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Police Seek Suspect in Armed Burglary

Weekend Blotter: July 28—July 30

Police are looking for a suspect after an armed burglary in the early morning hours of Thursday July 27, on the 1200 block of 17th Street Northeast.

At approximately 3:45 a.m., a man entered a home at that address through an unlocked window. Once inside, he armed himself with a kitchen knife, took a computer and a video game console, and fled the scene.

The person of interest can be seen in this video:

The Blotter is based on the reports posted from July 28-30, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

RFK Skate Park to Undergo Beautification

Skate Park Will Re-Open as Part of RFK Stadium Community Appreciation Day on August 20

Change keeps coming to the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium Campus. As of Sunday July 29, the Skate Park at RFK is being closed for four weeks for a transformation by a local artist.

Co-designed by a pro skater, this 15,000-square-foot attraction has been called the top skate park in the DC area. Skaters of all ages and skill levels use it, and families enjoy watching the action.

This article has been corrected to update changes to the RFK Calendar. The event has been rescheduled to Sunday August 20.

July 30th

Sarah Shook Shakes Up Outlaw Country

Sarah Shook grew up in a strict home where the only music permitted was classical or worship. A friend turned her on to old country music in her early 20s, and she fell in love with the sound and the self-deprecating lyrics. She had sung in a chorale group and taught herself to play guitar, so writing country songs was a natural step, “based on what little life experience I had at the time,” she said recently.

Charles Walston sang and wrote songs for the alt-country band The Vidalias..

July 28th

Enjoy Period Chamber Music at the Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival

Celebrate the Work of Georg Philipp Telemann this Saturday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), widely considered the most prolific composer in history, will be celebrated in Europe throughout 2017. This Saturday July 29, St. Mark's Episcopal Church will host the District of Columbia's only period-instrument all-Telemann Celebration as part of the Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival.

Two Arrested Thursday on Charges of Sexual Solicitation

Crime Blotter: July 27

At 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of K Street NE on charges of Sexual Solicitation.

At 12:50 a.m. on Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 300 block of K Street NE on charges of Sexual Solicitation.

At 6:42 a.m. Thursday, there was a burglary on the Unit block of M Street SE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted from July 27, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

July 27th

DPW Adds Service Hours for Disposal of HHW and Electronic Recyclables

Shredding Services for Confidential Documents Also Available

The Department of Public Works (DPW) has added additional hours to accept District residents’ Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)  and electronic recyclable items, or e-cyclables. Materials will be accepted Thursday, August 3 and Thursday, August 31 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., in addition to regular Saturday service from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE.

Two Arrested on Charges of Sexual Solicitation

Crime Blotter: July 26

At 7:47 a.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue NE.

At 12:37 p.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the 600 block of Elliot Street NE.

At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE on charges of Simple Assault on a Police Officer.

At 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted from July 26, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

July 26th

RSVP Now for Friday Ward 6 Week Events

Join Councilmember Allen on a Morning Bicycle Tour of Southwest

Ward 6 Week continues! Friday, join Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D) on a morning bicycle tour of Southwest. The tour begins at 8 a.m. at the Southwest Duck Pond (6 Street and I (Eye) Street SW) before wheeling over to check out the progress on the Buzzard Point soccer stadium and the final stages of work on The Wharf, the latter scheduled to open in less than four months. The tour will visit historic sites on the way before ending at the Waterfront Metro.