Monday, July 25, 2016

Assault and Cell Phone Theft 1200 Block of 10th Street Sunday about 11AM

Single woman talking on cell phone walking down the 1200 Block of 10th Street.  Two young teenage males in white t-shirts assaulted the woman and took her cell phone.

They threw the cell phone into a nearby waiting car which drove off (witnesses got the plate number).
Other witnesses saw the assailants and one followed them on the run for a number of blocks finally losing them in the Mt. Vernon Square Metro Station.  Police were called and a full report taken.

I saw the tail end of a similar assault (looked like a punch in the face kind of thing) and cell phone theft from a jogger near the corner of 5th and O Street a few weeks ago - in that case the person doing the assault was very well dressed and ran to a waiting late model BMW which speed off.

All - be careful out there.  If talking and texting in public remain aware of your surroundings and this method of operation for stealing cell phones!

BTW this is being written from Buttercream a nice cool place to hang out and what cinnamon rolls!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

BANCA Social/Meeting is at Capacity

Thanks for the RSVP's we are now at capacity for the "Punch Deck" at the Columbia Room.  Next event will be the annual Picnic late Sept/Early Oct - TBD

Summer Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association Meeting and Social Tuesday 12 July

Summer Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association Meeting and Social
When: Tuesday 12 July 6-7 PM
Where: The Columbia Room “Punch Garden” Roof Deck, 124 Blagden Alley NW.  Enter stairs to the left of the Dabney.
What: We will have a social and a short meeting.  Derek Brown has graciously agreed to provide an initial “Punch” and the Association will provide some appetizers. Please thank Derek and the Columbia Room by sticking around and buying more drink/food after!

Social will begin at 6:00
About 6:15 we will open the meeting.  Brief updates will be provided by Charlie Bengel ANC 2F06, Sherri Kimbel from Jack Evans office, Jim Loucks and I from the Community Development Committee (ANC), Dave Ansell from the ABRA committee (ANC), some Q&A on neighborhood issues and then back to social by about 6:45.

IMPORTANT:  Please RSVP as there are size limitations on the roof deck and so we can order the right amount of food.  RSVP to: