crime happens. While I will leave the task of elucidating why crime is so much higher in cities to experts in political economy and law, as […]


21 Nov 2014

News:

Pedestrian Struck on East Capitol Street Wednesday

Wednesday morning at approximately 9 a.m. a male pedestrian was hit by a car on East Capitol Street near 4th Street. According to Captain Michelle Williams of the First District of MPD, the investigation of the accident was referred to the Major Crash Unit as the man who was struck was taken to the hospital with serious […]


02 Jul 2014

A Cautionary Tale and Public Safety Reminder

Last night I stopped by the gas station at 9th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE around 8:30 to get gas on my way home. As I pulled in I locked my doors, which I generally do after seeing so many news stories about thieves stealing purses and other valuables from the passenger side of a car while […]


28 May 2014

TONIGHT: Community Meeting on Public Safety & Recent Robberies

If you have not been following the news, there have been several recent violent attacks on Capitol Hill, near Eastern Market, that have involved women being stabbed in the neck and robbed, even after surrendering their wallets and phones. In response, Tommy Wells will be holding a community meeting tonight, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. […]


03 Oct 2013

Police Chase, and Shots Fired Outside US Capitol

Police are investigating a car chase and shooting that took place this afternoon on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol, near the intersections of Constitution Avenue and First Street NW. The Capitol building was placed on lockdown temporarily, and witnesses tweeted photos from the scene. Residents should avoid streets surrounding the U.S. Capitol as […]