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Archive - Oct 2013

October 30th

Richard A. Didden: In Memoriam

A Modest, Mischievous Man

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em,” wrote William Shakespeare. Such a man was Richard A. Didden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The National Capital Bank of Washington, and Capitol Hill philanthropist, who died suddenly from complications from hepatitis on Sunday, Oct. 27 at age 65.

An Idyllic Washington Childhood

The Didden family will receive friends at St. Peter's on Capitol Hill, 313 Second St. SE, at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 7. A funeral Mass will follow at 3:30 p.m.

The family requests that donations in Richard A. Didden's memory made to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation at www.capitolhillcommunityfoundation.org.

Richard A. Didden: Philanthropist and Banker

A Modest, Mischievous Man

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em,” wrote William Shakespeare. Such a man was Richard A. Didden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The National Capital Bank of Washington, and Capitol Hill philanthropist, who died suddenly from complications from hepatitis on Sunday, Oct. 27 at age 65.

An Idyllic Washington Childhood

The Didden family will receive friends at St. Peter's on Capitol Hill, 313 Second St. SE, at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 7. A funeral Mass will follow at 3:30 p.m.

The family requests that donations in Richard A. Didden's memory made to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation at www.capitolhillcommunityfoundation.org.

Northeast Knifing

The Crime Blotter - October 28

There was a knifing on the 800 block of 21st St. NE at 12:40 a.m. at a residence.

There was an sidewalk assault with a deadly weapon on 1200 block of 18th St. NE at 2:45 a.m.

Anyone with information concerning these crimes is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be texted to 50411.

In Other News

There were burglaries on:

  • the 700 block of Eighth St. NE at 10:45 a.m. at a residence;

  • the 1700 block of First St. SW;

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on October 29, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

October 29th

Richard A. Didden, Chairman and CEO of National Capital Bank, Dead

Richard A. Didden, Chairman and CEO of National Capital Bank (NCB), died suddenly on Sun., Oct. 27 of undisclosed causes at age 65.

The Didden family has managed NCB since its founding in 1889. Albert Carry, Richard’s grandfather, was an original stockholder and longtime Vice President. Carry's grandson, George A. Didden, Jr., the Bank's legal counsel, became President in 1943 at age 33. George A. Didden III, who succeeded his father in 1995, led the bank to continued profitability and success. Richard assumed its leadership after the death of his brother in 2007.

The Didden family will receive friends at St. Peter's on Capitol Hill, 313 Second St. SE, at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 7. A funeral Mass will follow at 3:30 p.m.

Man Charged in 12th Street NE Sexual Assault

The Crime Blotter - October 27

Metropolitan Police Detectives have charged 26-year-old Darius Nelson of no fixed address with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed. On Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, Nelson allegedly approached female pedestrian on the northeast side of Capitol Hill. Threatening her with a knife, he forced her to accompany him to the 700 block of 12th St. SE, where he sexually assaulted her.

Police stopped Nelson a short time after the assault and placed him under arrest.

In Other News

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on October 28, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

October 28th

Police Catch Robbers

The Crime Blotter - October 26

On Sat., Oct. 26 at 9:20 p.m., a pedestrian was approached by three men on the 300 block of A St. NE. The men held him up at gunpoint stealing some personal property. They fled south on Third St. NE.

US Capitol and MPD officers arrived on the scene within moments of the crime. Obtaining a detailed description of the muggers from the victim, they broadcast an alert.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on October 27, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

Police Recover Stolen Merchandise

The Crime Blotter - October 25

On Oct. 24, two police officers from PSA 108 responded to a report of suspicious activity near the intersection of 13th St. and Potomac Ave. SE. During a canvass of the area, they spotted two individuals, who they knew had a history of package theft. Stopping them, they managed to recover several stolen items including a Gap stretch jersey robe, a pair of Steve Madden Ivey shoes and an Anne Klein shoulder bag. Anyone missing any one of these items, should email Commander Daniel P. Hickson.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on October 26, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

October 25th

Help Support Our City's Height Limit!

Protect The L'Enfant Plan

The DC Office of Planning has studied the Height of Buildings Act of 1910 and is recommending a 125% increase in height limits in the L'Enfant City. This would endanger our iconic views, the integrity of the L'Enfant Plan, and the city's unique character. From a financial perspective it could raise housing costs and discourage tourism, which brings in 50% of our sales tax revenue and creates tens of thousands of jobs.

More information can be found at Capitol Hill Restoration Society.