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Police carAuthorities have apprehended a boy in connection with a carjacking near the H Street corridor this spring, police announced last night.

The young man, who is under the age of 18, was arrested Monday on a warrant for the May 18 carjacking on the 800 block of 11th Street NE.

In the crime, three people flagged down a motorist, telling her that her tire was going flat, police said. The trio then pulled her from her car, got in and drove off.

The boy police arrested is considered the “main suspect,” according to authorities.

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Police car lightMen with guns robbed someone in Hill East and stole a car from another person near the H Street corridor yesterday morning, police said.

The armed carjacking occurred on the 600 block of Morton Place NE about 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The armed robbery happened on the 1600 block of C Street SE about 11 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities said they’re looking for five men in each of the crimes. But they haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

In the carjacking, police did note that one of the suspects wore black sweatpants and a black ski mask. The thieves took a 2016 Toyota Camry with temporary Virginia tags in that crime.

Police believe the crimes are connected, according to Councilmember Charles Allen of Ward 6.

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Power outage in Near Northeast (Image via Pepco)About 1,500 Pepco customers in Near Northeast have lost power this morning, according to the electric company.

The outage affects an area centered around the H Street corridor, roughly bounded by C Street, 8th Street and Florida Avenue NE, as well as the train tracks north of Union Station. The electricity went out about 5 a.m.

The power is expected to return by 10 a.m.

Image via Pepco

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800 block of 12th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)Two masked men robbed someone at gunpoint just north of H Street NE early this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 800 block of 12th Street NE about 3:45 a.m.

Police released this tweet with suspect descriptions:

Authorities also are investigating a violent robbery near I-395 last night, police said.

The crime occurred near 2nd and E streets NW about 11:15 p.m. The Community for Creative Nonviolence Homeless Shelter is at the intersection, which is about a block south of the Georgetown University Law Center campus on Capitol Hill.

Police haven’t released any suspect information.

Photo via Google Maps

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1100 block of I Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A witness scared away some would-be carjackers who tried to take a vehicle from a man at gunpoint yesterday afternoon, police said.

The attempted carjacking happened on the 1100 block of I Street NE about 12:15 p.m. Monday.

The car’s driver was eating in his vehicle when a young man knocked on his window with a handgun, according to authorities. The victim then got out of the car.

After patting the victim down, the gunman hopped into the car with another young man. But before they were able to drive away, the victim reached into the vehicle and grabbed the gunman, who flashed his weapon again.

The two young men and another young man, who was acting as a lookout, saw someone watching them soon after and ran away with the victim’s iPhone.

Police described the suspect with the gun as:

A black male wearing a black hoodie and black pants, 18-20 years old, slim build and armed with a silver handgun.

Authorities didn’t have detailed descriptions of the other suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

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1100 block of I Street NEThree teens, including one with a handgun, attempted to rob a person near the H Street corridor this afternoon.

The attempted robbery happened just after 12:20 p.m. on the 1100 block of I Street NE. According to a police alert, one of the would-be thieves was between 18 and 20 years old and had a silver handgun. The other two suspects were juveniles.

Police described the suspect with the gun as:

A black male wearing a black hoodie and black pants, 18-20 years old, slim build and armed with a silver handgun

Police said the other two suspects were black male juveniles and did not release any further description.

The attempted robbery occurred several blocks from the scene of another armed robbery over the weekend, which was also carried out by three men whose ages police estimated were between 16 and 22.

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police car3A man was shot in Northeast Capitol Hill on Saturday after an argument with another man.

The shooting happened near the intersection of 17th and D streets NE just before 6:40 p.m. Saturday, according to a police alert.

Police said the two men were arguing over the sale of untaxed cigarettes and began to fight. One of the men tried to escape and heard four or five gunshots as he walked toward 16th St. NE. The man who fled was struck once in the shooting and hospitalized.

On Sunday there was an armed robbery near the H Street corridor. The robbery happened about 10:15 p.m. on the 1000 block of 8th Street NE according to a police alert.

Police are looking for three suspects in the robbery and described them as:

  • Black male with a dark complexion, slim, 16-22 years old, wearing a black sweatshirt and black ski mask

  • Black male with a dark complexion , slim, 16-22 years old, wearing a dark sweatshirt

  • Black male with a light complexion, slim, 16-22 years old, wearing a gray sweatshirt

Early this morning, a person armed with a gun robbed a 7-Eleven near the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station. The robbery happened about 4:25 a.m. Monday at the convenience store at 1315 2nd St. NE.

The same 7-Eleven location was robbed by a man with a gun early on Friday morning as well.

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7-Eleven at 1315 2nd St. NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a gun robbed a convenience store in NoMa early this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened at the 7-Eleven at 1315 2nd St. NE about 3:30 a.m.

Police are looking for:

b/m, 5-10, grey jkt. blk/white bandanna , black sweats with white stripes, armed with black gun.

Two men also robbed two people at gunpoint near the H Street corridor this morning, according to authorities.

The armed robbery occurred on the 600 block of 10th Street NE about 2:30 a.m.

Police described the suspects as:

  • Black male, wearing a green polo shirt, dreadlock hairstyle, dark blue jeans, early to mid 20’s, armed with a black handgun.

  • Black male, wearing a burgundy polo shirt, with dark blue jeans, early to mid 20’s.

Photo via Google Maps

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Streetcar on H Street NED.C. and federal officials still are looking at connecting Union Station to Georgetown, via a streetcar line through downtown, despite the trouble the District had adding trolleys to a 2.4-mile stretch of Northeast.

The District Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration are scheduled to host a public meeting later this month to talk about the project that could bring 3.3 miles of streetcar track from 3rd Street NE to 33rd Street NW, mostly centered on or near K Street.

The May 17 discussion at the Carnegie Library (801 K St. NW), the first public gathering on the expansion since 2014, will focus on the environmental and cultural effects of a new streetcar line in Northwest. Community meetings on the project also are slated for fall 2016 and early 2017.

After years of delays and setbacks, the District’s new streetcars started picking up passengers for the first time along H Street and Benning Road NE in February.

It’s unclear when a line to Georgetown would open.

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900 block of 13th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A group of boys punched and robbed a man near the H Street corridor over the weekend, police said.

The violent robbery happened on the 900 block of 13th Street NE about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim was in the area when six to 10 boys surrounded him, according to authorities. They then took the victim’s cellphone from his pocket and punched him in the face before fleeing.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects. But they noted that one of them was between 14 and 18 years old and wore a black Helly Hansen jacket with the hood pulled up.

Authorities today also distributed three videos in connection with an attempted carjacking and other crimes in the Capitol Hill area last month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1jDrwRGtQk
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of these incidents should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Photo via Google Maps, videos via YouTube/MPD

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Unit block of I Street SE (Photo via Google Maps)A group of men with covered faces robbed a business in Navy Yard at gunpoint early this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened at an unidentified business on the unit block of I Street SE about 3:30 a.m. The block includes a McDonald’s and a car wash.

The thieves all were dressed similarly, wearing blue pants and black shirts, according to authorities.

Five kids between the ages of 7 and 13 also robbed someone on the H Street corridor last night, police said.

The robbery occurred on the 700 block of H Street NE about 8:45 p.m.

Authorities haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects, but noted one of them was wearing a camouflage jacket.

Three kids between the ages of 9 and 12 robbed somebody in Southwest last night, too, police said.

The robbery happened on the 900 block of Wesley Place SW about 8 p.m.

Authorities haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects, but noted at least one of them was wearing a white or gray shirt and blue pants.

Photo via Google Maps

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8th and G streets NE (Photo via Google Maps)A duo of thieves robbed two people at gunpoint near the H Street corridor over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery happened near the intersection of 8th and G streets NE about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

The victims were walking in the area when two men drove up to them in a black Jeep Cherokee, according to authorities. One of the men then flashed a gun.

The men drove off with a wallet and a cellphone soon after.

Authorities haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

Police arrested two people who tried to flee from a stolen white Toyota in the Hill East area Friday, too.

The vehicle was used “multiple times” in robberies, Captain Michael Pulliam of the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District told locals in an email.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the car is connected to any of the recent carjackings in the Capitol Hill area. The identities of the individuals arrested also weren’t immediately clear.

Photo via Google Maps

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H Street Farmers Market 2015Food producers from across the region will once again return to H Street this weekend and kick off the season of selling fruit, vegetables and other food to locals.

The H Street FRESHFARM Market will return to H and 13th streets NE on Saturday. The market is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 17.

Per usual, local food makers will bring “the best of their local, seasonal bounty, including handmade cows’ milk cheeses, yogurt, organic and grass-fed meats, fruits, vegetables, eggs, pastries, sorbets, ice creams, flowers and more,”according to FRESHFARM Markets, which runs the H Street farmers market and others in the city.

Past food offerings have included blueberries from Blueberry Hill in Clear Spring, Md., pork from Cedarbrook Farm in Kearneysville, W.Va., and honey from Richfield Farm in Manchester, Md.

The H Street farmers market began in 2004.

Photo via Twitter/FRESHFARMHStNE

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1100 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man shot another man on the H Street corridor early this morning, police said.

The shooting happened on the 1100 block of H Street NE about 3:50 a.m. The block includes an &pizza, a Taylor Gourmet and other restaurants.

The victim was brought to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm.

Authorities haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.

Photo via Google Maps

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1700 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE (Photo via Google Maps)A teen stabbed someone in Hill East earlier this week, police said today.

The stabbing happened on the 1700 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE about 9 p.m. Monday. The area is about two blocks west of the Stadium-Armory Metro station.

The victim was arguing with three teenage boys before the attack, according to authorities. One of the teens then stabbed the victim.

The victim was treated and released from a local hospital. Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

A man who sought to steal deodorant from an H Street corridor pharmacy ran off with an employee’s iPhone that had a photo of him this week, too, police said.

The robbery occurred in the CVS at 645 H St. NE about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The man was putting deodorant in his pocket at the store when an employee there told a co-worker to call police, according to authorities. The worker dispatched to call police used her cellphone to take a photo of the man instead.

He then snatched the phone, dropped the deodorant and ran from the store.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

Photo via Google Maps

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